52 Relatives in 2018 #52 Leland Fetherkile (1921-1922)

Leland Fetherkile

relationship:  1st cousin 2x removed

Uncle Clarence and his wife Zelma divorced 2 months after the death of their son Leland.  Family rumor was that Clarence blamed her for his death.  Reading the death certificate, I can understand why.  Leland evidently drank/ingested kerosene at his maternal grandparents home.

birth:  23 April 1921 in Benton County, Iowa, United States

parents:  Clarence Leland Fetherkile (1900-1980) and Zelma Harrison (1903-1982)

death:  15 August 1922 in Taylor Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States

fetherkile leland death notice vinton eagle pg 4 aug 18 1922

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burial:  Cox Cemetery, Benton County, Iowa, United States

 

Sources:

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Original data: Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1940. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.

“Baby Dead Following An Illness Of Two Hours.” Digital Archives of the Vinton Public Library and the Benton County Historical Society, 2018, bentoncounty.advantage-preservation.com/viewer/?k=fetherkile&i=f&by=1922&bdd=1920&d=01011922-12311922&m=between&ord=k1&fn=the_vinton_eagle_usa_iowa_vinton_19220818_english_4&df=1&dt=10. Vinton Eagle newspaper archive, August 18, 1922; page 4

52 Relatives in 2018 #51 Lawrence Fetherkile (1912-1921)

Lawrence Leo Fetherkile

relationship:  great-Uncle

Grandma always said that he died having an asthma attack.  Death certificate says “angina pectoris”.  When I had a heart attack (female 45 years old), I seriously thought I was having a bad asthma attack.  Maybe my family presents heart issues mimicking asthma.

birth:  15 October 1912 in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States

parents:  Harry Cecil Fetherkile (1884-1980) and Lottie Maud Smith (1887-1926)

death:  5 July 1921 in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States

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burial:  Urbana Cemetery, Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States

photo taken by me

 

Sources:

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Original data: Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1940. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.

52 Relatives in 2018 #48 Alice Berry Fetherkile (1856-1949)

Alice Berry Fetherkile

relationship:  2x-great- Grandmother

birth:  28 December 1856 in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States

parents:  Robert Berry (1827-1911) and Anna Jewell (1836-1865)

residences and other events:

  • 1856 – birth
  • 1860 – living with parents in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States
  • 1861-1865 Civil War
  • 1865 – mother dies
  • 1870 – living with father in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States
  • 29 January 1879 – marriage to Adam A. Fetherkile in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa, United States
  • 1880 – living with husband (A. A. Fetherkile) in Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States
  • 1885 – living with husband and 1 child (Harry) in Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States  ??Where’s Frank?
  • 1895 – living with husband and 2 children (Harry and John) in Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States (religion – Christian)
  • 1900 – living with husband and 3 children (Frank, Harry, John) in Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States (census says 4 born, 3 living; can read and write)
  • 1910 – living with husband and 2 children (John and Clarence) in Urbana, Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States (census says 4 born, 3 living but Frank passed away after 1900)
  • 1911 – father dies
  • 1914-1918 World War I
  • 1915 – living in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States (religion – Christian)
  • 1920 – living with husband and 2 children (John and Clarence) in Urbana, Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States
  • 1930 – living with husband, son (Clarence), and daughter-in-law (Cora) in Urbana, Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States
  • 1936 – son John dies
  • 1937 – husband dies
  •  1940 – living with son (Clarence) and grandson (John) in Urbana, Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States
  • 1941-1945  World War II
  • 1949 – death

children:

  • Possible Unknown Fetherkile ( – before 1900)
  • Frank C Fetherkile (1881-1901)
    • ?? is he someone else’s child?  Why isn’t he on the census records until 1900?
  • Harry Cecil Fetherkile (1884-1980) married Lottie Maud Smith (1887-1926)
  • John Andrew Fetherkile (1886-1936)
  • Clarence Leland Fetherkile (1900-1980)

death:  21 August 1949 in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States

burial:  Urbana Cemetery, Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States

Photo taken by me.

Sources:

Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.
Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Ancestry.com. Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
Original data: Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.
Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.
Ancestry.com. Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
Original data: Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.
Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls
Ancestry.com. Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Original data: Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1940. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.
Ancestry.com. Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Iowa, Marriages. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

52 Relatives in 2018 #14 Adam H Featherkile (1812-1896)

Adam Henry Featherkile

relationship: Her 3x-great-Grandfather

Excerpt from Urbana Bicentennial:  (http://iagenweb.org/benton/history/urbana/bios.htm)
He was born in Kentucky in 1812, and came to Urbana in October of 1852. He had 314 ½ acres of land, valued at $30 an acre. He married Jemima Barley in June of 1832. She died in June of 1837. Mr. Fetherkile then married Sindey Bailey in December of 1837. She died in August of 1841 and left one child. He married Amelia Holley in 1843 and divorced her in 1849. She, also, left one child. He then married Nancy Powley in 1849. She died in October of 1850. He then married Sarah Weysong in April of 1851. They had eight children. He was a democrat, held office of Township Trustee, and was a member of the Dunkard Church. He was among early settlers and made all he had with fine improvements by his untiring energy and perseverance.

