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I will have the opportunity to be in IA in a few weeks and would like
some suggestions of where to put my efforts. I am looking for info on
the Wilkinson GRANT family, particularly obituaries and wills for him
and his wife, Christina (nee WARD).
He died 24 Jul 1882 in Henry County. I have found that his Probate
papers are "disposed of Box 568, Henry County". Would those be available
at county court house, or library, or State Library in Des Moines???
Are old newspapers with obits on microfilm available in county library,
or State Library??
She died 20 May 1894 in Rome, Henry County. I have found that
guardianship papers "disposed in Box 587, Clerk of Court Office, Henry
County". I am assuming from this that maybe she became a ward of the
courts and was given a guardian to run her affairs. Again would these
papers be available in the County Court House, library, or State
Library?? Are old newspapers with obits on microfilm available in county
library, or State Library??
Are records of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Rome from early 1850s
Hello on the list,
I'm looking for any connection to the following Steen family listed in the 1920 Census taken at New London, Henry County, Iowa:
Clarence Steen, head of household, born abt 1891, (possibly in Illinois).
Clara (Ellen) (Slaughter) Steen, wife, (born 1 July 1892, Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri, and died 9 October 1958, Wapello County, Iowa).
Charles O. (Omar) Steen, son, born abt 1914 in Missouri.
Etta (Ada Ruth) Steen, daughter, born abt 1917/18 in Iowa.
(Another child not listed in the 1920 Census is named Clifford Steen.)
Clara appears in Ottumwa, Iowa, in 1934 without her husband Clarence Steen, and she remarries Jack F. Walker of Wapello County, Iowa, on 6 June 1942.
Is there anyone out there that knows anything about the Albert English
Family that was in Henry County in the 1940s and 1950s. I would like to correspond
with any of his siblings or their siblings. I would like to know more about
this family. I believe that his Father (Walter English) was also the father of
my father-in-law. In the 1930 census I found Albert living with his wife
Susie and 5 children, Alfred L, Clarence F, Luella, Albert J, and Ada I. I also
found several mentions of his family in the Mt. Pleasant News in 1940s and
1950s. Are any of the English Family that still live in the area of Mt. Pleasant a
relative of some kind? If they are or someone knows something I would really
like to hear from them. Thank you, Charlotte in Illinois
I am seeking information re: Elmer B. ABEL and his children. Elmer moved to Salem 1930/31. He was associated with the Salem Lumber company, he was Mayor of Salem, he was a member of the fire dept. and he was president of the Community Club.
Elmer's first wife (Freda Locke Abel) died in 1934. They had 4 children (Claire, Clarice, Cloyce and Clarabell who died in infancy). Elmer's second wife was Freda's sister (Fern Locke Abel). They had one child (Beverly Ann). Fern died in 1936. Both of Elmer's wives died of TB at the Oakdale Sanitarium.
>From Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Iowa Chicago: Acme
Publishing Company, 1888.
JAMES W. EVELAND, a farmer of Henry County, Iowa, resides on section 32,
Wayne Township. While our subject was not one of the first settlers of the
county, yet he takes rank among the most prominent of his township, and by virtue of
long years spent here is numbered as an old settler and one of Henry County's
best citizens. He was born in Warren County, Va., Dec. 30, 1824, and is a
son of John and Frances (McFarland) Eveland. both were natives of that State,
he born in Loudoun and she in Warren County. In Virginia seven children were
born: James W.; Mary J., who married Enoch Lemasters for her second husband,
resides in Whitsell County, W. Va.; Sarah C., wife of George Marshall; Frances
R., and Harriet B., who wedded Edward Williams, was one of a pair of twin
sisters; Elizabeth, Frances and Martha Ann, who died young. The parents removed
to Ohio in 1846 and located in Belmont County, where the mother died later.
Our subject came to Iowa in September, 1849, and took up his residence in the
home of Abraham Lane, one of the first families of the county, a sketch of
whom is given elsewhere. Mr. Eveland was not well suited in lands, as at that
time all claims near streams or timber were taken. He owned a land warrant and
later took a claim in Lucas County, also purchasing fifty-seven acres of
timber adjoining. He returned to Mr. Lane's and was united in marriage with the
daughter, Margaret E., Feb. 14, 1850, and their first three years of married
life were passed upon the old George Miller farm in Trenton Township. Mr.
