1918 Coal Men of America

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W. W. ALBRIGHT, Lewis, Iowa, was born in Ohio in 1850, and has been in the coal business twenty-nine years.

B. H. ANDERSON, Estherville, Iowa, was born in Wyoming County, New York, October 2, 1859 and has been in the coal business for himself for the past twenty-six years.

WM. C. ARTHUR, Davenport, Iowa, who for the past twenty-five years has been a well known coal salesman in Iowa, was born in Pennsylvania, March 17, 1861. He has been connected with the Atlas Coal & Coke Co., The Whitebreast Fuel Co., Williams & Peters, Fowler & Wilson, Wonderland Coal Co., and Mitchell & Dillon Coal Co. During 1917 he joined the sales force of the Lincoln Highway Tire Co. of Fulton, Illinois.

T. I. BACHUS, Manager of The Eagle Lumber & Coal Co., Fayette, Iowa, was born at New Windsor, Illinois, February 3, 1860, and has been in the coal business for twenty-six years.

M. M. BARISH, Secretary and Treasurer Barish Bros. Coal Co., Sioux City, Iowa, was born in Russia July 25. 1887, and haw been in the coal business for twelve years. E. Barish is President of this company.

WALTER BARRON, Pit Foreman and part owner of the Hopkins Coal Co., Colfax, Iowa, has worked in different capacities in Iowa mines for thirty-six years.

WILLIAM J. BECKWITH, Manager of Beckwith & Inglis, Wyoming, Iowa, was born in Delaware County, New York, June 1, 1868, and has been in the coal business for seven and a half years. He was formerly connected with the firm of Inglis Bros.

W. M. BEGGS, Manager of the Beggs Coal Co., Mystic, Iowa, is a native of Scotland, having been born there February 21, 1867, and has been in the coal business for twenty-four years.

SMITH B. BELLAMY of the S. B. Bellamy Lumber Co., Nashua, Iowa, was born at Nashua, April 6, 1871, and has been in the coal business for himself for fourteen years and previous to that was associated with his father. His brother, J. B. Bellamy, has also been connected with them most of the time.

GEO. H. BICKEL, member of the firm of Bruner & Bickel, Vinton, Iowa, was born in Norway, Iowa, November 18, 1884, and has been engaged in the coal business for eight years.

W. H. BLAKE of Grout & Blake, Winterset, Iowa, was born at Cisnie, Illinois, January 6, 1881, and has been in the coal business for five years.

W. H. BLAKELY, Norway, Iowa, was born in Wyoming, Iowa, July 10, 1869, and has been in the coal business for the past twenty-one years.

FRED O. BLOCK, Secretary and General Manager of the W. G. Block Co., Muscatine, Iowa, was born in Muscatine, Iowa, and has been in the coal business for sixteen years, associated with his father, operating several successful yards in various cities.

GEORGE H. BRUNER, member of the firm of Bruner & Bickel, Vinton, Iowa, was born in Lee County, Illinois, November 26, 1875, and has been in the coal business for ten years.

OSCAR F. BURKLAND, Creston, Iowa, was born in Lancaster, Missouri, and has been in the coal business thirteen years, having been formerly connected with the Cline & Shaw Fuel Co., St. Louis Coal Co. and the Prairie Block Coal Co.

JAMES CAMERON, Keokuk, Iowa, member of the firm of James Cameron Sons, is a native of Keokuk, and has been in the coal business for sixteen years.

GEORGE CAPEL, Oskaloosa, Iowa, was born at Frostburg, Maryland, December 19, 1877, and has been in the coal business thirteen years. He was formerly connected with Bennett & Capel and the Central Coal Co.

CYRIL T. CARNEY, General Superintendent of the Wright Coal Co. and Scandia Coal Co. at Carney, Iowa, was born in Grinnell, Iowa. March 3, 1889, and has been in the coal business for six years. He is also interested in the Carney Coal Co., Carney Cherokee Coal Co., The Saylor Coal Co. and John A. Logan Coal Co., and has served as a member of the Executive Board of Iowa Coal Operators' Association.

