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Peebles, Byron 1849-1937 & Livonia Garrett Family


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - volunteer (email)
Date: 9/15/2023 at 07:13:55

Peebles, Byron 1849-1937 and Livonia Garrett Family

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

Byron Peebles was born in Green Co., Wi. Dec. 2, 1849. He married Livona Garrett at Canton, S.D. July 31, 1882. He had a livery stable, and later was part owner in Peebles and Satterlee Furniture Store.

To this union were born four children, Eva (Mrs. F.F. Morris) died Jan. 2, 1908; Elma (Mrs. Wm. Marienau) deceased; Ellen (Mrs. Lee Reid), Los Angeles, Ca.; and Jesse Peebles born Sept. 21, 1886, died Jan. 9, 1967.

Mr. Byron Peebles was the fortunate purchaser of Reading Twp.’s first established homestead.

RESEARCH NOTES – Added by Wilma J. Vande Berg Sources – obits found on this site and family reports on ancestry.com publis member tree done by others.

Byron Peebles born 2 Dec 1949 York Green WI died 12 Aug 1937 Ireton IA. He was the son of Philander Peebles born 1816 and Hannah Hurlburt born 1820. He married Livonia Garrett on 31 Jul 1882 Canton Lincoln SD.

Livonia Garrett was born 21 Mar 1864 WI and died 4 Sep 1925 Iowa. She was the daughter of Richard ‘Dick’ Garrett born 1838 and Ellen Hilton born 1847. Byron and Livonia had the following children.

1. Eva Pearl Peebles born 20 Dec 1883 Ireton IA died 1 Jan 1908 Ireton IA. She married Frank Foss Morris 1883-1948
Alton Democrat of Jan 11, 1908
Mrs. Frank Morris died at Ireton on New Years day at the age of twenty four years and eleven days. A diseased condition of the kidneys was the cause of death. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Peebles and was born at Ireton Dec 20, 1883. She was married to Frank Morris on the 3rd of April last. (The marriage record lists Frank Morris 23 son of James F. Morris and Lizzie A Foss married 3 Apr 1907 Ireton, to Eva Pearl Peebles born 1884 dau of Bryon Peebles and Livonia Garret.

2. Jesse B. Peebles born Sep 1886 Reading Twp Sioux County IA died 1967. He married Maude D. Phillips 1886-1962. They had children – Byron Peelbes 1907-1920, and Glen L. Peebles 1908-1976.
From the January 12, 1967 LeMars Globe-Post: Life's end RITES SET FRIDAY FOR JESS PEEBLES
Funeral services for Jess Peebles, 80, lifelong Plymouth county resident, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John American Lutheran church at Craig. Rev. Ernest Christensen Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill cemetery at Ireton. A prayer service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wiltgen-Luedtke funeral home.
Mr. Peebles died accidentally as the result of carbon monoxide poisoning as he attempted to leave the garage at his home Monday night. Dr. Sherman Lindell said death was due to the poisoning. He was found at 11 p.m. by his daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Smith with whom he had made his home the last five years. Mrs. Smith said her father was inside the garage near the small door.He was born Sept. 21, 1886, at Ireton. His marriage to Maude Phillips took place June 6, 1906, at Ireton. She preceded him in death in 1962. Mr. Peebles was a retired farmer.Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Smith of Le Mars and Mrs. Donald Elliott of Craig; two sons, Glen of Merrill and Ralph of Chandler, Ariz; nine granchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Alma Marienau of Le Mars and Mrs. Ellen Reid of West Covina, Calif.

3. Elma C. Peebles bron 4 Nov 1889 Reading twp Sioux IA died 9 apr 1973 IA. She married William A. Marienau 1891-1954, they had two children.
Obituary - Mrs. William A. Marienau of Ireton, age 83, passed away on April 9, 1973 at Sioux Center. Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Ireton, with Rev. Herbert Gould officiating and burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Marienau was born Elma C. Peebles on Nov. 4, 1889 at Ireton. She was united in marriage to W.A. Marienau on July 26, 1915 at St. Paul. Minn. Her husband opertated the Drug store in Ireton for 33 years. He preceded her in death on June 17, 1963. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Erwin (Myrna) Varenhorst of Ireton, Mrs. Milton (Eva Frances) Hillers of West Covina, Calif. and Mrs. Walter (Lovanne) Muth of Norwalk, Calif., 9 grand children and 2 great grandchildren; and one sister Mrs. Ellen Reid of West Covina, Calif. Source:Hawarden Independent(4-12-1973)

4. Ellen Loretta Peebles born 14 Jul 1892 Ireton IA died 25 Mar 1989 Baldwin Park Los Angeles CA. She married Rodney Lee Reid 1889-1944. Two children indicated.
Hawarden Independent, April 26, 1928
Byron Peebles received a message Saturday stating that his sister, Mrs. Ellen Hilton of Madison, Wis., had passed away. She had reached the advanced age of 89 years. Mr. Peebles, accompanied by his son Jesse went to Lake City Sunday and from there Mr. Peebles, in company with his brother, Lect Peebles of Lake City, went to Madison to attend the funeral, which was held Tuesday. Mrs. Hilton was the eldest sister of Mrs. J. W. Satterlee, Mrs. E. R. Day and Byron Peebles.

