HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Biographical Appendix

  

Frank Imboden

Frank Imboden, son of George and Betsey A. (Hughes) Imboden, was born September 1, 1856, in Maries County, MO. The father, George Imboden, was a native Virginian, who immigrated to Missouri about the year 1827. At that early day railroads and steamboats were almost unknown and the long and tedious trip across the country was made in wagons. After reaching Missouri, they settled in Iron County, but were then called Washington County; here his parents lived the balance of their lives. In Iron County George Imboden grew to manhood, and here he married Betsey Hughes. Two years later they moved to the northern part of the State, settling in Maries County, and are living there at the present, the father being sixty-eight years old and the mother sixty-three. They are the parents of nine children, all now living, and the youngest twenty-five years of age. They are named as follows: James W., John H., Thomas V., George W., Joseph S., Benjamin Franklin, Columbus A., Eliza A., and Alberten. Frank Imboden was married October 5, 1875, to Miss Virginia Lucas, daughter of Philip and Bettie Lucas, and the result of this union was the birth of five children, all living: Dosia, Lettie, Arthur, Calra and Zora. Mr. Imboden has lived in Washington and Iron Counties since January 1875, and has been on the farm, where he now lives, for the past nine years. He is a member of the Farmers' Alliance, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.