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JUNE, 1961


Transcriber's Note: Links to obituaries that I have on-site may be found at the bottom of this web page.

  Hannah Elizabeth Street born December 12, 1871 in London, England, came across the ocean on a ship when 8 months old, with her mother and brother James, to meet her father who had come ahead and sent for them, to Colesburg, Ia., in Delaware. Co. In 1882 they moved to Decatur County. She attended Center School for a time and helped the farm and later worked out for other people. Married in the home on December 14, 1892, Richard Franklin Baker, born April 4, 1863, near Dyersville, Dubuque Co., Ia.; son of Joseph and Sarah (Binning) Baker. (See Note following.) Richard, or Dick as he was called; moved to Decatur Co., when.he was 8 years old, with his family, with an Ox-team. He worked at home and worked out some.

They were married in a Double Wedding Ceremony with her sister, Harriet, and his brother, John.

They started their life together on the Fear place southeast of Grand River, later moving to a farm on Elk Creek west of the Center School, until 1901 when they moved to the Pence place southeast of Grand River which they purchased. They farmed there until 1910 when they moved to Grand River to the Binning property, where they lived the rest of their lives. He ran a hardware store and did carpenter work. His store was destroyed by fire in Dec., 1916.

In 1942 they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with dinner for the family and Open House in the afternoon. All children were present but Pearle. In 1952 they celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary with a turkey.dinner for the family, with all children present but Clarence. They were both members of the Grand River Methodist Church and worked hard in their church. Dick died of old age, at the age of 90 years, on April 16, 1953 at home.

Hannah was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Grand River since 1922. In April 1953 she received an Adult Life Membership Pin from the Grand River Society. In 1955 a write-up came out in the Des Moines Tribune, of the accomplishments of Hannah in her 83 years of life. She took sick quite suddenly and was hospitalized just 11 days, and passed away September 26,1955 with a growth in the colon. They were both laid to rest in the Grand River Cemetery.

              Five children:

  Arthur Ray Baker  b. Nov. 28, 1893   Decatur Co.
  Earl Marion Baker  b. Oct. 25, 1897   Decatur Co.
  Clarence William Baker  b. Jan. 10, 1901   Decatur Co.
  Ruby Estella Baker  b. Aug.  2, 1903   Decatur Co.
  Olive Pearle Baker  b. Nov. 17, 1905   Decatur Co.

  Earl born near Grand River, Decatur Co. Attended Diamond Rural School and Grand River School, graduating in 1914. Was a member of the Methodist Church since 1913. He was in the Navy and died of pneumonia or flu October 6, 1918. Was brought home and laid to rest in the Grand River Cemetery. [Link to Earl's obituary at bottom of this webpage.]


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  Joseph and Sarah (Binning) Baker, both being born in England. Don't know when they came to this country, but they moved to Dubuque County in 1856 and to Decatur County, Ia., in 1861. [Link to Joseph and Sarah's obituaries may be found at the bottom of this webpage.]

Had 13 ch:

    (1) Sally Baker m. Madison Fletcher, had 8 ch:
        1. Frank m. _____ (no children);
        2. Rosabell (Rose) m. Thomas Gray (ch: Evan, Lisle);
        3. Elmer m. Rose Weable (no children);
        4. Eugene (died. in infancy);
        5, Ida m. Everett McKim (ch: Ruth Anna, Gladys, Garold, Ralph Martin, Franklin, Harold);
        6. Dola m. Isaac Newton Delong (ch: Dola Esta, Editha Ann, Isaac Newton, Georgia Estella, James Madison, Joseph Fletcher, Francis Alonzo, Patricia);
        7. John m. Vida Martin (no children);
        8. George m. Alice (4 children).

    (2) Emma Jane Baker.

    (3) Joseph R. Baker m. Lucy Jane Shields, had 7 ch:
        1. Laura m. Dwight DeLa (ch: Warren);
        2. Jennie Frances;
        3. Beulah Olive m. Don DeLa (no children);
        4. Seth m. Julia Mae Myers (ch: Joseph Henry, Wesley Washington, Lee Elbert, Eugenia Mae, Violet Irene, Artie);
        5. Marietta (Marie) m. Maxwell Chandler (ch: Ruth, Muriel, Francis, Clifford, Fred, Marjorie, Ward, Caryl, Evelyn);
        6. Roy m. Pearle Irene Koch (ch: Lawrence, Donald);
        7. Karl m. Thelma Holtry (ch: Arlys).

