IAGenWeb Project
Shelby County

Who's Who in Iowa 1920

An Authoritative Biographical
Directory of Iowa Citizens
Volume 1
Edition 1920-21

Compiled and Edited By
Frank C. Lake and Lloyd N. Prince

Published by Verstegen Printing Co., Sioux City, Iowa, 1920

Only biographical entries for individuals with Shelby County connections have been transcribed.


BAILEY, James W., abstracter, Harlan; b. Adams Co., Ill., May 21, 1871; Dem.; m. Elizabeth McQuillen, Jan. 20, 1903; elected state rep. Shelby Co., 1914; reelected 1916; mem. Masons, Ia. Soc. S. A. R.

HANSEN, Albert, newspaper editor, manufacturer, public official, Harlan b. Dodge Co., Neb., Dec. 13, 1871; Luth.; Dem.; ed. Coll. Liberal Arts, Univ. of Neb. 1899; m. Miss Anna Nelson, 1900, Lincoln, Neb.; child, Edward A.; publisher Harlan American 1900-06; Co. Aud. Shelby Co., Ia., 1907-11; State rep. 35th G. A.; pres. and gen. mgr. Nelson Gas Engine & Auto Co., Harlan, la., 1913 to date; March 13, 1920 appointed co. aud. Shelby Co., to fill vacancy; now holds that position, also mayor .Harlan, Ia., 1916-17; mem. Masons, Macabee. Former residence, Dodge Co., Neb., 1871 to 1892.

RYAN, W. B., banker, Earling; b. Neola, la., Nov. 14, 1887; Cath.; Rep.; ed. grad. St. Joseph's sch., Neola, la., H. S., 1905; m. Margaret Finerty, June 14, 1911, Neola, la.; child. Philip, Catherine; entered State bank of Neola, 1905, and managed Underwood Sav. bank, Underwood, la., until 1912; went to Farmers & Merchants State bank, Neola., Ia., and worked there until 1916, when bought stock in Farmers T. & Sav. bank, Earling, la., and in 1917 purchased control of Farmers Trust & Sav. bank, Earling, la.; held office of treas. Earling, la., secy, of sch. bd. and was Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus two yrs.; mem. K. C. Former residences, Underwood, la., Sept. 1905-11; Neola, 1887-1905.

lowans nominated for "Who's Who in Iowa" from
whom no biographies were received:

W. B. Ryan.
E. M. Miller.
P. J. Rogers.
F. W. Wilwerding.
H. A. Schleier.

Transcribed by Lynn Diemer, September 17, 2014.