Stephen G Goldthwaite
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/10/2009 at 12:27:06
Stephen G Goldthwaite is a representative of the newspaper interests of Boone, It is said that no other none industry indicates so clearly the social, business and moral status of the community as do the newspapers and as this is so, any words of commendation may be written concerning Boone, for its journalistic interests are certainly most creditable. Mr Goldthwaite was born in this city November 22, 1868, his parents being Nathan E and Mary A (Thayer) Goldthwaite, both of whom were native of Massachusetts, but are now residents of Boone. In the public schools our subject was educated, completing the high school course by graduation in 1885. He then attended Des Moines College for two years and afterward entered Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he was graduated in the class of 1890. He then returned to his native city and accepted a position as reporter on the Daily News, in which capacity he served continuously for three years. At the expiration of that period he became on of the proprietors of the Boone County Republican, in partnership with W H Gallup. He conducted that paper until November 1896, when he sold out to his partner. He then held a position with the Chicago Dry Goods Reporter, remaining in Chicago until 1899, when he returned to Boone and became a half owner of the Boone Daily New, entering into partnership with C O Carter. Together they published the daily and weekly journal with a combined circulation of four thousand.
On June 8, 1895, Mr Goldthwaite was untied in marriage to Miss Iva Bryant, a daughter of Dr and Mrs H F Bryant, of Boone and they now have one child, Mary Thayer who was born March 30, 1902. Mr Goldthwaite is a Republican in his political views and doe all in his power to promote the growth and insure the success of that party. As a citizen he is public spirited and deeply interested in everything pertaining to the general good and his efforts through the columns of his paper have largely resulted to the public benefit.
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