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Infant daughter of J. M. and E. Liggett ~ Iowa
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: February 07, 2005 at 19:17:18
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The Old Fairfield City Cemetery (Jefferson County, Iowa)

Refer to Page 7, this volume –
1850 Census of Fairfield:
145-147. MATILDA F. RATLIFF 30 f $300 RE; born Ky.
LUCY A. “ 13 f Ill.
SARAH “ 11 f “

Refer to DIXON FAMILY, Page 24, this volume –
1850 Census of Fairfield:
75-77 THOS. DIXON 33 m Black Smith; $880 RE; born Eng.
MARCY H. “ 34 f N.Y.
WM. C. “ 5 m Ohio
GEO. F. “ 4 m “
THEODORE “ 1 m “

Refer to Page 39, this volume –
Jefferson County Republican
Sept. 20, 1898
Page 4 col. 4

Death of ANDREW J. BOYD; born Dec. 5, 1819 near Richmond, Va.; came to Fairfield about 1857; married, 1864, MARY MONROE….

130. CONNOR: “My Husband” – JAMES O., Born in the Parish of Down, County Tipperary, Ireland, Died Sept. 28, 1883, In the 65 year of his age.

131. READY: PATRICK, Born in Kilrdisirt (Kiladysart?), County Clare, Ireland,
Died Aug. 27, 1888, Aged 59 Years. Co. C, 12 Reg. N. Y. Vol.
MORRIS, Son of P. & M. READY, Died Nov. 7, 1869, Aged 2 yrs. 4mos. 15d.

Fairfield Ledger
Aug. 29, 1888
Page 4 col. 6-7.

COLLIDING CARS. A terrible wreck on the Q. and a loss of three lives…PATRICK READY was also an Irishman by birth, and had lived in this city 22 years, an employee of the railroad company during nearly all that time. He was about 65 years of age, and a wife and two sons, lads of 15 and 17, survive him. Like the comrade who died with him, MR. READY had many warm friends here. He was a soldier in the Union army, a member of Company C, 12th New York Infantry, and was disabled in the service. Both men had acquired nice homes and leave their families in comfortable circumstances.

Fairfield Ledger-Journal
Jan. 2, 1923
Page 1 col. 5

MRS. MARY READY died aged 83; born May 1, 1839, County Clare, Ireland; married PATRICK READY in 1864; three children; he was killed in train wreck 1888…
(Burial Permit shows she was buried in City Cemetery.)

Page 468, Vol. 2, Fulton’s “History of Jefferson County” (1912)
JOHN F. READY, county attorney of Jefferson County; born here 14 Nov. 1872. His parents, PATRICK and MARY (COLLINS) READY, were both natives of Milltown, County Clare Ireland. The mother came to the U. S. in 1861 when about 20 years of age. MR. READY having made the trip several years before. He was in the regiment that was enroute for the front and which MRS. READY saw as it marched near the dock. He had enlisted, 51st N. Y. Inf. And served until honorably discharged on account of disability, his elbow having been shot off …He met and married MISS MARY COLLINS, wedding celebrated in Syracuse, New York. Arrived in Fairfield in 1866 or 1867. Three children: MORRIS, who was burned to death when two years of age; JOHN F.; and W. J. at home with his mother.

MR. JOHN F. READY married, 21 July 1909, MISS. ELIZABETH HAYDEN, native of Creston, Iowa, daughter of MICHAEL and MARGARET HAYDEN. They have one child, MARY MARGARET.

133. RONAN: JOHN, son of J. P. & B. M. RONAN, Died July 25, 1883,
Aged 20 ys. 4 mo. 19 days.

Fairfield Ledger
Aug. 1, 1883
Page 3 col. 4

JOHN *ROONEY, whose parents live near Whitfield, was killed by the cars near Mt. Pleasant last Wednesday. His foot caught in the frog at the switch. He died in a short time. He was an excellent young man, about twenty years old. His parents have the deep sympathy of the community in their affliction. The young man was buried here Thursday forenoon, services being held at the Catholic church.

