Person:George Wallace (15)

George Washington Wallace
b.28 JUL 1869 Wappingers Falls, NY
d.7 Sept 1950 Spring Valley, NY
m. 8 JAN 1868
  1. George Washington Wallace1869 - 1950
  2. Grace H. Wallace1874 -
  3. Charles U. Wallace1876 - 1877
  4. Christina F. Wallace1879 - 1959
  5. Maud Julia Wallace1880 - 1933
  6. Henry Erich Wallace1884 - 1905
  7. William G. Wallace1888 - 1888
m. 23 DEC 1895
  1. George William Wallace1897 - 1946
  2. Ruth Edna Wallace1899 - 1993
  3. Edwin Earl Wallace1901 - 1966
  4. Maude Arvilla Wallace1904 - 2002
Facts and Events
Name George Washington Wallace
Gender Male
Birth? 28 JUL 1869 Wappingers Falls, NY
Marriage 23 DEC 1895 to Edna Arvilla Radney
Death? 7 Sept 1950 Spring Valley, NY
Occupation? Erie Railroad Engineer
Burial? Nanuet, NY

George and Edna lived for many years at 14 Chestnut St., Spring Valley, NY. He was an engineer for the Erie Railroad, and used to blow his whistle when passing his daughter Maude's house at 4 Van Orden Ave. in Spring Valley. He loved to play the horses, and often hid from company behind the front door to place his bets. When being carried away with his heart attack in 1950, he handed his trusty railroad watch to Edna and told her to take care of it. In has last days, he was a bus dispatcher in downtown Spring Valley.


1900 U.S. CENSUS

In the 1900 U.S. Census, George Wallace, male, age 30, born July 1869, is a boarder in the Dewitt Corwin house (minor correction - the head of the household was George Corwin and Dewitt was a 9 year old son) in Wallkill, Orange County, New York. Living with him are: his wife, Edna, female, age 23, born Nov 1876; son, George Jr., male, age 2, born July 1897; and daughter, Ruth, female, age 10 months, born July 1899. George and Edna have been married 5 years. Edna has had 2 children, both of whom are still living. All were born in New York as were their parents. George is a locomotive engineer and has been unemployed 0 of the last 12 months. All adults can read and write, and speak English. All are white.

Source: 1900 US. Census, New York State, Orange County, Town of Wallkill, National Archives Roll , Enumeration District 50, Sheet 10B, Lines 56-59, dated June 15-16, 1900.


1910 U.S. CENSUS

In the 1910 U.S. Census, George Wallace, male, age 40, is living in a house he rents on Columbus Ave.,Spring Valley, Town of Rampao, Rockland County, New York. Living with him is his wife, Edna, female, age 33; son, George, Jr., male, age 12; daughter, Ruth, female, age 10; son, Edwin, male, age 8; and daughter, Maude, female, age 6. For George and Edna, this is their first marriage and they have been married for 14 years. Edna has had 4 children; all 4 are still living. All were born in New York as were their parents. George is an Engineer for a Steam Railroad company working for wages and was unemployed 0 months in the last 12. All can read and write, and speak English. All are white.

Source: 1910 U.S. Census, New York State, Rockland County, Town of Ramapo, Spring Valley, National Archives Roll , Enumeration District 121, Sheet 8A, Lines 20-25, dated April 1910.


1920 U.S. CENSUS

In the 1920 U.S. Census, George Wallace, age 50, a railroad engineer, is renting a home/apartment on Centre St, Spring Valley with his wife Edna, age 43. They were both born in New York as were their parents. Also living with them are his son Edwin Wallace, age 18, an office clerk; daughter Maude Wallace, age 16, also an office clerk; and cousin Grace Brundage, age 16, a worker in a shirt factory. All read and write, and speak English. All are white.

Source: 1920 U.S. Census, New York State, Rockland County, Town of Ramapo, Spring Valley, National Archives Roll 1259, Enumeration District 234, Sheet 7, Lines 90-94, dated January 19, 1920.


1930 U.S. CENSUS

In the 1930 U.S. Census, George Wallace, male, age 60, is living in a house he owns worth $8,000 at 14 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York. Living with George, is his wife Edna, female, age 53. George was age 26 when first married and Edna was age 19. George and Edna were born in New York, as were their parents. George is an Engineer, working for wages.

