The day the music died.  On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, killed three American rock and roll pioneers: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson

The day the music died. On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, killed three American rock and roll pioneers: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson

Transcription – Obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews, 96  Transcription – Obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews, 96  The following is my transcription of the obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews of Louisa County, Iowa, published in the local newspaper at the time. http://www.emptynestancestry.com/transcription-obituary-for-elam-dennis-matthews-96/http://www.emptynestancestry.com/transcription-obituary-for-elam-dennis-matthews-96/

Transcription – Obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews, 96 Transcription – Obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews, 96 The following is my transcription of the obituary for Elam Dennis Matthews of Louisa County, Iowa, published in the local newspaper at the time. http://www.emptynestancestry.com/transcription-obituary-for-elam-dennis-matthews-96/http://www.emptynestancestry.com/transcription-obituary-for-elam-dennis-matthews-96/

Charles Lassiter obituary son of Donas Houston and Corra Lea Watson also, Marion Lassiter obituary, son of Charles at this link http://m.dddnews.com/story/1883356.html

Charles Lassiter obituary son of Donas Houston and Corra Lea Watson also, Marion Lassiter obituary, son of Charles at this link http://m.dddnews.com/story/1883356.html

Buddy Holly. The Clear Lake, Iowa, field where Holly's plane went down has become a mecca for Holly-ites, and it's the source of some terrifying tales, too. Clear Lake residents report seeing a phantom plane in the area, and ghostly lights are often seen in the field.

Buddy Holly. The Clear Lake, Iowa, field where Holly's plane went down has become a mecca for Holly-ites, and it's the source of some terrifying tales, too. Clear Lake residents report seeing a phantom plane in the area, and ghostly lights are often seen in the field.

"Last Rites Held for Mrs. C.R. Spencer--Obituary--Elmina Winona Lynch Spencer  Elmina Winona Lynch, eldest child of James and Ellen Lynch, pioneers of southern Iowa, was born October 7, 1861 at Prole, Iowa and passed away suddenly in Pierre, South Dakota on Tuesday afternoon, December 17, 1946. Because of infirmities of age, she had been taken to Pierre the previous week for care. She peacefully slept away, as had been her desire often expressed.

"Last Rites Held for Mrs. C.R. Spencer--Obituary--Elmina Winona Lynch Spencer Elmina Winona Lynch, eldest child of James and Ellen Lynch, pioneers of southern Iowa, was born October 7, 1861 at Prole, Iowa and passed away suddenly in Pierre, South Dakota on Tuesday afternoon, December 17, 1946. Because of infirmities of age, she had been taken to Pierre the previous week for care. She peacefully slept away, as had been her desire often expressed.

Local Obituaries | The Gazette - Iowa City, Cedar Rapids

Local Obituaries | The Gazette - Iowa City, Cedar Rapids

Obituary of Ellen Jaquiss, wife of James Lynch. She died in 1929 in Seymour, Wayne County, Iowa.

Obituary of Ellen Jaquiss, wife of James Lynch. She died in 1929 in Seymour, Wayne County, Iowa.

Visit the IAGenWeb Project Website - gravestone symbols and their meanings

Visit the IAGenWeb Project Website - gravestone symbols and their meanings

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