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|Surname||First, Middle||Maiden||Spouse or Parents||Birth||Death/Burial||Cemetery||City/Twp||Notes|
Colored rows = info/data updated; white rows = not updated, needing data.
|Scobey||Carrie Ophelia||Scobey||Scobey unmarried||Jul 6,1858||Oct 1923||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 35, Chicago cremation, burial #1391. Dau of Zephaniah Drake Scobey 1817/Morris.Co.NY-1897/Chicago & Eleanor Eliz. Anderson 1824/MI-1875/Fayette.IA.|
|Scobey||Catherine 'Kate'||Alexander||Scobey Zephaniah Drake 1817/Morris.Co.NY-1897/Chicago, m.1877, 2nd wf.||25 Nov 1832||24 May 1914||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 58 (Alexander plot), N side, burial #1127. Dau of Robert Alexander 1794/Knox.Co.TN-1862/Fayette.IA & Eliz Lard Crist 1796/Dearborn.Co.IN-1877/Fayette.IA, founders of Westfield village and UIU at Fayette. No Children.|
|Scobey||Eleanor Elizabeth||Anderson||Scobey Zephaniah Drake 1817/Morris.Co.NY-1897/Chicago, m.1848, 1st wf.||Dec 19, 1824||Jan 19, 1875||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 35, burial #219. B. Ann.Arbor.MI, cause apoplexy. Dau of Charles Anderson 1794/?-1831/? & Sarah Brelsford 1804/?-1879/NY?. Ch: Dr. Sarah Belle1849, Geo Potter1851, John O'Brien1854, Charles robert Anderson1856, Carrie Ophelia1858.|
|Scobey||George Potter||Scobey||Boyce Martha Eliz. 1852/Plainsfield.IL-1911/Fayette.IA||27 Apr 1851||1 Feb 1905||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, lot 6, burial #881. Cause; dysentery. Son of of Zephaniah Drake Scobey 1817/Morris.Co.NY-1897/Chicago & Eleanor Eliz. Anderson 1824/MI-1875/Fayette.IA. Ch: Edmund Boyce1876, Mary Leanor1878, Charles Wilbur1881, Frank Henry1883.|
|Scobey||Martha Elizabeth||Boyce||Scobey George Potter||9 May 1852||23 Feb 1911||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, lot 6, burial #1038. Age: 58y9m14d. Cause; paralysis. Dau of Joseph E. Boyce 1815/Suffex.Co.Eng-1898/SD or Fayette.IA & Mary Eliz Titsworth 1823/OH-1882/Fayette.IA. Ch: Edmund Boyce1876, Mary Leanor1878, Charles Wilbur1881, Frank Henry1883.|
|Scobey||Zephaniah Drake||Scobey||Eleanor Eliz Anderson 1824/MI-1875/Fayette.IA, 1st wf; 2nd wf, Catherine Alexander 1832/IN-1914/Fayette.IA.||Dec 15, 1817||15 Apr 1897||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, lot 35, burial #707. Age 79yr, 4m. Cause listed: usteo larcoma of eye. Son of David Scobey 1789/Morris.Co.NJ-1827/Chester, Burlington.Co.NJ & Content Wilkinson 1794/Dutchess.Co.NY-1864/Monroe.Co.NY (other husb's, Fayette Latham & Charles Thompason). Ch: Dr. Sarah Belle1849, Geo Potter1851, John O'Brien1854, Charles robert Anderson1856, Carrie Ophelia1858.|
|Scobey||Harriett B||Jones||Scobey Charles Wilbur 1881/Fayette.IA-1957/Los.Angeles, m.1915/Chicago, 2nd wf.||1885||21 Mar 1931||West Union||West Union||Burial date. No children. Parents not located, 2013/bz.. Charles Wilbur Scobey, son of Geo.P. Scobey 1851-1905.|
|Scobey||Laura Louise||Stoner||Scobey Charles Wilbur 1881/Fayette.IA-1957/Los.Angeles, m.1906/Putnan.Co.IL, 1st wf.||11 Sep 1878||8 Mar 1914||West Union||West Union||Laura b.Greencastle area, Madison.Twp, Putnam.Co.IN. Dau of John Wesley Stoner b.1848/Putnam.Co.IN & Mary Francis Hamrick b.1856/IN. Ch: Mary Florence 'Francis' 1912/Fayette.IA-1944/L.A.Calif (married Melvin Walker b.1912/TX)|
|Scobey/Scoby||Unknown||No date||No date||ILLYRIA Cem||ILLYRIA Twp||Row 2, full lot, no markers, L.K. Scobey.|
Grandview Cemetery, Fayette, Fayette.Co.IA
Time line maps, notes, pics.
Cavanaugh page contains duplicated plus other info/data regarding the stockman's link between Fayette.Co.IA & Montana.
...Z.D. Scobey Lineage from Morris.Co.NJ to Fayette.Co.IA.
....Alexander1715/Scotland >> James1749/Morris.Co.NJ >> David1789/Morris.Co.NJ >> ZD 1817/Morris.Co.NJ-1897/Fayette.IA
...1822, Zephaniah Drake Scobey, age 4, moved from Morris.Co.NJ to Poughkeepsie, Dutchess.Co.NY, where he grew up.
...ZD's father was David Scobey 1789/Morris.Co.NJ-1827/NJorNY.
...1859Aug: The Z.D. Scobey family moved from the east
coast to the Rockville P.O. area, Northfork.Twp, Delaware.Co.IA, about 30mi from
the Mississippi River, SW of Dubuque.IA. They
would remain in Delaware.Co until 1869Aug, when Z.D. took a position as financial
controller of the M.E. Church Collage, 50mi NW, Upper Iowa University at
Fayette, Fayette.Co.IA. UIU was financially struggling at the time. While
in Delaware.Co, ZD farmed but also traveled peddling bibles in NE Iowa. The Scobey family was very involved with township leadership and education while
in Delaware.Co.IA, which traits continued in nearly all the children/grandchildren at Fayette.IA and beyond.
...1863Sept, DesMoines.IA: From Delaware.Co.IA; nominations include Z.D. Scobey for county Treasurer & Recorder.
...1865Sep, Burlington.IA: Lt. Co. Van Anda of the 21st Iowa, in a letter to Z.D. Scobey, published in the Delaware.Co Union Press, urges the erection of a monument inscribed with the names of the brave men from that county who have fallen in defense of their country (during the Civil War).
...1866Sep, Davenport.IA: Rev. Z.D. Scobey of
Delaware.Co.IA, Agent for the American Bible Society, has visited 300 families
in Floyd county and found 33 of that number destitute of any part of the
...1868Sep, Dubuque.IA: UIU at Fayette has made plans for relieving the institution from indebtedness in two years. Trustees appointed are: H.W. Houghton, Z.D. Scobey, H.B. Lakin, L.W. Hart, H. Bush, C. Hurlburt, J. Bowman
...1869Aug, Z.D. Scobey moved the family from the Rockville area of Delaware.Co.IA to take a position as financial controller at struggling UIU at Fayette.IA. The Scobey family would remain in Fayette.IA, and be educated at UIU, with the last of the surname leaving by the mid 1920's.
...1870Sep, Dubuque.IA: Rev. Z.D. Scobey of FayetteIA, Zepheniah Darke Scobey because he could not help it (being a Rev), secondly a a dairy man, being engaged in milking during the first few years of his existence, thirdly a farmer, which he left because he became ambitious of saving souls and entered the ministry, fourthly county treasurer of Delaware.Co.IA, because preaching did not pay, fifthly enlarging his sphere and becoming agent of the American Bible Society, has sixthly stuck up his shingle as practicing attorney at Fayette. As may be inferred, Zepheniah is a Yankee.
...1873-1875 The rails were laid to Fayette and Fayette.Co.IA, which linked to Marion, Linn.Co.IA and villages to the east. Rails were laid northward to Calmar where the spur linked with other rail lines moving northward into MN and west through Dakota Territory. Trains from Fayette northward had to wait until 1875, when the 1st cut at Fayette, the 'abutment bridge' a half mile west, and the 2nd cut 2mi west would be finished. From 1875 on, there was a great boom in farm production and trading due to rail transportation opening the markets all over the country. Before 1875, agriculture and merchandising depended on draft horses and oxen to transport products to/from the Mississippi River ports 40-60 miles to the east and rail hubs 60 miles to the south. From 1875 to the early 1900's was a 'boom' time in Fayette.Co.IA. The established first and second generation pioneer families dominated the farms and Main.St businesses, with smaller numbers moving directly to the area from states to the east of the Mississippi. As the rails open westward, a number of Fayette.Co.IA stockman began accompanying horses and cattle to the western ranges in NE Montana territory. They were instrumental in opening up the stock trade between the western ranges and cities to the east such as Chicago, Boston, New York. Several of the families settled in Montana and western states to include CA and the pacific northwest.
...1873Dec, Waterloo.IA: West Waterloo.IA Schools, Rm.9
had the best attendance, teacher Ms. Sarah B. Scobey.
...1874Jun, Waterloo.IA: West Waterloo Schools, Rm. 9, teachers C.W. Von Coelln & Ms. Sarah B. Scobey.
...1874Oct, Davenport.IA: Mr. Charles Robert Anderson Scobey will represent Upper Iowa University at the oratorical contest next month at Iowa City.