    (4) Elizabeth (Lizzie) Baker [Link to obituary at bottom of webpage] m. John Hewlett, had 3 ch:
        1. William m. Kitty Joy (adopted Geral Edwin Graves Hewlett m. Mable Lola (Burchett) Hewlett ch: Geral Edwin Hewlett, Jr. [Obituary links at bottom of this webpage])
        2. Arthur;
        3. Annie Bell.

    (5) Mary Ann (Polly) Baker m. John Boyce (no children).

    (6) William (Bill) Henry Baker m. Margaret Beck, had 7 ch:
        William (Bill) Henry Baker, born 10 Sep 1858, Dubuque IA; died 15 Aug 1952, Kellerton IA
        Margaret (Beck) Baker, daughter of J.H. (1827 - 1901) & Martha D. (1818 - 1913) Beck, born 02 Nov 1862; died 05 Nov 1913, Decatur Co. IA
        Bill & Margaret interred Woodmansee Cemetery, Decatur Co. IA
        Children of William Henry "Bill" & Margaret (Beck) Baker:
        1. Nellie (1880 - 1976, Emmetsburg IA) m. William (Bill) Stevens (ch: Edna, Floyd, Lewis, Parnell, Dean);
        2. Robert Carl [Obituary link at bottom of webpage] m. 1st Pearl Van Meter (ch: Albert, Grace), m. 2nd Bessie Moran (ch: June, Holly, Edgar, Martha, Bennie, Lois, Harold, Gerald);
        3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) m. Clint McConnell [Obituary link at bottom of webpage] (ch: Edith, Dale, Jimmy [Obituary link at bottom of webpage]);
        4. Florence m. Roy Haines (ch: Glen, Margaret, Elden);
        5. Truman m. Lula Maggard (ch: Truman Jr., Arlene, Roberta);
        6. Lyman Henry (20 Jul 1898, Grand River IA - 20 Dec 1981, Des Moines IA) m. 1st Ethel Daniels (02 Jan 1905 - 25 Nov 1927) (ch: Evelyn (1922- 2000), Rose Mary), m. 2nd Helen Lucille Bacon (23 Jul 1913 - 15 May 1966, Mt. Ayr IA) (ch: Gerald Lyman (10 Jun 1931 - 02 Apr 1992), Cheryl, Darrel Dean (17 May 1936 - 17 Sep 1994, Grove Park FL), Robert Eugene (11 Jul 1938 - 23 Oct 1983, Osceola IA), Richard Lee (09 Jan 1940 - 26 Dec 2001), Ralph, Kenneth, Terry);
        7. Fern (07 Apr 1903 - 13 May 1969, Santa Rosa CA) m. Ralph N. Brown (no children).

    (7) Emma Jane Baker m. Willard (Will) Chancy Morrell, had 6 ch:
        1. Henry Charles m. Vinnie Crawford (ch: Thelma, Lylith, Charles);
        2. Clarence m. Cora Looper (ch: Ora, Willard);
        3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) m. Clyde Noel (ch: Carl, Leonard, Robert, Betty);
        4. Carl Marion;
        5. Iva Dott m. George Theus (ch: George Willard, Bythella);
        6. Elmer m. Elva Tyke (ch: Freda).

