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Cyrus Lorin Mayfield was born August 12, 1877, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, and died November 7, 1960, at Iowa Co. Hospital, Dodgeville, Linden Twp., Iowa Co., WI, at age 83. Buried in Eastside Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. He is the son of Elijah Green Mayfield of Tennessee, and Mary Doretta Pauls of Wisconsin.

Iva May "Ivy" Abbey was born March 26, 1879, in Norton Center, Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS, and died December 15, 1976, in Parkview Terrace Nursing Home, Platteville, Grant Co., WI, at age 97. Buried in Eastside Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. She is the daughter of William Searle Abbey of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, and Ida Elmira Blake of Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Cyrus Lorin Mayfield (age 21) and Iva May "Ivy" Abbey (age 19) were married March 29, 1899, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Abbey, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.

Cyrus Lorin Mayfield and Iva May "Ivy" (Abbey) Mayfield had six children:

  1. Melva Irene Mayfield: Born February 2, 1900, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI; Died August 17, 1969, in Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI (age 69). Buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Married (1) February 20, 1916, in Wisconsin, to Francis John "Frank" Sladek: Born November 11, 1895, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL; Died about September 2, 1966, in Cicero, McHenry Co., IL (age 70). Buried in Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Cook Co., IL. Divorced 1933. Married (2) 1934 to Alexander George "Alex" Egelhof: Born February 9, 1895, in Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA; Died October 12, 1955, in Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI (age 60). Buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.
  2. Lucille Vera Mayfield: Born September 9, 1903, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI; Died July 19, 1961, in St. James Hospital, Blue Island, Cook Co., IL (age 57). Buried in Cedar Park Cemetery, Blue Island, Calumet Twp., Cook Co., IL. Married (1) July 24, 1923, in Cook Co., IL, to George Bernard Carberry: Born September 15, 1888, in Bear Creek Twp., Sauk Co., WI; Died April 27, 1945, in the Village of Lyons, Cook Co., IL (age 56). Buried in Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Richland Center, Richland Twp., Richland Co., WI. Married (2) 1955 to Arthur Hugo Held: Born April 18, 1913, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL: Died April 12, 1989, in Glenview, Cook Co., IL (age 75). Buried in Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook Co., IL.
  3. Leslie Wallace Mayfield: Born March 22, 1905, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI; Died December 27, 1981, in Ontario, Vernon Co., WI (age 76). Buried in Readstown Cemetery, Readstown, Vernon Co., WI.  Married (1) February 19, 1927, in Wisconsin to Isolene Wilson: Born March 25, 1909, in Eagle Twp., Richland Co., WI; Died September 12, 1973, in Lone Rock, Richland Co., WI (age 64). Buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland Center, Richland Co., WI. Divorced 1934. Married (2) March 31, 1950, in Oil City, WI, to Vivian Arleen Lewis: Born October 21, 1925, in Kickapoo Twp., Vernon Co., WI; Died February 4, 1995, in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI (age 69). Buried in Readstown Cemetery, Readstown, Vernon Co., WI.
  4. Marvin J. Mayfield: Born June 15, 1907, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI; Died August 28, 1978, in International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN (age 71). Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN. Married (1) 1933 in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI. to Grace Leona Bristol: Born March 8, 1907, in Watonwan Co., MN; Died October 1, 1983, at Good Samaritan Memorial Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ (age 76). Buried in Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, Buckeye, Maricopa Co., AZ. Divorced. Married (2) February 3, 1948, in International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN, to Leona Delene Servis: Born March 20, 1926, in Dunseith, ND; Died July 22, 2009, at Littlefork Care Center, International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN (age 83). Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN.
  5. Thelma Blanche Mayfield: Born July 29, 1909, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI; Died August 12, 1995, at Fort Madison Health Care Center, Fort Madison, Lee Co., IA (age 86). Buried in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines Co., IA. Married October 3, 1926, in Unknown to Cloud Hughes "Tom" Thompson Sr.: Born May 30, 1908, in Hamilton, Butler Co., OH; Died February 8, 1985, in Wever, Lee Co., IA (age 76). Buried in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines Co., IA.
  6. Ruby Evelyn Mayfield: Born July 30, 1915, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI; Died November 26, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Madison, Dane Co., WI (age 84). Buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Madison, Dane Co., WI. Married (1) 1933 in Wisconsin to Herman R. Crume: Born December 31, 1912, in Viroqua Twp., Vernon Co., WI; Died April 30, 1970, in Madison, Dane Co., WI (age 57). Buried in Liberty Pole Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Vernon Co., WI. Married (2) November 10, 1978, in Madison, Dane Co., WI, to Anthony William "Tony" Schaeffer: Born October 11, 1915, in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI; Died October 21, 1991, in Madison, Dane Co., WI (age 76). Buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Madison, Dane Co., WI.



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Cyrus Lorin Mayfield and Iva May "Ivy" (Abbey) Mayfield are buried in Eastside Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Elijah Green Mayfield and Mary Doretta Pauls were married November 5, 1876, in Richland Co., WI.

Cyrus Lorin Mayfield was born August 12, 1877, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Iva May "Ivy" Abbey was born March 26, 1879, in Norton Center, Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 12, 1880, shows Elijah Mayfield (age 25) born in Wisconsin to Tennessee and Indiana-born parents is a farmer living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Mary L. Mayfield (age 20) born in Wisconsin to German-born parents. Also living at home are their two children, both born in Wisconsin: Cyrus L. Mayfield (age 2) and Fred G. Mayfield (age 11/12) born in July.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 23, 1880, shows William Abbey (age 27) born in Canada to Canadian and English-born parents is a Farmer living in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him are his wife Ida Abbey (age 21) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents, son Irwin Abbey (age 4) born in Wisconsin with a disability named billious fever, and daughter Ivey Abbey (age 2) born in Kansas. 

By December 10, 1881, the Abbey family of four was back living in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI, when Mary Maude Abbey was born.

About 1888 or 1889, the Abbey family moved to Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.

Cyrus Lorin Mayfield (age 21) and Iva May "Ivy" Abbey (age 19) were married March 29, 1899, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Abbey, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.


Cyrus Lorin Mayfield (age 21) and Iva May "Ivy" Abbey (age 19) Marriage Record.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 12, 1900, shows Cyrus L. Mayfield (age 22) born August 1877 in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents is a day laborer owing his home and living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. He has been married for one year to Iva May Mayfield (age 22) born March 1878 in Kansas to Kansas and Wisconsin-born parents. Her one child is living: Melva Mayfield (age 3/12) born February 1900 in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Kansas-born parents. Elijah Mayfield and family (Cyrus' parents) live on the adjacent farm. Salome (Blake) Pugh and family also lived nearby.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Cyrus L. Mayfield (age 28) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents is a Farmer renting his farm and living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Iva Mayfield (age 26) born in Kansas to Wisconsin-born parents. Also living there are his three children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Kansas-born parents: Melva Mayfield (age 5); Lucile Mayfield (age 2); and son Leslie Mayfield (age 3/12).

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 29, 1910, shows Cyrus L. Mayfield (age 32) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents is a farmer owing his home and living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. He has been married for eleven years to Iva Mayfield (age 31) born in Kansas to Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents. All five of her children were born in Wisconsin and are living at home: Melva Mayfield (age 10); Lucie Mayfield (age 6); Lesly Mayfield (age 5); Marvin Mayfield (age 2); and Thelma Mayfield (age 9/12). Elijah Mayfield and family (Cyrus' parents) live on the adjacent farm. Salome (Blake) Pugh and family also lived nearby.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 8, 1920, shows Cyrus L. Mayfield (age 42) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents is a farmer owning his own farm in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Iva M. Mayfield (age 40) born in Kansas to Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents. Their five youngest children are also living at home, who were all born in Wisconsin: Lucile V. Mayfield (age 16); Leslie W. Mayfield (age 14); Marvin J. Mayfield (age 12); Thelma Mayfield (age 10); and Ruby E. Mayfield (age 4).

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 6, 1930, shows Cyrus L. Mayfield (age 52) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents is a dairy farmer owning his own farm in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Ivy M. Mayfield (age 51) born in Kansas to Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents. They were married at ages 22 and 20 respectively. Also living at home are two Wisconsin-born children: Marvin J. Mayfield (age 22); and Ruby E. Mayfield (age 14).


