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Seth Lewis of Seymour, Iowa, is a native of Suffield, Connecticut, born in 1824, and when
a young man settled in Chicago, Illinois. He learned the carriage maker's trade at
which he worked twelve years and then engaged in the lumber business and in banking in
Marengo, Illinois. In 1876 he bought a half interest in a carriage manufactory in Chicago
which became the large establishment of Jarrett & Lewis, employing about 150 hands.
He went to Kansas City and from there to Trenton, Missouri, and thence through the
inducement of the railroad company to Seymour, where in 1882 he established his present
extensive lumber business and in 1883 opened his banking house. He is now one of the most
prosperous business men of the place, and one of its most enterprising citizens.
Biographical and Historical Record of
Wayne and Appanoose Counties P-373