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E. E. Savre


Posted By: Gordon Felland (email)
Date: 3/26/2016 at 22:41:08

E. E. Savre, assessor of Northwood, was born in Hallingdal. Norway, Dec. 14, 1847. In 1850 the family emi­grated to America, settling in Dane county, Wis. The subject of this sketch came to Worth county in 1869 and entered the merchandise trade, managing a store for Mr. Blackman in Northwood. In 1875 he formed a partner­ship with F. E. Keniston. under the firm name of Keniston & Savre. This firm conducted an implement business at the present site of the Madson wagon shops. He with­drew from business to enter the sheriff's office.

In 1879 Mr. Savre was chosen sheriff of Worth county, serving continuously until Jan. 1, 1886
In 1887 the firm of Savre & Herom was formed consisting of E. E. Savre and D. P. Herom. This firm had an implement business where Eckert &, Williams now have their headquarters. In 1892 this partnership was dissolved and Mr. Savre removed to the farm where he remained until the death of his wife in the autumn of 1906. Upon his return to Northwood he was immediately ap­pointed assessor to fill vacancy, being elected to succeed himself in March 1907.

In June 1875 he was married to Miss Julia O. Tenold. Eight children were born to them, all of whom are still living: Edward E., who is now a draughtsman in Chicago: Sophia, who is the wife of County Recorder J. M. Slosson, Rose, wife of Cashier T. S. Hanson of the State Bank: Clara, wife of J. E. O'Grady of Schaller. Iowa; Ella, expert stenographer for Finch and Willing; Lizzie M., one of our popular teachers; Oliver, now in the general office of a large coal company at Tabor, Alberta, Can.; and Alice at home in Northwood.

Source:The Semi-Centennial Souvenir of Northwood, Iowa, 1907, page 32.


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