Who's Who in Dallas County, Iowa, 1940

1940 Who's Who

Dallas County IAGenWeb



Each sketch in this book is autobiographical, giving in order the following information where submitted: Name, place and date of birth; parents; education; marriage and names of children; business history, showing dates, locations and type of employment or business endeavor; war record; clubs and organizations; politics; church affiliation; hobbies and present office and home address. Where an individual is still active in a capacity as listed, we have given the date when such affiliation began, followed by a hyphen, as "1932- cashier, State Bank"; or "1929- mayor." Where such activity has terminated, both dates are given, as "1932-38 cashier, State Bank", etc.

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             A & M Agricultural & Mechanical
  A&P Rwy Atlantic & Pacific Railway
  AA degree of associate of arts
  AAA Agricultural Adjustment Administration
American Automobile Association
  AAONMS Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
  AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science
  AASR Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite
  AAU Amateur Athletic Union
  AAUP American Association of University Professors
  AAUW American Association of University Women
  acad academy, academic
  acct accountant
  ACD American College of Dentists
  ACP American College of Physicians
Agricultural Conservation Program
  ACS American College of Surgeons
  ADA American Dental Association
  adjt adjutant
  adm admitted
  AE agricultural engineer (ing)
  AEF American Expeditionary Force
  AF&AM Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
  AFI All for Iowa
  AF of L American Federation of Labor
  agcy agency
  agr (l) agriculture (al)
  agt agent
  AHEPA American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
  AIEE American Institute of Electrical Engineers
  Ala Alabama
  ALA American Library Association
  AMA American Medical Association
  Amer American
  AMPA American Newspaper Publishers Association
  AOUW Ancient Order of United Workmen
  AP Associated Press
  appr apprentice
  apptd appointed
  apptmt appointment
  apt (s) apartment (s)
  ARC American Red Cross
  Ariz Arizona
  Ark Arkansas
  arty artillery
  AS air service
  ASAE American Society of Agricultural Engineers
  ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
  ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  ASSC Air Service Signal Corps
  assn association
  assoc associate (d)
  asst assistant
  AT&SF Rwy Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
  att attended, attending
  atty attorney
  Aug August
  aux auxiliary
  ave avenue
  AZA Aleph Zadek Aleph
  b born
  B&A RR Boston & Albany Railroad
  B & L Building & Loan
  B&M RR Burlington & Missouri Railroad
  B&O RR Co Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company
  B&PW Business & Professional Women
  BA bachelor of arts
  BAE Bureau of Agricultural Economics
  BAgr bachelor of agriculture
  Bapt Baptist
  BArch bachelor of architecture
  BAS bachelor of association science
  batt battalion
  BBA bachelor of business administration
  B C British Columbia
  BCE bachelor of civil engineering
  BCL bachelor of civil law
  BCS bachelor of commercial science
  bd board
  BD bachelor of divinity
  BDi bachelor of didactics
  BDS bachelor of dental surgery
  BE bachelor of education, bachelor of engineering,
    bachelor of expression
  BEd bachelor of education
  BEF British Expeditionary Force
  BFA bachelor of fine arts
  BJ bachelor of journalism
  bkkpr bookkeeper
  BL bachelor of laws, bachelor of letters
  bldg building
  BLitt bachelor of literature, bachelor of letters
  BLS bachelor of library science
  blvd boulevard
  BM bachelor of medicine
  BME bachelor of mining engineering
  BMus bachelor of music
  B of LE Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
  B of LF&E Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers
  BO bachelor of oratory
  BPd bachelor of pedagogy
  BPE bachelor of physical education
  BPOE Benevolent Protective Order of Elks
  B of RC Brotherhood of Railway Clerks
  brig brigadier
  BRE bachelor of religious education
  BRT Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen
  BSA bachelor of agricultural science, Boy Scouts of America
