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Is there anyone in Mt Pleasant that could help me find my maternal ggm? I
have looked for two years for Grace Darling SPRY, daughter of William E. SPRY
and Anna MANLOVE. She was born Mar.28,1893 in Mt Pleasant. She had several
siblings; Maude, Harry C., Howard W., Cora B., Ross, Stacey, Hattie, and
Hazel. How can I find b.d's. for these
relatives? Does anyone live in Mt Pleasant that could do research for me? I
can pay expenses, etc. Sure would like the help. Thanks.
I'm one of the many lucky ones who was onboard a United Airlines on 9-11-01. We had just gotten airborne when we were diverted to Salt Lake City. For a genealogy trip, I thought, "that's not too bad. I would just do the FHC until I could get to Iowa. Well, that was not to be. I was stuck 23 miles north of Salt Lake in a Hotel with no way to get out. After trying for 4 days, I finally succumbed to allowing my kids to come after me. They were kind enough to take time off work and drive from CA.
So, for all you folks who responded to my posts regarding hints for a genealogy expedition, and all whom I promised to do lookups for, I apologize. My trip was not to be at this point in time.
I'm back home, safe, and going through a roller of emotions. Since I was unable to get to the source of the information which I needed, and I don't want to wait 6 months or more for some of my information, (I'm already doing that for some things) is there anyone out there specifically in Mount Pleasant, Burlington, Salem, Quaker, that would be interested in doing some lookups for me? I would be happy to pay for your time.
Please let me know privately so as not to clog the list.
Thanks to all and,
Thanks to: (and not in any particular order)
For old city directories on cd-rom,visit Ye Olde Directory Shoppe:
I use these for finding addresses for the censuses.
MOODY> Family and decendants
O'CONNELL/CONNELL, CULLITY, FORREST, MOODY, AVENT, TRIGGS, TRINNICK,HOLLAND,
GARDINER, FLOOD, KNOWELL, O'DONOGHUE/DONOGHUE/DONOHUE, RYAN, PELLICY,
SULLIVAN/O'SULLIVAN, JAMES, HENNING, MATTHEWS, ROWE, ELLIS, PETERS,
CHAMBERLAIN, FROST, SNOW, CRUWYS, REED, PARKIN, WILLIAMS, VITA, PELUSO,
VIVACQUA, CANTONE, PERRONE, ORLANDO,and ROSA
Also:SHANNON, READEY, WYNNE/WINNE, McDONNEL,
SEAWOOD, MAHRENHOLZ, HOKE, HUMPHREYS, GROS,
BRANSBY, DeVINE, PAUBA/POUBA, HEJL, AMREITER,
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Looking for any information on Mary Ann Worthy, the daughter of Frank and
Ruby Worthy. At the time of Frank's death (11 February 1988) she was living
in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. The only other information I have on Mary Ann is her
date of birth, January 1940.
Decatur County Journal
November 2, l905
RICHARD GRANVILLE SPURRIER was born in Salem, Henry County, Iowa, in
l87l. Moved with his parents to Decatur County, Iowa, in the spring of
l876. Would have been 34 years old his next birthday, November l9.
Passed from this life October l8, l905, at 7:30 p.m. He had heart
trouble but had been in as good health apparently, for the past few
days, as for many months before. On October l8 he arose as usual,
assisting in the morning duties around the house, then brought his aged
father to Lamoni ro remain for the day at his daughter GERTRUDE's.
RICHARD returning to the old home to care for the wants of mother,
before going to a public sale, where he remained the balance of the
day. He ate a warm dinner, had a good sociable time with his neighbors,
showed his good will to parties conducting the sale, and returned about
6:30 p.m. to the parental roof, where he was ever found a constant
comfort to his parents. Mother was alone, but after the usual kindly
greetings he seated himself at one of her every-ready warm luncheons,
eating a little, and smilingly relating her incidents of the day.
Mother went to care for the milk, and after going to the porch she heard
a noise, as if something had fallen. Returning at once, she found
RICHARD had fainted, or fallen from his chair. She grasped him in her
arms, working his body and requesting him to take a few drops of
stimulant, but it was too late, with another look into his mother's
loving face, his eyes closed and he peacefully slept, while his noble
spirit took its flight.
RICHARD made no profession of religion, but lived, practicing what he
preached, the highest morals, virtue, temperance, kindness and charity.
He never shunned evil doers, was never found in company with the
intemperate, and so openly opposed all dishonesty that he was ever found
fighting for the cause of righteousness. His respect and charity for
old age had made for him a host of friends, and the Old Folks Home and
community is filled with his acquaintances who mourn their loss, many of
whom with feeble steps were in attendance to view for the last time on
earth, the remains of one who had scattered seeds of kindness and strewn
flowers along their path in their declining years.
He was equally friendly in juvenile society and was ever ready for
He was quite a stockman and agriculturist and the fruits of his industry
are quite apparent. He was constantly battling against the misfortune
of ill health, yet reluctant to complain, constantly sacrificing his own
feelings for the good of others.
Funeral services were held at two o'clock p.m., Saturday, October 2l,
l905, at his home, one mile west of Lamoni, Iowa, Rev. Devoe, an old
time friend and family acquaintance, delivering the address, Rev. Sill
assisting, Lazarus' death serving as text.
A chosen octette furnished beautiful music, and a profusion of pure
white flowers from relatives and friends gave evidence of God's
handiwork. His ever trusted hand, BOB SMITH, with RICHARD's favorite
team, bore him to Rose Hill Cemetery, where he was interred; family,
friends, flowers and tears accompanying him to the grave.
In sickness RICHARD was first to respond; of late, constantly attending
father and mother. His last moments, so opportunely spent in his
mother's arms, were seemingly without pain. Looking up at her, with
almost a smile on his face, his true heart ceased beating, for God had
called him home. His father, sister, GERTRUDE, and brother, FRANK, were
soon at his bedside. E.D. BRIGGS and other relatives gathering as
quickly as possible; his brother, POLY, and wife and sister, LIZZIE,
Among the first to arrive was one in whom his brightest hopes had for
years been centered--she, who aside from mother, had no equal, each for
the other, had hopefully, happily and abundantly planned. God alone
knowing that those earthly ties would be broken, and He alone is able to
heal the wounds, for "He giveth and He taketh away."
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September l, 200l