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"I, William Jenkins of the County of Rappahannock and State of Virginia being desirous to dispose of all the worldly estate it has pleased God to bless me with to hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following.

First. My will and desire is that all my just debts be first paid.

Secondly. My will and desire is that as soon after my death as practicable my executor hereinafter mentioned sell at public auction all my personal estate together with the three tracts or parcels of land that I own, the ones known as the Skinner Bower, the second tract known as the Buck Hollow and the place I live upon. Said sale to constitute a fund subject to debts and distribution.

Thirdly. I give to my beloved wife Rachel Jenkins one full third part of all my estate and that she have her choice either to take the one third in land or money during her natural life, and at her death to be equally divided among my eight children to wit Roland Jenkins, Julia Clark, Gracey Hill, Charlofle Pullam, Nuraway Jenkins, Juretta Woodward, Garland Jenkins, and Albert Jenkins.

Fourthly. My will and desire is that all the money arising from the above sale after defraying all debts and expenses as well as the legacy left to my wife be equally divided among my eight children as above named.

Fifthly. My will and desire is that whatever may be the portion of my estate coining to my daughter Charlotte Pullam be laid out in land and that she make the choice of some friend to select a place to suit her, and that said land be conveyed to her for her exclusive benefit and in no way to be liable for any debts or claims that may come against her husband James Pullam and at her death to be equally divided among her children.

Sixthly. My will and desire is that the portions of my estate that may be coming to my son Nuraway Jenkins be equally divided among his seven children to wit Russel Jenkins, Mary Fry, Jane Atkins, Thomas Jenkins, Rebecca Jenkins, Rachael Jenkins, and Elliott Jenkins.

Seventhly. My will and desire is that whatever portion of my estate that may be coining to Mary Fry and Jane Atkins be for their exclusive benefit and in no way to be under the control of James C. Fry, the husband of Mary Fry or Larkins Atkins the husband of Jane Atkins.

Eighthly. It is here necessary to say, that I sold to my son Garland Jenkins a certain lot of land upon which he has built but has failed to pay for it, now my desire is that he have his choice to keep the land and pay to my estate Fifty Dollars or let it be' sold and the money equally divided among my eight children as before mentioned. It is also necessary to say that I have paid for my son Garland Jenkins One Hundred and Fifty Dollars which sum I wish him to account to my estate for.

Ninthly. My will and desire is that at the death of my wife Rachel Jenkins, all the estate she may have be sold and the money equally divided among my eight children as before named.

Tenth and lastly. I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Andrew R. Barbie Executor to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of April 1850.

his
William X Jenkins
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Signed, sealed and delivered on and for the last will and testament of the above named William Jenkins in the presence of James Brandom, Oliver Jenkins, and John M. Yates." 
JENKINS, William (I2736)
 
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Alice F. Kalkas, 59, of Havelock, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at the Powers Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Pastor John Elkin officiating. Burial is in Washington Cemetery near Havelock. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 18 at the Powers Funeral Home in Pocahontas.

Alice Fay Wardlow was born January 9 , 1949, in Leavenworth, Kan. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Marie (Loghry) Squires. Alice attended various schools over the years. In 1967, she met and married the love of her life, Willard Kalkas in Virginia City, Nev. Alice and Willard had three children together. Willard passed away in 2004. She worked at Horizons Unlimited in Emmetsburg as a Residential Aid for over nine years. In life and death she has touched the lives of all whohave crossed her path and her caring and unselfish generosity. She will be dearly missed by her friends and family.

Survivors include her children, Michael Kalkas, of Newnan, Ga.; Teresa Moreland and Chris Kalkas, of Havelock; three grandchildren, Fannie, Kristina and Dustin, all of Havelock; twin sister Verna Hoover, of Havelock; sisters, Sherry Terry and Carol Terry, both of Shenandoah; brothers, Willy Squires and Chester Squires, both of Shenandoah; Melvin Wardlow, of Rolfe, and Benjamin Wardlow, of Fort Dodge; and various nieces, nephews, and friends.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willard; sister, Fannie; brother, Gerald and nephew, Drew. 
WARDLOW, Alice Fay (I3043)
 
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Calvin secured an education sufficient to fit him for successful business. When 17 years old he concluded he could do better than living on a farm and that he would learn a trade. His father attempted to dissuade him, telling him that it was his intention to give each of his children a farm or set them up in business; that if he left his home, he would get no farm, and no start in business from him. Despite the wishes of his father, he apprenticed himself for 30 months to learn the trade of cabinetmaker. At the end of the first year of his apprenticeship, in 1848, he got a ticket-of-leave to visit his father, who had removed to Polk County. His visit completed, he returned and served the remainder of his apprenticeship.

In September 1850 he returned to Fort Des Moines, in a prairie schooner. He at once began work at his trade. And with resolute spirit took up the burden of life, often being reminded of the "no farm" decree of his father, which was faithfully kept, and which he later in life often said was a real benefit, for it forced him to rely upon his own sources.

In January 1851, having reached his majority, he decided to invest in farm land. In April 1851 he was elected clerk of Delaware Township, and soon after Township Assessor, Director of the School District and President of the School Board, and held one or more of those offices so long as he lived in the township. In 1857 Calvin was appointed by the County Clerk to organize the township for election, revenue and judicial purposes. He was elected the first Justice of the Peace in the township, and held the place so long as he resided there. A few years later, his father-in-law died, leaving a farm which is now the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Calvin sold his farm, settled with the heirs of his father-in-law, took possession of the farm, and lived thereon until he sold it to the State Agricultural Society in 1886. 
THORNTON, Calvin (I1799)
 
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Carol Terry, 52, of Shenandoah, passed away in Sidney on July 8, 2009.

