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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/

Giffords, Clinton spotlight range of traumatic brain injury | "In Gifford's case, an injury that happen s in an instant can bring a lifetime of physical, cognitive and behavior challenges," Kulesher said. "And in Clinton's case, the significance of this story is that concussions are still brain injuries. Get treated and know that concussions do take time to heal, and there can be lasting effects that should be monitored.

Ritchie Valens - Birth name Richard Steven Valenzuela Born May 13, 1941 Origin Pacoima, California, United States Died February 3, 1959 (aged 17) Grant Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States Genres rock and roll, chicano rock Occupations singer, songwriter and guitarist Instruments Guitar, vocals Years active 1957–1959 Labels Del-Fi Records Website www.ritchievalens.com

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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.

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

2/3/2013: Today in 1959 Singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper were killed when their plane crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa, shortly after their last concert at the nearby Surf Ballroom.

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"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.

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