...1875Jun, Fayette.IA: Before graduation from
UIU, John O'brien Scobey was involved in newspaper
Jun1875, the 'Fayette' Daily News,' published by John C. Burch & J. O'B Scobey
ran articles for five days regarding the 'Early History of Fayette County,
Iowa.' This was three years before the '1878 History of Fayette County
Iowa,' was released.
...Spring of 1929, the Fayette Leader re-published the 'Early History of Fayette County Iowa' articles. J.C. Burch, from Los.Angeles, then sent a letter to Dr. J.M. Parker, in which he referred to the five days in Jun1875, when the 'Fayette Daily News' was issued by Burch & Scobey. J.C. Burch wrote: " I most assuredly would enjoy looking over our youthful efforts (while UIU students, both Fayette natives) to print a daily on the old Washington band press. I recall going into the different townships to collect the data for that part of the paper, but most vividly I remember that for the few days of its firs issue we worked all night, catching a few hours sleep in the morning. Oscar Jones was our printer's devil and manipulated the roller in inking the forms; he would go to sleep standing up, and then one of us would relieve him for half an hour and let him drop into a chair for about forty winks."
...Above: Sec 9, Smithfield is 3.5mi S of Main.St, Fayette.IA, on today's Hwy 150.
...Scobey's of this family ended up in Dakota Territory, Montana, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, California, and Chicago.
...They were grocers, merchants, lawyers & real estate, grain & stock dealers and a medical doctor (Sarah Belle nee Scobey Duncan of Chicago.
...The Scobey's were educated in Fayette.IA schools, involved with the M.E. Church and attended UIU before finally leaving the village.
...GeoP Scobey & bro. Charles R.A. Scobey became stock/horse dealers buying locally and shipping to the western ranches & stations (towns)
along the 'new' RR's in the early 1880's. They also sold stock in Chicago and on the eastern markets, such as Boston.
...There was a cluster of Fayette.Co.IA, families there were early stock shippers (see the Cavanaugh page for some surnames),
and were early pioneers on the western frontier, settling from Iowa to the Pacific coast. The buyers made many trips on the rails
with their stock, often becoming land speculators or settlers in the areas of their choice.
...By the mid-1920's all the Scobey's were gone from Main.St, Fayette.IA, but they continued to visit relatives and friends in the area by rail and auto.
...1878May, Monticello.IA: From Fayette.IA news; Mr.
Co.C. Cole, formerly editor of the Fayette News is taking the place of
R. Scobey, Mail Route Agent on the route from Fayette to Davenport &
Northwestern Road. Mr. (C.R.A.) Scobey has been transferred to the route from
Farley in Delaware.Co. to Cedar Rapids.
...1878Jun, Atlantic.IA: C.W. Tempening, of Corning.IA, has a 320 page book of his poetry printed by Scobey (John O'Brien) & Hopp, of Corning.IA.
...1879Jan, Atlantic.IA: Scobey (from Fayette.IA) & Hopp have sold the Corning Union to John C. Burch of Fayette.IA, who was once before connected with the Corning paper.
By1882--The Scobey brothers George
P. & Charles R.A., along with other Fayette.Co.IA area 2nd generation men
already moving cattle and horses by rail, northward through St.Paul/Minneapolis, into the grasslands of Dakota & Montana Territory.
...1882Oct, Fayette.IA: Z.D. Scobey, Attorney at Law &
Real Estate Agent, office in the P.O. Building, Fayette.IA.
...1882Oct, Fayette.IA: Paper.Ads; Almond & Scobey, Milliners & Dressmakers, Fayette.IA (ZD's 2nd wife Catherine Alexander 1832-1914, dau of Robert Alexander, 'UIU founder'). Charles Esty, Ornamental Painter and Grainer, Sign-writing and paper hanging executed in a satisfactory manner, Fayette.IA. G.R. Edmonds, dealer in Staple and Fancy Groceries, Crockery & Queensware, Cutlery, Highest market price paid for Country Produce. Opposite the Fayette House Hotel. L.Metzger Groceries, corner of Main & Water St's. Bank of Fayette, S.B. Zeigler & Co, W.C. Kidder, Cashier. W.H. Derby, Harness Maker. Hoyt & Duncan, Real Estate Agents. W.A. Whitney, J.P., W.H. W.H. Gaynor, Boots & Shoes. Waterbury Drugs & Books. E. Hammond, plasterer & stone mason, located on Canada side (north of bridge). A.W. Callender, Attorney at Law, Notary Public & Collection Agent, money to loan on real estate security. J.H. Boyce, dealer in watches, crocks & jewelry, agent for the best sewing machine in the world, books, stationery, music, organs. G.Pierce, mayor, town trustee & J.P. Chas. Lain's Quintette Band, fully prepared to fill engagement at home or abroad, for dances, festivals, dramatic entertainments, anything requiring a first class orchestra. Peeples and Parke, Dry Goods & Groceries. W.F. Boyce, dealer in lumber, all grades constanly in stock, hard/soft coal, yard & office near the Depot (south end of Mechanic St). Elias Fussel, restaurand & bakery. Mrs. Oviatte, millinery & hair goods. Marcus Y. Baker, homopathic physician, office on Main St, south of Snyder's Store. Dr. Alexander, one of the oldest physicians in the County, still to be found at the old place on Main.St. The Doctor and 'Old Daisy' (horse) still travel their daily and nightly rounds among the sick. Parker & Mclean, physicians and surgeons, in Ellis building.
...1882Nov, Fayette.IA: Fayette is the place to sell your oats. We want 30,000 bushels and will pay the highest market price. Moulton & Scobey.
...1882Nov, Fayette.IA: George Scobey is off with another car load of horses. Brush Creek wants telephone connection with West Union if the wires are strung via Albany.
...1882Dec, Fayette.IA: George P. Scobey left town followed by a string of horse flesh. He will car them at Calmar for St.Paul. The northwestern horse market must be immense.
...1883Jan, Fayette.IA: John O'B. Scobey is in town for a visit among relatives and friends previous to a winter's siege at Yankton among Dakota's law-makers.
...1883Feb27Fayette.IA, The Scobey Brothers (George Potter Scobey & Charles Robert Anderson Scobey, sons of ZD)are after the horse-flesh.
...1883Mar, Fayette.IA: P.P. Hancock has purchased the Scobey 40a by Centre.Twp School House, for $700 (several miles east of Fayette) Alba Knight bought the house on the Scobey land and will move it to his place.
...1883Mar, Fayette.iA. Geo.P. Scobey was elected Fayette.IA mayor.
...1883Apr3, Fayette.IA: Geo P. Scobey has a 10lb boy.
...1883Apr3, Fayette.IA: John O'B Scobey who once resided on the classic shores of Plum Creek in Delaware.Co.IA, is president of the territorial council in Dakota. It took Fayette.Co to polish him up to make his mark in the world.
...1883Apr, Fayette.IA: Charles R. A. Scobey is now a regular on the Chicago, Forreston & Dubuque (rail) run, with big money monthly. As he has no family to look after, all he needs do on getting a transfer is to pack his collar box, grab his tobacco pouch and be absent.
...1883Apr24Fayette.IA, C.W. Sperry and Geo. Scobey went north Thursday evening. Charley (Scobey) expects to visit St. Paul, Minneapolis, Grand Forks, Bismark and wherever he pays fare to. Their business is their own. Probably they are looking about to see if the horses they sold last fall are all dead.
...1883May22Fayette.IA, Scobey Brothers and Others are contemplating a "hoss ranche" in Montana. If they do Charles will doubtless pouch on Helena and let somebody else run night lines for Uncle Sam (Fayette depot postal clerk).
...1883May, Fayette.IA: J.H. Boyce, town recorder, Geo P. Scobey, mayor.
...1883Jun, Fayette.IA: P.B. Fussel has traded his residence to Mayor (Geo.P) Scobey. Fussel now owns the long barn on Main.St.
...1883Jun, Fayette.IA: Charles R.A. Scobey proposes to drop the (railroad) mail service (job) about July 1st, intending on going to Montana.
...1883Jun26Fayette.IA. It is told us, on what authority we do not know, that the mother of the Barber boys has returned from Montana vowing vengeance on this town. (The Barber Boys were Fayette.Co 'outlaws' lynched for the shooting death of Deputy Shepard of Lima, in Wadena. Fayette.Co. Sheriff Farr had deputized Shepard to go arrest the Barber Boys, who had been sighted in Wadena. This is the same Farr of the 'firm' of Scobey, Taylor, Farr, who were stock dealers with offices in Fayette and West Union, shipping between Iowa, Montana and eastern states. bz/2012).
...1883July12Fayette.IA, W.A. Hoyt, G.P. Duncan, C.R. Duncan, A. Scobey, D. Schoonmaker and Dominic Cavanaugh are all "in cahoots" in the Montana cattle business. C.W. Sperry ships cattle to the same ranch but brands in his own name. Hank Boyce and Ern. Holmes have gone to Montana. There were nine men and two train loads of stock who and which left here (Fayette) Saturday for Montana via St. Paul and Bismark. The Glendive Times (Montana) notices the opening of a cattle ranche on Thirteen Mile Creek, by Duncan & Schoonmaker, of this place (Fayette.IA), and predicts an influx of Iowa population in consequence.
