Hi Larry, I first found Henry G. Tilden in the U. S. Census in the 1900 Hydesville, Humboldt Co., CA Census. Henry G., b. Aug 1866, MN, marr 14 yrs, sawyer shingle mill; wife Lillian P., b. Mar 1867, MN, had given birth to 4 children & 3 were alive in 1900; Arleigh W., son, b. Jan 1887, ca; dau Elizabeth L., b. Mar 1888, CA and Samuel J., b. CA, Oct 1899.
In 1910 the family was still in Hydesville, Humboldt, CA. Henry b. MN, 44, marr 24 yrs, engineer shingle mill; wife Lillian, b. MN, 44, had given birth to 5 childre & 4 were alive in 1910; Lillian Nevills, dau, [Elizabeth?] div, b. CA, 22; Samuel J. Tilden, b. CA, 10 and Percy Tilden, b. CA, 6.
The family must have split up after the 1910 Census. In 1920 Samuel & Perry are living in Dover, Bonner Co., ID. Samuel Tilden, boarder, single, b. CA, 20, laborer lumber yard; Perry, boarder, single, b. CA, 16, laborer ____ mill.
In 1930 Lillian P. Tilden & sons were living in Eureka, Humboldt Co., CA. Lillian P., head household, widow, b. MN, 64; Samuel J., single, b. CA, 30, edgerman lumber mill and Percival A., b. CA, 26 tiling lath lumber mill.
A Lillian Pethenia Tilden b. 13 March 1866, MN, died 10 May 1941, Humboldt Co., CA. mother's maiden name=Haynes, father's surname=Hoyt. Source: CA Death Index 1940-1997.
An A. W. Tilden was livng in Eureka Ward 2, Humboldt Co., CA in 1920. A. W., lodger, widower, b. USA, 33, laborer saw mill; Ida Tilden, lodger, b. CA, 6.
In 1920 Henry G. Tilden was living in South Silverton, Marion Co., OR. Henry G., b. MN, 54, laborer saw mill; wife Irene G., b. CA, 64 and Roy Sappingfiel, step-son, single, b. OR, 27, driver ____.
In 1930 Irene was living in Delena, Columbia Co., OR with one son. David D. Appinghield [spelling on Census], head household, b. OR, 48, marr @ 21, tie maker piece work; Tony V. Appinghield, wife, b. ID, 47, marr @ 19; Irene Tilden, mother, b. CA, 73, marr @ 17, widow.
Their next door neighbor was LeRoy Appingfield, head household, 38, b. OR, single, tie maker tie camp.
A Samuel Tilden who last residence was Salem, Marion Co., OR was b. 27 Oct 1899. His last benefit check was mailed to Salem. He died Feb. 1981. His soc. sec. # was assigned in CA before 1951. Source: Social Security Death Index which anyone can access at no charge. Successful Hunting!