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Delaware County, Iowa


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Frank E. Stimson


Delhi Township



      Frank E. Stimson, cashier of the Delhi Savings Bank, was born in Prairie township, this county, October 9, 1875, a son of Jason and Maryette (Simmons) Stimson, both natives of Ohio. The parents removed to Illinois and in 1869 came to Delaware county, Iowa, homesteading eighty acres, which is still in possession of the family. They had seven children, namely: Milton J.; Miriam, the wife of W. C. Lyman, of Kalispell, Montana; Hattie, living on the home place; George E., of Belgrade, Montana; Alice E., who died in infancy; Clara J., the wife of W. O. Newman, residing upon the home place; and Frank E., the subject of this review.
      The last named attended the public schools of Manchester and spent one year at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, after which he returned to Manchester and taught in rural schools for a year. He was then for two years deputy county treasurer but decided that banking offered a more congenial field. In 1901 he entered the Delhi Savings Bank as cashier and is the present incumbent of that position. He is thoroughly familiar with banking routine and under his administration the work of the institution is done carefully and systematically and he displays excellent business acumen in his decisions upon questions of larger import. His judgment is especially good in the placing of loans, and he has ably assisted in this way reliable business men who may need money for a time and yet conserves the best interests of the depositors and stockholders. Much of the steady growth of the bank and its financial condition are due to his efforts and ability.
      Mr. Stimson was married on the 19th of June, 1901, to Miss Jennie T. Wragg, a daughter of P. F. and Theodosia Wragg, residents of Union township, this county. He is a republican in politics and is much interested in public affairs, especially in everything pertaining to the schools, serving on the school board since 1905. He is one of the well known and highly respected business men of Delhi and his personal friends are many.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 345-346. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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