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Parrott, Frank Juluis 1871-1949 & Mary Adella Eddy Family


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - volunteer (email)
Date: 9/15/2023 at 05:49:37

Parrott, Frank Julius 1871-1949 & Mary Adella Eddy Family

This story was taken from page 445 of the Ireton Centennial Book (1882-1982). Author presumed to be daughter Erlene Kading. The story was transcribed for this BIOS by Beth De Leeuw of the Greater Sioux County Genealogical Society. Some research notes were added by Wilma J. Vande Berg.

Frank Julius Parrott was born July 7, 1871 at Brainard, Mn. When a young boy he came with his parents, Thomas Jefferson Parrott and Izora Brower Parrott to Sargeant Bluffs. Since farming was the main occupation in those days, he came to the Ireton area where he worked as a farm hand for C.R. McCrory.

Mary Adella Eddy had come from Cuba City, Wi. to live with her aunt and uncle the William McPhersons. She came to help them in the Calliope postoffice and as Hawarden or Calliope was the McCrory address, Frank called here to get his mail and in this way met his wife.

They were married Feb. 20, 1895 and went to farming on a farm in Eagle Twp. Several years later they purchased their own quarter sec. in Eagle Twp. where they resided for many years. They retired in 1920 and moved into Ireton where they purchased the Dan Wheeler residence.

He returned to his farm in 1925 and continued farming until 1940 when his home burned after his wife’s death. He then made his home with his daughter, Erlene, Mrs. Edward Kading, until his death Dec. 29, 1949.

They had 2 daughters, Erlene, Mrs. Edward Kading, of Ireton and Iva, Mrs. Edwin Roberts Stauffacher, now deceased.

Mr. and Mrs. Parrott were active in the Methodist Church, IOOF, Rebecca , Masonic, and Eastern Star fraternal organizations. They are both buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

RESEARCH NOTES – Added by Wilma J. Vande Berg Source local obituaries from this site and family reports on ancestry.com public member trees done by others.

Frank Julius Parrott was born 7 Jul 1872 Brainard, MN and died 29 dec 1949 Hawarden, IA. His parents were Thomas Jefferson Parrott 1837-1921 and Ida ‘Idora’ Brower 1850-1921. He married Mary Adella ‘Delia’ Eddy 20 Feb 1895.

Mary Adella ‘Delia’ Eddy was born 19 May 1874 Grant County Wisconsin and died 30 Oct 1941 Ireton IA. She was the daughter of Thomas Edday 1848-1920 and Mary Jane Wills 1851-1930. Frank and Mary had children listed

1. Erlene Edday Parrott 1911-2001 She married Edward John Kading 1905-1998
Obituary of Erlene - ERLENE KADING,
Source: Ireton Examiner, Jan. 10, 2002.
LONG-TIME TEACHER AND WEST SIOUX SUPPORTER, DIES Erlene Eddy Kading, 90, of Ireton, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001 at the Hawarden Community Hospital.
Mrs. Kading was a long-time educator and supporter of education at West Sioux. She was a retired member of the West Sioux Education Foundation and she and her husband, Ed, had given generously to the foundation. They were also great supporters of their hometown, Ireton, and in 1999, Mrs. Kading established the Ireton Community Fund."My husband and I had discussed this many times before his death in 1998," she said at the time. "We wanted to plant the first seeds to establish an endowment fund that would help support the social, economical, cultural, and charitable needs of the Ireton community; a community that we are proud to call home." Mrs. Kading was born Feb. 15, 1911 near Ireton, to Frank J. and Della (Eddy) Parrott. She graduated from Ireton Public School in 1928, and was a member of the Ireton girls' basketball team that had won the Sioux County girls' basketball championship that year. Following graduation, she received her teaching certificate from Westmar College in Le Mars. She taught in country schools for 10 years between the Kuecher and Vander Hamm schools in Reading Township and Craig school in Plymouth Township. She married Edward John Kading of Ireton on Aug. 28, 1939 at Sioux City. She returned to teaching in 1956 at the Ireton Public School where she taught for nearly 21 years. During that time she went on to get her four year college degree and fell just short of attaining her masters degree. The Kadings farmed in rural Ireton until 1979. Mr. Kading died on Jan. 11, 1998. Mrs. Kading was active in many community and church affairs. She was a member of the Ireton Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and the West Sioux Retired Teachers. She was a charter member of the Ireton Historical Society and a member of the Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Northwest Iowa Aging Commission. Her funeral service was Friday at the United Methodist Church in Ireton with Pastor Stuart Schreur and Pastor Kevin Schneider officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Ireton. Porter Funeral Home in Ireton was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include: niece, Mary Jane Bean of Cottage Grove, Wis.; great-nieces, Jody (Esser) Grossman of Cottage Grove and Lori Esser of Chicago, Ill.; great-nephew, Lt. Lee Esser of Elizabethtown, Ky; two great-great nieces; and sister-in-law, Elvira Kading of Ireton.

