Since 1911 Clarence Grubb has carried on business as a lumber dealer of Tracy and in this connection has built
up an enterprise of extensive and gratifying proportions. His birth occurred in Morgan county, Ohio, on the 7th
of May, 1875, his parents being B. F. and Mary (Boileau) Grubb, likewise natives of the Buckeye state. In November,
1880, they came to Iowa, settling first in New Sharon, Mahaska county, and subsequently in Oskaloosa, that county,
where they have made their home continuously since. To them were born six children, five of whom survive.
Clarence Grubb enjoyed the advantages of a high school education in his youth and when nineteen years of age left
the parental roof and entered the service of the Iowa Central Railroad Company, being employed in the bridge and
building department for twelve years. On the expiration of that period he made his way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, but
at the end of two years returned to Iowa. He embarked in the lumber business at Tracy, where he has since won merited
success as a dealer in all kinds of building materials. He owns fifteen lots in addition to his residence in the
town of Tracy and is widely recognized as one of the progressive and prosperous citizens of the community.
On the 23d of January, 1909, Mr. Grubb was united in marriage to Miss Edith V. Stark, a daughter of James and Hester
Stark. They have four children, namely: Abner; Helen; and Martha and Mary, twins. In politics Mr. Grubb is a republican,
and both he and his wife attend the services of the Methodist Episcopal church. He has come to be recognized as
one of the substantial men of his community, and his career is proof of the fact that industry and energy pave
the way to success and that prosperity is but ambition's answer.
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Marion County, IA
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