Location: Ida County IA

Biographical Sketch of G.G. Blair

L.G. Blair, photographer, was born in Ill.; moved to Wis. when quite young, and in 1876 moved to Denison, Iowa. He came to Ida grove in 1879, and established business. He has a branch establishment at Odebolt; is prepared to do first-class work at low prices.

Biographical Sketch of O.J. Blodgett

O.J. Blodgett, attorney at law, Is a native of N.Y.; moved to Warren county, Iowa, in 1868; was admitted to the bar in 1880, and located in Ida Grove in 1881; is now one of the leading attorneys of Ida county.

Biographical Sketch of J.T. Walker, Dr.

Dr. J.T. Walker, druggist, is a native of Ind.; moved to Iowa in 1854 and in 1867 engaged in the mercantile business with his father, in Linn county. He studied medicine and in 1872 graduated from the Rush Medical College, of Chicago. He opened an office at Vail, Crawford County, Iowa. Came to Ida grove in 1877 and is the pioneer druggist of the place.

Biographical Sketch of A.P. Williams

A.P. Williams, real estate and insurance agent, was born in Ind.; moved to Benton County, Ia., in 1856. He has been engaged in business in Cedar Rapids and Omaha. Came to Ida Grove in 1881 and engaged in business as above.

Biographical Sketch of Jasper McArthur

Jasper McArthur, farmer, was born in Linn county, Ia., in April, 1857; came to Crawford county in March, 1878, where he engaged in farming on 145 acres, section 1. His post office in Battle Creek. On Jan. 1st, 1879, he was married to Ella Page, of Linn County. They have one child.

Biographical Sketch of G.W. McIntosh

G.W. McIntosh, furniture dealer, is a native of Wis.; came to Ia. in 1869, and engaged as carpenter and builder. He moved to Red Oak in 1873, and to Battle Creek in 1877. In 1881 he engaged in his present business.

Biographical Sketch of John Nott

John Nott, postmaster, was born in Wis. in 1847; moved to Ida, Ia., in 1874; thence to Willow dale, near the present town of Battle Creek, and engaged in the mercantile business. He was appointed postmaster in 1876; the office was moved to Battle Creek in 1877; he also moved there, having sold his business, and is still in office.

Biographical Sketch of D.R. Archer

D.R. Archer, real estate dealer and proprietor of the Holcomb House, was born in Ind.; came to Ia. in 1880, and engaged in the real estate business; has sold since about twenty-five thousand acres of land, of which one-third has been to actual settlers. B.C. Bowman, of the firm of S.H. Bowman & Co., lumber dealers, is a native of Md.; moved to Neb. in 1876; thence to Ia. in 1879 and engaged in the lumber business at Odebolt, Ida Grove, Danbury and Battle Creek.

Biographical Sketch of W.E. Churchill

W.E. Churchill, dealer in hardware and agricultural implements, was born in N.Y.; came to Clarence, Ia., in 1862, and was employed as salesman in a hardware store until 1871, when he engaged in business for himself. He moved to Battle Creek in 1878, and engaged in business as above.

Biographical Sketch of C.P. Lund

C.P. Lund, dealer in agricultural implements and stock, was born in Denmark in 1834; came to America in 1861 and farming in Wis. In 1870 moved to Ida County, Ia., and in 1877 came to Battle Creek and engaged in stock and lumber business. In 1881 engaged in the above business.