Frederick Henry VODDEN 

*5 Mar 1853 - †8 Apr 1930


a) From the 1880 US Census on
Name «tab»«tab»Relation «tab»M/S«tab»Gender «tab»Race «tab»Age «tab»Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Fred VODDEN «tab»Self «tab»M «tab»Male «tab»W «tab»26 «tab»ENGLAND Farmer «tab»ENG «tab»«tab»ENG
Ellen VODDEN «tab»Wife «tab»M «tab»Female «tab»W «tab»23 «tab»SCOTLAND Keeping House SCOT «tab»«tab»SCOT
Source Information:
Census Place South Grove, De Kalb, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254202
NA Film Number T9-0202
Page Number 233D

Fred Vodden of Sycamore, left on Sunday morning, December 5 for England, where he planned to surprise a brother, Albert Vodden, whom he hadnot seen for nearly 50 years. A few days ago word was received in this city stating that the brother had died on November 23. Fred Vodden not hearing of the death until he arrived in England for the contemplated Christmas surprise on his brother.
Mr. Vodden, in addition to the brother who arrived a short time ago in England, leaves to mourn his death two sisters in this city, Mrs. John Jones and Mrs. William Tucker and a number of nieces and nephews. Albert Vodden was the only member of the family remaining in England.
The death of his brother was doubly sad for Fred Vodden who lost his wife and a brother in this city within the last year.
(Presumably from a DeKalb paper where the sisters lived. The newspaper clipping, in possession of Wayne Henderson, is yellowed with age.)

Fredrich Vodden: Resident of City Fifteen Years Passes
By Wayne Henderson - Sep 23, 2000

Fredrich Vodden who had been ill for about two years and who had beenseriously so for the past few weeks, passed away at his home of his later years here in Sycamore on Mason Court about 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning.
Mr. Vodden was born in England March 5, 1853 and at the age of 21 came to the United States and finally settled in Creston. He later movedout to South Grove and continued his work as farmer there until moving to Sycamore some years ago.
He married in 1878 and thus surviving him are three daughters. They are Mrs. John Hutchinson of Malta, Mrs. Alanzo Barnes of Sycamore, and Mrs. George Pahaly also of Malta. His first wife passed away in 1928.
He married again on February 5, 1930 to Mrs. Anna Kennedy of Sycamorewho survives him. Two sisters also live. They are Mrs. John Jones andMrs. William Tucker both of DeKalb.
Funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Methodist church, Rev. C. A. Kelley will officiate and burial will be inMalta Cemetery. (Copied from a very yellowed clipping from which nameof publication and date have been removed - likely the Sycamore True Republican).

b) Helen McQUEEN is mother of: (Jennie) Jean Elizabeth VODDEN (*1882), Edith Mae Florence VODDEN (*1887) and Inez Helen VODDEN (*1892)

  • Farmer
  • 1870
  • 1875