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Harriet Marie Isett

Female 1906 - 1987


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  • Name  Harriet Marie Isett  [1
    Born  4 Aug 1906  near Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    Non-line Spouse 
    • Harriet had a first marriage to Arthur E. Swafford, and had five children from that first marriage. It ended in divorce in the 1930s. (She and Arthur did not have any children.)
    Census  1910  Jordan Township, Tripp County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Harriet Isett, daughter, female, white, age 3, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1915  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Card Number: A321, female, white, single, 9 months in high school in 1914, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 8, Harriet Isett, age 8, Louisa County, post office address: Wapello, Wapello, Ward 3, extent of education in grammar school: 2, birth place: Iowa, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: R. E. Barr
    Census  1920  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Harriet M. Isett, daughter, female, white, age 13, single, attended school since September 1919, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none
    Census  1930  Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Harriet M. Swafford, wife, female, white, age 23, married, age at first marriage 13, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    Census  1940  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Harriet Mattux, wife (code 1), female, white, age 32, married, did not attend school since March 1, 1940, highest grade of high school: 12 (4) (code 30), born in Iowa (code 6t5), residence in 1935 was Wapello Iowa, residence was a farm (code X0V2), was not working in private industry, was not doing public/emergency work, was not seeking work, did not have a job or business, occupation housework (code 5)
    Residence  Oct 1967  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence  Nov 1970  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence  Oct 1982  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Died  1 Jun 1987  Burlington Medical Center Klein Unit, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 13
    Obituary  2 Jun 1987  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Harriet Marie Maddux, 80, of Wapello, died Monday, June 1, at Burlington Medical Center.

      Born August 4, 1906, near Wapello, she was the daughter of Sydney and Adah Stevens Isett. She married Arthur Maddux November 27, 1939, in South Sioux, Nebraska. She was a member of the Midway Circle Club, the Oakland Club and the Honey Creek Homemakers.

      Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Patsy (William) Fulton, Columbus Junction, Mrs. Barbara (Robert) Griffiths, Sigourney, and Mrs. Grace (Jack) Skelly (sic: Skelley), Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Wilma (Lyle) Bickford, Wapello; two brothers, Gene Isett, Wapello, and Ewing Isett, Clearwater, Florida; 20 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

      The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello.

      Services for Mrs. Maddux will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home with Revered Dick Clark officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Harriet Maddux; born: 4 August 1906; died: June 1987; last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Find A Grave Memorial# 8088392 and Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [5, 15
    • Her grave is at the Bethel Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of Alberta Daniels Withrow

      There was no headstone photo online at the Find A Grave web site as of August 2012

      (Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records:) Name: Harriett Marie (Isett) Swafford/Maddux Maddux; Sex: F; Born: 1906; Died or Buried: 1987; Age: 81; Buried: Bethel (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-9; Notes: born 4 August 1906; died 1 June 1987
    Buried  3 Jun 1987  Bethel Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 15
    Person ID  I6692  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Sidney T. Isett,   b. 1 Oct 1882, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1970, Morning Sun Manor, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Adah Josephine Stevens,   b. 24 Jan 1883, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1967, Morning Sun Manor, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Apr 1902  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 11
    Family ID  F2547  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Arthur E. Swafford,   b. Between 1904 and 1905, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1954 and 1963 
    Married  10 Jan 1925  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 16
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Arthur Swafford; Event: Marriage; Event Date: 10 January 1925; Event Place: Louisa, Iowa; Age: 20; Father: Clair Swafford; Mother: Barbara Rold; Spouse: Harriett Isett; Spouse's Age: 18; Spouse's Father: Sidney T. Isett; Spouse's Mother: Adah J. Stephans; Film Number: 1870163; Digital Folder Number: 004266763; Image Number: 00267
    Children 
    >1. Patsy Sue Swafford,   b. 10 Feb 1926, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1999, Washington County Hospital, Washington, Washington County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Max Edward Swafford,   b. 24 Aug 1927, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1975
    >3. Barbara Jean Swafford
     4. Adah Grace "Grace" Swafford,   b. 16 Nov 1930, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 2010
     5. Marvin Carrol Swafford,   b. 16 Feb 1933, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1988
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2550  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Arthur Leonard Maddux,   b. 3 Mar 1913, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1990, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Nov 1939  South Sioux City, Dakota County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 13
    Newspaper Article  11 Aug 1949  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Local and Personal News

      Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Maddux entertained at dinner Wednesday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Maddux, whose birthdays and wedding anniversary fall on the same day. Present for the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Maddux, Joanne Maddux, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hamilton and family.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Find A Grave Memorials# 8088390 & 8088392  [5, 15
    • Their grave is at the Bethel Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of Alberta Daniels Withrow

      There was no headstone photo online at the Find A Grave web site as of July 2012. There is a headstone photo at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (Specific URL: http://iowagravestones.org/gs_view.php?id=232584 as of July 2012), but the epitaph on the photograph is unclear and illegible.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2551  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Harriet Marie (Isett/Swafford) Maddux
    The Obituary of Harriet Marie (Isett/Swafford) Maddux
    Harriet Marie Isett was one of five children born in the family of Sidney T. Isett (1882-1970) and Adah Josephine Stephens (1883-1967). Harriet married Arthur E. Swafford in 1925, had five children, divorced him, and later married Arthur Leonard Maddux (1913-1990). Harried died in 1987, and is buried at the Bethel Cemetery in Louisa County, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1356] Maddux, Harriet Marie (Isett/Swafford) - Obituary, (originally published The Hawk Eye, page 6B, June 2, 1987; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    3. [S540] Dotson, Timothy Ray - Web Site, Timothy Ray Dotson (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Oakville town, Eliot Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-7, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 1B, page number: 33; enumeration date: April 4, 1930

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

    6. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Jordan Township, Tripp County, South Dakota; supervisor's district: 4, enumeration district: 110, sheet number: 11B, page number: 202; enumeration date: May 15, 1910

    7. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa, Post Office: Wapello; Roll: IA1915_309

    8. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello city, Ward 1, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 106; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 2A, page number: 274; enumeration date: January 7, 1920

    9. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa, supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 58-18, sheet number 2A, page number 104; enumeration date: April 4, 1940

    10. [S9232] Isett, Adah Josephine (Stevens) - Obituary, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 6, October 30, 1967; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S1352] Isett, Sidney T. - Obituary, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 10, November 11, 1970; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S9234] Isett, Joe Denny - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 10, October 25, 1982; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S1357] Maddux, Arthur Leonard - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9, May 13, 1990; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

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

    17. [S1355] Maddux, Arthur Leonard - Celebrating Parents' Birthdays and Wedding Anniversary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, August 11, 1949; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).