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Obituary Abstracts of Parker's Grove Cemetery Burials
Section 28 of Canton Township, Benton County, Iowa

Although every effort has been taken to record the following information accurately, human error still exists. All data should be verified by you, the researcher.

You will notice that there are several instances of different dates between the cemetery transcription and the obituary abstracts. The only way to verify which date is correct is to obtain a copy of the obituary, photograph the headstone, and/or check courthouse records. I suggest doing all three. Please be aware that just because a name is listed in these transcriptions does not mean that a headstone still exists or ever was placed. As you verify names and dates, please consider sharing the information by submitting headstone photos to the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project and transcribed obituaries to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project.

Microfilms of Benton County newspapers are available at the Vinton Public Library, Blairstown Public Library, State Library of Iowa in Des Moines, the Iowa Genealogical Society in Des Moines and the State Historical Society of Iowa in Iowa City and Des Moines. All are listed in the Benton County resources.



    surname: Alden
    given name: Joseph
    born: Feb
    birth place: ?
    spouse 1: wife died abt 2 yrs ago
    died: 16 Oct 1914
    death place: family farm SW of Shellsburg
    age at death: 74
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 18 Oct 1914
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 30 Oct 1914


    surname: Alden
    given name: Joe
    born: ?
    birth place: on the Alden farm; s/o John and Elizabeth Alden
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: Anna
    son: Ocar
    died: 24 Jun 1930
    death place: on his farm near Shellsburg
    age at death: 52
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 26 Jun 1930
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: 25 Jun 1930


    surname: Alden
    given name: Marie
    nee: ?
    born: ?
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: ?
    died: ?
    death place: Independence
    age at death: 80
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: ?
    newspaper date: 3 Feb ??82


    surname: Alden
    given name: Emma
    nee: Bisset
    born: 26 Feb 1881, father Thomas
    birth place: PA. came to Iowa 1903
    marriage date: 1905
    spouse 1: Joseph
    2 children: Elizabeth, died as infant; Oscar
    died: 27 Mar 1918
    death place: at her home, west of Parker's Grove church
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 12 Apr 1918


    surname: Alden
    given name: Lucy, Miss
    born: 26 Jun 1872
    birth place: Canton Twp.; d/o Joseph & Elizabeth Alden; 2 brothers & 1 sister
    died: 16 Jul 1898; lingering illness
    death place: parent's home
    age at death: 26 yrs 20 ds
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 18 Jul 1898
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 28 Jul 1898


    surname: Armstrong
    given name: Thomas G.
    born: ?
    birth place: Ireland, came to Benton 1850
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: Sarah Fawcett
    children: ten
    notes: owned 2500 acres of land in Benton County; two sections in Hamilton
           County; 1 section in Palo Alto County. President of Atkins Savings
           Bank.
    died: 12 Jul 1895, injured by a runaway team
    death place: Fremont Twp.
    age at death: 68
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 14 Jul 1895
    newspaper: Parkers Grove Times
    newspaper date: 18 Jul 1895


    surname: Barton
    given name: Orlo B.
    born: 9 Apr 1886; s/o Mr. & Mrs. O. B. Barton; 3 brothers & 8 sisters
    birth place: near Shellsburg
    died: 10 Mar 1907, pneumonia
    death place: at home near Shellsburg, Canton Twp.
    age at death: 20
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 12 Mar 1907
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 15 Mar 1907


    surname: Barton
    given name: Mary
    nee: Addamson
    born: 18 Jun 1847
    birth place: Ohio; came w/parents to Benton
    marriage date: ?
    children: 13; 3 prs of twins
    spouse 1: O. B.; died 2 yrs ago; GAR.
    died: 6 Dec 1918
    death place: Shellsburg
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 9 Dec 1918
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times?
    newspaper date: 9 Dec 1918


    surname: Barton
    given name: ? [Pamel H.]
    nee: Haskins
    born: [27 Feb] 1813
    birth place: Ticonderoga, Essex Co., NY
    marriage date: 24 Jul 1831, East Otto, Cattaragus Co., NY
    spouse 1: Enos H.
    children: 3 sons, O. B. & other 2 died in Civil War; 2 daughters
    notes: 1833 moved to Jackson Co., OH; 1840 moved to Knox Co., IL; 1854 moved to
           Benton, purchased land a few miles south of Vinton, in Canton Twp.
    died: 4 Feb 1889
    death place: residence near Parker's Grove; R. King was neighbor
    age at death: 75 yrs 11 mo 8da
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 8 Feb 1889


