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Edward was dedicated to the local police station and was elected to several city offices.
JOHN R. BUFORD married Mathilda OKERBERG and they had at least Mabelle/Mabel, Ella Mathilda and LeRoy Buford. John and Mathilda divorced due to his drinking. Is John the noted Civil War Officer on this Buford family tree
My great uncle A.R. BAWDEN [Albert Ralph] married Mabelle/Mabel Maude BUFORD in Mabel's sister, Ella Mathilda, and brother-in-law George SCHWENKER'S home in Moline, Rock Island Co., IL.
I would like to know if John R. Buford was noted Civil War officer, or find a family tree to see if both Johns are in it.
HALL, Joseph B.: b 26 Feb 1856 in Fairhaven, MA, died (no place) m. Emerette BEECHER Hannibal, Oswego, NY. Parents: James M. Hall and Abigail XXX.
This was Emerette's 1st marriage.
Can anyone fill in the blanks?
She was born in Peoria, Peoria, IL, parentage unk. but supposedly her father died in Civil War in Battle of Shiloh TN.
She went to Springfield, OH, with son Dr. George Stephen Bawden and wife Annie Seibel, died and was buried there.
I saw this pic on a website and didn't think to copy it to my desktop.
Thank you very much for any help.
Elihu PHELPS and Margaret CRUIKSHANKS: Need bio info. also on PHELPS family members. Anything would be helpful.
They are related by marriage but info is scarce.
They're in my tree because dtr EDNA OPHELIA MANGUM married my JOHN THOMAS ILES, son of John Lowery and Mary Terrill ILES.
Edna was born to David and Rufina/Ruphina Ophelia STARTS on 24 March 1882 in Memphis Jct., KY. She married JTI on 25 January 1927. John died 25 Feb 1951 in Veachland, Shelby, KY's Old Masons Home of cirrhosis and enlarged heart.
Edna died 17 Feb 1949 of diabetes and myocarditis. They lived in Louisville at 2728 S. 4th.
None of this MANGUM family is listed in Find-a-Grave.
Train boxcars were home to the Mexicans who came, some with sponsors, some without, who lived in boxcars on what would be floodplain in Bettendorf, Scott, IA. There was more than one family to a boxcar and they had numeric addresses. Here is some history.
BOXCARS WILL HOUSE PEOPLE OF HOLY CITY
Davenport Democrat & Leader 9 October 1939
Community Chest secures them from Rock Island Lines
The problem of housing 16 Mexican families, who are being evicted from the "Holy City" district near the Bettendorf plant [railroad car chassis and wheels], because the ground on which their shacks stood, has been sold to the Standard Oil Co by the Bettendorf Co.
The problem has been solved for another 18 mos. The company had agreed to permit the Mexicans to live rent-free for 18 mos. with the understanding that it must be vacated at the end of the period to make way for further industrial developments.
Boxcars have been secured from the Rock Island railroad through efforts of the Davenport Community Chest and the Catholic Charities, the latter a Chest agency, and they will be placed on a tract between the present 'Holy City' area and the Bettendorf foundry building which also fronts on the river.
The boxcars are scheduled to arrive here the latter part of this week. They should be ready for residences within 2 weeks. The Standard Oil Co. will then start wrecking the old "Holy City" shacks to make way for an oil storage terminal on the river front.
J. M. HUTCHINSON, president of Davenport Community Chest and Ben COMENITZ, a former president, made a trip to Chicago and interviewed Rock Island Lines officials to secure the boxcars. There were no boxcars available in this area, and officials were reluctant to bring any in from elsewhere, but finally agreed when the nature of the situation was explained.
The Community Chest will advance $1,500 to finance the purchase and this will be repaid by the Mexicans during the next 12 mos. The Bettendorf Co. has agreed to furnish employment for at least one member of each family and to aid in collections for the Catholic Charities through whom the loan will be made.
A fund of $550 was raised by the Mexican families for a down payment and was turned over to Catholic Charities some time ago. It is hoped that a permanent tract will be found in the next 18 mos. and that the boxcars may be moved there or the material in them used as the nucleus for low-cost homes.
An investigation disclosed that homes could be built by William J. VALE for the evicted families would be too expensive to fall within the budget available.
There are 2 families on relief and they will be cared for by the county. Their rent payments will be charged as rent. The county disclaimed any responsibility for the housing of families that were not on relief.
The Jose and Petra Saldivar family, 3 girls from Petra's previous marriage to Mr. Rodrigues in Zacatecas, MX; Marian, Juanita, and Francisa, and children: Magarito, Lazaro, Theodora, Catarino [renamed, no date, from school to Victor Joseph "Nino" who was the youngest]. They lived in boxcar 6 with another family.
I have them both in Find-a-Grave. On Frances, basically no bio info, no parentage, no birth date.
She and Dr. George died in Indianapolis and are buried in Crown Hill Cemetery. Her bdate on the marker is 1885.
I'd love to know her parents, birth date and any bio info.
GLASPELL- Billie Jean "BJ", and Florence Harley Glaspell - Hope someone can fill in the blanks. Got a good start from bighaich47.
Billie Jean "BJ" GLASPELL b 22 Aug 1947 Folsom, Dodd, WV; d 26 January 1988, no bio, bur. Center Point Cemetery, Doddridge County, WV.
