updated 02/25/2010

Who's Who in Iowa
1940
Winnebago co. biographies


"L & M"


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

Lackore, Charles Henry
Hardware Dealer; born in Forest City, Iowa on Aug 12, 1862; son of George W. Lackore & Mary Jane Ball; educated in Hancock county; Ann Arbor Michigan Business College 1884; married Matilda Johnson on Dec 31, 1889 at Hayfield [Hancock co., Iowa]; sons: Clarence M., Earl R., Harris M. Norman K., Clark & Clayton D.; daughters: Pearl G., Gladys D. (Mrs. John Unruh), Sylvia (Mrs. Harvey Sorenson) & Mabel (Mrs. John Kester); 1884-1902 agent and operator BCR&N RR at Garner; 1893-95 operated general store ; 1896-1910 grain dealer at Hayfield; 1902- hardware dealer, Hayfield; 1888-93 organized and postmaster of 1st Postoffice at Hayfield; 1928-40 secretary of Hayfield consolidated school, 1898-1928 treasurer; Methodist church; Republican; hobbies: fishing, hunting; office & residence in Hayfield, Hancock county, Iowa.
 
Larson, Arthur M.
Hardware & Furniture Dealer; born Forest City, Iowa Mar 27, 1897; son of Andrew B. Larson & Martha Halveson; educated Thompson HS; married Elsie Johnson Dec 22, 1917 at Thompson; son: James Manford; daughters: Betty Arline & Mary Elizabeth; 1915-35 employed in hardware & furniture store, Thompson; 1935- owner & operator furniture & hardware store, Thompson, also operator of funeral home; during World War entered US army Apr 1917 Co. D 20th inf, discharged Jan 27, 1919; American Legion; Commercial Club; Lutheran Church, 1930-40 Sunday School superintendent; hobbies: fishing, hunting; office & residence Thompson.
Arthur M. Larson & Elsie Johnson Larson
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Larson

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

 
Larson, Erwin
Attorney; born in Forest City, Iowa on January 21, 1893; son of Hans Larson & Jessie Burnham; educated Forest City HS 1913; Coe College, Cedar Rapids; University of Iowa, LLD 1923; Delta Theta Phi; married Grace Gillett on November 25, 1919 in Forest City; daughter: Marietta Beth; 1923- practiced law at Charles City; member school board, past president; 1928-29 City Attorney, Charles City; interstate commission practitioner; secretary of board of directors, Rockford Brick & Tile Co.; durning Mexican border trouble, enlisted in Iowa National Guard 1914, went to Mexico, during World War, en-entered federal service, overseas in France, flying training, commissioned 1st Lt. pilot, at close of war to Austria on detached service for Hoover Relief Administration, discharged October 1919; American Legion, past commander; Iowa State & Floyd county Bar Associations; Chamber of Comerce; Rotary; YMCA; hobbies: bees and gardening; office in Ellis Building & residence in Charles City, Iowa.
 
Larson, Harry
Hardware Dealer & Hatchery Operator; born in Forest City, Iowa Aug 29, 1897; son of Hans Larson & Annie Grodahl; educated Forest City; Waldorf College; married Lillian Specht Oct 30, 1920 at Albert Lea, Minn; sons: Harry Darwin, Melvin Duane & Carlton Wayne; daughter: Greta Mae; 1914-26 linotype operator & printer, Forest City, Glascow, Montana; 1923- owner & operator one of the 1st hatcheries in northern Iowa, also operates farm, Forest City; 1938- owner & operator hardware store, Forest City; member Board of Education 5 years; Chamber of Commerce; Lions, Charter member, past president; Congregational Church; hobbies: fishing, baseball, travel; office 121 S. Clark; residence North Clark, Forest City.
 
