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LACKORE, Charles H.


Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall (email)
Date: 7/15/2009 at 07:52:22

Charles H. Lackore, a banker and merchant of Hayfield, well known as a prominent and valued representative of the business interests of Hancock county, was born at Forest City, Iowa, August 12, 1862, and is one of the family of eight children, of whom five are yet living, born of the marriage of George W. and Mary J. (Ball) Lackore. The father was a native of New York and the mother of Indiana. They became residents of Forest City, Iowa, in 1852, removing there from Chicago, and afterward took up their abode upon a farm in Winnebago county. Subsequently they removed to Hancock county, where the father continued to engage in general agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred in 1910. His widow still survives at the age of seventy-four years.

Charles H. Lackore pursued his education in the schools of Forest City, passing through consecutive grades to his graduation from the high school, after which he attended college. Later he went to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he took up telegraphy and railroad work and was engaged along that line for eighteen years. Subsequently he conducted a grain and coal business at Hayfield, Iowa, where he built the first elevator of the town. In 1902 he resigned from his railroad position and concentrated his efforts and attention upon the hardware trade and the banking business, in which he has since been engaged. Of the Bank of Hayfield he is the cashier and the active manager and head of the undertaking. His business affairs are wisely and carefully conducted. He is systematic in all that he does and displays sound judgment in solving intricate business problems. In addition to his financial and commercial interests at Hayfield he is identified with the agricultural Jife of this section of the state, being the owner of two farms of one hundred and sixty acres each, which are splendidly improved and which are now being operated by his sons.

On the 31st of December, 1890, Mr. Lackore was married to Miss Matilda Johnson, a native of Sweden, who came to America when but five years of age. They have a family of twelve children: Clarence M.; Earl E., a bookkeeper, now a resident of Indiana; Pearl G.; Harris; Norman; Clark; Gladys; Sylvia; Clayton; Mabel; and two that died in infancy. The parents attend the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Lackore gives his political endorsement to the republican party and has filled several local offices. He has been assessor and became the first postmaster of Hayfield, which position he filled for five years. He has likewise been one of the school directors and is now treasurer of the school board. He takes a very prominent and active part in public affairs of his community and is justly accounted one of the valued and influential citizens of his township and county. Moreover, in a business way he has achieved much, for he started out in life empty handed and by persistent effort and energy has reached the position which he now fills as one of the resourceful men of Hancock county.

~History of Winnebago and Hancock Counties, Iowa, Vol. II, 1917, pg 66-67

~Posted for genealogical purposes, the contributor IS NOT related & has no further information.


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