Who's Who in Dallas County, Iowa, 1940

1940 Who's Who

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MAJOR, LAFAYETTE

Jeweler & Optometrist; b Bureau Co, Ill Sept 26, 1883; s of Lewis Major-Margaret Milliken; ed Walnut HS 1899; Juzek of Horology & Optometry 1908; m Minnie Anderson Oct 5, 1909 Princeton, Ill; s Rex L (dec), Alan N; 1899-1904 farmer with father, Bureau Co Ill; 1905 fireman on steam dredge, Thor; 1905-19 opr jewelry store with uncle, Walnut; 1919-  opr jewelry store, ptr of cousin W A Milliken, Perry; 1935-  chmn lib bd, Perry; Central Zone Optometric Assn, secy; Iowa & Amer Optometric Assns; Iowa Retail Jewelers Assn, past pres, past secy & past dir; Amer Natl Retail Jewelers Assn; ARC, chmn North Dallas Co; Rotary, past pres, past secy, past dir; Perry Bur of Commerce; OES 142, past worthy patron; AF & AM 299, past master 722; Meth Ch, chmn bd of trustees 1923-40; hobbies:  travel & mechanics; off 1213 Second; res 1815 Otley, Perry.

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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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