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Geoffrey Paul Umphrey

Geoffrey Paul Umphrey

Male 1897 - 1931

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  • Name  Geoffrey Paul Umphrey  [1, 2
    Born  5 Dec 1897  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth 
    • His actual birth date was December 5, 1897. World War I draft registrations put it as December 5, 1896, and the 1900 federal census listed it as December 1898.
    Census  1900  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Geoffery Umphry (sic), son, white, male, born in December 1898, age 1, single, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Card #: 700, Geoffrey P. Umphreys (sic), Post Office: Morning Sun Iowa
    Census  1910  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Guthrie Humphrey (sic), son, male, white, age 12, single, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write, attended school since September 1909
    Iowa State Census  1915  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Card Number: 440, male, white, single, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 17, Gofferey (sic) P. Umphrey, age 17, Louisa County, post office address: Morning Sun, Morning Sun Township, occupation at school, extent of education in the common schools: 8, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Ohio, signed by assessor: J. B. Owens
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  5 Jun 1918  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Serial Number: 173, No.: 45; Name: Geoffrey Umphrey; age: 21 years; address: 1503 West 8th Street, Davenport, Iowa, USA; father's birthplace: Pennsylvania, USA; date of birth: December 5, 1896; natural born; where born: Wapello; Iowa; nation of birth: USA; present trade: Inspector Turret Latch(?); employed by: Rock Island Arsenal Government; nearest living relative: Wife, Mrs. Maude Umphrey, 1503 West 8th Street, Davenport, Iowa; height: medium, build: slender, eye color: blue, hair color: dark, lost an arm, leg, hand, eye, or seems to be physically disabled: none; Local Board for Division No. 1, City of Davenport, State of Iowa, 56 Davenport Savings Bank Building; Davenport, Iowa; date of registration: June 5, 1918
    Census  1920  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Geoffrey "Umphrery" was married to Maud, living with her and daughter, Thelma Umphrey:) Line number 92: 1503 West Eighth Street, dwelling number: 93, family number: 99: Geoffrey Umphrery (sic), head of household, rented home, male, white, age 22, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation machinist, nature of industry lineograph, wage earner
    Iowa State Census  1925  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Married to "Maud," living with her and children: Thelma, "Margeretta," Thomas, and Paul Umphrey:) Line #80: G. P. Umphrey, head of household, male, white, age 27, married, number of years in the U.S.: 27, number of years in Iowa: 27, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 5, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Thomas J. Trueblood (sic - that family was listed immediately above G.P.), father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 76, name of mother: Mary Copeland, mother's birthplace: Ohio, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, occupation laborer or unclassified, church affiliation: Christian
    Residence  Jul 1925  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Census  1930  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • ("Gofery" P. Umphrey was married to Maud M., living with her and children: Thelma V., Margaretta, Paul E., and Thomas Umphrey:) Line number 41: South Pine Street, dwelling number: 14, family number: 14: Gofery (sic) P. Umphrey, head of household, owned home, value of house or monthly rental $1800, owned a radio set, did not live on a farm, male, white, age 33, married, age at first marriage 18, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation railroad shops, nature of industry machinist, occupation code 2025, wage earner, not actively employed at time of census, unemployment code: 4, was not a veteran
    Occupation  1931  [13, 14
    • Geoff worked for the CB&Q West Burlington Iowa Railroad "Shops." He worked as a machinist.
    Religion  1931  [15
    Methodist 
    Died  9 Mar 1931  Memorial Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Cause: post operative complications 
    Newspaper Article  11 Mar 1931  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Morning Sun (IA), March 10. -- The following relatives from this vicinity were called to the hospital at Mt. Pleasant by the death of Geoffrey Umphrey of New London which occurred at 10:30 Monday night (March 9, 1931): Mrs. Archie Wolf and son, Atlee, and James Umphrey northwest of town, and Sam Walker and sons, Sammie and Clifford north of town. Mrs. Hazel Schwob of Wapello, a sister, also went over. Mr. Umphrey had passed thru a operation at the hospital last Friday.
    Obituary  11 Mar 1931  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • G. P. Umphrey Dies Suddenly
      New London Resident Dies Following Operation at Mt. Pleasant

      Special to the Hawk-Eye
      New London (IA), March 10 -- G. P. Umphrey, a resident of this community, passed away at the Memorial Hospital in Mt. Pleasant Monday evening at 9:45 (March 9, 1931) following an operation. He was the son of the late Thomas J. and Mary Umphrey and was born December 5, 1897, on a farm in Louisa county.

