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George Jenkins Maris

Last updated 11 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 17 Jun 1841 in , Morgan County, Ohio, United States

Died: 10 Nov 1915 in Elgin, Grand County, Utah, United States

Father: Owen Maris (1799 – ?)

Mother: Rachel Jenkins (1806 – 1843)

Supporting evidence for:
name

birth-lilly-maris-1869: Delayed birth certificate for Lillie Clarisa Maris (1869); Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 10 May 2018) > “100001–105000” image 651; citing “Cedar County, Iowa, record number 100645, Iowa State Department of Health, filed 14 May 1945; State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

Comment: Source includes name (George J. Maris).

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 7 - June Births

Comment: Source includes name (George J. Maris).

obituary-george-maris-1915: Obituary for George Jenkins Maris (1915); “G. J. Maris Dies”; Community History Archive / Guthrie Center (https://guthriecenter.advantage-preservation.com: accessed 24 Aug 2021), selection “Guthrie Times > 1915 > December 1915 > 18” page 4; citing “The Guthrie Times (Guthrie Center, Iowa), 18 Nov 1915 (Thursday), page 4, column 1” [Pages 4-5 seem to be duplicated as pages 6-7.]

Comment: Source includes (George Jenkins Maris).

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 66 (PDF page 139)

Comment: Source includes name (George J. [Maris]).

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

Comment: Source includes name (George Jenkins Maris).

census-us-1850-ps-oh-morgan-marion-157b: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Morgan County, page 157B (stamped on 157A); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Morgan > Marion" image 21; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 715 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 12, dwelling 683

Comment: Source includes name (George Maris).

census-us-1870-ps-ia-cedar-springdale-23: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Springdale Township, page 23 (form) or page 350[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Springdale" image 23; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 380 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545879]

Additional detail for reference: Line 16, dwelling 188

Comment: Source includes name (Geo. [George] J. Maris).

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 26, dwelling 57

Comment: Source includes name (George J. Maris).

census-us-1900-ps-ia-guthrie-63-1a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Guthrie County, Seely Township, enumeration district 63, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 131A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Guthrie > Seeley > District 0063" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240434]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 1

Comment: Source includes name (George J. Maris).

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-jefferson-31: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Dec 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Jefferson" images 31-33; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 30

Comment: Source includes name (George Maris).

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source includes name (George J. Maris).

family-gilbert-smith-family-tree: Family tree wall hanging for Gilbert Palmer Smith; created and update from the mid-1800s through 1900; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (George J. Maris).

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birth

birth-lilly-maris-1869: Delayed birth certificate for Lillie Clarisa Maris (1869); Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 10 May 2018) > “100001–105000” image 651; citing “Cedar County, Iowa, record number 100645, Iowa State Department of Health, filed 14 May 1945; State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa”

Comment: Source includes age (28) and location (Ohio). Using Lily's birth date of 26 Nov 1869 gives a birth date range from 27 Nov 1840 to 26 Nov 1841.

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 66 (PDF page 139)

Comment: Source includes date (6, 17, 1841).

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

Comment: Source includes date (June 17, 1841) and location (Morgan county, Ohio).

census-us-1850-ps-oh-morgan-marion-157b: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Morgan County, page 157B (stamped on 157A); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Morgan > Marion" image 21; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 715 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 12, dwelling 683

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (O [Ohio]). See research notes for conflict details.

census-us-1870-ps-ia-cedar-springdale-23: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Springdale Township, page 23 (form) or page 350[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Springdale" image 23; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 380 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545879]

Additional detail for reference: Line 16, dwelling 188

Comment: Source includes age (28) and location (Ohio). Using the official census date of 1 June 1870 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1841 to 1 June 1842.

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 26, dwelling 57

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Ohio). See research notes for conflict details.

census-us-1900-ps-ia-guthrie-63-1a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Guthrie County, Seely Township, enumeration district 63, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 131A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Guthrie > Seeley > District 0063" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240434]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 1

Comment: Source includes date (June/1841), age (58), and location (Ohio). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1841 to 1 June 1842, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-jefferson-31: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Dec 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Jefferson" images 31-33; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 30

Comment: Source includes location (Ohio).

