The full manuscript contains a condensed history of the state of Iowa, a number of biographies of distinguished citizens of the state of Iowa, a descriptive history of Story county and 229 selected biographical sketches of the citizens of Story County, Iowa.
Silliman, Benjamin F.; mechanical engineer; born, Reading, Pa.; educated, common schools, Cleveland; married, Cleveland, Maud M. Valentine; vice pres. and gen. mgr. The Electric Railway Improvement Co.; vice pres. and sec’y Tregoning Electric Mnfg. Co.; director Forest City Electric Co., The Ohio Blower Co., Cleveland Steel Tool Co.; member The Perfection Spring Co.; member Masonic Order, and Athletic Club.