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30 May 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: Jones Cemetery, Wayne County, Iowa

How would you spend your 60th birthday weekend?  Partying?  Taking a cruise?  How about if your passion is family history and you are living hundreds of miles away from where all your family history is?

I spent the weekend FINALLY loading gravestone pictures I took of Jones Cemetery in rural Wayne County, Iowa, in 2007 & 2008 to findagrave.com.  Do I know how to have fun, or what?  ha! I was also able to link many of the people together.

I tried to also indicate my relationship to those in the cemetery in the memorials I left.  Does anyone else do this?  Do you think it is a good idea?

After spending many, many, many hours this weekend, I still have a bunch of pictures to load...but in the meantime, peruse the list and see if someone you are looking for might be buried here (the numbers to the side of the name are the FindAGrave Memorial ID):





Adams, Albert Allen 90760588
b. 1864 d. 1944        
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Adams, Allen T 90761111
b. Oct. 13, 1905 d. Nov., 1969                
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Adams, Elven Marion 90760912
b. Dec. 6, 1872 d. Jul. 23, 1940              
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Adams, Fidelia Dutton 90759463
b. Feb. 21, 1861 d. Nov. 7, 1918            
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Adams, John Henry 90758947
b. Sep. 1, 1860 d. Mar. 19, 1899             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Adams, Lela 90847280
b. May, 1906 d. May, 1906      
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Adams, Lew Allen 90769798
b. Jun. 30, 1897 d. Sep. 27, 1913           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Adams, Mary Abigail Morlan 90759126
b. Jul. 6, 1842 d. Aug. 6, 1880                
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Adams, Selin Mosbey 90760967
b. Jul. 18, 1874 d. May 26, 1934             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Cate, Mary Oliska Jones 90736260
b. Jun. 19, 1867 d. Sep. 26, 1953           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Corbly, Amanda S "Manda" 90768371
b. Oct. 7, 1831 d. Dec. 12, 1912             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Davis, Arthur W "Archie" 90774383
b. Aug. 20, 1904 d. Jan. 25, 1964           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Davis, Ernest 90837401
b. 1876 d. 1955        
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Davis, Joe Riley 90773082
b. Sep. 29, 1924 d. Feb. 27, 2001           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Davis, John William 90760236
b. Jun. 21, 1877 d. Feb. 21, 1946           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Davis, Landon 90749900
b. 1801 d. Oct. 27, 1881          
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Davis, Lester Jones "Curly" 90837180
b. Jan. 30, 1909 d. Jun. 5, 1965             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Davis, Martha Lucille 90774116
b. Jul. 6, 1922 d. Mar. 4, 2004                
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Davis, Ratha Ann Adams 90760164
b. Mar. 30, 1882 d. Jan. 24, 1944           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Davis, Sylvia Frances Jones 90837465
b. Apr., 1878 d. 1970               
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Davis Galpin, Irene Orpha Day 90774722
b. Mar. 7, 1913 d. Dec. 6, 1996               
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
DeVore, Charles Ovia "Charley" 90750599
b. Dec. 18, 1893 d. Jan. 22, 1957           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
DeVore, Maurice Marvin 90776380
b. Nov. 13, 1928 d. Aug. 7, 2004            
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
DeVore, Stella Mae Mosbey 90750507
b. Mar. 2, 1893 d. Mar. 19, 1988             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Finks, Lloyd William 90806790
b. Feb. 21, 1915 d. Sep. 30, 1978           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Green, Raymond William 90807240
b. unknown d. Jul. 16, 2005   
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Head, Carl J 90766825
b. Sep. 22, 1926 d. Sep. 23, 1926          
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Head, John Lewis 90766639
b. May 30, 1903 d. Dec. 15, 1996           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Head, Mamie Irene Mosbey 90765990
b. Dec. 16, 1905 d. Nov. 10, 1945          
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Head, Mardis L 90767009
b. Jan. 21, 1928 d. Mar. 3, 1928             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Jones, Aaron Welker 90737517
b. May 3, 1866 d. May 14, 1866              
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Jones, Artemisia "Artie Mecia" 90724857
b. Aug. 31, 1887 d. Aug. 14, 1906          
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Jones, Bertha L Byxbe 90751512
b. Apr. 5, 1883 d. Feb., 1976  
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Jones, Guy Everett 90751440
b. Apr. 26, 1882 d. Oct. 29, 1949            
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Jones, John Allen 90735219
b. Apr. 25, 1842 d. Jan. 7, 1929             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Jones, John William "Johnnie" 90737373
b. Jun. 20, 1876 d. Feb. 7, 1903             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Jones, Jonathan Landon "Johnty" 90733654
b. Jun. 2, 1837 d. May 5, 1935               
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Jones, Lucinda Jane Sales 90733988
b. May 5, 1841 d. Dec. 8, 1921               
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Jones, Maon Jasper 90778637
b. Jun. 7, 1910 d. Aug. 27, 1982             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Jones, Marie E Hart 90783795
