The Iowa Press Association's
Who's Who In Iowa 1940 - NASHUA
ALBAUGH, Eugene: County Supervisor; born Cedar County, Iowa August 11, 1869; son of Daniel Albaugh and Jane Glancy; educated Cedar County Cornell Academy, Mount Vernon; married Carrie S. Johnston Feb. 23, 1891 Tipton; sons Earl, Don E, Lee, John, LeMar, Wayne, Paul (deceased); daughters Edith Alice, Ethel Erma (Mrs. D. J. McGrath), Faye (Mrs. John F. Flint), June; 1889-1899 farmer, Franklin County; 1899-1901 & 1905-1908 clerk in Weldons General Store, Iowa Falls; 1901-1903 farmer, Monango North Dakota; 1903-1905 farmer, Motley Minnesota; 1908-1919 farmer, Iowa Falls, 1919-1925 Nashua; 1930- Chickasaw County supervisor, Chairman of the board 4 years; 1903-1905 township clerk, Motley Minnesota; 1917-1918 director Hardin County School Board; Lions; Methodist Church; hobby; fishing; office and residence Nashua.
BELLAMY, James Bailey: Postmaster; born Nashua, Iowa Aug 4, 1875; son of George Thomas Bellamy and Sarah Augustus Smith; educated Nashua; Curtis Business Collage, 1905 Minneapolis Minnesota; married Franc Hunter 1899 Northwood (deceased 1903); sons Gaylord George; married Zoa Marie Sutherland Nov 3 1903 Nashua; 1894-1895 yard man, Northern Lumber Mill Company; Minneapolis Minnesota; 1895-1896 & 1901 partner of father, lumber and machinery business, Nashua; 1896-1899 manager elevator for father, Lyle Minnesota; 1899-1901 operator elevator for Western Grain Company, Nashua; 1901-1902 laborer, machinery & livestock director, partner of brother S. B. Bellamy, Nashua; 1902-1904 manager of estate for mother, Nashua; 1904-1910 established and operated poultry, livestock and machinery business, Nashua; 1910-1914 farmer, Floyd County; 1914-1921 lumber director, partner of brother; 1921-1932 farmer, Nashua; 1932- Postmaster, Nashua; past member Nashua town Council; Iowa Postmaster's Assn, Chairman Chickasaw County church; past member Chickasaw county Farm Bureau; Lions, president & past secretary; hobbies, horses & fishing; office & residence Nashua.
BLOOM, Norton: Secretary-Treasurer Manufacturing Company; born Charles City, Iowa Apr 2 1890; son of Nicholas Henry Bloom and Catherine Lydia Loos; educated Nashua High School 1906; married Edith Kascht June 15, 1912 Waterloo (deceased 1902); daughter Virgene Catherine; married Celie Schermer Oct 29, 1925 Dubuque; daughter Helene Dorothy; 1905-1909 reorganized Bloom Manufacturing Company, established by father 1904; 1909 incorporated; 1909- secretary-treasurer, sales territory west of Chicago, south of Arkansas, west to Rockies, US & Canada, manufactured manure spreaders; operated farms, Floyd & Chickasaw Counties, specialized in hogs & Brown Swiss & Jersey Dairy cattle; director First Nashua State Bank; 1922- secretary-treasurer Big Four Fair Association; past member Nashua city council 12 years; Iowa State Manufacture Association; Floyd County Cow Test Association Commercial Club, past secretary & treasurer; St. Michaels Catholic Church; Rep, past member Chickasaw County Rep Central Com; hobbies; golf, fishing; office & residence Nashua.
BOLTON, Grace Mildred: Librarian; born Tomah, Wisconsin, daughter of Edwin Latham Bolton and Rosaline Cody; educated Tomah Wisconsin High School; Wisconsin State Teachers Collage, Milwaukee Wisconsin, PeD; U of Washington, Seattle Washington; U of Wisconsin Lib School, Madison Wisconsin; 1902-1912 teacher primary grades, Tomah, Wausau & Racine Wisconsin; 1912-1927 primary teacher, Minneapolis Minnesota; 1934-1937 manager Bronson Antique Shop, Long Beach California; 1938- librarian Nashua Public Library; Iowa Liberal Assn; past member Minneapolis Classroom Teacher Association; NEA, past member; Women's City Club, Long Beach California; Emanon Club, Nashua, Daughters of the Revolution, Minneapolis Minnesota chapter; Toman Order of Eastern Star 6 past pianist, past secretary; hobbies; antiques, music, office and residence Nashua.
