The Iowa Press Associations Who's Who In Iowa
Iowa Press Association, Des Moines, Iowa
ANDREWS, WILLIAM L: Veterinarian; b Urbana, Mo Mar 13, 1897; s of Mark L. Andrews-Mary French; ed Urbana HS 1917; St. Joseph Veterinary Coll, St. Joseph, Mo DVM 1921; m Katherine Kasterdieck Jan 24, 1924 Billings, Mo; s William F; 1921- veterinarian, Milton; 1937- has flock of registered Dorset sheep on his farm near Milton; during World War mbr enl res corps; Eastern Iowa, Iowa & Amer Veterinaary Med Assns; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: athletics; off & res Milton.
BALDWIN, ALFRED GEORGE: Manager of Creamery; b Walnut Grove, Minn Sept 30, 1903; s of George C. Baldwin-Etta Roberts; ed New Hartford HS 1925; since 1930 att annual buttermakers short course Iowa St Coll; m Ruth Anderson Dec 24, 1927, New Hartford; s Terrence, Lawrence; 1917 with parents came to Iowa; 1926-29 asst buttermaker Co-op Creamery, New Hartford; 1929- buttermaker & mgr Farmington Co-op Creamery Co; 1935- dir South Iowa Co-op Creameries Assn; Iowa Creamery Ops Assn; C of C pres 1938; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: athletics, travel; off Creamery; res Farmington.
BARKER, CHESTER POAG: Farmer; b Van Buren, Iowa Aug 12, 1886; s of Arnold C. Barker-Martha Van Emman;; ed Keosauqua HS; Elliots Business Coll, Burlington 1904-1905; m Halle Skinner Sept 19, 1907 Kilbourn; 1908- farmer, Van Buren Co; 1910-32 Van Buren twp clk; 1932-40 Van Buren twp assessor; 1929- secy Farmers Mutual Protection Ins Assn; 1940 Rep nominee for Co supvr; ch mbr Farm Bur; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies: hunting & athletics; res Route 1 Mt. Zion.
BELL, EDITH MAY: b Milton, Iowa June 19, 1889; d of Elias F. Bell-Alice Gross; ed Milton HS 1908; Eastern Wash State Normal, Cheney, Wash 1912; U of Ill, Urbana, BA 1918; U of Chicago MA 1922; 1908-09 rural sch tchr, near Milton; 1909-11 rural sch tchr, near Rice, Wash; 1912-14 observation tchr Washington State Normal, Cheney, Wash; 1914-16 HS tchr Newport, Wash; 1918-21 critic tchr Southern Ill St Normal, Carbondale,Ill; 1922-23 critic tchr Western Ill St Tchrs Coll, Macomb, Ill; 1935-39 HS tchr , Milton; 1940- HS prin, Milton; Women Tchrs Assn of Van Buren Co; Natl Coun of Social Studies; ISTA, secy SE dist 1938-40; Iowa St Hist Soc; B&PW; PEO; OES; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies: flower gardening, youth hostelling & pioneer history; grandfather Freeman Bell was first mayor of Milton when town inc 1872; off School; res Milton.
BLACKFORD, AARON VALE: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Van Buren Co, Iowa Dec 18, 1871; s of John W. Blackford-Nancy Altland; ed Iowa Wes Prep Sch; Iowa Wes Coll, BA 1897; Beta Theta Pi; m Maude Swan Oct 8, 1901 Keosauqua; s Kenneth S; m Katherine Lundergren Dec 21, 1925 Burlington; 1897-99 rural sch tchr, Van Buren Co; 1899-1931 ptr of brother in law in hdw & imp business, Bonaparte; 1910-31 ptr in auto agency, Bonaparte; 1931- owner & opr real est, ins & auto agcy, Bonaparte; 1905-25 mbr bd of edn, Bonaparte; OES, 1937- worthy patron; AF&AM; Shrine; Meth Ch; Rep 1925-29 state representative from Van Buren Co; 1929-33 state Sen, Van Buren & Jefferson Cos; hobbies: bridge & baseball; off & res Bonaparte.
BOYER, BERT MONROE: Farmer & Stockman; b Van Buren Co, Iowa Jan 12, 1878; s of George F. Boyer-Mary E. Sanders; ed Farmington HS; m Gertrude Burrier Oct 21, 1902 Farmington; s Harold F, Chester H (dec 1925), Mydrian B, Paul E, Bruce E; d Bernice M (Mrs Ben Crocker), Virgil E. (Mrs Reginald Hughes); 1904- owner & opr farms, Farmington twp; 1910-25 pres dist sch brd; Chesterwhite Record Assn, past pres & dir many years; AAA, county com mbr 1934-38; ch mbr Farm Bur; Bapt Ch deacon & trustee since 1915; Dem; hobby: livestock development; res Route 2, Farmington.
BUCKLES, GEORGE RUSSELL: Attorney; b Van Buren Co, Iowa Nov 12, 1876; s of Abner J. Buckles-Rebecca J. Russell; ed Southern Iowa Normal 1900; U of Iowa 1901; Drake U, BA 1905, LLB 1910; U of Wash 1908-09; m Madge Johnston June 10, 1914 Des Moines; s Forrest George; d Arline Madge; 1896-1905 sch tcr van Buren, Davis, Muscatine & Mahaska Cos; 1905-08 prin Walla Walla, Wash schs; 1910-11 prin, Bloomfield; 1911 prac. Law, Keosauqua; 1915-19 Van Buren Co atty; Dist & Iowa St Bar Assn; IOOF; AF&AM; Congl Ch, moderator several years; Rep; hobby: political economy; off Court Hill; res Keosauqua.
CASADY, BEN C: Bank Cashier; b Cantril, Iowa Sept13, 1883; s of John H. Casady-Emma Powell; ed Cantril HS 1901; m Stella E. Wilson Sept 16, 1903 Red Oak; s Clyde S, Carl B; d Helen D (Mrs Lloyd Jemison), Blanche R (Mrs Charles Martin), Pauline A (Mrs Marion F Parker); 1901-04 clk in Manning Gen Store, Cantril; 1904-06 clk Gibson Groc Store, Red Oak; 1906-14 ptr of father in J H Casady & Son, produce dirs; 1914-30 cash State Bank of Cantril; 1930 Cantril Savings Bank & State Bank of Cantril merged into State Savings Bank; 1930- cash, Cantril; 1934 branch off estab in Milton, s Carl B mgr; past mbr town council several years; town treas; past mbr bd of edn several years, Cantril; during World War com mbr Liberty Loan drives; Iowa & Amer Bankers Assns; MWA; AF&AM; Meth ch, bd mbr several years; Dem; hobbies: athletics, travel; off Bank; res Cantril.
