Location: Ida County IA

Biographical Sketch of Matt M. Gray

Matt. M. Gray, attorney at law, was born in Hancock county, Ill., in 1850; moved to Mo. and engaged in the practice of the law. In 1872 he came to Ida Grove; opened the first law office in the town, and in 1873 was elected...

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Biographical Sketch of G. H. Gingrick

G.H. Gingrick, of the firm of G.H. Gingrick & Co., dealers in general hardware, is a native of Ohio; came to Iowa in 1878. He moved to Ida Grove and engaged in present business with A.M. Gingrick, who is also a native of...

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Biographical Sketch of E.A. Porter

E.A. Porter, proprietor of the Porter House, is a native of O.; moved to Guthrie County, Ia., in 1856, and engaged in the grain business. He came to Ida Grove in 1881, and opened the above named house, which was newly furnished....

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Biographical Sketch of L.T. Burd

L.T. Burd, attorney at law, was born in Pa.; moved to Ill. when quite young. He read law in the office of the Hon. J.W. Mcdill; came to Ida Grove in Jan., 1882, and opened an office. Buxton & Clark, real estate, loan and...

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Biographical Sketch of H.H. Perry

H.H. Perry, proprietor of Ball’s Hotel, is a native of Ill.; moved to Marshalltown, Ia., in 1868, and engaged in the mercantile business. In Dec. 1881, he became landlord of the above house. This hotel is a first-class...

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Biographical Sketch of H.B. Pierce

H.B. Pierce, deputy recorder, is a native of Ill.; moved with parents to Cedar County, Ia., in 1865. He moved to Carroll county in 1874, and engaged in school teaching; came to Ida Grove in 1878, where he was principal of the...

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Biographical Sketch of Isaac Bunn

Isaac Bunn, clerk of the courts, is a native of England; came to America in 1851 and located at Cleveland, O.; removed to Dubuque, Ia., in 1856; thence to Ida Grove in 1871, where he engaged in wagon making and blacksmithing. He...

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Biographical Sketch of J.H. Macomber

J.H. Macomber, attorney at law, was born in Piscataquis county, Me. Was admitted to the bar and practiced law in his native state until 1876; he then moved to Ida Grove, where he opened an office and resumed the practice of...

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Biographical Sketch of H.H. Moorehead

H.H. Moorehead, manager for the Green Bay Lumber Co., came to Ida County, Ia., in 1856. He engaged in the mercantile business in the spring of 1869, which business he continued until 1878. In 1880 he engaged as above.

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Biographical Sketch of G.G. Blair

L.G. Blair, photographer, was born in Ill.; moved to Wis. when quite young, and in 1876 moved to Denison, Iowa. He came to Ida grove in 1879, and established business. He has a branch establishment at Odebolt; is prepared to do...

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Biographical Sketch of O.J. Blodgett

O.J. Blodgett, attorney at law, Is a native of N.Y.; moved to Warren county, Iowa, in 1868; was admitted to the bar in 1880, and located in Ida Grove in 1881; is now one of the leading attorneys of Ida county.

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Biographical Sketch of J.T. Walker, Dr.

Dr. J.T. Walker, druggist, is a native of Ind.; moved to Iowa in 1854 and in 1867 engaged in the mercantile business with his father, in Linn county. He studied medicine and in 1872 graduated from the Rush Medical College, of...

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Biographical Sketch of A.P. Williams

A.P. Williams, real estate and insurance agent, was born in Ind.; moved to Benton County, Ia., in 1856. He has been engaged in business in Cedar Rapids and Omaha. Came to Ida Grove in 1881 and engaged in business as...

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Biographical Sketch of Jasper McArthur

Jasper McArthur, farmer, was born in Linn county, Ia., in April, 1857; came to Crawford county in March, 1878, where he engaged in farming on 145 acres, section 1. His post office in Battle Creek. On Jan. 1st, 1879, he was...

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