Location: Quasqueton Iowa

Biography of Joseph Anson

JOSEPH ANSON. – Across the waters of the Atlantic came the subject of this sketch to make for himself a home and a name in the foster land of his choice. Here he has done nobly in the endeavors of his life, and while he has demonstrated an ability that is commendable in the affairs of business, and uprightness and integrity in all of his ways, he has also shown in an emphatic manner his love for his country, by taking up the weapons of warfare to defend the flag and preserve intact the Union, when the dark days of fratricidal strife seemed to be portending the destruction of Freedom’s institutions. At such a crisis our subject came to the front and joined his hand to the many who stood faithfully through the long struggle for principles of government and stability. Joseph Anson was born in Staffordshire, England, on August 15, 1837, and ten years later, in company with his parents, he crossed the deep and settled in Baltimore, Maryland. From there the family went to Newark, New Jersey, whence six months later they went to Medina, Ohio. In these various places our subject attended the schools and gained a good education. In 1856 they went to Quasqueton, Iowa, and there he continued the educational discipline for some years longer, working during the summers. At the beginning of the...

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Emma Viola Todd Shillinglaw of Independence IA

SHILLINGLAW, Emma Viola Todd9, (Morris8, Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in 1859, in Quasqueton, Iowa, married in 1882, C. M. Shillinglaw, who at that time was a merchant in Rockley, Iowa. Afterwards they moved to Independence, Iowa, where he became cashier of the Commercial State Bank. His health failing, he purchased a farm about twelve miles from Independence, Iowa, and one mile from Rowley, where he lived until his death in 1901. She also was a teacher before her marriage. After her husbands death she remained on the farm for four or five years and then she moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the purpose of educating her children in the State Teachers College located there. Children: I. William M., b. in 1884, in Rowley, Ia., m. in 1908, Gertrude Nemo. He resided with his parents until the death of his father in 1901, when he took charge of the interest of his father in a stock of merchandise in Brandon, Ia. After his marriage he moved to Las Vegas, San Miguel County, N. M., and engaged in the real-estate business and there he was living in 1917. They had issue; (1) William M.; (2) Owen H.; (3) Dorothy E. II. Robert A., b. in 1885, in Rowley, Ia., d. in 1912, m. in 1907, Myrtle Page. He, too, resided with his parents until the death...

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Harold L. Todd of Linn County IA

Harold L. Todd10, (Howard M.9, Morris8, Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in or near Quasqueton, Iowa, married Alena McCaulley. He is a farmer residing about four miles from Walker, Linn county, Iowa, which is his post office address. Child: 2818. Paulina...

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Pearl E. Todd Slater of Quasqueton IA

SLATER, Pearl E. Todd10, (Howard M.9, Morris8, Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in Quasqueton, Iowa, married Edson Slater, who is a carpenter and they live in Quasqueton, Iowa. Child: I. Gevena...

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Mary I. Todd Hopkins of Oregon

HOPKINS, Mary I. Todd9, (Morris8, Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) was born in Quasqueton, Buchanan County, Iowa, in 1856, married about 1877, M. M. Hopkins, who was a physician. Before her marriage she taught school for a few years. After their marriage they moved to the state of Washington and afterwards to Alaska. She died in Oregon in 1905. Children: I. Zilpah, m. Elbert Blackmar and they reside in Cal. II. Jessie, m.(???)Hunt, and they reside in...

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Carrie A. Todd Cunningham of Portland OR

CUNNINGHAM, Carrie A. Todd9, (Morris8, Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in 1857, in Quasqueton, Buchanan County, Iowa, married in 1883, A. H. Cunningham, who was at that time in the office of the Oregon Short Line R. R. and moved to Portland, Oregon, where they were living in 1917. For some time before her marriage she taught school. Children: I. Belle. II. Todd. III....

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Howard M. Todd of Quasqueton IA

Howard M. Todd9, (Morris8, Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in 1865, in Quasqueton, Ia., married in 1888, Jessie D. Norton. He has always been a farmer and in 1917 was living on his farm located about one mile from Quasqueton, Ia. Children: *2728. Harold L. 2729. Earl H. *2730. Pearl E. 2731. John A. 2732. Arthur M. 2733. Paul D. 2734. Theodore H. 2735. Forest N. 2736. Ruth E. 2737. Maurice...

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Jessie V. Todd Lynch of Independence IA

LYNCH, Jessie V. Todd9, (Morris8, Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in 1862, in Quasqueton, Ia., married in 1888, H. T. Lynch. They reside in Independence, Ia., where he is largely interested in real-estate and also in the oil fields of Kansas and Oklahoma. Mrs. Lynch taught school for some years before her marriage. Children: I. Harry C., is a civil engineer and lived in Independence, Ia., he graduated from Wis. State College. II. Percy L., in 1917 he was attending the State Teachers College in Greeley, Col. III. Frank T., resides in Dennison, Ia., where he is one of the instructors in the High School, he graduated from the college at Grinnell, Ia. IV. Claire R., graduated from the State University of Ia., at Iowa City, in...

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Morris Todd of Quasqueton IA

Morris Todd8, (Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in 1830, in Herkimer County, N. Y., died in 1902, in Quasqueton, Iowa, married about 1853, Clara F. Finlayson, who was born in 1836, in Onondaga County, N. Y. In his early life, Mr. Todd learned and worked at the shipwright trade. Removing to Michigan, he settled in Port Sanlac, St. Clair County, and engaged in the general merchandise business. It was while he was living here that he married Miss Finlayson. In 1854, he moved again, going to Iowa, and making the journey in a onehorse spring wagon and arrived at Quasqueton, June 2, 1854. Having purchased some land he began farming, engaging in general agricultural pursuits and stock-raising for many years. In fact, he was a prominent representative of that line of activity in Buchanan County, till the time of his death. He held the office of county supervisor for one term, having been elected on the Republican ticket, and was the first assessor of Liberty Township. Children: *2204. Albert Nelson, b. April 19, 1854. *2205. Mary I. *2206. Carrie A. *2207. Emma Viola. *2208. Jessie V. *2209. Howard M. 2210. Allen L.,...

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