CASADY, CARL B: Branch Bank Manager; b Cantril, Iowa Aug 24, 1910; s of B C Casady-Stella Wilson; ed Cantril HS 1928; Fort Madis9n Business Coll 1929; U of Iowa 1930-32; m Ruth M. Campbell Mar 15, 1936 Nauvoo; 1929-30 secy Whitney Paper Co Chicago, Ill; 1932-33 asst mgr Piggly Wiggly Store, Cedar Rapids; 1933-34 emp Keosauqua Creamery; 1934- branch mgr State Savings Bank, Milton; 1938- secy bd of edn, Milton; AF&AM; KP; Meth Ch 1936- trustee; Dem; hobby: hunting; off & res Milton.
CAVITT, BRUCE: Farmer & Stockman; b Clark Co, Mo Feb 25, 1871; s of James Cavitt-Martha McWilliams; ed rural sch; Kahoka, Mo Coll 1895-96; m Ella Pettit Oct 6, 1897 Mount Sterling; prior to 1897 farming with mother & brother Clark Co, Mo; 1897- owner & opr farm, Van Buren Co, now owner & opr 1000 A farm land, specializer in purebred Shorthorn cattle & Percheron horses, sells in Iowa & Mo, brother Wallace ptr in farm activities; Farm Bureau, ch mbr, dir several years; Chris Ch, past deacon many years & bd mbr; Dem; hobby: protective development of game birds; res Route 1 Mount Sterling.
COFFIN, LONNIE A: Physician & Surgeon; b Clark Co, Mo June 13, 1890; s of Walter A. Coffin-Mattie E. Green; ed Farmington HS 1909; Drake U, MD 1913; m Greta V. Harmon Apr 17, 1919 Des Moines; d Betty Jane, Helen Louise; 1895 came to Van Buren Co with parents; 1913-14 interne Iowa Meth Hosp, Des Moines; 1914- prac med Farmington; city health ofcr several years; past mbr town coun; 1931- mbr bd of edn, Farmington, pres since 1938; during World War commd 1st lt MORC US Army 1917, stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas to 1918, O/S batt surg 61st coast artillery corps, stationed at Castillian, France, returned to US Feb 1919, disch from Camp Taylor, Ky March 1919; Amer Legion; Van Buren Co Med Assn, past pres; Iowa St Med Soc; Southeastern Dist Med Soc, past pres; BPOE; OES; AF&AM; RAM; York Rite; Shrine; Cong Ch, clk & trustee since 1925; Rep; hobbies: fishing, athletics; off Bank Building; res Farmington.
CRAIG, JAMES A: Physician & Surgeon; b Keosauqua, Iowa May 24, 1871; s of William Craig-Annie Brown; ed Keosauqua 1890; U of Iowa 1890-94; Jefferson Med Coll, Philadelphia, Penn, MD 1895; m Ethel Perkins 1901 Keosauqua (dec 1905); m Florence St John April 16, 1913 Sedalia, Mo; 1895-96 interne Philadelphia Gen Hosp; 1896- prac md Keosauqua; mbr bd of edn Keosauqua several years; C of C; Van Buren Co & Iowa St Med Socs; AF&AM; RAM; York Rite; Congl Ch; Rep; off Masonic Bldg; res Keosauqua.
CRAIG, JOHN ALEXANDER: Retired; b Van Buren Co Aug 10, 1866; s of Alexander Craig-Hester Brown; ed Keosauqua sch; m Florence E. Pearson Mar 15, 1893, Van Buren twp; s Colin Pearson, Harold Bates, Dr. Kenneth Alexander; d Dorothy H (Mrs A L Bloomquist), Hazel P (Mrs. Russel Boley); prior to 1893 with father on farm, Van Buren twp; 1893-1924 owner & opr 405 A farm, Van Buren Co, specialized in Clydesdale horses, Angus cattle & Shropshire sheep; 1924- ret from active farming, now ops farms on prtships with 2 sons; 1925- pres South Van Buren Co Farmers Mutual Ins Assn; 1928- farm mgr for several non-resident farm owners; during World War twp committeeman for Liberty Loan drives; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: horseshoe pitching; he & wife both born in log cabins in Van Buren twp; maternal grandfather William Brown came from Ireland to Van Buren Co 1842; father orphan came from Ireland 1839, also settled in Van Buren twp; 4 generations att & taught Leech Sch, Van Buren twp; res Keosauqua.
DAGGS, LESLIE VANCE: Farmer & Stockman; b Scotland Co, Mo Nov 29, 1886; s of John L. Daggs-Ginevra Davis; ed rural sch; Kirksville State Normal 1905-06; Gem City Business Coll, Quincy, Ill, grad 1907; m Grace Searight Jan 12, 1910 Granger, Mo; s Robert S; d Emma V, Helen L; 190709 farmer with father near Arbela, Mo; 1909-17 farmer Van Buren Co; 1917- owner & opr 280 A farm, Van Buren Co, specializer Angus cattle & Hampshire hogs, Van Buren Co; 1931-37 Van Buren Co supvr; Farm Bureau, ch mbr, past dir; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby: saddle horses; res Route 1,
DAVIS, GUY CLIFTON: Superintendent of Schools; b Abingdon, Iowa Jan 4, 1896; s Ora F Davis-Carrie M. Carson; ed Fremont HS 1915; Iowa Wes, BA 1926; ISTC summers 1919-21; Penn Coll, Oskaloosa 1919; U of Wyo, summers 1929-30; Sigma Phi Epsilon; ; m Marie Trent Aug 24, 1921 (dec 1936); foster s John Irving; m Maurine Armstrong May 1, 1937 Kingston, Mo; foster d Allaire Ann; 1920 sch tchr Wapello Co; 1920-21 prin Keswick Schs; 1921-22 supt; 1922-23 ptr of father-in-law Trent in gen store, Batavia; 1924-25 supt of schs Lockridge; 1926-37 Packwood; 1937-38 HS prin Farmington, 1938- supt of schs; during World War enl in USN hosp corps May 1917 at Great Lakes Training Sch, then USS naval hosp, Pelham Bay, NY, US naval air base, North Sydney, Cape Britain Island, Nova Scotia, USS receiving ship NY, then to Great Lakes, disch Feb 1919 2nd class pharm mate; Amer Legion; Jefferson Co Tchrs Assn, secy 1934-35, pres 1935-36; ISTA; NEA; BSA, mbr exec com since 1940; IOOF; AF&AM; Chris Ch; Rep; hobbies: hunting, fishing, woodworking; off School; res Farmington.
