updated 03/07/2010

Who's Who in Iowa
1940
Winnebago co. biographies


"I & J"


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

Ingebritson, H.H.
Clergyman; born Story City, Iowa October 29, 1876; son of Haagen Ingebritson & Anna Ramsdahl; education Luther College, Decorah, BA; Luther Seminary, CT; married Ella H. Thompson, 1907 in Rolette, N.D.; sons: Dr. A.M., Walter & J.B.; married Inger Housey, 1938 in Lake Mills; 1906-10 pastor Burlington & Mount Vernon; 1910 missions in Montana, Alberta, Canada & Lame Mills; 1911- pastor, Lake Mills; Norwegian Synod of America Lutheran Church, 1937 president; office & residence: Lake Mills.
Rev. H.H. Ingebritson
Rev. H.H. Ingebritson

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

 
Irish, Thomas Judson
Surgeon; born Forest City, Iowa February 4, 1897; son of H.R. Irish & Sarah Alice Pierce; education Forest City; University of Iowa, BSc 1919, MD 1921; Alpha Omega Alpha; Sigma XI; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Nu Sigma Nu; married Magdalene Grimm July 1, 1922 in Iowa City; sons: Thomas Judson & John Russell (deceased); daughters: Alice Jean, Ellen Grimm & Sarah Ann; 1921-22 interne University Hospital, Iowa City; 1922-29 practice surgery with father, Forest city; 1931- practice with C.W. Thomas, specialist in surgery & obstetrics; owner & operator hospital, Forest City; during World War in medical residen Student Army Training Corps; Winnebago co. & Iowa State Medical Societies; American Medical Association; Iowa State Obstetrical Society; American College of Surgeons; Rotary; Chamber of Commerce; County Club; AF&AM; hobbies: photography, dairy farming, sports; office in Hospital; residence: Forest City.
Dr. Thomas J. Irish
Dr. Thomas J. Irish

Photo added 2/25/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from a clipping in his mother's scrapbook.

 
Jensen, Aage
Merchant; born Tyler, Minn. January 12, 1893; son of Hans M. Jensen & Ida Mikkelsen; educated Tyler, Minn.; Barrys Telegraph Institute, Mineapolis, Minn 1911-12; married Mable A. Anderson August 11, 1920 in Ivanhoe, Minn.; son: Keith A.; 1910-11 employed by Spokensmans Review & John Morrell & Co. Spokane, Wash.; 1913-30 employed by C&NW Railway; 1930- owner part interest in general merchandise store, Thompson; 1935-40 member city council; during World War member US army 1917-19, member 269 & 270 air squadron; American Legion; Commercial Club; AF&AM; Lutheran church; hobby: tennis; office & residence: Thompson.
Agge & Mable Anderson Jensen
Mr. & Mrs. Aage Jensen

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

 
Johnson, Harold F.
Dentist; born in Forest City, Iowa May 30, 1903; son of Nels Johnson & Johanna Peterson; educated Forest City HS, 1921; Univ. of Iowa, DDS, 1927; Xi Psi Phi; married Rose Marion Hove Nov 7, 1936 at St. Paul, Minn.; daughter: Jean Elizabeth; 1927- dentist, Northwood; Mason City District and Iowa State Dental Societies; American Dental Assoc.; Commercial Club, secretary 1934; Northwood Golf Club, board member 1930; AF&AM 266; RAM 135, master 1934; Baptist Church; Republican; hobbies: golf, fishing, hunting, athletics; office 93rd 8th St. S., residence 202 9th St. N., Northwood, Worth county, Iowa.
 
Johnson, Helmer G.
Dentist; b. in Forest City, Iowa on July 16, 1896; s/o Nels Johnson & Johanna Nelsen; educated Forest City HS 1914; U of Iowa, DDS 1919; Psi Omega; married Juanita Wiley on Sept 5, 1928 at Muscatine, Iowa; daughter: Mary Ann; 1920- dentist, Muscatine; during World War enlisted SATC at U of Iowa; American Legion Post 27; Muscatine Co. Dental Society; American Dental Assoc.; Lions; Muscatine Club; Geneva Golf & Country Club; AF&AM; Republican; hobby: athletics; office 502 Laurel Bldg.; residence 1900 Mulberry, Muscatine, Iowa.
 
Johnson, Melvin Thorwald
Physician & Surgeon; born Kanawha, Iowa December 30, 1901; son of Thor Johnson & Martha Thompson; education Kanawha High School 1921; Waldorf University; University of Iowa, BSc 1926, MD 1928; married Helen Woods September 10, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah; son: Martin Thor; 1928-29 interne Holy Cross Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah; 1929-38 practiced medicine in Columbia, Utah; 1938- practicing medicine in Lake Mills; 1928-38 general surgeon for Columbia Steel & Utah Fuel Co., Columbia, Utah; Iowa State Medical Society; Benevolent Protective Order of Elks; IOOF; Lutheran church; hobby: hunting; office & residence Lake Mills.
 

Johnston, John Francis
County Sheriff; born Ontario, Canada February 19, 1889; son of John Henry Johnston; education Chamberlain, S.D.; married Alice Severson April 4, 1920 in Forest City; sons: Robert E., Maynard, James & Virgil R.; daughers: Mildred Janett Alpha, Sylvia May; prior to 1910 worked for various ranchers in S.D. & Mont; 1910-14 chief of police, Forest City; 1914-18 in furniture & undertaking business; 1919 traveled in the west; 1920-32 farmer, Winnebago Co.; 1932- Winnebago co. sheriff, Forest City; member Mount Valley twp. school board many years; Iowa State Sheriff's Association; Chamber of Commerce; Lions; IOOF; Methodist church; Republican; hobbies: fishing, hunting & fine dairy cattle; office: Courthouse; residence Forest City.

John F. 'Jack' Johnston
John F. 'Jack' Johnston

Photo added 2/25/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from a clipping in his mother's scrapbook.


- 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



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