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Linwood Cemetery
Dubuque County, Iowa
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J.P.Farley, born in 1813; moved to Dubuque from Galena in 1837; engaged in mercantile and manufacturing businesses; three term mayor of Dubuque; died May 8, 1894, aged 81 years, 1 month, 6 days.
Mary P. Farley, died May 24, 1844, aged 28 years, 4 months, 28 days.
Mary L. Farley, died April 25, 1902, aged 75 years, 3 months, 17 days.

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Posted on Jan-4-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
J.P. FARLEY, is a native of Tennessee, & was born 4-2-1813, in 1817 his parents moved to St. Louis, which was then a small French town, & did not contain a single brick house; the first steamboat landed at St. Louis during that year; when only 14 yrs. of age, Mr. Farley came to Galena and landed there in April 1827, and began working in the mines; after two years, he went in partnership Con't.

Posted on Jan-4-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
with his brother-in-law, and engaged in smelting; in the fall of 1832, he came, with others over to Dubuque, but did not remain; in the spring of 1833, he opened a stock of goods in Galena, and in the month of May, that same year, he came to Dubuque and made a contract for building a house, and also a store, and in the following September he opened a stock of goods here in 1837 he moved his Con't.

Posted on Jan-4-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
family here; he continued in mercantile business from 1833 to 1858, a period of a quarter of a century; since then, he has been connected with railroading, and has been extensively engaged in building railroads. Mr. Farley has always been an enterprising business man, and actively identified with the interests and growth of the city; he is largely interested and principal owner of the Con't.

Posted on Jan-4-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
Key City Planing Mills, and also of the Key City Steam Bakery; Mr. Farley has been three times elected Mayor of the city of Dubuque, and held that office for three years; he has also served in the City Council. In 1833, Mr. Farley was united in marriage to Miss Mary P. Johnson, from the city of Baltimore; she died in 1844, leaving four sons-Charles W., John P., George W., and Francis A. Con't.

Posted on Jan-4-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
In 1845, Mr. Farley married Miss Mary L. Johnson, from Danville, Ky.; they have five sons- Harry G., Edwin B., Jessse K., Fred H. and Warren C. “The History of Dubuque County"

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