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Thank you for running that excerpt.
Wow! I found something on my family. ;>)
Cora Caughell was the widow of my great-great grandfather, Jacob Caughell.
I knew there had to be a mention of a Hamaker or Caughell in the newspaper
I think when you search the census records for 1885 and 1895 and
marriage and death records on our web site you will see there are
several Swedish families. You didn't give enough information
about who and when you are searching so I can't help unless I
It is true that Stanton had many Swedes living there but if you
have information that your family was in Mills County try that
If you send township location, if you know it, or nearby town
plus first names and dates I will try to find something.
> Solomon was located Northwest of Imogene on the same railroad line. I believe Imogene
> is in Walnut Creek Twp.
There is a Deer Creek that runs on the North side of Randolph, hence the name.
Hope this helps.
> According to the 1996 Fremont County History on page 29, Deer
> Creek is listed as a post office established in 1871. When the
> railroad didn't go through that location as had been thought the
> P.O. was moved in 1879 and renamed Randolph, so you are right
> about that.
> To the best of my knowledge there was not a Deer Creek Twp in
> Fremont but I am surely not an expert on that county. I don't
> have an early history of Fremont showing formation of townships.
> What I do know is that Deer Creek is the township in Mills County
> that is in the south east corner of the county. It only had a
> small village of Solomon at an early date which is no longer
> Thanks for your comments.
In a message dated 9/28/99 3:05:13 PM Central Daylight Time,
<< When I hear Swedish, I always think of Stanton Ia. It's in Mont co just
Do you have any sites or mailing list for that area?
Are there any Swedish Families in the Mill Area on this list? If so please
let me know. I am also looking for two Swedish Families in this area of
Johnson and Anderson that were there around 1869 and on. SS
Gay - Thans for the information-the name Iam researching is WELLS.
Actually Charles F.WElls was my Great Uncle. I already have alot on him
butmore is always welcome. I hope to get to IA in a year or so to do
research and take ALOT of pictures. Thanks again.
According to the 1996 Fremont County History on page 29, Deer
Creek is listed as a post office established in 1871. When the
railroad didn't go through that location as had been thought the
P.O. was moved in 1879 and renamed Randolph, so you are right
To the best of my knowledge there was not a Deer Creek Twp in
Fremont but I am surely not an expert on that county. I don't
have an early history of Fremont showing formation of townships.
What I do know is that Deer Creek is the township in Mills County
that is in the south east corner of the county. It only had a
small village of Solomon at an early date which is no longer
Thanks for your comments.
TERRY ZWIRN wrote:
> Cay, Am I mistaken, or wasn't the early name for Randolph, Fremont,
> actually Deer Creek? I also read somewhere that Imogene was in Deer Creek
> township, Fremont County. I have many relatives from that area - Bliss,
> Wilson, Fichter, Hall. Just thought I'd ask. Terry Zwirn
Cay, Am I mistaken, or wasn't the early name for Randolph, Fremont,
actually Deer Creek? I also read somewhere that Imogene was in Deer Creek
township, Fremont County. I have many relatives from that area - Bliss,
Wilson, Fichter, Hall. Just thought I'd ask. Terry Zwirn
At 14:48 1999-09-27 -0600, you wrote:
>Rawles Township was the home of my mother, my grandparents and
>great grandfather as well as several collateral families.Rawles
>is the first township north of Tabor. Tabor is on the county line
>with the north part being in Rawles Township and the majority of
>the city being in Fremont County.
>I was in Glenwood for two days a couple of weeks ago and among
>the things I copied are the plat maps for 1915 for each township
>in Mills County (with the exception of Deer Creek which I either
>missed or else have not yet located). The names of the farm
>owners are all there for that period of time. I know it is later
>than most people want but that is as early as I could find plat
>If you have a question about location of ancestors homes at that
>period of time and can give me a general location I will try to
>look it up. I would need township for sure.
>More letters concerning information I brought home to put on line
>will be coming shortly.
>Christine Howard wrote:
>> Hi All-Where in Mills is/was Rawles located?
