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I can't believe I did not give a year on the death of the request for a
copy of newspaper article for the death of Walter and Vernon Siverly.
The date of death was June 06 and June 07, 1914.
Any help will be appreciated. Please reply to the e-mail.
Connie Siverly Ferguson
Walter and Vernon SIVERLY took shelter under a train and when the train
started, rolled over them. Could someone please check the newspaper and
send me a copy of the accident and any other information connected to
it. The accident happened prior to June 6 when Vernon died. Walter
died on 07 June.
I will be happy to reimburse you for the copy and postage. Please
contact me at the e-mail address. Thank you very much.
Connie Siverly Ferguson
I guess I was wrong in trying to steer you to Atlantic in Iowa. There was,
indeed, a settlement called Atlanta in Buchanan County. I talked to our
local resident historian in Quasqueton this afternoon, and she right away
knew about it. She didn't have much on it except the following:
Atlanta was located in the southern part of Newton Township. (Newton Twp. is
the very southeast corner of Buchanan Co.) There was a post office there
which was established on Feb. 9, 1857. Mail was delivered once a week, maybe
less depending on the weather. The post office was closed in 1875. There
were a couple churches that were organized in the Atlanta area. One was a
Christian Church whose members met in 1853 to form their group. Methodists
held their first religious meeting near Atlanta, but the church was at Newton
Center. Both churches eventually merged with others, and members later
joined with churches in Troy Mills, not far south in Linn Co.
Hope this helps a bit.
I am still trying to find out where the community records of Atlanta, Iowa
are now located. From what I can discern, Atlanta is no longer in existence
but was in Buchanan County.
The Iowa GenWeb Project Place Names has a site of "Iowa Place Names (Past &
Present)" listing: "Atlanta / Buchanan"
(www.rootsweb.com/~iagenweb/places/a.htm). The Buchanan County page on the
same Iowa Place Names site also lists "Atlanta" as a community in Buchanan
The Rev. Joseph R. Morris family I am seeking lived there from 1869 until
Does someone have a history of Buchanan County that might indicate where this
community was located or what happened to it? I would greatly appreciate the
help in finding this lost place and the family history that goes with it!