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John Hands

According to the 1910 Census, John Hands was born about 1850 in England and immigrated in 1881. His wife was named Anna M. Hands and they had three children: Amy C., Stanley M., and Harold L. They lived at 533 South Van Buren. Hands Jewelry Store was located at 129 East College Street.

The Iowa City Citizen published the attached ad on December 8, 1909. The attached article was published in the Iowa City Citizen on July 6, 1908.


Hruska, “John Hands,” Iowa City Public Library DHP, accessed February 23, 2024,