From History of Floyd County - 1882
I. M. Hutches was born in Steuben County, N.Y., in 1840.
Until his father's death, which occurred in May, 1860, he was engaged principally in the pursuit of an education. From this date till about 1869 he remained on the farm, and engaged in the stock business, in connection with farming. At the expiration of this time he went to Livingston County, and engaged in the milling business, in a mill in which he had purchased a third interest. In the fall of 1873 he went to Iowa; stopped first in Cedar Falls, and came to Marble Rock the following spring, where he purchased a half interest in an elevator, with George Luce, and continued in the grain business for about five years. In 1879 a joint stock company was formed in the business between J. B. Shepardson, George B. Vansun and I. M. Hutches, which firm is still in existence and doing a good business, handling in the neighborhood of 200,000 bushels yearly. I.M. Hutches has the entire contol of the business in buying and selling. He was married in New York, in 1861, to Miss Cynthea King. They have one child - James L., now nineteen years of age. Mr. Hutches is a member of the I.O.O.F.; has been a life-long Republican and a sound Prohibitionist. Though not an aspirant for office, he has been elected Township Trustee and Alderman of the town.