Biography of Frank Ives


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Ives, Frank, was born in Colburn, Ontario, September 26, 1861. His parents, Henry and Mary (Shultz) Ives, came to the United States in 1863, settling in the town of Henderson. He was a jeweler by trade, and died in 1866. Frank Ives received a common school education. At the age of thirteen he started in life’s battle as a farm hand and two years later he entered the general store of C. H. Sprague, in Henderson village, as clerk, and held this position for ten years, when he resigned to accept a position in a large establishment in Chicago. After a year’s service here, he returned to Henderson and entered into the mercantile business with his former employer, under the firm name of C. H. Sprague & Co. In June, 1890, Mr. Ives removed to Smithville, where he opened a general store, and has enjoyed a prosperous and steadily increasing business. October 10, 1886, he married Ella L., daughter of Lorenzo and Amy Potter, and unto them has been born one child, Edna M. Mr. Ives has served six years as justice of the peace is public spirited, being interested in all matters which deserve the consideration of a cultured man. From childhood’s early days up to the present time, Mr. Ives has fought his own battles, and owes his present prosperity and standing to honesty, fidelity and hard work.

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Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898