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About 1919 Prairie Farmers Directory
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About 1919 Prairie Farmers Directory
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Facsimile reprint can be purchased at: http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=863927

Transcribers for this book:
Greg Land, Doug Peterson, Candace Smith and Barbara Freeman

Abbreviations Used in this Directory

a - Acres; Ch - Children; O - Owner; T - Tenant or Renter; R - Rural Route; Sec - Section; Maiden name of wife follows directory name in parenthesis ( ); figures at end of information - year became resident of county. Star (*) indicates children not at home. Name of farm follows names of children in quotation marks. In case of tenant, the farm owner's name follows the figures giving size of farm.

Example
Allen, Bent T. (Maggie Mellon) Ch William E., Clyde, Pearl, *Alfred I., *Nellie, *Lewis, *Harvey, *Charlie, *Maggie, *Clara; "Spring Branch Farm" Baylis R3 Fairmount Sec16-17 O40a (1862) Farmers Tel. Fishook.

Means
Allen, Bent T. - Name
(Maggie Mellon) - Wife's maiden name
Ch William E., Clyde, Pearl, *Alfred I., *Nellie, *Lewis, *Harvey, *Charlie, *Maggie, *Clara - Names of Children
"Spring Branch Farm" - Name of farm
Baylis R3 - Postoffice Ballis, R. F. D. 3
Fairmount Sec16-17 - Fairmount township, Section 16-17
O40a - Owner of 40 acres
(1862) - Lived in county since 1862
Farmers Tel. Fishook - Name of telephone

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