This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 Excerpt: ...settlers of Howard county and became one of the effective and earnest factors in the early development of this section of the state. In 1866, after the establishment of Cresco, he removed his business to the new town and remained a prominent factor in its commercial development to the time of his death, which occurred in the fall of 1899. when he was seventy years of age. His wife survived him for about ten years, dying in 1909 at the age of sixty-four years. For twenty years Mr. Strother was well known as a prominent hotel proprietor of Cresco and also engaged in the implement business. He was one of the early residents of the city and throughout the entire period of his connection with Cresco contributed in substantial measure to Ub growth, improvement and development. His name was an honored one wherever it was known and his death was the occasion of deep and widespread regret. His wife was born at Niagara Falls, Canada, and with her parents crossed the border into the United States, the family making their home in Vernon Springs township, Howard county, where her father followed the milling business. They arrived here about 1859 and Mr. Niles continued to engage in milling here until his death, after which his widow returned to Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Nichols have long been consistent and active members of the Congregational church, contributing generously to its support. Fraternally he is a Mason, is also a charter member of the Knights of Pythias and has membership with the Modern Woodmen and the Woodmen of the World. His political endorsement is given to the republican party and he stands for all that is progressive and valuable in citizenship but does not seek nor desire office, preferring to concentrate his undivided attention and energies upon his bu...
History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties, Iowa Volume 2
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