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Walter Scott Maris

Last updated 10 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 30 Mar 1877 in , , Iowa, United States

Died: 23 Apr 1901

Father: George Jenkins Maris (1841 – 1915)

Mother: Mary Elizabeth Smith (1847 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

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 159 (PDF page 262)

Comment: Source includes name (Walter [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 44 (PDF page 63)

Comment: Source includes name (Walter S. [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 32, dwelling 57

Comment: Source includes name (Walter S. 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 4, dwelling 1

Comment: Source includes name (Walter S. Maris).

marker-walter-maris-1901: Gravestone for Walter S. Maris (1901); Valley Township Cemetery, aka Wichita Cemetery, aka Seeley Township Cemetery (Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa), unrecorded plot location; photographed 5 July 1986, privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Walter S. [Maris]).

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 24 - April Deaths

Comment: Source includes name (Walter Scott 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 name (Walter S. [Maris]).

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birth

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 32, dwelling 57

Comment: Source includes age (3) and location (Iowa). Using the official census date of 1 June 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1876 to 1 June 1877.

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 4, dwelling 1

Comment: Source includes date (Mar/1877), age (23), and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1876 to 1 June 1877, which encompasses the given date.

marker-walter-maris-1901: Gravestone for Walter S. Maris (1901); Valley Township Cemetery, aka Wichita Cemetery, aka Seeley Township Cemetery (Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa), unrecorded plot location; photographed 5 July 1986, privately held

Comment: Source includes date (MAR 30, 1877).

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death

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 24 - April Deaths

Comment: Source includes date ([April] 23d [...] 1901).

marker-walter-maris-1901: Gravestone for Walter S. Maris (1901); Valley Township Cemetery, aka Wichita Cemetery, aka Seeley Township Cemetery (Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa), unrecorded plot location; photographed 5 July 1986, privately held

Comment: Source includes date (APR 23, 1901).

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 notes that Walter had died before his father, George.

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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 159 (PDF page 262)

Comment: Source identifies Walter [Maris] as a child of George J. 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 44 (PDF page 63)

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

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 32, dwelling 57

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

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 1,4, dwelling 1

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

marker-walter-maris-1901: Gravestone for Walter S. Maris (1901); Valley Township Cemetery, aka Wichita Cemetery, aka Seeley Township Cemetery (Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa), unrecorded plot location; photographed 5 July 1986, privately held

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

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 identifies Walter S. [Maris] as a child of George Jenkins 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 159 (PDF page 262)

Comment: Source identifies Walter [Maris] as a child of Mary Smith. 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 44 (PDF page 63)

Comment: Source identifies Walter S. [Maris] as a child of Mary E. Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

marker-walter-maris-1901: Gravestone for Walter S. Maris (1901); Valley Township Cemetery, aka Wichita Cemetery, aka Seeley Township Cemetery (Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa), unrecorded plot location; photographed 5 July 1986, privately held

Comment: Source identifies Walter S. [Maris] as a son of M.E. Maris. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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 identifies Walter S. [Maris] as a child of Mary E. Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Seeley Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Cemetery: (Seeley Township Cemetery) at Seeley Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-walter-maris-1901: Gravestone for Walter S. Maris (1901); Valley Township Cemetery, aka Wichita Cemetery, aka Seeley Township Cemetery (Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa), unrecorded plot location; photographed 5 July 1986, privately held

Comment: Marker is located in Seeley Township Cemetery in Seelley Township, Guthrie County, Iowa.

marker-walter-maris-1901: Gravestone for Walter S. Maris (1901); Valley Township Cemetery, aka Wichita Cemetery, aka Seeley Township Cemetery (Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa), unrecorded plot location; photographed 5 July 1986, privately held

Comment: Marker is located in Seeley Township Cemetery in Seelley Township, Guthrie County, Iowa.

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Attributes

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

Occupation: (census taker) 1900

Occupation: (farm laborer) 1 Jun 1900

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

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

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 32, dwelling 57

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

interview-<private>-2009: Notes from telephone conversation with <private>, 21 Jul 2009; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (1900) and occupation (census taker).

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 4, dwelling 1

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and occupation (Farm Laborer).

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 4, dwelling 1

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

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Walter, along with his parents and siblings, were early members of the Wichita Methodist Church, dedicated in June 1898. [periodical-wichita-church-bicentennial-1976]

Walter was census taker for Seely Township in Guthrie County, Iowa in 1900 (Supervisor District 9, Enumeration District 63). [interview-<private>-2009]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

interview-<private>-2009: Notes from telephone conversation with <private>, 21 Jul 2009; privately held

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)

FOLLOWUP

Walter may have died in Guthrie Center, Iowa. This is within a mile of the southwest corner of Seely Township. [interview-<private>-2009]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

interview-<private>-2009: Notes from telephone conversation with <private>, 21 Jul 2009; privately held

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Sources

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