William ASKERN
George C. ASKERN
(1855-Aft 1920)


Family Links

1. Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" SHAMBLEN

2. Sophia TAYLOR

George C. ASKERN 3

  • Born: Aug 1855, Marion Co, IA 1
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" SHAMBLEN on 26 Mar 1881 in Glenwood, Mills Co, IA 1
  • Marriage (2): Sophia TAYLOR about 1890 in IA 2
  • Died: Aft 1920, probably IA 4

bullet  General Notes:

1880 IA CENSUS, Mills Co, Center Twp: Geo. Askern, 22, single, laborer, was living with the S. J. Babcock family.

1895 IA STATE CENSUS, Marion Co, Dallas: Geroge Askern, 38, b. Marion Co, IA.

1900 IA CENSUS, Lucas Co, Washington Twp: George "Askren", Aug 1855, 44, married 10 yrs, b. IA, father b. Ireland, mother b. PA, day laborer; wife Sophia, Mar 1875, 25, married 10 yrs, 5 children, 5 living; son William, Mar 1892, 8; son Louis, Mar 1893, 7; son "Clarance", May 1895, 5; dau. Ruth, Oct 1896, 3; dau. Mary, Apr 1898, 2. Except for George, all were b. IA and parents b. IA.

1920 IA CENSUS, Lucas Co, Pleasant Twp: Geo. C. Askern, 61, b. USA, father b. Ireland, mother b. PA, miner, laborer; wife Sophia, 49, b. IA, parents b. USA; dau. Sabie(?), 12; son Raymond, 9; dau. Stella, 16; dau. Margaret, 6. All children were b. IA, parents b. IA.

1925 IA STATE CENSUS, Warren Co, Squaw Twp: George C. Askern, 66, married, 6th grade education, b. IA, father: Wm. Askern who was b. Ireland, mother: Katie Numan who was b. IA and married IA; agriculture; wife Sofia Askern, 50, married, 6th grade education, b. IA, father: Taylor, mother: Elizabeth Helmar who was b. PA and married IA, personal service, Christian; son Wm. J., 33, single, 6th grade education, b. IA, Army; son Raymond, 14, 7th grade education, b. IA; dau. Margaret, 11, 5th grade education, b. IA; son Clarence 26, single, no education listed, b. IA. The father of all children was George C. Askern and mother was Sofia Taylor who was married IA.


George married Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" SHAMBLEN, daughter of Frederick SHAMBLEN and Aseneth "Sena" WICKHAM, on 26 Mar 1881 in Glenwood, Mills Co, IA.1 (Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" SHAMBLEN was born on 26 Jun 1846 in Enoch Twp, Monroe Co, OH,5 died on 24 May 1942 in Minnehaha Co, SD 6 and was buried in Glenwood Cem, Glenwood, Mills Co, IA 5.)


George next married Sophia TAYLOR, daughter of Mr. TAYLOR and Elizabeth HELMAR, about 1890 in IA.2 (Sophia TAYLOR was born in Mar 1875 in IA 2.)



1 Mills Co, IA Marriages.

2 1900 IA Census.

3 History of Mills Co, IA - 1985 (1985).

4 1920 IA Census.

5 Mills Co, IA WPA Graves Registration.

6 SD Death Index, 1905-1955.

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