At the age of 4 years he came with his parents, 3 sisters and 2 brother, to Bourbon County, Kansas, locating on a farm northeast of Bronson, where he grew to manhood. His mother died when he was nine years of age.
After he was grown, he and his father operated a secondhand store in Rich Hill, MO.
On December 6, 1894 he was united in marriage to Miss Leona Merton. To this union 8 children were born. In the spring of 1896 the family moved to the farm northeast of Bayard, which has since been his home until his death.
The wife and mother preceded him in death April 8, 1922. Also one son, George of Seattle, Washington, preceded him in death, in August, 1933, aged 32 years, and one sister, Mrs. Ella Holt, of Long Beach, California.
On May 23, 1930, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Blanche McKinney of Iola, Kansas, who, with the following children survive him: Mrs. May Tally, Mildred, Kansas; Bert Worden, Linnton, Oregon; Mrs. Myra Johnson, Bronson, Kansas; Mrs. Zaida Ross, Kincaid, Kansas; Mrs. Ethel Gerdsen, Moran, Kansas; Edward Worden, Spokane, Washington; and Wesly Worden of the home. Also four step-children, Mrs. Mae Nichols, Garnett, Kansas; Mrs. Maud Culler, Colony, Kansas; Senix McKinney, Garnett, Kansas; Riley McKinney, Clinton, Arkansas, and 26 grand children.
He is also survived by 2 brothers, Albert Worden, Sandoval, Ill.; Charley Worden, address unknown; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ida Miller, Sprague, Utah; and a twin sister, Mrs. Eva Fisher, Zephyrhills, Fla., beside other relatives and a host of friends.