Living at 13 Chestnut is their daughter Maud, female, age 26, and her huband John H. Sidgemore., male, age 28; and their 2 children, Ruth; female, chance

Source: 1930 U.S. Census, New York State, Rockland County, Village of Spring Valley, National Archives Roll 1640, Page 3A, Enumeration District: 32, Lines 36-37, dated July 4, 1840

OBITUARY – Orangetown Telegram, Pearl River, NY September 15, 1950 Page 3 George W. Wallace, Sr. George W. Wallace, Sr., retired railroad engineer and a resident of Spring Valley for more than a half century, died suddenly last Thursday afternoon in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern. Siezed with a heart attack late Wednesday night, he was taken to the hospital in a private ambulance and failed to rally from the sudden siezure. Mr. Wallace was 81 years of age. The veteran engineer, who retired from the New Jersey and New York Railroad on November 1, 1939 after fifty years of service, has been active ever since his retirement. Mr. Wallace was well known to local bus pasengers, having been employed in the Spring Valley terminal of Rockland Coaches, Inc.' for the past seven years. The day of his last Illness he closed the bus office at 10 p. m. and had Max Klein, local taxi owner; take him to his home, complaining that he did not feel well. Dr. Julius Pomerants was called and ordered his removal to the hospital. George Wallace was born at Fishkill Plains, Dutchess County, on July 28. 1869. While still a boy he went to live with his grandfather, also George Wallace, at Hillsdale, N. J. He secured a job in the New Jersey and New York shops as an apprentice on September 1, 1889. Shop life was too quiet for him and young Wallace soon began riding on the locomotives whenever he was given an opportunity. He soon started firing and was given his first job as a fireman on October 13, 1889. He was made an engineer in 1892. Meanwhile he had been firing on a steam shovel operated by the company at Cherry Hill, now North Hackensack and at Hillsdale Manor, where material was taken use to use for fill in the project of double tracking the railroad. He also operated the steam shovel on the Greenwood Lake Division and other points in the Erie system, first as fireman and later as an engineer. When the shovel was not in operation he worked on the locomotives. Mr., Wallace was married on December 23, 1895 to Miss Edna Radney of Spring Valley and five years ago the couple held open house at their residence on Chestnut Street for relatives and friends on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. The Wallace family has lived In Spring Valley since that time except for a brief residence In Haverstraw, made necessary by Mr. Wallace's railroad run for that period. Mr. Wallace owned one of the first automobiles in Spring Valley. Built like an elevated pony cart, entrance was effected through a rear door. Mr. Wallace wee a charter member Of Athelatane Lodge. No 839 F. and A M , a member of Amity Lodge No 189(?), I O.O.F. and Spring Valley Hook and Ladder Company. He also held membership In the Brotherhood Of Locomotive Engineers and Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers. Surviving are his wife Edna: two daughters Mrs. Ruth Claff and Mrs. Maude Sidgmore; and a son Edwin E. Wallace, all of Spring Valley. Six grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive. Services were conducted Saturday night by the Brotherhood, the Masons and Odd Fellows. Members of Rockland Hook and Ladder Company, of whom Edwin Wallace is a past president, paid their respects Friday night, while members of Spring Valley Hook and Ladder Company paid their respects Saturday night. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the (can’t read) Funeral Home. Rev. Charles C. Tibbett of the Spring Valley Methodist Church conducted these services.

References
  1.   Family Bible.

    Citation Information
    Transcript
    "George W. Wallace, died Sept 7, 1950"
    Source Information
    Title
    Family Bible of Mr. & Mrs. Reuben I. Radney
    Note
    Source Medium: Other Started by Emma Hamilton Radney and Reuben Radney in 1872. Passed down from Emma Hamilton Radney to her daughter Edna Radney Wallace, then to daughter Grace Radney Hoatland, then to granddaughter Margaret Hoatland Boehmer
    Publisher
    Started by Emma Hamilton Radney and Reuben Radney in 1872. Passed down from Emma Hamilton Radney to her daughter Edna Radney Wallace, then to daughter Grace Radney Hoatland, then to granddaughter Margaret Hoatland Boehmer.
    Repository Information
    Name
    with Margaret Hoatland Boehmer

  2.   Obituaries, in Orangetown Telegram, Pearl River, New York
    Page 3, September 15, 1950.

    George W. Wallace, Sr. George W. Wallace, Sr., retired railroad engineer and a resident of Spring Valley for more than a half century, died suddenly last Thursday afternoon in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern. Siezed with a heart attack late Wednesday night, he was taken to the hospital in a private ambulance and failed to rally from the sudden siezure. Mr. Wallace was 81 years of age.