134. RONAN: JOHN P. Died Jan. 6, 1886, Aged 47 ys 10 mo. 2 days.

Burial Permit shows he died Jan. 6, 1886 at Whitfield (Krum), age 47-9-28.

Fairfield Ledger
Feb. 3, 1886
Page 3 col. 3

JOHN RONAN, a resident of Jefferson County for 17 years past, died at his home in Whitfield on the 6th ult., after six months’ illness from malarial fever. Deceased was born in County Galway, Ireland, his age was 48 years and he had been in this country 30 years. He leaves a wife and seven children, the eldest of which is 20. Remains interred in this city.

Fairfield Tribune
Thurs. Feb. 4, 1886
Page 3 col. 3

We failed to notice at the time the death of an excellent citizen of Whitfield, that of MR. JOHN P. RONAN, which occurred on the 6th day of January….He was 48 years old, having been born in County Galway, Ireland, in 1838. In 1862 he was married in the state of New York to the loving companion who still survives him, and in 1869 they removed to this county, where they have since lived. About four years ago he moved to Whitfield. Since then MRS. RONAN has been sorely afflicted, losing her eldest son, a most excellent young man, by an accident on the railroad at Mt. Pleasant some two years ago, and now has her husband taken from her. Seven children remain, four boys and three girls, the oldest of the children a son about twenty years old. The funeral occurred on Friday, January 8th.

The Old Fairfield City Cemetery

135. HAYES: AGNES I., Born Feb. 8, 1880, Died Oct. 16, 1898.

(Burial Permit shows AGNES T. HAYES, age 18-8-27, female, white, died at Glendale Oct. 16, 1898.)

136. HAYES: JAMES, 1827 – 1907. (Journal Jan. 2, 1907)
KITTIE S., Daughter, 1862 – 1909.
MATTHEW, 1867 – 1914. (V. 5, p. 29.)

Fairfield Ledger
Jan. 9, 1907
Page 7 col. 3

AN OLD TIME BURLINGTON EMPLOYEE. JAMES HAYES, who died at Glendale the 1st inst., was an old time employee of the C. B. & Q. Railway company. He came here with the construction of the B. & K. railroad in 1858, and had resided here uninterruptedly since that time. He was for more than a third of a century section foreman at Glendale. He was a good man and citizen, honest in his dealings with his fellow men and faithful to his employers in every trust. MR. HAYES was a native of Ireland and was about seventy years of age. Five children survive him—MATTHEW, CATHERINE and ANNA at home, JOHN, a railway conductor in Utah, and WILLIAM, a station agent in Colorado. Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s church, this city, the 4th inst. by REV. H. J. HOGAN.

The Fairfield Tribune
Nov. 15, 1905
Page 3 col. 4

Death of W. F. HAYES, master carpenter on Burlington RR; body taken to Creston for burial. About 30 yrs. of age; survived by mother and two brothers, GEO. P. and A. J. HAYES, both officials of the bridge dept. Son of MRS. ANNA HAYES, for many years a resident of Fairfield.

137. GOODRIDGE: WILLIAM A., Born Nov. 5, 1837, Died June 19, 1897.

138. MONROE: (W. face) ALBERT, Died Sept. 12, 1893, Aged 28 y.
(S. face) CHARLEY, son of A. & P. E. MONROE,
Died Aug. 16, 1888, Aged 1 y. 11 m. 7 d.

Burial Permit at City Hall show age of CHAS. E. MONROE as 1-11-20, died Aug. 16, 1888. ALBERT MONROE, age 24, died Sept. 12, 1893.

Fairfield Ledger
Sept. 20, 1893
Page 3 col. 4

FELL FROM A TRAIN. ALBERT MONROE, a brakeman on a C. B. & Q. freight train, fell from a car Tuesday morning of last week near Lucas and was instantly killed. MONROE was about 27 years of age and formerly resided in this city. He married a daughter of WILLIAM DESPAIN, who, with two or three children, survives him. The remains were brought to this city for interment and the funeral took place Thursday afternoon. DR. MAGILL conducted the services. A number of fellow employees assisted in performing the last sad rites for their comrade.

