Sorry but I do not have funeral home records. I have 4 Harrison County cemetery books, Vol 1 Book 1, Vol 1 Book III, Vol 1 Book IV and Vol 1 Book IX. I did not find Elizabeth Ballinger McLaughlin listed in my books.
Elizabeth Ballinger McLaughlin wife of Peter McLaughlin. I do not have a death date, would it be possible to check and see if she is listed in any of the Funeral Homes records. Thank you.
This is to Vicki King. Please tell me if you found any information For me.You can either send E- Mail or write to my address. Virginia Borkowski 51698 Pioneer Trail Elliott, Ia 51532The last time I fine him in Harrison Co is about
1888. I think he moved to Council Bluffs, Ia. I can fine no death certif. His wife is said to be buried at Woodbine but
no stone for either. I think they are buried by their daughter Olive Collins.
Please list their names, dates or approximate dates for events and I would be happy to also make a search through my records including the probate index. Pottawattamie County Gen. Society has the old probate records. You may have checked this already but thought I would suggest it. Death records in 1880's are not very reliable. They didn't start them in this state until 1880 and it took till 1921 to pass a law making it mandatory to report all deaths so alot of them went unreported prior to that time. Another thing to do if there is a date or approx. date is to check for an obituary. The few funeral homes I have checked personally had no records before the 1900's. I hope to visit and survey all of the funeral homes this year to document what they do have and let them know about the Harrison County Gen. Society and see if we could work with them more.
Where did they live in Harrison County? I did not find any record for them in WPA, some cemeteries or the indices for the Histories of Harrison County. Let me know where they lived and time frames and I can try to do a more focused search.
McLaughlin in Douglas Twp.
On the 1884 Harrison County, IA Atlas I found R. C. McLaughline, Section 14, SW 1/4, 160 acres in Douglas Township.
MCLAUGHLIN - 1905 Directory
Found the following McLaughlin's in the 1905 Harrison County Directory:
Harrison Twp - Dunlap
McLaughlin, Ada - RR 4 Dunlap, she had a telephone on the farm #OO173 list as Mrs John McLaughlin
Morgan Twp - Mondamin
McLaughlin, Neil - carpenter
McLaughlin, Mrs Mary
St John's Twp - Missouri Valley
McLaughlin, Pat - retired, 113 S 8th
McLaughlin, Mrs Pat
McLaughlin, J R - mail clerk, 314 3rd
McLaughlin, Mrs J R
Little Sious Twp - Little Sioux
McLaughlin, Mike - farmer, Pisgah
McLaughlin, Mrs Mike
Boyer Twp - Woodbine
McLaughlin, Peter - laborer
McLaughlin, Mrs Elizabeth
McLaughlin, Peter Jr
Maybe this will help you find more records of your family.