E B Cordell
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/4/2010 at 10:22:49
Modern business enterprise finds a capable exponent in E B Cordell, who in engaged in the sale and manufacture of feed and cereals in Boone, where he established his present business in 1910. This he has since successfully conduced, and his enterprising methods have resulted in making it a successful undertaking. Mr Cordell was born in Crawford county Ohio, April 8, 1870, a son of J L and Agnes Ellen (Grubb) Cordell, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of Pennsylvania. The father made farming his life occupation and in the year 1881, after residing for a number of years in Ohio, he journeyed westward to Boone county, Iowa where he secured a farm, cultivating admiring it until his death, which occurred on October 31, 1913. He was not only an enterprising agriculturist but was also a citizen whose progressive spirit found expression in hearty aid of many movements for the general good. He filled the office of supervisor and in others ways was connected with the public welfare. He died October 31, 19113, having for a little more than a year survived his wife, who passed away on September 26, 1912. In their family were three children: J Lavergne, now deceased, Bertha D living in Boone and E B.
The last named was reared to farm life and had the usual experiences that fall to the lot of the boy who works in the fields through the summer months and attends the public schools in the winter seasons. He remained upon the farm with his father until the time of his marriage and then started out independently, purchasing 80 acres of land, which he cultivated and improved for eight years, bringing his fields under a high state of cultivation. He then sold out and for eight years thereafter was a mail carrier in this county, In 1910 he entered commercial circles by establishing the cereal business with which he is now engaged. He is now senior partner of the firm of Cordell & Slaughter and their business is a growing one.
On February 21, 1894, Mr Cordell was united in marriage to Miss Eleanore Rogers, a native of Ohio, and unto them have been born four children: Watha E who was born September 19, 1895, and is now attending business college in Cedar Rapids, George Roger who was born June 24, 1900 and is at home Ivaloo May who was born October 28, 1902 and Agnes Eleanore on October 28, 1912.
Mr Cordell has a military chapter in his life record, for through eight years he was a member of the Iowa National Guard and at the time of the Spanish-American war he volunteered for active service with Company I, Fifty-second Iowa Infantry, with which he served as quarter master sergeant. He votes with the republican party and is conversant with the vital political questions of the day. His religious faith is that of the Methodist church, to the teachings of which he is loyal. His has been a busy ad useful life and energy and chose application have been the salient features in winning for him the measure of success which he now enjoys, making him one of the substantial residents of Boone.
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