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O. H. Fink

Otto H. Fink ran the cigar store at St. James Hotel. His home address is listed as 730 Iowa Avenue in the 1908 City Directory. His wife was named Margaret M. and they had two sons named John G. and Guy S. He was born about 1865, according to the 1910 Census. John G. was listed as a salesman in the cigar store, and his wife was named Ada. The 1911 City Directory also lists Guy S. as a clerk in the cigar store. This directory lists “Cigars Cigaretts Tobacco and Pipes, [sic] 4 South Clinton Street”. The advertisement at the top of the page reads “The Most Complete Line of Cigarettes in the State/O.H. Fink Iowa City, Iowa.”

The attached ad was published in the Iowa City Citizen on January 29, 1908. The attached article was published in the Iowa City Citizen on April 21, 1916.


Hruska, “O. H. Fink,” Iowa City Public Library DHP, accessed February 23, 2024,