WHO'S WHO IN IOWA, 1940 - Appanoose County
The Iowa Press Association’s Who’s Who in Iowa, published in 1940, Des Moines, Iowa, gives a brief biographical record, by county, of Iowa's leaders in business, professional and public life. Below are the people named from Appanoose County, Iowa.
Adams, Henry Clay Druggist; b Sigourney, Iowa Mar 4, 1882; s of Henry C Adams-Sophrena Minteer; ed Sigourney HS 1900; m Effie M Wendt Apr 20, 1904 Sigourney; s Henry C Jr; 1901 became registered pharm; 1901-02 emp in drug store, Keota; 1902-04 emp in Namur Drug Store, Sigourney; 1904- ptr of A J Weller in drug store, Red Cross Drug Co, mgr, Centerville; Assn of Commerce; Country Club; BPOE; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby: golf; off 112 E Jackson; res 704 W Washington, Centerville.
Adams, Jesse Milton Farmer; b Custer Co, Neb May 30, 1883; s of H C Adams-Amanda Kerby; ed Appanoose Co; m Pearlie Collins Sept 15, 1902 Appanoose Co (dec); s Faris M; d Hazel M (Mrs Orth Peterson); m Eva McClurg mar 4, 1914 Centerville; s Marmion W, Lowell P, quicy B, Raymond E, Elton E, Keith V; d Marian R (dec); 1905- farmer, Appanoose Co; 1930-32 Wells twp trustee; Farm Bur, Appanoose Co, pres, 1928-30 dir, 1932-40 dir; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby: crossword puzzles, res Route 3, Moulton.
Alexander, Walter Sheron Train-master & Chief Dispatcher; b Bedford, Ind Aug 29, 1878; s of Levi Alexander-Mary Sheron; ed Kahoka Mo; m Anna Carter June 7, 1905 Keokuk; s Edward P, Lee K; d Fannie M (Mrs A L Dalagher), Virginia (Mrs D C Weary); 1894-1900 teleg opr CB&Q RR, Kahoka Mo & Keokuk; 1900-08 train dispatcher, Centerville; 1908- chief dispatcher, Centerville; 1908- chief dispatcher CB&Q RR, Keokuk, 1920- train-master, oldest in point of service in Centerville, div; mbr Centerville Hole in One club; country Club, 1925 dir; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby: golf; off CB&Q RR; res 406 W Maple, Centerville.
Bair, Philip Arthur Farmer; b Lincoln, Neb Dec 22, 1883; s of William M Bair-Rosa C Cook; ed Fremont; West Des Moines HS 1900; Iowa St Coll 1902-05; m Elsia McCurdy Feb 22, 1906 Letcher SD; s Dwight M, Keith L (dec); d Phyllis (Mrs Thayer Derby); 1902-07 supvr farm land, Letcher SD; 1907-13 owner & opr farm, Letcher SD; 1913- owner & opr farm, near Unionville, specializer in purebred Jersey cattle; 1907-10 grain buyer, Letcher SD; 1922- mbr bd of edn, Appanoose Co; 1935- mbr Appanoose Co Agrl Conservation Assn, 1938- vice chmn; during World War mbr com on Liberty Loan drivers; Farm Bur; AF&AM, past master; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: Jersey cattle development; off 119 1/2 Van Buren, Centerville; res Route 1, Unionville.
Barkley, James Robert Attorney; b Davis Co, Iowa Feb 13, 1869; s of Thomas Barkley-Margaret Campbell; ed Bloomfield Normal; Drake U 1893-94; m Minne Henke Nov 15, 1896 Moulton (dec jan 1939); s Robert; d Kathleen (Mrs Lyman Wiltse); 1890-93 rural sch tchr; 1894 adm to Iowa bar; 1894-1907 & 1930- prac law, Moulton; 1907-27 gave chalk talks under contract with Chautauqua & Lyceum orgns, over 4000 lectures, traveled throughout the US, traveled a million miles, several years business dir Chautauqua circuits; 1924-28 business mgr Buena Vista Coll; 1928-30 field secy Westminster Presby Coll, Salt Lake City Utah; 1928-30 coll promotional work, Wis & Iowa; contributor newspaper articles & now working on book manuscripts; mbr sch bd, Moulton 9 years, pres 2nd term; during World War 1918-19, O/S France YMCA entertainer; Appanoose Co, 2nd Judicial Dist & Iowa St Bar Assns; C of C; MWA, Late 90's capt of MWA drill team that won many honors & prizes Presby Ch, SS supt, 1940 del to natl gen sports; off Moulton Savings Bank Bldg; res Moulton.
Beck, Jesse McFall Editor; b Keokuk Co, Iowa Nov 8, 1873; s of George W Beck-Lottie McFall; ed Wapello Co rural schs; prep work Penn Coll 1893; Iowa Wes, 1899; Phi Delta Theta; m Edna Needham Sep 11, 1901 Sigourney; s Harold N, Paul R, Robert K; 1920 news reporter Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa; 1900-03 news dept & managing editor Muscatine Journal, Muscatine; 1903-16 owner with John R Needham Semi-weekly Iowegian, Centerville; 1916- combined Iowegian & Centerville Daily Citizen as Daily Iowegian & Citizen, Centerville; IPA, pres 1932-33, 1939 awarded recognition as Master Editor by IPA; 1907- trustee Drake Pub Lib; 1923- trustee Iowa Wes Coll; Assn of Commerce, dir many years, past pres; Country Club; AF&AM; Meth CH, 1903- mbr ch bd, mbr 2 gen confs & uniting conf in 1939, Kansas City; Rep; hobby: travel; sons Harold N & Paul R publishers Blade-Tribune, Oceanside Cal; off 105 N Main; res 716 W Maple, Centerville.
Beck, Robert Knowlton Managing Editor; b Centerville, Iowa July 17, 1915; s of JM Beck-Edna P Needham; ed Centerville HS 1933; Iowa Wes, BA 1937; Phi Delta Theta; m Charlotte V Allen June 24, 1939 Mount Pleasant; prior to 1937 during summers learned newspaper business; 1937-40 in classified advertising dept Centerville Iowegian, Centerville, later through various depts sports, gen news, etc, 1940- managing editor; Lions, 1940- dir; Assn of Commerce, 1939- VP; BPOE; Country Club; Meth Ch; Rep, 1939- Appanoose Co chmn YR Club; hobby: photography; off 105 N Main; res 800 W Maple, Centerville.
Beckner, Andrew Floyd Funeral Director; b Knox Co, Mo mar 16, 1885; s of Horace B Beckner-Anna Seaman; ed Kirksville Mo Tchrs Coll; Barnes Coll of Embalming, Chicago Ill 1911; m Leila McReynolds Aug 19, 1915 Knox Co Mo; s Richard Gordon' d Annie Laurie; 1912-18 embalmer with Hallett & Baker, Colorado Springs; 1919-32 ptr of JR Comley in funeral home, Centerville; 1932- owner & opr funeral home, Centerville; 1932- mbr bd of edn, Centerville; Iowa St Funeral Dirs & Embalmers Assn; ch mbr Kiwanis, past secy 2 years, pres 1 year; Assn of Commerce; IOOF; BPOE; OES; AF&AM; Meth Ch, 1937 trustee; hobby: farming; off 422 N Kent; res 521 W Washington, Centerville.
Beer, Mose H. Pharmacist; b Livingston, Iowa Jan 14, 1880; s of Joseph Beer-Emma Fuller; ed Cincinnati HS; m Nellie Esther Swearinger Jan 4, 1900 Centerville; s Paul S, Joe F; 1901 became registered pharm; 1896-1906 drug clk, McCrerry & Son, Centerville; 1906- pharm, Centerville; Iowa Pharm Assn; NARD; Centerville Country Club; past mbr Kiwanis; orgr & com mbr YMCA; BPOE, ch mbr; KP; Chris Ch; Dem; hobby: reading; res 600 E Maple, Centerville.
Beer, Paul S. Druggist; b Centerville, Iowa Apr 28, 1903; s of Mose H Beer-Nellie Esther Swearinger; ed Centerville HS 1922; Des Moines U, sch of pharm 1923-24; m Leona M Dooley Nov 25, 1928 Kirksville Mo; s James Paul, Tommy Mose; 1927-28 head of sundries dept McKessen Drug Co, Omaha Neb; 1928-30 emp in father's drug store, Centerville; 1930- mgr Beer's Drug Store, Centerville; Kiwanis; 1936 pres; Assn of Commerce; Lions; BPOE; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Dem, 1932 VP Appanoose Co Y D Club, del to many county convs & to Davenport conv; off 304 N 12th; res 206 S 15th, Centerville.
Bell, E. C. Hardware & Furniture Dealer; b Greene Co, Iowa Feb 5, 1879; s of Thomas Bell-Sarah Swearinger; ed Bloomfield; m Clara Miller Oct 2, 1907 Ottumwa; d Mildred (Mrs Russell Baker); 1896-1908 mgr sheet metal shop, Stevens Hdw Co, Mystic; 1906- owner & opr Bell's Sheet Metal Works, later became Bell Hdw & Furn Store, Mystic; 1929-32 chmn of bd & part owner Mystic Pearl Button Co; past mbr bd Tele Exchange; secy Mystic Plate Glass Ins Assn; 1940 Dem candidate for State Rep; past mbr 51st reg band; Sheet Metal Workers Union; Mystic Comm Club; past mbr MWA; Chris Ch; Dem; hobbies: music, air conditioning; res 2nd St, Mystic.
Bentzinger, Daniel D. General Manager Utilities Co; b Lee Co, Iowa Dec 13, 1879; so of Henry Bentzinger-Kathryn Ring; ed Lee Co; Howes Acad, Mounty Pleasant 1896-97; Iowa Wes Coll 1898; Elliott's Business Coll, Burlington 1904-05; m Rena Seyller Sept 13, 1912 Profistown Ill; d Elizabeth E (Mrs Maurice Ford), Joyce L (Mrs Ben E Anderson), Bonnie L (Mrs Clifford Herndon); 1905-06 with father on farm, Lee Co; 1906-14 emp in various depts Burlington Rwy & Light Co, 1914-28 gen supt, 1925 co sold to iowa Southern Utilities Co of Centerville, Burlington, 1928-37 asst to gen mgr, Centerville, 1937- gen mgr; 1933- pres city bd of edn, Centerville; during World War dist chmn Burlington Liberty Loan drives; Assn of Commerce, 1932- dir; BPOE; Country Club; AF&AM; Meth Ch, 1936- chmn bd of trustees; Rep; hobbies: golf, hunting, saddle horses; off 300 N 13th; res 612 W State, Centerville.
Bittinger, Mrs. Verna M. Merchant; b Pittsford Mich Feb 22, 1873; s of Sidney Green Bittinger-Louza M Leach; ed Pittsford Mich; Hillsdale Mich HS; m Frank E Bittinger - 1896 Mystic (dec 1930); d edna L (Mrs Minor Ellingson); 1930- business mgr Bittinger Dept store since husband's death; OES; Chris Ch; hobbies: collecting cactus & reading; res Second St, Mystic.
Blackman, Mark Kenneth Railroad Station Agent; b Lucerne, Mo Mar 2, 1888; s of LM Blackman-Josephine Osborne; ed Lucerne Mo; m Ethel M Bennett June 5, 1910 Lucerne Mo; s Kenneth, Charles M, Don; 1906 rural sch tchr, Putnam Co Mo; 1906-07 teleg appr, Bidwell, Wapello Co; 1908 short time extra teleg opr for CMStP&P RR, Kansas City div, 1908-10 teleg opr Northern Junction Mo, 1910-11 Osgood Mo; 1911-12 agt, Gladwin, 1913-14 Osgood Mo, 1915-20 Galt Mo; 1920-35 agt & teleg opr, Sewal; 1935 teleg opr, west yard of Ottumwa terminal, 1935- agt, Moravia, has been with this co 32 years; 1937-40 mbr bd of edn, Moravia; Comm Club, 1938 pres, 1940 2nd VP; UB Ch, SS supt since 1937; Rep; hobby: athletic sports; off Depot; res Moravia.
Bovard, George L. Retired; b Apollo, Penn Jan 4, 1862; s of Samuel T Bovard-Mary Jane Withington; ed Appanoose Co; Moulton HS; Hohenschuh-Carpenter Sch of Embalming Des Moines; m Catherine Lucretia Mytinger Sept 17, 1893 White Hall Ill; d Marion (Mrs George T Carson); 1879-92 studied & prac telegraphy Wabash RR off, Moulton & CB&Q RR, Ottumwa; 1892-93 teleg opr for Chicago & Alton RR, Slater Mo; 1893-1903 farmer, Davis Co; 1903-05 opr Bovard Hdw Co, Moulton; 1905-25 furn dlr & mortician, Moulton; 1893-1931 an orgr & dir State Savings Bank, Moulton; 1925- ret, Moulton; mayor 20 years, during this period helped obtain paving & water system for town; mbr sch bd 15 years; mbr Iowa St Dept of Health, embalming div; past dir Moulton Dist Fair Assn; C of C, past pres; BPOE, life mbr, Ottumwa; IOOF; OES 37, past worthy patron; AF&AM, mbr 49 years; past mbr Shrine; Presby Ch, elder; Rep, hobbies: quail hunting, gun collecting, res 108 E 3rd, Moulton.
Bowdish, Leo Wood County Agricultural Agent; b Linn Co, Iowa Aug 30, 1905; s of Irving P Bowdish-Jennie Wood; ed Linn Co rural sch; Springville HS 1923; Iowa St Coll, BSc in animal husbandry 1928; m Elizabeth Zahn June 22, 1930 Fort Dodge; d Susan Rosalie, Julie; 1928-29 4-H club agt, marion Co; 1929- Appanoose Co agrl agt, Centerville; owner & opr 2 farms, Appanoose Co, specializer in Dorset sheep breeding; ptr in several hundred A farm land in Iowa & Mo; 1930- mbr Assn of Commerce Agrl Com; 1933-38 secy AAA, co Corn-Hog com; Iowa St & Natl Co Agrl Assns, past mbr soil coms at various times; working with Assn of Commerce & co schs in orgn & agrl development of soil & grass crops; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies; golf, hunting, baseball; off 111 1/2 Van Buren; res Centerville.
Brody, Alfred Mark Merchant; b St Louis, Mo May 12, 1905; s of Harry Brody-Rebecca Shucart; ed Madison Ill HS 1922; m Pearl Siegel June-, 1929 St Louis Mo, s Jerry Allen; d Sally Naidee; 1923-24 asst to secy of discrepancy dept of Swift & Co, East St Louis Mo; 1924-25 fabric buyer King-Brinsmaid Mfg Co, St Louis Mo; 1925- owner & opr Brody's Dept Store, Centerville; past chmn retail bur Assn of Commerce; Lions, 1939 pres; Centerville Country Club; AF&AM; Jewish Ch; hobby: photography; res 651 N Main, Centerville.
Broshar, Chester Levi Insurance Agent; b Moravia, Iowa Feb 3, 1904; s of Harvey G Broshar-Artie McDanet; ed Moravia HS 1912; Gem City Business Coll, Quincy Ill 1913-15; m Bertha B Lindquist June 4, 1922 Bloomfield; s John Chester, William Grant; d Jannett Lee; 1915-17 asst cash Moravia State Savings Bank; 1919- owner & opr gen ins agcy, Moravia; 1925-29 mbr city coun; 1931-33 mayor; 1916- secy bd of edn, Moravia; during World War enl in US army Sept 1917 field arty 88th div, stationed Camp dodge, O/S June 1918 to England then France as regimental supply sgt stationed Clermont-Ferrand, ret to US Jan 1919, disch Feb 5, 1919, Camp Dodge, regimental supply sgt; Amer Legion post 361, past mbr all offs, 1940- Appanoose Co adjt & VP 5th dist; IOOF, 510, past noble grand; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: hunting, fishing; off & res Moravia.
Brown, George Edwin Grocer; b Iconium, Iowa Jan 17, 1882; s of Frank A Brown-Jane Rex Haber; ed grade sch, Brazil Iowa; m Lelah Edith Newcum Jan 1, 1907 Centerville; d Marjorie Eloise (Mrs John R Thomas), Mary Elaine (Mrs Forrest R Judy); 1906-07 traveling salesman TR Riggs Whol Groceries, Centerville; 1907 opr groc, Centerville; 1908 representative Amer Carpet Co, Trinidad Colo; 1909-14 clk, Colorado Supply Co; 1914- owner & opr Brown Groc, Centerville; Assn of Commerce, past mbr; Retail Bur, mbr bd; OES patron; AF&AM, past master; RAM, high priest; Scot Rite; KP; Chris Ch; Rep; hobby: fishing; res 906 Drake, Centerville.
Brown, Mrs. Lelah E. Homemaker; b Ashton, Mo - 1887; d of Thomas Benton Newcum-Nancy Ann Tompkins; ed Centerville HS 1904; Drake U; m George E Brown Jan 1, 1907 Centerville; d marjorie Eloise (Mrs JR Thomas), Marion Elaine (Mrs FR Judy); 1905-07 sch tchr, Brazil; 1907- homemaker, Centerville; Centerville Women's Club, 1939 pres; co chmn Federated Clubs, Appanoose Co; mbr 2 years sr mbrship com IFWC; orgr Jr Fedn Women's clubs, 1939; OES, 1927 worthy matron, 1927-30 dist instr, 1931 grand Adah, 1927 sponsored Rainbow Assembly, mbr credential com Grand Ch 2; Chris Ch, 1936-37 pres Women's Missionary Soc, 1937 orgr Lee Brown Missionary Guild; hobby: antique slipper collection; res 906 Drake Ave, Centerville.
Burmmitt, Charles F. Physician & Surgeon; b Trenton, Mo Mar 6, 1893; s of Walter William Burmitt-Loretta Jones; ed Trenton Mo HS 1915; Mo St U, BA 1919; Northwestern U, Chicago ILL, MD 1921; Phi Kappa Alpha; Phi Beta Pi; m Lola Dale June 6, 1923 Boulder Colo; s Charles Dale; d Nancy Dale; 1911-14 em in Kathan Drug Store, Trenton Mo; 1921-2 intern State Uni Hosp, Oklahoma City Okla; 1922-28 prac med, Milan Mo; 1928- prac med & surg with Dr FB Leffert, Centerville; staff mbr St Joseph's Hosp, Centerville; Appanoose Co & Iowa St med Socs; fellow AMA; FACS; Amer Legion; Kiwanis, past pres; Centerville Assn of Commerce; Centerville, Country Club; BPOE; AF&AM; Meth Ch; hobbies: saddle horses, riding, building houses; off 129 1/2 N 13th; res 815 E State, Centerville.
