FAYETTE HOUSE HOTEL
Fayette, Iowa
Westfield Township, Fayette County
Surname Family Trees and Burials for:  Gray, Canfield, Humiston, Kingman


Fayette, Iowa, 1908, view looking south from Water and Main Streets.  Fayette House Hotel is at the tree in the center.

Overview:
In  1855, Fayette village had just been platted by Samuel Robertson at the time the Robertson and Alexander families
sponsored thoughts of a Methodist college (seminary).  Fayette in the early 1850's was little more than a merchant and
few cabins near the Volga River.  Rapid, accelerated growth would take place about 1856-1864+/-, then stabilize until the
boom years following the coming of the rails through the Fayette valley in 1873/74+.

Westfield neighborhood on the Volga River, a mile west had a saw/grist mill since 1850/51. Westfield had several merchants,
cabins and the post office for the area until 1860.

The coming college building within Samuel Robertson's newly platted 'Fayette,' likely stimulated thoughts of an increasing
population and opportunities for commerce and businesses.  The plan for a new hotel was speculated in 1855 within a group
of men who formed a stock corporation and sold shares.

Construction of a new hotel on the NE corner of Main and State in lots 9 and 8, was started late fall of 1856.  The new
project was referred too as the ‘Stock House"  Plans were to build an adjacent livery and stage stables to the east
on the corner Washington and State in lots 6 and 7.

The hotel would open in 1858, being named as the Fayette House until torn down in 1964/65. 
The Fayette House would
become known for good food, good lodging and hospitality.  The Hotel was a very popular stopover for travelers and
salesman coming to NE Iowa. In early days the rooms were filled most of the time with permanent boarders and  travelers.

The Hotel would originally have a reception area, office, kitchen, dining and parlor on first floor. Second floor contained
about a dozen rooms.  The third floor an open dance hall or community room.  Later the third floor had to be divided
to make a total of twenty rooms.  This required a two story addition to the east containing proprietor quarters upstairs,
kitchen and 'bowery' downstairs.

A cottonwood tree was directly in front and a cottonwood in back over the Bowery.  The rather large platform in front
of the hotel served the stage line and depot carriage (bus) plus hosted village citizens and the town water pump.

Fayette House Proprietors:
Joseph D. Gray, 1857-1861.
Jonathan B. Severance, 1861-1864.
Harvey S. Brunson,  1864-1874.
Hiram S. Canfield, 1874-1916.
Edgar Humiston and Minnie Canfield Humiston, dau. of Hiram, 1916-1961.
(some minor/short term operators may have been involved in the early years)

Edgar Humiston, Minnie's husband, acted as manager until his death in 1949.
Captain Warner Kingman came to the Fayette House as Clerk and Assistant Manager abt. 1874 with Canfield.
Captain Warner Kingman remained in that capacity until his death in 1901.
The basics of Canfield, Humiston and Kingman genealogy are shown below.

Minnie Canfield Humiston died in 1961.  The end of a era for a building that hosted or 'saw' every single Fayette citizen
for over a hundred years.
The Hotel contents were auctioned Oct 1964.
The Fayette House was torn down in 1965.
The fire department later built on the location of the old Fayette House. 
A new fire house was constructed on the property in 2008/2009.



Fayette, Iowa, 1911, view north from Main and Water Streets.  First bridge was built 1865.  Fayette House on right.
The streets are still dirt and will not see any hard-surfaces until about 1916. 
The sidewalks are board.  A water system is present on Main St.


The Fayette House served from 1858 to 1961+.  The Hotel was shelter for permanent boarder,
traveling salesman, tourists.   It hosted all types of parties and gatherings, marriage, dinners,
dances, debates, meetings, town functions, town council meetings.  The Hotel was built at the
same time as the College Seminary, at the very beginning of sales of the Fayette platted lots.
The building 'saw' every Fayette citizen as the town developed and prospered for 100+ years.
 

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Lot Transactions for the Fayette House

Location:
The Fayette House faced Main St,  in Block 6, lot 8 and south portion of lot 9, of the Original Town Plat.
The Livery and stables were behind on lots 6, 7 facing east or Washington St.

Land Transactions for lots 6, 7, 8, 9, of Block 6:
1856-1957, Stock Hotel is being built on lot 8, SE corner of Main and State.

Aug 3 & Sep 29, 1857, Samuel Robertson sold lots 6, 7, 8, 9, to William A. Jones.
Sept 26, 1857, William A. Jones sold an undivided 1/2 of 6, 7, 8,9  to Joseph .D. Gray.
Dec 12, 1857,  William A. Jones sold the rest of ownership of 6, 7,8,9 to Joseph D. Gray (probably ran Hotel abt. 1857-1861)
Feb 6, 1858, Joseph D. Gray sold all of 6, 7,8,9 to Leroy Templeman.
Feb 18, 1859, Leroy Templeman sold all of 6,7,8,9 to Joseph D. &  Lucy M. Gray.
May 15, 1861, Joseph & Lucy Gray sold all of 6,7,8,9 to David Gilson Parsons. (My gggrandfather, to my knowledge never actually ran the Hotel, bz/2009).
Sept 3, 1861, David Parsons sold all of 6,7,8,9 to Eunice Cobb.
Feb 16, 1863, Eunice Cobb sold all of 6,7,8,9 to Jonathan B. Severance (probably ran Hotel abt 1861-1864).
Dec 12, 1864, Jonathan B. Severance sold/traded farm for all of 6, 7,8,9 to Harvey S. Brunson (probably ran Hotel abt 1864-1874).
Mar 28, 1871,  Harvey S. Brunson sold 1/2 interest of lot 9 to D.M. Fergason.  Lot 9 would be bought/sold ending up with Daniel Davis.
July 9, 1875, H. S. Brunson sold 6, 7, 8 & south 6 ft to Hiram S. Canfield (probably ran Hotel from 1874-1916).
Abt 1876, Hiram S. Canfield may have traded the Hotel and lots to the O.L. Farrand family for their farm west of Fayette, then traded back, but the lot transaction is 1885.
Sept 4, 1885, Caroline Farrand sold 6,7,8 & south 6ft of 9 to Hiram S. Canfield.
Jan 25, 1886, Rachel Fussel sold lot 5 to Hiram S. Canfield.
Dec 17, 1889, Hiram S. Canfield, sheriff's sale, 6, 7, 8 & south portion of 9 to Daniel Davis.
Aug 13, 1895, Daniel Davis sold 6, 7, 8 & south portion of 9 back to Hiram S. Canfield.
1916,
Minnie Canfield Humiston, dau. of Hiram, inherits the lots and hotel property upon death of her father.
1961, Minnie Canfield Humiston passes away
1964/65, the Fayette House is torn down.  The lots end up with the city, to be utilized by the Fire Department.
2008/2009, new fire house on the property.


1918 Plat Showing Blocks & Lots, plus structure locations.




 



Some Census Data:

1860 Census, Fayette House Hotel
Gray, Joseph W., 47y/NY, Fayette House Hotel keeper, $2000/2000; Lucy A., 30y/PA; Mary Gray, 22y/NY; Charley A., 2y/IA.
Boardman, Matida, 23y/PA, school teacher.
Boardman, Allsina, 21y/PA, school teacher.
Swank, J., 36y/OH, merchant, $0/2000 (traveling salesman?).
Darrow, Dan, 20/OH, merchant, $500/500.
Johnson, W.W., 37y/OH, merchant, $0/8000.
Wright, C. J., 19y/OH, hotel clerk.
Moine, Frank, 21y/IN, hostler (hotel livery stable hand).
Hammone, Erastus, 30y/IN, stone mason.

1860 Census, Fayette
Cobb, Sidney, 33y/NY, miller, $7000/7000; mother Eunice 67y/NY; Emelipa, 26yF/NY; Emanda, 24y/NY.

1870 Census, Fayette House Hotel
Brunson, Harvey, 56y/OH, merchant in Fayette, $12,000/4,000
Jane, 48/PA
Henrietta, 24/WI
Latrecia, 20/IA
Solon, 15y/IA
Minnie, 10y/IA.

1880 Census, Fayette House Hotel
Canfield, Hiram S., 48y/NY, hotel keeper; wife Emily A., 35y/PA, keeping house; dau Minnie E., 7y/IA, at school.
Fairbanks, Nellie, 28y/NY, divorded, hotel cook.
Calender, Albert W., 48y/PA, boarder, attorney at law.
Ketchem, Ida, 18y/IA, domestic servant.
Brooks, Mary, 18y/Canada, domestic servant.
Kingman, Sea Capt. Warner Emmons, 53y/NH, married, hotel clerk & assistant manager.
Lamb, Irving J., 27y/NY, boarder, grocery.
Fairchield, Hiram, 28y/WI, divorced, working butter factory.
Brassian, Mr., 30/IA, married, boarder, bank agent.
Dorman, Jerry M., 40y/NY, divorced, boarder, dentist.
Cleveland, Edward, 25y/WI, member of hotel band.
Davis, Byron, 20y/WI, boarder, harness maker.

1880 Census
Farrand, O.L., 38y/NY, dry good merchant in Randalia; Caroline, 38y/IL; Nettie, 17y/IL;
Freeman, S.J., 29y/WI, boarder with Farrand's, grain buyers; Freeman, Abbie E., 29y/MA, boarder, dress maker.

