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  • ID: I21262
  • Name: Purl Sylvester Walters
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 FEB 1888 in Clay Mills, Jones Co., Iowa
  • Death: 1 MAY 1960 in Waverly, Bremer Co., Iowa
  • Reference Number: 84IDD
  • Reference Number: A84GBA
  • Note:
    From: <BRKONRARDY@aol.com>
    To: <millerm@halcyon.com>
    Sent: 16 March, 2000 6:07 AM
    Subject: Geneology

    Hello, again!
    Your last e-mail with the information kept us busy for awhile. And I see we
    have made a couple of errors.So changed the Nathaniel Truman to Truman
    Nathaniel. And The William Walters 2nd wife. Have been researching and
    decided that Sophronia was the father's 2nd wife. Thank you.
    You should be getting our info (uncorrected) today or tomorrow.
    Anything new we receive will be sent on to you.

    Ruth

    Ancestors ofRuth Elna WALTERS

    Generation No. 1

    1. Ruth Elna WALTERS, born 25 October 1925 in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co, Iowa. She was the
    daughter of2. Purl Sylvester WALTERS and 3. Grace Ethel MILLER. She married (1) Major, USAF(Ret)
    Merlin Joseph (Bud) KONRARDY 13 May 1947 in Sacred Heart Ch, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co, Iowa. He
    was born 21 June 1924 in Cascade, Dubuque Co, Iowa. He was the son ofAndrew Matthew KONRARDY and
    Louise Mary FELDMAN.

    Notes for Ruth Elna WALTERS:
    Summer Address: 927 White St. (P.O. Box 61), Jackson, MN 56143-0061
    Phone # 507-847-3299 E-mail brkonrar@rconnect.com
    Winter Address: 800 West Apache Trail # 77, Apache Junction, AZ 85220
    Phone # 480-671-0353 E-mail BRkonrardy@aol.com

    Notes for Major, USAF(Ret) Merlin Joseph (Bud) KONRARDY:
    Summer Address: 927 White St. (P.O. Box 61)Jackson, MN 56143-0061
    Phone# 507-847-3299 E-mail brkonrar@rconnect.com

    Winter Address: 800 West Apache Trail # 77, Apache Junction,AZ 85220
    Phone # 480-671-0353 E-mail BRkonrardy@aol.com

    Generation No. 2

    2. Purl Sylvester WALTERS, born 29 February 1888 in Clay Mills, Jones Co, Iowa, USA; died 01 May
    1960 in Waverly, Bremer Co, iowa, USA. He was the son of 4. Myron Bartlet WALTERS and 5. Mary
    Emmarilus (Rilly) TIPPET. He married 3. Grace Ethel MILLER 10 August 1910 in Anamosa, Jones Co,

    Iowa, USA.
    3. Grace Ethel MILLER born 03 August 1892 in Onslow, Jones Co, Iowa, USA; died 06 June 1968 in
    Waverly, Bremer Co, Iowa, USA. She was the daughter of 6. Rudolphus R MILLER and 7. Mary Elizabeth
    McCUE.
    Notes for Purl Sylvester WALTERS:
    Memorial Obituary Published In the Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa on May 4, 1960.

    PURL S. WALTERS

    Funeral services for Purl S. Waiters, 72, of near Denver, formerly of Waterloo, who died Sunday at 3 p. m.
    of carcinoma at Waverly St. Joseph's Hospital will be Thursday at 2 p. m. at Graves Evangelical United

