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LINDERSON, Ray Alfred - 1912 Bio (1882-1960)


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 9/22/2007 at 09:26:34

History of Jefferson County, Iowa -- A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, Vol II
Published 1912, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago
Pages 327-328

Ray A. LINDERSON, who assisted in the organization of the Lockridge Savings Bank in 1904, has since served as cashier of the institution and is also one of its stockholders. His birth occurred in Round Prairie township, Jefferson county, Iowa, on the 20th of May, 1882, his parents being Otto R. and Ida (JOHNSON) LINDERSON, both of whom were natives of Sweden. Emigrating to the United States, the father located in Burlington, Iowa, in 1866, and secured employment as a teamster, being principally engaged in hauling lumber. About the year 1874 he came to Jefferson county and turned his attention to general agricultural pursuits, purchasing, clearing and improving a farm in Round Prairie township and devoting his attention to its operation until 1905. In that year he put aside the active work of the fields and took up his abode in Lockridge, where he is now residing at the age of sixty-eight years. His wife was called to her final rest on the 16th of June, 1910. To them were born eight children, two of whom died in infancy. The others are as follows: Nancy; Frank, who resides in the state of Washington; Anema; Edward, who was formerly connected with the First National Bank of fairfield, Iowa, and is now a banker of Barnesville, Minnesota; Esther, who gave her hand in marriage to C. A. JOHNSON, a professor in the University of Kansas at Lawrence; and Ray A., of this review.

The last named was reared in Round Prairie township and obtained his early education in its district schools, subsequently attending the Mount Pleasant Academy for four years. Having completed his studies he came to Lockridge in 1904 and assisted in the organization of the Lockridge Savings Bank, his associates being: John Heron, W. C. Rauscher, O. S. Hitchner, H. J. Twiting, W. E. Keeler, Samuel Billingly (sic - Billingsley?), J. T. Cline, Mat Trabert, William ODean (sic) and Henry Achenbach. From that time to the present Mr. LINDERSON has ably discharged the duties devolving upon him as cashier and is also a stockholder in the institution. A man of excellent executive ability and sound judgment, he has been chosen to serve as secretary and treasurer of various organizations and is now president of the Lockridge Commercial Club. He is likewise a stockholder and director in the Jefferson County Abstract & Loan Company.

Mr. LINDERSON is unmarried and makes his home with his father and sister. He gives his political allegiance to the republican party, while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Swedish Lutheran church. Though still a young man, he has won an enviable reputation as one of the prosperous, enterprising and progressive citizens of his native county.

*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.


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