1900 Census, Fayette House Hotel
Canfield, Hiram S., b. Jul1835, 64y/NY, hotel keeper; wife Emily A., b. Dec 1844, 55y/IN; dau Minnie is now married and gone.
Bowen, Thomas, b. dec 1819, 80y/NY, father/law.
Kingman, Warner E, b. Apr 1827, 73y/NH., boarder, hotel clerk.
Russell, Belle S., b. Sept 1882, 17y/IA, servant.
Jones, Anna, b. June 1875, 24y/IA, servant.
Graham, Grace, b. Oct 1871, 28y/IA, servant.
Schoch, Fred L.?, b. Sept 1877, 22y/IA, lodger.
Monahan, Katie K., b. Feb 1879, 21y/IA, servant.

1910 Census, Fayette House Hotel
Canfield, Hiram S., 74y/NY, hotel keepter; wife Emma, 65/IN.
Marvin, Amelia F., 59y/NY, hotel worker, dish washer; dau Alta Marvin, 28y/IA, hotel worker, washing and cleaning.
Dickinson, Edwin, 66y/WI, boarder, veterinary, service on hotel grounds.
Roberts, William J., 36y/IL, boarder, traveling picture salesman; wife Mattie M., 31y/MI; son Miles 13y/KS.
Roberts, Virgil C., 28/IL, boarder, traveling picture salesman.
Peckham, Ella E., 45y/NY, hotel cook.
Workman, Emma, 18y/IA, hotel worker, waitress.

1920 Census, Fayette House Hotel
Humiston, Edgar N., 48y/IA, hotel manager.
Humiston, Minnie E. nee Canfield, 45y/IA, dau of Hiram S. and onwer/inheritor of the hotel, general hotel work.
Humiston, Harold H., 21y/IA.
Humiston, Florence I., 16y/IA
Humiston, Marion G., 13y/IA
Humiston, Billy C., 8y/IA
Canfield, Emma, 75y/IN, wife of Hiram S., mother of Minnie E.

1930 Census, Fayette House Hotel
Humiston, Edgar N., 57y/IA, hotel manager.
Humiston, Minnie E., nee Canfield, 55y/IA
Humiston, Florence I., 26y/IA
Humiston, Billy C., 18y/IA
Chance, Harry F., 52y/IA, accountant for road contractor.
Chance, Bertha P., 51y/IA

Brunson, Harvey S., b. 1814/OH.
1851 Was in NE Iowa by 1851 as dau Anna b. abt 1851/IA, probably Clayton Co.
1854 Census:  Brunson, Harvey S., living in West Union.
1856 Census: Brunson, Harvey S., 42y/OH, farming in Windsor Twp; wife Jane, 33y/PA; Harriett, 10y/OH;  Anna, 5y /IA.
1870 Census: Brunson, Harvey, 56y/OH, merchant (hotel keeper) in Fayette, $12,000/4,000; wife Jane, 48/PA; Henrietta, 24/WI;  Latrecia, 20/IA; Solon, 15y/IA; Minnie, 10y/IA.
1880 Census: Brunson, Harvey, 66y/OH, retired farmer living in Fayette; Jane,58y/PA; Minnie H., 19y/IA, student (UIU).

 


Time Line:

1851

The town of Westfield in the northeast quarter of Section 29, Twp. 93, R 8, was laid out by Robert Alexander, and the plat filed for record July 18, 1851.

1852

Westfield was the older brother of Fayette, not only in age, but also in business. Robert Alexander began the erection of a saw-mill in Westfield in 1850, and in the following year, the plat was laid out and recorded. The village grew rapidly during 1852 and 1853.

1853

1854

1854 Sutton and Aztell built and started a store at Westfield.

1855

January 1855  The town of Fayette, in the northwest quarter of Section 28, Twp. 93, R. 8, was laid out by Samuel H. Robertson. However, he first birth of record where Fayette is now situated was that of Florence Robertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Robertson, which was on October 25, 1850. The Robertson families were claiming land in the Fayette area of the Valley about the same time that the land just over the hill to the west, and within the same Volga River valley. Thus land was being claimed and utilized, by the late 1840’s, or at least by 1850, in both areas, Westfield and Fayette.

1855, Isaac Templeton, and his son, Leroy, started the flouring mill in Westfield.

June 16, 1855, Samuel II and Sabra Robertson appropriated 10 acres of land for college grounds.

 December 1, 1855, J.B. Rogers organized the First Congregational Church. The church building on Mechanic St. would not be completed until 1871.

1955, Dr. C.C. Parker came to Fayette as the first physician to locate and continue active practice in the valley. He died in 1905 and his son Dr. J.D. Parker continued as a successful physician in Fayette until his death. Other doctors would include Dr. Dixon Alexander, Dr. J.A. Aldrich, Col. Brown, Dr. J.W. McLean and his son Dr. Ray McLean, Dr. M.Y. Baker and his son Dr. Frank L. Baker.

Late summer, 1855,  Construction would begin on The Seminary (College Hall and now Alexander-Dickman Hall),  using native limestone blocks, the thick  walls being laid to the top of the first story before winter set in. College Hall when completed two years later, would house classrooms, administrative offices, the president's quarters, and student rooms on the upper floor. 

1856

1856, Maxon and Griffith, and Budlong and Norton opened stores on what is now the main street area of Fayette. It was during 1856 that a tremendous advantage was given to Fayette over the Westfield village area by the commencement of work on the Fayette Seminary (college building). The walls of which were laid to the top of the first story before the winter of 1856 set in. 

1856  The "Stock House" (Fayette House Hotel) was begun by the Volga Hotel Stock Company, H. Budlong, Secretary. This corporation had a nominal capital of $4,000.

1857

June 10, 1857, the difference between the Volga Hotel Stock Company and Alfred Lasher was arbitrated by William Bonine,  B.B. Allen and Thomas Harper, who awarded $200 to Lasher.

abt 1857, The first person to sleep in the Fayette House slept on a pile of wood shavings in the corner of the office before the hotel was actually finished and had beds.

1858

Fayette House Hotel---J.D. Gray Proprietor formerly of the Washington House Hotel in Dubuque.  (Joseph Dixon Gray moved to Independence.IA and operated the Empire House Hotel.)   Now open to public "offers accommodations unsurpassed by any hotel in Iowa. A large and commodious barn is connected with the establishment."  The hotel had been started in the fall of 1856, at the same time as the college Seminary.  It was built from heavy, hand hewn oak timbers. The workmanship was outstanding done by the master carpenters now coming into the Fayette valley. Many of the casings, doors and much of the finishing lumber was walnut.  The Fayette House Hotel will become known for good food, good lodging and hospitality.   The Fayette House would become a popular stopover for travelers coming to NE Iowa, with all the rooms being nearly filled most of the time. A thriving livery and stage business was also maintained with the stables being east of the Hotel.

abt 1860

abt 1860 Fox was an early owner.

bef 1863

FAYETTE HOUSE HOTEL Chats with Oldtimer's  by Oliver W. Stevenson:   Lewis W. Coates writes, I was just eight years old when I came to Fayette, November 23, 1863, with my parents.  We stayed at the hotel five days.  The hotel was operated by a man by the name of Severance.  Shortly after that he traded it (the hotel) to "Elder" H. S. Bronson for the farm just west of the Isaac Claxton farm in Center township. My first occupation the first eight years in Iowa was heading a small band of sheep so there was no school for me in the summer time and only a few short months in the winter.  We lived some distance in the country and only made occasional visits to Fayette.

1863

1863 Severance  traded the Hotel that year to H.S. Bronson for a farm in Center Twp, west of Fayette just west of Isaac Claxton.

 

1871




1874/1875

Hiram S. Canfield bought the Fayette House abt 1875.  Canfield was b. 1835/NY.  He moved to Iowa in 1860.  He was married with a three year old dau, who would later inherit the hotel.  His daughter would marry Edgar Niles Humiston live in the hotel until it was torn down in 1964.  Minnie's daughter would run a beauty parlor in the hotel. Canfield in a few years, apparently exchanged the hotel for Frank Farrand’s farm between Randalia and Sumner, but about a year later they would trade back again. Canfield would keep the hotel until his death when it would be inherited by his daughter. There was a livery barn and stable behind the Hotel where Canfield ran his stage line to West Union and horse drawn bus- like carriage or sleigh to the railroad depot to meet each train, after the railroad reached Fayette in 1873.  The livery also took care of travelers needs.

Captain Warner Kingman came to the Fayette House as Clerk and Assistant Manager, 1874/75, with Hiram Canfield.  Captain Kingman would remain the rest of his life at the Fayette House, and died Feb 18, 1901, being buried at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. The Kingman family tree is near the end of this page.  The Kingman line came from Wales/England to Mass. Bay Colony about 1635.  Warner was a Master (captain) of the first Medford, MA, built clipper ship 'Shooting Star.'  The clippers, after 1854, made fast cargo, passenger runs along the coasts to California.  The office area of the Fayette House held a model of a clipper.  In his later years as his activity decreased his story telling is said to have increased being his primary pastime. 
 

1886

Around January1886 the Knights Epithias Lodge was holding a dinner meeting for about 75 people at the Fayette House when fire started a couple of buildings to the north of the Hotel in the harness shop and got into the Peebles dry goods store next to the hotel, plus all the way north to beyond the middle of the block.  During the fire, which was approaching the hotel, the south windows on the first floor were broken out and the tables set out into the street.  Daughter Minnie Canfield (Humiston) about 12, hurriedly gathered the silverware into a basket.  The carpets were rolled and taken outside, soaked with water and hung on the north side of the hotel in an attempt to prevent the Hotel from burning.  The only fire fighting at that time was from citizens forming a bucket brigade and throwing water at the fire, trying to stops its progress down a block from both sides.  Fires would often take out several buildings, a block, or nearly an entire business area in those days.  This fire apparently was contained just before the Hotel and did not go beyond the open area around the livery to the north, a bit beyond midway down the block.