DE VOSS, DON: Farmer, Stockman, Grain & Seed Buyer; b Heber, Ark Jan 26, 1902; s Joseph De Voss-Edith Collins; ed Siloam Springs, Ark ; Elliott HS 1921; Des Moines U, BSC 1928; Omega Tau Psi; m Beulah McMichael July 3, 1927 Center City, Minn; 1921-24 clk First Natl Bank, Elliott; 1925-28 during summers platform supt United Chautauqua of Des Moines; 1928-32 circuit mgr United Chautauquans with wife as platform supt; 1932-34 opr 1000 A of land Pottawattomie Co; 1934- owner & opr 500 A farm, Van Buren Co, specializer in purebred Hereford cattle, also grain, seed & feed dlr; 1935-37 mbr Central city court; Amer & Iowa St Hereford Assn; NE Mo Hereford Assn; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: reading; res Cantril.
DOUD, ALDEN LORING: Attorney; b Douds, Iowa Aug 31, 1897; s of A. Lincoln Doud-Cynthia A. Loring; ed Douds; Keosauqua HS 1914; Iowa Wes, BA 1918; U of Chicago, Ill, MA 1920; U of Iowa, JD 1924; Beta Theta Pi; Delta Theta Phi, 1930- natl secy; Pi Kappa Delta; m Edna May Bralliar June 29, 1930 Richland; s Alden Lowell; 1918-19 asst cash Natl State Bank, Mount Pleasant; 1920-21 HS tchr, Moravia; 1924- prac law, Douds; 1939 elec pres Professional Interfraternity Conf; 1935 mbr bd of edn, Douds, 1936- pres; 1938- alumni visitor to bd of trustees Iowa Wes Coll; during World War secy to Liberty Loan chrmn in Henry Co; Van Buren Co, Dist, Iowa St & Amer Bar Assns, co dir since 1936; AF&AM; Meth Ch, trustee since 1935; Rep, Van Buren Co chrmn since 1936; hobby: politics; grandfather Doud first sch tchr in this comm. 1842, town of Douds named for him & his brother; off & res
FAHRNER, LESLIE: Publisher; b McKittrick, Mo May 1, 1894; s of Charles Fahrner-Carrie Fuhrer; ed McKittrick, Mo; Hermann &Nevada HSs 1913; Central Business Coll, Sedalia, Mo, grad 1914; U of Mo, BJ 1917, MA 1927; U of Col 1929; U of Lyons, France 1919; Delta Upsilon; Kappa Tau Alpha; Sigma Gamma Epsilon; m Iolene Page July 22, 1922 Woodland, Col; s Jack M; d Virginia J, Betty Ann; 1917 city editor Columbia, Mo Daily Times & Fort Dodge Messenger; 1919-20 city editor Fort Dodge Messenger; 1920-25 parts mgr Ford Garage, Santa Rosa, Cal; 1925-26 farm editor Press-Democrat, Santa Rosa, Cal; 1926-33 geography instr U of Mo; 1933-36 owner & opr Cantril Register; 1936- editor & publisher County Register, Keosauqua; 1940- mbr city coun; 1939- wife also publisher of Republican Eagle, Keosauqua; during World War enl in US army ordnance depot Dec 1917, Camp Dodge, Camp Merritt, NJ, O/S April 1918 stationed Paris & Lyons, France until 1919, disch Mitchell Field, Long Island, sgt 1st class; Amer Legion, co adjt 1937-40; C of C; AF&AM; RAM; Prot; Dem; hobby: photography; off Newspaper; res Keosauqua.
FORGRAVE, JACOB SCOTT: Postmaster; b Farmington, Iowa Sept 5, 1878; s of James J. Forgrave-Adelia Ward; ed Farmington HS 1898; m Grace Boler Aug 11, 1906 Farmington; d Helen B (dec 1939), Margaret S, Carolyn L; 1898-99 carded wool & finished cloth Sterling Woolen Mills, Farmington; 1899-1903 rural sch tchr, Iowa & Mo; 1903-33 mgr Farmington Tele Co; 1913-22 & 1933- P M Farmington; 1930-37 mbr bd of edn, Farmington; 1924-26 mbr town coun; Natl P Ms Assn, Iowa ch; IOOF; AF&AM; Cong Ch, trustee many years; Dem, chrmn Van Buren Co 1912 & 1932; hobby: chess; off Post Office; res Farmington.
GILFILLAN, HOMER JOHN: Physician & Surgeon; b Milton, Iowa Apr 28, 1868; s of Dr G W Gilfillan-Josephine O. Swartz; ed Milton; Keokuk Med Coll, MD 1896; Highland Park Coll of Pharm, 1891; m Clara Moon Aug 24, 1893 Milton; s George W, Harold M, Clarence D N; Earl E, Edwin O, Homer J, Jr; d Pauline (Mrs W L Milstead), Esther F, Dorothy (Mrs H A Mahannah);1886-90 printer for Herald off, Milton; during last coll vacation estab Cantril’s first newspaper 1895; 1896-1901 prac med , Trenton, Henry Co; 1901-18 prac med Mount Pleasant, 1918-28 Milton; 1928- Cantril; Van Buren Co & Iowa St Med Socs; AMA; KP; OES; AF&AM 32 KT; Shrine; Meth Ch; Rep; all 6 sons doctors, grandfather of West Alexander, Penn was doctor, began prac1825, father George W began prac 1858, maternal grandfather Dr G H Swartz began to prac 1831 in Penn, later in Iowa; off & res
GUERNSEY, N E: Representative; b Van Buren Co, Iowa Sept 17, 1874; s of ________; ed Bloomfield pub schs; Southern Iowa Normal; spent 3 years in Southwest; m Kate Lindberry May 5, 1895 Bloomfield (dec); 1890 emp by Bloomfield Democrat; 1891- publisher Milton Herald; farmer & engaged in livestock business; mbr House of Representatives, first term, Van Buren Co; mayor 10 years; mbr sch bd 3 years; pres Milton Fair Soc 6 years; OES; AF&AM; KP & Pythian Sisters; Rep; res Milton.