Buss, Russell David Insurance Agent; b Salt Lake City, Utah Aug 4, 1895; s of Charles F Buss-Julia H Magny; ed Keokuk HS 1914; Northwestern Mutual Life Ins Course of Study 1930; m Margaret Finigan Jan 8, 1917 Keokuk (dec); s J Russell, Robert E, William C; d Suzanne, Margaret J; m Muriel Jones Aug 22, 1937 Fort Morgan Colo; 1924- ins agt, Centerville; 1936-39 speaker on natl program of Ins Meeting of Fieldman; Assn of Commerce; Natl Underwriters Assn; 1934-38 orgr & drive chmn Centerville Comm Chest; Lions, 1939-40 an org & 1st pres; Kiwanis, 1925-35 secy; BPOE; Unitarian Ch; Rep; hobby: BSA work; off 118 1/2 E Jackson; res 509 Park Road, Centerville.
Carmer, Chester Charles Automobile Dealer & Distributor; b Appanoose Co, Iowa Dec 29, 1894; s of William S Carmer-Mary Caylor; ed Centerville; Ottumwa HS 3 years; m Cecil E Hoover Sept 30, 1914 Centervile; s Charles Chester; 1911-13 chauffeur for Joseph Dain, Ottumwa; 1913-15 emp in clothing store, Centerville; 1915-16 Dodge Car salesman, Centerville; 1916- Dodge dlr, Centerville, also Dodge distributor in 2 Mo counties, now oldest car dlr in continuous service in Appanoose Co & is 3rd in point of years of Dodge service in Iowa; 1925- mbr Appanoose Co Good roads Assn, helped promote 1st bond issue for county paving, 1st southern Iowa county to vote bonds; Assn of Commerce; BPOE; AF&AM; Chris Ch; Dem; hobby: hunting; off 200 N Haynes; res 415 W Washington, Centerville.
Carpenter, Samuel Coal Dealer;   b Lucas Co, I owa Aug 5, 1895; s of John Wesley- Carpenter-Margaret Elizabeth Vanderbur; ed Chariton HS 1913; U of Iowa, DDS 1917; Psi Omega; m Mildred McKee Dec 29, 1917 Centerville; s Samuel; d Mary (dec 1931); 1917-19 dentist, Chariton; 1919-23 asst in Bamford Clinic, Centerville; 1923- secy-treas & sales mgr Sunshine Coal Co, Centerville; an orgr & secy-treas Standard Soy Bean Processing Co, Centerville; an orgr Appanoose Co Soils Assn, past pres; an orgr & pres Chariton Basin Planning Bd; past mbr Appanoose Co Relief Com; bituminous Coal Code, bd dist 12, chmn price com; during World War 1st lt dental res corps 1917; Assn of Commerce; past mbr Kiwanis; Saddle & Bridle Club; Centerville Country Club; BPOE; AF&AM; KT; Shrine; hobbies: golf, agr, saddle horses; off 118 N 12th; res 606 S Main, Centerville.
Carson, George Thomas Chief Examiner of State Building & Loan Associations; b Moulton, Iowa Jan 4, 1892; s of Robert B Carson-Elizabeth Deeds; ed Moulton HS 1908; Amer Savings & Loan Inst of Northwestern U, Chicago Ill; m Marian F Bovard Oct 24, 1931 White Hall Ill; prior to 1939 ptr with father in lbr business, Moulton; 1939- chief examiner of State Bldg & Loan Assns from Iowa St auditors off; during World War enl in US army Aug 1917, stationed Fort Snelling, Fort Sheridan, Commandant U of Fla, disch 1920, Capt; 1920-35 Capt US Res; Amer Legion post 280, Moulton, ch mbr & 1st comm; BPOE; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine; Presby Ch, 1936- elder; Rep; hobbies: hunting, fishing books; off State House, Des Moines; res Moulton.
Childs, Luther Wells Clergyman; b Appanoose Co, Iowa Sept 18, 1884; s of Ebert Childs-Temperance Wells; ed Moulton HS; Moody Bible Sch, Chicago Ill 1915; m Lesta Stansberry Jan 6, 1909 Coatsville Mo; s Boyd W; prior to 1923 farmer, near Moulton; 1912-23 preacher & evangelist, Appanoose & surrounding counties & Mo; 1923-24 pastor Bapt Ch, Blakesburg, 1924-30 Finley Ave Bapt Ch, Ottumwa, 1930- First Bapt Ch, Centerville; now int in evangelistic work throughout Iowa & Mo; 1934-35 dept comm SUV, 1940- chaplain; Appanoose Co Ministerial Assn, 1939- VP; Dem; hobby: hunting; off & res 609 W State, Centerville.
Clark, Doyle W. Grocer; b Centerville, Iowa Nov 8, 1897; s of Wallace Clark-Sadie Stewart; ed Centerville HS 1 year; m Edna Aileen McGrann May 29, 1917 Ottumwa; s Jack doyle, Ned Roland, Ted Donald; prior to 1910 carried papers for daily Iowan, Centerville & on Saturdays delivery boy for meat market; 1913-15 appr baker Looten Bakery, Centerville; 1915-17 delivered meat for Majors Market, Centerville; 1917-19 right roundhouse clk for CB&Q RR, Centerville; 1919-20 machinist Hercules Mfg Co, Centerville, 1921-22 Ford Motor Co, Highland Park Mich; 1922 right roundhouse clk for CB&Q RR, Highland Park Mich; 1922-25 receiving clk Swift & Co, Highland Park Mich; 1925-28 foreman Swift & Co, Centerville, 1929 cream solicitor; 1930 emp by Peck & Wolf Material Co, Kansas City; 1931-34 opr Clark Produce Co, Mystic; 1934- owner & mgr Clark's Grocery No 1, No 2 oprd by wife; past orgr & mgr local baseball team; introuced football in Mystic HS; Comm Club; hobby: sports; off Clark Grocery No 1; res 2nd Street, Mystic.
Clark, Mrs. Edna Aileen McGrann Homemaker & Grocer; b Mystic, Iowa Oct 20, 1898; d of James McGrann-Nellie Mae Fuller; ed Mystic HS; ISTC 2 1/2 years; m Doyle W Clark May 29, 1917 Ottumwa; s Jack Doyle, Ned Ronald, Ted Donald; rural sch tchr, Masters 5 years; May rural schs 3 years ; primary tchr, Mystic 4 years, Brazil 3 years; 2 years substitute tchr, Centerville; 1917- homemaker, Mystic; 1934-38 worked with husband in Clark's Groc Store No 1, Mystic; 1938- mgr Clark's Groc Store No 2, Mystic; during World War treas ARC, Mystic; exec com & advertising com Goodwill Celebration, Mystic; PTA, com worker; ISTA; RNA; Comm Club; OES, assoc conductress; Meth Ch, hobby: reading; off Clark's Grocery No 2; res 2nd Street, Mystic.
Condon, Frank Joseph Physician & Surgeon; b Barnum, Iowa Aug 25, 1899; s of William J Condon-Mary E Lawler; ed Barnum; Columbia Acad, Dubuque 1920; U of Iowa 1921-22; Iowa St Coll 1920-21; Creighton U, Omaha Neb, BSc 1924, MD 1927; Phi Kappa; Phi Beta Pi; m Florence B Meusey June 22, 1927 Fort Dodge; s John F; d Jean Ann, Jane E; 1927-28 interne San Diego Co Gen Hosp, San Diego Cal; 1928-35 in surgical dept Grand Island clinic, Grand Island Neb; 1935-37 ret because of illness; 1937 short time emp by Iowa St Dept of Health, Des Moines territory; 1937- med dir dist health service No 2, Centerville; 1937- serveral periods at U of Minn Sch of Preventive Med & Public Health Master of Public Health, 1940; during World War mbr ROTC units; Hall Co & Neb St Med Socs; AMA; Assn of Commerce; Amer Pub Health Assn; KC, grand knight; Cath Ch; hobbies: golf, fishing, reading, photography; off Courthouse; res 417 E Maple, Centerville.
Cox, Elmer Lee Physician; b Oto, Mo Apr 24, 1885; s of John L Cox-Lou Davis; ed Mo; Springfield Normal Sch; Marionville Coll Mo; Barnes Uni coll of Med St Louis 1908; Societes Medica Chirugea; m Winnie Fern Childs - 1913 Ottumwa; s Elmer Lee Jr; d May Hortense; has passed state med bd examinations Ill, Mo, Ark, lic to prac in Iowa & 44 other states; 1908 prac med, Success Ark, 1909-27 Coatesville & Glenwood Mo, 1927- Moulton; past mbr Moulton sch bd 3 years; Moulton health ofcr; Arkansas St, Appanoose Co & Iowa St Med Socs; AF&AM; Chris Ch; hobbies: farming, travel, fishing, fox-hunting; off Moulton Savings Bank Bldg; res W Broadway, Moulton.
Daniels, Mrs. Vivian Homemaker; b Moulton, Iowa July 13, 1890; d of James Black-Martha Freeborn; ed Moulton HS 1910; summer sch 1911-12 Southern Iowa Normal Sch, Bloomfield; m Craig Daniels Mar 31, 1913 Centerville; d Marjorie K (Mrs Earl Buchanan), Pauline B; 1910-13 sch tchr, Pulaski & Bleknap; 1913- homemaker, Moulton; past mbr 4-H club country com, past county chmn, past leader, 1937- county home project chmn; 1938- mbr county com of pub health unit of Chariton River Basin; Fed Womens club; past ofcr; Farm Bur mbr, VP; OES; Chris Ch; hobbies: antiques, flowers; res Route 2 Moulton.
Davis, Charles Morgan Physician & Surgeon; b Barton Co, Mo Aug 5, 1882; s of Stewart B Davis-Margaret Dean; ed Putnam Co Mo; Chapel Mo HS 1900; Capital City Comml Coll 1905; Keokuk Med Coll 1907; Drake Med Coll, MD 1911; grad work, Chicago Ill 1915; m Kate Dean Dec 23, 1911 Albert Lea Minn; 1900-07 farmer, Putnam Co Mo; 1911-15 prac med, Exline, 1915- Centerville; 1915 Appanoose Co phys; 1916- city phys; 1935- mbr Appanoose Co Insane Commission; 1940 Dem nominee for county coroner; Dem; hobby: farming; off 108 1/2 E Jackson; res 108 S 11th, Centerville.
Davis, Forest Veterinarian & Postmaster; b Wayne Co, Iowa Mar 28, 1879; s of Lester T Davis-Lydia B Jackson; ed Wayne Co; Chicago Veterinary Coll, DVM 1912; m Nora A Thatcher Oct 28, 1902 Wayne Co; d Cleo (Mrs Lester Gravit), Wilma (Mrs RF Barnett), Lois (Mrs RM Dye); prior to 1897 worked for father on farm; winters 1897-1909 rural sch tchr, summers farmer, Wayne Co; 1912-39 veterinarian, Moutlon; 1936- PM, Moulton; owner & opr farm, near Moulton ptr of Lester Gravit, specializer in Corydale sheep; 1932 mbr Iowa St House of Rep 45th gen assembly & 45th extra session from Appanoose Co; 1914-31 mbr city coun, Moulton; mbr bd of edn, Moulton; C of C; IOOF; Dem; hobby: sheep, farming; is a great great nephew of Jefferson Davis; father pioneer settler of Wayne Co 1858; off Post Office; res Moulton.
Davis, Lloyd Dentist; b Bentley, Ill Nov 9, 1876; s of Matthew Davis-Hannah A Seward; ed Bentley Ill HS; Keokuk Coll of Phys & Surgs 1896; Kansas City Dental Coll, DDS 1899; m Maydesta Morris May 14, 1901 Ferris Ill; s James L; d Vaughn (Mrs George Hedges); 1899-1901 dentist, Ferris, Raritan & Burnside Ill; 1901-14 dentist, Nauvoo Ill, 1914- Centerville; Iowa St Dental Soc; Assn of Commerce; Country Club; AF&AM; Chris Ch, bd mbr; hobbies: fishing, farm development; off Howell Bldg; res 714 E State, Centerville.
Davison, A. B. Implement Dealer; b Appanoose Co, Iowa Feb 3, 1873; s of Arthur G Davison-Virginia Hicksonbaugh; ed Appanoose Co; Western Coll, Toledo 1889-93; m Nanney Laine - - ; s William Theodore; d Lillian (Mrs Erwin H Mauch); m Martha J Halden -; 1892-94 sch tchr, Appanoose Co; 1904-06 mgr Centerville Mutual Tele Co, Centerville; 1906-33 hdw dir, Centerville, 1933- imp dlr, Centerville; Assn of Commerce, pres 1915, bd mbr 1915-30; WOW; KP; past mbr BPOE; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: bldg trailers; off 303 N 13th; res 604 N 8th, Centerville.
Deininger, Harry William Vice-President Iowa Southern Utilities Co; b Pekin, Ill Sept 8, 1884; s of Jerome J Deininger-Rosa Fletcher; ed Pekin Ill HS 1900; Armour Inst of Technology, BSc in engineering 1904; m Harriett Grote Sept 14, 1911 Van Horne; s james Howard; d Helen (Mrs DW Foster), Eloise (Mrs CH English); 1904-05 with father on farm, near Pekin Ill & Okla; 1905-07 plant engr Jefferson Light, Heat, Power & Water Co, Jefferson; 1907-11 sales engr Globe Machinery & Supply Co, Des Moines; 1911-15 gen mgr Sac City Electric Co, Sac City, 1915-18 mgr Ssac City dist of iowa Light, Heat & Power Co; 1918-37 gen supt & chief engr Iowa Southern Utilities Co, Centerville, 1937- VP, dir several years Assn of Commerce bd; 1928-33 gen mgr Appanoose Co Coal Co, Centerville; Iowa Engineering Soc; Amer Inst of Electrical Engrs; AF&AM; KT; Shrine; Protestant; Rep; hobby: farming; off 305 N 13th; res 407 E Wall, Centerville.
DePuy Charles B. City Editor; b Farley, Iowa mar 11, 1898; s of Orin C DePuy-Clara M Blumiere; ed Wyoming grade sch; Cedar Rapids HS 1916; m Elsie See Sept 3, 1923 Centerville; s James C; d Jacqueline E, Charlotte M; 1916-17 city hall & police reporter Cedar Rapids Gazette; 1917-18 reporter Cedar Rapids Republican; 1918-19 reporter Waterloo Courier, Waterloo; 1919-20 feature writer & morning editor Dubugue Times Journal; 1920 feature writer & city hall reporter Des Moines Register & Tribune, Des Moines; 1920- city editor Centerville Iowegian, Centerville, 1932- editor column feature Around the Town; has contributed technical & semi-technical magazine articles to Coal Age, Black Diamond & other publications; 1936- publicity chmn Southern Iowa area of BSA; 1935- publicity chmn ARC & Christmas seal campaigns; 1939- exec Al Lodwick Aviation Club, Centerville; 1939- dir annual central states model plane trophy races; Kiwanis; Country Club; KP, 1934-35 chancellor comm, 1935 state dep grand chancellor; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: aviation & golf; off 105 N Main; res 502 Park Ave, Centerville.
Donahue, James Clifford Physician & Surgeon; b Plainview, Ill Sept 9, 1891; s of William J Donahue-Emma A Dey; ed Plainview; Blackburn Acad, Carlinville Ill 1910; Blackburn Coll, BA 1913; St Louis U, St Louis Mo, MD 1917; Phi Chi; Acacia; m Frances Rachael Chapman Oct 17, 1918 St Louis Mo; s James C Jr, Richard Earl; prior to 1933 played semi-pro baseball; 1913-17 mbr St Louis Cardinal Farm System of baseball & played professionally; 1919-25 prac med, Mercer Mo; 1925- ptr in Bamford Clinic, Centerville, surg & obstetrician; 1925- med adviser to Centerville HS athletic teams; during World War enl in US army med corps June 1917 as 1st lt, Fort Riley, Jefferson Barracks Camp Zachary Taylor Ky, Rockefeller Inst, disch Aug 1919, Camp Dodge; 1933- mbr FACS; Appanoose Co & Iowa St Med Socs; AMA; 1940 apptd secy mil affairs com of med soc; Assn of Commerce; Lions, 1940- mbr bd; BSA, 1927 - bd mbr; Country Club; BPOE; AF&AM; Rep; hobbies: hunting, athletic sports; off 200 S main; res 515 S Main, Centerville.
Downing, William Lincoln Physician & Surgeon; b Drakesville, Iowa Mar 11, 1862; s of Samuel B downing-Telitha Stark; ed Davis Co; ed Bloomfield Southern Iowa Normal & Comml Inst 3 years; Rush Med Coll, Chicago Ill, grad 1886; grad work NY, Chicago Ill & observation at Mayo Clinic; d Inez (Mrs Trafford Jayne); 1881-84 appr under Drs SH & JL Sawyers, supt of schs, Unionville same time ; 1886 prac med ptr of Dr AC Berry, Unionville Mo; 1890- prac med, Moulton; assisted in very early appendectomy performed in Appanoose Co; 1919- staff mbr St Joseph Hosp, Centerville; past health ofcr, Moulton; past dir First Natl Bank of Moulton; past dir sch bd, Moulton; during World War examiner Appanoose Co selective draft bd; Appanoose Co Med Soc, past pres; life mbr Iowa St Med Soc; AMA; past mbr AF&AM; Chris Ch; hobbies:flower gardening, studying; off & res 302 5th, Moulton.
Duckworth, Mrs. Daisy F. Homemaker; b Centerville, Iowa Jan 17, 1878; d of John A Martin-Julia E Mulegian; ed Centerville HS 1897; m George W Duckworth Nov 17, 1897 Centerville; d Georgia Dorothy; 1909-35 church soloist & choir dir, sang for more than 1000 funerals; 1897- homemaker, Centerville; 1916 pres WRC, while patriotic instr gave dedicatory speech when soldiers monuments placed in Centerville Cemetery; gen chmn Appreciation Fund of Commerce, 1916-31 secy-treas; 1925 orgr DUV, later pres, 1940 this orgn placed historic Perjue cabin in city park, chmn cabin com; chmn music dept Womans Farm Bur; dist dep RNA; past pres Centerville Ensemble Club; OES; Delphian Soc, ch mbr; past mbr WRC; Central Ch of Christ; Rep, 1934-40 pres Appanoose Co Rep Women's Club, past del to many state convs; hobby: old violins; res 409 W Maple, Centerville.