    (8) Eliza Jane (Jennie) Baker m. Frank Metts, had 11 ch:
         1. Anna B. Metts, born and died 1881;
         2. John W "Willy" Metts, born 1882, died 1884;
         3. Della May Metts m. Jasper Briner [Della and Jasper's obituary links at bottom of webpage.] (ch: Pearl, Homer);
         4. Ethel Mamie Metts, b. June 4, 1888; d. October 20, 1961, interment Ames Municipal Cemetery, Ames, Iowa; m. October 17, 1906 Paul Denham Jones Sr., b. 1884 son of James Franklin and Minnie Inez (Denham) Jones, d. 1954; interment Westerville Cemetery, Westerville, Iowa
(ch: Elma Irene Jones m. October 6, 1930 Wayne Paul Boelling [Elma and Wayne's obituary links at bottom of webpage.];
Zeta Marie Jones, b. August 10, 1909, d. June 6, 1994, m. Garven West, b. 1902, d. 1973, both interred Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Iowa;
Opal J. Jones, b. August 18, 1911, d. October 4, 1991, m. Pearl Harrison, b. 1899, d. 1957, both interred Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Iowa;
James Jones;
Gerald Jones;
John Jones; Hazel Louise Jones, b. September 16, 1920. d. October 24, 1998, m. Everett Pershing Alber, b. October 10, 1918, d. January 4, 1998, both interred Murdoch-Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa;
Herschel A. Jones, b. 1900, m. August 19, 1920 Carol K., d. 1976, interment Cochise Memory Gardens, Sierra Vista, Arizona;
Paul Denham Jones Jr., b. November 23, 1925, d. May 19, 2001, served in U.S. Navy World War II, married Geraldine Ramona Gutmann, b. d. both interred Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colorado;
Lisle Jones;
Darlene Minnie (Jones) Emery, b. August 3, 1929, died November 20, 1996, interred Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska);
         5. Freddie Metts, born and died 1890;
         6. Joseph "Joe" Metts [Obituary link at bottom of webpage.]
         7. Rachel Edith Metts, b. April 15, 1894, d. May 20, 1959, m. November 29, 1911 Horace "Boyce" (sic, should be Boies) McConnell, b. October 19, 1881, d. June 24, 1957, both interred Murray Cemetery, Murray, Iowa
(ch: Oral Daris McConnell, b. June 20, 1912, d. August 17, 1995 m. Juanita Bernice (unknown), b. June 5, 1922, died November 17, 1988;
Dale McConnell, b. 1891, d. 1945, m. Alice (unknown), b. 1892, d. 1977, interment Union Cemetery, Murray. Iowa;
Harry McConnell;
Arlene D.McConnell [Obituary link at bottom of webpage] m. George W. Simmerman, b. May 23, 1916, d. January 27, 1995, interment Union Cemetery, Murray, Iowa;
Beatrice "Bea" McConnell [Obituary link at bottom of webpage] m. Charles William Woods, b. 1916, d. 1977;
Francis N. "Frank" McConnell, b. May 17, 1922, m. Twyla U. (unknown);
Don McConnell;
Doyle Lester McConnell, b. April 22, 1925, served World War II S/1 U.S. Navy, d. May 26, 1999, interred Union Cemetery, Murray, Iowa m. E. Maxine (unknown);
Betty Iona McConnell [Obituary link at bottom of webpage] m. Richard Jones; Beverly;
Barbara McConnell m. Robert Gibbons);
         8. Vera Opal Metts; b. Aug. 26 1899, d. Feb 1996, Osceola, Iowa; m. October 10, 1917 Howard "Vern" Glazebrook, b. Sep. 2, 1897, d. Jan. 21 1971; both interred at Grand River Cemetery (ch: Carl "Kenneth" b. August 5, 1918, d. Dec. 1984, interred Natrona Memorial Gardens, Casper, Wyoming; Cecil Faye m. Harland Carr "Barney" Adams [Cecil and Barney's obituary links at bottom of webpage]; Harold "Russell") [Glazebrook Family Page link at bottom of webpage] ;
         9. Sylvia Metts m. Harley D. Reeves [Sylvia and Harley's obituary links at bottom of webpage] (he had four children -
Cecil Ardis Reeves [Obituary link at bottom of webpage];
Harry George Reeves (1909 - 1976) World War II Veteran Tec5 U.S. Army, interment at Douglas Park Cemetery, Douglas, Wyoming;
Dorothy (Reeves) McCutheon;
Mildred Elfreida Reeves [Obituary link at bottom of webpage] m. Cecil "Montelle" Chew b. October 19, 1915, d. 2000, both interments Murray Cemetery, Murray, Iowa;
Maxine Reeves [Obituary link at bottom of webpage])
they [Sylvia and Harley] had
(ch: Caroll Reeves Jr. b. August 7, 1924, d. March 20, 1995, m. Marie T. (unknown) b. April 27, 1927, d. November 7, 2003, both interments at Douglas Park Cemetery, Douglas, Wyoming;
Ross Carr Reeves;
Bobby Reeves;
Max Reeves;
Harlene Reeves m. Richard Watts;
Donald J. "Donnie" Reeves [Obituary link at bottom of webpage]);
        10. Richard Metts, born 1896 and died 1988/89;
        11. Lola Geneva Metts, b. Aug. 26, 1904, d. March 13, 2002, m. April 1, 1925 Paul Loyd Swain, b. November 27, 1904, d. 1951 (ch:
Walter Lloyd Swain, b. March 6, 1926, d. September 5, 2002 m. Bernice Davis;
Willard Mancil Swain Sr., World War II Veteran, U.S. Navy, [Obituary link at bottom of webpage] m. Donna Irene Pearl [Willard and Donna's obituary links at bottom of webpage] ;
Leo Swain;
Charles Swain).