Carol was born to Mahlon (Jr.) and Marie Squires on December 19, 1956 in Clarinda. She had a twin brother, Gerald, who precedes her in death.

Carol wed David Terry in April 28, 1974. The couple had two children, Justin Terry and Joshua Terry.

Carol was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. She will be missed greatly to all who knew and loved her.

Carol is survived by her son Justin and his wife Laura Terry of Omaha and her second son, Joshua Terry of Kansas City, Mo.

Carol leaves behind six of her siblings, a brother Benny and his wife Beverly Wardlow, of Red Oak; a sister, Verna Hoover of Havelock, Iowa; a brother, Melvin Wardlow of Havelock, Iowa; two brothers, William Squires and Chester and his wife Sherry Squires of Shenandoah; a sister, Cheryl and her husband Kim Terry of Shenandoah; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, Marie and Mahlon Jr.; a sister, Fanny Strange, her twin brother, Gerald Squires and a second sister, Alice kalkas, precede Carol in death.

Those of us who knew Carol best will always cherish the silent testimony that she gave to us all regarding her journey from this life to her eternal life. She leaves us to admire the strength and courage she carried within herself to walk the rough road that was her life. Carol hung on to the promises of God. These were her lifeline. They would get her home, she knew this to be true, and it was. We rest in the promise that she is now and forever where she chose to be, with God and family. We willmiss you always Carol, but rejoice with you that you are where you are meant to be.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on July 11, 2009 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with inurnment at Oak Grove Cemetery in Clarinda. 
SQUIRES, Carol (I3929)
 
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Harry stayed in Vermillion part of the time, but spent the winters in Phoenix, Arizona. He visited his daughter Ielene in St. Louis the summer of 1968 on his way to Arizona. He was a farmer, electrician, and carpenter. 
EBBESEN, Harry (I4604)
 
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Her last name is shown in various documents as Martin, Jones, and Johnson. She seems to be a very mysterious person as some documents list the state in which she was born as Illinois, some as Iowa (1880 census) and some as Kansas. Her daughter, May, who was from her first marriage, states that both May and her mother were born in Illinois and that May's parents were married in Illinois. In the 1925 Census May listed only her mother's first name and left the surname blank.


Rebecca had two daughters at time of marriage to M.L. Thornton: Julia and May. Julia married Tom McDonald and they had a son named Walker. Tom had a farm on Aurora.

Find A Grave for Walker McDonald, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=McDonald&GSfn=walker&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=67118165&df=all&, lists mother as Julia Dicks McDonald (1874-1951).

May married Bill Olds and they had two sons: Harold and Roy

1880 Census: Ann Thornton, born in Iowa, father in Virginia. Mother's birthplace left blank.
1900 Census: Anna Thornton, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa and mother born in Illinois.
1910 Census: Anna Thornton, 2ND MARRIAGE, 12 children born; 10 living. Born in Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio and mother's birthplace Ohio.

Iowa, Select Marriages, 1851-1900: Rebecca Martin and Martin L. Thornton 
JONES, Rebecca Ann (I97)
 
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HOLD HARRY THORNTON RITES

Funeral services for Harry Edgar Thornton were held Thursday, October 26 from the Webster-Kale Funeral Home in Osceola. The 1:30 p.m. services were conducted by the Rev. Ivan Bys with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery. He died Sunday, October 22 at the Clarke County Hospital.

Harry Edgar Thornton was born February 6, 1909 son of Clayborn and Dora Wiley Thornton. He attended Clarke County Schools and was affiliated with the Christian Church. He was also a member of various organizations including Osceola Lodge number 77 of the A.F. and A.M. and was a foreign war veteran. He was retired from the United States Army.

Surviving relatives include sister, Florence Thornton of Osceola; brother, Russell and wife, Edith of Osceola; two nephews, Merrill and wife, Delores of Osceola; and Nelson and wife, Mary Ann of Winterset.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother in infancy.
 
THORNTON, Harry Edgar (I3362)
 
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In 1902 Marinus bought, from two friends, eighty acres of land in the Cushing community at Wolbach, Nebraska. Marinus made this two hundred mile trip from Gayville with horses and a lumber wagon loaded with furniture and belongings. Susanne and the children went there by train. He later increased his acreage in Nebraska.

Eighteen years later, in 1920, the family and belongings returned to Gayville. This time they came by train and two freight cars were loaded with furniture and domestic animals. One of the sons, John, slept in one of the cars that contained the horses and other animals. There was a railroad strike, and the train was delayed for one week between Omaha and Sioux City. This heavily increased John's responsibility in caring for the animals. The catastrophe of the trip was the loss of a pet dog during the strike. It was presumably stolen--Edwin tells this with sorrow on his face.

The family continued farming near Meckling, South Dakota, which was the home of Susanne and Marinus until their passing. 
NIELSEN, Susanne (I956)
 
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Inger and Rasmus bought a small farm in Lundtofte, by Holsted. Rasmus worked as "buildingmaster" and Inger and the children took care of the farm. It is told that Inger walked after the horses and harrow, with a kid under the arm. Rasmus and Inger were clever and busy. They were very economical too.

