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Here is a timeline for one of my ancestors. I am wanting more information
on her. I would like help in finding an obit for her. Since she was living
in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, in 1930,, and I can't find her after 1930 she
probably died in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa; however, I might be totally
wrong about that. Why can't I find her in the 1870 census? I am also
totally confused about her June 24, 1902, marriage to John F. or John J.
Frady. Why does one marriage list her as Lametra Ingram, and the other one
Mary L. Bishop? How come she went by Ingram instead of Frady after marrying
Mr. Friday. Any help with these questions, would really be appreciate. Here
is the timeline:
MARY LAMETRA (LETTIE OR METTIE) BISHOP
Parents: Elizabeth Huff/M. Huff/Emhuff and John Wesley Bishop
Born: Between 1855-1859 in Illinois - 1860 Census=b. About 1855 in
Illinois; 1880 census=b. About 1859 in Illinois; 1885 Iowa, State Census
Collection, 1836-1925=b. About 1858 in Illinois; 1920 Iowa Census=b. About
1859 in Illinois; 1930 Census=b. About 1858 in Illinois. Since I figured in
her first marriage based on her age that she was born about 1854, and the
second marriage says she was born about 1855, I am going to say that she
was born between 1854 and 1855 in Illinois, (probably Rock Island County,
Port Byron, Illinois).
1860 Census: Lists her as Mary Bishop, was 5 years old, born about 1855, in
Illinois, was living in Coe, Rock Island County, Illinois, and was in the
household with Oliver McCutcheon and family. The Oliver McCutcheon family
is on page 6. On page 9 of this census in Coe, Rock Island County,
Illinois, there is a J. Bishop who is 6 years old, and is living with
Samuel Allen and family. John Bishop was an older brother of Mary Bishop.
Samuel Allen was a brother to John and Mary's grandmother, Highla/Hila
1880 Census: Lists her as Mary Bishop, was 21 years old, born about 1859 in
Illinois,, was living in Pleasant Valley, Scott, Iowa, and was a servant
for the Churchill family, (Joseph and Delia), which were the neighbors of
her half sister June's father-in-law, George R. Allen.
March 16, 1882: Mary Metti/Mettie Bishop married Ira S. Ingrum in Fayette
County, Iowa, Scott Township, at the Centre Grove Church. According to the
marriage record it says that Mary Mettie will be 29 her next birthday,
which tells me when they got married she was 28, so that would make her
birth year about 1854, and she was born in Port Byron, Illinois/Rock
Island, Illinois. Her parents were John W. Bishop and Elizabeth M. Huff.
According to the marriage record, Ira will be 41 his next birthday, which
tells me he was 40 when they got married, so that would make his birth year
about 1842, and he was born in New York. Ira's parents were Cyrus, and ?
Marshall. The date of the marriage return was March 20, 1882, and it says
they registered March 25, 1882. (This makes no sense to me since they got
married on March 16th.) This information comes from the Iowa, Marriage
1885 Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 – Scott, Davenport, Precinct
1: Lists her as Etta Ingram, was 27 years old, was born about 1858 in
Illinois, and was divorced. She was in the household with her sister and
brother-in-law, Jacob Miller and Lilly. Jacob Miller was 76 years old, and
was born about 1806 in Ohio, and Lilly, (also known as Hila or Lila), was
35 years old, and was born about 1850 in Illinois.
1896 – U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 – Davenport, Iowa, City Directory:
Lists her as Mrs. Mary L. Ingram, said she was domestic, (guessing that
this was her occupation then), and she lived on Camp McClellan Road.
1898 – U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 – Davenport, Iowa, City Directory:
Lists her as Mary L. Ingram, said she was domestic, (guessing that this was
her occupation then), and lived at 119 W. 16th.
June 24, 1902: Found several marriages here for Mary.
Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996 (www.ancestry.com
) – Lametra Ingram married John F. Frady in Davenport, Scott, Iowa. (Not
much information here.)
Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1837 (www.ancestry.com
) – Got a hit for Lanetta Ingram [Lanetta Bishop] who married John J. Frady
on June 24, 1902, in Scott County, Iowa; however, I couldn't find that on
the register. Said her parents were John Bishop and Eliz Enhoff. I found a
marriage of John J. Frady to Stella Sprague on July 12, 1902, in Davenport,
Scott County, Iowa. John's parents were Merritt Frady and Mary Lewis, he
was born about 1856, in Bloomfield, Iowa.
Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996 (www.ancestry.com
) – Mary L. Bishop married John F. Frady on June 24, 1902, in Davenport,
Iowa. She was widowed. She was born about 1855 in Fort Byron, Illinois.
Mary's parents were John Bishop and Elizabeth M. Huff. John's parents were
Merritt Frady and Mary Lewis, he was born about 1856, in Bloomfield, Iowa.
1913 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 – Davenport, Iowa, City Directory:
Lists her as Mary Ingram, (widow of Ira S.), bds, (I am guessing this was
her occupation), lived at 119 W. 16th Street.
1915 Iowa, State Census Collections, 1836-1925 – Davenport, Scott, Iowa:
Lists her as Mary L. Ingram, was a widow, she was a housekeeper, she was
born in Illinois, (doesn't give a year), was living at 119 W. 16th Street,
and was living with her half sister June Concannon).
1919 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 – Iowa City, Iowa, City Directory:
Lists her as Mary L. Ingram, (widow of Ira S.), bds, (I am guessing this
was her occupation), lived at 920 Webster.
1920 Iowa Census – Iowa City Ward 5, Johnson, Iowa: The image lists her as
Mary Ingrain, and the transcribed record lists her as Mary Ingram. She was
born about 1859, in Illinois and was 61 years old. She was widowed, and was
a lodger with Oral and Sophia Fowler. The family lived on Webster Street.
Lists both her father and her mother being born in Indiana.
1925 Iowa, State Census Collections, 1836-1925 – Iowa City Ward 4, Johnson,
Iowa: The image lists her as May L. Ingram, and the transcribed record
lists her as May L. Bishop. She was born about 1856, in Illinois, and was
69 years old. She was widowed, and she was a roomer in the household of E.
B. Fackler, (could be O. B.), and family. Her parents were John Bishop who
was born in Indiana, and Elibzett Imheuff who was born in Indiana. It also
says John and Elibzett were married in Indiana.
1930 Census – Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa: The image to me looks like Mary L.
Ingram; however, the transcribed record lists her as Mary L. Maram. She was
born about 1858, in Illinois, and was 72 years old. This census says she
was divorced. She was a lodger in the household of Bruce E. Fackler and
family. It also lists both of her parents being born in Indiana.
The 1930 census Mary was in was taken April 8, 1930. Since she doesn't
appear after 1930, I would say she died after April 8, 1930. I also would
say that more than likely she passed away in Iowa City, Johnson County,
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