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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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Dennis Harmsen
RE: Daniel Frederick Andress
I am not related to this family. I do not need this memorial. Thanks for the offer.
Added by Dennis Harmsen on Sep 17, 2014 12:33 PM
RE: Hans Ahrens Jr
Not sure where Hannes and Elfreda are buried. SSDI shows him in Davenport, Scott Co., Iowa. But I cannot find a photo of his gravestone on Find A Grave.
Added by Irwin on Sep 16, 2014 10:03 AM
Tom C
RE: Claus J. Ahrens
Thanks for the correction.
Added by Tom C on Sep 16, 2014 4:03 AM
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
Paul V. Isbell
George Wallace Eldridge-d.1943
Biography from History of Cross Co., Ark. in 1955:George Wallace Eldridge, prominent Wynne business, civic and church leader, passed away February 4, 1943, his death was deeply mourned by his devoted family and by a wide host of friends throughout all of Eastern Arkansas for he was indeed one of the most public-spirited citizens in the history of this community. Throughout his life, which covered a span of 75 years, he always made his life count to the utmost and the positions of trust and responsibility which he held were many and important and the projects he initiated and nurtured are today among the most esteemed in the community. He held to high ideals toward which he patiently strove, and leftto his fellowman a life history which is an inspiration to all., A native of Davenport, Iowa, he cameto Wynne as a young man of 25 to engagein the insurance brokerage business. Mr.Eldridge organized the Wynne Federal Savings& Loan Association and the Dixie Finance Company. Among the many civic improvements he fostered and in many caseswere primarily responsible for, were the paving of the city streets, installation of the deep well which supplies the city water, and the then modern white way lighting system downtown. His name will be made even more secure in the history of Wynne for his development of one of the city's most attractive residential areas, known as Eldridge Courts in North Wynne. He always will be remembered for his major role in the organization and continuance of Crowley Ridge Country Club. An ardent sports follower, he was an outstanding golfer and tennis player himself. Being an individual of many talents energetic and resourceful, he organized a business college which successfully operated in Wynne for years. A man of unquestionable integrity, he was a true Christian gentleman 'and took an active part in the Wynne Methodist Church of which he was a member for 25 years. Mr. Eldridge is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sue (Kelly) Eldridge; a son, George Wallace Eldridge Jr., Cashier of the Cross County Bank; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Schlegel and Mrs.George W. Bawden of Davenport, Iowa, and Mrs. Kay Glaspell of Jamestown, N. C.; a grandson, Wallace Eldridge III, Wynne; and two granddaughters, Eva Ann and Karen Diane. Geo. W. Eldridge.
Added by Paul V. Isbell on Sep 13, 2014 6:53 AM
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
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