CRONIN, John Richard: Attorney; born Algonia, Iowa January 14, 1911; son of John R. Cronin and Anna Boylson; educated Dowling Academy 1928; U of Iowa, BA 1932; JD 1934; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Alpha Delta, past supreme justice; married Lucille J. Rodamaker October 12, 1935 Minneapolis Minnesota; son Thomas Richard; daughter Mary Lucille; 1934- practice law Nashua; Nashua city attorney; Iowa St & 13th Judicial District Bar Associations; Lions, director, St. Michaels Catholic Church; Reps Bradford Township chairman, Chickasaw County Rep Central Com; hobbies; fishing, motor travel; office & residence Nashua.
EASTMAN, Fannie: Retired; born Bradford, Iowa March 11, 1864; daughter of Samuel Finley Eastman and Hannah Vinton Dickinson; educated Bradford Academy; Grinnell College 1882; 1882-1902 school teacher, Chickasaw County & Nashua; 1902-1934 librarian, Nashua; 1934- retired, Nashua; past member Iowa State Lib Association; sponsor of Girl Scouts, Nashua troop 1; charter member Isabelle Club, past president, Congregational Church; hobby, young people; resident Nashua.
ELLISON, George Erwin: Publisher; born Vinton, Iowa February 15, 1870; son of George Leonard Ellison and Hepsie Burnham; educated near Vinton; Tilford Academy, Vinton; married Luella York June 13, 1894 Vinton; son Dr. George Merwin; 1894 typesetter on Weekly Wymorean, Wymore Nebraska, 6 months; 1895-1899 printers devil & apprentice Vinton Eagle, Vinton; 1899-1915 partner of J. J. Keller in publishing of Nashua Reporter, Nashua; 1915- publisher Reporter, Nashua, 1918 consolidated Nashua Post with the Reporter, Nashua; 1905-1908 member city council; 1908-1919 city clerk; past member school board 9 years, Nashua, past president 3 years; trustee pub lib since 1912, 6 years president; director Big Four Fair many years; director First Nashua State Bank 3 years, 2 years Vice-President; Knights of Pythias, chancellor commander 1913-1914; Lions, president & keeper of den 1939-1940; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129, master 1906-1908; secretary 1909-1924; Royal Arch Mason; Scot Rite I; El Kahir Shrine; Congregational Church; Represented past del to county & state convention; office Reporter; residence Nashua.
FORBES, Lacey Stewart: Dentist; born St. Louis County, Missouri January 27, 1863; son of Charles Michael Forbes and Nellie Emerson; educated St. Louis County High School; U of Iowa, DDS 1891; married Jessie Blanche Smith West Union; daughter Laura Odetta, Lauretta H. (Mrs. Wendall Christensen); 1887-1991 asst to Dr. J. M. Dorman, Fayette; 1891-1904 partner of Dr. Dorman, dentist, Fayette; 1904- dentist, Nashua; past member Mason City District Dental Society; past member Iowa State Dental Society; past member ADA; AF&AM 129; hobby; fishing; office & residence Nashua.
GOODSELL, Robert Jay: Associate Editor; born on farm purchased by grandfather after Civil War, Bremer County near Nashua, Iowa January 12, 1909; son of Hugh C. Goodsell and Amy Day; educated rural schools & Nashua High School 1926, 1 year graduate work, staff member Nashua High Bubbler 1924-1926, editor-in-chief Bubbler Annual; U of Iowa, 1929-1930, reporter on school paper lowan & worked part time in shop; Zetagathian; night school U of Minnesota 1930-1931; reporter Minneapolis Journal 1930-1931; married Jean Perry June 18, 1931 Nashua (deceased February 12, 1932); married Hilda de Buhr June 22, 1937 Rockford; son Gregory Hugh; 1926-1929 apprentice in printing department Nashua Reporter, news correspondent for Des Moines Register, The Charles City Press, the Waterloo Tribune & the Dubuque Telegraph Herald; 1931-1932 owner Fairbank Iowa Advocate; 1932-1936 reporter on Nashua Reporter, Nashua, 1926- Associate editor, columnist of Bob-in Around; IPA; National Edit Association; Nashua High Alumni Association, past president & past secretary 1935 director 50th anniversary of 1st graduating class & editor of historical biographical book of Nashua High & Alumni; Quill & Scroll, charter member, past president; Lions; Boy Scouts of America troop 57, past assistant scoutmaster; past member DeMolay, Charles City; Congregational Church; Republican; hobbies; photography, history articles; wife an organizer and co-captain of Nashua Girl Scouts troop 1; office Nashua Reporter, residence Nashua.