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source includes date (June 17, 1841) and location (<conflict>). See research notes for conflict details.

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 7 - June Births

Comment: Source includes date ([June] 17th [...] 1841).

obituary-george-maris-1915: Obituary for George Jenkins Maris (1915); “G. J. Maris Dies”; Community History Archive / Guthrie Center (https://guthriecenter.advantage-preservation.com: accessed 24 Aug 2021), selection “Guthrie Times > 1915 > December 1915 > 18” page 4; citing “The Guthrie Times (Guthrie Center, Iowa), 18 Nov 1915 (Thursday), page 4, column 1” [Pages 4-5 seem to be duplicated as pages 6-7.]

Comment: Source includes date (June 17, 1841) and location (Chesterfield, Morgan county, Ohio).

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death

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source includes date (November 10, 1915) and location (Elgin, County: Grand [, Utah]).

obituary-george-maris-1915: Obituary for George Jenkins Maris (1915); “G. J. Maris Dies”; Community History Archive / Guthrie Center (https://guthriecenter.advantage-preservation.com: accessed 24 Aug 2021), selection “Guthrie Times > 1915 > December 1915 > 18” page 4; citing “The Guthrie Times (Guthrie Center, Iowa), 18 Nov 1915 (Thursday), page 4, column 1” [Pages 4-5 seem to be duplicated as pages 6-7.]

Comment: Source includes date (November 10, 1915) and location (<conflict>, Utah). See research notes for conflict details.

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father

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 66 (PDF page 139)

Comment: Source identifies George J. [Maris] as a child of Owen Maris. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

Comment: Source identifies Owen Maris as the father of George Jenkins Maris. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source identifies Owen Maris as the father of George J. Maris. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 66 (PDF page 139)

Comment: Source identifies George J. [Maris] as a child of Rachel Jenkins. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

Comment: Source identifies George J. [Maris] as a child of Rachel Jenkins. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source identifies Rachel Jenkins as the mother of George J. Maris. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Mary Elizabeth Smith (1847 – ?)

Married: 2 Jun 1865 in Springdale, Cedar County, Iowa, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 66 (PDF page 139)

Comment: Source includes date (6, 2, 1865).

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

Comment: Source includes date (June 2, 1865) and location (Spring Dale, Cedar county, Iowa).

census-us-1900-ps-ia-guthrie-63-1a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Guthrie County, Seely Township, enumeration district 63, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 131A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Guthrie > Seeley > District 0063" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240434]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 1,2, dwelling 1

Comment: Source identifies Mary E. Maris as the wife of George J. Maris and the number of years married (<conflict>) for both. See research notes for Mary or George for conflict details.

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-jefferson-31: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Dec 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Jefferson" images 31-33; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 30

Comment: Source includes location (Iowa).

family-gilbert-smith-family-tree: Family tree wall hanging for Gilbert Palmer Smith; created and update from the mid-1800s through 1900; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (6mo 2nd 1865) of marriage between George J. Maris and Mary Smith.

obituary-george-maris-1915: Obituary for George Jenkins Maris (1915); “G. J. Maris Dies”; Community History Archive / Guthrie Center (https://guthriecenter.advantage-preservation.com: accessed 24 Aug 2021), selection “Guthrie Times > 1915 > December 1915 > 18” page 4; citing “The Guthrie Times (Guthrie Center, Iowa), 18 Nov 1915 (Thursday), page 4, column 1” [Pages 4-5 seem to be duplicated as pages 6-7.]

Comment: Source includes date (June 2, 1865).

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Child: Jessie Maris (? – 1915)

Child: Emmor Bonsall Maris (1866 – 1945)

Child: Eva Penrose Maris (1868 – 1937)

Child: Lilly Clarissa "Lydia" Maris (1869 – ?)

