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Towy Ellen Thomas

Female 1902 - 1979


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  • Name  Towy Ellen Thomas  [1
    Alt. Birth  17 Mar 1902  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born  18 Mar 1902  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Obituary  22 Mar 1979  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Morning Sun (IA) -- Mrs. Towy Ellen Baxter, 77, formerly of Wapello and Morning Sun, died Thursday, March 22, at Heritage House in Atlantic, where she had resided for several years.

      The daughter of Danny and Janie Thomas, she was born March 17, 1902, at Wapello. She married William Baxter November 14, 1954; he died January 9, 1969. She was a member of the United Methodist church.

      Surviving: Daughter, Jolene Hunter, Atlantic; stepdaughter, Betts (sic) Hobbs, Morning Sun; two stepsons, Kenneth Baxter, Morning Sun, and Leon Baxter, Pelican Lake, Wisconsin; three grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

      Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, United Methodist church, Reverend Fred Harris; Elmwood cemetery. The body will be at Pierce Funeral Home Saturday.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Towy Baxter; born: 18 March 1902; died: March 1979; last residence: 50022 (Atlantic, Cass, Iowa); last benefit: 50022 (Atlantic, Cass, Iowa); Social Security #: 479-20-5371; state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [4
    • Name: Baxter, Towy Ellen (Thomas) Torbert/Baxter; Sex: F; Born: 1902; Died or Buried: 1979; Age: 77; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-20; Notes: born 18 March 1902; died 22 March 1979
    Died  22 Mar 1979  Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried  25 Mar 1979  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID  I21303  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family 1  Joseph Chester Torbert,   b. 23 Oct 1897, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Between 1918 and 1919  [5
    Issue 
    • There was one daughter (Joleen) from this marriage.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F18726  Group Sheet

    Family 2  William T. Baxter,   b. 9 Apr 1896, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1969, Memorial Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Nov 1954  [1
    Alt. Marriage  14 Nov 1954  [2
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F18725  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3507] Baxter, William T. - Obituary, (originally published in The Muscatine Journal, page 3, January 10, 1969; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S6319] Baxter, Towy Ellen (Thomas/Torbert) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 15, March 22, 1979; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-21, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 4A, page number: 123; enumeration date: April 5 and 7, 1930