George Washington "Bennie" Canady


Please note: Other than listing the children of George Washington Canady and Mabel Chesnut (plus their basic information), 
we are not actively pursuing lineage of their descendants at this time. If a descendant steps forward 
with data, documentation and photos, we will add it, but we are not currently researching this line.
This basic data was added because of the connection of George's father (James Harrison Cannady) to
Amanda Melvina Bowman (Valerie's primary line of research).


parents:  James Harrison Cannady and Amanda Gee

Birth:  12 Mar 1895 or 1897  Scotland, Greene, IN
Death:  03 Oct 1978  Hartford City, Blackford, IN
Burial:  Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, IN

Marriage #1

Mabel E Chesnut

30 Aug 1918  Lyons, Greene, IN


Georgia Maxine Canady 15 Jan 1920
Betty Pauline Canady 13 Sep 1921
Marjorie Joan Canady living?
Frank David Canady living?
Howard R Canady living?
Judy Canady living?

notes regarding the children of George Washington Canady and Mabel (Chesnut) Canady


1900 Federal census Madison, Daviess, IN - 20 Jun 1900 - age 5
1910 Federal census Stafford, Green, IN - 20 Apr 1910 - age 11
1930 Federal census Washington, Greene, IN - age 33 WWI draft cards
Greene County, IN Courthouse, Bloomfield, IN Marriage records (personally viewed and copied)
Random Acts of Kindness, Delaware Co, IN volunteer Brad Herbert Tombstone photos - Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, IN
Family records Records belonging to Judy and Gordon Fife
Family records Records belonging to Albert and Linda Canady
Family records Records and photos belonging to Ed Teague
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan

(click here to view census information)


Miscellaneous Information

1) We have a copy of George's WWI draft registration card.

2) Wife of George Washington Canady: Mabel E Chesnut - born 12 Mar 1897 Lyons, Greene, IN; died Jan 1987; buried Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, IN (see tombstone photo below).

3) We have an obituary and funeral card for George Canady.


Photos and/or signatures

thanks to Ed Teague for the photos - except as noted


George Washington Canady (far right),
his brother, Edmond Kelly Canady (3rd from left)
and their father, James Harrison Canady (seated)

date unknown

George Washington Canady 

date unknown

George Washington Canady and his wife,
Mabel (Chesnut) Canady

date unknown

Mabel and George Canady, Pearl (Gee) Morgan and Manda (Canady) McKee

unknown date

thanks to Dennis Boring for this photo

George Washington Canady and his wife Mabel E (Chesnut) Canady

Gardens of Memory Cemetery
Muncie, Delaware, IN

thanks to Brad Herbert for this photo