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I am hoping for help identifying the parents of David W Emmons, who died
in Oskaloosa on 7 Dec 1898. Is there, by any chance, an obit for him in
one of the local newspapers? (If someone can tell me how to access
Oskaloosa newspapers on line, I'll gladly search myself.)
It would appear he and his family came to Iowa from Columbiana County,
Ohio, where he married first Ann Regester on 4 Dec 1842, and then Maria
Cline on 6 Aug 1847. He and his family were near What Cheer in
Washington Township, Keokuk County, Iowa for the 1860 and 1870 censuses,
and in Oskaloosa in 1880.
He and Maria are buried in Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Their stone
gives his dates at 30 Dec 1820 - 7 Dec 1898, and hers as 11 Sep 1827 -
15 Oct 1909.
I have found names of ten of his children: James M; Robinson; Leander;
Hannah; Chase; John; Mary Ann; Ida; Carrie; and Charles. Oldest son
James Madison Emmons was born in 1843 in or near East Rochester,
Columbiana County, Ohio, served in the Civil War, and afterward married
in settled in Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Youngest daughter Carrie,
born in Iowa in 1865, appears with her mother in the 1900 census in
Oskaloosa. Mary appears with the family in Oskaloosa in the 1880 census
with surname Cutten. I know very little of what became of the others.
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