The Old Fairfield City Cemetery

139. PEEBLER: SAMUEL S., Nov. 9, 1798 – May 14, 1842.
DARTHY, his wife, Apr. 13, 1811- May 15, 1842.

(Note: From the 1880 Census, both were born in Kentucky.)

“They died within 24 hours of each other and were buried in a double grave.” (Ledger, Oct. 2, 1939, Sec. ?, p. 2.)

Original Land Entry. United States to MICHAEL F. PEEBLER. Dated Feb. 8, 1843, W. half of SE Qr. of Sec. 25, Twp. 72, R.10, 80 Acres, Jefferson County, Iowa. (Patent, Bk. 55, p. 450)
Affidavit. Dated Feb. 20, 1905, Recorded Feb. 25, 1905, in Book 52, p. 323. MICHAEL D. PEEBLER, to The Public. MICHAEL D. PEEBLER being duly sworn on oath says he was personally acquainted with the legal heirs of SAMUEL S. PEEBLER, deceased, being the MICHAEL D. PEEBLER mentioned in deed from MICHAEL F. PEEBLER and wife, dated May 9, 1843, recorded in Bk. B, p. 244, Jefferson County Records, conveying SW Qr. Sec. 25, Twp. 72, R.10 40 Acres to ELIZA JANE PEEBLER, WILLIAM HENRY PEEBLER, MARY ANN PEEBLER, JOHN J. PEEBLER, MICHAEL D. PEEBLER, SYRENE PEEBLER, and CYRUS SAMUEL DARIUS PEELBER, that the grantees named in said deed were the sole and only heirs at law of SAMUEL S. PEEBLER, deceased. That ELIZA JANE PEEBLER afterwards intermarried with JESSE B. WEST; MARY ANN PEEBLER intermarried with JOSEPH HOLSINGER, and CYRENE PEEBLER intermarried with CHARLES T. GLENN…..WILLIAM H. PEEBLER on 27 Aug. 1860 was an unmarried man of lawful age and competent to convey….SAMUEL CYRUS DARIAS PEEBLER was my brother and he was at date of execution of said deed to us a minor….”

MICHAEL D. PEEBLER had, among other children, a son JOHN W. PEEBLER, who in turn was the father of GLENN PEEBLER of Fairfield. (Ledger, Oct. 2, 1939, G-2) GLENN and ESTHER (MCCAIN) PEEBLER, have one son, RICHARD GLENN PEEBLER, nine years old in 1939.

Fairfield Ledger
Mon. June 16, 1958

PEEBLER-CLARK VOWS RECITED. At the Christian church in Winterset, June *. RICHARD G. PEEBLER, son of MR. and MRS. GLENN L. PEEBLER, 807 S. Fourth, Fairfield; the bride is the former JANICE VEE CLARK, daughter of MR. and MRS. F. VERNON CLARK of Winterset….ROBERT DOTY of Dania, Fla., was his cousin’s best man…MRS. ROBERT DOTY, Dania, Fla., and MRS. LOLA DREWER, Mt. Pleasant, aunts of the bridegroom. Bride is 1958 graduate Drake University and was 1957 Drake homecoming queen…..

Fairfield Ledger
Mon. Apr. 4, 1963
Page 8 col. 5

MRS. RATCLIFF DIES IN FLORIDA. MRS. BRUCE RATCLIFF, former well known resident of Fairfield and mother of GLENN L. PEEBLER, Fairfield, passed away Sunday at Dania, Fla., where she had made her home the past few years. The body is being returned to Fairfield and will arrive at the Raymond funeral home Thursday. Last rites will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with the REV. EDWARD ESLER officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. The rites will include OES services.

MARGARET DAVIS RATCLIFF, 90, was born March 13, 1872, on a farm 4 ½ miles north of Fairfield. She was the daughter of ELLIOTT and MARY LINN DAVIS. She was reared and educated in Jefferson County, and spent practically all of her life in this community until moving to Florida.

