Greetings fellow family researchers.
I have come across census results that place my John Gallaher, his wife & daughter as boarders, in Grimes, Webster Township, Polk Co., IA in 1900. Unfortunately due to a combination of poor penmanship & poor quality, I cannot read the last name of the people that they were boarding with. Their name starts with McF, and could very possibly be McFerren.
The head of household is Adam McF? (or Adair), born 1845/Ohio. His wife is Ellen, born 1850/Ohio. One son is listed, name starts with Wi, born 1878/IA. The boarders are my ancestors, John Gallaher, born 1868/IL, his wife Ida R., born 1873/Iowa, and their daughter M???? E., born 1892/Iowa. John & Ida Gallaher's daughter is my GreatGrandmother. Her name is known to me as Muriel, but isn't legible in the census result. All other dates & info. matches mine.
I would like to find out what the surname of the head of household is where my Gallahers were boarding, and if there is any family connection.
I am told that my John Gallaher & Ida Kinnear were married in Dallas Co., IA, in 1891. John Gallaher died in 1923 and is buried in Ellsworth, Iowa. All I know of my John Gallaher's ancestors comes from these census results, showing that John and both of his parents were born in Illinois. John's wife is Ida Rebecca Kinnear-Gallaher. Ida's father John Grey Kinnear was born in Ohio & her mother Emma Virginia Bickle, was born in Indiana. John's daughter Muriel Gallaher married Stephen Marshall Brinton. Muriel was born in Ellworth, Iowa, as were her 3 children, Samuel, Eugene, & Helen Brinton.
Any information and/or suggestions for my further research are welcome, needed & greatly appreciated.
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