191. George W11 Godown (Horace Clark10, John R9, John8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1536) was born Norwich, Franklin Co, OH February 22, 1850. George died January 16, 1927 Milton, VanBuren Co, IA, at 76 years of age. Burried at Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton Twp, VanBuren Co, Iowa

He married Mary Frances Smith in VanBuren Co, Iowa, October 20, 1872. Mollie was born Iowa August 15, 1853. Mollie was the daughter of William M Smith and Mary Gibson. Mollie died January 16, 1928 Milton, VanBuren Co, IA, at 74 years of age. Buried at Sunnyside Cemetary VanBuren Co, Iowa In the 1880 census Des Moines, Van Buren, Iowa page 513E, George (age 29) is living with his wife Francis (age 26), Charles (age 6) and Deloo (age 3).

In the 1900 census Des Moines, Van Buren, Iowa page 39, George (age 50) is living with his wife Mary (age 46), Mary (age 15) and Walter (age 11). Also living there is his mother in law Mary Smith (age 84) a widow having 7 children with 4 living at the time of the census. George is a farmer born in Ohio. They have been married for 28 years and have 4 children.

George W Godown and Mary Frances Smith had the following children:

child 340 i. Charles William12 Godown was born Milton, VanBuren Co, IA October 9, 1873. Charles died 1940 in Alsace Or Lorrain, Valley, Germany, at 66 years of age. He married Edna Grace Whittlesey in VanBuren Co, Iowa, January 26, 1899. Edna was born in Winchester, VanBuren Co, IA October 29, 1879. Edna(1537) was the daughter of Adam Poe Whittlesay and Annie E Caruthers. In the 1900 census desMoines Twp VanBuren Co Iowa page 37, Charles (age 26) is recorded with Edna (age 20). Charles is a farmer born in Iowa.

In the 1910 census Jackson Twp, VanBuren Co, Iowa page 96, Charles (age 36) is recorded with his wife Edna (age 30). They have been married for 11 years and have no children. Charles is a salesman at a clothing store.

In the 1930 census Jackson Twp, VanBuren Co, Iowa page 239, Charles (age 56) is recorded with his wife Edna (age 50). Charles was first married at age 25. Charles is a farmer.

child 341 ii. Della Mae Godown was born in Keosauqua, Van Buren Co, IA September 30, 1876. Della died January 16, 1945 in Davenport, Scott Co, IA, at 68 years of age. Della is buried in Fulton Cemetery, Louisa Co, IA She married Jesse Michael Thomas in Cairo, Louisa Co, IA, July 23, 1893.

Jesse was born in DesMoines, VanBuren Co, IA September 20, 1872. Jesse was the son of Riley Bundrant Thomas and Tabitha Jane Ellis. Jesse died November 18, 1936 in Cairo, Louisa Co, IA, at 64 years of age. Jesse is buried in Fulton Cemetery, Louisa Co, IA (See Jesse Michael Thomas for the continuation of this line.)

child 342 iii. Daisy G Godown(1538) was born in VanBuren Co, Iowa December 5, 1884. Mary died December 22, 1962 Milton, VanBuren Co, IA, at 78 years of age. Buried at Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton, Van Buren Co, IA She married Elzie Franklin Sheets February 4, 1902.

Elzie was born in DesMoines, VanBuren Co, IA June 30, 1881. Elzie(1539) was the son of Benjaman Franklin Sheets and Harriet Lucinda Hurst. Elzie died July 16, 1954 in Iowa City, IA, at 73 years of age. (See Elzie Franklin Sheets for the continuation of this line.)

child + 343 iv. Walter A Godown was born April 16, 1889.

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