biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
J. S. McCLAIN, of Fremont, was born in Mahaska County, March 11, 1859, and is the son of Samuel and Jane (English) McClain, whose biography appears elsewhere. The subject of this sketch was united in marriage to Miss Lillie Dinsmore, a native of Ohio, born May 30, 1856, and a daughter of William and Mary (Hampson) Dinsmore, both of whom are living in Cedar Township, one-half mile west of the village of Fremont. By this union there have been two childrenÄFred and Anna Myril. Mr. and Mrs. McClain are members of the Baptist Church. In his political affiliations he is a Republican. Mr. McClain is engaged in the business of general hardware, pumps and farm implements, and carries a stock of about $2,000. He is receiving an excellent patronage from the people in and about the little city, and has been reasonably prosperous, and owns his store building and lot, and a good, comfortable home and other property in the city. He is a genial, pleasant man in his business and social relations, and very deserving of the success he is achieving in his business. He is deservedly popular, and enjoys the esteem of his patrons and acquaintances generally.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy