||Information by Carol Cronk Cole about
Virginia Iuen Marquett from Volume 7, Number 1 of the Tracker.
Virginia Ann Iuen Marquett is another Terrace Park
resident who has lived here almost all of her life. She is part of the
Iuen family who came to this country from France in 1838 and later settled
in what became Terrace Park It was Joseph Iuen who built a two-story
inn of hand-fired bricks at the southwest corner of Elm Avenue and Wooster
Pike. His son, James, built a barn across the street where traveling
animals stayed overnight on their way to markets and slaughterhouses in
Cincinnati. This barn was on the farm that the Iuen family maintained
for many years. That's where Virginia's mother, Edith, grew up with
her many brothers and sisters. The youngest sister, Evelyn, is still
living at100 years old. She's the family storyteller and has written
in great detail about what it was like growing up on that farm and what all
their activities were.
Edith Elizabeth Iuen met Matthew Edward Cook probably
when she was out horseback riding. He lived on an Indian Hill farm
next to the Franklin School on Shawnee Run. The married in 1919.
Virginia was their only child, born when they were renting a small house
beyond the Cook farm on Shawnee Run. In 1924 they built their home at
603 Wooster Pike but went to Florida in 1925 for Edith's health and didn't
return until 1929. Matt Cook started out with a painting and
decorating business and worked on many Indian Hill homes. His police
work started as a hobby, working as a volunteer with the Indian Hill
Rangers. Later he became Police Chief for Terrace Park, a job that he
held for 18 years, retiring in 1969. Matt Cook was "Uncle Matt" to
children in Terrace Park and helped a great many of them get safely through
their growing up years.
Virginia went through all 12 grades at Terrace Park
school, graduating in 1941. Her mother graduated from Terrace Park
School, graduating in 1941. Her mother graduated from Terrace Park
school in 1913. Her home during her high school and college years was
her grandparent's home on the hill across from where she now lives on Indian
Hill Road. Virginia went to Western College in Oxford and
married Paul Marquett on December 16, 1944. Paul was a career Navy
man, which accounted for their moving around in their early married life.
He must have been away some during the was since Virginia came back to
Terrace Park to live and started teaching Home Economics at Milford High
School in January of 1946. Their only child, Carol, was born in August
1951 and went through the first seven grades at Terrace Park School.
Carol graduated from Mariemont High School in 1969 and went to Duke
When Paul and Virginia came back to Terrace Park they
looked for homes and property and finally built a home on 2 1/2 acres at 800
Indian Hill Road, across from the old Iuen homestead. This was
property that Edith had bought from her father and that originally was
Joseph Iuen's property. They moved in in August 1954. Virginia
taught one year in Newtown but then returned to Milford in 1955 and stayed
another 31 years until 1986. Paul died in October 1984. Virginia
and Carol have been interested in genealogy for years and have written the
Christian Iuen and Henry Ruslow family histories.
Virginia is a marvelous source of Terrace Park history
since her family has been here so long and since her Aunt Evelyn has written
so much about what their life was like. She's also probably the best
source there is concerning the old Terrace Park School She's the one
with all the old Year Books and keeps information on as many graduates as