Child: Emily Rebecca Maris (1872 – ?)

Child: Walter Scott Maris (1877 – 1901)

Child: Florence Louise Maris (1883 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Wichita, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Moved To Residence: Bet 17 Jun 1858 and 17 Jun 1859 at , Keokuk County, Iowa, United States

Moved To Residence: Abt 1861 at , , Ohio, United States

Moved To Residence: 1862 at Springdale, Cedar County, Iowa, United States

Moved To Residence: 1872 at Seely Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Election: (state legislator) 1875 at , , Iowa, United States

Election: (County Treasurer) 1884 at , Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Moved To Residence: 1907 at Green River, Emery County, Utah, United States

Cemetery: (Wichita Cemetery [Seely Township Cemetery]) at Wichita, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source includes location (Wichita cemetery [, Wichita, Iowa]).

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

Comment: Source includes age (seventeen) and location (Keokuk county, Iowa). Using his age and his birthdate of 17 Jun 1841 gives a move date range from 17 Jun 1858 to 17 Jun .1859

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

Comment: Source suggests a year ([1861]) and location (Ohio). The year is established by two details. First, that he moved back to Ohio, three years after moving to Keokuk county, Iowa (suggesting 1861 or 1862). Second, the source notes he returned to Iowa in 1862, a year after moving back to Ohio

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 43 (PDF page 62)

Comment: Source includes year (1862) and location (Spring Dale, Cedar county, Iowa).

obituary-george-maris-1915: Obituary for George Jenkins Maris (1915); “G. J. Maris Dies”; Community History Archive / Guthrie Center (https://guthriecenter.advantage-preservation.com: accessed 24 Aug 2021), selection “Guthrie Times > 1915 > December 1915 > 18” page 4; citing “The Guthrie Times (Guthrie Center, Iowa), 18 Nov 1915 (Thursday), page 4, column 1” [Pages 4-5 seem to be duplicated as pages 6-7.]

Comment: Source includes year (1862) of move to location (near Springdale, Cedar county, Iowa).

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 44 (PDF page 63)

Comment: Source includes year (1872) and location (Seeley Township [, Guthrie County, Iowa]).

obituary-george-maris-1915: Obituary for George Jenkins Maris (1915); “G. J. Maris Dies”; Community History Archive / Guthrie Center (https://guthriecenter.advantage-preservation.com: accessed 24 Aug 2021), selection “Guthrie Times > 1915 > December 1915 > 18” page 4; citing “The Guthrie Times (Guthrie Center, Iowa), 18 Nov 1915 (Thursday), page 4, column 1” [Pages 4-5 seem to be duplicated as pages 6-7.]

Comment: Source includes year (<confilct>) of his move to location (Guthrie county [, Iowa]).

book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1; Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1978; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 19 Apr 2018); reprint of 1896 edition published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896; provided by the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Additional detail for reference: Page 44 (PDF page 63)

Comment: Source includes date (1875) of election to the Sixteenth General Assembly of the Iowa State Legislature.

obituary-george-maris-1915: Obituary for George Jenkins Maris (1915); “G. J. Maris Dies”; Community History Archive / Guthrie Center (https://guthriecenter.advantage-preservation.com: accessed 24 Aug 2021), selection “Guthrie Times > 1915 > December 1915 > 18” page 4; citing “The Guthrie Times (Guthrie Center, Iowa), 18 Nov 1915 (Thursday), page 4, column 1” [Pages 4-5 seem to be duplicated as pages 6-7.]

Comment: Source includes approximate year (<conflict>) of election to the Iowa State Legislature.

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source includes year (1882) of election to County Treasurer of implied location ([Guthrie County, Iowa]).

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source includes year (1907) of move to location (Green River, Utah).

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source includes cemetery (Wichita cemetery [Seely Township Cemetery]). [from the intersection of Iowa Hwy 25 and Iowa Hwy 44 in Guthrie Center, west on Hwy 44, 1200 feet, right on County N70/215 Road (North 1st St.), 2.2 miles (road will veer left), right on County F32 (190th Rd.), 2.5 miles (road turns left, becomes N32 (190th Rd.)), 4.3 miles, cemetery is on the right.]