    surname: Barton
    given name: Eva I., Miss
    born: 24 Oct 1883; d/o O. B. & ? C.
    birth place: near Shellsburg
    died: 14 Dec 1956
    death place: Benion Nursing Home, Center Point
    age at death: 74
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 17 Dec 1956
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: 14 Dec 1956


    surname: Ellen Black
    given name: Ellen
    nee: Thomas
    born: ?; mother: Sarah; came to Vinton, Benton 1856 by covered wagon from Boone
          Co., Indiana w/ mother & 2 small brothers.
    birth place: Boone Co., Indiana?
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: T. C.; 5 children
    age at time of article: 77
    member of: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: 25 Sep 1926
    quote: Mrs. Black recalls the time when Musquaki Indians camped in the woods at
           Parker's Grove and an Indian child died. One of the tribe asked Milo Pratt,
           "Where can we bury papoose?" He was assigned a spot near the corner of the
           rail fence enclosing Parker's Grove cmemetery. Mr. Pratt prepared a wooden
           box and the burial took place. The grave never was marked.


    surname: Bosworth
    given name: Elizabeth
    born: ? ; d/o Amos Bosworth; mother died a yr ago
    died: 1916, heart failure
    death place: Galt, IA
    age at death: 12
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery, next to mother
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 9 Aug 1916


    surname: Bonesteel
    given name: N. D.
    born: 23 Dec 1834
    birth place: Sheridan, NY
    marriage date: 5 May 1855, Union Mills IN
    spouse 1: Miss A. E. Mount
    note: came to Benton 1856
    children: seven, 1 died as infant
    died: 20 Mar 1914; survived by wf & 6 children
    death place: family farm in Canton Twp., west of Shellsburg
    age at death: 79
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 23 Mar 1914
    newspaper: Benton County Times
    newspaper date: Tuesday, 24 Mar 1914


    surname: Case
    given name: Stewart Elamson
    born: 20 May 1855; came to IA 8 yrs ago
    birth place: Illinois
    spouse 1: never married
    died: Sunday, 22 Jul 1917; death due to paralysis of 6 wks.
    death place: home of his brother, Ira L. Case
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Monday, 23 Jul 1917
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 23 Jul 1917


    surname: Bratton
    given name: Wm Y.
    born: ?
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: ?
    died: ?
    death place: ?
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Saturday, ; services held at home of brother, E. M. Bratton
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 10 May 1907


    surname: Dickson
    given name: David D.
    born: 15 Apr 1833
    birth place: Ireland; came to Benton 1868
    marriage date: Thanksgiving Day, 1873, Benton Co.
    spouse 1: Sarah E. Johnson, who died 1 Jul 1903, age 50 yrs.
              [Sarah, born in Coshocton Co., OH]
    died: Friday, 5 May 1916
    death place: home in Eden Twp.
    age at death: 83 yrs 20 da
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 8 May 1916
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Tuesday, 9 May 1916
    note: bio in 1910 history


    surname: Dickson
    given name: John Cleveland
    born: ? ; s/o David Dickson; 6 siblings
    birth place: ?
    died: Friday 1907  [mother died 6 yrs ago]
    death place: father's home, near Newhall
    age at death: 22
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Monday
    newspaper: Benton County Times
    newspaper date: Friday, 7 Jun 1907


    surname: Dixon [Dickson]
    given name: Mrs. ? Sarah
    nee: ? Johnson
    born: ?
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: ? David D. Dixon [Dickson]
    died: Wednesday, 1 Jul 1903
    death place: at her home in Eden Twp.
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: today, Friday, 3 Jul 1903
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Friday, 3 Jul 1903


    surname: Hagan
    given name: Jesse K.
    born: ? ; only s/o Mr & Mrs James Hagan of Fremont Twp.; 2 sisters
    birth place: ?
    died: Wednesday, 13 Aug 1890
    death place: St. Luke's Hosp.
    age at death: 22
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 14 Aug 1890
    newspaper: Benton County Times
    newspaper date: 21 Aug 1890


    surname: Hagan
    given name: Myron Heath
    born: 26 Apr 1899
    survived by: mother, 2 brothers, & 1 sister. Oscar, Howard & Mrs. Margaret
                 Watson of NY
    birth place: Benton Co.
    spouse 1: never married
    died: Tuesday, 27 May 1930
    death place: family home, 3 miles west of Palo
    age at death: 31
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Thursday, 29 May 1930
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: Wednesday, 28 May 1930


    surname: Hancock
    given name: J. J.
    born: ?
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: ?
    died: Saturday, 12 Jan 1901; heart desease
    death place: home of his son-in-law, Frank Weyr, of Canton Twp.
    age at death: abt 58
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Tuesday, 15 Jan 1901
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Tuesday, 15 Jan 1901
    note: Civil War veteran


    surname: Hatfield
    given name: William
    born: 12 Nov 1840
    survived by: 3 brothers: Dave, John, Jake; 2 sisters: Mrs Alice Walton of IL &
                 Mrs. Ellen Bunten of Brandon; 2 sons: Frank & Chas.; 3 daus: Ella
                 Steed of CA, Ad Garnet and Arlie Cumberland of Cedar Rapids
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: 1857
    spouse 1: Mary E. Chipman [wf decease]
    children: 8 children: Wally, Frank, Charles, Myrtle, Ella, Lucy, Orlie and Add.
              [3 children dead]
    spouse 2: Mrs. Etta Meskinmin
    died: Sunday, 12 Oct 1913
    death place: his home
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Tuesday, 14 Oct 1913
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Thursday, 16 Oct 1913
    note: Civil War veteran, 5th Iowa Co. G


    surname: Heath
    given name: John Eldridge
    born: 25 Sep 1849; came to Benton w parents in 1854
    birth place: Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana
    marriage (1) date: 1870
    spouse (1): Sarah La Tourette [Sarah died in 1883]
    marriage (2) date: 1886
    spouse (2): Teresa Helvie at Yorktown, Indiana
    survived by: wife & 3 children: Mrs J D Hagan of Shellsburg; Mrs J E Rose of
                 Vinton; Miss Emily Heath of Vinton
    died: Thursday, 9 Apr 1908
    death place: at his home in Shellsburg
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Sunday, 12 Apr 1908
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle Tuesday, 14 Apr 1908
    newspaper: Vinton Review, Wednesday, 15 Apr 1908


    surname: Hazen
    given name: Mary Elizabeth, Miss
    born: 18 Sep 1861; d/o Rev. Marion Hazen & Mary Roberts Hazen
    survived by: 1 brother & 3 sisters
    birth place: Fayette Co., IN
    marriage: never married
    died: 31 Jan 1925
    death place: Cherokee, IA
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery, beside father & mother
    burial date: Tuesday
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: 7 Feb 1925


    surname: Heath
    given name: Mary, Miss
    born: ?
    birth place: ?
    marriage: never married
    died: 21 Jan 1895
    death place: father's home, Canton Twp.
    age at death: 15 yr 7 mo 14 da
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: ? 1895


    surname: Heath
    given name: Sarah E.
    nee: Taylor
    born: 1820
    birth place: near Lexington, KY
    note: moved 1822 w/parents to IN; moved w/family in 1848 to Benton
    marriage date: 1848, Indiana
    spouse 1: Robert Heath; died 12 yrs ago
    died: Saturday, 7 Oct 1899
    death place: at home of son, John E. Heath, Vinton
    age at death: 79 yrs 4 mo 23 da
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Tuesday, 10 Oct 1899
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Friday, 13 Oct 1899


    surname: Heath
    given name: Sarah E.
    nee: ?
    born: ?
    birth place: KY
    marriage date: 1848
    spouse 1: Robert Heath
    note: moved w/Robert to IA in the fall of 1854
    died: ?
    death place: home of son, John Heath in Vinton
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Tuesday
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Wednesday, 11 Oct 1899


    surname: Heritage
    given name: Nettie, Miss
    born: 7 Jul 1859
    birth place: ?
    marriage: never married
    died: ?
    death place: home of her sister: Mrs. B. M. (Braytonette M.) Weir; 2 brothers: Rufus & Geo.
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Wenesday
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 8 Feb 1918 [02-08-1918]


    surname: Johnson
    given name: Catharine
    nee: Anderson
    born: 16 May 1824
    birth place: PA
    marriage date: 17 Sep 1842, Ohio; came to IA 1842
    spouse 1: Pyone Johnson, who died 11 Apr 1894
    children: 9 total - 6 living
    died: 21 Jan 1901
    death place: home of her daughter. Mrs. Geo. Sheely, in Eden Twp.
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 24 Jan 1901
    newspaper: Benton County Times
    newspaper date: ? 1901


    surname: Mason
    given name: Jane
    nee: Martin
    born: 16 Jun 1818; d/o John & Hannah Martin
    birth place: near Lexington, KY
    note: moved w/parents to Ohio; came to IA 1854 settled Parker's Grove five
          miles SW of Shellsburg
    marriage date: 1836, Ohio
    spouse 1: Thomas Mason; died 6 yrs ago
    children: 8 total - 5 living
    died: Tuesday, 22 Jan 1895
    death place: home of dau, Mrs. ?, in Benton Twp.
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Thursday, 24 Jan 1895
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 1895


    surname: Maxson
    given name: Martha, Miss
    born: 1 May 1854; d/o Mr & Mrs Thomas Maxson
    survived by: 2 brothers, James & Nelson; 1 sister, Mrs. John Neal
    birth place: Coles Co., IL
    marriage: never married
    died: Sunday, 25 May 1919
    death place: home of nephew, Sherman Richart, SW of Vinton
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Monday, 26 May 1919
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Tuesday, 27 May 1919


    surname: Maxson
    given name: John
    born: 17 Oct 1852
    note: came to Benton at age three
    birth place: Ohio
    marriage date: 27 Nov 1873
    spouse 1: Laura V. Hughes
    children: 9 total. Hazel, Clifford and Clarence preceeded the father in death.
              Others: Harry & Simon of MN, Charles of ID, Mrs. Nellie Mae of Center
              Point, Mrs Laura Harbert, of Shellsburg, John of Cedar Rapids
    died: 24 May 1916; drowning
    death place: in the cistern at his home
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 26 May 1916
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 26 May 1916


    surname: Maxson
    given name: Thomas
    born: 23 Jul 1809
    note: moved to Champaign Co., OH in 1832?; moved to Canton Twp., Benton in fall
          of 1854.
    birth place: Harrison Co., VA
    marriage date: 1836
    spouse 1: Jane Martin
    survived by: wife & 7 children, 2 boys & 5 girls
    died: Tuesday, 1 Jan 1889
    death place: his residence in Benton township
    age at death: 79 yrs 5 mo 8 da
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Thursday, 3 Jan 1889
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: ?


    surname: McGranahan
    given name: Samuel
    born: 1 May 1822
    birth place: County Derry, Ireland
    note: came to PA, USA in 1847; 1854 moved to Moline, IL; 1858 moved to Eldorado
          Twp., Benton County
    marriage (1) date: 10 Feb 1842 in Ireland
    spouse (1): Rebecca Wallace; 12 children  [Rebecca died 10 Apr 1869]
    marriage (2) date: 4 Mar 1876?
    spouse (2): Anna Morrow
    died: Wednesday, 14 Jun 1916
    death place: his home just outside of Newhall city limits
    age at death: 94
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Friday, 16 Jun 1916
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Friday, 16 Jun 1916


    surname: McGranahan
    given name: Bess [Miss]
    born: ?
    birth place: Newhall
    marriage: never married
    died: ? Apr 1916
    death place: Arizona [had moved there 2 yrs earlier for health reasons]
    age at death: 28
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Friday, 28 Apr 1916
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Friday, 28 Apr 1916


    surname: McGranahan
    given name: Anna
    nee: Morrow
    born: 30 Jan 1850
    birth place: Ohio
    note: before coming to Benton county, she lived on a farm near Fairfax, Linn Co.
    marriage (1) date: 4 Mar 1876?
    spouse (1): Samuel McGranahan
    died: Wednesday, 30 Jan 1924
    death place: her home adjoining Newhall
    age at death: 74
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Friday, 1 Feb 1924
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: Friday, 1 Feb 1924


    surname: Meek
    given name: John
    born: 8 Apr 1865
    birth place: Green County, PA
    note: came to Iowa at age 8 with parents & settled on a farm near Shellsburg
    marriage date: 16 Sep 1896
    spouse 1: Ida May Beatty
    survived by: wife & 6 children: James, John, Lloyd & Howard of Shellsburg;
                 Miss Mary Meek of Vinton & Mrs Alta Roths of Atkins.
    died: Monday, 18 Sep 1933
    death place: Iowa City Hospital
    age at death: 68
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Thursday, 21 Sep 1933
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: Wednesday, 20 Sep 1933


    surname: Meek
    given name: Ida May
    nee: Beatty
    born: 17 Nov 1874; d/o James & Ellen Beatty
    birth place: farm near Atkins
    marriage date: 16 Sep 1896
    spouse 1: John T. Meek
    died: Sunday, 19 Sep 1971
    death place: Edgewood Manor Care, Cedar Rapids
    age at death: 96
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Wednesday, 22 Sep 1971
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: Monday, 20 Sep 1971


    surname: Munn
    given name: Julia
    nee: ?
    born: ?
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: Philander Munn
    children: 4 total. 3 daus & 1 son [son died as infant]
    died: Thursday, 15 Nov 1889
    death place: at her home near Newhall
    age at death: 62
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 29 Nov 1889


    surname: Munn
    given name: Philander H.
    born: 1817
    birth place: Utica, NY
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: Julia ?
    died: 20 Sep 1893
    death place: his home in Newhall
    age at death: 75 yrs 10 mo 12 da
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 29 Sep 1893


    surname: Neal
    given name: John
    born: ?
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: ?
    survived by: wife; 2 sons: Simeon Neal of CA & J.P. Neal of Cedar Rapids
    died: Sunday, 23 Feb 1908
    death place: his home in Cedar Rapids [had only been there a few months]
                 [had lived in Parker's Grove since 1854]
    age at death: 82
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Thursday, 27 Feb 1908


    surname: Narber
    given name: Bartley
    born: 16 Nov 1846; s/o George & Nancy Narber
    birth place: farm 4 miles SW of Shellsburg
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: Nancy Clemmons [Nancy died 15 yrs ago]
    children: none of their own, but raised Morris Kenworthy as a son.
              [never legally adopted]
    died: Friday, 25 Jan 1918
    death place: hospital at Independence
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Saturday, 26 Jan 1918
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Tuesday, 29 Jan 1918


    surname: Narber
    given name: Lewis
    born: ?
    birth place: ?
    marriage: never married
    survived by: 4 brothers: Barclay & Homer of Canton Twp.; Emanuel of LaPorte;
                 Irvin of Cedar Rapids
    died: Monday, 4 Dec 1916
    death place: his home at Butterfield, MN
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Thursday, 7 Dec 1916
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Friday, 8 Dec 1916


    surname: Pratt
    given name: Cynthia F.
    nee: Pangborn
    born: ?; first d/o Levi W. Pangborn
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: Milo Pratt
    died: 30 Oct 1860 of pumonary consumption
    death place: her home in Parker's Grove
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 14 Nov 1860


    surname: Pangborn
    given name: Lee
    born: ?
    birth place: ?
    marriage: unmarried
    died: ?
    death place: hospital, Independence, Iowa
    age at death: 61
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Sunday
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 14 May 1915


    surname: Pangborn
    given name: Ethel
    nee: Dickinson
    born: 27 Apr 1894; d/o Leonard & Cora Dickinson
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: 17 June 1920, Cedar Rapids
    spouse 1: Warren Pangborn
    died: ?
    death place: ?
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: ?


    surname: Pangborn
    given name: Warren
    born: ?
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: 17 June 1920, Cedar Rapids
    spouse 1: Ethel Dickinson
    died: 25 Dec 1985
    death place: ?
    age at death: 93
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: ?


    surname: Rammersberg [Rammelsberg]
    given name: Mary Jane
    nee: Armstrong
    born: 2 Jan 1873; d/o Thomas Armstrong
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: 28 Mar 1894, Atkins
    spouse 1: Alphons Frederick Rammersberg [Rammelsberg]
    died: 21 Dec 1946
    death place: ?
    age at death: 73
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: ?


    surname: Rammersberg [Rammelsberg]
    given name: Alphons Frederick
    born: 3 Mar 1861; s/o Hugo & Amelia Rammersberg
    birth place: farm near Newhall
    marriage date: 28 Mar 1894, Atkins
    spouse 1: Mary Jane Armstrong
    died: 6 Jan 1953
    death place: ?
    age at death: 90
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: ?


