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This'll be my way of introducing myself...
My Mom was Joy Lucille Perry, b: August 12, 1923, at Rock Port, MO. She
was raised in Hamburg and Pacific Junction, Iowa. She married Homer Elwood
Jackson at Glenwood, Iowa, and they settled in Malvern, Iowa...The following
July, Joy, hi-tailed it to Kansas City, Kansas, to be with her Mom, waiting
for me to be born...So, I'm from Kansas City, Kansas and am still
This is copied from the "GLENWOOD OPINION-TRIBUNE" Aug. 7, 1939...
"Junction Redhead in State Fair Contest."
Joy Perry Entered in Statewide Contest at Des Moines to Select Iowas Most
Beautiful Red Head.
Pacific Junction red heads will be represented by Joy L. Perry in the
statewide contest to choose the most beautiful red headed girl in Iowa at the
Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, the last week in August, according to the
first official entry list announced today by state fair officials.
Miss Joy Lucille Perry is one of the more than 200 Iowa girls that have
been nominated for the state title "Queen of the Red Heads." In the contest
which will be held at the state fair, August 27-28-29-30, the 6 most
beautiful girls will be given motion picture screen tests and the state
"Queen" will be given a trip to Hollywood and additional tests at Hollywood
The contest is open to any redheaded girl between the ages of 16 and
2?.(can't read it) To qualify, contestants must forward their photograph and
a lock of hair to the state fair board. From these photographs the winners
from 25 districts of the state will be selected to participate in the finals
of the contest at the state fair.
Susan Hayward, Hollywoods' newest redheaded movie star, will appear at
the state fair in person, in connection with the contest finals, and will act
as chief judge in selecting Iowas' redhead Queen. The girls will make a
guest appearance in the grandstand the night of Aug. 27, will appear in the
preliminary judging on Aug. 28, and the final elimination on Aug. 29. Iowas'
"Queen of the Red Heads" will be given her official motion picture screen
test in front of the grandstand, Wednesday, August 30....
Well, there's my "claim to fame." My Mom didn't go to the finals...It was
1939 and they were dirt poor...She had no money for the fancy ballgowns that,
she found out, were needed to participate...Even the vest and skirt that she
had on, in her entry photo, were home made...Knitted vest and wool
skirt...I've often wondered, where might she have gone, if she had been one
of the 6...
Dixie Lea in K.C. (Ks.)
My Snells came to IA in the 1850s or 60s. They started in Montgomery Co. at
Red Oak. The Sheldons were there, already.
The Isoms came abt. 1864. I know nothing of the Rolands, help.
I know about my Elliotts and can help others. We (my cousin and I) are
looking for more about the Secrist family.
My Harris family came to Fremont Co. abt 1885 or 86. I can help others with
that. The Porters came west but settled in NE and I can help somewhat there.
The Peeler is a collateral line that I can get information about for others.
I am looking for the parents of Fanny S. Hicklin married to John
Chapman. In the 1880 census it states that Fanny's father was born in
IA but she is born in MO 1854 and dies in IA 1893/4. Does anyone have
Hicklins born in IA before 1854?
Am looking for the father of Zachariah, Nathan Nathaniel, and another
son but can't find his name. Zack Brown is my g gf. He was married to
Rosa Monroe...who later divorced him and married a Gildersleeve....and
they had 2 sons...Paul and Roy. Paul was born about 1811 and Roy a few
years later. My grandma...who was married to Paul....says that Zacks
parents were John and Letha. Grandma also says that John was a cowboy
that lived by the river and no one would mess w/ him. He was a good guy
though. I have found an 1920 census w/ Zack stating that his father was
born in England and mother was born in MO. Does anyone know this John
and Letha Brown family? Perhaps grandma has the names wrong? Anyone
know the name of the parents of Zack Brown?
As for Rosa...grandma says that her father was Rueben Monroe and unknown
Steel. The 1920 census states that Rosa was born in IA...her father in
Indiana and mother in IA also. Does anyone know who Rosa belongs to?
I also have a William Hamblin...went by Will or Bill. He was my
grandmother Martha "Faye" Hamblin/Browns (b. 1914/15) father. He was
married to Fanny Letha "Doll" Chapman. They divorced when grandma was
quite young...under 5. She never saw him again or her half sister (her
name was Mattie and grandma thought very highly of her) that he brought
into the marriage. Grandma says that he moved to Dunn Center, ND. Does
anyone know this William Hamblin...where he died...where his daughter
went and if she is still living? Thanks, Chancelee
Items from the Beacon-Enterprise 5 Nov/12 Nov/19 Nov 1909
Since this paper was published in Tabor and was so close to the
Mills-Fremont County line, many of the items are not identified
as being from one county or the other.
