Biographical Sketch of P. H. Hankins

P.H. Hankins and J.Y. Campfield, of the firm of P.H. Hankins & Co., dealers in lumber, coal, lime and agricultural implements, established business in 1879. Their office and yards are on the west side of the railroad track, near the depot. They are agents for the Grand Detour goods, McCormick and Champion reapers and other



Biographical Sketch of Goerge A. Smith

George A. Smith, watchmaker and jeweler, was born in Belvidere, Ill., in 1851; moved to Waverly, Bremer county, Ia., in 1855. He attended the high school, at Ypsilanti, Mich., for 1868 to 1872; returned to Bremer County and learned his trade. He moved to Sac City in Dec., 1874 and established his present business in



Biographical Sketch of Hon. Eugene Cris

Hon. Eugene Cris, farmer, stock-raiser, and proprietor of the City Mills, was born in Preston county, West Virginia, in 1822; removed to Davis County, Illinois, in 1840; thence to Sac County, Iowa, in 1854, locating on Coon river, where the present town of Sac City was shortly afterwards platted by Wagner Bros., Evans and himself.



Biographical Sketch of H. C. Graff

H.C. Graff, of the firm of Graff Bros. & Whipple, came to Sac City in 1880 from Emerson, Mills County, Ia., where he was engaged in the hardware business three years. In partnership with D.W. Graff and A.A. Whipple, he purchased the stock and business of Terwilleger Bros., and engaged in his present business. The



Biographical Sketch of Charles E. Lane

Charles E. Lane, clerk of the courts, was born in St. Lawrence County, N. Y., in 1874 [?1844]; moved with parents to St. Catherines, Canada West, in 1846; thence to Dyersville, Dubuque County, Ia., in 1856. He moved to Sac county in 1873; bought land and engaged in farming in Eden township until the autumn



Biographical Sketch of Charles D. Goldsmith

Charles D. Goldsmith, attorney at law, was born in Middletown, Orange county, N.Y., in1841; moved to Webster City, Ia., in 1869, and there finished the study of law, with Jacob Skinner, and was admitted to practice the same year. In 1873 he moved to Newell, Buena Vista County, where he practiced for seven years. He



Biographical Sketch of W. C. Shull

J. & W.C. Shull, of the firm of Shull Bros., dealers in lumber, lime, coal, hair, cement, etc., office on Main Street, established business in 1880. They were formerly of Montgomery County, N.Y, J. Shull graduated from the Fairfield Seminary and entered the employ of Walter Shoemaker, lumber dealer, Chicago, Ill.; came to Sac City



Biographical Sketch of J. Shull

J. & W.C. Shull, of the firm of Shull Bros., dealers in lumber, lime, coal, hair, cement, etc., office on Main Street, established business in 1880. They were formerly of Montgomery County, N.Y, J. Shull graduated from the Fairfield Seminary and entered the employ of Walter Shoemaker, lumber dealer, Chicago, Ill.; came to Sac City



Biographical Sketch of Dr. A. T. Benton

A.T. Benton, M.D., was born in Johnson county, Indiana, in 1847; moved to Dallas County, Iowa, in 1852. He attended the Adel High School several years; entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons, at Keokuk in 1867 and graduated in 1869. He then engaged in practice at Adel, where he remained until July, 1871, then



Biographical Sketch of E. F. Gifford

E.F. Gifford, barber, was born in Erie County, Pa., in 1854; came to Iowa in 1871, and located at Independence. He removed to Carroll, and in July, 1872, came to Sac City and engaged in present business. He owns the building, or which he occupies one-half of the lower floor for a barber shop, renting



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