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Joseph H. Larkin
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
p. 999

Joseph H. Larkin was born on the old homestead of his father in section 18, Flora township, April 14, 1872, son of John Larkin. He grew to manhood there, receiving his education in the district school and the high school at Redwood Falls. At the age of seventeen years he began teaching at Redwood, where he taught for three months. The next six years were spent in teaching in his own district, No. 18, in Flora township. Then he began farming on his father's farm and also across the road in the same section. There were 157 acres in this tract, to which he added fifteen acres more. He farmed here for several years and then became a thresher, having two outfits and crews, and for thirteen years traveled all over Renville county during the harvest season. He is a member of the Farmers' Elevator Company at Renville, having been a director for the past two years, and held the position of vice-president the two years previous.

Mr. Larkin has held the office of township assessor and has served on the school board for three years. He is a member of the Catholic church and for the past three years has served as a trustee of that church. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

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