    Brethern Church.
    The Rev. R. D. Winter, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. The family
    suggests friends contribute to the cancer fund in his memory in lieu of flowers.
    Mr. Waiters was born Feb. 29, 1888, at Clay Mills, a son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Waiters. He married Grace
    E. Miller Aug. 10, 1910. The home was made for two years at Onslow before moving to Cedar Falls. He lived
    there three years being employed by the Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern Railway, before coming to Waterloo.
    For 33 years prior to his retirement, Mr. Waiters was employed by the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co.,
    being a life member ofit's Pioneer Club. He was also a member of Graves Evangelical United Brethren church
    and ofthe Moose lodge for 30 years. For the past 11 years he resided on a small acreage south ofDenver.
    Surviving besides his wife are five daughters, Mrs. T. E. Zwanziger of Denver, Mrs. B. R. Lakin of Houston,
    Texas, Mrs. F. R. Craff of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. A. P. Hamer of 425 Broadway and Mrs. M. J. Konrardy of Montgomery, Minn..
    Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Herman Henningsen, Dike, and Mrs. Harry Smith, Washington, D. C.;
    two brothers, R. C. Waiters of Onslow, and Wilson N. Waiters of Mechanicsville; 1 1 grandchildren and one
    great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother and his parents.
    Friends may call at the Matthias Funeral Home, Denver.

    P. S. Waiters work history with Northwestern Bell Co.
    6-17-1918 Lineman, Waterloo (Construction)
    6-22-1918 Resigned
    9-25-1918 Lineman, Waterloo (Omaha and Grand Island 2 wks)
    12-1- 1919 Sub Foreman, Waterloo (Grand Island 2 wks)
    3-1-1921 Lineman
    9-16-1921 Foreman
    12- 5-1921 Lineman (2 - 2 wk periods in Nebraska Construction)
    8- 5-1922 Resigned
    5-21-1923 Re-engaged Foreman
    12- 4-1923 Lineman
    4-5-1924 Foreman
    1-24-1926 Combinationman, Waterloo, Iowa
    4-16-1936 Installer, Waterloo
    3-16-1937 Installer-Repairman
    3-20-1944 Switchman
    2-28-1953 Retirement Party, Gold Room, President Hotel, Waterloo, Iowa.

    Notes for Grace Ethel MILLER:
    Memorial Obituary published in the Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa on June 9, 1968.

    GRACE E. WALTERS

    Funeral services for Grace E. Waiters, 75 ofthe Bartels Lutheran Home, Waverly, who died there Saturday
    ofa heart condition, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kearns-Dykeman Chapel, Waterloo.
    She had been a resident ofthe home for the past four years. Friends may call at the Kearns-Dykeman
    Chapel after 7 p.m. Sunday.
    She was born Grace Miller on Aug. 3, 1892 in Jones county, the daughter of Rudolphus and Mary E. McCue

    She was married to Purl S. Waiters on Aug. 10, 1910 at Onslow, Iowa. They made their home in Waterloo
    at 1144 Williston Ave. Her husband was employed by the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. at that time.
    In 1950 they moved south of Denver, Iowa. Her husband died in May of 1960.
    Mrs. Waiters was a member of the Graves United Methodist Church and a past member of the American
    Legion Auxiliary, Mrs. Waiters is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. T. E. (Vivian) Zwanziger ofWaverly; Mrs. B.
    R. (Helen) Lakin, Huston, Texas; Mrs. F. R. (Mary) Craff, Cedar Rapids, Mrs. A. P. (Lrene) Hamer, 425
    Broadway; Mrs. M. J. (Ruth) Konrardy, Montgomery, Minnesota; one brother, Ben Miller of Portland,
    Oregon; one sister, Mrs. L. A. Dreibelbis ofAnamosa; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and two sisters.

    Children of Purl WALTERS and Grace MILLER are:
    i. Sybil Vivian WALTERS, born 15 March 1911 in Onslow. Jones Co, Iowa; died 30 June 1999 in Mesa
    Maricopa Co., Arizona; married Theron Earl ZWANZIGER 28 June 1931 in Galena Illinois; born 27
    July 1909 in Chickasaw Co, Iowa; died 20 February 1989 in Apache Jet, Final Co, Arizona

    Notes for Sybil Vivian WALTERS:
    Lnformation from her Memorial Card:

    In Loving Memory of
    SYBIL VIVIAN ZWANZIGER

    Born March 15, 1911
    Jones County, Iowa

    Died
    June 30. 1999
    Mesa Arizona

    INURNMENT
    Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery
    Waterloo, Iowa