Rasmus and Inger's son Hans Peder migrated to America. He worked for his uncle, Chris Nielsen near Gayville and attended Dana College in Blair, Nebraska. He met accidental death working in silver mine in Colorado. 
NIELSEN, Rasmus (I912)
 
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Magnus Vold Dies Tuesday

Magnus Vold, well known farmer of the Westreville community died Tuesday at Dakota Hospital after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 at the Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church with Rev. Palmer Loken officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Valley Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of the Elmore-Wagner funeral home.
Mr. Vold was born in Norway, May 15, 1869 and came to the United States to settle in the Westreville community in 1886. He never married and is survived by one sister, Mrs. Anna Hanson of Vermillion, six nieces and 5 nephews and other relatives. 
VOLD, Peter Magnus (I3080)
 
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Maria was the mother of Jorgen Nelson's second family.

Maria's mother passed away ten days after her birth. Maria was baptized on the day of her mother's burial and she acquired her mother's name. A visit in 1956 to the Vejrup Lutheran Church where these ancestors worshipped was very rewarding, as was the visit to the well-kept grave site of Maria's mother. The hostess on this visit was Kirsten Marie Krestensen, the widow of Maria's cousin, with whom correspondence had been continued. Kirsten lived across the street from the church and cemetery in a red brick home surrounded with flowers and a vegetable garden.

Kirsten also cared for the grave site of Maria's mother. It was lovely with blooming flowers. She was entrusted with a key to the church where ancestors had been active members.

The inscription on the stone on Maria's mother's grave reads:
Ellen Marie Gabrielson
F. Grisback 5 May 1838
Gift med. H.P. Hermansen 12 Debr, 1857
Blev Moder til Datter
D.23 Aug., 1858


 
HERMANSEN, Ellen Maria Frederikke Ibsen (I1210)
 
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Martin and Dorothea maintained a fine farm bordering on his brother Niels' farm. Their three children were born and reared here. 
NIELSEN, Martin L. (I934)
 
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Melvin Hurbie Diehl, 77, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at his home in North Platte.

Melvin was born Sept. 1, 1931, in Page County, Iowa, to Homer Allen and Rozella Mae Loghry Diehl. Mel's father was hit and killed by a car while he was changing a tire five days before Mel's first birthday, so he was raised by his mother and stepfather Pearl Dunn.

Mel married Doris LaVerne Fletcher on June 11, 1951. They had children Charlene, Robert, Lori, Michael, and Terri. Mel married Barbara Anne Stalker Kucera on April 29, 1977, at North Platte and they had children Sherry, Galyn and Kevin.

Mel worked at the Nebraska Ordnance Plant in Mead during the Korean Conflict. Mel began working for Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens in May 1958 and retired from there in 1993 after 35 years. Mel took great pride not only in the care and maintenance of the cemetery grounds, but also in the way he treated the families not only during the funeral, but for all the years after as well. He enjoyed home remodeling projects and carpentry work, building something new and challenging no matter what size. He also took pride in starting the family genealogy research.

Through his lifetime Mel was involved in many activities such as the scounting program, REACT, the Lincoln County Emergency Management System and being a weather watcher. After his retirement, he became a participant in his wife Barbara's business, Diehl Business Supply.

Survivors include his wife Barbara of North Platte; daughters Lori (Ron) Fischer of Shelby and Terri (Clancy) Mullen of North Platte; sons Robert (Connie) Diehl of Fort Collins, Colo., and Michael Diehl of Hinesville, Ga.; stepsons Galyn Kucero of North Platte and Kevin (Nichole Lawson) Kucera of Central City; sister Mary Jane Jerome and brother Wilbur Dunn both of Lu Verne, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and other family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather; daughter Charlene Fourtner; stepdaughter Sherry Caputo; step-grandson Galyn Blayne (Bud) Kucero and great-grandson Liam Fischer.

Services were Sept. 8 at Odean Colonial Chapel with pastors Richard and Joy Savage of the Central City, F airview/Archer Zion United Methodist Church Parishes officiating. Cremation to follow services. 
DIEHL, Melvin Hurbie (I2960)
 
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MRS. CARL GUNDERSON IS PNEUMONIA VICTIM
Young Mother Passed Away Saturday at Home in Viborg; Was Raised Near Wakonda

A young mother, Mrs. Carl Gunderson, thirty-eight years old, a former resident of Wakonda, but recently living in Viborg, was a victim of pneumonia Saturday, passing away after an illness of three weeks. Her husband and sister, Mrs. Albert Conrad, were with her at the time of her death. Mrs. Harry Ebbesen, another sister, had gone to notify other relatives that the end seemed near, but death came before they could get to the home. During her long illness Mr. Gunderson provided every possible care but health could not be restored.

Mrs. Carl Gunderson was born June 26, 1893 , near Wakonda, S.D., and died February 7, 1931, at ten o'clock, at the age of 38 years, 7 months, and 13 days. She lived most of her life in the Wakonda vicinity, the family moving to the Viborg territory only a few years ago.

Mary Jorgenson was united in marriage to Carl Gunderson April 6, 1916, and three children were born to them. They are, a son, Arndt, age 13; and two daughters, Amelia, age 7 and Juverda Jane, age 4 years.