Duckworth, George W. Secretary State Mining Department; b Lonaconing, Md Oct 10, 1876; s of William HH Duckworth-Jean Boag; ed iowa & Kas; m Daisy Martin Nov 17, 1897 Centerville; d Georgia; 1891-1911 worked as coal miner, surveyor & gen construction jobs; 1911-27 secy-treas Mine Workers Orgn, Centerville; 1927-39 exec secy Centerville Assn of Commerce, Centerville; 1939- secy Iowa St Mining Dept, Des Moines, res in Centerville, mbr bd of edn, Centerville 12 years, pres 6 years; past city assessor; past secy Appanoose Co Planning Coun; past secy Chariton Basin Planning Bd; during World War mbr Liberty Loan coms; past pres Iowa Assn of Comml Orgn Secys; past secy ARC, Centerville Many years; past mbr exec com BSA, Centerville; past chmn CWA, Appanoose Co; past Appanoose Co chmn NRA; past mbr Assn of Commerce; Farm Bur, past mbr; past state secy Iowa & Minnesota Forresters, 7 years, AF&AM mbr 25 years ; Meth Ch, steward, SS supt, secy SS, past SS tchr; Rep, past pct committeeman & county del; hobbies: baseball, home improvements, fishing; off Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines; res 409 W Maple, Centerville.
Dukes, Henry Dallas Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Unionville, Iowa June 26, 1895; s of WM Dukes-Lottie M Brown; ed Unionville; Centerville HS 1913; Iowa Wes Coll, Mount Pleasant 1913-16; Beta Theta Pi; m Dorothy Llewellyn Aug 15, 1925 Kahoka Mo; 1916-17 & 1919-21 city editor Daily Iowegian, Centerville; 1917-18 oil stock broker, Casper Wyo; 1921-23 asst cash Centerville Trust & Savings Bank; 1923- real est & ins agt, Centerville; during World War enl July 1918 US army med corps 148th depot brigade, Camp Pike & Camp Dodge, disch Apr 1919; Amer Legion; Assn of Commerce; Farm Bur; BPOE; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: farming; off 128 N 12th; res 412 Drake Ave, Centerville.
Duree, Mrs. Mabel Hall Homemaker; b Iconium, Iowa May 15, 1884; d of AP Hall-Mary E Hale; ed Centerville HS 1903; Grinnell Coll 1904-05; m Robert Otis Duree Feb 28, 1910 Centerville; 1910- homemaker; 1934- trustee, Drake Lib, pres since 1938; orgr Appanoose Co Girl Scout troop, commr of coun until 1937; Country Club; Wednesday Study Club; Federated Womens Club; life mbr Iowa St Hist Soc; PEO, pres 1917, 2nd VP of Iowa, treas, 1st VP, 1922-23 pres Iowa St ch, 1940- trustee Welfare & Trust Fund & Sarah Porter Beckwith Home, Mount Pleasant; Presby Ch; Dem; Hobby: civic development; res 110 S 12th Centerville.
Eby, Mrs. E. Beatrice Wilson Homemaker; b Tina, Mo May 16, 1896; d of Robert R Wilson-Alice Singley; ed Moulton HS 1915; Cedar Rapids Business Coll 1919-20; m RR Eby Aug 14, 1924 Moulton; d Alice Katherine; 1915-19 rural sch tchr, Appanoose Co; 1920-23 HS comml tchr, Marshalltown, 1923-24 Moulton; 1924- homemaker, Moulton; Amer Legion aux; PEO, past VP, past secy; OES, Presby Ch, treas; Rep; res Moulton.
Eby, Richard Roland Newspaper Publisher; b Moulton, Iowa July 28, 1895; s of Samuel J Eby-Grace Price; ed Moulton HS 1914; m Beatrice Wilson Aug 14, 1924 Moulton; d Alice Katherine; during sch vacations & 1914-17 emp mechanical dept Moulton Tribune, 1919-25 emp in various depts, 1925- owner & publisher Moulton Tribune; during World War enl US army Aug 1917 machine gun batt tsfrd to Greenville SC, disch mar 1919; Amer Legion post 280, 1928 comm, 1938- adjt; C of C secy 1932; AF&AM; Presby Ch, 1937- elder, Rep; hobby: sports; off Moulton Tribune; res Moulton.
Edward, Ralph Robertson Physician & Surgeon; b White Hall, Ill Mar 1, 1906; s of Walter B Edwards-Eva P Robertson; ed White Hall Ill; Washington Co Iowa; Westchester HS 1924; Parsons Coll, BS cum laude; U of Iowa, MD 1934; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Kappa Kappa; Alpha Omega Alpha; m Esther Rovn June 3, 1933 Cedar Rapids; 1928-30 HS chemistry tchr, Newton; 1935-36 intern Uni Hosp, Iowa City in gen surgery; 1936- prac med, Centerville, specializes in surgery; contributor articles to Iowa St med Journal; Appanoose Co & Iowa St Med Socs; Lions; int in BSA 1st aid development; BPOE; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies: football & baseball; off 129 1/2 N 13th; res 804 W Maple, Centerville
Elgin, John Robert Merchant; b Centerville, Iowa Mar 8, 1900; s of Charles Elgin-Isal Strickler; ed Centerville HS 1918; m Rae Beauseigneur June 15, 1920 Waterloo; s Bob, Jack, Dick; 1919-22 emp by Frank Brothers Clothing Co, Waterloo; 1922- owner & opr clothing store, Centerville, Chariton; 1936- ptr in Craft Buying Group of Clinton, co-op buying orgn of 64 clothing stores; during World War enl in ROTC, Grinnell Sept-Dec 1918; Amer Legion post 214, past comm 3 terms; Assn of Commerce, mbr promotional bd; Iowa Retail Clothiers Assn, 1935 publicity dir; Country Club; BPOE; Chris Ch; Rep; hobbies: photography, matchbook covers collection; off 116 E Jackson; res 401 S 16th, Centerville.
Evans, Lee Edgar Farmer; b Appanoose Co, Iowa Feb 7, 1863; s of Mac Henry Evans-Sidney D Guernsey; ed rural grade sch; m Minnie F Haines Dec 24, 1886 Mystic; s Howard D, Lee Roy; d Ona B (Mrs GC Harris, dec), Edna E; 1885-1910 farmer, Walnut Twp; 1910-14 emp by Hawkeye Lbr Co; 1914-15 & 1924- farmer, Appanoose Co; 1915-24 PM, Mystic; 1912-14 mbr bd of edn, Mystic; sch treas, Walnut twp; Farm Bur; Meth Ch, trustee many years; Dem, 1925- twp Dem committeeman; hobbies: saddle horses & reading; res route 2, Mystic.
Evans, Lee Roy Postmaster; b Mystic, Iowa Aug 21, 1896; s of Lee E Evans-Minnie F Haines; ed Mystic; Centerville HS 1913; m Margery Talbot Aug 14, 1920 Appanoose Co; s Rex Lee, Robert Roy; 1919-34 farmer, Appanoose Co; 1934- PM, Mystic; 1926-32 Walnut twp assessor; 1926-32 mbr Walnut twp sch bd, pres; during World War enl in US SC Sept 9, 1918, Camp Meade Md, disch Feb 20, 1919; Amer Legion, 1933-34 ; Comm Club, treas; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies: 4-H Club work & livestock development; off & res Mystic.
Exline, Jess Retired; b Exline, Iowa Sept 1, 1881; s of Milton Exline-Zeruia Fry; ed Appanoose Co; Scranton Correspondence Course; m Minnie M matherly Feb 7, 1905 Centerville; s Earl; d Ruth (Mrs Veldon Morrow), Mabel (Mrs Clifford Sebolt); 1902-1909 contr, during winters coal miner; 1909- farmer, Appanoose Co; 1940- ret from active farming, Cincinnati; 1940 Dem nominee for state sen; mbr Farm Bur; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby: photography; res Cincinnati.
Fannon, Everett W. Superintendent of Schools; b Eldora, Iowa May 7, 1889; s of Augustus F Fannon-Sarah Brown; ed Eldora HS 1908; Drake U, BA 1913; U of Iowa, MA 1922; U of Chicago, sch of edn 1925; Phi Delta Kappa; m Bessie Tatham Jan, 1914 Des Moines; s Roger (dec), James Chase; d Muriel; 1913-16 Chautaugua quartet singer through midwest, also Vaudeville & Lyceum circuits, SE; 1916-18 supt of schs, Liscomb; 1918-23 HS prin, Centerville, coached football & baseball 1918; 1923- supt of schs, Centerville; instrumental in blding of Centerville elementary schs, HS & Stadium; 1923 an orgr State HS Athletic Assn when assn took over promotion of basketball, also an orgr when bd was enlarged 1932; ISTA, past VP; NEA; Centerville Assn of Commerce; pres Comm Chest; pres Centerville Country Club; ARC, past chmn home safety com; AF&AM; Presby Ch, elder, dir choir 16 years; hobbies: promoting High School athletics, golf city golf champion 7 times; off High School; res Centerville.
Farber, Aylmer Marion Secretary Association of Commerce; b Zearing, Iowa July 3, 1908; s of Floyd Louis Farber-Grace Burkhart; ed Dexter Minn; Elkton Minn HS 1926; m Greta F Disbrow Nov 17, 1934 Ames; 1926-29 emp in accounting dept Iowa St highway Commission, Ames; 1939- secy Assn of Commerce, Centerville; 1936 recd Ames distinguished service award for outstanding service to the comm; 1939 recd Key Man award from Ames Jr C of C; 1938-39 VP Iowa Jr C of C, assisted in initiating the bldg of Way Side Parks on primary roads, built by Iowa Jr C of C & Iowa Rural Young Peoples Assemblies in 1938; Jr C of C, Ames, 1937- pres; Lions; BPOE; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies: golf sports; off 118 1/2 N 13th; res Alexandria Apartments, Centerville.
Farnsworth, Edgar Arlington State Mine Inspector; b Evanston, Ill -; s of William PC Farnsworth-Linnie Reed; ed Evanston Ill; ICS; Western Correspondence Sch, mining & engineering; m Carrie Davis Nov 26, 1904 Oskaloosa; s Samuel A; 1897-1901 locomotive fireman on Iowa Central Rwy; 1901-08 emp in coal mines, south central Iowa & other states; 1908-09 coal mine foreman, Ottumwa; 1909-11 engr & mechanic Hocking Mines; 1911-14 foreman & asst supt mine, Knoxville; 1914-17 mine surveyor; 1917-19 in US govt employ; 1919-33 mine surveyor, Oskaloosa; 1933-35 asst to Oskaloosa city engr; 1935- Iowa St mine inspector in 1st dist, Centerville; 1926-28 mbr city coun, Oskaloosa; 1930-34 mbr Oskaloosa police & fire commission; 1929- lic as mine surveyor to Iowa Engineering bd; 1916- holds certificate issued by US Bur of Mines as 1st aid & mine rescue worker; Mine Inspectors Inst of Amer; BPOE; AF&AM; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies: fishing, hunting; grandfather pioneer settler Evanston Ill 1836; off Dinning Bldg; res 300 E Terry, Centerville.
Farrington, Charles A. President Telephone Exchange; b Rochelle, Ill Feb 2, 1871; s of Orlando Farrington-Czerina Snow; ed Rochelle HS 1890; Metropolitan Business Coll, Chicago Ill 1893; m Theresa conners Oct 8, 1905 Dixon Ill; s Charles A (dec), John S; d Lucille (Mrs CL Brukshew); 1890-91 emp in auditor's off of CB&Q RR, Aurora Ill; 1893-98 farmer; 1898-99 ret; 1899-1900 emp in construction of tele lines, Hardin Co; 1900-05 estab Centerville Tele Co, 1905- Appanoose Tele Co, pres; pres Fisher Lbr Co; during World War active in Liberty Loan drives; awarded medal made from captured German cannon by US Treasury Dept for patriotic service in Liberty Loan drives; Iowa St Indep Tele Assn, pres 1934-35 Natl Indep Tele Assn; C of C, past dir many years, past pres 1 year; BPOE; AF&AM; KT; Presby Ch, trustee; Rep; hobby: gardening; off 120 N 13th; res 232 W Maple, Centerville.
Fenton, Mrs. Edwyna Payton Homemaker; b Lancaster, Mo Apr 20, 1899; d of Edwin Franklin Payton-Glorena Sizemore; ed Trenton HS 1917; Gem City Business Coll, Quincy Ill; m Albert Bissett Fenton mar 18, 1929 Lancaster Mo; s Albert Bissett Jr; 1922-27 asst cash Farmers Bank, Coatsville Mo; 1929- homemaker; writes & publishes verse & writes book reviews & columns for newspaper; more than 3 years has written Chits & Chatter & Corner Cupboard; has written prize winning book reviews; contributor Line O Type & in 4 verse Anthologies; mbr Drake Pub Lib Bd; mbr United Guild of Book Reviewers; PEO; Womans Club; Wednesday Study Club; IFWC; Centerville Country Club; Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies: writing, antiques; res 111 W maple, Centerville.
Foglesong, O.T. Merchant; b Lancaster, Mo Jan 15, 1891; s of Alvin L Foglesong-Louisa Bounds; ed Lancaster Mo; ICS Scranton Penn; m Lettie Seamster Jan 28, 1912 Lancaster Mo; s Harold Roger; m Edna Miner Sept 11, 1937 Unionville Mo; 1913-19 shop foreman Memphis Mo Democrat, Memphis Mo; 1919-31 shop foreman Iowegian newspaper, Centerville; 1931- with MH Johnson in mail order barber supply business, Moravia; 1940- city clk; AF&AM 252, 1938 jr warden, 1939 treas; Chris Ch; Rep; hobby: hunting; off & res Moravia.
Forsyth, Dougal R. Pharmacist; b What Cheer, Iowa Oct 14, 1877; s of Robert C Forsyth-Betsey Butter; ed What Cheer; Mystic HS; U of Iowa 1896; m Ethel Maud Stevens June 3, 1900 Mystic; s Lester Rollyn Montelle; d Velma Gertrude; 1900 passed Iowa St Pharm examination; 1900-03 opr drug store, Jerome, 1903-08 Mystic, 1908-13 Redfield, 1913-21 Clarinda, 1921- Mystic; Iowa Druggist Assn; C of C; AF&AM 588, past master; RAM 43, past high priest; KT; Za-Ga-Zig Shrine; Chris Ch; off & res Mystic.
Frame, Walter Ogle Superintendent CB&Q Railroad, Centerville Division; b Medora1, Iowa Oct 27, 1989; s of James B Frame-Eliza Ogle; ed Osceola schs;v m Helen hartwell Oct 14, 1927 Herrin Ill; s James; 1905-10 section laborer in track dept CB&Q RR, Osceola, section laborer, section foreman, time keeper, asst extra gang foreman & extra gang foreman; 1910-12 gen foreman in chg of construction Kansas City Terminal Ry; 1912-14 extra gang foreman CRI&P Rwy; 1914-16 CB&Q Rwy; 1916-18 roadmaster; 1918-21 roadmaster & asst tranmaster on Aurora div; 1921-22 gen inspector of maintenance of way line E of Missouri River; 1922-27 road & trainmaster, Beardstown div; 1927-36 engr of maintenance of way, Central dist; 1936-39 asst supt Wymore Neb div; 1939- supt, Centerville div; Dawn to Dusk Club, one of few to make dawn to dusk non-stop record run Denver to Chicago on CB&Q RR, Zephyr; past pres Roadmaster Assn of N Amer; Ames Assn of RR Supts; past dir Comml Club, Wymore Neb; Presby Ch; father homesteaded, Warren Co 1866, in same co with Pres McKinley as his capt, & Pres RB Hayes as his col, during Civil War; off CB&Q Railway; res 312 E Washington, Centerville.
Fuller, Bernard A. Manufacturer; b Centerville, Iowa Jan 1, 1904; s of Bernard A Fuller- Cora Jackson; ed St Mary Parochial Sch; Centerville HS 1923; U of Iowa, coll of mechanical engineering 1924-27; Theta Tau; m Ruth M Beard Aug 11, 1928 Iowa City; d Margaret Genevieve, Joan Lee; after HS appr in shops of Hercules Mfg Co, Centerville, 1927- salesman, later chief engr, asst to pres, 1937- after father's death pres & gen mgr, in chg of plant, steel & cast iron foundries, & machine shops, Centerville, has designed improvements on coal & rock crushing machinery, coal preparation & handling equipment & construction & quarry equipment & construction & quarry equipment mfrd by the co; Centerville Country Club; BSA, troop 33, committeeman, mbr Appanoose Co coun; KC, 3o mbr, 1940- dept 10th, dist, past grand knight 3 terms; trustee, Cath Ch; Dem, 1937 pres Appanoose Co YD Club, 1938-39 mbr state exec coun, committeeman 5th congl dist, pres pct committeeman, Centerville; hobby: philately; off Hercules Mfg Co; res 810 S 16th, Centerville.
Fuller, Mrs. Ruth M. Beard Homemaker; b Mount Ayr, Iowa Apr 6, 1907; d of Henry Clay Beard-Anna Duncan; ed Mount Ayr HS 1925; U of Iowa 1925-28; played violin in symphony orchestor, 1927 specialized interior decoration, 1928 won 1st prize sales contest U of Iowa Annual; m Bernard A Fuller Aug 11, 1928 Iowa city; d Margaret Genevieve, Joan Lee; 1926 summer coll student waitress Canyon Camp Yellowstone Natl Park; 1927 during summer representative Travelers Casualty Co, Mount Ayr; 1928- homemaker, centerville; 1936- secy to husband in Hercules Mfg Co, Centerville; writer of publicity for various clubs & orgns; capt Women's Field Army for Cancer Control, Appanoose Co; co chmn Wildlife Fedn; 1934 VP PTA, McKinley, 1936 pres, St Marys; Ensemble Music Club; secy & pres Centerville Culture Study Club; past guardian Camp Fire Girls, Mount Ayr, 1928 counselor Camp Fire Girls, Camp Hantesa Boone; house chmn Centerville Country Club; Centerville Woman's Club; 1927- mbr PEO, 1937 designed & handled annual sales program; Cath Ch, pres Centerville Cath Women's Club; 1940 5th dist committeewoman YD club of Iowa; PEO, sisterhood; 1940 commr Centerville Girls Scouts coun; hobbies: reading, Bicycling, sports, gardening, interior decorating; res 810 S 16th, Centerville.