...1883July12Fayette.IA, Charley Scobey has quit kicking old mail pounces around and throwing out maledictions and tobacco juice at every junction in Illinois between Dubuque and Chicago, and has donned a blue woolen shirt with pearl buttons, a broad-brimmed hat and sombrero, a two weeks old beard and a hungry look, a Winchester rifle and double-action revolver loaded for elephant, and when astride a cream-colored broncho, looks like a veritable cow-bow in a panic and hearts of a funeral procession. He and Dominic Cavanaugh, another wild Irishman born in American, have been into the woods daily on their bucking mustangs, striking attitudes and rehearsing their frontier speeches, so that they will not be taken for tender-feet when they appear on the plateaus of Montana. By Harris, if our hair was a little more plentiful and lengthy and we had on our ancient moccasins, it would be difficult to keep us from going on their trail and giving them a St. Regis and St. Lawrence county war whoop that would make them hunt cover too expeditiously to be seen. But is is thirty years since we came civilized, that is, what little we have left. The boys will take more comfort up in Montana than they have any business with.
...1883Jul, Fayette.IA: From the Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT Times, Geo. Scobey has been laid up with neuralgia. 'The (Cattle) Company' (group of Fay.Co.IA stockman) shipped about a thousand head of cattle to Glendive, on which the freight was $3000. They have 20 head of fine young brood maries, and the whole outfit is nicely settled on their ranch. The Times wishes there were seventy Fayette county people there instead of seven.
...1883, Dominick Cavanaugh who went to Dawson county, Montana, with Andrew R. Duncan, from Fayette, and entered into the cattle business, but sold out in 1884 and invested in horses. Mr. Cavanaugh was county assessor for two terms and in 1894 was elected sheriff, was re-elected in 1896 & 1898. Sheriff Dominic Cavanaugh would be murdered Dec 24, 1898 (paper articles in later notes).
...1883Jul26Fayette.IA, A Montana firm bought 5000 head of cattle on the Sun River and Telton range about a year ago for $135,00 cash. They were sold to a Colorado syndicate recently for $235,000, the increase in the value and the increase in the head netting $100,000 in one year. Chicago Tribune.
...1883Jul26Fayette.IA, From the Glendive (Mont.) Times we learn that George Scobey was laid up with neuralgia; that the company shipped about a thousand head of cattle there, on which the freight was $3,000; that they have twenty head of find young brood mares, and the whole outfit is nicely settled on their ranch; and the Times wishes there were seventy Fayette county people there instead of seven.
...Aug02Fayette.IA, Boyce, Scobey, Schoonover had just manners enough to come home from Montana the day our last paper was out, so all the other papers for 30 miles around could get the news first just to be mean and break down a 'nasty,' newspaper. But we'll get even with them yet, we'll tell something on them they never did. Charley Scobey has commenced the study of geology and seven-up since locating in Montana. At the train containing their stock was passing through the Bad Lands, were the ground seemed to be or was smoky and burning, and desolation marked the landscape for its own, Charley stood on the hurricane deck, and with folded arms and solemn countenance imparted the following information; "boys, this used to be Hell, here, but the country got so bad they had to move it." The last that was noticed of him and Dominic (Cavanaugh) they were consulting some ancient books concerning the location of kings and diamonds and other things in that new country.
...1883Aug30Fayette.IA, Armstrong, until lately Butler's partner in the 'Union,' (West Union paper) has gone to Glendive, Montana, with a train load of cattle. Some have cheek enough to say Butler will start up Salt Creek on a flatboat on the 10th of Oct.
...1883Aug30Fayette.IA, (political chatter about Iowa prohibition and temperance due to Fayette and UIU being Methodist Church dominated) "The Montana Cattle Firm" are solid for Ed Rice. It is not told us whether Charlie (Scobey) and Dominic (Cavanaugh) are coming down to talk for the new "temperance ticket" or not. It will likely depend on whether the wolves tip over their jug or not. Come down, down, boys, they need thee every hour. The cause languisheth, for something to drink.
...Note: Dominic Cavanaugh was murdered on Christmas Eve, 1898, while he was sheriff of Dawson County, That tragic event left his wife Lillian, with three small children to raise by herself. Born 1872July22, in Butler.Co.IA, Lillian had moved with her parents to the lower Yellowstone in 1886. About 21yrs old when she married Dominic Cavanaugh, she prove to be a resilient and self-reliant woman. The year following Dominic's death, Lillian sold her interest in the OU ranch to her b/law James Jr. Cavanaugh, and moved into Glendive. There she bought Miss Eleanor's Millinery Shop. In spring and fall, Lillian would travel to nearby communities with her stock of hats. In 1916, dau Esther Cavanaugh married Desmond O'Neil, the son of train driver (engineer) Ed O'Neil. After some 42yrs together, Desmond died in 1958. Some time after Desmond's death, Lillian finally sold her millinery business in Glendive and moved in with her widowed daughter, Esther. Lillian was then more than 85yrs old and had been selling ladies hats all over Dawson County and eastern Montana for more than 60yrs. Lillian Cavanaugh died in 1963 at the age of 91. Esther died in 1977.
...1883Aug, Fayette.IA: Boyce, Charley Scobey & Schoonmaker came home from Montana.
the Play, "An Uncommon Journey" (about the murder death of Sheriff
is credited with arrival in Yellowstone country "in the early '80s; p.o.
Glendive; brand OU; range Thirteenmile Creek." Hoopes also showed a
partnership of Cavanaugh and Duncan in 1885 (Dr. Andrew R. Duncan, the first
NPRR physician in Glendive). The 'Glendive Independent on 1885Aug01
reported on the
Cavanaugh" partnership on Thirteenmile Creek. The
OU Ranch of Duncan & Cavanaugh was one of the first in the Montana area. Cavanaugh was
primarily interested in horses, consequently his ranch survived the winter of
1886-1887. In 1893, Dominic married
Lillian Walmsley, whose family had
homesteaded on nearby Morgan Creek in 1888. They had three children;
Dominic Jr, Ray/Raymond and Esther
.....In 1893 Major C.R.A. Scobey bought the Snyder & Hodgson butcher shop in Glendive. In 1894, C.R.A. Scobey was elected superintendent of schools for Dawson County. He came back to Glendive from the ranch to work in that capacity until 1898, when he (C.R.A. Scobey) was appointed Indian Agent at Fort Peck by Wm. McKinley's administration. He was re-appointed in 1902 by Theo. Roosevelt, who Charles knew personally, inviting Charles to the Whitehouse to receive the commission. He served in that capacity until 1904. 'Major' C.R.A. Scobey and his wife, Elizabeth, had seven children: five dau's and two son's. One girl and one boy died young. In 1905, Scobey and family left Montana, moving to a farm by Lake Pomme de Terre, Stevens.Co.MN. In 1908, he was a rural mail carrier until months before his death. In 1912, the Scobey family moved into Morris, Stevens.Co.MN. Charles R. A. Scobey died 1923Sep02, Morris.MN, age 72. His wife Elizabeth, died 38yrs later, 1961Oct26, age 91.
Mansfield Daniels, genealogy:
Daniels.Co.MT (part of Sheridan) was named after Mansfield Daniels just after his death.
Mansfield named the village of Scobey after his close friend from the Ft.Peck Agency, C.R.A. Scobey
...1898n (C.R.A. Scobey) was appointed Indian Agent at Fort Peck Agency
...Scobey village (1913), the county seat of Daniels.Co.MT, was named after C.R.A. Scobey (by close friend from the Ft.Peck Agency, Mansfield Daniels, whom Daniels.Co.MT is named after.
...C.R.A. Scobey never lived in Scobey, Sheridan/Daniels Co, MT. However, C.R.A. Scobey lived in the area as Indian Agent of the Fort Peck Agency from 1898-1904.
... Having farmed until 1876, Mr. Almon Rawson removed to Brush Creek and with his brother-in-law, G. E. Rice, started the Brush Creek Bank, which they carried on together for ten years, when he purchased his partner's interest is now sole proprietor. He also has a large horse ranch on which he keeps thoroughbred Clydesdales and other high grades of horses, having about sixty in all. He has made several importations. In former years, in company with b/law G.E.Rice, Almon Rawson dealt extensively in cattle, one deal with Hiram Sweet amounting to $14,300, and another in Montana to $18,500. He was one of the organizers of the bank at West Union and was a member of its first board of directors, and in the Brush Creek Creamery Company (Arlington.IA) with which he is connected he holds the position of treasurer. Fay.Co.IA.Bio.1891
...1887 George P. Scobey of the
firm of Scobey, Taylor & Farr,
dealers in horses and other live stock, is a resident of Fayette
firm has an office in West Union, and also in Fayette. Mr. Scobey was born in
Litchfield County, Conn., April 27, 1851, and is a son of Z. D. and Eleanor E.
(Anderson) Scobey. With them he came to Iowa, in March, 1859, and the
succeeding ten years of his life were spent in Delaware County, when the family
came to Fayette. His education was acquired in the Upper Iowa University, after
which for three years he was employed as merchant's clerk in Fayette, and then
engaged in merchandising in that town for himself (George Scobey) in company with his brother,
C. R. A. Scobey, under the firm name of Scobey Brothers,
which connection continued some seven or eight years, when they sold out (Bro.
