Location: Mitchell County IA

1911 Standard Historical Atlas of Mitchell County, Iowa

A directory of leading farmers of Mitchell County, Iowa. The third General Assembly convened at Iowa City on the 2d of December, 1850, and adjourned Feb. 45, 1851. At this time about forty new counties in the north and southwestern part of Iowa were created. Mitchell county was among this number. Its boundaries were minutely defined and organization was authorized as soon as the population warranted it. The name, it is thought by many, was bestowed in honor of that noble Irish patriot, John Mitchell. Others think it was named in honor of a surveyor by that name. Who suggested the name is unknown.

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Biography of John Franklin Haskell

John Franklin Haskell is the Topeka and Kansas representative of the greatest creamery organization in America. He is general manager and vice president of the Beatrice Creamery Company, consolidated, with headquarters in Topeka. Both he and his brother George Everett have long been prominently identified with this business. His brother George E., who is president of the Beatrice Creamery Company, lives in Chicago. George was the founder of the industry at Beatrice, Nebraska, about 1890. He pushed the enterprise with so much success that it soon outgrew the limits of its home city, but the company still bears the name of that Nebraska town. The headquarters were removed to Lincoln, and since 1913 the main offices have been in Chicago. It was the first centralized creamery business and is today the largest institution of its kind in the United States. John Franklin Haskell was born in Mitchell County, Iowa, October 12, 1862, and four years later his father died. The fact of his father’s death is mentioned at this point because John F. Haskell soon had to shift for himself, and his business success and prominence has been due to his own efforts rather than the training and environment of early youth. His father was Josiah Haskell, a native of Michigan, where he was born in 1836, and an early settler in the State of Iowa. Josiah and his...

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Basford, Roy – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Roy Basford Dies At Hospital Roy L. Basford who had been in failing health for the past ten years, passed away Thursday, December 4, 1958 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since falling and fracturing his hip a few days before. Funeral services were Monday at 11 a.m. at the Bollman chapel, with Elder Fred Wagner officiating. Dr. Douglas Miller, Leonard Dickerson, and Robert Shepley sang “Abide With Me;” Mrs. Virgil Preuhs, Mrs. Calvin Springer and Mrs. Douglas Miller sang “There’ll Be No Dark Valley,” and Mrs. Virgil Preuhs sang “Crossing The Bar.” Mrs. Douglas miller was organist. Casket bearers were: Lawrence Rowe, Lester Ruud, Virgil Pruehs, Wayne Cox, Robert Shepley, and Leonard Dickerson, and internment was in the Enterprise cemetery. Mr. Basford was born August 12, 1886 in Mitchell county, Iowa, son of Lindsay and Clara Basford. On March 29, 1916 he was married to at Mason City, Iowa to May Rowe who survives him. The couple had lived in Oregon for 32 years, coming to Wallowa County 24 years ago. He was a retired carpenter. He belonged to the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Survivors include his wife, May, Enterprise; a son, Stanley, Hermiston: two daughters: Mrs. Walter (Clara May) Robbins, Burke, Ida.: and Mrs. Edward (Jeanne) Beerman, Enterprise; six grandsons and five granddaughters. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Dec. 11,...

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Biography of Fred Leslie Ervay

Fred Leslie Ervay, M. D. The medical fraternity of Wilson County had as one of its highly skilled and thoroughly trained members Dr. Fred Leslie Ervay, who had been engaged in a general practice at Fredonia since 1908. While Doctor Ervay had not carried on his profession as long as some of his fellow practitioners, he had risen to a prominent place in his calling, and the confidence in which he is held is evidenced by the size and importance of his clientele. He was born at Elk Point, South Dakota, June 14, 1880, and is a son of H. M. and Sarah (Pope) Ervay. Henry N. Ervay, the grandfather of Doctor Ervay, was born in France, where he saw military service, and when still a young man came to the United States and settled at Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he became the proprietor of a tannery and continued to be engaged in that line of business until his death, which occurred before the birth of his grandson. H. M. Ervay was born at Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1845, received a public school education, and when a youth learned the tanning business under the instruction of his father. He went as a young man to Freeport, Illinois, where he was married, and was employed in a tannery there for several years, following which he went to Sioux City, Iowa, there pre-empting...

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Biography of Colonel John Feudge

Colonel John Feudge was born in Waterford, Ireland, November 3, 1824. His parents came to the United States immediately after the inauguration of President John Quincy Adams. The subject of this sketch was first engaged assisting his father, who kept a market garden in the suburbs of New York City. When about sixteen years of age he was apprenticed and learned printing and stereotyping. He had worked some time, before becoming an apprentice, at type casting, by the old hand-mold method, and also as composing room devil, fly-boy, and wrapper-writer in the offices of the two great commercial papers of that day, the Courier and Enquirer, hand Journal of Commerce, both on Wall street, the presses then being turned by hand-crank. General James Watson Webb was editor of the former and “old Tom” Snowden business manager, two very prominent personages in those days; David Hale and Hallack being the editors and proprietors of the Journal. The first printing office entered by the subject of this sketch was the book and job office of Scatchard & Adams, 38 Gold Street, New York. This office was in the days of the old hand presses-before the introduction of the power press-the largest in the city, probably in the country. The firm was broken up by the sudden disappearance of Mr. Adams, whose remains having been cut up and packed in a box,...

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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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