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Re: William Lovelady 1811-1896
Posted by: Edward Engelhardt (ID *****2505) Date: October 06, 2002 at 18:25:41
In Reply to: Re: William Lovelady 1811-1896 by Mona Sarratt Knight of 326

I recently visited Sidney and Hamburg, and was shown the 1881 History by the County Historical Society.
Malinda J Lovelady, daughter of William, was my grandmother's mother, wife of Edward Simons, son of Edward T. (1822-1904)and Sarah(1825-1913) Simons, who are buried in the Sidney cemetary. She died of "childbed fever" shortly after giving birth to my grandmother,Jessie Gertrude (Simons) Fowler, in Atlantic, IA, on July 13th, 1874. She is probably buried in Atlantic. Simons remarried and moved to California where he lived into his late 80's.

My uncle, Leslie Fowler, of South Hadley Falls, MA, visited Fremont Co. about 40 years ago, armed with a picture of a 2 story (brick?) house that was supposed to be the Lovelady homestead. He said that the upper story of the house had been removed, to make it one-story, and it was occupied by an elderly woman who apparently "had it in" for the Loveladys for some reason. She told my uncle that she had hired a local man to cart away and dump the headstones of the old Lovelady family plot. Perhaps they may be in a landfill somewhere, or are being used as flagstones or such like and may some day turn up.

Any additional history of Simonses or Loveladys in the area would be of interest. I believe that Edward and Sarah lived in Hamburg for several years and that some of their offspring who died in infancy may be buried there.

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