I will sometimes answer genealogy questions in my county, Stanislaus (California), the way normal people do crossword puzzles. I'm hoping to find a kindred spirit; someone like me, who is vastly experienced, highly intelligent, incurably curious and, above all, devilishly handsome.
I'm looking for an Elmer G. Ede. The ancestry.com Utah State Death Index has:
Name: Elmer G Ede
Death Date: 11 Jan 1925
State File Number: 1925000152
County of Death: Salt Lake
This is what I have on my Elmer Ede. The trail grows cold after 1910.
Name: Elmer G. Ede
Father: John Gleason Ede (16 Nov 1870 - 13 Aug 1932)
Mother: Harriett Lenora Aldrich (16 Jun 1870 - )
Birth Nov 1897 Washoe County, Nevada (Prob)
Census 1900 (age 3) Wadsworth, Washoe, Nevada
Census 1910 (age 13) Sparks, Washoe, Nevada
1900, Wadsworth, Washoe, Nevada
***, John, head, Nov 18**, Calif, Eng, Ire [occ. splotched]
****, *ttie S, wife, ****, Nev, Eng, Mich
[top of next page - where ALMOST every enumerator repeats the surname, but this one didn't.]
----, Hubert S., son, Mar 1895, Nev, Calif, Nev
----, Elmer G., son, Nov 1897, Nev, Calif, Nev
----, Estelle B., sister, June 1872, Calif, Eng, Ire
In 1910 they are in Sparks Ward 3, Washoe, Nevada:
[Indexed "Eda", image says "Ede"]
John G Ede, 38, head, Calif, Eng, Ire, barber
Hattie S Ede, 38, wife, Nev, NY, Eng
Hubert S Ede, 16, son, Nev, Calif, Nev
Elmer G Ede, 14, son, Nev, Calif, Nev
Emma G Aldrich, 69, Mother-in-Law, Eng, Eng, Eng
Frank Mahley, 42, lodger
1. United States Census, 1900, Wadsworth, Washoe, Nevada, ED 44.
2. United States Census, 1910, Sparks Ward 3, Washoe, Nevada; Roll: T624_859; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 77; Image: 1180.
I can't find Elmer in 1920 or 1930. The Elmer on the Utah State Death Index matches exactly, down to the middle initial, but the birth year is off by two. "Ede" is a rare surname.
An obituary would be ideal. A birth state would do; if he was born in Nevada, he's mine and if not he isn't. Anyone up for a puzzle?