Edward Moore McCandless was born in 1892 in Kentucky. He was the son of John William McCandless and Carrie Day Humphrey.
Edward married Myrtle Hobbs on February 20, 1912 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He was 20 years old and she was 16 years. Myrtle was born on January 15, 1896 in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky, the daughter of George Edward Hobbs and Salena Knightly.
Myrtle passed away just five years after her marriage to Edward. She died on March 5, 1917 in Nelson County, Kentucky, and was buried in Chaplin.
In 1920, Edward was living in Callensville, Pendleton County, Kentucky. He was rooming with his married sister, Ethel Denny, and her husband, John. Edward and John were both employed as laborers on a farm.
Edward remarried sometime between 1925 and 1930. His new bride, Josephine Barnett, had been married once before as well.
Josephine was born about 1893 in Kentucky. Her first marriage was around 1917 and she had at least one child:
Margrete Barnett born 1925
In 1930, Edward, Josephine, and Margrete were living in Taylorsville, Spencer County, Kentucky. Edward was employed as a building carpenter and was also listed as a veteran of the World War. He and his family lived near the home of Myrtle’s uncle, John Thomas Hobbs, and his wife, Sallie.
Edward Moore McCandless died on November 29, 1971 at the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, at the age of 79 years. He was a widow at his death, indicating that Josephine died sometime between 1930 and 1971.
Notes for Myrtle Hobbs
Birth & Death: Ancestry.com. Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Marriage to Myrtle: FamilySearch.org, Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979
Notes for Edward Moore McCandless
Birth & Death: Ancestry.com and Ohio Department of Health. Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Certificate: 084576; Volume: 20671
Marriage to Myrtle: Ancestry.com Family Tree for Myrtle Hobbs
Residence & Occupation in 1920: Year: 1920; Census Place: Callensville, Pendleton, Kentucky; Roll: T625_595; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 215.
Residence & Occupation in 1930 & Marriage to Josephine: Year: 1930; Census Place: Taylorsville, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 776; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 363.0.
Notes for Josephine (maiden name unknown)
Birth: Year: 1930; Census Place: Taylorsville, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 776; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 363.0.