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1880 Dubuque County History
Honorable William B. Allison
Sanford A. Atherton
Honorable Isaac W. Baldwin
F. E. Behrens
General Caleb Hoskins Booth
Nicholas Bray, M. D.
William Bray, M. D.
John D. Bush
Dr. Rodolphus Clark
Bernhard Claus, Jr.
Frank W. Coates
Honorable Dennis Nelson Cooley
Reverend Mark Cooney
Patrick F. Cunningham
Mell H. Cushing
Charles Henry Eighmey
Jesse P. Farley
Mrs. Catherine Fries
A. P. Gibbs
John R. Goldthorp
Honorable Julius Graves
Charles H. Gregoire
Honorable Thomas Hardie
Rev. James Hill
Nancy R. Hill, M. D.
Asa Horr, M. D.
Edward R. Jackson, M. D.
Henry J. Jecklin
Reverend Clement Johannes
Evan E. Jones
General George Wallace Jones
Joseph K. Kaufmann
F. H. Klostermann
A. R. Knight
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Honorable Wendelin Lattner
Norton J. Loomis
Delos E. Lyon
J. E. Maguire, M. D.
W. A. Manhart
M. H. Martin
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Benjamin McCluer, M. D.
Susan Ann McCraney
A. S. McDermott
James and Martha McGee
M. F. McNamara
William J. Morgans
Dorrance Dixon Myers
Nicholas P. Nicks
Frederick R. Nitzsche, M. D.
J. J. E. Norman
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Bernard J. O'Neill
John P. Page
Rev. Frederick William Pape
Honorable James Rowan
Reverend Roger Ryan
Colonel C. J. W. Saunders
John Sauser, Jr.
John F. Sloan
Charles F. Smyth
Johanna (Baker) Specht
J. Peter Stendebach
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Oren Stuart, M. D.
Hon. Christian Anton Voelker
Chester H. Walker
William Watson, M. D.
F. W. Wieland
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Extracted from Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and
Clayton Counties, Iowa, 1894 Reprinted by Higginson Book Co., Salem,
Massachusetts, p. 137
HUGH CORRANCE, one of the old and
highly respected citizens of Dubuque, carries on business as a dealer
in groceries and provisions at the northwest corner of Thirteenth and
Iowa Streets. He is a native of Scotland, his birth having occurred in
the vicinity of Holytown, in the county of Lanarkshire, November 20, 1839,
John Corrance, his father, was a man of intelligence and a prominent citizen
of the community in which he lived. He took quite prominent part in public
affairs and held several government commissions, He married Miss Margaret
McNeil, and both he and his estimable wife spent their entire lives in
Hugh Corrance is the youngest in a family of eight children, six sons
and two daughters. Only three of the number ever came to this country,
one sister, now the wife of A. McAllum, now resides in Dubuque. The gentleman
whose name heads this record received such educational privileges as were
afforded by the public schools of his native land. In 1863 he bade adieu
to the home and friends of his boyhood and with a desire to try his fortune
in the New World crossed the briny deep. This was in 1863. He landed in
New York City and came at once to Dubuque, where he has since made his
home. He sought and obtained employment as a clerk with the firm of Mulligan
& Hentrager, and later was employed with John Mehlhop. By industry
and economy he secured some capital, and in 1870 he started in business
on his own account, opening a grocery store in connection with P. P. Saddler,
under the firm name of Saddler & Corrance. This connection was continued
for two years, after which he bought out his partner's interest, and since
that time he has been alone in business. He carries a good stock of groceries
and provisions, and as the result of his courteous treatment and fair
and honest dealing he has built up a large business.
Mr. Corrance was married March 28, 1866, the lady of his choice being
Miss Anna Saddler, daughter of P. P. Saddler, his former partner. Their
marriage, has been blessed with six children, four sons and two daughters:
Mae, now the wife of Dr. J. V. Conzett; Edith, at home; William S., who
assists his father in the store; John P., who is also clerking in the
store, and Hugh, who is now in school. They also lost one son, Harry,
who died November 20, 1893, in his nineteenth year.
In his social relations, Mr. Corrance is an Odd Fellow, belonging to Harmony
Lodge No.2, I. O. O. F. He and his family are all members of the Second
Presbyterian Church, in which he has served as Elder for sixteen years.
He takes a very prominent part in church work and is recognized as one
of its leading members. His life has been well and worthily passed, and
an honorable, upright career has gained for him high regard. In connection
with his other business interest; he is a Director of the Dubuque Building
& Loan Association, and also of the Smedley Manufacturing Company.
With pleasure we present this record of his life to our readers, for he
is one of the best citizens of Dubuque. It proved a wise choice when he
determined to come to America, for here prosperity has attended his efforts.