The Families of Dennis W. Brumm
You are currently anonymous Log In
 

James Garland Umphrey

Male 1878 - 1950


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name  James Garland Umphrey  [1, 2, 3
    Alt. Birth  30 Sep 1877  [4
    Born  30 Sep 1878  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • James Umphrey's surname Is often spelled with a final "s" - "Umphreys" - but Jessie (Hupp) Umphrey's obituary spelled it Umphrey, as did other family members from Louisa County, Iowa. However, he signed his World War I draft registration Umphreys. Also on that card, his middle name was NOT Gabriel, but Garland (as was his grandfather's middle name). However, his signature was simply "James G. Umphreys." In the online version of his biography published by the Iowa Genealological society, they listed his middle name as "Gabriel," but in the actual book published in 1912, his middle name was "Garland," as on his draft card.
    Census  1880  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • James Umphres (sic), white, male, age 2, son, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Ohio
    Iowa State Census  1885  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • James G. Umphreys, 73 Township, Range 3, Section 16, Address NE¼ SW½; age 7, male, single, born in Louisa County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Iowa State Census  1895  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • James G. Umphrey, age 17, male, single, born in Louisa County, Iowa
    Census  1900  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • James G. Umphry (sic), son, white, male, born in September 1877, age 22, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, occupation farm hand, 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  [9
    • Card #: 695, J. G. Umphreys (sic), Post Office: Morning Sun Iowa
    Residence  Feb 1908  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census  1910  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (Married to Jessie R. "Humphrey," living with her. The family surname was misspelled:) Line number 81: dwelling number: 13, family number: 13: James G. Humphrey (sic), head of household, male, white, age 32, married (once), years of present marriage 4, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry working out, wage earner, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: 0, could read, could write, rented home, a house (not a farm)
    Residence  1911  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Biography  1911  [1
    History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911 
    • James Garland Umphrey, an enterprising farmer and stock-raiser of Morning Sun township, was born in Louisa county on the 30th of September, 1878. His parents, Thomas J. and Mary B. (Copeland) Umphrey, are mentioned at greater length on another page of this work. He attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and on attaining his majority started out as an agriculturist on his own account, renting a tract of land comprising fifty acres. Since that time he has devoted his attention to the pursuits of farming and stock-raising with excellent results.

      On the 3d of October, 1907, Mr. Umphrey was united in marriage to Miss Jessie Ruth Hupp, a daughter of Ezra and Elizabeth (Doty) Hupp. The father still survives and makes his home in Wapello but the mother has passed away. Their children were three in number, namely: Belle, the wife of F. B. Tierley, of Portland, Oregon; Ethel, who gave her hand in marriage to George Nicholas and also resides in Portland, Oregon; and Mrs. Umphrey.

      Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Umphrey has sup ported the men and measures of the democracy, believing firmly in its principles. In religious faith he is a Methodist. In the community where his entire life has been spent the circle of his friends is almost coextensive with the circle of his acquaintances.
    The Biography of James Garland Umphrey (1878-1950)
    The Biography of James Garland Umphrey (1878-1950)
    Arthur Springer, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II, Illustrated; With Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 550-551.
    Iowa State Census  1915  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Card Number: 441, male, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 37, James G. Umphrey, age 37, Louisa County, post office address: Morning Sun, Morning Sun Township, occupation farmer, total earnings in 1914: $450, extent of education in the common schools: 15, birth place: Iowa, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Ohio, signed by assessor: J. B. Owens
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  12 Sep 1918  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Serial Number: 871, No.: 789, James Garland Umphreys; Age: 40; Address: Wapello; Louisa County, Iowa; Date of birth: September 30, 1877; native born; Present trade: farmer; By whom employed: self; Where employed: Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; Nearest relative: Jessie ruth Umphreys (wife); Nearest relative's address: Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; Race: white; Height: medium; Build: medium; Eye color: brown; Hair color: dark; not bald; Precinct: Local Board for the County of Louisa, State of Iowa, Wapello, Iowa, Date of registration: September 12, 1918
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • (James . Umphrey was married to Jessie R. Umphrey, living with her:) Line number 28: Farm, dwelling number: 7, family number: 7: James Humphrey, head of household, rented home, male, white, age 42, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation manager, nature of industry farm, own account, number of farm in schedule: 36
    Residence  Jul 1925  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Census  1930  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • (James G. Umphrey was married to Jessie Umphrey, living with her:) Line Number: 23; Number of Dwelling: 130; Number of Family: 130: Name: James G. Umphrey; Relation: Head of Household; House Owned or Rented: Rented; Radio Set: Radio; Live on Farm?: Yes; Sex: Male; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 52; Marital Condition: Married; Age at First Marriage: 29; School or College Since September 1, 1929: No; Could Read and Write: Yes; Where Born: Iowa; Where Father Was Born: Iowa; Where Mother Was Born: Ohio; State or M. T. Code: 65; Whether Able to Speak English: Yes; Trade, Profession: Farmer; Industry: General Farming; Code: VVVV; Employer, Wage Worker, or Own Account: Own Account; Actually at Work (Y/N): Yes; Veteran (Y/N): No; No. of farm schedule: 111
    Residence  Mar 1931  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  2 Nov 1950  rural Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 18
    Cause: a heart attack while shucking corn 
    Obituary  3 Nov 1950  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Wapello (IA) -- Last rites for 73-year-old James Garland Umphrey, who died of a heart attack while helping shuck corn on the Carl Wischmeier farm at 9:30 a.m. November 2, will be held at the Dudgeon funeral home at 2 p.m. Sunday. Reverend Caleb B. Larson, of Grandview, will officiate, and burial will be in the Wapello cemetery.

