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Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 3:47 AM
Subject: [IOWA] 1903 Bio of Joseph Dysart
JOSEPH DYSART was born in Huntington, Pennsylvania, on the 8th of July,
He made a trip to Iowa as early as November, 1839, and was greatly pleased
with the beauty and fertility of its vast unsettled prairies but preferred
remain in the East until the then new Territory became better settled. In
April, 1856, he returned with his family and became a resident of Vinton and
for two years was editor of the Vinton Eagle. For many years he gave his
chief attention to farming. In 1861 he was elected to the State Senate as a
Republican to represent the Benton and Tama District. In 1869 he was again
chosen from the same district to a full term of four years in the Senate. In
1873 he received the nomination for Lieutenant-Governor on the Republican
ticket and was elected, serving one term. In 1884 he was elected one of the
trustees of the State Agricultural College, having long been a helpful
of that institution. The town of Dysart, in Tama County, was named for him
and was for many years his home, where he died on the 8th of September,
Debbie Clough Gerischer
Iowa Gen Web, Assistant CC, Scott County
IAGENWEB: Special History Project:
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I need to locate information on an incident I just learned is part of my
family history. Walter Hansen Rhodes was hanged for the murder of his wife.
This happened in 1937-1938 in Tama County. I need the details. Thanks.
Carl in Vermont
Names I am researching in Tama County: Ames, Young, Gravatt, Wilson, Read.
If anyone is also researching these names, please contact me.
Especially in Traer. I would like to find a copy of "Those Were The
Days" the history of Traer book published for the 1973 centennial.
More news from September 17, 1925, sent to me from Judy Landauer.
The first Parent-Teacher association meeting of the year will be held
at the high school auditorium, Thursday evening, September 17, at 8:00
o'clock. After the business meeting the following program will be
A Word of Welcome to Our Teachers.........Mrs. Maude DAVIDSON
100% Perfect Beginners...............................Miss Doris
Address---"The Unspanked Generation"...Rev. CLEWORTH
Mrs. A.J. LOWERY and grand-daughter, Mildred WEITZELL, of LeGrand, were over
Sunday visitors at the Roy COLLAR home.
The ladies of the Congregational church held a missionary meeting at
the home of Mrs. H. WALLACE Friday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. CRONK and children visited with friends in Waterloo
Ward BURROUGHS, Donovan CRONK and Wilfred SHALLENBERGER spent the week end
at the Hugh WILLOUGHBY home in Grundy Center.
Miss Gwendolyn COLLAR, who is attending business college in
Marshalltown, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy COLLAR.
Mrs. Orval PAXTON is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank VANA Sr..
Mrs. John KERWIN, of Superior, Wis., Mrs. Al PAXTON and son, Merle, of
Malacka, Minn., and Miss Addie WALKER, of Marshalltown, were guests Monday
at the S. D. DeFRANCE home.
Miss Genevieve MILLARD has gone to Mount Vernon, where she will enter
Mr. and Mrs. Roy GUNDER returned home Friday from an auto trip to
LaVeta and other points in Colorado.
School was dismissed Thursday on account of the Tama county fair.
Delmar BRIDGES, who has been employed in Chicago this summer, came home
Orval PAXTON came Saturday from Des Moines for an over Sunday visit
with his wife, and other relatives.
The Misses Irene FLYNN and Dorothy ELLIS spent Sunday in Waterloo.
Merlyn BRIDGES and family returned to Chicago Friday after a two weeks'
visit at the parental W.D. BRIDGES home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. RATLIFFE returned to their home at Dennison
Saturday, after a weeks' visit at the home of Miss Mary BERKA.
Tom MIKKLESON returned home Saturday after a weeks' fishing trip to
Lawson FIDDLER went to Iowa City Saturday for a medical examination.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. DOWNS motored to Mount Vernon Thursday and visited until
Monday at the home of their daughter, Mrs. C.K. FRANKS.
Miss Irene FRANKS went to Mount Vernon Monday where she will enter her
sophomore year at Cornell college.
Several from here attended the Kolack Day at Clutier Sunday. The ball
game between Montour and Belle Plaine resulted in a score of 7 to 1 in
favor of Belle Plaine.
Glenn HIPLE left Saturday for Brighton, Colorado. His wife and
children, who had been visiting there for the past few weeks, will
return with him.
Mrs. Ogden MURPHY, of Oakland, Calif. , arrived here Sunday night and
will visit for a week at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles MARSH.
Frank BERKA and the Misses Anna and Tillie BERKA, of Chelsea, were
Sunday visitors at the Joseph BERKA and Mary BERKA homes.
Mr. and Mrs. N. P. CRONK and children were visitors with relatives in
Grundy Center Thursday and Friday.
John ROUSE, Clayton MILLARD and Delmar BRIDGES were callers at the A. M.
DOBSON home at Nevada Sunday.
Mrs. C. E. WEBB returned home last Wednesday from Spring Valley, Minn.,
where she had been visiting her parents for two weeks.
John ROUSE, Raymon POWELL, and Delmar BRIDGES went to Iowa City Wednesday to
attend the State University.
Miss Corrine STAYSKAL arrived home from Chicago Wednesday where she has been
a guest at the home her uncle, H.B. MONTGOMERY.
Miss Ruth BROWN commenced the school year last Tuesday as a teacher in the
Dunbar consolidated school.
The Eastern Stars held their first meeting after the summer vacation on
Mrs. Frank VANA Jr., visited at the home of her parents in Tama on
Mrs. J. A. TVEDT and baby daughter, of Gilman, and Miss Eva THIEL, who
teaches in the Dunbar school, were callers on friends in town Monday.
Dr. Clark GARY and wife, of Chicago, visited Saturday with relatives in
Mrs. I. L. WALTERS and Miss Alice WALTERS returned Monday to their home at
Waterloo after a visit of a week at the Cleon MILLARD home.
Miss Maude McNAIR went to Marshalltown Wednesday to visit her sisters
and also to attend the Marshall County fair.
I am researching the names WADE & JOHNSTON, the families of which lived in
Toledo, Tama County from the late 1850's to 1916 or later. I would appreciate
hearing from anyone with info re: these families or who are researching the
gary a. wade
I am researching the George Dye Ford/Nettie Rooker family of Tama County and
Marshall Co. Iowa.
According to a Robinson cousin at a family reunion this past summer, the Ford
land adjoined the Tama Reservation lands. The Ford family would walk down a
hill and have dinner at the reservation in the summer evenings.