HANSCOM, Fred Lewis: Clergyman; born Camden, Maine October 6, 1870; son of Loring Lewis Hanscom and Sarah Jane Bridgham; educated Pike Academy, New York; married Alice Ward August 21, 1891 Sioux Falls South Dakota; sons Theodore Ward, Harvey Dewey, Loring Lewis; married Jessie E. Ford March 12, 1935 Algonquin Illinois; ordained 1891; 1891-1893 pastor Congregational Church, Sibley, 1893-1895 Moville, 1895-1900 Ionia, 1900-1905 Garner, 1905-1911 Abingdon Illinois, 1911-1921 Pittsfield Illinois, 1921-1924 Sycamore Illinois; summers 1921-1923 lecturer Acme Bureau, Des Moines; winters 1922-1923 lecturer Midland Bureau, Des Moines throughout West and Pacific Coast; 1924-1925 pastor Pilgrim Congregational Church, Chicago Illinois, 1925-1937 Congregational Church, Algonquin Illinois, 1937-1940 Nashua, 1940- pastor Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Lions chaplain; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129, Chaplain, Royal Arch Mason, hobbies; motor travel, fishing; office & residence Nashua.
HOWARD, John Henry: Attorney; born Nashua, Iowa May 20, 1888; son of Elbert W. Howard and Clara J. Clay; educated Nashua 1907; U of Iowa, BA 1912, bachelor of laws 1915; Acacia, past president; Phi Delta Phi; married Mildred Elliott April 25, 1917 Cedar Rapids; daughters Dorothy May, Marjorie Jane; 1915-1918 practice law, Fredericksburg; 1918-1923 Chickasaw County attorney; 1918 practice law, New Hampton; 1923-1932 member New Hampton Independent school board; American Bar Association; Iowa State Bar Association; 13th Judicial District Bar Association, past secretary; Chamber of Commerce; New Hampton volunteer Fire department, director, secretary-treasurer; Congregational Church; Republican, past chairman 7 years, member 15 years of 13th Judicial District Rep Central com, 1925- chairman Rep Co. Central Com; hobbies, outdoors, fishing, politics; office Main Street; residence North Chestnut, New Hampton.
KOCH, Emil Lawrence: Veterinarian; born Wyoming, Iowa March 29, 1915; son of Lewis J M Koch and Jessie G Guthrie; educated Wyoming 1932; Blackburn College, Carlindale, Illinois 1933; Iowa State Collage, DVM 1937; married Garland Eunice Isabel Coates September 23, 1939 Oak Park Illinois; 1937- veterinarian, Nashua; 1937 commissioned 1st lieutenant in veterinary reserve corps; Cedar Valley Veterinary Medical association; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; Methodist Church; hobby, fishing; office & residence Nashua.
KOUT, Andrew Louis: President & Cashier of Bank; born Lawler, Iowa May 17, 1879; son of Hubert M Kout and Mary Agnes Meyer; educated near Lawler; Oliver College of Commerce Decorah 1901; married Helen Lorraine Enos June 11, 1910 Nashua; daughter Mary Lorraine (Mrs. Elliott Dobbie); prior to 1902 associated with father & brothers on farm, Chickasaw County; 1902-1903 clerk in Konzen Brothers General Store, Ionia; 1903-1908 clerk in M. J. Hershberg Dry Goods Store, Nashua; 1908-1910 bookkeeper Lipman & Laser private bank, Nashua; 1910-1931 assistant cash & cash First State Bank, Nashua; 1931-1938 Nashua State Bank & First State Bank merged into First Nashua State Bank, cashier & vice-president, 1938- president; 1939- trustee & treasurer lib board, Nashua; treasurer Independent school board, Nashua; treasurer Bradford township school board; past city treasurer; during World War chairman Liberty Loan bond subscription for Nashua, presented with medal purported to have been made from Germanys cannon; Chickasaw County Bankers association, past president; Iowa Bankers association, past president group 4, past member council of administration; State Bankers assn; 1925- treasurer Big Four Fair association; Nashua Chautauqua committee, past secretary; Commercial Club, past secretary; Lions, treasurer; BSA, sponsor troop 57; St Michaels Catholic Church, treasurer; hobbies, gardening, grapes & berries, golf; office First Nashua State Bank; residence Nashua.
