Louisa County Biographies (continued)
Louisa County Genealogical Society
Prepared by Norma F. Jennings
Copyright 1997, 1998
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Umphrey, J.G. (p. 550)
James Gabriel Umphrey was born in Louisa Co., on 30 September 1878,
the son of Thomas J. and Mary B.(Copeland) Umphrey. On the 7 October
1907 he married Jessie Ruth Hupp, daughter of Ezra and Elizabeth (Doty)
Hupp. There were three children in the Hupp family: Belle m. F. B. Tierley
of Portland, OR.; Ethel m. George Nicholas adn Mrs. Umphrey
Umphrey, T.J. (p. 537)
Thomas J. Humphrey was born in Louisa Co., 30 December 1850, the son
o James G. and Nancy F.(Bevans) Umphrey, natives of Kentucky and Ohio respectively.
The father came to Louisa Co. in 1848 and died here in 1877. His wife died
in 1895. They had ten children: Maryette, m. David Gregory, of Morning
Sun; Francis; Elizabeth m. S. F. Small, of Wapello; one died in infancy;
Jane; Thomas J., of this review; Cordelia; John; and Ida m. a Mr. Dye,
of Grant City, MO.
On the 15 August 1876, Mr.Umphrey married Mary B. Copeland, daughter
of William and Harriet (Jarvis) Copeland. There were three children in
the Copeland family, the other two: Atwood, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and
Mr. and Mrs. Umphrey had seven children: James; Dayton; Eber; Hazel,
married Henry Swope, of Wapello; Willa; Loie; and Geoffrey. Mrs. Umphrey
died 11 February 1908.
Utter, Celestus (p. 362)
Celestus Utter was born in Madison Co., New York on 22 December 1837,
the son of Palmer and Julia (Mann) Utter. They came to Louisa Co.
in 1856. Mr. Utter died in 1901, surviving his wife by twenty-two years.
He had married a second time to Caroline Thorp, also a native of Madison
Co. By his first marriage, he had eight children: Celestus, of this review;
Adelbert, d. in prison during Civil War; Williston, wounded in Civil War,
d. 1908; Harriet; Kendrick and three who died in infancy. Mrs. Caroline
(Thorp) Utter, also died in 1908.
Celestus Utter was twice married 1) 1862 to Mrs. Rebecca Cole, who was
born in Michigan, the daughter of Robert Painter. They had five children,
the eldest of whom died in infancy. The others are as follows: Alice m.
O.C. Farmer; Harriet, m. M.A. Shellabarger; Robert; and Hervy A. Mrs. Utter
died in 1900 and Mr. Utter married 2) 1909 to Mrs. Catherine (Wagner) Ritter,
the widow of Louis B. Ritter. By her first marriage, she had three sons,
John William, Haroe, and Walter. Mrs. Utter was the daughter of Deter and
Lavina (Gipple) Wagner, born, reared, and married in Pennsylvania. They
came west in 1877. Mr. Wagner died in 1883 and his wife two years previously.
Van Horn, Launy (p. 66)
Launy Van Horn was born in Niagara Co., NY; on the 18 January 1849,
the son of Launy and Lucina (Powers) Van Horn, natives of New York. They
were married in Lockport, NY. There were five children in the family, the
others were: Harmon; Adelbert; Ella m. C.T. Herrington; and Carrie married
Mr. Van Horn married Alice Coder, a native of Ross Co., Ohio, and daughter
of James M.K. and Brunetta (Keen) Coder, both born in Ohio. was married
in Ohio and brought his wife to Iowa. They had the following other children:
John; Jane; Sarah m. John Idle; Newton G.; Thomas; Lemuel, and Charlie.
Mr. and Mrs. Van Horn had two children: Frank Leslie and Lulu May m.
Vaugn, I.N. (p.419)
I.N. Vaugn was born in Woodbury Co., on the 7 July 1876, son of J.N.
and Rebecca (Carl) Vaugn. The parents were both born in Louisa Co., but
later moved to Woodbury Co. where they died.
On the 27 January 1906, Mr. Vaugn married Iva Thompson, born near Mt.
Pleasant, the daughter of A.B. and Molera Thompson. Her parents were both
natives of Ohio. The Vaugns had one daughter born 5 November 1906.Mr.
Vaugn was postmaster at Newport.