Pictures of Updike Family Members

Adin Updike

Adin Updike

This is our great grandfather, Adin Updike. He was born in Indiana in the year 1833. He married a woman named Jane Thurston, and eventually they moved to Polk County, Iowa, where my grandmother, Rose Alice Updike, was born in 1872. Sometime before the 1880 census, the family ended up in Western Crawford County, where they had a farm close to Ute, Iowa.

Jane Updike

Jane Updike

This is our great grandmother, Jane Updike, wife of Adin Updike. She died in 1884, at only 51 years of age. She's buried in the Saint Clair Township Cemetery, just north of Ute, Iowa. Adin and their oldest son, Albert, are also buried there.

Anna, Albert, and Rose Updike

Anna, Albert, and Rose Updike

This photo shows three of the Updike children. From the left are: Anna, Albert, and my grandmother, Rose Updike.

Bert and Anna McElwain

Bert and Anna McElwain

Anna Updike married a man named Bert McElwain, who came from Wisconsin. They had one child, a daughter, named Pearl.

Pearl McElwain

Pearl McElwain

This is Pearl McElwain, the daughter of Anna Updike and Bert McElwain.

Rose Updike

Rose Updike

This is a picture of our grandmother, Rose Alice Updike. It was probably taken around the time she married my grandfather, Wallace Edwards. I don't ever recall seeing a photograph of her when she was smiling.

Mattie Updike

Mattie Updike

This is Mattie Updike, the third child and second daughter of Adin and Jane Updike.

Ellen Updike

Ellen Updike

This is Ellen Updike, the fourth child and third daughter of Adin and Jane Updike.