Photo Gallery

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Grist Mills at Mt. Etna

photo taken in 1910 by Delia Gossard - mill was built in 1853 and was moved to Creston in 1929
(contributed by Pat O'Dell)

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English farm near Corning

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Corning High School, 1908

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Main Street, Corning, circa 1900

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West side of Main Street, Corning, circa 1909?

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Main Street looking west, Corning, 1913

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West side of Davis Ave, Corning ?

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Mason Temple, Corning, 1915

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Adams County Courthouse, circa 1922

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Adams County Courthouse, circa 1922

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Rawson School, Corning

(contributed by Pat O'Dell)

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Corning Hospital, circa 1909

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A F Okey Home, circa 1909

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Bacon Hotel, Corning

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F.M. Wideners residence near Edgewood Park

This mansion was originally built by George W. Frank in 1880. Mr. Frank then moved to Kearney, NE in 1883. In 1957, this mansion became the club house for the Corning Country Club.

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Davis Ave. with Okey Vernon Bank - circa 1960

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Post Card of Catholic Church unkown date

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Catholic Church Back of post card

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Grove Ave. Corning, IA

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Grove Ave. Back of Post Card

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First Congregational Chruch

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First Congregational Chruch Back

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Westgate Corning, IA

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Westgate Corning, IA Back

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General Postcard

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General Postcard Back

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Masonic Temple, Corning, Iowa

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Masonic Temple Back

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The W.J. Dixon Lumber Co.

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The W.J. Dixon Lumber Co. Back

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Post Office Corning, Iowa

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Post Office Corning, Iowa Back

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California wedding picture of Frank Baldwin of Brooks and Ionne Shermantine of Calif.
Frank was a teamster son of the pioneer Brooks Baldwin family. submitted on 10-5-08 by Floyd Lawrence patlawrence1@verizon.net

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Alonzo Buckley 1814-1899

Alonzo Buckley with Sons
Back: Alonzo O. Buckley, Lyman Buckley
Front: Lucius C. Buckley, Alonzo Buckley, Oliver P. Buckley
Submitted by Eunice Buckley-Wilson Ewilson79@aol.com

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Frank and Ionne Baldwin

submitted on 10-5-08 by Floyd Lawrence patlawrence1@verizon.net

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Mr. and Mrs. William Franklin Harlow

This is a picture of Wm. Harlow with his first wife, Ella. William Franklin Harlow was the son of Bolivar Walker Harlow. Ella died young and is buried in Forest Hill cemetery.
~submitted by Floyd Lawrencepatlawrence1@verizon.net

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4 Generation - 1914, Strand, Adams Co., Iowa: Gudmund Hendrickson, age 97, b in Norway, his son Henry G. Hendrickson, b in Norway then Goodman H. Hendrickson - son of Henry G. Hendrickson, b at Strand and Marion C. Hendrickson, age 9, the Great Grandson of Gudmund, b at Nodaway.
~submitted by Mary Ann Dunkin

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The family of Kleng and Ellen Hendrickson, residing in Strand, Adams Co., Iowa - the eldest son of Gudmund Hendrickson, Kleng and Ellen were both born in Norway. Standing - back row: Clara, Goodman, Lava, Ella, Tom and Molly Front: Kleng (father), Harry (boy in front), Clarence, Bertha, Emily and Ellen (Mother).
~submitted by Mary Ann Dunkin

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Photo circa 1910, of my grandfather Dr. James Dowlen Jones (born Brooks Iowa 1869)
~submitted on 3-8-08 by Kathy Gregg [grandma@d-web.com]

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A photo of my great grandmother Elizabeth Matheny Jones with her daughter Sarepta Jones Mack, Perry Mack (Sarepta's son) and Opal Mack (Perry's daughter). In other words - four generations. I believe that this photo was taken circa 1902 when Sarepta was visiting her mother (Elizabeth) on her 80th birthday.
~submitted on 3-9-08 by Kathy Gregg [grandma (at) d-web.com]