C.R.A. had settled on ranch land in the Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT, area. GeoP would
continue the Scobey Store on the SW corner of Main/State in Fayette.IA). Mr.
(GeoP) Scobey then
engaged in his present business and formed the existing partnership with Messrs.
Taylor & Farr in 1887. This firm does the largest livestock business of any
in the country. Their annual business amounts to $250,000 and upwards. In
addition to their usual shipping trade, they import and keep constantly on hand
a number of fine Norman and French coach stock horses. Mr. Scobey is the
resident partner at Fayette, and does much of the business of the firm at home
and in Eastern markets. 1891 Bios/Fay.Co.IA.
...1887Oct, Fayette.IA: By a card tacked up in a carpenter's shop we noticed a 'hoss' firm has been organized in Fayette county doing business on West Van Buren St, in Chicago, reading 'Scobey, Taylor & Farr.' It should read 'Scobey's Bro's, Taylor & Farr.' All except John O'B Scobey are residents of Fayette.Co.IA. (John O'B Scobey was publishing in Chicago at the time and also entered into the stock trade with the group).
...1887Oct, Fayette.IA: Ms. Carrie O. Scobey manipulates the typewriter in her brother John O'B's office at 339 Dearborn St, in Chicago. Geo. P. Scobey is after all the horses between the ages of 5-8, weighing from 1100 to 1600 lbs, we presume for shipment to the West Van Buren St. stables in Chicago.
...1887Nov05Fayette.IA, Hiram Sweet has been gone Montana-wards for about ten days. Scobey has shipped, recently, more cattle to Montana. There appear to be about as many cattle going up there as coming down.
...1887Nov26Fayette.IA, Ensign Sweet (son and partner of Hiram) and wife came down (to Fayette) from Montana last Sat. night. We understand he intends running the Ransom farm next season. H. Sweet has settled down for the winter after having sold $8000 worth of his Montana cattle in the Chicago market. He has enough stamps to take him through the winter at the present prices of fuel.
...1887Nov, Fayette.IA: Geo P. Scobey has shipped more cattle to Montana. There appear to be about as many cattle going up there as coming down. Note: Cattle were being shipped by rail to Montana grasslands, then back for marketing in Chicago & other cities to the east by several Fay.Co.IA stock buyers.
...1888Feb09, The winter of 1887-1888 was reported severest in ten years. Many people and cattle perished in Montana.
...1888Feb18Fayette.IA, Geo. P. Scobey paraded five Norman stallions on the streets ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish-Norman_horse ) where many stock-raisers, who chanced to be in town, had a chance to look them over. He is getting out a catalogue of his stock horses, with history and pedigree, we presume. They will be printed we hear, at Bro. John's office in Chicago.
...1888Feb25Fayette.IA, G.P. Scobey ships next Tues. a car-load of mare colts to Montana. He embarks at Sumner over the Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City, saving $25 a car on freight.
...1888Mar, Fayette.IA: Geo Scobey left for Montana. Dominic Cavanaugh returned to Glendive with him. Ms. Carrie Scobey has changed her address (job) in Chicago. Geo.P. Scobey has accepted $3000 for 'Bertrand" his pet Norman horse. Geo Scobey is in New York with horses.
...1888Mar10Fayette.IA, G.P. Scobey did not and now will not sell "Bertrand" (stallion) this season. he will son be billed for the season.
...1888Mar17Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey is in New York with horses. Geo. Scobey's horse doctrine is out in pamphlet form (stallions and breeding stock).
...1888May05Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey is home from a protracted stay in New York city and state.
...1888May12Fayette.IA, We have had an invitation to move the Postal Card (paper) office to a town in Montana (Glendive). Not yet; our mission is not ended. Ensign Sweet (partner with father Hiram Sweet in stock trading and ranching) started on Monday evening for Philbrook, Mont. His wife has been east on a visit, and will join him somewhere up the line, St. Paul or Minneapolis.
...1888Jul07Fayette.IA, W.A. Hoyt & Alex. James Duncan, law, collection, loan, real estate, office over the bank, Fayette, Iowa. Bank of Fayette, A.W. Liken, W.A. Hoyt, Dr. Marcus Young Baker, Theodore A. Duncan (bro of Alex).
...1888Jul14Fayette.IA, Arthur Crawford, of Maynard, sold a 2 1/2 months old colt, sired by "Austerlitz," Geo. P. Scobey's Norman stallion for $100.
...1888Aug, Fayette.IA: John O'B Scobey has retired from the business management of the Farmers' Voice, Chicago, and is succeeded by John Hoitt.
...1888Sep, Fayette.IA: John O'B Scobey has purchased the 'Dairy World,' a milk & cheese paper, at Chicago. It is a publication 8yrs old, and was taken in exchange for Dakota soil (land owned by John Scobey).
...1888Oct, Fayette.IA: Z.D. Scobey is gradually recovering from being sick.
...1889Feb18Fayette.IA, Dominic Cavanaugh, of Glendive, Mont., dropped in on us Friday morning, as hale and hearty as a jack rabbit, and about as good for a long race. He reports his sister Alice well and contented, following her profession of teaching.
...1889Oct18Fayette.IA, C.R.A. Scobey and family came down from Montana last week. Charles weighs about 200 pounds since he was appointed Indian agent at Fort Peck (in 1898).
...1889Oct25Fayette.IA, Chas. Scobey has returned to Montana.
...1889Nov01Fayette.IA, Dominic Cavanaugh and his sister Alice were both candidates on the Democratic ticket for county office in Dawson.Co.MT, at the recent election, and both were elected. Dominic was elected assessor, and we presume Alice was elected school superintendent, although the newspaper tabulated statement did not say what anybody running for or after.
...1889Dec13Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey was in Boston last week with a car load of horses.
...1889Dec27Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey is home from his third trip to Boston this fall and winter, with horses.
Peck & Durfee Trading Posts
...1821,after; Fur trading on the Upper Missouri River was
changing as 'companies' merged, declined, started up. Government
regulations were also involved. Web searched will produce an abundance of
...Side wheel packet steam boats were operating by 1834 up the Missouri River as far as Montana Territory. Even though smaller water craft were still being used on the Missouri, most commercial trader traffic was on the wood burning steam packet boats and later some stern wheelers.
...1864, The steamer Benton was launched and operated by Durfee & Peck most of its short life as it hit a snag sank in 1869. In 1868 the Benton carried 250 tons of goods up the Missouri.
...1868,before, Bro/law's Durfee & Peck were Indian Traders at Ft. Union (privately run fur trading post) and Ft. Buford (U.S. Army military post) on the Missouri River in Dakota Territory, both on the same route Lewis & Clark followed. Indian trading posts/locations were very transitory, often only lasting a only a year or so.
...Supply trips from the Durfee & Peck Office at St.L/St.Charles.MO, went up the Missouri river to the trading posts, usually in the early spring when water levels were higher and more stable. The boats returned with fur and buffalo pelts. When the water level allowed trips continued throughout the seasons.
...Durfee & Peck known trading posts were:
Ft.Sully.DT1869, Ft.Stevenson.DT1868, Ft.Union.DT1867, Ft. Buford.DT1867.
Durfee had posts at: Mouth of Arkansas.River, present location of
Wichita.KS & other locations as an Indian trader with Kiowas, Comanches &
Apaches in 1866.
...Basically, Durfee & Peck, for a few short years in the 1860/70's could be considered the 'Wall-Mart' of the Missouri River flowage.
...1870, Montana Territory Pop: Beaver Head 722, Big Horn 38, Choteau 517, Deer Lodge 4367, Galltin 1578, Lewis & Clarke 5040, Madison 2684, Meagher 1387, Missoula 2554; Total 20,595 'whites.' Principal cities: Helena 3105, capital Virginia City 867. Horses 5764, Cattle 36,738, Sheep 2024, Hogs 2599.
Fort Peck Agency, Montana:
...1867 the Ft.Peck stockade was built as a trading post by Abel Farwell as part of the Durfee & Peck chain of trading posts along the Missouri River.
...1867-1871, Ft.Peck, was the hub or river transportation coming upstream on the Missouri.
...1871, the Milk River Indian Agency was moved from the mouth of People's Creek on the Milk River to Ft. Peck stockade and represented the Assiniboine, and the Brule, Teton, Hunkappa & Yanktonai Sioux tribes.
...1871-1879, Ft. Peck stockade served as a trading post and Indian Agency. It never represented an Army outpost due to its terrain location. The narrow strip of river bank shale 30-40 ft above the river, on which the stockade set was crumbling away. The stockade was close enough to the Missouri River that sternwheelers could land at a wharf. By about 1918, with the river channel changing, all traces of Ft. Peck were gone.
...The Ft. Peck stockade was a 100yd square with cottonwood log walls 12ft high set vertically, with 3 bastions (angular outward projections 'guarding' the outside of the wall), with four gateways on the front and two bastions on the rear. Inside the stockade were quarters for people, storehouses, blacksmith shop, stables, corral and a slaughterhouse. Fort Peck was not an Army Post, but would at times serve as temporary headquarters for military men and commissioners sent out by the Government to negotiate with the Indians during the period before Custer's demise. Camps of passive Indians were generally found near the fort.
...In 1918, a channel shift by the Missouri River removed all traces of Ft. Peck.
