|Robert, son of
Benjamin & Bertha Bare, was born in Winterset in 1901. At an
early age he was enrolled in the Severn School, a prep school in
Maryland aimed at preparing students to enter the US Naval
Academy. He had a successful career as a US Marine, retiring in
1957 as a Lieutenant General.
|After being denied
entry to a Kansas college, George homesteaded in western
Nebraska before arriving in Winterset in mid-1888 where he took employment at the
Shultz Hotel. Local acquaintances encouraged him to enroll
in Simpson College's art program in the fall of 1890, in nearby
Indianola. His art teacher, whose father was a botany professor
at Iowa Agricultural College, now Iowa State University, led him
to enroll there where he received Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He went on to
achieve national recognition as a botanist at the Tuskegee
Institute in Alabama and was known world-wide for his work in
providing uses for crops (peanuts and sweet potatoes) that
enriched the soil being depleted by repetitive cotton crops.
|Fred was born in
Madison County to William and Lucinda Clarke in 1872. The family
moved to Kansas and Fred became a professional baseball player
and manager, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945.
|Ed Conger was born in
1843 in Knox county, Illinois to Lorentus & Mary Conger. Ed
moved to Penn Township, Madison County in 1868 where he farmed.
In the latter part of the 1870's Ed settled in Dexter where, in
1885, he became a US Congressman. He was subsequently
appointed US Ambassador to Brazil followed by US
Ambassador to China.
|Born in Winterset in
1856 to Nathan & Hannah Garretson, Austin grew to adulthood
in Madison County, went on to become a railroad conductor,
culminating in his leadership of the Railway Conductors Union.
Reynolds Robert Kinkade
Keokuk County March 3, 1854, his family came to Winterset after
the Civil War and Reynolds spent his youth there before moving
to Ohio after 1870. He became a Justice of the Ohio Supreme
Court in 1924.
|Amy Leslie's birth
name was Lillian West, born in West Burlington, Iowa in 1856,
daughter of Albert and Katie West. The West family moved to
Winterset before 1860 where Lillian spent her childhood. She
graduated from Norte Dame University, sang opera and eventually
became a renowned drama critic, employed by the Chicago Daily
|Glenn was born in
Macksburg to Clarence and Minta Martin in 1886, the family moved
to Kansas in 1888. Glenn went on to become an aviation pioneer,
forming an aviation company that today is part of the Lockheed
|Born in Muscatine,
Iowa in 1849, the Orman family moved to Madison County before
1856. James moved to Colorado in 1869, became politically
active, eventually becoming Governor of Colorado in 1901.
|Mark Pearson was born
in Lafayette, Indiana to Robert & June Pearson. He received
a journalism degree from the University of Arizona And took a
job at WHO radio in Des Moines. He held several jobs in radio
and television, eventually settling on a farm in Madison County
near East Peru.
|Born in 1857 in
Maquoketa, Iowa, to Rev. James H. & Isabel Potter, he came
with his parents to Winterset where his father became pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church in 1870. William studied
the law and was admitted to the Iowa bar. Later he moved to
Pennsylvania where he practiced law and eventually served 18
years as a Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
|George was born in
Winterset in 1897 to Abraham and Lulu Stout. He spent his
formative years in Winterset, attended Grinnell College and went
on to become accomplished in the field of art preservation and
gained national notoriety for his role in art preservation in
Europe during and after WWII.
Ohio in 1840, he came to Winterset in 1854 and studied law for
two years before moving on to Kansas to join the abolitionist
movement. He eventually became a nationally renown author,
politician, and Native Amercian rights activist.
|Henry C. Wallace was
born in in 1866 in Rock Island, Illinois to Henry & Nancy
Cantwell Wallace. His parents moved the family to Winterset in
1877. Henry C. left Winterset in 1885 to attend Iowa State College,
eventually receiving a degree and taught dairying there. Over
time, he began working with his father on the "Wallaces'
Farmer" publication, becoming editor when his father died.
He was appointed Secretary of Agriculture by President Harding
and continued in that role under President Coolidge.
Morrison" in 1907 in Winterset to Clyde and Mary Morrison,
the family lived in Winterset and Earlham before moving to
California. He became a famous Hollywood actor.