Rawles Township was the home of my mother, my grandparents and
great grandfather as well as several collateral families.Rawles
is the first township north of Tabor. Tabor is on the county line
with the north part being in Rawles Township and the majority of
the city being in Fremont County.
I was in Glenwood for two days a couple of weeks ago and among
the things I copied are the plat maps for 1915 for each township
in Mills County (with the exception of Deer Creek which I either
missed or else have not yet located). The names of the farm
owners are all there for that period of time. I know it is later
than most people want but that is as early as I could find plat
If you have a question about location of ancestors homes at that
period of time and can give me a general location I will try to
look it up. I would need township for sure.
More letters concerning information I brought home to put on line
will be coming shortly.
Christine Howard wrote:
> Hi All-Where in Mills is/was Rawles located?
Mills County Tribune August 11, 1919
Dr. Floyd McCluskey's office will be closed until the latter part of August.
A.Q. Frizzell of Silver City came to Glenwood Thursday for a few days visit.
Mr. And Mrs. A.Z. Kneeper and A.R. Carlson of Omaha visited Sunday
Evening at the T.L. Smouse home.
Mrs. Emma Walker of Kansas City came Friday last to visit for a few days
With her sister, Mrs. E.E. Barber.
Eugene Crow visited from Thursday until Sunday in Nebraska City with
His grandmother, Mrs. Mary Phipps.
Miss Dorothy Schmidt of Hancock, Ia., came Friday to visit during
Chautauqua with her school friend, Miss Rohease Brown.
Mrs. F.V. Kemp chaperoned her Sunday school class to the Mills
County fair on Friday.
Rev. And Mrs. Wm. Stevenson returned Friday from their vacation.
Mrs. L.S. Robinson and mother, Mrs. J. M. Sutherland, left this
Monday morning on a two weeks visit with friends and relatives
At Ottumwa and Leon, Ia.
S.B. Hutchings, who was prostrated by the heat while at the fair in
Malvern last Wednesday, recovered sufficiently so that he was brought
Home Friday evening to Glenwood. The trip was a rather trying one
Though confined to his bed since, he seems to be making improvment.
Mr. And Mrs. L.W. Boehner and daughters Louise and Dorothy came
Over Sunday evening from Malvern and tarried breifly at the Graham
Home. Mr. Boehner has had a long time acquaintance with J.H. (Cyclone)
Davis, the lecterer of Sunday night and had the pleasure of renewing
Their friendship of long standing.
It will be pleasing news to the friends of Mrs. Mary Phipps, a former
Mills county resident but now of Nebraska City, to learn that she has
Received word of the safe arrival, on the ship George Washington,
Of her son. Private Paul Phipps, of the 5th Marine Corps. She expects
Arrival soon from New York, where he landed.
W.E. Hill and W.S. Brown, representatives of Glenwood lodge K of
P to the State Grand Lodge, accompanied by L.S. Robinson, grand
Trustee, and John Olson of the arrangement committee, left this
Afternoon for Sioux City, where on Tuesday the State Supreme Lodge
Will open for a three days session. Mayor I. VanGorkum will
Represent the Hastings lodge at the annual session.
Mr. And Mrs. R.R. Chapin were visitors in Glenwood Saturday.
It is reported that Hastings is to have a new restaurant in the Kelly building.
We understand that Link Richards has become interested in the purchase
And sale of ponies.
Miss Gladys Smith of Malvern visited last week with her uncles and
Aunts south of town.
Mrs. Art Rickabaugh of Omaha visited last week with her brother,
Harry A. Wilson and family.
Mrs. Joe Wearin is expected home today from Rochester, Minn.,
Accompanied by her son Otha.
Ben Shaw and Charles Edie left on Thursday by auto for Emmett,
Neb., where the latter works on Ben's ranch.
His many friends are pleased to learn that Tom Hayes at a hospital
In Council Bluffs, is quite a little improved.
Miss Doris Priest went to Glenwood Friday to be a few days with
Her grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. S.B. Hutchings.
Mr. And Mrs. Will Robbins and son Eugene of Cortland, Neb., visited
Last week with their parents Mr. And Mrs. H.C. Robbins.