...Web searches will readily produce information on the history of Montana and
...The agency at Ft. Peck was 'responsible' for Assiniboine & Sioux in the MT counties of Roosevelt, Valley, Daniels, Sheridan.
...Today the land area is abt. 3,289 sq.mi with a population of 10,321 at the 2k census.
...1871May, St.L.Paper: The contract for supplies for the
Indians on the Upper Missouri River has been awarded to Durfee & Peck, of
Leavenworth.KS. The steamer E.H. Durfee will begin to load immediately.
...1871Aug, Sioux.City: An anonymous letter to Maj. Gen. Hancock, commanding Dept. Dakota, charges Messers. Durfee & Peck, who have charge of all trading posts on the Upper Missouri, with gross frauds, and abusing rights & privileges given by the Government. The claims is Durfee & Peck have induced Ge. Stanley, Dist. Commander, to issue a general order prohibiting citizens or soldiers using goods purchased for their own used from any other person other than at Post Sutler. It is also claimed Durffe & Peck refuse to carry to certain posts on their line of steamboats which as bee purchased for personal use from any other than at Ft. Sutler. It is claimed they have with countenance or connivance of the military authorities prostituted their position to advance the their interests.
...1879July, The Indian Agency was moved to Poplar.Creek.MT, but retained the name
Ft. Peck Indian Agency. The trading post at old Ft. Peck was abandoned.
...1886, The Fort Peck Reservation was established, named after Col. Campbell Kennedy Peck of the trading post firm of Durfee & Peck.
...By the early 1880's, as the rails moved across Iowa, Minnesota, Dakota Territory, Montana Territory, several men became stockman from Fayette County, Iowa, and started shipping/escorting cattle and horses back/forth to the western grasslands. C.R.A Scobey was one of the Fayette.IA men that had been shipping and traveling by rail between Fayette.Co.IA and Dakota/Montana free range with cattle and horses.
...1883.Summer, Charles Robert Anderson Scobey 1856/NY-1923/MN moved from Fayette.IA to ranch N. of Glendive. Dawson.Co.MT.
...1898, C.R.A. Scobey was
appointed Indian Agent at Fort Peck with headquarters at Poplar.Creek.MT.
...1896+, Mansfield Daniels moved
from Iowa to Ft.Peck.MT Agency.
...Mansfield A. Daniels 1858/PA-1919/MT, moved with parents 1868 at age 10y, from PA to Albion, Marshall.Co, in central Iowa. Mansfield grew up as a clerk, salesman, general merchant in Marshall.Co.IA. In 1896, he moved by rail to the Ft.Peck Indian Reservation in NE Montana and worked as Agency carpenter for Indian Agent 'Major" Charles Robert Anderson Scobey. In 1901, Mansfield was appointed U.S. Land Agent at Ft. Peck headquarters which was at Poplar, in today's Roosevelt.Co.Mt. Between 1901 and his death in1919, Mansfield,with is b/law Jacob Timmons established a major ranch along the Poplar River of about 2260a.
Scobey, Daniels.Co., NE Montana,
is 285mi NE of Great Falls.MT,
...Abt 1901, 'old' Scobey was founded on the W bank of the Poplar River by Mansfield Daniels (from Marshall.Co.IA). Mansifield Daniels would name Scobey.MT after his friend Charles Robert Anderson Scobey (from Fayette, Fayette.Co.IA).
Scobey family, continued.
Back to the Scobey family out of Fayette.IA, 1890's
...1890Apr04Fayette.IA, H.E. Burch, of
Helena, Mont., came to town on Saturday night last week. He will visit a
short time in Nebraska before returning to Montana. Geo. Scobey and son
Ed. are east with a shipment of horses.
...1890Apr, Fayette.IA: Geo Scobey & son Ed B, went east with a shipment of horses (Geo. continued trips to Boston).
...1890Apr11Fayette.IA, Chas. Gaynor and Chas. R. Noble started last Sat. for Montana, taking their families and household goods. They are interested in a horse ranche near Glendive.
...1890Apr25Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey went east again on Tues. He is getting more railroad rides than anybody. Geo. Scobey returned on Mon. from another horse trip to Boston. A portion of the train he was on going down was wrecked although it did not include his cars of stock. Look Here: The standard bred stallion, Grimes, No. 5274, weight 1300 pounds, stands at Scobey's barn Thursday and Friday. Also Prince McCord 1100 pounds. Some and see them. Taylor & McCord of West Union.
...1890May16Fayette.IA, Montana cattle shipments this year will reach nearly 100,000 head, an increase of at least 30,000 head over last year. Geo. Scobey made a double trip to Boston, this time, without returning home.
...1890Jun20Fayette.IA, J.M. Edmunds went on Tues. with Geo. Scobey towards Buffalo.NY with horses. Jim will look farther and beyond and come home later.
...1890July04Fayette.IA, Ed Bray is home from sheep shearing in Montana. Indian outbreaks continue.
...1890July11Fayette.IA, Scobey started a car load of horses Thus. morning for Rawlings.NY, where we believe, has sold, with the present shipment, 240 horses.
...1890Aug22Fayette.IA, H. Sweet staid in Montana very briefly, arriving home one week ago. Two of Geo. Scobey's Norman stallions had a meeting on Wed. morning about dayling and had one of the worst fights on record. John Fryer, their groom, was out among them as soon as possible, but had several narrow escapes before they were corralled.
...1890Sep05Fayette.IA, Chas. Gaynor arrived home from Montana on Monday evening, bringing his household goods with him. They remained at the outposts of civilization about as long as one could expect.
...1890Dec, Fayette.IA: Z.D. Scobey, is again prostrated with a chronic malady, a heart trouble, and his wife summoned from Chicago.
...1891Jan30, Fayette.IA: Geo. P. Scobey rented a large sale stable in Bullfalo.NY. He has purchasing agents here and everywhere to keep him supplied with stable horses. A car load of horses left for 'Taylor, Scobey & Farr's Ranch' at Buffalo.
...1891Mar13Fayette.IA, Dominic Cavanaugh, of Glendive, Mont., is in town this week, younger and livelier than ever. He thinks Montana is far superior to Iowa for a young man to get a start in the world. Don Palmer of Brush Creek, has gone to Buffalo.NY to sell horses for Taylor, Scobey & Farr.
...1891Mar27Fayette.IA, Dominic Cavanaugh started home to the wooly wilds of Montana on the 10:22 passenger, Wed.
...1891Apr, Fayette.IA: Mrs. Geo. Scobey left for Buffalo.NY. Geo. Scobey has sold 2 of his noted stallions, Austerlitz & Parthos, leaving only Bertrand in the stables.
...1891May, Fayette.IA: Geo. Scobey is sick at Buffalo.NY. The children returned but Mrs. S. remained.
...1891Aug28Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey has had 600 large sale bills printed, announcing a public sale of all his portable property, including household furniture. He will sell those noted horses, Bertram and Partos. He contemplates a removal of his family to Buffalo.NY, if everything proves auspicious.
...1892Jan15Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey is
"making dates" when he will be at various towns (in Fayette.Co.IA area) to purchase
horses regardless of grades, sizes or pedigrees.
...1892Jun, Fayette.IA: Lightning killed the Scobey family cow.
...1892Jul07, Miss Alice Cavanaugh, a former well known resident of Fayette county, now Supt. of Schools at Glenville, Montana, has been visiting Miss Delia Blunt and other old time friends at West Union and attended the 4th of July celebration in Fayette.
...1892Aug05Fayette.IA, Hiram Sweet reports a drunken row and fight on or near his Montana cattle ranche, in which two or three men were killed and a half-breed range-rider cut up so badly he looked as if he had come from a dissecting table. The boys have to have their amusements even in the great and free northwest. Geo Scobey went northwest (Montana) with a car load of horses last Saturday.
...1892Aug, Fayette.IA: Geo. Scobey went northwest with a car load of horses
...1892Nov25Fayette.IA, Generally reported that Geo. Scobey has purchased the stock in trade in Pooler's building (grocery and general merchandise).
...1893Jan, Fayette.IA: Paper Ad; Remember that Geo. Scobey's is the place to purchase groceries and the finest brands of flour. Also bran and ground feed. Everything new and fresh. Competition prices.
...1893Jan, Fayette.IA: Ad; Scobey Grocery (will become Scobey & Duncan by summer time).
...1893Feb, Fayette.IA: Geo. Scobey, for next mayor of Fayette. All kinds of feed at Scobey's. Geo. Scobey wants to buy horses. You can buy groceries and sell horses at Scobey's.
...1893Feb10Fayette.IA, Geo. P. Scobey wants to buy horses
...1893Mar, Fayette.IA: J.O'B Scobey and Geo. W. Hopp are new stockholders in teh consolidation of two daily papers published at Olympia.WA.
...1893Apr, Fayette.IA: Geo. Scobey has leased the corner building occupied by Humiston's Restaurant since it was erected. Humiston's wll move to the Gaynor Building next to Boyce's Store.
...1893Apr, Fayette.IA: Go to Scobey & Duncan's for all kinds of groceries, flour and feed. We want to buy your eggs and sell you your goods. Do not forget that a set of Fairbank hay scales well be located and in first class running order. Come and get weighed. Gold Mine Flour beats any in Fayette. Try a sack.
