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Edward Wayman Skadden

Edward Wayman Skadden

Male 1865 - 1932  (66 years)

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  • Name Edward Wayman Skadden 
    Born 18 Jul 1865  Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • BIRTH
      other than his death certificate, we have no other documentation proving birth place as Rock Island.

    • EARLY LIFE
      Edward's father, James, died when Edward was just a little boy. According to family stories, Edward, his brother, and his mother moved to Rock Island after James' death. Edward's mother, Harriet, then re-married, in Erie County, Ohio, in 1868.

    • Edward is not listed in his mother and step-father's home on the 1870 census. He is, however, listed in their Mason City, Illinois home on the 1880 census.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Edward Scadden, 15 years old, born in Illinois, enumerated on census as stepson in home of Emanuel and Harriet Wharram 
    • CENSUS
      1880 Mason City, Mason County, Illinois

      Emanuel Wharram, 36, born Pennsylvania; father born in England, mother born in Pennsylvania. Carpenter
      Harriet Wharram, wife, 32 years old, born in Ohio; father born (not listed; mother born in Ohio
      Edward Scadden, stepson, 15 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Ohio. Attended school within the year. Farm laborer
      William H. Wharram, son, 4 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Ohio.
      Pearl Wharram, son, 6 months old, born November, in Illinois; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Ohio.
    Census 1880  Tremont, Tazewell County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Edward Skadden, 13 years old, born in Illinois, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Ohio, enumerated on census as nephew in home of Peter and Tamer Speece 
    • CENSUS
      1880 Tremont, Tazewell County, Illinois

      Peter Speece, 55 years old, born in Ohio; parents born in Virginia. Farmer
      Tamer Speece, wife, 53 years old, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio
      Edward Speece, son, 20 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Ohio. Attended school within the year
      Franklin Speece, son, 15 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Ohio. Attended school within the year
      Edward Skadden, nephew, 13 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Pennsylviania; mother born in Ohio. Laborer
      * Tamer is the sister of William Swiger - Edward's maternal grandfather.
    Peter Speece Farm
    Peter Speece Farm
    1873
    Individual Note 31 May 1882  Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Named in Absalom Skadden's Will 
    • Abasalom Skadden executed his will this date, and named grandson Edward Skaden; Absalom left Edward $150
    Absalom Skadden Will 1
    Absalom Skadden Will 2
    Property 19 Mar 1886  Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edward settled on the SE1/4 of Section 25 in Township 30S of Range 38W; pre-emption entry; settled by starting a well

    • KANSAS ADVENTURE
      Family stories hold that Edward went to Kansas with an uncle, or uncles, and homesteaded. Stories say that they lived in a dugout sod house. Reportedly, Edward built buildings (train depots and Harvey Houses) along the railroad.

      At this time, we have yet to definitively identify these uncles. They could be William Wallace Skadden and Absalom B. Skadden - both moved to Marshall County, Kansas, in the late 1870s - early 1880s. We note that Edward names a son, W. Wallace.
      The uncles also could be Harrison Swiger and William L. Swiger - Edward's granduncle and half-uncle. Both were in Grant County, Kansas, in 1888, at the same time as Edward was living in Grant County. Edward's cousin, William M. Case, from Mason City, Illinois, was also in Grant County at this time.

    • ULYSSES
      Old Ulysses (1873-1909) - Simply called Ulysses at the time, the town was established on March 20, 1873 about the time that the Santa Fe Trail traffic was beginning to slow down due to the coming of the steam engine to western Kansas. Named for General Ulysses S. Grant, the settlement was surveyed by George W. Earp, first cousin to Wyatt Earp of Dodge City and Tombstone fame, in 1885. Earp was Ulysses’ first promoter, businessman and, like his cousins, its first peace officer. The settlement gained a post office on April 29, 1886 and was "officially" organized in June of 1888. At that time, Ulysses boasted a population of some 2,000 residents and supported twelve restaurants, four hotels, six gambling dens and a number of other businesses. Though Kansas was supposedly a dry state at the time, the town also had about twelve saloons.

