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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Silas C. and Lucy (Shields) Daggett, 6 South 50 West


In 1880 Adams County, Iowa, S. Clark Daggett is farming, 28 born in Indiana, with Lucy 24 Illinois. Ettie May is 6, born in Illinois, Florence E. 4 and Benajamin H. 2 in Iowa.

In 1900 Adams County, Clark is a carpet weaver, 48, Lucy D. 43, with Benjamin H. 22 and Pearl V. 9.

Clark and Lucy are alone in 1910 Kit Carson County, farming.

Silas C. Daggett proved up a quarter in 22, 6S 50W in 1914.

1915 Corning, Iowa " Mrs. A. B. Straughan returned to her home in Roggen Colorado, last week after visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Daggett, in Corning. She visited in Kansas City on her way home."

October 1915 " Clark Daggett and wife are enjoying a visit from their daughter, and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Straughan, of Flagler, Colorado. The couple drove overland in their automobile, arriving in Corning Monday of this week. Mr. Straughan is a son of A. M. Straughan, of this place."

In 1900 Adams County, Clark Daggett is 48, with Lucy D. 43, both born in Illinois. Benjamin is 22, Pearl 9, both born in Iowa.


The Adams County Union-Republican Corning, Iowa
June 24, 1925
Died in Oklahoma

Relatives received a telegram Tuesday stating that Mrs. L. E. Russum, had passed from this life Monday evening at 9:00 o’clock at a hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The lady is a daughter of Clark Daggett, of Corning. She leaves her father; a brother Ben Daggett, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Johnson and Mrs. William Gourd, in this community.


Clark and Lucy are alone in 1910 Kit Carson County, farming.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, William Gourd is 47, Elba 33, Byron 15, Mable 14, Blanche 10, Theron 7, and Ethel 4.


William Gourd claimed two quarters in 22 and 23, 6S 50W in 1914.
William and Elba are back in Adams County in 1920, with Theron C. 16 and Ethel M. 13.

"William Gourd was born in Corwall County, England, March 10, 1861 and died at his home in Prescott, January 17, 1929, at the age of 67 years, 10 months, and 7 days. He was baptized in the Church of England when a small child He came with his parents, William and Mary Ann Courd to America in 1867 and settled in Pennsylvania, later moving to Illinois in 1871. From there he moved to Adams County, Iowa where the remainder of his life was spent with the exception of five years in Colorado.
In 1894 he was united in marriage to Florence Elba Dagger. He is survived by his widow and six children, Mrs. L. E. Casey of Greenland, Arkansas, Bryon of Destinies, Iowa, Mrs. C. W. Landay and Mrs, J. N, Clair of Lafayette, Colorado, Theron of Corning, and Ethel who is at home. Also ten grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. T. W. Haviland of Corning, and two brothers, Richard of Corning and Matthew of Greenland, Arkansas.
Mr. Gourd was a devoted husband and father and a kind neighbor, always with his cheerful and willing disposition, offering a helping hand where needed. The community in which he lived mourns his departure and he will be greatly missed by his family and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church in Prescott, Saturday, January 19, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. C. R. Guest. Interment was made in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Corning."

"Mrs. Clark Daggett passed from this life at her home in Corning, Thursday, January 1, 1925 at 6:00 a.m. after a long illness. She suffered a stroke of paralysis in October and has been in a serious condition for about seven weeks. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. B. Chewdson. The body was laid to rest in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Dagger, formerly, Miss Lucy Shields, was born in Henderson County, Illinois, August 4, 1856, being aged 68 years, 4 months, and 21 days at the time of her demise. She was married to Clark Daggett, February 6, 1873, in Oquaka, Illinois. soon after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Daggett came to Adams County, Iowa, where they have resided for nearly 51 years, with the exception of four years which were spent in Colorado. The couple first located on a farm north of Corning and about 39 years ago left the farm to locate in Corning. Mrs. Daggett united with the Christian Church 24 years ago and lived a Christian life. She was an active worker in the Relief Corps and the Spanish American War Veterans auxiliary, her son Benjamin being a Spanish American War Veteran.
Mrs. Daggett leaves her husband, Clark Dagger, one son, Benjamin Daggett of Mt. Etna vicinity, and three daughters, Mrs. William Gourd, Mrs. L. E. Russum of Oklahoma, and Mrs. F. Johnson of Corning; Mrs. Mary Hedrick having preceded her mother in death. Besides the relatives mentions, Mrs. Daggett leaves 31 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren, one sister and one brother, besides a large circle of admiring friends. Mrs. Daggett was a good woman and during her long residence in the community, tried to be helpful and leave a fond memory when she passed on. The relatives have the sympathy of friends in their hour of sorrow.

