History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and 641 biographies of representative citizens. Also included is a history of Iowa embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, and a brief review of its civil and military history.
Matrimonies solemnized and confirmed at St. Catherine, Jamaica previous to 1680.
F.P. Mattocks, of the firm of Mattocks & Pape, proprietors of the London meat market, and wholesale dealers in fish, was born in Pennsylvania, in 1852; came west with parents and settled in northeastern Iowa in 1858. He came to this city in 1869 and engaged in farming; has served as constable in Concord township one term. He married Lilliam Gibbs, and has two children-Samuel O. and Walter F.
Captain John Mattocks was one of the brave soldiers who fell at King’s Mountain. He belonged to a family who resided a few miles below Armstrong’s Ford, on the south fork of the Catawba river, at what is now known as the “Alison old place.” There were three brothers and two sisters, Sallie and Barbara. The whole family, men and women, had the reputation of being “”uncommonly stout”.” John and Charles Mattocks were staunch Whigs, ever ready to engage in any enterprise in defence of the freedom of their country, but Edward Mattocks (commonly called Ned Mattocks) was a Tory.
Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.
Betty Ruth Shropshire Mattocks, 80, died May 12, 2009, at San Luis Obispo, Calif., where she had lived since 1951. She was born in Ashland, Kan., on Feb. 2, 1929, to Robert David Shropshire and Hazel Viola Fox Shropshire, the fifth of six children: Byrdie Opal, John Otis, Mildred Louise, Bonnie Lee, who died at birth, and Kenneth Ray. The family lived on a farm northeast of Mount Jesus on the road to Lexington. Toward the end of World War II, the family moved to Baker to be near Betty’s sister, Opal Shropshire Dielman and her two children (Opal’s husband,