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Rock Valley College 

Educational Resources 

Center 



BELL. FRANK HOWARDV 195^1- 



• ! 

tASt USE INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUK 
• FAMILY HISTOKY 

) Contributor to the Kock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So th.-jl your family history can be made more useful to historians and othr.-. studyitu, 
-rican faniilies, wn are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take yen, only a 
wmintues. and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
tc.'ss to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

* ** A A * A * iV iV A A A v.- ■,"; -.V A A 1': A * * ■': iV :>: 

' SURVEY ^^ OFFICE USE CODE 



I, Your name T^/^tfOI^ Uoi^/iHT) ^^^^^^ ^^ 

■/, 'our college: Kock VallG y (.oHecje ' ('D H_ ) 

FoHTbrJ", Illinois 

***** A A A A A A A A A .\ A A A >V A .'. A A A :. A ft A 

3, Lhf!ck the earliest date for which you have been able to say things about your family in 
your paper, 

^Before 1750 _t^750-l800 I8OO-I85O 

1850-1900 1900 or later 



(4. Please check all regions of the United States In which members of your family whom you 
have discussed in your paper have lived. 

»Xew England (Mass., Conn., R.I.) (/^Middle Atlantic (N.Y. , Penna. N.J. Va.) 

-^South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., TxO ^East South Central (La. , Miss. , Ala Tenn Ky 

West South Central (Ark., N.M., Tex., O'^TTj^ast North Central (Mich. Ohio, Ind. 

Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) ^^^- "^^'^ 

"•^ lalnB (ND,SD,Neb. ,Kan. ,Iowa, K3) 
5. Please check ^11 occupational categories In which members of your family whom you have 
discussed In this paper have found themselves. 

^/Farming ,■ .f ining y^ hopkeeping or small business 

Transportation _Blg Business ^Manufacturing 

Professions ^^Industrlal labor ^^--^Other 



6. Please check all religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discussed 
In this paper have belonged. 

^Roman Catholic ^Jewish -XP resbyterlan u^ ethodist ^ 

^Baptist Episcopalian C ongregatfonal l^ Lutheran 

^ ^uaker ^^Mormon w^O ther Protestant v^O ther 

7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

^Blacks I ndians ^Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

Js*^5 v</t entral Europeans I tal ians ^Slavs 

'Irish British _j/2Nat I ve~Sme ricans over several generations 

|East Asian ' O ther 

8. What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

) t/^ nterviews with other v^F ami ly Bibles i^ Fami ly Genealogies 

f ami ly mambers 

v/'vital Records ^Land Records y/^ T he U.S. Census 

'Photographs Maps O ther 



3. 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 

s^t.e. Fe-f^iOfc: n^&i:i^-S<"''J Current Residence 6i6C)t,cS. K)i:-V Xo uj A 



\ Name TLAPtOiL.^ f^j' 
) I f dead, date of deatn 



1i flP^w 



<69<^ 



Place of birth LP UA-T (^^|4^ £.g. J<^co fl Date of birth 3^ 33t^^. jS:^^ 
Education (number of years) : 
grade school "j high school H vocQtIonal college Z- 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
yit d-^Cf^L-O C^cTi^'AX! 6^olt. D ates /^^7-/^^6 ?l St McO'^'C^'^O 6/6oaE-Y D ates /S"7 



2nd ri^.^r,, 7rfir'o.c /?rr.£-.C/\<;/^r D ates /?^"^-- /S''6^3 2 nd fir ft(^/t. I UjjTtf ^DatQS_ 

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itth .■^^oi^ ,? j,^ A/J^xz-a- l2iLt-it-h D ates ^g^-^g-AJt ^ th 1-nji.i^ T^i.gL'L. D ates 

Re I 1 g I on 

Politica'l parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 2-fc-Pu-\^L^' C tf /^. tl^^'^^ ■. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother ^ |::]S^'^Oii-< L ^Oi-^fl 
Note: If your mother was raised by '"" 

give that data on the back of this page (C-l) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 



3-age 18) -^ 



)Namc (^PV^.^^ Z-■^^^-a:£■ OlAg-(<4 C urrant Residence U^jvAr C-{^£g- Xrj>6oA 

I f dead, date of death ■" 



a 



Place of b i r th z_ ^ aJx:" A-^T^^. Tic 
Education (number of years) ' 
grade school % high school '-I 



Dato of birth 2S[ S^ar /^'''S 



vocational 



col lege I 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st >!)7^^jo Zi4Pi-li ^ 



Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
lot /O^^rc/O. X^ o ^' Dates ? 



In d ^5/.i>/oae_0£-y X<^c^rf D a t e s_ 



^"d 5:o,TCH^Bri£:o GP<L^i(TOt'- D ates 

3'-d /^;fi OF f/-/?/'tCcl Dates /fe/- /'g£--.ex>t r d DQOl./Of'oaT X^-tJtf D ates /^^3-/' 

Re 1 1 g I on mo&.mo^ ^ ^,_ ^^ ^^^7" ^ 'V e^'L^^^X^LJ (L^ /^^7- P2^ 

Political party, cIvM or social clubs, sororities, etc. 'O^MC'CZiTf^. ^i.^i^TE^to ^T^^. 
Ct^uECH r.^ dwg.-^^ F4Lrv\ 43^^;^f^6^GiA.i4g-r^7~T£. 



PT 

Note: If your mother was raised by a 

yl.c Liiok. bcite en cne &acK oS* t'^Ic pegs (0-2) 



•ce of mariFTage'ToyourgranTFatW^^^^ 

stepmother or art'other r«»i»Mw- (Vc :5c lil) 



(Hil.ljfUH 1)1 (. drid D {or (.-I, U-l)-yoiir mothrr's rijnii; -,linutd apptvir licldw 

'I l"i 'I /'-.ir . of ■.cliool i(K| ;^ ' Occupation ■&T£-iO(SCn£-APMg"J^ 

I'' . i 'I'll' ' "^fc-jL o 1 0£ ^iL -X*-^ I '^<^ '^'a Harltal Status MAe-V^>£ca 

Hum),,-, ,,\ (illldrPfl 'S~' 



n ,„ "TTT.TT'iT^ ' 

Niiitihrr nl yi.ilS f) f 5CnO()l I ng 

I(p'. i iIciK.e 



Niimbcr of rh i 1 dren 



(late 

Occupation 



Mar tal Status 



f' I d cc oT birth 

Number c)f years of school i ng 

H(;s i (lencc 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



date 
ITccupat ion 



Marital Status 



;■ -.r i,;Vti 



N.m 

PI. 

Nijfiibci of yeors of schoo I i ng 

He-, i (Jpiir (_• 



Number of f h i 1 dren 



"daT« 



Occupation 
TarTtaT^Status 



N-inie 

P I .ice of' 1)1 rth 

Niimbei tii yCiirs of school i ng 

Hes i (fence 



f Nnnibcr of ch i I dren 



Marital Status 



date 
Occupat ion 



N.ime 

P 1 .1 cc of hi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Ri.s i (Jence 



Number of ch i Tdren 



^''te^^^ 
"5ccupat iOrt 



Marital Status 



Naiiio 

f 1 dce of b i nil 

Numt)pr of years of schooling 

Ke'> i dcnce 



Number of chi 1 dren 



_ date 
Occupation 
Marital Stacus 



Name 

P I ace of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

•Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



date 

Occupation 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res I dence 



Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth 

Number of years of school ing 

''esi dence 

^^'"'""- of children 



date 



' Occupation 
Marital Status 



date_ 
Occupat ion 
Marital Status 



Your Father 



'\f dead, date of death _________ 



Current Rea 



i dcneo vPf ^ O 1 D £-Ee. "X"!-^! ^'^'^ 



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Place of birth J^O^'-tL X 5.: ,4^ Q Q ^ X^ c- /O^ a:^ I etc (5f btrth (1<? i>£-PT. {■^Z<^ 
Education (number of years) 
grade school 'S high schoo!_^_^^£^__ vocotionol c ollege 

Occupatlon(s) '^tACE OF RESIDENCE 

P^ck^ X->"-^"^(^ e(.(-2t,+r> 'after leaving hone) 

Ist ^ P-fc-o j'^ci.u^Tpa.H^CG. Dates ^ - /^"S^ Jst 3)^0^0 Pc^g^T jX^^-u-' ^ Dates 

2nd P^[lF^cn60 ccci> Dat^-s /-;^7- . ? 2r.6_m o^ . kJ ^^ ;:^^^^X^L. Dd tes > Q ^ ^ - /^^ 

3rd tl£/rW (>,:uj;^yO.Wo^i^^^ at(S -. '. ^.1^^\ 3 rd ;Bj^Oi- M P(3 LT^ Xc>>oa A Dates /9 V? - / ^5- ? 

Religion p^^^^,v,\^.0 "^ 

Political parties, civil or social cius, frevornl ies, etc.ElP^^&^'Crf^J^ (^ (Ll-^(xECt-( 



/?dTiO)ri£-^ 



of marriage to your motlTi r_^^;V^^__jfc^£_^ /*J fe^ii_i^J_t££j!^ 



riace or marriage tu yuui ""-"-^ "^ i _r^^ -if^ ±L'i2^zJl^'':rL-i^ri_tJ^.''y''''^ • JdCe 1 — Hi'(d-.l "^ t> 

NOTE: If you were raised by a ftepTafcher or enodiv-.r ra fa tlva sTvetha t data on the back 
of this page. (E-2) 



Your L'^ther 

I f dead, date o^ death "" ~I__^ ,_„ 

Place of bi rth -^^ ifrfc^A g-fOe^/ T qi-q jj 

Education (number of years) 
grade school % high school ^j 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st bLdO^tlfi^ 



Oat'-! of >l'-tfi 2.^ nnriB.cU /?2--2> __ 



Vijica lonol 



col lege 



2 n d |-^CHxSi^u^^(ri. 
3rd t>7i.oo(si{LhlPHt H 



PLACE OF RESIOEPCE 
(piter lea 'Ing I ome) 
Dates hiz^-ih^'C' 'st J^^'^^iT.0O„D_C__ 'ates/9j(i-_/£^^3 . 

Dates /V V- •„f^'"^2'fifl O.Aui o;P^>|rr 'Xo_c^ Dates |q^3: /9^B -v f?.-rt-l 



D a t o s /V 7o_^t.5. jC* r '■■■. JJ;^£^(ir±:j-Xi£:l^-S£^ 



Dates /?</%• /74»? 



Re 11 g I on MoiZ-tv^cO ^ /> u p ^ a 

Political party, civil or sod"? cUibs. soro--! t ioi , -^^—l^iLVIL,.?^^ ^^fJ^a»j CHUg-C-tj 

NOTE: If you woro raised by a 3tco7,iother o'r ono~' i f relati ve grvothat lata on the back of 
this page (F-2) . 



tA5t USt INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
FAMILY HISTORY 

Contributor to the Kock Valley College Family History Collection: 

■ ^n thu your family history can be made more useful to historicins and othc s .tudyuu, 
• f 1. w. are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will t.,kc yen, only ■ 
V^n^u^r .:d':iM b:e::iryVade over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
to jusl those kinds of family histories needed. 



*** )V A A iV * )V iV A Vt iV ■!; ■}-. -A A A A A A * :': '': ■ 

A OFFICE USE CODE 



(ID /y^ 
(ID V 



SURVEY 

I. Your narnc ^/ ^/J/C^kl, l^Qi^tlUT ) O ^ - ^ ^ 

^.Tte of form ^^^^^ rnl^g ^ Z1 . I^^lj 
'our <,oiic<^e: Kock VaJ ley (.ollecje 

3. olH.-ck th. earliest date for which you have been able to s.y things about your family in 

^"^^ b:?::; 1750 _^MSO-ym .800-1850 

1850-1900 1900 or later 

U. Please check all regions of the United States in which members of your family whom you 
have discusseTTn your paper have lived. 

^ew England (Mass.. Conn.. R.l.) J<^'d'^'%'^^;^;^' ^.^j^''; ' 'r/-^,';'- Ala" Tenn Ky 
■ '< -■■ ,, A»i„„»i^ ffa Fla N C sTcT) East South CentraULa. i^^lss. ,Mia. , lenn , rxy 

^^"" '/' rflnt «l'(Ari N M T^;. Orn">^ast North Central (Mich.. Ohio. Ind. 

)West South Central ^ArK. , N.n. . ica.. wr./ j^.. -^^-^ Wis.) 
Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii , Alaska) 

"•Plains (ND,SD.Neb.,Kan77rowa, K3) h^m v/o,, h-,vP 

5. plTase check .11 occupational categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in "lTTs paper have found themselves. 

Xfarming _^Ining y^hopkeeping or small business 

Transportation ^Big Business ^Manufacturing 

Professions _^lndustrial labor _j^Other 

6. Please check all religious groups to which members of your family whon, you have discussed 
In this paper have belonged. 

Roman Catholic Jewish _^PresbyterIan _^11ethodist x 

Baptist ^EpIscopaTTllT CongreiTtTonal _L^Lutheran 

^^uaker -^Mormon v7^t>ier Protestant _v^Other 

7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

Blacks Indians ^Mexicans ^Puerto Ricans 

Jews "3=^entral Europeans ^Italian? ^5 lavs 

"TT'lrish ""^British ^^Native^Cnsr leans over several generations 
^East Asian O ther 

8. What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

) _j^ntervicws with other xXPami ly Bibles _^Fami ly Genealog ies 

fami ly members ^ 

v/'vital Records ^Land Records w^ T he U.S. Census 

'Photographs ^Maps Q ther 



i. 



