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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

Falb, John: Automobile Dealer; born Elgin, Iowa May 1, 1873; son of John Falb & Katherine Welti; educated Elgin; married Mary Walther Oct 30, 1894 Elkader; sons: Herbert William, Walter Clarence, George Harry & John Jr.; daughter: Marie Florence (Mrs. _ Morris); 1893- owner meat market, Elgin, 1893-1918 opr; 1909- owner & opr auto business, 1922 son George became ptr, John Falb & Son, 1925 son Walter became mbr firm name John Falb & Sons, 1931- son John Jr taken into firm, also estab Falb Motor Co, Postville; 1918- owner Falb Hotel, 1918-25 mgr; past mbr sch bd & town council; Elgin Commercial Club; Order Eastern Star 162, Elgin; AF&AM 518; Republican; hobby: travel; off & res Elgin. (Fayette co., pg 435)

Fellows, John R., Lumber Dealer; born Lansing, Iowa July 14, 1902; son of O. M. Fellows & Elsie Smith; education Lansing HS; University of Michigan 1928; married Dorothy Minteer Dec. 13, 1930 Tulsa, Okla; son Albert M; daughter Nancy M; 1929-32 employed by Ozark Chemical Co., Tulsa, Okla; 1932-35 salesman Swift & Co., Chicago; 1935- manager of lumber Co., Waterville; member Waterville consolidated school board; member town council; Iowa Lumberman’s Association; AF&AM; Methodist Church; Republican; hobbies: sports & hunting; office & residence Waterville.
~Note: the bio of his brother Kenneth gives father as A.M. Fellows, and brother Liberty E. as Albert Milton.

Fellows, Kenneth: Commercial Printer; born Lansing, Iowa Aug 19, 1908; son of A.M. Fellows & Elsie Smith; educated Lansing HS 1925; U of Iowa, BSc 1931; Chi Phi Pi; Delta Sigma Pi; Beta Gamma Sigma; married Frances Hogle June 12, 1935 at Keokuk; daughters: Elsie Ann, Carol Frances; 1931-33 in advertising dept, Libby, McNeil & Libby, Chicago; 1933-35 news editor Waukon Democrat; 1935-39 owner & opr Alice Echo, Alice Tex.; 1939- owner Fellows Publishing Co., Keokuk; Chamber of Commerce, dir; Jr Chamber of Commerce, secy; Rotary, dir; Keokuk Com Chest, dir; Fairview Golf Club; BPOE 106; AF&AM 144; Methodist ch; Repubican; hobby: sports; off 111 N. 5th; res 503 Grand Ave, Keokuk. (Lee co., pg 704)

Fellows, Liberty Eaton: Physician & Surgeon; born Lansing, Iowa Feb 11, 1895; son of Albert Milton Fellows & Elsie Smith; educated Lansing 1910; Grinnell Coll 1910-11; U of Mich, MD 1918; grad work Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Hosp 1921-22; Phi Chi; married Pearl Minerva Neel Sept 20, 1917 Webster City; daughters: Jean Pearl, Dorothy Beth; 1919-22 med prac, Ellsworth; 1922-28 eye, ear, nose & throat specialist, Webster City; 1928- ptr of Dr. R.W. Wood, Newton; mbr staff Skiff Memorial Hosp; during World War U.S. med dept of U.S.N., U.S. naval hosp, Newport, R.I., sr grad Lt, disch Oct 1919, naval hosp; American Legion; Jasper Co. Med Soc, past pres; Iowa St Med Soc; American Medical Assoc; Chamber of Commerce; Newton Country Club; AF&AM 144; Congl Ch; Republican; hobby: golf; off Roswell Bldg; res 521 S. 6th Ave W, Newton. (Jasper co., pg 614)

Feuerhelm, Reuben J.: Farmer; born Allamakee Co, Iowa May 10, 1871; son of Charles Feuerhelm & Margaret May; educated Allamakee Co; married Estella May Feb 27, 1896 (deceased); son: Keith R. (deceased); daughters: Florence (Mrs. Howard J. Graven), Loraine (Mrs. Kenneth Keifer) & Della (deceased); married Anna Klinger Sept 25, 1938 Nashua; step-sons: Leonard, Harold; step-daughter: Frances (Mrs. M.H. Lehr); prior to 1891 helped father on farm Allamakee Co; 1892-96 worked on farm, Sioux Co; 1896-1902 farmer, Sioux Co; 1902-09 farmer Rock Co, Minn; 1909- owner & opr Shady Lawn Farm, Dickinson, raiser of Durham cattle, sheep & hogs; 1926- Silver Lake twp trustee; Farm Bureau; IOOF; Methodist Ch, trustee; hobby: flowers; res Route 4, Lake Park. (Dickinson co., pg 391)

Fitzgerald, John David: Farm Manager; born Allamakee Co, Iowa Mar 16, 1867; son of John Fitzgerald & Mary Qullin; educated Pocahontas Co.; Kenyon Coll, Fort Dodge; Capital City Comml Coll 1892; married Anna C. Quinlin Oct 16, 1894 Fort Dodge; sons: John Vincent, Stephen Earl, Joseph David, Lucian Patrick; daughters: Mary Ethel (Mrs. Eugene S. Cole) & Margaret Grace (Mrs. Francis Kelley); 189-96 sch tchr, Pocahontas Co.; 1894-1900 farmer Pocahontas Co.; 1900-10 impl & livestock dir, Varina; 1910-16 hdw dir, Varina; 1911- farm mgr, Varina; 1934 Pocahontas Co Supvr; pres Varina consolidated sch bd 5 years; mayor 4 years; Dover twp assessor 10 years; Catholic Ch; hobby: politics; off & res Varina. (Pocahontas co., pg 954)

Fossum, Otto H., Clerk of District Court; born Allamakee Co, Iowa Oct. 5, 1879; son of Hans T. Fossum & Guri Mehns; educated Allamakee Co.; Normal School, Waukon; Valders Normal School, Decorah; Humboldt College; married Maude Coutram Aug. 12, 1925 Minneapolis, Minn; son Horace O.; daughter Donna Mae; 1916-18 assistant cashier Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Waterville; 1918-21 assistant cashier Slope Co. State Bank, Amidon N.D; 1921-24 with State Bank, Clarrisse, Minn; 1924-32 deputy clerk of district court of Allamakee Co; 1932-34 insurance agent & in newspaper work; 1934- clerk of district court of Allamakee Co; AF&AM 54; Norwegian Lutheran Church of America, Waukon; hobbies: carpenter work, gardening; residence W Main, Waukon.

Fredrickson, Adolph R., Physician & Surgeon; born Adams, ND April 3, 1888; son of Carl F. Fredrickson & Anna Augustson; educated Walsh County, ND; State Normal School, Mayville, ND 1912; University of Minnesota; graduate St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo, MD 1920; married Alma S. Berg June 11, 1924 Coon Valley, Wis; sons: James D. & Robert K.; 1920-21 intern St. Francis Hospital, LaCrosse, Wis; 1921- practiced medicine, Lansing; 1930- City health officer; during World War enlisted in Student Army Training Corps (SATC), St. Louis University, discharged Dec. 20, 1918, St. Louis, Mo; American Legion post 50, Lansing; Allamakee Co & Iowa State Medical Societies; Kiwanis, chair member, past president; AF&AM 144, past master; Presbyterian Church; Republican; office & residence Lansing.

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