William B. Street1,2,3

ID# 10241, (1819 - 1899)
FatherGen. J. M. Street4

Key Events:

Birth: 12 Jul 1819, Shawneetown, Illinois5,6,7
Marriage: Parolina M. Cobb, Jul 18548,9
Death: 17 Mar 1899, Volusia Co., Florida10
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Ormond Beach, Volusia Co., Florida11

Spouse:Parolina M. Cobb (29 Jun 1817 - 31 Jan 1890)
     Child:

  • Ida Maria Street20,21 (21 Nov 1856 - 22 Apr 1933)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

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Narrative:

     William B. Street was born on 12 Jul 1819 in Shawneetown, Illinois.5,6,7
     He moved to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, with his parents in 1828.4 He moved to Iowa with his parents in 1834, where his father served as Indian Agent to the Sac and Fox tribes, principally at what was later known as Agency City.4
     He was appointed postmaster to the Sac and Fox Agency in Wapello Co., Iowa, on 23 Dec 1843. He was replaced 21 Nov 1844.12
     William moved to Oskaloosa in 1844 one of the earliest settlers there.4 He was built the first frame store within the city limits, and engaged in the mercantile business. He bought his goods in St. Louis and hauled them from Keokuk, a trip of ten days. He continued in this business until 1857.4,13
     William married Parolina M. Cobb, daughter of Capt. Willard Cobb and Amy Allen, in Jul 1854.8,9
     William and Parolina appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co., Iowa, enumerated 4 Jul 1860, reporting he owned real estate valued at $39,500 and personal estate of $500 and she owned $2,400 in real estate. Their daughter Ida was listed as living with them, as was her younger sister, Sarah.3
     He and Parolina appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co., Iowa, enumerated 14 Jun 1870, reporting real estate valued at $19,100 and personal estate of $4,000. Their daughter Ida was listed as living with them, as was Sarah A. Myers, age 15, a servant, and Joseph W. Hopkins, age 45, a carpenter.14
     William served in town and city offices.4
     He was a produce dealer by 1870, and had become a fire insurance agent by 1880.15,16,17
     William and Parolina appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co., Iowa, at 320 Market St., enumerated 7 Jun 1880. Their daughter Ida was listed as living with them, as was W. A. Johnson, age 30, a hardware dealer.18
     His wife died on 31 Jan 1890.19
     William died on 17 Mar 1899 in Volusia Co., Florida, at age 79.10 He was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Ormond Beach, Volusia Co., Florida, but also has his name on the stone for the graves of his wife and daughter in Des Moines, Iowa.11

Citations

  1. [S7467] The History of Mahaska County, Iowa, pg 601, shows name as Wm. B. Street.
  2. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #42036748, William B Street, includes photo of stone that shows same.
  3. [S2333] William B. Street household, 1860 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa.
  4. [S7467] The History of Mahaska County, Iowa, pg 601.
  5. [S7467] The History of Mahaska County, Iowa, pg 601, shows date, with year as 1819, town, and state.
  6. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #42036748, William B Street, shows date, with year as 1821, and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  7. [S2333] William B. Street household, 1860 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa, shows age 41 and state.
  8. [S7467] The History of Mahaska County, Iowa, pg 601, shows month and year.
  9. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #42036748, William B Street and memorial #30378017, Parolina Miami Cobb Street, show married, and include photo of stone showing same.
  10. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #42036748, William B Street, shows date, county, and state, and includes photo of stone that shows date.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #42036748, William B Street, and includes photo of tombstone.
  12. [S7468] Wapello Co., Iowa, Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971.
  13. [S2333] William B. Street household, 1860 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa, shows occupation as merchant.
  14. [S2373] William B. Street household, 1870 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa.
  15. [S2373] William B. Street household, 1870 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa, shows occupation as produce dealer.
  16. [S7467] The History of Mahaska County, Iowa, pg 601, shows occupation as grocer.
  17. [S2374] William B. Street household, 1880 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa, shows occupation as fire ins. agt.
  18. [S2374] William B. Street household, 1880 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa.
  19. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #30378017, Parolina Miami Cobb Street, shows date, and includes photo of stone showing same.
  20. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #30378026, Ida Maria Street, shows as their daughter, and includes photo of stone that shows same.
  21. [S2333] William B. Street household, 1860 U.S. Census, Mahaska Co., Iowa, shows them apparently living as parent and child.