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In a message dated 11/29/2001 7:50:37 PM Pacific Standard Time,
There is also the following person in Raglan Township in the 1922 Harrison
Co., Iowa, atlas:
P. O. Orson, Rt 1.
Rents 112 Acres, sect. 12; rents 34 acres, sect. 1.
Owner, EDWARD FAIRCHILD
I hope this is helpful to you.
Mona Sarratt Knight
"Eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty." John Philpot Curran, 1808.
"Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary
possibilities in ordinary people." Harry Emerson
Researcher: Harry Dean Fairchild
I saw your query on the Harrison County IA query board that said "My
grandfathers name Charles Fahtschild, the name got changed to Fairchild I do
not know when. I know Grandfather owned land in Raglan township."
I checked my cemetery books and only found 2 Fathchilds & 2 Fairchilds
buried in Harrison County and they are buried next to each other. Fahtschild
is spelled Fathschild in the book but could be a typo.
Sec 3 Row 4
Fathschild, Edward Mar 11 1868 - Mar 11 1927
Fathschild - a large surname marker
Fathschild, Erva Emmett June 22 1896 - Feb 13 1898
Infant - no name or dates
Fairchild, Josephine M Apr 7 1901 - Mar 31 1974
Fairchild, Harry C Mar 17 1899 - Sep 15 1976
Fahtschilds were in Harrison County before 1884 because they owned land at
FROM THE 1884 ATLAS
NAME TWP T S R ACRES NOTES
Fahtschild Chas Magnolia 80 18 43 40.02 Timber
Fahtschild Chas Raglan 80 12 44 40.00
Fahtschild Chas Raglan 80 12 44 160.00 House, Timber
Fahtschild Chas Raglan 80 13 44 40.00
They are also on the 1902 Harrison County Atlas.
NAME YEAR TWP T S R ACRES NOTES
Fahtschild Chas 1902 Magnolia 80 18 43 80.30 Creek
Fahtschild Chas 1902 Raglan 80 12 44 200.00 House,
Fahtschild Chas 1902 Raglan 80 13 44 40.00
Fahtschild E 1902 Raglan 80 1 44 34.00
Fahtschild E 1902 Raglan 80 12 44 120.00 House,
T=township, S=section, R=range
Apparantly there were more Fairchilds in Harrison County. I found a couple
of marriages. I will list them so that you will be aware of who they were.
I have no idea if they are related to each other and leave that to you to
prove or disprove.
HARRISON COUNTY IOWA EARLY MARRIAGES 1855-1905
Fairchild, H F & Jennie S Eaton Oct 25 1860
Fairchild, R G & Helen Cox Nov 19 1868
Fathschild, E & Kate Kicks Jul 21 1902
Fairchild, Clara & John Hinkle Aug 22 1893
Fairchild, Emma M & Charles W Arbaugh 17 Apr 1901
Fairchild, Lenora & Herman D Wendt Oct 8 1903
1905 HARRISON COUNTY IA DIRECTORY - list of residents of the county.
Fahtchild, Charles, Farmer, Magnolia
Fahtchild, Mrs Chas
Fathschilds, C, farmer, RR 1 Orson
Fathschilds, Ed, farmer, RR 1 Pisgah
Fathschilds, Mrs Katie
Fathschilds, Ethel, minor
The Harrison County Genealogy Society (HCGS) can check for Naturalization
Records for you for the Fahtschilds. If you want them to do some researcher
here is their link: http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaharris/hcgs.htm
I also sent this email to the Harrison County email list so that if someone
else has information they can find you.
Hope something in this email helps you.
San Diego Union-Tribune
November 22nd, 2001
DONALD C. "MAC" MAGUIRE
Oct. 30, 1929-Nov 20, 2001
Donald C. "Mac" Maguire, 72, of Spring Valley died Tuesday. He was born in
Logan, Iowa, and was a machinist for 41 years for General Dynamics Convair.
Mr. Maguire served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a volunteer for
the San Diego Sheriff's Department Senior Patrol and a member of the General
Dynamics Retirement Association.
Survivors include his daughters, Judith Pere of San Diego, Janet Maguire of
Valiant, Okla., and Karen Shea of Bothel, Wash.; son, Donald Lee Maguire of
San Diego; sisters, Helen Alvis of Woodbine, Iowa, and Betty Nelson of Omaha,
Neb., and four grandchildren.
Visitation: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary, 7387 Broadway,
Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday, graveside, LaVista Memorial Park, 3191 Orange
St., National City.
Donations: San Diego County Sheriff's Department Senior Patrol Volunteers
NOTE: Donald Maguire's parents were Charles Joseph Maguire and Sarah Pearl
Fountain. His step-father was Ira Albert Holman. He was also preceded in
death by a brother Dean Lavern Maguire and a sister Ina Marie Lineberry. His
parents, step-father and brother are buried in Bethel Cemetery in Harrison
County, Iowa. His sister is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha, Ne.
A picture of the Woodbine Normal School is on the Harrison County IA
Photograph Archive: http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaharris/photo/index.htm
The Daily Nonpareil
Council Bluffs IA
November 9 2001
WOODBINE GROUP FIGHTS TO PRESERVE BUILDING
WOODBINE - A community group bent on preserving the Normal High School
building offered a compelling plea to the Woodbine Community School Board
Thursday night, but their efforts may have come too late.
