Posted By:Mona Sarratt Knight
Subject:Re: Madison R.Dilley 1873-1923 Magnolia Cem.
Post Date:May 24, 2001 at 21:31:27
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Forum:Harrison County, IA Genealogy Forum
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I'm not a member of this family but do historical and genealogy research in western Iowa of early pioneers. I have the following information about this family:

Burials, Harrison Co., Iowa:
Frances Dilley, Death Date: 08 Feb 1879
Age: 29, buried Purcell Cemetery, Boyer, Iowa. wife of D.H. Dilley.

Madison Russell Dilley
Birth Date: 20 Jul 1873
Death Date: 01 Jul 1923
Buried Magnolia Cemetery.

It's a guess, but possible that Frances Dilley was the mother of Madison R. and D.H. Dilley was his father. Just a guess. Madison Russell Dilley married Delia Lillian Mahoney on Dec 1, 1904, in Monona Co., Iowa. She was the daughter of Elisha Mahoney and Martha Scarborrough Mahoney and was born in Harrison Co. on April 11, 1884. Elisha was born Oct 1860 in Harrison Co., son of Stephen Mahoney and Martha Baraclough Mahoney. Stephen Mahoney was one of the early settlers of Magnolia Township, Harrison Co., Iowa, as noted in the 1915 History of Harrison Co., as follows (Page 329): Speaking of truly prominent pioneer families, the name of Stephen Mahoney should not be forgotten. He had a wife and eleven children. They came with 130 other persons, being Latter-Day Saints who emigrated from Maryland. They came to Council Bluffs in April 1851, and to Magnolia township in 1852. Stephen Mahoney died in February, 1888, leaving his widow most of the landed estate. He and Judge Jonas Chapman operated the first saw and shingle-cutting mill in Harrison Co. (end) It's possible that the Dilley family were from Maryland as well and were with that group of Mormon pioneers who all traveled together. I have info on the children of these couples, but this info is also at the LDS Web site at Hope this helps you.