PRAIRIEVILLE, Once a Town
Taylor Township, Marshall Co, Iowa
TAYLOR Township, Marshall County, Iowa is immediately north of
the county seat of Marshalltown. One of the first settlers was Thomas Brown in 1849 on Section 13, NW of what is now called Prairieville. There were many settlers long before 1871 when Taylor became a township. Since it never had a significant town, residents centered their business and cultural activities in Marshalltown.
PRAIRIEVILLE . 85 North Range 18 West, sections 26 and 27 and surroundings areas about six miles north of Marshalltown and just north of the Airport which marks the southern border of the area. Prairieville mailing address was once called Maulsby as the name of the store owner who acted as postmaster for the area. The center of town is now the
intersection of 145th Street and Reed Avenue; GPS 42.15 ; 92.45
Maps : Find Marshalltown and go 5 miles north to 145th street
PRAIRIEVILLE CEMETERY, TAYLOR TOWNSHIP, MARSHALL COUNTY, IOWA
The Prairieville Cemetery was bought from Joshua Lloyd, Esc., by the Trustees of Marshall Meeting Society of Friends, 13 rods square, on July 7, 1876. It is located about one half mile south of town center.
Interred -- text from tomb stones and notes.
ANDREWS, Mary R. - d. 14 May 1880 Age 72 yrs, 4 mons, 24 days. Wife of Daniel
BATTIN, Mary A. -- b. 1868 d. 1871. Dau. of William and E. B. Battin.
BOWLES, Abraham -- d. 19 Feb. 1856 Age 51yrs, 1mo, 27das.
BOYCE, Frederick B. - d. 6 Mar 1891 Age 75yrs, 3mos, 13das.
Lucy P. -- 30 Jan. 1881 Age 65yrs, 4mo, 5 days. Wife of Frederick B.
BROWN, Mrs. C. W. - d. 10 Nov. 1889 Age 41yrs.
Infant - b. and d. 1911
CARROLL, Nellie - b. 1874 d. 1933
(1912 Marshall Co.History, pg 595/6 says A. W. Carroll married 29 Nov. 1909 to Mrs. Nellie Eldridge,
nee Maulsby. She had 4 children by 1st marriage, none by 2nd.)
COTTON, Abram L. (father) b. 27 feb. 1957 d. 26 Sept. 1917
(1912 Historyof Marshall Co., pg 1061 says b. in England. Son of Amos and Mary Ward Cotton. Parents came to Philadelphia 1859. Abram came to Marshall Co. 1877)
Viola M. (mother) b. 6 Mar. 1859 d. 1929
(Same history says she was b. in Porter Co. Ind., dau. of Benjamin and Rhoda Williams Maulsby, m. 26 Feb. 1880 to Abram L. Cotton. Children, Lelia Mildred, Milford Lewis, Rhoda Allavene, Roy LeFever,
Lois Anna and Leslie Arthur (twins), and Mary Myrtle. Milford Lewis
m. 29Jan. 1910 to Leatha McCeltrick.)
L. Anna - b. 21 June 1892 d. 28 July 1933
Lelia M. - b. 8 Mar 1882 d. 2 Oct 1912
FOGG, Adna - . 15 June 1828 d. 23 Mar 1891
Elizabeth b. 27 Mar 1834 d. 23 Feb 1891 Wife of Adna
Maggie Williams - d. 29 Aug 1884 Age 13 yrs 14das.
(Adopted dau. of Adna and Elizabeth Fogg)
GREEN, (Dr.) Curtis W. - born 15 Aug 1874 d. 29 May 1954
Orpha C. - b. 11 Nov. 1874 No death date on stone.
GREEN, Glenn Edwin -. 20 May 1905 d. 3 Oct 1961
Lida Lasle -
HANDORF, Margaret - b. 11 Feb 1893 d. 3 Oct 1939
HARLANDRholand - d. 5 July 1892 Age 13 days. Son of F. E. and E. Harlan.
HAWK, Carl J. - b. 1878 d. 1946
Sarah Edith Taber - b. 1881 d. 1935
HORNER, Infant - b. and d. 1886
KNOTT, Evan M.(Jim) - b. 25 Apr 1884 d. 7 Oct 1970
(Obituary says b. in Winston-Salem, N.C. Died in West Covina, Calif. m. 23 May 1926 at Grundy Center, Ia. to Ida Belle Havice.)
Ida B. - b. 4 May 1891 d. 25 June 1956
Goldie M. - b. 1907 d. 1908. (Same lot as Evan and Ida)
Lloyd N(M) - b. 24 Sept 1915 d. 13Oct 1919
(Same lot as Evan and Ida. Goldie's obituary shows her as being the one that d. in 1919.)
( 26 families, about 81 people.)