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William Jarvis born 10 Aug 1839, Buckinghamshire, England died 28 Jan 1909 at Carbon, Adams Co. IA
Civil War, 23rd Iowa Volunteers, Company I, married 21 Oct 1861 at Lewis, IA, Mary Catherine Morris born 10 May 1842, OH died 4 Jan 1918, Corning, Adams Co. IA.
The girl in the middle is youngest daughter, Lula Maude Jarvis born 27 Nov 1883, Adams Co. IA, died 20 Jan 1977 at Corning, Adams Co, IA married Ralph W. Boham 4 Sep 1902 at Corning, Adams Co. IA. After Ralph died, Maude married Fred Carothers.
~submitted by Marcy Rose on 3-25-08

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John and Helga/Hulda Larson of Strand, Iowa, John and Hulda were my Great Great Grandparents. Both born in Norway, d Strand, bu in the Larsons Burial Gardens or Rockdale Cemetery as it is known now. This was taken 15 September 1881 when their son Thomas John Larson, b 25 Sep 1858, LaSalle Co., Illinois married Betsy Serena Thompson, b 17 Apr 1862, LaSalle Co., Illinois, the dau of Thomas A. and Kari Thompson, both b Norway, bu Larsons Burial Garden. Tom and Betsy were married in Corning, Iowa, both bu Strand Cemetery. Thomas A. Thompson was one of the first Norwegians to come to the USA.
~submitted by Mary Ann Dunkin

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Wedding photo of Hulda Knuson, age 15, third child of Helena Larson and Stiner Knutson, granddaughter of John and Hulda Larson, m 25 Feb 1898 at the home of the brides parents, Strand, Adams Co., Iowa to Noah Dujardin, age 50, born in France, son of Flonnion (Joseph) Dujardin and Josephine Rollie. The Joseph Dujardin family was counted in the 1880 Federal Census residing in Milford, Montgomery Co., Iowa.
~submitted by Mary Ann Dunkin

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Laird V. and Sarah Wolfe Richey

I was told that it was taken on their 50th wedding anniversary which would have been around June 1902, as they were married 17 June 1852. They came to Adams County, Iowa in the Spring of 1854 and according to the biographical sketch, were the first settlers of the east half of Adams County. Laird was involved with building many of the early buildings in Corning.
~submitted on 3-6-08 by Jeanne King [jeanneking (at) willitsonline.com]

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Sarah Wolfe 1832-1920, wife of Laird Valandingham Richey

Their children married into both the Lawrence/Harlow sides of my family.
~submitted on 10-5-08 by Floyd Lawrence [patlawrence1 (at) verizon.net]

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Frank Stewart and family

~submitted by Bob Hansen

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Frank Stewart and wife - Mary Houck

~submitted by Bob Hansen

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Nancy Ann (Hartsock) and Warren M. Shafer of Douglas Twp., Adams County

Written on the back: "presented to S.J. Barnes by her Brother and Sister W M Shafer and N A Shafer Carbon, Iowa
~submitted by Kathy Gregg on 3-18-08

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Elmer Erastus Vaughn & Bud Wallace

in doorway of carpenter shop, Nodaway, IA circa 1900
submitted by Sue (Vaughn) Turner

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Vivian Vaughn (Anna Bucheister) and husband Orvil Kent

Vivian was the foster daughter of Elmer E. and Mattie Vaughn, and taught in the rural schools near Nodaway, ca 1915.
submitted by Sue (Vaughn) Turner

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H. D. "Clyde" Vaughn and Fred Carothers

mail carriers in rural Nodaway after WWI (with Indian motorcycles)
submitted by Sue (Vaughn) Turner

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Charles Watts and H D "Clyde" Vaughn

in front of Nodaway Hardware & Implement Co. in 1936
submitted by Sue (Vaughn) Turner

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dining room of New Century House Hotel in Nodaway

at grand opening, March 26, 1902
submitted by Sue (Vaughn) Turner

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Abbie (Thuman) Vaughn, and her rebel girlfriends in Nodaway, 1916

