NameRaymond W. Cassady
Birth13 Nov 1881, Whiting, Iowa
Death7 Jul 1924, Whiting, Iowa
FatherEdward M. Cassady (1848-1928)
MotherIda Nancy Whiting (1854-1937)
Misc. Notes

Raymond Cassady (1881-1924), about the time he was a student at the University of Iowa. In his sophomore year he was one of a group who kid-napped the freshman president and entertained him at a rabbit hunt on a distant farm while he was supposed to be presiding at the freshman banquet. The sophomores were expelled, not without support from a minority of the faculty who thought the prank showed great ingenuity. No doubt, Raymond's father, E. M. Cassady, felt it was time to lower the boom, though the local paper merely reported that Raymond had returned from his studies at Iowa City to get some practical experience in the bank. Later he enrolled at the ag college at Ames where he made a fine record and was a member of the championship livestock judging team at the International Stock Show in 1909. In partnership with his father he became a successful farmer and Hereford breeder and was appointed Iowa's first secretary of agriculture in 1923. He married Flora Whiting, (1883-1967) daughter of Charles I. Whiting of Mapleton in 1910, and they were the parents of Raymond, now of Emmetsburg, Nancy of Iowa City, and Betsy Cassady Nims who lives in the East.
Spouses
Birth29 Jan 1883, Mapleton, IA
Death14 Jul 1967, Kandiyohi, Minnesota
FatherCharles Isaac Whiting (1854-1944)
MotherFlora Giddings (1860-1895)
Marriage1 Oct 1910, Mapleton, IA
ChildrenRaymond (1913-1986)
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