FARMERS' STATE MUTUAL HAIL INSURANCE COMPANY

RECORDS

MsC 189

Collection Dates: 1898 -- 1952
linear ft.

Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
e-mail: lib-spec@uiowa.edu

Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List


Administrative Information

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Agency Note

Not to be confused with Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company, not much is currently known about the Farmers' State Mutual Hail Association. It was apparently operated out of Estherville, Iowa, with Mack Groves as President.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of original business records, company incorporation and director's minutes, applications received, insurance issued, claims paid, agent letters, correspondence, and legal papers. Mack Groves was very active in the community, serving as not only President of the insurance company, buy also as Mayor of Estherville, president of the bank, and president of the school board. Some of the records here pertain to these offices. Of special interest is the Proclamation, signed by Governor W. L. Harding, forbidding the use of German in Iowa during World War I. Also of note is the proclamation forbidding public gatherings, including funerals, during the Spanic flu epidemic of 1918.


Acquisition and Processing Information

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by the Farmers State Mutual Hail Insurance Association in 1955.

Guide posted to Internet: May 2006


Box Contents List

Series I: Ledger Books

Application Records

Format: Dates, Item number

May 9, 1898 – April 20, 1899. No.169

April 17, 1899 – June 18, 1899. No.170

May 18, 1899 – April 2, 1900. No.171

June 12, 1899 – May 15, 1900. No.172

April 2, 1900 – May 15, 1900. No.173

May 15, 1900 – June 15, 1900. No.174

June 15, 1900 – April 20, 1901. No.175

April 2, 1901 – May 31, 1901. No.176

May 22, 1901 – April 2, 1902. No.177

April 1, 1902 – May 23, 1902. No.178

May 22, 1902 – February 16, 1903. No.179

February 16, 1903 – April 2, 1904. No.180

March 11, 1904 – June 13, 1904. No.181

June 13, 1904 – June 3, 1905. No.182

June 2, 1905 – May 11, 1906. No. 183

March 21, 1906 – May 17, 1907. No.184

April 30, 1907 – April 20, 1908. No.185

March 23, 1908 – April 17, 1909. No.186

April 5, 1909 – April 1, 1910. No.187

March 17, 1910 – May 5, 1911. No.188

April 24, 1911 – May 22, 1912. No.189

May 20, 1912 – May 23, 1913. No.190

May 21, 1913 – April 21, 1914. No.191

April 12, 1914 – April 12, 1915. No.192

April 7, 1915 – May 6, 1916. No.193

May 2, 1916 – May 9, 1917. No.194

May 7, 1917 – May 8, 1918. No.195

April 17, 1918 – June 10, 1919. No.196

June 10, 1919 – March 17, 1921. No.197

March 14, 1921 – May 13, 1922. No.198

April 17, 1922 – June 1, 1923. No.199

May 31, 1923 – May 15, 1924. No.200

May 12, 1924 – June 18, 1925. No.201

June 8, 1925 – June 5, 1926. No.202

June 2, 1926 – May 17, 1927. No.203

May 4, 1927 – April 10, 1928. No.204

April 1, 1928 – April 17, 1929. No.205

April 2, 1929 – January 11, 1930. No.206

January 20, 1930 – March 30, 1931. No.207

March 19, 1931 – June 16, 1932. No.208

June 17, 1932 – July 3, 1935. No.209

June 22, 1935 – August 11, 1949. No.210

March 13, 1937 – May 12, 1938. No.211

May 12, 1938 – June 16, 1939. No.212

June 15, 1939 – March 29, 1941. No.213

March 29, 1941 – May 29, 1942. No.214

June 1, 1942 – May 18, 1944. No.215

May 17, 1944 – October 23, 1946. No.216

October 17, 1946 – May 16, 1949. No.217

May 10, 1949 – August 1, 1950. No.218

Journal – Expirations, Cancellations 1916 – 1926. No.225

Policies increased 1915 – 1926.

New business 1915 – 1926.

Index to Application Records

No.219

No.220

A – K No. 221

L – Z No.222

A – K No.223

L – Z No.224

Cash Book – Accounts, Payable and Receivable 1905 – 1925. No.226

Reports of Loss 1907 – 1949. No.227

Policy Register 1898 – 1904. No.228

Correspondence A – Z, 1925. No.92

Untitled May 23, 1898 – December 30, 1907.

Series II: Correspondence of the Farmer's State Mutual Hail Insurance Company

Box 1

Correspondence

Boies & Boies Attorneys at law. September, 1898 – August, 1902

Mack J. Groves. October 1898 – January, 1909

The District Court of Emmet County, Iowa

Ursula S. Yeager 1907 – 1910

George Roenfanz 1905 – 1906

J.W. Waldron 1913

C.W. Bradbury 1909

James H. Johnston 1898

Edward T. Hanson 1911

Hans Ingebritson 1910

Others

Court Calendar 1908

Bar Calendar 1899

Miscellaneous

Box 2

Correspondence

United States food administration 1918

Treasury Department 1914 – 1924

The State University of Iowa 1916 – 1924

Democratic National Committee 1918

Democratic state central committee 1916 – 1920

State of Iowa ( Executive Department and others) 1906 – 1927

White House, House of Representatives , The Senates , The President 1915 – 1924

Supreme Court 1916 – 1926

Banks 1917 – 1927

Insurance 1916 – 1927

Stock Exchange 1923 – 1925

State of Iowa – Department of Banking 1923 – 1927

State of Iowa – Department of Parole 1925 – 1927

Business – Companies ( A – Z )

Business – Individuals ( A – Z )

Attorney-at-law ( A – Z )

Real Estate, Mortgage ( A – Z )

Invoices

Miscellaneous

Box 3

Banks 1917 – 1923

Insurance 1914 – 1923

Stock Exchange 1921 – 1923

Business – Companies ( A – Z )

Business – Individuals ( A – Z )

Attorney-at-law ( A – Z )

Western Union

Miscellaneous

Box 4

Banks 1913 – 1918

Insurance 1914 – 1918

Box 5

Agent Letters 1901 – 1942

A – B

Box 6

C – D

Box 7

E – F

Box 8

G – I

Box 9

H – J

Box 10

K – M

Box 11

M – N

Box 12

O – Q

Box 13

R – S

Box 14

S – W

Box 15

W – Z

Box 16

Correspondence 1900 – 1948

An – Az

Box 17

Baa – Bog

Box 18

Boh – Cher

Box 19

Ches – Di

Box 20

Doa – Eh

Box 21

Ell– Fly

Box 22

Foa – Gro

Box 23

Gru – Henr

Box 24

Hens – J

Box 25

Ia – Kem

Box 26

Ken – Koc

Box 27

Koc – Lh

Box 28

Li – Man

Box 29

Map – Mi

Box 30

McA – Nich

Box 31

Nid – Pis

Box 32

Pit – Ri

Box 33

Roa – Schy

Box 34

Sea – Sq

Box 35

Sti – Thomas

Box 36

Thomas – Vy

Box 37

Wea – Williams

Box 38

Williams – Zy

Box 39

Legal papers 1904 – 1911

A – K

Miscellaneous, Company Forms 1903 – 1922

Series III: Mack Groves correspondence

Box 40

Correspondence (The Merchants National Bank) 1926 – 1929

Box 41

Correspondence

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