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

Waters, R.B.; Farmer; born Postville, Ia. May 23, 1869; son of Samuel Waters & _____; married Mary A. McKinley June 7,1898 Clermont; sons: Bernard, Leonard, Louis, Clem, Ambrose, Robert & Paul; daughters: Helen (Mrs. W.A. Kneeland) & Marie (Mrs. Homer Leui); owner & operator 1000 acres land, Clayton Co; past director Postville Farmers Co-op Society; past director Postville Farmers Telephone Co; past director Postville Farmers Co-op Creamery Co.; past twp. trustee; residence Postville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Welsh, Earl; Bank Cashier; born Houston Co., Mn. Apr. 9, 1894; son of Larry J. Welsh & Mary Hurley; educated Houston Co., Mn; La Crosse Wisc. HS; La Crosse Wisc Business College 1919; married Winifred M. Waters June 20, 1922 New Albin; 1920-24 bookkeeper Savings Bank of New Albin, 1924-26 assistant cashier, 1926- cashier; secretary New Albin Co-op Creamery Co; American Legion post 50; Catholic church, director; Nonpartison; hobbies: hunting & fishing; office & residence New Albin.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Wheat, Ray H.; Dentist; born Le Sueur, Mn. Apr. 1, 1901; son of Harry S. Wheat & Anna D. Prohl; educated Hope, N.D. HS; U of Iowa, DDS 1924; married Zonona E. Sargood Nov. 28, 1923 Iowa city; son Harry P.; daughter Jacqueline; 1924-26 dentist, Marquette, Harpers Ferry & Waterville; 1926-38 dentist Waukon & Waterville, 1938- Waukon; 1st Lieutenant Dental Res of US Army; American Dental Assoc.; Dubuque Dist & Iowa State Dental Socs; president Kiwanis; past member Waukon Golf Club; president Waukon Band Boosters Club; Charter & past member Waukon Drum & Bugle Corps; BPOE; AF&AM; German Reformed Church; hobbies: hunting & fishing; office & residence Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

White, Louis P.; Clergyman; born Worthington, Southfork twp. Delaware Co., Ia. Apr. 13, 1901; son of Antone J. White & Apolinia Lenhoff; educated parochial & rural schools, Worthington; Loras Academy Dubuque; Loras College, Dubuque; St. Paul Minn. Seminary, BA 1926; ordained June 14, 1930 by Archbishop Francis Beckman; gave 1st mass June 16, 1930 St. Paul’s church, Worthington; 1930 3 months pastor, Worthington; 1930-31 pastor Sacred Heart church, Oelwein, 1931-36 St. Luke’s Church, Saint Lucas, 1936-37 St. John the Baptist Church, Peosta; 1937- pastor Immaculate Conception Church, Wexford, past member committee of religious tolerance appointed by com. Waukon; past active in Boy Scouts of America (BSA) troop 72, Oelwein, Wapsipinicon area; honorary member Allamakee Co. Farm Bureau; Kiwanis, Lansing; Knights of Columbus, Waukon; Independent; hobbies: grafting trees, archery, trees, reading, hunting, fishing; office & residence Lansing.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Williams, Victor H.; Farmer; born Postville, Ia. June 16, 1898; son of Fred L. Williams-Dora P. ___; education Postville HS; Iowa St. College, BSc in animal husbandry; Phi Delta Theta; married Frances Gates Oct. 5, 1921 Fort Dodge; son Frank Gate; daughter Frances Ann; ___ farmer, Allamakee Co.; 1939- Grand Meadow twp trustee; 1939-40 treasurer Big Four Fair, Postville; during World War Sept-Oct 1919 SATC, Ames; Ots, Louisville, Ky, Camp Taylor Nov-Dec 1918; American Legion; past Allamakee Co. commander, past commander Post 518; 1937-40 twp committeeman for Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA); Commercial Club; Clayton Co. Farm Bureau; AF-AM 204, past master; RAM 62, past high priest; hobby: fishing; residence Route 1 Postville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Wilson, Frank S.; Dentist; born Freeman, S.D. July 16, 1904; son of Samuel A. Wilson & Mary Seger; educated Dubuque; U of Dubuque; Iowa St. College, DDS 1928; married Ruth E. Calvin July 26, 1933 Sanborn; son Bruce; daughter Sue Carol; 1928-31 dentist, Dubuque, 1931- New Albin; past member New Albin city Council; ADA; Iowa St. Dental Society; New Albin Rod & Gun Club; Methodist Church; hobby: hunting; office & residence New Albin.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

 

 

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