Avanelle Garner, Elizabeth Friman, Olive Narigon, Abbie Thuman, Bird Neill, Mamie Lyman, Mayme Lacox, Mary Kernan, and Jessie Kapple
SSS Club, formed in 1913
submitted by Sue (Vaughn) Turner

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Four Generations of the Winstone family

Front row-left to right: Alice Winstone Walker holding Cloyd Shell, Sarah Scrivens Winstone, Ena Shell, William John Winstone, Ralph Shell and George McNeely Walker. Back row-left to right: Etta Walker Shell, Charles (Carl) Shell, William (Willie) Walker and Edgar E. Walker
submitted by Connie White

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William John Winstone and his wife Sarah Ann Scrivens Winstone

made their home in the Brooks area for many years
submitted by Connie White

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If you can help by identifying this picture, please contact the submitter of the picture, Elizabeth Lipscomb (eliza.lipscomb@gmail.com).Your help is much appreciated! Elizabeth says these pictures were found in their ancestor family files. The gentleman in the top photograph with the mustache appears to be in all three of these pictures.

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If you can help by identifying this picture, please contact the submitter of the picture, Elizabeth Lipscomb (eliza.lipscomb@gmail.com).Your help is much appreciated! Elizabeth says these pictures were found in their ancestor family files. The gentleman in the top photograph with the mustache appears to be in all three of these pictures.

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If you can help by identifying this picture, please contact the submitter of the picture, Elizabeth Lipscomb (eliza.lipscomb@gmail.com).Your help is much appreciated! Elizabeth says these pictures were found in their ancestor family files. The gentleman in the top photograph with the mustache appears to be in all three of these pictures.

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Brooks School 1921

Teachers-left to right: Dessie Cupp Cook Paullis and Wilma Hossman Heaton Front row-left to right: Mary Walter, Zora Taylor, Ruth Mitchell, Allyn Marr and Vernon Crisp. Second row-left to right: Ellen Cain, Fay Marsh, Chester Taylor, Harold Crisp and Eldon Glade. Third row-left to right: Johnnie Stalder, Donald Taylor, Dorothy Taylor, Lewis Palmer and Mildred Lincoln. Fourth row-left to right: Cloyd Shell, Harvey Glade, Ruth Myers, Jake Glade, Delmar Tucker, Ruth Borst, Raymond Spring, Goldie Shell and Cleland Paullis. Fifth row-left to right: Howard Pepper, Sarah Cain, Esther Stillinger, Merle Odell, Flora Alice Lincoln, Ruth Hossman, Ena Shell and Glen Hossman. Sixth row-left to right: Louis Brown, Ralph Shell, Russell Tucker, Benton Cain, Carl Tucker, Ivan Stillinger, Loren Fuller, Glen Tucker, Harold Kenyon and Orville Borst.

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School photo in Carbon about 1915

The girl with an X on her dress with the teacher behind her is Lucille Boham, the other girl with the X on her dress is Grace Cozad. The boy with the X above his head is Charlie Boham.

~photo contributed by Marcy Rose

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Carbon School 1922

Identifying names on the back of the photo: Shirley Montgomery, Intermediate Teacher Mabel Lawrence, Primary Teacher Irvin J. Barr, Advanced Teacher Pupils in the photograph: Blanche Gail; Harry Wild; Everett Reynolds; Hollis Dhone; Harold Boham; Horatio Reynolds; Virgil Gebbie; Herbert Reynolds; Wayne Ferrin; Edward Dixon; Harold Smith; Dale Lory; Susie Robison; Haleen Gebbie; Wilma Stone; Ethel Gail; Daisy Sterns; Nellie Walton; Donald McMorran; Norman Landrus; Bessie Hardesty; Letha Tyler; Marilla Lockwood; Elsie Yordt; Velma Pattison; Audrey Dhone

~photo & identification submitted by Floyd Lawrence

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Cromwell School 1910

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Farris School 1897

Feb 27, 1897. Effie Fees Simpson, teacher (marked by X), was 97 years old in 1972.

(photo taken by C.B. Strawn, Mt. Etna - contributed by Pat O'Dell)