Transcribed by Teresa Kesterke from: Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa: Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Many of the Prominent Citizens of To-day and Also of the Past, Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905.


William Vaughan Lloyd has had the honor of serving his city as councilman for two years, has been an esteemed member of the school board for several terms, and is the valued cashier of the State Bank of Mediapolis. He is the son of William H. and Cordelia (Tupper) Lloyd, and was born July 30, 1861, in Brooklyn, Queens county, New York. When he was quite a small lad his parents came West, and located in Washington county, Iowa, where he first entered upon his school duties. After finishing the common schools of his county, he pursued his studies in a business college in Iowa, and obtained a full knowledge of all branches of business, doing justice both to himself and to his teachers.

For the next ten years he held the responsible position of bookkeeper in the National Bank at Brighton, Iowa, giving great satisfaction to his employers, who were very fond of him. In 1891 the State Bank of Mediapolis was organized, and Mr. Lloyd was chosen as the honored cashier of the same, which position he has held ever since, reflecting great credit upon himself by the manner in which he has always conducted this office of trust in behalf of his superiors.

Aug. 4, 1884, Mr. Lloyd was married to Miss Ella T. Parson, the bright and attractive daughter of R. F. and Lucinda (Middleton) Parson, of Brighton, Iowa. This happy union has been blessed with four children: Vaughan E., an assistant in the bank with his father; Teressa, student in the high school; Cordelia, a student in the grammar schools: and little Doris, at home.

Mrs. Lloyd is a prominent and influential member of the Presbyterian church, always contributing liberally to the support of the same. Mr. Lloyd has been a strong Republican ever since he was old enough to discriminate for himself, in which party he takes a very active interest: it, in return, has so appreciated his ability as to place him at the head of several positions of trust. He is now treasurer of the school board, of which he has been a member for one term; has served as city councilman for one term of two years; and in 1889, he was elected to the responsible office of treasurer of the town, which he filled with great care and accuracy till 1898. Mr. Lloyd is also identified with the Mediapolis Lodge of Independent Order Odd Fellows, being a respected member for some years.

There is perhaps no man better known and better acquainted in the whole city of Mediapolis, or throughout the entire township, than is our subject. The various important and responsible positions he has held fully denotes with what confidence and respect he is regarded. His courteous, gentlemanly, and accommodating manner to everyone, young or old, rich or poor, has made him a long list of true friends and admirers of which any man might well be proud. His great success in life has been largely due to his own efforts, and his record for truth, uprightness, and constant activity will serve as a worthy example to the young.

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