Davis County, Iowa
Des Moines: Iowa Historical Company,
Unless noted, biographies submitted by Dick Barton.
TRUAX, WM., Station
agent, Drakeville; was born in Pennsylvania,
September 22, 1832. His early life
was spent on a farm, receiving his education in the common schools. He came to Monroe county, Ohio, in 1851, and five years later to Appanoose county, Iowa. In September 1871, he came to Drakeville, and took charge of the station for the Chicago
and Southwestern railway, and the express office, positions he still retains.
He was married May 3, 1855, in Ohio, to Miss Mary C. Cline, a native of that
State. They have had three
children, Carry H., Franklin E. and Alonzo R., killed May 24, 1876, while
breaking on the C., R. I. & P. R. R., near Platt City, Mo. Mr. T. is a member of the Odd Fellows
lodge No. 88, Drakeville.
Tucker, David submitted by
Tucker, David, farmer and stock-raiser;
postoffice Pulaski; was born April 8, 1825, in Butler county, Ohio. At
the age of eleven his parents moved to Indiana, and settled in Ripley county,
and there grew to manhood, receiving a limited education in the common
schools. He was married October 17, 1850, to Miss Martha A.
Taylor, a native of the Old Dominion. Her parents were for many years
residents of Grove township in this county. Mr. Tucker became a resident
of this county in 1850, and bought and improved a farm of 120 acres in Grove
township, where he lived twelve years, then sold out and engaged in
merchandising at Pulaski one year; then bought the farm he now owns consisting
of 160 acres, then wild land. He and his wife have been for many years
members of the M.E. Church. They are the parents of seven children:
Mary J., Wm. H., Sarah F., Allen W., Rebecca A., and two deceased. Mr.
Tucker takes an active interest in education and has given liberally to the
support of churches and schools.