      October 16, 1916, he was married to Miss Maude Mae Walker. For the past eight years Mr. Umphrey had been employed at the West Burlington shops and during his residence in New London has made many friends.

      He is survived by his wife, four children, Thelma, Margretta, Thomas and Paul Eugene; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Schwob of Wapello, Mrs. Archie Wolfe of Morning Sun, Mrs. George Houtz of Burlington; three brothers, James and Eber Umphrey of Wapello, Dayton Umphrey of Independence, Missouri.

      Short services will be held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning in the house followed by services at the M. E. church in Morning Sun Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment at Elmwood cemetery.
    Newspaper Article  12 Mar 1931  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Wapello (IA), March 11. -- Mrs. Henry Schwob and Mrs. Archie Wolfe and James Umphrey were called to Mt. Pleasant Monday (March 9, 1931) by the critical illness of their brother, Geoffrey Umphrey, who passed away at the Memorial hospital Monday evening at 8:45. Short services will be held at 11 a.m. at the home following which rites will be held at the M. E. church at Morning Sun. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
    Buried  12 Mar 1931  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 18, 19, 20, 21
    Funeral Notice  13 Mar 1931  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • G. P. UMPHREY FUNERAL HELD
      Short Services Held at New London -- Interment Made At Morning Sun

      Special To The Hawk-Eye.
      New London (IA), March 12. -- Short funeral services for G. P. Umphrey were held from ihe family home on Pine Street Thursday morning at 11 (March 12, 1931), Reverend C. B. Rayhill, pastor of the M. E. church, officiated. The remains were then taken to Morning Sun, where services were held at the M. E. church at 2 o'clock. Interment in Elmwood cemetery.
    Funeral Notice  19 Mar 1931  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Funeral of Geoffrey Umphrey

      The funeral services of Geoffrey P. Umphrey, who passed away at Memorial hospital at Mt. Pleasant, March 9th, were held from the Methodist church in Morning Sun, Thursday afternoon last (March 12, 1931), conducted by Reverend W. G. Barr. The interment was at Elmwood cemetery. Relatives were present from Mt. Pleasant, New London, Burlington, Wapello and other near points.

      ***

      Card of Thanks. -- We wish to thank the friends and others for their many expressions of sympathy and kindness during the sickness and at the death of the late G. P Umphrey.

      Mrs. Geoffrey Umphrey and Family.
    Funeral Notice  Abt 19 Mar 1931  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, probably The Wapello Republican 
    • Funeral services for G. P. Umphrey, a former resident of the Morning Sun vicinity, were held in the local Methodist church Thursday (March 12, 1931) afternoon upon the arrival of the funeral party from New London where short services had been held from the home.

      The services were conducted by the Reverend W. G. Barr. A quartet, Miss Helen Jamison and Lowery Wilson with Miss Allen Hunt at the piano, sang "In the Sweet, Bye and Bye," and "Face to Face." The pallbearers were Orin Pierce, Francis Matson and Jack Ogden of Burlington, and Mike Bildenburg and Mr. McCleary of New London. Burial was in Elm Grove [sic: Elmwood] cemetery.

      Among those from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. John Frizzell, Mrs. Ella Frizzell and son Charles of Garden Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker, Crawfordsville; Mr. and Mrs. E. Moyers from north of Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. David Dotson and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dotson, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schwob and daughter Mary, of Wapello, and a number of others from Burlington, New London and the Wapello vicinities.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [19
    • Name: Geoffrey Paul Umphrey; Sex: M; Born: 1897; Died or Buried: 1931; Age: 34; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-75; Notes: 1897-1931
    Person ID  I103  All Families
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2014 

    Father  Thomas Jefferson Umphrey,   b. 30 Dec 1850, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1925, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Belle Copeland,   b. 25 Oct 1858, Belmont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1908, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Aug 1876  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alt. Marriage  15 Aug 1876  [22
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • (ancestry.com:) Umphrey, Thomas J.; Spouse: Copeland, Mary B.; Marriage Date: 15 August 1876; County: Louisa.

