William Henry Tedrow
TEDROW, KINGSTON, NEELY
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Date: 10/18/2006 at 09:42:45
The town of Avery Monroe Co. IA was established when the C., B. & Q. Railway was put through, in 1868. The present population is about 400, but the population varies according to the condition of the mines, as it is strictly a mining town. The town is five or six miles east of Albia, on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway.
W. H. Tedrow, lawyer and insurance; four years in business.
Monroe Co IA history 329 CHAPTER XIX Educational
In 1896 there were 102 school houses in Monroe Co. IA and in 1896 there were 161 teachers enrolled in the office of the County Superintendent. Following is the list as taken from the County Superintendent's books:
W H Tedrow COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT.
This highly important office is filled by an energetic and competent young man, W.H. Tedrow. Mr. Tedrow was born in Knox county, Illinois in 1859. Removed to Iowa when only two years old, where he lived a number of years. He graduated at the Oskaloosa college, taught school in Iowa two years, was admitted to the bar in 1879, then removed to Platte county, Nebraska, in 1879, settling at Platte Center, where he taught school and practiced law. In 1885 he was the democratic candidate for the office of county superintendent, and was elected by a majority of 279 over a very popular opponent. Mr. Tedrow has won his way in esteem since taking this important position, and has devoted himself to his official duties with untiring energy. The county institute now in session with a hundred teachers in attendance all evincing great interest in the work speaks volumes for the work of himself and his associates, Profs. Cramer and Backus.
W. H. Tedrow,born @ Eugene,Knox Co,Il,June 6,1858.He attended the public schools of that community and in 1878 graduated from Oskaloosa College,Oskaloosa,Ia.Admitted to the bar at Albia,Monroe Co,Ia,Sept.20,1880.He came to Columbus,Ne,Oct 1880 and on June 11,1881 was admitted to practice in Platte Co,before Judge George W.Post.He taught 2 terms of school on Shell Creek and was superintendent of the high school at Platte Center for two years and principle of the Columbus 3rd ward school one year.After these schools he was elected county superintendent of Platte Co and served for one term.He practiced law in this county for about six years then went back to Iowa and practiced there at Corydon,Wayne Co,Ia,for forty years and is still in the game. During his period in Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa, he was elected County Attorney for two terms, in 1920 and in 1924.We remember Mr. Tedrow very well and was selected as his "best man" at his wedding. He was a very affable young man and had a fine personality and a very bright man aside from his education. In his disposition he was quick and snappy and rather witty. He was well liked and gave good service in this official capacity while here, as well as legal. We do not now recall any particular cases in which he was interested but in a general way we know of his practice. He is one of the very few living examples of such a long period of active work and of active practice in the profession.In Iowa, as well as in Nebraska, he took great interest in politics, being a republican and is still hanging on to the "grand old party" and for many years was chairman of the County Central Committee of the county in which he now resides.
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