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Pearl Lulu Deam

Female 1889 - 1976


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  • Name  Pearl Lulu Deam  [1
    Born  14 Mar 1889  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1900  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Pearl Deam, daughter, white, female, born in March 1889, age 11, single, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Iowa, occupation at school, attended school 8 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English
    Residence  1905  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  Jun 1951  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  Mar 1963  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  May 1966  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  May 1968  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died  26 Nov 1976  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Obituary  29 Nov 1976  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • Wapello (IA) -- Funeral services for Pearl Lulu Earnest, 87, Wapello, were held at 10 a.m. today at the Wapello United Methodist Church. Reverend Jerrold Swinton officiated. Burial was in the Kossuth Cemetery near Mediapolis under the direction of the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello.

      Pallbearers were Bary Swafford, David McKinney, Dan Earnest, Robert Earnest, Tom Johnston and Dave Jacobs. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Earnest, Steven Earnest and Todd Earnest. Flower attendants were Violet Dearmin, Elma Syphirt, Donna Cook, Cynthia Gearhart, Murray Stineman and Marian Bozman.

      Mrs. Earnest died at 8 p.m. Friday at her home in Wapello.

      She was born March 14,1889, in Des Moines County, the daughter of James and Jane Hunter Deam.

      She married Robert Hall Earnest February 9, 1916, at Mediapolis. A former resident of Cairo, she had lived at Wapello since 1942.

      She was a member of the Wapello United Methodist Church, the Ruth Circle, Order of Easter Star Chapter 257, Fairview Ladies Aid Society and the Oakland Whatsoever Class.

      Surviving are two sons, Clarence of Morning Sun and James of Wapello; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Swafford of West Burlington; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

      She was preceded in death by her husband in 1968, a daughter, five brothers and three sisters.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Pearl Earnest; born: 14 March 1889; died: November 1976; last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 479-60-9031; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  29 Nov 1976  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I44014  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  James K. Deam,   b. 23 May 1846, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1934 
    Mother  Ann Jane "Jane" Hunter,   b. 26 Jan 1854, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1897 
    Married  31 Dec 1873  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Alt. Marriage  27 Dec 1877  [4
    • This date, published in his biography of 1905, is incorrect.
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: James Deam; Bride's Name: Ann Jane Hunter; Bride's Birth Date: 1854; Bride's Age: 19; Marriage Date: 31 December 1873; Marriage Place: Des Moines, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M58791-3; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 0956351; Reference Number: 2:3BRFNTK; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Family ID  F10075  Group Sheet

    Family  Robert Hall Earnest,   b. 18 Apr 1888, Elrick Junction, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1968, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Issue 
    • There were at least three children from this marriage.
    Research 
    • They seem to have had plots purchased in the Wapello cemetery, but it is not clear that they were buried there.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F17426  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 25, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 2B, page number: 356; enumeration date: June 4, 1900

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

    3. [S11707] Earnest, Pearl Lulu (Deam) - Obituary, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 3, November 29, 1976; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S403] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1905) Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905), pages 665-666 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S9226] Deam, Elgy Cordell - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6, June 17, 1951; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S9227] Deam, Frederick James "Fred" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 10, March 5, 1963; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1342] Deam, Clarence - Obituary, (originally published in The Muscatine Journal, page 12, May 9, 1966; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S10979] Deam, Frank - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, May 19, 1968; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa

    10. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Marshall Township, Louisa County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1817