Hiram Canfield is holding the hose shooting water from the town pump/cistern in front of the hotel, onto the burned Mercantile of W. W. Peebles,  to the north of the hotel.  The block burned through all of the buildings to the north for about 2/3 of the block.  In the late 1890's the two story brick series of three buildings, known as the Cleveland Block,  would be constructed from the Peebles Mercantile northward.  The area and hotel stairs were a sheet of ice the morning after the fire.  His wife and dau Minnie are in the pictures, plus a woman who would marry a Lichenstein, Finney Smith, John Fryer, Jim Shoemaker and George Noble.  Position are not known and others are present.

1894

Minnie Canfield (1873-1961) on Sept. 17, 1894, would marry Edgar Niles Humiston (1872-1949) in the Fayette House parlor by Methodist Church pastor, Rev. Shoemaker.  Attendants were Emily Mathews (married a Powell), and local buttermaker Frank Billings.   

1896   

Fayette AD

Go to J.N. Humiston, Bakery & Restaurtant, for choice baking, ice cream, confectionery, fruits, etc.  Special orders filled promptly and at reasonable prices. (This is Joseph Henry Humiston, uncle of Edgar who married Minnie Canfield.  Edgar came to Fayette about 1890 to stay and work with his uncle, met Minnie and they married about four years later in 1894.

1900

FAYETTE HOUSE HOTEL Chats with Oldtimes by O.W. Stevenson: The Captain and Dining room Etiquette:  In later years I was frequently a guest at the Fayette House and recall one occasion when Miles Riley of West Union and I were passing through Fayette just at noon on a day when the temperature was well above a hundred degrees.  We decided to stop at the Fayette House for dinner.  On account of the extreme heat, we rode our horses into Robertson's Woods, where they could rest in the shade, returning to the hotel afoot.  After dolling up in the hotel washroom we started for the dining-room where we expected to do full justice to the good dinner which we knew was awaiting us.  At the dining-room door, one of those "tempests in a teapot" struck us.  Mr. Riley had lift his coat tied to his saddle and said saddle was a long ways from the hotel, also the day was very hot.  The Captain allowed nobody into the dining room without some type of coat on.   The Captain’s own black ulster was hanging a few feet from the dining room door.  The Captain grabbed his coat, rolled up the sleeves and slipped it on his guest who was quite small compared to the coats owner.  The coats shoulders were down to his elbows, the waist band could go around twice.  He had to hold the skirts up with both hands to prevent tripping as he walked to the dinner table amusing the other guests.

1901

In Jan 4, 1901, thirty-five men signed the Hotel Register and were attending a Masonic Lodge dinner working on their third degree in Masonry at the Opera House (later Masonic Lodge), ending up at the Fayette House as was their custom.

1908

There were two medium sized cottonwood trees one in front of the hotel and one between the  hotel and livery at the back. The third floor of the Hotel was a social and dance hall and used constantly for social gatherings in the early years, then divided into room. In later years a Bowery was added behind the Hotel and under the cottonwood trees as the dance floor on the third floor had to made into guest rooms and the Bowery would become the location for dances and socials.


The Fayette House Livery, Stables and Stage Line to West Union, was behind/east of the Hotel and faced Washington Street.

 

1910


Fourth of July Celebration, 1910.

The Fayette House held many marriages, celebrations and meetings.  The Hotel played host to debates, checkers, dances, music. Train and stage travels from far away places were common.  It was a community center, town hall, social point of great importance for nearly 100years.  The annual Fayette County Harvest Home Picnic held in Fayette attracted a large migration into down from the surrounding farms, neighborhoods and village.  It was a festival and get together with activities in the old Westfield village and Klock’s Island area.  The Fayette House would bristle with activity during the picnic week.

1912

Traveling salesmen were frequent guests at the Fayette Hotel.  Rooms at one time were 75c to  $1 per night with the hotel business being best in the summer when more ‘tourists’ were passing through town.   Writer O.P. Reed, north pole ‘discover’ Frederick Albert Cook and some other rather famous people and politicians stayed at the Fayette House through the years.


The town water pump and wooden hotel wagon/stage platform were located in front of the hotel under the cottonwood tree.  The water was stored in mortared brick cistern under the platform with water coming from roof run off.  The two handled force pump was operated by one or two men to being the water up from the cistern.    The hotel platform was a stage stop where locals would greet travelers for news and mail came in from the east through Chicago.  After the rails arrived in 1873/74, Hiram Canfield would meet every train with his horse drawn 'bus' to bring passengers back and forth to the Fayette House or to the Main Street area.  The hotel was a gathering area for locals and traveling men.  In the late afternoon and evenings it was often the location for discussion and debates regarding 'issues' and gossip.  The horse drawn hotel 'bus' would dump the big, heavy, sample trucks of traveling salesman the brought from the depot to the hotel.  The salesman's trunks would be opened in the long meeting, banquet, 'sample' room running the length of the south side of the first floor, or in back of the sign post area.

'Cap’ Kingman would meet stage travelers or the depot carriage at the front loading platform and carry their suitcases to their rooms.  Caption Kingman was the long time hotel clerk and assistant manager of the Fayette House.  He had been a sea captain for many years and was known for telling sensational and interesting stores.  He was a large, rotund, whiskered man with a frog-horn voice and always seemed busy.  He would ring the hotel dinner bell.  If there was an auction in town, he would walk up and down Main Street ringing his bell.  As night approached there would be a row of candlesticks lined up neatly in the hotel office, which the Captain would use to escort guests to their rooms when they were ready to retire from dining or socializing in the parlor.  A candle stick would be left with the guest as their only source of light for the evening.  Later on, kerosene lamps would replace the candles.

 

1918


Fayette Iowa Plat, 1910
 

1927

Methodist Church elders in 1927.  Numerous were original or second generation Fayette pioneers.  Nearly all would have attended  events at the Fayette House.

 



Susie Collins was another interesting person who worked at the Fayette House.  She was a small, black girl, who saved her money and went off the Chicago to attend school.  She then spent most of her life as a Methodist Missionary in Africa running a school for girls, becoming rather famous for her efforts.  Susie was a member of several free black families that came to Fayette County in the late 1850's before the Civil War and through the early 1860's.  They settled on farms from the 'Spring Valley neighborhood' about three miles north of Fayette, eastward through the Frog Hollow valley, to the Albany and Lima area.  Many of those pioneers are buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery north of Fayette.
 

1930
The bottom floor parlor area was used for town  and group meetings, political activities, elections.  The hotel was a gathering and social center for the village.  Important discussions regarding the railroad, electrical lights, telephone system, water system, streets, sidewalks, all were held at the Fayette House.  The hotel was especially a gathering point for men to share gossip and opinions.  State and national news was often dispensed at the hotel at a time when there was only a telephone at the depot and one at the hotel. Information would come in to the depot by telegraph and be phoned to the hotel.


Biography of a Fayette 'citizen' that was fairly typical:
Valentine Strayer, age 82 in 1830, heading to the Fayette House.
 'Vol,' my gggrandfather, visited the Fayette House often to visit and debate topics with the locals and Canfield/Humiston families.  Born, 1848, Shelby Co, MO, of Pennsylvania German parents, died 1937 at his home on south King St..  In 1838 his parents came from PA to MO.  At 5y, in 1853, he moved from Shelby Co, MO, to what would be Freeport, just east of Decorah in Winneshiek Co, Iowa.  His father John and uncle Adam Heckart were millwrights and explored the Upper Iowa River in 1851/52 for new mills sites.  Vol grew up in Freeport at the mill the family built.  In 1865, he came to Fayette to attend college as the family were Methodists.  Vol was active in various campus societies and debate/discussion groups, plus liked playing practical jokes. He lived on the third floor of the Seminary, doing maintenance, janitorial duties, ringing the campus bell for his room and board money.  Vol graduated in 1869, the 11th UIU class.  Vol returned back to Freeport but took a teaching job at Calmar for the 1869/70 school year. Vol was principal of the Calmar schools from about 1871 to 1874, but then took over the hardware, metal, coal shop on the Calmar Square, running it until well into the 1890's.  Vol had met Mary Parson's, dau of David Gilson Parsons and Mary Eliz, Butler, while he was a student at UIU.  He married Mary Parsons in 1873, so from 1965 until his death had Fayette connections which started with coming to college, as was the case with many other area and far away students.  In 1893, Vol bought a farm north of Fayette, but still maintained the hardware store in Calmar.  In 1896, he turned the hardware business over to a nephew and bought the 160a farm of Col. Aaron Brown, just south of Eagle Point, or 3mi SW of Fayette.  In 1912, Vol and Mary, retired into their final home on the west side of the last block of south King St.  Vol and Mary were quite active in the community and Methodist Church.  Vol died in 1937, age 89, and is buried in sec A of Grandview Cemetery, in Fayette.  Children:  Genevieve 1875-1971 x Ed Belknapp,  UIU grads, teacher, business, moved SD > CA; Robert 1877-1953 x Alice Finch,  engineer, train from Marion to Calmar, lived Marion, IA ; Katherine 1880-1949 x Ed Dennis, UIU grads, teacher, artist, business, moved to Cleveland; Ruben 1885-1964 x Maude Bailey, UIU, grocery just north of hotel, moved to WA ; Winifred 1890-1977 x Walter Reuben Hunt, UIU, teacher, farmed Hunt's Hill, Big Rock road (my grandparents)>

1936


Fayette, Iowa, 1936

 

1939

Oliver W. Stevenson 1879-1944, Fayette Attorney and author of 'Chats with Old Timers.'