The board has already voted to demolish the old high school to make way for a
new facility that can meet the district's growing space needs. The
preservation group, comprised mainly of local residents, felt this decision
was a mistake.
"Perhaps we haven't looked at all the ways to use the Normal building," said
group member Jean Griesel. "It's important we remember our roots; that we
remember the people who built that building and maintained it, and have a
respect for that past."
The group has forwarded an application to the Iowa Historical Society to have
the Normal building included on the National Register of Historic Places.
Will Page, a technical advisor for the historical society, said he was more
than 99 percent certain the state would find the building to be eligible for
the National Register.
"It is a jewel - an excellent example of prairie school design," Page said to
school board members. "I could see an adaptive reuse of this building that
would offer the community a sense of preservation while still having a
Unfortunately for the preservation group, the application process to have
Normal included on the National Register will take at least a year, Page
said. In the meantime, the school district is free to demolish the Normal
building in the spring as originally planned.
"We have already voted to proceed," said school board president Randall
Pryor. "I don't see a lot of support from the board to change that plan."
Pryor said the school board and its facilities steering committee have spent
years finalizing the more than $3.5 million in new construction slated for
the coming year. He said the movement to save the Normal Building came as a
"The timing on this just kind of floored me," he said. "I never thought it
was an issue."
Todd Heistand, a member of the facilities committee, said the committee had
looked closely at attempting to keep the Normal building. Unfortunately, he
said, there wasn't enough room on the elementary and high school campus to
meet the space needs required by the district.
"It was a big issue with us," Heistand said of the committee's planning
sessions. "We spent a lot of time on preservation versus education, but
couldn't really find a way to do both. We decided demolition was the best way
to meet the needs of our students."
Further complicating the preservation group's efforts to save the building is
a $500,000 state grant that will go toward the new high school. Woodbine
Superintendent Terry Hazard said any drastic changes to the construction plan
will cause that money to disappear.
"We do have a time restraint," Hazard said. "We have to have everything set
by January the way we said we would or we'll lose half a million dollars."
Preservation group member Norma Coret said new grants would be available
through the state and federal government if the Normal building is considered
a historic landmark. This funding could more than make up for the lost
$500,000, she said.
"We're asking you to mull this over," Coret said to board members. "We're
asking you to think of new perspectives in using the Normal High School and
new resources that could be available.
"When it comes to education versus preservation, I don't think it's one or
the other. It can be both," she said.
Researcher: Dayna Hanson
I am looking for my Great Grandfather, Harold Hanson. He was married to my
Great Grandmother, Emily Johnson, and they had a son, Emil Hanson. My Great
Grandparents met in Nebraska (near Fremont ) where my Great Grandfather,
Harold, was a farmhand on my family's farm. They married without the
family's blessing and produced my Grandfather. My Great Grandmother's family
eventually broke-up the marriage, and as the story goes, my Great Grandmother
spent the rest of her life bitter. She never remarried. Harold Hanson did
remarry and I have reason to believe he moved to Iowa after re-marrying. He
was a farmer.
I found this listing:
Woodbine Cemetery, Woodbine Iowa
Block II Sixth Addition Row 10
Hanson, Harold 1894 - ___ Father
Hanson, Rosella 1892 - 1969 Mother
Need help finding out if this is the same Harold Hanson that Dayna is
searching for. If anyone has information on Harold and Rosella Hanson who
are buried in Woodbine Cemetery please email Dayna.
Researcher: Richard Hartley
I saw your query on the Harrison County Iowa query page. In Mondamin there
is 1 listing for Van Curen.
Noyes Cemetery, Mondamin
Sec 2 Row 1
VanCuren, Cirena L wife of Urben Oct 11 1847-Mar 28 1906
No other VanCuren listed as buried in Harrison County IA. I know I have
looked this up for someone else but can't remember who it was. I will send
this email to the Harrison County email list too. Maybe the other researcher
will see it and find you.
I checked all of my Harrison County cemetery books and only found 1 Bargar
Noyes Cemetery, Mondamin
Sec 1 Row 24
Bargar, Phoebe died Jan 8 1877 aged 67y 4m 11d
4 graves from her in the same row are John Beaman's 2 markers.
Would SKS please do a lookup for me? I need to know if there are any burials listed for the following Bargers:
Martha "Patsy" Beaman Barger
The Beaman family and in-laws are usually buried in the Magnolia Cemetery but of course I have no idea if the Barger family followed tradition.
Thank you so much.
Joyce Beaman Buzzelli
Meredith, I recently spent an afternoon at the Dunlap Public Library
researching obits from the microfiche of the Dunlap Reporter newspaper. They
have records going back as far as the late 1800s. You can make copies of
what you are able to view on the microfiche for ten cents per page. I looked
at the issue or two following the date of death, and found an obit for every
person I was researching. As a suggestion, I made a copy of each fourth of
the page on which the obit was printed. I was then able to cut and tape them
together to recreate the entire page from the newspaper. It really gave a
nice sense of historical perspective to see the advertisement for a carriage
on the same page as the obit. Good Hunting, Randy Schlensig
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