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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

Taylor, Herbert E.; District Judge; born Castalia, Winneshiek Co., Ia. July 3, 1876; son of Mylan Taylor & Elvira Sanders; educated Jefferson Co., Neb; Postville HS; U of Iowa, PhB 1898, graduated law school 1900; married Ann E. Thomas June 21, 1905 Lansing; sons: Herbert E. Jr & James W.; daughter Betty, Ann; 1900-03 partner of James W. Trewin in law firm Trewin & Taylor, Lansing; 1903-05 practiced law, Lansing, 1905- Waukon; 1905-11 Allamakee Co. attorney; 1918- Judge of district court 13th judicial district, Waukon; past Lansing city attorney 2 years; District Judges Assn. of Iowa, past president; Iowa State Bar Assn.; Kiwanis; AF&AM; Methodist Church; Republican; hobby: farming; office & residence Waukon.

Thoma, Harlan John: Attorney; born Postville, Iowa July 7, 1902; son of William C. Thoma & Emma Senholz; educated Postvile HS; U of Iowa, BA 1923; LLB 1925; Delta Theta Phi; married Helen Cotton Aug 10, 1927 Des Moines; son: John Cotton' adm to prac law before fed & state courts 1925; 1925-29 prac law with firm Dunshee & Brody, Des Moines; 1929- mbr law firm Brammer, Brody, Charlton & Parker, Des Moines; VP & counsel of State Building, Loan & Savings Assn; Polk Co Bar Assn, secy 1938; Iowa St & Amer Bar Assns; Hermit Club; Barristers Inne; Chamber of Commerce; High Twelve Club; AF&AM 633; Scot Rite; Shrine; Plymouth Congl Ch; hobbies: gardening & golf; off 400 Empire Bldg; res 415 42nd, Des Moines. (Polk co., pg 1019)

Thorton, John W.; Physician & Surgeon; born Lansing, Ia. Oct. 12, 1891; son of John H. Thornton & Mary E. Kelleher; educated Lansing HS; Loyola U, Chicago, Il, BA; Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill, MD 1915; Phi Alpha Sigma; Alpha Omega Alpha; married Blanche F. O’Donnell May 24, 1920 St. Louis, Mo; sons: John W., Gregory J., Thomas O. & Mathew J.; daughters Mary E, Patricia A, Margaret M; 1915 Intern Cook Co. Hospital, Chicago, Il; 1917-23 practiced medicine with father, Lansing, 1923-29 after father’s death private practice, Lansing; 1929-31 practiced medicine with Dr. Thomas F. Thornton, Waterloo; 1931- practiced medicine, Lansing; Allamakee Co, Mississippi Valley & Iowa St. Med Society; Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus; Catholic church; Repubican; office & residence Lansing.

Timerman, H.F.; Merchant; born Eitzen, Mn Sept. 13, 1879; son of John F. Timmerman & Dorothy Schutte; educated Prairie du Chien, Wi; married Freda Steinberg Oct. 27, 1898 Prairie du Chien, Wi; 1903-22 owner shoe store & shoe repair shop New Albin, 1922- partner of E. J. Meyer, added grocery line; committeeman New Albin Fall Festival; Evang Church; Rep; hobby: collecting Indian relics; office & residence New Albin.

Topliff, Ray Frank; Dentist; born Postville, Ia. May 19, 1884; son of John Nelson Topliff-Rachel Elizabeth Reed; educated Decorah HS 1902; Northwestern U dental school, DDS 1906; Xi Psi Phi; Omicron Kappa Upsilon; married Josephine Lennon Nov. 10, 1910 Decorah; 1906-07 dentist, West Union, 1907- Postville; member library board, Postville, past president; Dubuque Dist. Dental Society, past VP & past president; member Three County Dental society; past member OES; AF&AM 204, Brotherly Love, Postville; York Rite 8 Honorius commander, McGregor; RAM Unity church 62 Postville; honorary Order of High Priesthood; Presby church; Rep; hobbies: flowers, gardening; grand-father Elis Topliff came from New Brunswick, N.J, homesteaded in this part of the state 1847; office & residence Postville.

