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SilverTownship, Cherokee County, IA
Was organized in 1870. Early settlers included "Doc" Simmons, E.B. Bailey, John Potter, Albert Lane, Anson Spencer and R.C. Hawn, Joseph Rankin, Joseph Rankin Jr., an un-named son-in-law of Joseph Rankin, Ed Bickford, Elisha Gleason, George Stephenson, and Thomas H. Hardin.

First Events
Residence: "Doc" Simmons; built from logs
School: Miss Martha Rogers, 1870
Birth: Mary A. Unger, August 2, 1869
Marriage: Joseph Dile and Miss Mary Lathrop
Religious services: Wesleyan Methodist in 1873
Water-run mill: owned by Henry Wise
Fatalities: an old lady with dementia wandered away from her home in a spring snow storm in 1870 and froze to death and a Bohemian working was killed by a falling building during a windstorm in 1885.
Cemetery: established in 1872

Methodist Episcopal established in 1881


Silver Cemetery

SOURCE:  Biographical History of Cherokee County. W. S. Dunbar & Co., 1889.

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