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Encyclopedia Dubuque


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LAWTHER & STURGEON. The 1870-1871 and 1873-74 Dubuque City Directory stated that this business could be found at 13 Main. The mercantile business was formed by the uncle of William LAWTHER, Sr.

By 1875-1876 through 1878-79 located at 145 Main Street.



History of Dubuque County Iowa. Chicago: Western History Company, 1880