Chats with Oldtimes by O.W. Stevenson  An old picture of the Fayette House taken by Minnie (Canfield) Humiston when she was a little girl about seven years old, shows the old street platform where stages, buggies, wagons, and busses stopped to load and unload passengers and baggage.  The two cottonwood trees in front and coming up through the platform were small in diameter and not much higher than the hotel.  One of the cottonwood trees left now in the rear of the lot is five or six feet in diameter (1939) and its lowest great branches are about as high as the hotel roof.  What stories this old tree could tell if it could only speak!

Chats with Old Times by O.W. Stevenson:   Dr. Rich writes:  Early hotels were "Ports of Entry."  Is it possible that sometimes things and people are too near us for us to fully evaluate them?  One such could be Captain Kingman, the long time efficient clerk and assistant manager of the Fayette House, in Fayette.  Early day hotels were very intriguing to the children of the communities as they were about the only ports of entry from and exits to the outside world.  There one contacted the prominent political and social dignitaries as well as the ever present traveling salesmen or drummers, as they were called.  The arrival of the stage coach was an event to any man's life, and when it swung up to the hotel platform with its usual flourish, there was always a sizeable audience to welcome the coach, transient travelers and the weekly mail from Chicago.  The travelers  were usually a more fruitful source of information and news than were the city papers.

Chats with Old Times by O.W. Stevenson:  Captain Kingman;  Among others, I (Dr. Rich, as a youngster) was a frequent spectator at the hotel and was much impressed by the pompous, courtly and friendly way with which the master of ceremonies, Captain Kingman, extended felicitations.  I lingered, when possible to hear the Captain, drummers, and other guests match wits with each other to see who could tell the most sensational story or bit of news.  After several years of eavesdropping at the hotel I had committed to memory most of Captain Kingman's many stories of the seas, foreign ports and sailing vessels upon which he had help commissions and was frequently tempted to prompt him when he hesitated or changed his version of such tales.  His repertoire was full of such works and phrases as, She, spanker, Fore and Aft Mizzenmasts, Yardarm, Jib and Jib boom, Bowsprite, Starboard, Larboard, Reefing Pins and furling sails.  Also dropping and weighting anchor.  It required considerable time for me to discover that the above terms all pertained to sailing vessels and not to persons. 

Chats with Old Times by O.W. Stevenson:   Many will remember that Captain Kingman was large, rotund, bewhiskered, with fog-horn voice, rolling gait and seemingly "as busy as a cranberry merchant."  He occasionally reminded one of a "a tempest in a teapot" but withal harmless.  He barked but did not bit.  The Captain's personality dominated about everything about the hotel.  However, I was also much interested in the couple of dozen spick and span candles and immaculate candlesticks which where always places with military precision at the end of the counter in the office.  By patient waiting and close observation I found that these candles when lighted, were used to escort guests up dark stairways and through darker halls to their rooms and were left with the guest as his sole illumination for the night.

Chats with Oldtimes by O.W. Stevenson:  The Hotel Register:  Another time of interest, upon the office counter, was a large book.  On several occasions I observed people, mostly men, writing in the volume.  I (O.W. Stevenson) was too short to see the pages while standing upon the floor but finding the office deserted, one day, I placed a chair in a position where I could stand upon it and part of the mystery was solved.  After due deliberation I decided that they might like to have me write my name there also and did.  Just as I had finished but was still standing upon the chair, pen in hand, the north office door was opened---yes, you have guessed it all, the person who entered, what he said and did, and I was firmly convinced that the big book was for the use of guests only,


1943

The Fayette House contained twenty rooms and in the early decades had a high percentage of occupancy.  Some of the rooms generally housed permanent boarders.   Meals were served up to WWII, with war prices and supply stopping the practice.   Some war prices were; sugar 33c/#, tea $1.25/#, syrup $1.25/gal, muslin 90c/yd.


The "Cleveland Block," three two-story brick building just north of the Fayette House burned in 1943.  These buildings replaced the wooden frame buildings burned in the 1886 fire.   The top of the Cleveland Block was removed and the ground floor rebuilt and still in used today (2000's).  Left to right; The Bakery, Frank Grimm's Grocery Store, Davis Rexall Drug Store (library and telephone office was upstairs.)  The Fayette House was saved by the brick wall of the Cleveland Block and the gap between the structures.  In 1943, there was a modern functional volunteer fire fighting department.  In 1886, there was basically only bucket brigades to throw water on structures not yet on fire in hopes of stopping the spread.


1944

Minnie Canfield (1873-1961) on Sept. 17, 1894, would marry Edgar Niles Humiston (1872-1949) in the Fayette House parlor by Methodist Church pastor, Rev. Shoemaker.  Attendants were Emily Mathews (married a Powell), and local buttermaker Frank Billings.   

In 1944, the couple held their Golden Wedding Anniversary  in the Hotel that they had run since Minnie inherited it in 1916.  The Fayette paper reported.  An open house was held at the Hotel with the six grown children hosting many old friends, even some that had attended the wedding fifty years hence.  The rooms were nicely decorated with bouquets of cut flowers, many coming  as gifts from the numerous traveling salesman who had been patrons of the hotel for years.  The three tiered wedding cake was backed by Bryle Cook Humiston, wife of Minnie’s son Harold.  Daughters Florence and Marion poured.  Following the afternoon reception, the family met in the old dining room, which had been the scene of many Fayette banquets and social functions in bygone days, and where the family itself had been together for many years for a turkey dinner on the holidays.  The tables again ‘lovely’ with autumn flowers.  All of the family were present with the exception of Corporal Jack Humiston son of Dr. and Mrs. Albert Humiston who is with the medical detachement of the U.S. Air Corps in Great Falls, MT.  Present beside the honor guess were Dr. and Mrs. Albert Humiston and son James of Cedar Rapids;  Mr. and Mrs.E.N. Humiston and daughters; Mrs. Margaret Larson and daughter; Mrs. Judy Kline and Marion of Waterloo;  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Humiston, son Bill and dau. Merna, of Waukon;  Florence of Fayette; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fiedeler, dau’s Marilyn, Ida Kay and Linda of Qunincy, IL; Mr. and Mrs. Billy Humiston and son Larry  of Davenport.  Dr. Albert Humiston served as toastmaster and responses were given by each member of the family.  During the dinner, a long distance telephone call was received from Cpl. Jack Humiston at Great Falls, MT.  Many were the cards and felicitations from local and out of town friends, as well as gifts from the members of the family.  Edgar Humiston was born in Tama Co, Iowa, and spent his boyhood in Oconomowoc, WI, coming to Fayette when a young man to join his uncle in the bakery and restaurant business.  He also partnered with Kirk Sherwood to operate a laundry in Fayette.  The Humiston’s were always prominent in Masonic and Eastern Star, plus social and civic interests in Fayette.  The Minnie Canfield Humiston grew up, married and raised here family in the Fayette House.

1946


 

1961



In the early years heat was provided by four fireplace chimneys, one in each corner area, plus on in the addition/Bowery when it was added.  In time, modern plumbing, electricity and a wood/coal furnace were installed.  Even with modernization, the Hotel’s basic structure and arrangement remained unchanged from 1856 to the time it was torn down in 1964.
 

1963

 

1964


In October of 1964, the remaining items of the Fayette House were auctioned.
 

1965


The End:  The Fayette House was torn down in 1965, the end of a century plus landmark.


Genealogy of the Fayette House Hotel, Fayette, Iowa
Gray (1st proprietor), Canfield (2nd), Humiston (3rd), Kingman (long term manager)

