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George Cary Eden

Male 1883 - 1978


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  • Name  George Cary Eden  [1
    Born  20 Sep 1883  Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • Researcher Dale Brumm spelled his middle name "Carey," but he signed his name George "Cary" Eden on his World War I draft registration card. "Cary" also matches the Swank Cemetery records online.
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: George Cary Eden; Gender: Male; Baptism/Christening Place: Johnson, Iowa; Birth Date: 20 September 1883; Birthplace: Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa; Father's Name: John Eden; Mother's Name: Sarah Ellen Drawbaugh; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C75183-4; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 0986021; Reference Number: 2:34T70QG
    Iowa State Census  1885  Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • George C. Eden, 77 Township, Range 5, Section 21; Address NE? NW?; age 5/12?, male, born in Johnson County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Iowa State Census  1895  Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • George C. Eden, age 11, born in Johnson County, Iowa, white, living in Fremont Township, Johnson County
    Census  1900  Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • George C. Eden, son, white, male, born in September 1883, age 16, single, born in Iowa, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Iowa, occupation farm laborer, not employed 0 months during the previous year, attended school 4 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • George Eden, Card Number: 156; Post Office Address: Lone Tree, Iowa: Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa; Roll: IA_93
    Census  1910  Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • George C. Eden, son, male, white, age 26, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Wisconsin, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation farm laborer, nature of industry home farm, wage earner, could read, could write
    Iowa State Census  1915  Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Card Number: 48, male, white, single, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 25, George W. Eden Jr., age 25, Johnson County, post office address: Lone Tree, Fremont Township, occupation farm hand, total earnings in 1914: $340, extent of education in the common schools: 8, birth place: Fremont (Twp.) Iowa, did not own home or farm, church affiliation Reform, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: S. W. Alexander
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  12 Sep 1918  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Serial Number: 953, No.: 104, George Cary Eden; Age: 34; Address: (R.R.) No. 1; Conesville, Muscatine County, Iowa; Date of birth: September 20, 1883; native born; Present trade: farming; By whom employed: Chas. Wolford; Where employed: (R.R.) No. 1, Conesville, Muscatine County, Iowa; Nearest relative: Nettie Eden; Nearest relative's address: (R.R.) No. 1, Conesville, Muscatine County, Iowa; Race: white; Height: tall; Build: medium; Eye color: brown; Hair color: black; Lost body parts, eye, or disabled?: no; Precinct: Local Board of the County of Louisa, State of Iowa, Wapello, Iowa, Date of registration: September 12, 1918
    Census  1920  Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Married to Nettie J. Eden, living with her and his stepson, Robert W. Hynes:) Line number 96: farm, dwelling number: 182, family number: 187: George C. Eden, head of household, rented home, male, white, age 36, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Wisconsin, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry general farm, own account, number of farm in schedule: 158
    Iowa State Census  1925  Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • (Married to Nettie J. Eden, living with her and stepson, Robert W. Hynes:) Line number 16: George C. Eden, head of household, male, white, age 41, married, number of years in Iowa: 41, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 8, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: John Eden, name of mother: Sarah Drrbaugh, mother's birthplace: Iowa, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, involved in agricultural pursuits, church affiliation: Methodist
    Census  1930  Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • (Married to Nettie Eden, living with her and his stepson, Robert "Hines":) Line number 67: dwelling number: 166, family number: 165: George C. Eden, head of household, rented home, owned a radio set, lived on a farm, male, white, age 46, married, age at first marriage 31, 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 farmer, nature of industry general farm, occupation code VVVV, own account, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran, number of farm in schedule: 147
    Obituary Index 
    • His obituary was published in the Iowa City Press Citizen January 7, 1978.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • George Eden; born: 20 September 1883; died: January 1978; last residence: 52738 (Columbus Junction, Louisa, Iowa); Last Benefit: 52755 (Lone Tree, Johnson, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Died  6 Jan 1978  Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    Buried  Swank Cemetery, Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    The Hynes Family Monument at Swank Cemetery
    The Hynes Family Monument at Swank Cemetery
    Person ID  I5116  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  John H. Eden,   b. 10 May 1857, Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1941, rural Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Ellen Drorbaugh,   b. 19 Sep 1860, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1918 
    Married  1 Jul 1880  Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Family ID  F2057  Group Sheet

    Family  Nettie Josephine Johnson,   b. 30 Oct 1889, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1971, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Mar 1915  Methodist Parsonage, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Marriage Announcement  11 Mar 1915  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • The marriage of Mr. George C. Eden of Lone Tree, and Mrs. Nettie Johnson-Hynes of Morning Sun, occurred at the Methodist parsonage in Wapello, on March 3d, Reverend A. W. McBlain performing the ceremony. The couple were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. John Delzell of this vicinity, and Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hendricks of Lone Tree. Mrs. Eden is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Johnson of this city, and is a most estimable young lady. They will live at Lone Tree.
    Residence  Apr 1928  Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Residence  Mar 1932  Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    A. G. Johnson Rites Held
    A. G. Johnson Rites Held
    The funeral report from Alfred Gustav Johnson's Funeral in The Burlington Hawk-Eye. Alfred Gustav Johnson (1848-1932) lived for many years in Morning Sun, Iowa. His funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends March 13, 1932. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun.
    Newspaper Article  22 Mar 1934  Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    The Lone Tree Reporter 
    • Friends Entertained at Hendrick Home

      Mr. and Mrs. Lew Hendrick entertained forty-five neighbors at their home Friday evening.

      Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wall, Ott Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Eden, and James, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Lien, Mr. and Mrs. John Krueger and fammily, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schlapkohl and family, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Eden, Isabel and Harold Eden, Marjorie and Helen MacMahon, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pearson, Mrs. Johanna Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. John Cline, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cline, Gerald and Evelyn, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Eden, Eliza Eden, Robert Hynes, Mr. and Mrs. Lew Hendricks and Ruth.

      Progressive euchre was played at eight tables with first prizes going to Mrs. John Cline and Ott Robinson and a consolation to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Lein.

      At a late hour refreshments were served.
    Newspaper Article  20 Sep 1934  Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    The Lone Tree Reporter 
    • Social Events

      Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Eden, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hynes, and Miss Edna Johnson of Lone Tree and Mr. and Mrs. James Hoben, Jean and Betty of Columbus Junction, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Green of Gladwin were Sunday afternoon and evening callers at W. H. Hoben's.
    Residence  Sep 1935  Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Newspaper Article  8 Feb 1945  Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    The Lone Tree Reporter 
    • When Mr. and Mrs. George Eden tuned in their radio to the Jack Benny program January 28, they did not know that Mrs. Eden's son, Cpl. Robert Hynes, was in New York City and that he was sitting in the tenth row in the broadcasting station where the program was being sent. Such proved to be the case.
    Newspaper Article  12 Jul 1945  Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    The Lone Tree Reporter 
    • Local News

      Visitors in the George Eden and Glenn Rayner homes Tuesday were Mrs. Rayner's sister, Mrs. B. R. Jackson and her son, Alfred Jackson, F1-c, who is home on leave from duty on the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk; also Mrs. Robert Hynes and son Bobby of Columbus Junction.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Nettie Josephine (Johnson/Hynes) and George Cary Eden's grave is located at the Swank Cemetery in Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Eden. Nettie J., October 30, 1889 - January 10, 1971; George C., September 20, 1883 - January 6, 1978."
    The Headstone of Nettie Josephine (Johnson/Hynes) and George Cary Eden
    The Headstone of Nettie Josephine (Johnson/Hynes) and George Cary Eden
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2056  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] Brumm, Dale Hubert - Email.

    2. [S776] Social Security Death Index.

    3. [S8999] Swank Cemetery, Johnson County, Iowa - Burials (Reliability: 3).

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

    5. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1165] Eden, Nettie Josephine (Johnson/Hynes) and George Cary - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Swank Cemetery in Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "Jessica" at Find A Grave (web site); Memorials #: 58108106 & 55878332) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa, page 179; Roll: IA1885_210

    8. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa

    9. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa; enumeration district: 76, supervisor's district: 2, sheet number: 13A, page number: 46; enumeration date: June 23, 1900

    10. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa; Roll: IA_93

    11. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa; enumeration district: 81, supervisor's district: 2, sheet number: 21B, page number: 79; enumeration date: May 5, 1910

    12. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa, Post Office: Lone Tree; Roll: IA1915_261

    13. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa; enumeration district: 86; supervisor's district: 91, sheet number: 8B, page number: 39; enumeration date: January 30, 1920

    14. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa; Roll: IAIA1925_1779

    15. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Fremont Township, Johnson County, Iowa; enumeration district: 52-9, supervisor's district: 12; sheet number: 7B, page number: 49; enumeration date: April 19, 1930

    16. [S94] LDS Online Record (Reliability: 3).
      Ancestral file and individual record

    17. [S1159] Hynes, Nettie Josephine (Johnson) and George Cary Eden - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, March 11, 1915; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S602] Johnson, Alfred Gustav and Josephine (Lett) - 55th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Monday, April 9, 1928, page 11; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S603] Johnson, Alfred Gustav - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 17, 1932; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S1160] Eden, George Carey, Nettie Josephine (Johnson/Hynes) and Robert W. Hynes - Dinner with the Hendricks, (originally published in The Lone Tree Reporter, page 4, Thursday, March 22, 1934; Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S1161] Hynes, Eden, Johnson Families - Dinner at W.H. Hoben's, (originally published in The Lone Tree Reporter, page 8, Thursday, September 20, 1934; Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S1162] Johnson, Bertha Louise (Frietag) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, September 19, 1935, page 1; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    23. [S1163] Hynes, Robert W. - At Jack Benny Show, (originally published in The Lone Tree Reporter, page 5, Thursday February 8, 1945; Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    24. [S1164] Jackson Eden Johnson Hynes - Alfred Jackson on Leave, (originally published in The Lone Tree Reporter, page 8, Thursday, July 12, 1945; Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).