HARBRIDGE, GLENN F: Automobile Dealer; b Scotland Co, Mo May 1, 1893; s of James F. Harbridge-Nora Monroe; ed Cantril 1911; m Ruby Soar Dec 15, 1919 Bloomfield; s Joe E; d Bettie Lou; 1908-19 ptr Ford agcy Cantril, 1919-40 Keosauqua, Cantril 1919-40; 1940- owner & opr agcy; past mbr city coun; during World War ent 19th machine gun battalion 7th div stationed at Waco, Tex, O/S Alsace Lorraine sector, St Mihiel drive, special duty with army of occupation until May 1919, disch Camp Mills, Long Island, master sgt; 1937-38 comm Van Buren Co Amer Legion; C of C; BPOE; AF&AM 32nd; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: hunting & athletics; off Garage; red Keosauqua.
HOLLAND, FRANK E: Farmer; b Milton, Iowa Oct 8, 1874; s of E C Holland-Mary S. Perry; ed Milton HS 1891; m Adelene Adkins Jan 20, 1897; s John R; d Phyllis (Mrs T D Robinson); 1897- farmer, now opr Hollandale Farms, Milton; 1930 master farmer, selected by Wallace Farmer; Farmers Co-op Creamery Assn, pres 1940; Van Buren Farm Bur pres 1922, dir many years, ch mbr; Amer Shorthorn Breeders Assn; Meth Ch; Rep; off & res Milton.
HOLLAND, JOHN R: Farmer; b Milton, Iowa Mar 23, 1899; s of Frank E Holland-Adelene Atkins; ed Milton HS 1916; Iowa St Coll, BSc 1921; Sigma Chi; Alpha Zeta; m Helen Petersen July 28,1922 Des Moines; s John William; d Patricia Ann, Elsie Jane, Diane; 1921-23 worked on Hollandale Farm, Van Buren Co; 1923-24 prin Milton HS; 1931- ptr on Hollandale Farm, Van Buren Co; 1938- mbr bd of edn Milton; Amer Legion; Farm Bur; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: woodworking; off & res Milton.
HORNBAKER, DAVID ROTEN: Farmer; b Van Buren Co, Iowa Oct 12, 1872; s of David R. Hornbaker-Mary Batchelor; ed Keosauqua HS 1893; m Ida Bell Trimble Dec 14, 1898, Van Buren Co; s Phil S; 1893-96 rural sch tchr, & farmer, Van Buren Co; 1899- farmer, Vernon twp, specializer in Angus cattle; 1923 orgr, dir & secy Van Buren Mutual Tele Co; Vernon twp trustee several years; mbr local dist sch bd several years; 1938- mbr Van Buren Co bd of edn; 1920-35 pres Bonapaarte Co-op Shipping Assn; MWA; Meth Ch, trustee many years; Rep; hobbies: travel & baseball; res Route 2 Bonaparte.
KEITH, THOMAS L: Publisher; b St. Francisville, Mo Apr 27, 1893; s of John E. Keith-Phoebe McConnell; ed Farmington & MontroseHSs 1910; 1932 linotype operation sch, Toledo, Ohio; m Ethyl Hancock Nov 29, 1922; s Tommy Lee; d Mary Ethyl; 1910-17 printer on Montrose Journal; 1919-32 mechanic in Montrose Hdw & Impl Store; 1932-34 publisher Montrose Journal; 1934-38 printer on Winfield Beacon; 1938- editor & publisher News Republican, Farmington; 1932-34 mbr Montrose town coun; during World War enl US army 1917, 1st Iowa ammunition train, stationed at Des Moines, Camp Cody, NMk Camp Dix, NJ; O/S 1918 to Alsace Lorraine sector, Brest to US 1919, disch from Camp Dodge; Amer Legion; VFW; Presby Ch; Rep; : hobbies: baseball, athletics; off & res Farmington.
LEFFLER, GEORGE VALE: Farmer & Stockman; b Van Buren Co, Iowa June 28, 1879; s of Andrew J Leffler-Lydia Vale; ed Bonaparte HS; Central Coll Acad, Pella 1896-1901; Iowa St Coll, BSc in animal husbandry 1904; m Lucretia Roberts Aug 28, 1912 Bonaparte; s Gustin Vale; 1904-11 with father & brothers on farm Cedar twp; 1911-16 prt of brother John on home farm, Cedar twp; 1916-25 farmer, Cedar twp; 1925- owner & opr home farm, Van Buren Co; 1911-30 breeder of Clydesdale horses; 1911-19 breeder of Shorthorn cattle; 1919- specializer in raising & feeding market hogs; 1928 awarded Master Farmer title by Wallace’s Farmer for 1927 class; 1912-14 Cedar twp trustee; 1910-20 pres Van Buren Co Farmers Inst; 1912- secy rural indep sch dist 7, father secy of sch 1880-1912; Van Buren Co Farm Bur, pres 1922-28; Iowa Farm Bur Fedr, mbr exec com 1928-35; AAA; mbr state com & orgd 5 cos 1933-34; Baptist Ch; hobby: economics; res Route 1, Stockport.
McBETH, ROBERT RAYMOND: Attorney; b Keosauqua, Iowa June 30, 1875; s of William McBeth-Hannah Ingram; ed Keosauqua HS 1893; Iowa Wes; U of Iowa, LLB 1899; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; m Henrietta Lea May 23, 1900, Keosauqua; 1899-1902 Van Buren Co dep clk; 1902-04 ptr law firm Mitchell, Sloan & McBeth; 1904-06 ptr law firm Wherry, Walker & McBeth, Keosauqua; 1906-22 ptr law firm Walker & McBeth, Keosauqua; 1922-24 ptr law firm Cornell & McBeth, Keosauqua; 1924-26 prac law, Keosauqua; 1925- sr ptr law firm McBeth & Stong, Keosauqua; past mbr bd of edn many years; during World War mbr speakers bur Liberty Loan drives, co ARC chmn since 1917; Van Buren Co, Iowa St, & Amer Bar Assns; Amer Soc of Political Science; C of C; KP; AF&AM; RAM; R&SM: York & Scot Rites; Shrine; Congl Ch; hobbies: birds, trees, political science; father-in-law Rutledge Lea built law off 1878 in which present firm is located; off Court Hill; res Keosauqua.