The families of Roy Hatfield and Nels Hall leave Wednesday of
This week for White Lake, S.D., on a two weeks sojourn.
Ken Richards journeyed on Saturday evening to Truro, Ia.,
For an over Sunday visit in a pleasant home of that community.
J.P. Rademan, who has been with his sister-in-law, Mrs.
M. Kuntze, for some weeks past, went to Avoca Friday on a visit.
William Ord returned from the Great Lakes Naval Training
Station on Saturday having recieved his discharge from the service.
Mrs. Harry Keegan of Council Bluffs visited from Thursday
Until Monday with her cousins, Mr. And Mrs. H.H. Wilson and family.
A.Q. Frizzell came over Saturday from Glenwood to visit a few days
With his friends, Mr. And Mrs. Zack Granteer, in Benton neighborhood.
Mrs. T.F. Alfrey is now with her daughter, Mrs. Cline, at Jeffers, Minn.,
And made the trip very nicely and seems to be improving at a
Howard Baxter of Glenwood made his usual Sunday visit in his home.
Possibly he desired to see ma and pa and possibly there were other reasons.
L.D. (Daddy) Clark went with Ben Shaw and plans to stop at Stafford, Neb.
For a visit with his daughter who lives there and conducts a grocery.
Mr. And Mrs. Semon Cox will complete their moving to their lately
Acquired home this week. As is known, they purchased the W.B. Caven home.
Mrs. Mary Monroe of Elmo, Mo., was called to Hastings Saturday by the
Critical illness of her brother. A.F. Wood. She came by auto accompanied
By her husband.
Mr. And Mrs. L.L. Greenwalt enjoyed a visit from Thursday until Sunday
By their son, Lieut. G.C. Greenwalt, of Des Moines, who recently
Returned from overseas service.
Dr. And Mrs. Pearman of Mahomet, Ill., tarried a few days last week at
The Mr. And Mrs. H.C. Robbins home northwest of town. The Pearmans
Are bound for Dakota on a vacation. They are cousins of the Robbins.
M.T. Davis of south White Cloud has purchased the Garman property
On Marion Ave and will erect thereon a modern residence for his own use.
Mrs. Cora Caugheil has traded her residence property east of the Methodist
Church to James Durbin of Emerson. A farm near Red Oak is a part of the deal.
A new restaurant has been opened in Malvern by W.W. Bomar and W.C. Meadows.
Both are ex-soldiers. The former was cook for Company I during the war.
L.R. Comer, the furniture and undertaker man of Malvern will go to Long Beach,
Calif., to enter business. Mr. And Mrs. Comer have just returned from a stay
In the west and found they liked California well enough to live there, hence the move.
O.E. Keyser of Randolph has purchased the Mrs. M.E. Huffaker residence.
Mrs. Bert Thompson of Bedison, Mo., visited part of last week with her sister,
Mrs. Sam Finchman and family.
Lieut. Ray Maddocks came in Monday on a thirty days furlough to be with
His parents, Mr. And Mrs. Harry Maddocks, most of the time. Lieut. Maddocks
Is now a regular army man and will be in service for a time, stationed at New
York City. He was with the air force during the war. After the armistice he
Attended college in France.
Anne Marie Black Ryan
Babbitt Family Association
My Daughter Kimberly's Page
In a message dated 09/27/1999 12:34:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Gay-Thanks so much. I like to pinpoint where kinfolk were long ago -
esp. to see how far they travelled by foot or horse,etc. They were tough
You're right! My ancestors emigrated from England as Mormon converts in 1849
and settled in Glenwood. They traveled 6 weeks on a sailing ship to New
Orleans, then on the steamship "Iowa" to St. Louis, and from there by oxcart
to Coonville which was later to become Glenwood. Their original intention
was to travel on to Salt Lake City, but they decided to stay in Coonville,
and they, with 3 other couples, became the founders of Glenwood.
My g-g-grandmother was pregnant with my g-grandfather at the time of this
journey, and they brought 2 other children along. My g-grandfather was born
just 2 weeks after they arrived in Coonville, July 19, 1849.
