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Calling all Ordway's I need your help
Posted by: Charlie Holm (ID *****3486) Date: March 30, 2008 at 15:00:20
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Ok, I don't have a lot of information just names and a story on only one person in the list below. I do know one thing though, the names go in the order that they are listed.

R. Eileen Ordway - lives in Sloan, IA
William Wayne Ordway
William Wayne Ordway, Sr.
Dr. William Whittemore Ordway
Story for Dr. Ordway:
Sioux Valley News
Correctionville, Woodbury co., Iowa
January 02, 1885

A dastardly attempt was made in Monona county at a late hour on the night of the 2d on the life of Dr. W.W. Ordway, a wealthy farmer living on the Mapleton and Onawa stage road, near Castana. The robbery was made about 12 o'clock by two men, who came and woke the doctor up, saying they wanted some medicine. One man was admitted to the house, and while the doctor was striking a light the other fired a gun through the window, hitting him in the left cheek, circling around and taking off his lip and top of his nose. The doctor grappled with the man within, and during the melee the other man carried off the trunk. Saturday afternoon Sheriff Walker, of Onawa, placed under arrest a young man by the name of G.F. Struble, who lives on one of Ordway's farms, just across the Maple river, and about half a mile distant from Ordway's. A gun and mitten found at Ordway's were identified as belonging to Struble. Burnt paper was found around Struble's premises, and much evidence has been gathered against him. There has been much trouble between the two, Struble claiming that some mortgages he had given Ordway had been paid but not satisfied on the records. The trunk, containing a little money and valuable papers which were taken when the house was robbed, is believed to have contained other notes and mortgages given by Struble to Ordway. The getting of these papers and destroying them, rather than the money supposed to be in the trunk, is thought to be the motive for the robbery. Monday afternoon Thos. Struble, a brother of G.F.'s, who was living with him, Will Bell, and the hired man, McBride, were also arrested as participants in the crime. Dr. Ordway was frightfully wounded, but it is thought he will recover.
Stephen Ordway, Jr.
Stephen Ordway, Sr.
John Ordway
Nehemiah Ordway
John Ordway, Jr.
John Ordway, Sr.
James Ordway

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