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Robert E. Meek

MEEK, CRESAP

Posted By: Fran Hunt, Volunteer
Date: 10/5/2001 at 22:48:38

From the Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties 1890
ROBERT E. MEEK
Robert E. Meek, a representative of that pioneer family which is so well and favorably known throughout the county, and a son of Robert and Abigail P. Meek, was born in Bonaparte, on January 21, 1861. He was educated in the schools of his native town and with a desire to increase his store of knowledge subsequently spent three years in the Central Iowa University of Pella. After completing his education he entered upon his business career as an employee in the Bonaparte woolen mills, where he remained some six or seven years, being engaged a part of the time as shipping clerk and the remainder as bookkeeper. In February 1888, he purchased the interest of Mr. Christy in the mercantile firm of Christy and McDonald and the new firm assumed the title of McDonald and Meek, under which they still continue to do business. They carry a good stock of dry goods and clothing, have one of the most tastefully kept establishments in town and receive a liberal patronage.
It was in Bonaparte, on February 25, 1885, Mr. Meek led to the marriage altar, Miss Maggie C. Cresap, a daughter of Michael and Sarah Cresap, who are numbered among the early and highly esteemed settlers of this county of which Mrs. Meek is a native. The young couple have spent their entire lives in Van Buren County, and are known to a wide circle of friends. Their hospitable home is a favorite resort of the young people who are sure to receive a warm welcome. Mr. Meek, in politics, marches with his worthy ancestors, being a stanch Democrat.
I am not related, and am only copying this for the information of those who might find this person in their family.


 

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