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Tag Archives: 1920s
The Skelley Girls
In the early 1920s, two daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James Apollinaris Skelley twirled onto the stage. Ann and Monica, the youngest of the Skelley family, delighted in dancing and performing for the local community. The Skelley family was not … Continue reading
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Aiming for Success: Davenport High School Girls’ Rifle Club
In March of 1927, 10 girls from Davenport High School formed the Girls’ Rifle Club. Under the direction of Mrs. F. C. Strohbehn, they practiced for a year at a shooting range located in the basement of the closed Adams School, 7th … Continue reading
1925 Iowa State Census
This month as the Davenport Public Library celebrates The Big Read with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic The Great Gatsby we are exploring the 1925 Iowa State Census which you may search for free on Family Search. Unlike the Federal … Continue reading
Posted in Genealogy Tagged 1920s, 1925 Iowa Census Index, Databases, family search, Iowa, online resources Leave a comment