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We have several photo's of the following people. Need help in identifying them.
Bert & Ruth Maxine CREIGHTON (possible Maxine is the name of
a baby that Ruth is holding). Also have a picture of this Ruth
sitting on the ground working the flowerbed in front of the
Creighton family tombstone, presumably Malvern Cemetery.
We believe Ruth's maiden name may have been MADDEN or
possibly FICKEL. The picture of Bert, Ruth and baby is a
studio photo and taken in the late 1800's. The cemetery
photo is a snapshot taken later.
We have quite a number of photographs of people whom we believe
are MADDEN family members. There is a group family photo
taken after 1898 but before 1910 of John H. Madden, his
children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There is
also a family album with a number of photo's of people we
believe are MADDEN family members.
John H. and Mary Fickel Madden had at least four daughters:
Mary E. Madden born 1871, died 1962 buried Malvern Cem.
Rachael no info
Emma L. no info unless she is the Emma Miller
in a family photo along with the name
Roy Ireland, also unidentified.
Lydia born 1865, died 1868 buried Malvern Cem
Joshua Wilson was a son of Mary Fickel Madden from a previous marriage. John H. Madden raised Joshua.
We will share these photos with any Madden or Fickle relatives, and if we can locate descendants of Ruth Maxine Creighton, they can have the original studio picture - we will just keep a copy.
Please, get in contact with us if any of this connects with someone.
Would also like to find any descendants of Isaac Madden who died in 1889 and is buried in Malvern Cemetery with wife Elizabeth and daughter Nellie M. We believe him to be a brother of John H. Madden.
Don and Mary in Wyoming
Thanks for your offer, Mary. It would be nice to have help. After the
note I sent to IAMILLS-L(a)rootsweb.com yesterday I have had about a dozen
requests for look-ups of one kind or another.It proves there are people
out there using the discussion list. It would help a lot if those who
are inquiring could give me a time frame and perhaps a township or town
to help me identify just who they are looking for. Time does not allow
me to do a lot of guessing. Cay Merryman caym(a)infowest.com
> I have a Mills county cemetery Book and will be happy to look up names for
> you -
> Mary Mstwrt(a)aol.com
Wish I had something to help you. The only Kirsch listed in the Mills
Cemetery is Mary Kirsch, wife of John Little . She was b. in 1805 and
died 1886 and buried in Saint Boniface Cemetery. Know that is not going
to help you. I even checked Fremont (next county south). Nothing.
p. 89 Malvern Cemetery
J. H. Madden 1 May 1833 - 2 Apr 1910
Mary Madden wf. of J. H. 21 Sep 1832 - 16 Oct 1898
Lydia Madden, dau. of J. H. & M. d. 26 Sep 1868 2y 10m 12d
Hezikiah Madden, d. 10 May 1891 78y 9m 4d
Mary Madden, wf. of H. d. 9 Jul 1882 78y 2d
There are 2 other Maddens in this same area, Arthur L. and Perry N. also
Isaac, Elizabeth and Nellie in Malvern Cemetery on p. 103
p. 89 Malvern Cemetery
Eli Fickle 13 Nov 1830 10 Jul 1919
Martha J. Fickle 12 Jan 1839 - 19 Mar 1879
Francis A. no dates
there are other Fickles on p. 89 and 90 but you didn't ask about them.
Let me know.
> Following are the names we are looking for:
> John H. Madden born 1833, died 1910
> Mary Madden born 1833, died 1898 ***
> Lydia Madden born after 1857, died before 1881
> Mary E. Madden born after 1857
> Emma Madden born after 1857
> Rachel Madden born after 1857
> Hezekiah Madden unknown (have picture of tombstone, no
> Henry Madden unknown
> Eli Fickle born 1831
> Joshua Fickle born 1837
> John Fickle born early 1800's
> Rachel Fickle born early 1800's
> *** Mary Madden, maiden name of Fickle, was my g. g. grandmother.
> Thank you so much for this. We really appreciate it.
> Don and Mary in Wyoming
> > Cay Merryman
> > caym(a)infowest.com
> > http://rootsweb.com/~iamills
> > dsaban wrote:
> > >
> > > Does anyone know if there is anything online pertaining to Mills County
> > > cemetaries? What about lookup volunteers.