What names are you researching? I would be happy to keep an "eye out" for
them as I'm gathering information.
In a message dated 09/27/1999 12:07:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Hi All-Where in Mills is/was Rawles located?
According to "The History of Mills County Iowa - 1985", Rawles township was
located southeast of Glenwood, between the Lyons township and the White Cloud
township. It doesn't seem to exist as a town, now. At least it's not listed
on the AAA map I have of Iowa. Maybe someone who lives in Glenwood can give
you some better information. From the AAA map, it looks like Tabor, which is
just over the county line, in Fremont County, might be the closest town to
where Rawles township was. Hope this helps.
Mills County Tribune August 21, 1919
J. A. Jungquist visited with relatives in Statnon Saturday.
Miss Hulda Chruts of Sioux City is visiting Miss Agnes Carlson.
Miss Esther Olson visited with friends in Council Bluffs
During the week.
Miss Ida Purcell of Woodbine came Tuesday for a visit with
Her brother, Dean Purcell.
Mrs. C.R. Wilkinson and two sons went to St. Joe Tuesday
For a visit with relatives.
Mrs. Laura Lincoln was a week end visitor with her sisiter,
Mrs. Anna Wilson, near Tabor.
Miss Treasa Colgan has gone to Wakefield, Neb., for a visit
With her brothers Edd and Peter.
W.M. Moore left Monday for Muscatine to attend a county
Officers convention during the week.
Miss Maxine St. Clair of Clarion has been visiting her aunt,
Mrs. J. P. Newell, during the week.
Miss Margaret Martin of Omaha is here for an extended
Visit with her mother, Mrs. T.H. Martin.
Mr. And Mrs. Clarence Stearns of Plattsmouth spent
Sunday with the former's sister, Mrs. N. J. Russell.
Morris Moore returned on Sunday evening from a two
Weeks' visit with his brother at Belle Fourche, S.D.
The Misses Katherine, Margaret and Mamie Colgan of
Council Bluffs spent Sunday under the paternal roof.
Fred Rose has been in Creston several days this week
Assisting in the dispatchers office. D.O. Gwinn of Glenwood
Took Fred's place here.
Miss Mary Ryan is spending the week with her parents before
Taking her clerical duties with the Dunn and Dudley Company
Mrs. Wm. Evans of Coggon came Sunday for visit with relatives.
Wilbert Mulica of Pocatello, Ida., was a week end visitor at the
Wm. Stacy home. He had just come from France and was on his
Way home. He has been in the service over two years. Wilbert
Was a former Juntion boy.
Mrs. D. A. Kelley and daughter, Miss Elizabeth, of Creston were
Week end visitors with her sister, Mrs. T. H. Martin. Mrs. Charley
Supple of Creston and Letish and John Martin of Omaha were
Also Sunday visitors at the Martin home.
Frank Boyle of the firm Boyle & Empkie, is taking vacation this
Week and journeyed to Gray, Ia., where he visited with Rev. And
Mrs. Claude Cook, formerly of Pacific Junction. We were informed
That Miss Alvina Blomenkamp of Hastings, Neb., who was a
Teacher in Pacific Junction when Rev. Cook served in the church,
Was also a quest in that home in Gray during the fore part of this week.
Mrs. Iva Patterson and Mrs. Ernest Draheim were Omaha visitors Sunday.
Miss Cutler of Iowa City came Sunday for a visit in the home of her
Sister, Mrs. Doyle.
Miss Ethel Davis and brother Robert left Tuesday evening for a visit
With friends in Beaver City, Neb.
Miss Stella Anderson of Omaha is visiting this week in the home of
Her parents, Mr. And Mrs. O.P. Anderson.
Mr. And Mrs. Claude Barnes, Miss Irene Scott and cousin, Clinton Price,
Of Red Oak, autoed to Omaha Sunday.
Mrs. Cora Pond of Des Moines came Tuesday evening for a visit in the
Home of her parents, Mr. And Mrs. H. F. Oglevie.
