John Henry Eade
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/15/2010 at 13:14:46
John Henry Eade, secretary and treasurer of the Boone Blank Book Company, is thus closely associated with one of the important busines enterprises of Boone. Moreover, he is a recognized leader in the ranks of the republican party and has been called to several local offices, the duties of which he has discharged with promptness and fidelity. He as born in Linden, Iowa county, Wisconsin, October 29, 1865, and is a son of Nicholas and Josephine (Heathecock) Eade, both of whom were natives of England, the father came to America as a young man of eighteen years, devoting his life to the occuaption of mining gold. He traveled all over the United States, British Columbia and South America in that connection. In 1875 he came to Boone county, and his last days were spent in Ogden, Iowa, where he passed away on June 1, 1886. His widow survives and now makes her home in Des Moines. They were the parents of five children, two daughters and three sons: Ida M who is with her mother in Des Moines, John Henry of this review, Mary A the wife of C J Engleen, also of Des Moines, Joseph W deceased, and William J whose home is in Newark, Ohio.
John Henry Eade completed his education in the high school at Ogden, Iowa , when eighteen years of age. He was a lad of nine years when brought by his parents to Iowa and has since made his home in this state. He was engaged in mercantile lines for about nine years after putting aside his text books and then entered the field of real estae and insurance, in which he spent about three years. He next became duputy clerk of the district court, which office he filled for three years, and on the expiration of that period he was elected in 1900 clerk of the court for a term of four years. He proved prompt, capable and efficienty in the position and retired from the office as he had entered it with the confidence and good-will of all concerned. He was afterward connected with the Boone Blank Book Company for five years and then opened a book store, in which he spent a year and a half. He then merged his interests into the busiess of the Boone Blank Book Company and has since then been identified with that corporation, acting as manageer, secretary and treasurer. In these connections he is largely controllng the interets of the business and is giving proof of his capabiltiy to meet and manage complex conditions and coordinate forces unto a unified and resultant whole.
Mr Eade has been married twice. On August 13, 1890, he wedded Harriett R Burside, and after a happy married life of about eight years she passed away July 13, 1898, leaving daughter, Lilah, who is now the wife of E T Beiser, of Boone. On July 29, 1904, Mr Eade was united in marriage to Miss Lulu B Wagner, a native of Crawford county, Iowa. Mr and Mrs Eade hold membership in the Methodist church, and he belongs also to the Knights of Pythias lodge. He has voted with the republican party since age conferred upon him the right of franchise and is thoroughly conversant with the principal features which divide the great political organizagtions. He is never remiss in the duties of citizenshp, whether of a local or national character, and during his residence in Boone has contributed to various movements, and measures which have been of notable worth and value as factors in the upbuilding of the city.
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