Gantt, Robert Fulton Plant Manager Swift & Co; b North Platte, Neb May 28, 1894; s of Thomas F Gantt-Edith L Gruman; ed North Platte Neb HS 1913; U of Neb 1913-16; m Margaret E Sawyer Aug 2, 1919 Creston; s Robert Eugene, Franklin Abner; 1919-20 student in training, Swift & Co, Creston, 1920-21 branch plant mgr, Sheldon, 1921 cream procurement supvr, 1921-22 asst mgr; 1922-23 owner & opr creamery & ice cream plant, Rogers Ark; 1923- asst mgr & mgr, Swift & Co creamery plant, Bushnell Ill, Marshalltown, Mason City, Trenton Mo, 1938- mgr poultry & creamery plant, Centerville; during World War enl in 1st OTC, Fort Snelling Apr 1917, 2nd lt Camp Dodge, Camp Hancock Ga, disch 1st lt, Nov 1918; Amer Legion, commr 1937; 1920 capt Natl Guard, Sheldon; Assn of Commerce, pres 1935; BPOE; AF&AM; Episc Ch; hobby: fishing; off Swift & Co; res 831 Drake, Centerville.
Gardner, W. M. Hatchery & Feed Dealter; b Mahaska Co, Iowa Aug 1, 1891; s of WC Gardner-Martha Waltman; ed Mahaska & Kossuth Cos; short courses in poultry iowa St Coll, Ames; m Ethel Dowd may 24, 1914 Blakesburg; s Marvin L; 1914-20 farmer, Wapello Co, 1920-24 near Moravia, Appanoose Co; 1924- owner & opr hatchery, Moravia, now capacity of 30,000 eggs; 1930-39 breeder & raiser of silver foxes, Moravia; 1935- dlr in feeds & poultry supplies; 1933-34 mayor; 1940- mbr city coun; comm Club, 940- pres; IOOF; Meth Ch, 1935- bd mbr, 1939- trustee; Rep; hobby: travel; off & res Moravia.
Gonzalez, M. R. Clergyman; b Lares, Puerto Rico Sept 2, 1900; s of Philip Gonzalez-Rosa Torres; ed San Juan HS San Germain Puerto Rico 1919; Ellsworth Coll, Iowa Falls, BA 1922; U of Iowa, MA 1926, grad work 1926-30; Phi Sigma Iota; m Wanda Maria Heninger June 2, 1928 Iowa City; 1919 came to US; 1925-26 Spanish instr, U of Kas, 1930-32 Depauw U, Greencastle Ind; 1932-38 various occupations, Martinsburg; 1938- meth minister Mystic; 1918 enl Home Guard, Puerto Rico; Appanoose Co Ministerial Assn; past mbr AAUP; hon mbr Mystic Comm Club; hobbies: sports, music; off & res Mystic.
Greenleaf, Hale Carr Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Milton, iowa Dec 2, 1883; s of Stephen Greenleaf-Lillian Sawyers; ed Centerville HS 1903; Parsons Coll, Fairfield, BSc 1907; m Mary Bean Sept 12, 1909 Fairfield; s John S, Hale C Jr; d Doris M (Mrs Chester A Hall); 1907-09 mgr Centerville Brick & Material Co; 1909-18 cash Centerville Trust & Savings Bank, Centerville; 1918-31 cash & dir Citizens Savings Bank, Colfax, 1931-37 emp in collection, appraisal & farm sales depts of Fed Land Bank of Omaha Neb; 1937- real est & ins agt, Centerville; Assn of commerce, pres 1939-40; Lions; Country Club; AF&AM; Presby Ch; 1929-30 trustee Des Moines Presbytery; Rep; Hobby: fishing; off Centerville National Bank Bldg; res 421 N 18th, Centerville.
Greenleaf, Harry S. Attorney; b Unionville, Iowa July 10, 1881; s of Stephen Greenleaf-Mary Lillian Sawyers; ed Unionville HS; Parsons Coll Acad 1901; Parsons Coll, Fairfield, BSc 1905; U of Iowa, LLB 1908; Phi Delta Phi; m mary Ethel Fowler May 28, 1913 Centerville; s Robert Wendell, Harold Sawyers; 1905-08 while att Parsons Coll & U of Iowa cooked & waited on tables; 1908-18 prac law ptr of Claude R Porter, Centerville; 1918- prac law, Centerville; Appanoose Co atty 4 terms; city atty several years; civil service commr; Appanoose Co & 2nd Judiscial Dist Bar Assns; Assn of Commerce; BSA, scoutmaster has taken boys to Camp Lacey several times; Presby Ch; Rep, del to state & judicial convs; hobbies: fishing, hunting; off 103 Centerville National Bank Bldg; res 508 E Maple, Centerville.
Guernsey, Hugh G. Attorney; b Plano, Iowa Aug 10, 1892; s of Joe B Guernsey-Elizabeth Showalter; ed Centerville HS; U of Iowa, BA 1916, LLB 1920; Sigma Pi; m Marguerite Naumann Aug 28, 1926 Davenport; d Kathryn, Marguerite; 1920- prac law, Centerville; 1925-29 city atty; 1933-36 Appanoose Co atty; 1937-40 state sen 3rd senatorial dist of Iowa; during World War Ent US army 1st OTC, Fort Snelling Minn May 14, 1917, 2nd lt Camp Dodge Aug 28, 1917-Sept 13, 1918, O/S Sept 23, 1918-July 31, 1919, disch Aug 6, 1918 at Camp Dodge; Amer Legion post 214; AF&AM 42; Presby Ch; off 300 1/2 N 12th; res 610 Park Ave, Centerville.
Hann, John R. Coal Dealer; b Brookfield, Mo Dec 14, 1890; s of Henry W Hann-Nellie Lacy; ed Centerville HS 1909; Iowa St Coll, BSc 1913; training course Amer Bridge Co 1913-14; Theta Xi; m Louise McKee Jan 2, 1918 Centerville; d Lacy L; 1913-14 civil engr Amer Bridge Co, Gary Ind; 1914-17 in engineering dept CB&Q RR, St Louis Mo, 1919-22 Galesburg Ill; 1922- with Sunshine Coal Co, Centerville, pres, 1931 developed Sunshine Mine 3; bd mbr Standard Soy Bean Processing Co; bd mbr Centerville Chick Hatchery; mbr city coun; during World War enl May 1917, O/S 1st lt 309th regiment 84th div engrs, disch Aug 1919; Amer Legion; secy Appanoose Co Coal Oprs Assn; Assn of Commerce; past mbr Kiwanis; Centerville Country Club; Saddle & Bridle club; BPOE; AF&AM; Presby Ch, trustee; Rep; hobbies: hunting, fishing, golf; off 118 N 12th; res 508 Drake Ave, Centerville.
Harris, William A. Merchant; b Mystic, Iowa Nov 27, 1898; s of Jeremiah Port Harris-Mary Taylor; ed Mystic HS 1916; 1916-18 & 1919-27 owner & opr shoe store, Mystic; 1918-19 emp by father in feed business; 1927-31 shoe salesman, Fla, Ill & Kas; 1931-32 emp by road construction co; 1932- owner & opr clothing & shoe store, Mystic; Comm Club; BPOE; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: saddle horses, bird dogs & hunting; off & res Mystic.
Haynes, Henry Cyrus Retired; b Centerville, Iowa Nov 18, 1871; s of Eugene Cassitt Haynes-Elma Mourning Felkner; ed Centerville HS 1889; special work at George Washington U, Washington DC 1919; prior to 1890 while att HS empl by Bell Tele Co, Centerville; 1890-91 clk in PO, Centerville; 1891-1901 rwy postal clk under civil service in Chicago div, 1901-02 San Francisco div, 1902-04 St Louis div, 1904-06 special agt of RFD service; 1906-10 PO inspector, Washington DC, Chattanooga, St Louis, New Orleans & Denver divs; 1910-17 asst PM, Centerville; 1917-19 in Navy Dept, Washington DC; 1920-21 supvr of reorgn & secy Assn of Commerce, Centerville; during Sp-Amer War enl in Co E 50th Iowa vol inf, capt Apr 1898, this regiment was part of 7th army corps, commanded by Gen Fitz-Hugh Lee, disch Nov 30, 1898, 1899 regiment reorgd & elec lt col until 1902; 1921-25 lt col on Gov Nate Kendall's staff; organized present camp of USWV, first comm; Assn of Commerce, 1922 & 1926 pres; Comm Chest, 1936 chmn; Soldiers Relief Com of the County, 1935- chmn; Country Club; BPOE; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep, 1936- chmn Appanoose Co Rep Central Com; now residing on birthplace; father was Centerville PM he & father have been PM under every Rep pres since 1882; res 402 E Washington, Centerville.
Hayes, William Boyd Attorney; b Guernsey Co, Ohio Apr 15, 1875; s of Harry H Hayes-Mary Boyd; ed Ohio; Martins Ferry Ohio HS 1895; Drake U; Central Coll, Pella; U of Iowa, LLB 1910; m Myrtle Lowe Jan 27, 1901 Corydon; 1899-1901 HS tchr, Corydon, 1901-07 prin; 1910- prac law, Centerville; 1915-16 & 1927-28 Appanoose Co atty; 1918 apptd by atty gen of US as special asst to C R Porter US dist atty in case of US vs IWW in Chicago before Judge Landis; Appanoose Co, Dist & Iowa St Bar Assns; Kiwanis, pres 1934; Dem, 1922-30 mbr state central com from old 8th dist; hobby: books; off Iowa Trust & Savings Bank Bldg; res 521 Haynes Ave, Centerville.
Heimes, John F. Merchant; b St Paul, Minn Jan 6, 1895; s of Frank G Heimes-Barbara Beck; ed St Boniface sch; Immaculate Conception Sch, Sioux City; m Lydia J Roth - 1918 Grand Island Neb; s John W, Martin Joseph; d margaret J; 1913-18 emp Woolstenholm & Stern Clothiers, Grand Island Neb; 1918-24 emp by JC Penney Co, Grand Island Neb, 1921 asst mgr, 1924- mgr Centerville; during World War enl June 1918-Mar 1919 med corps, Fort Riley Kas; Amer Legion; Assn of Commerce; Lions; KC, past grand knight; BPOE; Cath Ch; hobbies: hunting, fishing, swimming; res 811 S 17th, Centerville.
Hickman, Charles Stephen Physician & Surgeon; b Monroe Co, Iowa Oct 24, 1883; s of Solomon G Hickman-Cynthia Seaman; ed Monroe Co rural schs; Albia HS 1904; Cornell Coll 1905; grad work Mayo Clinic, & Chicago; m Maude Hicks Jan 1, 1908 Centerville; s Robert Hicks; d Hallein Dee (Mrs Gardner Johnson); 6 months intern St Joseph Mercy Hosp, St Joseph Mo; 1910- prac med, Centerville; 1933- FACS; Iowa St med Soc; AMA; C of C; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: football; off 410 W State; res 418 E Washington, Centerville.
Hickman, Mrs. Maude Hicks Homemaker; b Appanoose Co, Iowa Mar 25, 1885; d of William Hicks-Phoebe Ann Day; ed Centerville; Cornell Coll 1904-07; m Dr Charles Stephen Hickman Jan 1, 1908 Centerville; s Robert Hicks; d Hallien Dee (Mrs Gardner Johnson); homemaker, Centerville; 1938- 5th dist dir IFWC; 1927-29 dist secy of young peoples' work; 1928- play writer, has won many state prizes, play My Tony won 1st prize in natl contest sponsored by Natl League of Amer Pen Women & produced at their conv, Washington DC 1938; poetry also has won recognition published in Silk of the Corn, Iowa Poets, KSO Poets, Homespun & Who's Who Among Prairie Poets; her play Seven Cokes has been accepted by natl hdqrs of IFWC as one of their ofcl plays; well known in Iowa as pub speaker; 1938 women keynote speaker Rep conv; ARC work; Iowa Authors Clubs; IFWC; OES; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: flower gardening, writing; parents were pioneer settlers of Monroe Co 1846; res 418 E Washington, Centerville.
Hood, Clarence E. Insurance & Real Estate Agent; b Burlington, Iowa Aug 19, 1893; s of Bert E Hood-Flora M Smith; ed Burlington HS 1912; U of Iowa; Stout Inst, Menominee Wis; m Zelma Dukes May 26, 1917 Centerville; 1916 short time storekeeper CB&Q RR, Centerville, 1916-18 chief clk, Casper Wyo; 1918-20 supt of mails, Casper Wyo PO; 1920-22 asst traffic mgr Midwest Oil Refining Co, Casper Wyo; 1922-23 ins agt, Casper Wyo; 1923-28 dist mgr Equitable Life of NY, Burlington; 1928-30 ins agt & dir of theater orchestra, Fort Madison; 1930-33 pub sch music supvr, Fort Madison; 1933-40 field auditor Iowa St Dept of Social Welfare; 1940- ins & real est agt, Centerville; Assn of Commerce; Lions Club, pres; Meth Ch, chmn finance com; Rep; hobbies: music, travel; off 12th & Jackson; res 412 Drake Ave, Centerville.
Hoogendorn, Jacob Chiropractor; b Amsterdam, Holland Oct 15, 1888; s of Jacob Hoogendorn-Gertrude Zuydam; ed Mahaska Co; Penn Acad, Oskaloosa; Palmer Sch of Chiropractic, DC 1918; m Eva F Elgin Nov 16, 1920 Chicago Ill; 1892 came to US, Pella; 1918- chiropractor, Centerville; dir Iowa Chiropractors Assn; pres Southern Dist Chiropractors Assn; AF&AM; Presby Ch, elder; Rep; hobby: flowers; off 103 Denning Bldg; res 411 E Maple, Centerville.
Hornaday, Charles Albert Farmer & Seedman; b Appanoose Co, Iowa jan 27, 1865; s of Elisha Hornaday-Emily Woods; ed Appanoose Co rural schs; Oskaloosa Coll, Oskaloosa 1881-84; m Irene Caylor Mar 17, 1889 Udel twp (dec Feb 20, 1894); s William LeRoy, Charles A; d Bonnie Lee (Mrs Cleo Staly); m Nellie B McConnell Sept 9, 1896 Udell twp; s Homer P, Finley L; d Irma S (Mrs John Paul), Olive V (Mrs H H Beckering); 1884-91 rural sch tchr, Appanoose Co; 1891-1903 farmer, near Udell; 1903- farmer, grain buying & shipping dlr & opr retail & whol seed business, Udel now owner & opr 300 A specializer in grain, hog & cattle feeding; many years Udell twp sch treas & pres; instrumental in inducing the CRI&P RR & Wabash Rwy to direct their lines through his part of the country; Chris Ch, 1890- trustee & elder; Dem; hobby: collecting Indian relics, has approximately 3000 pieces which include arrow heads, tommy hawks, bows & arrows, clubs, polishers, skinners, collected over a period of 15 years; res Route 1, Udell.
Howell, C. W. Attorney; b Centerville, Iowa Jan 18, 1890; s of CF Howell-Anna Madder; ed Centerville HS; Grinnell Coll 1908-09; U of Iowa, 1909-10; Sigma Chi; m Mary Hall Feb 10, 1914 Centerville; d Mary Patricia, Margaret Ann; 1912-17 opr Howell Shoe Store, Centerville; 1917 studied law in father's law off; 1920 adm to Iowa bar; 1920- prac law, Centerville; 1923-27 Appanoose Co atty; mbr city coun; bd mbr Standard Soy Bean Processing Plant; Appanoose Co, 2nd Judicial Dist & Iowa St Bar Assn's Assn of Commerce, bd mbr, VP; Country Club, bd mbr; BPOE; Presby Ch, trustee; Rep; hobbies: farming, purebred Corriedale Sheep, hist relics; off 100 1/2 W Jackson; res 1015 Drake Ave, Centerville.
Jensen, John L. Merchant; b Aarhus County Denmark July 19, 1893; s of Christen Jensen-Kirsten Larsen; ed Aarhus Denmark HS 1909; Commerce Sch, Aahrus Denmark; Hutchinson Minn HS 1911; m vivian Caldwell -, 1923 Albia; s John L Jr; d Helen May, Peggy Ann; 1910 came to US; 1913-18 clk in dry goods store, Minn, Webster City & Hampston; 1919 naturalized in Albia; 1919-21 emp by Lattimer Brothers & Hurst Dept Stores, Albia; 1921-36 mgr Hurst & Jensen Dept Store, Centerville; 1936- owner & mgr Jensen Dept Store, Centerville; during World War enl July 1918, 99th div training sch, disch May 1, 1919; Amer Legion, past vice-comm 2 years; Assn of Commerce, bd mbr; BPOE; Presby Ch, past elder, trustee; Rep; hobbies: fishing, gardening, flowers & vegetables, sports; res 408 s 15th, Centerville.
Johnson, Hugh I. Funeral Director; b Exline, Iowa Oct 7, 1909; s of Eurus Johnson-Mary E Pittman; ed Exline HS; St Louis Coll of Embalming, St Louis Mo 1930; m Pearl A Richardson June 14, 1934 Centerville; 1927-32 appr funeral dir, Centerville; 1933- owner & opr Johnson Funeral Home, Centerville; Assn of Commerce; past mbr Kiwanis; Lions; BPOE; Chris Ch, bd mbr; hobby: golf; off & res 416 E Maple, Centerville.
Johnson, Lonnie Edmund County Superintendent of Schools; b Berryville, Ark Aug 2, 1891; s of William Riley Johnson-Ella Waggoner; ed Carroll Co Ark; Berryville Ark HS 1911; Valparaiso Ind U, BA 1916; U of Iowa, MA 1923; summer sch Columbia U 1926; Phi Delta Kappa; m Nora Drake Dec 31, 1916 Memphis Mo; s Corwin Waggoner; d Marceil Elizabeth, Harriette Marie; prior to 1909 worked on farm; 1909-11 while att sch, rural sch tchr, Carroll Co Ark; 1914-15 prin of sch, western Grove Ark; 1915-16 part time coll instr while sr, Valparaiso Ind U; 1916-18 supt of schs, Hamlet Ind; 1918-20 supt of schs, North Judson, Ind, 1920-33 Moulton, 1933-36 Cincinnati; 1936- Appanoose Co supt of schs, Centerville; helped org Chariton Basin Health Unit which brought nursing service to Appanoose Co; past mbr Ednl com State Planning Bd; mbr Ednl Com Chariton Basin Planning Bd; NEA; ISTA, treas Southeastern Dist ISTA, mbr exec com; secy-treas Supts Club, Appanoose Co; secy Appanoose Co Tchrs Coun; past mbr Centerville Assn of Commerce; chmn Jr ARC; mbr ARC com Farm Bur; AF&AM; Meth Ch, steward, mbr house & grounds com, SS tchr mens class, choir mbr; interested primarily in promoting better edn in Appanoose Co; hobbies: fishing reading informative books; off appanoose county Courthouse; res 209 S 12th, Centerville.
