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I'm posting this reply to the "list", so others researching the Myers name
can have the information.
The Mt. Pleasant Public Library has 2 books of Henry County Birth records.
They cover the time period from 1 April 1880 thru 1888. I found the following
in the second book of transcriptions. You could contact the court house if
you want copies of the "official" records.
MYERS, Edith Freda, female, 2nd Child, born 17 March 1884, Scott Twp.
Father, George E. Myers, farmer, born in Iowa, Age not given.
Mother, Blanche Willie Myers [Ingles], born in West Virginia, Age 20
MYERS, Not Named, female, 3rd Child, born 5 June 1885, Scott Twp.
[Parents, Same as Above]
MYERS, Maude Lorinda, female, 4th Child, born 9 November 1886, Scott Twp.
[Parents, Same as Above]
I just found my ancestor's in the census for Henry Co IOWA. John Morrow and
Patience Tuttle MORROW lived here in the 1840 50 time frame. I found
Patience later with children. Children that I was not aware they had. :>)
897 897 Pateince Morrow 50 F farmer b Georgia ( I already had
Grimsel ? H 20 M farmer b KY
Harriet L 18 F b KY
Tillman P 16 m farmer b KY
Polly E 13 F b Tennessee
Louisa 3 F b IOWA
dated 12 Sept 1850 IOWA Henry Marion
I believe I found John on the 1840 one also.
Now her Daughter REbecca MORROW ma JOHN CORNIELIUS SCOTT in Henry Co IA. my
Any one have any data to share.. Pictures, wills, information. Please
Blessings and Thanks
“The Bystanders Notes”, by C. S. Rogers, Publisher
Mt. Pleasant Daily News, Thursday, May 19, 1927
The new and modern front, which is now being put in at the Grau building on
North main street by Contractor Bergdahl and his crew is going to be a
splendid improvement for that business block. The new front will be for display
with a six foot recessed entrance, much copper and plate glass and buff blased
brick. There is much speculation as to the first tenant in this well
located, spacious room. We set out as our prediction that the room will be occupied
by a branch store of the Benner Tea company, a well known chain grocery
store. See how far we miss it.
Mrs. Lulu Penn Ingersol of Broadway has been called to Detroit, Mich., by
the serious illness of her daughter, Mrs. Ullena Ingersol Beal, who is so well
known among our people.
Mt. Pleasant, and most of Henry county, experienced one of the heaviest
rainfalls for some years when, Wednesday afternoon, two inches of rain fell in a
very short time. It was almost a cloud burst. Gutters and down spouts were
unable to carry off the water, leaks developed in roofs heretofore water
proof, rain was driven in through windows and under doors, gutters were flooded
and small lakes formed in low places all over town. Incidentally the roads
which were just getting in good travel condition were broken up again. A heavy
black, vicious cloud of threatening proportions passed around to the south
which looked like a hard wind as well as rain, but locally the town got enough
to break off a few limbs and scatter leaves all over creation.
Speaking of the roads. It looks now as if Henry county was to be a pocket
of mud roads with paving all about us, a kind of an extended mud hole in the
midst of an otherwise excellent thoroughfare. By early autumn paving will
touch us on the east and on the west with a Henry county gap of eighteen miles.
Washington county, our up and a coming neighbor to the north, will vote for
hard roads at once, while Lee county to the south will soon have paving to
the county line. And Henry county apparently proposes to calmly and
consistently plug around in the mud.
The capable and generally dependable “K” line, a branch of the great
Burlington system, which flies the tangent from the main line at this place and
lands at Keokuk fifty miles away, failed to return to its roost Wednesday
afternoon, but remained here over night, departing on its return just twenty-four
hours late. The storm of the day before caused the mischief. Salem and the
country south seemed to have been in the center of the drenching, which was
given southeastern Iowa and so terrific was the downpour that the road bed was
awashed from under the tracks to such an extent that it was not safe to go
over the gaps until a construction train had dumped in many cars of cinders and
ballast. The worst washout was at the Hartley farms south of Salem.
After watching the construction of the Memorial Library on the South Campus,
we can harbor no vain regrets over the failure to substitute Bedford stone
for brick in the walls of the structure. Indeed we think that the admirable
composition of stone and buff pressed brick is most satisfying. There is
ample stone in the trim and the general front of the building, especially when
the stone pillars are added.