    surname: Ritchie  [Richey]
    given name: ? [Angeline]
    nee: ?
    born: 1833
    birth place: Indiana
    marriage date: 1853
    spouse 1: Milton Ritchie  [Richey]
    note: came to Benton in 1854
    children: 4 total
    died: Thursday, 7 Sep 1905
    death place: ?
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Sunday, 10 Sep 1905
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Friday, 15 Sep 1905


    surname: Ritchie  [Richey]
    given name: Milton
    born: 1831
    birth place: Indiana
    marriage date: 1853
    spouse 1: ?
    died: Wednesday, 13 Sep 1905
    death place: ?
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Thursday, 14 Sep 1905
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Friday, 15 Sep 1905


    surname: Roland
    given name: William
    born: 5 Sep 1872
    birth place: Newhall
    marriage date: 20 Jan 1894
    spouse 1: ?
    died: Saturday, 13 Sep 1958
    death place: ?
    age at death: 86
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: Thursday, 18 Sep 1958


    surname: Russell
    given name: Mary
    nee: ?
    born: 13 Apr 1849
    birth place: Syracuse, NY
    note: as child moved with parents to Illinois
    marriage date: on her 18th birthday
    spouse 1: William Russell [Civil War veteran] [William died 1926]
    died: 16 Feb 1947
    death place: ?
    age at death: 97
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Wednesday
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: 17 Feb 1947


    surname: Rutan
    given name: Harriet Marie
    nee: Miller
    born: 6 May 1848
    birth place: Westmoreland county, PA
    marriage date: 1 Jan 1868
    spouse 1: E. K. Rutan [survives]
    children: 4 total - Effie Agnes died at age 7
    died: Sunday, 30 Apr 1916
    death place: at her home in Shellsburg
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 5 May 1916


    surname: Seely
    given name: Elizabeth
    nee: ?
    born: 23 Sep 1859
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: Frank Seely
    child: 1 dau, age 19
    note: member of the Prairie U.B. church
    died: Wednesday, 7 Feb 1906; runaway team, fell & broke neck
    death place: ?
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Friday, 9 Feb 1906
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 2 Feb 1906


    surname: Smith
    given name: Frederick
    born: ?
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: he was married
    survived by: wife & children
    died: Wednesday, 26 Sep 1888
    death place: Fremont Twp.
    age at death: 64 yrs 3 mo 2 da
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Benton County Times,
    newspaper date: 18 Oct 1888


    surname: Spurgeon
    given name: Harvey
    born: 6 Nov 1862
    birth place: Parker's Grove community
    marriage date: 1902
    spouse 1: Ada Alice __?__
    survived by: 1 son: Homer; 3 step-sons of Shellsburg; 2 sisters: Mrs. Della
                 McCormick & Mrs. Abzuba Baumgardner of Shellsburg
    died: Saturday, 19 Jun 1943
    death place: Vinton hospital
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Tuesday, 22 Jun 1943
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: Monday, 21 Jun 1943


    surname: Spurgeon
    given name: Samuel
    born: ?   "old citizen"
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: ?
    survived by: wife & 3 children
    died: 22 Jan 1898 (1899?)
    death place: his home in Newhall; moved to Newhall 4 yrs earlier;
                 lived in Canton Twp. for several yrs.
    age at death: ?
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 2 Feb 1898


    surname: Spurgeon
    given name: Ada Alice (Adella?)
    nee: ?
    born: 6 Aug 1860
    birth place: Geneseo, Illinois
    note: came at age 3 with parents to Parker's Grove community
    marriage (1) date: ?
    spouse (1): ?
    marriage (2) date: 1902
    spouse (2): Harvey Spurgeon
    children: 4 sons: Clarence, Cliff & Orville from 1st marriage, and Homer
              Spurgeon from 2nd marriage, all of Shellsburg; 1 dau, Orpha,
              proceeded her in death
    died: Sunday, 4 Apr 1943
    death place: her home in Shellsburg
    age at death: 82
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Wednesday, 7 Apr 1943
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: Tuesday, 6 Apr 1943


    surname: Soden
    given name: Phoebe Jane
    nee: Strickland
    born: ** Sep 1829
    birth place: New York
    marriage date: 04 Jun 1851, Viena, Ontario County, New York
    spouse 1: Phillip Soden
    died: 24 Jul 1914
    death place: her home in Shellsburg
    age at death: almost 90
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Saturday, 25 Jul 1914
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: 28 Jul 1914