McINTOSH, MRS. LOLA M: Abstracter; b Clark Co, Mo Nov 26, 1895; d of John W. Hughes-Martha A Van Hyning; ed Van Buren Co; Bonaparte HS; priv lessons in business course 1921-22; m Delbert M Umphrey June 25, 1913 Pittsburg* (dec 1920); s George D J; m Craig F McIntosh June 6, 1923, Fairfield; 1920-22 tele opr, Keosauqua; 1922-25 steno & bkkpr Van Buren Abstract Co, Keosauqua; 1925-27 dep Van Buren Co recorder; 1927-31 Van Buren Co recorder; 1931- owner & opr abstract business, Keosauqua; past clk Van Buren Co grand jury several years; past clk Van Buren Co coroner several years; 1937- local representative of loyalty group of Fire & Casualty Ins; B&PW club, ch mbr, 1940 apptd legislative chrmn; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: athletics, politics; off Court Hill; res 4th & Lucas, Keosauqua. *Pittsburg, Iowa P O discontinued.
MADDEN, JOHN ROBERT: Farmer; b Van Buren Co, Iowa Dec 30, 1856; s of Thomas Madden-Hannah Brewster; ed Mount Sterling; m Edna Pettit Mar 6 1878 Mount Sterling; s Arch I, Glen (dec); 1878- farmer, Van Buren Co; twp road supvr & builder several years; Farm Bur; Christ Ch, mbr off bd many years, elder more than 50 years; Rep; hobby: agri development; res Route 1, Keosauqua.
MILLEN, HOMER EMMETT: Highway Contractor & Material Producer; b Indianola, Iowa Jan 12, 1889; s of Charles C. Millen-Esther McCormick; ed Indianola HS, helped organize first HS YMCA in Iowa; Maquoketa HS 1909; ICS engineering; m Pearle Wright Jan 9, 1913 Indianola; s Floyd H; 1910-11 engr gas plant, Maquoketa; Anamosa; 1912-13 engr gas plant, Grinnell; 1913-14 mgr & engr gas plant, Hampton; 1914-15 Rapid City, S D;
1915-23 gen mgr whol auto distributing co, Watertown, S D; 1923-27 highway & road bldg contr, Watertown, S D; 1927-35 highway & road bldg contr, Douds, also VP of Douds Quarries, Inc; 1935- gen mgr Farmington Gravel Co, pit near Farmington, Aug 1939 gold was discovered in this pit, machinery is now being installed for its recovery; 1937- mbr city coun; 1927- VP & gen mgr Douds Quarries, Inc, offs Douds & Farmington, these are only underground quarries in Iowa; BPOE; AF&AM: Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: golf, minerals; off & res Farmington.
MILLER, DAN ALFRED: Lumber Dealer; b Milton, Iowa June 3, 1872; s of Chris Miller-Fannie Laymen; ed Milton HS 1891; m Pearl Holloway Sept 4, 1898, Milton; s Joe A; d Charlotte B; 1892-95 rural sch tchr, Davis Co; 1895-99 sch tchr, Milton; 1899-1900 mgr & bkkpr Milton Lumber Co, 1900- ptnr lumber co, Milton; 1900-34 town clk; 1901-40 mbr bd of edn, Milton, pres several terms; 1935- farm mgr; has been administer of various Van Buren Co ests; 1927-33 chrmn troop representative BSA, Milton; Milton Ag Soc & Fair, secy 1914-31; AF&AM; Shrine; Christ Ch, SS supt since 1903; 1911- tchr Bible Sch class for young people; Van Buren Co SS Assn, pres 1940; Rep; hobbies: poultry fancier, flower garadening; off Lumber Yard; res Milton.
MOORE, HOLLIS CARR: Farmer & Stockman; b Van Buren Co, Iowa Aug 17, 1891; s of Edward Moore-Ruth Warner; ed rural sch; m Helen Fisher Feb 26, 1916 Van Buren Co; d Dorothy Roberta (dec 1929); prior to1912 farmer with father; 1912-14 ptr of A W Bruce in garage Bloomfield; 1914-16 farm hand, Van Buren Co; 1916-28 ptr of father opr 360 A farm Van Buren Co; 1928- owner & opr 160 A farm Van Buren Co, grandfather Moor homesteaded this farm 1843; twp trustee since 1937; AF&AM; Presby Ch, past trustee several years; Dem; hobbies: guns, dogs; res Route 1, Milton.
MORELAND, THELMA M: Author, Pen Artist & Illustrator; b Farmington, Iowa Aug 28, 1908; d of Richard Moreland-Nell Helwig; ed Farmington HS 1926; correspondence course in art work since 1938; 1925 began free lance illustrative work for children’s magazines Junior Home Child Life, American Childhood; 1928-30 sch tchr, Van Buren & Lee Cos; 1930- asst P M, Farmington; contributor of various articles to newspapers & magazines; OES; Meth Ch; Dem: hobbies: stamp collecting, Scottie dogs; off Post Office; res Farmington.
MORRIS, SHERMAN M: Retired; b Van Buren Co, Iowa Dec 30, 1864; s of Henry T Morris-Sally Ann Spencer; ed rural schs; m Mattie C Harlan Nov 12, 1885, Keosauqua; s Harlan R; 1889-90 & 13 consecutive winters taught sch; 1895-1896 taught first term of pub sch ever held in Stockport, McGuffey readers were used, salary of tchrs ranged from $33 to $40, farmer during summers; 1892- owner Morris homestead of 150 A, Cedar twp; 1899-1919 breeder of purebred Angus cattle; 1900 iinstigator in development of 1st rural mail delivery north of Des Moines River in Van Buren Co; 1932-35 Van Buren Co suprv; twp clk & trustee several years; 1887- keeps diary of weather & farming events; during World War mbr draft bd com; AF&AM; Prot; Rep; hobbies: cribbage, bridge; grandfather Morris settled in Cedar twp, Van Buren Co 1838 on same farm upon which 5th generation is now living; a Morris Memorial log cabin has been built by descendants of family to preserve family heirlooms of furn, records, machinery, etc on original Morris Homestead site; res Route 2, Stockport.
NORRIS, GEORGE L: Lumber Dealer; b Roswell, N M Sept 20, 1910; s of Clyde G Norris-Martha L McLone; ed Cantril HS 1927; U of Iowa, BSc 1931, JD 1933; Gamma Eta Gamma; m Mona Kreamer Oct 1, 1938 St Louis, Mo; d Lana Kay; 1933-34 branch bank mgr, Milton; 1934-36 opr C G Norris Est Lbr Yard, Cantril; 1936- owner & opr George L Norris Lbr Yard, Cantril; 1937- mbr town coun; 1938- pres State Savings Bank of Cantril, considered youngest bank manager in Iowa; Iowa Retail Lmbrmans Assn, Van Buren Co chrmn since 1937; Comm Club, pres since 1938; BPOE; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: hunting, athletics; off & res Cantril.
