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George Eames
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1857
Michaelchurch
Herefordshire Unitary Authority
Herefordshire, England
Death: Jun. 18, 1934
Menan
Jefferson County
Idaho, USA

George Eames, the 2nd child of John and Hannah Jenkins Eames was born in Michaelchurch Eskley, Herefordshire, England on September 16, 1857. When George was 11 years old, his family boarded a steamship for America. George was 12 years old when his father, John Eames, took sick with diphtheria and passed away on November 24, 1869.

In 1877 or 1878, John R. Poole of Ogden, Utah had contracted to build the railroad grade from Roberts, Idaho to Butte, Montana. George Eames went to work for Mr. Poole on July 2, 1879 joining his cousins Henry and Robert Eames. When George was 22, he came to Poole's Island.

George Eames married Ann Elizabeth "Lizzie" Stephens on June 26, 1884 in the Logan Temple. She was the daughter of Alexander Nephi Stephens and Sarah Ellen Gheen. George and Ann worked side by side in helping make the Menan community a better place to live. They built homes and helped build schools, churches, canals, roads, and community life. Three of their 10 children died in infancy. Later in their lives, they lost three more of their adult children - Lillian Stephens, May Stephens Telford, and a son Lawrence Stephens, who served in the First World War.

George's mother, Hannah, lived in Plain City, Utah for 15 years. In November 1882, George drove a covered wagon from Menan, Idaho to Plain City, Utah. He packed up his mother's furniture and moved her and his younger brothers to Menan. At that time, George and his wife, Ann, lived in a two-room log house with a dirt roof chinked with mud to keep out the cold. Hannah and her younger sons, John and Samuel Eames, lived in one of the rooms while George and Ann and their two little girls lived in the other room. Later, George built his mother a little cabin for her home on the southwest corner of his town lot. There she lived until her death on the 241h of January
1909.

George and Ann homesteaded a farm west of Menan now owned by Norris Fullmer. George farmed in Menan most of his adult life. He helped build and was one of the original stockholders in the Long Island Canal Company along with John R. Poole and others.
The Eames children and their spouses are as follows:
1. May Eames & George Telford
2. Lillian Eames & Samuel Stephens
3. Laura Eames & Aldo B. Stephens
4. George Eames & Margaret Telford
5. John Eames & Cynthia Burningham
6. Ameda E. Eames & Lewis Winter
7. Leland Duane Eames (1900-1900)
8. Rulon Stephens Eames (1902-1902)
9. Adrian Eames & Arwilda Nicholes & Louise Fisher
10. Nora Serretta Eames (1904-1909)

George and Ann lived on their farm until age would no longer allow them to do the work. They moved to their home in Menan, where they lived the rest of their lives. George Eames passed away at age 76 years and 6 months on June 18, 1934, from pneumonia. His wife Ann Elizabeth Stephens Eames died of heart trouble on May 31, 1939.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Eames (1819 - 1869)
  Hannah Jenkins Eames (1832 - 1909)
 
 Spouse:
  Ann Elizabeth Stephens Eames (1864 - 1939)
 
 Children:
  May Eames Telford (1885 - 1933)*
  George Irvin Eames (1891 - 1966)*
  John Lawrence Eames (1895 - 1927)*
  Leland Duane Eames (1900 - 1900)*
  Rulon Steven Eames (1902 - 1902)*
  Adrian L. Eames (1904 - 1972)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Ann Eames Carver (1848 - 1909)**
  Henry Eames (1850 - 1873)**
  Edwin Samuel Eames (1852 - 1928)**
  Mary Eames Stephens (1856 - 1937)*
  George Eames (1857 - 1934)
  Eli Eames (1867 - 1871)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Little Butte Cemetery
Annis
Jefferson County
Idaho, USA
 
Maintained by: Nancy Stout
Originally Created by: Bill E. Doman
Record added: Sep 20, 2011
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George Eames
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George Eames
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