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Can anyone find LAVINIA VAN HORN? She married my WILLIAM ELDRIDGE IN Davenport, Iowa on 24 December 1840. I have very little info on her.

William was the youngest sibling of Duncan Campbell Eldridge.
William was born 18 November 1812 in Gloucester County, NJ. son of
Josiah and Sarah Middleton Eldridge.

1 comment(s), latest 2 years ago

Harper Lee - real name Nelle Harper Lee (yes Nelle pron NL)

Somebody told me that "Watchman" was her first. She couldn't find a printer because of the views in it...segregation, KKK, etc.
So she decided Scout needed a back story and wrote "Mockingbird".
The rest is history.

Edward Bawden son of Stephen

Edward was dedicated to the local police station and was elected to several city offices.

5 comment(s), latest 3 months, 1 week ago

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?

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Where can I find a bust shot of ISABELLA MARTHA "BELL, BELLE, BELLA" ANGEL BAWDEN.

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.

2 comment(s), latest 5 years, 8 months ago

MANGUM - Looking for David and Rufina/Ruphina Ophelia STARTS

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.

4 comment(s), latest 5 years, 9 months ago

Boxcar City aka Holy City, Bettendorf, IA

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.

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.

TALMAGE of Jacksonville, Morgan, IL: My Dr. George Stephen Bawden married Frances Rebecca TALMAGE

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.

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