...1893Apr, Fayette.IA: Having moved into the Emery Building, Scobey & Duncan have plenty of room and will keep everything in our line and sell at the lowest.
...1893Apr, A car load (rail car) of North Dakota potatoes are at Scobey & Duncan's.
...1893Jun, Fayette.IA: Ad; Socbey & Duncan
...1893Aug, Fayette.IA: Ed B. Scobey is the boss at the
corner Grocery and is holding things level.
...1893Dec, Fayette.IA: Scobey and Duncan have a big public sale of household furniture from Chicago, that has been in use during the World's Fair.
...1894Feb, Fayette.IA: Foreign stamps for sale 15c/100 at Scobey & Holmes. Try a sack of Challenge Mills Graham Flours from Scobey & Duncans.
...1894Mar, Fayette.IA: Geo. Scobey is getting quite a reputation as an auctioneer at sales of stock and farm property.
...1894Apr14Fayette.IA, Vermont Boy (stallion), by Jack Sheppard, he by Rysdyk's Hambletonian. Jack Sheppard's dam Laura Keene by Seely's American Star. Vermont boy's dam by Wicked Will by Hill's Black Hawk; second dam by Vermont (Rysdyk's) Hambletonian. Vermont boy can be found at all times on the farm of John T. Fockler, 3 1/2 miles sourth of Fayette, by parties desiring to use him. Terms, $4.00 single service, $7.00 for season, $10.00 to insure. Parties parting with mares will be held for service fees. No responsibility for accidents. John T. Fockler.....Vermont boy, owned by John T. Fockler, is a dark bay horse with black points, the best of style and make up; a sure foal getter and can show the finest styled horses for carriage drivers of any stallion in northeastern Iowa. We have been buying his colts for the past two years. They are of the best disposition, bring the highest market price. They are up-headed, best of necks and will please the eye of any good horseman for style, size and general make-up. Geo. P. Scobey, Peter G. Widger, Fred Holmes, J.J. Schrack (these were major stock dealers/breeders in Fayette village, bz/2012).
...1894Jun, Fayette.IA: Buy your groceries and meats and have them delivered promptly. Scobey & Duncan now operate the Pioneer Meat Market next door south, and sell all kinds of fresh and salt meats. Everything first class.
Cavanaugh, of Glendive Mont., stopped off here a couple days last week
way home from New Hampshire, where he had been to sell some horses raised on his
north ranche. He is the same Dominic as when he used to farm it in
...1895Mar14Fayette.IA, Dominic Cavanaugh sends us a "note" from Montana which we appreciate.
...1896Mar05Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey shipped a car load of fine draft horses to St. Paul Monday afternoon, which was accompanied by Ed. (Geo. Scobey & Duncan went into the grocery, hardware, general merchandise business on Main.St Fayette.IA but continued feed and horse buying).
...1899Dec29Fayette.IA, In the St. Paul Pioneer Press of Sunday was found the following dispatch from Glendive, Mont., dated the 24th inst: Dominick Cavanaugh, sheriff of Dawson county, was murdered during the night. His body was found in the rear of the county building, where he lived, at an early hours. From the broken skull and indentations on his hat and the back of his head the blow as probably from behind. There is no clue to the murderer. Mr. Cavanaugh was raised in this county and vicinity of Fayette and left here more than a dozen years ago and for a number of years was part owner in a horse ranch. Later he became sheriff of Dawson county. If we remember rightly he missed a term or two but last Fall was again elected. The natural supposition is that some outlaw who should long ago have been hanged, had a grudge against him and being a coward took him by surprise and at a disadvantage. Dominic has been a subscriber to this paper for sixteen years. We very much regret to thus chronicle his death, and especially by the hand of a villainous and cowardly assassin.
...1905Jan, Fayette.IA: Mrs. Geo P. Scobey went to West
Union to remain for awhile. Geo. P. Scobey was taken to Independence to be
placed in the Hospital where the attenants know how to deal with such a case.
He was becoming somewhat violent and hard to manage, so it was thought
best for all concerned. Mr. Scobey has given no evidence for several
months that he recognized even members of his own family. His physical
condition has not changed materially for a long time, his mental condition is
very sad with practically no hope for a restoration. He has friends and
acquaintances all over Northern Iowa. Charles Scobey has returned to
DePaul University. Frank Gillette and wife of Eagle Bend, MN, were guests
of his sister, Mrs. Ed. B. Scobey in Fayette.
...1905Feb1, Fayette.IA: George Potter Scobey, proprietor of Scobey & Duncan Grocery from 1893 to 1905 passes away.
...1905Feb16, Fayette.IA: Mrs. Geo. P. Scobey & sons Charles and Frank moved in with Ed. B. Scobey's family (bro. of Geo. P). Charles expects to stay in Fayette a few weeks before returning to his class work at DePaul University and will be assisting in the store. Ad: Oranges are good and cheap, is the time to eat them. We have some of the best. We have the best line of flour, tea and coffee in town. Scobey & Duncan.
...1905Apr, Fayette.IA: Notice of Dissolution; The
partnership grocery business known as Scobey & Duncan has
been dissolved by the withdrawal of Sarah B. Duncan, and the business
will be conducted at the same place (SW corner of Main/State St's),
continued under the firm name of Scobey & Co.
1905Apr19, Martha E. Scobey, Ed.B. Scobey, Sarah B. Duncan.
...1905Spring, Fayette.IA, SW corner of Main/State: After Geo. P. Scobey passed away, Scobey & Duncan's Grocery became Scobey & Co. Grocery. (Scobey & Co Grocery would be operated by Geo's sons)
...1905Jun, Fayette.IA: Ad; Just received a car load of No.1 Michigan salt, put up in bright, new fresh barrels. See us before you buy, we will give you the very best salt in right new barrels at a rock bottom price. Scobey & Co.
...1905Aug, Fayette.IA: Ad: We have a very fine line of staple and fancy glass and a large new line of fancy chins. Out stock of Groceries is unusally large and always the freshest and best. We are the sole agents in Fayette for Chase & Sanborn Coffees and the Prairie Queen Flour. Scobey & Co.
...1906Jan25, Fayette.IA: Geo. A. Oliver, mayor calls public meeting in the GAR
Hall over Scobey & Co. store.
...1906May, Fayette.IA: AD; Scobey & Company, staple and fancy groceries, extra francy navel oranges, Calif. extra jumbo celery, cucumbers, bananas, those fine cuban pineapples, fancy new eating potatoes, strawberries, fancy Florida tomatoes, green peas, wax beans, lettuce, radishes, spinach, new cabbage.
...1906May, Fayette.IA: Scobey & Co have been having their store repapered. Work on a cement crossing from Scobey's store corner, east on Main.St has begun.
...1907Mar, Fayette.IA: Mrs. Charles Scobey is quite ill with typhoid fever. Nov1907; she continues to improve.
...1907Apr, Fayette.IA: Word received that Z.D. Scobey son of Charles, died Easter Morning, April 08, at Morris.MN of diabetes.
...1907May, Fayette.IA: New telephones on the farmers' line were put in the Scobey grocery, Rathburn grocery and Fox furniture store. Six inches of snow fell at Cedar Rapids.
...1907Dec, Fayette.IA: Ms. Stoner, sister fo Mrs. Chas. Scobey has been here for several weeks to assist in the care of Mrs. Socbey, and has gone back to Elgin.IL.
...1908Apr, Fayette.IA: The Scobey residence on North Street has been wire for electric lights. Mrs. Ed.B. Scobey has been quite sick with tonsilitis. Mrs. Geo.P Socbey went to her son's home to assist.
...1908Aug, Fayette.IA: Ad; Scobey & Co. Grocers. Agents for Chase & Sanborn's Famous Coffees, Prairie Queen Flour, Gold Medal Flour, Clear Quill Flour, headquarters for fruits & vegetables, new honey. Heintz 57 varieties; all 15c, apple butter, mustard, tomato soup, vegetarian baked beans, baked kidney beans, tomato catsup, India relish. Bake beans wit tomato sauce 25c, preserved sweet midget Gherkins 35c. Pure olive oil 40c, 75c, $1, full gallon $2. Baked beans with tomato sauce 10c, 15c, & 25c. Full line plain & stuffed olives. Pure apple cider vinegar 30c/ga.
....1906Aug30Fayette.IA, Sunday a train of 83 cars loaded with Montana cattle went through Oelwein enroute to Chicago. Those who got a glimpse considered them the finest they had seen in a long time, and it was estimated that they would bring about $60,000.
...1908Sep, Fayette.IA: Ed.B Scoby is to have kitchen fixtures for connection with the city water system at his residence (middle of E side of King.St between Water & State), and next year expects to raise the roof and have bath room fixtures.
...1908Oct, Fayette.IA: Scobey & Co received a car of potatoes from Edgewood.IA, containing 515 bu. Potatoes have been somewhat scare on Main.St and Ed.B. Socbey went to Edgewood where he bought the car load.
...1908Dec, Fayette.IA: Scobey & Co; pure sorghum 75c/gal. Belle Top Needle Etched tumberls, $1/doz. Because of shortage of dairy butter and demand for lower priced butter we have put in and will carry in stock Swift & Co's Jersey Oleomargarine.' We have received a car of cattle feed, mainly all oil meal at $1.60/100lb, $32/ton.
