Edgar M. Osborn is successfully engaged in merchandising at Tracy, having there conducted a general store since
February, 1912. His birth occurred in Dallas county, Iowa, on the 13th of October, 1881, his parents being J. P.
and Alice S. (Sumner) Osborn, both of whom were natives of Indiana. They removed to Dallas county, Iowa, in an
early day, settling on a farm whereon the mother eventually passed away. The father survives, however, and now
makes his home in Arkansas. They had three children, all of whom are yet living.
Edgar M. Osborn had the advantage of a high school education in his youth and remained at home until he was seventeen
years of age. Subsequently he was employed in a grocery store for some time and in February, 1912, embarked in
business on his own account, opening a general store at Tracy, where he has carried on merchandising continuously
to the present time. He displays a large and well selected stock of goods and is accorded a liberal and gratifying
patronage because of his reasonable prices and his courteous treatment of customers.
In November, 1908, Mr. Osborn was united in marriage to Miss Leora M. Hanna, a daughter of William R. and Julia
(Rouze) Hanna, who were born in Ohio and Iowa respectively. Their three children all survive. Mr. and Mrs. Osborn
are the parents of a daughter, Alice J., who was born on the 26th of November, 1911. Mr. Osborn gives his political
allegiance to the republican party, while both he and his wife attend the Methodist Episcopal church. He is one
of the progressive and enterprising citizens of the community, as well as one of the substantial merchants, and
has many friends who accord him the esteem he well merits.
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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