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Margaret A. "Maggie" Anderson

Female 1847 - 1936


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  • Name  Margaret A. "Maggie" Anderson  [1
    Nickname  Maggie 
    Born  Apr 1847  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa State Census  1856  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Margaret Anderson, age 9, female, had lived 0 years in Iowa, born in Ohio
    Census  1860  Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Margaret A. Anderson, age 13, female, born in Ohio, attended school during census year
    Census  1870  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Living or listed with the family of Joseph B. and Marguerite Downer, Maggie was a housekeeper:) Line Number: 4, Dwelling Number: 295, Family Number: 289: Joseph B. Downer, age 36, male, white, occupation farmer, value of real estate $4000, value of personal estate $1600, born in Ohio, male over 21 years of age

      Marguerite Ann Downer, age 22, female, white, occupation keeping house, born in Ohio, father of foreign birth

      Anna Adelia Downer, age 3, female, white, born in Iowa

      John G. Downer, age 8/12, male, white, born in Iowa, born in October 1870

      H. P. Fitro, age 13, male, white, born in Iowa

      Maggie Anderson, age 23, female, white, occupation house keeper, born in Ohio
    Census  1880  Eliot Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Maggie Lett, white, female, age 33, wife, married, occupation keeping [house], born in Ohio, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Delaware
    Census  1900  Rockford Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Maggie A. Lett, wife, white, female, born in April 1847, age 53, married, married for 30 years, mother of 9 children, 6 of these children living, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Maryland, could read, could write, could speak English
    Newspaper Article  2 Oct 1902  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Mrs. Margaret Lett and son John who have spent the summer in and about Oakville, departed for their home in Missouri, Friday.
    Correspondence; Oakville
    Correspondence; Oakville
    News of Oakville, Iowa, with a mention that Margaret A. "Maggie" (Anderson) Lett and her son, John B. Lett, had spent the 1902 summer (and early autumn) in Oakville, Iowa, and were returning to Missouri.
    Census  1910  Garner Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Living with the family of her daughter and son-in-law, Carrie A. and Frank R. Jones:) Maggie A. Lett, mother-in-law, female, white, age 63, married, years of present marriage 40, mother of 9 children, 6 of those children living, birthplace Ohio, father's birthplace Kentucky, mother's birthplace Maryland, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write
    Census  1920  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Living with her daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Frank Jones:) Maggie Lett, mother, female, white, age 72, married, could read, could write, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio, could speak English, no occupation
    Census  1930  Garner Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (Living with her husband John at her son Clarence's home:) Maggie Lett, mother, female, white, age 83, married, first married at age 23, did not attend school during the past year, could read and write, born in Ohio, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Maryland, state code 59, could speak English, no occupation
    Died  1936  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID  I4998  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Thomas Charles Anderson,   b. 5 May 1816, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1863 
    Mother  Ann Prouse,   b. 15 May 1819, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1889, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Apr 1838  Pickaway County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Family ID  F2014  Group Sheet

