William Clinton AldenAge: 87 years1871–1959
- William Clinton Alden
|Family with Bess Mae (Bessie) Hollabaugh|
William Clinton Alden
Birth: September 1871 — Iowa
Death: April 11, 1959 — District of Columbia
Bess Mae (Bessie) Hollabaugh
Birth: January 14, 1874 35 25 — Vinton, Benton, Iowa
Death: January 9, 1934 — District of Columbia
John Herbert Alden
Birth: September 19, 1899 28 25 — Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Death: October 9, 1988
Leland Milton Alden
Birth: January 29, 1903 31 29 — Mount Vernon, Linn, Iowa
Death: April 14, 1980 — District of Columbia
Edith Lydia (Elizabeth) Alden
Birth: January 26, 1910 38 36 — District of Columbia
Death: July 5, 1910
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.
In the 1940 US Federal Census for Washington, D.C., 68-year-old Iowa-born widower William C Alden is head of a household which contains his children, 37-year-old Iowa-born Leland and 28-year-old Washington DC-born Helen H, and a housekeeper, 71-year-old Ohio-born widow Esther Allen. This household is living in a house worth $10,000 at 6313 Branch Road which was their address in 1935. William is a geologist with the US Geological Survey, has worked 52 weeks of the past year and had a salary of $5000 for the year. He also has had income other than a salary. Leland is a cashier for a brokerage house, has worked 52 weeks of the past year and had a salary of $1620 for the year. Helen has not had a job and does housework. Esther has worked 52 weeks of the past year and earned $600 for her duties as housekeeper
Per William's obituary in the Washington Post, he died 11 Apr 1959 in Washington, DC. He was a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He was son of Benjaim D., born about 1835 in New York, a Methodist minister, and Lydia (Martin) Alden, born about 1837 in New York. Siblings of William Clinton Alden are Herbert W., born about 1866 and Frederick S., born about Dec 1869.