Terry Reid's Family

These photos, as well as information about his family, were contributed by Terry Reid. He was born in Decatur County, Iowa, but spent much of his boyhood in Knoxville, Bussey, and Des Moines before moving to Oregon. After forty years he recently moved back to Mahaska County.

Jonah Great Grandfather Jonah Jackson Woody
Born: June 2, 1862 Greene Co., Pennsylvania
Married: Mary Marguerite Bonney on June 26, 1881, St. Augustine, Knox Co., Illinois
Died: Nov 28, 1918 Knoxville, Marion Co., Iowa
grandpa A photo and article from the Knoxville Journal, April 22, 1948 featuring Jonah Jackson Woody's old threshing machine. The article reports, among other things, that J. J. Woody "did custom threshing all over this part of the county in the late '70s and early '80s."
JOnah family

Terry's grandmother was Jonah and Mary's Woody's daughter Twila Katherine "Kate" Woody (second from the left in the back row).
Born: Feb 13, 1889 Knoxville, Marion Co., Iowa
Married Lewis Norman Staley on Feb 12, 1910, Knoxville, Marion Co., Iowa
Died: Dec 10, 1965 Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa

Lewis Norman Staley
Born: June 29, 1871 Knoxville, Marion Co., Iowa
Died: April 20, 1952 Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa

James Staley family

Great Grandfather James Alowys Staley, who came to Iowa in 1875.
Born: Aug 29, 1849 Mifflin, Pike Co., Ohio
Married Damarise Elizabeth Zuck on March 23, 1871 Byington, Pike Co., Ohio
Died: May 26, 1916 Knoxville, Marion Co., Iowa

Damarise Elizabeth "Lizzie" Zuck
Born: Aug 1848 Brush Creek, Highland Co., Ohio
Died: Aug 30, 1910 Knoxville, Marion Co., Iowa

James Staley home James and Lizzie's home in Harvey, Marion County
Margaret Staley

Grandfather Lewis Staley was the third child of James and Lizzie Staley. They had six other children. This is Margaret, who was born in 1885.



Beryle Brown

Beryle Staley, the oldest child of Lewis and Kate Staley.
Born: June 20, 1911 Harvey, Marion Co., Iowa
Married Beatrice Mae Brown on May 19, 1931 Knoxville, Marion Co., Iowa
Died: Sept 23, 1998 Pella, Marion Co., Iowa

Beatrice Mae Brown
Born: Dec 30, 1910 Percy, Marion Co., Iowa
Died: Jan 15, 2006 Knoxville, Marion Co., Iowa

Merle Stayle Merle Staley was Beryle's twin brother. He died June 24, 1986 Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa.
Below are some various items that the previous coordinator had in the Reid folder but had not incorporated. I make no guarantees how they are connected but perhaps the file name will help, which I include in this column. Additionally, there was a Microsoft Word document entitled Terry Reid Family that has additional information. I have converted this a text document of the same in case the Word document becomes obsolete.

Reformatted by Al Hibbard 5 Oct 2013