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Samuel R Wane


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/20/2009 at 01:31:34

Samuel R Wane, is an enterprising merchant of Boone, successfully engaged in the grocery business as a member of the firm of Wane Brothers. He is a native of this country, born March 29, 1852. His father, John Wayne was born in Baltimore, Maryland March 11, 1812, and after arriving at years of maturity was joined in wedlock to Caroline Hull, whose birth occurred in Indiana in 1825. The father was employed at the printing trade in Washington, New York and subsequently went to New York city, where he secured a situation in the office of the New York Tribune. Later he removed to Ohio, where he turned his attention to farming. He was twice married his first union being with an Ohio lady, who died leaving one child, Lucia A now the wife of W G Grayson of Boone county. After the death of his first wife Mr Wane was again married the wedding being celebrated in Jefferson county, Iowa in 1846, the lady of his choice being Caroline Hull. Removing to Boone county, he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, which he followed in Des Moines township, there spending his remaining days, his death occurring May 20, 1897. He was a Republican in his political vies and served as county clerk and also as a member of the board of supervisors. He was to an office seeker however although his friends said he might have filled any position to which he aspired had he so desired. He held membership in the Methodist church and his life was in constant harmony with its principles. In his family were nine children: James W a resident of Boone county, Elizabeth the wife of W C Sparks of this county, Samuel R, J W S who is living in Oklahoma, E H who makes his home in Boone county, Mary the wife of D H Latham, of Boone, Silver C also living in Boone county, Minnie the wife of Frank Latham, of his county, and Jesse M who is engaged in business in partnership with is brother Samuel.
In taking up the personal history of Samuel R Wane we present tour readers the life record of one who is widely and favorably known in the county of his nativity. He acquired his early education in the country schools and supplemented his preliminary knowledge by study in the Simpson College at Indianola, where he remained for a year. During he succeeding seven years he was engaged in teaching school land proved a capable teacher, having the ability to impart clearly and concisely to others the knowledge that he had acquired. In 1877, however, he began farming and followed that occupation for five years. For twenty years, however, he has been numbered among the grocery merchants of Boone and has enjoyed a large and constantly growing patronage, owing to his reasonable pries, his honorable methods and his earnest desire to please his patrons.
On February 28, 1878, Mr Wane led to the marriage altar Miss Lottie Meyers, who was born in Boone county in September 1868, and is a daughter of Michael Meyers, who was born in Indiana. Her mother was in her maidenhood Miss Lottie Latham, and she too was a native of the Hoosier state. Mr and Mrs Meyers had a family of twelve children, of whom ten are living: Nancy A the wife of E A Doty, of Oxford, Johnson county, Iowa: Alexander, John, Wesley, Harry, Johnson, Vincent, and Lottie, all residents of Boone county, Charles who is living in Seattle, Washington, Belle the wife of Charles Ingersoll a druggist of Boone, Iowa. The parents are both decease.
Mr and Mrs Wane hold membership in the Methodist church and he votes with the Republican party. For two years he has served as a member of the city council and was justice of the peace for one term. Fraternally he is associated with the Modern Woodmen of America. Mr Wane has spent his entire life in this county and is well known to a large majority of its citizens. In commercial circles in Boone he is highly regarded for his unquestioned integrity and his reputation is unassailable. All who know him respect him for his genuine worth and he well deserves mention among the honored residents of Boone.

1902 Boone County History Book


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