Biography of H. E. Goldthwaite
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H. E. Goldthwaite, who is living retired in Marengo, was born in Massachusetts on the 18th of August, 1845, a son of George and Lucy M. (Miller) Goldthwaite, likewise natives of the Bay state, whence they emigrated to this county in 1862. Both have passed away.

H. E. Goldthwaite is the only one now living of a family of three children. He was educated in the common schools and in the Bolton Academy, of which he is an alumnus. He remained under the parental roof until he was of age and in early manhood taught school for several years. However, in 1867 he was made deputy recorder and in the following year was appointed recorder, which office he held for two years. He was then engaged in the dry goods and clothing business for twenty five years. In 1899 he was again called to a position of trust and honor, being elected county treasurer, and his excellent record in that connection won him reelection. Prior to his service as county treasurer he was appointed government surveyor of Alaska and was for a year in that northern dominion of the United States. In all of his official service he has proved capable and conscientious and his record has at all times been satisfactory to those concerned and creditable to himself. He has accumulated a competence and is spending the evening of his life in honorable retirement.

Mr. Goldthwaite was married in 1869 to Miss Sarah Gardner, who was born in Ohio of the marriage of John L. and Sarah Gardner. The mother died in the Buckeye state, and later the father became a resident of Iowa and operated the first flour mill in this county. Mr. and Mrs. Goldthwaite have seven children: Leila, at home; Mary, who is teaching school; Frank W., assistant cashier of the First National Bank; E. H., a resident of Fort Worth, Texas; Howard B., also residing at that place; Byron, an attorney of Marengo, who is also county and city engineer; and D. W., who is engaged in the lumber business in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Mr. Goldthwaite is a republican and has voted the ticket of that party since age conferred upon him the right of franchise. He and his wife are both members of the Presbyterian church. Fraternally he is affiliated with Lodge No. 172, A. F. & A. M., and has also taken the chapter degrees. He is the next to the oldest member of the lodge and was for nine years secretary of that body. He has conformed his conduct to high moral standards and has the unqualified respect of his fellow citizens.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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