LOVEJOY, John Glenn: Superintendent of Schools; born Vinton, Iowa April 10, 1900; son of D. C. Lovejoy and ______; educated Vinton High School 1918; Coe College, Bachelor of Science 1924; U of Iowa, MA 1940; married Zelma Josephine Smith June 2, 1924 Chicago Illinois; son Dean Shannon, David Lee; during World War enlisted in USN June 10, 1918 at Waterloo, served at the Bremerton Navy yards, Bremerton Washington, Pelham Bay, New York and League Island, Philadelphia, discharged January 21, 1919; American Legion, past commander; Iowa State Teachers Association; United Commercial Travelers; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons; hobby, baseball; office & residence Nashua.
LUNDT, William: Furniture Dealer & Funeral Director; born Guttenburg, Iowa December 7, 1872; son of Henry Lundt and Margaret Brockmann; educated Butler County; Hohenschuh-Carpenter Collage of Embalming 1903; married Laura Leiteritz April 18, 1895 Plainfield; son Loren William; daughter Laura A, Theckla (Mrs. Hugh S. Bell); 1897-1903 partner of Henry Luhring in Furniture & undertaking business; 1903- furniture director & funeral director, Nashua; past mayor, Nashua 4 years, past member Nashua city council 15 years; past director Nashua Independent school district 16 years; Iowa State Funeral Director & Embalmers Association; Tri-Co Funeral Directors Association; North-East Iowa Funeral Directors Association; Independent Order of Odd Fellows 391, past noble grand; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; Royal Arch Mason, Charles City; Knights of Pythias 110; hobbies, fishing, gardening; office & residence Nashua.
McDANNELL, John: Physician & Surgeon; born Rock Island Illinois march 9, 1871; son of Decatur S. McDonnell and Etola Hughes; educated Grant County Wisconsin; U of Wisconsin 1888; Kentucky School of Medicine, MD 1891; Chicago Post Graduate School 1907 & 1908; Post Graduate Polyclinic of New York 1908; married Lottie E. Ishmael September 8, 1892 Cassville Wisconsin; daughter Lucille (Mrs. Z. S. Fink); 1891-1899 practice medicine Glen Haven, Wisconsin 1899-1908 Arlington 1908- Nashua; surgeon ICRR: past member Nashua Independent school board; president Big Four Fair Association; published The General Practitioners Service to Medicine in Iowa State Medical Journal; 1927 presented plaque at Nashua High School athletes in appreciation of services; Chickasaw County Medical Society, past president, past secretary; Austin-Flint Cedar Valley Medical Society, president 1927; Iowa State Medical Society; American Medical Association; Lions, organizer and first president; Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Nashua; Knights of Pythias; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; past master Arlington lodge; Royal Arch Mason 53; Knights Templar 55; El Kahir Shire; hobbies; fishing & roses; office & residence Nashua.
ROACH, Fred Columbus: Veterinarian; b. Cherokee County, Kansas Feb 22, 1877; son of Jerry J. Roach & Maria Wood; educated Maquoketa 1894; Chicago Veterinary College, MDC 1906; m. Bertha M. Kroeger Aug 7, 1907 Preston; son Fred Harold; daughters Wilma Dorothy (Mrs. George O. Reed), Ethel Marie (Mrs. Stanley Pribal), Lillian Lucille (Mrs. Harold Still); 1899-1900 farmer, Jackson County; 1900-03 shoe clerk for Reed & Co, Maquoketa; 1906-08 veterinarian, Toledo, 1908-10 Spirit Lake, 1910-12 Milford, 1912-16 Last Nation, 1916-18 Miles; 1919-20 operated restaurant, Preston; 1920-21 veterinarian, New Hampton, 1921- Nashua; 1923-32 assistant State veterinarian; commissioned by USDA for Bangs Eradication; member 6 years Nashua independent school board; during Spanish-American War enlisted May 1898 Company M 49th Iowa Volunteer infantry, sailed to Cuba Dec 1898, returned Mar 1899, discharged Apr 1899; during World War enlisted Mar 22, 1918 Fort Keho Montana 2nd Lieutenant Veterinary corps, sent company Camp McArthur, discharged as 1st Lieutenant May 22, 1919; American Legion, past commander; VFW; Cedar Valley, Eastern Iowa & Iowa State Veterinary Medical Associations; past director Big Four Fair Association; Nashua Athletic Association; Lions, charter member & past member; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; Scottish Rite 32; Shrine, Waco Texas; Congregational Church; hobbies: Harness horses & golf; office & residence Nashua.