Descendants of Elijah Gray
1 GRAY, Elijah b: 12 Mar 1764 in Dutchess.Twp, Dover.Co.NY d: 1847 in Jamestown, Chautauqua.Co.NY Note 1: Feb 2011 Gray line last reviewed; Barry Zbornik Hannibal Missouri iowaz@hotmail.com
.. +RAYMOND, Sarah Sarai b: 01 Jul 1765 in Kent, Ltichfield.Co.CT d: Jun 1822 in Pomfret, NY m: 1788 in Florida, Orange.Co.NY
2 GRAY, Elijah
2 GRAY, Amanda b: 23 Nov 1782 in Florida, Orange.Co.NY d: 16 Sep 1894 in Cedar Moutain, Transylvania.Co.NC
... +LEE, Joel b: 1786 in Sheridan, Chautauqua.Co.NY d: 15 May 1836 in Sheridan, Chautauqua.Co.NY
2 GRAY, Nathaniel b: 1789 d: 1894
2 GRAY, Percia b: 1798 d: 1868
2 GRAY, Marialla b: 1803 d: 1882
2 GRAY, Juliette Clarinda b: 1809 d: 1844
2 [1] GRAY, Joseph Dixon W. b: 1812 in Sherburne, Chenango.Co.NY d: 01 Mar 1876 in Independence, Buchanan.Co.IA? Burial: Grandview Cem, sec A, lot 135, burial #236, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 9: Bef. 1857 Owned/operated Washington Hotel in Dubuque.IA. Note 11: Bet. 1857 - 1861 Owned/operated Fayette House Hotel, Fay.Co.IA. Note 14: 1860 Census; hotel keeper/owner, $2k/2k, Fayette House Hotel, Fay.Co.IA. Note 22: 1870 Census; keeper, $0/2k, Empire House Hotel, Indpendence, Buchanan.Co.IA. Note 23: 1870 JosephD58NY, LucyA(nee Boardman) 36/PA, CharlesA12IA. Note 28: Original burial book states 64y, would mean death 1812, not 1806?
... +WARREN, Mary b: Abt. 1811 in Sherburne, Chenango.Co.NY d: 1854 in PA? m: Abt. 1830 in Sherburne, Chenanago.Co.NY
3 GRAY, Austin b: 1831 in Sherburne, Chenango.Co.NY d: Abt. 1854 in Calif
3 GRAY, Oscar D. b: 06 Apr 1833 in Sherburne, Chenango.Co.NY
.... +UNKNOWN m: Abt. 1855 in Bk.Hawk.Co.IA
3 GRAY, Mary b: 1838 in Sherburne, Chenango.Co.NY Note 9: 1860 Census; with father, Fayette House Hotel, Fay.Co.IA.
.... +FLANDERS, George b: 1830 in Boston, Norfolk.Co.MA m: Abt. 1858 in Sherburne, Chenanago.Co.NY
*2nd Wife of [1] GRAY, Joseph Dixon W.:
... +BOARDMAN, Lucy M. b: 1831 in Waterford, Erie.Co.PA d: 22 Jul 1891 in Independence, Buchanan.Co.IA? Burial: Grandview Cem, sec A, lot 135, burial #591, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. m: 29 Sep 1856 in Dubuque.IA? Father: Unknown BOARDMAN Note 9: 1860 Census; hotel keeper/owner, $2k/2k, Fayette House Hotel, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: 1870 Census; keeper, $0/2k, Empire House Hotel, Indpendence, Buchanan.Co.IA. Note 13: 1880 Census; widowed, office matron, Indendpence State Hospital for the Insane.
3 [2] GRAY, Charles Austin b: 05 Apr 1858 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1880 Census; duggist clerk, Waterville, LeSuer.Co.MN Note 12: 1880 Boarding with sheriff Geo A Blair family; future wf Etta Babcock also boarding. Note 17: 1905 Census; druggist with Gustov Horgeshiuner(?), Waterville, LaSueur.Co.MN.
.... +BABCOCK, Etta M. b: 1862 in St. Paul, Ramsey.Co.MN d: May 1885 in Waterville, LaSueur.Co.MN m: 1880 in St. Paul, Dakota.Co.MN Note 8: 1880 Census; school teacher, Waterville, LaSueur.Co.MN Note 9: 1880 Boarding with sheriff Geo A Blair family; future husb Ch Gray also boarding.
*2nd Wife of [2] GRAY, Charles Austin:
.... +UNKNOWN, Charlotte L. b: 1862 in MN m: Abt. 1887 in MN Note 4: Father b. Maine, mother IL.
. 4 GRAY, Lucy E. b: 1888 in MN

Gray burials
 in Fayette Co, Iowa

Surname First, Middle Maiden Spouse or Parents Birth Death/Burial Cemetery City/Twp Notes

 


Colored rows = info/data updated; white rows = not updated, have not worked on completing Gray burials, bz/Aug2011.

Gray Carrie M     1 Oct 1877 31 Mar 1937 Alpha Cem Eden Twp Mother; Lot 75
Gray D     1823 1909 Boale 2 Windsor Twp 1999 list
Gray Martha A     1829 1906 Boales  Windsor Twp 1992 list; 1999 list
Gray Johanna Carnnee Gray John H 1849/NY-1939/Fay.Co.IA 1861 1927 Center Grove Center Twp Dau of James Cannell 1825/IsleOfMan-?/? & Joanna Gulley 1827/Germany.  Sister of Anna SIMPSON.  Ch; A.J.
Gray John H Gray Carnnell Joanna 1860-1927, Fay.Co.IA Oct 27, 1849 1939 Center Grove Center Twp Son John Briggs Gray 1806/NY-1889/Fay.Co.IA & Lucy Heath 1808/NY-1875/Fay.Co.IA.  Ch; A.J.
Gray George H. Gray Gray infant of HarrisonW bef Jul 1869 Nov 29, 1878 Grandview Fayette Sec A, lot 152, burial #292.  Child of Harrison W. Gray 1845/NY-1929/Fayette.IA & Lodema Wilson 1846/Canada-1920/Fayette.IA.  Listed 1y old in 1870 Cenus.
Gray Harrison W. Gray Wilson Lodema 1846/NY-1920/Fay.Co.IA May 25, 1845 Jan 5, 1929 Grandview Fayette Sec A, lot 152, burial #1592.  Civil War, Co D, 46th IA Inf.  Son of John Briggs Gray 1806/NY-1889/Smithfield.Twp & Lucy Heath 1808/NY-1875/Smithfield.Twp.  Ch; Geo, Bessie Mabel, Edith Louise, 2 infants, Wm Galisea (adopted).
Gray Infant Four Gray Gray infant of HarrisonW Oct 7, 1884 Oct 14, 1884 Grandview Fayette Sec A, lot 152, burial # 436.  Child of Harrison W. Gray 1845/NY-1929/Fayette.IA & Lodema Wilson 1846/Canada-1920/Fayette.IA.
Gray John   Gray Unknown Mertie  Belle 1877/?-1952/Fay.Co.IA 1878 Apr 26, 1959 Grandview Fayette Sec E, lot 141, N side, burial #2513.
Gray Joseph Dixon Gray Warren Mary 1811/NY-1854/PA?, 1st; 2nd Boardman Lucy M 1831/PA-1891/Fay.Co.IA? 1812 1 Mar 1876 Grandview Fayette Sec A, Lot 135, burial #236.  Age 65.   Son of Elijah Gray 1764/NY-1847/NY & Sarah Raymond 1765/CT-1822/NY.  Ch 1st;  Austin, Oscar D, Mary:  2nd; Charles Austin.
Gray Lodema Wilson Gray Harrison W 1845/NY-1929/Fayette.IA Feb 14, 1846 Mar 25, 1920 Grandview Fayette Sec A, Lot 152. burial #1292.  Dau of  Huston & Caroling Wilson, both b.1820/Canada.  Ch; Geo, Bessie Mabel, Edith Louise, 2 infants, Wm Galisea (adopted).
Gray Lucy M Unknown  Gray Joseph D. 1831 Jul 22, 1891 Grandview Fayette Sec A, Lot 135, burial #591.  Heart failure.  Relative, son Charles.  ??this may not be correct as Lucy?bz2011.
Gray Maggie M Gray  Gray infant of HarrisonW 1873 Nov 10, 1878 Grandview Fayette Sec A, lot 152, burial #293, 5y.  Child of Harrison W. Gray 1845/NY-1929/Fayette.IA & Lodema Wilson 1846/Canada-1920/Fayette.IA.
Gray Marian   Ralph 1910 1989 Grandview Fayette Sec E
Gray Mertie Belle Unknown Gray John 1878-1959, Fay.Co.IA. 1877 19 Mar 1952 Grandview Fayette Sec E, lot 141, S end, burial #2278. coronary thromobis.
Gray Ralph Gray Marian 7 Dec 1904 12 Mar 1966 Grandview Fayette Sec E
Gray Elizabeth Durfey   John 26 Jul 1878 24 Dec 1966 Lima Cem Lima From obit; No stone
Gray John     No date 24 Apr 1959 Lima Cem Lima Not listed in Cemetery records, no stone found
Gray Ada Forsythe   George   1896 1937 Long Grove Maynard Lot 261, Sec 1
Gray Anna Marie     1883 30 Jan 1958 Long Grove Maynard Lot 158, Sec 2
Gray Archie H     1905 1941 Long Grove Maynard Sec 2
Gray Beulah R     13 May 1902 17 Jan 1909 Long Grove Maynard Sec 1
Gray Carl E     11 May 1901 19 Jun 1901 Long Grove Maynard Son of George & Francis D GRAY; Sec 1
Gray Carolyn F     22 Nov 1907 27 Apr 1921 Long Grove Maynard Lot 238, Sec 1
Gray Charles H     1872 1931 Long Grove Maynard Lot 34, Sec 3
Gray Charles Perry Gray Unknown Lucina 1833/?-1905/Harlan.Twp. Mar 25, 1826 1904 Long Grove Maynard Sec 3, lot 53.   Son of John Briggs Gray 1806/NY-1889/Harlan.Twp & Lucy Heath 1808/NY-1875/Smithfield.Twp. 
Gray Chester A   Jessie M 9 Jul 1882 28 Jan 1945 Long Grove Maynard Lot 228, Sec 1
Gray Frances D   George 12 Jul 1881 16 Oct 1919 Long Grove Maynard Lot 228, Sec 1
Gray George   Frances D, Ada F 14 Jul 1873 9 Nov 1944 Long Grove Maynard Sec 1
Gray Horatio Otis Gray Masters Mary Ann 1843/Eng- 25 Apr 1838 7 Dec 1923 Long Grove Maynard Sec 1, lot 166.  22nd OH Btry 1863-1865; Lot 166,   Son of John Briggs Gray 1806/NY-1889/Harlan.Twp & Lucy Heath 1808/NY-1875/Smithfield.Twp.  Ch;  Stephen, Charles H, Geo, Ett A, John, Chester, Delbert.
Gray Infant      26 Oct 1918 26 Oct 1918 Long Grove Maynard Son of Chester A & Jessie M GRAY; Lot 228, Sec 1
Gray Jessie M Barnholt   Chester A 9 Aug 1881 28 Oct 1918 Long Grove Maynard Lot 228, Sec 1
Gray John Briggs Gray Heath Lucy 1808/NY-1875/Smithfield.Twp 30 Mar 1807 11 Apr 1889 Long Grove Maynard Sec 3, lot 41.  Son of Enoch Gray 1773/NY-1853/NY & Elsey Gallup 1776/NY-1860.NY.  Ch; Charles Perry, Polly, Henry, Susan, Nathaniel Wallce, Myron, Horatio Otis, Lucetta, Celesia, Catherine, HarrisonW, Geo, Esther Ann, JohnH, Mary Jane, Ira, Levi(?).
Gray Kenneth L     1905 7 Sep 1975 Long Grove Maynard Age 70yr; Lot 20, Sec 6
Gray Leota K     1906 15 Oct 1971 Long Grove Maynard Age 64yr; Lot 20, Sec 6
Gray Lowell M     1900 1946 Long Grove Maynard WWI; Lot 305, Sec 3
Gray Lucina Unknown Gray Charles Perry 1826/NY-1904/Harlan.Twp 1833 1905 Long Grove Maynard Lot 53, Sec 3
Gray Lucy Heath Gray John Briggs 1806/NY-1889/Smithfield.Twp Aug 1809 Mar 27, 1875 Long Grove Maynard Sec 3, lot 41.  Need Parents.  Ch; Charles Perry, Polly, Henry, Susan, Nathaniel Wallce, Myron, Horatio Otis, Lucetta, Celesia, Catherine, HarrisonW, Geo, Esther Ann, JohnH, Mary Jane, Ira, Levi(?).
Gray Mary Ann Masters Gray Horatio Otis 1838/NY-1923/Harlan.Twp 1842 1909 Long Grove Maynard Sec 1, lot 166.   Need parents.  Ch;  Stephen, Charles H, Geo, Ett A, John, Chester, Delbert.
Gray Nellie Ellen     1878 5 Jun 1965 Long Grove Maynard Age 86yr; Lot 298, Sec 2
Gray Stephen B     1 Jan 1869 15 Oct 1920 Long Grove Maynard Lot 166, Sec 1
Gray Unknown   Charles No date 7 Oct 1904 Long Grove Maynard No info to verify burial
Gray Dennis     11 Jan 1824 25 Nov 1909 Oak Ridge Auburn Twp  
Gray Ethel M     1900 No date Taylorsville Fairfield Twp  
Gray Jane   W 8 Jul 1827 8 Feb 1905 Taylorsville Fairfield Twp  
Gray Lester L     1893 1949 Taylorsville Fairfield Twp  
Gray Mary E     1868 1907 Taylorsville Fairfield Twp Fairfield Twp update page
Gray     1823 1902 Taylorsville Fairfield Twp Fairfield Twp update page
Gray Egbert H     No date 17 Jun 1884 Waucoma Cem Waucoma Age 58yr, 8m; Lot 22
Gray Sarah     No date 19 Feb 1887 Waucoma Cem Waucoma Age 59yr, 1m, 22dy
Gray Delbert J   Mary E 1878 1968 West Union West Union Ch: Lorena, Kenneth, Orville
Gray Lydia L   Joseph 21 Apr 1822 5 Oct 1894 West Union West Union  
Gray Mary E   Delbert J 1880 1951 West Union West Union Ch: Lorena, Kenneth, Orville
Gray Delbert LeRoy     No date 17 Mar 1923 Woodlawn Oelwein Age 1yr, 8m; Son of John GRAY; No marker
Gray John M     26 Aug 1886 4 Feb 1938 Woodlawn Oelwein Son of Robert & Elizabeth (HUGGINS) GRAY
Gray Orville D     17 Jan 1902 7 Sep 1952 Woodlawn Oelwein Son of Delbert & Mary (HILDEBRAND) GRAY

