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S. T. Waldron
Mr. S. T. Waldron was born in Carroll County,
Iowa, in 1863. His father was a jeweler before him and he was brought up
in the shop. In 1869 his father established the business of which he is
now proprietor. He managed the business until 1880, when he lost his
eyesight and was obliged to returned. He was noted for one of the best
jewelers in this part of the state. Upon his retiring his son, the subject
of this sketch, took full charge and has very ably sustained the reputation of the
house. He keeps a full line of jewelry including clock, silverware, etc.
He also carries a full line of spectacles in all kinds of bowls and will fit those
needing them. It is very important that you take your jewelry to a good
workman for if you do not it is likely to do more harm that good. Mr.
Waldron's life long experience make him a safe man to trust.
Home of J. R. Willey
The above is a picture of the home of Joe Willey, one of the
leading stock raisers of Carroll county. Mr. Willey owns four fine farms
in Pleasant Valley township and has some of the finest stock in the county.
He is a member of the Carroll Fair and Driving Park Association is a member of
the I.O.O.F. and Masonic Lodges, a Republican in politics and a Methodist in
He is a man of much influence among the people in his
community and is highly respected. We regret having so small a space to
devote to himself and farm.
One of the most enterprising merchants in the entire county
is Charles Waltersheid of Halbur. His career is an example of what a boy
can do by applying himself and sticking to business. Born in Germany in
1859 he came to Carroll from his native land in 1873 at the age of fourteen.
Until 1881 he clerked in Carroll always working faithfully for the interests of
his employers. He early cultivated the virtue of honesty and justice to all
and easily made his services indispensable. In 1881 when the Southwestern
branch was built he located at Halbur opening a store of his own. Since
then his success has been uninterrupted each year gaining something over the
predecessor until now he is one of the substantial men of the county. In
1881 he was married to Maggie Neu. In 1883 he was appointed postmaster a
position which he still occupies and fills with entire satisfaction to the
department and public.
James Wattles is one of the old and esteemed residents of Carroll county.
He is a native of New York and during the war served his country valiantly in
the regiment of which General B. F. Tracy was Colonel. Shortly after the
war he moved to Iowa and settled in this county a few miles from Glidden.
Here he improved a farm and had the usual experience of pioneer times.
Almost thirteen years ago he and his good wife retired from farming and moved to
this city. The partner of life married wife died almost three years ago
since which time his daughter has taken care of the home. Mr. Wattles
occupies his time in reading and looking after numerous interests and in this
way is a man of busy leisure. He is a man who deserves and preserves
friends and his old age is made __ __ by the regard he is held in by those who
know him. His surviving children Gordon (?) W.__ of Omaha, Walter T., of
Neligh, Magdalene Channey (?) and Carrie M. of the city. The last named is
president of the Trans Mississippi Exposition, the greatest enterprise of
the ___ ever promoted in this country.
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