    BUNKERS FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES
    Mesa Arizona


    Vivian Waiters Zwandger was born on March 15, 191 1 in Onslow, Iowa, daughter of Purl S. &
    Grace E. Miller Waiters. She married Theron E. Zwanziger June 18, 1931 in Galena, Illinois. She
    was a Graduate of West Waterloo High School. She worked at Russell Lamson Hotel, John Deere
    Manufacturing in Waterloo, Iowa, Shield Bantam Manufacturing and Wartburg College in Waverly,
    iowa. PLtter retirement she and her husband lived in Apache Junction, Arizona for 20 years.

    Vivian is survived by four sisters; Helen Waiters Lakin of Houston. Texas, Mary Waiters Craff of

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Irene Waiters Hamer of Waterloo, Iowa & Ruth Waiters Konrardv of Jacksonl
    Minnesota & Apache lunction, Arizona. From March of 1994 she had resided in Deje;r Samaritan

    Health Care Center where she died June 30, 1999 at 88 years of age.

    ii. Hazel Helen WALTERS, born 28 September 1912 in Onslow. Jones Co, Iowa; married Bernard
    Richard LAKIN 05 November 1933 in Chicago, Illinois; born 28 October 1908 in Manhatten. New
    York. New York.

    Notes for Hazel Helen WALTERS:
    12/20/96 Address: 2301 Fountain View Drive # 6
    Houston. Texas 77057-4613
    Phone# 713-785-9155


    iii. Mary Ellen WALTERS1 born 18 September 1914 in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co, Iowa; married
    Francis Roquel CRAFF 03 April 1937 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa; born 18 March 1913 in
    Lockridgel Jefferson Co. iowa; died 27 August 1977 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, Iowa

    Notes for Marv Ellen WALTERS:
    10/1/95 ADDRESS: 4101 16TH Ave. SW. Lot 14. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
    Phone# 319-396-0368


    iv. Irene Mae WALTERS. born 05 Februarv 1921 in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co. iowa; married Arlan Paul
    HAMER 15 June 1947 in Waterloo. Black Hawk Co. Iowa; born 20 March 1922 in Waterloo, Black

    Hawk Co. Iowa


    Notes for Irene Mae WALTERS:
    1011195 Address: 2304 W. Orange Road, Waterloo. Iowa 50701
    Phone#319-234-9033


    v. Ruth Elna WALTERS. born 25 October 1925 in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co, Iowa; married Major,
    USAF(Ret) Merlin Joseph (Bud) KONRARDY 13 May 1947 in Sacred Heart Ch, Waterloo, Black
    Hawk Co. Iowa.


    Generation No. 3

    4. Myron Bartlet WALTERS, born 24 October 1853 in Clay Mills, Jones Co, Iowa, USA; died 06 June
    1936 in Dike, Grundy Co, Iowa, USA. He was the son of 8. Myron Collimer or Colamer WALTERS and 9.
    Maryette HALL. He married 5. Mary Emmarilus (Rilly) TIPPET.
    5. Mary Emmarilus (Rilly) TIPPET, born 01 May 1854 in Ohio, USA; died December 1925 in Onslow,
    Jones Co, Iowa. She was the daughter of 10. William N TIPPET and 11. Julia Ann HARRIS.

    Notes for Myron Bartlet WALTERS:
    Myron Bartlett (Bart) Waiters was born, grew up and remained in Clay Mills until about 1872 when he and
    Mr. Titus built a carriage shop in Onslow with a blacksmith shop attached. They had a fire on 26 Feb 1906 and
    the shop was destroyed along with several other businesses in Onslow. He rebuilt the shop on the east side of
    Main Street and was again in business until 1910 when he moved to the SE edge oftown and operated a mill
    and ground feed until about 1918. He lived in Onslow for some time, probably until his wife died in 1925.
    He lived with his son, Purl, for some time and then moved to Dike, IA where he lived with his daughter,
    Adah, dying of cancer in 1936. The depression took most of his investments but he did not die penniless as my
    father,Purl, was given $200 which he used as a down payment on a house at 1144 Williston Ave., Waterloo, IA.

