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Mary (Cummings) Vermilyer
George Washington Vermilyer
George Edward Vermilyer

George Edward Vermilyer is the son of George Washington Vermilyer and Cora Florence Adams. He was born 30 Jun 1883 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois. He died 25 Mar 1946 -- 7 years to the day after the death of his father -- at age 62 in Butte County, California. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, Los Angeles, California.

On 25 Jun 1908, he married Hilda Knecht in Batavia, Kane, Illinois. She is the daughter of John Knecht and Matilda Voigt. She was born 29 Dec 1886 -- the same birthday as her mother-in-law, Cora (Adams) Vermilyer -- in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois. She died 13 Dec 1986 -- just a little over 2 weeks shy of her 100th birthday! -- in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon. She was buried 16 Dec 1986 at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Eugene, Lane, Oregon.

Children of George Edward Vermilyer and Hilda Knecht:

  1. George Raymond Vermilyer was born 22 Apr 1909 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois.
  2. Earl Edward Vermilyer was born 23 Jul 1910 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois. He died 20 Feb 1954 at age 43 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon and was buried 25 Feb 1954 at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.
  3. Doris Viola Vermilyer was born 8 May 1917 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois. On 7 Sep 1937, she married Thomas Herr in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. He was born 15 May 1906 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma. He died 18 Sep 1972 in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon. He is buried at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

4 Generation Portrait
Four Generation Portrait: [L-R] George Washington Vermilyer, Cora (Adams) Vermilyer, George Edward Vermilyer, Hilda (Knecht) Vermilyer. [Seated] Susan Adams holding George Ray Vermilyer.
(Photo courtesy of Wilma Vermilyer)


George E.: Birth and Death from California Deaths, 1940 - 1997.

Hilda: Birth and Death from the Social Security Death Index (SSN 567-07-3301) and Oregon Death Index, 1903-70 (Cert. # 86-22088).

Earl: Death from Oregon Death Index, 1903-70 (Cert. # 2065).

Thomas: Birth and Death from the Social Security Death Index (SSN 569-14-6384).

Much of the information for this family was provided by Wilma Vermilyer who is actively researching the Vermilyer and related families. She can be reached by email at


We are actively seeking more information on the individuals listed here (and their descendants). If you have any additional information, photographs or documents to share: please e-mail me.
Daniel Edwards

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.