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


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

Unless another county is indicated, the biographies are from the Allamakee county section pgs 42-50. The others are the biographies of persons who were born or lived in Allamakee co., but in 1940 were living in other counties.

The biographies were transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich & S. Ferrall

Eaton, Guy W., Bank Vice-President; born Waukon, Iowa May 31, 1886; son of Mayhew W. Eaton & Ella Minert; education Waukon HS; University of Iowa, BA 1909; Phi Delta Phi; married Mary A. Kleespie Feb. 27, 1917 Cedar Rapids; sons: Mayhew O. & Robert K; 1913- practice law, Waukon; 1925- VP Waukon State Bank, in charge of loans; 1919-20 Allamakee Co. attorney; 1916-1918 Mayor, Waukon; past member 53rd regiment Iowa National Guard; Kiwanis, past member; Waukon Golf Club; AF&AM, past master; Methodist Church; Republican; hobby: golf; office & residence Waukon.

Ellefson, Joel, Contractor; born Allamakee Co., Iowa Mar. 28, 1880; son of Gustave Ellefson & Taneta Nyland; education Paint Creek twp., Allamakee Co.; married Helen Gronna Mar. 21, 1915 Paint Creek twp; son Alton G; prior to 1894 worked for father on farm; 1894-99 worked on farms; 1899-1904 employed various occupations; 1905-06 worked with contractor learning trade; 1906- contractor, Waterville; now owner of 1st home he helped build 1905; superintendent of Waukon Town Theater, built 1937; has built hundreds of buildings in Allamakee Co. & State of Iowa; during World War registered but not called; past member town council several years; Lutheran Church; Republican; hobbies: reading, home building contractor; office & residence Waterville.

Emry, Mrs. Lydia E.: Homemaker; born Dorchester, Iowa Nov 3, 1873; daughter of C.J. Langenbach & Maria Wiess; educated Minneapolis, Minn.; married George A. Emry May 29, 1894 at Dorchester; sons: Earl G. & Carl A.; daughter Pearl (Mrs. Beldon Lemons); 1894- homemaker; welfare chmn 7 years, Independence; Amer Legion aux, past unit pres, past county pres; Independence Garden Club, pres.; UCT, past grand ofcr; Chautauqua Literary Soc; Meth Ch, mbr ofcl bd, pres Ladies Aid 8 years; Republican, pres Buchanan Co. Republican Womans Club; hobby: scrap books; off & res Independence. (Buchanan co., pg 146)

Enderes, John William: President Manufacturing Co; born Postville, Iowa July 21, 1884; son of Ernst Enderes & Louisa Hupp; educated Littleport; married Caroline Latteyer Oct 18, 1911 Elkader; daughter: Ruth Iona (Mrs. W.C. Schiele); 1905 orgr Enderes Mfg Co, mfg chisels, nippers & punches; 1916-26 company moved to Albert Lea, Minn, VP; 1926 returned to Guttenberg, 1926-37 VP, 1937- pres; Modern Woodmen of America (MWA) 1723, Littleport; IOOF, past noble grand, Albert Lea Minn; past chief patriarch of Canton Encampment; Methodist Ch; hobbies: hunting & fishing; off & res Guttenberg. (Clayton co., pg 292)

Ernst, Floyd W., Physician; born Wadena, Iowa Aug. 1, 1906; son of Eugene P. Ernst & Nancy Halliday; educated Fayette Co; Wadena HS; University of Iowa, MD 1934; Phi Beta Pi; married Laurene Maher June 14, 1934 Iowa City; daughters: Joyce Ann & Shirley Jean; 1934 Interne St. Francis Hospital, LaCrosse, Wis; 1935-practiced medicine, New Albin; Iowa; State & Allamakee Co. Medical Societies; Methodist Church; non-partisan; hobby: sports; office & residence New Albin.

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