OVERMAN, JAMES MONTGOMERY: Retired; b Hancock Co, Ill, Feb 8, 1856; s of Samuel Overman-Nancy E Robertson; ed Keokuk schs; m Lydia Strickling Sept 29, 1880 Keosauqua (dec 1935); s Roy S; d Bess E; prior to 1878 baker appr, Keokuk, later estab bakery & lunch counter, Keosauqua; 1910-30 opr groc store Keosauqua; 1930- ret, Keosauqua; mbr city coun many years; org & 1st pres C of C; active mbr IOOF nearly 50 years; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: baseball; off & res Keosauqua.
OVROM, FRED E: Executive Vice-President of Bank; b Waupapa, Wis Feb 18, 1892; s of Ingebret Ovrom-Sophia Helness; ed Waupaca, Wis HS 1910; U of Wis BA 1914; Beta Gamma Sigma; m Blanche Thompson Apr 17, 1917 Shullsburg, Wis; s Arthur P; d Elizabeth J, Evelyn A; 1914-15 bkkpr State Deposit & Trust Co, Pittsburgh, Penn; 1915-16 bkkpr Hoas Commission Co, South St Paul, Minn; 1916-18 bkkpr First Natl Bank, Gary, S D, 1918-33 cash; 1933-36 orgr & pres Gary, S D Exchange Inc; 1936- exec VP Farmers State Bank, Keosauqua; 1940- mbr city coun; during World War chmn Liberty Loan com in eastern Deuel, S D; C of C, secy since 1939; AF&AM; Shrine; Meth Ch, trustee; Rep; hobby: golf; off Bank; res Keosauqua.
PAGE, HAROLD CLARK: Furniture Dealer & Mortician; b Bonaparte, Iowa Dec 28, 1887; s of William C Page-Carrie M Atkinson; ed Bonaparte HS; Hohenschuh & Carpenter Embalming Sch, grad 1909; m Mary E. Meek May 21, 1914 Bonaparte; s Robert W, Warren H; d Mary M; 1906-09 with father in furn & undertaking business Bonapaarte, 1909-22 ptnr of father; 1922- owner & opr undertaking business Farmington, 1938- since father’s death also owner & mgr store at Bonaparte, 1927-32 owner branch store, Donnellson;1931- owner & opr retail monument shop, Page Memorial Co Farmington; 1937-38 served unexpired term of mayor, Farmington; Iowa St Funeral Dirs & Embalmers Assn, pres 1925; Iowa Funeral Dirs Assn, past dir & ch mbr; BSA, 1940 elec local chrmn; AF&AM; KT; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies: golf, hunting; off Store; res Farmington.
PEDRICK, CLAARENCE EDMUNDS: Furniture, Hardware Dealer & Mortician; b Ottumwa, Iowa June 30, 1900; s of Harry C Pedrick-Annie Edmunds; ed Ottumwa; Doouds HS 1919; Worsham Coll of Embalming, Chicago, Ill 1924; m Beulah Scott Feb 18, 1925 Fairfield; s Robert C; 1919-20 with father in hdw store, Douds; 1920-24 clk in McCarroll Brothers Hdw Store. Ottumwa; 1924-39 ptr of father & brother in H C Pedrick & Sons, hdw, furn & undertaking business, Douds; 1939- opr with father, ptrship also includes 280 A stock farm, Chequest twp; Iowa Retail Hdw Assn dir since 1936, VP 1939, 1940- pres; Dist Funeral Dirs Assn; Farm Bur; C of C; KP; IOOF; AF&AM; Meth Ch, trustee since 1935; Rep; hobby: bridge; off Store; res Douds.
PERCIVAL, CHARLES SILVAN: Dentist; b Van Buren Co, Iowa Dec 29, 1861; s of Warren O Percival-Maary A Barr; ed Hillsboro; Howe’s Acad, Mount Pleasant 1878-80; Elliott’s Business Coll, Burlington 1885-86; U of Iowa, DDS, valedictorian of class 1888; m Jennie Beckley Oct 5, 1887 Mount Pleasant; s Harley J (dec 1932); Cecil S; d Patti R (Mrs H E Kinsey); 1880-81 carp with father, Hillsboro; 1881-83 sch tchr Henry & Van Buren Cos; 1883-84 carp Bismark, N D & Iowa; 1884-85 tchr Hillsboro schs; summer 1885 carp Sheridan Co, Kas; 1888-89 dentist, Hillsboro; 1889- destist Bonaparte; is one of Iowa’s oldest dentists in point of years of service; past mayor 2 terms; mbr bd of edn many years, Bonaparte, pres 1 term; mbr 1st town coun after Bonaparte was inc 1900; during World War mbr Liberty Loan com; IOOF 22; OES; AF&AM 73, grand master Iowa 1931-32, dist lecturer since 1906, since 1904 has att all annual communications of the grand lodge since 1906; 32; Shrine; Prot; Dem; off & res
PICKARD, FRANK LESLIE: Superintendent of Schools; b Salem, Iowa Mar 15, 1889; s of George H Pickard-Sarah J Hannah; ed rural sch; Iowa Wes Acad 1910; Parsons Coll, BA 1927; m Edna M Wilson Aug 23, 1921 Iowa City; d Ruth E, Mary J; 1912-14 & 1916-17 sch tchr Oak Grove Sch; Henry Co, 1914-16 Newport Sch, Louisa Co, 1917-19 Fairview Sch , Heenry Co; 1919-21 grade sch tchr, Stockport; 1921-25 HS tchr, Stockport; 1925-28 prin; 1928- supt of schs; 1919- athletic coach, this sch won co championship in baseball 10 years out of 21 & county championship in basketball 8 years out of 21; 1922 an org Van Buren Co Athletic Assn, 1st pres; ISTA; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: athletics, chess; off School; res Stockport.
REEVE, C MORTON: Creamery Manager; b Washington, D C Mar 19, 1895; s of Dr Delos N Reeve-Mary Bell Lantz ; ed Bristow; Mason City HS; Iowa State 1913-15; U of Wis 1915-16; m Ruth I Barton June 20, 1919 Shell Rock; s Delos Barton; d Margaret Geraldine; 1916-17 buttermaker Allison Creamery; 1919-20 buttermaker Earlville Creamery; 1920-23 mgr Woodbine, Ill Creamery; 1923-27 mgr New Hartford Creamery; 1927- mgr Farmers Co-op Creamery, Keosauqua; during World War enl US army 1917, 58th aero squadron, stationed Kelly Field, O/S Jan 1918 stationed at Le Havre, France & Salisbury, England, disch 1918 Camp Dodge; Amer Legion; founder & pres since 1932 South Iowa Co-op Creameries Assn; assoc org & dir since 1937 Dairy Products Marketing Assn, Chicago, Ill; pres since 1938 Natl Dairy Union, Washington, D C; mbr Iowa Creamery Oprs Assn; Natl Buttermakers Assn; C of C; Farm Bur; Country Club; ofcr AF&AM; Meth Ch steward 1930-37, trustee since 1937; Rep; hobbies: golf, flower gardening; off Creamery; res Keosauqua.
