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Birth: 1826
Greenwich
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1883
Washburn
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA

Starting in about 1854, farmed a section of land in Washburn, Cedar Valley, Black Hawk County, Iowa and was successful. Neighboring farms were those of Thomas Doxey and Joseph Mead, his wife's brother. Thomas Doxey's youngest daughter, Della Margaret married his son Cicero Howard in 1886.

He served three terms in the Iowa State legislature representing Black Hawk County. He also served on the Iowa State Board of Agriculture. He died in 1883 on the farm in Washburn while trying to stop a runaway team. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Gilbert Close (1794 - 1882)
  Lucy Park Hobby Close (1794 - 1870)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Swain Mead Close (1822 - 1893)*
 
 Children:
  John A. Close (1849 - 1901)*
  Mary Frances Close Ackley (1850 - 1887)*
  Elizabeth Mead Close Sill (1853 - 1933)*
  Lucy H. Close (1859 - 1860)*
  Julia C. Close Daniels (1861 - 1927)*
  Harriet C. Close Bisbee (1864 - 1943)*
  Cicero Howard Close (1864 - 1933)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jonathan Augustus Close (1818 - 1911)*
  William G Close (1819 - 1894)*
  Theodore Close (1821 - 1865)*
  L. Carrie Close (1824 - 1897)*
  Cicero M. Close (1826 - 1883)
  Josephine L. Close Parker (1826 - 1915)*
  George E. H. Close (1831 - 1890)*
  Cynthia Elizabeth Close Roberts (1834 - 1890)*
  Edwin J. Close (1836 - 1884)*
  Mary Frances Close Griswold (1840 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 61 Lot 14
 
Created by: sgclose1
Record added: Dec 04, 2010
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Added by: Oak Hill Historian
 
Cicero M. Close
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 Added: Apr. 30, 2012
 
 
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