Who's Who in Dallas County, Iowa, 1940

1940 Who's Who

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DEFORD, JOHN ELMER

Furniture Dealer & Mortician; b Avon, Iowa June 21, 1880; s of LaFayette DeFord-Josephine Price; ed North Des Moines HS 1901; Highland Park Coll of Pharm, 1903; Hohenschuh-Carpenter Coll of Embalming Des Moines & St Louis 1914; m Mamie Bundy Dec 28, 1904 Kennedy; d Genevieve C (Mrs E C Peterson); 1901-02 tchr, Dallas Co; 1903-04 drug clk, Des Moines; 1904-05 clk Dr Gardener Drug Co, Manilla; 1905-27 owner & opr jewelry, drug busines & funeral dir; 1909-27 watch inspector CRI&P RR, Des Moines to Kansas City & Des Moines to Omaha; 1927-  furn dir, mortician & jewelry repair man, Adel; past mbr Carlisle sch bd 6 years; past city treas 20 years, Carlisle; Warren Co twp clk 15 years, coroner 15 years, sheriff 8 months, now dep cornoner, Dallas Co; mbr Iowa Druggiests Assn 1903-27; C of C; Rotary, secy 11 years; IOOF 115, past grand 96; Rebekah 73, grand trustee; OES 355, past assoc patron; AF & AM 80, past warden; Scot Rite 32o; hobbies:  taxidermy & collecting old guns; daughter ed East Des Moines HS 1927, Grinnell Coll 1929, Drake U, BM 1931, Pi Kappa Lambda; Mu Phi Epsilon, Alpha Chi Omega; 1932-33 tchr Okla St Tchrs Coll; 1934-35 music supvr Murry Sch; 1936-  secy Allied Mutual Auto Ins Co; off 817 Main; res 620 Main, Adel.

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From Who's Who in Iowa, by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 339.

Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall, July 2014.

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