Joe L. Moomaw has retired from the butcher business in Sidney,
after 20 years service. He trades his business buildings, and
residence property to L. Sheets for 320 acres of improved land in
Bourbon county, Kansas
George Baggs who has been living SW of Tabor for about 13 years
has moved to Nebr City. He still owns his farm, and may come
back some time. Bert Adams has rented the place for next year.
Messrs. H. W. Clark, John Hallam, Will Barnes, W. C. McClintock
and H. O. Allely attended the funeral of W. B. Oaks at Silver
City Sunday. The trip was made in Mr. Allely's auto and the
return trip of 16 miles was made in exactly 30 minutes.
Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Harrington have moved into the house vacated
by Mrs. S. B. Clark on Vine St. Mrs. Harrington has just
recently recovered from a siege of typhoid fever. They sold
their restaurant stock to A. C. Harrington.
A deal has been closed in which Paul & Mann have traded their
stock of dry goods for 480 acres of land near McCook, Nebr, of
which 350 acres are in cultivation. The store will now be in the
charge of Mr. Heinsheimer of Glenwood (Thurman news)
L. C. Hume has lately placed in the park the step-stone from the
first house built by Geo. B. Gaston; also a large stone which was
a part of the foundation under the first store in Tabor built by
M. L. Carpenter. The first settlers owned in common a stone
quarry on Plum Creek, from which these stones were taken.
Mr. Isaac Miller, father of Mr. John Miller of Tabor and Brownlow
Mrs. C. H. Dye of Oregon City, Ore. is visiting friends in
Sidney. Mrs. Dye, with her husband, lived here about 25 years
ago when he was Supt. of the school here. Since that time, Mr.
Dye has forsaken the teaching profession and is now a practicing
attorney in the above place. Mrs. Dye, who is a lady with a
decided literary talent has become distinguished by being known
as the author of McLaughlin of Ore. and several other historical
novels, whose sense and incidents are connected with the Ore.
Trail (Sidney news)
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fulton of McPaul spent Mon with her sister,
Mrs. Boland. (Thurman news)
The last chapter in the Eyler sensation of nearly a year ago was
closed last week by the death of the orphan child. It will be
remembered that Eyler committed suicide near Bartlett, later the
wife died in a hospital in Omaha, leaving the young babe. The
death of the child wipes out the whole family.
28 May 1914
Loin N. Barbour of Thurman and Pearl Nix will be married June 10
Hitching posts in the Essex business district have been removed
by order of the town council. The action was taken on the ground
that there is danger to pedestrians from fractious teams and that
the refuse which
accumulates breeds flies.
Manley Ruse expects to start soon on an overland trip to Emporia,
KS to make a short visit with his brother Odell. His mother and
brother will accompany him. (Mt. Zion)
Tabor College graduation exercises for the 1914 class were held
at the Congregational church Thursday morning. The honor
students were announced as follows: Catherine Barbour, Inez
Ambler, Bert Bentley, Louise Fichter, Gabriel Manallac, Guy
Jones, Ray Maddocks, Zeda Walling, Ethel Todd.
17 Jul 1913
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Thompson of Riverton are visiting at the home
of their daughter, Mrs. T. A. Gowdy and family. They have sold
their property at Riverton and will visit around until they get
tired and then settle down.
Wayne and Madge Richardson drove over to Randolph Tuesday morning
in their auto and brought back their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jasper Richardson for a visit in Tabor.
Below is what little I know about my Fremont County ancestors. Any
information on the following, would be appreciated...
Joseph Frank Gardner - B 9/15/1895, Sidney, Fremont Co., IA.
Joy Gardner - B 11/11/1896, Sidney
Glaydys Gardner - B 14/4/1899, Sidney
Elrena Gardner - B 1876, Sidney
Bessie Gardner - B 1878 Sidney
Louise May Gardner - B 1880, Sidney
Lula Mae Gardner - B 3/18/1893, Sidney
Mary Gardner - B 8/1882, Sidney - D 12/1882, Sidney
Josephine Adaline Fox - B 1/21/1879, Sidney - D 3/23/1892, Glenwood,
Mills Co., IA.
Margaret McCurdy - B 1/1/1851, Sidney
Martha Jane (Mattie) McCurdy - B 7/1853, Sidney - D Council Bluffs,
Samuel Carr McCurdy - B 1849 Sidney
Lee R. Rowe - B Abt. 1889, Sidney
Hello Fremont County Friends,
Since taking over the mailing list I realize I haven't been doing
much to get things moving.
I think it is time, since we have several new subscribers to have
a roll call. Will you please put your surnames pertaining to
Fremont County in the subject line and not in the body of the
letter. This means you can't hit the reply button. You can tell
whatever you wish about your family and your brick walls but a
township or town and a few dates would help a lot.
