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I would like to submit a death and birth reference for the Wapello Co
I was given 4 pages taken out of a family bible years ago that has a death
reference to a mother and infant daughter who died in Ottumwa in 1865. I
have always called this the "Keyes Family Bible" because it was given to me
by a Keyes descendant but it has many more names than that. I have
included .JPG and transcriptions of the 2 pages that refer to Ottumwa.
I believe this Lewis family was only in Ottumwa a short time and the father
left with surviving children after death of his 1st wife and daughter.
I have also included the Births page that has the birth information for the
same people who died in Ottumwa (daughter Mary was also born in Ottumwa).
Thanks for providing the information online!
Kim Curlin Wettroth
KEYES Family Bible Record
Charles L. Jeffries, son of Stephen Jeffries and Isabella, his wife, was
born on the 4th of March 1793.
Lucy Berry was born Feb. 20th 1793.
Jane T. Carpenter, daughter of Samuel and Jane, his wife, was born Feb. 19,
Pamela B.H. Jeffries was born June 20th 1811.
Samuel C.W. Lewis, son of Samuel H. and Henrietta, his wife, was born August
Caroline, daughter of Jonathan and Mary Ann Hollinshead was born March 10th,
1831, in the town of McLasfield, England.
Charles E.J., son of Thomas E. and Pamela B.H. White, was born Apl 20, 1831.
Samuel Charles, son of S.C.W. and Caroline Lewis, was born Feb. 6th, 1853.
Eliza Jane Catherine, daughter of S.C.W. and Caroline Lewis was born
September 6th, 1857.
Isabella, daughter of S.C.W. and Caroline Lewis, was born Oct. 27, 1860.
Mary Henrietta C., daughter of S.W.C. and Caroline Lewis, was born at
Ottumwa, Iowa, January 3, 1865.
Elizabeth Bellan was born December 19, 1842.
Mary E. Holmes was born February 5, 1860.
Alfred W. Keyes, son of William W. and E.J.C. Keyes was born September 22,
1879. St. Louis, MO.
Florence M., daughter of Wm W. and E.J.C. Keyes was born December 22, 1881.
St. Louis, MO.
Daniel, son of Jas. K. and Isabella A. Grace was born May 7, 1887. St.
Ethel Isabella, daughter of Wm W. and E.J.C. Keyes was born Sept. 10, 1888,
St. Louis, MO.
Caroline, daughter of Jas. K. and Isabella A. Grace was born July 4, 1889,
Mary, daughter of James K. and Isabella A. Grace was born October 26, 1891,
Robert Bruce, son of Wm W. and E.J.C. Keyes was born March 7, 1896 at St.
At Ottumwa, Iowa, of Congestive Chill, on the night of 18th May 1865,
Caroline, wife of S.C.W. Lewis.
At Ottumwa, Iowa, Sept. 14,1865 of Cholera Infanturn, Mary Henrietta Carrie,
Infant Daughter of S.C.W. and Caroline Lewis, age 8 mos, 11 days
At St. Louis, Mo., on December 15, [no year supplied but d. 1891] S.C.W.
Lewis, aged 67 years 3 months and 27 days.
In St. Louis, Mo., of Appoplexy, Charles L. Jeffries, on the 14th Sept. 1866
in his 74th year.
In St. Louis, Mo., December 28, 1879, Jane T. Jeffries, in the 78th year of
In St. Louis, Mo., December 18, 1891, Isabella A. Grace, wife of James K.
Grace, aged 31 years 1 month and 21 days.
Kimberly Curlin Wettroth
127 Barriedale Circle
Cary, NC 27519