W.W. Abel and son Bruce left Friday afternoon for a trip of several weeks
Through Colorado and the Yellowstone park.
Charles Greenwood is home from Madison, Wis., where he spen the past
Six weeks attending the university summer school.
Miss Gertrude Geopfarth left Tuesday evening for Minneapolis, Minn.,
After a weeks visit with her mother, Mrs. Laura Geopfarth.
Mr. And Mrs. O. L. Davis and family left in their car for Oklahoma on
Wednesday morning for a visit of several weeks with relatives.
Mr. And Mrs. Joe McClain and son Dean and Mrs. Fred White left
Thursday evening for a several weeks visit with relatives near Rome, N.Y.
Miss Orpha Birdsall of Claremont S.D. spent the week here visiting
Her grandmother, Mrs. Phoebe Birdsall, and other relatives.
Frank Roath of Bonners Ferry, Ill., was greeting old friends here
Tuesday. He is a former Emerson boy but has spent the past ten years
In the west working in lumber camps. He is visiting his brother
Harry in Malvern.
G. W. Carlson worked in the Tibbles garage at Macedonia two days of last week.
Mrs. Mollie Douglas returned home the first of this week from near Macedonia,
Were she had been engaged in nursing.
Little Rosalie Hansen came from Omaha last Sunday to spend the week with
Her grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. J. H. Davis.
George Warner left on last Friday morning for Shenandoah after a visit of
Several days with his sister, Mrs. B. L. Rose.
Mrs. C.A. Wight went to Omaha last Friday morning for an over Sunday
Visit with her brother, Ernest Morris and family.
Mrs. Claude Owens and children were here from their Red Oak part
Of last week visiting at the Owens and Goss homes.
Mrs. Stella Smith and daughter Vivian went to Blanchard last week
To visit a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Alvin Appley and husband.
Martin Clark's have bills out for the sale of their household goods on
Saturday of this week. They plan to leave in the near future for California.
Mrs. William H. Utterback
Harriet Ellen Stiles was born at Percival, Ia., October 18, 1869 and had she
Lived until fall the days of her pilgramage would have numbered half a
Century. She spent her childhood and youth amid the activities of the farm.
During these years a great sorrow came to her in the death of her father.
In 1890 the family moved to Tabor. Having completed the course in the
Public shcools she took advantage of the Academy of Tabor and attended
For two years. For several years she was a successful teacher in the rural
Schools of this vicinity.
April 2, 1896 she and William H. Utterback were united in marriage.
They immediatelly settled on a farm of the groom's father north of Tabor.
Later they purchased a farm in the same vicinity just four miles north of
Tabor on the main highway to Glenwood. In the spring of 1909 they
Moved to Huron, S.D. and located on a farm three miles from that city.
Two years ago they took up their residence in the town.
Six children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Utterback. They are Emil,
Ernest, Ruth, Lillian, Christine and Carol. The oldest is twenty two and the
Youngest is eight.
About three weeks ago Mrs. Utterback and her youngest daughter came
Back to Tabor to visit relatives and friends. She was a quest at the Roy
Rodman home last Wednesday. She seemed in the best of spirits and the day
Was spent in most delightful reminiscenes when suddenly that evening
She was stricken with apoplexy. She received the best care but she never
Rallied. Her husband reached her bedside Friday noon. She passed away
Saturday morning at 7:30.
Besides her husband and children she leaves a mother, Mrs. Mary Stiles,
Tabor, Ia.; three brothers Charles Stiles, Percival, Eugene Stiles, Sidney
And John Stiles, Brighton, Colo. And two sisters, Miss Jennie Stiles and
Mrs. Lillie Miller , Tabor, and a host of friends to mourn her death.
Funeral services were held in the Fairview church Monday, August 18,
At 11 a.m., conducted by her former pastor the Rev. Peter Jacobs, of the
Methodist church, Randolph. A quartet from Tabor sang a number of
Familiar hymns. Interment in the Fairview cemetery.
Anne Marie Black Ryan
Babbitt Family Association
My Daughter Kimberly's Page