Folden Family History & Genealogy
Biographies & Family Trees
Find records of Foldens by their first name:
- Aaron Folden to Audhil Folden
- Audrey Folden to Cal Folden
- Caleb Folden to Donna Folden
- Dorcas Folden to Emma Folden
- Eric Folden to Gladys Folden
- Goldie Folden to Issac Folden
- Iver Folden to Julia Folden
- Julie Folden to Louis Folden
- Louise Folden to Meredith Folden
- Merlyn Folden to Osa Folden
- Oscar Folden to Russel Folden
- Ruth Folden to Vandene Folden
- Veda Folden to Zoe Folden
Most Common First Names
- John 2.6%
- William 2.1%
- Charles 2.1%
- James 1.9%
- Robert 1.7%
- Clarence 1.4%
- Albert 1.3%
- George 1.1%
- Mary 0.9%
- Harry 0.9%
Folden Last Name History & Origin
Nationality & Ethnicity
These are the earliest records we have of the Folden family.
Folden Death Records & Life Expectancy
According to our database of 539 people with the last name Folden that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the longest-lived members of the Folden family on AncientFaces.
- Hassie S Folden lived 104 years
- Bertha A Folden lived 104 years
- Sarah Folden lived 100 years
- Edith Folden lived 100 years
- Mendolia Folden lived 100 years
- Vern K Folden lived 97 years
- Marjorie L Folden lived 97 years
- Arvilla M Folden lived 96 years
- Peder Folden lived 92 years
- Edna J Folden lived 92 years
There were at least nine children born to this union.
Their son James Oliver FOLDEN, Jnr b August 06, 1799 Bedford Co, Virginia d 1896 Glenwood, Mills Co Iowa m Sarah Jane BAILEY April 16, 1822 Monroe Co, Virginia b November 23, 1798 Greenbrier Co, Virginia d December 26, 1892 Mills Co, Iowa buried Wabonnsie Cemetery, Mills Co, Iowa.
James Oliver Jr. son, William Anderson FOLDEN b November 06, 1837 Sugar Creek Twp, Hancock Co, Indiana d March 10, 1916 Beatrice, Gage Co, Nebraska buried Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice, Nebraska Lot 66 Block 7 married Lydia Jane ANTHONY June 08, 1854 Mills Co, Iowa b November 17, 1833 Washington County Township, Jackson Co Ohio d December 08, 1906 Beatrice, Gage Co Nebraska. There were at least thirteen children born to this union.
William's son, Henry Taylor FOLDEN b July 17, 1864 Wymore, Gage Co, Nebraska d October 08, 1903 Memphis, Shelby Co, Tennessee buried October 10, 1903 Wymore Cemetery, Gage Co NE married Emma Jane CLOYD February 20, 1883 Dudley, Cass Co, Nebraska b February 12, 1860 Wymore, Gage Co Nebraska d July 30, 1902 Wymore, Gage Co, Nebraska.