KRIEGH GERALD CARNEY, Manager of The Saylor Coal Co., Carney, Iowa, was born in Grinnell, Iowa, February 23, 1891, and has been in the coal business for the past six years. He is also interested in the Wright Coal Co.

A. W. CARLSON, JR., Secretary and General Manager of the Dallas Coal Co., Des Moines, Iowa, was born at Des Moines, Iowa, May 8, 1884, and has been in the coal business for the past thirteen years, having formerly been connected with the Maple Block Coal Co., Delaware Coal Co. and Zimbelman Coal Co.

MANDLEY C. CAVINESS, Manager of the Spahn & Rose Lumber Co., Afton, Iowa, was formerly in the coal business for three years at Fairfield, Iowa. He was born August 28, 1892.

CLARK E. CHALKER, Clinton, Iowa, son of George N. Chalker, was born in Clinton, Iowa, July 1, 1873, and has been associated with his father for thirty-two years and has been managing the business during recent years.

GEO. N. CHALKER, Clinton, Iowa, was born in Michigan July 14. 1842, and has been in the coal business thirty-three years. He has been a successful as well as one of the best known retail coal merchants in his section of the country.

C. S. COLBURN, Manager of Colburn Bros., Waverly, Iowa, has been engaged in the coal business for four years.

GEO. O. COBURN, Marshalltown, Iowa, was born in Marshalltown December 3, 1875, and has been in the coal business for thirteen years, succeeding the Brown Fuel & Lime Co. in 1910.

ORRIN W. COLLINS, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, was born In Muscatine, Iowa, December 4, 1882, and has been in the coal business for fifteen years. He is well and favorably known in the trade and was formerly connected with the Sam McClure Coal Co. for three years.

CHAS. J. CONNELL, Secretary and Treasurer of the Connell-Cowan Lumber Co., Cedar Falls, Iowa, was born in Cedar Falls November 28, 1880, and has been in the retail coal business for the past six years.

LANGDON J. CUMMINGS, Clinton, Iowa, was born in Caledonia County, Vermont, November 16, 1845, and has been in the retail coal business for thirty-one years, succeeding W. G. Cummings, who died May 10, 1911.

WILLIAM H. CURNES of the Curnes Grain Co., Osceola, Iowa, is a native of Iowa, having been born there February 11, 1867, and has been in the coal business for the past eight years.

A. W. DAHL, Clinton, Iowa, was born in Denmark in the year 1868, and has been in the coal business for fourteen years. He has also taken an active part in civic affairs and has been Councilman in the Sixth, now serving his second term. He is Past President of the Lyons Commercial Club.

C. H. DALBEY of F. Dalbey & Sons, Churdan, Iowa, was born in Olin, Iowa, September 18, 1886, and has been in the coal business for the past six years.

J. F. DAUBESBERGER, McGregor, Iowa, was born in McGregor, Iowa. March 3, 1862, and has been in the coal business for nineteen years.

MARK F. DERBY, President of The Derby Mills Co., Burlington, Iowa, was born in Burlington, Iowa. February 5, 1852, and has had a successful career in the retail coal business for the past twenty-one years.

NEWTON M. DERBY, Secretary-Treasurer of The Derby Mills Co., Burlington, Iowa, was born in Burlington, Iowa, August 23, 1887, and has been in the retail coal business for the past thirteen years.

WILLIAM HENRY DESSEL, Secretary, Treasurer and Manager of the Dessel Lumber Co., Holstein, Iowa, was born at Holstein, Iowa, September 14, 1887, and has been in the coal business for eight years.

CLEMENT H. DEUR, Missouri Valley, Iowa, was born In Onondaga County, New York, October 18, 1856, and has been in the coal business for thirty-eight years.

D. J. EBERHART, Newton, Iowa, was born at Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, January 29, 1853, and has been in the coal business for forty years.

I. C. EDMONDS, President of the Edmonds-Londergan Co, Marcus, Iowa, was born at Clinton, Iowa, in 1878, and is interested in yards at Matlock, Marcus, Edna, Hinton, Archer, Iowa, and Steen, Minnesota. He also owns three banks and a considerable amount of real estate.

