NORTHWESTERN IOWA ITS HISTORY AND TRADITION VOLUME III 1804-1926
William Eubank, a successful florist, is proprietor of the Riverside Greenhouses at Sioux City and for fifteen years has conducted this business, which has constituted his life work. He was born December 28, 1887, in New Madison,Ohio, and is a son of William T. and Anna Elizabeth (Nyswonger) Eubank, also natives of the Buckeye state. The father engaged in farming in Ohio and Indiana for many years and is now living retired at Richmond, in the latter state, but the mother passed away on the 12th of July, 1915.
Mr. Eubank received his first instruction in a rural school in the vicinity of New Madison, Ohio, and afterward attended a public school near Richmond, Indiana. He remained on the home farm until he reached the age of sixteen, and then started out in life for himself, securing work in the Hill Greenhouse at Richmond. He was subsequently employed by florists of Newcastle, Indiana; Webb City, Missouri; Fremont, Nebraska; Junction City, Kansas, and Chicago, Illinois. He spent two years in the western metropolis and in 1910 came to Sioux City, Iowa. After working for about four and a half months he purchased the Elder Greenhouse in partnership with J. N. Nordstrom, with whom he was associated for two and a half years, and then acquired the business, which he has since controlled. In 1919 Mr. Eubank demolished the old buildings and constructed his present fine plant of seven houses, twenty-seven by one hundred and thirty feet in dimensions, each containing thirty-four thousand feet of glass. He has also recently built a modern office building which is one of the finest in connection with any greenhouse in Iowa. The Riverside Greenhouses at No. 1734 Riverside boulevard are conveniently located, being the only ones situated on a car line in the city, and railroad connections have also been established. Mr. Eubank raises choice varieties of flowers and plants and has six regular employees, increasing his force during the busy season, which occurs in the spring. His expert knowledge of the business is supplemented by good judgment and executive force and his trade has now assumed large proportions. He maintains hi-class service and has established an enviable reputation for enterprise and reliability.
On June 26, 1911, Mr. Eubank was married to Miss Grace Arnold, of Fremont, Nebraska, by whom he has three children: Mildred Grace, whose natal day was October 7, 1913; Dorothea Marie, who was born April 1, 1916; and William Arnold, born November 16, 1919.
Mr. Eubank is a trustee of the Methodist Episcopal church and casts his ballot for the candidates of the republican party. He is a Yoeman and also belongs to the Riverside Community Club and the Chamber of Commerce. A public-spirited citizen, he lends the weight of his support to every project for municipal growth and betterment. He enjoys his work and his record proves that the old-fashioned virtues of industry and honesty still constitute they key to prosperity.