George W. Lafferty, Co. G, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

The History of Mahaska County, Iowa 1878.

Lafferty, George W., attorney, firm, Lafferty &; Johnson, Oskaloosa. Born in Mercer county, Pa., April 9, 1838; he was brought up and received his education there; upon the breaking out of rebellion he enlisted in April, 1861, in the 10th Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps, Co. G, and afterward enlisted in the service for three years. He was in the second battle of Bull Run and Fredericksburg, and in all the battles of the wilderness up to May 31, 1864; after the war he came to Iowa and located here July 16, 1864; he read law with John R. Needham and was admitted to the bar in 1865, and was associated with him in the practice of his profession until the death of Mr. Needham, in July, 1868; he soon after associated with J. Kelly Johnson, which association still continues; he was elected district attorney in the fall of 1874, which office he still holds; he married Miss S. A. Fisher, from Warren County, O., December 26, 1865; they have one daughter, Mabel E.

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