Tousley, Mrs. Evelyn Severson; Editor & Publisher; born Lansing, Ia June 14, 1911; daughter of _____ Severson & Mary Hendrickson; education Lansing HS 1929; business course, Lansing; married Albert Sherman Tousley June 14, 1933 St. Paul, Mn (deceased Mar 20, 1940); daughters: Eunice Elizabeth & Dorothy Adele; 1933-40 homemaker & with husband in newspaper business until his death; 1940- editor & publisher Waukon Republican; member American Pres Assn.; NE Press Assn.; Iowa Press Assoc.; American Legion Aux.; Womens Federated Club; Thursday Club; past member Waukon Golf Club; OES Martha Washington Chapter 177; hobbies: golf, travel; office Newspaper; residence Waukon.

Tousley, Albert Sherman; Editor & Publisher; born St. Paul, Mn. Sept. 3, 1899; son of Clark Sherman Tousley & Eunice Alberta Lockhart; educated Humboldt HS, St. Paul, Mn; U of Minn.; managing editor Minn. Daily while senior; Delta Chi; Sigma Delta Chi; Iron Wedge; prior to 1925 member news staff Minneapolis Minn. Journal; summer 1925 with William O. Forssell, Allen C. Sulerud & Richard Pattee, made canoe trip from source of Mississippi River to gulf, wrote & published book 'Where Goes the River'; published Black Hawk Bridge Book; 1925-26 member news staff New Orleans Times, Picayune & New Orleans Item Tribune; 1926-30 natl. administrative officer Delta Chi, field secy & editor magazine Delta Chi Quarterly; 1931-40 until death editor & publisher Waukon Republican; during World War enlisted Oct. 18, 1918, as private SATC, U of Minn., discharged Dec. 18, 1918; American Legion; American Press Assn.; NE Press Assn; IPA; hobbies: collecting neckties, has over 200 from all over US, Mexico & Canada, collecting mustache cups. Deceased March 20, 1940.

Trewin, Harold Rector: Attorney; born Lansing, Iowa May 30, 1890; son of James Henry Trewin & Martha Ellen Rector; educated Washington HS 1908; Dartmouth, BSc 1912; U of Iowa, LLB 1915; U of Paris, Sorbonne 1919; Alpha Delta Phi; Sphinx; married Muriel Arthur June 30, 1915 Glen Ellyn IL; son: James Arthur; daughters: Martha & Charlotte; 1915- prac law, Cedar Rapids; 1921-22 asst Linn co atty; 1922-24 asst dist atty, northern dist of Iowa; 1933- mbr bd of education; secy & mbr exec com Roosevelt Hotel; during Wold War enl Aug 27, 1917 2nd Officers Training Camp (OTC) Fort Snelling commd 1st Lt field arty, 337th field arty, Camp Dodge, Fort Sill Okla trained aerial observer Mount Clemens aerial sch of gunnery, over-seas 11 months, arty replacement camp, Le Casanau France, 2nd AIC Tours, Chatillon St. Seine, 1101st aerial replacement squadron, 135th aerial squadron, Toul, disch Aug 22, 1919; Amer Legion post 5; Linn Co Bar Assn, past treas; Amer Bar Assn; Chamber of Commerce, past dir & pres; Exec Club; Cedar Rapids Country Club; Pickwick Club; AF&AM 25; BPOE 251; Episc Ch; Republican; hobbies: woodwork, moving & still photography; off 1215 Merchants National Bank; res 1950 4th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids. (Linn co., pg 760)

Tuttle, Bert A.; Retired; born Howard Co., Ia. Sept. 9, 1869; son of Chancey E. Tuttle & Maria Willoughby; married Anna Willman Nov. 24, 1892 Postville; son Frederick W; daughter Helen M.; 1884-85 apprentice in printing office, Postville Review; 1885 printer, Ossian Bee; 1885-98 printer, Postville Review; 1898-1902 employed by Elma New Era; 1902-18 editor Postville Review; 1918-39 with Postville Herald; 1939- retired, Postville Comml. Club; AOUW; Modern Woodmen America; AF&AM 204; Republican; Hobby: politics; office & residence Postville.


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