Location: Madison County IA

Biography of Addison V. Scott

Addison V. Scott is well known throughout southern Idaho as a shrewd and public-spirited financier and real estate operator, and Mrs. Adelia B. (Dugan) Scott, his wife, has wide distinction as having been the first women in Idaho elected to the office of justice of the peace, the important functions of which she is discharging with admirable ability. They were married in 1883 and are among the prominent families of Idaho Falls. Addison Scott was born in Madison County, Iowa, January 14, 1858, and is descended from English-Irish ancestry. His forefathers settled early in Indiana, and Joseph Scott, his grandfather, became prominent in that state. Joseph C. Scott, son of Joseph Scott and father of Addison V. Scott, was born, reared and educated in Indiana, and there married Miss Eliza Jane Rawlings, a native of Indiana and daughter of Rev. James Rawlings, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a man whose good life and good works had a beneficent influence upon the people among whom he lived and labored. Joseph C. Scott and Eliza Jane (Rawlings) Scott had eight children, only three of whom are living. The father died, in 1897, at the age of seventy-one. His wife, who was many years his junior, is now (1899) sixty-five years old. Addison V. Scott, their fourth child, was educated in the high schools of Iowa, principally at Burlington, and at the...

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Biographical Sketch of J. R. Moser

J. R. Moser, marble-works, was born in Warren County, Iowa, July 2, 1853. Removed to Madison County. In May, 1877, moved to Rush County, Kan, and came to Mankato, Jewell County, in 1878, and in December, 1881, established himself in the marble business. He is now doing a splendid business, shipping tombstones to different...

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Biography of William L. McNaughten, M. D.

William L. McNaughten, M. D., had been long and favorably known as a capable physician and surgeon in Chautauqua County, and now controls a large practice at Sedan. In his younger days he met and overcame obstacles and had to work for every step of his advancement while gaining his education and preparing himself for his profession. When nineteen years of age his education in the common schools was completed, and he then began working on a farm and learning the carpenter’s trade. As a carpenter he worked in Missouri and in 1883 moved to Kansas, locating in Montgomery County. For nine years he was one of the force of carpenters employed by the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. He had long felt that his real sphere was in the profession of medicine, but having a family to care for there were some weighty reasons why he should continue working at his mechanical trade. All the leisure time he had he applied to the study of medicine and he followed that with a course in the Kansas City College of Physicians and Surgeons and in 1897 entered the Columbian Medical College for one year. As an undergraduate he practiced for a year in Cedar County, Missouri, and in 1901 was given his degree M. D. In the meantime Doctor McNaughten had located in Chautauqua County in 1898 and was in...

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Biography of Flavius Ralls Smith, M. D.

Flavius Ralls Smith, M. D. Identified with one of the most important and exacting, as well as one of the most useful of professions, Doctor Smith had become widely known for his remarkable skill as a surgeon; and easily holds a place in the front rank of the surgeons of Kansas. Doctor Smith is one of the proprietors of the Winfield Hospital, an institution of more than local scope, since its patients come from several states and its reputation is largely due to the personal ability of Doctor Smith. He had spent most of his life in Kansas, and his experience as a physician and surgeon covers more than a quarter of a century. He was born near Peru, Madison County, Iowa, November 22, 1862, son of William and Ellen (Hollingshead) Smith. His father was born in Kentucky, and when about ten years of age his parents removed to Tennessee and two years later to Jacksonville, Illinois, and then to Sangamon County, Illinois, where William Smith married. William Smith was loyally and sincerely devoted to his nation in the struggle of the Civil war and served in Sherman’s army during many of its most noted campaigns, including the march to the sea. From Illinois he removed to Iowa, and in 1874 brought his family to Kansas, locating on a farm two miles west of Old Atlanta, in Rice County....

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Biography of E. O. Smith, M. D.

E. O. Smith, M. D. A physician and surgeon in Kansas for twenty years, Dr. E. O. Smith had attained high rank as a surgeon and is now the active associate of his brother, F. R. Smith, in the practice of surgery at the Winfield Hospital, which the brothers own. A resident of Kansas since 1874, Dr. E. O. Smith was born on a farm three miles from Peru, Madison County, Iowa, January 19, 1869, a son of William and Ellen (Hollingshead) Smith. His father was a native of Kentucky, but in early life went to Illinois with his parents, and was a soldier in the Civil war, fighting with Sherman’s gallant armies through the heart of the Confederacy and over the route of the march to the sea. William Smith afterwards went to Iowa, and from there brought his family to Kansas in 1874. He located in Rice County, developed one of the pioneer farms, and in time enjoyed the prosperity which Kansas soil and climate finally gave to those who most persistently cultivated its broad acres. He finally lived retired at Little River, Kansas, until his death in 1906. His wife, Ellen Hollingshead, was his second wife, and they were the parents of six children, Dr. E. O. Smith being the youngest. Other facts concerning the family history will be found in the sketch of Dr. F....

