History of Brayton, Audubon County, IA
From: History of Audubon County, Iowa
Its People, Industries and Instutions
H. F. Andrews, Editor
B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., Indianapolis - 1915


The town of Brayton was laid out by John S. Jenkins and John T. Jenkins on the northwest quarter of section 19, Exira township, December 16, 1878. It was incorporated in 1899. These have held the office of mayor: Dr. William R. Koob, Frank G. Jenkins, Nislarsen,lewis C. Heath.

The first school in Brayton was in 1896. The teachers have been: Francina Heath, Anna Stender,lucille Connrardy, Maye Jenkins, Miss Noalty, Nellie Boockout, Ida Cannon and Vivian Bartlett.


Population, two hundred and thirty five.

Mayor,lewis C. Heath; marshal,l. M. Parrott; clerk,lewis P. Rasmussen; justice of the peace, Thomas J. McGovern; constable, Calvin I. Dimick.

Postmistress - Vivian Bartlett; railroad agent-Lloyd Drew; physician - William R. Koob; hotel - David B. Beers; restaurant - C. P. Petersen; barbers - William Clemensen. Clyde Freeman, ____ Jensen; garage - Anton Juhl; blacksmiths - Ben Gros, Nick Skanning;live-stock dealer - Thomas J. McGovern; Princess Theatre - Chris Hoegh; drug store - Harry Miller & Co.; grain dealer - Hans Hansen, manager; public hall - Jens P. Juhl; billiard parlors - Frankl. Freeman, George Hardwick; pumps and repairs - Molgaard & Nelson; electriclights - George W. Hoegh; bank - Brayton Savings Bank,l. F. Miller, cashier; produce - Brayton Produce Company, Ed. Brown, manager;lumber - Braytonlumber Company,lewis P. Rasmussen, manager; cement - Brayton Cement Works - A. T. Rasmussen, manager; general stores - Jacob Andersen, Henry Hansen & Company, Nislarsen & Son; hardware and implements - Nelsen Brothers; telephones - Noralarsen. Amelia Andersen; drayman - Garner A. Bartlett.

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