      Umphrey was a life resident of the Wapello area, and was born September 30, 1877, the son of Thomas J. and Mary B. Copeland Umphrey. He is survived by his wife, the former Jessie Hupp, and following brothers and sisters: Eber Umphrey, Lockridge; Mrs. Hazel Schwob, Wapello; Mrs. Lorinda Houtz, West Burlington, and Mrs. Willa Wolfe, Morning Sun. Two brothers died previously. The body is at the Dudgeon funeral home.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [19
    • Name: James G. Umphreys; Sex: M; Born: 1877; Died or Buried: 1950; Age: 73; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC ©1990 - page W-102; Notes: 1877-1950; husband of Jessie R.
    Buried  5 Nov 1950  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 19
    Person ID  I1146  All Families
    Last Modified  25 Jan 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  [3
    Alt. Marriage  15 Aug 1876  [10
    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  Jessie Ruth Hupp,   b. 21 Sep 1886, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1964, Harmony Nursing Home, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Oct 1906  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Alt. Marriage 
    • The Iowa Genealogical Society read the date of his marriage incorrectly, and posted it online as October 7, 1907, rather than October 3.
    Alt. Marriage  3 Oct 1907  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 23
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: James Garland Umphreys; Titles And Terms: Mr.; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 3 October 1906; Event Place: Louisa County, Iowa, United States; Age: 29; Father's Name: Thomas J. Umphreys; Mother's Name: Mary Bell Copeland; Spouse's Name: Jessie Ruth Hupp; Spouse's Titles And Terms: Miss; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1886; Spouse's Father's Name: Ezra Hupp; Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary E. Doty; Gs Film Number: 1870162; Digital Folder Number: 004322391
    Residence  Mar 1931  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Last Modified  25 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F589  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals

    » Slide Show
    The Obituary of James Garland Umphrey
    The Obituary of James Garland Umphrey
    James died of a heart attack while helping shuck a neighbor's corn crop, November 2, 1950. He was a son of Thomas J. Umphrey (1850-1925) and Mary B. Copeland (1858-1908). His wife was the former Jessie Ruth Hupp (1886-1964).
    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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 550-551 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S5122] World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (ancestry and familysearch) (Reliability: 3).

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

    4. [S631] Umphrey, James Garland - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 15, November 3, 1950; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Page 18, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 127, Sheet 478B; Enumerated on June 16, 1880

    6. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa, page 19 301; Roll: IA1885_222

    7. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Morning Sun Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Sutro Microfilm Roll #553, Reel 67 of 121

    8. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 87, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 11B, page number: 93; enumeration date: June 15, 1900

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

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

    11. [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

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

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

    14. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 102; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 13A, page number: 239; enumeration date: January 7, 1920

    15. [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).

    16. [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).

    17. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Morning Sun Township; Sutro Library Microfilm #2128, Roll 666; Enumeration Date: April 23, 1930 (Hazel Griffin); Supervisor's District Number: 16; Enumeration District Number: 58-16; Sheet Number: 6A; Page Number: 86 4851.

    18. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb).

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

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

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

    22. [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).

    23. [S630] Umphrey, Jessie Ruth (Hupp) - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, February 1964) (Reliability: 3).

    24. [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).