TAMA COUNTY CEMETERIES
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Rock Creek Cemetery (Howard Twp) WPA Records

Contributed for use in IAGenWeb by Von Mings Stachon

In the late 1930's one of the tasks the WPA was assigned was recording cemeteries. It is unknown whether the WPA workers actually viewed the tombstones or collected the info from death records at the courthouse or from newspaper obituaries. However, even with the inaccuracies in their recordings due to a variety of reasons, we are still grateful for the resource. Since some of the markers are no longer readable, the WPA records may be the only records we have.

LastFirstBirthDeath Comments
APPLEGATE Levi 09 Jun 1806 28 Jan 1894 age 88
APPLEGATE Levi 1872 03 Aug 1890 age 18
APPLEGATE Susanna 1844 1930 age 86
APPLEGATE William 1842 1931 age 89, Carlton Twp
ATCHER G. W. 1852 26 Dec 1888 age 36
ATCHER Mary 1824 09 Apr 1897 age 73
ATCHER Peter 1815 18 Apr 1894 age 79
BOWERS J. W. 1847 10 Feb 1900 age 53
BURT George F. 05 Apr 1860 05 Mar 1884 age 24
BURT L. M. 1829 1927 age 98
BURT Mary P. 1838 1930 age 92
BURT Willard 16 Nov 1858 15 Aug 1886 age 28
CEHKORT Margaretha 27 Apr 1825 06 Mar 1908 age 83
CHRISTENSEN Christen 1855 1903 Tama
DOWNS Thomas L.   26 Jan 1868 age 35
FERGUSON Jane E. 10 Apr 1827 19 May 1897 age 49
FERGUSON Nimrod 13 May 1821 11 Oct 1896 age 29
FITZGERALD Joseph E.     Co. F. 28th Iowa Inf.; no dates
FORBES Ida B. 1860 12 Oct 1880 age 20... w/o W. L. Forbes
FORSYTHE Harry E. 1863 13 Oct 1879 age 16
FORSYTHE Mary E. 1837 1916 age 79
FROMM Mary 183 09 Mar 1896 age 73... w/o William Fromm
FROMM William 15 Mar 1823 20 Nov 1894 age 71
GOLWITZER Ann E. 1824 27 Oct 1882 age 58... w/o J. Golwitzer
GOLWITZER Jeresa M. 1865 28 Oct 1882 age 17
HANSEN Christine 24 Sep 1872 29 Oct 1905 age 33... w/o Jesse Hansen
HELLESO Christian 1868 1934 age 66
HELLESO Norman W. 1902 1921 age 19
JENSEN [left blank]   29 Apr 1918  
JENSEN Ellen 1858 1926 age 68
JENSEN Freemondt 24 Nov 1902 29 Apr 1918 age 16
JENSEN Leonard F. 1910 1928 age 18
JENSEN Walter F. 1895 1920 age 25
JESSEN Anna 1857 1914 age 57... w/o J. Jessen
JESSEN Anton 1858 1930 age 72
JESSEN Asmus P. 13 Feb 1881 30 Jul 1899 age 18
JESSEN Dorothea 1859 1916 age 57
JESSEN Ellen 1834 26 Sep 1898 age 64
JESSEN Jessie C. 1855 1923 age 68
JESSEN Thora D. 1852 1920 age 68
JORGENSEN Christen 1862 1937 age 75
JORGENSEN Christen W. 1898 1935 age 37
JORGENSEN J. P. 19 Dec 1835 09 Jan 1925 age 90
JORGENSEN Karen 1829 03 Feb 1906 age 77... w/o J. P. Jorgensen
KELLERMAN Brigetta A. 1848 1910  
KELLERMAN Christian F. 1834 1881  
KROUGH Nis Jensen 20 Oct 1849 29 Dec 1908 age 59
LAUGHLIN Elizabeth 1794 16 Jun 1863 age 69... w/o James Laughlin
LAUGHLIN James 1787 01 Jun 1861 age 74
LAUGHLIN James D. 1822 1864 age 42
LAUGHLIN Mary C. 1825 09 Jun 1880 age 55
LAUGHLIN Sarah McClain 1830 1899 age 69... w/o James D. Laughlin
MUDGETT Sarah 12 Oct 1815 10 Dec 1897  
MUDGETT Truman M. 18 Aug 1810 21 Dec 1885  
PORTER Nancy 1819 30 Jul 1885 age 66
ROBERTS A. J. 20 Nov 1833 27 Jan 1894  
ROSE Emma S. 1862 05 Jan 1881 age 19
RUFF John 1868 1932 age 64
SMITH Alma E. 20 May 1876 20 Feb 1897  
STEWARD Justus H. 1819 06 Jan 1877 age 58
STEWARD Marcus J. 1855 1894  
STRUCK George 1853 1883 age 30
SWARTZ Elsie R. 10 Oct 1880 15 Nov 1905  
THOMAS Evart 19 Mar 1874 13 May 1895 age 21
THORPE Eunice M. 1816 02 Sep 1888 age 72... w/o Henry A. Thorpe
THORPE Henry A. 1819 16 Oct 1893 age 74
WITT (mother)     no dates


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