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26 June 2015

Funeral Card Friday: Hazel Phelan Brady (1901 - 1996) Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa

Hazel Catherine Phelan Brady was the wife of my 2nd cousin 1x removed.
Hazel loved her hats!  She was a real estate agent in Des Moines and would often stop by to visit my dad and aunt Katie.
Hazel Catherine Phelan Brady
Hazel was married to James Wade Brady, the 19th of July 1926 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  This is her funeral card:

 I have not done much research on Hazel's pedigree at this time, so if you are related, please comment below.
Pedigree of Hazel Catherine Phelan Brady



19 June 2015

Funeral Card Friday: James D. Austin (1921 - 1983)

This is another funeral card from the Abbott - Cruchelow scrapbook.
This is for James D. Austin, born 1 July, 1921 and died the 31st of July, 1983.  Interment was at Highland Memory Gardens in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  The memorial service was held the 3rd of August 1983 at Grace Assembly Church, also in Des Moines.

Funeral Card:  James D Austin (1921 - 1983)

12 June 2015

Funeral Card Friday: Solomon Goldsmith Hickman (1840-1939)

Front of funeral card for Solomon Goldsmith Hickman 1840-1939
The funeral card for Solomon Goldsmith Hickman, born the 30th of November 1840 in Waynesburg, Green County, Pennsylvania, died 14th of November 1939 in Monroe County, Iowa.
Solomon was the husband of my great grand aunt, Mary Cyntha Seaman (Mary was the sister of my great grandmother, Sarah Seaman Milburn).
Inside of funeral card for Solomon Goldsmith Hickman 1840-1939
Solomon's obituary can be found here: http://monroecounty.advantage-preservation.com/document/albia-union-republican-1939-11-16-page-1  and says in part "S. G. Hickman, the oldest resident of Monroe County, died at 9:30 Tuesday morning at the age of 98 years, 11 months and 14 days.  he was born at Jefferson, Pa., Nov 30, 1840."
http://monroecounty.advantage-preservation.com/document/albia-union-republican-1939-11-16-page-1
From my private ancestry tree, this shows Solomon's family:

05 June 2015

Friday's Face from the Past: The Awalts and Morlans, Appanoose County, Iowa

What a great photo with the dog!  Taken about 1890.


Frank Awalt with his dog Rover

Funeral Card Friday: Robert O Helvig 1924 - 1982

Robert O. Helvig was born the 24th of July 1924 and died the 6th of August 1982 at Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  Interment was at Glendale Cemetery.

This is from a family scrapbook of obituaries and funeral cards.

Funeral Card for Robert Helvig (1924 - 1982)

29 May 2015

Friday's Face from the Past: Lovell 'Bud' Milburn, his wife Doshia Morlan, and brother-in-law Bill Bainbridge

Another photo rescued from boxes left by Charles and Betty Abbott.  Unfortunately, the back of the photo only states: "Doshia, Bud, Bill Bainbridge".

Doshia would be Doshia Morlan Milburn (born in 1883, probably in Appanoose County, Iowa; died in 1969).  Married Lovell 'Bud' Milburn, the 7th of October at the United Brethern Church in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa.  Lovell was born the 22nd of May 1877 in Monroe County, Iowa and died the 10th of April 1950 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa.

Bill Bainbridge was married to Bud's sister, Rosy Milburn on the 29th of April 1899 in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa.  Rosy was born 24 September 1881 in Monroe County, Iowa and died the 26th of July 1907 in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa.  Bill was born the 12th of September 1877 in England, and died the 7th of August 1937 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa.

Bill remarried in 1920.



Funeral Card Friday: Dorothy A Boatman (1908 - 1985)

Dorothy A Boatman was born in Osklaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa on the 24th of November 1908 and died in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa on the 19th of December 1985.

This was found in a family scrapbook of obituaries, although at this time it is unknown how or if Mrs. Boatman is related.

Funeral Card for Dorothy A Boatman 1908-1985