Groodfather (your mother's side) 

>w Name T^Pto^.e FE.f^<Ot: r|^&t£--S<-'>J Current ResldencQ Sj^CbCcE n3^-V Xq ^O A 
) I f dead, date of" d'eatn °" ^ 

" =" ^ flP^\c '^'^'^ 

Place of birth LP UiVt (^^^hi^j.^ J^lq ^ Date of birth ^^, -3S^1^ -f^H'-^. 

Education (number of years): 

grade school % high school "^ . , vocatlonol college Z_ 

Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving hotna) 
^st (ij^0/0.£.O C^cj I^'aX;- '^'ott.. D ates / ^<57->^-fc ' 1st A-lcOe.p T-Q '5i6,qiji.2^^ Dates /S''7 

2nd r/^,/t;t.-, r^ir^^vv /j^rr^.Cw^l/'^T D ates /foi?- /S'g^ 2 nd fi-f fi^z/t. / c^,Tt/ ^Dates 

3rd HiLj^rcP C^ciHiutr ^rcic. D ates I'-l-s-.h- ? 3 rd ftifyii<Li (^iQO i>TiL.i-. D ates 

'«th y-^c-oii ^^-^.^Atia^'e. l^i_(_,t_i:r Datos '4^g^-:>£-AJT ;th l~nji-i> TUi-g-C Dates 



Re I I g i on^ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. g-fc-'Pu-\^^i(L <^/^. tl'ft^-^tj ^ 
£ri6T£ g-A^ oTHg^ /^/A^-g /C.-?^] Z-^cWO^^ "" ^ '^' J -- 

Place of marriage to your grandmothe r ^ (]-^i^^JZ. £ J Cqco p date o^, ^^y ,q^^ 

Note: If your mother was raised by a~snfy^m^ui*^ rr^uh0rhtVH-t4lrtfVvi'^3'°age I8) ^ 

give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

)Name (^pVz.peX) Z-x^z,ai£. 01 A'g-U-1 C urrant Rssldence tJ(4|^r {iL U£ g. JTdcoQ 

I f dead, date of death -• — — — 

t^ ^Dato of birth ^1 6^ar /^^f'6 



Place of b i r th ^. ^j r^K- 4->T£.e. X-O ■^' <J 
Education (number of years) ' 
grade school % high school *-/ 



vocational 



col lege I 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
lot <0j:-v^rc/O. X^ o /^- D ates ? 

2nd Sio/CiUS^fCiL-/ :Xo(-^t^ D ates 



Occupat lon(s) 

1st i)ltlQ^u ZhlPi-l^ S PQtOS 

^"d ^^orTCHJ^gpJL'O GP<LE:<aot'- D ates 

3'-d /^;fi oF fi^C/ncC D atC3/Y'^-/- /^g^-.£.j^d J)/?Oi.^^fo£T T^^tJtf D ates /?<j3-^^c^V 

Religion mo^A-.o-O -^"^ 0//'a'T C' /Ve^t. 



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3atF~2!<7~Ai"4v~J"3^r^ 
. -nn ^'-*- — ' 



Ct^UECH r, H9lg-'^j^ F4EL/v\ 4^U.&^:,pl6^ atAi4e.r^7~rg- 
"^'•ce of marriage So your grandfathe r \4i^^L'-ii ■J>i-'l-ic 



Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or an'ot^^er 
;,.'.e liiai daio on cna sacK o? tf^Is pegs (0''2} 



(tlll.UKtN n\ t. 8nd (cm- (.-I, D-l)-yoiir mother's nanu: '>houlcl opptvir liclnw 

II,,,- .;nTr;-rh ~3i^oa^ao^.s , xa^-qa ^i.nr 26- /i1/?g-e-H /^^-^ 

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rj,,„pl.r-r nl (iilldrfn 5 



i>i.„.'Tri,T7i^ ^ ~~ 

rJuiriiiiT ,il y,.M ', of school I ng 

He, I (IcrM.f 



Niiiiibrr (if rh i Idren 



(la to 



Tccupation 
^[aF TaT Status 



P I ,) LC of hi rth 

Nijtnbcr ,)f years of school i ng 

H(;s i ilencc ^______^_^_______ 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



date 
°^ccupat I On 



~FfarTtaT~Status 



P I .uJ- of l.irtti ' 

NuKilici (yf yenrs of school i ng 
Re-, i (JpiK (• 



Number of < h i Idren 



^^___ Occupation 
MarlTaT^Status 



P I .icr of hi rfh 

Nnmbet (^f yeors of school i nq 

Hes i (Icncc 



^ NnnilxT of chi Idren 



date 



Marital Status 



'5'ccupat lort 



P 1 .Tce of birth 

Number rif years of schooling 

R(.'S i dcdce 



NumlM.T of ch i Tdren 



date^^ 
(JccupatlOrt 
tiaFrtaiT'Status 



NoMic 



Numlip r of years of school 1 ng 
Ke') i dence 



Number of chi 1 dren 



date 

"Occupat Ion_ 

Marital Sta:us 



Name 

P 1 ace of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 



Number of ch i I dren 



date 

Occupat I Ort 



Marital Status 



I. Name 



Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 



Number of cht Idren 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 

^'^'"ber of chi Idren 



date 



^^^_^_^ Occupatlort 
Harital Status 



^^^^^^^^ date 

Occupat ion 
"RarTTal Status 



Your Father 



1|l0fr^ 1^£^C^L^ ///,!£ iZy Jjfy/C' Current Realdeneo OiZO iD£,Ee. "X<^^' »^<^'^ 

If dead, date' of death . _._Z 

Place of birth J^o^-^tL X 5^ f4»o Q ^Xz<- /O9 /-^ leto of birth jg i>£-PT. /?Z<g 

Education (number oK' years) 



grade school 



high school >/ 



vocot ionQl 



col lege 



Occupatlon(s) 7^ LACE OF RESIDENCE 

EcciL T^-'J'^t' eh/^Scn-r. 'after leaving home) /^ <> 

Ist ^ g^fco j^.^Tpa,^x.?C6. Dates ? •- /^S^ ls£ I>«qOJ:^0 Pog^T ^JT ^.I; >^ D ates ' ~ IIH o 

2nd ?^[>F^cn60 ccci> Pat-, s /-,V7- . ? 2r.d QId^i^J^- ^:^s^gi-Jr^^ Dates fQ^^-/^^ 

3rd L^;rW (>,,L^:;a.y C^V Oe.A.:.^ at( s ■ " ^"^^^ 3rd L/l 0£-/OP(3e.T^Xrtua A Dates I^Jl-HS'? 

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RelTj'lon ^^^^.v.^^O 

Political parties, civil or social ciu^s, frevorni ies, ^tc. E^P<l<-e^'^^^j 1^ (LKU&C-t-( 




Your t.^^ther 

I f dead, date of dea'tk ^____ 

Place of birth ~6i6;6cA^L(Ofc^'^ "Eq^^oj^ ^___^ 
Education (number of years) 
grade school % high school ^7 



Oot^ of oi.-t'. 2,6: fTlAEcU /'?2-^ 



vacci lonal 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st bLC gAlA^ 



2nd l-\Oixi>i.u^;^(ft- 



PLACE OF RESIOEf'CE 
(eiter lea 'Ing I ome) 
Qjtes i'iiz.-hi-C^ !5Cj^46H)fafT0O D, C ates/9^Z-- /f^3 

Dales /<,->::'. v^^ 2,-.d_D^U^OP>--'grr 1-ft_^j: Dates |Q^3- /9^^ -vri-d-5. 



3rd f^-r^^iOoC'>ilhlPiim D ates /V7o -r<>-feyoj>-d AcCc/P^. Td-^i^ -0^6 Dates /^V%- /'M 

Re 1 i g 1 on rvA o jZ, ivv C O ^ ^ 

Political party, clvfl or soclTl c'-ubs, sororltioi, etc • j^^^t^ er ff Dfe ^ | >J> i ft.^ C H ug,C.t4_ _ 

Place of" marriage to your f'atF^ r_Y^ibi^_5L?i;Jj^-' ^;J£/-t //^^^'-^ °^ ^ e^ (\Pa^iL.j9H^ 

NOTE: If you wore raised by ft steonwther or one*.' "ir relat! ■ e ■^rvSthat lata on the oack of 
th i 5 page (F-2) , 



r 

o 

CHILDREN of E and F (or E-2, F-2) - your name should appear below 

Name 7I^'i>^ ^ li j^o'JLO vB^ Z ^ 
i P 1 ace of birth ^qc a lu^^^jkjs:) Jl^'lT'-^c^.j^ PaTe of b i rth 2 3> QC-^ . /V^6 

'Number of years of schooling / 6.- ~ _ , . . '•' '^"P^'' *'-^ ^ rcv-fi^fOr 



Residence'l^ ElOO£^ LLT 4 l4 

Number of children 



Mar tal Statt 






P I ace of bin h_^pcy :^ .X".-,.!. 4 >o O .x '-<- "^^-rMS 

Number of years o ?" s'cHoo ling i _^^^ ^ 

Reb i den ce "gii^: ^ o t O £. i2. ^ JI ^ ■- i Oo '^^ 

Number o f c h i i d '-en' 



Urre of birth 15 T^t & . /9v5"^ 
Occupation — 



Name -j-p. ^-?/^,' fc Mt' -O /^ t! O J'^ S .- ^ 



Place of bi '-tf 



fV\, 



iK>^_ 






Marital Status ■^<'0(:^<LC 

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My name is t'rank Howard Bell and this is an account 
or the history of my family. It vjas written when 1 was dO 
to fulfill a History assif^nrient my oophmore year at Rock 
Valley Collepe, Rockford, Illinois. My parents already 
had much of this information, but it was the first time 
that personal stories, names, dates, etc, were organized 
into a paper. It contains all the information I could 
find about my ancestors. Jome lines have a great deal 
of information and some ha^e very little at all, if any. 

Although I found information on cousins and aunts 
ann uncles but I have only incj uded those people in my 
direct line. 

The paper is basically self-explanitory , except for 
one Doint, the numbering system which is used on the lines 
that go back nuite faro Example: LEONARD I'URNER, JR. -^ 
(Leonard'" Joseph ) This indicates that Joseph Tur' er is 
the 1st person known in this line, Leonard Turner ■' s the 
Znc, generation and ^eonard Turner, Jr. is the 3r'd genera- 
tion. This is indie ited at the beginning of the narrative 
of this ancestor's lifCo Also, where children are listed 
1 have underlined my oun ancestor. 

I:istead of a bibliography at the end, 1 decided to , 
write a preface at the beginning of each line that needed 
explanut i on . 

I hooe that all those who eventually read this paper 
will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed learning about 
my family as I wrote it. 



Preface to THE BELL LINE 

I couldn't find much inforn.ation on the Bell line. 
My Grandfather, who is now dead, said that his family 
records burned in a court louse fire in southern Illinois. 
The only information I have is from the personal knowl- 
edfre of my Father and Grandfather. 



Harry Be]l died June Id, 19i|-3 following a stroke. 
He had four or five strokes and they all seemed to occur 
just before a family gathering at a holiday time. He was 
buriea June 13, 19^l3 in Holire, Illinois. 

Ai'ter Harry's death, Ida Mae was cared for by her 
three living child:'en, one son am two daughters. Each 
kept her for four i onths at a t:me, the was not able to 
do much of any wori- except v-;ash u few c ishes now and then. 
She was rotated bet-:een her children ur.til the time of her 
death, July dO , 195^. ihe was buried July 23, 1959 in 
Hoi in e , 11]. inois 
Children: 

1. lA/illiam Edward BELL E, Dec. 25, 1895 ti. 1901 

2. Isabella Kae BELL r . Jan 12, lo97 

Married - James Ezra Simmons - Feb. 29, 1920 
Married - Leonard Brandemeyer - Mar. 26, 1930 

3. Howard "U." t ELL B, July 27, 1599 D. 

Marriea ~ Emma Marie iriANDT - Oct. l6, 192-l\- 
k. Hazel liuzh BELL B, Feb, 5, 1901 

Married - Paul Krizan - Sept. 2, 1925 
5. Son BELL B. about 1903 D. as infant 

1. William EDWAHU bell was born on Decembni 25, 1895 
in Marietta, Illinois (P'ulton County) ana died six years 
jMlnr ' '1 lato siuuinoi- of l'K)i. 

2, ISABELLA MAE BELL was born on January 12, 1897 in 
Cancon, Jilinois (Fulton County). She married James Ezra 
Simmons on February 20, 1920. He ra;, a filling station 
and was Killed in an explosion in 1930. Later that year 
she married Leonari Brandemeyer, the brother of Jacob 
Brandemeyer who wa;-. married to Eiima Kuschmann, a sister of 
my Great grandmother, Edith ivuscnman Branat. She lives in 
i^ock island, Illinois, 



3. HOWARD "Ij. " BELL was iriy Grandf ither and his story 
will follov; what little inforination there is about Harry 
and Ida r-iae ' s tv o other children, 

Ij.. HAZEL 1 JTH BELl. wa i born on Eeoruary 5j 1901 in 
Canton, illinoi: (Fulton County). She married Paul .rizan 
September 2, 19^ b'. Paul was a mail carrier for many hears 
and vhen he retired they moved to Colorado where the,' still 
live in Greeley. 