A. H. EVANS, Owner and Manager of the A. H. Evans Co., Keokuk, Iowa, was born in New Jersey August 28, 1840, and has been in the coal business twenty-six years. Mr. Evans is one of the most favorably known retailers in his section. The firm was formerly The Chisholm & Evans Co., which was succeeded by himself, although there was no change in management.

C. F. EVANS, Manager of the City Fuel Co., Clarinda, Iowa, was born at Huntsville, Missouri, July 28, 1889, and has been in the coal business thirteen years. He is also interested in the Connelsville Coal & Mining Co., and was formerly connected with the Manufacturers Coal & Coke Co. He la now in the service of his country.

ISAAC EVANS, President Blount-Evans Coal Mining Co., Des Moines, Iowa, was born in Llandovery, Wales, March 4, 1854, and has been in the coal business twenty-eight years. The Blount-Evans Co. has been in the wholesale and retail coal business in Des Moines for twenty-eight years. Mr. Evans was formerly connected with the Evans Coal Mining Co., Iowa Coal Mining Co., West Riverside Coal Mining Co., and Center Coal & Mining Co.

SARAH HARRIS EVANS, President of the Central Coal Co., Lockman, Iowa, was born in Pomeroy, Ohio, January 31, 1870, and is the wife of T. L. Evans of the same company.

THOMAS LINCOLN EVANS, Secretary and Treasurer of the Central Coal Co., Lockman, Iowa, was born in Pomeroy, Ohio, April 14, 1865, and has been in the coal business for twenty-two years. He was formerly connected with the American Coal Co., Smoky Hollow Coal Co. and has been a member of the Iowa State Board of Mine Examiners.

GEORGE J. FINCK, Branch Manager of the firm of Harris & Dillavou, Burlington, Iowa, was born at San Francisco, California, January 13, 1875, and has been in the coal business fifteen years. He was formerly with the Hosford Coal Co. and with James Frame at Burlington, and was located at Denver, Colorado, two years. He also is President of the Cave Coal Co. and a stockholder in the Modern Coal Co. at Sesser, Illinois.

JOHN WESLEY FLEMING, Manager and Secretary of the Osceola Lumber Co., Osceola, Iowa, was born at Osceola, Iowa, February 23, 1870, and has been in the coal business for the past twenty-three years. He was formerly connected with W. B. Ballew Lumber Co. and Hawkeye Lumber Co.

C. S. FOWLER of the Fowler Coal Co., Clinton, Iowa, was born at Sturgis, Michigan, March 17, 1890, and has been in the coal business for six years. He was formerly connected with the firm of Fenlon & Fowler.

R. A. FRAZIER, Manager of R. A. Frazier & Son, Nevada, Colorado, and Morrison, Iowa, was born at Zanesville, Ohio, September 22, 1848, and has been in the coal business forty-four years, having been formerly connected with the firm of Walton & Frazier, Thomasboro, Illinois.

GEORGE A. FRENCH of the George A. French Co., Cherokee, Iowa, was born in Buchanan County, Iowa, March 17, 1874, and has been in the coal business for thirteen years, having been formerly connected with the Western Elevator Co.

AUGUST C. FREUND, Lowden, Iowa, principal of the firm of A. Freund & Co., was born July 7, 1860, and has been in the retail coal business since 1883.

OTIS ALBERT GABLE. Manager of John E. Gable & Co., Oxford Junction, Iowa, was born at Lost Nation, Iowa, June 16, 1879, and has been in the coal business for twelve years.

J. H. GILCHRIST of the Gilchrist Coal & Feed Co., Ames, Iowa, was born in Ames, Iowa, February 8, 1886. He has been in the coal business for seven years and was formerly with B. A. Lockwood Co., Des Moines, Iowa.

FRANK LEE GITCHELL of Gitchell Bros., Arlington, Iowa, was born at Center Point, Iowa, May 24, 1870, and has been in the retail coal business for the past twenty-eight years.

