OF JOHN IRISH
directed the engineers for surveying the road through Sigourney,
He was a Railroad Construction Engineer at 18 years. President
in 1886 made him Chief of the Bureau of Irrigation in Wash-
D.C. and Surveyor General of Nevada, in 1893.
Hannah Elizabeth, b. 2-23-1856 in Iowa City, Iowa. d. in 1952 unm.
founded Irish Business College at Iowa City, Iowa. She was a
of the D.A.R. on her mother’s line.
Ruth Ann, b. 6-26-1859; d. 9-7-1949. Before marriage, she was Princi-
of a School in Iowa City, Iowa.
m. 10-19-1887, Dr. Charles Hicklen Preston
born in Davenport, Iowa:
Susan Abigail Preston, b, 7-31-1888. Teacher & Librarian.
Ella Elizabeth Preston, b. 7-31-1888.
of Art in Davenport, Iowa, 1927-1956
Charles Irish Preston, b. 11-2-1892. Mechanical Engineer.
Gilbert Robinson, b. 10-30-1837 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Teacher & Horti-
d. 6-11-1911 in Iowa City, Iowa.
m. 10-9-1879, Josephine Martha Strawbridge, b. 4-10-1845; d. 3-15-1922.
Jane Terrell, b. 6-3-1881 in Iowa City, Iowa. Res. “Rose Hill” estate,
Thomas Myrick, b. 2-7-1841 in Iowa City, Iowa. Taught school in Dubuque,
for more than 40 years. d. 10-21-1931 in Los Angeles, Calif.
m. 8-6-1868, Margaret Ryan, b. in Wexford, Ireland
born in Dubuque, Iowa:
Fred Mortimer, b. 5-16-1870; d. 4-12-1941 in Tempe, Arizona.
m. 8-9-1900, Katherine Griswold. Divorced. No issue.
Mary, b. 12-5-1872; d. 11- -1908, unm.
John T., b.
4-8-1875; d. 4-22-1944 in Tulare, California.
m., Pearle Carbaugh, b. No issue.
Isabel, b. 7-5-1877; d. 5-7-1886 in a sledding accident.
Charles, b. 9-23-1879; d. 9-4-1880.
John Powell, b. 1-1-1843 in Iowa City, Iowa. Was an Iowa politician and
to Port of San Salvador and representative in Iowa
editor of paper in California and farmed in Sacramento
California. d. 10-6-1923 in street car accident in Oakland,
m. 11-8-1875, Anna (McClellan) Fletcher.
Frances, b. 11-16-1876; d. 8-28-1952 in Berkeley, California.
m. 6-15-1905, Francis Hus
Anne Hus; m. David Brower & had 4 children.
Francis Hus, m. 3 times, the last time to a full blooded Japanese;
John Peck, b. 10-28-1881; d, 1-13-1946 in Oakland, Cal.
m., Elizabeth Lamb. No issue.
Ruth Elizabeth, b, 7-7-I847 at Iowa City, Iowa; d. 3-20-1938 at the “Rose
estate at Iowa City, Iowa. unm.
As a young man, Frederick Macy was a sailor on a whaling ship from Nan-
He was in the foundry and machine business in Terre Haute,
and came to Iowa on horseback in the spring of 1839.
815 History of Dubuque, Iowa. 1880
73, New York Genealogical and Biological Record
Marriage Records, by Josephine C. Frost, 974739. Q.H. 88
of Old Settlers of Johnson County, Iowa in 1886, by Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert R.
of Mrs. Ruth Ann (Irish) Preston,. Davenport, Iowa
of Miss Ella Elizabeth Preston. 1322 E. 12th Street, Davenport, Iowa
S. Census of 1860 for Iowa City Twp., Johnson County, Iowa