5. SON BELL wa.; bot^n around 1903 in Norris, Illinois. 
He died as an infant and i couldn't find the actual date 
of birth or death. 

3. HO.'/AHD "D." BELL (Harry ) was my Grandfather. 
He was iiorn Julv 27, ] oP9 in i)unf ermlir e, Illinois (Fulton 
County). His parents didn't give him a middle name so he 
adopteu the "U. " as part of his signature. The only informa- 
tion 1 Ir - ve about his childhood is that as a teen-ager he 
worked a: a soda jerk at an ice cveam parlor in Lewiston, 
Illinois, and that he aelivered pr-oauce for his father. 

During V/orld i-/ar I he and all of his friends .ere 
drafted info the Army. They were all excited abou; join- 
ing the /i.rmy, but just before their entry Howard a;cidently 
Pi'oke nis leg aid couldn't go. He was the only boy of 
draft ago in th' town (believed to be Lei>riston) who didn't 
make i'. into th' service, 

V/hen Ho-'/ari was 21 or 22 he left his family and moved 
to Rock Island, Illinois, He got a job vrorking at a service 
station. ^-.t that time cars were just becoming popular and 
if you Kncv; how to repair them, as Howard Did, you could 
usually find a job. He worked on Model A's and I-lodel T's 
and tola how sonetimes hv repaired certain parts using 
baling wire. 

Because Howard had found such a gooo job, nis .isters, 
Hazel and IsabeMa, moved to Rock JijJand also. Thi.j is where 



they all f.ot married and, after they were all settled and 
had saved enougn money, they moved their parents up to Hock 
Island. 

Howard married Emma Marie BRANDT, whom he met at a 
dance, on October 16, 19^1-1. At the time )f their m irriage 
shivart^es were customary. nt a shlvaree, friends of the 
newl\rwrd3 made loise by banging pans and ,.^ell-'ng outside 
the newlyweds' louse. (The dictionary define: "shivaree" 
as "a noisy moc c 3e:^ena.de to a newly married couple.") 
The newLyweds w jre then supposed to ccime out and throw 
mioney t :> their friends. rioward and Emma didn't have much 
money so they had converted their small change into pennies 
to throw. This way they didn't i-un out of money before all 
the peorile making noise had some. 

Howard had built a beautiful house in Rock Is. and, 
but during the depression of the 30*3 they had to sell it, 
gaining very little out of it. 

During the depression, Howard and his family had it 
pretty rough. He got a job at the Post Office making 
Special Deliveries for ,iO(/. a day. HLs last stop each 
night v;as a drug store, where evory nif'ht they cleaned 
l,h(- pofU'orn machine -ind lot Mowai'd tuko tiome the remaining 
pfiicor-ii. ooitic l.iiiii':; Lh.'it w.-ir, alL Lhe r.up()cr the I'amily ate. 
His family, at tHii s hiinc , consisted ol' a wife and two 
ch i 1 ilr.^n . 

In tliose times he had to gob up ano be at the Post 
Office by 14.: 30 A.I-i. He had to sort the morning mail, 
then deliver it. After that he returnee to the Poss 
Office, sorted more mall, and made a second delivery every 
day. He never got home again until 5:00 or 6:00 a^, night. 

During the Christmas season the hours were muc 1 longer 
and harder, especially Christmas Eve, when everythi ig had 
to be Dut before he could go home to be with his faj ily. 
He v;as a very friendly, well-likim mail man and the people 
on his route showed their appmc i atiosi with gif .3 of I'ood, 
candy, ties, etc. 



In 193 3 my parents lived in a house on his route. 
He usually bi-oup.ht rolls from a bakery on his route and 
took a "coffee break'' with my Mother. Many times he 
would carry the wash out of the basement and put up the 
cJothesline for Mother, then play with my brother and 
sister before going on his way. 

0}\e of the Postal requirements at that time was that 
the ca.-riers had to wear wool uniforms, winter and summer. 
Howard's legs broke out because of the wool. Neverthe- 
less ne delivered the mai] in his wool uniform 12 to 13 
hours a aay for 27 years to supnort his family. 

He had cataracts on both eyes and had surgery to re- 
move t.hem just before I was borno He wore very thick 
glasses. He was quite heavy an 1 loved to talk and eat. 

My Grandpa j^eli is the fir ;t person in this line that 
I remember myself. Even though we moved away when ^ was 
only three years old, 1 felt I knew him well from tne 
visits we had, but I didn't really appreciate him until 
the day of his funeral. My Dad spoke about his dad at 
the funeral and his talk made me cry and made me realize 
how great a loss his death was to the family. Since that 
day I've been very prouii of my middle name, Howard, where 
sometimes before that i war embarrassed when people found 
out my middle name. 

Children : 
1, Harry John 5ELL B. Sept. 6, 1925 

Harried - Annette May TUHiiEH - ipril 9, 19li8 
?. Jo Ann BELL B. May 21, 1926 

Married - Robert Wayne Linke - April 19, 19i4.7 
3. Larry Brandt BELL B. Feb. 7, 1939 

I'larried - Augrey Jean Anderson - October 1, I960 

1. HARRY JOHi^I BELL is my P'ather and his story will 
follow the information about his brother and sister. 



2. JO AIJN BELL was born IIsv 21, 192b in Rock Island, 
Illinois. She married Robe]t 'fJsyne Linke April 19, 19L|.7. 
They have three daughters, ., a^jTio Ann, oust n Christine and 
I'atrice. and one son, Daniel Wa:/ne. They live in J-iai shall- 
town, iowa. Their daughter, Patrice, is married and had 
two children, a boy, Chad, and a girl. 

In 1957 they joined the Church ol' Jesis Christ of 
Latter Day Saints (I'-ormon) and have been very active in 
it ever since - i\fayne having served as Bishop for 5 years. 

3. LAilRY BHaNDT BELL was born February 7, 1939 in 
Davenport, Iowa. He married Audrey Jean Anderson October 
1, I96O0 Audrey was a lior-non, and a friend of his sister, 
Jo Ann's, and he also .ioined the Mormon Church. They have 
moved west and novj live in North Salt Lake City, Utah. 
They bave three children: Hark Aaron, Dawn Ann, and 
Jennifer. Jennifer was adopted. 

1. HARRY JOID-J BELL. Howard and Emma lived ^^fith 
Emma's oirents at the time of the birth of their first 
child, a son, my Father. He was born September 6, 1925 
in the front bedroom. They lived in an upstairs apart- 
ment there and 23 years later my own parents lived in 
the same apartment when they were I'irst married. 

iiv dad has some vivid recollections of the depres- 
sion days. Tiiere v;as nei er any money :o spare. Once 
someone Tave him a sling shot and he aicidently broke 
a v/indow across the street. It cost his Dad a whole dol- 
lar to replace it. This was a lot of money and Dad was 
severely punished. Dad was the last kid in the neigh- 
borhood to /':et a bicycle and then it was second hand and 
old but it was noi-; to hin and he rode it everywhere he 
went. He remembers bein - left ou - of a birthday party 
in rho noighborhood , and how his lother scraped up enough 
to take nim to the grocer-y store, 6 or ? blocKs away, to 
get an ice cream bar. 



He carried a paper route ana delivered Liberty maga- 
zines. Like most parents, he said he had to walk a long 
distance to and from school each dayo The actual distance 
was only about ten blocks but it seemed a lot long ^r to 
him. 

He had a real good friend, Dickie Thompson, wao lived 
across the street fi-om Grandma Brandt's, \-iho was afraid of 
oatmeal boxes. The kids ^^^ould scare him by chasing him 
with one, and he would scream and runo Years later Dad 
me ;^ him after he got back from the service and they talkea 
about thi.3. His friend said that as r'diculous as it 
seems he still got saueamish at the sight of an oatmeal 
nox. 

He rememoers his fc-lks had an ice box with the drip 
pan unierneath. His Great Uncle Emil delivered coal in 
the winter and ice ii tire summer ana Dad remembers what 
a reat it was v/hen Jnc] e Em wou].d "accidently" chip olT 
extra little pieces of : ce for the kids. 

Dad spent many summers and vacations on the farm with 
his Great ivunt Emma and Great Uncle Jake, Uncle Jake was 
a saw filer by traae and he worked at a manufacturing 
company in Davennort days and farmed early morning and 
at night, vfnen nc vjoula get home at night he and Aunt 
Em woul(i each hi rch up a single plow and walk behind it 
and ulow until dark. Then they would go in and milk 10 
or 1 £^ cows- 

During the depression, when Uncle Jake couldn't sell 
the milk, he would take it to 6to Anthony's Hospital in 
Hock Island. He furnished them with milk for many years. 
Long after they had left the farm. Uncle Jake was hos- 
pitaiizea. He was well able to p;iy for the ho. pltaliz- 
atiop but it really made him angry when they a;;ked if he 
viould pay the bill if insurance i-jouldn't. He asked if 
all the years of free milk was of no value then. 

vrnen it came time to harvest the corn, Uncle JaKe and 
Aunt Emjna did it all by hana, walking on either side of 



a wagon with a hif^h wall in the center. They would throw 
the corn and the i-;all v;ould keep it from going clear over 
the 'wagon but would hit che wall and drop into the wagon. 

On the farm \-ja.3 a r ond iixhich Uncle Jake had stocked 
with fish. Aunt lim woul i fish an i put her catch in the 
horse trough til she was ready tc cook them. 

And then there was the 'milk house i-;hlch was built 
over the well. They keut fool cool tv putting it i i 
containers which they hung in the well. 

rit grain harvesting time the farmers vjould all work 
together until everyone's crop had been harvested. Dad 
carried water for the thrashers, 

curing all I'our years of High School Dad worked a 
full 8-hour shii't at the arst;nal every night. He gradu- 
ated from Davenport Hiph School. 

.^.fter Hig], School he tried to enlist in every branch 
of the Service, out was unable to pass the physical because 
of flat feet. 

He worked several places in the Davenport, Iowa area, 
including .Wagner 'n Printery, Hock Island Railroad and 
.^ea Jacket Pump Company- Ii 1957 we moved to Belvidere, 
Illinois and I-aa worked I'or Perfection Corp. in Belvidere. 
After Perfection closed he worked in several fact )ries 
ana aid .I'anitor work at Keith Country Day School 'n Rock- 
fora, Jllinoir., Mfter a time he was offered the ob of 
being in full charge of the mairtenancn of the building 
and grounds of Kci.h School. While working there, and be- 
cause of an assigniaent in the Ciiurch, he studied bookkeep- 
ing luring his lunch hours. wht n the jookkeeper at the 
school Decame ill. Dad was able to fill the position. He 
was in this oosltion several years. Then ne quit and 
worked 2 years for Barber Coleman, Because of hit know- 
ledge of bookkeeping he got the job as manager of Winne- 
bago County ochools Credit Union In Rockford, where he 
has now wor-ked for sever, vears. 



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On January 31 > 19^4.8, Liad and a couple of his buddies 
stopped in at the Spa, a nightclub in Davenport, Iowa, 
There, sitting by the organ v;hich was being played by her 
best friend, was Annette Miy lUHKER, who, nine weeks later 
became Mrs. Ha^Ty oell, my Kother„ They were married 
npri] '^:i, 19i-io. 

They lived for three years in the same upstt irs apart- 
ment in which Dad lived as a child - in the same house in 
which Dad was borne These were very happy years living in 
the hor 36 with Grandpa and Grandma Brandt, My brother, 
John, and my sister, Ida Kathryn, were both born while my 
parents lived there. 

In 19S'^ in;/ parents joined the Mormon Church and have 
been active workers in it ever since. My Dad, at present 
is Bishop of the Hockford II V/erd of the Churcho 

I've kno.-m my Dad for man;^ years and I learn to appre- 
cin.te him more each day as most kids do appreciate their 
parents as they ^^ot older. V/e've had plfnty of arguments 
in the past twenty yea 's but we've always been able to 
reach an understanding, with Mother's help. I really en- 
joy talking to my Dad and especially enjoy trips we've 
taker' together alone. He is a self-made and definitely 
hard-vorking man who would do anything within his power 
foi' hi 3 family. His advice is usually good because he's 
ooon-minded and ho believes in what ho says. 

To me, my Dad is groat, an(i this research has made 
me proud of my lineage. 

Chi Idren: 

1. John Gaylord BELL Born: October 23, 1950 

2. Ida-Kathryn BELL Born: February 13, 1952 

3. i''rank Howarti BELL Born: January 30, 195i|- 

1, JOHl^i GAYI.OHD BELL was born October 23, 1950 in 
Hock Island, Illinois. He attended Belvidere schools 
and graduated from Belvidere High School in 196b. He 



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attended HicKs College at Rexburg, Idaho from which he 
graduated in 1970. He served a tvjo year mission tc Aus- 
tralia for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Daj Saints 
anci is now attending brigham Young University in Pr )vo, 
Utah. 

<:-. Ida-Kathryn BELL ^^fas born February 13, 195 ' in 
Rock Island, Illinois. She attended Belvidere schools 
and graduated from Belvidere Hi .;h School in 1971. -^he 
attendee Ricks College at nexbu'^g, Idaho for one year 
and is row living at home in Be-.videre, Illinois. 

