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HARRY ALLEN NORTHUP, (Nathan 11, George 10, John 9, Benjamin 8, David 7, David 6, Stephen 5, Henry 4, Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1).

Born 07 February 1876 at Tecumseh, Nebraska, the son of Nathan Northup and Harriet Sherlock . Died 21 July 1961 in Audubon, Iowa. Buried at Cameron Twp. Cemetery, Audubon, Iowa.

Wife: CORA McCRISTAL, born 13 June 1877 at Keokuk County, Iowa. Died 27 March 1967 in Audubon. Buried at Cameron Twp. Cemetery, Audubon, IA.

Lois Hazel Northup , born 24 January 1898. Married William Alvin Roberts on 20 November 1917 at Council Bluffs, Iowa. They had no children, but She and her husband Alvin raised Alvin's nieces, Kathleen Amanda Roberts Brunia, and her twin sister, Kay Isabel Roberts Thelen.
Merrill, born 27 July 1900, Audubon, Iowa. Died 30 January 1985. Married Helen Bernadine Voss, born 14 July 1901, daughter of Bernard and Caroline Voss. Merrill and Helen were married 03 July 1923 in Centerville, Iowa. Their one daughter was named Merilyn. Merilyn was born 27 March 1933 at Des Moines, Iowa. She married Kenneth Olsen and they had three children: Vicki, Debby, and Mike.

The following article is taken out of HISTORY OF AUDUBON COUNTY IOWA written in 1915:

To write the personal records of men who have raised themselves from humble circumstances to positions of responsibility and trust in a community is no ordinary pleasure. Self-made men, men who have achieved success by reason of their personal qualities and who have left the impressions of their individualities upon the business and political life of their community; men who affect for good such institutions as are embraced in their spheres of usefulness unwittingly, perhaps, built monuments more enduring than marble obelisks or granite shafts. Such a man is Harry A. Northup, the present auditor of Audubon County, Iowa, member of the firm of Northrup Brothers, dealers in grain and livestock, one of the best-known citizens of Audubon county.

Harry A. Northup was born on February 7, 1876, on a farm in Johnson county, Iowa, son of Nathan and Harriet (Sherlock) Northup, the former of whom was a native of Vermont, and the latter a native of England.

Harry A. Northup was educated in the public schools of Douglas township, this county, and farmed with his brother on the home place, renting land until he became eighteen years of age. He then managed the farm until his widowed mother sold it, and after that returned to Johnson county, this state, where he worked for one season. In 1897 Mr. Northup married and moved to a farm in Cameron township, this county, where he remained for two years. He then, for a little more than three years, bought and shipped grain at Ross, Iowa, for the Trans-Mississippi Grain Company, and in the spring of 1910 moved to Audubon, where he formed a partnership with his two brothers, George and Richard, in the grain and live-stock business, under the firm name of Northup Brothers.

On March 10, 1897, Harry A. Northup was married to Cora A. McCristal, of Audubon, daughter of William and Martha McCristal, both of whom are now deceased.

In the fall of 1914 Harry A. Northup was a candidate on the Democratic ticket for auditor of Audubon county and was triumphantly elected. He took the office of county auditor on January 1, 1915, and is now filling that office with credit to himself and with satisfaction to the people of Audubon county who elected him. Mr. Northup is stanch Democrat and for many years has been active in the councils of his party. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and of the Modern Woodmen of America.

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Harry Northup and CORA McCRISTAL Family

Children of Harry Northup and CORA McCRISTAL

Lois Hazel Northup , born 24 January 1898 Married William Alvin Roberts on 20 November 1917 at Council Bluffs, Iowa
Merrill born 27 July 1900, Audubon, Iowa Married Helen Bernadine Voss, (born 14 July 1901, daughter of Bernard and Caroline Voss.) on 03 July 1923 in Centerville, Iowa Died 30 January 1985