  BSc bachelor of science
  BSD bachelor of didactic science
  BSL bachelor of sacred literature
  BTh bachelor of theology
  bur bureau
  BVM Blessed Virgin Mary
  C&EI RR Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad
  C&GT Rwy Chicago & Grand Trunk Railroad
  C&NP RR Chicago & Northern Pacific Railroad
  C&NW Rwy Chicago & Northwestern Railroad
  C&O Rwy Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad
  C&S Rwy Co Colorado & Southern Railway Company
  CAC coast artillery corps
  Cal California
  capt captain
  CAR Children of the American Revolution
  carp carpenter
  cash cashier
  Cath Catholic
  CB&Q Rwy Co Chicago, Burlington & Quncy Railway Company
  CCC&StL Rwy Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis Railway
  CE civil engineer
  CGW Rwy Chicago Great Western Railway
  ch chapter, charter, church
  chg charge
  chmn chairman
  Chris Christian
  Chris Sci Christian Science
  clk clerk
  CLU Central Labor Union
  CM&StP Rwy Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul Railway
  CMTC Citizens Military Training Camp
  co company (s), county (s)
  COF Catholic Order of Foresters
  C of C Chamber of Commerce
  col colonel
  coll college
  Colo Colorado
  com committee
  comdt commandant
  comm commander, community
  commd commissioned
  comml commercial
  commr commissioner
  conf conference
  Congl Congregational, Congressional
  Conn Connecticut
  contr contractor
  conv convention
  co-op co-operative
  corp corporation, corporal
  COTS central officers training school
  coun council
  CP Rwy Canadian Pacific Railway
  CPA certified public accountant
  CRI&P Rwy Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
  CStPM&O Rwy Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway
  CWA Civil Works Administration
  d daughter
  D&RGW RR Co Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Company
  DAgr doctor of agriculture
  DAR Daughters of the American Revolution
  DAV Disabled American Veterans
  D C District of Columbia
  DC doctor of chiropractic
  DCL doctor of civil law
  DD doctor of divinity
  DDS doctor of dental surgery
  dec deceased
  Dec December
  DEd doctor of education
  del delegate
  Del Delaware
  Dem Democrat
  DEng doctor of engineering
  dep deputy
  dept department
  DHL doctor of Hebrew literature
  dir (s) director (s)
  disch discharged
  dist district
  div division
  DLit (t) doctor of literature
  dir (s) dealer (s)
  DLS doctor of library science
  DM&C Des Moines & Central Iowa Railroad Co
  DMU Rwy Des Moines Union Railway
  DMus doctor of music
  DO doctor of osteopathy
  DOKK Dramatic Order of Knights of Khorasson of America
  DORC dental officers reserve corps
  Dr doctor
  DRE doctor of religious education
  DSc doctor of science
  DSC distinguished service cross
  DST doctor of sacred theology
  DTM doctor of tropical medicine
  DUV Daughters of Union Veterans
  DVM doctor of veterinary medicine
  DVS doctor of veterinary surgery
  E east
  ed educated
  ED doctor of engineering
  EdB bachelor of education
  EdD doctor of education
  EdM master of education
  edn (l) education (al)
  EE electrical engineer
  elec elected
  elem elementary
  emp employed
  engr (s) engineer (s)
  enl enlisted
  ent entered
  Episc Episcopal
  est estate
  estab established
  Evang Evangelical
  exec executive
  ext extensive
  extn extension
  FACD Fellow of the American College of Dentists
  FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians
  FACS Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  FBI Federal Bureau of Inventigation
  FCA Farm Credit Administration
  FDDM&Sou RR Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad
  FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  FE&MV RR Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad
  Feb February
  fed federal
  fedn federation
  FFA Future Farmers of America
  FHA Federal Housing Administration
  Fla Florida
  FOE Fraternal Order of Eagles
  frat fraternity
  FSA Farm Security Administration
  FSB Federal Securities Board
  FTDA Florists Telegraph Delivery Association
  FtDM Fort Des Moines
  furn furniture
  Ga Georgia
  GAR Grand Army of the Republic
  gen general
  GFWC General Federation of Women's Clubs
  GHQ general headquarters
  GMC General Motors Corporation
  GN Rwy Great Northern Railway
  gov governor