Besides the husband and children there are four brothers: Carl Jorgenson, Viborg; Otto Jorgenson, Menno; Jens J orgenson, Vermilion; and Andrew Jorgenson, Beresford. There are two sisters, Mrs. Albert Conrad, Wakonda; and Mrs. Harry Ebbesen, Viborg. There are fourteen nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. The mother of Mrs. Gunderson, Mrs. Mary Jorgenson, died just four years ago.

The funeral was held Monday at Viborg. A short service was held at the Harry Ebbesen home at 12:30 with service at the north Lutheran church in Viborg at one o'clock. The Rev. Mr. Nelson, of Viborg was in charge. Burial was made in Union cemetery, Wakonda. 
JORGENSEN, Mary (I834)
 
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MRS. E. C. SWAIN GETS SAD MESSAGE

Clarence Thornton of the U.S. Infantry Is Officially Reported Killed in Action

MEMORIAL SERVICES TO BE HELD

Deceased Leaves Two Sisters And One Brother To Mourn His Death

The following message was received Saturday afternoon by Mrs. E. C. Swain: Washington, 3:40 p.m. October 12, 1918. Mrs. E. C. Swain, Osceola, Iowa. Regret to inform you that private Clarence Thornton, Infantry, is officially reported as killed in action, September twenty-six.-Harris, Acting Adj. General.

Clarence Thornton left Osceola on the 26th of April, being sent to Camp Dodge where he was assigned to the infantry. Later he was sent to Camp Travis, Texas, and then sent across. It is thought he reached France about July fourth.

He was thirty-two years of age and is survived by two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Agnes Washburn of Aroma, California, Mrs. E. C. Swain of this city and Clayborn Thornton also of Osceola. Memorial services will be held for Mr. Thornton as soon as the quarantine is lifted from the state and public gatherings are allowed. This makes another of our brave boys who have given his life for right and justice so that the people may continue to live under the stars and stripes and under Democracy principals. The entire town and county are sad with the bereaved sisters and brother, in their great loss.


MEMORIAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY

People Of The Community Gathered At Methodist Protestant Church To Pay Tribute To Deceased Soldiers

MANY ATTENDED SERVICES

Last Respects Paid To Pvt. Clarence Thornton and Sgt. Willis Neal

Very beautiful and appropriate memorial services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in memory of Private Clarence Thornton and Sergeant Willis Neal, two of this vicinity's promising young men who sacrificed their lives, their homes, their all on the battle and shell torn fields of France for the cause of democracy, for the cause of you and for the cause of me. The services were conducted by the pastors of the boys, J.C. Leonard of the Methodist Protestant church and James A. Burns of the Church of Christ, being assisted by Rev. McKay of the Methodist Episcopal church. Quite a large audience was in attendance and scattered among them was many who are members of the G. A. R., the Soldiers' Fathers' League and W. R. C. The obituaries of the deceased are as follows:


Pvt. Clarence Thornton

Clarence, youngest son of Riley H. and Mary Thornton, was born in Polk county, Iowa, near Des Moines, July 28, 1886. At four years of age his parents moved to Clarke county where Clarence grew to manhood, it was in the public schools of this county he received his education. Clarence was a good boy, lived a good clean life, was of a quiet retiring disposition, to know him was to respect him. While he had never formally united with any church, yet he held decided religious conditions, believed the word of God and had the greatest respect for all who lived the Christian life. He loved to attend divine worship and was often found in the house of God. In his last days he faced the enemy of civilization and no earthly being may know just what passed between his soul and our Heavenly Father prior to his supreme sacrifice, so it is wise and safe for us to leave him in the hands of a kind God who is too wise to err and too good to be unkind. When our country entered the war against Germany and autocracy in April, 1917, and made a call for defenders of the flag he heard and responded willingly. He with a number of Clarke county boys was officially called April 26 last and entrained for Camp Dodge on that day, staying there for three weeks, was then sent to Camp Travis, Texas, where he trained as a private until the last of June, when he was sent across for over seas service, landing in France about the first of July. Just when he saw active service the friends have never learned, they only know that he made the great sacrifice September 26 being just five months from the time he enlisted in the U. S. Army. Clarence leaves to mourn, one brother and seven half brothers, two sisters and five half sisters, as follows: His only brother is Clayborn of Osceola, his sisters Mrs. Agnes Washburn of Armona, California; Mrs. Cora Swain of Osceola; Mrs. Ruth West of Osceola, now deceased. Half brothers George and Daniel Thornton of California; Richard Thornton of Ankeny, Iowa; John Thornton of Fulton, Missouri; Milton Reynolds of South Dakota; William and Tillman Reynolds of Des Moines. Half sisters, Mrs. Clara Chubbick of Griswold, Iowa; Mrs. Ada Kress of Pasadena, California; Mrs. Lyde Charman of Elizabeth, Colorado; Mrs. Laura Vandeventer of Minnesota; and Mrs. Rena Shawver of Wyoming, beside from this community a host of kind friends. The relatives have the sympathy of the community. 
THORNTON, Clarence (I3340)
 
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Mrs. Mary Thornton

Mary Winslow was born in Grant county, Indiana January 13, 1845. At the age of ten years, with her parents, she moved to Dallas county, Iowa, near Redfield.

