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Family Correspondence Archive



In addition to genealogy, one of my [many] other hobbies is stamp collecting. Several years ago my daughters and I attended a local stamp show and purchased a box lot of philatelic items. Among the hundreds of items in the box were quite a few old envelopes.

We went through all of the items and when we were looking through the old envelopes [which stamp collectors call "covers"], I was quite surprised to find that many of them had correspondence still inside. The dates on these items range from the 1870s to the 1930s. The majority of these were addressed to individuals with the surnames Tubbs and Grant.

We read through the letters, replaced them in their envelopes and packed them away. I recently ran across the box again and went online to see if there was any information there about the Tubbs, Grant and Crone individuals named in the correspondence. After finding these individuals in 3 separate databases on rootsweb, I decided to scan the documents I have and put them online so that the information is available to others researching those families.

I am not related to these individuals, and have no further information -- so I cannot answer any genealogical questions about them. The only information I have regarding them is from the documents that I own and I'm placing scanned images of all of those online. All of the information and/or images are copyrighted by me and are provided for personal genealogical research only -- they may not be copied, printed, used or redistributed in any form (including transcriptions) or for any other purpose.

Since I am not related and cannot give any further genealogical assistance regarding these individuals, I wrote to Richard Tubbs who has an online database and is researching these individuals. He generously offered to let me use info from his site to briefly outline who these individuals are and to be the contact person if anyone would like to correspond about these people or their families. Please visit his Tubbs Family Research Site




The following is a brief genealogical sketch regarding the main individuals involved in the family correspondence.


William C. Grant (William Cross Grant; born 2 Aug 1818 in Genesee Co., New York; died 15 Apr 1884 in Jackson Co., Iowa).  Son of Abner Grant (born 1 Oct 1793 in East Windsor, Connecticut) and Emily Buckland (born Jun 1798 in Connecticut).  Married on 17 Dec 1846 to Mary Elizabeth Chandler (born 6 Aug 1822 in St. Johns, Ontario, Canada).
[Source:  Darryl Johnson Tree]

William C. Grant and Mary Elizabeth Chandler had 7 children:  Samuel Chandler Grant (born 27 Sep 1846); Emily Grant (born 22 Dec 1848 in Iowa);  Ann Eliza Grant (born 18 Jan 1852);  Robert George Grant (born 14 Mar 1854);  Joseph Lather Grant (born 29 Jun 1857);  William Perry Grant (born 18 Jun 1859); and Martha Pamelia Grant (born 22 Feb 1862)
[Source:  Samuel Chapin Family]

Emily Grant (born 22 Dec 1849 in Bridgeport, IA; died 20 Dec 1939) married on 4 Dec 1866 to Danvers Polk Tubbs (born Mar 1845 in Warren Co., NY; died 3 Jun 1884 in Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA, Fell under a train near Clinton, IA; Buried at Mt. Hope Cem., Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA)
[Source:  The TUBBS Family Research Site]

Danvers Polk Tubbs and Emily Grant had 3 children:  Venora TUBBS (born 1 Nov 1871 in Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA; died 29 Oct 1917; Buried at Mt. Hope Cem., Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA); Mary Elizabeth TUBBS (born 16 Feb 1874 in Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA; died 7 Jun 1937; Buried at Mt. Hope Cem., Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA; Married to Alfred. J. Crone); and Winfield Scott Hancock TUBBS (born 27 May 1880 in Rockville, IA; died 8 Nov 1973; Buried at Mt. Hope Cem., Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA; Married on 14 Dec 1912 in Okaton, SD to Rebecca Jerletta CHAPMAN (born 21 Apr 1894 in Corydon, Wayne Co., IA; died 1952; Buried at Mt. Hope Cem., Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA; Daughter of Joseph CHAPMAN (born ca 1860) and Sarah Louisa HAYWORTH (born 1861 in Iowa)
[Source:  The TUBBS Family Research Site]



During one of my internet searches, I also found that most of the people listed who are buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Jackson Co., Iowa, have pictures of the headstones are available online at the IAGenWeb Gravestone Photo Project. Click here for the Tubbs listing and click on "view" photo to see the headstone for a particular name.

Individuals interesting in contacting other researchers of these families/individuals are encouraged to visit The TUBBS Family Research Site or one of the other sources referenced above.  I wish you much success with your genealogical research and hope the information I am providing will be interesting and/or useful to you.



