Who's Who in Iowa, 1940
Allamakee co. Biographies

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The Iowa Press Association's Who's Who in Iowa, a Biographical Record of Iowa's Leaders in Business, Professional and Public Life; Pub. by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines, Iowa; 1940

Bahr, Albert G., Farmer & Dairyman; born Cleveland, Wisc May 14, 1893; son of Louis Bahr & Matilda Boettcher; education rural schools, Cleveland, Wis; married Margarete C. Helming Mar 18,1920 Waukon; son Charles L, Donald F; daughter Elsa Mae; 1913-1916 worked on farms, Wis; 1916-1917 & 1919-1936 worked on farms Allamakee Co. 1936- owner & Operator farm & dairyman, near Waukon, dairy farmer since 1931; director school board; director Federal Land Bank of Omaha, Neb of Waukon; during World War Entered US Army Feb 24, 1917, 77th division 305th field arty, Camp Dodge, Camp Upton, Long Island, Overseas 13 months, discharged May 27 1919; American Legion, post finance officer; Allamakee Co Farm Bureau; past member Cow Testing Assn, past president several times; AAA*; Tennessee Valley Authority; IOOF; Zion Reform Church, member since 1920; hobbies: modern machinery, fishing hunting Guernsey cattle; Residence Route 1, Waukon

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich
~*note: the abbreviation key for AAA gives Agricultural Adjustment Administration or American Automobile Association; it isn't known to which of these organizations Mr. Bahr belonged.

Bahr, Mrs Margarete C., Homemaker; born Waukon, Iowa; daughter of C. G. Helming & Charlott Silwold; educated Waukon HS; married Albert G. Bahr Mar 19,1920 Waukon; son Charles L., Donald F; daughter Elsa Mae; 1917-20 school teacher, Ludlow twp; 1920- homemaker, Allamakee; 1927 school teacher, Ludlow twp; American Legion Aux; Neighbors Club, treasurer; Zion Reform Church, member since 15 years old, president ladies aid society; independent; hobbies: flowers, gardening; Residence Route 1, Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Baily, Mrs Maude V., Librarian; born Farnammills, Va. Aug 16, 1877; daughter of Amos D. Sprague & Mary Cox; educated rural & HS, Wisc, married Samuel Clark Baily Oct 16,1893 Hub City, Wisc; sons: Presley, Richard, Eli; daughter: Harriott; 1893- homemaker, Postville; 1915- member library board, Postville, 1938- Librarian; during World War & since vice chairman local American Red Cross; American Legion Aux of Postville; past member Federated Womens Club, past county chairmen; PEO; Presbyterian Church; Republican; hobbies: flowers, gardening; office Library; residence Tilden, Postville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Bakke, Theodore, Farmer & Stockman; born Waterville, Iowa May 17, 1898; son of John P. Bakke & Ingeborg Hangen*; educated rural school near Waterville; Sioux Falls Business College 1 year; LaCrosse Business College 1 year; married Gladys V. Fossum Mar 10, 1937 Paint Creek twp; son Donald Ordell; daughter Louis* Irene; 1928- partner of father on farm, Allamakee Co; 1938- director creamery, Waterville; during World War registered but not called; member AAA* & Soil Conservation; past member Allamakee Co Farm Bureau; Lutheran Church, past trustee; Republican; hobby: fishing; wife’s parents Theodore H. Fossum & Lavina Knudtson; residence Route 1 Waterville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich
~*transcribers note: I believe daughters name should actually be Lois Irene & mothers maiden name should be Haugen.
~*note: the abbreviation key for AAA gives Agricultural Adjustment Administration or American Automobile Association; it isn't known to which of these organizations Mr. Bakke belonged.

