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S. L. Easterly
Born 1843
S. L. EASTERLY, hardware merchant, Olin; born in Richland Co., Ohio, in 1843; came to Iowa in 1852, and located in Olin in 1865; engaged in business until 1869, when he went to Shelby Co., and was appointed one of a committee of five to organize Lincoln Township, and cast the first vote of the township; returned to Olin in 1875, and engaged in the hardware business; built and moved into his new store building July 17, 1879. He was on a committee of five to organize the city of Olin, and is now one of the Councilmen; also School Director and Town Clerk. In politics, Republican; in religion, United Brethren. His wife, Annie Rutter, was born in Richland Co., Ohio, in 1843; came to Iowa when young; married in Jasper Co. in 1864, and have three children—Nellie, Hattie, Mamie.

Source: The History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Co., Chicago, 1879, p. 644. Photo from Picturesque Amamosa, compiled and published by W. Leon Hall, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ca. 1900, and submitted by Lois O'Donnell.

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