Indiana McCaslins

Bess Mae (Bessie) HollabaughAge: 59 years18741934

Name
Bess Mae (Bessie) Hollabaugh
Married name
Bess Mae (Bessie) Alden
Birth January 14, 1874 35 25
Death of a maternal grandmotherEleanor Jane Gilchrist
April 22, 1878 (Age 4 years)
Death of a fatherJacob Eysler Hollabaugh
July 1885 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a son
#1
John Herbert Alden
September 19, 1899 (Age 25 years)
Census 1900 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Leland Milton Alden
January 29, 1903 (Age 29 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Jane Adams
January 26, 1906 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Edith Lydia (Elizabeth) Alden
January 26, 1910 (Age 36 years)
Death of a daughterEdith Lydia (Elizabeth) Alden
July 5, 1910 (Age 36 years)

Census 1910 (Age 35 years)
Census 1920 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Herbert AldenMargery L (Margaret) LaubView this family
October 4, 1924 (Age 50 years)
Census 1930 (Age 55 years)
Death January 9, 1934 (Age 59 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 26, 1867
9 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
3 years
herself
Family with William Clinton Alden - View this family
husband
herself
son
3 years
son
Leland Milton Alden
Birth: January 29, 1903 31 29Mount Vernon, Linn, Iowa
Death: April 14, 1980District of Columbia
7 years
daughter
daughter
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The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Tuesday, December 27, 1898, page 6 HOLLABAUGH-ALDEN


The marriage of Miss Bess Holla- baugh to Mr. William Clinton Alden of Chicago will take place this even- ing at 317 South Second street west [sic], the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. L. J. Hollabaugh. The house is fully and artistically adorned for the happy occasion with remarkably fine bunches and sprays of holly having unusually large and bright clusters of red berries. This was sent from Ripley, Tennessee, and with mistletoe makes holiday decora- tions that are very beautiful. In one corner of the parlor is arranged a canopy of Christmas greens and in from of this the bridal party are to stand for the ceremony. The two attendants are Miss Blanche McLafferty of this city and Mr. Fred Alden, brother of the groom of Rip- ley, Tennessee. Miss Hollabough's wedding gown is white organdie, and her bouquet white roses. The brides- maid gown is also white organdie. The wedding march will be played by an intimate friend, Miss Brown of Belle Plaine. She will first play the Lohengrin march and for the con- gratulations Mendelson's wedding [sic] march. The ceremony is fixed for seven o'clock and will be performed by the Rev. R. D. Alden of Mt. Ver- non, the father of the groom, assisted by the pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Dr. D. S. McCaslin. The wedding supper will be served by the Misses Frances Stodard, Amy Moorhead, Vic Williams and Mattie Williams. The Bride's table in the dining room is to be entirely in white with the exception of garlands of similax. Pure white china and white carnations will be used. Mr. Alden and his bride will spend the remaining holidays here and in Mt. Vernon and on January second will leave for Chicago, where they will be at home to their friends at 6541 Ellis avenue. The bride's broth- er, Mr. Milton Hollabaugh, state sec- retary of the Indiana Y. M, C. A. came to attend the wedding and as soon as the removal can be arranged, Mrs. Hollabough will return to In- diana with her son and make that city her home. Miss Hollabaugh is a lovely and lovable young girl, who came to Ce- dar Rapids with her mother a few years ago from Vinton to join her brothers who were established here. In that brief time she has made many warm friends won by her ad- mirable qualities and pleasing man- ner. Mr. Alden is a young man of most agreeable address, a member of the Alden family of historic fame, a direct descendent of John and Pris- cilla Alden. The guests in attendence from out of town are Judge and Mrs. Gil- christ, Dr. and Mrs. Luckey, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Stickney, all of Vinton; Editor Fred W, Brown, Mrs. Browsn and Alice Brown of Belle Plaine; the Rev. B. D. Alden and Mrs. Alden. Mr. and Mrs. Augustus A. Bauman of the Hawkeye; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lester of the Remarker; Miss Sophie Waterman, the three Misses Kepler, George Hugo, all of Mt, Vernon; Fred Alden, Ripley, Tenn.; Martin Irons, Chicago, Ill.; Milton Holla- baugh, Indianapolis, Ind.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, 51-year old Indiana-born widow Elizabeth [Adams] Hollabaugh is head of a household which contains her iowa-born children, two sons 31-year-old single Milton A and 29-year old married Clark M [Clark's wife is not in the household], her 26-year old married daughter, Bessie M Alden, Bessie's husband 28-year-old Iowa-born William C Alden and their son 8-month-old Indiana-born John H Alden. This household is living at 112 Marcy's Home Place in a rented house. Milton is an office secretary, Clark is a printer, and William is a surveyor. All the adults are literate and speak English. Elizabeth's parents were born in Indiana; Milton, Clark and Bessie's father was born in Ohio and their mother in Indiana; William's parents were born in New York. John's parents were born in Iowa.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Washington, D.C., 38-year-old Iowa-born William C Alden and his 36-year old Iowa-born wife Bess H [Hollabaugh] Alden have been married eleven years. This is a first marriage for both. They have in their household their three children, 10-year old Indiana-born John H, 7-year-old Iowa-born Leland M and 3-month-old Washington, D.C.-born Elizabeth [sic] L. John and Leland have attended school in the past year. William is a geologist for the US Geological Survey. The family is living at 4 R street NW, in a house that William owns, but with a mortgage. William, Bess and John are literate and speak English. William's parents were born in New York; Bess' father was born in Ohio and her mother in Indiana; the children's parents were born in Iowa.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Washington, D.C., 48-year-old Iowa-born William C Alden and his 45313 6-year old Iowa-born wife Bess Hollabaugh Alden have in their household their children, 20-year old Indiana-born John Herbert, 16-year-old Iowa-born Leland Milton and 8-year-old Washington, D.C.-born Helen Hollabaugh. John, Leland and Helen have attended school in the past year.The family is living at 124 Bryant St, in a house that William owns free of mortgage. William is a geologist for the US Geological Survey. Everyone speaks English. Everyone except Helen is literate. William's parents were born in New York; Bess' father was born in Ohio and her mother in Indiana; the children's parents were born in Iowa

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Washington, D.C., 58-year-old Iowa-born Willliam C Alden and his 56-year-old Iowas-born wife Bess H [Hollabaugh] Alden were married when he was 27- and she was 24-years-old. They have in their household, their children, 27-year-old Iowa-born Leland M and 18-year-old District os Columbia-born Helen H. The family is living at 5313 Broad Brook Road, in a house that William owns, worth $12,500. Helen has attended school in the past year. William is a geologist for the US Geological Survey. Leland is a clerk in a brokerage office. Everyone is literate and speaks English. William's parents were born in New York; Bess' father was born in Ohio and her mother in Indiana; the children's parents were born in Iowa.