The following are excerpts from the the book Recipes of Living 2008 by Fern Underwood containing biographies of Clarke County residents and is published herein with specific permission of Fern Underwood.

Also special thanks to Ken L. Baker for bringing this together.



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Historical Section
Bonham, Nellie, submitted by Rosalee Crew Horton 1
Bristow, Dr. George, written by his wife, Evelyn Bristow 3
Dague Family in Clarke History, submitted by Suzanne Slaymaker Frost 4
Grand River Town & Centennial, submitted by Rosalee Crew Horton 8
Groveland School Picture, 1909, ibid. 10
McQuern, Daisy Information from Rosalee Crew Horton, Mary Dodson, and Record Herald
and Indianola Tribune 11
McPherson, Elywnn information by Dr. Jim Kimball 20
McPherson, Mae, Leslie Community, interview by Janice Nannen 22
Slaymaker Family in Clarke History, by Suzanne Slaymaker Frost 24
Southern Iowa History "Four Trails and a Tale or Two" by Margaret Reeve & Beverly Wilson 31


Alley, Margaret 34 McComas, Kenneth and Janice & Family 118
Carmichael, Nancy 42 Mother of an Addict (Part II) 121
Clark, Gerald and Family 46 Mumper, George (Toad), Edna and Family 127
Cox, Ned and Martha Family 55 Pink Ladies (Vivian Hutchings) 131
Eddy, Oral Family 70 Poland, Bill and Judy and Family 135
Frost, Suzanne Slaymaker and Family 72 Posekany, Robert and Darlene & Family 150
Gonseth, Lula (Mrs. Morris and Family) 79 Prichard, Art and Evelyn and Family 158
Harris, Dr. Bruce 82 Roche, Natalie 166
Heilman, John and Barbara and Family 83 Saddoris, Chester and Meryle & Family 171
Horton, Jim and Rosalee and Family 91 Schlichte, Ronald and Tracey & Family 177
Ketcham, Harry and Marjorie & Family 99 Swaney, Ed and Margaret and Family 181
Ketcham Kirk and Sherry and Family
Van Werden, Larry and Dotti and Family 185
Wilkin, Dr. Dennis and Julie and Family 192




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