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Thank you so much for all the detailed information. I will start
working on it. Perhaps the marriage was filed in Monona County. A
number of the Cassadys are buried in the Whiting, Iowa cemetery. The
first EM Cassady married Ida Nancy Whiting, Judge CE Whiting's
daughter. I photographed the tombstones and submitted them to the Iowa
I can obtain their ancestor's records from MA dating back to 1638 but
cannot get the 1923-1924 record. Iowa has been able to find other
Thank you again for your excellent advice. I live in Virginia and
appreciate all the addresses.
On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 22:37:14 EDT
> I just checked my own data base looking for both cassiday/cassady &
> and did not find them so that is a dead end for you.
> There is the possibility that this marriage record was sent to Monona
> since they were from Whiting. Since the courthouse couldn't find
> them you
> might try checking with the Onawa Public Library. They have many
> records & local
> histories there including obit files by family name, probate files,
> records, & Monona and Harrison County histories in the genie dept.
> plus downstairs they have the Onawa Democrat, Onawa Sentinel, and
> Mapleton Press
> on microfilm dating from the late 1870s. Also have some Monona
> County local
> histories. The library is right across the street from the
> courthouse. Onawa
> is the county seat and includes Whiting.
> Onawa Public Library
> 707 Iowa Avenue
> Onawa, IA 51040
> Good luck.
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I just checked my own data base looking for both cassiday/cassady & Geneva
and did not find them so that is a dead end for you.
There is the possibility that this marriage record was sent to Monona County
since they were from Whiting. Since the courthouse couldn't find them you
might try checking with the Onawa Public Library. They have many records & local
histories there including obit files by family name, probate files, cemetery
records, & Monona and Harrison County histories in the genie dept. upstairs
plus downstairs they have the Onawa Democrat, Onawa Sentinel, and Mapleton Press
on microfilm dating from the late 1870s. Also have some Monona County local
histories. The library is right across the street from the courthouse. Onawa
is the county seat and includes Whiting.
Onawa Public Library
707 Iowa Avenue
Onawa, IA 51040
That CassidyCassady surname sure sounds familiar so I looked up several of my
cemetery records trying to find someone with that last name, but didn't find
them. I do cemetery recordings (only part of one this year though) and if
there is a marriage date on the stone I record it. I was hoping to find the name
with the dates, but with no luck.
You say you checked with the Woodbury County Courthouse in Sioux City with no
luck so I have a couple other places you might check. The Sioux City library
has a wonderful genealogy section complete with census rolls and many Iowa
local histories plus other resources plus I'm sure they have the newspaper reels
as well. You might try contacting them and asking for someone from the
Woodbury County genealogy society who would be willing to do some work for you.
Also, the LDS church has census and marriages on microfilm. I know they have
the Woodbury County marriage reel because I've used it. If you aren't
familiar with the LDS Church records what you do is go to your local LDS Church and
order the reel you need. The last time I did that it cost $2.75 and they
notify you when it comes in and then you have about two weeks to go read it before
they send it back. While you are there you can also check many other
genealogy stuff they have available. They are very helpful and do not prosthesize
(spelling?) in case you are worried about that.
I am also thinking I might check my genie database because that could be
where I've heard of this name before (shirt tail or no relation perhaps). I just
know I've heard of that surname somewhere.
Whoops, just realized I have addresses for you:
Woodbury County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 624
Sioux City, IA 51102
This info may be old, but their charges used to be the first 1/2 hr. research
free, $7.50 hr. thereafter paid in advance.
Woodbury County Court House, Rm 201
Clerk of the District Court
620 Douglas St.
Sioux City, IA 51101-1248
Again old info, but:
birth, death, marriage $6.00 (1992 rate)
probate records 50 cents per page plus $2 to certify (1992 rate)
Their records start with 1880.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help at this time.
I am trying to locate the marriage certificate for my grandparents. I
have instituted several Iowa requests and the state says they cannot
find the record. It is perhaps due to misspelling. I had searches done
on Woodbury and Monona counties. I have several newspaper articles
(without the date/newspaper name). They state the place, minister, and
guests. They were from Whiting, Iowa but were married in a home in
Sioux City (Woodbury) by the Whiting, Iowa minister. I have been
requesting information from the Whiting Congregational Church for 18
months, sent a donation, offered to pay for the record search, made
phone calls that were never returned.
Marriage Date: Fall or winter 1923 or 1924
Groom:Edward Michael Cassady (Cassidy), Jr
Bride: Alma Adrian Geneva
Location: Home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Mullan
Minister: Rev. Crocker (Whiting, Iowa)
Reception: The Martin
Thank you for any suggestions you may offer. Do the Sioux City papers
have archives going back that far? One article mentions there were
photos in the Sioux City paper.