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Dominick MARIOTTI, Fruit Dealer, Atlantic, Iowa was born in Italy, October 17, 1870, and came to America in 1895, locating in New York City. He came to Atlantic in March, 1904, having just returned from a visit to his old country home. He has been in the fruit business practically all of his life and understands it in all its departments. He has bought a home here and is a permanent resident in Atlantic. His business is very satisfactory and is increasing rapidly because of the attention he gives it and his knowledge of it. He makes a specialty of fruits and also sells ice cream in connection with his soda fountain.

Harley BUTLER, Atlantic, Iowa, was born in Indiana November 1, 1861. When he was two years old his parents came to Cass County and settled on a farm near Atlantic. Harley remained on the farm until 13 years of age when he came to Atlantic and entered the employ of SHAW & CROMBIE and afterwards was with S. G. HUNTER's bridge crew. Three years ago he concluded to go into business for himself and engaged in the dray and transfer business, in which he has been very successful. He has lived in Atlantic and within five miles of it for forty-one years, and has built up a large constitiency of friends and well wishers. He attends strictly to business, is courteous and accommodating, and is a good citizen in all respects.

Andrew WIEGAND, dealer in harness and kindred goods, Anita, Iowa, was born in Germany April 23, 1852, and came to Anita in May, 1881, with his brother, Val. He engaged in farming and continued in it for two years and then went into partnership with his brother in the shoe business, the partnership continuing for ten years, when he started the harness shop which he now owns and operates. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. and the Camp and has been through the chairs in both. He is a good citizen, interested in all that pertains to the advancement of his home town, progressive and liberal.

Dr. George E. UEHRAN, Veterinarian, Atlantic, Iowa, was born in Galena, Illinois, May 16, 1872. He lived there until he was 18 years of age, when he went to Chicago and entered the Chicago Veterinary College, graduating there from in March, 1892. After graduation he went to Independence, Iowa, practicing his profession and remaining there until the fall of 1894, and came to Atlantic in January of 1895 and engaged in the practice of his profession here. He found a fertile field for a man of his professional attainments and the business came to him by leaps and bounds, until to-day he enjoys probably the largest trade of any veterinarian in the state. In the fall of 1903 he built a Veterinary Hospital on Third Street in the rear of his residence and it is acknowledged to be the most complete in ever practical detail to be found in any city of the size of Atlantic in the country. Dr. UEHRAN is of a social temperament and belongs to the I.O.O.F. Camp, Red Men, Maccabbees, M.B.A. and Fraternal Bankers' Society, in all of which he is active. He is public spirited and enterprising and deserves the success now his.

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Sam BERRY, auctioneer, Atlantic, Iowa, was born near Petersburgh, Ill., on July 12, 1865. His parents, G.H. BERRY and his wife, are natives of the same locality where "Sam" first saw the light and are now numbered among the best of Cass county's citizens. From Petersburgh Sam went with his parents to Missouri and after living there some time about ten years ago came to this county where he has been engaged in auctioneering for three years. At different times in the past Sam has been employed as hotel clerk and in both callings he has been successful. "Sam" has friends by the hundred and is deservedly popular with all. His ability as an auctioneer has resulted in a steady increase of business and the future will contain much for him.

Chas. ZOOK, of the Atlantic Steam laundry, was born in Dallas county, Iowa, December 19, 1876, and resided there until November, 1891, when he went to Des Moines and worked in a grocery store and attended school until January, 1899, when he came to Atlantic and engaged in the laundry business, which he is conducting at the present time. He belongs to the K. of P. order and is a genial disposition. The laundry business under his management has grown apace and has the field practically to itself.

Miss Mary E. BOYLE, milliner, Atlantic, Iowa, was born in Pennsylvania near Philadelphia and came with her father, the late Bernard F. BOYLE, to Cass county when eleven years of age. After staying here three years she went to New York to secure educational advantages then impossible here, and in course of time came back to Atlantic. In 1902, having learned the millinery trade, she engaged in the millinery business for herself and has continued in it ever since. She has been exceptionally successful, having the personal attributes which please customers, and carrying a large and carefully selected stock of goods at all times. Her establishment is up-to-date, conducted along progressive lines, and her handiworkin fashioning head-gear for the ladies is known far and wide. In social circles Miss BOYLE is well known and has hosts of friends.

George ARNOLD, of Massena, Iowa, who is one of the rustling business men of that lively little town, is a native of Wisconsin. He was born at Barraboo, in the Badger state, March 11, 1855. When twenty-two years of age he came to Whitneyville, Iowa, and hired out by the month on the farm of Sam McCORMICK. Here he worked for two years, and then farmed on his own account for about five years. He then engaged in the hardware and implement business in the infant town of Massena, which business he successfully followed until 1892, when he sold out and went into the grain and live stock business. He is in partnership with J.E. CHANEY, and the firm does a thriving and prosperous business.

Prof. J. S. McMINIEMEE was born in Denison, Iowa, November 15, 1874, but moved to Illinois when quite young. There he attended public schools and afterward the Illinois Normal school at Dixon, Ill., for four years. He is a graduate of the Dixon Business college, the Northern Illinois College of Shorthand and Typewriting, and the Illinois College of Drawing and Penmanship. He has been supervisor of drawing and penmanship in the public schools of Princeton, Ill., for four years and is considered to be one of the best teachers of penmanship in the country. He has taught in the Princeton Normal school and was principal of the commerical department of the Princeton High school for five years. He resigned that position to organize the Atlantic Commercial college. He is assisted in his work by his wife and other teachers.

The business men of western Iowa have recognized the high standing of this school and at not time since its organization has Prof. McMINIEMEE been able to supply the demand for first-class office help. Several times during the last year he has had as high as five firms asking for office help which could not be filled. The outlook for the school this year is very flattering.

The fact that the Merchants' Association of Atlantic has advanced $ 270 to apply on the rent for the school rooms is encouraging, as it shows that the people of Atlantic appreciate a good commercial college which is conducted on business principles.

Transcribed by Brenda Magee, July, 2012 from the Exposition Souvenir Album, published by Democrat Publishing Company, Atlantic, Iowa, 1904.


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