THOS. GORDEN of the Gorden-Elder Fuel Co., Mason City, Iowa, was born at Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, November, 1859, while his partner, G. N. Elder, was born in Blairsville, Pennsylvania, August 20, 1859. They are successors to the Wallace Williams Coal Co.

J. T. GRANT, successor to C. A. Grant & Son, Rolfe, Iowa, was born in Gilman, Iowa, February 11, 1873, and has been in the coal business twenty-seven years.

EDWARD M. GRAY. Vice President and Manager of the Des Moines Coal Co., Des Moines, Iowa, was born at Coal Valley, Illinois, August 31, 1866, and has been in the coal business forty-one years. He is also interested in the Des Moines Sand & Fuel Co. and was formerly associated with the Keystone Coal Co. He has served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Iowa Coal Operators' Association.

GEORGE GREGORY, Marshalltown, Iowa, proprietor of the Gregory Coal, Coke & Lime Co., was born in Marshall County, Iowa, November 8, 1862, and has been in the coal business for thirty-six years. Mr. Gregory is one of the most prominent dealers in Iowa and has also been active in promoting every movement that was for the benefit of the coal trade or his city. He has also taken an interest in coal association affairs and was President of the Iowa and Nebraska Coal Dealers' Association, also the Northwestern Retail Coal Dealers' Association.

CHAS. E. GRIFFITH of Griffith Bros., Red Oak, Iowa, was born in Burlington, Iowa, in 1874, and has been in the coal business for fourteen years.

WILLIS G. HASKELL, President of W. G. Haskell Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was born in Iowa, June 5, 1857, and has been actively identified with the coal business for twenty-five years, being one of the best known coal men in the West. He has served as President of the Northwestern Coal Dealers' Association, Postmaster of Cedar Rapids, State Senator, and in addition many other offices of honor in both the trade and community.

FRED H. HENRY, Belle Plaine, Iowa, was born in Belle Plaine June 2, 1868, and has been in the coal business for the past thirteen years, being one of the best known retailers in that section.

RALPH E. HOPKINS, General Manager of the Hopkins Coal Co., Colfax, Iowa, was born at Pueblo, Colorado, July 27, 1881, and has been with the present company for the past four years.

MELVILLE P. HUGHES, Clear Lake, Iowa, salesman for the Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Co., was born in Chicago, Illinois, September 4, 1891, and is a son of Wm. H. Hughes, one of the best known coal salesmen in the West. He has been in the coal business for the past seven years and formerly traveled for the Pittsburgh & Ashland Coal & Dock Co. and the Monon Coal Co.

WILLIAM HENRY HUGHES, Des Moines. Iowa, Iowa representative of the Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Co., was born at Hamilton, Ontario, November 7, 1861, and has been in the coal business for twenty-five years. Mr. Hughes is one of the best and most favorably known coal salesmen in the Northwest and formerly represented the General Wilmington Coal Co. and the Monon Coal Co. as Northwestern Sales Manager.

W. B. INGVOLDSTAD, President of the Ingvoldstad Lumber Co., Inc., Decorah, Iowa, was born in Decorah, Iowa, June 21, 1875, and has been in the coal business for the past eleven years.

HENRY C. JEFFERS of the City Fuel Co., Shenandoah, Iowa, was born in Ireland in 1850, and has been engaged in the coal business for fifteen years.

LARS JOHNSON, Exline, Iowa, Manager of the Iowa Block Coal Co., was born in Sweden September 13, 1880, and has been in the coal business twelve years. He is also interested in the Caldwell Coal Co. of Exline, Iowa.

JOHN L. JONES, President of the Regal Coal Co., Oskaloosa, Iowa, was born in Wales June 1, 1872, and has been in the coal business eighteen years. He was formerly connected with the Lost Creek Fuel Co., The Fraker Coal Co., and the LaKonta Coal Co., and is also interested in the Sheriff Coal Co.

V. V. KECK, Manager of the Citizens Lumber Co., Washta, Iowa, was born in Benton County, September 5, 1880, and has been in the coal business for sixteen years, also handling lumber and cement.

