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James Carruth
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
p. 1095

James Carruth, was born Jin Belfast, Ireland, June 16, 1832, and came to America in 1848. He lived in Canada until 1872, and then came to Renville county and secured a homestead in section 2, Beaver Falls township. Here he remained until 1897, when he removed to Le Sueur county. Eight years later, however, he took up his home in Beaver Falls village. He was married Jan. 5, 1859, to Mary Cosens, who was born April 20, 1838. Of the fourteen children in their family, ten are still living.

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