 

 


 

Descendants of Hiram Canfield
1 CANFIELD, Hiram b: Bet. 1792 - 1800 in Otsego Co, NY Note 1: Mar 2009 Canfield surname last reviewed; Barry Zbornik, Hannibal, MO, iowaz@hotmail.com Note 4: 1839 NY to Erie, PA. Note 6: 1845 Erie to Girard, Erie Co, PA. Note 8: 1849 Rocherster, Beaver Co, PA.
.. +SLOCUM, Marilda b: 1804 in Otsego Co, NY d: 1849
2 CANFIELD, William H. (susupect) b: 1832 in NY Note 6: Bet. 1856 - 1858 NY to Auburn, Auburn.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: 1870 Census; hotel keeper (Iowa House), Auburn, Auburn.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
... +UNKNOWN, Sarah b: 1832 in NY m: in NY
3 CANFIELD, Charles b: 1856 in NY
3 CANFIELD, Edward b: 1859 in Auburn, Auburn.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
3 CANFIELD, Clara b: 1865 in Auburn, Auburn.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
2 CANFIELD, Hiram S. b: 26 Jul 1835 in Jamestown, Chautaugqa Co, NY d: 25 Dec 1915 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Burial: 27 Dec 1915 Grandview Cem, Sec A, lot 41, N side, burial #1167, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA. Note 4: 1839 NY to Erie, PA, age 4, with parents. Note 5: 1845 Erie to Girard, Erie Co, PA, age 10. Note 6: 1849 Girard to Roschester, Beaver Co, PA, age 14. Note 11: 1860 Census; pedlar, 24y, Dyersville, Dubuque Co, IA. Note 12: 1860 Living with Thomas Bowen family, will marry dau Emily. Note 13: Bet. Jan - Jul 1860 Moved Dyersville, IA to Fayette, IA. Note 14: 03 Jul 1860 Marries Emily Bowen, 15y, in Fayette, IA. Note 15: Bet. 1861 - 1870 In Decorah, Winn.Co.IA, engaged in express (delivery) & stage business. Note 19: 1870 Census; stage proprietor, $2400/1000, Decorah, Winneshiek Co, IA. Note 20: Abt. 1871 Comes to Fayette, stage/express business. Note 21: Abt. 1873 Bought Fayette House Hotel from H.S. Bronson. Note 23: Bet. 1873 - 1874 Traded hotel for Frank Farrne's farm near Sumner, IA. Note 24: Bet. 1873 - 1874 Continued to live in Fayette & run stage/express to West Union. Note 26: Bet. 1874 - 1916 Traded farm back for hotel; ran Fayette House rest of life. Note 27: Aft. 1875 Ran Fayette House, plus stage line to West Union out of livery behind Hotel. Note 28: Cause of death; listed passive congestion. Note 29: Bet. 1916 - 1961 Dau. Minnie Humiston inherited hotel; owned for rest of life.
... +BOWEN, Emily Ann b: 10 Dec 1844 in LaPorte, LaPorte Co, IN d: 29 Sep 1922 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Burial: 02 Oct 1922 Grandview Cem, sec A, lot 41, center, burial #1370, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA. m: 03 Jul 1860 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Father: Thomas BOWEN Mother: Mary Jane UNKNOWN Note 4: Memeber of Congregational Church on Mechanic St. Note 22: Cause of death; listed apoplexy.
3 CANFIELD, Minnie Ella b: 02 Jun 1873 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 07 Feb 1961 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Burial: 10 Feb 1961 Grandview Cem, sec Hw, lot 7, 2nd from N, burial #2558, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA. Note 4: Bet. 1874 - 1961 Came to Fayette House, age abt 2yrs to live rest of life. Note 6: 1916 Inhertited the Fayette House Hotel. Note 8: Bet. 1916 - 1961 Continued to own & operate the Fayette House. Note 22: Cause of death; listed cerebral hemorrhage.
.... +HUMISTON, Edgar Niles b: 16 Dec 1872 in Tama, Tama Co, IA d: 04 Mar 1949 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Burial: 06 Mar 1949 Grandview Cem, sec H, lot 7, N end, burial #2188, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA. m: 17 Sep 1894 in Fayette House Hotel, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Father: Horatio Nelson HUMISTON Mother: Harrietta Maurcie KELLOGG Note 5: Grew up in Oconomowoc, WI. Note 7: Abt. 1890 WI to Fayette, IA, joined uncle Joseph Henry in bakery & restaurant business. Note 8: Aft. 1890 Also partnered with Kirk Sherwood to operate a laundry. Note 11: Bet. 1916 - 1949 Managed Fayette House Hotel that Minnie inherited. Note 22: Cause of death; listed Paget's Disease (a bone disease).
. 4 HUMISTON, Albert Nelson b: 10 Jul 1895 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 07 May 1974 in Cedar Rapids, Lynn Co, IA. Burial: Cedar Memorial Cem, Cedar Rapids, IA.
..... +SCHROYER, Dorothy Susan b: 21 Jul 1900 in West Union, Fayette Co, IA d: 09 Apr 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Lynn Co, IA. Burial: Cedar Memorial Cem, Cedar Rapids, IA. m: 22 Feb 1921 in West Union, Fayette Co, IA. Father: Francis Marion SCHROYER Mother: Martha Amelia COOK
. 4 HUMISTON, Harold Hiram b: 05 Jun 1898 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 05 Jul 1956 in Great Falls, Cascade Co, MT
..... +COOK, Byrle O. b: 27 Jun 1906 in Battle Creek, Ida Co, IA d: 20 Feb 1979 in Great Falls, Cascade Co, MT m: 25 Aug 1928 in Elma, Norway Co, IA.
. 4 HUMISTON, Edgar Niles b: 08 Apr 1900 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 08 Oct 1964 in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co, IA
..... +BOREN, Luna Alcie b: 29 Jul 1898 in Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN d: 26 Nov 1983 in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co, IA m: 31 Aug 1919 in Iowa City, Johnson Co, IA
. 4 HUMISTON, Florence Irene b: 29 Nov 1903 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 07 Apr 1991 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Burial: 08 Apr 1991 Grandview Cem, sec H, lot 7, burial #3231, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA.
..... +UNMARRIED
. 4 HUMISTON, Marian Grace b: 09 Nov 1906 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 27 May 1981 in Mountain Home, Baster Co, AR
. 4 HUMISTON, William Carl b: 25 Mar 1911 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 19 May 1965 in San Mateo, CA Burial: 22 May 1965 Grandview Cem, sec H, lot 98, S. side, burial #2666, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA.
2 CANFIELD, George b: 1836 in Jamestown, Chautaugqa Co, NY
2 CANFIELD, Jane b: 1838 in Jamestown, Chautaugqa Co, NY

