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Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 5:43 PM

Hello Nancee, Jan, Janice and group,

Here is what I have on Armilda Eliza Myers Gammon:

I too have Thomas & Eliza Jones Myers as her parents.

Below is my file on the children of Armilda Myers & James Wilkenson Gammon:

(I have their marriage date different) Gaines was Dozier Gaines, a son.

I also have the following in my file (which is in conflict with the obit):

Mrs. J. W. Gammon Obituary


Mrs. J. W. Gammon, 70, former Leon resident, passed away last Sunday night

about ten o'clock at the home of her son. W. W. Gammon, in Ames. Funeral

services were held at Ames Wednesday with burial following [ ]. Her sister,

Mrs. D. G. Gammon and daughter Mrs. Lloyd Allbaugh left Leon Monday for Ames.

D. G. Gammon and daughter, Mrs. Walter Blakesley, left Wednesday morning to

attend the funeral services.


Information on Myers, Armilda Eliza

Armilda moved to Monroe County, IA with her parents in 1850. Her parents

later moved to Nebraska. Her father died there and mother remained after his

death. After Armilda's marriage to James W. Gammon they moved to Decatur

County, IA and joined his family on April 6, 1856 and located on a farm in

Eden Twp. Their homeplace known as the Spellman farm consisted of 160 acres

in Section 23, Eden Twp.

Armilda's ancestors are suppose to be from Germany.

Article from Leon Journal-Reporter - Obituary, copy with Carla Rae Perks


From my file:

Descendants of James Wilkinson Gammon

1 James Wilkinson Gammon b: Jun 16, 1825 Knox Co, TN d: Feb 11, 1886

Eden Twp, Decatur Co, IA

. +Armilda Eliza Myers Gammon b: Oct 29, 1829 Montgomery Co, IN d:

Apr 14, 1901 Eden Twp, Decatur Co, IA m: Nov 19, 1852 Monroe Co, IA

..... 2 Lewis Larue Gammon b: Oct 18, 1853 Blakesburg, Wapello Co, IA

d: Nov 06, 1927 Leon, Decatur Co, IA

......... +Mary Naomi Lentz Gammon b: May 05, 1858 Woodland Twp,

Decatur Co, IA d: Apr 14, 1946 Leon, IA m: Feb 21, 1878 Decatur Co, IA

..... 2 [1] Lydia Josephine Gammon Morrison Cooper b: Jan 19, 1855 Leon,

Decatur Co, IA d: Apr 26, 1891 Iowa

......... +Newton Morrison m: Dec 1879 Centerville,

Appanoose Co, IA

..... *2nd Husband of [1] Lydia Josephine Gammon Morrison Cooper:

......... +Harmon Martin Cooper b: Sep 28, 1858 Waukon, Allamakee Co,

IA d: Apr 26, 1936 Oberlin, KS m: Jul 19, 1888 Eden Twp, Decatur Co, IA

..... 2 Newton Franklin Gammon b: Aug 02, 1856 Eden Twp, Decatur Co, IA

d: May 26, 1890 Ringgold Co, Iowa

......... +Anna Mary Sipher Gammon b: Abt. 1859 Ohio d: Unknown

m: Feb 19, 1880 Decatur Co, IA

..... 2 Eugene Theopolis 'Gene' Gammon b: Apr 27, 1858 Eden Twp, Decatur

Co, IA d: Jul 22, 1940 Leon, Decatur Co, IA

......... +Frances Laura Ray Gammon b: Nov 04, 1865 Missouri d:

Jul 22, 1930 m: Aug 04, 1884 Leon, Decatur Co, IA

..... 2 Bird Lafayette Gammon b: Nov 10, 1859 Eden Twp, Decatur Co, IA

d: Feb 23, 1937

......... +Rosa Belle Waddell Gammon b: Abt. 1864 Illinois d:

Unknown m: Feb 1881 Decatur Co, IA

..... 2 [2] Martha Jane "Mattie" Gammon Gore McDaniels b: Feb 28, 1861

Eden Twp, Decatur Co, IA d: Feb 1944

......... +Robert Gore m: Mar 21, 1886

..... *2nd Husband of [2] Martha Jane "Mattie" Gammon Gore McDaniels:

......... +McDaniels m: Aft. 1886

..... 2 Catherine Melvina "Kitty" Gammon Arbogast b: Mar 28, 1863 Eden

Twp, Decatur Co, IA d: Mar 21, 1916 Los Angeles, CA

......... +Stephen A. Doughlas Arbogast b: Aug 13, 1860 Leon, IA

d: Nov 20, 1897 m: Oct 25, 1883 Leon, IA

..... 2 Willis Wilkinson Gammon b: Aug 14, 1865 Eden Twp, Decatur Co, IA

d: Aug 17, 1929 Ames, Washington Twp, IA

......... +Elsie Ann Hinds Gammon b: Oct 01, 1873 Girard, Il d: Feb

06, 1944 Ames, IA m: Feb 01, 1893 Leon, Decatur Co, IA

..... 2 Dozier Gaines Gammon b: Jun 05, 1867 Leon, Decatur Co, IA

d: Jun 23, 1955 Leon, Decatur Co, IA

......... +Ada Belle Hines Gammon b: Nov 10, 1870 Montgomery, McCoughen

County, IL d: Nov 12, 1954 Leon, Decatur Co, IA m: Oct 26, 1893 Leon,

Decatur Co, IA

..... 2 Charles Thomas Gammon b: Mar 11, 1869 Eden Twp, Decatur Co, IA

d: Aft. 1919

..... 2 Lucians Wickliff Lee Gammon b: Feb 05, 1871 Eden Twp, Decatur Co,

IA d: Aft. 1919

......... +Lenora Waddell Gammon


Hope this helps. Larry is descended from the first son, Lewis Larue Gammon.


Carol & Larry in Colorado



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