Adams County Free Press, January 7, 1925, page 3 

The community has for sometime been saddened by the knowledge that Clark Daggett, a pioneer of the community would soon have to give up the struggle and close his eyes to scenes so dear to him through long association. August 22, 1929, at the age of 77 years, he passed away quietly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Johnson, almost with the shade of the great tree in Central park which he and his wife set out more than fifty years ago. He had been ill practically nine months and has been a very patient suffered. During his illness, e has been cared for by his children, the last two months being spent at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Johnson. Funeral services were held from the Christian Church at Corning, Iowa, Saturday, August 24, 1929 at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. N. E. Lamely. Interment was made in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Silas Clark Daggett was born in Henderson County, Illinois, May 13, 1852 and was at the time of his death 77 years, 3 months, and 9 days old, He was married to Lucy Shields, February 6, 1872 in Oquawka, Illinois and soon after his marriage came to Adams County Iowa, where he has since made his home with the exception of two years spent in Colorado.
His wife and two daughters, May Hedrick and Ruth Rassum, preceded him in death. He is survived by his two daughters, Mrs. Elba Gourd of Prescott, and Mrs. Pearl Johnson of this city; an aged brother, Taylor Dagger of Joseph, Oregon; twenty grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren.
Mr. Daggert was a member of the Christian Church having united with that faith in the year of 1901. He was always glad to have his old friends come in and chat with him of bygone days and his last days of suffering were made brighter by the joys of friendship cemented by years of association, For more impressive than the finest marble slab is the monument he himself planted so many years ago in Central Park which now gives joy and rest to many and will continue to do so during the years to come.
Clark Daggett's personality will live on - for thirty-five years his job has been a job well done. He clung to his job and his home as long as it was possible for him to do so, and his family humored him in this leaving their own homes to care for him until his condition became too serious, when he was taken to the home of his daughter, Pearl. Many friends join with the family in sorrow because of the death of Mr. Daggett.
Adams County Free Press, August 29, 1929, page 8

Silas is buried in Corning, # 41032350, with Lucy # 41032374.

Benjamin H. Daggett, born March 14, 1878, died December 6, 1950, to be buried in Loveland, Colorado.
Ben, # 42044303, and Clara M. Daggett 1882-1960, # 42044302 share a tombstone there.

May Daggett, 20, daughter of Clark Daggett and Lucy Shields, married Frank Headrick in Adams County, Iowa on December 6, 1893.

February 22, 1900 "Ruth Headrick, the little five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Prank Headrick, died Saturday, February 17,1900. The funeral services were held at the Christian church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Leak, and the little one was laid to rest in Evergreen cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Headrick have the sympathy of Prescott and the surrounding community in this sad bereavement."
This is Ivey Ruth Headrick, daughter of Frank B. Hedrick and Etta May Daggett.


In 1900 Adams County, Frank is 27, May E. L. 26, Burdie M. 3, Ella M. and Minnie F. both 1.

Etta May ",   b. 20 Jan 1874, Prescott, Adams, Iowa, United States ,   d. 23 Jul 1905, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington."
One tree said Ray Headrick, born June 17, 1905, died June 18, 1905.

In 1910 Bellingham, Washington, Burt F. Headrick is a bricklayer 37, born in Iowa, married (second time for both) to Minnie M. 37 born in Missouri, with Burdie 13, Ella f. 11 and Minnie M. 11.

FindaGrave # 7485339 says Minnie May (MAXWELL) Headrick 1873-1972 is buried in Bellingham, Washington, with Frank Bush Headrick 1873-1952.

In the same Bayview cemetery is Mrs. Frank Headrick, dying July 25, 1905.

"Headrick, Birdie Maude, Born Nov 02 1896 in Prescott, Adams, IA, Died Feb 05 1967 in Idaho "

"Headrick, Minnie May, Born Mar 03 1899 in Prescott, Adams, IA, Died Apr 1981 in Hayward, Alameda, California "
"Ella Fay Headrick,   b. 20 Jan 1874, Prescott, Adams, Iowa, United States,   d. 23 Jul 1905, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington."



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