Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for George W ARTHUR

Relatives said nephew, Oscar Strong, lived with this family.

Residences & events:

6/21/1900 Humboldt, Coles Co, IL. At age 13, his father having died 4 yrs prior, he was living with the family of Joseph and Elvira Strong as a servant, according to the census. His mother lived with one of his sisters.

1909-1911 720 Piatt, Mattoon, IL

1912-1913 2 mi North of Mattoon.

1913 2 mi East of Mattoon.

1918 Mattoon, Lafayette Twp, Coles Co, IL. He and brother Aaron were the only Arthurs listed in the county farmer listing. He and Opal had 2 children and he was a tenant farmer of 185 acres in S9 owned by Frank Burgner.

9/18/1918 RFD#7, Mattoon, Coles Co, IL. was the address he gave when registering for the draft. He was a self employed farmer and gave his dependents as wife and two children and his mother. Support of the family was also the reason he gave for not being drafted. Physically he was deseribed as medium height, medium build, with brown eyes and dark hair.

1/14/1920 Same place. At census time he was 33, Opal was 29 and they had only 2 children, Zephia, 11, and Edna, 7. George was a farmer. Next door was Albert Daily.

1930 Still there. The census that year recorded him as 43, Opal at 40, Zethie was 21, Edna, 17 and Albert, 8. George was 21, Opal 18, when they first married. George was a farmer while Zethie was a laborer on the farm. The value of their house was $1700.

He was the 8th child of his mother.

George died of coronary occlusion at his home 2 miles north of
Mattoon, IL. He had been ill for about 2 years.

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