Johnson, Mrs. Mary Edith Homemaker; b Appanoose Co, Iowa Jan 21, 1894; d of Halleck G Conger-Rose Ellen McCallum; ed Centerville; m Delmer Otis Johnson Apr 12, 1915 Centerville; s Bruce Conger, Bernard Halleck; d Betty Jane; 1915- homemaker, Centerville; past pres Garfield PTA; VP Central Ward grade sch, chmn finance; Americanism chmn Amer Legion aux 8 years, unit pres 2 years; patriotic instr DUV 6 years; OES; Womans club; Meth Ch, secy ladies aid soc, pres WHMS, mbr ch bd; Rep; hobby: Americanism work; res 926 S 11th, Centerville.
Johnson, Merrill Herschel Owner Barber Supply Co; b Monroe Co, Iowa Aug 27, 1889; s of William Johnson-Jennie Haskins; ed Moravia HS 2 years; m Winifred Burns May 8, 1913 Chicago Ill; s William Russel, Herschel, Herbert, Donald, Charles; 1905-10 barber while in sch; 1910-14 barber, Chicago Ill; 1914 short time ptr in barber shop, Albia; 1914-17 ptr in barber shop & mgr, Moravia; 1917- owner & opr barber shop, Moravia; 1927-31 with BL Wilson as ptr copyrighted Smooth-O a strap filler & a Deluxe Honing Method, started mail order barber supply business Success Barber Supply, 1931-40 ptr of O T Foglesong, 1940- ptr of B L Wilson Moravia; owner & opr dairy farm, near Moravia; 1931-37 mbr bd of edn, Moravia 1932-37 pres; U B Ch, SS supt many years; Rep; hobby: farming; off & res Moravia.
Johnston, Charles L. Attorney; b Birmingham, Iowa July 14, 1907; s of Harley H Johnston-Grace M Baldwin; ed Birmingham HS 1925; Chillicothe Business Coll, 1925; U of Iowa 1930, law sch 1931-34; Acacia; m Ada E smith - 1932 Quincy Ill; d Charleen May, Judith Ann; 1934 adm to Iowa bar; 1934- prac law, Centerville; 1935 US conciliation commr; Appanoose Co; 1938- Appanoose Co atty; VP & secy Appanoose Abstract & Title Co; 2nd Judicial Dist Bar Assn, past committeeman; Appanoose Co & Iowa St Bar Assns; Assn of Commerce; Lions; BPOE; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep, 1936 pres Co Rep Vols, 1936 del Iowa St conv; hobby: fishing; off 301 W 13th; res 405 E Wall, Centerville.
Jones, Carl Edward Postmaster; b Barnard, Kas July 12, 1907; s of John M Jones-Nitha BRanham; ed Appanoose Co; Cincinnati HS 1926; m Marjorie Allison July 12, 1936 Centerville; d Liane Carrol; 1926-33 asst cash Farmers & Mchts State Bank, Cincinnati; 1933-34 corn dealer, Appanoose Co; 1934-35 emp by Citizens State Savings Bank, Cincinnati; 1935-36 dep clk dist court; 1936- PM, Cincinnati; 1931-34 Franklin twp assessor; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby: outdoor sports; off & res Cincinnati.
Kelley, Harry O’Thillo Utility Traffic Manager; b Ohio, Bureau Co, Ill May 30, 1874; s of Thomas Kelley-Harriette A Colhauer; ed Ponehah, Chapin & Princeton HS; Gittings Seminary, La Harpe Ill, secured tchrs certificate 1893-94; m Katherine J Shain June 25, 1901 Le Harpe Ill; 1895-97 rural & HS tchr, Ill; 1897-99 student in pharm as asst in various Ill towns, secured certificate as an asst; 1899-1902 emp in various occupations; 1902-03 off clk for CRI&P Rwy, 1903-05 chief clk, Waterloo; 1905-16 traffic mgr for Iowa Dairy Separator Co, Waterloo; 1916-17 secy Retail Mchts Div of Davenport Comml Club; 1919-22 sales mgr Waterloo Auto & Supply Co; 1922-24 asst traffic mgr Iowa St Utilities, Centerville, 1924- traffic mgr; com mbr of finance in bldg of St Luke's Hosp & Girls Lend-A-Hand Club bldgs; during World War 1917-19 supvr of various depts of the war industries bd of 3 cos in Penn; Centerville Social Service League, 1929-30 gen chmn; Kiwanis, 1928 pres, 1931-37 chmn underprivileged child com; ARC, 1940 chmn of roll call com; BSA, 1939- pres Appanoose Co dist com; Centerville Country Club, past pres; OES; AF&AM 105, past master, Waterloo; RAM; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby: farming; off Iowa Southern Utilities; res 211 S 15th Centerville.
Labagh, Nicholas Walter Physician & Surgeon; b Fairfield Iowa May 18, 1879; s of Peter I Labagh-Martha Bright; ed Fairfield HS 1896; Parsons Coll of Phys & Surgs, MD 1904; m Laura Dodge Moulton May 22, 1919 Boulder Colo; step d Louise (Mrs Frank Austin), Marjorie (Mrs Howard Allisbaugh), Catherine Mouton; 1904-07 prac med, Mount Pleasant, 1907- Mystic; 1935- mbr Mystic bd of edn; during World War enl 1918 med corps US army, stationed Fort Riley Kas, disch Nov 1918, 1st lt; Amer Legion; Appanoose Co & Iowa St med Socs; AF&AM; Dem; off & res Mystic.
Larsen, Elmer A. Physician & Surgeon; b Klemme, Iowa July 6, 1903; s of Lawrence Larson-Emma C Arnold; ed Mason City HS 1922; U of Iowa 1922-25, MD 1929; Phi Beta Pi; m Fairie Mae Smith Oct 22, 1933 Clinton; 1929-30 intern Municipal Hosp, Washington DC; 1930- prac med, Centerville; staff mbr St Joseph Hosp, past pres; 1st lt med corps ORC; Appanoose Co Med Soc, secy; Iowa St med Soc; AMA; Assn of Commerce; Lions; off 211 E State; res 323 Oak, Centerville.
Leffert, Frank B. Physician & Surgeon; b Hawarden, Iowa Mar 24, 1893; s of William N Leffert-Janey Bradley; ed Canton SD HS 1912, valedictorian; SD Wes, BSc 1916, grad highest scholarship in 4 year class, recd medal, held all class & student body offs, played in Dramatic Bluc, holds 3 key pin awarded by natl Forensic Frat; U of SD, BA 1919; Rush Med Sch, Chicago Ill, MD 1921; Phi Beta Pi; m Esther Milbrant Oct 6, 1926 Madison Wis; earned way through coll by selling brushes, also with student owner & opr merry-go-round; 1913-20 during summers supt & platform mgr Chautaugua Redpath; 1920-23 emp by health dept of Bell Tele Co, Chicago Ill; 1921 6 months intern Denver City & county Hosp; 1921-23 intern Cook Co Hosp, Chicago Ill, also tchr of classes northwestern U & Rush Med Sch; 1923-27 prac med with Dr E E Heaton, Centerville, 1927-29 prac med assoc with Leffert & Brummit, Centerville, 1929-36 assoc with Leffert, Brummit, Edwards, 1936- assoc with Leffert, Brummit, Edwards & Houston; past pres & secy staff St Joseph's Hosp, Centerville; during World War mbr med corps; Amer Legion; Appanoose Co Med Soc, past pres & secy; Iowa St med Soc; AMA; Assn of Commerce; Saddle & Bridle Club; Centerville Country Club; hobbies: owning & riding saddle horses; off 129 1/2 N 13th; res 614 Park Ave, Centerville.
Lodwick, David Retired; b Dawleis, Glammorganshire, Wales Jan 7, 1864; s of William Lodwick-Ann James; 6 months regular sch; night sch special courses math & reading; m Margery Griffith Oct 7, 1893 Shawnee Ohio; s William G, John S, David (dec), Charles T, Albert I; d mary E (dec); 1870 came to US, Akron Ohio; 1875-81 coal miner, Trumble Co Ohio; 1881-83 appr puddler in Iron Mills, Youngstown Ohio; 1883-85 coal miner, Shawnee Ohio, went through Ohio Hocking Valley Strike of 1884-85; 1885-87 appr miner Youngstown Ohio Iron Mills; 1887 short time emp in groc store, Oskaloosa; 1887-89 resided Prescott Ariz; 1889-1928 with brother L L opr coal mine Lodwick Brothers Coal Co, Appanoose Co, opr mines 12, 22, 29 & the Clarkdale, emp between 300 & 500 men; 1928- ret, Mystic; 1929-34 opr of coal mine, Mosby Mo; past mayor, Mystic; 1890 helped inc the town of Mystic & was 1st city clk; AF&AM; Meth Ch, 1889- mbr bd; Rep; hobbies: flower gardening, civic affairs; res Mystic.
Longanecker, Mrs. Genevieve Wheeler Homemaker & Partner in Electric Store; b Hamilton, Ill Aug 4, 1879; d of John Wheller-Elmira Irwin; ed Hamilton & Keokuk; St Louis Mo HS 3 years; business coll, Keokuk short time; m Harry R Longanecker Apr 9, 1902 Trenton Mo; s Helen A (Mrs W I Murphy); 1897-98 study & part time work in Bernard A Dolan law off & Hughes & Roberts law off, Keokuk; 1898-1902 court reporter, Trenton Mo & emp by Harber & Knight law off; 1902- homemaker, Centerville; 1902-16 steno & bkkpr for Frank S Payne, mgr Citizens Light & Gas Co, Centerville, 1916 firm became Iowa Southern Utilities Co, 1916-30 priv secy to Mr Payne, pres & in chg of financial reports; 1930-34 ret, Centerville; 1934- with husband ptr in Samson Electric Store, Centerville; B&PW; OEW; Presby Ch, 1932- pres ladies aid; Rep; hobby: flower gardening; off 306 N 12th; res 603 S Main, Centerville.
Longanecker, Harry Robert Owner & Manager Electric Store; b Wayland Mo Nov 26, 1879; s of Horace C Longanecker-Margaret Morris; ed Kahoka Mo HS; short time business coll, m Genevieve Wheeler Apr 9, 1902 Trenton Mo; d Helen A (Mrs WI Murphy); 1893-96 worked with father, Kahoka Mo, bldg tele lines & exchanges; 1896-1900 bldg tele lines & exchanges, Memphis, Brookfield & Marceline Mo & Bloomfield; 1900-01 tele construction worker, Trenton Mo, 1901-02 Bloomfield, 1902 short time Centerville; 1902-24 with Citizens Light & Gas Co in gen construction & electrical work; later supt of distribution; 1924-32 dist mgr Iowa Southern Utilities Co, Centerville; 1932-34 mfr own invention of Samson Stubbing Clamps used in pole line maintenance; 1934- ptr of wife in Samson Electric Store, Centerville; Assn of Commerce; OES; AF&AM; Presby Ch, elder; Rep; hobby: inventions; off 306 N 12th; res 603 S Main, Centerville.
McClaskey, Frank Farmer; b Appanoose Co, Iowa Nov 19, 1876; s of Thomas McClaskey-Evelyn Hendershott; ed grade sch; m Anna Moore Sept 26, 1899 Appanoose Co; s Eugene F, Rex E; d Olive (Mrs John Fox), Isadore (Mrs Guy Pugh), Audrey (Mrs Kenel Monroe); 1895- farmer, Appanoose Co; 1921-25 carp, Exline; 1910-21 mbr Caldwell twp bd of edn; 1915-21 & 1936- trustee Caldwell twp; Meth Ch; Rep; Hobbies: hunting & trap shooting; res Route 1, Exline.
McConville, Owen Coal Dealer; b Edinborough, Scotland Apr 30, 1885; s of Edward McConville-Anne McCormick; ed Mystic grade sch; m Margaret White June 18, 1914 Centerville; s Owen Paul, Donald; d Kathryn Ann, Mary Ellen, Margaret Gertrude, Rosa Thersa, Elizabeth Jean; 1899-1906 top man Porter Coal Mine, Mystic; 1906-11 with father & brother bought Little Creek Mine, mine foreman; 1911-19 mine foreman & owner Rosebrook Mine, near Moravia; 1918- mine foreman & owner North Mines, near Centerville; 1923-28 owner Laneville Mine, near Centerville; 1923 supt McConville Mines; 1925- owner Midway Coal Co, Centerville; 1938- opr Dunreath Coal Mine, near Des Moines; 1935- pres McConville Coal Co; dir Bituminous Coal Code; 1934-36 mbr city council; 1930-36 pres Appanoose Coal Oprs Assn; mbr natl Bituminous Coal Assn; past mbr Iowa Coal Inst; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby: raising & training Bird dogs; off 103 1/2 E Van Buren; res 625 N Main, Centerville.
McDaniel, Paul Ivan District Manager Utilities Co; b Appanoose Co, Iowa Mar 3, 1898; s of Dean R McDanel-Delilah Nash; ed Centerville HS 1918; Iowa St Coll 1918; Coyne Trade & Engineering Sch, Chicago Ill 1920; ICS, power plant engineering work; m Muriel Hurd June 28, 1922 Albia; s William Dean; 1917 during summer emp by Iowa St Utilities Co on construction of 1st high lines to SW Iowa, 1918 emp in house wiring & repairing dept, 1918-22 full time work in wiring & repairing, 1922-30 dist mgr, Mystic, 1930-38 Moulton, 1938- Mystic; during World War enl SATC Ames, Co 3, disch Nov 1918; Amer Legion post 280, past comm, now mbr post 340; Comm Club, 1940- pres; 4-H Club, Mystic orgr 1929, secy 1929; OES, past patron; AF&AM; Chris Ch; Dem; hobbies: baseball & athletic sports; off & res Mystic.
McGrann, J. William Grocer; b Mystic, Iowa May 22, 1893; s of James McGrann-Nellie Fuller; ed Mystic HS 2 years; m Jennie Swanson Sept -, 1914 Centerville (dec); s Max LaVonne; d Nelma L, Wilma J; m Helen Poli Nov 21, 1935 Centerville; s Billie B; 1908-28 with father in butchering business supplying meat to 20 stores, Mystic & Centerville; 1920-26 owner groc & market, Brazil, wife opr; 1928- owner & opr groc store, Mystic; breeder & trainer of Cocker Spaniels & Llewellen Setter bird dogs, ships them to every state in US; 1911 enl USN, Des Moines, Great Lakes naval training station, then tsfrd to Pacific Coast until 1915, stationed on battleship Oregon, one commanded by Admiral Dewey in Sp-Amer War; Comm club; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: fishing, hunting; off & res Mystic.
McGrew, Harry Finley Publisher; b Fairfield, Iowa Mar 6, 1908; s of Harry L McGrew-Rose Culbertson; ed Mount Pleasant; Omaha Neb HS 1927; Ohio Wes, BA 1931; mbr track team, 1929-31 in half mile run & high jump; Sigma Phi Epsilon; m Harriett Leonard Apr 6, 1935 Anthon; d Jane; 1931-33 emp on news staff, Indianapolis Ind Times; 1933-35 odd job news work & sales promotion work, Chicago Worlds' Fair, Des Moines Register, Pocahontas Record Democrat & Anthon Herald; 1935-40 editor & mgr Guttenberg Press; 1940- editor & publisher Moravia Union; Centerville Country Club; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; Hobby: athletic sports; off & res Moravia.
MacKenzie, Mrs. Luella Woods Homemaker, Writer & Lecturer; b Apr 2, 1872 Hunnewell Mo; d of Daniel Woods-Mary Elizabeth Johnson; ed pub schs, normal training; m Gilbert A macKenzie Feb 28, 1892 Moulton; 1915- registered genealogist; authoress of poem Gold Star Mothers, etc; listed in: The Social Recorder of Virginia, 1928, Representative Women of the South, Vol 4 1927, Principal Women of Amer, London England, 1930-31; Amer Women-The Official Who's Who Among the Women of the Nation, 1935-36; International Blue Book; prepared many family lineages in The First Families of Amer by FA Firkus & Co; 1939 granted certificate of Merit in Genalogy, in recognition of original research & meritorious contribution to the Archives of Amer Genealogy by the coun of the Inst of Amer Genealogy, elected life fellow Inst of Amer Genealogy Mar 14, 1939; Genealogist Natl Soc; mbr Iowa St Chess Assn; DAR; US Daughters of 1812; Daughters of Amer Colonists; Colonial Dames of Amer; Magna Charta Dames; Iowa St Regent; Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Gartter; Order of the first Crusade, Regent Natl Soc; First Families of Virginia; Daughters of colonial Wars in State of Ohio; Colonial coverlet Guild of Amer; Descendants of Colonial governors; Knights of the Golden Horseshoe; Huguenot Soc of Penn; League of Amer Pen Women; Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims; founder mbr Inst of Amer Genealogy; Virginia Hist Soc; Ky Hist Soc; NY Hist Assn; VP The Taylor Family Assn; state chmn Campbell Family Assn of Amer; Descendants of Colonial Clergy; Massachusetts Soc; Meth Ch; Rep, 1932- mbr Appanoose Co Rep Central Com; 1934- vice-chmn Appanoose co Women's Rep Club, dist chmn; hobbies: playing chess, 1905 won Iowa St championship & won medals in NY & Iowa Chess League 1912, travel, riding, collecting old blue Staffordshire ware & dishes, has large collection of Amer Views, old Bennington pottery pitchers, Hound Handle, & has famous Daniel Boone pitchers & others; husband banker & mcht; off & res Moulton.
