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Blencoe, Iowa

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Carlson Cabin Court postcard shared by David Shedlock.



Blencoe photographs

Contributed by Larry Vredenburgh





Thanks, Larry Vredenburgh, for sharing your photos & descriptions below!


1909 Street, Blencoe, Iowa....postcard
1909 Blencoe postcard, showing the message on the reverse side

Blencoe, Iowa


"Among The Breakers"

The "lead" in the play was performed by Larry's great grandfather, Mark Vredenburgh.


Blencoe Landmark Being Torn Down - COTTAGE HOTEL



House For Sale





~Above: Class Photo, 1914 -- Blencoe, Iowa

Clifford Vredenburgh is in both the 1914 and the 1916 class photographs.


Class Photo - 1916 - Blencoe, Iowa


Photo of Edna Wiley, 1917 - Blencoe, IA (see research at right)

Miss Edna Wiley (photo at left) in 1917

Additional Research by volunteer, Larry Vredenburgh:

Tracking down Edna Mae: She had an aunt Miss Martha Record(s) (b. 1888) who had a sister nearby, Mrs. [Nettie] Wiley (b. 1881 IA). In the 1885 Iowa Census the David Records family was living in Harlan, Shelby, Iowa, USA.  Another article says Martha Records was to marry Charles Hastings and move to Delmar, Delaware, on Jan 1, 1920.  She shows up there in the 1920 census he is 51 and she is 31. There is a 17 year old daughter, a 15 year old son and another 9 year old son. In the 1930 census Charles and Martha had 3 sons together.

Edna M. Wiley b. 29 Aug 1902 in Woodbine, IA, was the daughter of Nettie Lavina Records and Silas Ora Wiley (m. 5 Dec 1899 in Logan, Harrison, IA)

1905 Iowa Census. living in Harrison, Iowa, United States
1910 living in Broadland, Beadle, South Dakota
1925 IA Census married to Norman Lytle b. MO. Living in Sioux City
Dec 1937 enrolled in Soc. Sec. as Edna Mae Lytle.
Norman (b. 4 Jun 1902) died 16 May 1962 In Glendale, AZ
2 Mar 1966 married Merle W. Fox in Riverside, CA
she died 15 Feb 1995 in Riverside, CA - at this time she was married to Clifford C. Olson. She is buried in the Riverside National Cemetery.

Another note. Edna and Norman had a son John Everett b. 2 Feb 1923 in Woodbury, IA he died 6 Sep 1973 in Riverside, CA.


Florence Patterson with a friend, 1920

Two Young Women of Blencoe, Iowa

Monona County Iowa - Three Sisters

Mrs. L. L. Hicks, Whiting Iowa, Mrs Dan Gray Bemidji, MN, Mrs McCowan Bemidji, MN



Miss Bartholomeu's Class, 1910

Miss Bartholomeu's 8, 9, 10 grade class, Blencoe Iowa c. 1917

Back Row

1:Mae Noble 2:Lillian Haris, 3: Ruth McGill, 4: Pearl Johnson 5: Tobie McGill 6: Miss Bartholomeu 7: Harold Johnson 8: Elaine Gray 9: Elizabeth Glenn 10: Esther Loomis 11: Naden

Middle Row

1: Gladys Burger 2: Helen Chapman 3: Flosssie Samson 4: Mae Pinney 5: Fern Lee 6: Mildred Cline 7: Philip Johnston

Front Row

1: Phil Naden 2: Harley Hayden 3: Glen Chapman 4: Bern McGill 5: Clifford Vredenburgh 6: Henry Johnston 7: Paul Cline 8: David Gray


Williams Hardware - Blencoe, Iowa

New road from Turin to Soldier, Iowa, 1930's.


Updike Grain Elevator Fire, 1910


Dredge repairing levees.............



Mrs. Ed Shea Sr.

The store owner Edward Shea b. 1873 and his wife Lillian b. 1881, lived on Main Street next door to his father Edward b. 1845 and mother Harriet b. 1852. The elder Shea listed his occupation as farmer.  This photo is of Harriet Shea. ~Researched by Larry Vredenburgh

E. A. Shea Merchandise Store - Blencoe, Iowa (above right side)



At left & above Photos

Roy Carlson Garage on Hwy 75 - Winter Photos



**Last Update 3/30/2019