Eveland was a poor man when he was married, and for several years made but slow
progress, especially as times were hard and he owned not even a team. He began
life with the determination to succeed, however, and this he has accomplished,
although many long and wary days were passed before success was attained.
Before they were finally settled the wife of Mr. Eveland died, leaving three
small children---Helen, Jacob and Lois. Jacob is now the husband of Emma Meeker,
and resides near Winfield. In 1855 the death of Mrs. Eveland occurred, and
Mr. Eveland was married in 1857 to Miss Martha J. Gholson. They began life upon
the farm, and with a few rods from where they now live. The old house in
which so many happy and prosperous days have been passed still stands, and in it
all the children, except the two last, were born. The farm of to-day was then
a broad grassy plain. The fine house, the barn, the lofty trees, all stand
as monuments to the enterprise of Mr. Eveland and his wife, both of whom have
given the best years of their lives to making for themselves and children a
home, which is second to none in the township. As the days went by prosperity
came, and hard times of their early married life have been almost forgotten.
Children and grandchildren have nestled in their arms, and the old house, now
comparatively deserted, is yet thought of as the place in which their joys were
the most complete. Under its roof Iowa, wife of George Dunn, of Baltimore
Township; Mary J., wife of Edward Scott, of Colorado, and David Lewis, were born.
William and Joseph A. were born in the brick home erected in 1868.
Thousands of dollars have been expended in improvements, all earned since Mr.
Eveland became a resident of Wayne Township. His home is one of the finest,
and his barns, that cover so many feet, were erected for the accommodation of
large quantities of stock. Helen, the eldest daughter, died in 1875. Her
husband was Francis McFeron, son of Wesley McFeron, of Trenton Township. They
were the parents of one daughter, Helen, born a few days before her mother's
death. For years Mr. Eveland has been a member of the School Board, and is one
of the ardent advocates of education in its fullest sense.
Since the above was written this well-known and respected citizen has gone to
his last home, having departed this life after a brief but severe illness, on
Feb. 10, 1888. His death was greatly regretted by a wide circle of friends,
to whom his manly and upright character had endeared him. He was a member of
Star of Hope Lodge No. 34, I.O.O.F., of Swedesburg, who attended his funeral
in a body. His remains were interred in Green Mount Cemetery.
We are pleased to give on an adjoining page a portrait of Mr. Eveland, as a
tribute of respect to the memory of a good man, and a token of the filial
respect and affection his children bear for his memory.
If any of you are on any other lists in Iowa you may get this inquiry
more than once. I am looking for any information on Albert B English or family
that was in Henry Co.,The town of Winfield, Scott township in 1930 per the
census. I believe they also were in Louisa Co., Columbus City township in 1920
per the census. I believe Albert B. English to be born in Astoria, IL in or
around Jun of 1893 and the son of Walter and Sarah Catherine Danner English.
Per the census it says his wife's name was Susie and they had 5
children, Alfred B, Clarence F, Louella, Albert J, and Ada I. I would like to
confirm that this Albert is the one I am looking for and maybe find out more
information about them or new relatives. I do not know when he died but I pretty
sure it was between 1931 and 1964. Thank you for any information in advance.
I have received a copy of the family pages from the James Henry McColm
Bible. James Henry McColm and his wife Emily Thomas had fourteen
children, only four of whom lived to adulthood.
Emily F. was born 15 December 1854 in Davis County, Iowa and married
28 February 1875 (actually the Bible has 29 February, so I do not know
whether the day or the year is "off"). The man she married is not
named. Emily died in May, 1893, according to the Bible. I did not know
she had married or when she died prior to receiving the Bible pages, so
I do not know where she married or died, much less whom she married!
In 1875 Emily's parents were probably in Washington or Henry County,
Iowa. Adam J. McColm was born in Washington County October 12, 1874 and
Arthur W. McColm was born in Henry County, Iowa November 17, 1875.
I have searched the LDS data bases for Emily and looked at other data
bases for a marriage for her.
Does anyone on the list have any other ideas I can pursue to find out
who Emily F. McColm married?