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C J Cederquist


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/15/2010 at 14:23:22

C D Cederquist is one of the successful lawyers of Boone county, parcticing in Madrid. Mr Cederquist was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, September 28, 1874, a son of L J and Tekla G Cederquist, natives of Sweden, who now reside in Titusville, Pennsylvania. They had nine children, as follows: Mrs C T Carlson, Mrs J A Holmberg, C J, L A, O W, Mrs Ed Johnson, A E, M O and E R. All these children were born and reared in Tutusville, receiveing their public school education in that city.
C J Cederquist remained there until eighteen years of age, rounding out he earlier education by a high school course which he completed with graduation. He then pursued a scientific course at Augustana College at Rock Island, Illinois, graduating in 1895, and in 1900 received his law degree from Drake University in Des Moines. For one year he was engaged in the practice of his profession in that city but then removed to Boone, where he continued until January 1910. At that time he located in Madrid and is now associated with Mr Harpel of Boone, the firm name being Harpel & Cederquist. They maintain offices both in Boone and Madrid and are admitted for pratice in all the courts.
In 1907 Mr Cederquist married in Boone, Iowa, Miss Clara Bork, who was born in Peoples township, Boone county. There her father, Gustav Bork, died the family subsequently removing to Boone, wherethte children attended school. Mrs Carolina Bork, who was born in Sweden, still resides there. Her four children were born in Peoples township. They are: Mary of Boone, E G of Peoples township, Levi M of Boone, and Mrs Clara Cederquist. The last named bore her husband two children: Esther born in Boone and Dena a native of Madrid.
Mr Cederquist is a republican and deeply interested in the welfare of his party. He is thoroughly conversant with the leading issues and questions of the day and is an influential factor in local public affairs. For two terms, from 1906 to 1910, he was county attorney for Boone county and in 1912 was elected mayor of Madrid. As a lawyer, Mr Cederquist stands high in the estimation of his professional brethren and the general public. Both he and his wife are members of the Swedish Lutheran church of Boone, the work of which they helpfully sustain.

1914 Boone County History Book


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