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History of Davis County, Iowa
Des Moines: Iowa Historical Company, 1882


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 Sue Simpson

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.