Humphrey,  Sylvester "Bess"

Humphrey, Sylvester "Bess"

Male 1872 - 1954  (82 years)

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  • Name Humphrey, Sylvester "Bess"  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 25 Sep 1872  Scotland Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Died 04 Oct 1954  Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 06 Oct 1954  Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton, Van Buren Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2509  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Humphrey, William Montgomery,   b. 30 May 1852, Scotland Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1917, Milton, Van Buren, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Whitson, Nancy J.,   b. 26 Oct 1853, Scotland Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Mar 1919, Milton, Van Buren Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 31 Dec 1871  Schuyler Co., Mo Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Documents
    Nancy J. Whitson - Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
    Nancy J. Whitson - Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
    Family ID F1803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Chapman, Anna Laura,   b. 15 Sep 1872, Bible Grove,Scotland,Mo. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1949, Milton, Van Buren, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1895  Berryville, Carrol Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Humphrey, Alfred,   b. 11 Jul 1896,   d. Jul 1896  (Age 0 years)  []
     2. Humphrey, Naomi,   b. 03 Oct 1897, Chicken Ridge, Van Buren Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1984, Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  []
     3. Humphrey, Claude Ray,   b. 25 Dec 1899, Van Buren Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1951, Chicken Ridge, Van Buren Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  []
     4. Humphrey, Emrel H.,   b. 17 Sep 1902, Chicken Ridge, Van Buren Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1975, Ocola, Fl Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  []
     5. Humphrey, Gladys Ina,   b. 25 Feb 1907, Chicken Ridge, Van Buren Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1990, Ft Collins, Colo. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  []
     6. Humphrey, Orphie Lee,   b. 20 Aug 1909, Chicken Ridge, Van Buren Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1991, Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F1083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Sep 1872 - Scotland Co., Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Sep 1895 - Berryville, Carrol Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Oct 1954 - Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 06 Oct 1954 - Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton, Van Buren Co., IA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Anna_Bess[1].JPG
    Anna_Bess[1].JPG
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    Sylvester_Family_web[1].jpg
    Sylvester_Family_web[1].jpg
    Sylvester Humphrey - 1880 United States Federal Census
    Sylvester Humphrey - 1880 United States Federal Census

    Documents
    1910 United States Federal Census
    1910 United States Federal Census
    1930 United States Federal Census - Orphie Lee Humphrey
    1930 United States Federal Census - Orphie Lee Humphrey
    Bess Humphrey - 1920 United States Federal Census
    Bess Humphrey - 1920 United States Federal Census
    Bess_Obit1[1].JPG
    Bess_Obit1[1].JPG
    Bess_Obit[1].JPG
    Bess_Obit[1].JPG
    Sylvester 'Bess' Humphrey - U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Sylvester "Bess" Humphrey - U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

  • Notes 


    • After their wedding, Bess and Anna Laura came North from Arkansas to Wilmonth, Missouri with 2 horses and 1 mule. They lead the mule for a spare.

      Along the way, Indian stragglers (they were not hostile) and former Civil War solders would buy food.

      Bess worked for his dad in a general store for about a year, then moved to Chicken Ridge, Van Buren County, Iowa. Chicken Ridge is located between Cantril and Milton, Iowa. All of the children were born there.

      Bess worked as a Carpenter.

      Source: Personal recollection of Orphie Humphrey.

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] 1930 United States Federal Census.
      Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. Indexed by Ancestry.com from microfilmed schedules of the 1930 U.S. Federal Decennial Census.1930 United States Federal Census. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1930 Federal Population Census. T626, 2,667 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Milton, Van Buren, Iowa, ED 13, roll 685, page 3B, image 461.0.

    2. [S16] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005;).
      Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2005. Indexed by Ancestry.com from microfilmed schedules of the 1920 U.S. Federal Decennial Census. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration.1920 Federal Population Census. T625, 2,076 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City, Cook County, Illinois) are missing, even though the NARA catalog lists them as being there. The Family History Library catalog also lists them as missing. Jackson, Van Buren, Iowa, ED , roll , page , image 1068.

    3. [S15] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006;).
      Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Indexed by ProQuest from microfilmed schedules of the 1910 U.S. Federal Decennial Census. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1910 Federal Population Census. T624, 1,784 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Jackson Twp, Van Buren, Iowa, ED 109, roll 425, part 3, page 90A.

    4. [S13] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005;).
      1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Independence, Schuyler, Missouri, ED 153, roll T9_736, page 3.2000, image 0008.

    5. [S381] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Independence, Schuyler, Missouri, ED 153, roll T9_736, page 3.2000, image 0008.
      Record for Sylvester Humphrey

    6. [S908] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Was;), Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Jackson, Van Buren, Iowa; Roll: T624_425; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0109; FHL microfilm: 1374438.
      Name: Sylvester "Bess" Humphrey
      birth date: 25 Sep 1872
      birth place: Scotland Co., Missouri, USA
      residence date: 1910
      residence place: Jackson, Van Buren, Iowa, USA

    7. [S385] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Registration State: Iowa; Registration County: Van Buren; Roll: 1643359.
      Record for Bess Hunphrey

    8. [S693] Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1857-1947, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Ortha Leo Humphrey

    9. [S805] Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Database online.
      Record for Bess Humphrey

    10. [S444] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Milton, Van Buren, Iowa; Roll: 685; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 461.0; FHL microfilm: 2340420.
      Record for Ophia L Humphrey

    11. [S307] Scotland County Marriage Records, Book C.,.
      "This is an error. The parties were married in Schulyer County and the certificate is properly certified and sent there for Record______ my hand this 26th day March 1872. James J. Dodel[?sp?]"

    12. [S501] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Database online.
      Record for Nancy J Whitson