History of Dakota Territory Volume 5

History of Dakota Territory Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...Iowa in 1855 and for a number of years resided in Iowa City. In 1882 he came to South Dakota and homesteaded in Carroll township, Charles Mix county. While operating his farm he also worked at his trade to some extent. He passed away May 8, 1913, but is survived by his widow, who resides in Sioux City, Iowa. They became the parents of eight children, namely: Mrs. Emma Meyer, of Galena, Illinois; Joe, of Platte, South Dakota; John, of Geddes; Peter G., of Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Manshiem, of Platte; Frank, the subject of this review; Charles, who died April 5, 1914; and one who died in infancy. Frank Delire was educated in the public schools and in Ward Academy in Charles Mix county, graduating from the latter institution in 1898. He had previously learned the jewelry business and in 1900 started in business for himself in Platte, being the first to open a jewelry store in Charles Mix county. He has been very successful and in 1905 erected the building in which he is located--an up-to-date two-story brick structure. He carries a well selected stock, and his annual business amounts to a considerable figure. He is also an optometrist and has gained considerable patronage in that line. He owns the finest residence in Platte and also holds title to valuable farm property. On the 26th of June, 1900, Mr. Delire was married to Miss Bertha M. Marty, a daughter of Matthias Marty, an early settler of this state. To this union have been born three children: Regina and Olvina, twins; and Leona. Mr. Delire is a supporter of the democratic party and for two years has served on the city council. He is also president of the Commercial Club and to his initiative and excellent judgment is due much of the credit for what that organization has...show more

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  • Paperback | 618 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,089g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236747232
  • 9781236747235