3. F'R.UMy HOWARD BELL ^^ (Harry John "^ Howard^ Harry"^ ) 
I was born January 30, 1 951i- in rioline, Illinois and at 
the age of 3 moved to Belvidere, Illinois. I attended 
Beiviaere schools: Perry Grade 'chool , Belvidere Junior 
High, and Belvidere High School 'rom which I graduated 
in 1972. 1 was active in sports^ I played basketball 
when I was younger, 3th through 8th grades. Football 
was my favorite sport and I played from 7th grade until 
11th grade. I had to quit football because of an injured 
knee, 1 also wrestled in 9th and 10th grades. During 
High School 1 was active in many activities, I was on 
Student Council all four years, Vice-President of my 
class in 10th, 11th, and l<:^th grades, a member of German 
Club, B Club (Varsity Athlete's Club), and Art Club. 

Ai'ier Higli :>ch()ol J workixl for Green Giant for three 
jrionth, driving a truck. 1 then got a job at Belvidere 
Products where I worked full tim^. for a year, I air: now 
a full time student at Rock Valley College and a part- 
time truck ariver ao Belvider Products, 

1 plan to becnne a school teacher. The only other 
thing 1 might like to do in my life is be a truck driver. 



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THE b'HANUT-KU;:(JHMANN LINIl 

My Great Grandm Brandt's parents were William Emil 
KUSCHMANM and Loulao (Louisa) MEYKHo. Tho followi n/.'; in- 
formation was obtained from Grandma I'randt long before 
her death, 

WILLIAI-i EhIL KUSCHiXANN was oorn November 10, 161+7 
in Thalitter, Hess.-N., Prussia, Germany. He was a cab- 
inet maker and was married to Louise (Louisa Meyers 
May 15 1870. They were married in Thalitter. His parents 
were F'-^edrick and Louise Kuschmann. lie died Keb. do, 10?5« 

LJUISE (LOUISA) MEYERS was born October IS, 1^^J^J| 
in Herzhausen, Hess.-N., Prussia, Germany. ohe died 
August 25, 1912. They both died in Rock jsland, Tllir.ois, 

Children: 

1. William KUSCHMANN B. May Iti, 1873 D. Nov. 9, 1879 

2. Fred KUSCHPliUNN B. Feb. 3, l87b' i^. i-'eb. d9, I89b 

3. Edith Christine KUSCHMANN B. Febo 12, 1877 o. Iiay dl, 1961 

Married Johannes V/ilhelm Brandt - Oct. 25, l899 
ij-o Lena Kuschmann B. July 2L\., 1879 I^. Apr. 2, 1950 

Married Edward Peterson - Feb. 22, 1902 

5. Emma Marie Kuschm&nn B, Seot. 1, I86I ;.). May 12, I967 

Married Jacob Brandmeyer 

6. Louis Peter Ki schmann B. Sept. 25, l88[; [). Apr. 12, 191^1. 

7. Robert R, Kuschmann B, Feb. 23, 1886 D. Jan. U-, I960 

Married Myra Ada Schlenmer - June 25 1912 

8. Emil Henry Kuschmann B. Mar. 19, I69O D. Oct. 7, 1957 

Married Frances - Nov. 15, 1915 

9. Louise Kuschmann B. June 29, 1692 

Married Ch? rles Perg - May 7, 1913 

All of the above chilaren were born in Rock Island, 
Illinois and of the nine, one is still living, Louise 
Kuschmann Berg lives in Rock Island, Illinois, 



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My Great Grandpa HrandL's parents were Paul Henri ch 

(Carl) BRANDT and Anna Marie WESTERBECK. The information 

following was obtained from records of the Evangelical 

Lutheran Church in Elmshcrn, Germany and from members of 
the fainilyo 

PAUL HENRIGH (CARL) BRANDT was born in ld5i| in Hassee/ 
Schles, Hoist,, Prussia. His parents were Hans Carsten 
Brandt and Louise Juliane Kath. He died December 31 > I885. 

ANIIA MARIE WESTERBECK was born March 12, 18^5 in 
Leith/Schles . Hoist., Prussia. They were married in approx- 
imately 1873 it is estimated. Her parents were Wilhelm 
Westerteck and her mother was Ann Dierks. 

They apparently came to this country about Ibbl, be- 
cause their first four children were born in Prussia prior 
to 1881 and their fifth child was born in this country in 
1882. After Anna Marie died Paul Henrich married a woman 
by the name of Veter or Vether, Anna Marie died Jan. 2, 191?'. 

Children: 

1. El' se Catharina BRANDT B. June 21, Ibyij. D. May 7, 1935 

2. Jo lannes Wilhelm BRANDT B. April 21, 1877 D. Feb. I6, 1969 

Married Edith Christine KU3CHMANN - Oct. 25, 1899 

3. Wilhelm BRANDT B. Aug, 26, I879 D. Eeb. 22, I88I 
[j., Claus Hlnrich B. Sept. 12, I88O D. Feb. 2I4., I88I 

5. William BRANDT B. Sept. 22, I882 D. I957 

6. Anna Maria BRANDT B. Feb. 10, lci8i| 

EDITH CHRISTIi.E KUSCHMaNN AND JOHANNES WILHELM (John) 
BRANDT were marrieu October ZS , 1899. They lived in Rock 
Island, Illinois their entire lives thereaftero They both 
had a great love of people <, All their lives they nevev 
had much but they lived frugally and saved. They managed 
to save enough to take trips in the summers quite often. 



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io said 



Hy Dud went alon^ on several of thoso l.rips 
that they v^ould stop manv places just to meet now people 
and at least once they became acquainted with people who 
remained life-long friends. 

They both loved to garden. Their yard and garden 
were a joy to see. Grandpa Brandt also raised African 
violets and canaries. Tney were model n-^ighbors, being 
always the peacemakers when disagreements would arise. 
Grandma Brandt never used the phrase "in-law" and 
considered those x^ho married into the family as her 
children. For instance, if she xvere introducing my 
Mothor, she would have said, "This is our Grand-daughter, 
Annette - Harry's wife." 

I've heard my Mother say the years she and Dad lived 
in their apartment were among the haopiest of their lives. 
Ilom has always been thankful for all the things she learn- 
ed from Grandma Brandt - especially some of the old family 

recir es . 

I was seven years old when my Great Grandma Brandt 
died. The only thing 1 remember about her is that I 
missed her funeral. I was in the hospital with a skull 
fracture because I fell out of the car on our way to 
Daveniort, Iowa to attend the funeral. 

'here are only two things I remember about v.y Great 
Grandpa Brandt. One was his appearance. He was a very 
tall ran with very thick, snow-white hair. The other thing 
I remember is that ho had gooa health until the time of his 

death. 

They say Grandpa Brandt was a great dancer - even in 
his 80' s and 90 ' s . He was very active in a Senior Citizens 
group after Grandma Brandt died , He never learned to read 
or write but after he was left alone he had to learn how 
to cook for himself, which he did, and got along very well. 



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Children: 

1. Louis Ramond BRANDT b. March 16, 1901 D. July i]., 1902 

2. Hlmma Marie BRANDT B. April 26, 1901; 

Married Howard "D. " BELL - Oct. 16, 192U. 
3o -vathryn Helena BRANDT B. Aug. 19, 1906 D. dept. 13, 196^. 
Married Albert J. Stafford - Nov» 25. 1926 

EMMA MARIE BRANDT was born April 26, 1901;. I don't 
know much about Grandma Bell's younger life except that she 
married Howard "D." - my Grandpa Bell, 

I feel I know my Grandma Bell very well, hoviover ^ t^he 
is a very good cook and a wonderful grandmother. 'i'h'^ thing 
1 remenber abc^ut her the most is what a great humanitarian 
she is. As Icng ;l3 I can remember she has been taking care 
of her relatives - parents, aunts, uncles, etc., in their 
old age. 



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V 



Preface to the TUHNEn LINE 

The information on the Turner line caine from 
a 22 page family history, researched and written for 
D.A.R. membership, by my secona great aunt, Orpha 
Turner Kellyo 

The information about my Grandfather i'urner 
and his father came 'rom a family Bible and my 
Mother's personal knovjleifieo Additional informa- 
tion was obtained from tombstones. 



Sally (Knap) Turner was born oept. - , I76O and died 
August 25, 163^. Joseuh Turner died May 2],, 1629, both 
in l/\[hi tehall , VJashington Co., N.Y. Letter from Mrs. 
Louisa 3. Mar-shall, to .ludre John )ay omith: 

"lirundniotfioi" dlei: no: r Wiibchal.l, or rather, 

ncarnx' Gramii'le than WhiLehall, the same place 

they lived ivith my father (John) on a little farm. 

i can iust remember seeing them. I am 66 years old." 

There is no trace of Joseph Turne "• in the Vital 
Records of Hartforj, Conn., church or town, 

Tne dates of birth anc death of Joseph and oally and 
their children are from a photographic copy of a record 
kept by George Turner in a Tet lament which had belonged 
to ^oseph. The Tustament was printed in lti03- It is 
thougl-i,t that it was in the possession of Mrs. J'iarshall 
and that she loaned it to Judge omith who had "he copy 
muie. On the margin are the following items: -^etabel 
t\nap aied iiecember 16, l802 (1622-':). Alvan's wife died 
i''eb. 10, 163L(.. Jolm's wife died March 6, 1625. 

Children: the 1st 7 born in Berkshire Co., the others 
in Court Ian a. 

1. Reconcile' "^^TUHNER (Tullar) 

Porn Uct. 22, 176^^ Lied 3ept. 1, I66O 

2. c;hloo 'i'lJuiNliv ( Blakeirian) 

tk)/-n April 2, 1767 Lied Uct. 5, I63O 
I'hi J LiJ i a^' ^TURNl'.H 
Born npril 23, 1769 Jied April 5, I6I6 
I4. . Le on ar d TURL iR 

Born Kay 27, 1791 I>ied April 16, I87I 

5. Ksenath 'TURNER 

born June: 1, 179 3 Died Sept. 3. 179^4- 

6. Alvan ^'''^TUR;JER 

Born April 2, 1795 Lied Sept. 9, l657 

7. o'^ohn -^TOH.iv.ii 

horn June c.,1, IT^YI oleo July 20, 1690 
- 6. George W. ^ '^' TURUER 

Born Junp. 2l , 17'^9 Died July 17, l827 
9 , Me 1 an c t i on 6.^ T U fiN E R 

Born Oct. I6OI Died Dec. 13, I826 



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II. LEOIIARi. TURNER '■^' (Joseph"'") was born May 2?, 1791 

in West itockbridge, Fiass. He was married, , 

probaV;ly in '//hi tehall , Washington Co., II. Y. to Diantha 
oLAKEiiAN v;ho was boi-n Hay 'J, 1791, in Hontpelier, Vt. 
(iiarriap;e records Tor the Jtate of N.Y. do not begin until 
190b-) ohe was a sister o El i sha and their mother's 
Christian name was Damarls (nrr. Sanders) The following 
is from a statement by Annis Bean to her son-in-law, Judge 
Smith : 

''In 1627, when Annis was three y 5ars old, they 
moved to Trustc 1 (riill), Cortland Cou ity, New York; 
they lived thei e about six years; owned a farm; they 
then moved to Cortland, Cortland Co., New York, 
where they live' about t\-;o miles from town on a 
rente i placr ; they loft thero Kay 13, I636 for Ohio. 
Mr. T.irner went tc Buffalo with the household goods 
and around to Ohio by ooat; his wife and children, 
Laura, Annis, Louisa, John and Joel, went with the 
teams . 

There was a family b\ the nai .e of Cole who went 
with the Turner family to Ohio; there were three teams 
with two horses each besides one "ouggy. Leonard, . r., 
having marrird a l-dss Cole, one of the family which 
made the tr: f from Now Yor,< , had gone to Ohio two c^r 
throe years earlier than the family went; they went 
directly to Westfield, then in Delaware County {now 
Morrow County, Ohio). They lived there until Annis 
married the first time at seventeen years of age. 
The Coles lived at Belle Point and ran a grist mill. 
The journey took twenty-one aays. In later years, 
Leonard and iJiaiitha Turner m.f de their home with their 
daughter, Laura LEWIS; then 1 hey went to live with 
their son, Charles Turner a1 Bellv^^e, Michigan, 
where they aied: the father oied April I6, I87I, and 
the mother, Oct. ![;, IM7I4., the s.-ime year that their 
son-in-law, Michael liean, (Jied. The first eight or 
nine ctiildrtm wore bi^rn in Washington County, N.Y. 



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Children: 

1. Leonard TUHNEH, Jr. b. Feb, 10, l6l2 D. Aug. 27, lb?? 

Married Harriet COLii. 

