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In a message dated 8/29/1998 8:35:09 PM Central Daylight Time,
>The top ten indicators that you've become a Gene-aholic.....
> By Mary H. Harris
> 10. You introduce your daughter as your descendant.
> 9. You've never met any of the people you send e-mail to, even though
> you are related.
> 8. You can recite your lineage back 8 generations, but can't remember
> your nephew's name.
> 7. You have more photographs of dead people than living ones.
> 6. You have taken a tape recorder and or notebook to a family reunion.
> 5. You have not only read the latest Gedcom standards, you understand
> 4. The local genealogy society borrows books from you.
> 3. The only film you have seen in the last year was the 1880 census
> 2. More than half of your CD collection is made up of marriage records
> or pedigrees.
> 1. Your elusive ancestors have been spotted in more places than Elvis.
> I am wanting to see if someone know if I need more than the date of
> marriage for Joseph KNIGHT and Mahala GLADDEN 11-25-1873 to write to get
> a copy. Maybe someone has access to a list of marriage for this year.
> and can give me Book # and Vol #
> Thank you to any one who might be able to help.
In a message dated 8/24/1998 4:29:42 PM Central Daylight Time,
In response to your query about looking up obits? We do have volunteers
from the Mills Co.Genealogical Society that do searches for people. They
would be happy to look up obits for you--they charge $5.00 per hour plus
photocopies (15 cents each). If you would still like them to search for you,
you can respond to the library by e-mail and they will mail the results to
you with the bill.
Denise Crawford, Library Director
Glenwood Public Library
109 N. Vine St.
Glenwood, IA 51534
(712) 527-3619 FAX
James MAGWIRE/MAGUIRE/MCGUIRE b ca 1819 PA and wife Sarah DUNLAP b ca 1829 PA
moved to Mills County IA between 1878-1880. They had 10 children but only 6
have been identified. The known children are Elizabeth (Lizzie) b ca 1848 PA,
Mary E b 1853 PA d 1931 Emerson, IA, John b ca 1856 PA, Henry Joseph b 19 Mar
1860 Huntingdon, PA d 28 Feb 1941 Mercy Hospital Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie
Co, IA buried Bethel Cemetery Harrison Co IA, Keage or Heage b ca 1863 PA (his
name is difficult to read on the census) and Minnie P b 1860 PA d 1931
Emerson, IA. This family is listed on the 1880 Fed Census in Indian Creek
Township, Mills Co. IA, last name spelled as MAGWIRE. On the 1880 Fed Census
also living in the James MAGWIRE home was a niece Patience LOGAN age 42 b PA
and nephew M James LOGAN age 2 b PA and a farm hand George SMITH age 20 b PA.
On the 1885 Mills County Census only James MCGUIRE age 69, wf Sarah age 57, &
children Lizzie age 32, John age 28, Henry J age 25 & Minnie age 17 are listed
living in the residence in Indian Creek Township on Township 72, Range 40,
Section 13 SW1/4 NW1/4. What happened to the younger son Keage or Heage?
Mary E and Minnie P MAGWIRE are buried in the Emerson Cemetery a few rows from
the front of the cemetery next to the middle driveway. Their last name is
spelled MAGWIRE on their tombstones. Mary & Minnie were seamstresses who
lived in Emerson their entire adult lives. They were spinsters who treated
their cats like children. Their names were spelled as MCGUIRE on the 1885
Mills Co Census. Listed living with Mary in Emerson on Lot 221, on the 1885
census was a Nellie MCGUIRE age 25 b ca 1860 School Teacher. Nothing else
known abut Nellie.
One family story says James MAGWIRE/MAGUIRE disappeared or abandoned his
family sometime after 1885. He was said to have had a mean temperment. His
wife Sarah was found living with daughters Mary & Minnie on a later census but
no other information has been found about Sarah DUNLAP MAGWIRE/MAGUIRE.
Does anyone have any information on any of these people? Were there other
Dunlap or Logan families living in the area that could have been related? My
GreatGrandfather was Henry Joseph MAGUIRE. I have information on his
descendants to share with other researchers of these families.
Is there anyone in the Glenwood that could look-up old Obituaries for me if
I supplied the dates etc?? Thanks
These are the names I am looking for:
LEE, FISHER, ETHERINGTON, HOPP,KISBY, PIATT, KEPHART, HARMON,
Mary (LEE) Stewart Mstwrt(a)aol.com
If there is anyone researching the DOLPH and RIDDELL surnames in Mills
County, I'd like to hear from you. I am descended from Aaron DOLPH and
Evaline MILLER and their son Josiah DOLPH who married Susan Lovina RIDDELL.
Researching: DOLPH, RIDDELL, HASKIN, RHODES, ELDREDGE, CHEATHAM, PRICE,
NELSON, HERMAN, GRANQUIST, MATTSON, HOSIER
We have had a lot of new members sign on in the last two weeks,
this list is very slow, so if the new members could post their
info maybe some of us older members maybe able to help.
Searching: Kilgore, Alexander, Boone, Lassley, Douglass
Searching: Meyer, Beer, Bretting, Kruger, Groen, Nottelmann,
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Hi Mills Co.
I am new to your list. If this is a little long forgive me.
My GGrandfather William SEWING moved his family from St. Louis, Mo. to
Pottawattamie Co. IA about 1883. William Sewing had three children from his
first wife who died of Small Pox in St. Louis - their names were Anna SEWING;
William Thomas SEWING; and Alvina SEWING.
Alvina C. SEWING married James Franklin JUDKINS 3 September 1887 in Glenwood,
Mills Co., IA. They had three children Walter William JUDKINS (born 1888 in
Glenwood, Mills Co., IA); Nora Pearl JUDKINS (born 1889, Glenwood, Mills
Co.,); and Roy Lamont JUDKINS (born 1893 in Arnold, NE).
The father of James Franklin JUDKINS was James M. JUDKINS and the mother was
Francis W. LIGGETT JUDKINS. Siblings of James Franklin JUDKINS were
Elizabeth Ann JUDKINS, born 1860 in Glenwood, IA; William H. JUDKINS, born
1862 in Unknown; Cora M. JUDKINS, born before 1896 in unknown; Josephine E.
JUDKINS, born before 1896 in unknown; and Lille S. JUDKINS, born before 1896
William SEWING and his second wife Wilhelmina MITTENDORF SEWING had ten
children. Many of them farmed in Pottawattamie Co., and south of Council
Bluffs towards Mills County. The children were Dorathy K.; Charles Edward;
Daniel Amos; Marie Carolyn; Elizabeth Catherine; Harriet Marie; Thomas Carl
(my grandfather); Louise S. (who married Fred William GRUDLE) of Glenwood,
Mills Co.; and Sarah SEWING.
We know little about the JUDKINS family, and I would love to visit or exchange
information with anyone who might have known the SEWING or JUDKINS families.
532 Arnold Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-5147
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