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From the Pottawattamie County, Iowa Biographical History:

F. G. GARNER, of section 33, Macedonia Township, was born in Carroll County, Illinois, near Cherry Grove, March 16, 1859, the son of J. F. and Mary (Curry) Garner; the former was born in Jackson County, Illinois, and was the son of Frank Garner, one of the first settlers of Cherry Grove, Illinois; the latter was born in Missouri, but was reared in Grant County, Wisconsin, near White Oak Springs. They reared ten children, of whom F. G. was the fourth child of six sons and six daughters. Our subject resided for twenty two years in the same house, engaged at farm work, receiving his education in the public schools and at Georgetown, Illinois. He came here in 1882, and purchased his present farm of 160 acres of his uncle, I. G. Garner, who had partly improved the land. It is located two and one-fourth miles west of Macedonia.

He was married, March 19, 1889, to Miss Nettie A. Wright, who was born in Grant County, Wisconsin, the daughter of David J. and Nettie M. (Park) Wright, the former a native of New York, and the latter of Chester, Randolph County, Illinois. The mother was one year old when her father died, and she was a graduate of the Mt. Morris schools. Mrs. Garner was seven years of age when her parents removed to Chicago, Illinois, where they resided four years, and then removed to Dubuque. The father died there in April, 1890, and the mother still resides at that place. Mr. and Mrs. Garner have one son, Charles W., who was born May 7, 1890. Politically Mr. Garner is a Democrat. Mrs. Garner is a member of the Baptist Church, having been connected with the Second Baptist Church at Dubuque.