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

Cole, Harry Dean, Dentist; born McGregor, Iowa Nov 13, 1888; son of Dr. William Cole & Kathryn Lee; educated Postville HS 1908; University of Iowa, DDS 1911; Psi Omega; married Rose A. Shaffer June 30, 1915 in Cascade; sons: Harry Shaffer & William; daughters Jane Rose & Margaret Mary; 1911- dentist, Postville; past member school board, Postville; member town council since 1932; Allamakee Co & Iowa St Dental Societies; American Dental Assoc.; Commercial Club, past secretary; member Boy Scouts of America committee, Postville many years; life member Nat’l Rifle Assn, expert rifleman; Knights of Columbus; St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, Independent; hobbies: rifle & pistol shooting; office & residence Postville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Connor, Miles L., Automobile Dealer; born Warren, Wisc. Feb. 25, 1911; son of James Connor & Ella Griffin; education Warren, Wisc.; Tomah Wisc HS; Wausau Business College, Wausau, Wisc; married Virginia Peyton Aug. 13, 1932 Necedah, Wisc; sons: Robert E. & James P.; daughter Carol Ann; 1932-33 bookkeeper Ford garage operated by Pattunde Brothers, Necedah Wisc, 1933-34 salesman; 1934-36 partner of 3 other men in garage business Pattunde Motor Co Inc., Tomah Wis; 1936-38 partner with Norbert A’Hearn in garage business, Waukon; 1938- owner & operator Connor Auto Sales, Ford dealer, Waukon; BPOE (Elks); Knights of Columbus, lecturer; St. Patrick’s Catholic Church; Democrat; chairman Allamakee Co Young Democrats, alternate for delegate to Nat’l convention, Chicago, Ill 1940; hobbies: travel, dancing; parents born & reared in Allamakee Co, went to Wisc 1890; office Connor Auto Sales; residence Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Cota, Paul Dennis, Owner & Manager Theaters; born Harpers Ferry, Iowa Aug. 25, 1888; son of Theodore Cota & Emma Frenette; education Harpers Ferry; married Ruth May Eaton Sept. 18, 1912 Waukon; sons Paul Dennis Jr. & Mayhew Eaton; prior to 1904 farmer with father, Harpers Ferry; 1904-06 clerk T. W. Melaven General Store, Harpers Ferry; 1906-10 with clerk in grocery department of G. Kerndt & Brothers General Store, Lansing, 1908-10 clerk in dry goods department; 1910- owner & operator Cota Theater, Waukon, 1913 built new theater building; 1937- owner & operator Town Theater, Waukon; during World War entered US army Sept. 18,1917 88th Division, command 2nd It Co I 350th Infantry, discharge Dec 1918; American Legion post 62; member Allied Theater Owners of America; Republican; hobbies: fishing, hunting; office Theater; residence Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Cota, Mrs Ruth May, Homemaker; born Waukon, Iowa; daughter of Mayhew W. Eaton & Ella M. Minert; educated Waukon HS 1909; University of Iowa; business course St. Paul Minn; studied voice under Mary M. Brackett, Minneapolis, Minn; married Paul Dennis Cota Sept. 18, 1912 Waukon; sons: Paul Dennis Jr & Mayhew Eaton; prior to 1913 stenographer for Standard Telephone Co., Waukon; 1912- homemaker, Waukon; 1919- with husband in charge of theaters, Waukon; American Legion auxiliary, church member, president; Methodist Church, choir member many years; Republican; hobbies: music, voice, in quartet that won 2nd place in Cleveland, Ohio 1936 & in trio that won 3rd place in Chicago, Ill 1939; residence Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

 

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