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1850 at Marion Township, Morgan County, Ohio, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1870 at Springdale, Cedar County, Iowa, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Iowa Township, Cedar County, Iowa, United States

Religion: (Society of Friends) Bef 1882

Religion: (Methodist Episcopal) 1882 at Wichita, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Seeley Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Religion: (Presbyterian Church) 1907

Occupation: (horticulturalist) 10 Nov 1915

Residence: 10 Nov 1915 at Elgin, Grand County, Utah, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1850-ps-oh-morgan-marion-157b: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Morgan County, page 157B (stamped on 157A); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Morgan > Marion" image 21; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 715 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 12, dwelling 683

Comment: Source includes date (1 Jun 1850) and location (Marion Township, County of Morgan, State of Ohio).

census-us-1870-ps-ia-cedar-springdale-23: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Springdale Township, page 23 (form) or page 350[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Springdale" image 23; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 380 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545879]

Additional detail for reference: Line 16, dwelling 188

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1870) and location (Springdale Township, in the County of Cedar, State of Iowa).

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 26, dwelling 57

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and location (Iowa Township, in the County of Cedar, State of Iowa).

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source includes year (1882) of change from the "Friends Church" in which he was raised.

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source includes year (1882) in which he started to associate with the church (M.E. [Methodist Episcopal]) in location (Wichita, [Iowa]).

census-us-1900-ps-ia-guthrie-63-1a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Guthrie County, Seely Township, enumeration district 63, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 131A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Guthrie > Seeley > District 0063" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240434]

Additional detail for reference: Line 1, dwelling 1

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Seeley Township, County: Guthrie, State: Iowa).

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source includes year (1907) and church (Presbyterian church).

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source includes death date (November 10, 1915) and occupation (Hortacultural[sp?]).

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

Comment: Source includes death date (November 10, 1915) and location (Elgin, County: Grand [, Utah]).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

George had the same first name and initial as his older brother who had died as an infant in 1835. [book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885]

In 1876 George started a term in the state legislature for Iowa. At least part of his platform was the "temperance" issue. [The source didn't indicate his stance on the issue, but because of his Quaker heritage, he was almost certainly with the movement.] [book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885]

In 1880, the household included a live-in hired hand (presumably for the farm) named Oscar Wilson. Also living with his family was the family of his father-in-law Gilbert Smith, which included Clarissa, Gilbert's second wife, and a live-in servant, 27-year old Elsie Boss. [census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6]

George was one of the first trustees of the Wichita Methodist Church, dedicated in June 1898. He, along with their children Emmor, Eva, Emily, Lillie, Walter, and Florence, were early members of the church. [periodical-wichita-church-bicentennial-1976]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 66 (PDF page 139)

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 26-36, dwelling 57

periodical-wichita-church-bicentennial-1976: “Wichita Church Bicentennial Honors Past, Present Members, Friends” by Mrs. Lloyd Weigel, event description; Bayard News (Bayard, Iowa), database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 29 Apr 2018) > “1976 > June > 10” image 5; citing “The Bayard News (Bayard, Guthrie County, Iowa), 10 Jun 1976 (Thursday), page 5, column 1”

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 17 June 1841. The 1850 U.S. Census gives an age of (7), which, when applied to the official census date of 1 Jun 1850, gives a birth date range from 2 June 1842 to 1 June 1843. [census-us-1850-ps-oh-morgan-marion-157b]

Birth Date: This database uses 17 June 1841. The 1880 U.S. Census gives an age of (39), which, when applied to the official census date of 1 Jun 1870, gives a birth date range from 2 June 1840 to 1 June 1841. [census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6]

Birth Location. This database uses Morgan County, Ohio. His death certificate gives a location of "Chesterfield - Ohio." There is a Chesterfield township in Fulton County, across the state from Morgan County, which is assumed to be incorrect. However, there is a Chesterhill village in Morgan County. (There is also a Deerfield township.) [death-george-maris-1915]