> > >
> > > Mills County family names: MADDEN, FICKLE
> > >
> > > Don and Mary in Wyoming
ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) DAVIS of Ashland, Nebraska was listed as executrix in the
1931 Mills County Iowa Probate Records for her sisters Mary Edith
MAGUIRE/MAGWIRE b 5 Dec 1853 Petersburg, Huntingdon County, PA d 13 May 1931
Emerson, Mills County, IA, buried Emerson Cemetery & Minne Patience
MAGUIRE/MAGWIRE b 4 Nov 1866 Petersburg, Huntingdon County, PA d 26 Sep 1931
Emerson, Mills County, IA & buried in Emerson Cemetery. Elizabeth
MAGUIRE/MAGWIRE DAVIS was born circa 1848 in PA. In 1931 the only other
surviving member of her natal family was her brother, my GreatGrandFather,
Henry Joseph MAGUIRE b 19 Mar 1860 Petersburg, Huntingdon County, PA d 28 Feb
1941 Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, IA & buried Bethel Cemetery near
Logan, Harrison County, IA. A desceased sister's children, whose name is
unknown, were also named in the probate records. Those children would have
been the nieces & nephews of Elizabeth DAVIS & Henry Joseph MAGUIRE. They
were George BELL of Creston IA, Frank BELL of Freeport IL, Lela HOSSLE of
Emerson IA and Luella TURNER of Red Oak IA. Henry Joseph MAGUIRE also had
children who were all born near Emerson IA except the last one John E (need
his birthdate), William McKinley, Charles Joseph, Vera Mae MAGUIRE KOENIG &
Carl Lynn b Logan, IA. I have a lot of info on his children. Elizabeth's
parents were James MAGUIRE/MAGWIRE b circa 1816 & Sarah DUNLAP b circa 1829
both born in PA, they had 10 children but I only have names of six of the
children. Elizabeth & Henry also had brothers named John & Keage or Heage
(couldn't read his name on 1880 census) who I presume passed away before 1931
since they were not listed in the probate records. The MAGUIRE/MAGWIRE family
moved to Emerson, IA in 1879. They used both spellings of the surname.
Elizabeth & Henry had cousins named Patience LOGAN age 42 & M James LOGAN age
2 who were living in the James MAGWIRE residence in 1880. Elizabeth was
listed as unmarried on the 1880 & 1885 Mills County census records in her
father's household which was in Section 13 north of the Emerson Cemetery. I
do not know when or where Elizabeth married Mr Davis or any information about
him. Does anyone have any information on Elizabeth MAGUIRE/MAGWIRE DAVIS or
any of the other people listed above. James disappeared or died sometime
after 1885 & I haven't found where he is buried yet. Sarah DUNLAP MAGUIRE
lived for a time with Mary & Minnie in Emerson & I can not find any other info
on her either. What happened to the 2 other brothers? I also have not been
able to find out the deceased sister's name who is listed in the probate, it
may have been a Nellie MCGUIRE, teacher, who I found living with Mary in
Emerson on the 1885 census but I don't know. The names of the children lead
me to believe she married a man named BELL but I didn't find any marriage
record. I surie have a lot of mysteries to solve & can use all the help I can
get. I have the Henry Joseph MAGUIRE line of the family to share.
Vicki King VLKing1(a)aol.com
Hi to all Mills researchers,
I will be glad to do look ups for the following things in Mills County:
Mills and Fremont County Cemeteries
1985 Mills County History
Complete census records for any listing in the indexes which are posted
on the county web site http://www.rootsweb.com/~iamills I also have
at the local FHC the following census records: 1856 state census,
1860,1880,1900 and 1920. Unless you know township or town I don't have
time to make a more extensive search.
I was away from my computer all summer and probably neglected some of
you who asked for help when I was away from my resource material. If I
didn't get to you, try me again.
No cemetery records are online for Mills County. The Genealogy Society has a
cemetery book that was written in 1975 but as far as I know copies are no
longer available. They have a very nice genealogy room in the library at
Glenwood where the society has all of their resources. They have many obits
on file. They were very helpful to me when I visited them last summer. They
do look ups. Here is the url for the genealogical research help list avail
for Mills County.
In 1906 the brother in law (Joshua E. Shelby) of my great grandmother
left a will in Mills County naming heirs. The Shelby's lived in Lyons
Township. His wife was Rebecca(Harrison) Shelby. Others mentioned in the
will were sons James W., John D.(deceased in 1906), Theophilus Hall, and
Joshua. Daughters named were Martha A. Powers, Margaret E.
Shelby(deceased in 1906), Demora or Deborah Coleman, Sarah Hubbell,
Arvilla or Rebecca Bailey and Julia Reels (deceased in 1906). Several
of these are listed as living in Glenwood. Clarence Shelby was a
grandchild as were Charles Reels and Leila Edna Reeds.
If anyone has a clue as to the whereabouts of any descendants of this
group would you please let me know.
Here is a poem that you may enjoy. It was sent to me by a cousin who also
works on genealogy.
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.