Up to now we haven't been successful in getting the GenConnect
Boards on the Fremont County web site. If you would like to post
to a query, biography, obituary, or other board please click on
the URL below and follow directions. The GenConnect Logos are
near the bottom of the page. This allows all researchers to
access any and all of the names they are searching for, no matter
in what part of the US they are listed, as long as it is on a
GenConnect Board with the surname in caps in the surname box, one
name to a line.
There are many other things of interest at this URL also. Please
take time to look around. You might want to bookmark this site or
put it in your favorites location.
I have found a number of clippings from old Tabor Beacon
newspapers and intend to start posting them to the list. I also
hope to get going on a census index for one of the state
censuses, 1856, 1885 or 1895. If anyone has a particular interest
in any one of these censuses and any particular township, let me
know. It might not get done soon but I have it in my plans.
Please let us hear from each of you. Remember to put your Fremont
County surnames in caps on the subject line. Good Hunting.
I have access to this census, and all others for Fremont County.
I will look up this census yet this afternoon or on Monday
morning. By the way, you do not need to add "request" to your
regular list postings. That is only when subscribing or
kelly greer wrote:
> Hi, I am wondering if someone on this list server might have access to the 1870 census
> of Fremont Co., Iowa. I am trying to locate the census record of a man named William
> Greer who was listed as a resident of Franklin Twp., Fremont Co., Iowa, on page #456, of
> the 1870 census. I do not have access to this particular census without having to order
> it by mail, etc. So I was hoping someone might be able to do me a favor by looking this
> census record up for me. Thanks for your time./Kelly
***** URGENT ***** ***** URGENT ***** ***** URGENT *****
Are Iowa Birth Records Closing?????
Are you aware the State of Iowa's Legislature is considering a bill RIGHT
NOW to close Iowa birth records to public viewing in Iowa county
courthouses? Laws like this have already been enacted in other states.
If this bill passes the only way to obtain a birth record for anyone born
after 1905 will be to write to the IA State Dept of Health. You will
have to pay a (probably) non-refundable fee for EACH record search you
want performed. When just starting your research, how will you even know
which records to ask for? Aren't you are searching the records for that
The following is from Richard Harrison, the IAGenWeb State Coordinator.:
The Closing of Iowa Birth Records????
The Iowa State Department of Health, Vital Records Division, would like
to see all birth records less than 95 years old closed to the public at
the county level and have drafted a bill to this effect to be taken up by
the legislature. According to Larry Coghlan of the Vital Records Dept.,
"The proposal is to make birth certificates 95 years old and
older available for inspection and copying at the county level. The rest
of the birth certificates would require a direct and tangible interest to
obtain a copy. It is being proposed because of the identity theft (fraud)
that has been taking place throughout the United States."
This proposal raises a number of questions: Is it really necessary to
close 95 years of records to address this problem? How will moving the
records from the county level to the state level make it any more (or
less) difficult for people interested in committing fraud? How will they
define "direct and tangible interest"? Will state employees have
the time and inclination to REALLY search the records for your ancestor,
or will they keep the money and say "Not Found!" when the record is not
exactly where it should be but just a few lines or pages away? Can they
take the time to search for possible misspellings or decipher illegible
handwriting? If ISDH gets this passed for birth records will all the
other records follow suit? Is this an ill-conceived plan to punish the
innocent (genealogists and others who need access to these records)
instead of the guilty (those who commit fraud)?
We need to ask questions, now. If you cherish your right to have all your
county records available at your county courthouse, now is the time to
speak up. WRITE CALL EMAIL your county officials, state
representative, and yes, even Governor Vilsack. If you don't speak up
now, it might be too late.
Richard Harrison/Encinitas, San Diego, California
IAGenWeb State Coord.:
IAGEN-L List Owner: IAGEN-L(a)rootsweb.com
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If you are NOT an Iowa resident it is just as important, if not more so,
that you also be heard. Remind the legislators of the money you spend
when you are in your county of interest to do research. Not only are you
providing revenue to the county for copy fees, etc. You are also
spending money in their motels, eating establishments, shops, and other
area tourist attractions.
PLEASE contact one of these legislators and express the importance of
having the birth records remain open. Send an email to:
***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****
The Honorable Governor Vilsack
Office of the Governor
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone or Fax:
(515) 281-5211 phone (515) 281-6611 fax
Email the Governor
The web page below has links to District Maps and to the
of all the Iowa Senators and Representatives. Send an email
the ones representing your county of interest:
We will post the bill number and the names of committee
members as soon as that information is available.
Please forward this message to:
1) as many people you know who reside in Iowa
2) as many genealogists you know who have Iowa research
3) as many genealogical societies as you know
4) as many other organizations whose voices might make a difference
5) everyone you know who is involved in genealogy and history research
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