Living in Iowa – John Wayne

Living in Iowa

Living in Iowa

Living in IowaAnnouncement Date : May 27 , 1907

Marion spent his early childhood years in Winterset.  While growing up in Iowa, stories indicate Marion’s love of sports began at an early age.  One of his favorite pastimes was playing football with his father, who had played college football.  His father became a trained and licensed pharmacist, and while living in Winterset, worked at the M.E. Smith Drugstore.

During Marion’s youth, Clyde continued his pharmacy work while the family lived in a few small towns throughout Iowa, including Earlham where the Morrison family owned a store for a short time.  In December 1912, Molly gave birth to Marion’s brother, Robert Emmett Morrison, named after Molly’s father.

It was around this time that Marion’s middle name was changed from Robert to Mitchell, after Clyde’s father.