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McNAMARA, John. Born 1832, Co. Clare. Marshall Co. Iowa, USA.
Donated by Cathy Joynt Labath, Iowa, USA.


Source: The History of Marshall County, Iowa. Chicago: Western Hist. Co., 1878

McNamara, John, farmer and stock raiser; Sec. 21; P.O. Dillon; owns 230 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born July 4, 1832 in Co. Clare, Ireland; came to the U.S. in 1851; and settled in Baltimore, Co., Maryland; followed gardening and raising vegetables for the city market; came from there to this county in 1876; settled on his present farm. Married Johanna Hayes June 29, 1856 in Maryland; she was born Feb. 6, 1838, in Co. Cork, Ireland; have 9 children living-James P., John H., Mary C., Michael, George, Ada, Ella, Frank and Leo; lost four-Daniel, Leon, William S., and Edward J.; is a member of the Catholic church; Democrat.

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