Category: Poweshiek County

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D. R. Dean of Montezuma, Iowa

Farmer, sections 3 and 4, P.O. Montezuma. Was born on the 17th of February, 1839, and is native of Fulton county, Illinois. He was there educated and was raised on a farm, which occupation he has followed to the present time. In August, 1863, he enlisted in company H, Ninety-third Illinois infantry, and served for one year, when he was honorably discharged on account of disability. He returned to Illinois, where he remained until the spring of 1870, then coming to Poweshiek county. He is the owner of 80 acres of improved land. Mr. Dean was married in Bureau county, …

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Biography of J. D. Carpenter of Malcom, Iowa

Section 3, P.O. Malcom. J. D. Carpenter was born in Bennington county, Vermont, May, 1853, and moved with his parents to Bureau county, Illinois, in 1857, where he was educated and raised. Was married, June 10, 1875, to Miss M.E. Judd of that county. They have three children living: Sarah (born July 1, 1876), Eli (born September 12, 1877) and Flora (born January 22, 1880). Mr. Carpenter came to this county in January, 1878, and settled where he now resides; owns 280 acres of land, about all under cultivation, well stocked with cattle and horses. His buildings are good, and …

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Biography of Dr. D. Anderson of Brooklyn, Iowa

Physician, Brooklyn. Was born in Wynette [Wyanet], Bureau county, Illinois, December 11, 1853; was there raised and attended the common schools until the age of fourteen years, when his father (F. Anderson), who was a farmer, came to Brooklyn with his family. In June 1875, our subject entered the drug store of Sterling & Talbott as clerk, and remained there eight months; after which he went to Mt. Pleasant and attended the Iowa Wesleyan University for two years, graduating as pharmaceutical chemist June 19, 1877. While attending the University he made a study of medicine, Drs. J. and C.D. Conaway, …

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Biography of Samuel H. Bates of Montezuma, Iowa

Farmer and stock-raiser, section 25, P.O. Montezuma. Was born in Neponset, Bureau county, Illinois, January 1, 1855, and was there educated and raised. His father, Thomas Bates, pursued the vocation of a farmer. The subject of this sketch came to Poweshiek county in the spring of 1877, and located where he now resides. He was married, December 25, 1877, to Miss Fannie E. Handraker of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson county, Illinois. She is a lady who devotes her time to making home comfortable and inviting. Their family consists of one son, Harry Lee (born October 19, 1878). Mr. Bates owns eighty …

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Augustus K. Barker of Deep River, Iowa

Section 2, P.O. Deep River. He was born in Morgan county, Ohio, December 4, 1842; was raised on a farm, and educated in part in his native county. In 1859 he went to Reading, Michigan, where he learned his trade as a mason, and remained until April 7, 1861, when he enlisted in company E of the Fourth Michigan volunteers. He participated in the battles of Bull Run, Bull Run No.2, Siege of Yorktown, Chickahominy, Mechanicsville, Gaines’ Mill, Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, Turkey Bend, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, second Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, and many others, besides numerous skirmishes. …

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Biography of H. C. Buswell of Grinnell, Iowa

Grinnell. H. C. Buswell was born in Peoria, Illinois, on the 5th of April, 1836, and was there partly educated. In the fall of 1856 he went to Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois, remaining for one year when he commenced farming, and continued the same until 1860. Then became engaged in buying horses for the government, which business he followed until 1865, when he commenced dealing in stock. In 1867 he came to this county and resumed farming, and in the spring of 1876 came to Grinnell, owning a fine residence, and 10 acres of land in the city. Mr. Buswell …

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Adair County Iowa Death Records Page 1

Iowa State Death Record Indexes, 1917-1939

The State Historical Society of Iowa is in the process of making more of these records available online. Currently they have placed online death records for 87 counties with various dates for all of them which fall between 1917 and 1939.

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