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James Porter (#47368627)
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William Argo
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WILLIAM ARGO was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, March 15, 1825, and died at his home in Decatur County, Iowa, March 30, 1898, aged 74 years and 15 days. He received his education at Mansfield, Ohio, and was married July 19, 1840, to MISS ANNA MARY J. MCILVAIN. In 1858 the family emigrated to Lineville and pre-empted 160 acres of land two miles west of that place.

In 1862 he enlisted in the Third Missouri Cavalry and served as first lieutenant under Colonel Phillips and was honorably discharged at the close of the war, when he retired to his home.

In 1886 they moved to Decatur County, where he has ever since lived. He was a great sufferer from exzema during the latter part of his life, which affected his eyes to the extent of making him totally blind for the last three years. His death was caused by inflammation of the bowels, his illness lasting just one week.

He was a great reader and was possessed of a well-stored mind. During his life time he had collected quite an extensive library. In religious belief he was inclined to the Cumberland Presbyterian. At the age of 17 he joined the Lutheran Church. As the time of his departure drew near he expressed himself as being ready to go. He leaves a wife, three sons, one daughter, twenty grand and twelve great grand children to mourn his loss.

Added by None to be forgotten on Sep 13, 2014 10:18 AM
Mary N Laughlin Hickman
Will take any info u want to send with much thanks.
Added by classic on Apr 06, 2014 5:22 PM
Laughlin headstone
Hello, A lawnmower tore up the headstone for my family, pretty badly. I took your photo of the headstone, cleaned it up in paint shop pro, and it looks much, much better. Would you upload the photo in place of the one that's there now? I'm emailing it to the email address shown on your profile page, but I'm posting here in case it doesn't arrive.
Added by Renae✫ on Jan 02, 2014 11:12 AM
I sent you an email with some of their information from my

I am glad to "meet" you and share family information:)

Added by Sandayheath on Apr 23, 2012 8:52 AM
I transferred your directly descending grandparents that I held to you. I hope in the spring to make a trip to Evergreen and S. Lineville cemeteries for more headstone photos. thanks!
Added by InSearchOf on Nov 29, 2011 5:55 AM
Laughlin Cemetery
Just noticed all the pictures you took in Laughlin Cemetery! Thank you so much for doing that!
Added by Calcat on Oct 10, 2011 5:32 PM
Cynthia Burdyn
Samuel Whan
Thank you very much for the work you did on Samuel Whan's grave photo. I appreciate it very much!
Added by Cynthia Burdyn on May 04, 2011 5:08 AM
RE: Louisa Laughlin wife of JH
I have her maiden name as Bradwood. Is that wrong or is that a married name?
Added by classic on Jan 06, 2011 7:33 PM
Lucy Collyer Cox
Thanks so much for the photo for Lucy Collyer Cox.

Added by Beca on Dec 23, 2010 7:14 PM
Otis Anderson
Thanks for posting the picture of Sarah Gartons tombstone.
Added by Otis Anderson on Dec 17, 2010 5:39 PM
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