updated 05/24/2010

Who's Who in Iowa
Winnebago co. biographies

"T & W"

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

Thompson, Burt J.
Attorney; b. in Forest City, Iowa May 19, 1872; s/o Jasper Thompson & Clara King; educated Forest City; Grinnell College, PhD 1894; Harvard Univ., LLB 1904; Phi Beta Kappa; married Ethel Satterlee on Feb 2, 1910 in Los Angeles, Cal.; son: Bruce S.; daughters: Wilma (Mrs. Earl Burnham), Janice (Mrs. Herbert Galloway); 1894-1901 cashier Winnebago Co. State Bank, president State Bank of Thompson, vice pres. First Nat'l Bank of Buffalo Center; 1904- practiced law, Forest City; past trustee Grinnell College; Iowa State Bar Assn. president 1937-38; American Judicature Soc., VP 1938-39; member American Law Inst.; chairman of committee on organization & development of legal institutes of Amer. Bar Assn.; chairman of section of bar organization activities, Winnebago co. Bar Association; Chamber of Commerce; Rotary; AF&AM; Scottish Rite; Shriner; Republican delegate to 1920 nat'l convention; office & residence Forest City.
Mr. & Mrs. Burt J. Thompson
Mr. & Mrs. Burt J. Thompson

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

Thompson, Henry
Farmer; b. Tromso, Norway on May 7, 1856; s/o Gunder Thompson; educated in Norway & Lake Mills; married Betsey Lakevold on March 13, 1879 at Lake Mills; sons: George Oscar, Hans W. & Henry Leonard; daughters: Alice (Mrs. L.E. Tohe), Bertha (Mrs. Martin), Lottie (Mrs. Tredman) & Mary (Mrs. Meyer); 1867 came to US from Norway, to Winnebago co. in 1869; prior to 1868 lived on farm with parents; 1868- owner & operator of farm, Lake Mills; past member wp school board 20 years; past road sup't 10 years; past twp clerk & trustee many years; helped organize Lake Creamery, past sect'y 15 years; president & director Lake Mills Lumber Co., past supervisor 15 years; bee keeper 64 years, oldest bee keeper in Winnebago co.; hobbies: keeping bees, reading; residence Lake Mills.
Thompson, Merle M.
Insurance Agent; b. Forest City, Iowa on Apr 1, 1883; s/o John F. Thompson & Julia A. Clark; educated in Forest City HS; Cornell College; married Dora Colby on Aug 11, 1909 at Forest City; sons: Clark M., John C. & Phillip W.; daughters: Lucille O. (Mrs. Ralph Zebarth) & Margaret J.; 1904-28 bookkeeper & asst. cashier, cashier & president Winnebago County State Bank; 1904- insurance agent, Forest City; past member city council 2 terms; orginal promoter & hon custodian Pilot Know State Park; school treasurer board of education, Forest City, 15 years; Iowa Assn. of Insurance Agents; Country Club; Rotary; Chamber of Commerce; AF&AM; Methodist Church; hobbies: stamp collecting, kodak, trees; office: State Bank building, residence: 436 S. Clark, Forest City.
Merle M. Thompson - photo courtesy of Ken Moen
Merle M. Thompson

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

Thompson, Paul L.
Dentist; b. Roland, Iowa on Dec 24, 1886; s/o Henry Thompson & Sarah Ann Watney; educated Roland HS; Red Wing Seminary; U of Iowa, DDS 1910; married Mabel Thorson (deceased) on June 10, 1913 at Northwood; son: Max Paul; daughter: Marilyn Louise; 1910- dentist, Forest City; member library board; past member board of education, Forest City; Dist & Iowa State Dental Societies; American Dental Assn.; Order Eastern Star; AF&AM; Congregational church; hobbies: baseball & football; office & residence Forest City.
Thorson, Thorwald
Architect; b. Christiansand, Norway on Feb 20, 1879; s/o Ole Thorson & Anna Back; educated at Forest City HS; U of Iowa; married Josephine Hagen on July 27, 1911 at Radcliffe; sons: Oswald Hagen & Phillip Thorwald; 1901-03 employed in architect's office, St. Paul, Minn.; 1903-13 instructor in Waldorf College, Forest City; 1914- architect, specializer in plans for churches & schools, Forest City; past member city council; member school board 15 years, Forest City; American Instit. of Architects; Chamber of Commerce; Rotary; Country Club; Lutheran church; hobbies: photography, golf, reading; office & residence Forest City.
Thorwald Thorson - photo courtesy of Ken Moen
Thorwald Thorson

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

Torgeson, Samuel Reinhold
Banker; b. Hanlontown, Iowa on May 28, 1892; s/o Targer O. Torgeson & Oline Marie Storre; educated in rural schools; Waldorf College; St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., BA 1917; married Emma Luella Dahl on Nov. 30, 1922 at Minneapolis, Minn.; son: Dean Nathan; 1907-18 while attending school worked on farm with mother; 1919-22 bookkeeper, teller & asst cashier Citizens Savings Bank of Hanlontown; 1922-33 cashier Farmers Trust & Savings Bank, Joice; 1933- cashier Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Lake Mills; 1926-33 member House of Representatives from Worth Co.; past sect'y many years Waldorf Lutheran College Assn.; Iowa Bankers Assn., president 1937-38; Chamber of Commerce; Lions; Lutheran Mens Brotherhood; active in Young Peoples Luther League of Norwegian Lutheran Church of America; past president many years St. Ansgar Circuit Young Peoples Luther League; past president Iowa district Young Peoples Luther League; past treasurer International Young Peoples Luther League; secretary committee on Reference Council of Iowa District of Norwegian Lutheran Church of America; director of Pensions Norwegian Lutheran Church of America; trustee Waldorf College; Republican; hobbies: outdoor activities & reading; office & residence Lake Mills.
S.R. Torgeson, 1936
S.R. Torgeson, 1936

Photo added 6/8/2010, contributed by Ken Moen from the 'Lake Mills 40th Anniversary Alumni' book.