EVAN H. KELLY, Secretary and Treasurer Kelly Lumber Co., Sigourney, Iowa, was born in Burlington, Iowa, March 9, 1882, and has been in the coal business for ten years. Mr. Kelly was formerly connected with A. M. Neas & Son.

ARCHIBALD C. KESSLER, Waterloo, Iowa, was born in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, March 14, 1876, and has been in the coal business for eleven years. Mr. Kessler is also Vice President of the Friend Lumber Co., Waverly, Iowa, and was formerly connected with C. W. Chapman Lumber Co., Cedar Falls, Iowa, for four years.

C. E. KITTLESON, Manager of The Lumber & Grain Co., St. Ansgar, Iowa, was born at St. Ansgar, Iowa, December 5, 1864, and has been in the coal business for seven years.

HARRY H. KRUMMANN, President and General Manager of the Brown Coal Co., Sioux City, Iowa, was born in Sioux City, Iowa, February 17, 1872, and has been in the coal business for sixteen years. Mr. Krummann was formerly engaged in the banking business for about twelve years.

JOSEPH PERRY LANGFORD, Sales Manager of the W. G. Block Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was born in Albany, Illinois, August 2, 1888, and has been in the coal business eleven years. He was formerly connected with the Purity Coal Co., Chicago, and is favorably known in that territory. Mr. Langford enlisted in the United States Navy May 15, 1918.

T. W. LARGE, DeWitt, Iowa, was born at DeWitt, Iowa, March 7, 1866, and has been in the coal business for twenty-five years. He was formerly connected with the firms of Small & Large and T. W. Large & Bro.

WM. LINNEVOLD, Secretary and Manager of the Nordness Creamery Co., Decorah, Iowa, was born at Decorah, Iowa, December 13, 1876, and has been in the coal business for the past twenty-one years.

WALTER A. LINTON, President and Manager of the Roseland Fuel Co., Ottumwa, Iowa, was born at Ainsworth, Iowa, October 25, 1879, and has been in the coal business for sixteen years. Mr. Linton has taken an active interest in local coal associations, having held several offices, and has acted as a Director in the Northwestern Association.

HOY G. LIVINGSTON, President and Manager of the Shenandoah Fuel Co., Shenandoah, Iowa, was born in Alta, Illinois, July 31, 1880, and has been in the coal business for ten years. He was formerly connected with A. T. McMaster Coal Co., Peoria, Illinois.

DAVID LODWICK, Secretary and Treasurer of the Diamond Block Coal Co., Mystic, Iowa, was born in Wales In 1864, and has been in the coal business thirty years, associated with his brother.

LEWELYN LODWICK, Diamond, Iowa, was born in Wales, August 20, 1856, and has been in the coal business for nearly thirty years. Mr. Lodwick is a well known Iowa operator and is President and Manager of the Appanoose Coal & Fuel Co., Diamond, Iowa. Treasurer of the Lodwick Bros. Coal Co., and President of the Winifred Coal Co., Mystic, Iowa.

J. J. MATHEWS, Cherokee, Iowa, was born at Lyons, Iowa. December 17, 1862, and has been in the coal business for twenty-six years. He is one of the best known retail coal merchants in his section of the state.

FRANK AMBROSE McCOLE, Manager of the W. G. Block Co., Mason City, Iowa, was born at Chilton, Wisconsin, May 11, 1880, and is one of the most active and popular coal salesmen in the Northwest. He formerly traveled in Iowa, representing the Johnston City Coal Co. and the Hart-Williams Coal Co.

JOHN H. McKLVEEN, Manager and partner in the firm of J. H. McKlveen & Co., Prairie City, Iowa, was born at Chariton, Iowa, September 10, 1887, and has been in the coal business for eleven years. Samuel McKlveen, Chariton, Iowa, is also a partner and has been a retailer in Chariton for about twenty-six years.

D. A. MILLER, Manager and Treasurer of the Milton Lumber Co., Milton, Iowa, was born in Milton June 3, 1872, and has been in the coal business nineteen years.