REHKOPF, CHARLES EDMUND: Farmer & Stockman; b Bentonsport, Iowa Mar 21, 1882; s of Augustus Rekopf-Louisa Sieman; ed rural sch; m Ada H Campbell Oct 20, 1909 Milton; prior to 1905 with father on farm, Washington twp; 1905-16 ptr of brother Albert on farm; 1919- owner & opr 120 A farm, Chequest twp, Van Buren Co, specializer in White Wyandotte chickens, Guernsey cattle, & sheep; 1937- secy Chequest twp bd of edn; Meth Ch, bd mbr several years; Rep; hobby: woodworking; res Route 1, Milton.
ROBERTS, ALBERT G: Publisher; b Keosauqua, Iowa Dec 28, 1874; s of Wyatt H Roberts-Caroline Gustin; ed Keosauqua HS 1893; Drake U 1895-97; m Margaret E Vale Aug 16, 1900, Monmouth, Ill; s Rex A; d Vale (Mrs R W Winslow); 1893-95 clk in groc store, P O asst & carp, Keosauqua; 1897-98 sch tchr Van Buren Co; 1898-99 supt of schs, Bridgewater, 1899-1901, Bonaparte; 1901-27 editor & publisher Redord, Bonaparte, 1927 name changed to Van Buren Record, editor since; 1925-27 owner & opr State Line Democrat, Keosauqua, 1927 State Line Democrat moved to Bonaparte & with Van Buren Record, 1940 consolidated Keosauqua Republican with Van Buren Record, 1932 son-in-law R W Winslow ptr in business; Van Buren Co Fair Assn pres since 1938; IPA; Presby Ch, elder since 1920, SS supt since 1905; Rep; hobby: athletics; off Newspaper; res
ROBERTS, MRS MARGARET EMMA: Homemaker & Insurance Representative; b Harrisburg twp, near Bonaparte, Aug 16, 1878; d of B Rex Vale-Julia Biddle; ed Bonaparte HS; m Albert G. Roberts Aug 16, 1900 Monmouth, Ill; s Rex; d Vale (Mrs Robert W Winslow); 1897-1901 primary tchr, Bonaparte; 1900- homemaker; 20 years helped with family newspaper, typesetting & obituariesl 1928- life ins representative; 1940 wrote history of Van Buren Co for Who’s Who in Iowa publication; WCTU; Presby Ch, SS tchr since 16 years old, ch treas; hobbies: wild flowers, family, Bible; off & res Bonaparte.
SECOR, ARTHUR JAMES: County Agricultural Agent; b Marshall Co, Iowa June 25, 1886; s of William S Secor-Anna Hansen; ed Marshall Co; Iowa St Coll, prep & coll BSAgr 1905 Magr 1930, , also short course work; short course work Minn Agri U; ch mbr Epsilon Sigma Phi; m Julia Warren June 27, 1917 Melbourne; s Kenneth; d Doris Louise; 1912-18 dir of agr Pipestone, Minn HS; 1918- Van Buren Co agri agt, 1st co agt; 1925-30 orgr of co-op creameries at Keosauqua & Farmington; instrumental in co-op marketing in SE Iowa; 1922 helped org & develop state park of SE Iowa with Dr L H Pammel of Ames & Edgar Harlan; 1927 recd natl award for soils improvement program; 1931- helped org & dir Farmers State Bank of Keosauqua; 1922- helped org & secy Van Buren Co Fair; during World War active in all county campaigns for defense & agri development; Iowa Poultry Producers Marketing Assn, seecy 1935-39, Ottumwa; KP; Congl Ch, moderator since 1936; hobbies: music, trees & landscape; off Farm Bur; res Keosauqua.
SIMMONS, MICHAEL: Farmer; b Van Buren Co, Iowa Dec 17, 1873; s of Michael Simmons-Ellen Dorsey; ed Wards rural sch; m Della Johnson Aug 29, 1895 Vernon twp; s Leslie E; d Cora E (dec); 1895-99 farmer Vernon twp; 1899-1903 farmer, Custer Co, Neb; 1903-13 owner & opr farm , near Farmington; 1913- owner & opr 240 A farm, Bonaparte twp, raising & feeding hogs & cattle & white Leghorn chickens; 1937-40 mbr Van Buren Co bd of supvrs; 1920-36 twp bd mbr Farmers Union; 1941 Dem nominee for county suprv; during World War com mbr Liberty Loan drives; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies: baseball, travel; res Route 1, Farmington.
STONG, J S: Attorney; b Pittsburg, Iowa Sept 12, 1903; s of B J
Stong-Ada E Duffield; ed Keosauqua HS 1921; Drake U, LLB 1926; Delta Theata Phi; m Eleanor L Rowley July 15, 1926, Keosauqua; 1926- ptr law firm of McBeth & Stong, Keosauqua; 1930-32 mbr city coun; 1932-34 mayor Keosauqua; 1927-28 & 1940-41 Van Buren Co Judicial Dist Rep committeeman; Van Buren Co, Dist, Iowa St & Amer Bar Assn; BSA, Keosauqua, scoutmaster since 1939; AF&AM; RAM; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies: BSA work & woodworking; off Court Hill; res Keosauqua.
STRICKLING, J HENRY: Pharmacist; b Keosauqua, Iowa Feb 18, 1887; s of Joseph C Strickling-Octavia Brown; ed Keosauqua; Drake U 1902-03; m Mary Isabel Gwinnup Oct 10, 1906 Linneus, Mo; d Ethelyn (Mrs Herbert L Killian); while att sch & on vacations clk in father’s drug store, Keosauqua, 1902-24 ptr, 1924- owner & opr; past mbr city coun; C of C; AF&AM; RAM; KT; Shrine; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies: hunting & Indian relics; off & res Keosauqua.
