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I would like to invite you to visit The POORHOUSE STORY website (a
clearinghouse for information about 19th century American poorhouses)at
There we have just posted a picture postcard of the JONES County Home
You can find this at the top of the IOWA page where we have links to
several pictures of poorhouses in various counties. The newer ones are
marked with big yellow NEW arrows.
NOTE: If you have visited that webpage recently, you will need to click
REFRESH on your browser when you get there again.
If you are new to the website,
At the homepage (link above)please click on POORHOUSES BY STATE and then
click on IOWA on the table of states.
There are some other pages on the site which may help you better understand
poorhouses. They are all linked (to the left)off the homepage and include:
HISTORY, LETTER TO GENEALOGISTS, and FEATURED ARTICLES. You may want to also
review the ARCHIVED NEWSLETTERS to get an overview of what has been posted
on the website and what some of our issues have been.
The only way the material on the website will grow is through the
suggestions and submissions of kind readers like you!
So if you would like to e-mail me, PLEASE do so OFF-list using an e-mail
link from our website. (I cannot maintain subscriptions to all the lists to
which we make announcements.)
Hope you enjoy the site!
(aka=The Poorhouse Lady)
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Only Yarrington/Yerrington I found in Jones County:
1925 Iowa state census-Clay Township
Frank Yarrington 54 b IA father Jow Yarrington b IA mother: Charlotte Scott b
(Jow and Charlotte were married in
Clara Yarrington 45 b IA father: Samuel Woodward mother: Lucy Fox 73 b IN
(Samuel and Lucy were married in
James C Yarrington CW Vet 146th IL Inf. in South Mineral Cemetery (no dates)
Jones County Lookup
New to the list, looking for BERTRUCHI, any and all information. George
Lewis BERTRUCHI b 1902 in Illinois, lived in Steubenville, Ohio forawhile,
how long is unknown. His parents died in a terrible accident and very little
is know of that. sometime thereafter, my gypsy, George Lewis BERTRUCHi left
Ohio. In 1942, he got his SS# from the state of Iowa. The application
indicates he lived in Oxford Juntion. It also says he was unemployed at the
Does anyone know this name? Does anyone have marriage, birth, death indexes,
census to do a look up? Perhaps a city directory to see where he lived?
Story says his family owned and operated a funeral business when they were in
Ohio. Perhaps he continued that business in Iowa?
Thanks for whatever anyone can do.
Sandy in Ohio
Searching a true Gypsy, Gr. Lewis BERTRUCHI and any family.
Did I mention, he ultimately lived in and died in Portland, Oregon?
Wonder where he didn't go!
Thanks to Joanne Wilkin a recent reading of Olin Cemetery has been posted at:
The pages contain information on over 1400 burials at this cemetery. There
are some additional notes I need to post, but they are hiding somewhere in my
computer. They'll be added as soon as Joanne resends them.
I'm looking for information on my greatgreatgrandfather, greatgrandfather and
grandfather, all of whom lived for some time in Wyoming, IA. To wit:
Simon B. MCGREW
James B. MCGREW
and Ray V. MCGREW
James married Lulu (some say Julia) Skinner. I know nothing about the
Skinners at all except that both the McGrews and Skinners were Quakers. Must
have been Quakers in Wyoming from about 1870 until into the 20th Century.
Anyone know anything?