Mansur, Lester Ward Publisher; b Hubbard Co, Minn Aug 9, 1905; s of Charles L Mansur-Eva B Brown; ed Hubbard Co; Menahga Minn HS; correspondence courses in journalism; m Mae Theney Jan 2, 1927 Menahga Minn (divorced); s Charles, Clarence, Robert; m Fern D Voelk Mar 13, 1936 Minneapolis Minn; step d Geraldine, Betty Jean; 1924-26 emp in lath mills, near Menahga Minn; 1926-29 appr in printing shop, Menagha & Sabeka Minn; 1929-30 printer & linotype opr on Harold Knutson's newspaper, Wadena Minn; 1930-31 emp by Edgerton Enterprise, Edgerton Minn; 1931-32 traveling linotype machinist in several states; 1932-33 linotype opr with Inter-county TAB, Wadena Minn; 1933-39 machinist opr Wadena Pioneer Journal, Wadena Minn; 1939- editor & publisher Mystic Sentinel, Mystic; Comm Club; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: woodworking & inventing; off & res Mystic.
Martin, John George Store Manager; b Mystic, Iowa Jan 20, 1891; s of John H Martin-Mary J Clark; ed Mystic; m Nelle Scott Feb 25, 1918 Warrensburg Mo; s John George Jr (dec); foster d Peggy Larue; 1912-39 emp in Mystic Hdw Store, Mystic; 1939- mgr Mystic State Liquor Store, Mystic; 1939-40 mbr bd of edn, Mystic; 1937- dir Mystic Mutual Tele Co; during World War enl Feb 25, 1918 in machine gun Co 351st inf, O/S Aug 1918 stationed at Alsace Lorraine Sector, ret to US May 1919, disch June 7, 1919; Amer Legion, past ofcr post 340; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: fishing; off & res Mystic.
Martin, Stephen Anthony Manufacturer; b Appanoose Co, Iowa Nov 26, 1871; s of Anthony Martin-Harriette Ellis; ed rural sch; m Mary A Brown May 14, 1893 Numa (dec); d Vida H (Mrs NA Winter); 1887-97 coal miner, near Centerville; 1897-1906 ptr of SW Bryant in Centerville Natural Ice Co, Centerville, 1906 began mfr of ice & discontinued natural ice, firm renamed Pure Ice Co, 1906- owner & opr, 1906 firm inc, 1926- pres; 1907-14 ptr & dir clay products plant, inc as Centerville Brick Co, 1914-27 gen mgr, 1927 reorg as Centerville Clay Products Co, 1927-38 treas, 1938- pres & gen mgr; 1935- owner farm, near Seymour, 1937- specializer in Angus cattle, grazing sheep & feeding hogs; 1934-38 mbr city coun; 1938-40 Iowa St representative, 1940 candidate; Iowa Ice Inst; Assn of Commerce, 1936- dir; BPOE; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; Hobby: agrl development; off Ice Plant; res 610 W Garfield, Centerville.
Mehrhoff, Samuel H. Bank Cashier; b Cincinnati, Iowa June 30, 1898; s of Chris H Mehrhoff-Priscilla Lewis; ed Cincinnati HS 1918; m Eva Hamm -, 1920 Cincinnati; s Jack H; 1918-24 asst cash farmers & Mchts State Bank, Cincinnati; 1924-27 teller Centerville Natl Bank, Centerville. 1927-38 asst cash, 1938- cash, asst trust ofcr; 1936- mbr city coun, 1938- chmn; 1933- treas indep sch dist; Appanoose Co & Iowa Bankers Assn; Assn of Commerce; AF&AM; BPOE; Presby Ch, secy bd of trustees; Dem; hobbies; fishing, sailing; off Centerville National Bank; res 424 E State, Centerville.
Miller, Theo Alvin Farmer; b Appanoose Co, Iowa Aug 16, 1892; s of Emmett Miller-Louise Young; ed Moravia HS 1909; m Merle Lemaster May 18, 1918 Monroe Co; s Francis C; 1913- farmer, Appanoose Co; s Francis C; 1913- farmer, Appanoose Co, 1934- Taylor twp trustee; 1931- secy twp sch bd; Farm Bur mbr; UB Ch, bd mbr; Rep; res Route 2, Moravia.
Miller, W. B. Physician & Surgeon; b Reading, Iowa June 24, 1879; s of HT Miller-Elizabeth Zollman; ed Brockton HS; Drake U 1898-99; Amer Sch of Osteopathy, Kirksville Mo, DO 1901; Uni Med Coll, Kansas city Mo, MD 1905; Jefferson Med Coll, Philadelphia Penn 1907; m Klo Kelly -, 1909 Centerville; 1901-04 osteopathic phys, Centerville; 1908- prac med, Centerville; staff mbr St Joseph's Hosp, past pres, secy & treas of staff; Appanoose Co med Soc, past secy; AMA; Assn of Commerce; Country club; past mbr BPOE; AF&AM; hobby: dairy farming; off 200 1/2 N 12th; res 816 Drake Ave, Centerville.
Minnes, James Dunlap Postmaser; b Jacksonville, Oregon Mar 31, 1877; s of Robert Minnes-Americus Dunlap; ed Wellsville Mo HS 1900; m Mattie Creech Aug 3, 1903 Wellsville Mo; 1900-02 RR teleg opr, Wellsville Mo; 1902-03 asst freight agt Wabash depot, Mexico Mo; 1903-06 station agt Wabash RR, Tracy; 1906-15 Wabash station agt, Moravia; 1915-23 & 1936- PM, Moravia; 1923-28 bkkpr R W Wensler Produce Co, Moravia; 1928-32 cash Moravia State Savings Bank; 1932-36 ret; AF&AM; KT; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies: fishing, hunting; off & res Moravia.
Monroe, L. Berton Farmer; b Appanoose, Iowa May 27, 1875; s of David M Monroe-Catherine Porter; ed Appanoose Co; ISTC 1895-97; m Lucy Pugh Mar 11, 1903 Exline; s Byron D, Kendall F; d Velma F (Mrs Charles Crouse); 1897-1903 sch tchr, Appanoose Co; 1903- farmer, Appanoose Co; Caldwell twp trustee many years; 1915- mbr indep sch dist bd of edn, Exline; 1933- chmn AAA Co Com; Farm Bur, mbr bd many years; Chris Ch; Dem; hobby: agrl development; off 119 1/2 W Van Buren, Centerville; res Exline.
Moss, Mrs. Vera Lee Homemaker; b Omaha, Neb Jan 12, 1890; d of Thomas E Lee-Laura Lofton; ed Centerville HS 1909; Iowa Wes 1910; Washington U, St Louis art work; art work Boston U, Boston Mass 1911; Pi Beta Phi; m Everett O Moss Dec 31, 1914 Centerville; 1914- homemaker, Centerville; 1918 mbr Iowa St Suffrage Bd; elected 1st recording secy of Iowa League of Women Voters' during World War in chg of old 8th dist Womens Div Liberty Loan drive; IFWC, 5th dist chmn Americanization com; Appanoose co Womens club; ch mbr Outlook Study club; PEO; Presby Ch; Rep, 1926-28 & 1930-34 vice chmn Appanoose Co Rep Com, 1934- vice chmn 5th dist com, 1936- vice chmn Iowa St central com; hobby: collecting old jewelry; res 600 Park Ave, Centerville.
Munn, Vernon W. Jeweler; b Conway, Ark Feb 24, 1888; s of J C Munn-Ellen E Gates; ed Conway Ark HS 1904; Hendrix Coll Conway 1904-06; m Edna Liggitt Dec 10, 1914 Ardmore Okla; 1909-12 watchmaker, Oklahoma City Okla, 1912-14 Ardmore Okla, 1914-16 Fort Scott Kas; 1916- owner & opr jewelry store, Centerville; Natl Retail Jewelers Assn; Amer Horological Inst; Assn of Commerce; Country Club; BPOE; AF&AM; IOOF, in Okla City Okla through all offs, past noble grand certificate before 21 years old; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies: hunting, bicycling, golf; off 202 N 12; res 712 Drake Ave, Centerville.
Needham, John Ralph Publisher; b Oskaloosa, Iowa Mar 3, 1873; s of William H Needham-Olive A Knowlton; ed Sigourney HS 1893; m Bessie E Barton June 9, 1920 Centerville; prior to 1893 & 1893-96 Centerville; worked in fathers newspaper off Keokuk Co News, Sigourney, 1896-1903 owner half int with brother & business mgr; 1903-16 ptr of J M Beck in Iowegioan newspaper, Centerville; 1916- pur Centerville Daily Citizen & combined as Iowegian Citizen, business mgr; 1925- dir First Natl Bank; 1938- mbr Civil Service Bd; during World War mbr Liberty Loan bd; Assn of Commerce; Iowa Daily Press; IPA; BPOE; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: touring; off 105-7 N Main; res 412 Haynes, Centerville.
Newcomer, Mrs. Bess Short Homemaker; b Moulton, Iowa Mar 1, 1893; d of James Short-Cora E Jennings; ed rural; m Ralph E Newcomer June 28, 1922 Marshalltown; S Ralph E Jr, Robert Short; 1913-14 HS tchr, Fonda; 1914-18 & 1921-22 prin, Udell consolidated HS; 1918-19 head of normal training dept, Beatrice Neb HS; 1919-20 HS tchr, Eldorado Springs Mo; 1920-21 resided, Moulton; 1922- homemaker; 1938- dist chmn on rural lib extn in 10 co area; PTA; PEO, ch F; Appanoose Co Federated Womens Club; 1939 selected as one of 25 Iowa Farm Women in rural urbn discussion group at Iowa St Coll led by Drummond Jones; 1938-39 mbr judging com to select Iowa 4-H champion boy & girl for natl camp at Washington DC; Farm Bur Women, 1933-36 Appanoose Co chmn; 1936- 8th dist committeewoman of Iowa Farm bur Fedn, 1937-38 Iowa St Fair winner of creative hobby exhibits for farm women, with poetry, modeling & paintings; 1937 del to internatl conv country Women of the World, Washington DC; Meth Ch; hobby: farm family development; res Route 3, Moulton.
Newcomer, Ralph Emerson Farmer; b Ogle Co, Ill Dec 23, 1878; s of Peter W Newcomer-Pauline Wilson; ed Freeport Ill HS 1897; m Bess Short June 28, 1922 Marshalltown; s Ralph E Jr, Robert Short; 1897-1901 with C&NW RR as call boy, night yard clk, night bill clk, yard switchman & rate freight clk; 1901-06 traveled & emp in various RR jobs; 1906-09 gen off clk for CB&Q RR Co, Chicago Ill; 1909-16 acct with Wabash RR, St Louis Mo; 1916-19 trainmaster on Grand Trunk Rwy, London Ontario; 1919-26 trainmaster Wabash Rwy, Moulton, 1926-30 asst to gen mgr, St Louis Mo, short time 1930 div supt Montpelier Ohio; 1930- owner & opr farm, near Moulton; during World War trainmaster of troop train movements through Ontario Canada; mbr Farm Bur; AF&AM; RAM; KT; Shrine; Rep; res Route 3, Moulton.
Norris, Percy E. Automobile Dealer; b Numa, Iowa Mar 27, 1907; s of Jacob Norris-Anna Raines; ed Numa; Centervile HS 1925; m Willa Mae Thompson Sept 6, 1936 Des Moines; s John David; 1925-32 emp by brother as bkkpr & off man in Chrysler Garage, Centerville; 1932-33 traveled in eastern US; 1933-35 owner & opr garage DeSoto & Plymouth auto agcy, Centerville, 1935- also dir in Packards, sales & service; Appanoose Co Auto Dlrs Assn; Natl Auto Dlrs Assn; Assn of Commerce, 1934- mbr aviation bd; Believers Ch; Rep; hobbies: clean sports, travel & home movies; grandfather Jacob Norris early settler Bellair twp before Civil War, aunt still lives on homestead; off 411 N main; res 324 E Prairie, Centerville.
Orelup, Don Kasper Dentist; b Ottumwa, Iowa May 16, 1901; s of Fred G Orelup-Mattie Hinsey; ed Ottumwa HS 1918; U of Iowa 1918-23; Kansas City Western Dental Coll, DDS 1925; m Helen L Nelson June 24, 1925 Des Moines; s Don Nelson; 1925- dentist, Moravia; 1934-40 town clk; 1940- mayor; during World War mbr aux SATC, U of Iowa; Appanoose Co Dental Soc; Comm Club, 1940- dir; Meth Ch; Rep; 1932- pct committeeman; off & res Moravia.
Osborn, Harry C. Hardware Dealer; b Cincinnati, Iowa Feb 21, 1903; s of John E Osborn-Emma Jane Hall; ed Appanoose Co rural schs; Cincinnati HS 1921; m Mary Myrtia Lewis June 3, 1928 Cincinnati; d Gretta Louise; 1922-27 clk Sayres Hdw Store, Cincinnati, also did plumbing & tin work; 1927-28 mgr Minier Hdw Co, Augusta Ill; 1928-35 mgr JE Sharp & Son Hdw Store, Centerville; 1935- owner & mgr Osborn Hdw Co, Centerville; Appanoose Co Hdw Assn, co chmn; Iowa St Hdw Assn; mbr Farm Bur, Appanoose Co; Centerville Assn of Comerce, dir, mbr agrl com, past pres; Appanoose Co Fish & Game Assn, secy-treas; Appanoose Co Rod & Reed Club, 1932-37 secy-treas; scoutmaster BSA, Cincinnati, 1938 chmn exec com; active promoter 4-H Club work & 4-H Fair; BPOE, past esquire; AF&AM, sr deacon; Presby Ch, elder, treas, SS tchr, past SS supt, treas Brotherhood; Rep; hobbies: home woodworking, hunting; off 104 E Jackson; res 514 W Van Buren, Centerville.
Osborn, Laurence A. County Treasurer; b Medford, Ore Oct 21, 1905; s of J E Osborn-Emma Hall; ed Cincinnati HS 1924; m Esther Richardson Nov 27, 1925 Malcom; s Jack Marion; d Patricia, Mary Jo; 1925-38 opr Osborn Super Service Station, Cincinnati; 1939- Appanoose Co treas; 1932-33 mbr town coun; 1932-39 mbr sch bd; Assn of Commerce; Lions; BPOE; AF&AM; Chris Ch; Rep, mbr YR Club; hobby: cribbage; off Courthouse; res 808 Drake Ave, Centerville.
Oughton, Roy Edward Bank Cashier; b Mystic, Iowa July 12, 1900; s of Edward Oughton-Josephine McIntosh; ed Mystic HS 1918; Davenport Business Coll 1919-20; m Verna Cooper June 15, 1924 Mystic; 1920-24 clk & bkkpr First Natl Bank of Centerville; 1924-25 asst PM, Mystic; 1925-30 asst cash First natl Bank, Centerville, 1930- cash; during World War drafted Oct 16, 1918, Armistice signed before service; Iowa Bankers Assn; Assn of Commerce; meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: golf, swimming; off First national Bank; res Corner Haynes Ave & Grant, Centerville.
Parker, Bernard Barney Physician & Surgeon; b Appanoose Co, Iowa jan 27, 1889; s of Benjamin B Parker-Bennenah Bowers; ed Centerville HS 1908; Coll of Phys & Surgs U of Ill, MD 1912; Phi Delta; m Nora A Fridley Oct -, 1910 Centerville (dec); m Pansey H Hollingsworth June 30, 1929 Chariton; 1912-36 prac med, Allerton; 1920-36 owner & opr hosp, Allerton; 1936-38 prac med, Centerville; 1938- ptr in Banford Clinic, Centerville; 1916 mbr city coun, Allerton; 1938- Appanoose Co coroner; 1940- pres surgical staff St Joseph Hospl during World War enl in US army med coprs, 1916 Mexican Border trouble, disch 1917; mbr Iowa St Med Economics Com, chmn Appanoose Co Med Advisory Com, since 1938; Appanoose Co, Interstate & Iowa St med Socs; AMA; Rwy Surgs Assn; Lions; Assn of Commerce, dir since 1938; chmn Appanoose Co Relief Com; Centerville Country Club, pres since 1938; BPOE; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: golf; off 200 S Main; res 514 W Maple, Centerville.
Payne, Mrs. Grace Dickinson Homemaker; b Onarga, Ill -; d of John T Dickinson-Elvira Cleveland; ed Mount Pleasant HS 1889; Iowa Wes, BSc 1893; Alpha Xi Delta; m Frank S Payne Oct 8, 1906 Mount Pleasant; 1906- Centerville; past chmn State Dept of Literature, adviser; past chmn State Dept of Literature, adviser; past chmn State Dept of Fine Arts; att tri-annual conv of natl Women's clubs, Kansas City 1937 awarded 1st prize for most outstanding state report of fine arts; 1939 Iowa del to NY Herald-Tribune Forum, New York City; helped org 1st Gorden Club in Centerville, 1st pres; PEO; Womans Club; Wednesday Club; ch mbr Country Club, when club was reorgd chmn furnishing com & Mr Payne chmn bldg com; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies: garden, travel; res 707 Drake Ave, Centerville.
Pinches, George Thomas Evangelist & Bible Teacher; b Much Wenlock, England Sept 30, 1878; s of William Pinches_Martha Page; ed Foundational Edn, England; Primitive Meth Coll, Rhode Island; Des Moines Coll, Des Moines; Oskaloosa Coll, BD 1918; m Naoma Isabel White June 26, 1913 Jerome; 1904 came to US; ext traveler, evangelist bible tchr; has had 6 preaching tours in British Isles; author 8 years Weekly Sunday Sch Lesson published in Centerville Iowegian; Chris Brethren Ch; hobby: his work; off & res 500 S 15th, Centerville.
Plessner, Daniel W. Insurance Agent; b Danville, Ky Oct 23, 1876; s of Otto R Plessner-Maggie Coy; ed Coatesville Mo; m Anna Kirkman Dec 25, 1899 Centerville; d Opal (Mrs LC Taylor); 1902-07 weighman, Mystic Coal Co, 1907-27 part owner, secy-treas; 1927- ins agt, Mystic; 1929-34 PM, Mystic; 1925-33 pres Tele Exchange, Mystic; past mbr city coun; past mbr sch bd; 1934- secy sch bd, Mystic; city clk, Mystic; Iowa Coal Oprs Assn, pst mbr; Iowa Bankers Assn, past mbr; past mbr IOOF; KP; AF&AM; off Hunter Bldg; res N 2nd, Mystic.
