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N.E. Mallory, Solomon Mallory

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Re: N.E. Mallory, Solomon Mallory

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John Mallory who married Beulah Thomas is listed on the birth records of Woodbury Ct as John Mallory Jr. That's the only place he so appears...and, indeed his father was named John Mallory. He was thereafter called Cpt John Mallory.

You can find Elijah's birth and some siblings on this website.

John Mallory and Beulah Thomas had, among others, John Mallory who married Sarah Richardson. Folks refer to him as John Mallory Jr....though he was actually the third John in a row.

I just came back to this site to double check on Lena W. I note another Mallory lived in Woodbury Co Iowa and he was mistakenly mis-transcribed on the census as Lena W. HIS full was Lemuel Ward Mallory (Lem W Mallory) son of Ward Mallory and Emily White (who attended the Cazenova Seminary in Madison Ny.) She was later a music teacher.

I only mention her schooling because at least one of the Mallorys in your line also attended the Cazenova Seminary which was located in Madison Co Ny where your Elijah and his parents lived before moving to Canada..

Cazenovia Seminary was an academic (not exclusively theological) seminary (like an early high school) of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was located in Cazenovia, New York, U.S.A.. It was founded in 1825, at the instigation of George Peck and several other prominent clergymen in the area. In 1839, the seminary initiated a three year course, as it was called, which was focused at the education of females. The seminary also had a missionary course, and in 1843 Sophronia Farrington (class of 1828) went out as the first female missionary to Africa, under the auspices of the Young Men's Missionary Society of Boston. This was the earliest foreign mission established by the Methodist Episcopal Church.[1]

White, Emily, Cazenovia. 1832. Married Ward Mallory. Residence, Marshalltown, Iowa. (From First Fifty Years of Cazenovia Seminary Madison Co NY 1825-1875)

And, by the way, Lena W, listed as wife of Elijah C Mallory was born 5 Nov 1864 in Delavan co Wisconsin...the exact year of birth of the supposed wife of Elijah C. And, like Elijah he lived in Souix City Iowa.

I believe THIS IS THE MYSTERIOUS Lena W..supposed wife of Elijah. I think Lem W appeared on the census near Elijah and someone mistook him for a wife of Elijah.

(7) Lemuel Ward Mallory (listed as Benn W 1930 census, and Lena W on an earlier one) 5 Feb 1864 farm near Delevan WI d 22 Aug 1931 St Joseph’s Hospital Sioux City IA = 1886 Cora Arthur 1865/70 NY (William Arthur 1815 Ny = Mary A 1825 NY per 1880 census Souix City IA) 1880 census Elk Point Union Dakota Territory

Sioux City, Iowa
Sioux City Journal
Sunday, August 23, 1931
Page 1


Leader in the Business World for Many Years Dies

Private funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at West's funeral home for Lem W. Mallory, president of the Pratt-Mallory Co., wholesale grocers, who died early Saturday morning [August 22, 1931] in St. Joseph's hospital where he had been a patient since returning from the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Minn., several weeks ago.

Masonic rites and services to which the public are invited to attend will be held at 2:45 o'clock at the graveside in Graceland Park cemetery. Oscar J. Hoberg will conduct the Masonic services.

Active pallbearers will be employees of the Pratt-Mallory Co. They are: Frank Burns, John Foley, Lloyd Hirst, Abner Malmquist, Dave Forsling and John Jockheck.

The honorary pallbearers will be Harry Snyder, Everett Croft of Des Moines, J. MacLarty of Okoboji, Ia., W. S. Warfield Sr., Frank Milholland of Omaha, and Charles Hess, of Sioux City.

Plant to be Closed

Mr. Burns, secretary of the Pratt-Mallory Co., said that the plant would be closed Monday to permit employees to attend the funeral services.

The many friends of the deceased grocer may view the body at the funeral home from 3pm until 5pm today, and from 10am until 12:30 o'clock Monday. The family requests that no flowers be sent.

For 50 years Mr. Mallory had been one of the most colorful and widely known figures in the Sioux City business world. He was 67 years old.

Evidently realizing that death was near, Mr. Mallory, upon his return from Rochester, settled all his personal business affairs and took other steps to release himself from business connections in order that the business might continue without interruption.

Friends of Sick

Numerous friends of Mr. Mallory visited him daily at the hospital. One of his oldest friends, Fred Sargent, president of the Northwestern railroad, made a special trip to Sioux City last week to visit Mr. Mallory.

Mr. Mallory was one of the most prominent and philanthropic business men in the city. He was a constant friend of the sick and needy. Life for Mr. Mallory was one continuous round of doing favors for other persons, whether business associates or beggars.

