Historical Portrayals


Portrayal by Janice (Koopmans) Fedders

Hattie Carder was born in Garden Grove in far south Central Iowa in 1876. She came to Ireton in 1884 with her family. Her father, Horton Carder, had been recruited by local businessmen to build a flour & feed grinding mill. He sold the mill several years later and then operated a hotel in Ireton. Hattie attended the Ireton Public School and was in its 3rd graduating class in 1892.

She taught in Center Township (north of Ireton) in the 1890’s and married a fellow schoolteacher, George Campbell. They moved to South Dakota then returned to Ireton in 1915 where he was involved in banking for nearly 20 years before his death in 1935. Hattie and George had three children but to our knowledge, there are not any descendants in the Ireton area.