A Narrative History
The People of Iowa
SPECIALTREATMENT OF THEIR CHIEF ENTERPRISES IN
EDUCATION, RELIGION, VALOR,INDUSTRY,
EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN, LL. B., A.M.
Curator of the
Historical, Memorial and Art Department ofIowa
THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Inc.
Chicago and NewYork
FOLSOM EVEREST.Among the able, learned and thoroughly experienced lawyers practicing at the bar of Council Bluffs, few have a larger following or are held in higher public confidence than Folsom Everest. Aside from any
consideration that may be given him because of his membership in an old and honored family of the Hawkeye State, his personal accomplishments have been such as to
entitle him to esteem among men who recognize and appreciate his worthy qualities of others.
Mr. Everest was born at Grinnell, Iowa, November 21, 1894, and ahistory of
the family will be found on another page of this work, in the sketchof F. F.
Everest, also of Council Bluffs.Folsom Everest acquired hisearly education
in the public schools of Council Bluffs, following which he wassent to the
Peddie School, in New Jersey, one of the old and culturededucational
institutions of the East.Upon his graduation he returned toGrinnell, and when the
United States became embroiled in the great World warraging in Europe, in
1917, he enlisted in the United States army and was sentfor intensive
training to Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, where he remained fornine months. He then went to Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, where he became commander of the Eight
Hundred and Eighty-first Air Squadron, but was transferred to the Eighty-fourth Division, and in August, 1918, went to France with that division as a first lieutenant in the Three Hundred and Ninth Ammunition Train.He served in
France until the signing of the armistice, and in 1919 returned to the United States.In 1920 he joined the National Guard and was commissioned captain of Company L, One Hundred and Sixty-eighth Infantry, and in 1923 took command of the Third Battalion of that regiment.In November, 1924, he was made lieutenant-colonel and adjutant of the Thirty-fourth Division, and still retains this rank.
Upon his return from France Mr. Everest entered Creighton University,where
he graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws as a member of the classof
March, 1921.Shortly thereafter he successfully passed the barexamination
and was admitted to practice.After practicing alone for aboutfive years, in
1926, he became a member of the firm of Tinley, Mitchell, Ross& Mitchell.
This is accounted one of the strongest legal combinationsof Council Bluffs
and Mr. Everest has been identified with much importantlitigation, in which
he has shown himself capable and thorough, a master ofprinciples and
precedents and a man thoroughly familiar with courtroomprocedure. He is a valued member of the Pottawattamie County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, in all of which he has numerous friends.His religious connection is with theCongregational Church, and he holds membership in the Masons, B. P. O.Elks, No. 531, National Sojourners and
American Legion. He has always displayed his civic pride in a practical manner, and is a member of theGreater Council Bluffs Association and the Rotary Club.A Republican inhis political views, he attends most of the Republican
conventions and is something of an influence in his party.
On June 14, 1921, Mr. Everest was united in marriage with Miss ElsieTinley,
daughter of Emmet Tinley, a prominent lawyer of Council Bluffs, a memberof
the firm of Tinley, Mitchell, Ross & Mitchell, and a sketch of whosecareer
appears elsewhere in this work.To this union there have been bornthree
children:Mary Rose, born in 1923; Frances, born in 1924; and Emmet Tinley, born in 1926. Mrs. Everest is a consistent and active member of the Episcopal Church.
Jeremiah Folsom, the maternal grandfather of Mr. Everest, came to Iowain
1856, and bought land from the Government, on which he was engaged in
agricultural pursuits for many years.At the time of his arrival, and foryears
afterward, the plains of Iowa and Kansas were unsafe for the whitesettlers, and
Mr. Folsom assisted in the organization of the military company atCouncil
Bluffs which was the predecessor of Company L, One Hundred andSixty-eight
Infantry, the oldest in the Iowa National Guard, to fight thehostile Indians.
This organization has fought in every American war sincethen, and it is a
significant and interesting fact that Mr. Folsom's grandson,Mr. Everest, should
have later become its commander.
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