b. Jun. 26, 1921 d. Mar. 10, 2000           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Jones, Paul W 90846470
b. Jan. 20, 1906 d. May 7, 1976             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Jones, Sarah Jane Duer 90735709
b. Jan. 15, 1848 d. Jul. 31, 1934            
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Jones, William Martin, Jr 90710009
b. Aug. 13, 1796 d. Aug. 9, 1872            
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Michels, Paul Harry 90846945
b. May 25, 1925 d. Feb. 25, 1980           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Alice Manerva Bland 90732778
b. Dec. 15, 1860 d. Jul. 6, 1944              
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Belinda Caroline Jones 90710297
b. Oct. 28, 1818 d. Feb. 7, 1901             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Charles B "Charley" 90737648
b. May 19, 1873 d. Mar. 12, 1886           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Emily Emma Banks 90749117
b. Feb. 22, 1843 d. Aug. 7, 1913             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Frances Eldora "Dora" 90838956
b. Apr. 15, 1867 d. Jul. 9, 1907               
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Henry 90711143
b. Jun. 8, 1811 d. Nov. 22, 1861            
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, John Earnest 90733064
b. Aug. 13, 1883 d. Feb. 2, 1916             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, John Thomas 90749361
b. Apr. 22, 1865 d. Oct. 19, 1865            
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, John W 90748754
b. Jul. 11, 1876 d. Jun. 12, 1893            
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Johnie Elmer 90771665
b. Feb. 24, 1889 d. Oct. 30, 1903           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Louisa J 90749256
b. Nov. 30, 1861 d. Dec. 13, 1870          
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Louisa Jane Jones 90731784
b. Feb. 25, 1824 d. Jan. 26, 1904           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Louisa Palmyra 90711439
b. Dec. 1, 1841 d. Mar. 28, 1865             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Mamie 90748867
b. May 17, 1892 d. Sep. 23, 1894           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Newton Elsworth 90749614
b. Dec. 30, 1873 d. Mar. 28, 1893           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Newton Jasper 90708272
b. May 22, 1837 d. Dec. 11, 1924           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Robert Lewis 90732355
b. Feb. 17, 1860 d. Dec. 16, 1937           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, Roy 90748591
b. May 10, 1891 d. Sep. 4, 1891             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Morlan, William 90731683
b. Mar. 17, 1821 d. Mar. 30, 1878           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Mosbey, John Thomas 90750158
b. Mar. 18, 1871 d. Jan. 2, 1940             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Mosbey, Mary Ellen "Ella" Jones 90750052
b. Jan. 11, 1871 d. Mar. 14, 1954           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Owen, Carolyn M 90772576
b. May 14, 1878 d. May 26, 1886            
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Ramsey, Ruby Icis Jones 90784687
b. Mar. 12, 1919 d. Jul. 26, 1999            
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Rhodes, Cora Adda Jones 90736969
b. Jun. 22, 1873 d. May 20, 1961           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Rhodes, William Alvin "Bud" 90737144
b. Feb. 4, 1872 d. Jun. 19, 1953             
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Sales, Cynthia A 90749511
b. 1839 d. Mar. 20, 1857         
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Sales, Rebecca Jones 90734496
b. May 17, 1818 d. Aug. 17, 1895           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Sales, Thomas 90734261
b. Jun. 7, 1816 d. Dec. 9, 1880               
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Squires, Fred Edward 90785838
b. Feb. 24, 1884 d. Nov. 20, 1945          
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Swan, Paul 90784979
b. Nov. 7, 1921 d. Sep. 28, 2001            
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Whorton, Abraham 90751205
b. Jul. 19, 1825 d. Dec. 25, 1866            
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Whorton, Matilda Abigail Kirby 90751285
b. Feb. 28, 1826 d. Jun. 12, 1910           
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Wilmot, John 90807093
b. Mar. 27, 1952 d. Oct., 1988                
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA

Wedding Wednesday: 1925 60th Wedding Anniversary Jones & Duer

From what I understand a reunion is held each year in Wayne County, Iowa for all the descendants of William Jones and his wife Abigail Davis (my great-great-great grandparents).  I've never been invited (yes, that is me whining just a bit) but I do find some interesting tidbits about the family in the newspaper summaries of the events.

During the reunion in 1925, there was an extra special celebration of the 60th wedding anniversary of John Allen Jones (1842-1929) and his wife Sarah Jane Duer (1848-1934).  There were married August 10th, 1865.  The newspaper article hints at what must have been a rash of divorces at that time:

"This day also marked the sixtieth wedding anniversary of John A jones and Sarah J, his wife, which surely is remarkable in this day and age of divorces."

Here is the article from the "Southern Iowa American" out of Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, August 13th, 1925:

26 May 2012

1921 Veterans Roll of Honor: Perry, Dallas County, Iowa

We are forever indebted for your service!
Page 1 of the Perry Daily Chief, Perry, Dallas County, Iowa, had this Honor Roll to their county's veterans in 1921:
Perry Daily Chief, The | Perry, Iowa | Monday, May 30, 1921 | Page 1