Biography of Jesse M. Mickle
Marion County, IA Biographies





Jesse M. Mickle has been actively engaged in business as a merchant of Tracy for the past eight years and also holds the office of postmaster, making a creditable record in that connection. His birth occurred in Clarke county, Iowa, on the 3d of October, 1881, his parents being W. T. and Sarah (Worley) Mickle, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Lucas county, Iowa. They are now residents of Montrose, Colorado. Their children were seven in number and six survive.

Jesse M. Mickle attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and remained at home until eighteen years of age. He then entered the service of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, being employed as operator for five or six years. On the expiration of that period, in 1906, he embarked in the mercantile business at Tracy, where he has since enjoyed an extensive patronage, for he is widely recognized as a reliable, enterprising and progressive merchant. He owns an attractive and substantial residence as well as his store building and is well entitled to recognition among the prosperous and representative citizens of the county. He also holds the position of postmaster at Tracy, discharging the duties devolving upon him in a most satisfactory and highly commendable manner.

In December, 1903, Mr. Mickle was united in marriage to Miss Cora Smith, a native of Mahaska county, Iowa, and a daughter of W. T. and Nancy (Locke) Smith, who were born in Ohio and Virginia respectively. They came to Iowa in an early day and in this state spent the remainder of their lives. Two of their seven children survive. Our subject and his wife have a daughter, Nancy E., whose birth occurred on the 17th of July, 1914. Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Mickle has supported the men and measures of the democracy, while fraternally he is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America. Both he and his wife attend the services of the Methodist Episcopal church. In all of his dealings he has been thoroughly reliable and in matters of citizenship helpful and progressive, giving his aid and influence to many movements for the public good.

From:
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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