Powers, Edward Perry Attorney; b Moulton, Iowa Apr 27, 1908; s of Henry P Powers-Mora Probasco; ed Moulton HS 1925; Des Moines U 1925-27; U of Mo, BA 1930, LLB 1932; Delta Theta Phi; m Etta Singley Feb 7, 1931 Hartsburg, Mo; s Edward Allan; d Mary Alice; 1932- prac law, Centerville; 1936-38 Appanoose Co atty; 1940- mbr police commission bd; Dist & Appanoose Co Bar Assns; Assn of Commerce; Country Club; AF&AM; Meth Ch, bd mbr; Dem, 1932 an orgr County YD Club, 1st pres; hobbies: fishing, tennis, reading; off Iowa Trust & Savings Bank; res 807 Haynes Ave, Centerville.
Powers, Harry Ogden Farmer; b Moulton, Iowa July 23, 1888; s of Perry Powers-Jennie Ogden; ed Moulton HS 1907; Des Moines Coll 1908; m Tina McDonald -, 1915 Des Moines; s Raymond V; 1912- farmer, Appanoose Co; 1935- mbr twp bd of edn, dir, pres & treas; Appanoose Co Farm Bur; Chris Ch; Rep; hobby: livestock development; res Route 3, Centerville.
Pullman, Donald Duree Garage Operator; b Centerville, Iowa May 26, 1910; s of Fred T Pullmnan-Leigh Duree; ed Centerville HS 3 years; Parks Aviation Coll, St Louis Mo grad 1930; m Kathryn Crowell June 2, 1935 Centerville; d Sue Lynne; 1930-31 mechanic Centerville Ford Garage, 1931-36 parts mgr; 1936-39 owner int Pullman-Selix Co, Centerville; 1939- owner & opr Pullman Motor Co; Assn of Commerce, 1939- mbr aviation com; Lions; Country Club; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: aviation; off 301 W Van Buren; res 803 W Maple, Centerville.
Rinker, Purley Attorney; b Appanoose Co, Iowa Dec 15, 1884; s of Robert F Rinker-Julia A Brinkley; ed Seymour HS 1900; Iowa City Acad 1901; U of Iowa, 1908; 1908- prac law, Centerville; S Iowa Dist Bar Assn, pres 1937-38; past mbr Iowa St Bar Assn; 2nd Judicial Dist Bar Assn; Appanoose Co Bar Assn; Centerville Assn of Commerce,mbr 1908-16, recd only life mbrship ever issued by this orgn; KP; BPOE; Centerville Country Club; Meth Ch; Rep, 1930- on the list of State Rep speakers, 1928-32 Appanoose Co chmn, county & state del to many convs, chmn county conv many times; hobby: farming; off 102 1/2 W Jackson; res 544 N Main, Centerville.
Ritter, Jacob Coal Operator; b Letonia, Ohio Aug 25, 1880; s of William D Ritter-Margaret A Philby; ed Brazil; ICS, electrical engineering course; m Mary Virginia Katherine Bolar -, 1902 Brazil; s Paul F; d Ella Pearl (Mrs Verl Vanbenthusen), Ruth May (Mrs Joseph Dickson), Delta Irene (Mrs Louis Halden); 1910-12 gen orgr United Mine Workers of Amer, in chg of all orgrs in US & Canada, traveled extensively, res Centerville; 1912-15 supt Smokey Hollow Coal Co, Albia, res Avery; 1915-17 supt Ogden Consolidated Coal Co; 1917-27 owner, pres & gen mgr New Oriental Coal Co; 1927-34 receiver for Centerville Gypsum co; 1934-39 owner & opr Old King Coal Mine, near Centerville, $90,000 corp; supplies several Des Moines yards with coal; 1939- ret from active work; administrator of several estates; has built many residences in Centerville; 1924- pres Iowa St Mine Examining Bd; past mbr city coun 2 terms; past pres Appanoose Co Coal Oprs Assn 8 years; 1909 VP Iowa St United Mine Workers of Amer; United Mine Workers of Amer, dist 1 dir 4 years; Assn of Commerce; Sea Scouts, 1936- comm, Centerville; mbr BPOE, 1921- auditor; past mbr IOOF; AF&AM 1924- master; Meth Ch; hobbies: fishing, gardening; res 918 Drake Ave, Centerville.
Rosenbaum, Sam B. Iron & Steel Jobber; b Russia -, 1890; s of -, ed pub schs Centerville; m Mollie Chapman -, 1916 Centerville; s Sanford H, Theodore F; when 13 years of age came to Centerville from Russia; 1905-07 with father in junk business, Centerville, with team & wagon buyer of junk, etc, 1907-11 traveled on train buying from small dlrs in carloads & shipping to Centervile to sorted & reshipped to different industries, 1911- ptr of father in business, later buyers of hay & grain, timothy seed dlrs, dlrs in culverts & bridge materials for counties; later impl dlrs & coal mining supplies extending throughout midwest, considered one of largest mining equipment houses, during depression helped many mines by selling equipment on payments, firm employs from 50 to 100 people, firm among largest fed & state tax-payers throughout southern Iowa; int in BSA, provided funds for bldg one of finest BSA cabins in Iowa St in Centerville City Park; res 402 W Maple, Centerville.
Ruggles, Thomas C. Dean of Junior College; b Fairfield, Iowa Aug 14, 1899; s of Omer S Ruggles-Lydia A Downey; ed Fredericksburg HS; Comm Coll, Waterloo 1919-20; ISTC, BA 1925; U of Iowa MA 1935; Phi Delta Kappa; Alpha Delta Alpha; m Georgia B Whitmer-, 1928 Tipton; s Robert T; 1920-21 bkkpr & teller First Natl Bank, Waterloo; 1925-28 HS prin, Morning Sun; 1928-32 secy & sales representative Waterloo ConcreteCorp, Waterloo; 1932-37 prin & spt of schs, Alta Vista; 1937- dean of jr coll, Centerville; ISTA; Assn of Commerce; OES; Presby Ch, elder; hobbies: woodworking, vocational & ednl guidance; off Junior College; res 812 S Main, Centerville.
Russell, William Burton Postmaster; b Numa, Iowa Aug 23, 1884; s of Oliver P Russell-Nancy E Fox; ed Numa; Centerville HS 1905, 1st person from Bellaire twp to attend HS, 1st 10 second 100 yard man, Appanoose Co, also held pole vault of the county, 11 feet 8 inches many years; m Mamie Okle Martin Sept 2, 1907 Numa; s Marion Travis, John Wesley, Oliver Pressley, William B Jr; d Lois O (Mrs Wayne Beer), Betty Okle; 1905-07 coal salesman, northern Mo, eastern Has & northern Iowa; 1907-09 emp in every dept of coal mining to learn the business; 1907-14 mgr J W martin & Son Hdw Co, Numa; 1909-16 secy Martin Block Coal Co, Numa; 1916-19 owner & opr Racket Store, Numa; 1919-22 farmer, near Numa; 1923- PM, Numa; able & widely known pub speaker, platform & vocal musical dir; 1908-19 mbr sch bd, Numa, chmn many years; 1917-19 mayor; past mbr city coun many years; 1907-14 first cornet, Numa Cornet Band; specializer in 1st aid development, taxidermy & scout craft development; 1924-34 HS ofcl referee of the county wrote ofcl history of Bellair twp; 1904- contributor to Daily Iowegian; during World War 1917 chmn war service coun & ARC, southern Iowa; BSA, 1924 estab troop 1, Numa, 1934 they had 9 Eagle Scouts & highest merit rating W of the Mississippi River, veteran scoutmaster 10 years; KP, past state chancellor; Meth Ch, 32 years supt of Numa Meth SS; carries Meth Exhorters License; Rep; hobbies: scouting, nature study; off & res Numa.
Sawyers, Francis LaZeele Bank President; b Centerville, Iowa Aug 30, 1895; s of John LaZelle Sawyers-Jennie Drake; ed Centerville; Berlin Germany; Paris France; Lawrenceville Prep 1914; Princeton U, BA 1920; Campus Club; m Almira Baker-, 1922 Buckeyestown Md; s John LaZelle; d Mary Ellen; 1920-22 emp in credit dept Bankers Trust Co, NY; 1922-23 asst cash Centerville Natl Bank; 1923-24 dir & VP Centerville Natl, Centerville Trust & Savings, Farmers & Mchts Savings, Plano, Farmers & Mchts Savings, Cincinnati; 1924-27 dir & VP Comml State Bank, Centerville; 1927-34 took over Peoples Savings Bank, Seymour, became Sawyer's Savings Bank, later Centerville natl Bank, 1934- pres; past mbr bd & pres Centerville Block Coal Co; bd mbr Standard Soy Bean Processing Co, Centerville; trustee Drake Lib; mbr bd Centerville police & fire commission; during World War enl in US army field service Apr 1917 in France May 1917-1919 with Mallet res unit of Amer Field army, disch 1919-; Appanoose Co & Iowa Bankers Assns; bd mbr Country Club; Assn of Commerce, bd mbr; BPOE; AF&AM; Chris Ch; Rep; hobbies: farming, raising purebred Herefords; off Centerville National Bank; res 617 Drake Ave, Centerville.
Schreiner, Phillip Dorman Hardware Dealer; b Gnadenhutten, Ohio Apr 8, 1874; s of Jacob Schreiner-Margaret Gudenson; ed Moravia; m Edna Gearhart Nov 28, 1900 Moravia; d Maxine (Mrs Forrest Wakefield), Marie (Mrs Howard Evans); prior to 1909 with father on farm, Moravia; 1909-10 carp, Moravia; 1910- owner & opr hdw business, Moravia; 1936-37 city coun mbr; 1934- treas sch bd, Moravia; Comm Club; 1935- treas; MWA; AF&AM; UB Ch; Dem; hobby: baseball; off Hardware Store; res Moravia.
Schultz, Harry Ralph Manager Soy Bean Mills; b Cumberland, Iowa June 24, 1895; s of H Schultz-Mary -; ed Atlantic HS 1914; Iowa St Coll, BSc in agr 1920; Pi Kappa Alpha; m Margaret Irene Hilts Oct 10, 1922 Sloan (dec); s Thomas Jeffrey; 1920-22 production mgr Hydrox Corp of Chicago Ill; 1922-29 ptr Centrox Dairy, Inc, Centerville; 1929-30 opr creamery for Beatrice Creamery Co, St Joseph Mo; 1930- mgr Standard Soy Bean Mill Co, Centerville, 1929- pres; 1936- mbr bd of edn, Centerville; 1927 mbr city coun; during World War apptd OTC, Fort Snelling Aug 1917, commd 2nd lt, 10th field arty, O/S Apr 1918, Chateau Thiery, campaign on marne, returned to US Oct 1918, instr in natl army, disch Dec 1918; Amer Legion; Assn of Commerce; Farm Bur; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby: hunting; off E Cottage; res 802 Drake, Centerville.
Shanks, James Albert Druggist; b Centerville, Iowa June 25, 1887; s of Albert C Shanks-Mary Elizabeth Wyatt; ed Centerville HS 1906; Highland Park Coll of pharm, Des Moines 1906-08; m Della May Hill June 19, 1911 Moulton; d Alice Jean (Mrs Harlan Craver), Virginia Lee; 1900-06 clk in drug store, Centerville; 1907-11 registered pharm drug store of MH Beers, Centerville; 1911-17 ptr of AS Weller in drug store, south Centerville; 1918- owner & opr Owl Drug Store, Centerville, 1920- ptr of CE Hendershot; 1918-37 also owner Shanks Drug Store, Centerville, 1918-26 ptr of John M Sturdivant, 1926-37 ptr of William Robinson; 1912-13 mbr city coun; during World War mbr several co war bds; Iowa Pharm Assn; NARD; 1938 pres 18th Dist Retail Druggists; Assn of Commerce; Country Club; BPOE; AF&AM; Meth Ch, 1930- mbr ch bd; Dem; res 305 E State Centerville.
Shonfelt, Lorane Clergyman; b Scribner, Neb Oct 29, 1908; s of Otto Shonfelt-Ruth Lewis; ed South Omaha Neb HS; Municipal U, Omaha Neb, BA 1931; Theological Seminary Chicago Ill, grad work, BD; m Velma Galiran June 14, 1933 Omaha Neb; s Lowell; d Marsha; 1934-35 Presby pastor, martin SD; 1935-37 pastor, Philip SD, 1937-40 Grimes, 1940- Centerville; City & County Ministers Assns; hon mbr Farm Bur, Dallas Co; Centerville Country Club; mbr Des Moines Presbytery; hobbies: reading, fishing, hunting; res 500 Drake Ave, Centerville.
Shutts, Edward Louis President iowa Southern Utilities Co; b Hannibal, Mo Sept 21, 1890; s of Burton W Shutts-Sarah Elnora Driggs; ed Centerville HS 1909; 1910-11 bank clk First Natl Bank of Centerville, 1911-13 asst cash; 1913-17 acct for Pure Ice Co & Centerville Brick Co; 1917-20 asst auditor Iowa Southern Utilities Co, Centerville, 1920-37 auditor & asst secy, 1937- dir, pres & treas; Assn of Commerce; Kiwanis, past pres; Lions; Country Club, 1937-38 pres; BPOE; AF&AM; Shrine; Meth Ch; Dem; off Iowa Southern Utilities Co; res 630 N 10th Centerville.
Simmons, Edward L. Attorney; b Fairfield, Iowa May 9, 1899; s of Eben F Simmons-Geneva McCoid; ed Fairfield HS 1916; Grinnell Coll, BA 1920; U of Iowa, JD 1924; Acacia; m Dane Vermilion -, 1925 Centerville; s Edward Lee Jr, Charles William; d Eloise Vermillion; 1920-21 HS tchr, Muscatine; 1924-27 prac law, Montezuma, 1927-30 Albia, 1930- Centerville; 1929-30 referee in bankruptcy; mbr city coun; pres Appanoose Abstract & Title Co; 1922 dep US marshall; World War veteran; Amer Legion, service ofcr; Assn of Commerce, 2 terms pres; Dist Bar Assn, secy 1927-29; dir legal inst 2nd Judicial Dist Bar Assn; reorgn com Iowa St Bar Assn 1940, 1939-40 mbr exec com; Appanoose Co Bar Assn; Amer Bar Assn, life mbr; Farm Bur; BPOE; local com BSA, Albia; AF&AM; Rep, several times state del, 1931-36 mbr county com, chmn; hobby: farming; res 537 Haines Ave,Centerville.
Singley, George Adam Retired; b Moulton, Iowa Jan 1, 1857; s of George W Singley-Mary A Treftz; ed Moulton HS, Western Coll, Toledo 1880-83; m Eva Barnes Jan 30, 1898 Moulton; s George C, William C, Albert H; d Helen R (Mrs Kenneth Lewis), M Etta (Mrs Edward P Powers), Mary E (Mrs MI Richardson); 1879-80 rural sch tchr, Appanoose Co; 1883-1908 bkkpr & asst mgr R B Carson Grain & Lbr Yard, Moulton; 1908-22 cash Moulton State Savings Bank, 1922-31 pres; 1931- ret, Moulton; 1920-23 pres Exline Savings Bank, Exline; 1880-1931 farm owner & supr, 1893 pur farm near Moulton which his father had purchased from the US govt in 1855; secy Washington Twp sch bd 48 years, ret in 1933; druing World War Fuel administrator, Appanoose Co; Appanoose Co Bankers Assn, 1925 pres; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby: travel; res Moulton.
Smith, Howard Kile Publisher; b Washington Co, Iowa Oct 7, 1896; s of Rev A M Smith-Mary E Kile; ed Moulton HS 1914; m Mabel More Oct 5, 1925 Centerville; s Howard Richard; d Mabel Maxine; prior to 1914 during HS emp in Moulton Tribune of; 1914-15 emp by Kalona News; 1915-17 & 1919-20 emp by New London Journal; 1920-23 farmer with brother, near Unionville; 1923-28 ptr of brother Wilfred in publishing Moravia Union, 1932-36 brother Walden ptr, 1928-40 editor & publisher; 1940- ret, Moravia; 1926-28 part owner drug store, Moravia; during World War enl in US army July 1917 109th ammunition train, stationed Des Moines & Camp Cody; O/S France Oct 1918-June 1919, disch 1919; Amer Legion post 361, past comm; Comm Club, past pres; IOOF; OES, 1939 worthy patron; AF&AM, 1934 & 1939 worshipful master; Meth Ch, 1935- financial secy & treas, 1935-38 SS supt; Rep; hobby: astletic sports; off & res Moravia.
Snyder, Isaac Manager Wholesale Grocery; b Bethany, Mo Oct 16, 1878; s of Jacob Snyder-Hannah Hart; ed Milan Mo HS 1894; m Bertha Bitteker Mar 1, 1910 Kansas City Mo; s Oscar; d Leah Hart, Harriette Virginia; 1900-01 emp by Census Bur, Washington DC; 1901-05 emp in father's store; 1905-13 traveling salesman Cudahy Packing Co, Kansas City Kas, Okla, Mo & Ark; 1913- ptr & gen mgr Jennings-Sams Whol Groc Co; city ward councilman 2 years; councilman at large 2 years; Wholesalers Food Inst of Iowa; Assn of Commerce; AF&AM; Jewish Ch; Dem; hobbies: flower gardening; off 203 E Jackson; res 602 E State, Centerville.
Speers, Mrs. Justine W. Greene Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Shelbyville, Ind Feb 15, 1880; d of Thomas jefferson Green-Dora c Foster; ed Garfield; Centerville HS 1895; studied voice under Dr Morrison of NY; studied dramatics in Chicago under Prof Hammill; m William M Speers -1901 Centerville; d Jeanne (dec); 1899-1901 tchr Garfield sch, Centerville; 1913-25 with husband on Speers' wheat ranch, Wilkie Saskatchewan Canada; 1925- active mbr WM Speers Real Est & Ins Agcy, Centerville; Ensemble Music club, pres; Wednesday Study club; Federated Womens club, co chmn 4 years; orgd int in Girls Scouts, Appanoose Co, orgd & reorgd troops, in many small comms & Centerville; PEO, pres ch P, pres group 9; Meth Ch, tchr Bible & SS classes, choir dir; Rep; Hobby: flower gardening; off 106 1/2 W Jackson; res 814 W State, Centerville.
