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Frederick James "Fred" Deam

Male 1883 - 1963


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  • Name  Frederick James "Fred" Deam  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Fred 
    Alt. Birth  Aug 1882  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born  29 Aug 1883  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1900  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Frederick Deam, son, white, male, born in August 1882, age 17, single, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Iowa, occupation farm labor, not employed 0 months during the previous year, attended school 3 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English
    Residence  1905  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  1930  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Living in the same dwelling number as brothers, William H. and Frank Deam, Fred J. was widowed, living with his daughters Vivian M. and "Alberta" A. Deam:) Line number 37: dwelling number: 31, family number: 31: Fred J. Deam, head of household, rented home, lived on a farm, male, white, age 45, widowed, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry general farm, own account, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran, number of farm in schedule: 27
    Residence  Jun 1951  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died  4 Mar 1963  Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Obituary  5 Mar 1963  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Mr. Fred James Deam, 79, of Wapello, died Monday at 10 a.m. in Burlington hospital.

      Mr. Deam was a native of Des Moines county, born August 29, 1885, the son of James and Jane Huntington Deam. He was married to Bertha Davis, who died December 11, 1925.

      Survivors include two children, Vivian Deam, of Wapello, and Mrs. Elberta Potter, of Mt. Pleasant; two grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Deam, of Mediapolis, and Clarence Deam, of Morning Sun; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Earnest, of Wapello. Three sisters and two brothers are dead.

      Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Dudgeon-McCullen Funeral Home with the Reverend Ronald Ross of the Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in Kossuth cemetery near Mediapolis.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Fred Deam; born: 29 August 1883; died: March 1963; last residence: (Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 485-24-3844; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  6 Mar 1963  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID  I44013  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  James K. Deam,   b. 23 May 1846, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1934 
    Mother  Ann Jane "Jane" Hunter,   b. 26 Jan 1854, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1897 
    Married  31 Dec 1873  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Alt. Marriage  27 Dec 1877  [3
    • This date, published in his biography of 1905, is incorrect.
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: James Deam; Bride's Name: Ann Jane Hunter; Bride's Birth Date: 1854; Bride's Age: 19; Marriage Date: 31 December 1873; Marriage Place: Des Moines, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M58791-3; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 0956351; Reference Number: 2:3BRFNTK; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Family ID  F10075  Group Sheet

    Family  Bertha Adell Davis,   b. 21 Oct 1886, Northfield, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1925, near Northfield, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Jan 1911  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Fred J. Deam; Event: Marriage; Event Date: 25 January 1911; Event Place: Des Moines, Iowa; Age: 27; Father: James Deam; Mother: Jane Hunter; Spouse: Bertha A Davis; Spouse's Age: 25; Spouse's Father: Oscar Davis; Spouse's Mother: Lillie May Purcel; Film Number: 1675735; Digital Folder Number: 004320768; Image Number: 00196
    Children 
     1. Vivian Marguerite Deam,   b. 12 Jul 1913, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 2012, Arbor Court Nursing Home, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Elberta A. "Bertie" Deam,   b. 20 Jan 1916, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 2007, Arbor Court Nursing Home, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F18803  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 25, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 2B, page number: 356; enumeration date: June 4, 1900

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

    3. [S403] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1905) Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905), pages 665-666 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S9227] Deam, Frederick James "Fred" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 10, March 5, 1963; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29-33, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 7A, page number: 234; enumeration date: April 30, 1930

    7. [S9226] Deam, Elgy Cordell - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6, June 17, 1951; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa

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