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Left to right, back row: Emma, Anne Mary and Nora. Left to right, front row: Myrtle, John, Richard and Elmer. Rupert not on picture.

Richard and Mary Ann, married 4 Jul 1875, had 7 children, all born in Winneshiek Co: Mary Ann, Emma Jane, Nora Bray, Myrtle Gertrude, Elmer, John and Rupert. Richard died 3 Apr 1922. Mary Ann died 15 Dec 1950 at the home of her daughter Emma Jane Burgess. Both are buried at Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak, IA.

Mary Anne (b. 14 Nov 1876) married Lloyd John Cameron 29 Nov 1894. They had 8 children: Myrtle, Scott, Flossie, Harold, John, Lyle, Cecil and Etta. Mary Anne died in Cresco, IA 15 Apr 1951 and Lloyd John died in 1952. They are buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Cresco.

Emma Jane (b. 29 May 1880) married James George Burgess 24 Nov 1897. They had 7 children: Vera Emma, Charles James, Ellen Mary, John Richard, Cathern Pearl, Clifford Lester and James George. Emma Jane died at her home in Cresco 4 Mar 1963 and James George died at their home on the farm in Orleans Twp., Winneshiek Co. 4 Feb 1937. Both are buried in the Bluffton Cemetery, Bluffton, IA.

Nora Bray (b. 8 Apr 1883) married Joseph McCabe. They had 8 children: Richard Emmett, Bertina, Luella, Nellie, Joseph, Leonard, Gayle and Clifford Harold. Nora Bray died 25 Mar 1975 in Cresco and Joseph died in 1947. Both are buried in St. Agnes Cemetery, Plymouth Rock, IA.

Myrtle Gertrude (b. 22 Nov 1885) married Harry Fields Harvey 10 Oct 1905 at the Methodist Church, Decorah. They had 9 children: Roy Elmer, Florence, Warren Richard, Pearl Gail, Fay Harry, Wilma Lucy, Clyde, Lila Myrtle and Mary Ellen. Myrtle Gertrude died 26 Jan 1982 at Green Lea Manor, Mabel, MN. Harry Fields died 26 Dec 1970. Both are buried at Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak.

Elmer (b. 16 Sep 1887) married Nettie C. They had 7 children: Viola, Elmer, Richard, Mary Jane, Robert, Donald and Paul. Elmer died 2 Jun 1943 in Cresco and Nettie died in 1977. Both are buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Cresco.

John (b. 2 Jun 1892) married Ruth Deete Sjobakken 1

Jan 1919. They had 5 children: Robert John James, Doris Marie Olive, Donald Richard, LuVerne Roger and Lorraine Frances. John died 27 Mar 1959 and Ruth Deete died 2 Sep 1987 at Riceville Community Nursing Home after a brief illness. Both are buried in the Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway, IA.

Rupert (b. 12 Jun 1896) married Ruth Taylore. They had 2 children: Ralph and Dorothy. Rupert died 14 Jan 1961 and Ruth died in 1969. They are buried in Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak.

Mary Ann (Bucknell) Greenslade came to this country with her parents Robert and Mary Ann (Monder) Bucknell when she was 3 years old. They settled on a farm near Decorah. Mary Ann attended the rural school near her home, sometimes walking 2 miles over the rugged country trails. During the 45 years Richard and Mary farmed in Canoe Twp the couple experienced the hardships of being burned out of two farm homes. Each time Richard and Mary started over with the few remaining household goods they were able to salvage from the flames. In 1920 the couple purchased a home in Bluffton where Richard died two years later. Mary remained in her home for 21 years. She raised chickens and maintained a large garden.

A huge family reunion was held every summer at her home in Bluffton to help Mary celebrate her birthday. In 1944 at age 91 she moved to Cresco to make her home with her daughter Emma Burgess. Mary and Richard were life-long members of the Methodist Church. Mary was exceptionally well for her advanced age until the time of her death at 97 years. Her daughter Myrtle Gertrude (Greenslade) Harvey was also 97 when she died.

At the time of Mary’s death six of her seven children survived her, also 168 other living descendants, including 46 grandchildren, 117 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Grimes, Jack and Elaine (Gottschalk)

(Jack and Elaine Grimes)

Jack Wilson Grimes was born in Nashua, IA, the only child of Jesse and Muriel (Keef) Grimes. Jesse was born in New Marion, IN 1 Sep 1885 and Muriel was born in St. Lawrence, SD 7 Apr 1901. They were married 7 Nov 1923 in Newcastle, WY Jack married Elaine Joyce Gottschalk born 7 Nov 1930 in Elkader lAto Elmer John and Leona Antonette (Gusta) Gottschalk. Elmer was born 11 Feb 1909 on the family farm in Boardman Twp., Clayton Co., IA. Leona was born 26 Jun 1910 in Elkader. Elmer and Leona were married in the Little Brown Church, Nashua 24 Aug 1929. Elaine’s brothers are Don Edward and Glen Lee.

Jack and Elaine were married 18 Nov 1956 at Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church in Elkader. Jack attended school in West Union graduating from West Union High School in 1948. He was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. until he joined the U.S. Navy in 1951. He served until 1955. Upon his return he resumed employment with NW Bell, later to become US West Communications. He worked for them 42 years before retiring

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