THOMAS JAMES MULGREW, President and Manager of the Thomas J. Mulgrew Co., Dubuque, Iowa, was born in Dubuque May 8, 1867, and has been in the coal business thirty-one years. He started with Hansen & Linehan of Dubuque and has been in business for himself twenty-five years, and is one of the best known coal men in his section.

HENRY W. NESLER, Manager of the Equity Shipping Association of Dyersville, Iowa, was born in New Vienna. Iowa, October 29, 1881, and has been in the coal business two years.

BENJAMIN SEDGWICK NOBLE, Ida Grove, Iowa, was born in Iowa February 17, 1864, and was formerly connected with W. A. Noble & Co. He has been in the coal business for twenty-four years.

CARL E. NORTON, Manager of the Farmers Elevator & Supply Co., Nora Springs, Iowa, was born at Waukon, Iowa, September 1, 1890, and has been in the coal business for the past six years.

OAKES BROS., retail coal merchants of Iowa City, Iowa, is composed of John P. Oakes, who was born In Iowa City, Iowa, April 9, 1866, and Perry C. Oakes, born at Iowa City July 15, 1870. The firm has been in business fifteen years.

THOMAS W. OAKES, partner in the firm of Smith & Oakes, Clinton, Iowa, was born in Ireland, December 25, 1851, and has been in the coal business for fifty-two years, having been connected with several firms before organizing the present company.

W. W. OLIVER, Secretary and General Manager of the Centerville Block Coal Co., Centerville, Iowa, was born at Crookham, England, October 30, 1843, and has been in the coal business for forty-three years. In 1880 he organized the Diamond Coal Co., which was consolidated in 1894 with the Centerville Coal Co., which was later merged into the present firm.

EUGENE PAINE, Iowa City, Iowa, was born in Orange County, Vermont, March 6, 1839, and has been in the retail coal business for half a century. He opened a yard in Iowa City in 1868 on the present site of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad's passenger station. He was a member of the Army of the Potomac 1861-1865.

JOHN W. PLONALP, Storm Lake, Iowa, was born in Indiana in 1855, and has been in the coal business for twenty-six years. He formerly was connected with Plonalp & Wilson.

LUCIUS RANDALL ROSEBROOK, Manager of the Excelsior Coal Co., Oskaloosa, Iowa, is one of the pioneer coal men of Iowa. He was born at Lancaster, New Hampshire, March 7. 1848, and has been in the coal business for the past thirty-six years. During that time he has been identified with several leading companies and has made many friends throughout the trade.

A. C. SAX, Bloomfield, Iowa, a member of the firm of Sax Bros., was born at Saratoga, New York, March 9, 1840, and has been in the retail coal business for the past ten years.

F. A. SAX of Sax Bros., Bloomfield, Iowa, was born May 30, 1875, in Iowa and has been in the coal business for ten years.

GEORGE H. SAX of Sax Bros., Bloomfield, Iowa, was born October 16, 1877, in Iowa and has been in the coal business for ten years.

H. H. SHERIFF of the Sheriff Coal Co., Oskaloosa, Iowa, was born at Muscatine, Iowa, in 1861, and has been in the coal business for the past twenty-six years. He was one of the stockholders and directors of the Maple Coal Co., Oskaloosa, Iowa, and one of the stockholders and directors of the Greenridge Fuel Co.

SAMUEL T. SLADE, Secretary of the Des Moines Coal Co., Des Moines, Iowa, was born at Alden, New York, in 1853, and has been in the coal business for twenty-one years. He was formerly connected with Savior Coal Co., Scandia Coal Co. and the Maple Block Coal Co.

CHAS. E. SMITH. Western Sales Manager of the Carter Coal Co., Marshalltown, Iowa, was born at Whitewater, Wisconsin, February 19, 1881, and has been in the coal business for sixteen years. He was formerly connected with the Gregory Coal, Coke & Lime Co. and the Clark Coal & Coke Co. of Peoria.

EDGAR A. SMITH, junior partner of the firm of E. J. Smith & Son, Whiting, Iowa, was born in Iowa April 15, 1869, and has been associated with his father, Edmund J. Smith, in the coal business for twenty-one years at Whiting, Iowa.

