Who's Who in Iowa
Winnebago co. biographies

"Q & R"

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

Quam, Henry O.
Hardward Dealer; b. Faribault Co., Minn. October 24, 1889; son of Ole J. Quam & Mary Anderson; educated rural school; married Rose Gaard on June 11, 1913 in Albert Lea, Minn.; sons: LeRoy O., Orlando, Robert H.; daughter: Vivan (Mrs. Triyg Hangen); 1912-13 implement dealer, Waterloo; 1913-17 employed by American Gas Machine Co., Albert Lea, Minn.; 1917-20 employed by Johnson Sheet Metal & Furnace Co., Albert Lea, Minn.; 1920-27 employed by Gullord Hardware Co., Frost, Minn.; 1927- hardware dealer, Rake; past member city council several years; Commercial Club, past pres.; Lutheran Church; Republican committeeman for Lincoln twp.; hobby: baseball; office and residence, Rake.
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Quame - contributed by Ken Moen
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Quame

Photo added 3/02/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from 'Rake Iowa 1900-1975'

Quam, Oscar E.
Farmer & Stock Buyer; b. Kossuth Co., Iowa May 3, 1897; son of Ole O. Quam & Marie Frandle; educated Rake HS; Waldorf College; married Lillian Knudtson on March 21, 1921 at Rake; sons: Gerald M. & Lyle O.; daughters: Wanda V., Opal C., Virginia M.; prior to 1918 with father in livestock & butcher business; 1919-1920 operator of garage, Rake; 1920-22 operator meat market, RAke; 1922- operator farm & livestock business, cattle & hog dealer, Winnebago Co.; president Board of Education, Rake; past member city council; played baseball 25 years, member ball club; director State Savings Bank of Rake; during World War 1918-19 in mechanic department, Highland Park Des Moines; Farm Bureau; Commercial Club; Lutheran Church; hobbies: sports, baseball, basketball; office & residence, Rake.
Oscar E. & Lillian Quam
Mr. & Mrs. Oscar E. Quam

Photo added 3/2//2010, contributed by Ken Moen from the 'Rake, Iowa Book 1900-1975'

Rendahl, Junald Leo
College President; b. Pierce Co., N.D. Jan. 4, 1903; son of John J. Rendahl & Serene Amdahl; educated Fillmore, N.D. HS; Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. BA 1923; Univ. of North Dakota, MSc in education 1929; Luther Seminary 1925-26; Phi Delta Kappa; Pi Gamma Mu; married Myrtle Collins Sept. 2, 1925 in Petersburg, N.D.; sons: John Dennis & Roy Collins; daughter: Janet Myrtle; 1923-24 principal of schools Petersburg, N.D.; 1924-25 superintendent of schools, Plaza, N.D., 1926-27 Monango, N.D.; 1927-30 Petersburg, N.D.; 1930-32 dean Waldorf College, Forest City, 1932-33 acting president, 1933- president Waldorf College; secretary College Conference of Norwegian Luth Church of America; National Education Assoc., life member; Iowa State Teachers Assoc.; American College Publicity Assn.; Iowa College Presidents Assoc.; American Assn of School Administrators; Rotary, past pres.; 1938- VP American Assn of Commercial Colleges; president Forest City Lyceum Board; Forest City Commercial Club; office at the College; residence Forest City.
J.L. Rendahl, 1939
J.L. Rendahl, 1939

Photo added 6/8//2010, contributed by Ken Moen from 'Ruth & Carol's Private Collection'


- 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