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Could someone tell me if Marion County had a tax school census for the year 1880? We know that David H. Tickner and his family were there in 1870 and in MN in 1885. Does anyone have access to the to the 1880 Marion County census ? I also saw in the Everton book that some towns had censuses in the 1880's and 1890's.
Was there a Methodist seminary there in the years from 1870 to 1885? David became a Methodist minister about 1875. Thank you for any help anyone can possibly give us.
Paul and Louella Miner
Looking for proof of date of marriage for David Beliel and Emma R. Wilson. They could have been married in Knoxville on December 1, 1881 David was born 1860 in Quebec, Canada and Emma was born in Iowa. His parents were Frank Beliel and Justine Deschamps of Washington County, Iowa and her parents were Issac WiIson and Rebecca Staples. I have written to the Marion County Courthouse to obtain their marriage record but it make take a few weeks for them to respond to me.
I do have a paper that says Register of Marriages, state of Iowa, County: Marion, book# 1880-1890 page 21 License # 248 showing the marriage of David and Emma but this is in the form of someone elses notes from years ago. In another email sent to me by one of David's descendants it says Emma was a widow in 1880 in Lanisng, Kansas so this is a bit confusing. I will also try the Lansing, Kansas area to see if I can find anything but any suggestions would be helpful. I do not know if Emma & David resided in Knoxville for very long or were just married there and moved to Kansas shortly after.
Does anyone on this list do lookups?
I am passing this on from another list. Possibly some of you could benefit
from this site.
Best of luck.
On a recent "Today Show" there was a story about two men who went to Hanoi on
a business trip. The men encountered a guy selling old GI dog tags from US
servicemen who were killed during the Viet Nam War. They were disgusted by
the thought of this man profiting from the sale of these tags. Upon
returning to the U.S., they decided to go back to Viet Nam and purchase ALL
the dog tags. They did so, paying 19 cents per tag! They brought home
several hundred tags. The plan is to return the tags to surviving family
members, when they can find them. The process has already begun with one
set being turned over to a grieving Mom on July 4th, (coincidentally, it was
on her birthday)!
These two men have set up a website, "http://www.founddogtags.com" listing
the names of all those whose tags they purchased.
If you lost friends, family, or know of someone who lost a loved one in Viet
Nam, I suggest you check out this website. If you recognize a name,
there's an e-mail address to contact these two men and to help in their
efforts to return the dogtag to its rightful survivor. I'm sure a family
member would be eternally grateful to have such an important item returned.
Please help by checking this website. Please send the website address to
everyone you know. The more people who see the lists, the greater the chance
of returning ALL the tags to those who lost loved ones in Viet Nam!
I've been seaching for a William Dudley. He had a son, James, who was
supposedly born in Knoxville in November 1888. His wife, Martha, is listed
as a widow in the 1888-1889 Ottumwa city directory. So, what I want to find
out is if he died in Marion County sometime in early 1888 or somewhere around
that time. Any help would be very much appreciated.
Chris in Bettendorf, Iowa
I'm seeking information, descendants, distant kin, etc. of the following:
b. May 4, 1830 (presumably in Marion County but I don't know for sure)
d. March 4, 1906 in Swan, Marion County. Buried in Swan Cemetery.
m. Emma (son's funeral record, filled out by his son, Sherman Porter Jr,
shows her maiden name as KIES but that same son's marriage license shows her
maiden name as FARLEY)
b. November 26, 1833 (funeral record of her son says she was born in Iowa)
d. June 17, 1907, buried in Swan Cemetery next to Philip.
Emma's headstone says:
In Memory of Our MOTHER
Mary E, wife of Phillip Porter
The Swan cemetery has several KISE graves and I wonder if KIES is incorrect.
The above mentioned marriage license says her maiden name was Mary Elizabeth
Philip and Emma had at least one son:
Sherman Philip PORTER
b. August 29, 1868, in Swan
d. August 29, 1939, Des Moines, buried in Swan Cemetery, next to Philip.
Sherman had at least three wives. One record I have is very difficult to read
but one first wife appears to be ? (starts with an E) McKIE. The first name
might be Emma but it looks more like Enaska or something similar. In June of
1936, Sherman married Fern THOMPSON:
b. June 16, 1910 (one record says she was born in Fonda, Iowa but her
marriage license says she was born in Warren County)
d. December 27, 1936, buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery, in Des Moines.
I'm sure that Philip and Mary E had another son, James W PORTER:
d. November 27, 1882, buried Swan Cemetery.
His headstone says:
Husband of M Porter and son of P and ME Porter
30 yr., 15 days
I also suspect that Philip and Mary E had one more son, John H PORTER:
b. September 2, 1876
d. July 13, 1900, buried in Swan Cemetery, next to Mary E.
His headstone says:
CO D 9 Reg.
Husband of Sina Porter
I did find record of a marriage of John H PORTER to Sina LYSTER, in June 5,
1897, in Marion County.
I believe there were some girls born to Philip and Mary E also, but at this
time, I don't know names or other identifying information.
If anyone recognizes these names or suspects a connection, please let me
know. Thanks! :-)