Notes for William Recknor: William Recknor and his wife Lola lived on Montgomery Steet, Creston, Iowa and ran a fine grocery store at 301 West Adams Street in the early 1900s.
From a local paper dated 8/8/1941
Illness Fatal to Will Recknor, 72, P:ioneer Merchant
Operated Store 45 Years Until Stroke in 1938
Will recknor, pioneer Creston merchant, banker and civic leader died at his home, 917 West Mongomery Steet, last night at eight o'clock.
Mr. Recknor, who had been ill since suffering a stroke in December, 1938, reached the age of 72 last Jan 21.
He had operated a grocery store on Adams street for 45 years and was active in the business up to the time of his illness. His first positon was as a delivery man for an Adams street grocery firm. Within two years, he was able to purchase a half interest in the business and several years later he acquired full ownership of the store which bore his name until April of this year.
Recknor served two terms on the Creston city council, during which time he was credited with creating several needed reforms in the city's financial structure. The pioneer merchant was president of the First National bank here for many years and was chairman of its board of directors until December, 1938.
He was a member of the Rotary club while active in business and was a member of the Masonic lodge up to the time of his death.
More About William Recknor: Date born 2: January 21, 1869, Iowa.571
More About William Recknor and Lola E Fowler: Marriage: November 18, 1891, Ellsworth County, Kansas.572, 573
Children of William Recknor and Lola E Fowler are:
+Earl Recknor, b. April 30, 1893, Farm, Lincoln Township, Iowa574, d. January 1963, Iowa.