Transcriber's Note: Eliza Jane "Jennie/Jenny" was born in Dubuque, Iowa, September 3, 1861. She was married September 10, 1879 to Francis Marion "Frank" Metts who preceded her in death. She died November 1948, aged 88 years, 2 months and 18 days. Frank was born November 24, 1858, Decatur County, Iowa, and died June 24, 1937, Westerville, Iowa. To make transcriber's notes more user friendly, vital statisics, if known, have been added about for Jennie and Frank's children. Interments, including Frank's mother Margaret Ann (Smith) Metts (1828 - 1928), were made at Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand River. Frank's father, Richard Metts, died during the Civil War at the Battle of Vicksburg. Oak Hill Cemetery's transcription gives another child for Jenny and Frank, Toddy Metts, died in infancy.
[Jennie and Frank's obituary links and Francis (Frank) Metts family biography link at bottom of webpage]

    (9) Richard Franklin Baker (See Record above).

   (10) George Edward Baker.

   (11) not named.

   (12) not named.

   (13) John Francis Baker (See Record following).

  Handwritten Note: Joseph Baker was born and died February 14, 1900. Transcriber's Note: Joseph Baker's obituary [link at bottom of webpage] states that Joseph and Sarah had twelve children. They married in New York State July 21, 1950. Sarah (Binning) Baker was born July 10, 1823 near Bridgewater, England; died September 7, 1917, at Grand River, Iowa, aged 94 years, 1 month and 27 days. She came to America in May of 1850. Sarah's obituary [link at bottom of webpage] gives her birthdate as July 12 and her birthplace as Wedmore, England. Her obituary also states that Joseph and Sarah had fourteen children, possibly an additional child that died either at birth or infancy? Both Joseph and Sarah were interred at Oak Hill Cemetery near Grand River, Iowa.

Sarah (Binning) Baker's parents were Jeffery Binning, born 1800, Somerset Co., England and died May 21, 1872, Cheddar, Somerset, England, buried May 23, 1872; and Joan (Wall) Binning, born 1806, Somerset, England and died February 2, 1874, Cheddar, Somerset, England, buried February 5, 1874. Jeffery and Joan (Wall) Binning were the parents of eleven children, nine of whom immigrated to America. Jeffery and Joan were interred at Baptist (St. Mary) Churchyard, Wedmore, Somerset, England.

Jeffery and Joan (Wall) Binning


  Harriet Jane (Hattie) Street born December 14, 1873 in Delaware County, Ia, The family moved to Decatur County in 1882. She attended Center School and helped at home. Was married on her nineteenth birthday in her home, December 14, 1892, John Francis Baker, born February 18, 1871 near Dyersville, Ia., son of Joseph and Sarah (Binning) Baker. (See Note above). John moved to Decatur County when a baby with the family. He helped on the farm and attended rural schools.


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      They spent most of their married life together on a farm southeast of Grand River, and reared their family until Hattie got flu or pneumonia and died December 25, 1918. Is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. John kept house for his two children at home until 1921 when they moved to Grand River to the Latta house.