    surname: Tumulty [Tumilty]
    given name: Shirley Thomas
    born: 31 May 1895; son of Mr & Mrs John Tumulty of Eden Twp
    birth place: ?
    marriage: never married
    died: Saturday, 15 Dec 1917
    death place: at the home of his parents; was ill for 10 years
    age at death: 22 yr 7 mo 15 da
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Monday, 17 Dec 1917
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle
    newspaper date: Friday, 21 Dec 1917


    surname: Weyer
    given name: Albert Samuel
    born: 1871
    birth place: ?
    marriage date: Jun 1905
    spouse 1: Katherine Roths [d. 12 May 1941]
    child: 1 dau, Ruth, died as infant
    died: Friday, 4 Jul 1941
    death place: at his home
    age at death: 70
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Monday, 7 Jul 1941
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: Saturday, 5 Jul 1941


    surname: Weyer
    given name: Christian
    born: 19 Jun 1836
    birth place: Switzerland
    marriage date: 1857, Ohio
    note: came to Benton in 1865
    spouse 1: Ann Mosshart [Ann died 1909, buried Parker's Grove Cemetery]
    died: 15 Apr 1929
    death place: dau's home in Vinton  [Mrs Ida Smith]
    age at death: 92
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Wednesday, 17 Apr 1929
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: 15 Apr 1929


    surname: Wetsel
    given name: Chas.
    born: 9 May 1855
    birth place: Cleveland, Ohio
    note: came to Iowa when a young man
    marriage date: 22 Mar 1892
    spouse 1: Emma Munn
    survived by: widow & several nieces & nephews
    died: Sunday, 7 Feb 1932
    death place: at his home in Newhall
    age at death: 76
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Tuesday, 9 Feb 1932
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: Monday, 8 Feb 1932


    surname: Woodson
    given name: Ira
    born: 14 Jun 1877
    birth place: Ladonia, MO; s/o Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Woodson
    marriage date: ?
    spouse 1: ?
    died: Sunday afternoon, 12 Nov 1961
    death place: Vinton Hospital
    age at death: 84
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Tuesday, 14 Nov 1961
    newspaper: Benton county News. Special to the Daily Times
    newspaper date: 13 Nov 1961


    surname: Woodson
    given name: Lucy
    nee: Alden
    born: 17 Mar 1886; d/o Mr. & Mrs. Willard Alden
    birth place: Shellsburg
    marriage date: 26 Apr 1903?
    spouse 1: Ira Woodson
    died: 21 Aug 1953
    death place: Vinton Hospital
    age at death: 67
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 24 Aug 1953
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: 22 Aug 1953


    surname: Woodson
    given name: Ora Redell
    born: 14 Oct 1906; s/o Mr. & Mrs. Ary Woodson
    birth place: Logan, MO
    note: came to Shellsburg with parents in 1911
    marriage date: 12 Oct 1930
    spouse 1: Mae Ellen Fisher; d/o Mr. & Mrs. Ed Fisher
    died: 26 May 1933
    death place: at the home of his parents
    age at death: 27
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: 28 May 1933
    newspaper: Benton County News, Special to the Daily Times
    newspaper date: 27 May 1933


    surname: Woodson
    given name: Homer [Cpl.]
    born: ? ; s/o Mr. & Mrs. Ary Woodson
    birth place: ?
    died: 26 Jan ?
    note: enlisted Mar 1941
    death place: killed in Italy [WWII]
    age at death: 30
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: ?
    newspaper: Cedar Valley Times
    newspaper date: ?


    surname: Youel
    given name: Hannah Sophia [Mrs. J. W. B.]
    nee: Pogue
    born: Apr. 9, 1817
    birth place: Maysville, KY
    marriage date: Dec. 19, ? [70 yrs ago] in Crawfordsville, IN
    note: they came to IA in 1860; farmed near Shellsburg
    spouse 1: James Youel [James died Oct. 6, 1896 in Sac City, IA]
    died: Thursday, 17 Oct 1907
    age at death: 90 yrs, 6 mo, 8das
    death place: residence of her dau, Mrs. Morgan S. Pratt
    buried: Parker's Grove Cemetery
    burial date: Saturday, 19 Oct 1907
    newspaper: Cedar Rapids Gazette, 18 Oct 1907
    newspaper: Vinton Eagle, 22 Oct 1907



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