Henry's daughter, Edith Ann FOLDEN b February 27, 1884 Dudley, Cass Co, Nebraska d March 23, 1957 Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, California buried March 26, 1957 Bell Gardens Church of Christ Internment at Inglewood Park Cemetary Los Angeles, CA married Louis Prosper GODFIRNON May 22, 1909 Beatrice, Gage Co Nebraska b September 17, 1877 Falls City, Richardson Co Nebraska d July 10, 1948 Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, California buried Snyders Southwest Mortuary, final resting place Inglewood Park Cemetary Los Angeles, CA
Age in 1860: 3
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Cass, Nebraska Territory
Post Office: Three Grove
Head of Household: W A Folden
This article comes from NEBRASKA BEST NEWSPAPER, LINCOLN NEBRASKA JANUARY 11, 1931
"Early Nebraska Mill Ground Out History As Well As Grist" J.B. Folden made an effort to save Naomi's life ... Accident Takes Sister ... Among all the early incidents that transpired during his life at Union, Folden recalls (George Andrew FOLDEN, who grew up in the shadow of the early mill) only one with carries a sad tone. This was the accident which caused the death of his oldest sister, Naomi, and the serious injury of his cousin, Jane Folden. This took place in the summer of 1866 when both girls were about 11 years old. The mothers of the two girls were doing their family wash together and had sent the two little girls to the mill for corn cobs with which to replenish the fire used in boiling the clothes. As they were picking the cobs from the floor, Jane discovered that her dress skirt was being wound around the shaft. When she could not pull away, she screamed, whereupon Naomi came to her cousin's aid. The effort was futile. Naomi's hands and arms and then her entire body was drawn between the body of Jane and the shaft. Their cries were heard by their uncle James B. Folden, Jr. miller in charge, who was at work on the floor below. He found the little girls so tightly wound up in their clothing as to being strangled into insensibility. The miller finally got the children loose by cutting away their garments with his pocket knife. Little Naomi's limbs and body were found to be terribly crushed and broken. Jane was severely bruised but had no broken bones. "There was an effort made by a Dr. McGregor", Mr. Folden stated, "to save the life of Naomi in which he removed the right arm at the shoulder joint. This operation was accomplished without the use of an anesthetic of any kind and with no assistants other than George LaRue, the blacksmith, and the two James Folden, junior and senior." The whole shocking spectacle is indibly stamped on my memory. I can see the dining table placed near the center of the room, cover with clean white sheets, can see my father and the doctor bring the little form into the room, followed by my stricken mother trying to smile for the sake of her child. I can see my father place the broken little one so tenderly on the table. I have yet with me a memory of the love look in my father's eyes when at her request, "Kiss me, pap," he stooped to comply.
JANE SAVED IN TIME
It seems to me I can hear the tenderly sweet and patient voice of mother as she said, "Mother must go now, so she won't be in the man's way. Then he can fix you nice for mother." And, oh, the look of hopeless pain that spread over the face of each of my parents as they turned away from their suffering child and my father, with an arm about mother's shoulder, led her from the room. I can hear once more the granddaddy's rich mellow tone bearing his great love for children. "yes, granddaddy will be right here to make it quit if it hurts". Strange to say, the little sufferer made not one outcry when near the end of the operation she cried "Granddaddy, oh it hurts awful bad." "Yes honey, granddaddy knows it hurts" he answered, "but it's nearly over now." And she said "Then I'll go to live with the angels, won't I granddaddy, and won't ever get hurt no more, will I, granddaddy?" Finally when the efforts to the surgeon and his helper were over, the tears of sympathy glistened in the eyes of each. In but two days time, I was called to witness her passing over to join the angel hosts.
SING AT DEATH BED
I remember that Naomi asked before she died that the song, "Precious Jewels" be sung at her bedside. Father gathered the rest of us children and we sang and she joined us in song, with voice scarcely audible, it seemed that the look of pain and weariness faded from her face and an expression of wonderful peace, and quietude was there that my child's comprehension was unable to grasp. But after the passing of the years of a lifetime, since I sang at that bed, recollection flashes that scene once again before my mental vision. I conceive that the look on my little sister's face as she sang portrayed the sublime conception of the glory of children's future estate that she had been taught, and that thus because of her abounding faith, she was able to push wide the portals of the infinite that her sorrowing friends might catch fleeting Glimp of the ecstatic beauty and peace of a human soul at its entrance through the gates of immortal. And sometimes in the hours of my musings, I wonder if that memory with many others builded into the structure of the human soul may not in the final analysis prove to be the personification of an entity in the likeness and image of God.
Source: Front page spread from Nebraska's Best Newspaper, Lincoln Neb, Sunday, January 11, 1931 "Early Nebraska Mill Ground Out History As Well As Grist" George Andrew Folden provided by: Charles Warner "Casey" FOLDEN
Note: Elizabeth A "JANE" is the daughter of Charles "WARNER" Folden and Mary Jane Dearmin brother of William Anderson Folden.