Location: Fletcher Iowa

Biographical Sketch of Dr. D. C. Cook

D.C. Cook, M.D., of the firm of L.A. Chapman & Co., druggists, was born in N.Y. in May, 1850. He received preparatory education at Mt. Vernon, Ia., and graduated from the State University at Iowa City in March, 1873. He commenced the practice of medicine at Calamus. In Aug., 2881, he moved to Fletcher and formed present partnership. They carry a complete line of drugs, paints, oils, toilet articles,...

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Biographical Sketch of W. H. Ball

W.H. Ball, of the firm of W.H. Ball & Co., dealers in grain and seed, was born in Cedar County, Ia., in 1853. He was engaged in the grain business at Centerdale, Clinton County, for nine years. In 1880 came to Fletcher and was the first to locate business...

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Biographical Sketch of W. A. Robinson

W.A. Robinson, postmaster and hardware merchant, was born in Vt. in 1815. He moved to Stockbridge, Mass., when quite young; in 1856 moved to Mercer county, m., and engaged in farming until 1869; then moved to Sac County, purchased land in Viola township, which he improved and still owns. He moved to Fletcher in Jan., 1882, and filled the office of postmaster, to which he was appointed in Dec., 1881. He erected building on Main Street, which is occupied by post office and hardware stock. Mr. Robinson has filled many minor offices, was the first justice of the peace in Viola township. He has a notary public commission, and does a general collecting business, is agent for several insurance...

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Biographical Sketch of J. O. Rich

J.O. Rich, proprietor of the livery, feed and sale stables, was formerly of Independence, Ia., where he was engaged as mason and plasterer for four years. In 1878 he moved to Sac County, purchased land in Wall Lake township, which he still owns. In Feb., 1882, he moved to Fletcher and erected a livery barn on Third...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Potts

Charles Potts, farmer and land agent, was born in Ross county, O., in 1832. He served during the war of the rebellion in the 28th Ill. Vol. Inft. was wounded at Jackson, Miss. He came to Sac County in 1871 and purchased land on the north shore of Wall Lake. He owns one hundred acres of well improved land one and one-half miles east of Fletcher. He is agent for nonresident lands in this vicinity, also for the Acme pulverizing harrow and clod...

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Biographical Sketch of J. C. Fletcher

J.C. Fletcher, founder of the town of Fletcher, was born in Franklin, Ind., in 1849; the same year moved with parents to Oskaloosa, Ia. He enlisted in 1864 in the 47th Ia. Inft., and served until the close of the war. He returned to Oskaloosa and in 1873 moved to Sheffield where he engaged in the mercantile business. In Oct. 1880 he purchased the town site of Fletcher which he laid out in tow lots and placed on the market, not it is a lively growing town and is situated near a beautiful lake. Mr. Fletcher formed a partnership in March, 1881, with H.W. Seevers, built a business house on Main Street and engaged in the mercantile business. Mr Seevers was born in Oskaloosa in 1859 and came to this place in the spring of...

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Biographical Sketch of Albert Davis

Albert Davis, station agent and proprietor of Lake House, came to Sac County in March 1877, from Clinton County, Ia. He purchased land in Wall Lake township. At the time of the tornado of April 21 of the same year, he was living in a portion of his barn, which was entirely destroyed together with his household goods, his family happily escaping unhurt. He afterwards built a house 20×30 feet in dimensions and had just got settled in it when it was entirely destroyed by the tornado of Oct. 15th, of the same year. In Dec. 1881, he moved to Fletcher and built the hotel. He carries a stock of confectionery, cigars and fancy...

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Biographical Sketch of C. P. Hicks

C.P. Hicks, of the firm of W.H. Ball & Co., was born in Philadelphia, Pa., in Oct., 1848. He graduated at the Bryant & Straton College and was for several years in the employ of a commission house in Philadelphia, as bookkeeper and entry clerk. He moved to Cedar County, Ia., in 1874; thence to Sac County in Mar.; 1881, purchased land near Fletcher and engaged in present business. From Aug., 1881, to Feb., 1882, they shipped sixty cars of...

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Biographical Sketch of Rev. William N. McKendrick

Rev. William N. McKendrick, undertaker and dealer in furniture was born in Edinburg, Scotland, in 1832; came to America with parents and located in N.Y. In 1847 he moved to Western N.Y. He attended the Baptist College, of Montreal, Canada, for three years, and entered the University in 1859. He was ordained in Michigan, Sept. 20th, 1875. He located at Mapleton, Ia., in 1879, and was pastor of the Baptist church there for two years. He resigned in Sept., 1881; came to Fletcher, purchased property and engaged in present business. He is pastor here and preaches every Sabbath at the school...

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