From a job as office boy at the low wage of $6 a week to a position in the business world that made him the payer of the largest income tax in Sioux City for one year was the record of Mr. Mallory.

Was Office Boy

First of the positions that Mr. Mallory held in Sioux City was that of office boy for E. C. Palmer & Co. Although born of parents who were blessed with a good education, Mr. Mallory was not born with a "silver spoon in his mouth." The life story of the business man reads like a romance snatched from the pages of a best seller.

Born upon a Wisconsin farm near Delevan, February 5, 1864, Mr. Mallory, at the age of 4, moved with his parents to Marshalltown, Ia. where his father ran a livery stable and young Mallory received his first grade school education.

Later the family moved to Elk Point, S.D. where the elder Mallory ran a hotel. Lemuel was 13 years old. He attended the Elk Point high school and in the fall of 1869 he entered Grinnell college on money earned during the summer. By working as a lineman for a telephone company and sawing wood in his spare moments, Lemuel was able to remain in college for two years.

Came Here in 1881

In 1881 he left college and came to Sioux City. He held his first job as a bookkeeper for 13 years. During that time, the concern changed ownership several times. During the last three years of that period, Mr. Mallory was a partner and treasurer of the firm, which was then known as the C. Shenkberg Co.

In 1894 he severed his connections with the company and entered the general merchandise business at Alta, Ia. The following year he returned to Sioux City and took a position as credit manager for the Howell-Warfield Co.

Three years later the firm joined with wholesale interests in Des Moines and became known as the Warfield-Pratt-Howell Co. He retained his position as credit manager until the death of R. M. Warfield in 1904, when he was made manager of the concern. He continued as manager until 1925, when the Pratt-Mallory Co. was organized.

Had Many Interests

In 1901 Mr. Mallory purchased one-fourth interest in the Consumers Ice company. The following year he was elected president of the company, a position which he held until his death. In 1912 he purchased stock in the Sioux City Brick and Tile Company and was elected president of the company, a position which he held until 1918, when he was succeeded by D. P. Mahoney.

In 1925 with E. S. Pratt, Mr. Mallory purchased the Sioux City branch of the Warfield-Pratt-Howell Co. He incorporated the Pratt-Mallory Co., for the employees, practically all of whom own stock. All officers and directors are employees, except Julius A. Mallory, his son.

In 1929, Mr. Mallory purchased an interest in the Sibley-Hess Co. which he incorporated as the Hess-Mallory Co. Charles A. Hess is president and manager and Mr. Mallory was vice president.

In 1930, Mr. Mallory organized the M & J Baking company, an expansion of a small bakery owned by Fran Maxeiner and F. W. Lenhardt.

Very Charitable

Mr. Mallory was credited with being responsible for the phenomenal growth of the wholesale grocery firm. He always stressed the point that employees in all departments worked with him, not for him.

Not infrequently Mr. Mallory went to the assistance of friends or employees. Nearly every employee of his firm has had occasion to be grateful to the president. When an employee was sick, or a member of his family needed medical or financial aid, Mr. Mallory always directed that they be given the best of care and that the bill be sent to him.

City employees on numerous occasions have been given donations of food for picnics or parties by Mr. Mallory. Health department officials vouch for his generosity. Often when there was a poor patient who needed food or medical air, which the city could not provide, Mr. Mallory authorized the health department to take care of the patient and send him the expense account.

Aided Journal's Funds

Mr. Mallory was credited with providing as much food and joy for the poor persons of Sioux City as any other man or single agency.

Mr. Mallory had been one of the principal donors to the Journal's Good Fellow Fund and the Poor Boys' camp fund as well as numerous other benevolent movements in the city.

Recently, Mr. Mallory donated a pipe organ to the First Presbyterian Church in memory of his mother, the late Mrs. Emilie Mallory.

Mr. Mallory and Cora Arthur, a Sioux City girl, were married in 1886. Survivors include his widow and two sons, J. A. Mallory, manager of the Consumers Ice company, now known as the Central West Public Service company, and L. C. Mallory, who is engaged in the cattle business at Homer, Neb.

Mr. Mallory was prominent in lodge organizations of the city, especially of Masonic orders. He was a member of Tyrian lodge, no. 508, AF&AM; Sioux City chapter No. 26, Royal Arch Masons; Columbian commandery, No, 18, Knights Templar; Sioux City consistory No. 5, and Abu-Bekr Shrine temple. He also was an active member of the Elks Lodge for 27 years, and took an important part in the charitable and other activities of that organization.

I have his mother's obit and father...and somewhere I have a picture of the grave of his father's first wife Margaret (Butts) Mallory

So, unless you know differently, there was no Lena W Mallory, wife of Elijah.
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