    Obituary in The Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa.
    WALTERS BURIAL WILL BE SUNDAY AT ONSLOW
    Dike, Iowa-- FLTNERAL SERVICES FOR MYRON WALTERS, 83, who died at the home ofhis daughter,
    Mrs. P. J. Henningson, here Friday afternoon of complications, will be at the Henningson residence at 9 a.m.
    Sunday, with rites at Onslow, Iowa, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Clay cemetery.
    Mr. Waiters was born October 24, 1853 at Onslow, Iowa, where he was in business for 30 years. He was a
    member of the board of education.
    He married Miss Mary E. Tippett March 10, 1875. The couple celebrated their Golden Wedding
    anniversary March 10, 1925.
    Mr, Waiters was a member ofthe Baptist Church.
    Surviving, besides the daughter with whom he made his home, are a daughter, Mrs. H. W. Smith,
    Washington, D. C.; three sons, P. S. Waiters, Waterloo; W. N. Waiters, Stanwood, Iowa and R. C. Waiters,
    Mt. Vernon, Iowa; seventeen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    His wife preceded him in death in 1925.

    Children of Myron WALTERS and Mary TIPPET are:
    i. Roy Colamer WALTERS, born 13 February 1876; died March 1962; married(l) Catherine "Katie" Ann
    HANNA 10 March 1897; born 10 March 1876; married (2) Edna Mae STRONG 17 May 1927; born 03
    December 1892; died 28 October 1973.

    Notes for Poy Colamer WALTERS:
    Worked in construction ofdam in Arizona Managed bank in Mayer, Arizona Moved back to Iowa
    about 1933 and lived in M. B. Waiters farm home on the edge ofAnamosaIowa. He sold seed corn in
    later years.


    ii. Wilson Nelson WALTERS, born 08 January 1878; died 19 November 1960 in Mechanicsville, iowa;
    married Bertha Evelyn ORCUT~ 06 July 1904; died 06 February 1967.

    Notes for Wilson Nelson WALTERS:
    Services Tuesday, November 22, 1960 at the Presbyterian church and internment at the Cedar Memorial
    Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa

    iii. Howard WALTERS, born 26 February 1883; died 04 August 1889 in Jones Co, iowa USA.
    2 iv. Purl Sylvester WALTERS, born 29 February 1888 in Clay Mills, Jones Co, iowa USA; died 01 May
    1960 in Waverly, Bremer Co, Iowa, USA; married Grace Ethel MILLER 10 August 1910 in Anamosa
    Jones Co, Iowa, USA.
    v. Adah Alberta WALTERS, born 30 April 1892 in Onslow. Jones Co, Iowa; died in Phoenix, Arizona;
    married(l) Peter Johannas HEM\JINGSEN 22 June 1915 in Onslow, Jones Co, Iowa; born 26 January
    1883 in Dike. Grundy Co.. Iowa; died 09 November 1948 in Dike, iowa; married (2) Herman
    HENNINGSEN Aft. 1948.
    vi. Sybil WALTERS, born 28 August 1894 in Onslow, Jones Co, Iowa USA; died 20 April 1982 in
    Phoenix, Maricopa Co, Arizona; married Harry SMITH; died in Washington DC.

    6. Rudolphus R MILLER born 16 December 1847 in Indiana, USA; died 22 July 1921 in Anamosa, Jones Co, Iowa, USA. He was the son of 12. John T MILLER and 13. Charlotte MORRIS. He married 7.
    Mary Elizabeth McCUE 05 November 1884 in Anamosa, Jones Co, Iowa, USA.
    7. Mary Elizabeth McCUE, born 06 December 1857 in Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania, USA; died 28
    August 1930 in Center Jet, Jones Co, Iowa, USA. She was the daughter of 14. Cornelins Jr McCUE and 15.
    Abigail CRAMER.

