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Allington, J. W.


Posted By: Cathy Dayton (email)
Date: 11/30/2011 at 21:04:16

The Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Webster and Hamilton Counties, Iowa.

Published by The Lewis Publishing Company, 113 Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois. 1888

Listed on Page 304.

J.W. Allington is a native of Ontario County, New York, born October 2, 1853, a son of J.P. and Lavina M. (Bowker) Allington. In 1855 his parents moved to Iowa, and settled in Albion, Marshall County, where the father was engaged in the manufacture of carriages. He remained at the home until his majority, working when not in school in the shop with his father.

In 1874 he came to Webster City, and in company with J.E. March, engaged in the furniture business, the firm name being Marsh & Allington. A year later he embarked in the grocery business with his father, the firm name being J.P. Allington & Son. This he also continued but a year, when he was employed as a traveling salesman for a furniture firm, and remained with them four years.

In 1879 he again formed a partnership with J.E. Marsh, and in 1881 bought his interest and has since conducted the business alone. He caries the largest stock of furniture and carpets in Northwestern Iowa, and has a good trade. In connection with his other business he is interested in an etensive grain and live-stock business, carried on under the firm name of J.W. Allington & Co.

Mr. Allington was married February 12, 1884, to Millie May Derr, daughter of B.F. Derr, of Webster City. They have one son -- William Guy.

Mr. Allington is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Acacia Lodge, No. 176; Hope Chapter, No. 88; Triune Commandery, No. 41, and also of the Kinghts of Pythias.

In politics he affiliates with the Democratic party.


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