Location: Clinton Iowa

Biographical Sketch of Frank M. Grant

Grant, Frank M.; electrical contractor; born, Clinton, Ia., Sept. 24, 1868; son of William B. and Sue M. Ball Grant; common country school and two years in High School, Frederickstown, O.; married, Frederickstown, O., July 6, 1892, Cora J. Young; two children, Raymund and Lucille; one of the drafters of the present City Electrical Code; came to Ohio when five years old; spent first twenty years on a farm; five years as teacher of common schools; one year as freight clerk in R. R. office at Columbus, O.; also traveling shoe salesman one year for Columbus shoe house; two years with Citizens Telephone Co., Columbus; then in the employ of Erner-Hopkins, electrical construction, Sept. 8, 1901, came to Cleveland and entered the employ of J. A. Erner, as wireman; formed partnership with W. C. Harrington, Jan. 2, 1907, under the firm name of Harrington & Grant; sec’y and treas. of the Company; charter member, ex-treas. and past grand Anchor Lodge, No. 908, I. 0. 0. F.; member Modern Woodmen; trustee Cleveland Chapter, Sons of Jove; Builders Exchange, sec’y Cleveland Branch, National Electrical Contractors Ass’n. Recreations: Attending Conventions and Short Hunting Trips. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI...

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Klinge, George – Obituary

George L. Klinge, age 81, of 840 Holly St., Junction City passed away at a local nursing home April 19, 1971. He was born at Clinton, Iowa on September 5, 1889, and was married to Jessie Bilyeu at Vancouver, Washington on April 20, 1916. She preceded him in death in February 1969. A retired farmer, Mr. Klinge came to Junction City in 1904 where he resided until 1928 when he moved to Linn County residing in the Scio, Lebanon, and Albany area returning to Junction City in 1968. Surviving are 1 daughter and 2 sons: Mrs. Wayne (Mary) Holst and Merle Klinge, both of Albany, Earl Klinge of Beaverton; 1 brother and 2 sisters: Thorval Klinge of San Francisco, Gertrude Skeels of Portland, and Anna Murphy of Seattle; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Faith Lutheran Church, Junction City, Thursday, April 22, 1971 at 2 p.m. with Pastor R. O. Luke officiating. Private cremation will follow in Rest Haven Crematorium, Eugene. Eugene Register-Guard, April 20, 1971 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of Henry A. Westbrook

Henry A. Westbrook is one of Riverside’s earlier settlers and ranks as one of her most successful businessmen and horticulturists. Mr. Westbrook dates his birth in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, June 20, 1848. His father, Benjamin Westbrook, was a native of New Jersey, who in his young manhood located in Pennsylvania and there married Miss Lucy L Nichols, a native of that State. He was a carpenter and builder by occupation. Mr. Westbrook was reared in his native village until eight years old, and then placed on a farm until the age of seventeen, during which time he obtained such an education as the winter terms of the public schools afforded. He then abandoned farming occupation, and returned to his father, and under his tutorship became skilled as a carpenter and builder. In 1869, he struck out for the West and located in Clinton, Iowa, working at his trade as a journeyman, and later went to Belle Plain, Iowa, and there established himself as a contractor and builder. In 1872 he went to Chicago, and was there actively engaged as a contractor and builder for two and a half years, during the rebuilding of that city. In 1875 his health failed him and he was compelled to suspend his operations. He then returned to Belle Plain, deciding to seek a home on the Pacific Coast. In 1876 he came to...

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Waggoner, Jessie E. (Gunn) – Obituary

September 29, 1949 Waggoner Rites Held Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church at Odebolt Thursday afternoon, September 22, 1949 for Mrs. A. B. Waggoner. The Rev. H. M. Burns officiated. Music was provided by Mrs. Ray Wardrip with Mrs. W. G. Horstman accompanying. Interment was at the Odebolt cemetery. Pall bearers were William Sykes, Walter Schultz, Art Scott, James Cowlham, Chris Sonksen & Glenn Boerner. Jessie E. Gunn, daughter of James N. & Elizabeth Gunn was born in Clinton, Iowa, July 27, 1869. At the age of 12 years she moved with her parents to Crawford County. On March 20, 1888, she was united in marriage to A. B. Waggoner. Eight children were born to this union, six of whom are living. Her husband, on son, Charles and an infant daughter, Helen, preceded her in death. Surviving are Mrs. Will Nelson (Ruby) of Kiron, Russell of Mapleton, Mrs. Hobart Smith (Lettie) of Pocatello, Idaho; Mrs. Levin Anderson, (Faye) of Schleswig, Mrs. Vern Boerner, (Alice) of Odebolt, Lea of Arthur, 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives and a host of friends. She lived all her life in the Odebolt community. Since her husband’s death, she has made her home with her children. She became a member of the Methodist church in 1901 joining the Epworth church in Wheeler township. She was...

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