Florence Harley GLASPELL, b 16 March 1886,
d. 17 July 1967 no location, bur. Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport, IA
William Woodman GLASPELL b 11 April 1876 Durham County, Ontario, Canada, d. 2 April 1964 2 April 1964, Walla Walla, WA; no marriage data; m. Bessie Pearl Slater, b. 7 August 1886 Greenfield, Hancock, IN, d. 6 June 1952 Walla Walla, WA had Forrest Eugene 28 August 1910 in Walla Walla, WA; d. 6 September 1993 Prosser, Benton, WA; Marwood Charles b. 8 March 1916 Washington, USA; and Waldron W "Babe" b.27 Oct 1920 Walla Walla, WA d. 15 Feb 1994. Wm and Bessie bur. Mountain View Cem, Walla Walla, WA. Bessie Pearl b 7 Aug 1886 no location, d. 6 June 1952 no location
Bertha E. GLASPELL b unknown, d. 1986 no date or place, bur Greenlawn Cemetery Clarksburg, WV
Alexander SMART was born 4 December 1835 in Kinard Castle, Farnell Parish, Angus, Scotland to William and Jane Johnston(e)SMART. He was christened 27 December 1835 in Ireland. Living siblings listed in his father's obit (8 total) James Johnston, William, John Johnston and Alexander. William and Jane's 3 sons, Walter, Frances Kerr, and Charles, and dtr Agnes B. Donald not listed.
William was born 14 April 1800 in Brechin, Angus, Scotland. As a gardener/forester for the Carnegie estate, he thought there were better opportunities in the New World. In 1856 he sailed on the "Caroline", registered in Rockland, ME, from Liverpool to Boston and established a home in Andover, Essex, MA. He was a member of the Old Free Church of Scotland and was a man whose record for integrity and fidelity gained him uniform confidence and esteem. William died in Andover, 6 January 1878. No bio info for Jane, born 13 May 1798 in Scotland (no location) and died in Andover 1 September 1855. They are buried in Andover's South Church Cemetery.
Alexander was educated in Edinburgh, Scotland, and throughout his life has manifested many of the sterling traits of his race. He began learning the machinist trade while young and worked at this for 2 years. He worked for the North British Railroad for 2 years as engineer, in the same capacity between Edinburgh and Berwick.
In 1857, he came to the US at 21 years-of-age and settled in Boston as superintendent for Stone & Smart, where his brother (no name) was a junior partner. Alex managed their machine shop until 1859, when he made his way to Davenport, Scott, IA and engaged in farming in the vicinity of the city for about 2 years.
On 15 December 1859 in Chicago, Cook, IL, Alex married Miss Lucy A. Sanger, born in Danvers, Essex, MA, dtr of the late George W. SANGER of Watertown, Middlesex, MA (no mother listed). George was a native of MA and conducted an extensive and successful business as a contractor and builder. He died when Lucy was a child (no date) Lucy SANGER SMART died 26 August 1871 of typhoid and is buried in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery. Interment date was 15 June 1872 as the body was moved from Dallas County, IA.
Alexander moved to Whiteside County, IL, two years later and again engaged in farming for 5 years. In 1866, he went to Malcolm, Poweshiek, IA and was an agent for the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad which sold its line to the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. Mr. Smart built a grain elevator and engaged in business until 1868 in Malcolm when he moved to DeSoto, Dallas, IA, terminus for the CRI&P. The line was extended to Stuart, Adair, IA, and Alex took charge of the station and continued as agent until 1887. While in Stuart, Alexander served on the school board and was interested in progressive public measures tending to promote community welfare along business and intellectual lines.
Alexander married Emily H. ELDRIDGE PARKER 17 October 1872 in Davenport, Scott, IA. She was born (no date) in 1836 in Gloucester County, NJ, dtr of John M. (MULLEN?) and Mary Ann ADAMS ELDRIDGE. Emily had 2 dtrs in Davenport with husband Dr. Wallace William PARKER who died in a railroad accident on 8 August 1868 in Ames, Story, IA: Ida Helen born 1857 (no date), married Willard B. Conger, and Anna H. born 1860 who died of typhoid on 3 September 1869.
In 1887, Alexander was employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad.
On 15 May 1888, he came to Perry, Dallas, IA and was the agent for the CRIP until 1891, living in Guthrie Center, Guthrie, IA. He then went to Des Moines, Polk, IA and bought out the Blue Line Transfer Co. He carried on business until 1894 when he sold out and organized the Bazalt (basalt?) Hardwall Plaster Co., until 1899 when he again sold out and went to Guthrie Center. Emily ELDRIDGE PARKER SMART died in Guthrie Center on 24 July 1899. He took charge of the CRIP station. The Minneapolis and St. Louis RR purchased this line and Alexander was the agent until his retirement.
He died in Zenith, King, WA on 9 January 1935 where he was living in the Masonic home. He celebrated his 99th birthday there, where he arose at 4:30 each day. His long white beard and cheery smile were familiar to everyone. He joined the Masons in 1869 and was a Shriner since 1906. He was honored as being the oldest Shriner in the world in 1935 at 99 years old. No burial info as of Oct 2014.