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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, Pp. 321-22


HUGGINS, SAVILLE & LAWHEAD, dealers in dry-goods, boots and shoes, groceries, hardware, stoves, and tinware, clothing, hats, caps., etc., Redding, Iowa. This firm is one of the most enterprising mercantile houses in Ringgold County. The men comprising the firm are known to be among the best business men of Ringgold County. It is a branch of a large mercantile house in Mt. Ayr, and was established at Redding in the fall of 1886.

It is under the supervision and management of the junior partner, D. E. LAWHEAD. Mr. LAWHEAD was born in Logan County, Ohio, September 26, 1853. His father, R. J. LAWHEAD, is a prominent citizen of Ringgold County. His mother was formerly M. J. ELDER. The family removed to Warren County, Illinois, in 1854, where they resided until 1876.

Our subject [ David Elder LAWHEAD] was educated at Monmouth, Illinois. In 1873 he commenced teaching, and followed that occupation until 1879, when he engaged in the mercantile trade at Mt. Ayr, with J. R. HENDERSON, as clerk. Two years later he went into business with his father, the firm being LAWHEAD & Son. In 1882 the present firm was organized.

Mr. LAWHEAD was married September 26, 1876, to Miss Rettie WRIGHT of Monmouth, Illinois, and they have one child - Orr.

Mr. LAWHEAD is a member of the United Presbyterian church, and politically is a Republican. Though but a young man he has gained an enviable reputation, socially and financially.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, Pp. 321-22, 1887.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009

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