2. Elisha Blakenan TURNER B, har. 23, l8l3 D. Dec. l8, 1903 

Marrien r/iiza SAID - and - Kate (COBB) SHaW 

3. Mary (follj) TURNER 3. Oct. 2i^, l8l[|. D. about It 38 

Married John L. ORE j^M 
k. Laura Ann TURNER B. Oct. 12, I618 D. Feb. 21, 1901 

Karrlec Morj-an LEWIS 

5. Joseoh Atwood TURNER B. Nov, 19, 1819 D. l89i4- 

Married I'hocbe Ann BLAKEMAN 

6. (Jharics .'vadisoa TURNER B. Oct. 10, 1820 D. Aug. 25, l897 

harried Rebecca HONETER & her cousin Ann HONETER 

7. GeoPf^'O Henry TURNER B. Sept. 21, 1822 D. I872 ' 

Harried Lydia THATCHER 

8. Annis TURNER B. May d, I82I4. D. Oct. 10, 1913 

Married William WOOD - I^'eb. 9, I8I+I He died Sept. 26, 1 i[).2 
Michael Carr BEAN June 11, I8I44 

9. J--arcelLa Jane TURNER B. Feb. 6, 1826 D. I838 

10. Louisa TURNER B. Feb. 26, I828 D. 1919 

Married Samuel H. SaNL ERS - Nov. I]., l8[|.7 

11. John TURNER B. Mar. 12, I83O D. Ma >. 7, 1912 

Married Lydia GULLET Sept. 19, 1850 
Id. .loel TUiiiJER i-i. Nov. ^'J|_, 1832 D. May d, i860 

1 ] .1 . LEOILIRi) TORrlER, JR.^*' (Leonard'' Joseph ) was born 
Februar-y 10, lolE in Washington Co., N.Y. He married Harriet 
Cole. He died i>! Delaxvare Co., Ohio, Aug. 27, 1877. He was 
a farmer. 

Children: 

1. Henry TURNER B. Sept. l5, I633 D. May I7, I9I6 

Married Cellnda AdalaicJe SANDl!it<S - Aug. 29, I86I 

2. Albert TURNER No information 

3. ivlmeoa M. Turner Married Celestia C. 

No other Information. 

ll. Or a TURi,ER No xnformation 

5. Enwretta TURNER No Information 

6. Hemingway TURiJER No Information 

7. Victoria TURvER No ijiformation 



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IV. HEWKY J. TURNEK ^^^ (Leonard, Jr."^ Leonard"^ Joseph-*-) 
was born Sept. 1^ , Itij} in Lelaware Co., Ohio. He married 
Aug- 29, lb6l, at the Henry Sanj_ ers home in Keokuk Co., Iowa, 
Celinda Aualaiae ^AiiDERo, who was born July 7» l839 and died 
March 11, 1916. He was a farmer and died hay 17, 1916, both 
in Iowa. According to h's .pjrancison, P'rank Turner, he was 
Quite a character. He loves to tell of his Grandfather's 
antics - how every l^th of July he'd have all th 5 kids get 
dressed up like Indians and form what he called a "Cali- 
thumpjan rarade" which he woula ride at the head of and 
whoop and holler around the town square. He was a horse 
traaer and in later years a Constable. "Grandma Turner" 
was a hard-vjorking saint of a woman who took in washings 
and worked very hard to keep things going. It's interesting 
to note that the names of all eight of their children begin 
v;ith "0." Also, they ].ost three ciiildren in just over a 
month In ] 87'^. 

Just west of a c'-ossroads corner called Tallyrand, 
Iowa is a tiny overgn wn cemetery with headstones that 
are broken and worn and barely legible. Here are the 
graves of Henry Sanders and Patsy J. oanders, parents of 
Celinda Adalaiae Sanders Turner, and three of her sisters 
and a brother. 

Ch "lI dren : 

), OnJska TuHKtJrt B. July ^'J^., 1562 D. June 6, 1926 

l'i;irT'i od June 1 , llifti' 

2. Omer T'JRMER B. Kar. 25, lB65 D. lov. 5, 1877 

3. Oren TuRIIER B. Hay 31, l867 D. Oct. 9, I877 

U. Orvil Henry TURNER B. Dec. 29, I868 D. Oct. 2, 19la 
Harried Fannie May ALBERSON - Oct. 6, I892 

5, Orlanda TURi-ER 3, Nov. 2, I67I D, 

6. Ottola TURNER B. Feb. 5, 1873 '^ . <ct. 28, 1877 

7. Orii TUH;jeR B. Apr, 19, 1879 D. 

Harried Hay li, I9OI4. 

8, Orpha TURNER a. Feb. 18,1882 D. 

Harried Kelly - Feb. 18, 1925 



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V. ORVIL HENRY TLRNER ^^^Henry^ Leonard, Jr.^ 
Leonard'^ Joseph ) was born December Z^ , I868 in Keokuk 
County, Iowa. He attended oif';oiirney , Iowa schools and 
started to work at 17 with various clothing firms until 
1909 when he and two cousins, JjCO -ind ^.onnie Pfaff formed 
the Turner-Pfaff Clothing Store in Sigourney. In iQ^Z he 
married Fannie Kay ALBEfiOi; of Washington, Iowa, They 
lived in oigourney and raised three childreno After the 
olaest, h'rank, came back from college and Service they 
formed the Turner Clothing Store which continued until 
the business discontinued in 19^41- He was active in civic 
enterprises, always enthusiastic about anything toward the 
welfare of Sigoi-rney. He was known to hundreds ol Sig- 
ourney and Keokuk County residents as "Pet." Where this 
nickname originated is not known. His obituary, in the: 
weekly newspaper of Thursday, Oct. 9, 191+1 closed with 
this: "As a tribute to the former business man, the local 
business houses were closed during the servi'^.es last Sat- 
urday afternoon. The i'-iasonic Lodge alsc paiu tribute 
v;ith resolutions of condolence dravm up by a coimnittee - 
Ho J:*'. Wagner, It. G. Shanafelt, Harry L. Snakenberg." 
He ;>;as a 32nd Degree Mason. 

Children : 

1. i''rank iaberson TUHjjER 1'.. npril o, 1896 D. 

Married Lizzie Marea { ilisauoth) GAi'LORD 
Hay 214., 1922 

2. Gwendolyn Elizabeth TURNER B. Sept. 22, l693 D. 

i'larr-ied Clifford HARPEr - Aug. ]3, 1919 

3. Gordon Eugene TURNER B. Dec, 12, 1906 D. 

Married Lula Mae MANSER. - June 12, 193^ 



VI. FRANK ALBERSON TURNER ^'^' Orvil Kenry^ Henry^ 

Leonard, Jr. Leonaro'' Joseph ) was born April 6, 1596 
in VJhat Cheer, Iowa, He always says he didn't like it 



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there so they moved to Sigourne ;■, Iowa in L&97. He attended 
Sigourney schools and graduated from Sigourney High School. 
He went on to the University of Iowa, but during his first 
year, lA/orld War I started ana he er ListetJ - one of tie first 
10 to enlist anJ enter servict; fror KoOKuk County. He v/as a 
gunner in Battery C, ^i'-H^h Heavy F'leld ..rtillery of the 38th 
Division and was in service in France more than two years. 
Upon his return, aftnr business training in the Cedar Rapi.-s 
Business College, he associated himself with his father, "O.H. 
or "Pet" Turner, in the clothing business. On May <:::i4.th, 1922 
he married Elizabeth li_.izzie Haria) GAYLOriU. The ceremony 
took place at the farm home of the bride v;est of Hayesville, 
Iowa, with members of the bride's family present - including 
the famaly dog, F'istidious, vjho had had a bout with a :>kunk 
the day nefore. The dog came in and sat dov;n between '^he 
happy couple and the miinistero It is told that the minister 
had to step around the dog to give the ring to the groom. 

On March 23, 1923, their only child, Annette: Kay, was 
born. Tn:s marrirge ended in divorce 19 years later, in 
October, 19iil. That same year the clothing business was 
dissolved, and in October of that year his father died. For 
several years he lived with his mother in the oil family home. 
He mianaged a filling station for three years, th';n worked for 
nine years in the 6 &: 6 ohoe otore. In 19b'3 he went to work 
in the Hcaton Clothing o'ore, where he v;orked for many years. 
At the pi'esent time ho W( rks full time for Soldiers &. Sailors 
Relief, His office is or the top floor (3rd) of the Court 
House and in spit ) of a bad hip, rom a football injury in 
younger days, he lakes those staij s several times each day. 
In the early 19^0 's he married Mabel F'ASOLD Fry. 

For many years he was active in the Masonic Lodge and is 
a Past Worthy Patron of Aspasia Chapter of the Order of the 
Eastern Star. He has twice been elected Commander of the 
Leo H. Farmer American Legion Post. He has been active in 
Ve trans of Foreigh //ars. He has a very good disposition and 
"never knew a stranger" and knows nearly everyone in Keokuk 
County. 



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Grandpa Turner is the first person in this line I 
have known. Because we live so far away from him, I 
haven't been as close to him as I'd like to be, but I 
am very aroud of being his namesake. 1 only see him 
twice a year, at the most, but I really enjoy visits 
with him. He ' s a proat story 1 eller and I love to lis- 
ten to his stories. Even thouph lie lives in town, he's 
a farm boy at heart. Every time I visit him we go to see 
his garden and tiien /isit my second cousins, v;here I get 
to ride the horses „ 

V/hen I visit him I often meet many of his friends 
and am very proud to be in.troduced as the grandson of 
Prank Turner. 

Chila: 
1. Annette i-iay TURNER Born: March ^6 , 19<:::3 
Married - Harry John BELL - April 9, I9I4.8 

1, ANNETTE hiAY TURNER ^'''^ (Frank Alberson Orvil 
Henry rienry Leonard Jr. Leonard Joseph ) was born 
March 26. 192 ^. She had a very happy childhood, beir g 
an only child, and for many years, the only grandchiid. 
Very early her mother got her started singing. Music has 
been a very important part ol' her life. She competed as 
a lyric soprano in school music contes s and placed 2nd 
in the State finals in her senior year. During the sum- 
mers when she was 16 and lY she sang with a chorus which 
traveled to the west coast and back, singing in a differ- 
ent city each night. She been a choir director, like her 
mother, and now sings with Sweet Adelines. 

Every summer before she was 16 she spent on the farm 
with her Aunt Ida and Uncle Arthur Gaylord. 

Al'ter graduation I'rom Sigourney High School in -9^1 
Mother lived in Washington, D.C. for eight months, w :)rkin5 
on Boiling F'ield as a secretary. 

In I9I4.3 she moved to Dave.npr r-t with her Mother and 
worked as a stenographer for several firms there. She 



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continued working after marriage to my Dad until just 
before my brother, John, was born. 

Mother has always been the peace-ma cer in our fam- 
ily. She has held our family together tarough thick 
and thin - and we've had both. 



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Frnface to the UAYLU iD LIME 

The information on the Gaylord Lino was obtained 
by intervic^^^ing my mother, Annette i'.ay Turner Bell. 
Her information wasn't from memory, but from notes 
taken nurinr conversations between her ana her Grand- 
mother, -:ancy Louanna (Annette) Morrow Gaylord. 

Further information was obtained from the I65O 
Census of Stevenson County, Illinois , A copy of a 
letter written by my r^other to Virp.. Emmor Stanley of 
California is incluaed because it shows the results 
of her researching of the iS^'jO census, e /en though 
Mrs. Stanley had nothing to add. 

Alva Lorenzo Gaylord, my second Great Grandfather, 
v;as the earliest person of this line on which informa- 
tion can be found. Because he disappeared I've reach- 
ed a dead end on the Gaylords, The only information 
I have of him is his aporoximate (late of birth and 
the state in which he was born, both obtained from 
the ] b^O census . 



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532 Garden Drive 
Balvidere, liltnois 
July 21, 19 64 

IJr3 . 3mnior -itanley 
4113 .^.labama otraet 
jcj.n Die^^o i, Oaltrornta 

Dear Lro . btinloy, 

I b-.ve just rsturned from Lena, Illinois where I was trying to get 
s Oine ini or::iati on for my faraily history. I talked to your sister-in- 
lavi, ^..rs. Van -i^i^ps . You see, my ^grandfather v/as j/illiam Henry 
Gaylord, your mother's younL^er brother. 

I am ..ondering if you or your sister Lavinia might have a family 
Bible or anything th_it might tell me about Great Grandfather Gaylord. 
I have his name as .-i.lva Lorenzo and a marriage year of 1853, and 
I knev/ he married a kary ^i.rin ladd, but I don't have any information 
n h jr e it her . 

oome time ago I went to the Library in Madison and looked at the 
microfilmed census re^^ords of Stephens on County Illinois for the 
year 1350. Here I foand quite a few Gay lords and Grandpa was among 
them, listed as living in the household of Parker illdridge, and giving 
his age in 1350 as 20 ye.xra. It also noted a real estate value for 
him of -tJlOOO and for Parker JJldridge, h?700. I will copy the infonna- 
tion I got there for you and perhaps you can tie them up some v/ay. 

Ivow , jince I found Grandpa as single, I v/ent back through all the 
records looking for Ladds and eventually found just one family and 
they listed an 18 year old girl n^-med Mary, s o I am assuming that 
was Great Grandma. 

Great 
I've always heard the story of how Grandpa disappeared and v/as never 
heard of again. In talking to Mrs. Van iipps, in Lena, she told me 
she remeraoers her husband telling of a man coming back 5: impera onat ing 
rim and even f.. cling G Grandma. 

Besides these census records I will also send a chart showing what I 
have and what I need. I will .Jso try to get loims th^.t v/ill help you 
to get the information down. 

My Grandpa Gaylord -./as the sw.etest, most wonderful man I've ever 
known and I loved him so. Mother and I have always: sa .d they lost 
the pattern :.,fter Grandpa*, was born. Grandma has tcld c.e so many 
Wonderful things about hirn and I surely will be happy if you can 
help me. Grandiua said G Grandma Ladd had sisters named laurentine 
and Kate vlo didn't marrv. 