2. Frances Iva Parrott born 23 Aug 1916 Ireton IA died 10 May 1978 Madison WI She married Edwin Russel Roberts born 19 Oct 1904 Sun Prairie WI died 1967 Madison WI and Later Chester Stauffacher 1907-1991. Frances Iva Parott married 28 Oct 1939 Dane, Wisconsin to Edwin Russell Roberts. They had one daughter Mary Jane Roberts Esser Bean 1946-2006. She married Edward Jonathan Esser 1946-2012 their children (in 1998) were Jodi Esser Grossman of Cottage Grove WI and Lori Esser of Chicago IL, and Lt. Lee Esser of Elizabethtown KY.
Frances’s second marriage 1 Jan 1970 WI to Chester Lawrence Stauffacher born 24 Dec 1907 died 13 Apr 1991 Rio WI.

Source: Hawarden Independent issue of Jan. 5, 1950
Resident 56 Years, Dies Ireton, Ia,—Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon for Frank J. Parrott from the Methodist church with the Rev. E. J. Plummer of Marcus officiating in the absence of the local pastor. Burial was in the Ireton cemetery.
A choir composed of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Simons, Mrs. Russel Wade and Marlin Eilts sang "In the Garden" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," favorite numbers which had been sung for his wife's funeral. Mrs. A. W. Bartlett was the accompanist. Pall bearers were Hans Swanson of Hawarden, P. T. Walker, Merle Yates, Melvin Tarrell, Henry Braaks and B. T. Bay.
Mr. Parrott, a resident of this community 56 years, passed away at the Hawarden hospital Thursday evening, Dec. 29, after an illness of one week.
Mr. Parrott, second son of Thomas J. and Ida Parrott, was born July 1, 1871, at Brainerd, Minn. His parents, four sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. On Feb. 20, 1895, he married Adella Eddy, who died Oct. 30, 1941.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Erlene Kading of Ireton and Mrs. Iva Roberts of Madison, Wis.; a granddaughter, Mary Jane Roberts of Madison and one brother, Russell of Canoga Park, Calif. He had enjoyed good health until three years ago when a heart ailment forced him from active work.
Before coming to Sioux county in 1893 he lived in the Sergeant Bluff community. Ho was a Sioux county farmer since the time of his marriage, retiring after the death of his wife and making his home with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kading. He was a faithful attendant of the Methodist church.
Out of town relatives and friends attending included Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Roberts and Mary Jane, Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Morehouse and Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Fusch, all of Madison, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Wills of Carroll; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fischer of Canton, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Clemens of Sheldon; Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Wills and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Poll of Le Mars; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dale, Mr. and Mrs. John Steinfadt, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Williams and family, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dimmick of Hawarden and Mrs. Noal Brink and son Darwin of Merrill.

Source: Ireton Ledger (11-6-1941)
Born: May 19, 1874
Died: October 30, 1941
Mrs. Frank J. Parrott, resident of this community for forty-six years, died at her home Thursday after dying on October 30, after an illness of five weeks. Mrs. Parrott had always been in apparent good health and had led an active life until the onset of her illness. Death was caused by cerebral thrombosis.
Mary Adella “Della” Eddy, the youngest daughter of Mary and Thomas Eddy was born in Grant County, Wisconsin, May 19, 1874, and passed away in her home on October 30, 1941, at 1:00 P.M. having reached the age of 67 years, 5 months and 11 days.
Adella Eddy, with her parents and two younger sisters moved to Carroll, Iowa, where she grew to young womanhood. Previous to her marriage she assisted her uncle, W.F. McPherson, in the Post Office in Hawarden.
On February 20, 1895, she was united in marriage to Frank J. Parrott. To this union two daughters were born: Mrs. Edward Kading of Ireton, and Mrs. Edwin Roberts of Madison, Wisconsin. Mrs. Parrott’s entire married life was spent in and near Ireton.
She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and two daughters; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Morehouse and Mrs. S. L. Fusch of Madison, Wisconsin; one nephew, Sherman Lee Fusch and many other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Parrott was an active member of the Methodist Church, the Women’s Society of Christian Service, and the order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, November 1, at 2:00 P.M., the Reverend F.G. Grantham officiating. A Quartette composed of Mrs. Stanley Hopper, Madge Satterlee, Lloyd Simons and Keith Vander Water, and accompanied by Mrs. A.W. Bartlett sang two numbers, “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” and “In the Garden.”

This picture was taken from the Ireton Centennial book of 1882-1982 page 445.


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