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Virgil O Holcomb


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/21/2010 at 15:23:39

Virgil O Holcomb is actively engaged in the real estate and insurance business in Boone and has won a gratifying easure of success in this connection. His birth occurred in Trumball county, Ohio, March 8, 1866, his parents being Charles and Louisa (Wilbur) Holcomb, both of whom were natives of Connecticut. In 1869 the family home was established in Boone county, Iowa, the father here devoting his attention to general agricultural pursuits throughout his active business career. He now resides in the town of Boone and is well known and esteemed throughout the community which has been his home for a period of forty-five years. The demise of his wife occurred in August 1909. They had two children: Vigil O of this review, and Frank who is deceased.
Virgil O Holcomb supplemented his preliminary education by a high school course and also attended Highland Park College of Des Moines. Returing to the home farm , he was busily engaged in agricultrial pursuits durig the summer seasons, while in the winter months he followed the profession of teaching. He was chosen a member of the board of supervisors and ably served in that capacity for six years, on the expiration of which period he embarked in the real estate and insurance business at Boone, with which he has been continuously identified to the present time. He has kept well informed concerning property values and has therefore been enabled to negotiate important realty transfers beneficial alike to his clients and to himself.
On August 2, 1892, Mr Holcomb was joined in wedlock to Miss Mary Wylie, a native of Boone couty, by whom he has three children, namely, Caroline J , Curits R and Richard Franklin. In politics Mr Holcomb is independent, supporting men and measurse rather than party. Fraternally he is identified with the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and his religious faith is that of the Methodist church. In civic as well as business affairs Mr Holcomb is enterprisg and progressive and is always ready to accord his support and cooperation to every movement the adopton of which he feels will redound to the benefit to the majority. He has resided within the borders of Boone county since three years of age and enjoys a very extensive and favorable acquaintance here

1914 Boone County History Book


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