Location: Alta Iowa

Beights, Moses Washington – Obituary

Moses Washington Beights, son of James and Mary Beights, was born in Holmes County, Ohio, September 9, 1854, and departed this life on August 31, 1938 at the age of 83 years, 11 months, and 22 days. When a youth he moved with his parents to Henry County, Iowa, and continued to reside with his parents until he reached his majority. On March 12, 1879, he was united in marriage to May Jane Morrow who preceded him in death on January 29, 1934. No children were born to this union. Mr. Beights and his wife resided in Henry County, Iowa,

Beights, Mary Jane Morrow – Obituary

Another pioneer of the Alta community has been laid to rest. Mrs. M. W. Beights passed away at the Alta hospital on Monday of last week [January 20, 1934] following an attack of pneumonia. Her advanced years and the severeness of the attack was more than she could stand and in spite of all efforts passed away at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 4 days. Funeral services were held in Alta on Thursday, February 1st with Rev. J. M. Bloomquist in charge. Burial was made in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Mary Jane Morrow was born in Henry County,

Biographical Sketch of Frank Correll

Frank Ferris Correll was born at Chenoa, Illinois on February 27, 1859. They lived in North Dakota and taught school in Mandan, North Dakota. When they came to Iowa, they came by train to Alta, Iowa. They were met by a bobsled with a pig in the back to keep their feet warm. They were taken to a farm near the Hanover community. They moved to Galva, Iowa, Ida County. He ran a grocery store with the aid of his daughter, Myrtle. Frank Correll often play the fiddle for barn dances in the area. Frank was a 2nd cousin to