When seventeen years of age she was united in marriage to Jonathan Reynolds in the month of December 1861, and to this union were born six children, three sons and three daughters, namely, Milton, Mrs. Laura Vandeventer and Mrs. Rena Shawver, all of South Dakota, Mrs. Eliza Charman of Elizabeth, Colo., and Willie and Tillie, both of Des Moines, Iowa.

In January 1875, she was left a widow and struggled through the hardships of life with her six small children, until May 3, 1877, when she was again united in marriage to Riley Thornton of Polk county, Ia. This union was blessed with five children, two sons and three daughters, namely, Mrs. Ruth West, deceased, Mrs. Cora Swain, Agnes, Clayborn and Clarence, all of Osceola, Iowa.

In March 1890, they with their family moved to Clarke county, Iowa, and settled on a farm in Green Bay Township. July 31, 1900 she was again left a widow. She with her children remained on the farm until three years ago she moved to Osceola which has been her home ever since.

At an early age she united with the United Brethren church, having lived a true Christian life, always attended church services whenever health permitted, always ready to lend a helping hand to others, and always cheerful and kind hearted. About two years ago united with the Methodist church in Osceola and remained a member there until her death on Saturday, May 10, 1913. After feeding her chickens she came into the house where she had an attack of heart failure and quietly passed away. She was quiet and unassuming but lived the life of the Christian.

Mrs. Thornton leaves to mourn her death ten children, six sisters, three brothers, forty-one grandchildren and five great grandchildren, and friends. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by her pastor Rev. L. B. Carpenter.
 
WINSLOW, Mary (I3726)
 
17 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3118)
 
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The names and ages of all the children, excluding Susan Myrtle, are guesses. According to the 1900 Census, she had nine living children, and had lost one child. There were three children residing in the home at the time of the 1900 Census: 17-year-old Susan M. (Myrtle born circa 1883), 12-year-old Walter (born circa 1888), and 4-year-old Ethel (born circa 1896).

In the 1895 State Census for Montgomery County, Red Oak Township, there was 16-year-old May (born circa 1879), 12-year-old Myrtle (Susan born circa 1883), 8-year-old Lillie (born circa 1887), and 6-year-old Walter (born circa 1889). From this information, one could surmise that sometime between 1895 and 1900, Lillie died.

The 1880 Census for Keokuk County, Jackson Township, includes three children: 9-year-old Mary (born circa 1871), 4-year-old Ellen (born circa 1876), and 9-month-old Tilda (born August 1879).

Is Tilda and May one and the same? If so, this only accounts for seven children of this marriage.
 
GILL, Lydia Annis (I4537)
 
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The oldest known Iowan is Nellie Cross of Des Moines who is 112 years old. Mrs. Cross was born in Plano Iowa in 1889 and currently resides with a granddaughter in her own home in Des Moines. She lived on a farm near Centerville until she married and moved to Des Moines. She raised four boys. Nellie's granddaughter said it was eventful when Nellie turned 111 in October 2000. Her grandmother, Nellie, celebrated this special occasion at the Meskwaki Casino in Tama. Nellie credits her long life to not drinking or smoking. She always liked to be outdoors and loved to fish. Until a few years ago, Nellie routinely worked in her yard -- in fact her granddaughter remembered when she was 104 she raked 28 bags of leaves from her yard. More recently, Nellie's health has declined, but she still reminisces about much of her life when visiting with friends and family. 
WAKEFIELD, Nellie Florence (I3673)
 
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An early history of Rappahannock County stated that the county's first white settlers were the Jenkins Family. Rappahannock County was formed from Culpeper County in 1833. 
JENKINS, Abraham (I2738)
 
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Funeral services for Virginia Solberg will be at 2PM on Friday, May 28th, at Roseni Lutheran Church in rural Beresford. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-8PM at Wass Funeral Home in Beresford with the family present from 6-8PM and a prayer service at 7PM.

Virginia was born December 7, 1922 to Alfred and Jennie (Nielsen) Jacobsen in Yankton, SD. She died May 25, 2010 at Sanford Vermillion Care Center in Vermillion, SD at the age of 87 years, five months and 18 days.

Virginia was raised in the Gayville area, attending country school and graduating from Gayville High School. She got her teaching certificate from Springfield Teachers College and taught at Whitehall country school, Gayville, Centerville and Star country school. She met Raymond Solberg in 1943 and they married on June 30, 1952. Virginia was an active gardener and liked sewing and embroidery. She cared for her mother for 14 years before her death in 1995.

Her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond of Alcester; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Patricia of Vermillion; two grandchildren, Jenelle and James of Vermillion; and two brothers, Harlan Jacobsen of Scottsdale, AZ and Marlow Jacobsen of Wenatchee, WA. 
JACOBSEN, Virginia Jane (I4622)
 
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In 1928 Emma Sonner King, a granddaughter, wrote that there were 13 children born to this family, three boys and 10 girls. The family moved from Virginia when Susan was about 11 years old, coming to eastern Iowa where they remained only a few years then moved to Henry County, Illinois where grandfather Jenkins died after quite a lingering illness. 
JENKINS, Albert (I2687)
 
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It is very possible that Ole and his family have been found on a farm called Skjervoldsplads in the sub parish of Skatvold, parish of N. Stj?rdal, in the fylke of Nord Tr?ndelag. The census shows Kristofer Olson, born in 1835. Wife was Mette Jonsdatter, born 1830. Two sons, Johan Kristofersen, born 1856, and Ole Peter Kristofersen, born 1860. He was listed as a "husman."

Almost all our ancestors who emigrated were husmen and their families. Their lives were extremely difficult in Norway. There were many reasons people left, the biggest reason was to try to get a better life for the family and especially to secure more opportunity for their children. Almost all of the early emigration from Norway was composed of entire family groups. Single people who came were generally sisters or brothers or other relatives of parents of the family. 
VOLD, Christofer (I2221)
 
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John was taken hostage at age six by Shawnee Indians. An agreement was reached where all the prisoners were to be released. The three sons of Frederick See were taken to Ft. Pitt, Virginia. However, the youngest, John, escaped the first night of his release, rejoining his captors. John See spent several more months with his captors until his Uncle Adam could again secure his release. Tradition is that John's behavior caused his aunt to throw her hands up in despair during her attempts to civilize him. Frederick See's widow is thought to have remarried, but nothing has been found to indicate she did or who to. Her whereabouts were unknown. he was raised by his uncle Adam See after his father was killed in the Muddy Creek area. Reaching manhood he fought in and around Greenbrier County in 1775-76 against the Indians. Then in August 1776 he enlisted in the regular army for a term of one year. John See was a dedicated Revolutionary soldier. After he had served his year he re-enlisted again. This time he began serving three years under a Capt. Lapsely in the 12th Regiment of General Scott's troop which was later to join General Washington's army. General George Washington met the forces of the British led by a general named "Howe" who had the Americans far outnumbered. This was known as the famous Battle of Brandywine. During this battle John See was wounded in the chest. How he managed to continue is unknown, but he remained with the troops while recovering. When Washington took his 11,000 men, ragged and tired, to make winter quarters at Valley Forge, John was with him and he and many fellow soldiers remained loyal to Washington in spite of the many hardships. There were only about 1,000 blankets for 11,000 men to keep warm. Half the troops were without shoes, and the supply of food was always scarce. Malnutrition, pneumonia, inadequate clothing, and lack of the medical supplies needed for the wounded killed hundreds of men. John See survived through such difficulties and went on to fight in the "Battle of Germantown" near Philadelphia; he was in the "Battle of Stony Point" near Monmouth, New Jersey; and the last battle he served in, "Battle of Camden." These were very important engagements of the war. After Camden he was discharged after fighting for five years for his country. Returning from the war, John See married Margaret Jarrett. After their marriage John and Margaret was to settle down in Greenbrier County where they began raising their family. They had nine known children. About 1790 John See became a Baptist minister in Virginia but continued to farm as well, owning land in different areas. In 1809 he deeded 60 acres of land to Peter Likens. In 1818 he deeded 60 acres on the Kanawha River to John Nugen, his son-in-law. And its been told that he gave each of his nine children property. He assigned a land warrant that he had received in the service to a James Galloway, which was used in Hardin County, Ohio. Documents indicated John and Margaret See left Virginia going to Indiana in 1814. But son Michael See said in a county history they went when he was two years of age; this seems unlikely but it is possible they went there and returned. They positively were in Indiana for several years thereafter but where this couple passed away has a log of Sees wondering. According to Linda Nixon, she read where Margaret See died in 1836; as well she has read that John See died in 1837, others saying he died in 1845. Some say Peoria, Illinois is where he died, and others say Decatur County, Illinois, while others think Indiana. A document on file at the War Office Department states that John See of Koscuiski County, Indiana, appointed John Nugen to be his lawful attorney. But it didn't say how long if, John See lived there. Pension papers state that he received his last pension payment in January 1837. This is most cases an indication the pensioner had died. But when Linda Nixon wrote a letter to the Henry County Genealogy Association, they sent a letter back which stated John See was buried on a farm once his in Henry County, Indiana. She believes this is correct. 
SEE, John (I4221)
 
25
Philip Roush was born in Germany near the border of Holland, and as yet we do not know when he came to America. He married Catherine Mauchemer. Philip, Catherine, and their son John Jacob, went from Pennsylvania to Ohio, and from Ohio to Rockville, Illinois. Philip died August 4, 1852, and Catherine died January 9, 1852 or 1858. (Discrepancy in date has not been reconciled but most go with 1858). Both of them are buried in Deselm, Illinois. They had five sons and four daughters: John Jacob, David, Joseph, Frank, and George; and Katherine, Sarah, Levina, and Lucinda. 
ROUSH, Philip (I3046)
 
26 ||Mary was pregnant with their first child, as recorded in the New Garden Monthly Meeting, which recorded on 31 August 1730: "Londongrove informs also yt Alexander Underwood's daughter is with child by Thomas Cooke. Thomas speakman and Willm Swain to visit them." Wm. Swain reported back that they visited with Thomas and Mary and that they seemed sorry for what they had done and that they were now married. This wasn't the end of this, though, as the women's meeting later dealt with Marry, as recorded on 27 December 1730/31: "The Women's meeting have sent in a papier to thismeeting from under ye hand of mary Cooke, condemingher Evil Actions." Family F897
 
27 AXTELL, Henry (I1284)
 
28 "We have received your letter of May 23, 1991 with questions about your Danish ancestor who emigrated to the US in 1886.

We have now checked the emigration records and on the enclosed paper you will find the information found. The birthplace is Ulsted, which is situated north of Aalborg.

If you want us to trace him in the church records, we must ask for a fee of US $40 per hour. Please tell us if you are interested and forward in advance a cheque of the amount."

Name: Emmanuel Jorgensen
Occupation: Farmhand
Birthplace: Ulsted
Age: 23
Destination: Stillwater, MN
REG #: 833
Reg Date: 31/3 1886
Name of Ship: Island 
Source (S281)
 
29 (1) James E . Loghry, white male, age 32, age 32, married eight years. Born in Iowa. Unknown where parents were born. Laborer/hired hand.
(2) Ada Loghry, white female, age 29. Married. Birthed three children, two of who are living. Born in Kansas, father born in Ohio and mother born in Kansas.
(3) Nellie B. Loghry, daughter, age 6. Born in Iowa. Father born in Iowa. Mother born in Kansas.
(4) Sparkle A. Loghry, son, age 20/12. Born in Iowa. Father born in Iowa. Mother born in Kansas. 
LOGHRY, Nellie Bly (I3023)
 
30 (1) James E . Loghry, white male, age 32, age 32, married eight years. Born in Iowa. Unknown where parents were born. Laborer/hired hand.
(2) Ada Loghry, white female, age 29. Married. Birthed three children, two of who are living. Born in Kansas, father born in Ohio and mother born in Kansas.
(3) Nellie B. Loghry, daughter, age 6. Born in Iowa. Father born in Iowa. Mother born in Kansas.
(4) Sparkle A. Loghry, son, age 20/12. Born in Iowa. Father born in Iowa. Mother born in Kansas. 
LOGHRY, Sparkle Albert (I196)
 
31 (1) James E . Loghry, white male, age 32, age 32, married eight years. Born in Iowa. Unknown where parents were born. Laborer/hired hand.
(2) Ada Loghry, white female, age 29. Married. Birthed three children, two of who are living. Born in Kansas, father born in Ohio and mother born in Kansas.
(3) Nellie B. Loghry, daughter, age 6. Born in Iowa. Father born in Iowa. Mother born in Kansas.
(4) Sparkle A. Loghry, son, age 20/12. Born in Iowa. Father born in Iowa. Mother born in Kansas. 
LOGHRY, James Edward (I3012)
 
32 (1) James E . Loghry, white male, age 32, age 32, married eight years. Born in Iowa. Unknown where parents were born. Laborer/hired hand.
(2) Ada Loghry, white female, age 29. Married. Birthed three children, two of who are living. Born in Kansas, father born in Ohio and mother born in Kansas.
(3) Nellie B. Loghry, daughter, age 6. Born in Iowa. Father born in Iowa. Mother born in Kansas.
(4) Sparkle A. Loghry, son, age 20/12. Born in Iowa. Father born in Iowa. Mother born in Kansas. 
CHUBICK, Ada (I194)
 
33 (or Mary). The Sudbury Vital Records gives both names on the same date, born June 1, 1644. In his will John Maynard (Mary's second husband) speaks of his daughter Lydia, wife of John Moore, and as there is no record of any other Lydia in the family, it seems probable that the daughter of his wife by her first husband, Thomas Axtell, is intended. AXTELL, Lydia (I1978)
 
34 (pages copied by Charles Castleman 7 March 1995) Source (S166)
 
35 (received a disability discharge) SEE, David (I3924)
 
36 (Research):AKA Michael Frederick See SEE, Frederick (I4254)
 
37 (Research):Date of birth is probably between 6-15-1873 (19-years-old when she married) and 3-11-1874 (20-years-old when Anna Mae was born). Grave is unmarked. No information has been found regarding her death. Alta Thornton (granddaughter of Hattie) says she may have died in Missouri.

Her daughter, Anna May Roush, is listed as a dependent on her father's pension file as granddaugter, filed on 1 May 1899. No record of her sister, Myrtle Armada. Could this mean that her mother had passed away prior to 1 May 1899? By this time, Hattie Jane's father David was deceased and her mother had remarried, marrying her husband's father. 
SEE, Hattie Jane (I95)
 
38 (Research):Surname found probably is not correct. In reviewing PIERSON GENEALOGY FIFTH GENERATION:

Children of 6 Sergeant Abraham Pierson, senior, and Sarah :
.....
20.\emdash Bathsheba Pierson, b. Dec. 1, 1726. m. Ephraim Parker. Abraham, senior, d. May 12, 1758. His will, dated April 26, 1750, is to be seen in New Haven. His list in 1 7 1 7 was ,?48, 10s. He was Selectman in 17 n.
 
