He directed the engineers for surveying the road through Sigourney,

Iowa. He was a Railroad Construction Engineer at 18 years. President

Cleveland in 1886 made him Chief of the Bureau of Irrigation in Wash-

ington, D.C. and Surveyor General of Nevada, in 1893.


2246. Hannah Elizabeth, b. 2-23-1856 in Iowa City, Iowa. d. in 1952 unm.

She founded Irish Business College at Iowa City, Iowa. She was a

member of the D.A.R. on her mother’s line.

2247. Ruth Ann, b. 6-26-1859; d. 9-7-1949. Before marriage, she was Princi-

al of a School in Iowa City, Iowa.

2248.   m. 10-19-1887, Dr. Charles Hicklen Preston

Children born in Davenport, Iowa:

2261. Susan Abigail Preston, b, 7-31-1888. Teacher & Librarian.

2262. Ella Elizabeth Preston, b. 7-31-1888.

Supervisor of Art in Davenport, Iowa, 1927-1956

2263. Charles Irish Preston, b. 11-2-1892. Mechanical Engineer.

2239. Gilbert Robinson, b. 10-30-1837 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Teacher & Horti-

culturist. d. 6-11-1911 in Iowa City, Iowa.

2240.   m. 10-9-1879, Josephine Martha Strawbridge, b. 4-10-1845; d. 3-15-1922.


2249. Jane Terrell, b. 6-3-1881 in Iowa City, Iowa. Res. “Rose Hill” estate,

Iowa City

2241. Thomas Myrick, b. 2-7-1841 in Iowa City, Iowa. Taught school in Dubuque,

Ia. for more than 40 years. d. 10-21-1931 in Los Angeles, Calif.

2242.   m. 8-6-1868, Margaret Ryan, b. in Wexford, Ireland

Children born in Dubuque, Iowa:

2250. Fred Mortimer, b. 5-16-1870; d. 4-12-1941 in Tempe, Arizona.

2251.   m. 8-9-1900, Katherine Griswold. Divorced. No issue.

2252. Mary, b. 12-5-1872; d. 11- -1908, unm.

2253. John T., b. 4-8-1875; d. 4-22-1944 in Tulare, California.

2254.   m., Pearle Carbaugh, b. No issue.

2255. Isabel, b. 7-5-1877; d. 5-7-1886 in a sledding accident.

2256. Charles, b. 9-23-1879; d. 9-4-1880.

2243. John Powell, b. 1-1-1843 in Iowa City, Iowa. Was an Iowa politician and

Ambassador to Port of San Salvador and representative in Iowa

Legislature; editor of paper in California and farmed in Sacramento

Valley, California. d. 10-6-1923 in street car accident in Oakland,


2244.   m. 11-8-1875, Anna (McClellan) Fletcher.


2257. Frances, b. 11-16-1876; d. 8-28-1952 in Berkeley, California.

2258.   m. 6-15-1905, Francis Hus


2264. Anne Hus; m. David Brower & had 4 children.

2265. Francis Hus, m. 3 times, the last time to a full blooded Japanese;

d. 1957.

2259. John Peck, b. 10-28-1881; d, 1-13-1946 in Oakland, Cal.

2260. m., Elizabeth Lamb. No issue.

2245. Ruth Elizabeth, b, 7-7-I847 at Iowa City, Iowa; d. 3-20-1938 at the “Rose

Hill” estate at Iowa City, Iowa. unm.

NOTE: As a young man, Frederick Macy was a sailor on a whaling ship from Nan-

tucket. He was in the foundry and machine business in Terre Haute,

Indiana and came to Iowa on horseback in the spring of 1839.



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Vol. 73, New York Genealogical and Biological Record

Quaker Marriage Records, by Josephine C. Frost, 974739. Q.H. 88

Meeting of Old Settlers of Johnson County, Iowa in 1886, by Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert R. Irish

Notes of Mrs. Ruth Ann (Irish) Preston,. Davenport, Iowa

Notes of Miss Ella Elizabeth Preston. 1322 E. 12th Street, Davenport, Iowa

U. S. Census of 1860 for Iowa City Twp., Johnson County, Iowa