from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, Pp. 321-22
HUGGINS, SAVILLE & LAWHEAD
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
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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