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Morey Sickle
Born January 24, 1867
Although Morey Sickle has been a resident of Anamosa for a comparatively brief period during the past seven years he has established himself as one of the prominent and enterprising merchants of the city, conducting a well appointed enterprise known as The Leader. Here he carries a large line of dry goods, clothing, men's and ladies' furnishings, etc. and has built up a good trade which is constantly increasing as the years go by.
Mr. Sickle is a native of New York city, born January 24, 1867. His parents, I. H. and Fannie (Raff) Sickle, were both natives of Washington, D. C., and were long residents of New York but in later years removed to Minnesota. The mother died about 1898, when forty-three years of age and the father, surviving her until 1902, passed away at the age of sixty-five years. In their family were eight children: Nathan, Bertha, Morey, Isadore, Anna, May, Irene and Herbert, who died in infancy.
Morey Sickle spent the days of his boyhood and youth in his parents' home and the early educational privileges which he enjoyed were those offered by the public schools, and he later attended college. His early business training was received in New York city and he entered upon an independent business career in 1898, when he opened a clothing and dry goods store at Wells, Minnesota. He built up a large trade, there continuing the business for four years but, believing a better field of opportunity was offered in Anamosa, he came to this city in 1902 and has since made it his home. Here he established the store which is now known as The Leader. He carries a very complete general stock, including dry goods, clothing, men's and ladies' furnishings, trunks, ladies' cloaks, suits etc. and the store is very popular for his prices are reasonable. The store is neat and tasteful in its arrangements and the wishes of the patrons are attended by Mr. Sickle and a corps of competent assistants who are always courteous and obligating.
In 1907 Mr. Sickle was united in marriage to Miss Esther Rosenfield, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rosenfield, of Rock Island, Illinois. Their home is now blessed with two children, Marion and Josephine. Fraternally Mr. Sickle is connected with the Masons and with the Modern Woodmen of America. His attention, however, is chiefly given to his business affairs which make heavy demands upon his time and attention. He gives to each detail of the business his personal supervision, knowing that the neglect of minor things has often been the rock upon which mercantile ventures have been wrecked. He is diligent, persevering and progressive and his success is well merited.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 134.

From Souvenir of Anamosa, published by The Anamosa Journal, 1907. Submitted by Jim Christianson.

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