Location: Jones County IA

Iowa Death Records by County

Many experts recommend starting your research with the death records first. The death record is the most recent record, so it will more likely be available to you. Death records are kept in the state where your ancestor died, not where they were buried. However these records can provide a burial location. Death records are especially helpful because they may provide important information on a person’s birth, spouse, and parents. Some researchers look first for death records because there are often death records for persons who have no birth or marriage records. Early death records, like cemetery records, generally give

1859 Map of Washington County Iowa

Iowa Atlases, Farm Directories, and Plat Books

This collection contains digital atlases, farm directories, and plat books for all 99 Iowa counties. We have collated these from a variety of online sources, and provide them here as a single source for all online Iowa County Atlases, Farm Directories, and Plat Books.

WPA Iowa Graves Registration Survey

WPA – Work Projects Administration – 1930’s Iowa Graves Registration Survey Adair County Iowa – WPA Grave Registration Adams County Iowa – WPA Grave Registration Allamakee County Iowa – WPA Grave Registration Audubon County Iowa – WPA Grave Registration Black Hawk County Iowa – WPA Grave Registration Boone County Iowa – WPA Grave Registration Bremer County Iowa – WPA Grave Registration Buchanan County Iowa – WPA Grave Registration Buena Vista County Iowa – WPA Grave Registration Butler County Iowa – WPA Grave Registration Calhoun County Iowa – WPA Grave Registration Carroll County Iowa – WPA Grave Registration Cass County Iowa

Biography of Garrison G. Gray

To the prominent and esteemed citizen of Malheur County whose name appears above we grant a representation in the history of the County, since he is today one of the leading men domiciled here, has always labored for the up building of the County, is a man of integrity and uprightness, and receives the commendation of his fellows. Mr. Gray’s grandfather, John Gray, was said to be the last living soldier from the Revolution. He was a drummer boy at Bunker Hill and saw his father fall, then seized his sire’s musket and fought until the struggle closed. He worked

Biography of Maynard L. Meek

Maynard L. Meek is the present mayor of Ellsworth, Kansas. Local citizens take a great deal of pride in referring to the efficiency and accomplishments of his administration, and express a great deal of satisfaction that Mr. Meek had consented to serve four consecutive terms. Mr. Meek is first and last a thorough business man, and that accounts for his success in public life. Mayor Meek was born in Jones County, Iowa, September 8, 1869. He comes of an old American family, pioneers in Virginia and later in Ohio. His father, Eli C. Meek, was born in Meigs County, Ohio,

Biographical Sketch of Frank Wellington Luce, D. D.

Luce, Frank Wellington, D. D.; minister (Methodist Episcopal); born, Iowa, March 24, 1858; son of Israel and Almira Denison Luce; educated, public schools, Anamosa, Ia., Cornell College. Mt. Vernon, Ia., D. D., degree from Upper Iowa University, at Fayette, Ia.; married, Anamosa, Ia., Aug. 11, 1878, Mary E. Snyder; two daughters, Mrs. A. C. Hartman, and Miss Lillian A. Luce; was licensed to preach when 19 years old; first pastorate at 22; began as Home Missionary on the frontier of Iowa; pastor of the following churches: Clear Lake, Hampton, Marion, Davenport and Cedar Falls, Ia.; Maple Ave. Church, St. Louis,

Biographical Sketch of John C. Heald

Heald, John C.; attorney-at-law; born, Anamosa, Ia., 1865; son of Eli and Lydia A. Williamson Heald; educated, Silver Ridge College, Silver Ridge, Neb.; married, Cleveland, 1902, Amanda E. Kick; one daughter; was prosecuting attorney of Wheeler county, Neb., and police judge at Greeley Center, Neb.; Republican candidate for nomination for Congress from 20th Ohio District, in 1912; member of law firm of David & Heald, doing all the court work for the firm, as well as for several other firms and attorneys; also represent some large corporations; member Loyal Order of Moose, and Modern Woodmen of America; can trace his

Biography of William McConochie

A man who both as a public official and as a prominent citizen has been an important factor in moulding Rock Island’s municipal history is William McConochie. The son of John and Annie (Campbell) McConochie, he was born at Gatehouse, a little village on the southwest coast of Scotland, January 11, 1847. His father’s ancestors had lived in that part of Scotland since the days of Wallace and Bruce. His mother’s family were Highlanders, and were of the house of Argyle. The elder McConochies, with their family, emigrated to America in the spring of 1853. Coming westward they settled at

Biography of Henry H. Northup

Henry H. Northup, of Portland, was born in Berkshire, Massachusetts, February 27, 1839. His father was a farmer as were his ancestors for several generations. He attended the public schools, and when of sufficient age, which in those days was nine or ten years, was kept at home during the summer to assist in the work upon the farm. When he had reached the age of twelve years his father died, leaving, with slender property, a widow and three children of whom the subject of this sketch was the only son. From that time commenced a struggle for existence. His