Comstock family serves three Jewell County post offices

The White Mound Post Office

The March 11, 1886 Burr Oak Herald proclaimed, "It is stated upon good authority that Ibaton, in this county, and Cora, in Smith, were named for Iba and Cora, two daughters of Thomas Comstock, one of the first settlers above Burr Oak, on White Rock Creek."

Both Ibaton and Cora were post offices as well as communities. Comstock was a postmaster but didn't serve as the postmaster at either of the post offices named for his daughters. He served as White Mound postmaster from June 15, 1871 to Jan. 21, 1874. Comstock's two homesteads, in sections 19 and 30 of Burr Oak Township, were just across the...


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