    Notes for Rudolphus R MILLER:
    Obituary ~-om The Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa printed Thursday, July 28, 1921.
    Rudolphus R Miller was born on the 16111 day of December in the year 1847, and passed away on the 22nd
    day of July, 192 1, at the age of 73 years. On Feb. 28, 1870, he was united in marriage to Nellie Casey of
    Cherokee. To this union three children were born, Stella May, George William and John T. The wife passed
    away on December 7th, 1883, at the age of 34.
    On the 5th day ofNovember, 1884, he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth McCue. To this union five
    children were born, four of whom are now living, Corin E., Ben H., Grace, and Roy R. Little Nellie passed
    away at the age of 6 years. He has passed on leaving his wife, three daughters, Mrs. W.P. Logan of Tomah,
    Wisconsin, Mrs. L. A. Dreibelbis of this county, and Mrs. Purl Waiters of Waterloo and four sons, George of
    Los Angeles, California; John ofAnamosa; Ben ofFort Dodge; and Roy ofVoorhies. Three sisters also
    survive him, Mrs. Minerva Lyon of Tampico, Illinois; Mrs. Florence Brown of Sac City; and Mrs. Ruth
    Brown of Pekin, Illinois.

    Card of Thanks
    We take this means of thanking our friends for their many kindnesses during the long illness of our husband
    and father and for their kindly remberances and assistance after his passing. Mary Elizabeth Miller, Stella M.
    Logan, Corin E. Dreibelbis, George W. Miller, John T. Miller, Ben H. Miller, Roy R. Miller.


    Children of Rudolphus MILLER and Mary McCUE are:
    i. Carrie Emma MILLER born 13 December 1885 in Wyoming, Jones Co, iowa; died 20 March 1980;
    married Lewis Augustus "Gus" DREIBELBIS 22 November 1910 in Anamosa Jones Co. Iowa; born 19
    March 1883; died 01 March 1966.
    ii. Benjamin Harrison MILLER born 05 October 1888 in Jones Co, Iowa; died in Portland, Oregon;
    married Verona C TERRY 03 January 1953 in Portland, Or.
    iii. Roy MILLER born 23 October 1890 in Onslow, Jones Co, Iowa, USA; died 01 August 1962 in Clio.
    Wa~ne Co, Iowa; married Ruby BELFIELD 20 November 1911 in Cedar Falls, Ia; born 24 May 1892 in
    Troy, Madison Co, Illinois, died 01 February 1955 in Wyoming, Iowa
    3 iv. Grace Ethel MILLER, born 03 August 1892 in Onslow, Jones Co, Iowa, USA; died 06 June 1968 in
    Waverly, Bremer Co, iowa USA; married Purl Sylvester WALTERS 10 August 1910 in Anamosa
    Jones Co, Iowa USA.
    v. Nellie MILLER born 01 February 1895 in Wyoming, Jones Co, Iowa; died 22 March 1901 in
    Wyoming. Jones Co, Iowa.

    Notes for Nellie MILLER:
    Nellie died in Wyomin&Madison Township, of pneumonia at the age of 6 years.
    Obituary in The Wyoming Journal. Wyoming, Jones County, Iowa ofThursday, March 28, 1901
    Nellie, daughter ofR R and Mary E. Miller ofOnslow, iowa, died Saturday morning March 23rd.
    1901. The funeral service was held in the M. E. church Sabboth afternoon. The sermon was preached
    by Rev. J. R. McQuown, pastor ofthe Presbyterian church. assisted by Rev. Wyatt ofthe Methodist
    church. The music was rendered by the Onslow male quartet, Miss Richardson, organist. A large
    congregation was present and manifested deep sympathy for the bereaved family. The interment was in
    the Wvoming cemetery.
    Nellie was six years old the first day oflast Februarv. She had been in the public school about one
    vear. She was a bright, winsome little girl, and will be~greatly missed by her little schoolmates. Her
    ;eacher, Miss Maple, through respectful remembrance ofher departed pupil, has requested that her seat
    be left vacant for some time. Thus, the "vacant chair" oflittle Nellie calls forth loving remberances.
    Mr. and Mrs. Miller and family have the sympathy of all their neighbors in the great sorrow that has
    come to them. The sudden death oftheir little daughter, the first ofthe family to be taken, was a shock
    to them; but they have the comforting thought that she was pure and that "of such is the kingdom of
    heaven." Her soul, as a dewdrop, sparkled for a moment, was exhaled. and went to heaven.
    Mr. and Mrs, Miller desire to sincerely thank their neighbors and ~iends for their great kindness to
    them in the hour of sorrow.

