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Magnolia Skyles Griswold
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1847
Lee County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1939
Lee County
Iowa, USA

"Democrat" Thursday Nov 30, 1939:

Mrs. James Griswold, 92, a pioneer resident of Lee co,IA, died today, Nov 30,at her home in Jefferson Twp, Lee co,IA. Died of injuries suffered nearly a year ago when
she fell and fractured her hip. Nee Miss Magnolia Skyles, daughter of the late Benjamin and Hannah Skyles. She was born in Jefferson Twp,. Nov 27, 1847. Married Oct 24, 1866. Her husband preceded her. Survived by the following children: Mrs. Eva Maxfield- Jefferson twp.; Mrs. May Vermazen- Charleston,IA; Victor-FM; Hurd- Jefferson twp.; Don- Clarinda,IA;Bessie Griswold- Jefferson Twp.; Mrs. Gladys Wardlow- Montrose,IA; Kenneth- Maywood, California; 2 sisters - Mrs. Nannie Snively- Petersburg, Ill; Mrs. Susan South - Charleston,IA; 1 brother - F.P. Skylefs - Des Moines, IA; 44 grandchildren and 49 great Grandchildren. Three children, Edgar, Simeon, and Mrs. Grace Vermazen preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday at Clements. Buried Oakland Cemetery.


Person Notes: From Hilda Krehbiel: "Indian people would come from time to time to camp nearby on Devil Creek & would jokingly offer to trade one of their papooses for Magnolia."

From May Crow:" It was considered daring for Magnolia to marry and go to live "Cross creek" on the Griswold farm, as Devil Creek was fairly daunting until late summer and not easily crossed.[Griswold.FTW]

Certificate of Death
died Jefferson Township. Lee, IA
Magnolia Skyles Griswold
widowed/ James Griswold
b; Nov 27, 1847
died Nov 30 1939
age: 92years/ 0 months/ 3 days
born Jefferson Township, Lee county, Iowa
father: Benjamin Skyles b; Jackson county, Tenn
mother; Hannah Peak, b; Hardin county, KY
cause Broncopneumonia
informant: Mrs. Eva Maxfield of Montrose, IA

Family links: 
  James Griswold (1844 - 1922)
  Simeon Griswold (1876 - 1938)*
  Bessie Griswold (1886 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Fort Madison
Lee County
Iowa, USA
Created by: SE Iowa Historian
Record added: Jan 29, 2008
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Magnolia <i>Skyles</i> Griswold
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Magnolia <i>Skyles</i> Griswold
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Magnolia <i>Skyles</i> Griswold
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