Thursday, February 15, 2007

Poweshiek County, Iowa Obituaries

Stewart Library in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa has an obituary database in the local history section of their website with scanned obituaries collected from local area newspapers dating back to 1871. Which newspaper the clipping comes from is unfortunately not always noted, but if you've got family that lived or died in Poweshiek County, it's a good place to search. Also in the local history section is the Friends of Stewart Library Oral History Project with over 20 interviews and an online collection of articles of historic interest.

One find in the database was the obituary of the husband of my great-grandaunt Eva Mae McGimpsey, Admiral Dewey Moore. Interestingly, he and Eva married on December 2, 1926 at his sister Jennie May (Moore) Geyer's home in Washington, Iowa. She was the wife of my great-granduncle George Everett Geyer. A. D. Moore's obituary can be found here.


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