      (Family Search Labs:) Groom's Name: Thomas J. Umphrey; Bride's Name: Mary G. Copeland; Marriage Date: 15 August 1876; Marriage Place: Louisa County, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I10111-4; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1006646; Reference Number: p 48; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Thomas J. and Mary B. (Copeland) Umphrey's grave is located at Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Thos. J. Umphrey, December 30, 1850 - July 11, 1925; Mary B. Umphrey, October 25, 1858 - February 11, 1908"
    The Headstone of Thomas J. and Mary B. (Copeland) Umphrey
    The Headstone of Thomas J. and Mary B. (Copeland) Umphrey
    Family ID  F78  Group Sheet

    Family  Maude Mae Walker,   b. 14 Nov 1897, Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1970, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Oct 1916  Parsonage of the First M. E. Church, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 24, 26
    • Family sheets from Ray Pilling stated Geoffrey and Maude were married October 14, 1916.
    Alt. Marriage  16 Oct 1916  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Geoffrey P. Umphrey; Event Date: 14 October 1916; Event Place: Louisa, Iowa; Age: 18; Father: Thomas J. Umphrey; Mother: Mary Copeland; Spouse: Maude M. Walker; Spouse's Age: 18; Spouse's Father: Samuel Walker; Spouse's Mother: Hattie Moyers; Film Number: 1870162; Digital Folder Number: 004322391; Image Number: 00731
    Marriage Announcement  26 Oct 1916  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • The Wapello Republican notes as follows the wedding of a popular young couple of this vicinity. The many friends of both will extend congratulations: "Geoffrey P. Umphrey, residing south of town, and Miss Maude M. Walker, daughter of Samuel Walker of near Morning Sun, were united in marriage at the parsonage of the First M. E. church, Saturday, October 14, Reverend C. E. Coggshall performing the ceremony.
    Residence  Apr 1918  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27, 28
    Residence  28 Dec 1920  Crawfordsville, Washington County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    • Daughter Margretta was born in Crawfordsville.
    Newspaper Article  29 Aug 1929  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • ZEPPELIN OVER MORNING SUN
      Huge Dirigible Skirts Southeast of City -- Schools Are Dismissed

      [...] The following from this vicinity attended a dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Walker, near New London Sunday, in honor of Miss Lela Frizelle (sic): Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. George Dotson, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dotson and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Humphrey (sic) and family, of New London, and Mr. and Mrs. John Russel (sic) of Newport.
    Newspaper Article  5 Oct 1930  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • A picnic was held at the home of Thomas Walker Sunday, October 5 [1930]. Those who enjoyed the affair were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ogden, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marston, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Pierce, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, and daughters, Vera and Mazie, Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Umphrey and children, Thelma and Margretta, and Thomas and Paul of New London; Miss Velma Robbins, Sam and Paul Walker of Moline, Illinois; Misses Ruth, Viola and Leota Walker and William Walker of Wapello and the host, Thomas Walker of Morning Sun.
    Residence  Mar 1931  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 32
    • According to a phone conversation with Thelma (Umphrey/Allen) Bearde, the Umphreys lived on the corner of South Pine Street and Main Street.
    Hattie 'Leota' Walker and Paul Moyers Walker Visit the  Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey Family After the Death of Her Husband
    Hattie "Leota" Walker and Paul Moyers Walker Visit the Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey Family After the Death of Her Husband
    A news item in the column with the Morning Sun, Iowa, local news, reporting Hattie "Leota" and Paul Moyers Walker had gone to New London (Iowa) to visit their sister, Maude Umphrey, soon after the death of her husband, Geoffrey Paul Umphrey.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Geoffrey Paul Umphrey and Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner are buried at Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. The inscription on the top of the stone is: "Umphrey." The epitaph on the side of the stone is: "Geoffrey Paul 1897 - 1931; Maude Mae, 1897 - 1970"
    The Headstone of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey and Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner
    The Headstone of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey and Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner
    Children 
    >1. Thelma Verlee Umphrey,   b. 12 Feb 1917, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 2012, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Margretta Mae Umphrey,   b. 28 Dec 1920, Crawfordsville, Washington County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1953, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Thomas Samuel "Tom" Umphrey,   b. 29 Sep 1922, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1996, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Paul Eugene "Tubby" Umphrey, Sr.,   b. 7 Sep 1924, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 2007, Mercy Hospital, Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos

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    Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, and Their Daughters, Thelma Verlee and Margretta Mae Umphrey
    Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, and Their Daughters, Thelma Verlee and Margretta Mae Umphrey
    Margretta, the baby in this photograph, was born in December 1920, so likely the picture was taken in the summer of that year. Her older sister, Thelma, was age 3. Geoffrey and Maude would also have two sons, Tommy and Paul. Geoffrey died in March 1931.
    Four Generations of 'Walkers'
    Four Generations of "Walkers"
    Thelma Verlee Umphrey was the baby in this photograph probably taken in summer of 1917. She is being held by her grandfather, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. Her mother, standing between the men, was Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey. And Thelma's grandfather, Charles Pearsey Walker, was standing on the right of the photograph.
    Walkers and Umphreys and Two Unknown Babies
    Walkers and Umphreys and Two Unknown Babies
    Several of the children in this photograph from the time period about 1926/28 are identified, but the two youngest children in the front are not identified for sure.

    The back row of children are Thomas Samuel "Tom" Umphrey, Thelma Verlee Umphrey, and their aunt, Ruth Rebecca Walker. Tommy and Thelma's sister, Margretta Mae Umphrey, is the middle child in the front row. It is possible the child on the right is Paul Eugene "Tubby" Umphrey, but I cannot tell for sure, and it seems that he might be a little older looking (he is only two years younger than Tommy). The babies could be children of Sam and Reil Walker, children of George and Verona Walker, or as well a child of Ted and Myrtle Dotson or Ross and Vinnie Walker, or Cliff and Marguerite Walker.
    Paul Eugene 'Tubby' Umphrey Sr., Thomas Samuel 'Tom' Umphrey, and John Franklin Russell With a Horse
    Paul Eugene "Tubby" Umphrey Sr., Thomas Samuel "Tom" Umphrey, and John Franklin Russell With a Horse
    At first look, the horse in this photograph looked to me like a "miniature camel." That would have been a local topic of conversation, if it were true. John Russell is obviously showing Tubby and Tommy Umphrey the ins and outs of the young horse's behavior.
    The Four Children of Maude Mae Walker and Geoffrey Paul Umphrey
    The Four Children of Maude Mae Walker and Geoffrey Paul Umphrey
    These are the two daughters and two sons of Maude and Geoffrey Umphrey. Margretta Mae Umphrey is the shorter girl in the back; Thelma Verlee Umphrey is the taller girl in the family. The brothers, left to right, are Paul Eugene "Tubby" Umphrey and Thomas Samuel "Tom" Umphrey. This photograph was likely taken in 1927 or 1928.
    The Families of Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, Gorge Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, And One or Two Other Children
    The Families of Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, Gorge Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, And One or Two Other Children
    It appears Geoffrey and Maude Walker and children went on an excursion with George and Verona Walker one day in about 1929 or 1930.

    The four Umphrey children are all pictured in this photograph. Although it would seem logical that the children in the front row are Vera, Jean, and Mazie Walker, the children of George and Verona, it cannot be, as their daughter, Jean, was born after the death of Geoffrey Umphrey in 1931.

    It does seem the little girl on the right is George and Verona Walker's daughter, Mazie, but the two children in the front left could be any number of family members, or even family friends. One may possibly be Vera, but this does not seem clear to anyone who has studied the photograph.

    Other possibilities, considering people who lived in or near New London, Iowa, at that time, would include Clifford Walker's children or Myrtle Dotson's children; at this time George and Verona Walker as well as Maude and Geoffrey Umphrey did live in New London.

