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

 

McCabe, John B.; Farmer; b. Waukon, Ia. Mar. 16,1873; son of Hugh McCabe & Lydia Alice Gates; education Jefferson twp; Waukon Business College; married Cora Mable Teeple Sept. 3, 1912 Waukon; son: Robert John (dec); daughters: Alice M. (Mrs Louis Williams), Helen G. & Mable; 1899- farmer, Allamakee Co; past director, twp school; member Allamakee Co. Fair Board since 1920; charter member Allamakee Co Farm Bureau, member township committe Past director Jefferson twp; KC, Catholic Order of Foresters (COF) since 1893, charter member; St. Patrick’s Catholic church: Democrat Past county delegate; hobbies: reading, horses, purebred cattle, horseback riding, residence Route 3, Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

McKinney, Herbert A.; Railroad Station Agent; b. Elliota, Mn. May 21, 1879; son of P. McKinney & Almeda Allen; education Canton, Mn; married Cora Ellinghouse May 1, 1915 Iowa City; son: Harlan O.; 1900-05 station agent & operator CMStP & P Rail Road Harmony, Mn, 1905-20 Spring Grove, Mn, McGregor, Bellevue, 1920- station agent & operator, Lansing; member Lansing city council 8 years; Order of Railway Telegraphers (ORT); CMSTP&P RR Veterans Assn of Chicago & Milwaukee Service Club; Waukon Golf Club; AF&AM #144; Evangelical Church; Republican; hobby golf; office & residence Lansing.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Marston, Euclid C.; Secretary Co-operative Livestock Assn; born on farm Postville, Ia. Sept. 20, 1891; son of Arthur Fisher Marston & Jennie Carithers; education rural schools; Postville HS 1909; Cornell College, BSc 1914; Iowa State College, summer sch; 1914; U of Iowa 1915-16; married Marie Donner Aug. 27, 1918, Yale (deceased 1932); sons: Joseph A., Dwight & J. Craig; daughters: Jean E. & V. Virginia; married Amy K. Meier Nov. 27, 1936 at Waterloo; 1914-15 HS teacher, Guthrie Co; 1916-34 operated old homestead for parents; 1934- with Postville Farmers Co-op Livestock Assn, 1930- secy. This co-op was 1st farmers Co-op Livestock assn. in US; 1932 unsuccessful candidate for state senate Rep ticket; past pres Minert school board 12 years; 1937 pres board of education, Postville Pub. Schools; charter member Farm Bureau & one of 1st local officers; an organizer & 1st secy Big 4 Cow Testing Assn; Commercial Club; one of organizers & president Big-4-Fair Assn; AF&AM; RAM; Presby church; Republican; local committeeman & delegate to last state convention; hobbies; schooling education; office & residence Postville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Marti, Williard G.; Secretary Creamery Co; born Church, Ia. June 28, 1904; son of Henry Marti & Emma Roth; educated Allamakee Co.; Mankato, Mn. Comml. College 1926; married Esther M. Decker June 5, 1930 in Lansing; daughters: Carol L. & Janet Ann; prior to 1924 on farm with parents; 1927-33 secy Calhoun Co-op Creamery Co, Church; 1933-35 owner & operator farm, Allamakee Co; 1935- secy Calhoun Co-op Creamery Co, Church; secy board of indep school district, Church; Iowa; Creamery Operators Assn; Allamakee Co. Farm Bureau, past member; IOOF, Waukon; Congregational church, trustee; Republican; hobby: farming; office Co-op Creamery; residence Church.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Martin, J. Willard; Furniture Dealer & Mortician; b. Waukon, Iowa April 18, 1891; son of Henry Martin & Barbara Sandry; education Waukon HS; Hohenschuh Carpenter School of Embalming, Des Moines; m. Clara M. Opfer Oct 17, 1916 Waukon; son: Roger M.; daughters: Virginia R. & Barbara M.; 1913 - furniture dealer and mortician, Waukon; past president Waukon Golf Club; Zion Reform Church; Republican; hobbies: golf, horseshoes; office & residence Waukon.

~transcribed by S. Ferrall

Martin, Otto P.; Furniture Dealer & Mortician; b. Waukon, Iowa July 21, 1878; son of Henry Martin & Sophia Bieber; educated Waukon grade school; Ells Business College, Waukon; Barnes School of Embalming, Chicago 1899; m. Mary H. Hansmeir Jan 20, 1904 in Waukon; sons: Ralph H., Howard F. & James C.; daughter: Marjorie (Mrs. Oliver Kirkeby); 1898-1914 furniture dealer, Waukon; 1914- furniture dealer & mortician; past member Waukon Vol. Fire Dept., retired after 20 years of service; Iowa State Funeral Directors & Embalmers Assn.; past National Furneral Directors Assn.; AF&AM; Zion Reform Church; hobby: fisheing; office & residence Waukon.

~transcribed by S. Ferrall


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