I started tracing my family roots back in the late 1970's by helping my mother by visiting libraries and traveling to Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Which is where many of my ancestors came from before settling in Iowa. I grew up in Iowa but my work took me to Kansas. Now I have returned to Iowa, the place I've always called home. Was lucky to have both parents interested in genealogy.
If I post a photo you would like removed - let me know and I will remove it. I realize there is a 5 photo limit. I would also encourage the sponsoring a memorial page as this is a wonderful site worthy of support.
I am also more than happy to transfer memorials if they are not in my tree.
Elizabeth A. Welsh McNeal I've found a discrepancy with Elizabeth's date of birth - my family records show Sept.1, 1841. However, the headstone clearly shows the date of 1842. Do you have documents to share that determine the correct DOB and DOD?
Thanks much! Brad (P.S. Elizabeth's husband, Charlie McNeal was the brother of my Great-great grandfather, James McNeal.)
Eva May Young- White Hello, My Great Grandfather Edward Joseph White married a Eva Young in Wapello Iowa in 1884. She passed somewhere in Iowa, Perhaps Creston. I am trying to find her burial and when she died. She may of died in childbirth before 1891. Also looking for Edwards Parents. Emma Thompson and Jackson White's burial spots. They also were from Iowa, Red Oak and Villisca. They may of had a son named William also. Thank You.
RE: Edward Joesph White Yes, Edward White was married once before to Eva May Young in 1884 Wapello Iowa. They had a daughter Emma May In 1886. As far as any other children, I don't know. I was told that Eva died in 1890. Cant find her burial place. He married my Gr. Grandmother in 1891. The same year he was murdered.
AMBROSE WHITE Can you tell me anything about Ambrose White that is buried in Villisca Cemetery? Was he married before? He has a lot in common with the Gr. Gr. Grandfather I am searching for. Living in Tazewell Ill. New York. I'd appreciate whatever info you have available.
AMBROSE WHITE THE AMBROSE THAT IS BURIED IN VILLISCA. IS THERE A WAY TO SEE IF HE HAD BEEN MARRIED BEFORE, TO A EMMA THOMPSON? WILLIAM WHITE AND MY GR GRANDFATHER EDWARD JOSEPH HAVE ON THIER MARRIAGE LICENSE THAT AMBROSE WHITE AND EMMA THOMSON WERE THIER PARENT FROM VILISCA. PERHAPS EMMA DIED AND AMBROSE REMARRIED?
Edward Joseph White Found a brother to Edward. Born in Red Oak Iowa. William White. FINDAGRAVE# 6578562. Mentions parents Emma and Ambrose, both born in England. William was either born in 1861-68. Headstone has 68.
RE: EDWARD JOSEPH WHITE I have found my Gr. Grandfather in the 1885 census with his wife Eva White. Columbus Junction, Louisa, Iowa. Born 1862 age 23. Eva's 17. This is the year after they were married. Plus the marriage took place April 1 1884 Wapollo, Louisa, Iowa. It shows up on familysearch. It has his parents names as Emma Thompson and Jackson White. Eva's parents are John H. Young @ Mary Mcmannes. This is where I loose his parents. Were they living in Iowa? Where are they? When did EVA die? I cant find her. Her family has in their bible that she died in 1890.They did have 1 daughter Emma born 1n 1887. I found a Eva Young on findagrave at Glendale cemetery, but in 1902. Edward remarried at St. Joseph Mo. to my Gr. Grandmother in 1891. Have any clues?
First, thanks for posting the obituaries for John and Eliza McCulloch. Stuff like that is really useful.
I've got a quick question. The caption for Eliza's obituary indicates it's from the 1 Apr 1907 issue of the Villisca Review. But her grave marker has a death date of 8 Apr 1907. Do you know which one is an error?
EDWARD JOSEPH WHITE I am really confused. I received the information from the St. Joseph Mo. Genealogy Society today. All the newspapers they had from the time my Great Grandfather died up to 2 weeks after. The papers mention his parents as Mr. and Mrs. John White of Villisca Iowa. His `MY GR GRANDFATHER'S` marriage license to my Gr Grandmother in 1891 at St. Joe said Ambrose White as father. Emma Thompson as mother. His marriage to Eva Young in 1884 In Iowa has his parents as Jackson White and Emma Thompson. I cannot find any of the above in the same household, except one census with Edward and Eva. THE ONLY THING I KNOW FOR CERTAIN EDWARD JOSEPH CHANGED HIS NAME TO JOSEPH EDWARD after he left Iowa. Making it even harder to search. I was hoping by ordering these papers would give me some answers, but they didn't. Have any ideals????