Adam Henry Featherkile/Fetherkile made his way through much of the midwest.  Born in Kentucky (just south of Louisville), he moved to eastern Arkansas.  From there he moved to Indiana and then to Iowa.  In the early to mid 1800’s, this wouldn’t have been a quick or easy trip.  (see map below)

While researching this branch, we went to Adam’s home town area (Bardstown, Kentucky).  We walked along the short remaining portion of the Cobblestone Path, overcome with awe that each able-bodied man was required to help build the road, knowing my ancestor probably stood or walked along this same path over 200 years before me and his father helped build it.  The clerks in Bardstown records were amazing!  Thank you!

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One of many pictures we took of the Cobblestone Path. June 2013

We also went to Boone County, Indiana.  The library has a great genealogy section with many of the original records from the courthouse.  After they were digitized, the courthouse gave them to the library.  It is always such a thrill to see the original records!

His final destination was Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States.  He arrived here between 1851 and 1856 (based on marriage and state census records).  I still have relatives living in this same small rural town.  When I spent summers here growing up, the population was about 500.  It now has about 1500 people.  The cemetery has 4 generations of Fetherkile’s buried here.

Below is a map taking the current roadways and the quickest time.  Who knows for sure if they went from one destination directly to the next or made stops along the way.  So far there are no documents supporting long-term stops along the way.  Even using this, I don’t know if the family traveled by foot, horse/cart, boat, train, or a combination of all.

birth:  1 April 1812 in Nelson County, Kentucky, United States

parents:  George Fetherkile (1765-1842) and Mary Bailey (1780-1850)

marriages:

#1. Jemima Bailey (1817-1837) married 17 June 1832 in Phillips County, Arkansas, United States

#2. Sidney Bailey (? – 1841) married 25 November 1837 in Phillips County, Arkansas, United States

#3. Permelia Holley (1820-?) married 10 May 1843 in Orange County, Indiana, United States.  Adam filed for divorce 1 Dec 1847 citing abandonment.

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#4. Nancy Pauley (1814-1850) married 3 May 1849 in Boone County, Indiana, United States

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#5. Sarah Morgan Wysong (1825-1904) married 19 April 1851 in Boone County, Indiana, United States

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children:

Born to Sidney Bailey:
Lucinda Margaret Fetherkile (1840-1860)

Born to Permelia Holley:
George M Fetherkile (1844-1931) married 1) Emmeline Kinser; 2) Carrie Ardelia Vesper; 3) Sarah Jenette Hawley; 4) Clara

Born to Nancy Pauley:
William M. Fetherkile (1850-1850)

Born to Sarah Wysong:
Adam Alexander Fetherkile (1852-1937)
married Alice Berry (1856-1949)
Mary Polly Fetherkile (1855-1923) married  1) George W Goings (1852-1887) 2) Josiah Godfrey Holloway (1835-1910)
John F Fetherkile (1856-1937) married Nancy Jane (Jennie) Berry (1859-1939)
Abraham Washington Fetherkile (1859-1935) married Lodema Sylvia Jobes (1867-1940)
Sarah Jemina Fetherkile (1860-1923) married William Henry Porter (1857-1943)
Mary Elizabeth Fetherkile (1862-1942) married Elmer Asa Chambers (1858-1935)
Nancy Caroline Fetherkile (1865-1944) married  John R Porter (1864-1928)
Julia Fetherkile (1868-1907) married Adolphus E Moore (1862-?)

death:  5 May 1896 in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States

burial:  Urbana Cemetery in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States

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photo taken by me.  posted also on findagrave.com

 

Sources:

Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992; Hunting For Bears, comp.;
Ancestry.com Operations Inc; 2004
Orange County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Record 1826-1920 Inclusive Volum, Original Record Location County Clerk’s Office Pao; Book: C- 2; Page: 124.;
Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941; Ancestry.com Operations Inc; 2005

Divorces of Boone County, IN 1830-1879 By MARILYN S. WALKER

Boone County Order Book Civil , Book 4, page 200.  Divorce proceedings.

Index of Divorces in Boone County, IN 1830-1879 http://www.leblib.org/departments/heritage/archive/vr_divorce183079.pdf

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94049856/adam-henry-featherkile