SCHOLES, Roy Hubert: Manager Cooperative Creamery Association; b. Nashua, Iowa Aug 11, 1889; son of James Frank Scoles & Ada Tracy; educated Nashua; Iowa State College 1910; m. Bessie Van Gorder Jan 19, 1911 Waverly; son Leo Roy; daughters Margaret Loraine (Mrs. Harry Endres), Mary Ellen; 1911-15 butter maker, Farmers Creameries, Sumner Iowa, 1915-21 Williamstown; 1921-33 assistant dairy & food commander, State of Iowa, appointed by W. B. Barney, headquarters Nashua, in charge 8 NE Iowa counties; 1933- manager Farmers Creamery, Nashua; member Nashua town council; past president & past director Nashua Independent school district; Iowa Creamery Operators Association, past president section 3 ;National Creamery & Butter makers Association, past vice-president; president Butter makers Publishing Co, publishers of the Creamery Journal, Waterloo; Chickasaw County, Iowa State & National Farm Bureaus; Lions, charter member & past president; Knights of Pythias; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; Royal Arch Mason; Congregational Church, trustee; hobby: fishing; office & residence Nashua.
SCOTT, William Hugh: Attorney; b. Fayette County, Iowa Oct 4, 1883; son of Alexander Scott & Margaret Scott; educated West Union 1901; Upper Iowa University, Bachelor of Philosophy 1908; Drake University Bachelor of Laws 1915; m. Ada E. Heckel June 22, 1909 Clayton County; son Everett; 1901-04 school teacher, Fayette County; 1908-10 superintendent of schools, Willow City North Dakota; 1910-11 Rugby North Dakota, 1911-13 Mott North Dakota; 1915- practice law, Nashua; owner farm institute Chickasaw, Floyd & Fayette Counties; 1918-22 State Senate; 1916-20 mayor, Nashua; member Nashua Independent school board; 13th Judicial District Bar Association; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; Scottish Rite; Congressional Church, past trustee; hobby: livestock; office & residence Nashua.
STUART, Mrs. Grace Geraldine: Homemaker; b. Kellogg, Iowa; daughter of Joseph Dorr Barber & Bertha Sabrina Fish; educated Kellogg High School; Grinnell College 1901; m. Dr. Percy Ernest Stuart June 20, 1900 Kellogg; son Robert James; daughter Margaret Jean (Mrs. D. G. McCormack); 1900- homemaker, Nashua; 1902- member Nashua library board, past president; past member New England Genealogical Society; Chickasaw County chairman Iowa Federation of Womens Clubs, member state child welfare committee of Iowa Federation of Womens Clubs; Isabel Study Club, past president; Emanon Club, past president; Daughters of the American Revolution, past treasurer; PEO, 1st president & chair member; Order of Eastern Star 248, past worthy matron; Congregational Church, past Sunday School teacher; hobbies: old glass, genealogy; grandparents came to Jasper County during Civil War, settled Jasper City, later Kellogg, grandfather A. J. Fish one of the 1st mayors of Kellogg; son Robert James b. Dec 16, 1916, attended Grinnell Collage, BA 1938; now attending University of Iowa; Delta Theta Phi; secretary-treasurer Iowa University Law School Association; daughter Margaret Jean b. Apr 6, 1906 attended Grinnell Collage, BA 1927; Sigma Delta Chi; member student council; associate editor college paper; graduate work University of Chicago 1928; residence Nashua.
STUART, Percy Ernest: Physician & Surgeon; b. Kellogg, Iowa July 26, 1877; son of Jasper Newton Stuart & Prudence Isabel Muir; educated Kellogg High School; Newton Normal College, 1896; University of Iowa, MD 1900; graduate work German Hospital, Philadelphia Penn; m. Grace Geraldine Barber June 20, 1900 Kellogg, daughter of Joseph Dorr Barber & Bertha Sabrina Fish of Dutchess County New York, educated Kellogg High School, Grinnell Collage; son Robert James; daughter Margaret Jean (Mrs. D. G. McCormack); 1900- practice medicine, Nashua; staff member Cedar Valley Hospital; 1927 presented plaque by Nashua High School Athletes in appreciation of services to them; past member Independence school district board, Nashua 18 years, president 17 years; Chickasaw County Medical Society, past president 7 years; Iowa State & Mississippi Valley Medical Societies; American Medical Association; member Iowa State Historical Society; Chickasaw County American Red Cross, instructor of first aid; Vice-president Wapsipinicon Area of Boy Scouts of America, district chairman, district commander, committee chairman local troop 57, 13 years; Lions, past president; Knights of Pythias 110; Independent Order of Odd Fellows 391; Order of Eastern Star 248; DeMolay; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129, member 41 years, past master 4 times; Royal Arch Mason 53; Knights Templar 55; York Rite; El Kahir Shrine, life member Scottish Rite 32; Congregational Church; chairman trustees; Republican, past township committeeman Chickasaw County Central Committee; hobbies: Boy Scouts of America work, collecting antiques; son Robert James born Dec 16, 1916, educated Grinnell Collage, Bachelor of Arts 1938; now attending University of Iowa Law school; secretary-treasurer Iowa University Law School Association; Delta Theta Phi; daughter Margaret Jean educated Grinnell College, Bachelor of Arts 1927; graduate work University of Chicago 1928; Sigma Delta Chi; Cap & Gown; Student Council, wife of D. G. McCormack Bankers Trust executive of New York City; parents came to Iowa immediately after Civil War & purchased land near Kellogg, father school teacher few years during winters; office & residence Nashua.
