biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
EDWIN K. HIMES, of Oskaloosa, is the youngest son of Jacob and Mary A. Himes, for biography of whom see elsewhere. He was born in Garfield Township, this county, July 16, 1860, and his childhood days were spent upon the farm. In 1870 the family removed to Oskaloosa, and here the subject of this sketch was educated in the public schools and at Penn College. In 1875 he entered the employ of Nays & Briggs, druggists, until they were succeeded by the firm of Green & Bentley, in the spring of 1881, when he entered the employ of Frankel, Bach & Co., Bankers, as book-keeper. The following spring, 1882, he assumed charge of a branch drug-store at New Sharon, for Green & Bentley of this city. In April, 1883, he entered the service of the Oskaloosa National Bank as book-keeper, and served in that capacity until 1886, when he was chosen Assistant Cashier of that institution. Mr. Himes is a member of the Masonic fraternity and a Royal Arch Mason. He is yet a young man, but has filled every position occupied by him with ability and in a manner entirely satisfactory to his employers. His business qualifications are first class; he is accurate and ready, his integrity is beyond question, and he enjoys the esteem and confidence of the public generally.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy