07-Clara Garrett

Birth: 20 Apr 1885, Keokuk Co, IA

Death: 28 Sep 1962, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 77

Burial: Springfield Cemetery

Father: Evan Skillman Garrett

Marriage: 30 Jul 1904, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA

Spouse: Howard MOORE

Birth: 14 Feb 1882, Keokuk Co, IA

Death: 28 Jan 1963, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 80

Burial: Springfield Cemetery

Father: John A Moore (1846-1934)

Mother: Rosa Cochran (1863-1958)

     CHILDREN: Clara and Howard had 5 children:

08----MILDRED MAE MOORE [b. 6 Aug 1905, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 16 Jul 1996, Sigourney, Keokuk Co, IA- age 90, bur. Springfield Cemetery], m. 1st Benjamin Franklin Sr KASKADDEN [b. 14 May 1895; d. 3 May 1976- age 80, bur. Forest Cemetery], PFC, WW1, son of Alfred Ira Kaskadden (1868-1954), had two children:

     09----BENJAMIN FRANKLIN JR KASKADDEN [b. 1927, IA]; and

     09----ALBERTA LOIUSE KASKADDEN [b. 14 Feb 1930, What Cheer, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 28 May 2006, Storm Lake, Buena Vista Co, IA- age 76, bur. Newell Cemetery] 

     Mildred 2nd m. Jacob Newton FOX [b. 10 Mar 1873, VA; d. 12 Oct 1956- age 86, bur. Wymore Cemetery- with his 1st wife], had two children:

     09----NORMAN LEROY FOX [b. 1933, IA]; and

     09----EDWARD EUGENE FOX [b. 1936, IA];

     Mildred 3rd m. Ray YOUNG [b. 1908; d. 1992- age 83, bur. Springfield Cemetery]; 

08----OPAL LUCILLE MOORE [b. 14 Nov 1906, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA; d. Nov 1972, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 65, bur. Forest Cemetery], m. John DUNSMOOR [b. 11 Nov 1902, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 31 Dec 1966, Oskaloosa, Maska Co, IA- age 64, bur. Forest Cemetery], son of George William Dunsmoor (1861-1951) and Hattie L Howar (1874-1956), had 6 children: [findagrave.com]

     09----LESLIE IVAN DUNSMOOR [b. 11 Jul 1926, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 7 Jan 2007, Granbury, Hood Co, TX- age 80, bur. Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum], m. 1st Betty J ADCOX [b. 11 May 1929, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co, TX; d. 2 Dec 2009- age 70], daughter of HV Adcox and Ruby Sims, had 5 children;

     Leslie m. 2nd Mary D KELLY [b. about 1930] on 23 Jun 1990, Tarrant Co, TX;

     Leslie m. 3rd Janie M ROBBINS [b. about 1940] on 10 Jul 1999, Tarrant Co, TX;

     09----ELMER EDWARD DUNSMOOR [b. 15 Jan 1928, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 29 Dec 2005, Clovis, Curry Co, NM- age 77, bur. Fort Logan National Cemetery], US Army 1949-1953/Korean War, SSN: 482-24-5021/IA, m. Phyllis Adella WOODCOCK [b. 29 Nov 1937, Yuma Co, CO; d. 14 Aug 2008, Denver, Denver Co, CO- age 70], daughter of Alvin Darwin Woodcock and Eva Vernee Randolph (1908-1986), had 2 children;​ 

     09----CARROLL LEE DUNSMOOR [b. 9 Mar 1929, Wright, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 10 Feb 1978, Oakhurst, Monmouth, NJ- age 48], US Army 1948-1968, SSN: 484-24-5144/IA;

     09----MELVIN ROY ​DUNSMOOR [b. 28 Aug 1931, Lacy, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 1 Nov 2002, Pella, Marion Co, IA- age 71, bur. Oak Wood Cemetery], US Army 1949-1953/Korean War, SSN: 485-30-5222/IA, m. ___ 3 Jul 1964, Schuyler, MO;

     09----RAMONA I DUNSMOOR [b. 16 Nov 1935, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 15 Jan 2017, Centerville, Appanoose Co, IA- age 81, bur. Forest Cemetery]; and


08----HAROLD J MOORE [b. 19 Aug 1908, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 15 May 1986, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 77, bur. Springfield Cemetery], m. Opal Hanna VAN ROSSUM [b. 1912; IA; d. 1999- age 86, bur. Springfield Cemetery], daughter of John Van Rossum and Jennie Hanna, on 21 Jun 1931, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA;

08----THELMA LENORA MOORE [b. 9 Jul 1911, Rose Hill, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 18 Sep 2010, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 89, bur. Henness Cemetery], , m. Harold E DAVIS [b. 14 Oct 1911, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 21 Apr 2001, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 89], son of David J Davis (1879-1953) and Sarah ___ (1879-1958), had son:

     09----DONALD HAROLD DAVIS [b. 1 Apr 1947, IA; d. 25 Apr 1990, San Francisco Co, CA- age 43, bur. Henness Cemetery], SSN: 480-56-2849/IA; 

08----GERALD FRANK MOORE [b. 25 Jul 1913, Rose Hill, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 25 May 1995 Batesville, Independence Co, AR- age 81, bur. Pleasant Valley Cemetery], m. Ina Louise ___ [b. 24 Nov 1923, KS; d. 8 Feb 2013, AR- age 89, bur. Pleasant Valley Cemetery], had children: [obituary]

     09----DALE MOORE;

     09----JOHN MOORE;

     09----KEN PHILLIPS; and

     09----LINDA SUE MOORE [b. 30 Apr 1953; d. 16 Jul 1992- age 39, bur. Pleasant Valley Cemetery], m. ___ BAKER;

08----BERNICE IRENE MOORE [b. 30 Apr 1918, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 24 Jan 2010, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 91, bur. Springfield Cemetery], m. Homer D McMULLEN [b. 23 Apr 1913, Pine Co, IL; d. 6 Jun 1973, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 60, bur. Springfield Cemetery], SSN: 481-05-9316/IA, son of Ira McMullen and Bertha E ___, on 20 Apr 1936, Schuyler Co, MO, had 6 children: [findagrave.com]

     09----ROBERT "Bobbie" G McMULLEN [b. about 1936, IA], m. Betty R VOORHEES [b. about 1934] on 9 May 1953, Tulare Co, CA;

     09----WAYNE L McMULLEN [b. about 1939, IA];

     09----PHYLLIS McMULLEN;

     09----BETTY McMULLEN;

     09----GARY McMULLEN; and

     09----TERRY McMULLEN.


     1910 Monroe Twp, Mahaska Co, IA census: has (all b. IA) Howard Moore 27, Farm Laborer-W;orking Out; Cara Moore 25 (3 children-3 living); Mildred M Moore 5; Opal L Moore 4; Johnny H Moore 1-9/12.

     1920 Adams Twp, Mahaska Co, IA census: has (all b. IA) Howard Moore 38, Farmer-General Farm; Clara Moore 34; Mildred M Moore 14; Opal L Moore 13; Harold J Moore 11; Thelma L Moore 8; Gerald F Moore 6; and Bernice I Moore 1-8/12.

​     1930 East Des Moines, Mahaska Co, IA census: has (all b. IA) Howard Moore 48, Farmer-General Farm; Clara Moore 44; Harold Moore 21, Farm Laborer-General Farm; Gerald F Moore 16, Farm Laborer-General Farm; and Bernice I Moore 11.

     1930 Adams Twp, Mahaska Co, IA census: has (all b. IA) ​Chas Middlekauff 56, Farming-General Farm; Willie Middlekauff 22, Laborer-Farming; Leonard Middlekauff 13, Laborer-Farming; Gerald Middlekauff 10, Laborer-Chores; Harlan Middlekauff 5, Laborer-Chores; Zelda Middlekauff 3; Velda Middlekauff 3; Mildred Kaskadden 24, Servant-Private Home (Widow); Frank Kaskadden 3 (Servant's Son); Alberta L Kaskadden 1/12 (Servant's Daughter).

     1930 Adams Twp, Mahaska Co, IA census: has (all b. IA) John Dunsmore 27, General Farm; Opal L Dunsmore 23; Leslie I Dunsmore 3-3/12; Elmer E Dunsmore 2-2/12; and Carol L Dunsmore 1.

​     1940 East Des Moines, Mahaska Co, IA census: has (both b. IA) Howard Moore 58, Farmer; and Clara Moore 55.

     1940 Pleasant Grove Twp, Mahaska Co, IA census:has (all but Jake b. IA) Jake Fox 70, b. VA, Farm Laborer-Farm; Mildred Fox 34; Junior Kaskadden 13; Evelyn Fox 13; Alberta Kaskadden 10; Norman Fox 7; and Edward Fox 4.

​     1940 Oskaloosa Twp, Mahaska Co, IA census: has (all b. IA) John Dunsmore 37, Laborer-Floral Co; Opal M Dunsmore 33; Lelvan Dunsmore 13; Elmer E Dunsmore 12; Carol L Dunsmore 11 (Son); Melvin R Dunsmore 8; Ramona L Dunsmore 4; Thomas A Dunsmore 2.

    1940 Oskaloosa Twp, Mahaska Co, IA census: has (all but Homer b. IA) Homer D McMullin 27, Miner-Coal; Bernice J McMullin 22; Bobbie G McMullin 4; and Wayne L McMullin 1.

     1996 OBITUARY: What Cheer -- Mildred Mae Young, 90, of What Cheer died July 16, 1996, at Keokuk County Hospital in Sigourney. She was born Aug 6, 1905, in Oskaloosa to Howard and Clara Garrett Moore. She married Jacob Fox; he died on Oct 21, 1956, in Ottumwa. He died Jan 27, 1992

     She was a homemaker. She is survived by three sons, Frank Kaskadden Jr of Oskaloosa, Norman Fox of Modesto, Calif, and Edward Fox of Storm Lake; a daughter, Alberta Thomsen of Newell; a stepdaughter, Evelyne Burtlow of Newton; 24 grandchildren; nearly 50 great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; and two sister, Thelma Davis of Given and Bernece McMullen Oskaloosa. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gerald and Harold Moore; and a sister, Opal Dunsmoor.

     The service will be at 10:30 am Saturday at Harden Funeral Chapel in What Cheer, the Rev John DeBoef officiating. Burial will be in Springfield Cemetery near Delta. Visitation will be open Friday at the Funeral home with the family from from 7 to 8:30 pm. Memorials may be made to What Cheer Rescue Unit.

[courtesy of Michael Addison & findagrave.com]

     2006 OBITUARY: Alberta Louise Kaskadden was born February 14, 1930 at home in What Cheer to Mildred-Mae (Moore) Kaskadden and Benjamin Franklin Kaskadden. To this union a brother, Benjamin Franklin Kaskadden, Jr was also born. Alberta was
blessed with two other brothers, Edward Leroy Fox and Norman Eugene Fox. She attended rural schools and completed her schooling at the Barnes City School. 

     Alberta was united in marriage to Eggert Andrew Thomsen on September 14, 1946 and moved to Newell, where she lived the rest of her life. To this union Donna Mae Thomsen was born October 19, 1947; followed by Donald Andrew Thomsen on October 17,1949; Rex Edward Thomsen on October 17, 1952; Ruth Louise Thomsen on October 17,
1953; Susan Kay Thomsen on August 2, 1957; and Shirley Jane Thomsen on February 2, 1959.
     You would always find her at home in the kitchen cooking and baking for her family, collecting recipes, taking care of her
numerous plants and flowers, gardening, bird and nature watching, reading, and taking care of her home, children, and grandchildren: She alsb loved to fish and picnic at Storm Lake.
     Preceding her in death were her parents, brother Edward Fox, Sr. of Storm Lake, and grandson Philip Thomsen of Scottville, Mich.

[courtesy of findagrave.com & Chris I]

     2007 OBITUARY: Leslie I Dunsmoor. Funeral services for Leslie I Dunsmoor, 80, a retired postal carrier, are at 9:30 am today (Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007) in Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial is in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
     The native of Oskaloosa, Iowa died Sunday, Jan 7, 2007. He was born July 11, 1926. He served in the US Navy, Army and Air Force in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member of Ridglea Masonic Lodge and River Oaks Masonic Lodge, past Commander of South Side Commandry #83 and past Patron of Ridglea 999 and Castleberry 1028 Order of Eastern Star.
     Survivors are his wife, Janie Dunsmoor of Granbury; sons, John Dunsmoor of Phoenix, Ariz. and Randy Dunsmoor of Weatherford; daughters, Mary White of Nevada, Iowa, Beverly Sunkle of Oskaloosa, Iowa and Susan Dunsmoor of Cedar Ridge, Fla.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; step-children, Donna Noe of Granbury, Janet Vanzzini, Darryl Pope, Kim Murken all of California, Charlie Pope Jr. of Nevada and Penny Powell of Oklahoma; brother, Tommy Dunsmoor of Oskaloosa, Iowa; and sister, Ramona of Oskaloosa, Iowa.
[Hood County News - Jan 13, 2007]

     2009 OBITUARY: Phyllis Dunsmoor. Phyllis passed away peacefully at her home in Wheatridge after a courageous battle with emphysema. Born to Alvin Darwin Woodcock and Eva Vernee (Randolph) Woodcock Abrams in Yuma, CO, Phyllis loved to roller skate with her sister, Joyce near their Denver home. After kindergarten at Englewood grade school, Phyllis and Joyce enjoyed a happy childhood with their loving mother, a Christian woman gifted to teach and educated to do so at the University of Northern Colorado. Friends knew Phyllis' momma as "Teacher", because she touched so many lives as an educator in Colorado. That life of service included the contract serving the Prairie Center School in Kiowa County, CO. There, Phyllis and Joyce lived in the teacherage with their momma. Along with all the other children of the area, Phyllis and Joyce were pupils at the country school where "Teacher" directed every aspect of their educational experience. The county seat, Eads, hosted the nearest post office, cafe, and cinema. Phyllis and Joyce grew up together with cherished memories formed in that rustic community of ranchers and farmers. Phyllis liked to joke and was always ready with puns and one-liners sharpened by her sardonic wit. While working for the US post office, Phyllis married a charming co-worker, Elmer Dunsmoor, a former US Army officer. Elmer and Phyllis completed their postal careers and retired to Clovis NM, chosen for fresh air, tranquility, and perfect soil for Phyllis to garden.
     Elmer was living happily with Phyllis in Clovis when he passed away. Widowed in her golden years, Phyllis relocated to Colorado to be closer to her children and her beloved sister Joyce. Recreation for Phyllis was playing Scrabble and Boggle, applying her quick wit and lifelong experience with crossword puzzles to win many games. Now enjoying her Christian reward, Phyllis is survived by children, all in Colorado: CARLA Sue (Doug) Goodrich of Thornton, Dennis WADE (Sharlene) Schneiderwent of Denver, JEF Jefry Jon Mumford (Roice) of Lamar, three grandchildren, her sister, Helen JOYCE (Woodcock) Abrams of Lamar, and her half brother Ted Abrams of Cary, NC. The family is grateful for the affection already shown. Kind words for Phyllis from friends can be forwarded to Joyce in Lamar, CO.
[Published in the Lamar Ledger, 21 Jan 2009]

     2010 OBITUARY: Thelma (Moore) passed away Saturday morning Sept 18, 2010, at the Mahaska Hospital in Oskaloosa at the age of 99 years, 2 months and 9 days. Thelma Lenora Davis, daughter of Howard Moore and Clara Garrett Moore, was born July 9, 1911 in Rose Hill, Iowa. She married Harold E Davis October 15, 1932 in Lancaster, MO. Harold and Thelma bought their family farm in 1937 and lived there together for 66 years. Thelma continued living there as a widow for the last nine years. She was quite contented with the house built in 1945, her view of the Iowa countryside and the unique round barn located near Givin, Iowa. While Thelma never took part in the field work, she was largely responsible for the chores, which included milking cows and raising chickens and hogs. Each year she and Harold grew a large garden with most of the produce being canned or preserved. She also helped with the butchering and processing of beef, pork and chickens. She played an active part in the selection teachers for and the maintenance of Union No 3 School. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crafts. She was proud to be a charter member of the Friendly Neighbors Club in Givin and spent many enjoyable hours with friends quilting. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for 64 years. Her first long travel experience was by Greyhound bus from Iowa to Sacramento and Palmadale, Calif. with Marilyn and Don. Her last travel was in 1995 when she flew from Kansas City to Colorado Springs for a granddaughter's wedding. She and Harold thoroughly enjoying numerous trips by car and railroad to such destinations as San Francisco. Las Vega, Waco. Boise City, Whichita, Washington DC and Kansas City.
     Thelma's memory is honored by three children and their families. They are: Rex and his wife, Hula, of Oskaloosa; Russell of Monarch Beach, Calif; and Marilyn Turpin of Kansas City, Mo. Thelma was blessed with five grandchildren: Leslie and her husband, Ron Borta, of Warrenton, Va.; Daren and her husband, Damon Hecker, of Alexandria, Va.; Erica Davis of Germantown, Md.; Vicki and her husband, Michael Holmes, of Lenexa, Kan.; and Lance Turpin and his wife, Amy, of Leawood, Kan. Thelma lived to see her eight great grandchildren: Zachary and Grace Hecker, Olivia and Ronald Borta, Taylor and Madison Holmes, Mason and Morgan Turpin. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Ina Moore, of Batesville, Ark.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold E Davis; a son, Don H Davis; her sisters: Mildred Young, Opal Dunsmoor, Bernice McMullen; and brothers: Harold and Gerald Moore.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Mahaska Hospice Serenity House. Visitation: will begin at 11 am Friday morning, Sept. 24, 2010 at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel. The family will be present from 6-8 pm to greet visitors. Funeral Service: 1 pm Saturday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2010 with Reverend Lois Williams officiating. Interment: Henness Cemetery in Mahaska County, Iowa.

[courtesy of findagrave.com & Donald Bitner]

     2013 OBITUARY: Ina L Moore, 89, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. She was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Kansas. She was a resident of Batesville for 42 years.
     Survivors include three sons, Dale Moore of Batesville, John Moore of New Mexico and Ken Phillips of California; a daughter, Donna Sumner of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald F Moore; and a daughter, Linda Baker.

[courtesy of findagrave.com & Linda Cooper]

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