FRANK L. McCUNE, agent of the American Express Company, of the firm of McCune & Cameron, hardware dealers, Belle Plaine, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, March 20, 1856, and is a son of Jason P. and Harriet A. (Post) McCune. His father was born in Brattleboro, Vt., and his mother in Georgia, of the same State. They removed to Ohio in 1841. Frank L. came to Iowa with his parents when but eight years of age, and made his home at Solon, Johnson County. He was educated at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. He was employed as clerk at that place for three years, by W. B. Van Sandt, and was then placed in charge of a branch store at Solon by that gentleman. A year and a half later he purchased the stock and carried on the business five years, he then moved his stock to West Liberty, and carried on business at that place two and a half years, when he sold out and in 1881 came to Belle Plaine. He formed a partnership in the same line at this place with A. W. Runkle, under the firm name of McCune & Runkle. A year later Mr. Runkle retired and Mr. McCune and his mother carried on the business under the firm name of F. L. McCune & Co. In January, 1886, Mr. McCuue consolidated his stock with that of W. J. Cameron, the business being continued under the firm name of McCune & Cameron.
Mr. McCune was married at Solon, Iowa, May 6, 1880, to Miss Sarah Mulock, born in Houghton, Mich., daughter of R. P. Mulock. They have one child — Robert S., born April 13, 1883, at Belle Plaine. Mrs. McCune is a member of the Episcopal Church. Mr. McCune is a Mason, a member of Hope Lodge, No. 175. In politics he is a Republican. He has been agent of the American Express Company since 1882.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 237.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on January 28th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.