Who's Who in Dallas County, Iowa, 1940
LINDER, ROSS OWEN
Manager Milk Products Co; b Jefferson Co, Iowa June 23, 1898; s of William Vance Linder-Annie M Gobble; ed Jefferson Co; Fairfield HS 1916; Iowa St Coll, BSc 1921, pres Coll Dairy Club, mbr first dairy judging team at natl dairy show Chicago, team won high honors in butter judging competition; m Feryle Angelene Adkisson Oct 10, 1923 Fairfield; s Ward Owen, Richard Martensen; 1921-30 orgr, VP & mgr Linder Iverson Co butter & ice cream business Fairfield, also Washington, Ottumwa & Farmington; 1930 sold to Beatrice Creamery of Chicago; 1930-32 asst mgr Iowa div Beatrice Creamery; 1932-34 in dairy business, Jacksonville Fla; 1934-38 mgr Boone Dairy Inc, Boone; 1938- mgr & treas Perry Milk Products Co; during World War in SATC at Ames, corp Co G, disch Dec 22, 1918; Amer Legion; 1918 US Navy butter inspector northern Iowa; mbr Iowa Ice Cream Mfrs Assn, past pres, dir & VP; past dir Internatl Ice Cream Mfrs Assn; orgr & pres Iowa Dairy Products Co-op Assn; 1937- Iowa St Alumni Assn; mbr Alumni Advisory Com for Dairy industry dept of Iowa St Coll; Boone Co Alumni Assn of Iowa St Coll, past pres; C of C, mbr & pres; Lions, Boone; Boone Co dist of BSA, chmn; mbr Fairfield Rotary; Comml Club; in cooperation with Farm Bur, Linder-Iverson Co, org, sponsored & financed in carload lots registered calves from Ohio & sold stock to Jefferson Co boys & girls on payment plan; Meth Ch; hobbies: hunting & flowers, with wife winner 46 ribbons, 1 cup & 1 medal in flower shows in Iowa during 1939; he shot the perfect 25 at ofcl clay pigeon trap shoot at Boone, 1937; res Perry.
From Who's Who in Iowa, by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 343.
Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall, July 2014.
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