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HISTORY of CERRO GORDO COUNTY, IOWA
WHEELER, J.H. Vol. II. p. 515. Lewis Pub. Co. Chicago. 1910

BIOGRAPHY ~ ARCHIE WILLARD HARROUN

Archie W. Harroun, of 314 West Eighth Street, Mason City, Iowa, has for eighteen years been engaged in the railway mail service on the line between Dubuque and Sanborn, with headquarters at Dubuque. While a native of Minnesota, born in [September] 1869, Mr. Harroun has made Cerro Gordo county, Iowa, his home since 1875, when he came here with his parents, John and Lydia (Greenlee) Harroun, natives of Crawford county, Pennsylvania. Early in life John Harroun and his wife left the "Keystone state" and came west to Minnesota, settling near Rochester long before that city was started. There for a number of years and later in Portland township, Cerro Gordo county, Iowa, he successfully carried on farming operations and he died at his home in the last named place in 1899, at the age of seventy-one years. He served in various local offices, such as justice of the peace, school director, etc., and was an officer in a creamery company. Both he and his wife were members of the Christadelphan church. She died in 1902, at the age of sixty-seven years. In their family of five children, Archie W. was the fourth born, the others being Park B., of Austin, Minnesota; Miss Alma E., bookkeeper for the Damon-Igou Company, in which she is a stockholder; L. Laville, wife of Frank Miller, a merchant and alderman of Mason City; and Miss Carrie.

Archie W. Harroun previous to his entering the railway mail service attended normal school at Algona, Iowa, and taught one term of country school. He is married and has one child, Margaret, born February 1, 1910. Mrs. Harroun, formerly Miss Jessie Stevens, is a daughter of Charles J. Stevens, a resident of Mason City and an engineer on the C. M. & St. P. Railroad. Politically Mr. Harroun is what may be termed and Independent Republican. In religion he firmly maintains the views held by his parents and is a member of the same church. Mrs. Harroun is a Methodist.

NOTE: Archie W. Harroun died in 1946. Jessie M. (Stevens) Harroun was born October 7, 1872, Spencer IA, and died in 1955, Mason City IA. Archie and Jessie had an infant son who was born and died in 1908, Mason City. They were interred at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City IA.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2014

 

 

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