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I am looking for information on a Fuller family living in Soldier, Monona Co. IA from about 1900-1930. Here is the story.
On Jan. 21, 1914 James Wooten, son of Melville/Melvin C. Wooten and Sarah Anna Minor Wooten of Fremont Co. IA, married Ethel Mettie Fuller in Council Bluffs, Pottowatomie Co. IA, she being the daughter of M. Thurston or Thurston M. (both version can be found) Fuller and Ella Steinshower Fuller of Soldier, Monona Co. IA.
By 1910 for some reason Thurston Fullers wife Ella was no longer living with the family but living in Des Moines. Thurston and Ellas other children, Etsel age 16 and Myrtle age 14 are still living with their father, another child, as of yet unknown, was not living with the family, plus a Niece, Jennie Howells age 7 was also living with them.
In 1920, the census lists Thurston as a widower and his son Etsel and daughter Myrtle are still living with him plus two grandchildren, Dorothy Miller age 4 and Clarence Miller age 2. I am not sure whose children they are. The 1930 census is the same.
I am researching Thurstons daughter Ethel Mettie Fuller who married James Wooten. In 1927 the couple divorced in Council Bluffs. In 1929 the couples three children were put in the Christian Childrens home in Council Bluffs and their father must have been ill because a short while later he entered the hospital for a gall stone operation and died. I do not know what happened to the mother yet or why the children were with James. I recently got an obit for James from Fremont Co. and it says that he left to mourn him 4 children. So now I am looking for a 4th child that nobody knew anything about, plus the location of the mother.
I have been able to trace Ethels mothers line, Steinshower, but I have not been able to trace the Fuller line back any farther than Ethels father M. Thurston/Thurston M. I am hoping to find someone connected to this line that might be able to shed some light. I know nothing about the family after 1930. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I have written to the Gen Soc. in Monona hoping for some research help but have not gotten a response yet. I know nothing of their research capabilities or willingness to do research, so if anyone knows anything about them please let me know. Thank you. Denise in Muscatine Iowa
Looking for information about Henry and Hettie Hewitt,
My husbands mother Mary Malissa Johnston was raised by Henry and Hettie Hewitt. Hettie Hewitt was the sister of Mary Malissa Johnston's mother Libbie (Metcalf ) Johnston. I believe the Hewitts are buried in Grand Cemetery.
Hettie was born in the 1860's in Minnesota to Miles Jackson Metcalf and Fanny Dunbar. Hope someone can help. Sincerely Rosemary McLarty
You might know that the newspaper above was published between 1882 and about 1971 in Breda, IA and later in Wall Lake, IA.
Now I'm looking for issues of this newspaper between 1916 and 1971 and clippings of obituaries. I would appreciate your answer if you have those items.
The clippings can be send by Email (frisian(a)netins.net) or snail mail to my address (P. O. Box 269, Titonka, Iowa 50480-0269). In return I would send you a translation of the obituary/obituaries.
Thank you very much in advance for your help.