Marriage Date: This database uses 2 June 1865. The 1900 U.S. Census gives the number of years (35) of marriage, which, when applied to the official census date of 1 Jun 1900, gives a marriage date range from 2 June 1864 to 1 June 1865. [census-us-1900-ps-ia-guthrie-63-1a]

Residence Date (Guthrie County): This database uses 1872. His obituary gives the year as 1874. [obituary-george-maris-1915]

Election Date (Iowa State Legislature): This database uses 1875. His obituary gives a date of "about 38 years ago" which suggests a date of 1877. This is known to be wrong. [obituary-george-maris-1915]

Death Location: This database uses Elgin, Grand County, Utah. George's obituary gives the location as Green River. Since Green River (the town) and Elgin were on either side of the Green River (the river), this may be due to a possible lack of any real distinction in place name. (Elgin was eventually absorbed into Green River.) [obituary-george-maris-1915]

FOLLOWUP

George and his sibling Rebecca appear to have married siblings Mary and Nathan Smith.

Why did he move to Keokuk, Iowa about 1858-9? This absence from Morgan County is supported by his absence in the 1860 US Census for Owen and Anna Maris.

After his move to Iowa, George likely spent time farming and maybe dairying.

George was born into a Quaker family, but converted to the M.E. (almost certainly Methodist Episcopal) church around 1882/3, according to a transcribed copy of an unnamed newspaper obituary for his daughter, Eva.

George Jenkins may have been a Friend in the Orthodox Quaker tradition, while Mary was of the "Hicksite" (rural or evangelical) Quakers. This forced the couple to be disowned(?) for marrying out of unity.

He started a term as Guthrie County Treasurer in 1884, winning the September 1883 election by a narrow margin of 34 votes (1750 to 1716) over J.D. Lenon. (The sheriff's race was even closer, 1736 to 1719.)

Check if Seeley Township existed during his tenure in this location, orginally "Section 17".

He may have moved to Green River Valley (Elgin, UT) in 1907 where he was a director of the Fruit Growers State Bank, and vice president of the Elgin Power and Water Company.

The 1910 U.S. Census for District 50, Elgin, Grand County, Utah shows George and Mary's daughter Florence living there, which conflicts with the same census for Grand Junction, Mesa County, Coorado. Check this before adding the former.

He was a member of Ancient Order of United Workingmen.

George's death certificate notes his "place of burial or removal" as Guthrie Center, Iowa. This was the closest town to the cemetery, which is located roughly nine miles away.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1850-ps-oh-morgan-marion-157b: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Morgan County, page 157B (stamped on 157A); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Morgan > Marion" image 21; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 715 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 12, dwelling 683

census-us-1880-ps-ia-cedar-354-6: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Cedar County, Iowa Township, enumeration district 354, page 6 (form/penned) or 167B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Cedar > Iowa > 354" image 6; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 331 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 26, dwelling 57

census-us-1900-ps-ia-guthrie-63-1a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Guthrie County, Seely Township, enumeration district 63, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 131A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Guthrie > Seeley > District 0063" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240434]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 1,2, dwelling 1

death-george-maris-1915: Death Certificate for George J. Maris (1915); Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 31 Mar 2021) > “Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 > ALL > Cache County - Salt Lake County, 1915” image 690; citing “State Board of Health, Utah, number 15 (600), filed 4 Dec 1915”

obituary-george-maris-1915: Obituary for George Jenkins Maris (1915); “G. J. Maris Dies”; Community History Archive / Guthrie Center (https://guthriecenter.advantage-preservation.com: accessed 24 Aug 2021), selection “Guthrie Times > 1915 > December 1915 > 18” page 4; citing “The Guthrie Times (Guthrie Center, Iowa), 18 Nov 1915 (Thursday), page 4, column 1” [Pages 4-5 seem to be duplicated as pages 6-7.]

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