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Henry C. Traverse ~ born White County, Illinois ~ August 28, 1839
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: November 21, 2003 at 08:31:43
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HENRY C. TRAVERSE was born in White County, Illinois, August 28, 1839. His
father removed with his family to Monroe County, Iowa, in 1846, where the son
attended the public schools. Going to Keokuk he learned the printer's trade
after which he taught school. He then studied law with George W. McCrary and
was admitted to the bar of Bloomfield in 1862. He soon after enlisted in
Company F, Thirtieth Iowa Volunteers, which was attached to the Fifteenth Army
Corps. The regiment participated in the battles of Haines Bluff, Arkansas Post,
Siege of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, besides many minor
engagements. Mr. Traverse was discharged at the expiration of three years, with
the rank of orderly sergeant. He returned to Bloomfield, resuming the practice
of law, and in 1867 was elected to the State Senate, serving in the Twelfth
and Thirteenth General Assemblies. In 1879 he was again elected to the Senate,
serving but one session when he was elected judge of the Second Judicial
District. He held this position by reelections for fourteen years.

Debbie Clough Gerischer
Iowa Gen Web, Assistant CC, Scott County
IAGENWEB: Special History Project:
Gerischer Family Web Site:
1903 Bio.

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