List page 1 - as above
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Maulsby -- T.R. Wednesday May 22, 1889
Alice Maulsby, daughter of Lewis and Fanny Maulsby, of Taylor township, passed away on the morning of the 1th, aged 22 yrs., 6mos, and 9da. She had been ill nearly 2 years, and for a long time has known that she could not recover, and though suffering intense physical pain, her spiritual triumph was complete; and when no longer able to articulate only in whispers she prayed and exhorted those who ministered at her bedside, and especially her near and dear friends, to meet her in heaven. Alice carefully and thoughtfully planned all the funeral service, selecting the singers and organist, the songs, chapters to be read and test, and suggested to the pastor advice and counsel to different members of the family. She chose 6 of her near and dear young lady friends to carry her remains to the grave, and on Tuesday afternoon the services, most impressive, were held at the home of her father, and the remains were followed to the grave by a large number of he friends and relatives of the afflicted family, and on the other shore, in the fulfillment of the promise in Revelations, 21st chapter, 4th verse, her chosen text for service, she waits to welcome her loved ones home. We can say truly, like the Divine Master at the ruler's house, she is not dead but sleepeth. The services were conducted by Rev. C. H. Marsh, paster of the M. E. church at Albion.
DAILY TIMES REPUBLICAN - Tuesday -- Feb 24, 1891
Mrs. Adney Fogg, a sister of William Andrews, of this city, and residing 6 miles north of town, died very suddenly, presumably of heart disease. Mrs. Fogg and her husband were at the Quaker church at the time of her death, attending a revival meeting, and was in the attitude of prayer, when it was noticed that her voice became weaker and she ceased speaking altogether. Her husband and others went to her and laid her on the floor, sending at once for a physician, but life was extinct when he arrived. Mrs. Fogg was an old resident of Taylor township, and loved and respected by all for her many good traits of head and heart. The funeral will occur Thursday.
DAILY TIMES REPUBLICAN - Friday -- Feb 27, 1891
The funeral for Mrs. Adney Fogg, at the Prairieville church 6 miles north of town, was largely attended yesterday, the church being crowded and many were unable to get seats. The singing was most appropriate, the favorite songs of the deceased having been selected for the occasion. The services were held at 1:30 and conducted by Rev. White.
March 7, Frederick Boyce, the old gentleman who was stopping with Mr. and Mrs. Fogg, died of old age, and soon after his burial Mr. Fogg was taken ill with pneumonia and pleurisy, and yesterday morning at 7 o'clock, he too, yielded up the ghost. He was a b brother-in-law to William Andrews, of this city, and both he and his wife were earnest and consistent members of the Quaker church, near their late home, and were much esteemed by all their neighbors. Mr. Fogg was a native of New Jersey, and 63 years old. He was an old resident of Taylor township, having resided there for the past 35 years. The funeral will occur Thursday at 1:30 from the Prairieville church, in which both often worshiped.
DAILY TIMES REPUBLICAN - Monday -- Mar 9, 1891
On Friday night Mr. Frederick Boyce, an aged Englishman, died at the home of Mr. Adney Fogg in Taylor township, Mr. Boyce had lived at the Fogg home for 10 years and had been troubled with rheumatism. His age was 82 years. He was buried Sunday at the Friends burial ground in Taylor township.
DAILY TIMES REPUBLICAN - Monday -- Mar 23, 1891
Mr. Adney Fogg is reported to be seriously ill from an attack of pneumonia. It will be remembered that his wife recently died while in the attitude of prayer at a religious service, and that her death was followed shortly afterward by that of the Aged Englishman who lived at the Fogg home.
DAILY TIMES REPUBLICAN - Tuesday -- Mar 24, 1891
Four weeks ago yesterday morning, there was no happier or more contented homes in Iowa than that of Adney Fogg and wife, of Taylor township. Besides Mr. and Mrs. Fogg there was an aged Englishman, who made his home with them, and these three constituted the household. Just 4 weeks ago last evening, Mr. and Mrs Fogg went to the Prairieville church to attend a revival meeting and while in the attitude of prayer, Mrs. Fogg suddenly ceased speaking, her voice sinking to a whisper, and when her husband and others reached her side, her spirit had winged it's flight.
Adney Fog was born in New Jersey, June 1, 1828. While quite young he moved with his parents Columbian county, Ohio, where he married Miss Elizabeth Andrews, of this city Aug 19, 1850. Shortly after they were married they moved to Jefferson county, Iowa, remaining until 1856, when they moved to Marshall county. Three children survive them, a son, Edward B. Fogg, and Mrs. E.T. Maulsby and Mrs. Martha E. Kerr.
JOHN LLOYD. Marshalltown T. R. -- Sept 30, 1896
A telephone message from the poor farm announces the death at noon today of John J. Lloyd, 76 years of age. Mr. Lloyd was formerly a gardener in this city, but has been in declining health for some time.
Mrs. Margaret Lloyd Times Republican -- Saturday -- May 3, 1913
Mrs. Lloyd Dead. Old Taylor Township Resident Dies of Ailments of Old Age.
