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Audubon County


1940 Who's Who


HERSCHEL, FRED: Farmer & Livestock Raiser; b Melbourne, Australia May 21, 1876; s of Thebald Herschel-Sophia Schaaf; ed prev schs for boys in Australia; night sch Cleveland Ohio; m Sylvia May Cramond Nov 20, 1899 Tama; d Sophia Emma (Mrs George T Thompson); m Gertrude Candacy Bonwell May 6, 1930 Cedar Rapids; 1894-99 emp by Cleveland Rubber Works, Cleveland Ohio; 1898-99 emp on farm, by Fred Gebhardt near Toledo Iowa; 1899-1900 emp by Bachelder Paper Co, Tama; 1900-10 roundhouse worker C&NW RR, Tama; 1910-11 brakeman IC RR out of Fort Dodge; 1911-13 org Herschel Amusement Co, traveled in midwestern states; 1914-25 machinist & later roundhouse forman C&NW RR, Tama; 1924-30 owner & opr City Tire Shop, Tama; 1930-farmer & stock raiser, Audubon Co; past mbr Audubon Co Soil Conservation Com; past pres Fraternal Aid & mbr Fraternal Aid Union; IOOF 152, past capt canton 61, past chief patriarch 135; Rebekah 126; Meth Ch; Rep; Viola twp committeeman; hobbies: gardening, reading, pub speaking; res Gray.

Key to Abbreviations

Who's Who in Iowa, by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 67.

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