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Eber Gaylord Umphrey

Male 1884 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name  Eber Gaylord Umphrey  [1, 2, 3
    Alt. Birth  1 Nov 1882  [2
    Born  1 Nov 1884  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • He is often "O. Eber" or simply "Eber" in records. His World War I draft registration card was filed as "Eber Galard Umphreys," and it appears he signed it "Eber Gabarel Umphreys." According to the 1885 Iowa state census, he was "Gaylord E." Umphreys.
    Iowa State Census  1885  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Gaylord E. Umphreys, 73 Township, Range 3, Section 16, Address NE¼ SW½; age 0, male, single, occupation Louisa, born in native (abroad), father's nativity: native
    Iowa State Census  1895  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Eber Umphrey, age 10, male, single, born in Louisa County, Iowa
    Census  1900  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Eber Umphry (sic), son, white, male, born in November 1884, age 15, 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  [7
    • Card #: 696, E. G. Umphreys (sic), Post Office: Morning Sun Iowa
    Census  1910  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Eber Humphrey (sic), son, male, white, age 24, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation farm laborer, nature of industry home farm, could read, could write
    Iowa State Census  1915  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Card Number: 131, male, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 31, Eber Umphrey, age 31, Louisa County, post office address: Morning Sun, Morning Sun Township, occupation laborer, months unemployed in 1914: 4, total earnings in 1914: $240, extent of education in the common schools: 11, 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  12 Sep 1918  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Serial Number: 816, No.: 1238, Eber Galard Umphreys (signature: Eber Gabarel Umphreys); Age: 33; Address: Morning Sun; Louisa County, Iowa; Date of birth: November 1, 1882; native born; Present trade: farming; By whom employed: James Umphrey; Where employed: Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; Nearest relative: Thomas J. Umphreys; Nearest relative's address: Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; Race: white; Height: medium; Build: medium; Eye color: blue; Hair color: black; 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  [10
    • Eber Humphrey, son, male, white, age 35, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation laborer, nature of industry farm, wage earner
    Residence  Jul 1925  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Census  1930  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Line Number: 25; Number of Dwelling: 131; Number of Family: 131; Name: Eber Umphrey; Relation: Head of Household; House Owned or Rented: Rented; Value of Home or Rent: $5/month; Sex: Male; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 43; Marital Condition: Divorced; 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: Farm Laborer; Industry: General Farming; Code: VIVV; Employer, Wage Worker, or Own Account: Wage Worker; Actually at Work (Y/N): Yes; Veteran (Y/N): No
    Residence  Mar 1931  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Nov 1950  Lockridge, Jefferson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence  May 1953  Lockridge, Jefferson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Research 
    • The 1915 Iowa and 1920 federal census sheets both stated Eber was married, but there was no wife living with him or listed in the local records. In 1930 the census listed him as divorced.
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I1172  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    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  [16
    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  Edna M. Nichols,   b. 4 May 1897, Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1978, Ramsey County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Dec 1912  Methodist Parsonage, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 18
    Marriage Announcement  26 Dec 1912  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Mr. Eber G. Umphrey and Miss Edna Nichols were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage, Tuesday evening, December 24th, by the Reverend George Blagg. The groom is a son of T. J. Umphrey, living northeast of town, and the bride a daughter of Mrs. Nora Nichols of this city. The friends of the happy young couple will extend hearty congratulations.
    Divorced  Between 1915 and 1920 
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Eber T. Humphrey; Event: Marriage; Event Date: 24 December 1912; Event Place: Louisa, Iowa; Age: 29; Father: T. J. Humphrey; Mother: Mary Copeland; Spouse: Edna Nichols; Spouse's Age: 16; Spouse's Father: Ira B. Nichols; Spouse's Mother: Nora Spafford; Film Number: 1870162; Digital Folder Number: 004322391; Image Number: 00529
    Children 
     1. Lucile M. Umphrey,   b. 9 Jul 1915, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1998
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F11998  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S8087] Umphrey, Thomas Jefferson - Obituary (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, July 14, 1925; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    5. [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

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

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

    8. [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

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

    10. [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

    11. [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).

    12. [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).

    13. [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.

    14. [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).

    15. [S8460] Houtz, Lorinda Fern "Loie" (Umphrey) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 17, May 22, 1953; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

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

    19. [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).

    20. [S4436] Umphrey, Eber Gaylord and Edna M. Nichols - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, December 26, 1912; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).