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Can anyone tell me where Atlanta, Iowa was? I have reference to relatives
living there prior to 1900 but can find no record of it today. I would like
to know where any records for that community would be kept, especially of the
Baptist church. Any information would be helpful!
I recently found on-line the following newspaper feature from the Beloit
Daily News, Beloit Wisconsin: On this date... From Daily News files
100, 50, 25 and 10 years ago. The article that interested me follows:
By Bill Behling
June 15, 1900
(Friday) _ Almost $500 has been subscribed by businessmen to pay for a
festive July Fourth celebration, and all who want to have a stand at the
event are to contact George Cram....The Beloit Band, organized here 34
years ago by Thomas Northrup, now has as its headquarters Waterloo,
Iowa, but the musical group continues to be known as the Beloit
Band....Many were on hand for a flag raising ceremony at the Arnold
School two miles west of Afton; David Throne, the county school
superintendent, was one of the speakers....Fire has destroyed the
Wisconsin Carriage Top Company at Janesville with a loss of $30,000.
Connecting me personally to this article is the following excerpt from
my great-grandfathers obituary, Traer (Iowa) Star Clipper, 24 March
As a youth he [my great-grandfather, Ernest Albert Franklin] learned
the barber trade and was a musician of unusual ability, largely
self-made, although he had received a start from his father [E.
Franklin], who had directed an organization known as the Beloit band,
well known over Iowa in early days as a dance band.
I would like to find out more about the Beloit Band, and, hopefully, my
great-great-grandfather E. Franklin. If anyone has information on the
band or can provide me with leads... contacts, I would greatly
Thank you ~MAFranklin