EDWIN E. EVERETT.
On the roster of county officials of Buchanan county appears the name of Edwin E. Everett, who is now serving for
the fourth year as county auditor, in which position he has made an excellent record by the prompt, faithful and
able manner in which he has ever discharged his duties. Hem was born in Black Hawk county, Iowa, June 3, 1881,
a son of Clarence B. and Achsah (French) Everett, also natives of this state. The father was the first white child
born in Fairbank, Iowa, his natal day being September 4, 1855, while the mother was horn in Black Hawk county,
August 5, 1859. In early life Clarence B. Everett engaged in merchandising in partnership with his father in Fairbank,
but subsequently turned his attention to railroad work, in which he engaged for five years. He afterward established
a hardware store in Fairbank and still later opened a general store, which he conducted for a number of years.
He withdrew from commercial connections, however, in 1907 and entered the Fairbank State Bank as cashier. He has
since been elected to the presidency of that institution, and now devotes his entire time to its management and
upbuilding. Thus gradually he has worked his way upward to a prominent position in business circles and his life
has been one of continually increasing usefulness and value to the community in which he lives. To him and his
wife were born five children: Edwin E.; Bessie, the wife of F. W. Kautz, a farmer residing in Fairbank; C. Herbert,
a telegraph operator of Utah, connected with the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Company; Harry L., a railroad
man living at he Pas, Canada; and Mildred, the wife of J. L. Gorman, who is engaged in the drug business in Fairbank.
At the usual age Edwin E. Everett entered the public schools of Fairbank, in which he continued his education as
a high school pupil until 1898. He afterward spent a little more than a year as a student in Drake University at
Des Moines. After completing his studies he was employed in the Fairbank State Bank as bookkeeper for about a year
and then went to San Francisco, California, on a prospecting trip. He afterward returned to Fairbank, and a little
later located in San Francisco, where he was employed as clerk in the Russ Hotel for about three years. He next
returned to Fairbank as cashier of the State Bank, which position he acceptably filled for about eighteen months
and then came to Independence as teller in the People's National Bank, continuing to occupy the latter position
until elected to his present office.
In his political views Br. Everett has ever been a stalwart democrat and keeps well informed on the questions and
issues of the day. He has never been a politician in the sense of office seeking, but four years ago was chosen
county auditor and is now the capable incumbent in that position, having made an excellent record through the prompt
and faithful discharge of his duties. Fraternally he is connected with both the Masons and the Knights of Pythias
and is loyal to the teachings and purposes of those organizations. Much of his life has been spent in Iowa, and
he is well known as a representative young man, alert and enterprising and embodying in his life the progressive
spirit which has been the dominant factor in the upbuilding of this section of the country.
History of Bachanan County, Iowa
And its People
By Harry Church and Katharyn J. Chappell
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Bachanan County, IA
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