  govt government
  grad graduate
  groc grocer
  GT Rwy Grand Trunk Railway
  hdqrs headquarters
  hdw hardware
  HG Home Guard
  hist historical
  HOLC Home Owners Loan Corporation
  hon honorable, honorary
  hosp hospital
  HS high school
  ICC Interstate Commerce Commission
  IC RR Illinois Central Railroad
  ICS International Correspondence School
  IERA Iowa Emergency Relief Administration
  IFWC Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs
  IGA Independent Grocers Alliance
  IGN RR International Great Northern Railroad
  Ill Illinois
  impl implement
  inc incorporated
  Ind Indiana
  indep independent (ly)
  inf infantry
  ING Iowa National Guards
  ins insurance
  inst institute
  instr instructor
  int (s) interest (s) (ed)
  internatl international
  IOGT International Order of Good Templars
  IOOF Independent Order of Odd Fellows
  IPA Iowa Press Association
  ISTA Iowa State Teachers Association
  ISTC Iowa State Teachers College
  ITU International Typographical Union
  Jan January
  JCD, JDC doctor of civil law
  JCL Juris Canonici Lector
  JD juris doctor, doctor of laws
  JP Justice of the Peace
  jr junior
  JSD doctor of juristic science
  JUD doctor of canon & civil laws
  Kas Kansas
  KC Knight of Columbus
  KCCH Knights Commandery of the Court of Honor
  KCS Rwy Kansas City Southern Railway
  KP Knights of Pythias
  KT Knights Templar
  Ky Kentucky
  L & B Loan & Building
  L&N RR Louisville & Nashville Railroad
  La Louisiana
  LA&SL RR Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad
  lab laboratory
  lbr lumber
  LHD doctor of the humanities, doctor of letters of humanity
  LI RR Long Island Railroad
  lib library
  lic licensed
  LitD doctor of letters, doctor of literature
  LittB bachelor of letters
  LittD doctor of letters
  LLB bachelor of laws
  LLD doctor of laws
  LLM master of laws
  LOOM Loyal Order of Moose
  lt lieutenant
  ltd limited
  Luth Lutheran
  m married
  M&StL RR Minneapolis & St Louis Railroad
  MA master of arts
  MAgr master of agriculture
  maj major
  Mar March
  Mass Massachusetts
  math mathematics, mathematical
  MB bachelor of medicine
  MBA master of business administration
  mbr member
  mcht merchant
  MC&CL RR Mason City & Clear Lake Railroad
  MCL master of civil law
  MCS master of commercial science
  Md Maryland
  MD doctor of medicine
  MDi master of didactics
  MDip master in diplomacy
  MDS master of dental surgery
  mdse merchandise
  Me Maine
  ME mechanical, military or mining engineering
  med medical, medicine
  MEE master of electrical engineering
  merc mercantile
  Meth Methodist
  MFA master of fine arts
  mfg manufacturing
  mfr (s) manufacturer (s)
  mgr (s) manager (s)
  MGTC machine gun transport company
  Mich Michigan
  mil military
  min minute
  Minn Minnesota
  Miss Mississippi
  MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  MK&T Rwy Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway
  MLitt master of literature
  MME master of mechanical engineering
  M&O RR Mobile & Ohio Railroad
  Mo Missouri
  Mont Montana
  MoP Rwy Missouri Pacific Railway
  MORC medical officers reserve corps
  MPd master of pedagogy
  MPE master of physical education
  MRE master of religious education
  MS master of surgery
  MSc master of science
  MST master of sacred theology
  MStP&SSM Rwy Minneapolis, St Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway
  MTC motor transport company
  MTD motor transport division
  MTh master of theology
  MusB bachelor of music
  MusD doctor of music
  MusM master of music
  MWA Modern Woodmen of America
  N north
  N&W Rwy Norfolk & Western Railway
  NAA National Aeronautics Association
  NARD National Association of Retail Druggists
  natl national
  Natl Edit Assn National Editorial Association
  N C North Carolina
  NC&StL Rwy Nashville, Cattanooga & St Louis Railway
  N D North Dakota
  NE northeast
  NEA National Educational Association
  Neb Nebraska
  Nev Nevada
  NG National Guards
  N H New Hampshire
  N J New Jersey
  N M New Mexico
  Nov November
  NP Rwy Northern Pacific Railway
  NRA National Recovery Administration
  NW northwest
  N Y New York
  NYA National Youth Administration
  NYC&HR RR New York, Central & Hudson River Railroad
  NYC RR New York Central Railroad
  NYNH&H RR New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
