Geske, Martin X. 1870-1951
GESKE, HUEBSCH, ERTZ, HEFFRON, MEHLHOF, MURPHY
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Date: 6/26/2009 at 20:56:31
MARTIN X. GESKE, lawyer and legislator, died at McGregor, Iowa, October 26, 1951; born at the place of his death in Clayton county, Iowa, in 1870; son of German parents, F. F. and Sophia Geske, both having migrated from Germany to this country; a member of a family of fourteen children; raised on a farm and graduated from the McGregor high school; clerked in a country store and taught rural schools, and with earnings attended and was graduated from the
Valparaiso (Ind.) Normal school in 1893, after which he taught in the public schools at Windom, Minnesota, and was superintendent of schools at Lake Crystal, Minnesota; then attended the University of Minnesota for two years and later read law with D. D. Murphy at Elkader, Iowa; and was graduated from the law school at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa; has been in the practice of law at Mc Gregor since his admission to the bar; served as a member of the local board of education at McGregor, also as a member of the council and mayor of the town; a
Democrat and was county attorney of Clayton county and elected to the Iowa senate serving as state senator from 1932 to 1941; president of the Clayton county bar association at the time of his death, and in active practice until the last two months prior to his passing; survived by two brothers and four sisters, August, of Chaska, Minn.; Albert, of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Kate Huebsch, Mrs. Edith Ertz, and Mrs. Amy Heffron all of McGregor, and Mrs. Sadie Mehlhof, Berkeley, Cal.
~Annals of Iowa, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, January, 1952; Notable Deaths; pg 40
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