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ALLEN, Warren K., County Agricultural Agent, Sigourney; b. Platteville, Wis., June 23, 1892; Bapt.; Rep.; ed. grad. State Normal sch., Platteville, Wis., 1912; received B. S. in Dairy Husbandry I. S. C., June, 1917; m. Erie May Wilson, Pier Cove, Mich., Aug. 9, 1918; child. John W.; served in army 20 mos., enlisted Dec. 14, 1917; discharged Aug. 26, 1919; was commissioned 2nd. Lt. Sanitary Corps, Oct. 10, 1918 as bacteriologist; mem. Masons. Former residences: Platteville, Wis., 1892-1912; DePere, Wis., 1912-14; Ames 1914-17; U. S. army 1917-19.

CUMMINS, Clyde G., automobile distributor, Sioux City; b. Richland, Ia., July 22, 1884; Cong.; Rep.; ed. H. S.; m. W. Odessa Goodwin, June 26, 1907, Sioux City, la.; child. John E., Bruce E., Richard G. ; mem. firm of Dailey & Cummins (Chandler and Cleveland cars); with Security Nat. bank from Feb. 1902 to Oct. 1917; resigned assist. cashier to enter automobile bus.; mem. Masonic bodies, Shrine, Elks, Lions Club.

DUNLAP, George, co. agr. agent, Orange City; b. Jefferson, la., Apr. 6, 1888; Prot.; Rep.; ed. Jefferson H. S., 1907; completed a 4 yr. course in farm crops  and soils, I. S. C. 1912; m. Florence Mitchell, Oct. 22, 1914, Cedar Falls, la.; child. Margaret J., Robert M., Donald D.; assist, prof. in farm crops and soils of Ia. State Agr. Extension dept., 1912-16; Co. Agr. Agent of Sioux Co. Farm Bureau, 1916-20; mem. Alpha Zeta, honorary agr. frat. Former residences, Jefferson, la., 1888-1908; Ames Ia., 1908-16.

GEMMILL, William H., educator, Des Moines; b. White Lake, Ont., Can., March 14, 1871; ed. Rural sch. Keokuk Co.; South English H. S.; B.A., I. S. C; M. A., Highland Park Coll.; also attended Drake Univ. and Des Moines Coll.; m. Birdie D. Richards, South English, Aug. 1895; child. Agnes, John D., Helen, Iva May; mem. finance com. and sec. Ia. State bd. of ed.; co. supt., Keokuk Co., 1898-02; supt. pub. sch. at Dallas Center, Ia., 1901-11; supt. pub. sch. at Carroll, Ia., 1911-14; sec. Ia. State bd. ed. 1914 to date; mem. Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, I. O. O. F. ; Mason. Former residence, South English, Ia., 1871-95; Gibson, Ia., 1895-98; Sigourney, Ia.# 1898-1902;  Dallas Center, Ia., 1902-11; Carroll Co., 1911-14.

LAFFER, Charles C., merchant and banker, Sigourney; b. Keokuk Co., Ia., Nov. 1, 1870; Rep.; m. Mollie A. Crawford, Feb. 8, 1894, Ainsworth, Ia.; sheriff Keokuk Co. 1897; re-elected 1899; elected state sen. 12th dist. 1914; engaged in harness and saddlery bus.; dir. First Nat. and Union Co. Sav. banks of Sigourney.

McCRARY, Brown, lawyer, Carroll; b. Tomkin twp., Warren Co., Ill., Nov., 1860; Pres.; Ind.; ed. Hyatts Acad., Ia. City, and country sch.; m. Anna Thede, 1909, Carroll Co., Ia.; child. Arthur, Thomas, Margaret, Ruth; mayor Lake City Ia., at different times; leading checker and chess player in state for 25 yrs.; mem. I. O. O. F. Former residences, Keokuk Co. and Calhoun Co., Ia., 1873-1909.

MAHANNAH, Fred L., educational work, Davenport; b. North English, la., Aug. 18, 1874; Prot.; Rep.; ed. North English H. S., 1893; Cornell Coll., 1898, B. S.; m. Edith Gertrude Swaney, 1901, Marengo, la.; Co. Supt., Cerro Gordo Co., 1906-11; State Inspector Normal Training
H. S., 1911-16; Supt. Ia. Soldiers' Orphans' Home, 1916-20; pres., Ia. State Teachers' Assn., 1911; mem. Davenport Rotary Club. Former residences, Mason City, Ia., 1906-11; Des Moines, la., 1911-16. [ Included because part of North English is in Keokuk County.]

NORDYKE, Roy D., farmer, Richland; b. Keokuk Co., Ia., Sept. 15, 1878; Rep.; ed. grad. Richland H. S. 1897; m. Clare Vastine, Dec. 1901; has held several twp. offices; elected state Rep. Keokuk Co., 1914; re-elected 1916; mem. I. O. O. F.