                Five children:

  Helen Vie Baker  b. Aug.  1, 1893   Decatur Co. IA
  Sherman William Baker  b. July  2, 1895   Decatur Co. IA
  Ralph Henry Baker  b. July  2, 1898   Decatur Co. IA
  Frank Marion Baker  b. Jan. 24, 1903   Decatur Co. IA
  Hazel Lucille Baker  b. Mar 15, 1909   Decatur Co. IA


      John married second [link at bottom of webpage], May 23, 1923, Mary Sears Kier, born March 6, 1880 [Decatur, Iowa]. She had one child Mildred Kier, by a previous marriage. Mildred graduated from college at Iowa City and married John Townsend, and had one child, John Wesley Townsend, born October 26, 1943.

John and Mary moved to California and lived in Culver City for a number of years, then to San Bernardino for a few years. For the past ten years they have lived at Hanford, California.

On John's 87th birthday about 25 relatives spent the weekend with them in Hanford to help him celebrate.

On 1961, on his 90th birthday, his five children and approximately 80 other relatives met for a get-to-gether and dinner. The first time the father and five children had been together in 33 years.

Transcriber's Note: John Francis Baker died on November 26, 1961, Hanford, California. He was interred at Oak Hill Cemetery beside Harriet. Mary Edith (Sears) Kier Baker died on January 4, 1965, San Luis Obispo Co., California. She was interred at San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, California.


  John Edward Street born December 20, 1875 in Delaware Co., Ia. Attended rural school at Center in Decatur Co., and helped on the farm. Married in the Peter Street home, February 14, 1900, to Nela Belle Bevans, born October 24, 1878, daughter of John and Alzina (Enke) Bevans.

They started their life together near Grand River on a farm, where they lived for three years. They moved near Osceola and lived about five years, before moving to Quinn, South Dakota, on a Claim, April 1908, where their children attended school and were reared. She was a member of the Baptist Church and he went to the Methodist. She died of pneumonia or flu February 15, 1918, and was buried at Quinn Cemetery.

                Three children:

  Alice Pearl Street  b. March 31, 1901   Decatur Co., Ia.
  Carrie Olive Street  b. Feb. 25, 1905   Clarke Co., Ia.
  John Weston Street  b. Oct. 21, 1914   Quinn, So. Dak.


      John married second, December 20, 1922, Myrtle Marshall born November 19, 1873 in Iowa. She had two boys, Royce (deceased) and Virgil, who married Margaret Steen and they live in Bonneville, Oregon. They have one boy, Duane, who is married and has a son. On October 24, 1927 Myrtle died and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery at Quinn, So. Dak.


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      In 1930 John moved near Rapid City, and later to Rapid City where he had a small home at the time of his death, September 7, 1947, of asthma. Buried at [Mount Hope Cemetery] Quinn, So. Dak.


  George Street born December 12, 1877 in Delaware Co., Ia. He came to Decatur County with his family when five years old and attended Funktown School and helped on the farm. Married July 18, 1897 to Martha "Mattie" Kier, born December 28, 1879, daughter of Samuel M. and Martha M. (Wells) Kier. Mattie was a housewife. She died of tuberculosis in June 1914 and was buried in Decatur City, Iowa.

They started their life together near Grand River for four years. In 1901 they moved to South Dakota and lived about 11 years, when they moved to Missouri where a son was born in 1912. They came back to Iowa for a time and after his wife died his daughter Goldie kept house for the family. On February 24, 1917 George went to Tacoma, Washington, and got work, and in 1924 he went to Dayton, Oregon, where his home is at the present time. In early days he was a blacksmith, but the past few years had worked at the carpenter trade.

Transcriber's Note: Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" (Kier) Street died June 11, 1914, at Diagonal, Iowa. George died March 26, 1968. They were interred at Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Iowa. [Mattie's obituary link at bottom of webpage.]

                Five children:

  Goldie Esther Street  b. Apr. 18, 1898   Decatur Co., Ia.
  Rollie Street  b. Dec. 21, 1899   Decatur Co., Ia.
  Hazel Marie Street  b. July 17, 1902   South Dakota.
  Irene Street  b. Mar.  4, 1905   South Dakota.
  Robert Lee Street  Dec. 11, 1912   King City, Mo.

