Alfred K. Ware (1863 – )

“WARE, Alfred K., president Northfield Light, Heat & Power Co.; born at Waterloo, Ia., Aug. 23, 1863; son of Edward Kirkland and Mary (Maxwell) Ware; educated in Waterloo and Minneapolis public schools and Evanston (Ill.) High School. Began active career in land office of Charles W. Andrews. Lake Benton, Minn.; went East and spent two years in Virginia in fancy live stock business; bought and owned the famous sire Aicantara, 2:23, one of the most noted stallions in the world; located in Northfield, Minn.. in 1899, where he has been successful both in business and politics. Since 1900, president Northfield Light, Heat & Power Co. Owner and manager of the Ware Auditorium (the only theatre in the city) and of the Aicantara live stock farm. Republican. Entered politics. 1901. as alderman; elected mayor of Northfield, 1903; elected to State Legislature. 1904; delegate to State convention and member resolutions committee, 1906. Congregationalist. Member Masonic order, Modern Woodmen of America, A. O. U. W. Married at Lake Benton. March 30, 1887. to Miss Harriett Fletcher. Ten children have blessed this union: 8 living and 2 dead (six boys and 4 girls); children living; Cecil G., 18; Mildred, 17; Ralph K., 16; Fletcher, K., 15; Marjorie Helen, 13; Alexander E., 10; John Theodore, 8; Alfreda Lillian, 3 years. Address: Northfield, Minn.”

Source:  The Book of Minnesotans, by Albert Nelson Marquis, A.N. Marquis and Co., Chicago, 1907, page 533


Alfred K. Ware (1863 – ) — 2 Comments

  1. A.K. Ware was my Great Grandfather. I am the grandson of his son Fletcher Ware who died in 1960. Fletcher had two sons, Fletcher Jr and Roger. Fletcher is now 80 and resides in St. Simons GA and is a retired army. Roger is 76 and living in Denver, Colorado. Both graduates of West Point. I am the son of Roger living in Atlanta, GA.

  2. My home town of Cedar Falls and Waterloo, IA are side by side (can’t tell where one leaves off and the other begins). So this one is right in my back yard. I’ll have to do some record checking on this man. Right under my nose and I didn’t know it. Thanks for posting this quite interesting info Vicki. Gives me more to do now 🙂


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