The Wisconsin State Journal, Wednesday, August 15, 1945

Marie Mae Mayfield

RICHLAND CENTER - Marie Mae Mayfield, 15, died Tuesday in a Madison hospital. She had been ill five years. She was born on Ash Creek and spent her life in Richland county. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mayfield, Ash Creek, and Mrs. Isolene Lebansku, Hub City; a sister, Kathryn, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Mayfield, Dodgeville.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, Sunday, March 27, 1949

Dodgeville Pair's Golden Wedding Observed Today

DODGEVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Mayfield will observe their golden wedding anniversary here at their home today. The couple was married on Mar. 29, but will celebrate two days early in order to allow their children to attend. Before her marriage, Mrs. Mayfield was Iva Abbey. The couple was married at the home of her parents in Dodgeville by the Rev. William Atkinson. They lived on a farm near Richland Center for a number of years and then moved to Chicago, where Mr. Mayfield was associated with a truck manufacturer for 12 years. They returned to Dodgeville five years ago and reside on N. Union st. The couple has six children. Two daughters reside here, one in Ft. Madison, Ia., and another in Lyons, Ill. A son lives near Richland Center and another near International Falls, Minn. They have 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Cyrus Lorin Mayfield died November 7, 1960, in the Iowa County Hospital, Dodgeville, Linden Twp., Iowa Co., WI, at age 83. Buried in Eastside Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.


The Capital Times, Madison, WI, Tuesday, November 8, 1960

Cyrus Mayfield

DODGEVILLE - Cyrus L. Mayfield, 83, Dodgeville, died here Monday. He was a native of Dodgeville, and married the former Iva Abbey in 1899. They farmed in Richland county and then moved to Chicago, Ill., where they stayed for 20 years. They returned to Dodgeville when they retired 17 years ago. Surviving in Madison is a daughter, Mrs. Herman Crume, 7 Brearly st. Also surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Melva Egelhof, Dodgeville; Mrs. Arthur Held, Tinley Park, Ill; and Mrs. Thelma Thompson, Ft. Madison, Ia.; two sons, Marvin, International Falls, Minn.; and Leslie, Ontario; two brothers, J. M., and Frank, both of Richland Center; a sister, Mrs. Clarence Hendricks, Richland Center; 12 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Thursday in the Lulloff funeral home, Dodgeville, where friends may call after 2 p. m. Wednesday.


Iva May "Ivy" (Abbey) Mayfield died December 15, 1976, in Parkview Terrace Nursing Home, Platteville, Grant Co., WI, at age 97. Buried in Eastside Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.


Iva May "Ivy" (Abbey) Mayfield Death Certificate.


The Capital Times, Madison, WI, Friday, December 17, 1976

Madison and Area DEATH NOTICES

Mayfield, Iva M. - DODGEVILLE

DODGEVILLE - Iva M. Mayfield, age 97, died Wednesday, December 15, 1976. He is survived by two sons, Leslie, Ontario, WI, and Marvin, International Falls, MN; two daughters, Mrs. C. H. Thompson of Weaver, Iowa and Mrs. Ruby Crume of Madison; a brother, Truman Abbey of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Larson and Mrs. Maude Stratman, both of Waupaca; eleven grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at THE LULLOFF-PETERSON FUNERAL HOME, Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Friends may call on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the funeral home.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, Wednesday, October 23, 1991

Schaeffer, Anthony "Tony"

MADISON - Anthony "Tony" Schaeffer, age 76, of Madison, died on Monday, October 21, 1991, at a local nursing home after a long illness. He was employed by the State Historical Society until he retired in 1979. Tony had married the former Ruby Crume on November 10, 1978. There will be no services. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Gunderson Funeral Home, Monona.


Green Mayfield, a native of Tennessee, came here from Iowa county in 1847, and made a claim on section 4, entering the land a few years later. He settled there in March, 1848, and still occupies the place.

