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Walter H Canier


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/11/2010 at 15:08:18

From an early boyhood Walter H Canier has been connected with the shoe trade and since 1886 has conducted a store in Boone. His success in this connection is enviable and has come entirely through is persistency of purpose is close application and his wide awake, alert business methods. Iowa numbers him among her native sons his birth having occurred n Washington county on April 26, 1863 his parents being David and Sarah E (Clark) Canier, both of whom were natives of Ohio. In the early 50ís they arrived in Iowa, becoming pioneer residents of this state. They settled on a farm in Washington county, comprising 200 acres of wild and unimproved land. It had been taken up a claim from the government by another and was purchased by David Canier, who immediately began its cultivation and improvement, converting it into a fine farm, which is still in possession of the family. He continued to reside upon that place until his death, his wife also passed away there. They were the parents of a daughter and two sons. Eugenia M the wife of Ezra H Smith of Washington county, Orlando S who is living in Long Beach, California and Walter H.
The last named, at the age of twelve years, left the farm as a result of an injury sustained in a cyclone, in which he was carried a quarter of a mile by the storm. This rendered him unqualified for the arduous work of the fields, and he sought employment in other directions. After five years spent in a shoe store at Washington, Iowa he came to Boone and has been constantly in the shoe business form that time to the present. In 1886 he embarked in business on his own account and is now a partner in the firm of Canier Brothers & Herman, Mr Herman having been admitted to the firm in 1889. The business has been in continuous existence for a quarter of a century and is today one of the old established houses of the city. They carry a large and well selected line of boots and shoes, both high grade and medium priced, and their stock is always adequate to the demands of the public, while their straightforward and honorable business policy commends them to the further support of old patrons and brings them many new ones.
On August 14, 1892, Mr Canier was untied in marriage to Della M Broughton, a native of Indiana, who was reared, however, in Bremer county, Iowa. Mr and Mrs Canier have had no children of their own, but have reared seven children, of whom one, Ivadelle, the wife of Richard H Sturges of Los Angeles, California was born of Mrs Canierís first marriage, when she was Mrs Rogers.
When age conferred upon Mr Canier the right of franchise he indorsed the principles of the republican party and has never seen reason to change his views. He always votes for its men and measures, for he believes that the party platform contains the best elements of good government, yet he never seeks office as a reward for party fealty. He is in hearty sympathy with the teachings and tenets of the Masonic lodge, to which he belongs, and his religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church. He stands staunchly in support of all that pertains to the social, moral and intellectual welfare of his community and is justly accounted one of its most worthy citizens.

1914 Boone County History Book


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