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BUETTELL, E. A. (Dubuque, IA, Nov. 22, 1861--Dubuque, IA, Aug. 16, 1929). Educated in the public schools in Dubuque, Buettell joined the firm of GROSVENOR & HARGER after high school. He stayed with the company for ten years and rose to the position of manager of the wholesale department.

In 1892 he joined his twin brother, A. C., and his brother W. A. in organizing BUETTELL BROTHERS COMPANY. He served as president of the company upon its organization and held the position until his death. Buettell was active in many trade organizations and served as a member of the board of directors of the Wholesale Toy Association of America.

He was a member of First Congregational Church (later FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST) and served on its board of trustees and as a deacon.



"Prominent Local Business Man Dies," Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, August 18, 1929, p. 3