|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1870|
|Death: ||Jul. 20, 1950|
His wife said his name was Zachariah Tayloriah Delk but he didn't like that name and he changed it to George Delk. I haven't added his original name because he didn't like it and the name George is in all documents except the 1870 census. His name was changed sometime between the age of 2 and 10. His name was changed after his father died and his name was probably changed to George after his deceased father George.
My personal opinion is that since it was the custom back then to name sons after presidents he was named Zachariah Taylor; his older brother was named Henry Harrison.
1870 MADISON COUNTY, INDIANA
George, age 29, born TN
Sidney, 27, b TN
Martha, 7, b KY
Henry, 5, b IN
Malinda, 4, b IN
Zachary, 2, b IN
8 JUNE 1880 CASEY COUNTY, KENTUCKY
Henry, 77, widower, farmer, b TN, parents SC
Darky E., 27, daughter, b KY, parents TN
Nancy L., 25, daughter
Martha, 16, gr-daughter, b KY, father TN, mother KY
Henry H., 14, gr-son, b IN
Malinda J., 12, gr-daughter, b IN
George L., 10, gr-son, b IN
20 JUNE 1900 LINCOLN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, HUSTONVILLE, PRECINCT 2
George, b Feby 1867, age 33, married 4 yrs, b KY, parents KY, farmer, can read & write, farm owned free
Vernite J., b Feby 1875, age 25, wife, 2 children, 2 living, all b KY, can read & write
Annie, b Nov 1895, age 4, daughter
Virgle, b Jan 1898, age 2, son
Maggie, b Feby 1872, age 28, sister-in-law, single, can read & write
10 & 12 MAY 1910 LINCOLN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, WAYNESBURG
George, 43, married 15 yrs, b IN, father KY, mother VA, laborer, can read & write, rented house
Vernettie, 32, 4 children, 4 living, all b KY
Emma, 14, daughter, b KY
Virgil, 12, son, laborer, b KY
Zora, 8, son, b KY
Herman, 3, son, b KY
19 JANUARY 1920 LINCOLN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, WAYNESBURG
George, 50, b IN, parents b IN, home owned, mortgaged, can read & write, farmer
Nettie, 40, b KY, parents KY, can read & write
Zora, 17, son, b KY, farmer, can read & write
Herman, 12, son, b KY, can read & write
Florence, 9, daughter, b KY, can read & write
George, beloved husband of Vernetta Walls Delk, at his residence, 624 Crescent-av. Covington, Thursday, July 20, 1950, aged 80 years. Service from the Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Robbins-st and Madison-av, Covington. Monday, July 24, at 10 a.m. Interment Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Sunday.
GEORGE DELK, 80, DIES AT COVINGTON
Mr. George Delk, age 80, a retired farmer, passed away July 20, 1950 at his home in Covington, Ky.
The deceased was born in Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 11, 1870.
He came to Casey County when four years old and spent the rest of his life in Casey and Lincoln County until he was no longer able to work. Then he moved to Covington in 1942.
On May 9, 1895 he was united in marriage to Vernetta Walls, of the New Salem section.
To this union were born seven children. Two preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife and four sons. Virgil Delk, Highland; Zora Delk, Somerset; Herman Delk, Sharonville, Ohio; Ernest Delk, Lockland, Ohio; and one daughter, Florence Tinsley, Elmwood, Ohio; eighteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Hamilton, Stanford.
He had suffered for several years of heart ailment. He was always patient and had a pleasant disposition on through his illness, never complaining. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Allison and Rose Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M. Monday July 24th.
Burial was at Highland Cemetery at Ft. Mitchell, Ky.
George W Delk (1840 - 1870)
Sidney Jane Sharp Goodman (1844 - 1874)
Vernetta Walls Delk (1878 - 1964)*
Emma Delk Lanham (1896 - 1918)*
Virgil Delk (1898 - 1965)*
Zora Delk (1902 - 1973)*
Herman Delk (1907 - 1986)*
Florence Delk Tinsley (1910 - 2005)*
Joseph C Delk (1914 - 1914)*
Ernest Delk (1920 - 1987)*
Martha Ellen Delk Hamilton (1863 - 1951)*
Henry Harrison Delk (1864 - 1933)*
Malinda Delk Salyers (1867 - 1933)*
George Delk (1870 - 1950)
Plot: Section 26, Grave 505
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: May 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70468456