Tracy, Clifford Carlous
Lumber Dealer; b. Lake Mills, Iowa Jan 1, 1895; s/o Clarence Evander Tracy & Millie Josephine Smith; educated at Lake Mills HS, 1914; Hamilton Univ., Mason City; married Iva Christie Oct 25, 1920 in Nashua; son: Alan Christie; daughter: Wanda Norine; 1910-15 in various vocations, Lake Mills; 1915-20 with L.E. Ludvig Hardware & Implement Co., Lake Mills; 1920-21 mechanic for Lake Mills Canning Co., Lake Mills; 1921-25 with A.A. Saxerud Lumber Yard, Lake Mills; 1925-29 manager Iowa Builders Supply Co., Springville; 1929-36 manager Monona Lumber Co., Monona; 1936- manager & partner in firm Roland Lumber Co., Roland; during World War enlisted Sept 5, 1917, Headquarters 313th Engineers, 88th Division, overseas 10 1/2 months, Camp Dodge, 10 1/2 months, discharged June 19, 1919, American Legion Post 307, commander; Iowa Librarian & Materials Directors Assoc.; Community Club; AF&AM 70, past senior warden; Methodist Church; Republican; hobbies: sports & travel; office, Roland Lumber Co.; residence, Roland, Story county, Iowa.
Tweed, Selmer Theodore
Superintendent of Schools; b. Lake Mills, Iowa on August 3, 1904; s/o T.S. Tweed & Hilda Twito; educated Lake Mills HS 1924; Luther College, Decorah BA 1929; U of Iowa, grad work summers 1936-40;, MSc 1940; married Clarissa F. Dahl on Nov 28, 1929 at Mabel, Minn.; son: Theodore Stanley; 1929-33 HS science teacher & coach, West Salem, Wis.; 1933-34 science teacher, Milaca, Minn. HS; 1935-39 princip. & science teacher, Garner HS, 1939 acting sup't. of schools, 1939- superintendent of schools; National Education Assoc.; Iowa State Teachers Assoc.; Hancock Co. Schoolmasters Club; Chamber of Commerce; Lions, vice president; Lutheran church; Republican; hobby: sports; office Garner High School, residence Garner.
Tweeten, Albert
Hardware Dealer; b. Winnebago county, Iowa on August 26, 1897; s/o Bendick Jorgen Tweeten & Olva Oovland; educated Waldorf Academy, Forest City 1916; St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. 1916-18; married Annette Lillian Anderson on Nov 15, 1924 at Swea City; sons: John Bendick & Paul William; daughter: Kathryn Lucille; 1918-23 clerk in hardware store of Koto & Perry, Forest City; 1923- owner & operator A.B. Tweeten Hardware Store, Swea City; 1925-27 & 1936-39 member city council; 1926-29 member consolidated school board, Swea City; 1928-38 director Swea City band; past member library board 3 years; 1923- member fire dept., 1936- asst. fire chief; 1938- member Swea City Band; during World War entered US Army Oct 16, 1918 at St. Olaf Northfield, Minn., Co B, discharged Dec 10, 1918; American Legion post 14, commander 1937; Iowa Hardware Retailers Assoc.; Viking Club; Commercial Club, 1937-38 president; Riverside Country Club; Lutheran church; Republican; hobby: music; office & residence Swea City, Iowa.
Walker, Park Boyd
Proprietor, Locker System; b. Waterloo, Iowa on Feb 17, 1914; s/o Vernon Walker & Gladys Boyd; educated Janesville HS 1933; married Betty Ann Archer on August 21, 1938 at Battle Creek, Mich.; daughter: Sharon Ann; 1937-38 part owner hatchery, Forest City; 1938- owner & operator modern locker system, also in hatchery business & oper. market ice cream manufacturing & grocery store, Forest City; Chamber of Commerce president, 1939-40; Lions; Methodist church; hobby: fine horses; office & residence Forest City.
Weible, John Dudley
Attorney; b. Friend, Nebraska on Sept 13, 1906; s/o John Frederick Weible & Bess ___; educated at Des Moines Roosevelt HS, Des Moines; Grinnell College; Drake Univ., BA; U of Iowa, JD; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi; married Jane Gjellefald on Oct. 14, 1939 at Forest City; practices law at Forest City; Winnebago Co. attorney; Iowa State & American Bar Assn's; Rotary; Des Moines Club; IOOF; AF&AM; office & residence Forest City.
John Dudley Weible, 1958
John Dudley Weible, 1958

Photo added 2/24/2010, contributed by Ken Moen, courtesy of Ruth & Carol's private Collection.

Westbury, Ernest A.
Merchant; b. Forest City, Iowa on June 9, 1882; s/o William Westbury & Elizabeth ___; educated Waterville, Minn HS; married Josephine Scherffius on June 9, 1901 at Sauk Centre, Minn; sons: Edgar L., Arthur E.; 1907- owner & operator of shoe store, Iowa Falls, Iowa; 1900-07 employed in shoe stores, S. Dak. & Minn.; member city council Iowa Falls; member library board, past president; member park board, Iowa Falls; Highland Gold Club, past president; Rotary charter member & past president; Chamber of Commerce past president; Order Eastern Star; KP past chancellor; AF&AM 192 past master; Republican; hobbies: park work, flowers, gardening & shrubs; wife is past member board of education; Mutual Bank & Loan Assoc. director, organizer and past president; office 510 Washington Ave. Iowa Falls; residence 127 Glenn Drive, Iowa Falls.

- 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