...1909Feb, Fayette.IA: Mrs. Ed.B Scobey is sick with erysipelas. Mrs. Gillett came from Sumner to help Mrs. Scobey.
...1909Apr, Fayette.IA: Due to the devastation of rats which have succeeded in working their way underneath the walls and into the cellar of the store occupied by Scobey & Co., the owner, Mrs. Coselman, expects to be obliged to put in a cement floor under the building costing nearly $300.
...1909May, Fayette.IA: Scobey & Co, have anew computing scale.
...1909Jul, Fayette.IA: Scobey & Co ad; Groceries, flour, feed. Prairie Queen Flour $1.70/sack, Gold Medal Flour $1.70, Star (Blended) Flour $1.60. Chase & Sanborn Coffee. We are headquarters for everything good in the grocery line. We will use you right.
...1909Sep, Fayette.IA: Ed.B Scobey is having a cistern constructed at his home (on King.St).
...1910Jan, Fayette.IA: R.W. Boyce and Frank Henry Scobey left for Chicago. Mr. Boyce intending to go on to NY where it is probably he will enter newspaper work. Electric lights have been installed in the A.W. Callendar house which is to be occupied by Charles Scobey and wife.
...1910Jan, Fayette.IA: We will have on the track (RR) soon a carload of No.2 Missouri shelled corn (for animal feed) at 78c per bushel from the car. Scobey & Co.
...1910Mar, Fayette.IA: We are handling a high grade of Penn. coal oil bought direct from refiners and not jobbers. A high grade oil is the only kind to burn in an incubator (chicken) and have success. The Penn Oil and Supply Co. are back of our personal guarantee. Scobey & Co.
...1910Apr14, Fayette.IA: News has been received that John O'Brien Scobey is very ill with rheumatism & Bright's disease (acute/chronic nephritis, kidney infection) at Portland.OR, confinced to bed since March 28.
...1910Apr21, Thur, Fayette.IA: Just as we go to press a telegram announces the death of Mr. John O'B Scobey yesterday at 4pm, in Portland.OR.
...1911Aug10, Fayette.IA: Ed Scobey found A.T. Crow sitting near the band stand, overcome by heat. he had been working on the vacant Canfield lots across the road from the hotel, when he came very warm and thought of starting for the barn. With Ed, Dr. Dickinson and a young man with a top buggy in from the country, took Mr. Crow to Ed's house. Mr. J.W. McLean followed. Mr. Crow was put to bed and id not recover consciousness until late in the afternoon, his son Milton having reached here from Crane Creek (Auburn.Twp) by that time.
...1911Nov, Fayette.IA: We have have some Vermont Pure Maple Sugar in ten pound pails. We have some extra fancy comb honey, 18c/lb, also some nice stained honey. Scobey & Co.
...1912Jul, Fayette.IA: How are your Bugs? We are introducing an exterminator for lice, mites, bedbugs and every thing in the insect line, that really does rid your house, barn, stock and poltry of those pests, for one year. Nolan Bros. Lice Killer will do all we claim. Scobey & Co.
...1912Aug, Fayette.IA: Scobey & Co. installed a new cash register much larger than their old one. The change was made necessary because of increased business. Ed Scobey and family went for a ten day outing at Big Pine Lake, MN.
...1912Aug, Fayette.IA: Graham Denniston and wife expect to move into the Callender house as soon the Charles Scobey family move to the C.E. Estey house recently vacated by the Craig family.
...1914Dec, Fayette.IA: Ad; At Scobey's, we have a nice assortment of fancy china cups and saucers, plates and salads. Some very nice pieces of glassware and Rayo niceled lamps. Staple and fancy groceries. Fruits and vegetables, Xmas candy, nuts, holly, wreaths, trees. Ed. B. Scobey.
...1915Nov, Fayette.IA: Ad; Fancy blood red salmon and slat mackerel, pure Wisconsin buck wheat flour, Virginia Sweet pancake flour, self rising buckwheat flour, pure maple syrup, Prairie Queen and Gold Medal flour. Chase & Sanborn Coffee, roasted in Chicago day of shipment, let us fresh grind it day of purchase. Ward's find cakes ready to serve 10c. New dill pickles are in, also sweets, sours, and spiced sweet mixed, headquarters for olives. Grapefruit, oranges, bananas, NY grapes and barrel apples. Everything indicates big prosperity is just around the corner. Bumper crops being harvested--963 million bu. of wheat, 1,309 bu of oats, 2,814 million bu. of corn--a total yield with minor crops of over $9billion dollars. There is a billion dollar balance trade in favor of the U.S. One million autos are running today with 800 thousand being made this year. Business is taking a new stride. People are spending their money. Factories are opening up. Faith is taking the place of fear. Staple and Fancy Groceries, your patronage is solicited. Ed. B. Scobey.
...1915Dec, Fayette.IA: Some time ago. Ed.B. Scobey purchased the building (Clover Farm Store location of 1950) now occupied by Humphry & Platt Grocery and has rented it to Graham Denniston, now in Waverly, who will be taking over the men's clothing stock of F.O. Brown. There is a rumor Humphry and Plat may put up a new building on Main.St next year.
...1916Aug, Fayette.IA: Ed. B. Scobey installed a new Burroughs Adding machine in his business, which means not only a time saving but accuracy in compiling accounts.
...1916Sep, Fayette.IA: Ad; City Meat Market, Schoeppe & Smith Props, B.A. Smith, Mgr. We deliver to any part of the city. We carry in stock pork sausage, bologna, weiners, minced ham, head cheese, liver sausage, etc. Aldo our own cured. Dried beef, pure home rendered lard. In stock at all times best of beef, pork, veal, mutton, poultry, all of which will be our own dressing.
...1917Sep, Fayette.IA: Ed.B. Scobey has installed in hsi store a Butter-Kist popcorn machine. The machine is run by electricity and entirely automatic. He also is having his home re-shingled.
...1919Jan, Fayette.IA: Main.St was filled with smoke due to a defective furnace in Scobey's Grocery.
...1920Jul, Fayette.IA: Scobey Grocery moved one door south (meat market buidling), as the State Bank of Fayette bought the building on the SW corner of Main & State St's.
...1923Feb, Fayette.IA: Ed. B. Scobey sold his Grocery Business to R. W. Manuel after 30yrs in the business. The Scobey Grocery Store had been known in Fayette since 1873, conducted by Geo. P. Scobey, Ed's father.
...1922Nov15Fayette.IA, The stock car situation will ease up after the 15th of the months, when the Montana cattle are out of the way. There are, however, about 1700 carloads out there to move yet....1923Mar: Ed.B. Scobey & wife went to Rockford.IL to visit their dau in college, then will go to Chicago.
...1923Apr, Fayette.IA: The Scobey Grocery building is being torn down for a new Fayette State Bank building. The old structure is about half demolished.
...1923May, West.Union.IA: Charles W. Scobey has sold his Chicago Grocery in West.Union.IA to O.E. Swanson of Independence.IA. Mr. Scobey came to West Union in 1914 from Fayette.IA, where he had a successful career as a member of Scobey Bros (Scobey & Co). The will be moving to Arizona or California in hopes of some relief for Mrs. Scobey of her asthmatic trouble. K.R. Palmer from Boxholm.IA, has purchased the C.W. Socbey home in the SW part of West.Union.
...1923Jun, West.Union.IA: Mrs. C.W. Scobey & dau Mary Frances departed for Chicago, saying farewell to West.Union friends. Mary Frances goes on to Greencastle.IN to visit relatives. Charles Scobey will join them in Chicago after closing up Fay.Co.IA business. From Chicago they plan to go to Tacoma.WA to visit his bro. Frank Henry Scobey, then on to Los.Angeles, where they expect to locate permanently.
...1923Sep, Oelwein.IA: Ed.B. Scobey of Fayette has sold his home on Mechanic St. To Frank Helms. The Scobey family are moving to the flat in his store building occupied by Graham Denniston on the west side of Main.St, between Water & State.
...1923Oct, Fayette.IA: Word comes from Chicago that Dr. Sarah Scobey Duncan is very ill.
...1924May, Fayette.IA: Ed.B Scobey will arrive from Calif. being on his way in his car.
...1924Jul, Fayette.IA: Ed.B. Scobey has purchased a grocery store at Whittier.CA. He has secured on of the oldest and best stores in Whittier. Flat for rent & furniture for sale (above Scobey building on Main.St, FayetteIA, the 'Clover Farm Store' of Andres), contact Ed.B.Scobey.
...1924Aug, Fayette.IA: Ralph Webster Manuel, b. Mar29,1880/Canton.MN, passed away Aug17,1924, after a short illness due to neuritis and heart trouble He was the son of Samuel and Florence Manuel, having come to Fayette in 1908. Ralph graduated from UIU in 1913, and then engaged in various lines of business, at one time being postmaster. In 1923, Ralph Manuel purchased the grocery stock of Ed.B Scobey and was doing well in the business of his choice.
