Bio for Lafayette Majors, son of Lewis Majors. Source: Iowa Press Assn. 1940 Who's Who in Iowa, p. 343, Dallas Co., Iowa. Lafayette Major, jeweler and optometrist; bornBureau Co., Illinois, Sept 26, 1883; son of Lewis Major and Margaret Milliken; educated Walnut High School 1899; Juzek of Horology & Optometry, 1908; married Minnie Anderson, Oct 5, 1909, Princeton, Illinois; sons Rex L. (dec.), Alan N; 1899-1904, farmer with father, Bureau Co., Ill; 1905 fireman on steam dredge, Thor; 1905-19, operator jewelry store with uncle, Walnut; 1919 - operator jewelry store, partner of cousin W. A. Milliken, Perry Iowa; 1935, chairman Library Bd., Perry; Central Zone Optometric Assn, Secy; Iowa & Amer. Optometric Assns; Iowa Retail Jewelers Assn, past pres, past secy and past dir; Amer Natnl Retail Jewelers Assn; ARC, chairman, North Dallas County; Rotary, past pres, past secy, past dir; Perry Bur of Commerce; OES 142, past worthy patron; AF&AM 299, past master 722; Methodist Church, chairman board of trustees, 1923-40; hobbies travel and mechanics; office 1213 Second; residence 1815 Otley, Perry.