biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
A. A. PAINE. The well-known business firm of A. A. Paine & Co., dealers in flour and fruit at Oskaloosa, was established by James Mattison, in 1876, and the present firm, of which our subject is the head, was formed Feb. 1, 1864. It has attained a prominence in the business circles of Oskaloosa by fair and honest dealing with its customers, and does an annual business of about $80,000. It is the only exclusive wholesale house in its line in the city, and the firm is composed of men well known for their business tact and energy, as well as for their integrity. A. A. Paine, head of the, above-named firm, came to Mahaska County in 1868. He was born in Attleboro, Mass., April 25. 1851, and is a son of Caleb and Elizabeth H. (Meader) Paine. His father was born in Attleboro, as likewise his grand- father. Our subject's mother was born in New Hampshire, and her parents were natives of Maine, both families being old established New England people. When three years of age Mr. Paine went with his parents to Rock Island, and on attaining the age of sixteen years came to Oskaloosa, this county. His education was received in Franklin? College, New Athens, Ohio, and at Oskaloosa Col- lege. He was engaged in farming and raising blooded stock in this county until 1876, when he engaged in clerking, and was thus occupied until the formation of the present firm, since which he has beeii energetically engaged in furthering its interests. Mr. Paine was married, May 30, 1883, in this city. to Miss Lizzie Janney, daughter of J. M. and Mary E. Janney. She was born in Oskaloosa. Re- ligionsly our subject is a believer in the Quaker faith, and his wife belongs to the Congregation Church. Socially he is a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge No. 128, and also a member of K. of P. Lodge No. 58, and also Division No. 15 U. R. K. of P.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy