Russell Family History

Alexander Russell and Esther Hutchinson

and their Descendants

 


Copyright 1998-2006 by J. William Diederich.


 

The Irish ancestors

Alexander Russell and Esther Hutchinson

Russell immigrants

Isaac Russell

George Russell

Thomas J. Russell  = Ellen McCormick

Abraham Russell   = 1) Anna Fines
                            = 2) Mary Alice (Kenefick) Keenan

 

Children of Thomas J. Russell and Ellen McCormick

William S. Russell

Thomas J. Russell

Mary Ann Russell   = James F. O'Malley

John H. Russell

Ellen Russell

James Russell

Augustus I. Russell

Honora E. Russell   = John Henneberry

 

Children of Abraham Russell and Anna Fines

Samuel John Russell = Ellen Ball

Anna Fines Russell

Mary Esther Russell = John Oakes

 

Children of John Keenan and Mary Alice Kenefick

Margaret Keenan = Peter Faber

Julia Ann Keenan = John Howard Hill

 

Children of Abraham Russell and Mary Alice Kenefick Keenan

Helena Agnes Russell

Elizabeth Hannah Russell = William Clifford Yost

Martha Melania Russell = Mercer Finney Kennedy

Thomas Abraham Russell = Martha Hornby Porter

Lauretta Cecelia Russell = George William Dippel

William James Russell = Ada Morgan

Francis James Russell

Estella Josephine Russell = John Rolland Minard

Mary Rebecca Rose (Adopted)

 

Grandchildren of Thomas J. Russell and Ellen McCormick

Children of James F. O'Malley and Mary Ann Russell

Ellen O’Malley

Eulalia O’Malley

Francis O’Malley

Thomas O’Malley

Children of John Henneberry and Honora E. Russell

Unknown

 

Grandchildren of Abraham Russell and Anna Fines

Children of Samuel John Russell and Ellen Ball

Marcus Russell = Charlotte Morry

Paul Russell = Isabell ________

Ann Russell = Frank Beaudelier

Rosella Russell = Walter Pierson

 

Grandchildren of John Keenan and Mary Alice Kenefick

Children of Peter Faber and Margaret Keenan

Mary Faber = Algy Harris

Peter J. Faber

Bernard L. Faber

Cletus Faber

Loretta Faber

Edgar Faber = Mary Clegg

Thomas Faber

Elizabeth Faber = Pat Weekly

Willie Faber

Nellie Faber

 

Children of John Howard Hill and Julia Ann Keenan

Edgar V. Hill = Mildred Anderson

Jeanette Marie Hill = Ernest Wolfe

 

Grandchildren of Abraham Russell and Mary Alice Kenefick Keenan

Children of William Clifford Yost and Elizabeth Hannah Russell

Charles Clifford Yost = Margaret Eiden

Alice Florence Yost = Joseph Charles Diederich

William Abraham Yost = Marya Wunnicke

Martha Elizabeth Yost = Gene C. Gray

Mary Loretta Yost = Vincent Earl Williams

George Russell Yost = Mary Hunnell

Lawrence Edward Yost = 1) ?

                              = 2) Florence Edith Goodman

 

Children of Mercer Finney Kennedy and Martha Melania Russell

Mary Caroline Kennedy = J. Leo Conley

George Abraham Kennedy = Vera Marie Woods

Francis James Kennedy = Madge Minton

Helen Josephine Kennedy = Glen Edwin Weir

Alice Louise Kennedy = J. Leo Conley

Leo Joseph Kennedy

 

Children of Thomas Abraham Russell and Martha Hornby Porter

Joseph Abraham Russell = Prudy Johnson

Thomas Russell

Patricia Russell

Eugene Russell

Mary Rose Russell = W. J. Krzakala

Maurise Russell

Gerald Russell

 

Children of __________ Porter and Martha Hornby

Beulah Porter = Don Hazelwood

Garnet Porter = James Irwin

 

Children of George William Dippel and Lauretta Cecelia Russell

Marie Lenore Dippel = 1) ?
        = 2) Marvin Wessmiller

William Edward Dippel

Donald Joseph Dippel

David George Dippel = Louise McAllister

 

Children of William James Russell and Ada Morgan

Winifred DeGreta Moffit (adopted) = Jerome Van Hoomissen

Joseph Vincent Kovochin (adopted) = Marie Novack

 

Children of John Rolland Minard and Estella Josephine Russell

John Clifford Minard = Theresa Clifford Mullen

Regina Clare Minard = Charles Alfred Ebert

William Russell Minard = 1) Mary Joseph Porter
         = 2) Rebecca Mary Jones Daniel


Our Irish ancestors

Alexander Russell (18 - 18 )
Esther Hutchinson (18 - 1838)

Alexander3 Russell (__________2, _____________1) was born at Ireland.

He died _____________.

He married Esther Hutchinson at Ireland.

Esther Hutchinson was born at Ireland. According to family legend, she died in 1838, while aboard a ship bound for Canada and was buried at sea.

According to one family legend, Alexander Russell was a Presbyterian minister who secretly harbored Jesuit priests. He was caught and thrown into prison, where he died. His widow fled with her four children to a ship bound for Canada, but she died during the voyage. The four children were placed in a Catholic orphanage in Canada's Quebec Province, and that is how they came to be reared as Catholics. The story is probably apocryphal.

According to another family tradition, both parents left Ireland for Canada, but the mother died during the voyage. The other children grew up in their father's household in Quebec Province.

The original Russells were not of Irish stock. The surname "Russell" began to appear in Irish records after the Anglo-Norman invasion (which began in 1169) and is now numerous in Ulster and Leinster. It is derived from an old French word denoting a red-haired person and is also an anglicized form of the French Protestant surname, Rossel. See Edward MacLysaght, "The Surnames of Ireland." Dublin: Irish University Press, 1973, p 263.

Alexander and Esther (Hutchinson) Russell are believed to have had about four children. Others who may have died in infancy are unknown.

Isaac (?) Russell

George (?) Russell

Thomas J. Russell = Ellen McCormick

Abraham Russell = 1) Anna Fines

2) Mary Alice (Kenefick) Keenan

 

The Russell Immigrants:

Isaac (?) Russell (18__ - 18__)
_______ _______ (18__ - 18__)

Isaac(?)4 Russell (Alexander3, __________2, _____________1) was born at County Donegal, Ireland, the son of Alexander and Esther (Hutchinson) Russell.

He died ____________.

He married _______________.

She was born ______________.

 

George (?) Russell (18__ - 18__)
_______ _______ (18__ - 18__)

George (?)4 Russell (Alexander3, __________2, _____________1)was born at County Donegal, Ireland, the son of Alexander and Esther (Hutchinson) Russell.

He died ____________.

He married _____________.

She was born _____________.

 

 

Thomas J. Russell (1835 - 1903)

Ellen McCormick (1837 - 1901)

Thomas J.4 Russell (Alexander3, __________2, _____________1) was born in 1835 at Dongal, Ireland, the son of Alexander and Esther (Hutchinson) Russell.

He died on 27 January 1903, age about 68 years, at St. Louis, _______ County, Missouri. He is buried in Violet Hill cemetery at Perry, Dallas County, Iowa.

He married Ellen McCormick about 1858 probably at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

Ellen McCormick was born about 1837 at County Tipperary, Ireland. She died on 20 September 1901, age about 64 years, of "stomach trouble", at Spring Valley Township, Dallas County, Iowa. She is buried in Violet Hill cemetery at Perry, Dallas County. See Iowa State death certificate, no. 25-01-146.

Thomas Russell settled in Spring Valley Township, South of Perry, between 1860 and 1870, where he was a farmer. According to the 1870 Federal Census, Thomas Russell, age 37, owned $2,490 of real estate and $417 in personal property. His wife's name was "Ellen". Their children and the reported ages were:

William 11

Thomas 10

Mary 8

Johny 5

Ella 2

James 8/12

 

The children were all born in Iowa, according to the census. In the 1880 Federal Census of Spring Valley Township, T.J.Russell is listed as 52 years old—not 47! Wife's name: Ellen. Their children and reported ages were:

Wm 22

Thos 20

Mary 18

John 15

Ellen 13

James 10

Augustus 8

Annie 5

 

In the 1885 Iowa Census of Sugar Grove Township, Dallas County, Thomas J. Russell's age is given as 56. His wife, Ellen M. is listed as 45! The children, still living at home, and their reported ages were:

William 22

Mary 20

John H. 18

Ellen 14

James 12

Augustus 10

Nora 9

 

In the 1895 Iowa census of Spring Valley Township, Thomas J. Russell's age is given as 65, and his wife Ellen's age as 50. The children and their reported ages were listed as:

William 30

James 22

Ellen 18

Augustus 21

Anna 18

 

Thomas Russell could write, but his spelling and punctuation were not precise, as is evident by this transcript of a letter dated at "Perry July 30th/99" which Thomas wrote his brother Abraham who lived at Stuart, in nearby Guthrie County:

Dear brother and sister
I have been expecting to hear
from you and all the time
got nothing So I thought
I would write and See
or hear from you if you
and got hom safe
Serah and Frank Shehan
are hear yet. frank is mutch
better he is improving
fast We have got throo
cutting our grain, and
we had a nice Rain which
will help the corn I had
a letter from Johnney he
is well and reports crops
good and a fin crop of hogs
he has over 100 hed
Marey and Children
are well Ellen and the
boys and girls all join in
Sending our love to you
all hoping to hear from
you Soon from you
brother and Sister
Thos J Russell

 

The flowery obituary of Ellen (McCormick) Russell was published 27 September 1901 in The Perry Advertiser, as follows:

On Friday evening, Sept. 20th, 1901 occurred the death of Mrs. Ellen Russell after an illness of a few days. Deceased was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, the exact date we have not learned. Her maiden name was "Ellen McCormick". At the age of 22 she was married to Thomas Russell, who still survives her. At an early date the young couple sought a farmhouse on the prairies of Iowa, and in all the long years of their labors here, they have been closely identified with the religious, social, and political affairs of the community in which they dwelt. By intelligence and thrift they acquired a large landed interest in Dallas County. Divine providence blessed their union with eight children, five boys, and three girls, Dr. Thomas Russell of St. Louis being the (paper torn here) son. If a tree is known by its fruits, as our Divine Saviour assures us, certainly Mrs. Russell was an ideal Christian woman. She proved herself a loving and devoted wife, a tender-hearted mother, a good neighbor, and will be greatly missed by her devoted family and all who knew her.

The funeral was held Monday Morning from St. Patrick's church, where a Requiem High Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father Cleary at the conclusion of which he pronounced a fitting eulogy on the life and character of the deceased. The remains were encased in a rich and tastefully trimmed casket, over which were strewn many beautiful floral tributes, the voiceless messengers of love and friendship, the earthly tributes that the living hand of respect and affection bestow upon the lamented dead. Respected and loved in life, she was honored and mourned in death. After the solemn and impressive services at the church were over, the funeral procession, which was the largest seen in Perry for some time, slowly wended its way to the cemetery where the last sad rites were performed at the grave by Father McCormick, a nephew of the deceased.

 

In the 1905 Iowa Census for Spring Valley Township, the family is listed as follows:

W. S. Russell 41

Jas. Russell 34

G. A. Russell 32

Ellen Russell No age given

Anna Russell No age given

 

The brief funeral story of Mary Anne (Russell) O'Malley was published 30 July 1917 in The Perry Daily Chief:

 

The funeral services for Mrs. Jas. F. O'Malley , whose death occurred at the home east of the city Friday night, were held at St. Patrick's church this morning a 9 o'clock conducted by Father Jas. Cleary. There was a large attendance by friends and neighbors all anxious to show by their presence the deep sympathy, which is felt for the family.

 

The obituary of William S. Russell was published 24 April 1934 in The Perry Daily Chief:

William S. Russell, 73, respected citizen and retired farmer, died Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock at his home at 1901 Otley Ave. He had been in poor health for some time.

Mr. Russell who was born in Des Moines and who made his home with his sister, Miss Ella Russell, is survived by three brothers, John, James, and Dr. Thomas Russell and two sisters, Miss Ella and Mrs. John Henneberry. He was preceded in death by another brother, Gus, who died three years ago and by a sister, Mrs. J. F. O'Malley who died in 1917. His father, Thomas J. Russell died in 1903, while his mother passed away in 1901.

Mr. Russell came from Des Moines when a small boy and settled with his parents on a farm south of Perry. Sixteen years ago he retired and has made his home in the city ever since.

The body was taken to Gallagher Funeral Home but will be returned to the Russell Home this evening.

Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic church Friday morning at 9 o'clock with the Rev. James Cleary officiating. Burial will be in Violet Hill cemetery.

 

The funeral story of William S. Russell was published 27 April 1934 in The Perry Daily Chief:

Funeral services for William S. Russell, a highly respected citizen and retired farmer, who died Tuesday evening at his home on Otley Ave., were held this morning at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's church.

Requiem High Mass was sung by Father James Cleary, who was assisted by a trio composed of Mrs. Frank Aubry, Mrs. John Conway, and Mrs. Leland Rausch. At the offertory Mrs. John Conway sang "Ava Maria" with Miss Velva Aylwood as organ accompanist. Other music included a soprano solo by Mrs. Rausch who sang "No Night There." Mrs. Aubry sang "Face to Face."

Casket bearers included John Fahey, Joe Reel, Ed Dooley, Martin Shaffer, Lou Thornburg, and John Sheehan.

Interment was made in Violet Hill cemetery.

 

Thomas J. and Ellen (McCormick) Russell are believed to have had about eight children. Others which may have died in infancy are unknown:

William S. Russell

Thomas J. Russell = _________ _______

Mary Ann Russell = James F. O'Malley

John H. Russell = _________ _______

Ellen Russell

James Russell

Augustus I. Russell = _________ _______

Honora E. Russell = John Henneberry

 

 

Abraham Russell (1836 - 1910)

Anna Fines (1844 - 1866)

John Keenan (1845 - 1873)

Mary Alice Kenefick (1846 - 1928)

Abraham4 Russell (Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born on 24 September 1836 at Donegal, Ireland, the son of Alexander and Esther (Hutchinson) Russell. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died on 30 October 1910, age 74 years, 1 month, and 6 days, at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa. The burial was held 31 October 1910 at _________________ church, Iowa, and he is buried in Calvary cemetery, which is located approximately one-half mile southeast of Stuart, in Adair County. His death is recorded in Guthrie County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

He married, first, Anna Fines on 2 July 1862 at ___________________ church, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ church, _______________ Street, _______________. Rev. _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. See also Polk County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

Anna was born on 12 December 1844 at ______________, ___________ County, ___________, the daughter of ______________ and _____________ (________) ___________. Her birth is recorded in ____________ County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died on 12 June 1866, age 21 years, 6 months, at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in Woodland cemetery at Des Moines, Iowa. Her death is recorded in Polk County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in ____________________________.

 

He married, second, Mary Alice (Kenefick) Keenan, a widow, on __ ______ 1874 at ____________ church, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ church, _______________ Street, _______________. Rev. _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. See also Polk County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

Mary Alice was born on 17 April 1846 at Leeds Village, Megantic County, Province of Quebec, Canada, the daughter of William and Margaret (Cronin) Kenefick. Her birth is recorded in Megantic County birth records, v. ___, p. ___.

 

She died on 1 October 1928, age 82 years, 3 months, and 14 days, at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa. The burial was held 4 October 1928 at _________________ church, Iowa, and she is buried in Calvary cemetery located approximately one-half mile from Stuart, in Adair County. Her death is recorded in Guthrie County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

Mary Alice Kenefick married, first, John Keenan before 1868 at ___________________ church, ________________, __________ County, __________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ church, _______________ Street, _______________. Rev. _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. See also ____________ County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

John Keenan was born ___ _______ 1845 at _____________, Jefferson County, New York, the son of James and Julia (Ward) Keenan. He was baptized __________, at _________ church, _____________, Jefferson County. His sponsors were _______ and ________. See the baptism records of the church, p. ____. See Jefferson County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died __ ______ 1873, age 28, at ______, _______ County, Texas, and is buried in _______ cemetery at _______. __________ County, _____________. See ________ death certificates, v. ______, no. ________. See also the History of Butler and Bremer Counties, Iowa, Union Publishing Company, Springfield, Illinois, 1883, p. 730.

 

Abraham Russell's death certificate, on file at the Guthrie County Courthouse, is our source for his date of birth and the names of his parents. The information was supplied by his son, Samuel. Obituaries in both the Stuart Herald and the Stuart News tell where he was born, and these also give his birth date.

 

However, a birth year of 1836 is inconsistent with his age as reported in earlier census records. The table below shows his reported age in each of the U.S. and Iowa censuses from 1870 to 1905. From the reported age in each census, we have calculated the birth years shown in the table below. In the 1900 U.S. Census, the month and year of birth were reported as well as age; and according to this census report, he was born in September 1839.

 

Birth

Census Age Year

======= ==== ======

 

1870 U.S 31 1839

1880 U.S. 45 1835

1885 Iowa 46 1839

1895 Iowa 54 1841

1900 U.S. 60 1839

1905 Iowa 66 1839

 

On the basis of the evidence, we believe it is at least as likely that he was born in 1839 as in 1836.

 

Abraham Russell was apparently a colorful man, given perhaps to spinning tales, for his descendants can recite an unusual number of improbable stories about his background and early life. While some of the family legends are even touched upon in his obituaries, they are difficult to reconcile with known facts.

 

But while he may have "kissed the Blarney Stone," in business dealings, he was considered a man of character and integrity. At his death, a local newspaper editor wrote, "It is a great satisfaction to be able to say of any man, he is honest. In our acquaintance of twenty years with Mr. Russell and more or less dealing with him every year, we can truthfully say we believe he was strictly an honest man. He was kind and considerate to everybody." His obituary concluded: "He has been a resident of Stuart for about forty years, and all the town knew and respected him."

 

Among the family legends is one that Abraham's father was a Presbyterian minister who secretly harbored Jesuit priests and, as a result, was thrown into prison where he died. Then the mother fled with her family to a ship bound for America and died during the voyage. Abraham and his three brothers were placed in a Catholic orphanage in Canada's Quebec Province, and that is how they came to be reared as Catholics. The story is probably apocryphal.

 

According to another family tradition, and his obituaries, his parents left Ireland for America when he was only two years old. His mother died during the voyage and was buried at sea. The remainder of the family landed in Canada; later Abraham moved to New Orleans and from there Des Moines.

 

Abraham Russell migrated from Canada to the United States between 1842 and 1859, but the exact date is unknown. When he applied to the Guthrie County District Court for United States citizenship on 13 October 1886, he was able to satisfy the court that "he had been a resident of the United States for more than three years previous to arriving at the age of twenty-one years." When the federal census of 1900 was taken, the enumerator reported that Abram Russell had immigrated to the U.S. in 1842 and had been living here for 58 years. See National Archives microcopy T623, roll 434,v 30, enumeration district 64, sheet 13. On the other hand, in the 1905 Census conducted by the State of Iowa, the enumerator reported that Abr. Russell had been living for 56 years in the United States, thus indicating that he came to this country in 1859. According to this same census, he had been a resident of Iowa for 50 years although his marriage at Des Moines in 1862 would indicate that he had actually been in the state for at least 53 years.

 

There is no mention in his obituary of Civil War service, but there is a strong family tradition that he was wounded in battle, captured, and spent time in a prison camp. His right arm was permanently crippled as a result of a bullet wound, it is said. He became a sympathizer with the South and bitterly resented the parody, "John Brown's body." It is said that someone else obtained the discharge, and he never received a pension.

 

According to one group of family legends, he went down to New Orleans and joined the Confederate army; according to another he served in the Union Army. He probably served in neither army since he was in Polk County, Iowa, at least as early as 2 July 1862, when he married Anna Fines, and had children born there in 1863, 1864, and 1866.

 

However, in the same 1905 Iowa Census cited above, Abraham Russell reported that he served in Company 43, Regiment 1 of Mississippi infantry. He said he enlisted in June 1862, was wounded, and was discharged in October 1864. The census taker noted that Abraham Russell "thinks above is correct" so perhaps he qualified his answers to the questions about Civil War service. A search of the compiled service records of Confederate soldiers who served in organizations from the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri, on file at the National Archives in Washington D.C., reveals no one named A., Abe, Abram, or Abraham Russell with service in such a unit. However, it is conceivable that he served in some other Confederate unit or in a unit whose records have been lost.

 

All of the Union Army service records are on file at the National Archives also. These records consist of the original enlistment papers which show date and place of birth, date, and place of enlistment, muster rolls which trace the soldier's career in the army, and the discharge papers. A search of all the Union Army service records for soldiers named A., Abe, Abram, or Abraham Russell disclose none who were born in Ireland on or about 24 September 1836 or 1839.

 

Also on file at the National Archives are the pension applications and, where pensions were granted, the certificates and related papers. There is no evidence that Abraham Russell ever attempted to obtain a pension although if wounded while in federal service, he certainly would have been entitled to one.

 

In none of the federal censuses which attempted to list Union Army veterans did Abraham Russell report that he was a veteran.

 

According to his obituary, "In 1862 he was married to Miss Annie Fines at Des Moines. Three children were born of this union: Samuel, Anna (later sister Mary Malania) deceased, and Mary of Chicago. Mrs. Russell died at their home in Des Moines in 1867."

 

According to the Iowa State Department of History and Archives at Des Moines, the marriage of Abraham Russell and Anne Fines on 2 July 1862 is recorded in the early marriage records of Polk County. The Iowa State Department of History and Archives has a compilation of Woodland cemetery gravestone inscriptions also. Among these is this inscription:

 

Anna Russell

Wife of Abraham

Died

June 12, 1866

Age 21 yrs. 6 mos.

 

The records of Woodland cemetery indicate that she is buried in block 10, lot 3, but we were unable to locate her gravestone during a visit to the cemetery in 1977.

 

According to his obituary, "After he had grown to manhood, he went to Chicago, about the time of the Chicago fire. From there he went to New Orleans and several other places, and later bought and operated the Red Head Coal Mines at Des Moines."

 

Abraham Russell may have traveled about the county and lived in Chicago and New Orleans for a time, but this was probably before the Civil War. The chronological reference to the Chicago fire is almost certainly erroneous since that disaster occurred 8 October 1871, long after Abraham Russell settled in Iowa, and there is no evidence that he left Iowa for any extended period of time after coming to Des Moines in the early 1860s.

 

The reference to the Redhead coal mines is also puzzling. Coal was discovered in Polk County about 1840, but since wood was so plentiful, there was very little demand for coal until about 1865. It was gathered here and there from veins in the bluffs along the Des Moines river, shoveled into wheelbarrows, and dumped into wagons. Thirty bushels were called a "load", without weighing.

 

Wesley Redhead, realizing the need for intelligent prospecting and development, organized a coal company in November 1864 and began the first systematic mining. In August 1865, Redhead and a number of other prominent men organized the Des Moines Coal Company and opened up a slope north of town on the west side of the Des Moines river. This was operated a number of years until the pocket became exhausted.

 

In January 1873 Redhead, who had bought out the interests of the interests of the other members of the firm, began prospecting on his land west of South Park near the south end of the West Seventh Street bridge. Redhead was convinced that coal occurred below the upper vein which was being worked so he began drilling. After penetrating three thin beds of coal and a dense limestone layer, a five-foot bed of coal was reached on 2 June 1873 at a depth of 150 feet. The Black Diamond Mine was at once sunk and equipped with the best machinery available, and employment at the mine quickly rose to 40 men.

 

In 1867, when the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad was built to Des Moines, the Des Moines Coal Company was producing one or two cars a day, but by 1876, 20 car loads a day were being furnished, and 150 men were employed. The name of the company was changed in 1874 to the "Pioneer Coal Company", and the mine was given the same name. Redhead continued to own the company into the 1880s. See History of Coal Mining in Iowa, by James H. Lees, pp. 566-567.

 

It is possible that Abraham Russell worked as a miner for Wesley Redhead during part of this period, and it is even more conceivable that he was one of Redheads early partners. But he never "bought and operated the mines." The 1871 City Directory of Des Moines contains a listing for a man named A. Russell; occupation miner, residing at W S Front N. of School. This man may or may not have been our Abraham Russell.

 

Although Abraham Russell was not listed in the 1860 Census of Polk County, in the 1870 census of Valley Township, Polk County, Abraham Russell and his son Samuel, age six, were living with John Dooley and family. Dooley was listed as a brickmaker owning $3,700 of real estate and $300 of personal property. Abraham Russell was listed as a brickmaker owning $1,400 of real estate and $250 of personal property. So perhaps Dooley and Russell were partners. In the same house were ten other young men listed as "works on brkyd" and only one other, John Karney, owned any real estate—so maybe he was a third partner. Abraham Russell's other two children, Annie and Mary, are not listed in this census. Perhaps they were staying with relatives in another county. See National Archives microcopy M593, roll 415. pp. 401R, 402. While it is possible that Abraham Russell switched from brickmaking to coal mining in 1871, the similarity in names may be no more than a coincidence.

 

According to his obituary, Abraham Russell and Mary Alice (Kenefick) Keenen, a widow, were married at Des Moines in 1874. We have not found a record of this marriage in Polk County marriage records.

 

Mary Alice Kenefick's parents, William Kenefick and Margaret Cronin, natives of County Cork, Ireland, were married 7 January 1842 at St. Nicolas Catholic church, St. Sylvestre, Lotbiniere County, Province of Quebec. After their marriage, they settled at Leeds Village, a small farming community about ten miles south of St. Sylvestre in adjoining Megantic County. According to family tradition, about 1855, they joined a group of Irish families, many of which were closely related, in a migration from Lotbiniere and Megantic counties to Wisconsin. They probably traveled by boat, up the St. Lawrence River and through the Great Lakes. William and Margaret (Cronin) Kenefick settled on a farm near Ripon, Fond du Lac County. In 1868, they again joined a group of families who migrated from the Ripon area to farms near Ackley, Iowa. Ackley is astride the line separating Hardin and Francklin counties and is only a few miles west of Butler and Grundy counties.

 

Mary Alice Kenefick's first husband, John Keenan, was a farmer. According to the 1870 Census of Osceola Township, Franklin County, Iowa, he owned real estate valued at $3,000 and $200 of personal property. According to the census record, he was 25 years old and a native of New York; his wife, Mary, was 24 years old and a native of Canada; and their daughter Margaret was two years old and a native of Iowa. John Kenefick, Mary's brother, owned the adjoining farm. The next farm belonged to James Keenan, John's father. See National Archives microcopy M593, roll 392, p. 394R. According to the history of Butler County cited earlier, John Keenan died in Texas in 1873. There is a family tradition that he went south to do some construction work and died of yellow fever or malaria while away from home.

 

We do not know how Mary Alice and Abraham met one another. It is possible that they had known one another while they were living in Canada or had mutual friends. However, after their marriage, according to Abraham Russell's obituary,

 

"From Des Moines the family moved to Newton, where Mr. Russell started the first brickyard. Selling his business there they went to Adel and finally settled at Stuart where they have resided for 40 years, coming here about the time the town was laid out. The only buildings here then were the post office and one or two other buildings on the south side of the track. The Russell family is numbered among the pioneer settlers and endured the privations and hardships of the earlier days. Mr. and Mrs. Russell kept a boardinghouse until 16 or 17 years ago, when he went into the coal business."

We have not yet searched the land records of Polk County to determine when Abraham Russell and his family left Des Moines. Nor have we searched the records of Jasper County to determine how long he owned a brickyard at Newton.

 

However, according to the land records of Dallas and Guthrie counties, he and his wife engaged in a series of real estate transactions in those counties beginning in 1874.

 

On 28 January 1874, Abraham Russell "of Polk County" paid George W. and Mary V. Hall $200 for 40 acres in Spring Valley Township of Dallas County described as the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 25 in Township. ___________, range ___________. The deed was recorded 2 April 1874 in deed book 9, p. 57. This 40-acre tract, bought in the dead of winter, may have been purchased primarily for speculation. We do not know if the Russell family ever actually lived there. However, it was less than a mile from the farm owned by Abraham's brother, Thomas J. Russell.

 

A year later, on 18 February 1875, Mary A. Russell paid L. and H.A. Richel $335 for lot 3 in block 27 of the town of Guthrie (now known as "Menlo") in adjoining Guthrie County. This lot may have included a house since their daughter, Nellie, was born at Menlo on 15 March 1875. On 24 April 1875, Mary A. and Abraham Russell sold this lot for $550 to John and Ida M. Brindley. Both deeds were recorded 11 May 1875 in deed book U, p. 72.

 

On 4 December 1875, Abraham Russell paid J.H. and Amanda Taylor $100 for lot 9 in the East Addition to the town of Stuart. The deed was recorded 3 February 1876 in deed book D, p. 169.

 

On 15 June 1876, Abraham and Mary Russell "of Guthrie County" sold the 40-acre tract in Dallas County which they had purchased for $200 in January 1874 to S.G. Birdsall for $400. The deed was recorded 23 June 1876 in deed book 15, p. 559.

 

A week later, on 23 June 1876, Abraham Russell paid Charles and Lois G. Stuart $255 for lot 25 in block 17 of Stuart. The deed was recorded 29 June 1876 in deed book D, p 286. This site became their permanent home and, although the records indicate that it was purchased in June 1876, we have a copy of a fire insurance policy which shows that the Russell family was living there and operating a saloon on the premises as early as January 1876.

 

The insurance policy, dated 22 January 1876, reads in part:

 

"The Phoenix Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut In consideration of Thirty Dollars, To them in hand paid by the assured hereinafter named, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, DO INSURE Abraham Russell of Stuart, Iowa, AGAINST LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE TO THE AMOUNT OF Twelve Hundred Dollars For the period of One year, as follows:

($700) Seven Hundred Dollars on his one-and-a-half-story frame shingle roof Building with one-story frame addition, occupied by the Assured as a Saloon and Dwelling, ($200) Two Hundred Dollars on his Household furniture, ($100) One Hundred Dollars on his Beds and Bedding and ($200) Two hundred Dollars on his stock of Beer, Wine, Cigars, and Oysters all contained therein, situated on Lot No 25 Block No. 17 in the town of Stuart, Gutherie County, Iowa."

Abraham Russell joined The Centennial Mutual Life Association of Iowa on 24 June 1876 and Purchased a $5,000 assessable life insurance policy. This Association assessed each living member up to $1.00 whenever a member died, paying over to the beneficiaries the amount collected less the cost of collection. According to the policy issued to him, he was 39 years old then.

 

We also have a copy of a tax receipt dated 3 October 1876 from E.J. Reynolds, Treasurer of Guthrie County, to A. Russell for $1.35. He was assessed $1 for consolidated taxes on lot 25, block 17 at Stuart, valued at $35, plus 15% interest and 20________ costs. Apparently he had not paid his taxes on time that year.

 

On 19 July 1877, Abraham and Mary A. Russell gave a quit-claim deed for the south half of lot 5 and all of lot 6 in block one in Kenworthy's Second Addition to the Town of Stuart to James P. Mills for $235. The deed was recorded 9 August 1877 in deed book B, p 631. Except for this quit-claim deed, there is no evidence in Gutherie County land records that the Russells ever had any ownership interest in this property. Joseph Kenworthy, one of the founders of Stuart, had platted this addition on 1 September 1871 and J.P. Mills purchased these lots from Joseph and Anna Kenworthy on 18 June 1875 for $100. This deed was recorded 23 October 1875 in deed book D, p 107.

 

When the 1880 Census was conducted, Abraham Russell was listed as "keeping a boarding house." In addition to his wife and eight children, there were 21 boarders so the little house must have been bursting at the seams. All but one of the boarders were men, and they included eight railroad brakemen, two day laborers, a brick mason, stone mason, dentist, coal dealer, machinist, carpenter, horseler, peddler, an 81-year-old man who had no occupation, a 28-year-old man whose occupation was not given, and an 18-year-old girl who was probably married to one of the other boarders. According to this census report, both Abraham Russell and his wife were born in Canada, but this notation was undoubtedly due to a misunderstanding. See 1880 Census of Iowa, National Archives Microcopy T9, roll 342, pp. 39, 40.

 

We have a copy of another fire and lightning insurance policy dated 19 April 1882 covering his property. The insurance policy reads in part:

 

BY THIS POLICY OF INSURANCE THE STATE INSURANCE COMPANY DES MOINES, IOWA In Consideration of Sixteen 75/100 Dollars Premium and of the requirements, limitations and conditions hereinafter contained Insure A. Russell. Stuart, Gutherie County, Iowa against LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE 7 Lightening Not exceeding the Sum of One Thousand Dollars On the following specified and located Property, namely $700 On his 1-story frame Shingle roof Building and Addition thereto occupied by Assured as a Boarding House and Situate on Lot 25 Blk 17, Stuart Iowa.

$100 his Beds and Bedding

$100 his Wearing Apparel

$100 his Household furniture; while

contained therein.

 

Attached to the policy is a description of the building which says the main building was 30 by 34 feet with two addition, one 12 by 12 and the other 14 by 30. According to this description, the building was built in 1878, but this date probably refers to one of the additions. There were three brick chimneys, and the building was warmed by stoves. The building was valued at $1,200. Abraham Russell was listed as the owner, and there were no encumbrances.

 

Abraham's next real estate transaction was somewhat irregular: He sold a lot he no longer owned. On 6 September 1883, Abraham and Mary Russell sold Lot 9 in the East Addition of Stuart to John H. Miller for $150. However, he no longer held the legal title to the property because he had previously sold it to his brother in July 1877. This problem was rectified on 23 October 1883 when he paid Thomas J. and Ellen Russell $100 for the lot. Both deeds were recorded 30 January 1884 in deed book H, pp. 230-231.

 

We have a copy of Abraham Russell's certificate of naturalization dated 13 October 1886 signed by F.M. Hopkins, clerk of the Gutherie County District Court. According to this certificate, Abraham Russell was a native of Ireland and "he had been a resident of the United States for a period of more than five years last past, and that he was a resident of the United States for more than three years previous to arriving at the age of twenty-one years."

 

On 17 August 1887, Abraham Russell paid Lewis Harviot $45 for Lot 24, adjoining their home site. The deed was recorded 18 August 1887 in deed book K, p. 267.

 

On 28 September 1891, Abraham and Mary A. Russell sold the 40 acres in Penn Township they had acquired in 1883 to William Hill for $600. It was encumbered by a $300 mortgage due 1 December 1892 so they lost $100 on this transaction. The deed was recorded 29 September 1891 in deed book 83, p. 545.

 

About 1893 or 1894, the Russells stopped taking in boarders and Abraham started a general merchandise store. He eventually closed that out and was a wood and coal dealer the rest of his life.

 

On 11 March 1902, Mary A. Russell paid Lois G. Stuart $100 for three lots adjoining their home, Lots 26, 27, and 28 in block 17. Lois G. Stuart was the widow of Charles Stuart, the town's founder. The deed was recorded the following day in deed book 116, p. 591.

 

Abraham Russell was known in the community as a fiery Irishman who would passionately defend "causes". On the other hand, he was so generous-hearted, that the family table was forever "set" for all comers—tramps, ne'er-do-wells, hungry friends, and relatives. At the time of his death, a great deal was on the books for coal bills—few of which were ever subsequently paid.

 

A week prior to his death, he crawled under a standing freight train to return home from a pasture on the opposite side of the tracks. The train began to move. He lay down between the rails, but a low-hanging brake beam caught his clothing and dragged him some distance. He died as a result of his injuries.

 

The story below, describing this accident, appeared in the Stuart Herald of Friday, 28 October 1910.

 

 

ACCIDENT TO ABE RUSSELL

Attempting to Crawl Under Freight Train

The Train Starts, and he is Dragged About Twenty Yards,

Abe Russell in attempting to crawl under a freight train on Sunday afternoon was most seriously injured, and although alive at the time this was written, his life is despaired of. The accident happened at a point halfway between the passenger station and the freight house. Mr. Russell had been on the south side of the tracks where his cow was picketed out, and on his return found a freight train standing on one of the tracks. He thought to save time by crawling under one of the cars and when underneath the train started dragging him twenty yards, mangling his body fearfully. It is not known whether Mr. Russell realized that a locomotive was attached to the train and it was about ready to leave, or not. The accident was witnessed by no one, but John Sanders, who was just west of the place where it occurred, saw Mr. Russell a moment before it happened and heard his cry. He returned to the spot and as he saw Mr. Russell dragged along made several attempts to reach and assist him, but failed in his effort. The train consisted of twenty-seven cars, twenty of which passed over the unfortunate man. Mr. Sanders was the first to reach him as soon as the train was stopped the trainmen and employees in and about the yard came to render what assistance was possible. Dr. McGrew was called and was soon on the ground with his auto and conveyed Mr. Russell to Stuart Hospital where, with Dr. Ball's assistance, his injuries were looked after. An examination revealed that six ribs were broken, also his collar bone and shoulder blade and left arm. In addition his feet were badly crushed.

This is his obituary, as it appeared in the Stuart Herald of Friday, 4 November 1910:

 

 

DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT

Abraham Russell


One of the Earlier Comers to Stuart,

Dies as a Result of Accident

Mr. A. Russell died at Stuart Hospital Sunday morning, October 30, 1910, from injuries sustained in the accident which befell him a week previous, the particulars of which was given in our issue of last week.

Abraham Russell was born in Donegal, Ireland, September 24, 1836, being 74 years of age at the time of his death. His father and family left their native home for this county when he was only two years of age and landed in Canada. His mother died on the voyage and was buried at sea. After he had grown to manhood, he went to Chicago about the time of the Chicago fire. From there he went to New Orleans and several other places and later bought and operated the Red Head Coal Mines at Des Moines. In 1862, he was married to Miss Annie Fines at Des Moines. Three children were born of this union—Samuel, Anna (later sister Anna Malania) deceased, and Mary of Chicago. Mrs. Russell died in Des Moines in 1867.

During the year of 1874, he was married to Mrs. Mary Keenan at Des Moines, who had two children by a former marriage—Mrs. Pete Faber of Valley Junction and Mrs. John Hill of Davenport. To this union there were born eight children, the youngest son, Francis, dying in infancy.

From Des Moines the family moved to Newton, where Mr. Russell started the first brickyard. Selling his business, there they went to Adel and finally located at Stuart, where they have resided for the past forty years, coming here about the time the town was laid out. The only buildings here then were the post office and one or two other buildings on the south side of the track. The Russell family is numbered among the pioneer settlers here and endured the privations and hardships of the earlier days. Mr. and Mrs. Russell kept a boarding house until sixteen or seventeen years ago, went he went into the coal business.

The funeral was held from the Catholic church Monday morning at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev. Father McNamara. His six sons-in-law, M.F. Kennedy, Will Dipple, Pete Faber, Will Yost, John Minard and Johnnie Hill, acted as pallbearers. Interment took place in the Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. Humphrey, Valley Junction; Mrs. Scanllan, Ackley, sister of Mrs. Russell; Ellen, James and Gus Russell and Mrs. O'Malley, Perry, nieces and nephews of Mr. Russell, and his only living relatives outside of his family; and all the children and their families were with him during his illness and in attendance at the funeral. The children are Mrs. Dipple, Silvis, Ill.; Mrs. Hill and Samuel Russell, Davenport; Mary Russell, Chicago, Mrs. Faber and Mrs. Yost, Valley Junction; Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. Minard, Nellie, Tom and Will Russell, and Mary Rose Russell, and adopted child, of Stuart.

His obituary in the Stuart News of __ November 1910 includes a lengthy eulogy:

 

 

Death of A. Russell

As our readers will remember , the last News gave an item about the terrible accident that happened to Abraham Russell the previous Sunday by being caught and his body mangled under the cars. He died last Sunday, Oct. 30, 1910, just one week from the time he was hurt.

He was born in County Dongal, Ireland Sept. 24, 1836, and was 74 years, 1 month, and six days old at his death. At the age of two years he came to Canada; later he moved to New Orleans, and from there Des Moines where he married Anna Fines in 1862. To this union was born three children, Samuel, Mary of Chicago, and Anna, later sister Melania of Dubuqu Mt. Carmel Convent, now dead. His wife has having died some time previously, he married Mrs. Mary Keenan who then had two children, Mrs. Julia Hill, and Mrs. Peter Faber of Valley Junction. To this last union were born eight children, all of whom are living except one who died in infancy. These were Nellie, Tom, Lizzie, Laura, Willie, Mattie, Stella, and Frances.

The funeral was held at the Catholic church conducted by the Rev. McNamara and his six sons-in-law acted as pallbearers.

On this occasion the pastor preached a very fine sermon from the text found in John 16 and 20th verse, last clause; "And ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy."

The Rev. Father spoke feelingly of the great cause for joy that his family had that in the great mercy of God, he was spared for a whole week after his hurt before the end came which time was profitably spent in preparation for his great change. It is not with reluctance, but the greatest pleasure that we turn from these statistical facts to the man himself. We do not suppose he had an enemy in the broad world; no reason why he should have; always kind, obliging, neighborly, a kindly smile, and friendly word he had for all he met; after the usual greeting, he always added "a nice day." All the days, no matter what the weather, were nice days to him, for he was at peace with God and his fellowman. He could always say with the old song,

"No changes of season or place,

Can make any change in my mind."

It is a great satisfaction to be able to say of any man, he is honest. In our acquaintance of twenty years with Mr. Russell and more or less dealing with him every year, we can truthfully say we believe he was strictly an honest man. He was kind and considerate to everybody. Even during his last terrible week of injury and suffering he was patient and kind. It was a great comfort to his family to have him with them for this last sacred week; and in this as Father McNamara's text expressed it "their sorrow was turned into joy."

A plain but good man has gone from us; may we receive benefit from his example. He has been a resident of Stuart for about forty years, and all the town knew and respected him.

"Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like his."

By his last will, signed 17 September 1907, Abraham Russell bequeathed all of his property to his wife:

 

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN:

I, A. Russel of the County of Guthrie, in the State of Iowa, being of full age and sound mind, do make, publish, and declare this my last will and testament; that is to say:

First. I direct that all my lawful debts, the expenses of my last sickness and burial, and of the administration of my estate be first paid, and subject thereto—

2nd. I give, devise, and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary A. Russel, all my estate, both real and personal, in whatever it may consist of or wherever situated, at my decease, to be by her used and disposed of during her natural life, precisely the same as I myself, might do were I living, including the power to sell, convey, release, exchange, invest, and reinvest in the same manner I might do were I living; and to distribute the same by gift or otherwise among my children, at any time during her life as shall seem to her proper; and to apportion the same among my children, by will, at her decease, according to her own judgment and discretion.

In witness whereof I hereunto subscribe my name at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, this seventeenth (17th) day of September, A. D. 1907.

 

/S/ A. Russel

_____________________

The foregoing instrument, consisting of one sheet of paper, was on the 17th day of September, A.D. 1907, subscribed by the testator, A. Russel, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of each of the undersigned, who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have signed our names hereto as subscribing witnesses.

/S/ ?

_____________________

/S/ ?

_____________________

On 29 May 1923, Mary A. Russell, "a single woman" sold Lots 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28 to her daughter, Nellie Russell, for "One dollar and other good and valuable considerations." The deed, signed with her mark, was recorded 29 October 1928 in deed book __, p____. R.M. Sayre, a notary public, notarized the deed on 29 May 1923.

 

Mary Alice Russell died 1 October 1928. According to her death certificate, cause of death was "chronic cardiac decompression," and gangrene of the left foot was contributory. See Guthrie County death records, v 39, p 1089.

 

Her obituary was published in the Stuart Herald of Friday, 12 October 1928:

 

 

Obituary of Mrs. A. Russell

Mrs. Mary Alice Russell, widow of the late Abraham Russell, passed quietly out of this life at her home in Stuart, Iowa, October 1, 1928 at eleven p.m., being eighty-two years, six months, and five days old.

The funeral was held Thursday morning at nine o'clock at All Saints church. Father Toher preached a beautiful sermon, pointing out the exemplary Catholic life of the deceased, and the Christian patience and fortitude she bore in her last illness. She was a member of the Alter and Rosary Society, which met at the home Wednesday evening and recited the Rosary for the repose of her soul. Many beautiful floral offerings and spiritual bouquets adorned her casket as a token of the high esteem, which her friends held for her.

The pallbearers were her six sons-in-law: John Minard, Creston; John Hill, Rock Island, Illinois; William Dipple, Marion; William Yost, Valley Junction; Pete Faber, Valley Junction; Mercer Kennedy, Des Moines.

She was born at Leeds, Canada, in the year of 1846. When she was nine years of age, with her parents, she moved to Ripon, Wisconsin, and later to Iowa.

She was united to Abraham Russell in Des Moines, later moving to Stuart in 1873, residing here until her death.

The surviving children are: Samuel Russell, and Mrs., Julia Hill, Rock Island, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Oakes, Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. Margaret Faber and Mrs. Elizabeth Yost of Valley Junction; Mrs. Martha Kennedy and Mr. Will Russell, Des Moines; Mrs. Tom Russell, Rock Island, Illinois; Mrs. Laura Dippel, Marion; Mrs. Stella Minard, Creston; Nellie Russell, Stuart, and Sister Marie Fleurette, Ottumwa. Two children, Sister Mary Melina and son Francis, preceded her death. There were forty-eight grandchildren.

Out-of-town relatives and friends present were one sister, Mrs. H. Scallon, Ackley; a brother, Richard Kenefick, Garner, Iowa; two nieces, Ellen Russell of Perry and Mrs. G.W. McLaughlin of Sioux City; two nephews, James and William Russell, of Perry; grandchildren with their families were: Charles Yost, Mary Williams, Valley Junction; Elizabeth Gray, Des Moines; Peter Faber, Des Moines, Bernard Faber, Valley Junction, Algy Harris and daughter, Des Moines; Winifred Van Hoomisseen, Des Moines, Edgar V. Hill, Peoria, Illinois. Friends were: Misses Anna, May McDonald, Des Moines; Mrs. Minnie Kearney, Valley Junction; Mrs. H. Potter, Des Moines.

On 24 July 1935, less than three months before her death, Nellie Russell sold the Russell home and five lots at Stuart to William Russell, "my brother", for $300. The deed was recorded 27 July 1935 in deed book 245, p 418.

 

On 1 November 1938, William J. Russell, "single, of Moline, Illinois" signed a land contract transferring the property to J.E. Patterson and C.W. Harkins for a series of payments totaling $670. The contract required a payment of $20 at signing and $100 to Leone Jennewein Becker "for all her right, title, and interest" with the balance of $550 due in monthly installments of $20 beginning in 1 November 1938. The contract was recorded __ _________ ____ in deed book 262, p 329. On 11 August 1939, J.E. Patterson and his wife Gladys assigned their interest in the contract to Milo S. Crouse. This assignment was recorded __ ____________ ____ in deed book, 224, p 311. On February 1940, W.C. and Lulu Harkins assigned their interest in the contract to Milo S. Crouse. This assignment was recorded __ ________ ____ in deed book 224, p 324. On 27 February 1940, William J. Russell, "single (being the same person as William Russell the grantee in the deed from Nellie Russell) of Rock Island County and State of Illinois" sold these lots to Milo S. Crouse for one dollar and other consideration. This deed was recorded 26 March 1940 in deed book 259, p 317. The deed was executed in compliance with the terms of the contract of sale to J.E. Patterson and W.C. Harkins recorded in book 262, p 329 and assigned to grantee.

 

The Russell/Fines are believed to have had about three children, others which may have died in infancy are unknown.

 

The Russell/Keneficks are believed to have had about eight children, others which may have died in infancy are not unknown. They also adopted one more.

 

Mary Alice Kenefick (Keenan) is believed to have had two children from a previous marriage to John Keenan.

 

Abraham and Anna (Fines) Russell had three children:

 

Samuel John Russell = Ellen Ball

Anna Fines Russell (Sr. Mary Melania)

Mary Esther Russell = John Oakes

 

John and Mary Alice (Kenefick) Keenan had two children:

 

Margaret Keenan (Maggie) = Peter Faber

Julia Ann Keenan = John Howard Hill

 

Abraham and Mary Alice (Kenefick-Keenan) Russell had eight children and adopted one:

 

Helena Agnes Russell (Nellie)

Elizabeth Hannah Russell (Lizzie) = William Clifford Yost

Martha Melania Russell (Mattie) = Mercer Finney Kennedy

(a/k/a Francis Michael Kennedy)

Thomas Abraham Russell = Martha R. Hornby Porter

(a/k/a Mattie B. Hornby)

Lauretta Cecelia Russell = George William Dippel

William James Russell = 1) Ada _______ Morgan

2) _____ _____ Emmack

Francis James Russell (Frankie)

Estella Josephine Russell (Stella) = John Rolland Minard

 

This child was adopted by Abraham and Mary Alice Russell:

 

Mary Rebecca Rose (Sr. Mary Fleurette, C.H.M.)

 

 

William S. Russell (1860 - 1934)

 

William S.5 Russell (Thomas J.4, Alexander3, __________2, _____________1) was born __ ___ 1860 at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, the son of Thomas J. and Ellen (McCormick) Russell. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in Polk County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died 24 April 1934, age approximately 74, of _________ at 1901 Otley Avenue, Perry, Dallas County, Iowa and is buried in Violet Hill cemetery there. See Dallas County death records, v 1934, no. 29.

 

William S. Russell was never married.

 

 

Thomas J. Russell (1862 - 1935)

_______ ______ ______ (18__ - 19__)

 

Thomas J.5 Russell (Thomas J.4, Alexander3, __________2, _____________1) __ ___ 1862 at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of Thomas J. and Ellen (McCormick) Russell. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ _______ 1935, age approximately 73, of ___________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in Violet Hill cemetery at Perry, Dallas County, Iowa. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married _________ _______ ___ _______ ____, at _________ church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. _____________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) __________________. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

In his mother's obituary which appeared in The Perry Advertiser of 27 September 1901, he was reported as "Dr. Thomas Russell of St. Louis."

 

The Russells had ___ children:

 

 

James F. O'Malley (1864 - 1917)

Mary Ann Russell (1865 - 1917)

 

James F.2 O'Malley (Martin1) was born 3 June 1864 at _____________, _____________ County, Iowa, the son of Martin and Julia (Basquil) O'Malley. His birth is recorded in __________County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died 26 June 1917, age 53, of ____________, at _____________, Dallas County, Iowa, and is buried in Violet Hill cemetery at Perry, Dallas County, Iowa. See Dallas County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Mary Ann Russell __ _______ ____, at _______ church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born 18 March 1865 at _______________, __________ County, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas J. and Ellen (McCormick) Russell. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died 27 July 1917, age 52, of _____________ at Beaver Township, Dallas County, Iowa and is buried in Violet Hill cemetery at Perry, Dallas County, Iowa. See Dallas County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

The O’Malleys had four children:

 

Ellen _________ O'Malley

Eulalia _________ O'Malley

Francis _________ O'Malley

Thomas _________ O'Malley

 

 

John H. Russell (1867 - 1941)

_________ _______ (18__ - 19__)

 

John H.5 Russell (Thomas J.4, Alexander3, __________2, _____________1) was born __ ___ 1867 at _______________, __________ County, Iowa, the son of Thomas J. and Ellen (McCormick) Russell. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ ________ 1941, age approximately 74, of _________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in Violet Hill cemetery at Perry, Dallas County, Iowa. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married _________ _______ __ _______ ____ _________ _______, at _________ church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were ____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) __________________. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

The Russells had ____ children:

 

 

Ellen Russell (1870 - 1953)

 

Ellen5 Russell (Thomas J.4, Alexander3, __________2, _____________1) was born __ ___ 1870 (her death certificate says 15 November 1871) at _______________, __________ County, _________, the daughter of Thomas J. and Ellen (McCormick) Russell. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

She died 5 August 1953, age approximately 83, of ___________ at 1901 Otley Avenue, Perry, Dallas County, Iowa, and is buried in Violet Hill cemetery there. See Dallas County death certificates, v 5, p. 126.

 

Ellen Russell never married.

 

 

James Russell (1873 - 1955)

 

James5 Russell (Thomas J.4, Alexander3, __________2, _____________1) was born __ ___ 1873 at _______________, __________ County, Iowa, the son of Thomas J. and Ellen (McCormick) Russell. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ ________ 1955, age approximately 82, of __________ at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, and is buried in Violet Hill cemetery at Perry, Dallas County, Iowa. See Polk County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

James Russell never married.

 

 

Augustus I. Russell (1875 - 19__)

________ ______ ______ Flynn (18__ - 19__)

______ _______ Flynn (18__ - 19__)

 

Augustus I.5 Russell (Thomas J.4, Alexander3, __________2, _____________1) was born __ ___ 1875 at Spring Valley Township, Dallas County, Iowa, the son of Thomas J. and Ellen (McCormick) Russell. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died ________________, age ___, of _______________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in Violet Hill cemetery at Perry, Dallas County, Iowa. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married _________ _______(________) Flynn ___ _______ c. 1915 at ___________ church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) __________________. Her birth is recorded in _______ County birth records, v. __, no. ____. She died _________________, age ____, of ___________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________ cemetery at _______________. See ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______ and _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

She married, first, __________ Flynn __ _________ ____, at ______, _________ County, _________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

_____ ______ Flynn was born ___ _____ _____, at __________, _________ County, ________, the son of ______ _______ and ______ ________ (_________) Flynn. His birth is recorded in _______ County birth records, v. __, no. ____.

 

He died _________________, age ____, of ___________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________ cemetery at _______________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

______ _______ and _______ ______ (_______) Flynn had one child:

 

Goldie Flynn

 

Augustus I. and ______ ______ (_______) Flynn Russell had no children.

 

 

John Henneberry (1867 - 1943)

Honora E. Russell (1878 - 1944)

 

John2 Henneberry (Dave1) was born 11 November 1867 at _____________, _____________ County, Illinois, the son of Dave and _________ (_______) Henneberry. His birth is recorded in ________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died 2 January 1943, age 75, of ___________ at Spring Valley Township, Dallas County, Iowa, and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at Joliet, ___________ County, Illinois. See Dallas County death records, r 4, p. 101.

 

He married Honora E. Russell __ _______ ____, at ___________ church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were ____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Honora E. Russell was born __ ___ 1878 (her death certificate at Perry shows his birth date as 4 April 1877) at Spring Valley Township, Dallas County, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas J. and Ellen (McCormick) Russell. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in Dallas County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

She died 7 November 1944, age approximately 66, of ___________ at Illoyer Nursing Home, Spring Valley Township, Dallas County, and is buried in Violet Hill cemetery at ________________________. See Dallas County death certificates, v 4, p. 131.

 

The Henneberrys had ___ children:

 

 

Samuel John Russell (1863 - 1931)

Ellen Ball (1867 - 1950)

 

Samuel John5 Russell (Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born on 21 July 1863 at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, the son of Abraham and Anna (Fines) Russell. His birth is recorded in Polk County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died on 30 November 1931, age 68, at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, _______, and he is buried in Calvary cemetery at Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois. His death is recorded in __________________ County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in _________________________________.

 

He married Ellen Ball on 26 April 1892 at __________ church, Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ church, _______________ Street, _______________. Rev. _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. See also Guthrie County marriage records, v 1, p. 130, v 2, p. 103.

 

Ellen Ball was born on 5 August 1867 at ______________, Scott County, Iowa, the daughter of Micheal and Rose (Farrell) Ball. Her birth is recorded in Scott County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died on __ __________ 1950, age _______, at _____________, ______________ County, ___________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in ____________ cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

Samuel John Russell grew up in Stuart where his father moved about 1875. After he graduated from high school there, he went to work for the Rock Island Railroad. He then taught school for a while and again went back to work for the railroad. Later, he took a job with the Omaha Bee as a combination collector and reporter.

 

In 1884, he began to study law under County Attorney T. J. Mahoney at Omaha. After leaving there, he served for two years as editor of a weekly newspaper at Stuart. He resumed school teaching until October 1890, when he rejoined the Rock Island Railroad. In 1897, he was transferred from Stuart to Rock Island, Illinois, where he eventually became general agent for the Rock Island-Chicago division.

 

Samuel John Russell was described as being tall and gray-haired. He spoke in the manner of Winston churchhill. Ellen Ball was described as having a stammer.

 

The Russell/Balls are believed to have had about four children, others which may have died in infancy are unknown

 

Marcus Russell = Charlotte Morry

Paul Russell = Isabell _______

Ann Russell = Frank Beaudelier

Rosella Russell = L. Walter Pierson

 

 

Anna Fines Russell (Sr. Mary Melania) (1864 - 1892)

 

Anna Fines5 Russell (Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born on 28 November 1864 (or 1865) at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, the daughter of Abraham and Anna (Fines) Russell. Her birth is recorded in Polk County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

She died on 18 February 1892 (or 1891) of quick consumption, age __, at Mt. Carmel, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, _______, and she is buried in Mount Carmel cemetery at Mount Carmel, Dubuque County, Iowa. Her death is recorded in Dubuque County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

Anna Fines Russell never was married. She joined the Sisters of Charity religious order.

 

 

John Oakes (18__ - 18__)

Mary Esther Russell (1866 - 18__)

 

John2 Oakes (_____________1) was born on _______________, at _____________, _______________ County, ___________, the son of __________ and ___________ (_______________) Oakes. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died on ______________________, age __, at __________, _____ County, _________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, _______, and he is buried in __________ cemetery at ________. His death is recorded in __________________ County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

He married Mary Esther Russell on ____________, at ___________________ church, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ church, _______________ Street, _______________. Rev. _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. See also ______________ County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

Mary Esther Russell was born on 21 April 1866 at ______________, ___________ County, ___________, the daughter of Abraham and Anna (Fines) Russell. Her birth is recorded in ____________ County birth records, v. ___, p. ___.

 

She died on ________________________, age _______, at _____________, ______________ County, ___________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in Calvary cemetery at Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

The Oakes/Russells are believed to have no children.

 

John Oakes was described as being a drifter who deserted his wife and was not heard from again. He was known to follow the horse races.

 

Mary Esther Russell Oakes’ children were all born dead. She was described as having fair skin, red hair, and was 5'2" at the most. Her marriage to John Oakes was opposed by her father, as she was married at age 16 or 17, and she ran away with John Oakes. She lived in Chicago and later became senile and was committed to a state institution.

 

 

Peter Faber (c.1862 - c.1938)

Margaret Keenan (1868 - 1938)

 

Peter2 Faber (Peter1) was born on __ _______ c.1862 at _____________, _______________ County, Michigan (Illinois?), the son of Peter and Mary (Wise) Faber. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ___, no. ___

 

He died on __ ________ before 1938, age __, at Valley Junction, Polk County, Iowa. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, _______, and he is buried in __________ cemetery at ________. His death is recorded in __________________ County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

He married Margaret (Maggie) Keenan on 9 January 1890 (or 1889) at ________ church, at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa. The year "1890" in one of these records has been changed to "1889". Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see Guthrie County marriage records, v 1, p 95 and vol. 3, p 259.

 

Margaret Keenan was born on 15 July 1868 at Osceola Township, Franklin County, Iowa, the daughter of John and Mary Alice (Kenefick) Keenan. Her birth is recorded in Franklin County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died on __ July 1938 (a week before W.C. Yost) following a stroke, age _______, at _____________, ______________ County, Iowa. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in Glendale cemetery at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

Peter Faber was a switchman at the Rock Island Railroad, and he lost a hand in an railroad accident.

 

The Faber/Keenans are believed to have had about ten children, others which may have died in infancy are unknown:

 

Mary Mamie Faber = Algy Harris

Peter J. Faber = _________ _______

Bernard L. Faber = Etta _______

Cletus Faber

Loretta Faber = _________ _______

Edgar Faber = Mary Clegg

Thomas Faber = _________ _______

Elizabeth Faber = 1) ________ Gray

2) Pat Weekly

Willie Faber

Nellie Faber

Maurice Faber

?Agnes Faber = _________ Mandia?

 

 

John How(ard?) Hill (c1867 - 19__)

Julia Ann Keenan (1871 - 1954)

 

John How(ard?)2 Hill (______________1) was born on ___________c 1867 at _____________, _______________ County, ___________, the son of __________ and ___________ (_______________) _______________. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died on ______________________, age __, of ___________, at __________, _____ County, _________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, _______, and he is buried in Calvary cemetery at Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois. His death is recorded in __________________ County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

He married Julia Ann Keenan on ____________, at ___________________ church, Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa. Rev. ______________________ presided. Also see Guthrie County licenses v 4, p 636. The license was issued 23 November 1895 at Guthrie Center but there is no record of the marriage. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ church, _______________ Street, _______________. Rev. _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________.

 

Julia Ann Keenan was born on 4 September 1871 at Osceola Township, Franklin County, Iowa, the daughter of John and Mary Alice (Kenefick) Keenan. Her birth is recorded in Franklin County birth records, v. ___, p. ___.

 

She died on 5 April 1954, age 82, of ____________, at _____________, ______________ County, ___________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in Calvary cemetery at Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

John How(ard?) Hill worked for the railroad in Stuart. Then he moved to Davenport after he married and later to Rock Island.

 

The Hill/Keenans are believed to have had about two children, others which may have died in infancy are unknown:

 

Edgar V. Hill = Mildred Anderson

Jeanette Marie Hill = Earnest Wolfe

 

 

Helena Agnes Russell (Nellie) (1875 - 1935)

 

Helena Agnes5 Russell (Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born on 15 March 1875 at Menlo, Guthrie County, Iowa, the daughter of Abraham and Mary Alice (Kenefick-Keenan) Russell. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

She died on 4 October 1935, age 60, of cancer of the uterus at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa. The funeral was held __ _______ ____, at _________________ church, _______, and she was buried on 7 October 1935 in Calvary cemetery near Stuart, in Adair County, Iowa. Her death is recorded in Guthrie County death certificate F39 - 149 and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

Helena Agnes Russell never married. She was a telephone operator in Stuart for 30 years. Her nickname was "Nellie". Her gravestone is inscribed as follows:

 

Helena Agnes

Mar. 15, 1875

Oct. 4, 1935

 

 

William Clifford Yost (1869 - 1938)

Elizabeth Hannah Russell (Lizzie) (1876 - 1940)

 

William Clifford6 Yost (William5, Clifford4, Joseph3, Henry2, Johann Conrad1) was born 28 July 1869 probably at Spring Grove, East Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the son of William and Julia Ann (Sharp) Yost. His birth is recorded in Lancaster County birth records.

 

He died 28 July 1938, on his birthday, age 69, of lung cancer, at Valley Junction, (now West Des Moines), Polk County, Iowa. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ Church, _______, and he is buried in Resthaven Cemetery there. His death is recorded in Polk County death records.

 

He married Elizabeth Hannah Russell 23 September 1895 at the parsonage of All Saints Roman Catholic Church at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa. Reverend James Foley presided. Witnesses were Jau? A. Ball and Nellie Russell. See also Guthrie County marriage records, v 1, p. 159, no. _____. This record says they were married 23 September 1896. The return is dated 23 September 1895 and was registered 23 September 1896. See also Guthrie County marriage records, v. 4, p. 613.

 

She was born 12 September 1876 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the daughter of Abraham and Mary Alice (Kennefic Keenan) Russell. Her birth is recorded in Guthrie County birth records. She died 22 March 1940, age 63, of a heart attack, at West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ Church, __________, and she is buried in Resthaven Cemetery there. Her death is recorded in Polk County death records.

 

This biography is based largely on information supplied by their daughter, Alice Florence (Yost) Diederich.

 

After their marriage, Will Yost continued to work in Stuart for several years and their first two children, Charles Clifford and Alice Florence, were born there.

 

About 1902, Will returned to Pennsylvania and probably settled initially at Parkesburg, Chester County, where his parents were living. His grandson, J. William Diederich, has a leather-bound notebook inscribed "W.C. Yost, Parkesburg, Penna. 1902." He apparently began working at an iron forge at Crum Lynne, Delaware County, by March 1902 as this notebook contains a record of the number of blooms and weight of the iron made each day from 24 March through 14 October 1902. Following this record is the notation, "Wages made at Crum Lynne from March 24th until October 14, 1902. $563.57. Number of Blooms made at Crum Lynne: 1394." Their son, William Abraham, was born at Crum Lynne.

 

We do not know where he went from there, but in late 1903, he began working in a meat market at Spring City, Chester County. The next entry in his notebook is "Spring City 12/28/03" and reflects the number of hogs bought, their weight and price paid during the period from 28 December 1903 through 30 January 1904. Their daughter, Martha Elizabeth, was born at Spring City in October 1904. Except for a few addresses, the remaining pages of the notebook are blank.

 

In 1905, Will Yost brought his family back to Stuart, where he went to work for the Rock Island Railroad and eventually became a conductor on a branch freight run. In 1909, he was transferred to Valley Junction (now West Des Moines), a Rock Island division point. From then until his retirement in 1937, he was conductor on the Rock Island freight service from Valley Junction to Council Bluffs, Iowa, which was the length of the division run.

 

In 1920, he decided he would like to become a dairy farmer. He sold their nine-room modern home at Valley Junction for $4,500 and put $4,000 down on a 80-acre farm near Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin. He moved his wife and five youngest children from Valley Junction to the farm, where he planted a garden and bought a horse, cow, and some chickens. He also bought a Model T Ford so that his oldest son could drive the children to Ladysmith to attend the parochial school operated by the Servite Fathers.

 

However, except for a 90-day leave of absence from the Rock Island Railroad in the summer of 1921, he remained in Iowa. His job as conductor on the Rock Island paid well considering that wages were greatly reduced throughout the country because of a severe recession. The wages of trainmen and engineers remained stable because of the strength of their labor union, and the job of conductor was an important one. His responsibility was analogous to that of a ship's captain—he was in charge of his train.

 

By June 1922, he had become disenchanted with the idea of farming and the separation from his family so he brought his wife and children back to Valley Junction. He subsequently lost the Rusk County farm and had nothing to show for his years of savings.

 

In October 1924, he was seriously injured in a train wreck and while recuperating began to plan the construction of a new home on 12th Street in Valley Junction, where he had purchased five city lots. With his good income and the wages contributed for a year and a half by his daughter, Alice, he obtained a loan from a local savings and loan company to build a house on the center lot of the five lots.

 

Of Dutch Colonial style, the house had a large reception hall with an open staircase, a 28-foot living room with fireplace and bookshelves, formal dining room, kitchen, and four bedrooms. It originally cost $6,500, but by 1929, he had increased his investment in the property to $10,000 and paid off the debt. He landscaped the adjoining lots and planted many different decorative trees and shrubs, three different species of grapes, and many fruit trees. At long last, he realized his ambition to be an amateur horticulturist. The home place became his entire life, and he looked forward to retirement when he could just enjoy it entirely from morning till night. Normally, he would have retired at age 70, but he became ill in 1937 and retired then. Thus, he had only one short year to enjoy the fruits of his labor—and was sick most of that year.

 

The Yosts had seven children:

 

Charles Clifford Yost = Margaret Eiden

Alice Florence Yost = Joseph Charles Diederich

William Abraham Yost = Marya Wunnicke

Martha Elizabeth Yost = Eugene Charles Gray

Mary Loretta Yost = Vincent Earl Williams

George Russell Yost = Mary Hunnell

Lawrence Edward Yost = 1) ________ _______ ________

= 2) Florence Edith Goodman

 

 

Mercer Finney Kennedy (1881 - 1946)

Martha Melania Russell (1879 - 1943)

_______ _______ _______ (18__ - 19__)

 

Mercer Finney "Mike"2 Kennedy (Abraham1) (a/k/a Francis Michael Kennedy) was born on 13 April 1881 at Iowa Center, Marshall (?) County, Iowa, the son of George Abraham and Bertha Caroline (Finney) Kennedy. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died on 22 June 1946, age 65, of __________ at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, _______, and he is buried in Glendale cemetery at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. His death is recorded in Polk County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

He first married Martha Melania "Mattie" Russell on 29 October 1907 at All Saints Roman Catholic church, Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ church, _______________ Street, _______________. Rev. _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. See also Guthrie County marriage records, v 6, p 296, no 1868.

 

Martha Melania Russell ("Mattie") was born on 2 June 1879 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the daughter of Abraham and Mary Alice (Kenefick-Keenan) Russell. Her birth is recorded in Guthrie County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died on 19 March 1943, age almost 64, of __________ at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in Glendale cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

He married second ______________________________ on ____________, at ___________________ church, _______________, ______________ County, ____________________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ church, _______________ Street, _______________. Rev. _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. See also ______________ County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

______________ was born on _____________, at ______________, ___________ County, ___________, the daughter of ______________ and _____________ (________) ___________. Her birth is recorded in ____________ County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died on ________________________, age _______, at _____________, ______________ County, ___________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in ____________ cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

The Kennedy/Russells are believed to have had about six children, others which may have died in infancy are unknown.

 

Although he was born at Iowa Center, his parents moved to Maxwell, Story County, Iowa, when he was a boy. When he grew up, he went to work for the Rock Island Railroad and was later transferred to Stuart where he was a telegrapher. There he met and married "Mattie" Russell. He moved his family to Des Moines about 1922. He retired from the railroad prior to his death.

 

Mercer Finney Kennedy and Martha Melania (Russell) Kennedy had six children:

 

Mary Caroline Kennedy = J____ Leo Conley

George Abraham Kennedy = Vera Marie Woods

Francis James Kennedy = Madge _______ Minton

Helen Josephine "Nellie" Kennedy = Glen Wier

Alice Louis Kennedy = J_____ Leo Conley

Leo Joseph Kennedy

 

 

Thomas Abraham Russell (1881 - 1940)

Martha R______ "Mattie" Hornby (1887 - 1972)

_________ _______ Porter (18__ - 19__)

 

Thomas Abraham5 Russell (Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born on 19 (18?) February 1881 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the son of Abraham and Mary Alice (Kenefick-Keenan) Russell. His birth is recorded in Guthrie County birth records, book 1, p. 37, no 476.

 

He died on 20 January 1940, age 59, of _____________ at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, _______, and he is buried in Calvary cemetery near Stuart, in Adair County, Iowa. His death is recorded in Polk County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in _________________________________.

 

He married Martha R______ "Mattie" Hornby Porter (a/k/a Mattie B. Hornby) on 10 (16?) January 1913 at ___________________ church, Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ church, _______________ Street, _______________. Rev. _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. See also Guthrie County marriage records, v 7, p. 17.

 

Martha R_______ was born on __ _______ 1887 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Mary Lillie (Weise) Hornby. Her birth is recorded in Guthrie County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died on 23 February 1972, age 85, of _______________ at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in Calvary cemetery near Stuart. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

She married, first, _________ Porter on ___________, at ___________ church, _________, __________ County, _________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of the church, v. ____, p__. Rev. _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. See also Guthrie County marriage records, v. __, p. __.

 

He was born __ ________ ______, the son of __________ and _________ (________) Porter. See ________ County birth records, v. ___, no. _____. He died ____ ______ _____, age _____, of _________, at __________, _________ County, _______. His death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

The Porter/Hornbys are believed to have had about two children, others which may have died in infancy are unknown.

 

The Russell/Hornby-Porters are believed to have had about seven children, others which may have died in infancy are unknown.

 

The children of Martha R_________ "Mattie" (Hornby) Porter and _________ Porter:

 

Beulah _________ Porter = Don _____ Hazelwood

Garnet _________ Porter = James ______ Irwin

 

The children of Thomas Abraham and Martha R_____ "Mattie" (Hornby Porter) Russell:

 

Joseph Abraham Russell = Prudy ______ Johnson

Thomas ________ Russell = _________ _______

Patricia _______ Russell

Eugene ______ Russell = _________ _______

Mary Rose Russell = W________ J______ Krzakala

Maurise _____ Russell

Gerald ______ Russell = _________ _______

 

 

George William Dippel (1881 - 1965)

Lauretta Cecelia Russell (1883 - 1967)

 

George William2 Dippel (John Henry1) was born 13 August 1881 at Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, the son of John Henry and Elizabeth _________ (Thompson) Dippel. His birth is recorded in Grundy County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died 17 January 1965, age 83, of ___________ at Tucson, Pima County, Arizona. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, _______, and he is buried in Holy Hope Catholic cemetery at Tucson. His death is recorded in __________________ County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in _________________________________.

 

He married Lauretta Cecelia Russell 20 January 1907 at Catholic Patronage church, Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa. Rev. M.J. McNamara presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ church, _______________ Street, _______________. See also ______________ County marriage records, v 6, p 247, no. 1171.

 

Lauretta Cecelia Russell born 8 February 1883 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the daughter of Abraham and Mary Alice (Kenefick-Keenan) Russell. Her birth is recorded in Guthrie County birth records, book 1, p 77, no. 994 (the name was recorded as "Lorettie Selie Russle"). She died 8 October 1967, age 84, of _____________ at Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, and is buried in Holy Hope Catholic cemetery there. See the death records of ___________ church, p. _____. See Pima County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________. Obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

The Dippels resided at 3661 South Seventh Avenue, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, for _____ years after he retired.

 

The Dippel/Russells are believed to have had about four children, but some of these died in infancy, and their names are unknown.

 

George William and Lauretta Cecelia (Russell) Dippel had at least four children.

 

Marie Lenore Dippel = 1) _________ _______

= 2) Mervin Wessmiller

William Edward Dippel = _________ _______

Donald Joseph Dippel = _________ _______

David George Dippel = Louise McAllister

 

 

William James Russell (1885 - 1956)

Ada ______ Morgan (18__ - 19__)

______ _______ Emmack (18__ - 19__)

 

William James5 Russell (Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born 15 January 1885 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the son of Abraham and Mary Alice (Kenefick-Keenan) Russell. His birth is recorded in Guthrie County birth records, v 1, no. 1620.

 

He died 27 September 1956, age 71, of ___________ at Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, _______, and he is buried in Calvary cemetery at Rock Island. His death is recorded in Rock Island County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in _________________________.

 

He married, first, Ada _________ Morgan 21 October 1908 at ___________ church, Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa. Rev. _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ church, _______________ Street, _______________. See also Guthrie County marriage records, v 6, p 362, no. 2001.

 

Ada Morgan was born _____________, at ______________, ___________ County, ___________, the daughter of Garrett and Lee Anna (Cline) Morgan. Her birth is recorded in ____________ County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died ________________________, age ____, of _______________, at _____________, ______________ County, ___________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in ____________ cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

He married, second, _______ _________ Emmack __ _______ _______, at ___________________ church, _______________, ______________ County, ____________________. Rev. _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ church, _______________ Street, _______________. See also ______________ County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

______________ was born _____________, at ______________, ___________ County, ___________, the daughter of ______________ and _____________ (________) Emmack. Her birth is recorded in ____________ County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died ________________________, age ____, of _______________, at _____________, ______________ County, ___________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in ____________ cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

William James and Ada (Morgan) Russell had no children, but they adopted two children.

 

Winifred "Peggy" DeGreta (Moffit) Russell = Jerome _______ Van Hoomissen

Joseph Vincent (Kovochin) Russell = Marie _______ Novack

 

The Russell/Emmacks are believed to have had about ______ children, but some of these died in infancy, and their names are unknown.

 

 

Francis James Russell (1887 - 1888)

 

Francis James5 Russell ("Frankie") (Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born 25 March 1887 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the son of Abraham and Mary Alice (Kenefick-Keenan) Russell. His birth is recorded in Guthrie County birth records, v 1, p 174, no 2254.

 

He died 24 October 1888, age 1 year, 7 months, at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, after pulling a kettle of hot water off a stove onto himself. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, _______, and he is buried in the north section of Catholic cemetery there (in the Catholic section of North cemetery there?) His death is recorded in __________________ County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

 

John Rolland Minard (1891 - 1973)

Estella Josephine Russell (1890 - 1966)

 

John Rolland2 Minard (Horace Clifford1) was born 29 June 1891 at St. Charles, Madison County, Iowa, the son of Horace Clifford and Mary Elizabeth (O'Grady) Minard. See Madison County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died 19 May 1973 at Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois and is buried in the Calvary cemetery at Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, _______, and he is buried in Calvary cemetery at Rock Island, Rock Island County. His death is recorded in Rock Island County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

He married Estella Josephine Russell on 10 February 1909 at All Saints Catholic church, Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa. Rev. _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ church, _______________ Street, _______________. See also Guthrie County marriage records, v 6, p. 386, no. 2048. The marriage license was issued 2 February 1909, but the marriage certificate was not filled.

 

Estella Josephine ("Stella") was born 8 March 1890 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the daughter of Abraham and Mary Alice (Kenefick-Keenan) Russell. Her birth is recorded in Guthrie County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died 12 January 1966, age 76, of _______________, at Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in Calvary cemetery at Rock Island. Her death is recorded in Rock Island County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in ___________________________________.

 

The Minard/Russells are believed to have had about three children, but some of these died in infancy, and their names are unknown.

 

John Rolland and Estella Josephine (Russell) Minard had at least three children.

 

John Clifford Minard = Theresa Isabella Mullen

Regina Clare Minard = Charles Alfred Ebert

William Russell Minard = 1) Mary Josephine Porter

= 2) Rebecca Mary Jones Daniels

 

 

Mary Rebecca Rose (1908 - 19__)

(Sr. Mary Fleurette, C.H.M.)

 

Mary Rebecca2 Rose (Maurice1) was born 13 March 1908 at New York, New York, the daughter of Maurice and Matilda (Buckoff) Rose. See ____________ County birth records, v. ____, no. _____ . She was adopted by Abraham and Mary Alice (Kenefick-Keenan) Russell __ _____ ____. See ______ County records, v. ___, no. ___

 

Mary Rebecca joined the Sisters of Humility religious order 7 June 1925.

 

She died ______________________, age __, of ___________, at __________, _____ County, _________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, _______, and she is buried in __________ cemetery at ________. Her death is recorded in __________________ County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in __________________________.

 

Before death she resided at 725–16th Street, West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, 50265.

 

 

________ _______ ______ (18__ - 19__)

Ellen _________ O’Malley (18__ - 19__)

 

__________ _________2 _________ (_________1) was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of ________ and _________ (_______) _________. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ ________ ____, age ____, of _________________at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in _______ cemetery at ___________, ___________ County, ________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married Ellen _________ O’Malley ______ __ ________ ____, at _________ church, ________, _________ County, ________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of James F_____ and Mary Ann (Russell) O’Malley. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died __ ________ ____, age ____, of _________________at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in _______ cemetery at ___________, ___________ County, ________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

The _____________s had ___ children:

 

 

________ _______ ______ (18__ - 19__)

Eulalia _________ O’Malley (18__ - 19__)

 

__________ _________2 _________ (_________1) was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of ________ and _________ (_______) _________. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ ________ ____, age ____, of _________________at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in _______ cemetery at ___________, ___________ County, ________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married Eulalia _________ O’Malley ______ __ ________ ____, at _________ church, ________, _________ County, ________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of James F_____ and Mary Ann (Russell) O’Malley. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died __ ________ ____, age ____, of _________________at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in _______ cemetery at ___________, ___________ County, ________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

The _____________s had ___ children:

 

 

Francis _________ O’Malley (18__ - 19__)

________ _______ ______ (18__ - 19__)

 

Francis _________2 O’Malley (James F.1) was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son (?) of James F_____ and Mary Ann (Russell) O’Malley. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ ________ ____, age ____, of _________________at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in _______ cemetery at ___________, ___________ County, ________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married _______ ________ ______ __ ________ ____, at _________ church, ________, _________ County, ________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) _________. Her

birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died __ ________ ____, age ____, of _________________at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in _______ cemetery at ___________, ___________ County, ________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

The O’Malleys had ___ children:

 

 

Thomas _________ O’Malley (18__ - 19__)

________ _______ ______ (18__ - 19__)

 

Thomas _________2 O’Malley (James F.1) was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of James F_____ and Mary Ann (Russell) O’Malley. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ ________ ____, age ____, of _________________at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in _______ cemetery at ___________, ___________ County, ________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married _______ ________ ______ __ ________ ____, at _________ church, ________, _________ County, ________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) _________. Her

birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died __ ________ ____, age ____, of _________________at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in _______ cemetery at ___________, ___________ County, ________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

The O’Malleys had ___ children:

 

 

Marcus Russell (18__ - 19__)

Charlotte Morry (18__ - 19__)

 

Marcus6 Russell (Samuel John5, Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of Samuel John and Ellen (Ball) Russell. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died__ ________ ____, age ____, of ___________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in Calvary cemetery at Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married Charlotte Morry __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were ____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) Morry. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age ____, of ___________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

Marcus Russell was described as being "bright" and a "devout Catholic when younger". Charlotte Morry was described as being a "writer" and had several of her stories published in magazines. They had one boy who never developed. (He was carried around on a pillow).

 

The Russells had at least one child:

 

(Boy) Russell

 

 

Paul Russell (18__ - 19__)

Isabell _______ (18__ - 19__)

 

Paul6 Russell (Samuel John5, Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of Samuel John and Ellen (Ball) Russell. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ ________ ____, age ___, of ______________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married Isabell _______ __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were ____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) __________________. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age ___, of ______________ at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

The Russells had __ children:

 

 

Frank Beaudelier (18__ - 19__)

Ann Russell (1896 - 1947)

 

Frank2 Beaudelier(____________1) was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______) Beaudelier. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died _________________, age ___, of ______________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

 

He married Ann Russell __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were ____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Ann Russell was born __ ___ 1896 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the daughter of Samuel John and Ellen (Ball) Russell. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died__ ________ 1947, age ___, of stomach cancer at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in Calvary cemetery at Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

The Beaudeliers had four children:

 

 

L. Walter Pierson (18__ - 19__)

Rosella Russell (18__ - 19__)

 

L. Walter2 Pierson (__________1) was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______) Pierson. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died _________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Rosella Russell _ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. _____________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Rosella Russell was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the daughter of Samuel John and Ellen (Ball) Russell. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

She resides at 2418–27th Street, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, 61265.

 

 

Algy Harris (18__ - 19__)

Mary Mamie Faber (1890 - 1928)

________ ______ ______ (18__ - 19__)

 

Algy2 Harris (_________1) was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______) Harris. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______

 

He died _________________, age __, of __________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Mary Mamie Faber __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at Valley Junction, Polk County, Iowa. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see Polk County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Mary Mamie Faber was born __ ___ 1890 at _______________, __________ County, _________, the daughter of Peter and Margaret (Keenan) Faber. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

She died 15 January 1928, age approximately 37, of __________, in a Des Moines Hospital at ______________ County, ___________ and is buried in Broad Lawns cemetery at ________________________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

Mamie Faber Harris had one daughter, Dorothy. Mamie's husband remarried after her death.

 

 

Peter J. Faber (1891 - 19__)

_________ _______ (18__ - 19__)

 

Peter J.3 Faber (Peter2, Peter1), was born __ ___ c.1891 at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of Peter and Margaret (Keenan) Faber. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ ________ ____, age __, of __________ at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at ________________________. See Polk County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married _________ _______, the divorcee of a widower, __ _______ ____ _________ _______ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) __________________. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age __, of __________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

Peter Faber, Jr. worked on the railroad.

 

The Fabers had no children.

 

 

Bernard L. Faber (1893 - 19__)

Etta _______ (18__ - 19__)

 

Bernard L.3 Faber (Peter2, Peter1), was born __ ___ c.1893 at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of Peter and Margaret (Keenan) Faber. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ ________ ____, age __, of __________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at ________________________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married Etta _______ __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) __________________. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age __, of __________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

Bernard Faber worked on the railroad.

 

Etta, his wife, is still living (lived) in Wyoming.

 

The Russells had no children.

 

 

Cletus Faber (189_ - c.1917)

 

Cletus3 Faber (Peter2, Peter1), was born __ ___ 189_, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of Peter and Margaret (Keenan) Faber. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

Cletus Faber never married.

 

He died __ ________ 1917 or 1918, age __, when he was crushed to death because two cars came together on the Rock Island Railroad. He died at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in Calvary cemetery near Stuart, Wadair County, Iowa. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

Cletus Faber was a switchman.

 

 

_______ _______ (18__ - 19__)

Loretta Faber (18__ - 19__)

 

________2 ________ (________1) was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______) __________________. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died _________________, age __, of __________ at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Loretta Faber __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. __________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Loretta Faber was born__ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the daughter of Peter and Margaret (Keenan) Faber. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died __ ________ ____, age __, of __________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at ________________________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

Loretta now lives in Arizona with a niece, Theresa, the daughter of Agnes.

 

The ________s had __ children:

 

 

Edgar Faber (18__ - 19__)

Mary Clegg (18__ - 19__)

 

Edgar3 Faber (Peter2, Peter1), was born __ ___ 189_, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of Peter and Margaret (Keenan) Faber. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ ________ ____, age __, of ___________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at ________________________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married Mary Clegg __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) Clegg. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age __, of ___________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

Edgar Faber was on the Des Moines police force.

 

The Fabers had __ children:

 

 

Thomas Faber (189_ - 19__)

_________ _______ (189_ - 19__)

 

Thomas3 Faber (Peter2, Peter1), was born __ ___ 189_, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of Peter and Margaret (Keenan) Faber. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ ________ ____, age __, of ________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at ________________________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married _________ _______ __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) __________________. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age __, of ________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

The Fabers had ___ children:

 

 

________ Gray (19__ - 19__)

Elizabeth Faber (19__ - 19__)

Pat Weekly (19__ - 19__)

 

________2 Gray (__________1) was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______)Gray. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died _________________, age ___ of _________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Elizabeth Faber __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Elizabeth Faber was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the daughter of Peter and Margaret (Keenan) Faber. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died __ ________ ____, age ___ of _________________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at ________________________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

She married, second, Pat Weekly __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Pat Weekly was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______)Weekly. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. He died _________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

Elizabeth Faber was living in California.

 

_________ and Elizabeth (Faber) Gray had ___ children:

 

Pat and Elizabeth (Faber) Gray Weekly had ___ children:

 

 

Willie Faber (19__ - 19__)

 

Willie3 Faber (Peter2, Peter1), was born __ ___ 19__, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of Peter and Margaret (Keenan) Faber. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

Willie Faber never married. In infancy, he died of croup.

 

He died __ ________ ____, age __, of croup, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at ________________________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

 

Nellie Faber (19__ - 19__)

 

Nellie3 Faber (Peter2, Peter1), was born __ ___ 19__, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the daughter of Peter and Margaret (Keenan) Faber. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

Nellie Faber never married. In infancy, she died of croup.

 

She died __ ________ ____, age __, of croup, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at ________________________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

 

Maurice Faber (19__ - 1913)

 

Maurice3 Faber (Peter2, Peter1), was born __ ___ 19__, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of Peter and Margaret (Keenan) Faber. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

Maurice never married. He died of pneumonia in 1913 .

 

He died __ ________ 1913, age ___, of pneumonia, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at ________________________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

 

_________ Mandia? (19__ - 19__)

Agnes Faber? (19__ - 19__)

 

_________2 Mandia? (____________1) was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______) Mandia?. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died _________________ age __, of _______________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Agnes Faber? __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Agnes Faber? was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the daughter of Peter and Margaret (Keenan) Faber. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died __ ________ ____, age __, of _______________ at West Des Moines, Polk County, ___________ and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at ________________________. See Polk County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

Though Agnes and her husband had no children, Agnes had an illegitimate child named "Theresa".

 

Theresa Faber(?)

 

 

Edgar V. Hill (18__ - 19__)

Mildred Anderson (18__ - 19__)

 

Edgar V.3 Hill (John Howard2, _____________1) was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of John Howard and Julia Ann (Keenan) Hill. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ ________ ____, age ___, of ______________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at ________________________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married Mildred Anderson __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______)Anderson. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age ___, of _______________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

Edgar Hill lived at 12058 South Artesian, Blue Island, Illinois. He worked for the railroad.

 

The Hills had no children.

 

 

Earnest Wolfe (18__ - 19__)

Jeanette Marie Hill (1900 - 19__)

 

Earnest2 Wolfe (___________1) was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______)Wolfe. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died _________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Jeanette Marie Hill __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at Waukegan, ______________ County, Illinois. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Jeanette Marie Hill was born __ September 1900 at _______________, __________ County, _________, the daughter of John Howard and Julia Ann (Keenan) Hill. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died __ ________ ____, age ___, of ______________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at ________________________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

Earnest Wolfe, was a Jew, was considered "pretty sharp". He eventually divorced Jeanette who was light-weight and an intellect. Together they had one son, Robert, who was killed in World War II in California, when he walked into a propeller.

 

Robert Wolfe

 

 

Charles Clifford Yost (1896 - 1967)

Margaret Eiden (1896 - 19??)

 

Charles Clifford7 Yost (William Clifford6, William5, Clifford4, Joseph3, Henry2, Johann Conrad1) was born 13 March 1896 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the son of William Clifford and Hannah Elizabeth (Russell) Yost. His birth is recorded in Guthrie County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died Thursday, 21 December 1967, age 71, of a heart attack, at his home at 524 Sixth Street, West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Services were held Saturday, 23 December, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was buried in Resthaven Cemetery at West Des Moines. His death is recorded in Polk County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in _____________________.

 

He married Margaret Eiden 9 June 1920 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Reverend _______________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ Church, _______________ Street, _______________. See also ______________ County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

Margaret Eiden was born 31 July 1896 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, the daughter of John and Anna Catherine (Didier) Eiden. Her birth is recorded in Cook County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died _____________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, __________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ Church, __________, and she is buried in ___________ Cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in _________________.

 

She once resided at Apartment 335, 916 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, Iowa, 50265. (Info. dated 1978.)

 

Charles Clifford Yost served in the United States Navy during World War I, from 1 June 1917 to 15 October 1919. He was a Hospital Mate aboard the U.S.S. Manchuria, which made 26 round trips between the United States and France.

 

He was employed by the Rock Island Railroad as car inspector for 10 years and subsequently was manager of a co-operative grocery market for 15 years. He owned and operated his own grocery store for 20 years thereafter, at Fifth and Vine Streets in West Des Moines. After selling this store, he served as postmaster at West Des Moines for three years from 1959 to 1962. At the time of his death, he was manager of the Normandy Terrace Apartments Golf Course.

 

He was very active in a number of civic enterprises in West Des Moines. He served as city councilman for two terms and on the local library board for ten years. He was a charter member of Valley Post 620 of the American Legion in West Des Moines and a post commander. He also served as president of the Chamber of Commerce. He was a trustee of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the West Des Moines Lions Club. In addition to serving on the Boy Scout Council for many years, he worked on many local civic drives and was responsible for helping to build the Legion park and skating rink at West Des Moines. He was the first recipient in 1946 of West Des Moines' annual Citizenship Award.

 

The Yosts had six children:

 

Charles Clifford Yost, Jr. = Louise Virginia Crum

Margaret Anne Yost = William Frederick Flaherty

Barbara Jean Yost = Daryle Keith Starbeck

Kathleen Elizabeth Yost = Joseph Michael Van Hosen

William John Yost = Patricia Joanne Markey

Mary Helen Yost

 

 

Joseph Charles Diederich (1895 - 19__)

Alice Florence Yost (1900 - 1985)

 

Joseph Charles Diederich6 (John William5, John4, Johann Nicolaus3, Paul2, Johann Nicholas1) was born 29 June 1895 at Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, the son of John William and Wilhelmina (Vander Hyden) (Van der Heyden this way on D2) Diederich. His birth is recorded in Winnebago County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died __ ________ 19__, age __, of ___________, at _________, _____ County, _____________. The funeral was held ____________________, at ___________ Church, _________, and he is buried in __________ Cemetery at _______. His death is recorded in __________________ County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in _____________________.

 

He married Alice Florence Yost 5 September 1928 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Valley Junction (now West Des Moines), Polk County, Iowa. Reverend _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ Church, _______________ Street, _______________. See also Polk County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

Alice Yost was born 17 June 1900 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the daughter of William Clifford and Hannah Elizabeth (Russell) Yost. Her birth is recorded in Guthrie County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She was baptized 1 July 1900 at All Saints Catholic Church, at Stuart, Iowa. She died __ ___________ 19__, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, __________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ Church, __________, and she is buried in ___________ Cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in _________________.

 

They resided at 43 East Elm street, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin.

 

Joseph Charles Diederich went by the name "Charles" and usually signed his name "J. Chas. Diederich". His birth certificate gives his name as "Joseph Diedrich", his father's name as "J.W. Diedrich", and his mother's name as "Minnie Van der hyden". It was signed by W. A. Yirdon of Oshkosh 1 July 1895 and registered 6 July 1895.

 

Alice Florence Yost was actually baptized "Florence Alice", but when she was still an infant, her parents reversed the names, and she has always been known as "Alice".

 

In October 1899, Charles' parents purchased a 160-acre farm in the Town of Grow, Rusk County, Wisconsin. He grew up on this farm and attended a rural elementary school nearby. After completing the eighth grade, he worked on the family farm but did not enjoy it.

 

The United States entered the first World War on 6 April 1917 by declaring war on Germany. On 7 December 1917, the United States declared war on the Austrian empire. A few months later, on 29 May 1918, Charles Diederich enlisted in the United States Navy at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. He was assigned Aerial Number 131-21-91 and on 2 June 1918 was assigned to the Receiving Ship at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, for training. He applied for submarine duty and on 20 August 1918 was transferred to the Naval Training Camp at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx County, New York. On 29 October 1918, he was transferred to the Receiving Ship Bay Bridge at Brooklyn, Kings County, new York. A week later on 8 November 1918, he was assigned to the U.S.S. Frederick, a cruiser based at Norfolk, Virginia. On 4 January 1919, he was honorably discharged with the rate of Seaman Second Class, at the Naval Training Camp, Pelham Bay Park.

 

He then returned to Rusk County and subsequently became a partner with his brother-in-law, Henry John Arts, in the Chevrolet automobile dealership of Arts & Diederich at Ladysmith, the county seat.

 

About 1902, Alice Yost's parents moved from Iowa to eastern Pennsylvania, where her father went to work in an iron forge at Crum Lynne, Delaware County. He was employed there from 24 March through 14 October 1902. In late 1903, he began working in a meat market at Spring City, Chester County, and the family apparently lived there during most of 1904.

 

In 1905, her parents moved back to Stuart, Iowa, where her father went to work for the Rock Island Railroad. When Alice was nine years old, her father was transferred to Valley Junction, a Rock Island division point. She grew up there and in 1917 graduated from Valley Junction High School. She then took a secretarial course at Capital City Commercial College at Des Moines and in July 1918 obtained a temporary job as secretary to an attorney in Adair, Adair County, Iowa. He had been appointed county judge of Adair County and was closing his law office; his former secretary had left to take a civil service job at Washington, District of Columbia.

 

The job lasted three months, and in the fall of 1918, she returned to Valley Junction and obtained a clerical position in the car repair department of the Rock Island Railroad. In 1920, a severe economic recession began, and she was laid off when the railroad reduced its clerical forces in all division offices to a skeletal number.

 

About this time, her parents sold their home at Valley Junction and bought an 80-acre farm near Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin. Although her father kept his job as a conductor on the Rock Island, her mother and the younger children moved to Rusk County, and Alice moved to St. Catherine's Hall for Business Girls in Des Moines. She worked for several employers after being laid off by the Rock Island, but in the late summer of 1921, she decided to move to Rusk County so that she could be a companion to her mother, who managed the family alone.

 

Soon afterward, she obtained a secretarial job with the Pioneer National Bank at Ladysmith and remained there until June 1922, when her father became disenchanted with the idea of farming and the separation from his family and brought his wife and children back to Valley Junction. It was while she lived in Ladysmith that she met Charles Diederich, but she did not like Ladysmith—nor Wisconsin for that matter—and welcomed the return to Iowa.

 

After her return to Valley Junction, she became secretary to five insurance agents of the Hartford Fire Insurance Company. In July 1923, she moved to the nation's capital to take a civil service job as secretary to Miss Ruth O'Brien, Chief of the Division of Textiles and Clothing, Department of Home Economics, Department of Agriculture. Miss O'Brien had been Dean of Chemistry at Iowa State College, and Alice enjoyed working for her fellow Iowan, whom she described as "99 percent Norwegian with her father's Irish name. The most Irish thing about her was her red-blond hair and a great sense of humor." While working in Washington, she lived at St. Catherine's Home for Business Girls, operated by the Sisters of Mercy.

 

In October 1924, her father was seriously injured in a train wreck, and she returned to Valley Junction to be with her parents while her father recovered. She became secretary for the senior vice-president of Royal Union Life Insurance Company, a Des Moines-based company and, until her marriage in 1928, continued to live with her parents. For a year and a half she contributed her entire salary toward the construction of a new home her parents built at ______ 12th Street, Valley Junction.

 

Charles Diederich visited Alice Yost at Valley Junction periodically during the years 1924–1928 and proposed in ______. After their marriage in September 1928, they resided at ______ ____________ Street, Ladysmith, in a five-room bungalow with a large glassed-in front porch from which they could watch the sun rise over the Flambeau River.

 

In the fall of 1931, the partnership of Arts & Diederich was dissolved, and the family moved to Bloomer, Chippewa County, Wisconsin, where Charles became a salesman for Riley Chevrolet Company. They rented a house at 1521–11th Street.

 

In 1932, Charles obtained the Pontiac franchise for Bloomer and started his own business, the Auto Exchange. He also sold farm implements manufactured by Allis-Chalmers and New Idea. In June 1936, they bought a small bungalow on Highway 53 in the Village of Eagleton, about nine miles south of Bloomer. Their two oldest children commuted to Bloomer each day with their father to attend St. Paul's Parochial School. In May 1939, they sold the home in Eagleton and rented a house on the Martin farm, several miles west of Bloomer on RFD 1. In October 1940, the family moved back to Bloomer and rented a house at 1920 Kranzfelder Street.

 

When the United States entered the second World War, following the 7 December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, automobile manufacturing was drastically curtailed and gasoline rationed. Assuming that the war would last a long time and that the prospects for an automobile dealership were dim, they liquidated the entire stock of cars and parts for a fraction of its value through an auction in April 1942.

 

They then moved from Bloomer to a cottage on Lake Wissota, about five miles east of Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, and Charles became an inspector at an artillery shell manufacturing plant near Chippewa Falls. In September 1942, they bought the house at 43 East Elm Street, Chippewa Falls.

 

After World War II ended, Charles became a salesman and worked for various firms including Montgomery Ward & Co., the Gamble Store, and Rogness Battery & Electric Service. In ______ 1947, they bought a ______- acre farm in the Town of ______, ___ miles south of Bruce, Rusk County, and lived there until _______ 19__. They then sold the farm and moved back to their home in Chippewa Falls.

 

In September 1951, Alice became an office employee of the W.E. Brady Company, manufacturers of industrial tapes for atomic plants, at Chippewa Falls. In 1953, the company moved its operations to Milwaukee, and Alice became a secretary at Chippewa Falls Senior High School in November 1953. She retired from that position on 1 July 1968.

 

The Diederichs had six children:

 

John William Diederich = Mary Theresa Klein

Joseph Charles Diederich = Katheryn Louise Miller

James Edward Diederich

Mary Alice Diederich = Allen Gregory Lanke

Elizabeth Anne Diederich = Roger Lee Martineau

Francis Anthony Diederich = Shirley Leone Michael

 

 

William Abraham Yost (1902 - 1967)

Marya Bernadette Wunnicke (19?? - 19??)

 

William Abraham7 Yost (William Clifford6, William5, Clifford4, Joseph3, Henry2, Johann Conrad1) was born 21 September 1902 at Crum Lynne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, the son of William Clifford and Elizabeth Hannah (Russell) Yost. His birth is recorded in Delaware County records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died 13 December 1967, age 65, of ___________ at Brooklyn, Poweskiek County, Iowa. The funeral was held ____________________, at ___________ Church, _________, and he is buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery at Brooklyn, Poweshiek County, Iowa. His death is recorded in Poweshiek County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in _____________________.

 

He married Marya Bernadette Wunnicke _____ _______ _______, at ___________________ Church, _______________, ______________ County, ____________________. Reverend _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ Church, _______________ Street, _______________. See also ______________ County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

Marya Bernadette Wunnicke was born _____________ at Oak Center(?), ___________ County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Charles and Betsey (Sullivan) Wunnicke. Her birth is recorded in ___________ County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died _____________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, __________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ Church, __________, and she is buried in ___________ Cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in _________________.

 

The Yosts had two children:

 

William Charles "Rosty" Yost =

Sally Yost

 

 

Eugene Charles Gray (1906 - 19__)

Martha Elizabeth Yost (1904 - 1974)

Marion Marguerite Barnes (1912 - 19__)

 

Eugene Charles2 Gray (Charles Madison1) was born 8 September 1906 at Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, the son of Charles Madison and Mable Garnet (Weaver) Gray. His birth is recorded in Dubuque County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died _____________________, age __, of ___________, at _________, _____ County, _____________. The funeral was held ____________________, at ___________ Church, _________, and he is buried in __________ Cemetery at _______. His death is recorded in __________________ County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in _____________________.

 

He married, first, Martha Elizabeth Yost 14 April 1928 at rectory of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, West Des Moines, (then Valley Junction), Polk County, Iowa. Reverend _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ Church, _______________ Street, _______________. See also ______________ County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

Martha Yost was born 14 October 1904 at Spring City, Chester County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of William Clifford and Elizabeth Hannah (Russell) Yost. Her birth is recorded in Chester County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died 27 May 1974, age 69, of a stroke, at Visalia, Tulare County, California. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ Church, __________, and she is buried in Visalia Cemetery at Visalia. Her death is recorded in Tulare County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in _________________.

 

He married, second, Marion Marguerite Barnes 25 November 1932 at ___________________ Church, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri. Reverend _______________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and _______________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ Church, _______________ Street, _______________. See also ______________ County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

Marion Barnes was born 10 March 1912 at Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, the daughter of Judy Kenneth and Grace Ellen (Casebeer) Barnes. Her birth is recorded in Black Hawk County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died _____________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, __________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ Church, __________, and she is buried in ___________ Cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in _________________.

 

Eugene Gray and his first wife, Martha Yost, had one daughter and were divorced at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

 

Eugene Gray and his second wife, Marion Barnes, had one son and reside at 43270 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, Tulare County, California, 93271. (Info. dated 1977.)

 

Child of Eugene and Martha Elizabeth (Yost) Gray:

 

Patricia Anne Gray = Brent Victor Ensign

 

Child of Eugene and Marion Marguerite (Barnes) Gray:

 

Robert Eugene Gray = Carol Ann Bell

 

 

Vincent Earl Williams (1904 - 1963)

Mary Loretta Yost (1907 - 19??)

 

Vincent Earl2 Williams (Claude1) was born 3 January 1904 at Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, the son of Claude and Stella (Copher) Williams. His birth is recorded in Grundy County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died 2 September 1963, age 59, of ___________, at University Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. The funeral was held ____________________, at ___________ Church, _________, and he is buried in Glendale Cemetery at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. His death is recorded in Johnson County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in _____________________.

 

He married Loretta Yost 10 April 1926 at the rectory of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Valley Junction (now West Des Moines), Polk County, Iowa. Reverend _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ Church, _______________ Street, _______________. See also ______________ County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

Loretta Yost was born 12 May 1907 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the daughter of William Clifford and Elizabeth Hannah (Russell) Yost. Her birth is recorded in ___________ County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died _____________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, __________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ Church, __________, and she is buried in ___________ Cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in _________________.

 

She resides at 928 12th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa, 50265. (Info. dated 1978.)

 

The Williamses had three children:

 

Mary Janet Williams = Donn Wesley Schaff

Ruth Elizabeth Williams = Louis De Laine Sherwood

Richard Earl Williams = 1) Frances Eleanor Arbs

= 2) Geraldine _______ (Boydston) Dillion

 

 

George Russell Yost (1909 - 1963)

Mary Elizabeth Hunnell (19?? - 19??)

 

George Russell7 Yost (William Clifford6, William5, Clifford4, Joseph3, Henry2, Johann Conrad1) was born 8 July 1909 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the son of William Clifford and Hannah Elizabeth (Russell) Yost. His birth is recorded in Guthrie County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died 7 August 1963, age 54, of heart attack, at 4 a.m. at Des Moines General Hospital at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The funeral was held 9 a.m. 12 August 1963 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, West Des Moines, and he is buried in Glendale Cemetery at _______. His death is recorded in Polk County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in _____________________.

 

He married Mary Hunnell 27 October 1930 at Saint Joseph’s Church, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Reverend ________________ presided. Witnesses were _________________ and ________________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of the church, _______________ Street, Des Moines. See also Polk County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

Mary Hunnell was born 5 March 1911 at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph William and Rose Elizabeth (O'Neill) Hunnell. Her birth is recorded in Polk County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died ______________, age ____, of ______________, at _______________, Polk. Her death is recorded in Polk County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in _________________.

 

George Yost was a night manager for Iowa Power and Light Company, Des Moines, Iowa.

 

They resided at 825 S.W. 62nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50312.

 

The Yosts had six children:

 

Rosemary Yost = William Peter Nicholl

Rita A. Yost = Marion Kent Black

Phyllis Eileen Yost = Edward Joseph Byrnes

Joseph Albert Yost = Dodie

Ruth Ellen Yost = Marion Kent Black

George Russell Yost

 

 

Lawrence Edward Yost (1911 - 19??)

________ ______ ____ (19?? - 19??)

Florence Edith Goodman (1903 - 19??)

 

Lawrence Edward7 Yost (William Clifford6, William5, Clifford4, Joseph3, Henry2, Johann Conrad1) was born 5 September 1911 at Valley Junction (now West Des Moines), Polk County, Iowa, the son of William Clifford and Hannah Elizabeth (Russell) Yost. His birth is recorded in Polk County birth records, v. ___, no. ___.

 

He died _____________________, age __, of ___________, at _________, _____ County, _____________. The funeral was held ____________________, at ___________ Church, _________, and he is buried in __________ Cemetery at _______. His death is recorded in __________________ County death records, v. ____, no. _____, and obituaries were published in _____________________.

 

He married, first, ________________________________ _____ _______ _______, at ___________________ Church, _______________, ______________ County, ____________________. Reverend _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ Church, _______________ Street, _______________. See also ______________ County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

______________ was born _____________, at _____________, ___________ County, ___________, the daughter of _____________ and _____________ (___________) ____________. Her birth is recorded in ___________ County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died _____________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, __________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ Church, __________, and she is buried in ___________ Cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in _________________.

 

He married, second, Florence Edith Goodman 15 August 1952(3?) at Saint Ambrose Church, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Reverend _________________ presided. Witnesses were __________________ and ________________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of __________ Church, _______________ Street, _______________. See also Polk County marriage records, v. ___, no. ________.

 

Florence Goodman was born 5 March 1903 at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, the daughter of George Andrew and Martha Jane (Coffman) Goodman. Her birth is recorded in Polk County birth records, v. ___, p. ___. She died _____________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, __________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ Church, __________, and she is buried in ___________ Cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. _____, and obituaries were published in _________________.

 

Lawrence Yost's occupation was in construction.

 

He served in the Military during World War II—U.S. Army in campaigns in North Africa—Anzio Beachhead, Italy; Southern France, and first occupation of Austria.

 

He once resided at 924 Seventh Street, Des Moines, Iowa. Another record shows he resided at 1112 Drouchas Court, East 12th Street, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

 

Lawrence Yost and his first wife _____ ______ had ____ children.

 

 

Lawrence Yost and his second wife, Florence Goodman, had no children.

 

 

 

J____ Leo Conley (1914 - 19__)

Mary Caroline Kennedy (1908 - 1968)

Alice Louis Kennedy (1917 - 19__)

 

J____ Leo2 Conley (Raymond Francis1) was born 3 June 1914 at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, the son of Raymond Francis and Agnes L____ (Farley) Conley. His birth is recorded in Polk County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died _________________, age ___, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married, first, Mary Caroline Kennedy 24 November 1924 at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic church at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Rev. __________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Mary Caroline Kennedy was born 11 August 1908 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the daughter of Mercer Finney and Martha Melania (Russell) Kennedy. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in Guthrie County records v. ____, no. ____. She died 24 March 1968 at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, and is buried in Glendale cemetery there. See Polk County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married, second, Alice Louis Kennedy 23 September 1968 at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul at Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were ____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Alice Louis Kennedy was born 29 May 1917 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the daughter of Mercer Finney and Martha Melania (Russell) Kennedy. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died _________________, age ___, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

The Conleys resided at 1403 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, 50311.

 

J. Leo and Mary Caroline (Kennedy) Conley had ____ children:

 

Leo and Alice Louis (Kennedy) Conley had ___ children.

 

George Abraham Kennedy (1909 - 1958)

Vera Marie Woods (1909 - 19__)

 

George Abraham3 Kennedy (Mercer Finney "Mike"2, Abraham1) was born 30 December 1909 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the son of Mercer Finney and Martha Melania (Russell) Kennedy. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in Guthrie County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died 26 November 1958, age almost 49, of __________________ at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California and is buried in Resurrection cemetery at South San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California. See Los Angeles County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married Vera Marie Woods 26 April 1930 at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic church at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born 25 July 1909 at Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, the daughter of Frank Edwin and Eliza (Holland) Woods. Her birth is recorded in Spokane County birth records, v. ___, no. ____. She died _________________, age ___, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

She resides at 19548 East Cypress, Apt. 46, Covina, Los Angeles County, California.

 

The Kennedys had ___ children:

 

 

Francis James Kennedy (1911 - 19__)

Madge _______ Minton (19__ - 19__)

 

Francis James3 Kennedy (Mercer Finney "Mike"2, Abraham1) was born 9 October 1911 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the son of Mercer Finney and Martha Melania (Russell) Kennedy. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in Guthrie County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died _________________, age ___, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Madge _______ Minton 4 April 1934 at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic church at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see Polk County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) Minton. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age ___, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

Francis James Kennedy resides somewhere in New York, ___________ County, New York.

 

The Kennedys had __ children:

 

 

Glen Wier (1912 - 19__)

Helen Josephine "Nellie" Kennedy (1914 - 19__)

 

Glen2 Wier (Charles Edwin1) was born 14 August 1912 at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, the son of Charles Edwin and Ada Mae (Partons) Weir. His birth is recorded in Polk County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died _________________, age ___, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______ and _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Helen Josephine "Nellie" Kennedy 3 October 1968 Wier at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic church at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were ____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Helen Josephine "Nellie" Kennedy was born 29 May 1914 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the daughter of Mercer Finney and Martha Melania (Russell) Kennedy. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in Stuart County records v. ____, no. ____. She died _________________, age ___, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

Helen Josephine Kennedy resides somewhere in Minnesota.

 

The Weirs had __ children:

 

 

Alice Louis Kennedy (1917 - 19__)

 

see above

 

 

Leo Joseph Kennedy (1919 - 1935)

 

Leo Joseph3 Kennedy (Mercer Finney "Mike"2, Abraham1) was born 1 October 1919 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the son of Mercer Finney and Martha Melania (Russell) Kennedy. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in Guthrie County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He never married.

 

He died 27 July 1935, age 15, of ____________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in Glendale cemetery at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

 

Joseph Abraham Russell (1913 - 19__)

Prudy ______ Johnson (19__ - 19__)

 

Joseph Abraham6 Russell (Thomas Abraham5, Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born __ ___ 1913 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the son of Thomas Abraham and Martha R_____ "Mattie" (Hornby-Porter) Russell. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in Guthrie County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died _________________, age ___, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______ and _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Prudy ______ Johnson __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were ____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Prudy ______ Johnson was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) Johnson. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age ___, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See ____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

They resided at Davenport, Scott County, Iowa.

 

The Russells had ___ children:

 

 

Thomas Russell (1____ - 1____)

 

Thomas6 Russell (Thomas Abraham5, Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of Thomas Abraham and Martha R_____ "Mattie" (Hornby-Porter) Russell. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died _________________, age ___, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______ and _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married _________ _______ __ _______ ____ _________ _______ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) __________________. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age ___, of ________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

They reside at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

 

The Russells had __ children:

 

 

Patricia _______ Russell (1916 - 1917)

 

Patricia ______6 Russell (Thomas Abraham5, Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born 2 October 1916 at _______________, __________ County, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas Abraham and Martha R_____ "Mattie" (Hornby-Porter) Russell. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

She never married.

 

She died 5 May 1917, age 1 year, 7 months, of __________________, at _______________, _____________ County, Iowa and is buried in Calvary cemetery near Stuart, in Adair County, Iowa. Also see ________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

 

Eugene ______ Russell (19__ - 19__)

________ ______ ______ (19__ - 19__)

 

Eugene ______6 Russell (Thomas Abraham5, Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, Iowa, the son of Thomas Abraham and Martha R_____ "Mattie" (Hornby Porter) Russell. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died _________________, age ___, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______ and _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married _________ _______ __ _______ ____ _________ _______ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) __________________. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age ___, of ________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

They reside at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

 

The Russells had __ children:

 

 

W________ J______ Krzakala (19__ - 19__)

Mary Rose Russell (19__ - 19__)

 

W________ J______2 Krzakala (____________1)was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______) Krzakala. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died _________________, age ___, of _________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Mary Rose Russell __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were ____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Mary Rose Russell was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas Abraham and Martha R_____ "Mattie" (Hornby Porter) Russell. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died _________________, age ___, of _________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

The Krzakalas resided at Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.

 

The Krzakalas had ___ children:

 

 

Maurise _____ Russell (1921 - 1922)

 

Maurise ______6 Russell (Thomas Abraham5, Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born 7 December 1922 at _______________, __________ County, Iowa, the son of Thomas Abraham and Martha R_____ "Mattie" (Hornby Porter) Russell. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He never married.

 

He died 1 June 1923, age almost 6 months, of _________________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in Calvary cemetery near Stuart, in Adair County, Iowa. See also ____________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

 

Gerald ______ Russell (19__ - 19__)

_________ _______ (19__ - 19__)

 

Gerald ______6 Russell (Thomas Abraham5, Abraham4, Alexander3, _______________2, _____________1) was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, Iowa, the son of Thomas Abraham and Martha R_____ "Mattie" (Hornby Porter). He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died __ ________ ____, age ___, of ________________, at _______________, _____________ County, ___________ and is buried in ____________________ cemetery at ________________________. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married _________ _______ __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) __________________. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age __, of _______________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

The Russells had __ children:

 

 

Don _____ Hazelwood (19__ - 19__)

Beulah _________ Porter (19__ - 19__)

 

Don _____2 Hazelwood (______________1) was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______) Hazelwood. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died _________________, age ___, of ______________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Beulah _________ Porter __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Beulah _________ Porter was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the daughter of _________ and Martha R_________ "Mattie" (Hornby) Porter. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died _________________, age ___, of ______________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______ and _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

They resided at Aitkin, Aitkin County, Minnesota.

 

The Hazelwoods had __ children:

 

 

James ______ Irwin (19__ - 19__)

Garnet _________ Porter (19__ - 19__)

 

James ______2 Irwin (______________1) was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______) Irwin. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died _________________, age ___, of ______________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Garnet _________ Porter __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Garnet _________ Porter was born __ ___ ____, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the daughter of _________ and Martha R_________ "Mattie" (Hornby) Porter. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died _________________, age ___, of ______________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______ and _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He resides at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

 

The Irwins had __ children:

 

 

_______ ______ _______ (19__ - 19__)

Marie Lenore Dippel (19__ - 19__)

Mervin _______ Wessmiller (19__ - 19__)

 

_________2 _______ (_____________1) was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______) __________________. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died _________________, age __, of _______________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Marie Lenore Dippel ___ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Marie Lenore Dippel was born 9 April 19__, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the daughter of George William and Lauretta Cecelia (Russell) Dippel. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She died _________________, age __, of _______________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

She married, second, Mervin ____________ Wessmiller ___ ______ _______ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Mervin Wessmiller was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______) Wessmiller. His birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died _________________, age __, of _______________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

The Wessmillers resided at ______________________________, Yorkville, Kendall County, Illinois.

 

______ _______ and Marie Lenore (Dippel) ________ had __ children:

 

Mervin ________ and Marie Lenore (Dippel ________) Wessmiller had ___ children:

 

 

William Edward Dippel (19__ - 19__)

________ _______ _______ (19__ - 19__)

 

William Edward3 Dippel (George William2, John Henry1) was born 6 June 19__, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of George William and Lauretta Cecelia (Russell) Dippel. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died _________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married _______ _________ _______ __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) __________________. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

The Dippels reside at _______________________, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

 

The Dippels had __ children:

 

 

Donald Joseph Dippel (19__ - 19__)

_______ _________ _______ (19__ - 19__)

 

Donald Joseph3 Dippel (George William2, John Henry1) was born 30 May 19__, at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of George William and Lauretta Cecelia (Russell) Dippel. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died _________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married ________ _________ _______ __ _______ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ___________, ______________ County, ______________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born __ ________ ____, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) __________________. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

The Dippels reside at _____________________, Marion, Linn County, Iowa.

 

The Dippels had __ children:

 

 

David George Dippel (1922 -

Louise McAllister (1920 -

 

David George3 Dippel (George William2, John Henry1) was born 7 December 1922 at Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, the son of George William and Lauretta Cecelia (Russell) Dippel. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in Linn County birth records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He married Louise McAllister 15 April 1944 at St. James Cathedral at London, England. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born 4 May 1920 at Lanark, Scotland, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of James and Mary (Daly) McAllister. Her birth is recorded in ________ birth records. The Dippels reside at 896 Seventh Street, Marion, Linn County, Iowa, _____.

 

The Dippels had at least one child:

 

Laurel Ann Dippel

 

 

Jerome _______ Van Hoomissen (19__ - 19__)

Winifred "Peggy" DeGreta (Moffit) Russell (1908 - 1967)

 

Jerome _______ Van Hoomissen2 (____________1) was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the son of _____________ and _________ (_______) Van Hoomissen. His birth is recorded in _______ County birth records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died _________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Winifred "Peggy" DeGreta (Moffit) Russell __ August 1926 at St. _____'s Catholic church at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were ____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see Polk County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Winifred "Peggy" DeGreta (Moffit) Russell was born 23 April 1908 at New York City, __________ County, New York, the daughter of _______ ________ and _______ _______ (_________) Moffit. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. She was adopted by William James and Ada (Morgan) Russell on __ ______ ______. See ________ County ________ records, v. ____, no. ____. She died 16 February 1967 at Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, age 58, of _________________ and is buried in Mt. Calvary cemetery there. See Multnomah County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

The Van Hoomissens had __ children:

 

 

Joseph Vincent (Kovochin) Russell (1917 - 19__)

Marie _______ Novack (19__ - 19__)

 

Joseph Vincent (Kovochin)2 Russell (________________1) was born 11 November 1917 at _______________, __________ County, _________, the son of ______ _______ and _______ _______ (________) Kovochin. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County records v. ____, no. ____. He was adopted by William James and Ada (Morgan) Russell on __ ______ ______. See ________ County ________ records, v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died _________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Marie _______ Novack 19 February 1949 at St. Mary's Catholic church at Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see Rock Island County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born _______________, at _____________, _____________ County, _____________, the daughter of ________ and _________ (_______) Novack. Her birth is recorded in ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______. She died _________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

The Russells had ___ children:

 

 

John Clifford Minard (1910 - 19__)

Theresa Isabella Mullen (1913 - 19__)

 

John Clifford3 Minard (John Rolland2, Horace Clifford1) was born 27 March 1910 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the son of John Rolland and Estella Josephine (Russell) Minard. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in Guthrie County records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died _________________, age __, of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Theresa Isabella Mullen 1 October 1931 at _____'s Catholic church at Afton, Union County, Iowa. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see Union County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

She was born 19 October 1913 at Creston, Union County, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph Francis and Nora Isabelle (McCauley) Mullen. Her birth is recorded in Union County birth records, v. ___, no. _____. She died _________________, age ____, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______ and _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

They reside at 1632 Ninth Street, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, 61265.

 

The Minards had __ children:

 

 

Charles Alfred Ebert (1910 - 19__)

Regina Clare Minard (1912 - 19__)

 

Charles Alfred2 Ebert (Charles Frederick1) was born 29 June 1910 at Elroy, Juneau County, Wisconsin, the son of Charles Frederick and Sarah Francis (Carr) Ebert. His birth is recorded in Juneau County birth records, v. ______, no. _______.

 

He died _________________, age __, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married Regina Clare Minard 9 November 1937 at St. _____'s Catholic church at Creston, Union County, Iowa. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see _____________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Regina Clare Minard was born 3 October 1912 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the daughter of John Rolland and Estella Josephine (Russell) Minard. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. Her sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. Her birth is recorded in Guthrie County records v. ____, no. ____. She died _________________, age ____, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______ and _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

The Eberts resided at 317–11th Avenue, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, 61265.

 

The Eberts had __ children:

 

 

William Russell Minard (1914 - 1965)

Mary Josephine Porter (1919 - 19__)

Rebecca Mary Jones Daniels (1916 - 19__)

______ ______ Daniels (19__ - 19__)

 

William Russell3 Minard (John Rolland2, Horace Clifford1) 16 October 1914 at Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa, the son of John Rolland and Estella Josephine (Russell) Minard. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St. _____'s Catholic church at ______________. His sponsors were __________ and __________. See the baptism records of the church, p. __. His birth is recorded in _______ County birth records v. ____, no. ____.

 

He died 6 August 1965, age 50, of _______________ at Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, and is buried in St. Mary's cemetery at East Moline. See _______________ County death certificates, v. ______, no. ________.

 

He married, first, Mary Josephine Porter 9 April 1935 at St. _____'s Catholic church at Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see Clarke County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______. They were divorced on _________ 1948 at ______________.

 

Mary Josephine Porter was born 13 January 1919 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Myron Joseph and Josephine Anastasia (Widdlemore) Porter. Her birth is recorded in Milwaukee County birth records v. ____, no. ____. She died _________________, age ____, of __________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______ and _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

He married, second, Rebecca Mary Jones Daniels 2 July 1949 at St. _____'s Catholic church at Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were ____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see Rock Island County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______.

 

Rebecca Mary Jones Daniels was born 19 May 1916 at Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, the daughter of ______ _______ "Woody" and _________ _______ "Bessie" (_______) Jones. Her birth is recorded in Grundy County birth records, v. ___, no. ___. She died _________________, age ____, of ___________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______ and _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

She married, first, __________ Daniels __ _______ ______at ____________ church, _______, ________ County, ___________. Rev. ______________________ presided. The witnesses were _____________________ and _________________. See the marriage records of ____________ church, p. ____. Also see ___________ County marriage records, v. ______, no. ______. They were divorced on ___________, at ___________.

 

__________ Daniels was born __________, at __________, _________ County, __________, the son of ______ and _____ (______) Daniels. His birth is recorded in _______ County birth records, v. ____, no. ______. __________ Daniels died _________________, age ____, of ___________________, at _____________, ______________ County, ________________ and is buried in ___________________ cemetery at __________________. See ______________ County birth records, v. ______, no. _______ and _____________ County death certificates, v. _____, no. ____.

 

William Russell and Mary Josephine (Porter) Minard had ___ children:

 

________ ______ and Rebecca Mary (Jones) Daniels had ___ children:

 

William Russell and Rebecca Mary (Jones Daniels) had ___ children:

 

 

 

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