HUMPHREY, LASH, MADDY, REDDING
Posted By: Diana Wagner
Date: 8/22/2009 at 19:55:47
Was resident of Harvey twenty-three years. In 1908 formed a partnership with G. W. Maddy in buying grain and other farm products. In 1909 began buying live stock and grain for R. W. Taylor & Co.; continued in the business until 1915, then he formed a partnership with J. W. Humphrey. In the sale of farm implements made by the well known Moline Plow Co. These goods are known throughout the west and the name "Moline" is an ample guarantee to the buyer. Later in the season he was contractor of the road work in Clay township, Marion county, which place he employ filled.
He will continue to buy grain and stock and pay the highest market price. He is now engaged in running a hay baler with gasoline equipments. You will find him ready to do your work on short order. He keeps at his barn, a fine Percheron stallion and if you are interested call and see him at any time.
It will be noticed that we omitted in the start to state the fact that he was engaged in the dray business from 1903 to 1907.
Mr. Redding was united in marriage with Maud Lash in 1902, and to them was born four girls of whom any parents might be proud of. The oldest, Lucille, is 11 years of age, Bernice is 10, Pauline is 9, and the youngest, a sweet and charming little Miss will be 2 years old in April. The three oldest are regular attendants at the Harvey grade school.
Source: Oskaloosa, Iowa Saturday Globe, 01 January 1916
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