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Carol (#47303245)
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Bio Photo Names in my tree: Bawden, Eldridge, Elliott, Glaspell, Kitto, Littig, Lyter, Reininga, Saldivar, Woodward

Countries: England (Cornwall), Australia (Moonta area), Netherlands (Onstevedde), Mexico (Zacatecas)

The Eldridge-Bawden Families: The Ancestry and Descendants of Stephen Bawden, born 1812 in Redruth, Cornwall, England, emigrated in 1860 to Rockingham Township, Scott County, IA, in the height of the coal-mining industry; and Duncan Campbell Eldridge, one of the first to build a shanty at the foot of Main Street for his wife, Rebecca Lippincott (of the publishing family) and son Charles Henry Eldridge in 1835.

This book was commissioned by John Duvall Bawden (dec 1992) for Alice Richardson Sloane, C.G. (dec Aug 2011), published by Anundsen Pub Co, Decorah, IA 1986, with over 200 pps, photos, and a name index, hardbound in forest green with gold letters, done without a computer, and very little, if any, coordination with the publisher. There are many typos and grammar edits to make.

My mission gives this reference some dignity...I'll certainly share. You're welcome to leave a public message or personal e-mail.

WPA Iowa Graves Registration - see website - I am entering many of Davenport, Iowa's Oakdale Memorial Gardens burials. If you'd like me to transfer them, email me or leave a msg at 47303245.

Website faves: Find-a-Grave; FamilyTreeCircles; SSDI; USGenWeb - Scott County, IA;;,

The image of the chough [chuff] is an artistic endeavor to portray the national bird of the Duchy of Cornwall. Its numbers were so low that it has been put on an extinction list but has started to come back. This is the spirit of the Cornish people. The bird is about the size of an American crow and is a carrion eater. It does have a red beak and feet.
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Gene Meier
Captain A.T.Andreas
I am writing the first book from the American point of view about 19th century rotunda panoramas. These were the biggest paintings in the world,50 x 400=20,000 square feet, housed in their own rotundas which were 16-sided polygons. Chicago in 1893 had 6 panorama companies and 6 panorama rotundas.A.T.Andreas sponsored three panoramas per Theophile Poilpot (1848-1915), the most prolific panorama artist in Europe. These were the BATTLE OF SHILOH (Chicago), BATTLE OF MANASSAS (Washington, D.C.) and BATTLE OF THE MONITOR & THE MERRIMAC ( New York City).Manager of this enterprise was Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince (1841-1890),cinema pioneer.Much info to share.
Added by Gene Meier on Oct 14, 2014 7:22 PM
RE: Hans Ahrens
Not sure what you are saying. Hans Ahrens Jr was born Sept. 16, 1925 in Walcott, IA, per WWII Registration.
Added by Irwin on Sep 15, 2014 3:58 PM
RE: your obits
I love to be able to share obits. Every little tidbit counts.

Have a great weekend.
Added by rnf68 on Sep 05, 2014 7:45 PM
RE: St. Euny Churchyard
Hi, I emailed the Cornish Studies Library ( about burial locations for those buried there and received this response. I thought you may enjoy reading it...

Thank you for your enquiry. We have an index of internments for part of St Euny for the years 1880 1986, but apart from that, you would have to contact the church (See here for contact details and ask to see their burial plans.

Burial plans are usually kept with the church (municipal graveyards are looked after by the Cornwall Council Burials Officers), so for each site that you are interested in, you would have to contact the church in question. Many of these are on Cornwall Council has a list of the cemeteries it looks after at

I will certainly look this info up...
Hope you enjoy,
Added by Smontee on Aug 19, 2014 8:20 AM
RE: St. Euny Churchyard
I know that the cemetery is fan by the church so any records would be church records. I really don't think there is a separate cemetery person but I could certainly be wrong...
Added by Smontee on Aug 18, 2014 9:13 PM
RE: St. Euny Churchyard
Its definitely on my bucket list!!! I have looked at several websites and loved the pictures of it.. I found a family member who lives in Wales and she has been all over Redruth looking at where our family lived and worked and she has been to the churches. She said she would meet me there and show me around if I visited there. I am excited about that..

I emailed a lady that works for the churches, or something like that?-I cant remember where she works, in Cornwall or Redruth. She emailed me back one time But I haven't heard from her since then. I just emailed her again asking if she got me return email and if she knows if there is a map of the St Uny graveyard and all of the burials there.
Added by Smontee on Aug 18, 2014 9:10 PM
RE: Elizabeth Bawden
Hi Carol

I have submitted the Mi for your approval - it is waiting somewhere on your page under edits but incase you can't find it here it is again

MI reads Sacred to the memory of Stephen Bawden who died August 6th 1861 aged 72 years. Also of Elizabeth his wife who died February 4th 1851 aged 59 years

Kind regards

Added by Polhigey on Aug 16, 2014 2:04 PM
Catherine Cramer
John W. Ross
A little bit, haven't found anything yet on his wife.

John Wesley Ross was an architect in Davenport, Iowa.[1] Originally of Westfield, Massachusetts, Ross moved to Davenport in 1874 where he designed several prominent structures. His son, Albert Randolph Ross, was a draughtsman in John W. Ross's office during 1884-7, and became a notable architect in his own right.
Added by Catherine Cramer on Jun 10, 2014 3:25 PM
Gene Meier
RE: Alfred T. Andreas
Hello, Carol
Glad to help.
I wrote a monograph on A.T.Andreas, and would like to share this with you.
Kind regards, Gene
Added by Gene Meier on Jun 10, 2014 2:44 PM
Dustin Oliver
RE: Your Oakdale photos
I've been in the habit of going to Oakdale three days a week to work on the National Register of Historic Places nomination, so I decided to work on some photo requests, too. Stop by some time and check out the back side of the map kiosk. There's a lot of historical info on there now.
Added by Dustin Oliver on Jun 04, 2014 8:30 PM
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