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Wallace, Micheal – Obituary

On Thursday last, 28 August 1890, Michael Wallace, another of Harrison County’s old settlers passed over the life line to death after a brief illness of about ten hours. He was taken with cholera morbus, subsequently follow, by a congestive chill, from which the grand old hero never recovered. Mr. Wallace was born in Huntington County, Pennsylvania, 9 October 1823, was a collier by trade and was engaged in that business until he left and came to this part of the country. In the spring of 1855, arriving in Omaha, Nebraska, he worked there during the summer of 1855, and thence came to Clay township I Harrison county, in the fall, and started a wood yard on the bank of the Missouri River in Sec. 8, clay township, about one and one-half miles south of what is now known as Elm Point. It was here our grand old hero began the wood business, furnishing with fuel the steam boats that then ran on the river, and it was the captain of one to these boats, that gave the scope of land along the river about ten miles long and from two to six miles wide the name of “Sandy Point,” as our friend was a man of sandy complexion and the wood yard was called “Sandy’s Point.” He continued in the wood business some two years, when he purchased the old Borum saw mill and located it in Raglan township, and it was here wooed and wed to a Miss Sarah McPete in 1861, and settled down to begin life anew. He toiled a long for a few years,...

Wallace, William Loyd – Obituary

William Loyd Wallace was born in Clay Township, Harrison County, Iowa, 2 December 1860 and died at his home north west of Modale, Iowa 5 June 1914 aged 53 years, 6 months and 3 days. He was married to Miss Kate Davis, also a resident of Harrison County on 9 November 1883. To this union there were born four children; three girls; Mrs. James Yutesler of Modale, Iowa; Mrs. Kelly Vittitoe of Woonsockt, south Dakota and Susie who resides at home, and one boy, William Howard who also resides at home. Mr. Wallace lived his entire live in clay township. He was the oldest of a family of nine children of which five brothers survive him, namely, Frank, and Emory of Desota, Nebraska, James, George and Bruce of Mondamin. the funeral services were held at the home last Sunday morning and were in charge of the Mondamin I.O.O.F lodge of which he was a member. Rev. Findley of Modale M. E. church preached the funeral sermon. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Calhoun. The bereaved members of the family have the sympathy of the entire community in this great trial. Card of Thanks we wish to heartily thank our many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the hours of sickness and death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. W.L. Wallace and...

Obituary of William Loyd Wallace

William Loyd Wallace was born in Clay Township, Harrison County, Iowa, 2 December 1860 and died at his home north west of Modale, Iowa 5 June 1914 aged 53 years, 6 months and 3 days. He was married to Miss Kate Davis, also a resident of Harrison County on 9 November 1883. To this union there were born four children; three girls; Mrs. James Yutesler of Modale, Iowa; Mrs. Kelly Vittitoe of Woonsockt, south Dakota and Susie who resides at home, and one boy, William Howard who also resides at home. Mr. Wallace lived his entire live in clay township. He was the oldest of a family of nine children of which five brothers survive him, namely, Frank, and Emory of Desota, Nebraska, James, George and Bruce of Mondamin. The funeral services were held at the home last Sunday morning and were in charge of the Mondamin I.O.O.F lodge of which he was a member. Rev. Findley of Modale M. E. church preached the funeral sermon. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Calhoun. The bereaved members of the family have the sympathy of the entire community in this great...

1884 Directory of Clay Iowa

Last First and Middle Section Post Office Township Business Origin Arrival County State Ashcraft Elijah 21 Modale Clay Farmer Ohio 1865 Harrison Iowa Boum W H 25 Modale Clay Farmer England 1855 Harrison Iowa Brown Chas S 13 Modale Clay Farmer/Stock Raiser New York 1855 Harrison Iowa Cook T J 23 Modale Clay Farmer Ohio 1875 Harrison Iowa Hauger Peter 23 Modale Clay Farmer Pennsylvania 1871 Harrison Iowa Ludwig F H 25 Modale Clay Farmer/Stock Raiser Pennsylvania 1869 Harrison Iowa Linn A F 23 Modale Clay Farmer Pennsylvania 1869 Harrison Iowa Linn S J 12 Mondamin Clay Farmer/Millwright Pennsylvania 1870 Harrison Iowa Motz Jeremiah 13 Modale Clay Farmer Pennsylvania 1853 Harrison Iowa Morrow Lizzie Mrs 1 Mondamin Clay Farmer Iowa 1853 Harrison Iowa Parker R D 23 Modale Clay Farmer Ohio 1865 Harrison Iowa Parker H C 25 Modale Clay Farmer Ohio 1865 Harrison Iowa Ritchison A 13 Modale Clay Farmer Virginia 1855 Harrison Iowa Sharpnack Henry 25 Modale Clay Farmer WestVirginia 1857 Harrison Iowa Sample Elton A 14 Modale Clay Bee Breeder/Broom Maker Indiana 1869 Harrison Iowa Stevens J J 23 Modale Clay Farmer New York 1878 Harrison Iowa South W 12 Modale Clay Farmer/Stock Raiser Ohio 1862 Harrison Iowa Wilkenson James 21 Modale Clay Farmer England 1874 Harrison Iowa Yoakum John 9 Modale Clay Farmer Ohio 1864 Harrison...

Clay Iowa Early Residents

Amos S. Chase came here in 1848 attempting a permanent settlement, but due to the spring floods, he decided to relocate in Little Sioux Township. His claim was utilized by Seth “Spanky” Chase. In 1853, Stephen A. Hester and family came from Jones County and settled on Hours-Shoe Lake. Job Ross, and his father’s family on there way to Oregon stopped in Council Bluffs. They heard about the wonderful land in Harrison County, and came to see, decided to stay, and settled on Horse-Shoe Lake. John Sharpnack and T. A. Dennis arrived in 1854 and in 1856 organized the township under Judge James Hardy’s administration. T. A. Dennis and Stephen Hester constructed a sawmill in section 27, where they did an extensive business, Mr. Dennis sawed immense quantities of railroad ties for the Missouri Pacific Railroad and was a brother in law of the noted railroad man John I. Blair, of New Jersey. Thomas Duhig, George Burcham and Levi Motz settled in 1854. Levi Motz made the claim that he killed more wild turkeys tan any other man in Harrison County. His brother, Jerry Motz came to Clay township in 1865 and became a well to do farmer and respected citizen. W. H. Bourne effected settlement in section 24in 1855. Jacob Antabus settled in section 14 in 1855 and died for his country in the Civil War. Thomas Whitcomp an Englishman and old railroad engineer came in 1856 and while here build a windmill with which to grind feed. Later he added steam power and ran a regular set of mill stones. In 1856, came Mike Wallace to section...

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