Biography of Alexander Gilmore
Winona County, MN Biographies

ALEXANDER GILMORE, farmer, has been a resident of St. Charles since August, 1854, at which time he made a claim on 160 acres of land on Sec. 9. In 1860 he sold a part of his original claim and bought fourteen acres on Sec. 4, where his present residence stands. His farm includes 156 acres of finely improved land, graced with buildings such as one expects a tidy farmer to have. Mr. Gilmore was born in Nielston Parish, Scotland, September 27, 1825; he was reared on a farm and attended the parish school. On Christmas day of 1848 he married Susan Barr, who was born in Paisley, June 9, 1826. A brother of Mr. Gilmore, after whom Gilmore valley, near Winona, was named, having died there in 1854, the subject of this sketch came to America to look after his property, and settled here as above noted. He was reared in the Presbyterian church, but has been connected with no religious body since his residence here. Mrs. Gilmore is a member of the St. Charles Congregational church. Mr. Gilmore has been either clerk or treasurer of his school district for over fifteen years, but would never accept any town office; he has always been a republican. The family includes nine living children, who came into it at dates here given: Allen, February 28, 1849, and Thomas B., September 21, 1850, both living at Dayton, W. T.; Elizabeth, August 22, 1852, married George Pike and lives in Utica township; Christina, June 13, 1856, resides with eldest brother; Maggie W., March 3, 1858, married George E. Masters and lives at De Smet, D. T.; Alexander, January 29, 1860, resides near two elder brothers; Agnes, October 19, 1861; William H., July 14, 1863; Susie B., April 20, 1866.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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