Source: Hawarden Independent (8-19-1937)
Born: December 2, 1849 Died: August 12, 1937
In the death of Bryon Peebles, who passed away last Thursday afternoon at 3:15, following a lingering illness, Sioux County has lost one of its earliest settlers, who spent his life in honesty and devotion and set an example of good citizenship. Coming through the early years of settlement and up building, he experienced all those trials which tested an early settler. By his conservative ways and living, by experience finding out the value of a dollar, by careful business methods he obtained sufficient to carry him through life without worry and want. His early experiences in the then new country were always gladly listened to by younger generations and the ways and customs were much like a story book when compared with present conditions. The life of one of Ireton’s oldest of years of residence as well as years served, has closed and friends and beloved ones will retain many fond memories of that life for years to come.
Funeral services were held from the home at 1:30 Sunday afternoon and from the Methodist Church at 2 o’clock with Reverend George Schneider in charge. The church was crowded with those who came to pay a last farewell to the departed. A quartette composed of E.F. Gandy, Frank Crane, Mrs. Arthur Bartlett and Miss Madge Satterlee, with Mrs. Henry Poll at the piano, sang, “In the Garden,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “Goodnight Here but Good Morning Up There.” The pallbearers were G.L. Houlton, Frank Parrott, Joe Jones, J.A. Lindenman, Ben Bay and Richard Herwynen. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Burial was made in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, beside the resting place of his wife.
Byrin Peebles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philander Peebles, was born in Green County, Wisconsin, December 2, 1849, and passed away August 12, 1937, at the age of 87 years, 8 months and 10 days. He was one of a family of fourteen children, five of whom survive. In 1867, at the age of 18 years, he came to Sioux County and with the exception of a few years spent on his farms in Plymouth County, southeast of Ireton, this has been his home since that time.
He was a real pioneer settler in the county and went through all the hardships and experiences of the early days when neighbors were few and far apart. He was here before the town of Ireton was ever thought of and when the section that the town now partly covers was just so much prairie. He saw and experienced its early struggles for a place on the map and since has seen its growth, taking part in its business as well as its social life. In the early days he was in the delivery business.
He was married to Livona Garrett at Canton July 31, 1882, and to this union were born four children. One daughter, Eva, Mrs. L.F. Morris, preceded her parents in death June 1, 1908. His wife died September 4, 1924. The children who survive are Jesse Peebles, Mrs. W.A. Marienau and Mrs. Ellen Reid, all of Ireton. There are nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. E.R. Day and Mrs. Anna Pierce of Chaney, Illinois; Pete Peebles of Lake City, Iowa; Arthur Peebles of Los Angeles, California and George Peebles of O’Neill, Nebraska. Besides there are many other relatives and innumerable friends.
Thus for the past 43 years he was a resident of Ireton. Seventeen of these years he spent in the home now owned by J.A. Lindenman and the last 26 years he has lived in his modern home which he built. Mr. Peebles was always interested in the affairs of the community, county, state, and nation and for years could be found at conventions, sent there as a delegate by his fellow citizens. His long useful life is a record of loyalty to his family as well as fellowmen. Devoted to his loved ones, yet always considerate of others, many found him a real friend in need. Respected by young and old, boys and girls always found a friend in him.
He went through life without very little illness until about a year ago when he was taken ill. His case became serious and he was taken to a hospital and an operation was performed which gave only temporary relief and six months ago he began to steadily fail. The best of care and nursing seemed of no avail and he passed away peacefully to his long rest.

Source: Hawarden Independent issue of September 10, 1925.
Death of Well Known Ireton Lady
The community of Ireton and vicinity mourn the death of Mrs. Bryon Peebles, who passed away at her home about 7:30 last Friday morning. Her death came as a result of a lingering illness from cancer. For nineteen years the deceased was afflicted with blindness and bravely bore her affliction. Her only expressed desire to have her sight restored was that she might have seen her grandchildren.
Livona Garrett Peebles was born in Wisconsin March 21, 1864, and died September 4, 1925, and so was 61 years, 5 months and 13 days old at the time of her death. On July 30, 1882, she was united in marriage with Byron Peebles, and this union was blessed with four children, Eva, the eldest daughter, preceded her in death several years. She was an unusual character with heroic qualities and was always steadfast during her long illness. She was a loving wife and mother and a true neighbor and friend, always considering the welfare of others before her own. She united with the Methodist church in Ireton in February, 1895, and was ever a faithful and consistent member. Besides her husband she is survived by three children, a son, Jesse Peebles of Struble, and two daughters, Mrs. W.A. Marienau and Mrs. Ellen Reid of Ireton. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Vina Wheeler and Mrs. Frank Morgan of Hawarden, three brothers, Dan Garrett of Humboldt, S. D., L. L. Garrett of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Frank Garrett of Hawarden, nine grandchildren and many other relatives. Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives in their hour of sorrow.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 Monday afternoon at the Methodist church with Rev. L. N. Moody in charge. Interment was made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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