Unless attended to soon, Henry county is going to a large expense to repair
damages being done by a defective roof on the court house. Water has already
seriously damaged the decorations of the ceiling and walls of the court room
while the discolorations on the exteriors of the building clearly testifies
to the rapid deterioration which is going on up under the roof. The matter
must be looked after soon, or the beauty of that stately edifice will be sadly
defaced by stain and crumbling.
Mrs. C. H. Cook is spending the week at Rockford, Ill., attending the
graduating exercises of Rockford Seminary and from which institution her daughter,
Miss Miriam, graduates this year.
Invitations have been received to the wedding of Miss Marian Reeves Weir,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Chas. F. Weir, at the home of the bride’s parents in
Englewood, a suburb of Chicago, and where Dr. Weir has been practicing his
profession most successfully since entering it. The wedding will take place
June 8th and the fortunate young man is Mr. Thomas De Witt Gibbons. Dr. Weir is
the elder son of our own H. C. Weir and graduated from Wesleyan with the
class of 1891.
Mayor Van Allen and his police are discouraging petting parties in town.
People who drive into secluded places in the Grove, or the fringes of town,
douse their lights and park there for an inordinate length of time are pretty
certain to be visited by the vigilant police who will without introduction,
flood the car with light and demand why the delay in moving on. A very definite
ordinance has been passed by the council, forbidding parking with lights
out. Each night officer now has the use of a car and each officer has been
ordered to make frequent but irregular trips down through the grove, about the
college campus and less frequented streets of the city. Cars which are found
standing without lights are to be deemed as suspicious. The police are under
orders to investigate every car thus found and inform the occupants that they
are violating the city laws and must move on.
All officers are now required to go armed and Mayor Van Allen will not only
see that the laws be enforced but that the public give all officers
respectful consideration in their work. Any one assaulting an officer either verbally
or with violence will be given the limit of the law. In other words the
police are to have the fullest backing of the administration.
As officers hardly ever use the same cars in making their rounds of the
town, it is very difficult to identify the occupants of cars running over the
highways so that consternation has seized upon some of the chronic petters.
They have no way of knowing whether the car coming their way is to drift quietly
by or suddenly stop along side for an investigation.
Not only is petting to be somewhat discouraged, but houses where
irregularities of any character are suspected will be the subject of police supervision
and if after due warning these irregularities are persisted in raids will
follow. Not only will bootlegging be suppressed as far as possible but the
constant and flagrant violation of the cigarette law will be watched with
especial interest. Many stormy interviews have been held in the Mayor’s office
while he has fairly warned offenders of various laws that the violations must
cease or the law will be allowed to take its course. Mayor Van Allen proposes
to make the town as clean as it is possible to do.
Unless something interferes work on moving the printing machinery of the
News from its present location on East Monroe street to its new home on West
Monroe will begin Monday morning. The work will be slow and will take most of
two weeks probably. The larger presses will be taken down and set up by
skilled machinists from the factories, assisted by local labor. If plans work out
the News will not miss an issue of the paper. The News gets a good deal of
satisfaction from the very kindly comments concerning the new plant. When
completed it will be one of the most modern and efficient printing plants in
the middle west and a business institution in which the entire county can take
justifiable pride. The new home and equipment has cost the owners many
thousands of dollars but faith in Mt. Pleasant and Henry county has justified the
venture. We are placing our money freely on Mt. Pleasant. We believe it’s a
This was posted by a CG (Certified Genealogist) to another List. FYI on this--- Quoted from another list:
This is to let you know that the new World War II (TWO) Draft Records on Ancestry.com <http://ancestry.com/> have been scanned wrong and are very
misleading. This is the problem I tried to describe to the APG-L list last fall when I had viewed the microfilms at NARA in Washington and is inherent in the way the film was done. For example, see
and you will see Anthony Scalise from ERIE, Pennsylvania on the top card and on the bottom is the back of a card with descriptive information and the draft board stamp of PHILADELPHIA. This is not the back of the card that is on top!! In order to microfilm the cards, two cards were photographed at the same time. The front of one was filmed in the same frame as the back of the previous card so that the actual back of the information is cattycorner on the film to its front. I was able to copy the correct back from the microfilm that belonged to Anthony (and with the correct draft board) by copying the bottom of the next frame. Of course in the Ancestry database this continuity has been lost.
When I heard that Ancestry was putting the scanned images up I wanted to see if they knew to separate the top and bottom and assign them to their correct corresponding cards. This entails some work but I would rather see the new database taken down than to propagate misinformation and have the unsuspecting masses wonder what their grandfather was doing in Philadelphia (or Alaska, or Arizona, or.) when he never left town.
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