  Rollie was born on the Reardon farm south of Grand River, Ia. He lived in the home about 33 years. He spent the last 3 years of his life in the Evanston State Home. He died June 3, 1952 of a heart attack and was buried at [Fairview Cemetery] Scottsbluff, Nebraska. [Transcriber's Note: Rollie's gravestone gives his birth year as 1900 and his middle name as "Ray".]

Irene was born at Loomis, South Dakota. She died July 22, 1906 and was buried at Mitchell, South Dakota.


  Samuel M. and Martha M. (Wells) Kier had 16 ch:
     (1) Henry Allen m. Martha Anderson (ch: Pearl, Ethel, Alpha, Walter, Fern);
     (2) Geo. W.;
     (3) Thomas;
     (4) Robert;
     (5) Samuel;
     (6) Nellie m. E. Phipps (ch: Birdie, Fern, Mabel, Mildred, Hazel);
     (7) Claude m. Maude Fletcher (ch: Clarence, Vern, Olive, Oretta, Delia, Veda, Hazel, Junior);
     (8) Anna m. W. W. Crees (ch: Merl, Ruby, Ada, Wilma, Michael);
     (9) Susie;
    (10) Mary;
    (11) Andrew m. Ola Fletcher (ch: Serl, Blanche, Willard, Adna, Franklin);
    (12) Vern [Obituary link at bottom of webpage.] m. Mary Sears (ch: Mildred);
    (13) Martha (Mattie) (See Record above);
    (14) Irene m. E. L. Harger (ch: Vera, Floyd, Edgar, Nellie);
    (15) Donald m. Lois Milsap (ch: Donald);
    (16) Lena m. I. L. Robbins (ch: Gerald, Helen, Evelyn).
There is another one, Delia S. Kier m. C. C. Crees (ch: Glen, Don, Esther, Forrest, Sammy, Paul).
 I don't know just where in the family she comes.


  William Street (Willie) born June 5, 1880 in Delaware County, Iowa. Moved with his parents to Decatur County in 1882. Attended grade school and helped on the farm. He died September 17, 1895 at his home, of appendicitis, and was buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery.


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  Henry James Street born January 26, 1882 in Delaware Co., Ia., and moved to Decatur Co., Ia., when a baby. He attended rural school at Funktown, and helped on the farm. He was married February 21, 1906 to Sarah Olive Shields, born September 29, 1889 in Kansas, daughter of Joseph and Katie (Day) Shields. (See Note following). Olive moved to Decatur Co., with her family in 1894 where she attended school. Her mother was quite poorly and she helped to care for her. They farmed until the fall of 1916 when they moved to Grand River. First Henry worked delivering gas, but soon bought the Tom Johnston Grocery and Dry Goods Store and managed it until 1933. In 1936 they moved to the Billy Akers farm and lived five years. In 1938 they purchased the John Mendenhall farm northeast of Grand River. They were both members of the Grand River Methodist Church. Olive organized the 4-G Club in October 1939. She had cancer and died January 26, 1941 on Henry's birthday. She is buried at the Grand River Cemetery.

                Five children:

  Iola Esther Street  b. May 12m 1907   Decatur Co., Ia.
  Rupert Zell Street  b. Sept.  7, 1908   Decatur Co., Ia.
  Cloyd Leolan Street  b. Nov. 12, 1910   Decatur Co., Ia.
  Marcia Mae Street  b. May  2, 1917   Decatur Co., Ia.
  Richard Rolland Street  Dec. 24, 1933   Decatur Co., Ia.

 Iola Esther Street had spasms and died July 20, 1907 when just a little over two months old. Was buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery and the stone later moved to the Grand River Cemetery.


  Joseph and Katie (Day) Shields had 4 ch:
    (1) Olive Shields m. Henry Street (See Record above).
    (2) Esther Shields m. George Woodmansee (ch: Winelle, Virginia & Maxine).
    (3) Edith Shields m. Bill McKee (ch: Doris, Dorothy & Billy).
    (4) Rolland Shields m. Anna Merrifield (ch: Donald); Anna m. 2nd Sam McArthur.


