Fremont County, Iowa
Orphan Train Riders

George Devire Vermilyea
George Devire Vermilyea (William S. 7, Nathaniel Drake, Jr. 6, Nathaniel Drake 5, Philip 4, Peter 3, Isaac 2, Johannes 1) born June 19, 1896 at Brooklyn, New York, married January 7, 1919 at Omaha, Nebraska Anna Elizabeth, daughter of William A. and Nancy Caroline (McCluskey) Bosworth who was born about 1898 in Iowa, died September 5, 1942. He died July 16/17 1952. They are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn New York.

George went to Iowa on an orphan train at the age of 6.

Source: records below, and obituary of Nancy McCluskey, mother of Anna.

WW I Draft Registration Card: George Dewey Vermilyea, age 21, Rt. 2, Percival, Iowa, born June 19, 1895, Brooklyn, New York, farming, Ed Lockett, Percival, Iowa, single. Registrant Description: short, medium build, gray eyes, light hair. Card dated June 5, 1917.

Source Code #548: George Vermilyea, died July 17, 1952 at Brooklyn, New York, age 53, Certificate #14411.

VERMILYEA George, July 16, 1952, husband of the late Anna (nee. Bosworth); father of Mrs. Eugene Sobol and George; also survived by seven grandchildren. Funeral Monday 1 p.m. from Joseph Redmond Funeral Parlors, 476 73d. Street. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Published in The Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn, New York, July 19, 1952.

1920 Federal Census Iowa, Sidney: George Vermilyea, age 23, born New York, working on farm; Anna, wife, age 24, born Iowa; Deloise, L., daughter, age 2/12, born Iowa.

1930 Federal Census New York, Kings County, Brooklyn: George Vermilyea, age 32, born New York, head of household; Anna, age 33, wife; Delores, age 10, daughter; Fern, age 9, daughter; Dale, age 7, son; George, age 5, son.

1940 Federal Census, New York Kings, 544 4th Ave.: George Vermilyea, head, age 42, married, born New York, pump man, drydock; Anna, wife, age 42, married, born New Iowa; Fern, daughter, age 18, single, born Iowa; Dale, son, age 17, born Iowa, reclamation, CCC; George, son, age 15, born Iowa.

*1904. Delorise/Delores Lillian.
*1905. Fern Lilac, born April 26, 1921.
1906. Dale, born in 1923 at Sidney, Iowa, died January 15, 1941 at Brooklyn, New York as a result of burns suffered in a box factory fire. He was one of several that survived the fire, but died later at a hospital. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York (Pleasant Hill Section).
*1907. George Dewey.

(Vermilya, Vermilye, Vermilyea, Vermilyer)
Compiled by Sandra Vermilyea Todd

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