OFF, Clarence R., lawyer, North English; b. Dubuque, Ia., May 9, 1890; Meth.; Rep.; ed. Dubuque, Ia., H. S., 1908; Univ. of Ia., law 1912; m. Ruby Frampton, Boone, Ia., Nov. 29, 1914; child. Harriet, Robert E.; practiced law at North English, Ia., since Nov., 1912; mem. Marshall Law soc. at univ. and pres. of same during last yr. there; co. atty. of Ia. co. since Jan. 1, 1919; mem. Masonic bodies, Shrine, K. P., I. O. O. F., M. W. A., Yeoman. Former residences, Dubuque, Ia., 1890-1909; Memphis, Tenn., during the yr. 1909; Ia. City, 1910-12. [Included because part of North English is in Keokuk County.]

STEWART, Archibald K., lawyer, Des Moines; b. Louisa Co., Ia., April 26, 1859; Pres.; Dem.; ed. Keota H. S.; LL. B., S. Univ. of Ia., class 1879; m. Mary E. VanWinkle, June 18, 1885, Keota, la.; child., Lawrence O., Mary R.; has practiced law in Des Moines since 1883; first judge of municipal court under the Des Moines Plan; delegate to Dem. Natl. Con. at Baltimore, Md., 1912, and at St. Louis, 1916; mem. Bd. of Edn. of Des Moines, 6 prs., and pres. of bd., 2 yrs.; mem. University Club, Des Moines, Grand View Golf Club, American Bar Assn., State Bar Assn., American Soc. of Political and Social Science, K. P., I. O. O. F., Redmen, A. O. U. W., M. B. A., Homesteaders, Court of Honor. Former residences, Louisa Co., Ia.; Washington Co., Ia. ; Keota, Ia.

STILLMAN, Paul E., newspaper publisher, Jefferson; b. Chicago, Ill., Nov. 4, 1868; Pres.; Rep.; ed. A. B., Univ. of Mich, 1891; m. Edith May Anderson, Feb., 1894, Jefferson, Ia.; child., Faith W.; pub. of Jefferson Bee for 29 yrs. succeeding father, E. B. Stillman; speaker Ia. House of Representatives, 34th G. A.; member house, 32nd, 33rd and 34th G. A.; mem. State Bd. of Edn., 1915-21 (now serving); mem. Beta Theta Pi, Masonic bodies, Shrine, I. O. O. F. Former residences, Jefferson since 1884; prior to then, Chicago.

VINCENT, Earl W., lawyer, Guthrie Center; b., Keota, Ia., March 27, 1886; Presb.; Rep.; ed., grad. Keota H. S., 1904; B. A. degree, Monmouth Coll., 1909; LL. B., Ia. State Univ.. 1912; M. A. degree, Monmouth Coll., 1913; m. Madge Lee, June 8, 1916, Centerville, Ia.; child., Margery L. ; general practice of law at Guthrie Center since 1912; city editor, Iowa City Citizen, 1910-12; Ct. atty., Guthrie Co., since 1919; Co. chmn., 2nd Red Cross campaign, 1918; asst. Co. chmn., Guthrie Co., Victory Loan drive; mem. Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi, law fraternity; la. State Bar Assn., State Hist. Soc, Masons. Former residences, Keota, la., 1886-05; Monmouth, Ill., 1905-09; Iowa City, la., 1909-12;. Guthrie Center, la., 1912 to date.

WILLCOCKSON, K. E., lawyer, Sigourney; Christian Co., Ill., Dec. 25, 1859; Disciple; Rep.; ed. com. schl.; m. Hattie M. Goodrich, 1S85; child., Mary W., James E.; Co. atty., state senator, mem. State Bd. of Charities, register U. S. Land Office in Kansas, 12 yrs. dist. judge 6th Jud. Dist. of la.; mem. Masons. Former residence, Taylorville, Ill., 1886; Kansas, 1880-01.

WINDETT, Wm. C, banker, What Cheer; b. Kendall Co., Ill., Nov. 25, 1853; Rep.; cashier, What Cheer Sav. Bank; elected state representative, Keokuk Co., 1918.

W. H. McCannon.
Berry Free.
J. N. Van Scay.
Alex High.
Oron Gilliland.


A. B. = Bachelor of Arts
Agr. = Agriculture
A. O. U. W. = Ancient Order of United Workmen
b. = born
Bapt. = Baptist
B. S. = Bachelor of Science
Bd. - Board
Bus. - Business
Child. = children
Coll. = College
Cong. = Congregational
Dir. = Director
Dist. = District
Ed. = Educated
Frat. = Fraternity
G. A. = General Asssembly
Grad. = Graduated, graduate
I. O. O. F. = Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Jud. = Judicial
K. P. = Knights of Pythias
LL. B. = Bachelor of Laws
m. = Married
M. A. = Master of Arts
Mem. = Member
Meth. = Methodist
M. B. A. = Master of Business Administration
M. W. A. = Modern Woodmen of America
Nat. = National
Prot. = Protestant
Pub. = Public, Publisher
Rep. - Republican Representative
Sav. = Savings
Sec. = Secretary

Source: Who's Who in Iowa 1920-21
Compiled and edited by Frank C. Lake and Lloyd N. Prince.
Transcribed and uploaded August 21, 2021 by Lynn Diemer Mathews.