TETER, MRS VIRGINIA M: Homemaker; b Hillsboro, Henry Co, Iowa Sept 24, 1874; d of Dr D V Converse-Nettie Runyon; ed Hillsboro; Plain City, Ohio HS 1892; Van Buren, Henry & Lee Co Normal Schs; m Simon Teter Sept 27, 1906, Cantril (dec 1937); 1893-1903 sch tchr Hillsboro, Salem & Cantril; 1903-05 owner & opr Cantril Leader, first lady editor Van Buren Co; 1905-06 editor & business manager Mount Pleasant Free Press; 1907 extra tchr Cantril schs; 1908 bkkpr in lbr yard; 1909 asst cash Cantril Savings Bank; 1935-37 mgr former Cantril Drug Store; 1905 homemaker Canril; past mayor 5 years, only woman mayor in Van Buren Co, elected 3 times; WCTU, co pres 1923-33; Baptist Ch; Rep, past del to state convns; hobbies: comm. welfare; res Cantril.
VARDAMAN, LAURENCE HARVEY: Bank Cashier; b Detroit, Mich Aug 23, 1907; s of Ben R Vardaman-Doris Harvey; ed Chicago, Ill 1922; Northwestern U, 1922-24, Alpha Sigma Lambda; m Ruth Frances Ruby May 2, 1936, Keosauqua; s Howard Craig; 1924-27 off man Phoenix Mutual Ins Co, Chicago; 1927-30 asst purchasing agt Natl Biscuit Co, Evanston, Ill; 1930-31 in credit & collections depts. Union Stockyards & Transit Co, Chicago; 1931- cash Farmers State Bank; 1933- city treas; C of C, secy 1932-35, pres 1939-40; Golf Club, secy-treas since 1931; BPOE; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: golf; off & res Keosauqua.
WEBB, MRS ANN KIDWELL: Homemaker & Author; b Burning Springs, W Va Apr 8, 1882; d of Lorenzo D Kidwell-Eliza Anne Alexander; ed Burning Springs, W Va; Fairmont, W Va Normal Sch; Amer Sch of Chicago, Ill, literatire course 1925; Salem, W Va Coll, literature & English course; m Dr J W Webb Dec 25, 1904 Burning Springs, W Va; s Lawrence A, Bernard W; Dr J W Jr; 1900-04 tchr grade & rural schs of W Va; 1904- homemaker; 1917-18 tchr Marshville sch, Harrison Co, W Va; prior to 1924 frequent contributor of newspaper articles in eastern US; 1924- author of books, Mystery of the Old Mill, Prohibition & Man, also book of poems & another novel now being prepared for publication; frequent speaker at ch & womens orgs; Comm Club; WCTU; Meth Ch, congregational stewardess & tchr of men’s Bible class since 1932; Rep; hobbies: camping, travel; off & res Bonaparte.
WEBB, JONATHAN WARNER: Physician & Surgeon; b Big Bend, W Va Aug 6, 1880; s of N Webb-Margaret J Depue; ed Big Bend, W Va; Glenville Normal 1898; Mt State Business Coll, Parkersburg, W Va 1901; U of Md, MD 1905; pres of sr class; grad work Chicago Polyclinic in gen review 1917-18, ear, nose & throat 1918-19, operative surg 1923; Phi Chi, pres; m Anne Kidwell Dec 25, 1904 Burning Springs, w Va; s Lawrence A, Bernard W, Dr J W Jr; as young man blacksmith & shod oxen, also did repair work; 1898-1900 sch tchr, Calhoun Co,W Va; 1905-06 interne Md Uni Hosp; 1906-12 prac med , Big Bend, W Va, 1912-24 Salem, W Va, 1924- Bonaparte; 1928- bd of edn , Bonaparte, pres 2 years; 1928- city health ofcr; during World War commd 1st lt MORC; C of C, pres 1932; AF&AM; Bapt Ch; Rep; hobbies: golf, hunting, fishing; off & res Bonaparte.
WHITELEY, PHILIP SHERIDAN: General Merchant; b Bonaparte, Iowa, Oct 3, 1864; s of Joseph W Whiteley-Sarah Ann Giles; ed Bonaparte; m Gertrude Mills July 24, 1898 Bonaparte; 1880-1909 ptr of father & brother in J W Whiteley & Sons, gen store, Bonaparate; 1909-38 after father’s death ptr of brother, 1938- since brother’s death owner & opr considered oldest store in Van Buren Co; hobby: travel; off & res Bonaparte.
WILLIAMS, GLENN EMMETT: County Clerk; b Birmingham, Iowa Aug 19, 1885; s of Thomas L Williams-Mary C Hootman; ed Birmingham schs; m Ethel E Roberts Mar 10, 1908 Birmingham; 1908-10 farmer Union twp; 1910-23 carp & bldg contr; 1939- Van Buren Co clk; C of C; Meth Ch, trustee & steward many years, choir mbr & SS supt; Rep; hobby: music, 1907 with brothers org male quartet; off Courthouse; res Keosauqua.
WILLIAMS, ORA CLINTON: Merchant; b Van Buren Co Aug 30, 1892; s Thomas L Williams-Mary C Hootman; ed rural sch; Birmingham HS; Stewart Veterinary Coll, Kansas City 1915-16; m Elsie Miller Mar 18, 1920 Ottumwa; 1919-23 bldg contr with brother; 1923-27 Van Buren Co dep sheriff; 1927-31 Van Buren Co sheriff; 1931-34 ptr plumbing & heating business, Keosauqua, 1934- owner & operator, 1935 added furn business; 1930- secy bd of edn; durubg Mexican Border trouble, active duty, enl ING 1916; during World War in US inf Camp Dixon, N J , O/S 1918 LeMans, France in classification camp, disch Apr 1919 1st sgt; Amer Legion; C of C; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: hunting & fishing; off & res Keosauqua.
WOODS, HARRY EUGENE: Physician & Surgeon; b Jefferson Co, Iowa Apr 30, 1857; s of Dr P N Woods-Mary L Wolph; ed Fairfield; Parsons Coll, BA 1880; Rush Med Coll, Chicago, Ill, MD 1882; m Margaret Louise Monger Jan 18, 1893, Jefferson Co; d Irene Floyd, Irma Mary; 1883-95 prac med Fairfield, 1895-1909 Batavia, 1909-
Birmingham; health ofcr Fairfield several years, also Batavia; mbr town coun Batavia several years; oldest practicing phys in Van Buren Co & considered one of oldest in years of service in SE Iowa; Van Buren Co & Iowa St Med Socs; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: gardening; off & res Birmingham.
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