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Rev. Sigesmund Gustaf Arvid Lagerquist (1871-1941)

Arvid Svantesson Lagerquist was born in Eskilstuna, Sweden. He emigrated in May 1890 to Chicago where he enrolled in the Morgan Park Seminary. He served churches in Illinois and Kansas before coming to Kiron in October 1907. It was under his leadership that the Kiron Baptist Church built its 2nd facility in 1908. Another one his achievements was in leading the local election voting campaign against alcohol sales in the town which gave Kiron its unique status of being the only "dry" town in the county years before the prohibition era. Rev. Lagerquist went on to pastorates in Omaha and various places in Iowa. He died in Des Moines in 1941.

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