|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1828|
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 1894|
N.L. ALDEN, proprietor of the Key City Spice Mills, No. 254 to 258 Fourth street, Dubuque; is a native of East Stoughton, Norfolk Co., Mass.; was born June 13, 1828; he came West to Iowa and located in Dubuque in July, 1856; he engaged in the boot and shoe business and continued for a number of years; in 1872, he bought the Key City Spice Mills, which were established some years previous; he has built up a good trade; he manufactures for both the jobbing and retail trade, and the goods manufactured by him have a standard reputation. Mr. Alden has been twice married; his first wife was Miss Mercey J. Andrews, from Massachusetts; she died April 13, 1873, leaving five children; he married his present wife, Mrs. Abbie M. Orcutt, in August, 1874.
Dubuque County History
ROMANCE IN REAL LIFE. -
The Dubuque (Iowa) Times tell a romantic little story about the marriage of Mr.
N.L. Alden, of Dubuque, and Mrs. Abbie M. Orcutt, of Boston, which took place on
the 22nd ult. The bride and groom became acquainted thirty years ago, and two
years later were engaged to be married. An unfortunate occurrence caused a
rupture, and they separated, she remaining in Boston and he going to the West.
Each was married without the other's knowledge, and both had children, he five
and she three. About five years ago her husband died, and over a year ago his
wife passed away. Last June the former lovers met in Dubuque, made it all up,
and the marriage bells rang again.
Statesville Landmark; Statesville, North Carolina.
September 5, 1874; Page One.
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ROMANTIC ARTICLE: COURTESY OF ABBIE ALDEN
Mercy J. Andrews Alden (1829 - 1873)
Abbie M. Orcutt Alden (1828 - 1882)
Julia B. Alden (1835 - 1904)
NATHANIEL L. ALDEN
DIED AUG. 25, 1894
AGED 66 YRS. 2 MOS.
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Record added: Feb 01, 2012
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