Montgomery County, Iowa Gallery



Shumate-Mullen Family

(See below photo for more information)


Message to IAMONTGO-L list at dated July 21, 2009.

I've "rescued" an old photograph of Claude SHUMATE and his wife which was
taken at the Genelli Studio in Sioux City, Iowa.  The photograph appears to
have been taken in the early 1900's with the couple in their 30's at the
time.  Based on limited research I was able to gather the following
information regarding the couple and their family:

Florence Lucinda "Flossie" MULLEN b. 2 Apr 1887 in Red Oak, IA to parents
Clark Albert MULLEN (b. 9 Aug 1861 in Rochelle, IL) and Sarah Augusta WEIN
NEWMAN (b. 17 Oct 1861 in Jefferson, WI).  Florence married Claude Thomas
SHUMATE b. 7 Dec 1877 in Red Oak, IA to parents Silas & Elizabeth SHUMATE
(Silas b. 1841 in Lawrence Co. OH and Elizabeth b. Nov 1850 in OH) in about
1909 in IA.  The couple had 5 children including, Milton Clark; Floyd
Russell; Ralph Emery; Lois; and Verna SHUMATE, all born between 1910 and
1917.  Florence MULLEN SHUMATE died in Mar 1973.

Census records provide the following information:

1880 census of Hungerford, IA:

Silas SHUMATE, age 34, born OH, a Farmer, parents born OH
Elizabeth SHUMATE, wife, age 29, born OH, Keeping House, parents born OH
S. Jane SHUMATE, dau, age 10, born OH, at School
M. Frances SHUMATE, dau, age 8, born OH, at School
C. Edgar SHUMATE, son, age 6, born IA, at School
Adolphus SHUMATE, son, age 4, born IA
Claude SHUMATE, son, age 2, born IA
Wallace SHUMATE, son, age 4 months, born IA

1900 census of Hungerford Township, IA:

Elisbeth SHUMATE, age 49, born Nov 1850, married 31 years, 10 children/9
living, born OH, parents born OH, a Farmer
Adolphus SHUMATE, son, age 24, born Nov 1875, born IA, parents born OH
Claude T. SHUMATE, son, age 22, born Dec 1877, born IA, parents born OH
Wallace J. SHUMATE, son, age 20, born Jan 1880, born IA, parents born OH
James W. SHUMATE, son, age 16, born Jan 1884, born IA, parents born OH
Lillie G. SHUMATE, dau, age 12, born Mar 1888, born IA, parents born OH

1910 census of Flagler, CO:

Claude T. SHUMATE, age 32, married 1 year, born IA, parents born OH, a Rough
Work Carpenter
Florence L. SHUMATE, wife, age 23, married 1 year, born IA, parents born

1920 census of Moville/Arlington, IA:

Claude SHUMATE, age 42, born IA, parent born OH, a Lumber Yard Manager
Florence M. SHUMATE, wife, age 32, born IA, parents born IA
Millon C. SHUMATE, son, age 9, born IA
Floyd R. SHUMATE, son, age 7, born IA
Ralph E. SHUMATE, son, age 4 years + 7 months, born IA
Lois L. SHUMATE, dau, age 3 years + 1 month, born IA

I am hoping to locate someone from the family so that this beautiful old
photograph can be returned to the care of the family.



When I read the above email I asked her for a digital copy for the website while she searches for the family that should have the actual photograph.

Digital copy only submitted by Shelley Cardiel