Today I ran across an official document with the address for someone listed as Ioway. I have of course heard people say Ioway, but don’t recall seeing it in print.
There is a tribe of Native Americans known as the Ioway and Iowa’s name was derived from them.
This was an old document as it was a draft registration card from WWI.
The card shows his nearest relative. I first read it as Klara Braman, which was also how it was transcribed in the record. I though this made sense as he was married to a Clarice. However, he did not get married until 1924 which was about seven years after this draft card was filled out. Looking closer I then figured out it was his mother Flora D. Braman.
It was interesting to see this draft card and to learn a bit more about Uncle Bill. He must have gone to Indiana for the mining job. He did bring something home to Iowa/Missouri when he was finished working as Clarice was from Vincennes.