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Linwood Cemetery
Dubuque County, Iowa
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Posted on Jan-14-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
M.C. WOODRUFF, editor of the Dubuque Times, Dubuque; is a native of the State of New York, and was born in Aurora, Erie Co., March 21, 1831; he grew up and attended the common schools there, and also attended Aurora Academy; when 19 year of age, he went to Buffalo, and was connected with a wholesale house in that city for several years; he came West to Con't.

Posted on Jan-14-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
Illinois, and taught school in Boone Co. for three years; he came to Iowa in 1855, and located in Hardin Co., at Iowa Falls; in 1863, he purchased the Sentinel newspaper at Eldora and managed it there for two years, then removed it to Iowa Falls; in Mary, 1870, he disposed of the Sentinel, and, with Charles Aldrich, purchased the Waterloo Courier, of which he was editor four years; in Con't.

Posted on Jan-14-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
in February, 1874, he disposed of his interest in that paper and purchased one-half interest in the Dubuque Times, and since then has been editor-in-chief of that paper. Mr. Woodruff was Chief Clerk of the Iowa House of Representatives of the Twelfth General Assembly, and held the office of Postmaster of Iowa Falls; in 1878, he was appointed Railroad Commissioner for the State by Con't.

Posted on Jan-14-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
by Gov. Gear, and still holds that office. Mr. Woodruff was united in marriage, April 7, 1861, to Miss Eliza E. Weller, of Norwich, N.Y. “The History of Dubuque County"

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