Green Mayfield a representative man and early settler of Richland county began his pioneer life in infancy, his parents having emigrated to Illinois while he was quite young and when that was a new country. Here they remained but five years when they again took a journey westward locating in that part of the territory of Michigan since embraced in the State of Wisconsin and in Grant county, where he grew to manhood. In 1832 when he was fourteen years old he enlisted in the service of the United States and served through the Black Hawk War, returned to his home at the close of that conflict and engaged in mining. He was joined in marriage with Maria Keister Aug. 9, 1841. She was born in Posey Co., Ind., Nov. 9, 1823. They settled near Pedlar's creek and engaged in mining a few months, then moved to Bee town at which point he followed the same business, his wife assisting. Mining here not proving a remunerative enterprise they soon moved and settled on a claim he had previously made near Platteville. Here they were unfortunate in that both were attacked with fever and ague, and it took all their earnings to pay the doctor's bills, and he at last sold out to close up. In July, 1846, he came to Richland county in company with his brother David, being pleased with this section of the country he concluded to make a settlement and returned for his wife. The great trouble with him was a lack of money, and he hardly knew which way to turn to make necessary arrangements, finally he went to a merchant with whom he was acquainted in Platteville told him he was going to Richland county and wanted enough supplies to last him until fall when he would pay him with venison and honey. The merchant knowing him to be an honest man provided him with the necessaries of life and they started for a new home in Richland county, using his brother's team to move a few household goods, their only possessions. Arriving at the ferry kept by Mr. Mathews he told him he did not have any money to pay his way over, "Never mind" said Mathews, "I will put emigrants across for nothing for we want this country settled." They then made their way to his brother David's where they spent the summer. He made a claim on section 4, did not immediately move to it, but made their home with this brother until the following March, when having erected a small log cabin they moved into it on their own place. Meanwhile he had been successful in his hunting expeditions, and had paid up his store bill, but as yet had no money with which to enter his land; therefore he continued hunting, killed large numbers of deer and bear, and for them found a ready market at Platteville, the saddles of venison bringing two dollars and a half and the pelts from fifty cents to one dollar. He tanned and dressed deer skins with which he made clothing throughout --- coat, pants, cap and moccasins. Many incidents of thrilling interest are remembered in connection with the early experience here of Mr. and Mrs. Mayfield. Starting out one day for the purpose of killing a deer, his dogs started a large bear which ran up a hill the canines in close pursuit. When on the summit the dogs caught and furiously attacked "old bruin," and in the fight both bear and dogs came rolling down the hill together. At the bottom foothold was again secured and the bear and dogs seemed bent on getting away. Finally they drew near where Mayfield was standing, and one of the dogs caught the bear by the ear, when he raised up embraced the dog and began to hug as only a bear can. Finally they fell to the ground, when Mr. Mayfield approached and with a knife, having a blade twelve inches long, stabbed the bear on the opposite side, when he released his hold and started away with the knife in his side. The gun was empty and there was no other way than to use a club, which weapon was used with good effect, and securing the knife cut his throat putting an end to his existence. This is one among the many similar adventures of this pioneer. In the course of a few years he had accumulated money enough to enter his land, when he devoted more time to clearing a farm. In August, 1862, he enlisted and joined company B, 25th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war. The principal battle in which he was engaged was at Kinston, North Carolina. While he was in the service of his country, his wife, assisted by her two daughters and a small son carried on the farm raising good crops. He was discharged with the regiment in June, 1865, and returned home. His industrious family, had already planted the farm in corn, and in the fall he gathered 1500 bushels. For some years he did not have a team of his own and used his brother's. At the present time we find him with a well stocked farm, comfortable frame house, large frame barn and 445 acres of land, besides other claims. He has always been enterprising, and among the first and most influential in establishing schools and Churches. Mr. and Mrs. Mayfield both joined the M E Church at the time of its organization in Orion. They are the parents of three children --- Sarah M, now the wife of Jeff. Wilson, who lives in Crawford county; Maria A, now the wife of Joseph McMillen and Elijah G. The latter was born in the town of Orion, Jan. 16, 1853, and was married in 1875 to Dreatz Powells, and two years later settled on his present farm on section 9. They have three children --- Cyrus L, Miles and one not named at this date.


David Mayfield, also a native of Tennessee, came from Grant county in June, 1847, and entered land on sections 3 and 10. He improved the farm and made this his home until 1883, when he sold out; he now lives at Richland Center.

David Mayfield and wife, on the 20th day of June, 1845, located on the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 3, town 9 north, range 1 east. They had just removed from Platteville. The only neighbors they had on Ash creek at this time were William Thompson and family, but they had chosen this as their future home, and concluded to make the best of it. It being late in the season when they arrived in the county, they could not raise any crop but potatoes, but this was a very important crop to the pioneers, as it furnished them a goodly portion of their winter supply of food. In the fall of 1845 Green Mayfield and family, a brother of David Mayfield, arrived from Platteville and settled where he now resides but there was no further increase in the settlement until 1847 when the Joslin family arrived. Mr. Mayfield continued farming until 1883, when as he found himself advancing into old age he sold his farm of 164 acres for $2500, removed to Richland Center and retired from active life. David Mayfield was born near Nashville, Tenn., in August 1807. In 1811 the family removed to Indiana and one year later to Illinois where the mother died in 1818. The subject of this sketch then came to Wisconsin, and followed mining until 1834 then engaged in farming at Platteville. In 1837 he married Martha Arterbury, she died in 1841. He subsequently married Almira Woods and by this union five children have been born, two now living --- Rosa, now the wife of August Larson and Delia Mayfield, now in Nevada.