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Posted Queries for April 2002

GATES posted by Sara Patterson on Saturday, April 6, 2002

I am looking for information on Cora Belle GATES for my daughter's scholarship application.

ELSEN, ELSON, ERLAND posted by Brian Erland on Sunday, April 7, 2002

ERLAND - ELSON/ELSEN: Signor(Segnor possible name varience) ERLAND was born in Norway abt 1852, moved to Eldorado township sometime prior to 1872. He owned a farm in section 12. He married Sarah Elson/Elsen. She was born in ILL in Sep 1852. parents were from Norway. They had the following children: Elizabeth, Oscar, Otto, Tilla, Porter, Charley, Chester, Clarence, and Elmer. (9 of 10 children living) If you have any additional information please contact me. Thanks

COOK, LONG, SHADDUCK, WHEELER posted by Pamela Booth on Thursday, April 11, 2002

Looking for a birth record, most likely 24 Sep 1868, for Frances Evelyn SHADDUCK born in Vinton, Taylor Twp, Benton County, Ia. Parents, Mark or Marcus Shadduck and Nellie (Ellen)LONG (SHADDUCK). Nellie died before the 1870 census was taken. Also looking for Nellie's death record. Mark and his children were living in the city of Vinton in the same house as Barney & Mary WHEELER. Also Martha COOK. I do not know if any of these were related. It appears that they were all renting.

ANDERSON, WINSETT posted by Carol Davis Warner on Sunday, April 14, 2002

Hoping to share info with persons researching the ANDERSON family of Benton Co. William Henry ANDERSON was born Jan. 09, 1851 in IL and moved to Benton Co. with parents, James and Ann ANDERSON. William married Sevena WINSETT of Black Hawk Co. They had two children, LeVerne Elvin, and Marie Verle. They left Iowa for Colorado due to 3 of the 4 of them having TB. William's father James committed suicide in 1874 and Ann died in 1880. William and family lived in Vinton and he was a prominent business man in that town.

COOPER, KING, MCKEE posted by marigold castle on Monday, April 15, 2002

KING? I am searching for information on a great grandmother, for whom I only have a first name, Blanche. She was the adopted daughter of John Dempster KING and Sarah L. COOPER, who came from Whiteside Illinois to settle in Blairstown Iowa in 1866. I do not know if Blanche used the KING name, and as yet have been unable to locate her in the 1870 or 1880 federal censuses. According to the 1900 federal census for Iowa (sioux city, ward 4 Woodbury County), where she is listed under her married name, MCKEE, she was born in Illinois in July 1860, so I presume came from Illinois with the Kings when they moved to Iowa. I am also presuming she may have been a relative, or at least was not a foundling, as she lists her parents' birthplaces in the 1900 census as Penn and Ohio. Both J.D. KING and Sarah COOPER were born in Ohio, so she was obviously not using their birthplaces but did know something about her birth parents.

ALVORD posted by Virginia Alvord Bennison on Thursday, April 18, 2002

ALVORD: I am looking for information on William Alvord b 1834 and Joseph Aaron Alvord b 1858, Abner Alvord b 1842, Archebald Alvord b. 1844, Wesley Alvord b 1847, Rebecca Alvord b 1850, John H Alvord b 1851, Menzo Alvord Jr b 1853, Elizabeth Alvord b 1836, Miles William Alvord b 1862, or any family member of the above. They were residents of Vinton Iowa. My father was Clyde Calvin Alvord b 1895 and his brothers were Joseph Roszell Alvord b 1902, Lloyd Aaron Alvord b 1908 and Loren Elmer Alvord b 1912. I would also like to have information on Menzo Alvord Sr. b 1810. Some of the children were born in Menton County. Thank you for your interest in this family.

ANDERSON, WINSETT posted by Carol Davis Warner on Saturday, April 20, 2002

Searching for parties with a tie to the ANDERSON surname in Benton County. James and Ann ANDERSON lived in Shellsburg I believe. One of their sons was William Henry ANDERSON who married Sevena WINSETT of Black Hawk County. William and Sevena had two children, LeVerne and Marie. They lived in Vinton until TB in 3 of the 4 of them forced a move to Colorado for a better climate.

HAWKINS, SCOT posted by Cheryl Greising on Tuesday, April 23, 2002

HAWKINS, Ellen M. Parents Samuel M. HAWKINS and Ellen J. SCOT. Believe born 1865 in Benton County, Iowa.

ARNEY, BAILEY, BROMMER, WILLICA posted by Colleen Cramer on Thursday, April 25, 2002

Looking for information on Simeon BAILEY. He was born in Meadville, Pa. 31 March 1846, died 12 Sept. 1929 Vinton, Benton County, Iowa. His father was Eli BAILEY and mother Elizabeth ? Married 1st.Jane WILLICA 2nd. Levinia E. ARNEY 3rd. Lorinda BROMMER. Would like to find copy of his obit and anything else anyone might have. Thank You Colleen

RITCHIE posted by Jim Ritchie on Thursday, April 25, 2002

Looking for any info on Thomas Hope RITCHIE b. 1847 in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario and came to Iowa in the late 1860's or early 70's. He was in Vinton in 1873. Have lost track of him here. I'm hoping to find marriage or death dates. Thanks

MEEKS, YIKE posted by Jackie Fisher on Monday, April 29, 2002

I am looking for any info on Francis MEEKS who died in Benton Co in 1889. He was married to Elizabeth YIKE MEEKS and they had the following children: William,Ardelia,Ulisses,Damiel,Walter,Allie,Noah, Ben,Arthur,Russell, and Mabell who was born in 1889. I would like to know how he died and where he is buried. Thanks

HAMPEL posted by jk on Tuesday, April 30, 2002


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