Speers, William W. Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Van Buren Co, Iowa Mar 12, 1867; s of Irwin W Speers-Sarah Callen; ed Appanoose Co; Seymour HS; Iowa St Coll 1892-93; U of Iowa 1896; summer sch U of Iowa, special studies; Western Normal Sch, Shenandoah, BD 1902; 1894 rural sch tchr, -; 1895-96 tchr pub schs, Unionville; 1896-1904 prin Garfield sch, Centerville; 1904-07 co supt of schs, Appanoose Co; 1907-13 ptr of brother in real est & ins agcy, Cenerville; 1913-25 owner & opr large wheat ranch, near Wilkie Saskatchewan Canada; 1925- with wife in real est & ins agcy, Centerville; past mbr Appanoose Co Schoolmasters Club; ISTA, past mbr Centerville Assn of Commerce; BSA, chmn exec com when orgd, Centerville, during orgn of girl Scouts participated in construction of cabins; AF&AM, mbr since 1898; Bapt Ch, SS supt 17 years, past chmn bd of trustees, secy bldg com when church was built; Rep; hobbies: reading, gardening; off 106 1/2 W Jackson; res 814 W State, Centerville.
Stadtherr, Isadore Clergyman; b Cole Camp, Mo May 10, 1898; s of John Stadtherr-Margaret Wagoner; ed Cole Camp Mo HS; Novitiate, Burketsville Ohio; St Joseph Coll, Collegeville Ind 1921; St Charles Seminary, Carthagena Ohio, ordained 1927; St Vincent's Arch Abby, Latrobe Penn 1927; special study of Slovak; 1927-38 asst pastor St John's Cath Ch, Whiting Ind; 1938- pastor St Mary's Cath Ch, Centerville, estab large clubroom in basement of ch to encourage sports & athletics among youths; Superior of the Precious Blood Fathers, Appanoose Co; writes stamp bolumn for Forester's Monthly; Centerville Assn of Commerce; Lions; BSA work, printing instr on Kelsey Press; COF; KC; hobby: philately; off St Mary's Cath Ch; res 828 S 18th, Centerville.
Staley, F. Paul Building Contractor; b Centerville, Iowa Feb 3, 1893; s of Bingham S Staley-Mary Smith; ed Centerville HS 1912; Valparaiso Ind U; m Elois Wright Feb 2 1916 St Louis Mo; 1912-13 associated with father in bldg construction work, Centerville, & surrounding territory, 1916-36 ptr of father, 1936- after father's death owner & opr bldg contracting business, Centerville, specializer in bldg priv homes, business estab by father 1895; BPOE, 1923-24 exalted ruler; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep, 1920- pct committeeman, 1923-24 county chmn, 1926-27 & 1935-36 city chmn; hobby: travel; off 216 E Jackson; res 109 Haynes Ave, Centerville.
Steel, William O. Bank President; b Centerville, Iowa Jan 10, 1883; s of David Steel-Jean Dinning; ed Cincinnati HS 1899; Gem City Business Coll, Quincy Ill 1903; m Edith Owings Dec -, 1915 Centerville; 1902 passed Iowa St examining bd examination mine foreman; 1902 mine foreman mines, Cincinnati; 1903-13 bkkpr mines, Cincinnati; 1913-17 Appanoose Co treas; 1917-33 cash Iowa Trust & Savings Bank, Centerville, 1933- pres; pres First Natl Bank of Centerville & First Natl Bank of Eldora; Assn of commerce; Centerville Country Club; KP; Pythian Sisters; OES; White Shrine; BPOE; AF&AM, past mbr; RAM; York Rite; Shrine; Central Church of Christ, elder, trustee, treas & treas Bible Sch; hobbies: gardening, flowers, vegetables; off Iowa Trust & Savings Bank; res Route 2, Centerville.
Strickler, George W. Retired; b Centerville, Iowa Sept 2, 1861; s of David L Strickler-Margaret J McCreary; ed Centerville; m Olive M Biddle Sept 16, 1885 Centerville (dec); s Paul B; 1885-1908 & 1915-32 with brother in dry goods store, Centerville; 1908-10 with Des Moines Dept Store, Des Moines; 1910-14 at Boise Idaho; 1914-15 dept mgr Batterson Dept Store, Muscatine; 1932- ret, Centerville; an orgr Centerville's 1st streetcar system which ran from Rock Island depot to & around city square oprd by mule power; owner & opr Centerville's 1st street sprinkler; Assn of Commerce; KP; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby: comm development; res Route 3, Centerville.
Strickler, Paul Biddle Stock Farmer; b Centerville, Iowa Feb 8, 1888, s of George W Strickler-Olive M Biddle; ed Centerville HS 1906; Iowa St Coll 1906-08 U of Wis 1909; Phi Delta Theta; m Mildred Alexander June 8, 1940 Atlantic; 1909-11 mgr family cattle ranch, Idaho; 1911-13 opr of fruit ranch, near Boise Idaho; 1913-15 traveled on agrl observation work through the midwest; 1915- owner & opr dairy farm Justamere Farm, Centerville, 1925 pur 160 A adjoining farm, 1934- owner & opr 613 A grazing land, Decatur Co; 1916 specializer in alfalfa development, one of founders of Appanoose County Alfalfa Growing Contest & helped to make it one of outstanding alfalfa counties in Iowa; 1928 Iowa Master farmer; 1934-36 agronomist on Bethany Mo soil conservation project, 1936 Shenandoah on West Tarkio Creek project; 1937 mbr group of Amer scientist sent by US govt to Europe to study grasses & pastures; 1939-40 agronomist for McCredit project, Fulton Mo; 1928 helped org Standard Soy Bean Mill, Centerville, one of 1st dirs; during World War enl in US army July 17, 1918 in US inf, stationed at Camp Pike, disch Dec 1918, sgt; Farm Bur, 1929-34 pres; Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies: grass; res Route 3 Centerville.
Swanson, Roy Ray Mortician; b Mystic, Iowa Sept 6, 1890; s of William T Swanson-Emma E Moss; ed Mystic HS 1908; Hohenschuh Embalming Sch, Des Moines 1915; m Murle Helme July 20, 1912 Mystic; 1915-25 funeral dir with father, Mystic, 1925- after father's death owner & opr funeral parlor, Mystic; 1939- owner & opr cafe, Mystic; 1939 pres Appanoose Co 4-H Club Shows; Iowa Funeral Dirs & Embalmers Assn; mbr Farm Bur; 1929 pres Comm Club; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: fishing, hunting; off & res Mystic.
Taylor, John B. Postmaster; b Appanoose Co, Iowa Apr 29, 1872; s of Senator Louis L Taylor-Miriam Siler, ed Centerville HS; Ill Coll of Pharm, Chicago Ill 1898; m Orpha Sanders Feb 9, 1931 Centerville; 1898 passed Iowa St pharm bd; 1899-1910 owner & opr Taylor Drug Store, Centerville; 1910-15 auditor, Appanoose Co; 1915-23 pres Comml State Savings Bank, Centerville; 1923- VP Central Natl Bank, Centerville; Iowa St Pharm Assn; Centerville Assn of Commerce; Centerville Country Club; BPOE; AF&AM; Chris Ch; Dem, past co & state del; hobby: general farming; off Post Office; res 517 S Main, Centerville.
Thompson, Clarence Clark Manager of Creamery; b Genoa, Ill May 30, 1890; s of B H Thompson-Saphronia Akeryly; ed Genoa Ill HS; Davies Tree Surgery Sch, Kent Ohio 1909; 1910-13 ptr of Ray Adams in Thompson-Adams Tree Surgery Co, Lafayette Ind, opr surrounding states; 1913-15 owner & opr chain dairy stores Peoria Ill, Decatur Ill, Bloomington Ill, Springfield Ill & Pontiac Ill; 1915-18 with Beatrice Creamery Co, Chicago as fieldman to establish cream stations, 1918-24 mgr procurement dept, 1924-25 developing territory, Aberdeen SD, 1925 Cincinnati Ohio, 1925-29 plant manager, Des Moines; 1929-38 territorial mgr of plants, Iowa & Mo, 1938- mgr company creamery, Centerville; dir Iowa Buttermakers Improvement Assn; Assn of Commerce; Rep; hobby: home improvement; off 1113 S 16th; res 1608 S Main, Centerville.
Tilton, Harry Leslie Merchant; b Panama, Neb Aug 23, 1885; s of Samuel Tilton-Mercy Carr; ed Panama Neb; Weeping Water Acad, 1902; m Hazel Highfield Sept 5, 1906 Lead SD; s John S; d Irene M, Helen B (Mrs John Spence); 1907-08 clk Chase Dry Goods Co, Lead SD; 1908-09 supvr commissary Safe Investment Gold Mining Co, Black Hills SD; 1909-10 groc clk & opr Box Ball Alley, Twin Falls Idaho; 1910-11 mgr shoe dept Chase Dry Goods Co, Lead SD; 1911-14 mgr shoe dept Lee-Prentice Co, Vermillion SD; 1914-17 mgr shoe dept Siebels Dept Store, Woodbine; 1917-18 emp by Bloom Shoe & Clothing Co, Deadwood SD; 1918- owner & opr Tilton's Shoe Store, Centerville; Assn of Commerce; BPOE; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep; off 109 W Van Buren; res 428 E Maple, Centerville.
Tunnell, John Thomas Farmer; b Sullivan Co, Mo Feb 22, 1887; s of John Wesley Tunnell-Molly R Dunlap; ed Mystic HS 1906; Iowa St Coll 1906-07; m Ella Thomas -, 1909 Mystic (dec); m Leona Phillips June 20, 1921 Centerville; d Joan; 1909-17 farmer, Mystic; 1919-21 emp in gen garage, Mystic & photographer; 1921-23 in construction dept Iowa Southern Utilities Co; 1923-33 opr taxi service & garage, Bloomfield; 1937- farmer & garage owner, Mystic; during World War enl Dec 1917 in US AS & tsfrd to motor mechanic regiment, Camp Hancock Ga, O/S Mar 1918, Champagne Sector with French army until demobilization Jan 1919, tsfrd to Marne Sector with Amer units, ret June disch as corp; Amer Legion, adjt; Comm Club; UB Ch; hobbies: photography, hunting; off & res Mystic.
Valentine, John Kalbach Attorney; b Oskaloosa, Iowa Feb 5, 1904; s of H E Valentine-Annette Kalbach; ed Centerville HS 1922; U of Wis, BA 1926; U of Iowa, JD 1929; Sigma Chi; Phi Alpha Delta; m Billie Armstrong Nov 30, 1932 Albia; 1929-37 ptr of father in law prac, Centerville, 1935-37 brother Robert also in firm; 1937- after father's death prac law with brother Robert, Centerville; 1932-35 Dem state sen from Appanoose-Davis Co dist; 1935-36 chmn of state bd of assessment & review, now state tax commission; 1936-38 lt gov of Iowa, 1938 candidate for lt gov; 1939-40 US atty for southern dist of Iowa; 1940 Dem candidate for gov, won nomination in June primaries; 1936 apptd by Iowa Supreme Court as mbr state judicial advisory council; 1937 apptd civilian aid to Secy of War for Iowa St CMTC program; Appanoose Co, Dist & Iowa St Bar Assns' Assn of Commerce; Country Club; BPOE; Episc Ch; Dem; hobby: bird dogs; off First National Bank Bldg; res Alexanderia Apartments, Centerville.
Valentine, Robert Attorney; b Centerville, Iowa Sept 11, 1910; s of H E Valentine-Annette Kalbach; ed Centerville HS 1928; U of Southern Cal 1928-29; U of Wis 1929-31; U of Southern Cal, BA 1933; U of Iowa, JD 1935; Phi Delta Phi; m Margaret McConville Feb 1, 1935 Iowa City; s Dennis; 1935- in law firm with father & brother John K, 1937- prac with brother since father's death, Centerville; Appanoose Co, dist & Iowa St Bar Assns; Assn of Commerce; BPOE; Dem, mbr YD Clubs, Appanoose Co & Iowa St; hobbies: golf, bird dogs, photography; off First national Bank Bldg; res Centerville.
Veneel, Grant W. Feed Dealer; b Mystic, Iowa July 28, 1894; s of Andrew V Veneel-Mathilda Isaason; ed Centerville HS 1913; Iowa Wes Coll, BA 1917; Beta Theta Pi; m Lelah Silknitter Dec 28, 1920 Centerville; s William Andrew; 1920-23 salesman, Centerville Gypsum Co; 1923- feed dlr, Centerville; VP Centerville sch bd; mbr 4 years city coun; during World War enl Aug 1917 US coast arty, comm 2nd lt Dec 1917, O/S France Sept 1918-mar 1919, disch Mar 1919; Assn of Commerce, mbr civic & public improvement com, dir 3 terms; Centerville Country Club; past mbr Farm Bur; AF&AM; Meth Ch; hobby: golf; off 101 E Madison; res 604 W Washington, Centerville.
Waggoner, Walter L. Poultry, Feed & Hatchery Merchant; b Davis Co, Iowa May 27, 1896; s of D T Waggoner-Emma Barnes; ed Appanoose Co; Exline HS 1916; Highland Park Coll, Des Moines 1916-17; Tri-State Coll, Angola Ind engineering course, summer 1917; m Katheryn M Maring Mar 27, 1920 Des Moines; s Paul E, Wayne M; d Margaret Ann, Janet L; 1917-18 supt of schs, Exline HS; 1919-21 auto electrician with Bernhard & Turner, Des Moines; 1921 short time electrician with Electrical Service Co, Dubuque; 1921-22 clk in county treas off, Centerville; 1922-26 bkkpr for Swift & Co, Centerville, 1926-32 plant mgr, Knoxville; 1932 short time life ins agt, Sioux Falls SD; 1932 owner & opr poultry farm, near Centerville, 1935 estab business in Centerville, 1939- built new modern equipped hatchery with 50,000 egg capacity, specializer in breeding & development of White Holland turkeys, White & Barred Rock chickens & White leghorns; 1937- estab poultry & feed store, Chariton, 1939- also in Albia, during World War enl in US army US inf Feb 1918, O/S 35th div, action in Melhuse sector, retd to US July 1919, disch Camp Doge, priv 1st class engrs; Amer Legion; VFW; Iowa Poultry Improvement Assn' Internatl Baby Chick Assn; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby: poultry improvement; off N Haynes; res 425 E Maple, Centerville.
Ware, Lucy May Librarian; b Seymour, Iowa Apr 22, 1909; d of Lyndon Leroy Ware-Daisy May Bullard; ed Fort madison HS 1928; Rockford Coll for Women, Rockford Ill, BA 1932; Riverside Lib Service Sch, Riverside Cal, grad 1933; Fort Madison Business Coll 1934; 1935-39 asst librarian Cattermole Memorial Lib, Fort Madison; 1939- head librarian, Centerville; Iowa Lib Assn; Kings Daughters; 1939 capt Fort Madison Cloverleaf Club of Girl Scouts; Presby Ch; Rep, 1930-32 mbr & committeewoman League of Women voters, Rockford Ill, 1940 Appanoose Co YR del to state conv; hobbies: hooked rugs, old china, aviation; off Drake Library; res 530 W State, Centerville.
West, Walter Ernest Physician & Surgeon; b Wayne Co, Iowa May 28, 1880; s of Humphrey West-Climenia Morlan; ed Corydon HS 1900; U of Iowa, MD 1906; m Mae Bell Kemple Sept 18, 1907 Des Moines; 1906-13 in Corydon Eye Infirmary; 1913-18 prac med, Trenton Mo, 1919- eye, ear, nose & throat specialist, Centerville, an orgr & ptr Bamford Clinic, Centerville; during World War enl in US army Jan 1918 med corps, 1st lt, Fort Riley, Fort Sill & Camp Bowie, Tex, disch Dec 1918; Amer Legion; Appanoose Co & Iowa St Med Socs; AMA; ACS; Assn of Commerce; BPOE; AF&AM; Shrine; Rep; hobby: fishing; off 200 S Main; res 803 S 15th, Centerville.
Withrow, Everett E. Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Appanoose Co, Iowa Sept 14, 1877; s of James R Withrow-Rebecca A Hutchinson; ed rural schs; Tchrs Normal Training Sch, Centerville 1895-1907; m Dema L Vandike Sept 19, 1897 Exline; d Edna E; 1896-1908 rural sch tchr, Welk & Caldwell twps; 1908-12 farmer, Exline; 1912-15 rural mail carrier out of Exline; 1915- owner & opr real est & ins agcy, Exline; 1926-29 cash Peoples Savings Bank of Exline; ordained Christian minister, pastor various rural churches, Appanoose Co; 1935-39 secy Appanoose Co Taxpayers League; mayor, Exline many years; several years JP; 1930- treas sch bd, Exline; during World War active on various county war coms; ch mbr Farm Bur; IOOF; Chris Ch; Rep; hobby: civic affairs; off & res Exline.
Worth, Mrs. Goldie Secretary-Treasurer Bamford Clinic; b Centerville, Iowa Mar 30, 1885; d of Thomas Jefferson Green-Dora C Foster; ed Centerville HS; Centerville Comml Coll 1904; U of Colo lab work 1914; m Hugh A Worth June 28, 1903 Unionville; d Wenona (Mrs Frank G Klum); 1905-06 bkkpr doctors off; 1906-11 CB&Q RR off; 1911-12 secy to pres of Des Moines Coll; 1913-19 off asst lab & X-Ray technician Dr E E Bamford; 1919 instrumental in orgn of Bamford Clinic, 1919- business mgr, secy & treas; 1935 apptd by Gov Herring as mbr of com of 35; 1929 helped org Centerville B&PW Club, pres 2 1/2 years; helped org B&PW clubs in Ottumwa, Albia, Bloomfield & Corydon; 1933-35 state pres Iowa Fedn B&PW Clubs; Alpha Study Club; Womans Club, 1st pres; dir Comm Chest; coun mbr Girls Scouts; IFWC, past dist chmn, comm service com; Assn of Commerce, mbr civic com; DAR; treas ARC; PEO, corresponding secy; OES; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies: fishing, knitting, handwork, watercolors, photography & accordion; off Bamford Clinic; res Centerville.
Yates, Clyde Theater Manager; b Seymour, Iowa June 28, 1899; s of Owen Yates-Rowena -; ed grade sch; m Mabel A Gowan Sept 15, 1912 Mystic; d Isla M; 1914 night Marshall, Mystic; 1918-21 opr cafe & taxi line; 1922-28 builder, owner & opr filling station, Mystic; 1928-29 opr theater, Seymour; 1929- opr theater, Mystic; hobby: sight seeing trips with family; res Main St, Mystic.