Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyMervyn Holbrook Amsden

Parents

FatherWilliam S. Amsden (11 April 1851 - 13 January 1906)
MotherElla Isabella Masterton (28 October 1854 - 8 November 1889)

Personal Information

Record Created: 29 December 2013; Last Edited: 30 December 2013 
NameMervyn Holbrook Amsden
GenderMale
Born 18 August 1875 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Married 8 January 1896 in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota to Cora L. Sims12
Divorced 1899 from Cora L. Sims12
Married ca. 1903 to Effa Blanch Hone6
Died 4 November 1945 in Los Angeles County, California3, 13
Buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota13

Family

Spouse 1FamilyCora L. Sims
Born ca. January 1875 in Minnesota
Married 8 January 1896 in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota to Mervyn Holbrook Amsden
  
Children of Mervyn Holbrook Amsden and Cora L. Sims:
  
1.FamilyHelen Elizabeth Amsden
Born ca. April 1897 in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota
Married 12 January 1946 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California to Frank John Lawler
  
Spouse 2FamilyEffa Blanch Hone
Born 2 October 1877 in River Falls, Pierce County, Wisconsin
Married ca. 1903 to Mervyn Holbrook Amsden
Died 7 June 1942 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California
  

Sources

  1. Draft Registration Card, World War I, Mervyn Holbrook Amsden, Serial Number 3786; born: 18 August 1876; underwear manufacturer; nearest relative: Effa Blanche Amsden.
  2. California, County Marriages, 1850-1952; County of Los Angeles, Marriage License and Certificate, Registrar No. 18687, Frank John Lawler; age 56, born in Minneapolis, Minn.; physician; father: Lawrence H. Lawler, born in Virginia; mother: Margaret Kelly, born in Wisconsin; and Helen Elizabeth Amsden; age 46, born in Alexandria, Minn.; father: Merbyn Holbrook Amsden, born in Dubuque, Iowa; mother: Cora Sims, born in Minnesota; married on 12 June 1946 in Beverly Hills.
  3. California Death Index 1940-1997; Ancestry (website). Amsden, Mervyn Holbrook, died: 4 November 1945 in Los Angeles [County], California; born: 15 August 1875 in Iowa; father: Amsden; mother: Holbrook.
  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. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Enumeration District 80, Sheet No. 12A, family of Marvin Amsden (33, Iowa, 2nd marriage, traveling auditor, grain elevators); wife of 7 years Effa Amsden (32, Wisconsin). daughter Helen Amsden (12, Minnesota).
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis City, Enumeration District 82, Sheet No. 11B, family of Mervyn H. Amsden (43, Iowa, proprietor, lingerie shop); wife Effa B. Amsden (43, N. Dakota, proprietor, lingerie shop); daughter Helen E. Amsden (22, Minnesota.
  8. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis City, Enumeration District 27-163, Sheet No. 19B, family of Mervyn H. Amsden (53, Iowa, first married age 25, late proprietor, lingerie factory); wife Effa Blanch Amsden (51, Wisconsin, first married age 23); daughter Helen Amsden (30, Minnesota); servant Cecelia Gayke (30, Minnesota, servant, private family).
  9. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, California, Los Angeles County, Beverly Hills City, Enumeration District 19-40, Sheet No. 16A, family of Mervyn Amsden (63, Iowa, retired); wife Effa Amsden (62, Wisconsin); daughter Helen Amsden (38, Minnesota); cheufer Earl Jamry (34, Oklahoma, cheuffer, private family); maid Margaret Jamry (56, Holland, maid, private family).
  10. 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).
  11. 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).
  12. Divorce, The Lake Review, Osakis, Douglas County, Minnesota, 18 May 1899, article announcing that Mrs. Cora L. Amsden is bringing an action for divorce from her husband, Merwyn [sic] H. Amsden. The article indicates they were married on 8 January 1896 at Alexandria [in Douglas County, Minnesota], and that they have a two-year-old child, Helen. The article indicates the maiden name of Mrs. Amsden was Cora L. Sims. Transcription by Joel Watne, posted 29 April 2006 at Ancestry Boards.
  13. Find a Grave (website). Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, Mervyn Halbrook [sic] Amsden, born: 1875; died: 4 November 1945 [from record].