Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Arthur B(everly) "Bud" CORNWELL

Residences & events:

Sullivan, Moultrie Co, IL

6/16/1900 Bourbon Twp, Douglas Co, IL, was their address at census time. Arthur B was 41, married 3 years to Ida M, 34, who had birthed 3 children, all living. Their blended family consisted of his 2 daughters, Iva M, 16, and Leta M, 9, her daughter, Edith Light, 9, and their 2 sons Hershel, 2, and Austin, 1. Arthur was a farmer.

5/2/1910 Pilot Knob, Harper Co, KS. By the next census the family had moved to KS, where Arthur's children had been born. Arthur was 52, married 14 years to Ida M, 43, who had birthed 6 children, one of whom had died. Children in the household were Edith, 21, Hershel, 12, Austin, 11, Louise, 3, and Margie, 2. Arthur was still farming. Parson families lived on both sides of them.

1918 Anthony, Harper Co, KS

2/12/1920 Same place. Arthur B, 62, was a wheat farmer that year at census time. He and Ida M, 55, had 2 children at home, Louise, 13, and Margery, 11.

5/12/1930 Still there. The old couple lived alone that year when the census taker came around. He was 71, had married the first time at age 21, Ida was 62 and had married at 31 (That was actually when she married Arthur.). Arthur was a general farmer, they owned their house which was valued at $11,300. They did not have a radio.

Arthru and Ida were in KS in 1930 in their old age, so unless they moved shortly after, he most likely died there and was shipped back to be buried with the first wife.

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