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November 2008


Allamakee co.
1892, Jan 23 & 30
1892, Feb 20
1905, Dec 15
1906, Mar 9

Black Hawk co.
1894, March 7

Cerro Gordo co.
1939, Nov 13

Clayton co.
1854, Apr 28
1854, May 26

Plymouth co.
1893, Jun 26
1893, Jul 17
1893, Aug 10 & 17
1897, Jan 14
1901, Nov 22
1906, Dec 28
1909, Aug 27
1909, Sep 7
1913, Jan 7
1916, Jun 16
1917, Sep 25
1938, May 17, 20 & 24
1938, Aug 30

Sioux co.
1917, Jun 21



Iowa News from the United Kingdom, August 1897

Iowa News from Wisconsin, July 1836
Iowa News from New York, Oct 1896
Iowa News from Connecticut, Oct 1899
Iowa News from Washington, D.C., April 1905
Iowa News from Alaska, Sep 1911
Iowa News from Minnesota, Oct 1932
Iowa News from Minnesota, Aug 1933



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John Horton Brockway, 94, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at Wesley Acres Retirement Community. Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Grandview Cemetery in Grandview. Memorial contributions may be directed to Central Presbyterian Church, Wesley Hospice or the Iowa Battle Flags Restoration Project c/o the State Historical Society of Iowa.

Mr. Brockway was born April 24, 1914, in Chicago, the son of James and Mary (Horton) Brockway. He grew up in Muscatine, where he graduated from Muscatine High School and Muscatine Junior College. He later went on to complete his education at Iowa State University.

He served in the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion during World War II. He moved to Des Moines in 1946, where he worked as the executive vice president of the Iowa Dairy Food Association, later adding the Iowa Hotel-Motel Association to his responsibilities. He retired in 1986.

He served as chairman of Governor Erbe’s Tourism Commission and as past president and charter member of the Golden K Kiwanis, Des Moines. He enjoyed genealogy, often visiting the Brockway family website.

He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, Des Moines.

He expanded his love of history as state historian for the Sons of the American Revolution and as a member of the Society of the War of 1812, Iowa Sons of Civil War Veterans and Civil War Round Table of the American Legion. He actively worked on the committee to restore the Iowa Civil War Memorial and on the Iowa Battle Flags Preservation Committee.

Left to honor and cherish his memory are his six children, Judy Madigan and husband, Dennis, of Sun City West, Ariz., Craig Brockway and wife, Donna, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dave Brockway and wife, Kathy, of Olathe, Kan., Bill Brockway and fiancée, Carol Cowan, of Davenport, Kate Yocom and husband, Curt, of Des Moines,and Terry Holdren and husband, Phil, of West Des Moines; two nieces, Mary Jane Mosher of Des Moines and Jan Peterson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a nephew, Bob Brockway of Miami, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Brockway of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary Lou Hayworth Brockway in 1949; and his second wife, Mary Davy Brockway in 1980; a brother, Charles Brockway; and an aunt, Bertha Horton.

~source: Muscatine Journal

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