George W. Anthony, contractor and builder at Corning, was born in Bureau county, Illinois, near Wyanet, the son of M. D., a farmer, and Jane (Kinney) Anthony, natives of the State of New York, and still living, now in Adair county, Iowa, whither they moved when George was fourteen years old.
After completing his school days at the academy at Fontenelle, this State, he resumed farming on his own account, but soon began to learn the carpenter’s trade. In 1882 he located in Corning and has since followed his trade here, but has added to it the taking of contracts for building and the lumber trade. In both these lines he has had eminent success, as he is so reliable. The lumber trade he began this year (1891), and he is carrying a complete stock of all that is needed in this section of the country.
In 1880 he married Miss Mary I. Madison, of Madison county, Iowa, and they have two girls, Luella and Edna Pearl. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in his political views Mr. Anthony is a Republican.