Who's Who in Iowa
Winnebago co. biographies


Note: there are no photos in the book, those that have been contributed are from another source, as credited with the photo.

Calhoun, Joseph
Dentist; b. Indianola, Iowa Nov. 27, 1882; son of Joseph Calhoun & Emma P. Speer; education Indianola H.S.; Amity College, College Springs; Monmouth Illinois College; Chicago College of Dental Surgery, DDS 1909; married Mable Bryant Oct 6, 1910 at Burlington Junction, Mo.; sons: Joseph Bryant, John Hardin, Richard Elmore; 1910- dentist, Lake Mills; 1914-1920 member board of education, Lake Mills; 1928-40 member library board; Chamber of Commerce; Lions, 1931-32 president; Rice Lake Country Club, past chairman 5 years, trustee, chairman board 20 years; hobbies: fishing, flower gardening; office & residence Lake Mills.
Joseph Calhoon, DDS
Dr. Joseph Calhoun, DDS

Photo added 3/7/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from the book '40th Anniversary, Lake Mills, Iowa, 1896-1936'

Carman, George M.
Publisher; b. Rockford, Iowa Mar 7, 1872; son of Alpheus Carman & Henrietta Ready; education Rockford H.S; married Margaret Rhodes June 28, 1898 Buffalo Center; sons: Lloyd E. (deceased), George A., Neil W. (deceased), John W., Charles C.; 1891-1922 employed in print shops & newspaper plants in Iowa; 1922- editor & publisher Buffalo Center Tribune; Iowa Press Association; Commercial Club; Congregational Church; hobby: sports; office & residence Buffalo Center.
George M. Carman
George M. Carman

Photo added 3/2/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from the 'Buffalo Center Book 1892-1992'

Cleophas, Herbert R.
Bank President; b. Beloit, Wis Jan 6, 1884; son of Ira Cleophas & Annie Stardock; education Beloit Wis. H.S.; Louis Institute, Chicago; University of Wisconsin; married Stella Koto Dec 3, 1919 at Northwood, N. Dak; daughter: Betty Ann; 1908-1913 cashier Kensett Bank, Kensett; 1913- present Vice-President & cashier Forest City Nat'l Bank, Forest City, 1940- bank under new charter Forest City Bank & Trust Co.; Chamber of Commerce; Country Club; Rotary; AF&AM, 32nd degree; RAM; hobbies: farming, football; office & residence Forest City.
H.R. Cleophas
H.R. Cleophas

Photo added 3/2/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from a clipping in his mother's scrapbook.

Colby, Joseph E.
Dentist; b. Prim Rose, Wis Apr 21, 1869; son of Eli Colby & Helen Charlson; education Prim Rose twp., Wis.; Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.; Keokuk Dental College, DDS; married Millie Eiel Mar. 24, 1898 at Lake Mills; sons: John W., Eli F., Joseph M., Hubert E.; daughter: Olina (Mrs. Russel Kolker); 1898- dentist, Lake Mills; Salem Lutheran Church; Democrat; twp. committeeman; hobbies: farming, children; office & residence Lake Mills.
Dr. & Mrs. J.E. Colby
Dr. & Mrs. J.E. Colby

Photo added 3/7/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from the book '40th Anniversary, Lake Mills, Iowa, 1896-1936'

Costigan, George LeRoy
Chevrolet Dealer; b. Glenwood, Iowa Feb. 2, 1890; son of T.F. Costigan & Lucy Murphy; education Pacific Junction H.S.; Iowa State College, Bachelor of Science 1914; married Florence McCarthy Mar. 1, 1915 at Des Moines; son: Laurence T.; daughter Pauline Edna (Mrs. Guy Huxford); 1914-25 general contractor, Minnesota & Iowa, constructing drainage ditches, roads & bridges; 1925-30 owner & operator Chevrolet Agency, Buffalo Center; 1938-40 mayor; 1926- member city council; 1936 director Chevrolet Dealers of Iowa; Commercial Club, past president; Forest City Golf Club; OES, AF&AM 570, past master & treasurer; Congregational Church; hobbies: golf, fishing, hunting; office & residence Buffalo Center.
George L. & Florence McCarthy Costigan
Mr. & Mrs. George L. Costigan

Photo added 3/2/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from the 'Buffalo Center Book 1892-1992'


- source: The Iowa Press Association's Who's Who in Iowa, a Biographical Record of Iowa's Leaders in Business, Professional and Public Life; Pub. by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines, Iowa; 1940
- transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall for Winnebago co. IAGenWeb
- transcription note: the biographies in this book contain many abbreviations, the transcriber has taken the liberty of writing out many of these abbreviations to make the biography easier to read & to assist the researcher