Bakkum, Eilert H., Farmer; born Allamakee Co., Iowa Dec 8,1889; son of Hans E Bakkum & Matilda Erieckson; education Allamakee Co; Waukon Business College 1907; married Irena A. Barthell Mar 17, 1918 Waukon; sons: Bartell & LaVerne H. daughters: Marjorie & La Gertha; 1907-20 farmer, Allamakee Co; 1935- Secretary Farmer’s Co-Op Creamery, Waterville; trustee Center twp 9 years; past director Center twp school district; past member Allamakee Co Farm Bureau; West Paint Creek Lutheran Church; hobbies: baseball & horse shoes; office & residence Waterville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Bakkum, Roy C., Chiropractor, b. Allamakee Co., Iowa, June 10, 1903; son of H.R. Bakkum and Carrie M. Larson; educated Allamakee Co; Waukon HS; Valder Business College, Decorah; Palmer School of Chiropractic, Davenport, DC 1927; married Jessie Hubbard, June 6, 1928, Nashua; son Robert J.; daughter Delores Anne.  1927-28, assistant in Wisc Gen Chiropractic Hospital, Prairie du Chien Wisc; 1928-30, chiropractor partner of Dr Booke, Waukon; 1929-30, assistant in Clear View Sanitorium for Nervous & Mental cases, Pasadena California, off, Brooke & Bakkum, Lansing; 1934, chiropractor, Waukon; 1936, built new 23 room hospital and clinic building, Waukon, operated since, was 1st general chiropractic hospital in Iowa; member legislative committee of Chiropractic Society of Iowa; Iowa State chairman of Fountain Head Chiropractic Hospital Assn; Chiropractic Society of Iowa, com member; Natl Rifle Assn member; Kiwanis, member and chairman Underprivileged Child committee; Lutheran Church; Republican; hobbies - hunting, fishing.  Office 21 E. Maine; residence Waukon.

~transcribed by Mona Knight

Boyden, Charles N., Osteopathic Physician & Coroner; born Toronto, Canada July 19, 1880; son of Paddey McGuiness & Margaret Birch; education Northfield Ohio HS 1916; Kirksville, Mo American School of Osteopathy, 1922; married Florence Denman June 25, 1924 Oxford, Ohio; foster son George Wilson; 1922-23 Osteopathic physician with Dr. J. V. McMannis Electronic Hospital, Kirksville, Mo.; 1923-24 in charge of Dr. Patton’s office, Anamosa; 1924-26 osteopathic physician, Pawnee, Okla; 1926-1932 Dubuque; 1932- Waukon; 1938- Allamakee Co coroner; during World War in US army medical branch Mar 10, 1918 hospital service, overseas 14 months, stationed Camp De Meucon France, discharge July 15, 1919 Camp Sherman Ohio; past member American Legion; Presbyterian Church; Republican; hobby: gardening; office South High; residence Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Brogan, Michael J., Clergyman; born Offaly, Ireland June 12, 1893; son of John Brogan & Jane Cayne; education Parochial school, Philadelphia Penn; graduate Wilton College, Cork, Ireland; graduate St. Mary’s, Baltimore, Md, ordained Oct 31, 1920; Nov 1, 1920 gave 1st mass at Lead S. D; 1920-38 missionary worker, S D; 1938- pastor St. Mary’s Church, Dorchester, 1940- also pastor St. John the Baptist Church of West Ridge, Waukon, Mar 31, 1939 church partially burned, completely remodeled under his direction; Knights of Columbus, Waukon; hobbies: Writing, flowers; office & residence Dorchester.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Burling, William Hale, Attorney; born Postville, Iowa May 10,1885; son of Frederick S. Burling & Flora Ketchum; education Postville HS 1902; Upper Iowa University; University of Iowa Law School 1 year; married Edna Holter Nov 9, 1910 Postville (deceased 1937); sons: Carl Frederick & Robert Hale; daughter Bernice; took work under father in law office, Postville, admitted to Iowa St bar 1909; 1909-1920 practiced law with father, 1920-36 private practice of law, 1936- partner of Arthur J Palas, Postville, past member city council, Postville, also mayor; member library board; attorney for CRI&P RR; city attorney, Postville; trustee Upper Iowa University 9 years; during World War active in Liberty Bond sales; Iowa St & Allamakee Co Bar Associations; past chairman local American Red Cross 18 years; Commercial Club, committeeman; AF&AM 204; Presbyterian Church, elder; Democrat; office & residence Postville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Byrnes, John F., Farmer; born Waukon, Iowa Dec 8, 1881; son of Michael Byrnes & Anna Larkin; education Valders Normal School, Decorah; married Eleanor Link Apr 8, 1913 Waukon; sons Leo & James; daughters Edna, Betty & Loretta; 1912- farmer, Allamakee Co; director twp Farm Bureau 2 years; president twp school board 4 years; twp Elk 8 years; 7 years chairman twp AAA* committee; 3 years member county AAA committee; 6 years director Federal Farm Loan Assn; Knights of Columbus; residence Route 3, Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich
~*note: the abbreviation key for AAA gives Agricultural Adjustment Administration or American Automobile Association; it isn't known to which of these organizations Mr. Byrnes belonged although the former is the most likely.

 

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