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Delaware County, Iowa


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DeWitt Talmage Wonleighton


Honey Creek Township



        Among the representatives of the younger business element in this county is D. T. Wonleighton, who was born in Honey Creek township on the 4th of March, 1891, and who is now actively and successfully engaged in mercantile pursuits in that township. He is a son of Fred and Anna (Goodyear) Wonleighton, both of whom were natives of England and in early life crossed the Atlantic to the new world. They became residents of this county, settling on a farm in Honey Creek township, where they are still living. They became the parents of four children, and the family circle yet remains unbroken by the hand of death.
       D. T. Wonleighton added to his public school course the advantages of train­ing in a business college. At the age of eleven years, however, he started out to make his own way in the world and may truly be called a self made man, for he deserves much credit for what he has accomplished. He has steadily advanced, owing to the wise use he has made of his time, talents and opportunities. In 1911, when but twenty years of age, he erected a store building in Thorpe and is now acting as manager of the mercantile interests of Fred Meyen in that town.
      On the 30th of March, 1913, Mr. Wonleighton was united in marriage to Miss Pearl Clute, who was born in Delaware county, a daughter of L. A. and May Holister) Clute, both of whom are still residents of Honey Creek township. Mr. and Mrs. Wonleighton now have an interesting little son, Glenn T. Mr. Wonleighton votes with the republican party and keeps well informed on the questions and issues of the day. He is a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Greeley and of the Modern Woodmen camp and has filled some of the chairs in those organizations. Energy and laudable ambition prompt him in all that he does and have constituted the basis upon which he has built his growing success.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 116-117. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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