    This may be one of the last photographs taken of Geoffrey before his unexpected death after surgery in Mt. Pleasant Hospital on March 9, 1931.
    Tommy and Tubby Umphrey and The Pigeon
    Tommy and Tubby Umphrey and The Pigeon
    Brothers Tom and Paul ("Tubby") Umphrey, born Thomas Samuel "Tom" and Paul Eugene Umphrey, were the sons of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey (1897-1931) and Maude Mae Walker (1897-1970). The single chimney in the center of the roof of the house behind the boys indicates they may have been standing in the back yard of what is called "The Walker Homestead," the farmhouse where Charles Pearsey Walker and later Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker lived.
    Thomas Samuel 'Tom' Umphrey and His Mother, Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner
    Thomas Samuel "Tom" Umphrey and His Mother, Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner
    Tom Umphrey and Maude Walker in about 1960. The photograph was taken in Michigan, and provided courtesy of Tom's daughter, Carol Kelley.
    Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, Thelma Verlee (Umphrey) Allen, and Paul Eugene "Tubby" Umphrey Sr.
    A photograph from 1974 of Vera Virden, and her cousins Thelma Allen and Tubby Umphrey. The photograph was either taken in Michigan or else Iowa, but the location was not identified. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Siblings Paul Eugene 'Tubby' Umphrey, Thelma Verlee (Umphrey/Allen) Bearde, and Thomas Samuel 'Tom' Umphrey
    Siblings Paul Eugene "Tubby" Umphrey, Thelma Verlee (Umphrey/Allen) Bearde, and Thomas Samuel "Tom" Umphrey
    This photograph of the three living children of Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey was apparently taken in 1991 at the 50th wedding anniversary of Tom and his wife, Helen Marie (Collingwood) Umphrey. Paul (1924-2007) was on the left, Thelma, and then Tommy (1922-1996) on the right.
    Thomas Samuel 'Tom' Umphrey and His Sister, Thelma Verlee (Umphrey/Allen) Bearde
    Thomas Samuel "Tom" Umphrey and His Sister, Thelma Verlee (Umphrey/Allen) Bearde
    Tommy and Thelma were photographed here at Tom's granddaughter's wedding, that of Lisa Marie Pillsbury.
    Brothers Thomas Samuel 'Tom' Umphrey and Paul Eugene 'Tubby' Umphrey Sr.
    Brothers Thomas Samuel "Tom" Umphrey and Paul Eugene "Tubby" Umphrey Sr.
    Taken in May 1996, this photograph of Tommy and Tubby Umphrey was only a few months before Tom died in December of that year. Tubby died in 2007.
    Documents
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    I constructed this map of my home town of New London, Iowa, and noted the residences where various family members connected to the maternal Walker family lived during my lifetime in the town. I since have determined the location of another family earlier on, Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, who were living in New London for a few years before Geoffrey's death in 1931. Using census data from the 1930 federal census, I believe it was six houses directly north of our family's home on South Pine Street (also on South Pine).

    There were other family members, more distantly connected, living in town during the years I was there, but I was not completely aware of these connections at the time I undertook this exercise.
    General Newsprint

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    Picnic at Thomas Walker's Home
    A short article reporting on an autumn family picnic at the home of Thomas "Tom" Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Umphreys and Ruth Walker Visit Moline, Illinois
    Umphreys and Ruth Walker Visit Moline, Illinois
    A news item that Maude Mae (Walker) and Geoffrey Paul Umphrey along with their daughter, Thelma Verlee, all of New London, Iowa, and Maude's sister, Ruth Rebecca Walker of Wapello Iowa, had visited Moline, Illinois. (In October 1930 Maude and Ruth's brother, Samuel Clinton Walker, was living in Moline.)
    Walker Family Dinner Honoring Lela Frizzell
    Walker Family Dinner Honoring Lela Frizzell
    An item in the Morning Sun (Iowa) news published in the Burlington, Hawk-Eye (Iowa) mentioned a dinner attended by an assortment of Walker family members in honor of visitor and family member, Lela Frizzell. It may have been the summer after she graduated from high school.
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage Announcement of Maude Mae Walker and Geoffrey Paul Umphrey
    The Marriage Announcement of Maude Mae Walker and Geoffrey Paul Umphrey
    Maude and Geoffrey were married October 14, 1916, at the parsonage of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Wapello, Iowa.
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F50  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Geoffrey Paul Umphrey
    Geoffrey Paul Umphrey
    Geoffrey Umphrey, possibly known as Godfrey, was born in 1897 in Louisa County, Iowa. He died in 1931 after an operation, while still in the Mt. Pleasant (Iowa) Hospital. Geoffrey married Maude Mae Walker, the daughter of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers Walker, on October 16, 1916, in Louisa County. They had four children: Thelma Verlee (Umphrey/Allen) Bearde, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey, Thomas Samuel "Tom" (or "Tommy," as most of my mother's generation called him), and Paul Eugene Sr. or "Tubby" Umphrey. After Geoffrey's death, Maude remarried to Roy Grant Fortner, and the entire family moved to the Detroit area of Michigan.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals

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    G. P. Umphrey Dies Suddenly - New London Resident Dies Following Operation at Mt. Pleasant
    G. P. Umphrey Dies Suddenly - New London Resident Dies Following Operation at Mt. Pleasant
    The Obituary of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey in The Burlington Hawk-Eye. He died from complications after surgery.
    Relatives Called to the Deathbed of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey from the Vicinity of Morning Sun, Iowa
    Relatives Called to the Deathbed of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey from the Vicinity of Morning Sun, Iowa
    Published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, March 11, 1931.
    Relatives Called to the Deathbed of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey from the Vicinity of Wapello, Iowa
    Relatives Called to the Deathbed of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey from the Vicinity of Wapello, Iowa
    Published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, March 12, 1931.
    The Funeral Report in The Burlington Hawk Eye of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey
    The Funeral Report in The Burlington Hawk Eye of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey
    Published in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa
    The Funeral Report and a Card of Thanks in The Morning Sun News-Herald after the Death of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey
    The Funeral Report and a Card of Thanks in The Morning Sun News-Herald after the Death of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey
    Published in Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa
    The Obituary of Julia A. (Nantz) Zurmuehlen
    The Obituary of Julia A. (Nantz) Zurmuehlen
    Julia A. (Nantz) Zurmuehlen was one of the daughters of Fred Nantz and Frederika (Brumm) Nantz. Born in Burlington, Iowa, she lived her life there. She married John William Zurmuehlen (1872-1944) in 1898, had no children of her own, but adopted a nephew, Robert Klemm, as a son, as well as helped raise two of his sisters after the 1923 death of her sister, Maria M. "Mary" (Nantz) Klemm.

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker).

    2. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 537-538 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 87, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 12A, page number: 94; enumeration date: June 16, 1900

    4. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    5. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 98, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 1B, page number: 106; enumeration date: April 16, 1910

    6. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa, Post Office: Morning Sun; Roll: IA1915_311

    7. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Davenport city, Ward 2, Scott County, Iowa; enumeration district: 100; supervisor's district: 2, sheet number: 4B, page number: 44; enumeration date: January 5, 1920

    9. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      New London, Henry County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1752

    10. [S8078] Umphrey, Thomas Jefferson - Obituary (Davenport Democrat), (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 16, Tuesday evening, July 14, 1925; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S8079] Umphrey, Thomas Jefferson - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, July 16, 1925; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      New London town, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; enumeration district: 44-15, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 1A, page number: 214; enumeration date: April 2, 1930

    13. [S181] Pilling, Ray Wayne "R. W." (deceased) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S8080] Umphrey, Geoffrey Paul - Obituary (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 2, March 11, 1931; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S629] Umphrey, Geoffrey Paul - Wapello Relatives Called to Deathbed (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, Page 3, March 12, 1931; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S8077] Umphrey, Geoffrey Paul - Funeral Report and Card of Thanks (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, March 19, 1931; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S7945] Umphrey, Geoffrey Paul - Morning Sun Relatives Called to Deathbed (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, Page 3, March 11, 1931; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S180] Umphrey, Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker/Fortner) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa).

    19. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S372] Umphrey, Geoffrey Paul - Funeral Report (SE Iowa Newspaper), (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, likely The Wapello Republican, about March 19, 1931) (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S179] Umphrey, Geoffrey Paul - Funeral Report (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 2, March 13, 1931; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S252] Umphrey, Mary Belle (Copeland) - Obituary, (originally published in The Wapello Tribune, February 14, 1908, page 1; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    23. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).

    24. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    25. [S253] Umphrey, Thomas Jefferson and Mary Belle (Copeland) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 3).

    26. [S176] Walker, Maude Mae and Geoffrey Paul Umphrey - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, October 26, 1916; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    27. [S36] Walker, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) - (Wapello Republicah), (originally published probably in The Wapello Republican, April 11, 1918; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    28. [S31] Walker, Hattie Mae (Moyers) - Obituary (Muscatine Journal), (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, April 10, 1918, page 4; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    29. [S177] Howey, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, April 30, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    30. [S42] Frizzell, Everna "Lela" - Honored at Walker Family Dinner, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 14, August 29, 1929; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    31. [S151] Walker, Thomas "Tom" - A Picnic at His House, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, October 5, 1930; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    32. [S178] Bearde, Thelma Verlee (Umphrey/Allen) (Reliability: 4).

    33. [S180] Umphrey, Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker/Fortner) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).