    Generation No. 4

    8. Myron Collimer or Colamer WALTERS, born 26 August 1820 in Russia, Herkimer Co, New York,
    USA; died 15 February 1909 in Clay Mills, Jones Co, Iowa, USA. He was the son of 16. Nathaniel
    WALTERS and 17. Esther or Ester ROBINS. He married 9. Maryette HALL 15 March 1843 in Herkimer
    Co, New York, USA.
    9. Maryette HALL, born 06 January 1819 in Herkimer Co, New York, USA; died 15 November 1879 in
    Jones Co, Iowa, USA. She was the daughter of 18. Lyman Sr HALL and 19. Susanna CLEMENS.

    Notes for Myron Collimer or Colamer WALTERS:
    FROM THE DES MOTNES REGISTER, AUGUST 18, 1957.

    "Deserted Village on the Maquoketa"

    In east-central Iowa, near the eastern boundry of Jones County, is the deserted village of Clay Mills.
    It nestles in a hidden hollow with cliffs 100 feet high on three sides and the south branch of the Maquoketa
    river 100 yards or so to the south. The village is 4 miles west of the nearest county road, which stops at the
    village of Canton.
    This once busy center began it's existance about 1852. In 1853 or 1854 William Eckler and James Hall
    erected a dam on the Maquoketa river and built a water-power saw mill. About 1863, Eckler and Myron
    Waiters built a steam mill which was used for a saw mill. On November 7th, 1863, a post office was established
    with Myron Waiters as postmaster. Four years later the plat of the village was drawn, but by the early part of
    the 20th century, the community was dying out, and the post office was discontinued in 1902.
    Other industries included a cider mill, a lime kiln operated by John Herrington. Built ofhuge limestone
    blocks, the kiln still stands as a picturesque landmark about half way up the rocky winding road which climbs
    the east rim of the lonely pocket wherem lies Clay Mills. A quarry is directly across the road from the kiln.
    Rings for tieing horses can still be seen on the kiln walls.
    Hall, Eckler and Waiters built the first half dozen or so houses. The population at any one time was never
    more than 50. Myron Waiters kept the only store, above which was the Odd Fellows Hall.
    On Saturday night, loggers and other workers came to the store to turn in time and get cash or credit checks.
    Men worked for $ 1.25 a day and saved money. They were furnished a house, garden and pasture. In the store
    the men sat around the pot-bellied stove and told stories and discussed politics. There was a box of~ee tobacco
    and clay pipes for customers who stayed and sat a spell. Besides the usual salt and hardware, the store was
    stocked with gighams and calicos, ribbons and laces, denims and men's shoes. Recreation was not neglected.
    There were regular rounds of square dances and "sociables". A marriage brought well-wishing visitors ~om
    miles around. One ofthe favorite winter pastimes was skating from Clay Mills to Canton and back. Hand
    made sleds and bobsleds were hooked to Log sleds for a ~ee ride up the slopes. There were turkey and target
    shoots. A slightly more serious sport was hunting, for game was plentiful. Deer, prairie chicken, partridge and
    coon were frequent fare on the table. Even an occasional bobcat of eagle was seen. Citizens kept a warry eye
    for timber rattlesnakes which wandered into town fr~om nearby ledges.
    The people ofClay Mills, intelligent and far-sighted, had an educational system oftheir own. The school
    house, no longer standing, was on the north side of town near the base of the cliff. A child could go as far as
    eigth grade there. (Note: The children ofMyron Waiters went on to boarding school, as did "Rilly" Tippett,
    who married Myron Bartlet Waiters, son of Myron.) The school furnishings were homemade, the seats and
    backs were composed merely of split logs. The teacher got her board and room by moving from family to
    family, and she might get paid as much as $ 25.00 a month beside.
    The people of Clay Mills attended a church 3 miles southwest of town, built out of native stone by the
    Baptists, and later taken over by the Congregationalists. When a resident died the little funeral procession
    wound it's way a mile back toward town to the Clay cemetery of Frozen Hill.
    (When the railroad bypassed the town, it's doom was sealed. Myron B. Waiters sold the land and moved to
    Onslow, Iowa in the early part ofthe 1900's. There he owned an implement and hardware store, and about
    1910 he built the first electrically-run feed mill in eastern Iowa.)
    (Eckler, Hall, and Waiters were all brother-in-laws. They all came to Iowa in 1852 ~om Ohio, where they
    had lived for a few years after leaving Herkimer County, New York.)