The items are listed in the table below in the order that I scanned them.
Information enclosed in brackets [ ] are my comments;
 Information preceded by an asterisk * is from the envelope post mark;
 Italicized information preceded & followed by question marks ? ? is information that I am unsure of

Description & Link

Date

To

From

Letter 29 Dec 1890 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Grace Carpenter
Spring Valley, Ills.
Letter 28 Apr 1917 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Rev. P. Adelstein Johnson, Superintendent
Congregational Conference of Iowa
Grinnell, Iowa
Envelope only * 9 Oct 1914 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Carl A. Vogt
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Envelope only [unreadable] Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Box 45
Wall Lake, Sac Co., Iowa
Envelope only * 18 Oct 1883 Nora Tubbs
c/o D. P. Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
[none]
Letter 28 Apr 1904 Mary E. Tubbs
Wall Lake, Iowa
[printed return address]
Hansen's Cold Storage Co.
Maquoketa, Iowa
Letter 2 Nov [no yr] Mary Tubbs
Wall Lake, Iowa
Box 254
Maquoketa, Iowa
Letter 18 Jan 1907 Mary E. Tubbs
Wall Lake, Iowa
[none]
Envelope only * 7 Jun 1932 Mrs. Emily Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Jackson Co.
Roy Thompson
Anthon, Iowa
Envelope only * 23 Oct 1932 Mrs. Emily Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Gladys Wilcox
2602 West St.
Pueblo, Colo.
Letter * 21 Dec 1906 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Lock Box 75
Wall Lake, Sac Co., Iowa
Letter 24 Apr 1904 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Lock Box 75
Wall Lake, Sac Co., Iowa
Letter 10 Mar 1904 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Lock Box 75
Wall Lake, Sac Co., Iowa
Letter &
Newspaper Clipping
6 Feb 1905 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Lock Box 75
Wall Lake, Sac Co., Iowa
Letter 9 Apr 1881 Wm. C. Grant
Maquoketa, Iowa
[name unreadable]
Grinnell, Poweshiek Co., Iowa
2 Letters 6 Nov 1879* 7 Apr [no yr] Wm. C. Grant
Maquoketa, Iowa
* St. Joseph, Ill.
Letter 6 Jun 1880 Wm. C. Grant
Maquoketa, Iowa
R. J. Davis
Beloit, Mitchell Co., Kansas
Letter 4 Nov 1879 Wm. C. Grant
Maquoketa, Iowa
R. J. Davis
Edenville, Marshall Co., Iowa
Letter 20 Jun 1880 Wm. C. Grant
Maquoketa, Iowa
R. J. Davis
Beloit, Michell Co., Kansas
Letter 7 Nov 1899 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Remsen, Iowa
Letter &
Newspaper Clipping
22 Aug 1891 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Jackson Co.
Frankl [sic]
Spring Valley, Ill.
Letter 14 Dec 1899 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Mary E. Tubbs
Remsen Co., Iowa
Letter 25 Aug 1900 Mary E. Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
[printed return address]
W. H. Peck & Co.
Lumber, Coal & Oil Meal

