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Jessie Mae Swan

Jessie Mae Swan

Female 1882 - 1958

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  • Name  Jessie Mae Swan  [1
    Alt. Birth  Nov 1881  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born  20 Nov 1882  near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa State Census  1885  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Jessie Swan, 73 Township, Range 3, Section 30, Address SEĽ SEĽ; age 3, female, single, born in Louisa County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Iowa State Census  1895  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Jessie Swan, age 13, female, single, born in Louisa County
    Census  1900  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Jessie M. Moyers, wife, white, female, born in November 1881, age 18, married, married for 3 years, mother of 2 children, 2 of these children living, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Indiana, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Jessie Moyers, Card Number: 594; Post Office Address: Mediapolis, Iowa: Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84
    Census  1910  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Jessie Moyers, wife, female, white, age 28, married (once), years of present marriage 12, mother of 4 children, 4 of those children living, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write
    Iowa State Census  1915  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Card Number: 320, female, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 30, Jessie M. Moyers, age 32, Louisa County, post office address: Wapello, Wapello Township, extent of education in the common schools: 6, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: T. A. Dotson
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Jessie Moyers, wife, female, white, age 37, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Indiana, could speak English, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1925  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Jessie Moyers, wife, female, white, age 43, married, number of years in the U.S.: 43, number of years in Iowa: 42, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 5th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: G. L. Swan, father's birthplace: Iowa, name of mother: Jennie Gregory, mother's birthplace: Indiana, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, occupation involved with domestic/personal services, church affiliation: Methodist Espiscopal
    Census  1930  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Line Number: 48; Name: Jessie Moyers; Relation: Wife-H; Sex: Female; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 48; Marital Condition: Married; Age at First Marriage: 16; School or College Since September 1, 1929: No; Could Read and Write: Yes; Where Born: Iowa; Where Father Was Born: Iowa; Where Mother Was Born: Indiana; State or M. T. Code: 65; Whether Able to Speak English: Yes; Trade, Profession: None
    Residence  Dec 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Died  17 Jan 1958  Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 13
    Cause: a stroke 
    Obituary  18 Jan 1958  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Morning Sun (IA) -- Services for Jessie Mae Moyers, 75 who died Friday (January 17, 1958) at Burlington hospital, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday (January 19, 1958) at the Methodist church here, the Reverend O. R. Thome officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.

      She was born November 20, 1882, near Morning Sun, the daughter of George and Jennie Gregory Swan, and married P. A. Moyers at Wapello in March of 1878 (sic: 1898). They lived near Newport before moving to Morning Sun.

      Surviving are her husband; a son, Earl of Davenport; a daughter, Mrs. Lottie Pilling, of Mediapolis; four sisters, Mrs. Maude Owens of Mount Union, Mrs. Lillie Johnson of Mediapolis, Mrs. Letha Brekke of Chicago, Illinois, and Mrs. Ona Nordstrom of Cedar Rapids; a brother, Paul Swan, of Mediapolis, seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. A son and a daughter are dead.
    Religion  with the Methodist Episcopal Church  [14
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [3
    • Name: Jessie M. Moyers; Sex: F; Born: 1882; Died or Buried: 1958; Age: 76; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC ©1990 - page MS-62; Notes: born 20 November 1882; died 17 January 1958; wife of Pearl A.
    Buried  19 Jan 1958  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I3842  All Families
    Last Modified  27 Feb 2014 

    Father  George Laury Swan,   b. 14 Jun 1859, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1920, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Samantha Jane "Jennie" Gregory,   b. 8 May 1861, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1918, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Sep 1880  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 15, 16
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Swan, George L.; Spouse: Gregory, Jennie; Marriage Date: 8 September 1880; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Residence  1889  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Family ID  F1546  Group Sheet

