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Held, Phillip Erhard 1872 - 1962


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 2/2/2011 at 23:24:55

Phillip Erhard Held was born October 14, 1872 in a log cabin one mile east of Hinton, Iowa. He was the oldest child of Phillip Held, one of Plymouth County's earliest white settlers. (The obituary was printed in Monday's Globe-Post.)

He was married to Johann Jensen October 16, 1901. They established their home two miles south of Hinton, where they spent their entire married life.

Mr. Held took an active part in Plymouth county's development and was a prominent figure in farm organizations. He was a charter member of the Plymouth County Farm Bureau and one of the organizers of the Plymouth Cooperative Oil Company. He was the only surviving member of the original founders of the Farmers, Cooperative rain Elevator of Hinton. He was a long-time breeder of Shorthorn cattle, establishing a purebred herd in 1887.

He was a long-time member of the official board of the Hinton Methodist Church and for many and for many years was a trustee of Morningside
College. He belonged to Landmark Lodge No 103, A. F. & A. M., and was a member of the Sioux City Consistory No. 3. He was for many years a member of the Hungerford Township school board in Plymouth County.

Survivors include the widow; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lester Bez Gof Iowa City, Mrs. Maurice A. Kramer of Washington, D. C. and Mrs. John Padgett of Huntington Ind. three sons, Russell of Hinton; Ralph of Jefferson and Harold of,; Freeport, Illinois; five brothers,; Edward, Elmer, Ben, Albert and Walter, all of Hinton; eight grand children and two great grandchildren.

Mr. Held died in Methodist hospital in Sioux City Friday, March 23.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 27 at the Hinton, Methodist church with burial in, the Melbourne Cemetery east of; Hinton.

Le Mars Globe Post
Thursday, March 29, 1962
Le Mars, Iowa


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