Mrs. Margaret Lloyd, aged 82 years, the widow of John Lloyd, an old resident of Taylor township, died at her home, 5½ miles north of the city, Friday evening at 6 o'clock, of ailments due to old age. Mrs. Lloyd had been failing in health for several months.
Mrs. Lloyd was a native of Columbiana Co., Ohio, where she was born September 3, 1830. Her maiden name was Margaret Andrews. She was reared in Columbiana Co, where she was married to John Lloyd April 29, 1851. In 1866 Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd came to Iowa and settled on the farm in Taylor township, where they both died. Mr. Lloyd died Feb 24, 1896.
Mrs. Lloyd was the mother of 7 children, 2 of whom died when they were young. The surviving children are Misses Martha and Sybil Lloyd, of Taylor township ; Mrs. Lizzie Pearson, Pasadena, Calif. ; Mrs. Ruth Stubbs, Green Mountain ; and John C. Lloyd, Taylor township. One brother and 4 sisters also survive Mrs. Lloyd. They are James Andrews, of this city ; Mrs. Martha Owen, of Denver ; and Mrs. Mary A Santee, Mrs. D. C Andrews and Miss Deborah Andrews of Whittier, Califi.
The funeral will be held from the home at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. A. T. Ware, of New Providence, officiating. burial will be in the Prairieville cemetery.
Times Republican -- Tuesday - May 6, 1913
The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Lloyd was held form the residence, 5 miles north of the city, at 11 o'clock Monday forenoon, Rev. A. T. Ware, of New Providence, officiated, and the service was quite largely attended. Many flowers were sent by friends. Internment was in the Prairieville cemetery. The pallbearers were J. C. Lloyd, a son, and Dan Andrews, E. C. Andrews, Frank Andrews, and V. L. Stubbs and Raymond Stubbs, nephews.
Times Republican -- July 3, 1923
Martha E. Lloyd Dies At Home Of Niece From Paralysis
Having been in failing health for the last 3 years Miss Martha E. Lloyd died from general paralysis at 2:15 this morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. Lyle Wheeler, 612 N. 4th Ave.
Miss Lloyd was born Feb 19, 1858 in Ohio and came here in 1866, setting in Taylor twp. with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lloyd. She was a member of the Friends church. After the death of her parents she lived with her sister, Mrs. Ruth Stubbs, of Green Mountain, until 3 years ago. Since then she has lived with her nieces, Mrs. Lyle Wheeler, city, and Mrs. Floyd Handorf, Beaman.
Surviving Miss Lloyd are 1 brother, John C., living north of the city and 2 sisters, Mrs. George Pierson, Pasadena, Califo. and Miss Sibyl Lloyd, city.
The funeral will be held here at 10:30 Thursday morning at the Friend church which will be open to friends at 10 o'clock. burial will be in the Prairieville cemetery, north of the city.
Times Republican -- Friday, July 6, 1923
The funeral of Miss Martha E. Lloyd was held at 10:30 Thursday morning at the Friends church, in charge of Rev. T. Dillon, of Albion. The pallbearers were Vern, Raymond, Ralph and Walter Stubbs, Floyd Handorf and Lyle Wheeler. The flowers were in charge of Miss Elsie Lloyd and Mrs. Gale Stubbs. Burial was in the Prairieville cemetery, north of the city.
Times Republican -- December 17, 1927
OBITUARY -- Sibyl J. Lloyd
Miss Sibyl J. Lloyd, a resident of the county for more than 60 years and an invalid for more than 9 years, died early today at the Deaconess hospital, where she had been a patient for a week. Death was due to palsy. In the last few years Miss Lloyd had made her home with a niece, Mrs. Lloyd Handorf 3½ miles southwest of Beaman.
Miss Lloyd was born at Mount Pleasant, Ohio, Aug. 13, 1860. She came to Marshall country in 1866 with her parents, John and Margaret Lloyd, who were among the early residents of Taylor twp. The old Lloyd home was 6 miles north of this city.
Miss Lloyd is survived by a sister, Mrs. George H. Pierson, of Pasadena, Calif., and a brother, John C. Lloyd, north of the city. She was a member of the Friend's church.
Times Republican -- Tuesday Dec. 20, 1927
Funeral services for Miss Sibyl Lloyd, who died Saturday morning at the Deaconess hospital, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Estal funeral home, with Rev. H. W. Cope in charge. The pallbearers were Vern, Raymond, Ralph and Harold Stubbs, Lester Keese and Lloyd Handorf. Burial was i nt the Prairieville cemetery, 6 miles north of the city. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Handorf, of Beaman, were present from away.
Many more obituaries.
The Prairieville Cemetery records are probably copied from the Prairieville Ladies Club archives with the intent of giving to the Marshall County History Museum in the late 1970s and procrastination has made the records available as a part of this website. That copy will be given about thirty years late.
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