Anna H. Updike

BORN: October 17, 1863 in Linn County, Iowa

DIED: June 16, 1942 in Dow City, Crawford County, Iowa

AGED: 78 years, 8 months, 30 days

BURIED: Dow City Cemetery, Dow City, Crawford County, Iowa


FATHER: Adin H. Updike, born March 29, 1833, in Indiana. Died June 23, 1895 in Iowa.

MOTHER: Jane Thurston, born July 26, 1832 in Indiana. Died July 11, 1884 in Iowa.


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MARRIAGE: 1 to Charles Shur on April 4, 1888, in Charter Oak, Crawford County, Iowa


1. Harry Shur - born in September 1889

MARRIAGE: 2 to Bert McElwain, date and location unknown; probably around 1896.


1. Pearl McElwain born July 2, 1897, in Iowa.


Anna H. Updike was Rose Alice Updike’s sister. Bert McElwain and Anna Updike had one child named Pearl McElwain, who was born on July 2, 1897 and died on February 8, 1989. Pearl married Arlo Harrison, who was born on November 4, 1893 and died sometime in 1994. Pearl and Arlo had three children: Ferne Harrison, Faye Harrison, and Wayne Harrison. In 1905, the McElwains, Bert, Anna, and Pearl, lived in Kenwood, which was southeast of Charter Oak, in Crawford County, Iowa. The town is now gone.

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