      (from: http://www.legendsofkansas.com/grantcountyextincttowns2.html)

    • ZIONVILLE
      Zionville (1885-1905) - Located on S16-T30-R37. Zionville was established in 1885 in Hamilton County before Grant County was created. One of the first settlers, M.M. Wilson, established one of the first businesses - a general store which became the center of activity. Mr. Wilson also allowed school and church services to be held in his home. In 1886, the town gained a post office and other businesses were soon established including a livery stable, the Elwood Hotel, and a restaurant. The post office closed in 1901 but reopened in 1903, only to be closed again in 1905. All that's left today is the tiny Zionville Cemetery. The site of the old town is located about 10 miles south of Ulysses, on the Virgil Mawhirter farm near the old site of Wagon Bed Spring.
      (from: http://www.legendsofkansas.com/grantcountyextincttowns2.html)

    • DIRECTIONS:

      Edward's land sits to the southeast of Ulysses.

      His land is bordered on the north by W Road 22, on the south by W Road 25, on the east by Road G and on the west by Road D.

      From Ulysses, travel south on 25. Where 25 veers off to the southeast, continue straight onto S. Wagonbed Springs Road. Go about 1 ½ blocks to the east-west street Road 22 (also called County Road 10S).Turn west (right) onto Road 22.
      Road 22 also interects with Highway 25).
      Once off Highway 25, all roads are dirt.


      Go past Zionville cemetery, which is on north side of Road 22. Continue west on Road 22/10, until you come upon the north-south street Road G. The intersection of 22 and G is the northeast corner of Edward's land.

      Turn south (left) on G. G was the eastern boundary of his land. Everything to right (west) of G was Edward's land. Travel until you come upon the east-west street Road 25 (13S)(also end of road for G). The intersection of G and 25 is the southeast corner of Edward's land. Road 25 is the Grant County - Stevens County line.
      Turn west (right) on 25/13S. 25/13S was the southern boundry of his land; everything to right (north) was his land. Continue west to Road D, a north-south road, that comes in on the northside (does not cross 25). The intersection of 25 and D is the southwest corner of Edward's land.
      Turn north (right) onto Road D. This is the western boundary of Edward's land. Everything to right (east) was his land. Continue north to Road 22 (county road 10S). The intersection of D and 22 is the northwest corner of Edward's land.
      Turn east (right) on 22, back to beginning. 22/10s is the northern boundary of Edward's land;everything to right/south was his land.
      The southern end of his property was 2.5 miles due west from Wagon Springs.
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    Wagon Springs
    Grant County
    Grant County
    Grant County
    Property 26 Mar 1886  Garden City, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edward filed declaratory statement this date, No. 5192, that he had made settlement March 19, 1886, on the SE1/4 of Section 25 of Township 30S of Range 38W
    Property 15 Oct 1886  Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • EW actually moved on his land and began living there as of this date
    Property 31 Dec 1886  Garden City, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edward, of Ulysses, Kansas, who made pre-emption declaratory Statement no. 5192 for the SE1/4 Section 25 Twp 30S Range 38W, filed notice of his intention to make final proof to establish his claim to the land; will prove residence and cultivation by witnesses M. Roudebush, Alfred Jackson, Elmer Cottril, and Charles Elmore, all of Zionsville; notice to be published in the Register, printed at Ulysses
    Property 15 Jan 1887  Ulysses, Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Beginning this date, and continuing for 6 consecutive weeks (last publication being February 19, 1887) notice of Edward's intent to make final proof in support of his claim published in Grant County Register, a weekly paper published in Ulysses
    Edward Skadden
Homestead Claim Notice
    Edward Skadden Homestead Claim Notice
    Grant County Register
    Grant County, Kansas
    February 5, 1887
    Property 5 Feb 1887  Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • this date, Edward published his notice of intent to prove up his homestead claim for the southeast quarter of Section 25, Township 30S Range 38 W, which was just outside Zionville.

      Edward acquired the land, ultimately by cash sale. The deed from the U.S. Government for this land is dated 17 October 1890. Of course, by then Edward had already sold the land and moved back to Illinois.

