Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyWilliam S. Amsden

Parents

FatherNoah C. Amsden (ca. 1820 - 15 November 1891)
MotherSarah Hulbert (ca. August 1825 - 10 January 1906)

Personal Information

Record Created: 29 December 2013; Last Edited: 29 December 2013 
NameWilliam S. Amsden
GenderMale
Born 11 April 1851 in Illinois1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Married 10 August 1875 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York to Ella Isabella Masterton8
Died 13 January 1906 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota1, 2
Buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota1, 2

Family

Spouse 1FamilyElla Isabella Masterton (daughter of David Masterton and Anna Sophia _____)
Born 28 October 1854 in Communipaw, Hudson County, New Jersey
Married 10 August 1875 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York to William S. Amsden
Died 8 November 1889 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
  
Children of William S. Amsden and Ella Isabella Masterton:
  
+1.FamilyMervyn Holbrook Amsden
Born 18 August 1875 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
Married 8 January 1896 in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota to Cora L. Sims
Married ca. 1903 to Effa Blanch Hone
Died 4 November 1945 in Los Angeles County, California
  
2.FamilyCharles M. Amsden, Jr.
Born ca. 1879 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
Died 16 October 1898 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
  

Sources

  1. Find a Grave (website). Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, William S. Amsden; born: 11 April 1851; died: 13 January 1906 [from record].
  2. Minnesota Death Records, 1866-1916, Amsden, William S.; died: 13 January 1906 in Minneapolis, Hennepin [County], Minnesota; age 54; born: 11 April 1851 in Illinois; widowed; occupation: elevator and crain business; cemetery: Lakewood Cem.; father: Noah C. Amsden, born in New York; mother: Sarah Hulbert, born in New York.
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, Iowa, Dubuque County, Dubuque, Page No. 47, family of N. C. Amsden (50, New York, produce dealer); Sarah Amsden (45, New York); Charles Amsden (21, Illinois, book keeper); Monroe Amsden (21, Illinois, clk, book store); William Amsden (19, Illinois, clk, drug store); Ella Amsden (17, Illinois); Mary Lucas (23, Bohemia, domestic servt); Kate McCanna (22, Iceland, domestic servt).
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Iowa, Dubuque County, Dubuque, Enumeration District 174, Page No. 1A, family of N. C. Amsden (54, N.Y., cmmr. mercht); wife Sarah S. Amsden (52, N.Y.); son C. M. Amsden (31, Ill., twin, cmmr. mercht); son M. R. Amsden (31, Ill., twin, cmmr. agent); son W. S. Amsden (29, Ill, druggist); mother Anna H. Amsden (80, N.Y.); daughter Ellen Amsden (24, Ill.); son [sic, probably grandson] Melvin Amsden (4, Iowa); son [sic, probably grandson] Chas. M. Amsden (1, Iowa); servant Martha Qualy (20, Ireland, servant).
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Enumeration District 63, Sheet No. 17B, family of Sm. Amsden (49, Minn., Apr. 1851, grain dealer); mother S. S. Amsden (74, Minn., Aug 1825); son Mervy H. Amsden (23, Minn., Aug. 1876, grain dealer); border Florence Buffan (36, Mass., Sept 1863, stenographer); border Chas Dahlgren (25, Minn., June 1874, carpenter). [The birth states shown here for the Amsdens are most likely incorrect compared with other records.]
  6. Minnesota Territory and State Census, 1885, Stearns County, Village of Sauk Center, Page No. 1, family of Wm. S. Amsden (34, Illinois [sic]; Alas [sic] H. Amsden (32, Norway [sic]); Marvin H. Amsden (8, Iowa); Charles M. Amsden (6, Iowa); Anna Larson (21, Norway); Hans Larsen (19, Norway).
  7. Minnesota Territory and State Census, 1895, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, 5th Ward, 7th Precinct, Pages 75, 76, family of W. S. Amsden (44, Illinois, elevator); C. M. Amsden (46, Illinois, elevator); M. H. Amsden (18, Iowa); C. M. Amsden Jnr. (16, Iowa); N. C. Amsden (70, New York).
  8. Boards at Ancestry.com; Post by Adine Wakefield, 12 December 1999, indicating that her great aunt Ella I. Holbrook married William S. Amsden on 10 August 1875 in Syracuse, New York, by her father Reverend Holbrook. The newly married couple returned to Dubuque, Iowa and then later moved to Minn.