Larson, Oscar A.
Clothier; born in Albert Lea, Minn June 23, 1874; son of Jacob Larson & Randing Olson; educated Albert Lea, Minn. HS; married Eva J. Keeler Dec 2, 1905 at Lake Mills; son: Marvin J.; daughter: Mavis Eileen; 1892-1900 employed in clothing store Albert Lea, Minn.; 1900-03 manager boy's department for S.E. Olson Co., later Powers Merc. Co., Minneapolis, Minn.; 1903-08 orgr. & part owner Union Dept. Store, Lake Mills; 1908- owner & operator Larson Clothing Co., Forest City; member Northwest Buyers & Jobbers Inc., St. Paul, Minn.; Chamber of Commerce, past president; Rotary, past president; Country Club; AF&AM 213, past master, Forest City; Scottish Rite 32 degree; Shrine, Des Moines; United Lutheran Church; hobbies: reading, travel; office & residence, Forest City.
Oscar A. Larson
Oscar A. Larson

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

 
Lee, Gisle Martin
Physician; born in Stoughton, Wis. July 10, 1867; son of John E. Lee & Martha Venaas; educated Albion Academy; Luth College, Dakota; Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill., MD 1893; married Jessie Severson May 16, 1895 at Cambridge, Wis.; sons: Gisle Don & Melvin; daughters: Evelin (Mrs. Herman Halverson) & Mabel L.; 1893-94 practiced medicine, Rio, Wisc.; 1894- practiced medicine, Thompson; past mayor, past member school board, Thompson; past Winnebago Co. Coroner; Chamber of Commerce; Lutheran Church; office & residence, Thompson.
Dr. & Mrs. G.M. Lee, wedding photo 1895
Dr. & Mrs. G.M. Lee, 1895

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

 
Levison, Henry
County Treasurer; born in Forest City, Iowa July 31, 1890; son of Gullick Levison & Emma Olson; educated Forest City; Luther Acad, Albert Lea, Minn; married Lillian thompson June 4, 1924 at Forest City; son: Ronald; daughters: Valois & Marilyn; 1913-14 employed by Street Railway Co., Mason City; 1914 farmer, Winnebago Co.; 1915-17 & 1928-36 Winnebago Co. deputy treasurer; 1919-28 asst. cashier Winnebago County State Bank; 1936- Winnebago Co. treasurer; during World War member medical corps 352nd regiment 88th div.; American Legion; Chamber of Commerce; Methodist Church; hobbies: photography, woodworking; office & residence, Forest City.
Henry Levison - photo courtesy of Ken Moen
Henry Levison

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

 
Lundberg, Albert
Farmer & Fruit Grower; born in Forest City, Iowa Sept 22, 1878; son of James Lundberg & Marie Anderson; educated Forest City; married Lillie Lorentzen June 30, 1909 at Forest City; sons: Elmer Goerge & Milo Albert; daughters: Laura Myrth (Mrs. Arvin Bunting) & Leora Mary; 1899-1900 operated father's farm, Hancock Co.; 1909- farmer, Hancock Co.; 1910- fruit grower, principally strawberries; 1930-32 & 1937-38 director school board, Madison twp.; trustee twp. board many years; Farm Bureau; Boy Scouts of America, 1932-40 scoutmaster troop 18; Pilot Knob Conservation Club, Charter member; hobbies: nature, birds & flowers, has collection of 250 wild flowers all mounted, gathered in & near community; residence Route 2, Forest City.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lundberg, 50th anniv. - photo courtesy of Ken Moen
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Lundberg
Golden Wedding Anniversary, 1959

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

 
Murray, Harold Helmer
Dentist; b. in Buffalo Center, Iowa on May 16, 1901; s/o John Murray & Elizabeth Helmer; educated in Buffalo Center HS 1919; U of Iowa, DDS 1923; married Alice Hansen on May 13, 1925 at Forest City; son: Dennis Max; daughters: Kathleen Alice & Patricia; 1923- dentist in Lakota, Iowa; 1935- mayor of Lakota; 1926-38 member independent school board, Lakota; past member of vol. fire dept., 10 years; Mason City District & Iowa State Dental Societies; American Dental Assoc.; Commercial Club, 1st president; AF&AM, Buffalo Center; Methodist church; Democrat; hobby: athletics; office & residence Lakota, 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



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