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Arthur Alban


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/14/2010 at 22:54:53

Arthur Alban, the present mayor of Pilot Mound, was born in this county on December 30, 1875, a son of John t and Mary Alban. He assisted his father in the work of the home farm until the family home was established in Pilot Mound, in 1892. In the year 1900, in association with his brother Harry, he embarked in business as proprietor of a meat market in the town, remaining thus engaged for eight years. At the end of that time the brothers disposed of their interests in this connection ,but two years later Arthur Alban again purchased the business, conducting the same alone for a few years. On December 1, 1913, he sold out and has since devoted his attention to the buying of stock Keen discernment, sound judgment and enterprise have characterized him in all of his undertakings, which have been attended with a gratifying measure of success.
In May 1902, Mr Alban was united in marriage to Miss Hilma Carlson, her parents being John and Clara (Hammerbeck) Carlson, natives of Sweden, who emigrated to America in an early day and located in Marcy township, Boone county, Iowa. Mr Carlson who carried on farming here for many ears, has now attained the age of seventy-nine and is living retired in North Dakota with his son. His wife passed away in June 1909. Unto Mr and Mrs Arthur Alban have been born seven children, namely: Leslie, E whose demise occurred on March 1, 1903, Lola, Weldon and Lenore, who are ten, eight, and seven years of age respectively, Ferrill, five years old, Marvin who is three years of age and Verline who died August 30,1913.
Mr Alban is a republican in politics and has been honored by election to the to office of mayor in Pilot Mound, in which capacity he is now serving, giving the town a most satisfactory and commendable administration. He has likewise been a member of the town council and has done able service in the interests of the cause of education as a school director. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Royal Neighbors, while his religious faith is that of the Methodist church. His ideals of citizenship are high and in the relations of life which are of a more strictly social character he has displayed qualities which have rendered him popular where ever he is known.

1914 Boone County History Book


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