      Henry married second, July 28, 1942 at the home of Mrs. Patterson in Wellington, Kansas, to Ida Brown born March 13, 1882 in Decatur Co., Ia., daughter of Ara and Lizzie (McConnell) Brown. (See Note below). She attended school at Diamond and Funktown. They moved to Wellington, Kansas, in 1900. She lived with her family and cared for both her father and mother as long as they lived. She worked in a dry goods store for 9 years, and then worked for Mrs. Celia Patterson from 1938 until 1942 when she was married and came to Grand River to live.

They lived on the farm until 1945 when they sold it to Roy Jones and bought the Allen Andrew property in Grand River, and still live there. Ida made a home for Richard until he was married. She is a member of the Methodist Church. [Ida's obituary link and Henry Street Family Page link at bottom of webpage.]


  Ara & Lizzie (McConnell) Brown. He from Illinois and she from Indiana had 3 ch:
    (1) Ida (See Record above).
    (2) Earl Brown m. Lydia Bloch (ch: Vance, Janette).
    (3) Doyle Brown m. Fern Forman (ch: Billie, Harold, Permelia, Aranelle & Robert).


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  Albert Street born August 6, 1884 near Grand River, Ia. Attended school at Funktown in Decatur Co., IA. Was married February 9, 1907 to Addaline (Addie) Combs, born December 18, 1886, daughter of William and Mary (Zornes) Combs. (See Note following.

They started their life together in Grand River. In 1912, they managed the Central office in town. In 1914 they lived in Creston, later moving to Bonnieville, Wyoming, where Bert worked on the railroad. In 1923 they moved back to Creston for a couple of years, then to Chariton. From 1927 until 1935 they lived at Williamsburg near Chariton. They moved with their family to Palo Alto, California, in 1935 and was there until his death. During carpentering, he fell and broke his back and complications caused his death September 7, 1937.

"Addie" stayed in California with her children after his death. She had cancer, and after a yearl of illness she passed away February 1, 1954 at the home of her daughter Alice. They are both buried in the Grand River Cemetery.

                Seven children:

  Clair Albert Street  b. Nov. 14, 1907   Decatur Co., Ia.
  Helen Street  b. Mar. 14, 1910   Creston, Ia.
  Vivian Irene Street  b. June 19, 1912   Decatur Co., Ia.
  Chester Carl Street  b. Feb. 23, 1914   Creston, Ia.
  Roquel Arolo Street  b. Dec. 24, 1916   Wyoming
  Catherine ElizabethStreet  b. July 29, 1918   Wyoming
  Alice Weston Street  b. Sept. 12, 1921   Wyoming

  Helen was injured by a car hitting her when a child and was hurt in a way that her healthy was uncertain, and she had spells. She had flu and pneumonia set in and she died April 2, 1925, and was buried in Grand River Cemetery.


  William and Mary (Zornes) Combs had 11 ch:
     (1) Belle m. Tom Brammer (ch: Mary, Alta, Raymond, Laura & Leota).
     (2) Clementine.
     (3) Jess m. Lizzie Treanor (no children).
     (4) Carrie.
     (5) Fannie m. Harve Brammer (ch: Jessie, Floyd, Elmer, Maud, Bert,
          Harvey, Sam, Howard, Mabel, Leta, Ernest & Frances).
     (6) Clara m. Byron Maytrum (ch: Viola, Gladys, Carmelita).
     (7) Addaline (See Record above).
     (8) Quincy m. Winnie Jacobson (ch: Lawrene & Donald and raised two
          of her brother's children, Dorothy & Lester).
     (9) Maud m. Ernest Pence (brother of Allen Pence), (no children).
    (10) George m. Laura Moran (ch: Paul, Emmett & Lenore).
    (11) Mima m. Floyd Ramsey (no children), m. 2nd Harry Steopal (no children).


  Alice Mary Street born July 18, 1886 near Grand River, Decatur County, Iowa. She attended Funktown grade school. The family attended Sunday School an Church at the Center schoolhouse. She helped her mother at home. Married January 4, 1905 (in the same house in which she was born), to John Albert Maus, born June 3, 1882, who was born in a log house in Shell City, Mo. His mother died when he was 13 years old. He attended grade school in Oklahoma and Kansas. Attended Barber College in Tonkawa, Oklamona. He was the son of John and Mary (Gardner) Maus. (See Note following).

