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.

Eaton, George D.
Superintendent of Schools; born Brandon, Iowa September 5, 1883; son of William G. Eaton & Emeline Myers; educated Buchanan county; Iowa State Teachers College, BA 1915; University of Iowa, MA 1928; Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho; married Maud Throckmorton (now deceased) December 7, 1907 at Chariton; daughter: Gretchen A. (Mrs. G.H. Albers); married Georgia E. Throckmorton September 22, 1928 at Leon; son: William T.; 1902-03 rural school teacher, Black Hawk Co.; 1903-04 teacher at Reinbeck; 1904-05 superintendent of schools, Lacona & 1905-09 Afton; 1909-17 superintendent of State School for the Blind, Vinton; 1919-20 superintendent of schools, Laurens; 1920-21 secretary national commission for the prevention of blindness, headquarters New York City, NY; 1921-22 instructor Iowa State Teachers College; 1922-32 superintendent of schools, Clarion & 1932- Forest City; during World War 1917-19 overseas YMCA secretary, France; Iowa State Teachers Association; National Education Association; Rotary; Chamber of Commerce; County Club; IOOF; AF&AM 32 degree; Shrine; Methodist Church; hobby: travel by auto; office: Public School; residence: Forest City.

George D. Eaton
George D. Eaton

Photo added 3/17/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from a clipping in his mother's scrapbook.

Edgren, Walter T.
Superintendent of Schools; b. Britt, Iowa February 13, 1906; son of Rev. John Edgren & Christina Johnson; education Britt HS 1924; Ellsworth College, BA 1927; University of Minnesota, MA 1940; married Ethel __ Jorstad March 26, 1927 at Iowa Falls; son: James W.; daughter: Ruth B.; 1927-28 science teacher, Gillette Wyo.; 1928-29 science teacher, Iowa Falls HS; 1929-35 principle of schools, Rowan HS; 1935- superintendent of schools, Rake; Iowa State Teachers Association; National Education Association; American Association of School Administrators; 1930-31 president PTA, Rowan & Rake 1936-37; 1933-34 secretary Wright Co. Schoolmasters Club; 1938-39 president Winnebago Co. Schoolmasters Club; Natonal Conference on Family Relations; Chamber of Commerce; Baptist Church; Republican; 1934-35 secretary Wright Co. Republican Central Committee; hobbies: reading, fishing, hunting, golf; office & residence Rake.
Ehred, Harry M.
Dentist; b. Sterling, Ill March 15, 1895; son of Frank W. Ehred & Harriet Miller; educated Hope N. D. HS; University of North Dakota; University of Iowa, DDS 1919; Xi Psi Phi; Sigma Chi; Omicron Kappa Upsilon; married Lillian Newman August 29, 1923 at Forest City; daughters: Rosemary & Eileen; 1919- dentist, Forest City; during World War in US army 1917-18; District & Iowa State Dental Societies; ADA; Rotary; AF&AM; Congregational Church; hobby: golf; office & residence Forest City.
Dr. Harry M. Ehred, DDS
Dr. Harry M. Ehred, DDS

Photo added 3/2/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from the 'Ruth & Carol' private collection.

Erdal, Martin J.
Merchant; born Opstryn, Norway March 5, 1869; son of Jorgen M. Erdal & Flo Ingebrg; educated Winnebago Co.; married Amelia Isaacson June 12, 1912 at Thompson; son: Norris I.; daughters: Magdeline, Eunice, Ardys; 1900- in general merchandise busines, Rake; 1st mayor of Rake after incorporation of the town; past member city council & past member school board, Rake; Lutheran Church; hobbies: flowers, gardening; office & residence Rake.
M.J. Erdal family
M.J. Erdal family

Photo added 6/8/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from the book 'Rake Iowa, 1900-1975'.

Evans, Homer Blaine
Druggist; born in Lake Mills, Iowa Jan 5, 1901; son of Martin O. Evans & Mamie S. Thompson; educated Joice, Lake Mills HS, Mankato Commercial College, 1919; married Mathilda Engebretson August 7, 1937 at Nashua; daughter: Elizabeth Faye; 1921-33 assistant Post Master, Joice; 1919-20 employed by A.A. Saxarud & Son, Lake Mills; 1920- owner & operator drug store, Joice; Commercial Club, president; Rice Lake Golf Club; AF&AM 488, Lake Mills; Lutheran Church; Republican; hobbies: hunting, fishing, photography, outdoor life; office & residence, Joice, Worth county, Iowa.

- 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