Canfield burials
 in Fayette Co, Iowa

Surname First, Middle Maiden Spouse or Parents Birth Death/Burial Cemetery City/Twp Notes

 


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Canfield Emily Ann  Bowen Canfield Hiram S. 1835/NY-1915/Fayette.IA 10 Dec 1844 29 Sep 1922 Grandview Fayette Sec A, lot 41, center, burial #1370.  Dau of Thomas Bowen 1818/NY-?/? & Mary Jane Unknown 1817/NY-?/?. Ch; Minnie Ella (Humiston)
Canfield Hiram S Canfield Bowen Emily Ann 1844/IN-1922/Fayette.IA 23 Jul 1835 25 Dec 1915 Grandview Fayette Sec A, lot 41, N side, burial #1167.  Son of Hiram Chanfield bef1800/NY-?/? & Marilda Slocum 1804/NY-1849/?. Ch; Minnie Ella (Humiston)
Canfield Kenneth Lee Canfield   Mar 20, 1944 Mar 22, 1944 Grandview Fayette Sec F, lot 40, N end, burial #2056. Died in Oelwein, cerebral hemorrhage.
Canfield Mary Unknown Canfield Michael abt 1833 Mar 13, 1913 St. Rose Eden Twp 82y.
Canfield  Michael Canfield Unknown Mary 1833/?-1913/Fay.Co.iA abt 1819 1874 St. Rose Eden Twp 55y.

 


Descendants of James Humiston
1 HUMISTON, James b: 1760 in England Note 1: Mar 2009 Humiston surname last reviewed; Barry Zbornik, Hannibal, MO iowaz@hotmial.com
.. +UNKNOWN b: 1761 in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT m: in CT
2 HUMISTON, Benjamin Butler b: 08 Feb 1786 in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT
... +HOTCHKISS, Phebe b: 1789 in VT m: 08 Jan 1810
3 HUMISTON, Horatio Nelson b: 13 Nov 1814 in Newfield, Tomkins Co, NY d: 22 Feb 1866 in Lebanan, Dodge Co, WI
.... +WHITE, Julie Ann b: 01 Dec 1814 in OH d: 11 May 1876 in Lebanan, Dodge Co, WI m: 20 Apr 1835 in Cleveland, Cuyahogo Co, OH
. 4 HUMISTON, Martha b: 30 Jul 1837 in Cleveland, Cuyahogo Co, OH
. 4 HUMISTON, Lonnie b: 1839 in Cleveland, Cuyahogo Co, OH
. 4 HUMISTON, Alonzo b: 14 Feb 1839 in Cleveland, Cuyahogo Co, OH
. 4 HUMISTON, Horatio Nelson b: 09 Oct 1841 in Cleveland, Cuyahogo Co, OH d: 26 Oct 1890 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co, WI
..... +KELLOGG, Harrietta Maurcie b: 18 Sep 1849 in Ashippun, Dodge Co, WI d: 27 Mar 1928 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co, WI m: 04 Mar 1866 in Hartford, Washington Co, WI Father: Leyman KELLOGG Mother: Ellen D. COMSTOCK
... 5 HUMISTON, Lyman Horatio b: 01 Apr 1867 in Ashippun, Dodge Co, WI
... 5 HUMISTON, Emmeline O. b: 22 Nov 1869 in Ashippun, Dodge Co, WI
... 5 HUMISTON, Mary E. b: 27 Mar 1870 in Tama, Tama Co, IA
... 5 HUMISTON, Edgar Niles b: 16 Dec 1872 in Tama, Tama Co, IA d: 04 Mar 1949 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Burial: 06 Mar 1949 Grandview Cem, sec H, lot 7, N end, burial #2188, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA. Note 5: Grew up in Oconomowoc, WI. Note 7: Abt. 1890 WI to Fayette, IA, joined uncle Joseph Henry in bakery & restaurant business. Note 8: Aft. 1890 Also partnered with Kirk Sherwood to operate a laundry. Note 11: Bet. 1916 - 1949 Managed Fayette House Hotel that Minnie inherited. Note 22: Cause of death; listed Paget's Disease (a bone disease).
....... +CANFIELD, Minnie Ella b: 02 Jun 1873 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 07 Feb 1961 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Burial: 10 Feb 1961 Grandview Cem, sec Hw, lot 7, 2nd from N, burial #2558, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA. m: 17 Sep 1894 in Fayette House Hotel, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Father: Hiram S. CANFIELD Mother: Emily Ann BOWEN Note 4: Bet. 1874 - 1961 Came to Fayette House, age abt 2yrs to live rest of life. Note 6: 1916 Inhertited the Fayette House Hotel. Note 8: Bet. 1916 - 1961 Continued to own & operate the Fayette House. Note 22: Cause of death; listed cerebral hemorrhage.
.... 6 HUMISTON, Albert Nelson b: 10 Jul 1895 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 07 May 1974 in Cedar Rapids, Lynn Co, IA. Burial: Cedar Memorial Cem, Cedar Rapids, IA.
........ +SCHROYER, Dorothy Susan b: 21 Jul 1900 in West Union, Fayette Co, IA d: 09 Apr 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Lynn Co, IA. Burial: Cedar Memorial Cem, Cedar Rapids, IA. m: 22 Feb 1921 in West Union, Fayette Co, IA. Father: Francis Marion SCHROYER Mother: Martha Amelia COOK
.... 6 HUMISTON, Harold Hiram b: 05 Jun 1898 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 05 Jul 1956 in Great Falls, Cascade Co, MT
........ +COOK, Byrle O. b: 27 Jun 1906 in Battle Creek, Ida Co, IA d: 20 Feb 1979 in Great Falls, Cascade Co, MT m: 25 Aug 1928 in Elma, Norway Co, IA.
.... 6 HUMISTON, Edgar Niles b: 08 Apr 1900 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 08 Oct 1964 in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co, IA
........ +BOREN, Luna Alcie b: 29 Jul 1898 in Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN d: 26 Nov 1983 in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co, IA m: 31 Aug 1919 in Iowa City, Johnson Co, IA
.... 6 HUMISTON, Florence Irene b: 29 Nov 1903 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 07 Apr 1991 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Burial: 08 Apr 1991 Grandview Cem, sec H, lot 7, burial #3231, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA.
........ +UNMARRIED
.... 6 HUMISTON, Marian Grace b: 09 Nov 1906 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 27 May 1981 in Mountain Home, Baster Co, AR
.... 6 HUMISTON, William Carl b: 25 Mar 1911 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: 19 May 1965 in San Mateo, CA Burial: 22 May 1965 Grandview Cem, sec H, lot 98, S. side, burial #2666, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA.
... 5 HUMISTON, Florence E. b: 22 Mar 1874 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co, WI
... 5 HUMISTON, Hattie B. b: 10 Jul 1879 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co, WI
... 5 HUMISTON, Edna M. b: 22 Jul 1881 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co, WI
... 5 HUMISTON, Grace E. b: 29 Sep 1882 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co, WI d: 1954 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co, WI
... 5 HUMISTON, Nelie B. b: 06 Jul 1885 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co, WI
. 4 HUMISTON, Elizabeth b: 12 Mar 1845 in Cleveland, Cuyahogo Co, OH
. 4 HUMISTON, Joseph Henry b: 04 Nov 1847 in Lebanan, Dodge Co, WI d: 26 Oct 1903 in West Union area, Fayette Co, IA Burial: 27 Oct 1903 Grandview Cem, sec D, lot 315, burial #842, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Note 10: Bet. 1883 - 1885 WI to Fayette, IA; bakery & restaurant business.
..... +VANDUSEN, Amy A. b: 21 Jul 1854 in NY or NJ d: 23 Jun 1919 in Portland, OR Burial: 25 Jun 1919 Grandview Cem, sec D, lot 315, S side, Fayette, Fayette Co, IA m: 21 Jul 1867 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Note 22: Burial book; death listed in Portland.OR, Jul 21, 1919.
... 5 HUMISTON, Julia Mae b: 1874 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co, WI
... 5 HUMISTON, James A. b: 1882 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co, WI
... 5 HUMISTON, Cora A. b: 1886 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA
... 5 HUMISTON, Stella M. b: 1892 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA
... 5 HUMISTON, Josephine b: 1898 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA
... 5 HUMISTON, Joseph b: 1900 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA
. 4 HUMISTON, Jane b: 03 Dec 1850 in Lebanan, Dodge Co, WI
. 4 HUMISTON, Julie E. b: 07 Jan 1854 in Lebanan, Dodge Co, WI
. 4 HUMISTON, Lon Case b: 15 Aug 1856 in Lebanan, Dodge Co, WI d: 1921 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co, IA Note 3: Eight children.
..... +DICKSON, Addie Idora b: 03 Oct 1871 in Bancroft, Kossuth Co, IA d: May 1967 in Iowa m: 24 Jul 1888 in Iowa

Humiston, Fayette Iowa High School Graduates
1892  Humiston Mae (Cass)
1902  Humiston Amber (Fowles)
1912  Humiston Albert
1917  Humiston Edgar
1922  Humiston Florence
1924  Humiston Marion (Fiedler)
1928  Humiston Billy

