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History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa

History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and 641 biographies of representative citizens. Also included is a history of Iowa embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, and a brief review of its civil and military history.

1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

Seneca County New York Biographies

In the 1980’s a series of newsletters were published four times a year by Seneca County NY featuring historical information concerning Seneca county and her past residents. The current historian for Seneca County placed these online using PDF files. One of the main features of each edition were biographical sketches of early settlers of Seneca County. Unfortunately, while they provided an index inside of a spreadsheet for the 189 biographies, it is difficult for the average user to quickly get around. I’ve taken their spreadsheet and linked each edition to the PDF file. Once you’ve found the biography you want, click on the newsletter edition and then browse the pages until you find the specific biography you were looking for. This should help you find these wonderful biographies a little easier. SurnameGivenNewsletter Edition AckleyBenjaminSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 4 AckleyJacobSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 4 AckleySamuelSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 4 AckleySamuel J.Seneca County History newsletter Vol. 3 No. 3 AlexanderWilliam H.Seneca County History newsletter Vol. 4 No. 2 AllenSilasSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 AlmySamuelSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 4 No. 1 ArmstrongJohnSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 3 No. 1 BachmanJosephSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 2, No. 1 BaileyEbenezerSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 2, No. 4 BaileyGeorge & SamuelSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 BainbridgeJohnSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 BainbridgeMahlonSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 BainbridgePeterSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 BainbridgeSeneca County History newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 BaldwinJonas C.Seneca County History newsletter Vol. 2, No. 2 BangsAbnerSeneca County History...

Biography of Thomas F. McGraw

Thomas F. McGraw, who for the past twenty-three years has conducted business as a retail shoe merchant at his present location, is one of the oldest representatives of trade interests on Sixth Street, most of the merchants having come into active connection with the commercial life of Racine since he opened his store. A progressive spirit has at all time ruled his activities and sound judgment has guided his business transactions. He was born in Racine, December 15, 1869, a son of John C. and Julia (Powers) McGraw, both of whom were natives of Ireland. The father arrived here when a lad of but fourteen years and the mother also settled in Racine during the period of its early development. Mr. McGraw was a moulder by trade and utilized his skill in that direction to provide for the support of his family. Both he and his wife are now deceased. After attending the public and high schools of Racine, Thomas F. McGraw started out in the business world as an employee of L. W. Philbrook, a shoe manufacturer, with whom he remained for ten years. His first position was a most humble and unimportant one, but gradually he worked his way upward through efficiency and fidelity until he was given charge of the shipping department. His desire to engage in business on his own account reached its fulfillment when, in 1893, when a young man of twenty-four years. he opened a retail shoe store which he has since conducted, remaining at the same location for almost a quarter of a century. There is today on Sixth Street scarcely a...

McGraw, Elizabeth – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Elizabeth McGraw Passes Away Mrs. Elizabeth McGraw, who resided at Wallowa with her daughter, Mrs. Lester Jackson, suffered a stroke Saturday morning, March 17, 1951 from which she never regained consciousness and passed away quietly at 1:04 p.m.. Elizabeth Almeda McGraw was born at Arnett West Virginia March 29, 1875, and was one of eleven children born to James Perry and Julia Ann Cook. She was married to Lewis Marshall McGraw of McGraws, West Virginia on March 7, 1894 at the home of her parents in Arnett, West Virginia. To this union seven children were born. Mrs. McGraw, her husband and family resided at McGraw’s, West Virginia until 1910 when they came west to Wallowa where they remained for nine month. They returned east for four years, then again came west to Wallowa to make their permanent home. While in McGraw’s, West Virginia, Mrs. McGraw helped her husband in a mercantile business, and for several years had a millinery shop at her home in Wallowa. She was a great lover of flowers and during her later years spent most of her time in her flower garden. She is survived by five children: Letty Jackson and Guy McGraw of Wallowa, Virgil McGraw of Vancouver, Washington, Mabelle Trump of Bolt, West Virginia, and ?. Church of God. Pallbearers were Charleton Roup, Ward Roup, Harry Coleman, Joe Rousawell, Geo., Brooks, Don Schriver, Allen Thompson and Everett Taylor. Mrs. McGraw was a devout Christian and a member of the Church of God. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, March 22, 1951, Front Page. Contributed by: Sue...

James McGraw

Private, Inf., Co. F, 80th Div., 318th Regt.; of Cabarrus County; son of R. A. and Mrs. Agnes S. McGraw. Entered service March 29, 1918, at Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France May 22, 1918. Fought at Argonne Forest and St. Mihiel. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 6,...

Ponca Tribe

Ponca Indians. One of the five tribes of the so-called Dhegiha group of the Siouan family, forming with the Omaha, Osage, and Kansa, the upper Dhegiha or Omaha division. The Ponca and Omaha have the same language, differing only in some dialectic forms and approximating the Quapaw rather than the Kansa and Osage languages. The early history of the tribe is the same as that of the other tribes of the group, and, after the first separation, is identical with that, of the Omaha. After the migration of the combined body to the mouth of Osage river the first division of the Omaha group took place, the Osage settling on that stream, and the Kansa continuing up Missouri river, while the Omaha and Ponca crossed to the north side. The course of the latter is given from the tradition recorded by J. O. Dorsey1 as follows: The Omaha and Ponca, after crossing the Missouri, ascended a tributary of that river, which may have been Chariton River, and finally reached the pipestone quarry in south west Minnesota. All the traditions agree in stating that the people built earth lodges or permanent villages, cultivated the soil, and hunted buffalo and other animals. When game became scarce they abandoned their villages and moved north west. On reaching a place where game was plentiful, other villages were built and occupied for years. Thus they lived and moved until they reached the pipestone quarry. After reaching Big Sioux river they built a fort. The Dakota made war on the Omaha and their allies, defeating them and compelling them to flee south west until they reached Lake Andes, South Dakota. There, according to Omaha and...

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