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Biography of Calvin M. Spencer

Calvin M. Spencer, a well known Emporia business man and citizen, is head of the firm of Spencer & Baltz, proprietors of the New Process Steam Laundry, one of the two leading laundries of Emporia. Both are expert men at the business, and by extensive remodeling and equipment have made their plant in fact and in name a place of service, and consequently their patronage is not confined to the City of Emporia, but their work is distributed all over that part of the state. The Spencers are an old American family, and it is said that they originated in Normandy, whence the first of the name went to England along with William the Conqueror. From England the descendants came to America in colonial times. John Quincy Spencer, grandfather of the Emporia laundryman, was born in Ohio in April, 1825, grew up and married in that state, and about 1853 went to Iowa, where he was an early settler and where he followed farming until late in life. He died near What Cheer, Iowa, in July, 1902. He was a Quaker or a member of the Friends Church, and reared a whig he afterwards adopted republican politics. The maiden name of his wife was Mary Ridgway, who was born in Ohio in February, 1825, and died near What Cheer, Iowa, January 11, 1903. Their four children were: George, a...

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Biography of James A. Walker

James A. Walker, a resident of Kansas for more than thirty years, had applied himself with credit to various lines of business and official activity, but is now most widely known as state deputy of the Modern Woodmen of America, with headquarters at Emporia, where he had had his home for the past six years. Born at Winterset, Iowa, February 12, 1866, he grew up on his father’s farm in Missouri, gained his early education in the public schools of that state, and early in 1884 at the age of eighteen arrived in Jefferson County, Kansas. Then followed two years of farm work, while for the next two years he was with the construction department of the Santa Fe Railroad as a painter under Superintendent B. F. Crocker, working both in Kansas and Oklahoma. With this experience he set up for himself in the painting business at Madison, Kansas, and remained there until 1899. In the latter year he became acquainted with the Modern Woodmen of America as district deputy, and was traveling in the interest of that great fraternal organization all over the state. He deserves special credit for the successful organization and extension of the influence of this fraternity, and his work brought him the high honor in 1913 of appointment as state deputy, in charge of the order throughout the state, with headquarters in the New...

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Bowman, Laura Evalena Stickler – Obituary

Mrs. O. P. Bowman, long time resident of Umatilla county, died on Sunday morning [August 31, 1930] at 7:00 at St. Anthony’s hospital after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Bowman was 62 years of age, being born in Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, on January 20, 1868. She crossed the plains at the age of 15 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Stickler. The family settled in Vancouver, Washington, later moving to Pendleton. She was married to Mr. Bowman on April 26, 1891 in Vancouver, WA. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Roy, Oscar, Hugh, Kenneth, and Robert Bowman, Florence Windsor, Leona Moser, Mildred Crow and 17 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Ingram, Pendleton, Mr. C. C. Anderson, Pendleton, and Mrs. W. W. Abbott of Portland; two brothers, Fred Stickler and Edgar Stickler of Pendleton. Funeral services will be held from the Folsom Chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at two o’clock, with interment in Olney Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Frank Gritman, John Dunning, Frank Frazier, Earl Gillanders, Bill Patton and Henry Schwartz. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Laura Edith Lee – Obituary

Bilyeu, Laura Edith Lee Linn Co., OR Funeral services for Laura Bilyeu, 91, of 350 S. Eighth St., who died Sunday [July 25, 1976] at Lebanon Community Hospital after a long illness, were held today at Scio Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gerald Manley officiating. Burial followed at Franklin Butte Cemetery. Fisher Funeral Home of Albany was in charge of the arrangements. She was born June 7, 1885 in St. Charles, Iowa and had lived most of her life in Scio. She married Edie Bilyeu on Aug. 25, 1906 in Albany. He died in 1962. Survivors include a son, Raymond M. of Lebanon; a brother, Jim Lee of Florence; and three grandchildren. Lebanon Express, July 29, 1976 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Iowa Cemetery Records Madison to Mitchell Counties

Iowa Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Iowa county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Iowa Cemetery Records Adair to Allamakee CountiesIowa Cemetery Records Appanoose to Cass CountiesIowa Cemetery Records Cedar to Clinton CountiesIowa Cemetery Records Crawford to Dickinson CountiesIowa Cemetery Records Dubuque to Hancock CountiesIowa Cemetery Records Hardin to Johnson CountiesIowa Cemetery Records Jones to Lyon CountiesIowa Cemetery Records Madison to Mitchell CountiesIowa Cemetery Records Monona to Muscatine CountiesIowa Cemetery Records O’Brien to Pottawattamie CountyIowa Cemetery Records Powesheik to Sioux CountiesIowa Cemetery Records Story to Union CountiesIowa Cemetery Records Van Buren CountyIowa Cemetery Records Wapello to Wright Counties Madison County Following Cemeteries Sayre Cemetery (hosted at Madison County, Iowa Tombstone Transcription Project) Following Cemeteries (hosted At Interment) Barney Cemetery Beardsley-Beem Cemetery Bennett Cemetery Blair Chapel Cemetery Brush Ridge Cemetery Bullock Cemetery Clark Cemetery Close Cemetery Earlham Cemetery Ebenezer Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Farris Cemetery Farson Cemetery German Lutheran Cemetery Gordon Cemetery Hamblin Cemetery Hartman Cemetery Hickman Cemetery Hooten Cemetery Jefferson-Goar Cemetery King Cemetery Kivett Cemetery Lotz – Wintermantle Cemetery McDonald – Chase Cemetery McGinnis Cemetery Montpelier Cemetery Moon Cemetery Neal Cemetery North Branch Cemetery North McDonald Cemetery Old Penn Cemetery Payton Cemetery Penn Center Cemetery Peru Cemetery Pitzer Eppard Cemetery Pleasant View (Walker)...

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