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29 December 2014

Military Monday: Unknown soldier, Appanoose County, Iowa

Over the next several weeks, maybe months, I'll be highlighting some of the pictures I recently found of my grandparents' families from Appanoose County, Iowa.  I hope this will be a place the pictures can be found.  I believe this to be from World War II era?

Any ideas?

Amanuensis Monday: 1919 Junior-Senior Banquet, Mystic High School, Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa



The 1919 Junior-Senior Banquet for Mystic High School was held the 21st of May 1919.  The opening page contains the Mystic High School "Fight Song":

We're all for you old Mystic High!
With your record always victory!
We're all for you Mystic High
There's no foe can conquer thee,
Schools will rise and schools will fall
But you shall stand in the midst of all
We're all for you old Mystic High
With your banner waving o'er you,
No foe can stand before you,
Hurrah for old Mystic High!

1919 Junior-Senior Banquet, Mystic High School Booklet

Some of the people mentioned in the pamphlet are:
  • Elsie Smith
  • Lizzie Coster
  • Grant Venell
  • Ray Oughton
  • George Carter
  • Opal Hopper
  • Jessie Richardson
  • Clemence Coster
  • Jennie Vandewyngard
  • Garnet LaMasney
  • Grant Vanell
  • Cordelia Lames
  • John LaMasney
  • Ethel Hoskins
  • Isabel Forsyth
  • Ray Oughton
  • Miss Hodyshell
  • Miss Hull
  • Miss Evans
  • Miss Miller



26 December 2014

Family Recipe Friday: 7 Up Salad

From Betty Cruchelow Abbott's recipe collection. (Given to her by Joan Higgans, 1961)


Friday's Face from the Past: Unknown photo, Fulton County, Illinois

Over the next several weeks, maybe months, I'll be highlighting some of the pictures I recently found of my grandparents' families from Appanoose County, Iowa and their relatives from other locations.  I hope this will be a place the pictures can be found.

The only clue on this photo is the photographer was Moran Studio, Canton, Illinois (which is in Fulton County).

Can you help me identify this young man?

Funeral Card Friday: Elmer Raymond Martley, Wayne County, Iowa

Elmer Raymond Martley was born the 16th of September 1904 in Schuyler, Nebraska and passed away the 6th of May 1973 in Springfield, Missouri.  Interment was in Confidence Cemetery.Wayne County, Iowa.  This is from a scrapbook of family obituaries, however at this time I do not know his connection to my tree.

Funeral Card for Elmer Raymond Martley (1904 - 1973)

22 December 2014

Military Monday: 1945 Christmas Menu for the U.S.S YMS 300

Just in time for Christmas, the 1945 Christmas Menu for the Mine Sweeper, U.S.S. YMS 300:
This menu for the USS YMS 300 was found in papers left by Charles Joseph Abbott (1923-2010)


19 December 2014

Friday's Face from the Past: Unknown, Appanoose County, Iowa

Over the next several weeks, maybe months, I'll be highlighting some of the pictures I recently found of my grandparents' families from Appanoose County, Iowa.  I hope this will be a place the pictures can be found.

The only clue on this photo is the emblem on the left indicating this young man was a graduate of the class of 1943 from Centerville High School, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa.

Funeral Card Friday: Loy Otis McMurry, Wayne County, Iowa

Loy Otis McMurry was born the 28th of May 1905 and passed away the 21st of March 1971.  Interment was in the Promise City Cemetery, Wayne County, Iowa.  This was found in a scrapbook of family obituaries, tho I do not know at this time how he is related.


Funeral Card for Loy Otis McMurry (1905-1971)

Family Recipe Friday: Mrs. Taylor's Christmas Bread


From the recipe box of Esther Milburn Hanlon (the recipe was from "Mrs. Taylor"; my dad would actually be the one to make the Christmas Bread every year.
Recipe:  Mrs. Taylor's Christmas Bread

17 December 2014

Wednesday’s Child: Orpha Alberta Abbott

This Wednesday's Child is little Orpha Alberta Abbott (1902-1915) Appanoose County, Iowa.

Orpha Alberta Abbott (1902-1915), daughter of John Abbott and Aseneth Worley

Publication: Centerville Daily Citizen Date: May 10, 1 915 City: Centerville State: Iowa Country: United States of America http://centerville.advantage-preservation.com/content/centerville-daily-citizen-1915-05-10-page-4
Photo from the Charles and Betty Abbott Collection

Morlan Family Reunions

I was trying to find a good place to capture and save all the articles about various Morlan family reunions in Appanoose and Wayne Counties in Iowa, so for now they will be added below.

(I wonder why my grandma, Nellie Morlan Milburn, never got invited?)