    Family  John A. Lett,   b. Jul 1849, English Channel while moving from Sweden to Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1939, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Feb 1871  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 14
    Residence  Abt 1895  Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • (This fact may not be correct. Apparently the family was in Council Bluffs and "Omaha" was used as a generic term in a sortheast Iowa biography that was written about the Lett family; they may not have been living in Nebraska.)
    Residence  1911  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    City Directory  1913  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Polk-McAvoy Directory Co.'s Council Bluffs City Directory 
    • John was a hostler in 1913 at or with Victor Jennings, 312 East Broadway in Council Bluffs. Margaret and he lived apart; she lived at 1420 Fairmount Avenue in Council Bluffs.
    City Directory  1915  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Polk-McAvoy Directory Co.'s Council Bluffs City Directory 
    • John A. Lett (Jones & Lett), resides 201 E. Broadway; Mrs. Margaret Lett, boards Stutsman
    Alt. Death  29 Sep 1939  [18
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: John Lett; Groom's Birthplace: (nothing listed); Bride's Name: Margaret Anderson; Bride's Birth Date: 1848; Bride's Age: 23; Marriage Date: 6 February 1871; Marriage Place: Des Moines County, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86819-5; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 1675828; Reference Number: 2:3LX5LC9; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Research 
    • Maggie and John Lett were on bad terms some of the time, according to researchers Douglass and Minnie Lett. They probably were separated during the year 1915, but they did live together again afterwards and were buried next to one another after their deaths.
    Research 
    • There was no Council Bluffs city directory listing for John or Margaret Lett in 1924. They also don't seem to be in the Iowa state census of 1925.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • John A. and Margaret A. (Anderson) Lett's grave is at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Lett Margaret 1847-1936 John A. 1849-1939"
    The Headstone of John A. and Margaret A. 'Maggie' (Anderson) Lett
    The Headstone of John A. and Margaret A. "Maggie" (Anderson) Lett
    Children 
    >1. Charles Clarence "Clarence" Lett,   b. 5 Jan 1873, Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1954, Garner Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elsie Lett,   b. Sep 1877, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1954
    >3. Carrie A. Lett,   b. Jun 1877, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1954
    >4. Edson Garfield "Eddie" Lett,   b. 20 Sep 1878, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1955, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Harvey Anderson Lett,   b. 15 Jan 1883, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1954
     6. John B. Lett,   b. 24 May 1886, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1963
     7. (Infant - 08675) Lett,   d. Bef 1900
     8. (Infant - 08676) Lett,   d. Bef 1900
     9. (Infant - 08677) Lett,   d. Bef 1900
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F538  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 14-15 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Eliot Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Page 4, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 125, Sheet 438; Enumerated on June 4 and 5, 1880

    3. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; pages 1040-1041; Roll IA_53

    4. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 5, Sheet Number: 799, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Post Office: Limestone; enumerated on June 2, 1860

    5. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 39, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Sheet 585, Post Office: Northfield; enumerated on July 22, 1870

    6. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Eliot Township; taken the 4/5 of June, 1880; P. D. Bailey, Enumerator; Lines 16-21 Dwelling 27, family 27 Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Census Microfilm, box 350.

    7. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Rockford Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa; enumeration district: 126, supervisor's district: 9, sheet number: 7A, page number: 73; enumeration date: June 13, 1900

    8. [S8959] Lett, Margaret A. "Maggie" (Anderson) and John B. Lett - Return to Missouri, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, October 2, 1902; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Garner Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa; enumeration district: 124, supervisor's district: 9, sheet number: 14A, page number: 67; enumeration date: May 11, 1910

    10. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Council Bluffs city, Kane Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa; Ward 1; Enumeration District 141; Supervisor's District 9; Sheet 2A (the A was crossed out and replaced by a handwritten B); Page 7246 325; January 1/2, 1920

    11. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Garner Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa; Enumeration District 78-8; Supervisor's District 8; Sheet 3B; Page 5451; April 10/11, 1930

    12. [S598] Lett, John A. and Margaret A. "Maggie" (Anderson) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S1142] World Connect - Prouse/Doescher Family Tree: rlprouse, (last updated: 2007-07-24 21:54:44 UTC (Tue), contact: Randall) (Reliability: 3).

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

    15. [S143] Yellow Spring and Huron - Des Moines County, Iowa, J. W. Merrill, (Published by the author, J. W. Merrill, Mediapolis, Iowa, 1897).

    16. [S596] Council Bluffs, Iowa - City Directory 1913, (Polk-McAvoy Directory Company, Publishers; Office & Library with Council Bluffs Commercial Club, 30 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Copyright Polk-McAvoy Directory Company, 1913) (Reliability: 4).

    17. [S597] Council Bluffs, Iowa - City Directory 1915, (Polk-McAvoy Directory Company, Publishers; Office & Library with Council Bluffs Commercial Club, 37 South Main Street, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Copyright Polk-McAvoy Directory Company, 1915), page 288 (Reliability: 4).

    18. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S595] Lett, Douglass Robert and Minnie Louise (Krull) - Email (Reliability: 3).