Sunday, May 26, 2013

Jane Anna Witherwax/Weatherwax (1816-1888)

Jane Anna Weatherwax b: 8 Mar 1816 in Dutchess co. NY was the daughter of Martinus (Martin) Weatherwax and wife Maria Martin. She married Charles Whitaker abt 1837 in Red Hook NY. They had the following children:
1.Eliza H. Whitaker b: 2 Feb 1838 Red Hook
2. John Whitaker b:c1839 Red Hook
3. Charles Whitaker b: 1843 Red Hook
4.Emily Serena Whitaker b: 13 Mar1842 Red Hook
5.Byron Whitaker b:1 Oct 1848 Red Hook
6 Joseph Whitaker b:c1851 Red Hook
7. Lydia Whitaker b: c1853 Red Hook
8. Carrie Whitaker b:c1855 Ted Hook
9.Eberle Whitaker b:c1863 Davenport,Scott Iowa
Jane d:23 Apr 1888;Davenport,Scott IA
Charles Whitaker d:8 Mar 1889; Davenport Scott IA
both are buried in Oakdale Cemetery Davenport Scott co. IA.
Their first born daughter Eliza Harrriet eas baptized in St. Pauls Luthern Church Red Hook,Dutchess co NY. No other child appears to have been baptized in the Red Hook area. I have most of the Churchbook records for Dutchess co NY and no where do any other children appear. This is not unusual. The family appears in USC1850 in Red Hook surname is listed as WITAKER there. It appears they migrated to Iowa between 1855-1863. They appear in USC 1870-1880 in Davenport Scott co IA.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Melvin was the son of Clifford H. Weatherwax (1879-1958) and wife Anna L. Arndt. Born 6 Jan 1907 in Des Lac, ND. He married first to Emma Bertha Handt on 19 Nov 1927 in Mitchell co. IA. They had one child a daughter Arlene Mildred Weatherwax b: 18 Apr 1928. Emma died 9 Aug 1928 and their daughter was raised by her mother Augusta Handt. Ref: USC1930 Floyd,IA). Melvin married second to Ruby L. Brandeau on 16 Nov 1933 in Charles city Floyd,IA. They hadthree children
Edna Mae b: 2 Aug 1934
Karen Kay b: 19 Feb 1937
Clifford b:8 Jun 1944.
Melvin d: Aug 1981 in Rockford,Floyd IA, He is buried in Nora Springs,IA