Source Information
Newspaper Clipping
1935
Publication:Centerville Daily Iowegian And Citizen
Date:August 30, 1 935
City:Centerville
State:Iowa
Country:United States of America


1937
Publication:Centerville Daily Iowegian And Citizen
Date:June 30, 1 937
City:Centerville
State:Iowa
Country:United States of America


1938
Publication: Centerville Daily Iowegian And Citizen
Date: June 29, 1938
City: Centerville
State: Iowa
Country: United States of America

http://centerville.advantage-preservation.com/document/centerville-daily-iowegian-and-citizen-1938-06-29-page-5

1939
1942
Publication: Centerville Daily Iowegian And Citizen
Date: July 1, 1942
City: Centerville
State: Iowa
Country: United States of America

http://centerville.advantage-preservation.com/document/centerville-daily-iowegian-and-citizen-1942-07-01-page-7

1943
Publication: Centerville Daily Iowegian And Citizen
Date: July 1, 1 943
City: Centerville
State: Iowa
Country: United States of America

http://centerville.advantage-preservation.com/document/centerville-daily-iowegian-and-citizen-1943-07-01-page-6

1964
Publication: Centerville Iowegian And Citizen
Date: July 13, 1 964
City: Centerville
State: Iowa
Country: United States of America

http://centerville.advantage-preservation.com/document/centerville-iowegian-and-citizen-1964-07-13-page-3

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Publication:
Centerville Iowegian And Citizen
Date:October 21, 1 977
City:Centerville
State:Iowa
Country:United States of America

Publication:Ad Express Daily Iowegian
Date:June 23, 1 992
City:Centerville
State: Iowa
Country:United States of America

Publication:Ad Express Daily Iowegian
Date:July 12, 1 993
City:Centerville
State:Iowa
Country:United States of America


Publication:Ad Express Daily Iowegian
Date:June 29, 2 000
City:Centerville
State:Iowa
Country:United States of America

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15 December 2014

Military Monday: Charles Joseph Abbott

Charles Joseph Abbott, Sonorman, Second Class is the focus of today's Military Monday. "Charlie Joe" was honorably discharged from the U. S. Naval Receiving Station, Seattle, Washington on the 28th day of November 1946.  I imagine that was quite a day of Thanksgiving for my cousin, Chuck, as well as his parents!




Pedigree Chart of Charles Joseph Abbott


12 December 2014

Family Recipe Friday: "Fanny Farmer" Fudge

From Betty Cruchelow Abbott 's Collection (Given to her by Dorleen Wolfe)
Recipe:  Fanny Farmer Fudge

Friday's Face from the Past: Lovell 'Bud' & Doshia Milburn's children

Over the next several weeks, maybe months, I'll be highlighting some of the pictures I recently found of my grandparents' families from Appanoose County, Iowa.  Since I am not in contact with their descendants, I hope this will be a place the pictures can be found.

Today, these are the baby faces of the children of Doshia & Bud from the early 1900s:

Henry, Icle, & Troy Milburn, Children of Bud and Doshia Milburn

Icle & Henry Milburn, Children of Bud and Doshia Milburn
The Family Group Sheet for Doshia Morlan and Bud Milburn

Funeral Card Friday: Perry C. McKee, Wayne County, Iowa

Perry C. McKee was born the 22nd of March 1915 and passed away the 28th of April 1976.
This was found in a scrapbook of family obituaries.  At this point I do not know how he fits into my family tree.  Interment is in the Corydon Cemetery, Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa, USA

Perry C. McKee Funeral Card (1915-1976)

10 December 2014

Workday Wednesday: Mamie Milburn Abbott, Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America

Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America #367

Mamie Milburn Abbott owned a grocery store with her husband, Orville Abbott, in Exline, Appanoose County, Iowa.  Mamie continued working in grocery stores when the family moved to Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

I had not noticed until now, that the president of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America was Thomas Milbourn.  I wonder if he was related to our Milburns?





This is Mamie's Family Group Sheet:
Family Group Sheet for Mamie Milburn Abbott (1903-1995)


05 December 2014

Funeral Card Friday: Merlin Brown McMurry

Merlin Brown McMurry

This funeral card was found in a scrapbook of family obituaries.  I haven't quite figured out how he is related.

Merlin was born 23 March 1891 in Wayne County, Iowa and passed away 23 August 1972 in Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa.
Funeral Card for Merlin Brown McMurry (1891-1972)

Family Recipe Friday: Green Tomato Cake

From Betty Cruchelow Abbott's recipe collection.
Recipe:  Green Tomato Cake

03 December 2014

Workday Wednesday: Joe Milburn and Railroad Crew, Mystic, Iowa


Joseph Enzely Milburn and his Railroad Crew.  Mystic, Iowa.  Joe retired from the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway in 1941.
Joseph Enzely Milburn and his Railroad Crew.  Mystic, Iowa

This is Joseph Enzely Milburn's family tree:




02 December 2014

Travel Tuesday: My ancestor originated Gas Tax in Iowa! William Marion Morlan

I've been going through a scrapbook of obituaries and funeral cards and found this article, more than likely from the Centerville Iowegian, date unknown.

If only Great Grandpa Morlan could have envisioned what his idea of a gas tax would turn into!  He is quoted in the article as saying "He would spurn the use of an automobile for the purpose if he owned one.  He says the exercise of walking is necessary to his good health".
William Marion Morlan originates gas tax in Iowa!

01 December 2014

Mystery Monday: "Jon Worley, Shook's boy" Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois

I recently came into a trove of family papers & photos.  Unfortunately, I don't have a clue how many of these people are related, or if they are just people this elderly, childless couple knew throughout their lives.  I will be posting all the unknown connections with the label "Abbott-Cruchelow Papers".

This is a photo taken in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois by Bob Althouse. The picture is labeled "Jon Worley, Shook's boy".