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Transcribed biography of Richard W. Hyde

HYDE, RICHARD W., farmer and stock raiser, P. O. Hastings; was born November 22, 1847, in Hannibal, Missouri. He is a son of Jordan W. and Melinda Hyde. At the age of four years his mother died and he was taken by an aunt to Genessee and kept there until about twelve years of age, when he returned to Missouri. He received his education in common and high schools, leaving the latter in 1862, at which time he went to Virginia City, and in company with his father engaged in mining operations and cattle raising, after quitting this business they drove cattle to Iowa for about six years. His father was one of those persons who are spoken of elsewhere as having been killed by the falling of a bridge at St. Charles. After the death of his father he located in Mills county February 10,1880, he married Colonio J. Wearin, who was born January 31, 1855, in Porter county, Indiana. He has a farm containing 640 acres of land. His principal occupation being the raising, feeding, and shipping of cattle. He is the parent of one child, Olive M.

Source: State Historical Company. 1881. History of Mills County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, Etc. Des Moines, Iowa: State Historical Company. 722 p.
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