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

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.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

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.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

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 St. & Allamakee Co. Medical Societies; Methodist Church; non-partisan; hobby: sports; office & residence New Albin.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

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