Wall Lake, Iowa
Letter 29 Jan 1902 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Mary E. Tubbs
Wall Lake, Iowa
Letter 16 Feb ?1900? Mrs. E. Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
[probably Venora Tubbs as it begins with "my birthday" & is to "Mamma"]
Letter 4 Jan 1902 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Wall Lake, Sac Co., Iowa
Letter 9 Dec ?1899? Mr. Winnie Tubbs
Remsen, Iowa
Box 254
Maquoketa, Iowa
Letter 8 May 1902 Mary E. Tubbs
Wall Lake, Iowa
Box 254
Maquoketa, Iowa
Letter 30 Sep 1894
* Dec 1893
Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Grace C. [possibly Carpenter]
Santa Ana, Calif.
Letter [none] Wm. C. Grant
Maquoketa, Iowa
A. A. Terrell, Sec'y.
Sterling School Furniture Co.
Sterling Whiteside Co., Ill
Letter 14 Nov ?1886? Nora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Jackson Co.
Grace L. Carpenter
Beloit, Lyon Co., Iowa
Letter 7 Sep* 1905 Mrs. Emily Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
?Win?
610?E? Elm St.
Streator, Ill.
Letter 14 Apr 1907 Mrs. Emily Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
W. H. Tubbs "Winnie"
Santa Fe, Holly, Colo.
Brochure re group called the Chicago Trio * 3 Feb 1908 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
M. Tubbs
Wall Lake, Iowa
List of "Winifred's" wedding presents 7 Jun 1906 Mary Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
[none]
Letter * 20 Aug 1907 Mary Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Phe?ne?
Letter 12 Feb* 1907 Mrs. Emily Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Winnie
2 Letters 5 Aug 1888 Nora & Mame Tubbs
c/o Mrs. D. P. Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Ireton, Iowa
Letter 2 Mar 1882 Nora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Lillian ?Tooker?
Porter Co., Indiana
Letter 1 Oct 1880 Wm. C. Grant
Maquoketa, Iowa
H. ?Godwin?
Davenport
Letter 3 Nov 1879 Wm. C. Grant
Maquoketa, Iowa
Henry H. Colt, Pub'r.
Floyd Co. Press
Nora Springs, Iowa
Letter 27 Mar 1933 Mrs. Emily Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
"To Winnie"
Mrs. A. J. Crone
Deerwood, Minn.
Letter 15 Jun 1893 Mrs. D. P. TubbsMaquoketa, Iowa 6949 Oglesby Ave
Chicago, Ill.
Letter 19 Jun 1893 Mrs. Emily Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Venora Tubbs
6949 Oglesby Ave
Chicago, Ill.
Letter 19 Dec* ?1897? Mary Tubbs
City
Mae
Letter 22 Mar 1908* 13 Aug 1903 Mary TubbsMaquoketa, Iowa Winnie
Letter 7 Apr 1898 Mary E. Tubbs
33 Union St.
Valparaiso, Ind.
Nory Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Envelope only * 1 Sep 1900 Mary E. Tubbs
Wall Lake, Iowa
[none]
Envelope only * 27 Apr 1898 Mary E. Tubbs
33 Union St.
Valparaiso, Ind.
[none]
Envelope only [none] Mary Tubbs
City
[none]
Envelope only * 2 Jan 1901 Mary Tubbs
Wall Lake, Iowa
Maquoketa, Iowa
Letter 22 Oct 1899 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Remsen, Ia.
Letter 2 Aug 189?1? * 1891 Mamie Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Venora Tubbs
Spring Valley, Ills.
Letter 29 Aug 1894 Mrs. Emily Tubbs
Maquoketa, Jackson Co., Iowa
Mame Tubbs
Delaware, Ia.
Bill 12 Mar 1925 Mary Tubbs Crone
Mrs. A. J. Crone
Deerwood, Minn.
Mt. Hope Cemetery Association
Maquoketa, Iowa
Envelope only * Jun 19 Mary Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
[unreadable]
Envelope only * 6 Aug 189?8? Mame Tubbs
71 Col. Ave.
Valparaiso, Ind.
* Maquoketa, Iowa
Envelope only * 11 May '01 Mary E. Tubbs
Wall Lake, Iowa
* Cherokee, Iowa
Envelope only * Aug ?1900? Mary Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
* Valparaiso, Ind.
Letter 18 Jan * 1902 Mary Tubbs
Wall Lake, Iowa
Winnie
Lake City, Ia.
Letter 28 Jan 1898 Mary Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Elsie
Davenport, Iowa
Petition 2 Jan 1880 Wm. C. Grant, Esq.
Grand ?Scube? Sons of Temperance
Maquoketa, Iowa
J. N. Stearns, Corresponding Secretary
Nat'l Temperance Society
58 Reade St.
New York
Invitation to the Maquoketa High School Alumni Banquet & Ball on 29 Mar 1895 *Mar 1895 Mary Tubbs
City
[none]
Invitation to the 12th Annual Banquet of the Maquoketa High School Alumni Association on 11 Apr 1890 [none] [none] [none]
Envelope only * 23 Dec 1884 Nora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Jackson Co., Iowa
c/o Mrs. D. P. Tubbs
[none]
Envelope only * 5 May 1902 Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
* Wall Lake, Ia.
Envelope only * 30 Aug 18?83? Norah Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
Jackson Co.
* Riverside, Iowa
Envelope only [none] Nora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
[none]
Envelope only * 31 Oct 1898 Mary E. Tubbs
Remsen, Iowa
* Maquoketa, Iowa
Envelope only * Apr 28 Nora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Jackson Co., Iowa
c/o D. P. Tubbs
* Cedar Rapids
Envelope only * 11 Jul 19?24? Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa [marked through]
c/o A. J. Crone
Deerwood, Mn.
M. C. Chamberlin
Garden Grove, Calif.
Envelope only * 30 Jun 1898 Mary Tubbs
71 College Ave.
Valparaiso, Ind.
* Maquoketa, Iowa
Handmade Leather Postcard * 7 Aug
?7 Aug 1906?
Venora Tubbs
Maquoketa, Iowa
* Spokane, Wash.
Group Photo Postcard [none] Ruth Beery
De ?Beque?, Colo.
Venora


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