    Family  Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers,   b. 12 Dec 1875, Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1964, Klein Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  Mar 1878 
    • (According to the obituary of Pearl Moyers, Jessie and Pearl Moyers were married March 1878. This is impossible as he would have been 3 and Jessie was not yet born!)
    Married  1 Mar 1898  at her home in Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19, 20
    Alt. Marriage  6 Mar 1898  [14
    • (According to A History of Des Moines County, Iowa, and Its People, March 6, 1898, was Pearl Moyers and Jessie Swan's wedding date.)
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Moyers, Pearl Alfred; Spouse: Swan, Jessie M.; Marriage Date: 1 March 1898; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Officiant  T. S. Poole  [21
    Residence  1911  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Research  Est 1912  [1
    • For a time after the birth of daughter Frances, the Moyers family lived in Robstown, Texas. A card, undated, from Iva Marie Dotson was sent to Frances there. As Pearl was listed in City Directories up until 1909 and in the 1910 federal census in Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, it probably was soon after 1910. By 1915 he and Jessie were living in Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa.
    Residence  1916  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    • (Per genealogist, Joy Conwell, according to a personal card in her possession.)
    Residence  Mar 1926  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    • (Per Pearl Moyer's obituary, he and Jessie settled in Morning Sun in 1926, so apparently that was after the month of March when they were listed in George Moyers's obituary as living in Wapello.)
    Newspaper Article  23 Jul 1942  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • There was (sic) exciting times at the Earl Moyers farm south of Newport recently when a bull attacked a team of horses. One horse was so badly gored that it had to be shot. Its mate was also severely injured. The bull had been locked up in the barn while P. A. Moyers, father of Earl, and Lloyd Patterson, the hired man were using the team in some work in the barn lot. The bull broke out of the barn and attacked the team, but did not attempt to molest the men.
    Bull Attacks Horses on the Earl Moyers Farm
    Bull Attacks Horses on the Earl Moyers Farm
    A report on an attack by an escaped bull on a team of two horses owned by David "Earl" Moyers while his father, Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers, was tending to the farm.
    Residence  Jan 1948  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Anniversary Announcement  1 Mar 1948  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • MARRIED 50 YEARS -- Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Moyers, Morning Sun, rounded out 50 years of married life March 1. Due to illness in the family, no special celebration was planned. Pearl Moyers and Jessie Swan were married in Wapello in 1898 by Reverend T. S. Poole. They have 3 children, Earl Moyers and Mrs. Earl Harrison of Burlington, and Mrs. Jack Pilling of Mediapolis. There are 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Pearl Alfred 'P. A.' and Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Pearl Alfred "P. A." and Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers
    Pearl and Jessie Moyers were married March 1, 1898, in Wapello, Iowa. They acknowledged their 50th wedding anniversary in 1948, but did not celebrate it at the time, due to family illness.
    Anniversary Announcement  21 Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • SCHWENGEL WRITES TO MOYERS

      Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Moyers, who celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on March 1, received the following letter from Congressman Fred Schwengel:

      March 9, 1957, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Moyers Morning Sun, Iowa

      Hello Mr. and Mrs. Moyers:

      Thought you might like to have an extra copy of the enclosed clipping announcing your 59th wedding anniversary.

      To have had the opportunity to live and serve so long together is in itself an indication of fine citizenship. The rich blessings that have been yours and those of your friends and neighbors for more than one-fourth the history of this great and beloved country, are a part of the heritage all of us enjoy.

      May we join your family and friends in extending heartiest "congratulations" on this significant occasion, and may the spirit that reigns over us all continue to bless you with health and happiness for many years to come.

      Sincerely yours, Fred Schwengel
    Schwengel Writes to Moyers
    Schwengel Writes to Moyers
    The 59th wedding anniversary announcement of Pearl Alfred "P. A." and Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers. Pearl and Jessie were married March 1, 1898, at her home in Wapello, Iowa.
    Residence  Jan 1958  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    Children 
    >1. David Earl "Earl" Moyers,   b. 19 Oct 1898, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1981, Osteopathic Hospital, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Floyd Alfred Moyers,   b. 16 Mar 1900, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1918, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Lottie Bernice Moyers,   b. 16 Apr 1901, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1988, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Frances Willard Moyers,   b. 7 Oct 1906, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1948, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of Pearl Alfred 'P. A.' and Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of Pearl Alfred "P. A." and Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers
    Pearl and Jessie Moyers, married March 1, 1898, at Jessie's home in Wapello, Iowa, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1948. This photograph provided by Joy Conwell was dated to that year by the newspaper article published announcing their anniversary, which ported the same photo with the article.
    Four Generations and Three Families: Moyers, Harrison, Lavalleur
    Four Generations and Three Families: Moyers, Harrison, Lavalleur
    There are four generations represented in this photograph from 1947. Standing in the back is Charles Leaford "Lee" Lavalleur, in front of him is his wife, Wanda Lea (Harrison) Lavalleur, holding their baby daughter, Deborah. To the left of the Lavalleurs are Wanda's parents, Frances Willard (Moyers) Harrison and (in back of her) Earl Joseph Harrison Sr. The couple on the right are Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers and his wife, Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers, the parents of Frances, the grandparents of Wanda, and the great grandparents of Deborah.
    Last Modified  27 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F178  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers
    Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers
    Jessie Moyers was a daughter of George Laury Swan and Samantha Jane or "Jennie" Gregory. Both the Swan and Gregory families had early roots in Louisa County, Iowa. The Swans were natives of Ireland, who emigrated to Pennsylvania, later settled in Ohio, and finally came to Iowa. The Gregory family first was in the US in Virginia.