My Grandma (Jaylurd will be 'Jo ne::t -^unday and we v/ill be going back 
to Kayesville lov/a for the liorrow f^-ouily reunion. >^he is not as spry 
as she once v;a3 but she's every bit as uuick witted as ever. My 
uncle, Merrill Gaylord staj^s v/ith h^r most of the t^me now. He was 
in Chicago til his wife died a while .^ck. 



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I really didn't intend to write so much but as I recall things th-^t 
have been told me I keep thinking it might refresh your memory . 

My mother is jJlizabeth G;_j,ylord Turner Roskelley and I wa : Annette 
Turner. Lothtir ha.s told me th ^t once years ago she & Da .dy t^ ok 
Grandpti and G-randma Gaylord to Lena tc visit his sister who had 
married a Aayborn. So you might e^'en remember this. 

Grandmj. said that Grandpa told t Ix- when he v/as a tiny baby his 
parents went from Lena down to "Li; tie Sgypt" Illinois in a covered 
wagon ^nd that Gra. dpa was ne^^rly riade blind because of the bright 
sun on the trip. 

She Said tb\t Grj.ndpa ^nd Frank and Janet came to Iowa. I'm curious 
as to hov; your mother ;nded up back in Lena when they i.:Oved away 
when the children v.'ere still little, ^nci where did John settle? 

I'c not even real sur . of G Grandpa's name. I djn't know if it was 
.^Iva .Qonso or .Iva Lorenzo. 

I hope ycu will send me aiiy little bit of information about any of 
the names on these p-ges I will copy. I will be so grateful, --ilso, 
you Q j.n lill m^ in on th2 --^ayhorns . 

Th an rc you so very mu c ii . 

o inc 3r ely, 



.1.1 net te Lell (Mrs. Harry 3ell) 



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18 50 Census 
.Vadtim (towri::ihip, I thinl-:) 

Alfred Gaylord jG M 

Ghtpenii (?) '.laylord :i4 _j 

Isaian iJliurcbill 1 -t ^-^ 



'tGpiJcnoon County 

uccupation Birthplace lAarried 



V. 



...tt end ed 
ichool tiK.t year 



-^lii'v^a C-ivlord c ana to .. Ln^^lO"' ir. it'.j7. 
In IdJB hlr-m Li^yloru jpineu iii- - on, .Urea, 
fiour.u in -'.lidt ory of >. t epheni. on Jounty, Illinois. 



Jadani 

,^niel ^---yloru 
L.ary i\.ylor (i-.tyicrd 
Hannah ia lUchardson 
Luc in da :i^ylord 
Ithamer ■■ire 
7alsom -ire 



23 a- 

2 i' 

;j1 J 

22 li 
20 



x'-^rraar 



i<:.ruier 



:,. Y. 

pa. 
X.. Y. 
Vt . 
... Y. 



1881 " ) 

wctobe'r 30, 1S4 7 



(rthink th-se ..ire boys were hired h.nds as a i.rs ./ire in Lena 
has not found any Gaylords in her searching.) 



J ins low 

Martin Gaylord 
Rosetta Gaylord 
Erancia Gaylord 
Isaac Gaylord 



25 M 
21 -u' 
1/12 F 
23 M 



vB. ime r 



Fa rme r 



i.. Y. 
pa, 
111. 
xj. Y. 



23 M 



Oneca 

George Gaylord 

ilsther (?) ^. Gayluid 18 £' 

■George Gaylord 12 M 



V/adam 

Eadison Parker Eldridge 33 M 

oophia Gavlord Eldridge 23 F 

Alva Gaylord 20 M 

Wins low 

■..illis w right 22 M 

aneline wright 20 P 

(maiden name .-^ymond) 

James .^Taylor (?) 56 M 

nmui on ""Gaylord 83 M 



pa :Tiie r 



P. Y. 
111. 



Parmer .,,?700 P. Y. 

P. Y. 

Parmer ^10 00 h. Y. 



Pa. rmer 



oh oemaker 
Poae 



pa. 

P. Y. 



.Larried w ithin 
that year 

Povember 23, 1849 



oept. 6, 1349 



dcofcland 

Vt . Blind 



m ..HUtory of .tephen.on County". "^;„y,fJi°i;^'B^?rL'i.'i:'l859" 

T^,-+^H -^.R livins in a houseliola. do I copBd 
^f^.'l^Z S^Z:^.^^i^:i^^^- aaylord .here I have ( ?) 
U means I couldnU be sure of the writing or .pexling. 

1 got the carriage dates ^rom records in ^-^port C^urt^House. It^also 
gave me the maiden names. ^ ^^^^^^^f^^ ]^^^^ Eldridge' s first name 

2 ./ires - just in «^^^- /^^^^jl^^^^Jefring to -Park" Sldridge. 
of "Madison." I remember ^ranapj. reiuiin-b 



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V/'adam 

John laad 48 M -Dormer l^.Y. 

Jennet ta Ladd 48 i' Jonn. 

•■unes (?) Id M j'armer Fa. 

Marv 18 ¥ 

L( ?") >Dam (?) 16 LI 

Catherine 14 i;' A.!! kids attended school that 

Ifciurentina (?) 12 i' year tind all vjc re born in Pa. 

Jennet ta 10 i^' 

John 10 1.1 

I ilar ia 5 

I (Mother's miJdle name is ilaria - 1*11 bet she was lamed 

lor this l^iria Ladd, \«/ho ^vould have been Grandpa'r n.unt ) 

■ Kotice t ri^t a ii the Gaylords vvere uorn in ii.Y. except the 2 oldest, 

I Lucinda (61) and .-.mmon (83) and th3y .vere both born in Vermont. 

I thought miybe oophia Jldridge v/a:. Grandpa's sister and now I think 
50 even more since the m^-rriage records shov7 her maiden name as 
Gaylord . 

I listed the Gaylord men & their hjuaeliolds by ages. There are mtJ.ny 
pcosibilit ies . They might ha.ve be brothers or cousins. 

I have so many v/onderings. i'or injtance, I wonder v.'ho the 2 year old 
child named Hichardsoh was, 

I wonder if the 12 ye^ir old George in the same household 
01 George, <a.ge 23, vv;.s a nephew, m-iybe .-Alfred's boy. 






7^., / "^ ^-^^^ Cj^l.^ ^^LX 



\^-:xi 



^'-^^^-n.cv'a 












'"'^^ (N' ../ ,,., 



'■^ '■■■■'■ ^^^>vv,^_,.-L, -<i-V,?,^/ 



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THE GAYLORD LINE 

1. aLVA LORENZO (or Alinzo GAYLORD ^ ^ was born in 
approximately la iO, He gave his age as 20 in the l850 Census. 
Very Jittle is know about him as he disappeared with a brand 
new wagon and tetan cl' horses aoouT: the 1870' s. His marriage 
to Mary Ann LADL*, in 185 ^» is registered in the Kreeport, 111. 
Stephenson County Court House, h^ was a farmer. They lived 
in the Lena-iVinslow, 111 nois are i until about I86I4., when 
their youngest child, my great grandfather, was a tiny baby. 
At this rime they traveica by covered wagon dovm to "Little 
Egypt" - Cairo, Illinois. The baby was nearly blinded by 
the bright sunlight on this trip. Great-great grandmother 
dia washings, sei:ing and weaving. ihe had two sisters, 
Laurentine and Kste Ladd , ^ho nev'^r marrie i The Census record 
shows that Alva was born in New York and Mary Ann in Penn- 
sylvania, i-iary ^.nn ' s parents were,' John and Jennetta Ljada 
and therci were seven children listed in the 18^0 Cent us. 
.John was born in New York and Jennetta in Connecticut. 

Koliowing the list of children is a copy of my mother's 
researching the 1850 Census and a copy of a letter she wrote 
to the (laughter ol' the olciest girl, Louella Gayl ord RAYHORN. 
Ch i Idren : 

1. Louojla GaYLOHD 

i-iai-ri ecj Ceorrf; Rayhoi*n 
Jchn ''.iVLCnib a, Aug. Id, 18^6 D. Doc. 3, 19^6 

iiarried Kathryn McVenn - March 8, I87O 
3. Janette Josephine GAYLORD B, Nov. 2?, 18^8 D. Jan 20, 191? 

Marriea ^illard W. Elliott - Oct. 19, l89a 
h, Frank Anson GAYLORD B, Feb. 23, 186? D. Apr. 27, 1939 

Married LaBelle Lynn - Augo I6, I896 
5, William Henry GAYLORD B. Mar-. 29, 18614. D. Jan 30, 1951 

Married Nancy Louanna (^mnette) MORROtV - Feb. 11, I89I 



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2. WILLIAM HENRY GAYLORD'^CAlva Lorenzo"'") was bo.-n in 
Stephenson County, Winslow, Illinois March 29, 18614.. When he 
was a tiny baby the Tamily moved down to "Little Egypt" (Cairo, 
Illinois. ^fnen he was about 9 or 11 years old his father, 
Alva Gaylord, disappeared with a brand new wagon and a team 
of horses and was never heard of since. Being left without 
a father, the children "grew up" early. He only went to the 
J4.th grade in school, but he read everything he could, especially 
his Bible, which he knew very well. He cut wood on halves for 
fuel. As a young man he lived for a v;hile in Chicago but didn't 
like it at all. Mother reiiembers him telling hov/ he tried 
liquor once and got very drunk. From this experience he was 
positive that drink makes a mar helpless and stupid. He told 
of sitting on a curb and not being able to get up. 

His brother, Frank, ha(' mo- ed to Iowa so he v;ent .there, 
too. Later their sister, . anet (Janette Josephine), also came 
to Iowa - the Keokuk County area. He married Nancy ^ouanna 
(Annette) MORROW February 11, I89I. They met the coldest day 
of the year, according to Great-grandmother, and he was only 
in shirt-sleeves. 3he said he was always a good man and he 
came there with oily a balky horse "that wouldn't pull the 
hat off your head." He was a great dancer and always loved 
to waltz. He and his sister. Jar. at, danced beautifully. She 
danced so smoothly she could dance with a glass of water on 
her head. 

Gro.'it Grandpa was called ''W.H." or "bill" and "Gaylord" 
(but pronounced Gaylerd. ) However, Great Grandma alv/ays 
called him "Gaylord" with equal emphasis on both sylables. 

Great Grandma's name was Kancy jouanna and she was called 
"Nan" and "Anna" but Great Grandpa called her Ann-ette so she 
could hear when he would call her from the barn, etc. She 
said that v;ay you could hear it "from Baltimore to Ballywhack." 
(She had a way with vJordsT) 

'W.ii. was a progi'cssive man. He was on the Board of Super- 
visors, was on the original Boar<. of the Hayesville Savings 
Bank, Hayesville, Iowa, organizcc. the Haye^^ville Shipping 



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Association, was instrumental in the starting of a Locker 
Plant. He played a la'-ge part in the starting of an annual 
"Joy Uay" celebration whicli was held every summer for many 
years and inclmied a big parade, a carnival, dance, and 
pn'Ogram of entertainment and speakers. Kor many years he 
headed the Com^iii ttes I'or the planning - getting the speakers 
and entertainment, etc. Because of his efforts, the old 
folks and the feeble minded at the County Home were separated, 
bunks were made for prisoners tt the County Jail. 

He was a hard work ^r and became a very successful farmer 
v;ith a large farm. Their youngest son, Arthur, farmed with 
him ana there were two homes on the farm. In 1932, when 
unwise buying, flooaed out river-bottom-land crops and over- 
feeding stock forced him into bankruptcy, he resigned from 
the Bank, They ciidn't want him to leave but he said, "People 
would say, if he can't take care of his own business, they 
shouldn't have such a man in the bank,' 

He started over at 67, with one cow, Hangerveld, (Great- 
grandma names all their animals - their cattle were regist- 
ered Holstcins) a pair of mules, a wagon, two hogs, four 
dozen chickens, a dog, and a wife do;\m in bedo He 1 ad to 
have a hired gir as ivell as a hired hand. He rent- d a farm 
for six years and then was able to pay cash for bO acres with 
4)1;. 000 clear. Eventually he and Arthur owned a 350 acre farm 
over by i lartinsburg, Iowa wViich Arthur and his wife, Ida 
otubbs (layiord, farmed and (Ireat Grandpa Gaylord retired to 
a small home in Hayesville where he lived until his death 
in 1951, January 30th. Great Grandma Gaylord, whose story 
will appear later, livea on here for twenty-some years - 
she liveu to the age of 102.- years. 

'.'hi Idi'on : 

1. Jesse Herrill GAlhORD B. hay 10, lo93 J^. 

;-.arried wellie '-.^uinn - Dec. 2ij., 191ii 

Married I-iinni e Kathryn jalmon Kill - Jan^ 20, 1937 

2. George Carroll GAYlORD B. aug,. 9, 1091+ D. Aug. 11, lti95 



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3. Arthur John GAYLORD B. Aug. 23, 1395 D. Jan. 5, 1965 
Harried Ida Belle STUBBo - Aig. 26, 1921; 

k. Lizzie (Elizabeth)I-iarca GAYLOxiD B. Septo 27, 1898 
Married Frank A berson TU illEH - May 2i(., 922 
Married Lc::lie loskeiley - Nov. $0, 19l4i| 
Married Thomas .dams - Auj^ust, 196? 

