ITS HISTORY AND TRADITION
A. C. McGILL
The legal profession in Sioux City has an able and worthy representative in
Arthur Cooper McGill, whose success since locating here has stamped him as a
man of marked native ability, thorough professional training and sound
judgment. As a member of the law firm of Kindig, McGill, Stewart & Hatfield, he
has been connected as counsel with much of the important litigation in the
courts of this district and has proven himself worthy of any foreman's steel.
Mr. McGill was born in Montezuma, Iowa, on the 30th of July, 1885, and is the
son of A. C. and Margaret E. (McCandless) McGill, the former a native of Ohio,
while the latter was born in Pennsylvania. The father was a stock buyer in
early manhood and came to Iowa in 1880. A year later he returned east and
was married in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, on May 21, 1881. Directly thereafter he
brought his bride to Iowa, settling in Montezuma, where he became interested
in the live stock business and also the abstract business, both of which he
conducted until 1891, when he helped to organize the Montezuma Savings Bank.
He was made cashier of this institution, retaining that position up to the
time of his death, in 1918. He was a member of the Masonic order and took an
active interest in the civic and educational interests of his community. His
wife passed away in 1921.
Arthur C. McGill attended the Montezuma public schools, and then entered Grinnell College, where he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy in 1908. Having determined to devote his life to the legal profession, he
then entered the law school of the University of Chicago, where he was graduated in 1911, with the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence. On August 4th of that year he came to Sioux City and engaged in the practice of his profession,
being alone until 1917, when he formed a partnership with David W. Steward, and one year they became members of the firm of Kindig, McGill, Stewart & Hatfield, which is widely recognized as one of the strongest and most successful
law firms in Sioux City, giving special attention to corporate and probate law.
On December 5, 1913, Mr. McGill was united in marriage to Miss Juanita
Massie, of Logan, Iowa, and to them have been born two sons, John Thomas, and Wallace Cooper. Mr. McGill is a member of Tyrian Lodge No. 508, A. F. & A. M.; Sioux City Consistory, No. 5, A. A. S. R., and Sioux City Lodge, No. 112, B.P. O. E. He also belongs to the Delta Chi, a college fraternity, University of Chicago chapter; the City Boat Club and the Professional Men's Club. He is a member of the board to trustees of the First Presbyterian church. A man of well rounded character, sincere, devoted and loyal, he eminently deserves the popularity which he enjoys among all classes of people. A keen and salacious lawyer, a public-spirited citizen, and a man of cordial and friendly
manner, he has dignified his profession and honors the locality in which he lives.
1900 Jackson Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa
Arthur at home with his parents
Arthur McGill, head, born May 1854, age 46, married 19 years, born in Ohio, bank cashier, both parents born in Pennsylvania
Margaret E. McGill, wife, born March 1857, age 43, married 19 years, born in Pennsylvania, both parents born in Pennsylvania, five children, five living
Arthur C. McGill, son, born July 1885, age 14, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Pennsylvania, at school
Helen M. McGill, daughter, born February 1889, age 11, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Pennsylvania, at school
Mary McGill, daughter, born July 1892, age 7, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, father born in Pennsylvania, at school
Edith L. McGill, daughter, born January 1895, age 5, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Pennsylvania, at school
John M. McGill, son, born March 1897, age 3, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Pennsylvania