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I've "rescued" an old photograph identified as Lester FREEMAN which was
taken at the Hawkes Studio in West Union, Iowa. The photograph appears to
have been taken in the 1880's with Lester just about 1-2 years old at the
time it was taken. In addition to his name, someone has written "son of
Samuel FREEMAN" on the back of the photograph. Based on limited research I
was able to locate the following information regarding Lester and his
Lester Johnson FREEMAN born 10 Apr 1882 in West Union, IA to Samuel Johnson
FREEMAN and Abbie CROWELL (b. 15 Jun 1858 in MA).
1910 census of Fort Dodge, IA:
Lester FREEMAN, age 28, newly married, born IA, parents born WI/MA, a Mill
Grace B. FREEMAN, wife, age 28, newly married, no children, born IA, parents
1920 census of Los Angeles, CA:
Lester J. FREEMAN, age 36, born IA, parents born IA/MA, a Designer
Grace FREEMAN, wife, age 32, born IA, parents born unknown
Samuel J. FREEMAN, father, age 68, a widower, born IA, parents born USA
I am hoping to locate someone from this FREEMAN Family so that the
photograph can be returned to its rightful place with family. If you are a
member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.
Have you thought about becoming an Iowa County Coordinator? Right now
is one of the best times to volunteer! Iowa has six beautiful counties
available and ready to be adopted.
Greene ( http://iagenweb.org/greene/ ) - Take a leisurely stroll and see
for yourself that Greene would be a wonderful county to coordinate. The
site has very nice, newly designed pages. Any new coordinator coming on
board would have a great advantage with the new pages. So much
information and room for more.
Lucas ( http://iagenweb.org/lucas/ ) -- the home page has a new look!
Lots of great photos have been posted. The potential for new data is
Fremont ( http://iagenweb.org/fremont/) - "A view from the Attic" is
without a doubt a favorite. It's a very well organized county hoping
for a new coordinator.
Guthrie ( http://iagenweb.org.guthrie/ ) -- has a nice design and
color. Lots of great data and plenty of room for growth! This is a
good county to give your personal touch.
Buena Vista (http://iagenweb.org/buenavista/ ) - very well organized and
nicely designed. This county has lots of great records with a potential
for a lot more.
Monroe (http://iagenweb.org/monore ) -- the Coal Mines information is
really fascinating! Anyone with a history with miners would find this
county a real plus. Monroe is anxious to have a new coordinator.
As you can see, Iowa has wonderful counties to choose from. When you
have decided which one you will make as your own, drop us a note at
welcome_to_iagenweb(a)iagenweb.org with your choice and we will send you
an application and get you going! We will also answer any questions
that you may have.
Conni Mac & Peggy
IAGenWeb Welcome Hostesses