PEARSON, Bathsheba (I3864)
 
39 (Second compiler of this family history.) A visit was made to Morten in his home on August 9, 1956 by Sanna Nelson Lohre and her son John. Morten had not married. He was a farmer and was also handy with tools. He rode in the "Bile" with the visitors and showed them his house in town which he now used as a shop and it contained many of the things he had forged and made. He appeared to have many friends who greeted him with a genial "God-Dag, Morten." He enjoyed telling his friends of the coincidence of his addressing a letter to his cousin in America when she came to his door: "Ja, Jeg var lid ved at skrive til Mende, og saa kom hun og picket o Dor. Ja, vor det ikke Plusig?" NIELSEN, Morten Zacharias (I1294)
 
40 (Sonja Abate's GEDCOM files says about 1732.) LOUGHRY, William (I4743)
 
41 , and he still held this position in 1542 when it was mentioned that he used an area near the river. Being principal was an honorary title, given to esteemed members of the society, and his duties in this regard was to make sure that the patients received proper education in the Christian faith. LINDEGAARD, Thyme (I3744)
 
42 LINDEGAARD, Anne Kathrine (I3714)
 
43 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I557)
 
44 1) Albert McFadden, Head, white, male, age 41, married 17 years.
2) Clara McFadden, wife, white, female, age 36, married, mother to seven children, five which were living in 1910, born in Missour, father and mother born in Illinois.
3) Franklin McFadden, son, age 17, single.
4) Hazel McFadden, daughter, age 14, single.
5) Rosa McFadden, daughter, age 13, single.
6) Fredie McFadden, son, age 8, single.
7) Glenn McFadden, son, age 4, single.

The McFaddens and "Herman" Roush families all resided at 1223 E 17th Street. 
MCFADDEN, Albert (I2431)
 
45 1) Albert McFadden, Head, white, male, age 41, married 17 years.
2) Clara McFadden, wife, white, female, age 36, married, mother to seven children, five which were living in 1910, born in Missour, father and mother born in Illinois.
3) Franklin McFadden, son, age 17, single.
4) Hazel McFadden, daughter, age 14, single.
5) Rosa McFadden, daughter, age 13, single.
6) Fredie McFadden, son, age 8, single.
7) Glenn McFadden, son, age 4, single.

The McFaddens and "Herman" Roush families all resided at 1223 E 17th Street. 
MCFADDEN, Hazel (I1845)
 
46 1) Barnabas Lowell, male, age 89, farmer. born in England.
2) Joanna Lowell, female, age 38, born in Vermont.
3) Emaline Lowell, female, age 18, born in Ohio.
4) Hiram W. Lowell, male, age 15, born in Ohio.
5) Barnabas Lowell, male, age 14, born in Ohio, attening school.
6) Sylvester M. Lowell, male, age 10, born in Ohio, attending school.
7) William H. Lowell, male, age 8, born in Ohio, attending school.
8) Timothy F. Lowell,male, age 6, born in Ohio
9) Anna Marilla Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio.
10) Anna Mariah Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio.
11) Orlena M. Lowell, female, age 1, born in Indiana.
 
LOWELL, Hiram W. (I4178)
 
47 1) Barnabas Lowell, male, age 89, farmer. born in England.
2) Joanna Lowell, female, age 38, born in Vermont.
3) Emaline Lowell, female, age 18, born in Ohio.
4) Hiram W. Lowell, male, age 15, born in Ohio.
5) Barnabas Lowell, male, age 14, born in Ohio, attening school.
6) Sylvester M. Lowell, male, age 10, born in Ohio, attending school.
7) William H. Lowell, male, age 8, born in Ohio, attending school.
8) Timothy F. Lowell,male, age 6, born in Ohio
9) Anna Marilla Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio.
10) Anna Mariah Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio.
11) Orlena M. Lowell, female, age 1, born in Indiana.
 
LOWELL, Timothy F. (I4182)
 
48 1) Barnabas Lowell, male, age 89, farmer. born in England.
2) Joanna Lowell, female, age 38, born in Vermont.
3) Emaline Lowell, female, age 18, born in Ohio.
4) Hiram W. Lowell, male, age 15, born in Ohio.
5) Barnabas Lowell, male, age 14, born in Ohio, attening school.
6) Sylvester M. Lowell, male, age 10, born in Ohio, attending school.
7) William H. Lowell, male, age 8, born in Ohio, attending school.
8) Timothy F. Lowell,male, age 6, born in Ohio
9) Anna Marilla Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio.
10) Anna Mariah Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio.
11) Orlena M. Lowell, female, age 1, born in Indiana.
 
LOWELL, Barnabas (I3048)
 
49 1) Barnabas Lowell, male, age 89, farmer. born in England.
2) Joanna Lowell, female, age 38, born in Vermont.
3) Emaline Lowell, female, age 18, born in Ohio.
4) Hiram W. Lowell, male, age 15, born in Ohio.
5) Barnabas Lowell, male, age 14, born in Ohio, attening school.
6) Sylvester M. Lowell, male, age 10, born in Ohio, attending school.
7) William H. Lowell, male, age 8, born in Ohio, attending school.
8) Timothy F. Lowell,male, age 6, born in Ohio
9) Anna Marilla Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio.
10) Anna Mariah Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio.
11) Orlena M. Lowell, female, age 1, born in Indiana.
 
LOWELL, Anna Mariah (I4184)
 
50 1) Barnabas Lowell, male, age 89, farmer. born in England.
2) Joanna Lowell, female, age 38, born in Vermont.
3) Emaline Lowell, female, age 18, born in Ohio.
4) Hiram W. Lowell, male, age 15, born in Ohio.
5) Barnabas Lowell, male, age 14, born in Ohio, attening school.
6) Sylvester M. Lowell, male, age 10, born in Ohio, attending school.
7) William H. Lowell, male, age 8, born in Ohio, attending school.
8) Timothy F. Lowell,male, age 6, born in Ohio
9) Anna Marilla Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio.
10) Anna Mariah Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio.
11) Orlena M. Lowell, female, age 1, born in Indiana.
 
LOWELL, Orleana (I4183)
 

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