    Documents
    A Page from the Collected Clippings of Jennie 'Reil' (Hannah) Walker
    A Page from the Collected Clippings of Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker
    Many of the obituaries and other notices that seeded this project, on the maternal side of my family, were saved by Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, my step-grandmother, pasted over the page of an unwanted book, and passed down to her daughter, Marge Kimble. This is an example of the organization of the clippings that Reil accomplished. The obituaries of Mary Dotson and Jessie Moyers on this page were both deaths that occurred only about a month before Reil died.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers
    The Obituary of Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers
    Jessie died at the Burlington (Iowa) hospital.

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Conwell, Joy Lynn (Ferguson) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 25, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 2A, page number: 356; enumeration date: June 2, 1900

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

    4. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa, page 19 301; Roll: IA1885_222

    5. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Wapello Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Sutro Microfilm Roll #553, Reel 67 of 121

    6. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84

    7. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 26, sheet number: 13A, page number: 212; enumeration date: April 26, 1910

    8. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa, Post Office: Wapello; Roll: IA1915_310

    9. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 105; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 3A, page number: 266; enumeration date: January 19 and 20, 1920

    10. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello, Louisa County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1818

    11. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Morning Sun Town, Morning Sun Township; Sutro Library Microfilm #2128, Roll 666; Enumeration Date: April 3, 1930 (Hazel Griffin); Supervisor's District Number: 15; Enumeration District Number: 58-15; Sheet Number: 5A; Page Number: 76 2851.

    12. [S8686] Nelson, Bertha Edna (Swan) - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, December 20, 1956; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S833] Moyers, Jessie Mae (Swan) - Obituary, (originally published in a southeast Iowa newspaper, probably the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, January 18, 1958; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S403] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1905) Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905), page 950 (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).

    16. [S394] Louisa County, Iowa - A Portrait and Biographical Album of Louisa County 1889, (Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, published in 1889) (Reliability: 3).
      Reprinted online at the Louisa County, Iowa GenWeb site, URL: http://iagenweb.org/boards/louisa/biographies/index.cgi?read=182882

    17. [S394] Louisa County, Iowa - A Portrait and Biographical Album of Louisa County 1889, (Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, published in 1889) (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S94] LDS Online Record.

    19. [S409] Moyers, Pearl Alfred "P. A." - Obituary (Muscatine Journal), (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 9, June 5, 1964; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S407] Moyers, Pearl Alfred "P. A." and Jessie Mae (Swan) - 59th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 21, 1957; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S397] Moyers, Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) - 60th Wedding Anniversary Program, (1906) (Reliability: 4).

    22. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 110-111 (Reliability: 3).

    23. [S33] Conwell, Joy Lynn (Ferguson) (Reliability: 4).

    24. [S404] Moyers, George Washington Earl - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, March 1926) (Reliability: 4).

    25. [S405] Moyers, David "Earl" and Pearl Alfred "P. A." - Bull Attacks Horses, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, July 23, 1942; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    26. [S396] Moyers, Edward Nelson "Ed" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 11, January 5, 1948; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    27. [S406] Moyers, Pearl Alfred "P. A." and Jessie Mae (Swan) - 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 12, March 1, 1948; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    28. [S408] Dotson, Mary Lucinda "Lu" (Moyers) - Obituary, ((originally published in a southeast Iowa newspaper, probably the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, about January 14, 1958; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).