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count of general disability, and returned home to Iowa. He married' Mis Zillma E. Morris December 10, 1861. Their family consists of five children living: Mary F., John E., Jessie R., Bertha L. and Allen F. Edwar W. Wise enlisted in the service of his county August 9, 1862, in company F, Fortieth Iowa infantry, and after serving his country faithfully nearly two years, he died at Memphis, Tennessee, October 13, 1864.
KIRKWOOD, DR. THOMAS J.—This gentleman is one of the lead
ing physicians and most prominent citizens of Otley, where, in additioh to his practice, he is engaged in the drug business. His grandfather was a soldier in the Revolution. His father, who was of Dutch-Irish de scent, was born near Wheeling, Virginia, fought in the War of 1812 and married Nancy Connel, a lady of Scotch-Irish extraction, born in Kentucky, who bore him three boys and three girls. Our subject was bor April 3, 1830, in Champaign county, Ohio, where he was raised on a farm and educated. He emigrated to this county October 18, 1855, and first settled at Pleasantville, where he entered upon the practice of his profession From the beginning his practice increased very rapidly, and soon extended into surrounding counties. In November, 1875, owing to the absence of railroad conveniences, he left Pleasantville and moved to his present place where he has a practice as large as he can find time and strength to attend. The Doctor married in Ohio in 1852, Louisa C. Kavanaugh, bort in Champaign county, Ohio, in October, 1833. This lady bore him six children, and died October 7, 1871. He re-married June 17, 1873, choosing for his second companion Mrs. Saloma Driskell. He owns, besides his business, his store and dwelling, and the lots upon which they stand. He is a man highly respected for his business integrity, and a gentleman of fine natural medical talent, and a great influence.
W ALKER, MILTON K.--Resides in Otley, where he is successfully en
gaged in the business of druggist, his store being one of the largest in the town. His great-grandfather, Robin Walker, came from Ireland, and with his family was among the earliest settlers of Kentucky. His son, Henry, became a well-to-do farmer and slave-owner; married a lady of Irish extraction, who bore him eight children, one of whom was Ellis (the father of our subject), who was born about 1810, and married about 1831, Miss Luvisa Marks. Her father was English and her mother Scotch, and tradi tion in the family states that her maternal ancestors were distantly related to Mary Queen of Scots. Ellis died about 1838, and his wife died in 1878, having borne four children, two boys and two girls, one of whom was Milton, the subject of this biography. He was born April 13, 1836, in Boone county, Kentucky, and was raised on a farm and educated principally in Fleming county. In May, 1859, he came to this county and bought 100 acres of unimproved land, four miles northeast of Pleasantville, upon which he settled in the fall of 1861. He enlisted in company H, Fortieth Iowa infantry. in August, 1862; participated in the battles of Jenkin's Ferry, Prairie D'Ann, Arkansas, Siege of Vicksburg, Little Missouri River, Arkansas, and numerous skirmishes, and received his honorable discharge in
August, 1865, and returned to this county. Shortly afterward removed to Taylor county, where he farmed for the next six years. At the expiration of this time he came to Otley, and, buying out Wright & Coar, he commenced his present business. Mr. Walker married in June, 1859, Melvina West, who was born in Lewis county, Kentucky. She bore him two chil dren: Charles and Milton, both of whom are dead, and she died in May, 1863. He re-married October 5, 1865, choosing for his second wife Rebecca E. West, sister of his first wife, who enjoys the distinction of having been among the first born in this township, March 31, 1845. The fruits of this union have been: Denver S. (born July 23, 1867), Lillie E. (born July 12, 1860), Dora M. (born September 24, 1871), Maggie H. (born December 6, 1873, died October 13, 1874), Charles M. K. (born October 16, 1875) and Kittie M. (born August 4, 1878). Mr. W. owns his residence, two town lots, two business houses and a farm of forty-nine acres of choice land, besides his drug store; all of which is unembarrassed. His dwelling is one of the finest and most pleasantly situated in the town, and his home is filled with intelligent, happy children. Mr. W. and his wife are members of the Baptist Church, and he is a man of broad and solid influence in the community, in both church and business matters.
On page 545, line seven from bottom should read: In 1854 Mr. Barker was elected engrossing clerk in the State Legislature. First line on page 546 should read: He died January 17, 1871. An attempt was made to get this information in time to have it printed in its proper place, which we were unable to do. It is through the kindness of Dr. W. H. Barker that we are able to fill the blanks at this late date.
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