Buena Vista County, IA
IAGenWeb Project

Extracted from:  Wegerslev, C. H. and Thomas Walpole. 
 Past and Present of Buena Vista County, Iowa
Chicago:  S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909, p. 303-04.

Transcribed by Paul Nagy

Biography of  Frank G. Redfield

Frank G. Redfield, assistant cashier in the Miller & Chaney Bank, and almost a life-long resident of Newell, was born in Phoenix, New York, September 23, 1871, his parents being John T. and Eldona (Gilbert) Redfield, of whom mention is made elsewhere in this work.  He was two years of age at the time of the removal of the family to this city, where he has since resided and in the acquirement of his education he passed through the public and high school and later became a student in the Port Dodge College.  On leaving college he worked for his father in connection with the elevator, implement, stock and grain business for several years and following his marriage became connected with the Miller & Chancy Bank, of which he is now a partner, serving as its assistant cashier since 1894.  He has thoroughly mastered the banking business in all its departments and is a capable and courteous officer, popular alike with the patrons of the bank and his associates in its management.


On the 24th of October, 1894, .Mr. Redfield was married to Miss Mary I. Miller, a daughter of De Witt C. and Agnes B. (Lawson) Miller.  They are parents of four children, Frances, Eldona, John Miller, and an infant son.  Mr. and Mrs. Redfield hold membership in the Congregational church, are interested in its work and contribute generously to its support.  He also belongs to Newell Lodge, No. 232, I. 0. 0. F., and Rex Lodge, No. 242, K. P.  His political allegiance is given to the republican party and his opinions carry great weight in its local councils.  For a number of years he has been a member of the city council and has exercised his official prerogatives in support of many measures that have been matters of civic virtue and pride.  He has also been secretary of the school board for the past sixteen years and the cause of education finds in him a stalwart friend.  His standing in regard to his brethren of the fraternities with which he is connected is also indicated in the fact that he is serving as treasurer of both lodges in which he holds membership.  In his business career he has made steady progress and with his constantly expanding powers has gained a place among the men of affluence of this community.  He today owns a third interest in the Miller & Chaney, while his landed possessions include a quarter section in Sac county, a quarter section in Minnesota and other property in the state of Washington.