2. LIZZIE MAHEA GAYi_,ORi) was born September 2'/ , I898 
at Lancaster, Iowa. .\fhen Model T i''ords were callea "Lizzies" 
she changed her name to E^izabetho In younger years she was 
called Betty and Beth. When she was in her mid-teens her 
mother droped dress material into her lap and told her if 
she wanted a dress she'd have to make it. This v;as the 
bep:inning of her very f avorj te hobby. She still loves to 
sew and does beautiful work. She attended Penn College 
and later worked in Newton, Iowa„ When she was preparing 
to move from home, she and her father went to the Turner 
Clothing Store in Sigourney to buy a trunk. There she met 
Frank Alberson I'urncr iv 10m she later married. The account 
of their marriage has been recorded previously in the Turner 
Line - Frank Alberson Turner. They had one child, Annette 
May Turner, 

She has always been an exceptionally hard worker. 
Among the things she's done are: refinishing furniture, 
upholstering, layin/' hardwood I'loors, plastering, hanging 
paper, painting, gardening, cleaning and organizing anything 
that's dirty or messy, helping to build corn cribs at the 
age of 76. She could make something out of almost nothing. 
She's very strong and could work along.-side any man. Besides 
all these things she 's a very talented musician. She has 
sung in a winning Farm Bureau ..uartettu, lead both women's 
and mixed choirn. She plays piano and organ. 

Her second husband, Leslie Hoskolley, was a Mormon. 
She joined the I^iormon Church and iiras very active, especially 
in the music, until she moved to a farm with her thii-d 



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husband, and was too far from a Ward of the Church to be 
able to attend regularly. ohe still considers hersolf a 
faithful Mormon but since she can't attend her o\-m church, 
she plays the organ and leads tlie choir in the M.E. Church 
in '.\fhat Cheer, Iowa. 

During her first marriage she lived in Sigourney, Iowa. 
In 19U.3 she and her daughter, Annette May Turner, moved to 
Davenport. ohe worked as a switchboard operator. She lived 
in Davenport until 1967 when she moved to a farm west of 
.■fliat Cheer, lo^ifa where she now lives. 

My Grandma Adams is a work horse. I love to see her 
but every time she comes to visit us I know I'll have to 
stay home ana work sometimes until she leaves. I love to 
visit her on the farm. She is also a grr.at cook,. 



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THE KORrtOW-UKUNT LINE 

My Great Grandma Gaylord's parents wrre Jesse Sloan 
MORROW and Elizabeth Jullna BRUNT. There is no personal 
information available on these lines - only names anu 
dates as folloxifs: 

JESSE SLOAN MORROIV was born August 5, l&^O i^ Macon 
City, Macon County, Missouri. His parents were ^Jilliam 
V/illiams Morrow and uouanna Svunmors. Ho uien May .7, 19^'i|^ 
at Sipourney, Iowa. They viero married March ^^, 1'*^ ^ 

ELIZABETH JULINA BRUNT was born March ^(j , l6L|_s at 
Andersonville, Madison County, Indiana. Her parents were 
V/illiam Harris Brunt and Nancy Williams. She diea 
November 8, 1922 at Sigourney, Iowa, The additional in- 
formation on the pedigree chart was recorded in the fam- 
ily Bible belonging to William Harris Brunto 
Children: 

1. John Mark MORROW B. Dec. 30, 1363 D. July a, 19^2 

Married Melissa Melcum - Augo 30> 1333 

2. William Brunt MORROW B. Aug. 21, 1g65 D. June 13, 191^8 

Married Rhoena Conner - Jan., 1, l5(39 

3. Thomas Jefferson MORROW B. May 13, 1867 D. Dec. 30, I87O 
i^. Nancy Louanna MORROW Bo Aug. 2, I869 Do March 12, 1972 

Married 'William Henry iaylord - Feb. 11, I89I 

5. George Matthias MORROW B. Jan. li^, 1872 D. Jano 31, 1920 

Married (2nd) Nora Goodi. an - March 30, 1909 

6. Samuel Elton MORROW Bo March 2, l37i|- D. NoVo 13, 1937 

Married Anna Pollock - April 11, 1901 

7. Sarah Rebecca MORROW 3. March 12, I876 D. 

Married Laffette Gilliland - Dec. 27, I89I4. 

8. Jesse Burton MORROW Bo Aug. 9, I878 D. June 25, 190l| 

9. Albert Eramett MORROW B. Nov, 10, 1880 D. 

Married Urzula Randall - April 11, 1906 



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10. Mary Henrietta MOHHOW B. oept. lb, l6«3 D. 

Married Peter Horras - Oct. 7» 192cl 
Married Glen Cameron - 

11. Louise Elizabeth MOilROW B, Feb. 10, lbd6 Do 

Married Fred Binder - Sept. 16, 1906 

12. James Leslie MORROVJ B. Novo 12, 18^0 

Married Eva Fisch - Nov. l8, 1913 

Of these twelve only one is still living. James 
Leslie Morrow is living in Ottumwa, Iowa, All twelve 
were born at Lancaster, Keokuk County, Iowa. 



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NANCY LOUANNA (Annette) HORrtOv/ - was Dorn August ^, 
1869 in Lancaster, lov/a, the oldest daughter of a family 
of twelve children. V/hen she was six days old there was a 
total eclipre of the son, she said. Being the olaest girl 
she did a lot of mothering She graduated from High School 
at 18. She was a champion speller and her favorite book 
was the dictionary. She l^^ved to write, and wrote every- 
where - margins of booK p£ ^es, any scrap she found, and if 
she found something big er.ough, 1 ke the back of a greeting 
card she'd received, she'd write a letter* on it. She loved 
the feel of a nice pen on good paper. In her later years 
her daughter, Elizabeth, would make her telephone list;! of 
all the numbers she might need and before Long it would be 
covered with such things as, "The sun is as bright as a 
silver dollar in the sky today," or "Elizabeth and Tom caime 
today." She wou-td list all the states and their capitals. 
Every year for the family reunion she would write a poem. 

V/hen she and great grandpa were first married she 
v;as in a buggy and the horses ran off. She was thrown from 
the buggy and her : eg v;a:; caught in the wheel. She didn't 
walk for a year. In later years - her 60 's - she was quite 
sickly. However she recovered and lived to be 102% years 
old. Because of the help of her children and loving, atten- 
tive neighbors, she was able to live in her own home until 
April, 1971. Then she livee iid. th her daughter, Elizabeth, 
until her death, March 12, :.972. 

She was an amazing woman and had many, many friends. 
On her lOOtn birthday the Hayesville Savings Bank wh^ ch 
her hus )and had helped found, gave an open house and hun- 
dreds ,f people care to see her. She greeted and visited 
with every one. She never* looked her age and was only bed- 
fast the last week or tv;o. On ] er lOOth birthday, the first 
thing she did when she got up th£t morning was to call her 
Doctor and say, "V/ell, Doc, we made it]" She was quick 
vritted and alert right uj to the end. Most elderly people 
can remember way back but forget today and yesteraay but 
her mind retained everything. 



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The only thing I remember about my Great Grandma 
Gaylord is how young she looked and hov/ smart she was 
till the age of 102. Although it isn't usually done, 
the fixnilj took pictures of her lying in her casket 
just 1 o show hov; very young she looked » I am including 
one of these pictures here. 



<7x 



'/e TWENTY-THIRD PSALt^l 



HE Lord is my shepherd; 'J shall not want. 

He MAKETH HCTOLIC DOWN IN GREEN PASTURtS. 
He LEADETH ME BESIDE THE STILL WATERS. 

He ReStoreth my SOUL: He leadcth me in the 

PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE .. 
y£A, THOUGH 3 WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF 
THE SHADOW Of DEATH. zlwiLL FEAR NO EVIL'. 
FOR THOU ART V- TH ME; THY ROD AND THY STAFF 
THEY COMFORT ME. JHOU PREPARES! A TABLE 
BEFORE HE IN THE PfiESENCE OF MINE FNEMIES; 
THOU ANOINTEST MY HEAD WITH OIL; MY CUP 
RUNNETH OVER .. SuRELY COODNFSS ANO 
MERCY- SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS 

OF MY life: and y will dwell in the 

HOUSE OF THE LoRD FOFL EV£F<. 



IN MEMORY OF 
Mns. NANCY L. GAYI.ORD 

Born Aiigiist 2. 1860. Lancaster, Iowa 



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ENTERED INTO REST 
■ell 12. 1072. Sigciiirney. Iowa 



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SERVICES HELD 

Hayesvillo Community Church 

Tuesday, March 14. at two o'clock 

WORDS OF COMFORT BY 

Rev. Leonard Leslie 

COMFORT IN MUSIC BY 

Mrs. Gene Butler, organist 

Walter Fagen, soloist 

CASKET BEARERS 

Dale Colbert Fedal SchulthoiG.s 

C. J. Mertz Richard Wilkcning 

E'imor Mci't: Harold Yahn 

INTERMENT 
Peinington Cemetery 

Rc.vnolds Funeral Chapel 



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MEYERS, T.nni-^P 



TURNER. Frank Alberson 



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TURNER. Or vn Hc^r^^. 
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BORN 27 Sept.' 1898 
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23 June 1871 
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BORN 15 Oct. 13U1]. 

WHERE Herzhausen, Hess, {j^ern, 

D.ED 25 Aug 1912 

WHERE Rock Island, Illo 



BORN 
WHERE 
DIED 
WHERE 



BORN 

WHERE 

WHEN MARRIEO 

DIED 

WHERE 



BORN 

WHERE 

WHEN MARRIED 

DIED 

WHERE 

BORN 
WHERE 
DIED 
WHERE 



BORN 
WHERE 



BORN 
WHERE 






"SFpERSONTuBSnTTlNa CH 
rf ADDRESS 



ON THIG CHART IS ^j^ 
1AM E PERSON AS NO.^ 



rUR'.iER, Henry ^ . 
ORN 15 'Sept. i'-33: 
vHEREDel. Co., Ch: 

»HEN MARRIED 29 ^^c* 

MED 17 i--ay 1916 
WHERE 3igourney, ■ 

NAME OF HUSBAND OR WIFE 



SiVE HERE N*ME OF RECORD OP 

BOOK Where thu INFORMATiOh 

WAl OOTAINEO. REFER TO NAME! 

■Y Number. 



DATE , -, 

NAME OF PERSON SUBMITTINO CHART 



ITREET ADDRESS 



HE <^ <- I >Jo f-i> 



FJj^UHjrKHiJlr t^il.f4.11i,l 



TURI-IaR. Leonard 



ON CHART NO.- 



TUi^rfER. Leonard. Jr. 



1 TURMER, Henry J, 



BORN 15 3ept. 1833 
WHERE Del. Co., Ohio 

WHEN MARRIED 29 Aug . 186(1 

DIED 17 Kay I9I6 
.WHERE oigourney, la 
.^A\^DKIi.^.Cft1inda Arielbide 



NAME OF HUSBAND OR WIFE 



Give here Nm< 
Book Where 1 
Was Obtained, 
by number. 

m 

LITHOOIIAPHEO I 



BORN 10 Feb. Ibl2 
WHERE lAfash. Co., N.Y. 
WHEN MARRIED EstliTiated 1833 

DIED 27 Aug. 1877 

where Delaware Co., Ohic 



BORN 27 May 1791 
where -jtockbridge , ilass. 
WHEN MARRiEDi.^s tinated Icllg 
DIED 16 ripril 1:71 



TURMER. Joseph 



BORN 2 Sept. 1759 
wHERE^ear Hartford, ConK 

WHEN MARRIED 25 Sept. 17^9 

DIED 23 May 1829 

where '.inaitehall,Ua3h. ,IK^. 

KJjapp. 3arah n r Sallv' 



BORN 6 Sept. 1760 



HERE 



Jellvue, ia'con,i-ich whehe 



19 



vHERE'*itehall,V/ash. ,N.Y. 



BLAKEl'iAN, DIr.;;T.^L^ 



7 Kav T 791 

BORN I '-^'-^J - \ / ^ 

WHERE i-ontpelier, Vt. 
niED Hi. Oct. l;7a 



BORN 
WHERE 
WHEN M 



Bellvu'e, iLaton,Mich born 



COLE. Harriet 



BORN 
WHERE 
DIED 
WHERE 



WHERE 
WHEN M 



BORN 
WHERE 



WHERE 

DIED 

WHEHE 



DIED 
WHERE 

BORN 
WHERE 
DIED 
WHERE 



l^ 






ITTINQ CHART 



DATE 

NAME OF PERSON SUBMITTING CHART 

STREET ADDRESS __^ 



NO. I ON THIS CHART 19 -, ^ 
THE SAME PERSON AS NO -i 



ON CHART NO.. 



lAlBtRoC 



-- anaie 



■ay 



BORN 1^3 >- '-i"S L^'/L 

WHERE './ashi"n.~ton, la. 

WHEN MARRIED — FSC. 19D 

DIED Creszo-1 , lovra 

WHERE 

?UR.'.KR. Crvil Henry 

NAME OF HUSBAND OR WIFE 



BOOK Where th!S 


Information 


Was Obtained. Re 


EB TO NAMES 


«Y Number. 





