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HARKER BRENTNAL SPENSLEY, real estate and insurance agent; born Mineral Point, Wisconsin, March 7, 1875; son of John Spensley and Mary Jane Waller; educated Dubuque HS 1892; Univ of Iowa, LLB 1896. Married Elsie G. Tileston, May 8, 1907, Garvanza California; son Harker Brentnal Jr., daughter Anne Tileston (Mrs. W. L. Gallogly), Mary Alice (Mrs. John M. Weir Jr.), Elsie Georgette (Mrs. Frank T. Hardie).

1896-1910, member, Spensley, Bailey & Spensley Farm Mortgages, Ins. & Investments, Dubuque.
1910-16, firm changed to Spensley & Spensley.
1916-39 in firm H. B. Spensley Real Estate and Ins, Dubuque.
1939 - in firm Spensley & Gallogly Ins. & Real Estate, Dubuque.
1929-33 President & Mgr Spensley Theatre, Dubuque.
Member Dubuque Co & Iowa St Bar assns; AF&AM; York Rite; El Kahir Shrine, Cedar Rapids; Methodist Church; hobbies - gardening & fishing; office 524-26 Bank & Insurance Bldg; residence 430 Alpine, Dubuque.

~source: The Iowa Press Association's who's who in Iowa; a biographical record of Iowa's leaders in business, professional and public life. Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940. Page 417.

~transcribed and contributed by C. Hughes


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