They began their life on a farm south of Grand River for three years. In September 1908 they moved to Faith, So. Dakota on a homestead and lived till


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        the fall of 1912, when they moved to the Millsap farm south of Grand River. In the fall of 1914 they went to a Pentecostal meeting where they both received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and have tried to serve the Lord ever since to the best of their ability. They moved to Leon, Ia., in 1915 and Albert worked as a carpenter. In 1918 they moved to Valley Junction (now West Des Moines), and Albert worked for the Rock Island Railroad. In 1923 they moved to Des Moines. In 1926 they moved to Chicago and have lived in Chicago since.A Albert worked as a carpenter for a number of years and is now retired, at 11926 Yale Ave., Chicago, Ill.

Transcriber's Note: John Albert Maus died September 30, 1961, Chicago, Illinois. Alice Mary (Street) Maus died March 18, 1973, Palos Hills, Illinois.

                  Twelve children:

  Leta Alice Mary Maus  b. Nov. 27, 1905   Decatur Co., Ia.
  Isla Esther Maus  b. Sept. 4, 1907   Decatur Co., Ia.
  Henry Albert Maus  b. July    6, 1910   So. Dakota
  Rodney Algernon Maus  b. Feb. 14, 1912   So. Dakota
  Merna Olive Maus  b. July 16, 1914   Decatur Co., Ia.
  Ruth Ada Maus  b. Sept. 26, 1916   Leon, Iowa
  Paul David Maus  b. Nov. 18, 1918   Valley Junction, Ia.
  Johnnie Jr. Maus  b. Nov. 14, 1922   Valley Junction, Ia.
  Buddy Maus  b. Jan.   9, 1926   Des Moines, Ia.
  Bobby Maus  b. Jan.   9, 1926   Des Moines, Ia.
  Betty Jeane Maus  b. Jan.   9, 1926   Des Moines, Ia.
  Donald Herbert Maus  b. Jan. 11, 1927   Chicago, Ill.

  Buddy, Bobby and Betty were triplets born 1/2 hour apart in Des Moines, Ia. Buddy lived to be 3 months old; Bobby to be 3 weeks old. They were both buried in Des Moines, Ia. Betty was three months old when they took her from the hospital and weighed 7 1/2 lbs. Her record is No. 53.


  John and Mary (Gardner) Maus had 4 children:
    (1) Stella m. Jess Moore (ch: Milton, Charlotte, Jean).
    (2) Jess m. Katie (ch: four or five, don't know names).
    (3) Albert (See Record above).
    (4) Burt m. Nellie (ch: Wesley, Lillian).

(11)  Bertha Street born February 7, 1889, lived to be only 20 days old. [Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, near Grand River IA.]


  Ernest Street born September 7, 1890 in the Peter Street home. Attended Funktown School and helped at home. Married August 9, 1910 to Edith Campbell, born June 16, 1890 near Grand River, Ia., daughter of William and Minnie (Fear) Campbell. (See Note following). Edith attended school in Grand River and graduated from High School in 1908.

They farmed the home place where he was born for a few years, then moved east of Grand River on the Young place and farmed until his death. He took suddenly sick and died of spinal meningitis, April 12, 1929.

Edith made a home for Phyllis until she was married, then she kept house for her father a number of years. She attended two years of college at Cedar Falls, Ia., and taught school at Beech, Ia., and at Grand River. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a member of the Grand River Order of the Eastern Star. She died quite suddenly of a coronary occlusion on April 2, 1953. Both are buried at the Grand River Cemetery.


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              One child:

  Phyllis Street  b. Feb. 24, 1916   Decatur Co., Ia.


  William and Minnie (Fear) Campbell had 3 children:
    (1) Edith(See Record above).
    (2) Neil.
    (3) Floyd m. Etola Stark (ch: Brenton, Vincent).


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    Submission by Ken Baker, January of 2018; William (Bill) Henry Baker family updated November of 2018