    Edward Skadden
Homestead Claim Notice
    Edward Skadden
Land Grant
    Individual Note May 1887  Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baseball 
    • in baseball game between Zionville and Ulysses, Edward - playing for the Zionville team - scored three runs
    Property 23 May 1887  Garden City, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • EWS, 23 years old, of Ulysses, KS, farmer, appeared at land office in GC and gave testimony in support of his claim to the sE1/4 Sec 25 Twp 30 R38; pre-emption file No. 5192; lived in Mason County prior to settling on this land; land described as prairie land, not valuable for coal; no timber; first made actual personal settlement on land March 19, 1886, by starting a well; actually moved to land and began living there October 15, 1886; stated had lived on his land continuously since October 15, 1886; voted in Zionsville; began building house Oct 15, 1886; completed October 24, 1886; built house by himself; house a frame house, 12 x 14, with 1 door & 1 window; hard floors, house papered inside; also had a well 111 feet deep with good water; bed, bedding, table, 3 chairs, stove, cooking utensils, dishes, trunk, cupboard, lamp; 10 acres cultivated; 50 forest trees; had raised crops 1 season, had raised 1.5 acres of millet in 1st season; had 10 acres in corn at time of application; no family living with him
    Property 23 May 1887  Garden City, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charles Elmore, 22 years old, of Zionsville KS, appeared at land office in GC & gave testimony in support of ES's claim; had known ES since boyhood; lived 2.5 miles from ES; had seen ES on his land 1x/week since October 1886
    Property 23 May 1887  Garden City, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edward appeared at land office and filed affidavit required of pre-emption claimant; not owner of 320 acres of land in any state or territory; settled on land for own use, not to sell; no contract passing title of land
    Property 15 Jun 1887  Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edward W. Skadden, residing in Grant County, this day purchased from the register at the land office in Garden City, the SE1/4 of Section 25 in Township 30 of Range 38, 160 acres in all, at rage of $1.25 per acre, for $200 total
    Individual Note Apr 1888  Zionville, Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Literary Society 
    • elected vice-president of literary society
    • "Zionville ... The literary elected new officers last Saturday evening as follows: ... vice president, E.W. Skadden...."
    Individual Note Apr 1888  Zionville, Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Partnership 
    • formed partnership in the land business with W.C. Calhoun [3]
    Individual Note Apr 1888  Zionville, Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sentinel newspaper 
    • Edward in charge of Sentinel newspaper for two weeks while WC Calhoun on vacation [4]
    Individual Note May 1888  Ulysses, Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Visited Ulysses 
    • Edward and WC Calhoun visited Ulysses; then Edward, P. Doze, and TJ Gentry visited [5, 6, 7]
    Individual Note Jun 1888  Ulysses, Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Visited Ulysses 
    • Edward visited newspaper office in Ulysses [8]
    • "E.W. Skadden, of the Zionville Sentinel, called upon us Saturday"
    Property Jul 1888  Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edward sold the southeast quarter of Section 25,Township 30S, Range 38W. Sold to Orange J. Powell, for $500 [9]
    Individual Note Jul 1888  Ulysses, Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Visited Ulysses 
    • Edward and JTJ Gentry visited Ulysses
    • "E.W Skadden and E.W. Gentry, of Zionsville, were in the city yesterday and dropped into THE TRIBUNE office for a few minutes conversation." Ulysses Tribune, July 28 1888 [10, 11]
    Individual Note Aug 1888  Ulysses, Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Visited Ulysses  
    • Edward, Frank Davis, Frank Wilson visited Ulysses & Hotel Edwards [12]
    Individual Note Sep 1888  Ulysses, Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Visited Ulysses  
    • visited Ulysses at least twice; once on way home from Garden City [13, 14]
    Individual Note Oct 1888  Ulysses, Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Visited Ulysses  
    • Edward and JTJ Gentry visited Ulysses [15]
    Occupation 1 Dec 1888  Ulysses, Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Employed at the Hotel Edwards
    Hotel Edwards
    Hotel Edwards
    Residence 26 Dec 1888 
    Departed Ulysses, Kansas, for Mason City, Illinois 
    Property 10 Jul 1890  Garden City, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • land entry office at Garden City this date officially approved Edwards cash entry on Section 25 Township 30 Range 38
    Property 7 Oct 1890 
    • land office at Garden City this date officially recorded patent of Edward's cash-entry land, Section 25, Township 30 Range 38
    Property 7 Oct 1890  Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • patent issued this date for SE1/4 Section 25, Township 30S Range 38W (his 160 acres of land acquired in 1887, but patent from US gives this date); acquired under April 24, 1820 Sale-Cash Entry act; 160 acres; certificate 6418
    Individual Note Aug 1895  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bicycle Race 
    • Placed 3rd in the “Mile Handicap Married Men” Race [16]
    Individual Note Oct 1896  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Knights of Pythias 
    • At Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias, determined that EW Skadden entitled to title of Past Chancellor
    Knights of Pythias
    Knights of Pythias
    Occupation Mar 1897  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House In Havana 
    • Ed Skadden, the architect, had drawn plans for residence in Havana, described as “a beauty” [17]
    Property 22 May 1897  Garden City, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Markus Roudebush, 27 years old, of Zionsville KS, appeared at land office in GC & provided testimony in support of ES's claim; had known ES since March 19, 1886 was adjacent land owner; saw ES on his land at least 3X per week description of house and crops same as Edward's
    Occupation Jun 1898  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Shoemaker Elevator at Croft Station 
    • reported that contractors Skadden & Reno had commenced work on the Shoemaker elevator at Croft Station [18]
    Occupation Jul 1898  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Building Elevators 
    • building elevators in Middletown and Croft, Illinois [19, 20]
    • The Mason County Democrat
      July 8, 1898: “E Skaden returned from Middletown where he has just finished building a new elevator. He is now working on another south of Middletown one mile.”
    • The Mason County Democrat
      July 29, 1898: Wilford Bowman and Ed Skadden left for Croft, Monday, where they will work on an elevator.
    Middletown Elevator
    Middletown Elevator
    Edward is the man in the front and center of the picture, wearing a white shirt and black jacket, and holding a hat. The St. Louis, Peoria and Northern Railway shown on the train car operated between 1896 and 1900
    Occupation Sept 1898  Fancy Prairie, Menard County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Store at Fancy Prairie 
    • reported that contractors Skadden & Reno building a two-story frame store room at Fancy Prairie for a Mr. Hendricks
    Individual Note Dec 1898  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Son Born 
    • "Mr. And Mrs. Skadden rejoice over the advent of a new son, born Friday" [21]
    Individual Note Mar 1899  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Recovering from Illness 
    • "EW Skadden, who has been quite sick for some time, is convalescing" [22]
    Occupation Jul 1899  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Carpenter for Farmers Elevator 
    • Reported that EW Skadden would superintend the carpenter work for the new Farmers Elevator
      [23]
    Census 1900  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edward W. Scadden, 33 years old, born July 1866 in Ohio, father born ?, mother born in Illinois, enumerated on census as head of household; architect; married 11 years; wife Lena, kids Harvey, May, Harry, Ansen in home; residing on Pine Street
    1900 U.S. Census
    1900 U.S. Census
    Mason County, Illinois
    Occupation May 1901  Easton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business in Easton 
    • Reported that E.W. Skadden was on a business call in Easton [24]
    Individual Note Oct 1902  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baseball 
    • EW Skadden played left field for Mason City team. Half-brother Howard also on the team [25]
    Occupation 1903  Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House in Delavan 
    • Victorian house in Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois designed by E.W. Skadden of Mason City; built in 1903. According to the original specifications drawn by E W Skadden, the open stairway is made of selected chestnut. All doors in the house are chestnut and cypress with the exception of the front door, which is red oak. The hardwood floors are oak. Leaded glass in the built-in china cabinet in the dining rooms adds charm to the home. Wood for the house was shipped in from Mississippi and Louisiana
    Delavan House
    Delavan House
    Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois
    This Victorian style house was designed by E. W. Skadden of Mason City and built in 1903 on a lot inherited by Joseph Wilson in 1901. According to the original specifications drawn by E W Skadden, the open stairway is made of selected chestnut. All doors in the house are chestnut and cypress with the exception of the front door, which is red oak. The hardwood floors are oak. Leaded glass in the built-in china cabinet in the dining rooms adds charm to the home. Wood for the house was shipped in from Mississippi and Louisiana
    Individual Note Dec 1903  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Injured 
    • Reported that Edward was improving slowly after being hurt at Natrona by a revolving friction clutch [26]
    Residence 1904  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved from Mason City to Danville, Illinois 
    Occupation 1904 
    C&E.I. Railroad 
    • accepted the position of Superintendent of Construction for the C & E. I. Railroad, and moved from Mason City to Danville, Illinois; supervised construction of the C & E.I. Railroad Station in Danville
    C&E I RR Depot
    C&E I RR Depot
    C&E.I. Railroad
    Residence Jun 1904 
    Moved to Danville 
    • reported that Edward had his household items shipped to Danville; Edward the carpenter foreman for the C&EI; Pearl and Howard Wharram to work under him
    Individual Note Jul 1904  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Howard Wharram Joined Edward in Danville 
    • Reported that Howard Wharram, of Mason City, left for Danville, to join brother and work under Edward Skadden in the C&EI carpenter shop
    Residence 1905  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edward listed in city directory as residing on Oak Street; soon moved to house in Central Park, where they remained for the rest of their lives
    Individual Note 23 Feb 1905  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Daughter Born 
    • “Born, to Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Skadden of Danville, February 23, a daughter.”
    Property Mar 1905  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sold Property in Mason City 
    • reported that L. Smith had purchased the E. Skadden property on the West Side
    Individual Note Sep 1905  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Visited 
    • reported that "Mrs. E. Wharram is visiting with her sons, E.W. Skadden, and family and Howard Wharram in Danville this week."
    Residence 1906  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Edward W. and Lena Skadden listed in city directory as residing at 914 Oak; Edward working as carpenter for C&EI 
    Individual Note Nov 1907  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Visited Mason City 
    • Reported that EW Skadden returned home to Danville after a visit to Mason City
    Census 1910  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Edward W. Skadden, 44 years old, born in Illinois, parents born in Ohio, enumerated on census as head of household; married x1 for 21 years, building contractor 
    • CENSUS
      1910 Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois (Jefferson Street)

      Edward W. Skadden, 44 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Ohio. Married x1, for 21 years. Building contractor
      Lena Skadden, wife, 41 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Married x1, for 21 years. Mother of 8 children, 6 living.
      Harvey Skadden, son, 19 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      May Skadden, daughter, 17 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Kentucky
      Harry Skadden, son, 15 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Wallace Skadden, son, 7 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Bertha Skadden, daughter, 5 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Kentucky
      Louise Skadden, 7 months old, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Kentucky
    1910 U.S. Federal Census
    Edward and Lena Skadden Home
    Occupation 1910  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Building Contractor 
    Individual Note Feb 1911  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Visited Mason City 
    • E.W. Skadden, former resident of Mason City, now one of the leading architects of Danville, was guest of relatives in Mason City
    Occupation 1917  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Career Change 
    • Edward studied architecture by mail through the International Correspondence School. He left the railroad in 1917, and followed the trade of general contractor. He made his own designs and built many fine homes in the north Danville area. His signature was a cantilevered bay window - the first/only person doing this at the time.
    Census 1920  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    EW Skadden, 55 years old, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa, enumerated on census as head of household; contractor 
    • CENSUS
      1920 Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

      E.W. Skadden, 55 years old, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa. Contractor
      Lena W. Skadden, wife, 54 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
      Harry W. Skadden, son, 25 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Iowa; mother born in Kentucky. Salesman for supply company
      Wallace Skadden, son, 17 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Iowa; mother born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Bertha Skadden, daughter, 15 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Iowa; mother born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Helen Louise Skadden, daughter, 10 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Iowa; mother born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
    1920 U.S. Federal Census
    Edward and Lena Skadden Home
    Occupation 1920 
    Contractor 
    Residence 1922  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    EW Skadden listed in Danville City directory 
    Residence 1923  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    EW Skadden listed in Danville City directory 
    Residence 1924  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    EW Skadden listed in Danville City directory 
    Individual Note Jan 1924  Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Visited Mason City, Illinois 
    Residence 1926  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    EW Skadden listed in Danville City directory 
    Residence 1927  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    EW Skadden listed in Danville City directory 
    Residence 1928  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    EW Skadden listed in Danville City directory 
    Residence 1929  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    EW Skadden listed in Danville City directory 
    Census 1930  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Edward Skadden, 64 years old, born in Illinois, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Ohio, enumerated on census as head of household; contractor; listed as being 23 years old at first marriage 
    • CENSUS
      1930 Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois (Keegan Street)

