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Isaac Gage Osgood


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 14:03:27

Isaac Gage Osgood, who is one of the proprietors of the O & D Motor Company, has in a short time become one of the prosperous business men of Boone. His firm are agents for the Yale, Deluxe, M & M and Eagle motorcycles and they also deal in bicycles and cycle accessories besides doing various kinds of repairing. The business is located at No 809 Allen street and the firm enjoys amost profitable trade.
Mr Osgood was born in Marselles, La Salle county, Illinois, June 10, 1875, and is a son of Simon T and Louise L (Gage) Osgood. The parental granparents are Luther P
and Catherine (Toll) Osgood, natives of Oneida county, New York. The grandfather, who is farmer by occupation, removed to the middle west about 62 years ago, locating in La Salle county, and there he yet resides.
Isaac G Osgood was educated in the public schools of La Salle county and the Des Moines College of Des Moines, Iowa. He attended school until about 20 years of age but as a boy worked in a lumberyard and grain elevator for his father. He subsequently started farming on his grandfather's property, which comprised 420 acres, and there remained for 5 years, when the land was sold and our subject engaged with his father and brother, Beman ,F in the manufacturing and lumber business, the firm being known as S T Osgood & Son. They were also at the head of the Marseilles Harrow Company. At the end of 4 years Isaac G Ogsood acquired title to a farm east of La Salle, Illinois, which he improved and cultivated until 1912, when he sold out and came to Boone, Iowa. Here he has since become the head of the O & D Motor Company and in this short time has demostrated his ability as a business man.
On December 15, 1897, Mr Osgood married Miss Lottie E Drackley, of La Salle county, Illinois, and they have 5 children: Lenore, Herbert M, Adelaide L, Simon T and Charlotte L. Mr Osgood is a republican but has never sought public office, although he is well informed upon all public questions and stanchly supports his party. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and interested in its work. Although he has resided in Boone but two years, he already has estblished a reputation which ranks him wit the successful men of that city, and it may be safely prophesied that his business affairs will grow in scope and importance as the years pass by.

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