History

Chronology

Red Oak Grove Church and Cemetery Chronology by Karen Safley Taylor of Springville, Iowa, with help from several others   October 1836: Washington A. Rigby, a young bachelor from Knox County, Ohio, became the first permanent white settler of Red Oak Township, Cedar County, Iowa. March 1, 1841: The first Presbyterian Church in Cedar County...

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Red Oak Grove Presbyterian Church History

The Red Oak Grove Presbyterian Church 125 Years June 19, 1966 The history of the Red Oak Church begins 125 years ago. Many interesting facts have been revealed in the search for material. However, only a brief history can be related here pertaining to facts and events considered most important. The Red Oak Grove Church...

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Red Oak Township History

RED OAK TOWNSHIP, CEDAR COUNTY, IOWA In the settlement of Cedar County, Iowa, Red Oak Township from the beginning attracted white men to its land due to the considerable grove of red oak timber situated in it and from which the township derives its name. The first permanent white settler of the township was Washington...

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Founding Members

10 founding members of Red Oak Grove Presbyterian Church   Red Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, about five miles northwest of Tipton, Iowa, was organized March 1, 1841, by ten Cedar County pioneers: John Chappell, Mrs. Elizabeth Sturrock Dallas, Robert Dallas, Miss Sarah Dallas, John and Isabella Sturrock Ferguson, Robert and Elizabeth Pirie, John Safley, and...

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South Cemetery

The South Cemetery was originally plotted in May of 1907 by a committee consisting of William Penningroth, William Welty, James Williams, W.L. Smith, A.L. Safley, and G.H. Escher. Original plat made June 18th, 1926.  The map was redrawn January 1964 by Ritche Safley, and finished by Archibald & Ethel Safley in 1976.  The current version...

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North Cemetery

North Cemetery was organized in 1848.  The original plat was made by A.L. Safley, map was redrawn January 1964: finished by Archibald & Ethel Safley March 1, 1976. The current version, December 2008 has been transcribed & illustrated by Lori Ostrich under the direction of Robert Rickard. Layout of lots, plots, and rows All lots...

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