|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1880|
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 1971|
Source: History of Wapello County, Iowa copyright 1914
Biography: Since June 1912, Charles Arganbright has been an important factor in business circles of Ottumwa as secretary and treasurer of the Shea-Spilman Hardware Company. His birth occurred near Hedrick, Keokuk county, Iowa, on the 10th of October 1880, his parents being Madison and Julania (Van Winkle) Arganbright, the former born in Vinton county, Ohio, on the 1st of March, 1847, and the latter a native of Wapello county, Iowa. Madison Arganbright, who followed general agricultural pursuits in the Buckeye state until 1876, when he came to Iowa, still lives on a farm in Keokuk county. The maternal grandparents of our subject came to this state when the Indians were still camping along the river and took up their abode in Davis county. To Madison and Julania (Van Winkle) Arganbright were born three children, namely: Charles, of this review; Edwin, who is a resident of Keokuk county; and May, at home.
Charles Arganbright acquired his early education in the common schools of his native county, subsequestnly attended a preparatory school at Oskaloosa for one year and afterward spent a similar period as a student in the Ottumwa Commercial College. After putting aside his text-books he remained in the service of the Harper-McIntire Hardware Company for several years and then became associated with the Spilman Hardware Company. In June, 1912, at the time of the organization of the Shea-Spilman company, he purchased stock in the concern and was made its secretary and treasurer, having served in the dual capacity to the present time. His efforts have contributed in no uncertain degree to the continued growth and success of the company, and he has won favorable recognition as a young business man of ability, energy and enterprise.
On the 8th of My, 1905, Mr. Arganbright was united in marriage to Miss Stella Shuttlefield, a native of Wapello county and a daughter of J.B. and Sarah (Thompson) Shuttlefield. The father, whowas an agriculturist by occupation, has passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Arganbright have three children, Wayne, Marguerite and Helen.
Mr. Arganbright exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Repulbican party, believing firmly in its principles. He is a Methodist in religious faith and is identified fraternally with the Masons and the Royal Arcanum. All who know him have for him the highest regard, for his is always courteous, kind and amiable. His marked characteristics are those of a loyal citizen and of a progressive business man, and he ever manifests fidelity to friends and home.
Madison Arganbright (1847 - 1937)
Julanie Van Winkle Arganbright (1853 - 1932)
Stella Shuttlefield Arganbright (1880 - 1956)
Marguerite Arganbright Giltner (1909 - 1983)*
Helen Mae Arganbright Acton (1913 - 2004)*
Nancy Jane Arganbright Cozad (1868 - 1926)**
Florence Louisa Arganbright Robertson (1871 - 1952)**
Stinson Wesley Arganbright (1875 - 1954)**
Charles Arganbright (1880 - 1971)
Edwin Arganbright (1888 - 1963)*
Note: West Addition
Plot: lot# 60 grave# 5
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