TAYLOR, Edwin Scott: Dentist; b. Benton County, Iowa Oct 14, 1876; son of Alpheus Virgil Taylor & Anna Marie Kirkland; Tilford Academy, Benton; University of Iowa, DDS 1904; Omicron Kappa Epsilon; m. Cara M. Moss Jan 5, 1903 Urbana; daughter Margaret Frances; 1905-11 dentist, Arlington, 1911- Nashua; member Nashua Independent school board, past president; past member Arlington town council; past mayor, Arlington; past town clerk, Arlington; ADA; Mason City District Dental Society; Iowa County Dental Society, life member; Chickasaw County Dental Society, president; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129, past master; Royal Arch Mason 83; hobbies: baseball & farming; office & residence Nashua.
TRACY, Elmer Ellsworth: Farmer & Stockman; b. Ogle County Illinois Jan 25, 1862; son of Thomas Tracy & Cordelia E. Barrows; educated Bremer County; m. Belle Thomas Nov 26, 1884 Waverly (deceased May 10 1936); sons Frank E, Gilbert E, Guy Cecil; daughters Pearl Ethel (Mrs. E. D. Hammond), Hattie Edith (Mrs. Lew Warye), Mary Isabelle (deceased Jan 20 1897), Marie (Mrs. Carl Hanson), Beth (Mrs. G. Vern Remy); 1864 came to Iowa; 1880-90 farmer, Bremer County near Nashua; 1890- owner & operator 258 Acres farm, partner of son Frank E, 1898- raiser of purebred Red Polled cattle, raises approximately 80 head; 1927 received Master Farmer award; past director Chickasaw County Co-op Oil Company; president Nashua Equity Association; member Farmers Co-op Creamery Association, past president 20 years; past secretary Bradford township school district; has won grand champion prizes in North Dakota State Fair, Minnesota & Iowa State Fairs; AK-Sar-Ben; Nebraska, Illinois, Oregon, Texas & Oklahoma State Fairs; had grand champion bull 1929-32 at Chicago International Fair; grand champion cow 1929 at Chicago International Fair; director & past vice-president Big Four Fair Association; Chickasaw County Farm Bureau, past director 20 years, charter member; Iowa State & National Farm Bureaus; hobby: fishing; residence Route 2, Nashua.
WAITE, Robert Roy: Farmer & Retired Banker; b. Chickasaw Iowa Feb 17, 1870; son of William Waite & Louisa Breese; educated Nashua High School; Upper Iowa University, Fayette 1888; m. Margaret Gertrude Walleser June 8, 1892 Nashua; son Robert Becker; daughter Mina Kathleen (Mrs. Arthur E. Barrett); 1888-89 fireman on Chicago & Milwaukee Railroad, Calmar; 1892-93 with brother in general mercantile business, Waite Brothers Mercantile Company, Ionia; 1893-1912 farmed 200 Acres near Nashua, 1900-12 owner; 1912-36 teller First State Bank of Nashua, later vice-president; 1935- farmer & turkey raiser near Nashua, raises more than 4000 turkeys yearly, partner of son Robert; 1926- mayor; past member city council 10 years; director Big Four Fair Association; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; Congregational Church, hobbies: hunting, flowers, roses, delphiniums, gladiolus, tulips; was one of the family of 7 children, father came to Iowa 1860, settled on farm near Chickasaw when railroad came only to McGregor, moved to Nashua 1876; residence Nashua. Note: Chickasaw, now ghost town.