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Re: Molly W. Triggs 1868 Liberty Center, Iowa?
Posted by: Wbh (ID *****1115) Date: July 19, 2012 at 18:27:49
In Reply to: Molly W. Triggs 1868 Liberty Center, Iowa? by Sharon Garrison of 439

From Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
Groom's Name: V. S. Martin
Bride's Name: M. V. Triggs
Marriage Date: 01 Mar 1880
Marriage Place: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
The record is here:

Don't you just love vital records that give only initials, and are transcribed, not original, so you can't interpret the initials yourself.

A later record mentions the birth of a female Martin child to Vincent L. Martin and Molly V. Triggs on 23 July 1880. The record is here:

The 1880 census of Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, shows the following family:
Household Gender Age Birthplace
SELF Vincent S. Martin M 47 Ohio, United States occupation = Plasterer
WIFE Mollie V. Martin F 24 Iowa, United States
SON Edgar E. Martin M 20 Iowa, United States
SON Charles C. Martin M 18 Iowa, United States
SON William C. Martin M 14 Iowa, United States
SON Frank A. Martin M 13 Iowa, United States
DAU Carrie D. Martin F 9 Iowa, United States
SON Harry V. Martin M 6 Iowa, United States
SON Norman B. Martin M 3 Iowa, United States
Other Lovisa Triggs F 18 Iowa, United States
The record is here:

20 years later all but one child has left the household for the 1900 census of ED 87 Des Moines Township, Precinct 3 Des Moines city Ward 4, Polk, Iowa:
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Vencint S Martin M 66 Ohio born May 1834, married 20 years
Wife Mollie V Martin F 43 Iowa born March 1857, mother of 2 children, 1 still living
Son John L Martin M 19 Iowa born November 1881
The census record is here:

By 1910 Mollie is widowed and living in the home of her brother-in-law at Des Moines Ward 2, Polk, Iowa:
Household Gender Age Birthplace
SELF James Martin M 49y Iowa
WIFE Louise C Martin F 47y Iowa
SON Clarence E Martin M 23y Iowa
SON Rosco Martin M 19y Iowa
SON Robert Martin M 16y Iowa
DAU Gladdis Martin F 13y Iowa
SON Howard Martin M 10y Iowa
SON Charles Martin M 6y Iowa
SISTER-IN-LAW Molly V Martin F 52y Iowa
BRO Harry Martin M 27y Iowa
The census record is here:

Mollie appears in the 1860 census of Warren county, Iowa, with her parents and siblings:
Jacob Triggs M 32 Indiana
Nancy J Triggs F 33 Indiana
Jonas J Triggs M 11 Indiana
Sarah J Triggs F 10 Indiana
Julia C Triggs F 8 Indiana
Susan L Triggs F 5 Iowa
Mary E Triggs F 3 Iowa
John S Triggs M 0 Iowa

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