      Edward Skadden, 64 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Ohio. Age at first marriage: 23. Contractor
      Lena Skadden, wife, 64 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Age at first marriage: 23
      Louise Skadden, daughter, 20 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Kentucky. Stenographer at telephone office
      Wallace Skadden, son, 27 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Kentucky. Contractor
    1930 U.S. Federal Census
    Edward and Lena Skadden Home
    Residence 1931  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    EW Skadden listed in Danville City directory; RR8 
    Residence 1932  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    EW Skadden listed in Danville City directory; RR7 
    Individual Note Family Portrait 
    Edward Skadden Family
    Edward Skadden Family
    Organizations Knights of Pythias; Past Chancellor 
    • "Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Illinois Knights of Pythias, Twenty-Seventh Annual Convention, Held at Rock Island, October 20, 21, 22, 1896." notes:
      Past Chancellor No. 213: E.W. Skadden
    Knights of Pythias
    Knights of Pythias
    Organizations Mason 
    Mason
    Mason
    Died 20 Jun 1932  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • died at his home in Central Park
    Edward Skadden
Death Certificate
    Edward Skadden Death Notice
    Buried Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Skadden Lot
    Skadden Headstone
    Person ID I21  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2019 

    Father James Skadden,   b. 1837, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Harriett Elizabeth Swiger,   b. 18 Nov 1846, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1908, Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 29 Jun 1863  Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • married by William A. Langston, M.G.
    Skadden-Swiger Marriage
    Skadden-Swiger Marriage
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lena William Walden,   b. 11 Oct 1867, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1957, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1888  Ulysses, Grant County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Edward Skadden - Lena Walden Marriage
    Edward Skadden Marriage
    Edward Skadden Marriage
    Children 
    +1. Bertha Skadden,   b. 23 Feb 1905, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1989, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Harvey Frank Skadden  [Birth]
     3. Ella May Skadden  [Birth]
     4. Harry Wayne Skadden  [Birth]
     5. Anson Carr Skadden,   b. 24 Dec 1898, Mason City, Mason County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1904, Mason City, Mason County, Illniois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)  [Birth]
     6. William Wallace Skadden  [Birth]
     7. Helen Louise Skadden  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Edward W. Skadden
    Edward Skadden
Grandson Wayne Stevens
    Edward and Lena Skadden

  • Sources 
    1. [S18220] Ulysses Tribune, 11 May 1887.

    2. [S18221] Grant County Register, 28 Apr 1888.
      "Zionville ... The literary elected new officers last Saturday evening as follows: ... vice president, E.W. Skadden...."

    3. [S18221] Grant County Register, 21 Apr 1888.

    4. [S18221] Grant County Register, 28 Apr 1888.

    5. [S18221] Grant County Register, 26 May 1888.

    6. [S18221] Grant County Register, 19 May 1888.

    7. [S18220] Ulysses Tribune, 26 May 1888.

    8. [S18221] Grant County Register, 30 Jun 1888.
      E.W. Skadden, of the Zionville Sentinel, called upon us Saturday

    9. [S18220] Ulysses Tribune, 14 Jul 1888.
      Real Estate Transfers: For the week ending July 11 ... Edward W. Skadden to Orange J. Powell, se 25 30 38. $500

    10. [S18220] Ulysses Tribune, 28 Jul 1888.

    11. [S18221] Grant County Register, 28 Jul 1888.

    12. [S18221] Grant County Register, 8 Aug 1888.

    13. [S18221] Grant County Register, 1 Sep 1888.

    14. [S18221] Grant County Register, 22 Sep 1888.

    15. [S18220] Ulysses Tribune, 13 Oct 1888.

    16. [S18222] Weekly Pantagraph, 23 Aug 1895.

    17. [S18223] Bloomington Weekly Leader, 12 Mar 1897.

    18. [S18224] Daily Illinois State Register, 16 Jun 1898.

    19. [S18225] Mason County Democrat, 29 Jul 1898.
      Wilford Bowman and Ed Skadden left for Croft, Monday, where they will work on an elevator.

    20. [S18225] Mason County Democrat, 8 Jul 1898.
      “E Skaden returned from Middletown where he has just finished building a new elevator. He is now working on another south of Middletown one mile.”

    21. [S18222] Weekly Pantagraph, 30 Dec 1898.

    22. [S18222] Weekly Pantagraph, 24 Mar 1899.

    23. [S18222] Weekly Pantagraph, 14 Jul 1899.

    24. [S18222] Weekly Pantagraph, 17 May 1901.

    25. [S18222] Weekly Pantagraph, 10 Oct 1902.

    26. [S18222] Weekly Pantagraph, 11 Dec 1903.


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