  Oct October
  OES Order of Eastern Star
  ofcl official
  ofcr officer
  off office
  Okla Oklahoma
  opr (d) operator, operate (d)
  oprn operation
  ORC Order of Railway Conductors, Officers Reserve Corps
  Ore Oregon
  org (r) organized, organizer
  orgn organization
  ORT Order of Railway Telegraphers
  O/S overseas
  OSL RR Oregon Short Line Railroad
  OTC officers training camp
  OTS officers training school
  O-W RR&N Co Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company
  PCA Production Credit Association
  pct precinct
  PdB bachelor of pedagogy
  PdD doctor of pedagogy
  PdM master of pedagogy
  PeB bachelor of pediatrics
  Penn Pennsylvania
  Penn RR Pennsylvania Railroad
  Pharm pharmacy (ist), (eutical)
  PhB bachelor of philosophy
  PhC pharmaceutical chemist,chiropractic philosopher
  PhD doctor of philosophy, doctor of pharmacy
  PhG graduate in pharmacy
  phys physician
  P I Philippine Islands
  P M postmaster
  PM RR Pere Marquette Railroad
  P O postoffice
  prac practice (d)
  prep preparatory
  pres president
  Presby Presbyterian
  prin principal
  priv private
  prof professor
  prop proprietor
  Prot Protestant
  PTA Parent Teachers Association
  ptr partner
  pub public
  pur purchased
  PWA Public Works Administration
  QMC quartermasters corps
  QMRC quartermasters reserve corps
  RA resettlement administration
  RACC Regional Agricultural Credit Corporation
  RAM Royal Arch Mason
  R&SM Royal & Select Mason
  REA Rural Electrification Administraion
  recd received
  Rep representative, republican
  res reserve, residence
  ret retired
  retd returned
  Rev Reverend
  RFC Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  RFD Rural Free Delivery
  R I Rhode Island
  RN registered nurse
  RNA Royal Neighbors of America
  ROA Reserve Officers Association
  RR railroad
  s son
  S south
  S & L Savings & Loan
  SA Salvation Army
  SAL Rwy Seaboard Air Line Railway
  SAR Sons of the American Revolution
  SATC Student Army Training Corps
  SBA Security Benefit Association
  S C South Carolina
  SC Signal Corps
  sch school
  Scot Scottish
  S D South Dakota
  SE southeast
  secy secretary
  sen senator, senate
  Sept September
  sgt sergeant
  SJD doctor juristic science
  SNTC student naval training corps
  soc society
  SP Co Southern Pacific Company
  Sp-Amer Spanish American
  SPEE Soc for the Promotion of Engineering Education
  sr senior
  SS steamship, Sunday School
  St Saint, street, state
  STB bachelor of sacred theology
  STD doctor of sacred theology
  steno stenographer
  StJ&GI RR St Joseph & Grand Island Railroad
  StL&SF RR St Louis & San Francisco Railroad
  StL&M&S MoP St Louis & Missouri & Southern Missouri Pacific
  STP professor of sacred theology
  supt superintendent
  supvr supervisor
  surg surgeon
  SUV Sons of Union Veterans
  SW southwest
  T&P Rwy Texas & Pacific Railway
  tchr teacher
  TDS Telegraphic Delivery Service
  tech technical
  tele telephone
  teleg telegraph
  Tenn Tennessee
  Tex Texas
  T H Territory of Hawaii
  ThD doctor of theology
  ThM master of theology
  TPA Travelers Protective Association
  treas treasurer (s)
  tsfrd transferred
  tsptn transportation
  TVA Tennessee Valley Authority
  twp township
  U university
  U B United Brethren
  UCT United Commercial Travelers
  UMWA United Mine Workers of America
  Uni university
  UP Union Pacific, United Press
  US United States
  USDA United States Department of Agriculture
  USN United States Navy
  USS United States Ship
  USWV United Spanish War Veterans
  Va Virginia
  vol volunteer
  VP vice-president
  vs versus
  Vt Vermont
  W west
  Wash Washington
  WCF&N RR Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern Railroad
  WCTU Womens Christian Temperance Union
  Wes Wesleyan
  WFMS Woman's Foreign Missionary Society
  WHMS Woman's Home Missionary Society
  whol wholesale
  Wis Wisconsin
  WOW Woodmen of the World
  WP RR Western Pacific Railroad Company
  WPA Works Progress Administration
  WRC Women's Relief Corps
  W Va West Virginia
  Wyo Wyoming
  Y D Young Democrats
  YMCA Young Men's Christian Association
  Y R Young Republicans
  YWCA Young Women's Christian Association

From "Who's Who in Iowa," by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pp. 8-10.

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