 

Humiston burials
 in Fayette Co, Iowa

Surname First, Middle Maiden Spouse or Parents Birth Death/Burial Cemetery City/Twp Notes

 


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Humiston Amy A Vandusen Humiston Joseph Henry 1847/WI-1903/WestUnionArea.IA 21 Jul 1854 23 June 1919 Grandview Fayette Sec D, lot 315, S. side, burial #1272.  Born NY or NJ. Neep parents. Ch;  Julie Mae, James A, Cora A, Stella M, Josephine, Joseph.
Humiston Edgar Niles Humiston Canfield Minnie Ella 1873-1961, Fayette.IA Dec 16, 1872 Mar 4, 1949 Grandview Fayette Sec H, lot 7, N end, burial #2188.  Son of Horatio Nelson Humiston 1841/OH-1890/WI & Harrietta Maurice Kellogg 1849/WI-1928/WI.  Ch;  Albert Nelson, Harold Hiram, Edgar Niles, Florence Irene, Marian Grace, Wm Carl.  
Humiston Florence Irene Humiston Humiston dau of Edgar Niles Nov 29, 1903 Apr 7, 1991 Grandview Fayette Sec H, lot 7, burial #3231.  Dau of Edgar Niles Humiston 1872/Tama.IA-1949/Fayette.IA & Minnie Ella Canfield 1873-1961, Fayette.IA.  Unmarried.
Humiston Jessie     1918 No date Grandview Fayette Sec H
Humiston Joseph Henry Humiston Vandusen Amy A. 1854/NYorNJ-1919/Portland.OR 4 Nov 1847 26 Oct 1903 Grandview Fayette Sec D, lot 315, burial #842.  Son of Horatio Nelson Humiston 1814/NY-1866/Dodge.Co.WI & Julie Ann White 1814/OH-1876/Dodge.Co.WI.  Ch;  Julie Mae, James A, Cora A, Stella M, Josephine, Joseph.
Humiston Minnie Ella Canfield Humiston Edgar Niles 1872/Tama.IA-1949/Fayette.IA 2 Jun 1873 7 Feb 1961 Grandview Fayette Sec Hw, sec H, lot 7, 2nd from N, burial #2558.  Dau of Hiram S. Canfield 1835/NY-1916/Fayette.IA & Emily Ann Bowen 1844/IN-1922/Fayette.IA.  Ch;  Albert Nelson, Harold Hiram, Edgar Niles, Florence Irene, Marian Grace, Wm Carl.  
Humiston William Carl Humiston Humiston son of Edgar Niles 25 Mar 1911 19 May 1965 Grandview Fayette Sec H, lot 98, S. side, burial #2666.  Son of of Edar Niles Humiston 1872/Tame.IA-1949/Fayette.IA & Minnie Ella Canfield 1873-1961, Fayette.Co.

 


Descendants of Benjamin Kingman
1 KINGMAN, Benjamin b: 27 Aug 1760 in North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co, MA d: 18 Aug 1846 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH Burial: Evergreen Cem, Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH Note 1: Mar 2009 Kingman surname last reviewed: Barry Zbornik, Hannibal, MO, iowaz@hotmail.com Note 4: Revolutionary war soldier. Note 5: Abt. 1685 Henry Kingman line, Wales to Mass. Bay Colony. Note 6: Search World Connect dot com for Kingman genealogy.
.. +SHAW, Rhoda A. b: 01 Aug 1762 in North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co, MA d: 04 Jan 1824 in North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co, MA m: 18 Sep 1783
2 [2] KINGMAN, Alpheus b: 09 Jul 1786 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH d: 06 Jun 1839 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NY Burial: Evergreen Cem, Winchester, NH
... +THAYER, Esther b: 1791 in Bridgewater, Plymoth Co, MA d: 11 Sep 1836 in Winchester, Middlesex Co, MA Burial: Evergreen Cem, Winchester, NH m: 06 Apr 1806 in Winchester, NH
3 KINGMAN, Alvin b: 04 Jul 1807 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH
.... +RUGG, Lucinda
3 KINGMAN, Eliza Dodd b: 09 Jul 1809 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH
.... +GRAVES, Caleb Sawyer m: 01 Nov 1832
3 KINGMAN, Pliney Emerson b: 22 May 1811 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH d: 04 Jan 1814 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH
3 KINGMAN, Emerson b: 14 Aug 1812 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH d: 02 Dec 1812 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH
3 KINGMAN, Sidney b: 18 Oct 1813 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH
.... +PARKER, Martha Ann m: 22 Dec 1841
3 KINGMAN, Nancy Thayer b: 27 Feb 1815 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH
.... +THOMAS, William
3 KINGMAN, Emeline Perkins b: 11 Nov 1816 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH
.... +THOMAS, Mason
3 KINGMAN, Pliney Emerson b: 07 Nov 1818 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH d: 26 May 1889
.... +FRENCH, Caroine Eliza d: 19 Jan 1893 m: 03 Feb 1842
3 KINGMAN, Marshall b: 26 May 1820 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH d: 1882
.... +FAIRBANKS, Abigail P. b: 1820 d: 1914
3 KINGMAN, Warner Emmons b: 16 Apr 1827 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH d: 17 Feb 1901 in Fayette House Hotel, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: 18 Feb 1901 Grandview Cem, sec A, lot 40, unmarked, (S.Jones lot) Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: Abt. 1635 Kingman line came from Wales/England to Mass. Bay Colony. Note 6: Later was Master (captain) of the first Medford, MA built clipper ship, 'Shooting Star.' Note 7: Aft. 1854 Clipper ships made fast cargo, passenger runs around the horn to CA. Note 10: Abt. 1860 MA to Chicago, IL; family present. Note 12: 1870 Census; age 43y, store clerk, Ward 1, Chicago, Cook Co, IL. Note 13: Abt. 1874 Came to Fayette House about same time as Hiram Canfield purchased. Note 14: Bet. 1874 - 1901 Clerk & assistant manager, Fayette House Hotel, IA. Note 15: 1880 Census; Fayette House Hotel, clerk; family never was in Fayette, Ia (?). Note 22: Burial book; Captain (sea), came from Boston. Note 23: Only Kingman burial listed in Fay.Co.IA.
.... +SPRAGUE, Chestina Adelia b: 13 Jul 1828 in Medford, Middlesex Co, MA d: 10 May 1908 in Providence, RI Burial: Oak Grove Cem, Medford, Middlesex Co, MA m: 31 Mar 1853 in Medford, Middlesex Co, MA Note 4: Sprague family, master ship builders, Medford, MA. Note 6: There were Sprague's in Fayette Co, IA.
. 4 KINGMAN, Warner Luin b: 04 May 1854 in Malden, Middlesex Co, MA
. 4 KINGMAN, Frederick E. b: Sep 1857 in Malden, Middlesex Co, MA d: 18 May 1906
. 4 KINGMAN, William Foster b: 07 Nov 1865 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL d: 07 Jun 1950 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co, CT Burial: Oak Grove Cem, Medford, Middlesex Co, MA
..... +ARRINGTON, Melinda b: 05 Aug 1868 in Salem, Essex Co, MA d: 15 Nov 1962 in Boston, Suffolk Co, MA m: 31 Aug 1891 in Salem, Essex Co, MA
... 5 KINGMAN, Marion Chestina b: 21 Jun 1892 in Medford, Middlesex Co, MA d: 02 Dec 1969 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co, MA
... 5 [1] KINGMAN, Edith Beckford b: 15 Feb 1895 in Medford, Middlesex Co, MA d: 25 Aug 1951 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co, CT
....... +LEWIS, Mervin Talbert
... *2nd Husband of [1] KINGMAN, Edith Beckford:
....... +WELLES, Ashbel Russell m: 28 Nov 1919 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co, CT
... 5 KINGMAN, Norman Sprague b: 06 Jul 1896 in Medford, Middlesex Co, MA d: 14 Jan 1920 in Exeter, Washington Co, RI
. 4 KINGMAN, Harry Turner b: 1868 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL d: 25 Dec 1937 in Los Angeles, CA
..... +GROVER, Mattie
... 5 KINGMAN, Luin Grover b: 28 Jun 1905 in Ludlow, Windsor Co, VT d: 18 Oct 1978 in Hayward, CA
....... +GIGGEY, Marguerite Osburn b: 25 Nov 1906 in Watertown, Middlesex Co, MA d: Mar 1981 in Hayward, CA m: 01 May 1928 in Watertown, Middlesex Co, MA
3 KINGMAN, Ellen Mehetable b: 27 Jan 1830 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH d: 11 Oct 1839 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH
3 KINGMAN, Luin Francis b: 17 Aug 1831 in Winchester, Cheshire Co, NH
*2nd Wife of [2] KINGMAN, Alpheus:
... +SANDERSON, Clarissa m: 01 Jan 1837 in NH

Kingman burials
 in Fayette Co, Iowa

Surname First, Middle Maiden Spouse or Parents Birth Death/Burial Cemetery City/Twp Notes

 

Only one Kingman burial listed in Fay.Co.IA.

Kingman Warner Emmons Kingman Sprague Chestina Adelia 1828/Middlesex.Co.MA-1908/Providence.RI Apr 16, 1827 Feb 17, 1901 Grandview Fayette Sec A, lot 40 (S.Jones lot), unmarked, burial #789.  Sea Captain, came from Boston, managed Fayette House Hotel  1874-1901. Son of Alpheus Kingman 1786/NH-1839/NY & Esther Thayer 1791/MA-1836/MA.  Ch; Warner Luin, Frederick E, Wm Foster, Harry Turner.

 

 


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