George Veasey Punteney

George Veasey Punteney

Male 1820 - 1920  (100 years)

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  • Name George Veasey Punteney 
    Born 27 Feb 1820  Morgantown, Monongehela, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1856  Burr Oak, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • page 945
      George V. Puntney, 36, married, in Iowa 4 yrs, b. Virginia, a carpenter, 3 people in family

      page 955
      Mary A. Puntney, 20, married, in state 4 yrs, b. Mass.

      This census lists adult males separately from adult females, and no children are shown.
    Census 1860  Burr Oak, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Geo. V. Punteney, 40  b. VA
        Mary A.,    24   b. Ohio
        Ladora J.,  5  -- all kids b. Iowa
        Harker C. ,3
        Weldon,   1yr
        William Harris,  25, farm help
        Mary A. Dale,   23, farm help
        Edward Wade, 15, farm help
    Census 1870  Pleasant Twp, Hardin Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Geo. Punteney, 49,
      Jane Predmore, 66, keeping house     (Mary Anne's mother)
      Dora , 15,
      Harker, 12,
      Weldon, 10,
      Caroline, 8,
      Charles,  3 mo.
      -- On the same page was J. C. Predmore ( Mary Anne's brother John Clayton?),36, (Ohio), Nancy J., 29, (Ohio), Mary A. 12, (Iowa), Susan J., 10, Caroline,7, Alex L., 5, Moses Newton,  3, Margaret , 1.
    Census 1885  Fremont Twp, Winneshiek co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • IA State Census
      George V. Punteney, 65, farmer, b. VA
      Sarah, 59, keeping house, b. Ireland
      Harker C., 26, farmer, b. Winneshiek co
      -- next house is John Truman, perhaps Sarah's brother, age 65, b. Ireland
    Census 1900  Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • George V Punteney, 80, b. Feb 1820 in Indiana, parents b. Ohio, married 27 years, owns unmortgaged house
      Sarah T Punteney, 74, wife, b. Mar 1826 in Ireland, parents b. Ireland, no children, immigrated 1833
      Henrietta Trueman, 62, sister in law, b. Jan 1838 in Pennsylvania, parents b. Ireland, single
      -- George's occupation has been written over with numeric codes, as have most on this page, but it doesn't look like farmer; it might be "retired" followed by something else
    Census 1910  Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • George V Punteney, 90, married twice, this time for 36 yrs, b. West Virginia, parents b. Maryland, owns unmortgaged house
      Sarah T Punteney, 84, wife, married once, b. Ireland, parents b. Ireland, no children, immigrated 1868(?)
      Mary Beek, 57, lodger, single, self & parents b. Canada-English, immig. 1904, housekeeper for private family
    Census 14 Jan 1920  Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 4th Ave E.
      Nellie C Sanborn, 57, widow, b. IA, father b. VA, mother b. IN, housekeeper
      Effie Sanborn, 27, dau, 27, single, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IA, telephone operator
      George Puntney, 99, father, b. VA, parents b. VA, retired
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      Merle Richards, 36, b. IA, father b. NY, mother b. WI, general mechanic
      May, wife, 35, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IA, housework
    Died 25 Jul 1920  Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 3 Aug 1920  New Oregon Cem., Cresco, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Moved to Adams Co, Ohio and then Lewisville IN in 1829 with parents. Moved to Clayton Co, IA in 1850.
      Had big 100th birthday celebration on 2/27/1920 in Cresco. (Howard Co. Times Aug 4 1920)
      Moved to Upper Iowa River valley - Cold Water, Plymouth Rock, Burr Oak area - in 1855.

      Donabelle Cook, granddaughter of Nellie Punteney Sanborn, tells this story as she was told it, about George's death:
      "It was Sunday and Nellie went to church. Although Nellie lived with him, George was still caring for himself and he was feeling fine. There was no plumbing in the house; there was an outhouse out back. George decided to take his "slop jar" to the toilet to dump it. He got to the toilet but died just outside the door. He never got to dump the pot but he never spilled a drop, I was told. Grandma (Nellie) found him when she got home. The doctor said his heart just gave out." Dona was born in the same house, at 526 4th Ave East in Cresco.
    Person ID I368  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2013 

    Father John Punteney,   b. 16 Jul 1775,   d. 7 Dec 1861  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Ann Veasey,   b. 6 Jul 1791,   d. 1 Nov 1854  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F275  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Ann Predmore,   b. 22 May 1836, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1868, Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1854  Garnavillo, Clayton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ladorah Jane Punteney,   b. 27 Apr 1855, Decorah, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1938, Walnut Grove, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Harker Clarence Punteney,   b. 28 Jun 1857, Decorah, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1931, Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Welden Veazy Punteney,   b. 1 Sep 1859, Decorah, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aitkin, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Nellie Caroline Punteney,   b. 21 Jan 1862, Decorah, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1950, Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. Charles Emmett Punteney,   b. 12 Sep 1866, Decorah, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1881, Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Sarah Truman,   b. 2 Mar 1826,   d. 31 Jul 1918, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1873  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F112  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jul 1920 - Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Map showing G.V. Punteney's block in Plymouth Rock, Fremont Twp
    Map showing G.V. Punteney's block in Plymouth Rock, Fremont Twp