She was married March 3, 1891, at Libertyville to JOHN W. PEEBLER. In 1920 she was married to BRUCE RATCLIFF at Fairfield. MRS. RATCLIFF was a member of the Lutheran church. Survivors include one son, GLENN L. PEEBLER, Fairfield; one daughter, MRS. NELLE M. DOTY, Dania, Fla.; two grandsons and four great-grandsons. She had made her home with her daughter at Dania the past few years. MRS. RATCLIFF was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, four brothers and two sisters.

Fairfield Ledger
Sat. Sept. 19, 1964
Page 2 col. 5

PEEBLERS MOVE TO IOWA CITY. RICHARD PEEBLER came from Iowa City Friday evening to join his wife and two children, RHONDA and MIKE, who have been visiting his parents, MR. and MRS. GLENN PEEBLER, 404 South Third.

The RICHARD PEEBLERS have sold their home in Des Moines where he was associated with Drake University, and are moving to Iowa City. They will live in a motel until their new home is completed. PEEBLER is assistant dean of the College of Business Administration at SUI while he is completing work on his Ph. D.

Fairfield Ledger
Thur. Apr. 8, 1965
Page 3 col. 4

PEEBLER NEW DRAKE DEAN. (Photo) RICHARD G. PEEBLER, former Fairfield resident, has been named dean of the college of business administration at Drake University.

His appointment was announced Wednesday by DR. GEORGE C. HUFF, vice-president of academic administration.

PEEBLER served on the Drake faculty from 1956 to 1964. He is returning after one year as assistant dean of the college of business administration at the University of Iowa.

PEEBLER is the son of MR. and MRS. GLENN L. PEEBLER, 404 S. Third. He is married and the father of two children.

The Old Fairfield City Cemetery

Died Sept. 21, 1871, Aged 10 Mos. 7 Ds.

Fairfield Tribune
May 9, 1888
Page 3 col. 3

MARRIED. At St. Mary’s Catholic church in this city, Wednesday, May 2, at 11 o’clock by REV. H. B. KELLY, MR. HENRY BETTENDORF and MISS MAGGIE DWYER….The happy couple left for Glasgow, where the will make their home.

Fairfield Ledger
Mar. 6, 1930

HENRY BETTENDORF bur. Evergreen.

Died Apr. 15, 1879, Aged 27 Y. 11 M. & 15 D.

142. BENNET: Father – JOEL D., Died March 11, 1884,
Aged 55 yrs. 9 ms. 4 days.

143. BENNETT: Mother – MARY H., Wife of J. D. BENNETT,
Died April 2, 1887, Aged 56 years 13 days.

144. ________: WILLIE U. (No family name; no other stone nearby.)

145. TEANZER: HERMAN, Died June 8, 1857, Aged 32 ys. 6 mos. 7 ds.

146. LIGGETT: Infant dau. of J. M. & E. LIGGETT, Born Feb. 24, 1856.

Died Oct. 20, 1855, Aged 9 mos.

148. ALTEMUS: In memory of ISIDORE, Born in Monroe County, Pa.,
Jan. 7, 1832, Died May 8, 1883. Aged 5 yrs. 4 mos. & 1 dy.

149. CRANDALL: HANNAH, Wife of G. (or C.) CRANDALL, Died May 18, 1857
Aged 61 yrs.

Fairfield Ledger
May 29, 1857
Page 3 col. 1

DIED, in Fairfield, Iowa, May 18, MRS. HANNAH CRANDALL, aged 61 years, formerly of Goshen, Conn.

150. STRANAHAN: ALBERT H., son of A. G. & R. G. STRANAHAN,
Died Aug. 1, 1855, Aged 20 ys. 5 ms. 13 d’s.

151. MCMASTER: WM. “Father” Died Aug. 28, 1883, Aged 81 yrs. 8 mos. 18 ds.

152. MCREYNOLDS: WILLIAM R., son of J. W. & L. M., 1883-1889.

(Burial Permit shows WILLIE MCREYNOLDS, age 5-11-16, male, white, died at Richland, Keokuk County, Oct. 5, 1889.)

153. FRANTZ: WILLIAMS S., son of CHARLES H. & MARY A. FRANTZ, 1856- 1891.
(handwritten)-D. Manitou, Col, May 3, 1891, Pneumonia.

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