EDMUND J. SMITH, senior partner of the firm of E. J. Smith & Son, Whiting, Iowa, was born in Wisconsin April 27, 1844, and has been in the coal business for twenty-one years. He was formerly connected with the firms of Williams & Peters, Reiss Coal Co., Peabody Coal Co., Bell & Zoller and Old Ben Corp.

IRA HERBERT SMITH, member of the firm of Smith & Oakes, Clinton, Iowa, was born in Clinton January 23, 1863, and has been in the coal business for twenty-seven years. The firm is well and favorably known in the trade.

EDWAHD M. SORODA of the Cedar Rapids Fuel Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a native of Chicago, Illinois, having been born there February 18. 1887. For seventeen years he has been connected with the E. E. Pinney Coal Co.

E. A. TAPPAN, Belle Plaine, Iowa, was born in Tama County, Iowa, November 17, 1868, and has been in the coal and grain business for the past thirteen years.

CHAS. E. TAYLOR, Manager of the Emmetsburg Coal & Supply Co., Emmetsburg, Iowa, was born in Wisconsin in 1853, and has been in the coal business for fourteen years, being formerly connected with the firm of Moore Bros.

T. W. TRIMBLE of Trimble & Van Reenen, Bedford, Iowa, is a native of Illinois and has been in the retail coal business for the past two years.

JACOB JOHN VAN EIZENGA, Orange City. Iowa, was born in The Netherlands August 24, 1864, and has been in business for himself for the past three years. Previous to that he was for twelve years with Van Pelt & Van Eizenga and seven years with F. M. Slagle & Co.

GEO. F. WAGNER, Storm Lake, Iowa, was born at Calvary, Wisconsin, March 28, 1877, and has been engaged in the coal business for twenty-one years.

FRANK J. WARD, Secretary and General Manager of the Eclipse Lumber Co., Clinton, Iowa, is a native of Iowa, having been born at Waukon. He has been engaged in the coal business for a period of twenty-one years.

JAMES F. WEART, President of the Weart & Lysaght Co., Cherokee, Iowa, was born in Hopewell, New Jersey, May 7, 1870, and has been connected with the coal business for twenty-four years, being widely known throughout the West.

WALTER R. WEBB, President of Webb Bros. Co., Sioux City, Iowa, was born in Quebec, Canada. August 31, 1846, and has been in the coal business for twenty-nine years.

WM. A. WHITING, Washington, Iowa, was born at Caledonia, Illinois, August 3, 1860, and has been in the coal business for twenty years. He was formerly connected with Chas. Whiting, Roscoe, Illinois.

GEORGE F. WICKHAM, Manager of the Fenlon-Wickham Coal Co., Council Bluffs, Iowa, was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 23, 1877, and has been in the coal business for seventeen years. Mr. Wickham is one of the best known and most popular coal men in the Missouri River territory.

R. W. WILLIS of the Citizens Coal Co., Mason City, Iowa, was born in Iowa and has been in the coal business for five years.

NATTIE WILSON, LeClaire, Iowa, was born in LeClaire December 22, 1858, and has handled farm implements and hardware, adding coal some four years ago.

W. W. WILSON, Washington, Iowa, was born at Washington, Iowa, December 18, 1866, and has been in the coal business eleven years.

H. M. YOUNG, member of the firm of Young Coal Co., Waterloo, Iowa, was born in Waterloo, Iowa, February 18, 1888, and has been associated with his brother in this company for five years.

J. A. YOUNG of the Young Coal Co., Waterloo, Iowa, was born at Waterloo, Iowa, June 7, 1883, and has been engaged in the coal business for fourteen years. Mr. Young has been a Director in the Northwestern Coal Dealers' Association.

EDGAR JONES VREELAND. Manager of the Coal Hill Coal Co., Des Moines, Iowa, is a native of Illinois, having been born in 1874, and has been in the coal business for the past eighteen years.

[Coal Men of America, 1918}
Submitted by Cathy Danielson


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