...1925Feb, Fayette.IA: Joshua R. Williams, UIU class of 1905, is located at Scobey, Daniels.Co.MT. The village was named by local Scobey.MT rancher Mansfield Daniels, for his friend Major Charles Robert Anderson Scobey, a cattleman from the Glendive.MT area (mid-eastern boarder area near South Dakota), who served as a Montana Territory legislator and an Indian Agent from Poplar.MT in charge of the Fort Peck district. Daniels.Co.MT, in the NE corner on the Canadian border was named after Mansfield Daniels. Joshua R Williams writes, " we have 8 teachers in Scobey.Mt and about 180 pupils, of which about a third are Indians or part Indian. There is only one Indian in high school. Last year was a good one for Montana. I raised over 3600 bu of wheat, with an average of about $1.50/bu. It is not $1.80/bu at Scobey.MT. Over 2 Million bushels of wheat will be shipped from Scobey this season. For the 4th successive season Scobey is the chief wheat shipping point in the world. My farm is 14 miles from Scobey. The town is named after the Fayette.IA Scobey's."
...1925Mar, Fayette.IA: Ed.B. Scobey will be managing Redlands.CA People's Thrift & Finance Corp, which is moving its offices to 5th St. Formed a year ago, they make a specialty of loans on character, and have grown too large for the parent company, Reality Co. of Redlands to handle.
...1927Feb, Fayette.IA: Ed. B. Scobey of Redlandsl.CA may visit Fayette during the coming summer. The Peoples Finance and Thrift Co, as retained him in his position for the coming year. he writes all are well. Dau Vera is married and lives in Whittier.CA. Dau Marian is taking her last year of work at Pomona Collage. Ed B. & Mrs. Scobey have donated their telephone and telephone stock in Fayette to the Methodist Ladies Aide Society.
...1927Sep, Fayette.IA: Mr/Mrs. Ed B. Scobey of Redlands.CA are in Fayette visiting relatives and friends.
...1927Oct, Fayette.IA: From the 'Redland.CA Daily Facts,' Although Iowa and middle west has suffered tremendous losses the past months and more losses yet in sight, with some banks ready to clsoe their doors, conditions are on the mend. Iowa and sister states are climbing the grade, according to Ed. B. Scobey, secretary-manager of the Peopel's finance and Thrift Co, of Redlands.CA, who returned late in the month from a three week stay at Fayette.IA. Although it rained practically the entire time Scobey was in Iowa, he reports that improved roads made driving a pleasure, even though it did rain. Gravel has been applied to most of the roads and one is able to navigate them without fear of sinking in the mud anymore.
...1928Jun, Fayette.IA: Mr/Mrs Ed B. Scobey, dau Marian of Redlands.CA & dau Mrs. Vera Scobey Arnold of Whittier.CA arrived for visit with relatives/friends in Fayette, West Union and Sumner, also Chicago, while looking after business interests in the area.
...1928Aug, Fayette.IA: Ed. B. Scobey is again operating a grocery store in Whittier, Los.Angeles.Co.CA.
...1928Sep, Fayette.IA: Mr/Mrs Wittenbaug, living in Ed.B Socbey residence have moved to near Starwberry.Pt.IA. Mr/Mrs J. W. Kelly have purchased the Ed. B. Scobey residence on Mechanic.St.
...1928Sep, Fayette.IA: Mary Frances Scobey (g/dau of Geo. Potter Scobey) has a part in "California Night of Music" at the Hollywood Bowl. She is a dancing pupil of Norma Gould's.
...1929May, Fayette.IA: For Sale--My store building now occupied by the Dickman Clothing Store. The sale would include a 60' building lot facing on King.ST in back of store. The building is now bringing in $60/m rent. Or I would consider trade for income property or residential property n the vicinity of Los.Angeles. If interested please address E.B. Scobey, 6464 Dennison.ST, Los.Angeles.CA.
...1929Aug, Fayette.IA: Mrs. J.H. Boyce entertained Mrs. Charles Roy Scobey and dau Mary Frances Scobey of Los.Angeles, Mrs. E. H. Estey of West Union & Mrs. Dr. James D. Parker at a luncheon followed by an afternoon devoted to bridge.
...1930Oct, Fayette.IA: Charles S. Parker had purchased the building to the north of the post office, formerly the Noble Grocery (meat market building, south of Scobey & Co Grocery/bank corner) and owned by Ed. B. Scobey.
...1939Mar, Fayette.IA: A.G. Andres Co stock of goods moved from the Denniston building when it was sold to Marcus Baker for Baker's Dime Store, one door south into the Scobey building, and will become Andres Clover Farm and Dry Goods.
...1939Sep, Fayette.IA: Zolla Scobey sold to Elise B. Fobes, lot 10 & part of lot 11, in block 13.
...1940Jul, Fayette.IA: Mrs. Ed B. Scobey bought lot 1, in block 12.
...1944Jul13, Fayette.IA: Mary Francis Scobey Walker 3237 W 183 3rd St, Hawthorne, Los.Angeles.Co.CA, dau of Charles Scobey, passed away July 9th.
...1946Nov14, Fayette.IA: Geo. W. McFatrich died at River Forest, IL, age 76. He attended UIU, and is a cousin of Scobey & Boyce. He was a Fayette doctor & oculist before moving to IL. He was president of the Murine Co.
Historical Notes & Bios
The Fayette Journal: About 1867, Daniel VINES started the Fayette Journal and in a short time O. C. COLE bought into the business, some new material was added and the name was changed to the Volga Valley Times. Under this name and ownership the paper was published until 1874, when it was sold to J. D. BURCH and John O'Brien SCOBEY, after a brief period of suspension. They renamed the paper the Fayette News. They published for a year and sold out to S. D. HELMS, who sold to A. E. WINROTT and Theodore FREER, who changed the name to 'the Clarion.' Freer sold to Winrott and the Clarion became a two-town organ, The HOBSON brothers of West Union taking half an interest. The two-town arrangement didn't last long. Mr. Winrott continued the paper until 1883, when he moved it to Calmar.
John O'Brien Scobey
son of Zephaniah Drake Scobey 1817/Chester.NJ-1897/Chicago & Eleanor Eliz Anderson 1824/Ann.Arbor.MI-1875/Fayette.IA.
'History of Pugent Count Country, Washington,' by Wm. Farrarnd Prosser, 1911, p.156
...As a leading representative of the industrial interests of Olympia, Mr. Scobey stands today as the head of the Puget Sound Preserving Company (food canning compnay), and he is also receiver (controlling funds) in the U.S. Land Office, having been appointed by President McKinley and reappointed by President Roosevelt. A native of New York State, he was born in Summit Schohaire.Co, July5,1854, the father's side come from Scotch/Welsh ancestry, the maternal side of Irish/English decent, but for many generation both families have resided in America. Zephaniah D. Scobey, his father was born in New York State Dec15,1817, and pursued his education in NY. He was afterward ordained as a M.E. minister, and for half a century was connected with the Old NY M.E. Conference. He retired from the ministry in 1856, but afterward preached occasionally. In 1858 Z.D. emigrated to Delaware.Co.IA, where he purchased a farm and established his home. He was elected treasurer and served two terms of Delaware.Co.IA. Z.D. was also an agent for Upper Iowa University at Fayette.IA, and acted as Fayette postmaster for 12yrs. For some time Z.D. was also clerk of Fayette.Co.IA. Later Z.C. removed to Chicago, where he died April15,1897, age80y. Z.D. married Ms. Ellenor Eliz Anderson, b.Ann.Arbor.MI, in Glenham.NY, in 1845. Like her husband, she was a devout member of the M.E. church. The Z.D. family consisted of five children: Dr. Sarah B. (Scobey) Duncan, a graduate of Hahnermann Medical College of Chicago and practicing medicine in Chicago; George P. Scobey conducts a grocery store in Fayette.IA; Charles Robert Anderson Scobey is an Indian agent at Poplar.Creek.MT, and has charge of the Fort Peck Indian agency; Carry O. Scobey lives in Chicago with her sister Dr. Sarah B. Duncan.
...Z.D.'s son John O'Brien Scobey, is the only child living in Washington State. He graduated from UIU in his home town of Fayette.IA, as the valedictorian of the class of 1874. Afterward he entered the journalistic field connected to the newspapers in Fayette.IA, later in Corning.IA, where he began the reading of law. Spring.1879, J. O'B was admitted to the bar and practiced law until 1892. In 1886, he moved to Chicago until 1892, when he removed to Pullman.WA, and was connected with the Ag. College for a year. In 1893, he moved to Olympia.WA and with others purchased the 'Morning Olympian,' which he published until Jul21,1897, when he was appointed Receiver of the U.S. Land Office by President McKinley. March.1902 he was reappointed to the Land Office by Pres. Roosevelt. In Dakota Territory (SD), J. O'B served 2 terms in the legislature and also served one term in the Washington legislature.
...Since arrival in Olympia.WA, J. O'B Scobey has been an active factor in business circles. John O'B organized the Puget Sound Preserving company, which has become famous for its strawberry jam. The enterprise has become extensive and profitable, a large business being carried on in the canning of fruits and vegetable. Twenty-five employees are in the factory, and Mr. Scobey is meeting with excellent success in this business. He has 27a devoted to raising strawberries, raspberries, cherries, currants. He also has splendid fields of plums and prunes. He also purchases large quantities of fruit for his cannery, and ships his products to the east where there is a large demand for goods put up by the 'Preserving Company.'
...Nov24,1880, J. O'B Scobey married Ms. Myrtie E. Walker, at Brookings.SD, a native of WI, dau of Jacob Walker. Their children are Bessie, WillieC, ArthurM and Helen.
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