    This information is from the Hall Family History by Mrs. R. M. Green.
    M. C. Waiters came to Iowa by way of a Steamer from Cleveland, Ohio to Detroit, then took the "cars" ~om there to Rockford. His family with relatives went on to Canton, Iowa by way of wagon and he stayed in Chicago
    waiting for a wagon to arrive. The family took the trip with a man by the name ofGlidden and arrived safely at
    William Eckler's in Oct. 1852. Some of the family came by way of wagons and oxen. About 1853 William
    Eckler and James Hall erected a dam on the Maquoketa river and built a water power saw mill. About 1863 or
    1864 Eckler and M. C. Waiters built a steam mill which was used for a sawmill. The old water mill was then
    fitted up as a grist mill.
    A school house was established on the north side ofClay Mills by M. C. Waiters and he was also the
    postmaster.
    In the business directory for 1882, he was listed as a grocer and sold shoes at Clayford, Iowa.
    On 10 Oct. 1888, he and Mary A. Newberry were married by Rev. H. Casler of Cold Brook, New York.
    (This marriage info is from the Herkimer County Historical Society, copied fi·om a newspaper article. His
    address in the article was Clay Mills, Iowa and hers Cold Brook, New York.)

    Extra Notes: webGED Family Tree shows his name also as Collomon Waiters. 12/27/99 Ruth K.


    Notes for Maryette HALL:
    Name spelled Marietta also


    Children ofrviyron WALTERS and Maryette HALL are:
    i. Roseltha Maryette WALTERS. born 04 July 1844 in Herkimer Co. New York, USA; died 25 October
    1850 in Geauga Co, Ohio, USA.
    ii. Emelia Cordelia WALTERS, born 12 May 1847 in Russia, Herkimer Co.. New York USA; died 04
    March 1848 in Russia Herkimer Co. New York.
    iii. Emma Almina WALTERS, born 17 December 1850 in Geauga Co, Ohio, USA; died 04 August 1878 in
    Clav Mills. Jones Co, Iowa USA.
    4 iv. Mon Bartlet WALTERS, born 24 October 1853 in Clay Mills, Jones Co, iowa. USA; died 06 June
    1936 in Dike. Grundv Co, Iowa. USA; married Mary Emmarilus (Rilly) TIPPET.
    v. Mary Emilv WALTEkS. born 16 July 1855 in Herkimer Co. New York, USA; married Oliver SHIKE
    11 March i875; born in Jones Co. Iowa
    vi. Esther Maria WALTERS, born 20 June 1861 in Clay Mills, Jones County, Iowa USA; died 03 July
    1910 in Alliance. Nebraska, USA; married Stephen Orange CARR 13 September 1877 in Illinois, USA;
    born 28 November 1852 in Syracuse. New York, USA; died 26 November 1931 in Alliance, Nebraska
    USA.

    10. William N TIPPET, born 12 December 1831 in Licking Co, Ohio, USA; died 22 February 1910 in
    Clay Mills, Jones Co, iowa, USA. He was the son of 20. William TIPPET and 21. Nancy Ann GLOYD. He
    married 11. Julia Ann HARRIS.
    11. Julia Ann HARRIS, born 24 March 1835 in Knox Co, Ohio, USA; died 1911 in Clay Mills, Iowa,
    USA. She was the daughter of22. Thomas HARRIS and 23. Jane CLUTTER.

    Notes for William N TIPPET:
    Moved to Iowa in 1856 Was a carpenter


    Children of William TIPPET and Julia HARRIS are:
    5 i. Marq. Emmarilus (Rilly) TIPPET, born 01 Mav 1854 in Ohio. USA; died December 1925 in Onslow.
    Jones Co, Iowa married MyTon Bartlet WALTERS.

    ii. John A TIPPET, born 1863; died 1876.

    12. John T MILLER born 21 December 1818 in Miamisburg, Montgomery Co, Ohio, USA; died 08
    November 1895 in Wyoming, Jones Co, Iowa, USA. He married 13. Charlotte MORRIS 05 April 1837 in
    Indiana, USA.
    13. Charlotte MORRIS, born 28 August 1819 in Jefferson, Piqua Co, Ohio, USA; died 01 November
    1895 in Wyoming, Jones Co, Iowa, USA.

    Notes for John T MILLER:
    Published in 1895
    Only a Week Intervened
    Mr. and Mrs. John T. Miller, of Wyoming, Pass Away.
    The Wyoming Journal contains an account of the death of Mrs. John T . Miller Nov. 1 and her husband one
    week later, Nov.8. They were natives of Ohio and were married April 5, 1837, locating in Jones county in
    1853. The Journal says:
    The death ofJohn T. Miller and wife removes two ofthe oldest residents ofthis township. Mr. Miller
    moved to this township from Indiana with his wife and six young children in the fall of 1853. The journey was
    made in a covered wagon, and we have heard him say that he landed at this place with team, wagon and
    harness, wife and six little ones and only twenty dollars in money- that a twenty-dollar gold piece. He rented
    some land and raised an oat crop on the side hill and hill west of the creek where now stands much of the
    residence portion of our beautiful town. In 1854 he entered eighty acres of land it being the northeast eighty of
    Fred Koch's farm just north of town, for which he paid the government $ 1.25 per acre. On this he built a log
    house and resided for several years, when he sold the land and purchased an eighty just southeast of this place,
    where he resided until some five years ago, adding by purchase in an early day eighty acres more, making a
    quarter section of land. He acquired a competency and five years ago sold his farm, moving into a comfortable
    home in this place, where he ended his days in peaceful repose.
    He was of robust ~-ame, never sick, a vigorous, high-spirited man, who toiled cheerfully and patiently in the
    duties of life, was ever faithful in his duties to home, and as a neighbor one of the genuine kind, moulded and
    evolved through that intercourse brought about by contact with a restless, moving but spirited spirited people
    settling in a new country, where true neighborly qualities and a welcome hospitality did so much to cheer and
    strengthen the early pioneers on these beautiful but at that broad and in the winter cheerless prairies, with miles
    stretching between neighbors and the mill and markets several days' journey to reach. He was particularly a
    home man, devoted to his family. and in his old age remembered his children by a division ofhis property.
    reserving only so much as would provide an income, saying he wished to see them enjoy this surplus while he
    was yet among them. He died at the age of 76.

    (continued with father Myron Bartlet Walters)




    Father: Myron Bartlett Walters b: 24 OCT 1853 in Clay Mills, Jones Co., Iowa
    Mother: Mary Emmarilus Tippett b: 1 MAY 1854 in Ohio

    Marriage 1 Grace E. ? b: ABT 1893 in Iowa
    • Married: ABT 1910
    Children
    1. Has No Children Sybil V. Walters b: ABT 1911 in Iowa
    2. Has No Children H. Helen Walters b: ABT 1913 in Iowa
    3. Has No Children Mary Ellen Walters b: ABT 1915 in Iowa
    4. Has No Children Living Walters
    5. Has No Children Living Walters

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