NAME OF PERSON SUBMITTINO CHART 



STREET ADDRESS 



T^g.i-u I 0£,^.^ :7"^.c. /»^/5 



_3J- 



ON CHART NO.- 



tALBERoO'I. Fanaie rlav 



23 June 1871 
WHERE V/ashington, la 

WHEN MARRIED 2 Fsb . 196^' 

DfED Creston, Iowa 

WHERE 

TURWKR. O rvil Henrv 



NAME OF HL 



•JD OR WIFE 



AL BSRSQN, Robert V J . 

;;; 2d juiy 1^31 



BOR 
WHERE 



Ohio 

WHEN MARR.ED 17 DGC. if 

oiED 23 Feb. 1892 

WHERE 



GORDON, Elizabeth 



PEDIGREE CHART 



AT.RKR.ginM^ Thnmflc, 



BORN 23 May 1797 
WHERE Penn. 

WHEN MARRiED JUHG l6l9 '''' 

DIED 1 or 17 June 1856 

WHERE 

■;;-or Jan. I820 



JAhPBELL, Fannie 



BORN 

where' 

DIED 
WHERE 



li; Kov. 1795 
7 i'iov. 1071 



e GORDOrl, David 



^I^N 20 Lay 1«38 , 
^n^„^ Harrison Co., Ohio 

23 May 1923 
^^HE„E Sigourney, Iowa 



BORN 
WHERE 

when married 
d'ied 

WHERE 



ALBERSON 



BORN 

WHERE 

WHEN MARRIED 



BORN 
WHERE 
DIED 
WHERE 



BORN 
WHERE 



DIED 
WHERE 



BORN 

whe;^e 

DIED 

WHERE 



BORN 
WHERE 



DIED 
WHERE 



WHERE 

DIED 

WHERE 



. Si'blv (?) 



WHERE 
DfED 



Ohio 



CHART NO._ 



12 






aulTTINQ CHART 



i ^ HI 

IE OF PERSON SUBMrTTINO CHART 



EET ADDRESS 



_Z- -^ c ; iO<^> '-; 



I ON THIS CHART IS 
SAME PERSON AS NO.. 



Ik 



CHART NO- 



GaYLG 

BORN 
WHERE 
WHEN M 
DIED 
WHERE 



j.-.YLORD, Wllliaiu nen ry 



DRN 29 March l66i4 

■HERE ,/inslov;, 111. 

HEN MARRIED H Feb. lu 

lED 30 Jan. 1951 

'"ERE Sigourney, la, 

■Ti^'iC'.-J -'p. loy T.nnnnn 



91 



NAME OF HUSBAND OR WIFE 



(nnnette 



E OF Record 

HIS INFORMA' 
REFER TO N^ 



,1 LaDD , 

BORN 
WHERE 
DIED 
WHERE 



io&OL.rYi£e^ 2 9 /f7V 

DATE --, 

NAME OF PERSON SUBMITTINO CHART 



PEDIGREE CHART 



STREET ADDRESS 

"2>£.<-OiO£.2-£. 



.^ AC ;a06^ 



.Ik. 



ON CHART NO.- 



GaYLORD. Alva Lorenzo 



1 QnYLORD, William nen ry 



BORN 29 March l66[| 

WHERE Winslov^, 111. 

WHEN MARRIED H Fcb. 1 b 9P- 

biED 30 Jan. 1951 

.WHERE Sigourney, la. 

MnRSOW^ Ma my T.nnannl 



NAME OF HUSBAND OR WIFE 



BORN 

WHERE 

WHEN MARRIED 

DIED 

WHERE 



lb30 

1853 



(Anaette] 



LADD, Mary Ann 



BORN 28 July 1832 

WHERE Montrose , Penn, 

D.ED 27 Nov. 1907 

WHERE Grinnell, Iowa 



COPVttieHTEO. 



BORN 

WHERE 

WHEN MARRIED 

DIED 

WHERE 



BORN 
WHERE 



6 LADD, John 



WHEN MARRIEO 

DIED 

WHERE 



, Jennetta 



^ORN 
WHERE 
DIED 
WHERE 



BORN 
WHERE 

WHEN MARRIED 

DIED 

WHERE 



WHERE 

DIED 

WHERE 



WHERE 

DIED 

WHERE 



BORN 
WHERE 
WHEN M 
DIED 
WHERE 

BORN 

WHERE 

DIED 

WHERE 



CHART NO. Xq. 



EOF PERSON SUBMITTING CHART 
EET ADDRESS 



I ON THIS CHART IS 
SAME PERSON AS NO.. 



KCrtHOVJ. l^ancy Louanr 
2 ^.ug. Ib69_ 
Lancaster, low 
11 Feb. 1 

,ED 12 I-:ar. 1972 

(HERE Sigourney, lovm 

^■^YLORD , ■ 

NAME OF HUSE 



ORN 

■HERE 

■HEN MARRIED 



William Kerry 



BORN 

WHERE 

WHEN 

DIED 

WHERE 



a ( An 
91 



RECORD OR 
NFORMATION 
ER TO NAMES 



BRUI 

BORN 
WHER 
DIED 
WHER 



SOCIETY OF 



DATE ^~ 

Lame of person submittino chart 
street address 



ON CHART NO L- 



1 KOflHOW. ijaacy Louanr 



BORN 2 Aug. 1069 
WHERE Lancaster, low 

WHEN MARRIED H PeD, IC 

DIED 12 Mar. 1972 

WHERE Sigourney, Iowa 

GAYLORD, William Her 



AME OF HUSBAND OR WIFE 



MOflRO'^J. Jesse Sloan 



BORN 5 Aug. 161+0 
WHERE I'-acon City, Mo. 

WHEN MARRIED ^^ vlQ.V t . 10d3 

DIED 27 May 1921+ 
WHERE Hayes ville, Iowa 



a(Annette) 
91 



PEDIGREE CHART 



MORROW. Williar. Williaiti; 



CHART NO.. 



BORN 

WHERE 

WHEN MARRIED £ 

DIED Between li69 6: lc76 

WHERE 



SUMI'IERS, jjQuanna 



BORN 

WHERE 

WHEN MARRIED 

DIED 

WHERE 



BORN 
WHERE 
DIED 
WHERE 



BORN 

w"^"^ Missouri 

DIED March 1;91 

WHERE 



,^ BRUNT. James 



BRUHT, Elizabeth Julina 
BORN .28 Mar. l6ij.3 
WHERE Andersonville, Ind. 
DIED 8 Nov. 1922 
WHERE Sigourney, Iowa " 



JRUKT, Williar-.- Harris 



BORN 17 Mar. IclO 



WHERE 
WHEN 



MARRiEo 21 Feb. 1832 13 
ED 17 July re 90 
HERE Lancaster, Iowa 



WILLIAMS, Nancy 



25 



'hard 



BI3GC. Nancy 



WHERE CurrLtuc Co., N.C. 

DIED 13 Augi 1865 pfi HARRIS, William 

WHERE 

Harris. Sarah 



27 



COVJEN. Ann 



DIED 31 May 1853 



WILLIAMS, Mathias 



BORN ![,_ Aug. 1607 ■ 

WHERE 

DIED 25 Oct. 1671+ '■ 

WHERE Lancaster, Iowa 



BORN; about 1775 

WHERE Md. 



WHERE Kd. 

LOF'TIS. Elizabeth 



1780 

WHERE Md. 

DIED 11; March 186[|. 
WHERE Kedtuk Co., I-wa 



BESWICK, MIKREM SUE, 1955- 




'kASK TYIT:: I'LI'ASI'. PI.ACIO THKSE SHKKTS AT THE FRONT !■ Till'; SECOND COI'Y 1' YOUR 
Ml I.Y H I STORY . 

nr Cciniributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

S(i that your family history can hv mailo more usolul to hisLcrians and 
lit' r s s t n cl V i 11 )', American f a m I I 1 c s , wo arc asking you to fill out Lhc liirni.'; 
low . ill i H will take you only a few in i n u L c s , and will bo c a s i I v made ov e t 
to an Index which will p ei r m i t archivi' users ready a t- c o s s to lust those 
nds of family histories needed. 



survi:y 
1 



Office Use Code 



2 



Ynur name /Aj , |< reH Su<L 'BiCSiO \ tk 
I) a t e of for m /\p n] \ Ql ^ n l Ic 

Your CO 1 lege: Roc k Valley College 
Rockford, Illinois 



(TD //_ 
(II) // 



Check the earl lest date for which you have been able to say things 
about your family in your paper. 



Before 1 
"1850- 1 900 



750 V 1750-lJ 







1800-1850 



1900 or later 



Please check a 1 1 regions of the United States in which members of 
your family whom you have discussed in your paper have lived. 

New England (Mass ., Conn ., R . I . ) _v/_ M i d d 1 e A 1 1 a n t i c (N . Y . , I' e n na . , N..I. 

Va.) South At] ant ic (Oa . , Fla . ,N .C . ,S .C . ) l^ast South Central 

(l.a . ,Mlss . ,A1 a . ,Tenn ,Ky . ) Wast South Ce n t r a 1 ( A r k . , N . M . , T e x . , k . ) 

East North C e n t r a 1 ( M i ch . , Oh i o , I n d . ) I' a c i f i c ( Ca I . , Wa s h . ) 

(llaw.i i I , A 1 aska) __i^ ( 1 1 1 . , Wise.,) 



riease cheek -llj^ occupational c;iteg,ories in which member:^ ol your 
family whom' you have discussed in this [laper have found t: h e ins e 1 v e s 



\l_ Farming 

1' ransportation 

Professions 



Mining |/ Shop keeping or small business 

P)ig Business Manufacturing 

Industrial Labor ~'\/ Other Jol<a('i<: .S/11/-fn 



Please check a 1 1 religious groups to which members of^our family whom 
you have discussed in this paper have belonged. 



Roman Catholic Jewish 

Baptist Episcopalian 

Quaker Mo r mo n 



■ t e r i a n |/, M ethodist 



Presbyt , 

Congregational \J Lutheran 
Other Protestant Other (name) 



What ethnic and social groups arc discussed in your paper? 

\/ Swedish Other Scandinavian 

Blacks Indians 

Jews ^Central Europeans 

Irish V British Native Americans over several 



German French 

Mexicans Puerto Ricans _ Eastern E, urop 
S lavs 

n e r a t i on s 



I t a 1 i a n s 



East Asian 



Other(Name) 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

1/ Interviews with other / Family Bibles ^ Family Ce n (- a 1 o g i e : 

family members _Land Records The U.S. Census 

^-Z Vi ta 1 Records 



\J Pho tographs 



Map s 



Other 



FAMl LY DATA 

A . G randfather (your father's si d e ) 



Name 



ratner (.your tath^ s side ) 
/-I O-rcl d UJo O d J^SiVt C /c C u r r e n 



t Residence 



Date of birth S^: pf€/nhtrl l^% Vlace of birth /'Vorr,S(-)r).-U\,no\S, 

Date of death St'njt ry\}x r 'j /ill Place of burial ni ornSbn ^-L/l ', /-> )^ 



numb e/f o f 
ol vfG^hi 



gh school 



vocational 



Co 1 1 e B e 



j; r ■ , d e s c h o 

i)c-tipation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

.,, (afterleavinghome) 

1 s t dWrk I A eloTKiOrj SWU ) a t e s /^](jt}'/^OK 1 s t /T^^^ r - S^/-)^ T //,/io, Da t e s iMklUS-/^ 

:'nd yar.iVinu Dates ,Q6ci^rxfS 2nd /^ihirh^ Pa oac^a Dates /7/^-/9/7 

i r d -fdV a5^cS^(-^r D a^fe s cl^^ .JcOj ^ 3 r d /T]^, rr/ :3 .-^Z) Xil. Ua t e sj^il^rj^^^ 

^'th Jn^^LranCe sa)t^ Dates J'^^jr- \ 4th Dates /-■-'^"' - r -_ 

Religion /f]effi(^(J'Kst 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc -/TJ^i/JifX. P '-^ 

Place of MarMage to your grandmother /T) n C T \^d/) ^ j] . ^^^^ /Yc^O ^mt) ^ T l^n dd 
NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or anoth'er 
relative give that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

(irandmother (your father's side) 

Name-PeSS/S. (3 C(X^ ij ■ \ COS^^ Current Residence 



v^rc^ 



Date of birth /^dr C ^) ^^< I P'^? Place of birth 

Date of dea tli/I/oi;t?/n^t'r fe , / 9 V<g Place of burial /Tl f 



lud^JM^^Qod^ 



Education (number of years): 



grade school_ 
college 



111 



high school 



vocational 



Occupation (s) 
1st hoULSt uu\\- 

2nd 

3rd 

4 th 



PLACE OF RKSl IJI.NCE 
^ ,, (after leaving home) 

Dates rm-I^7t 1st /7?^J TA sk J/ ) . Dates /m'/^/O- 

^ 2nd /)fh rfc^^ (jiiKjcdJa te s L^J'A'j3J.l-.. 

3rd mc^rr\^a^U\ Dates /9/ 7-/97/. 

4th Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n /'/ ]^i}^r,cl',sT 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. /jlf'/VO'^^. . ^^TL_ 

P 1 a c e oT in a r r i ;(2i^ to your (-, r a n d f ,i t h e r /7l(\rri'>i'^ri, J-ll. ^ a t >.'/l/n(JtM ipCrJq/jO^ 

NOTi:: If your father was raised ' i o age 18) by a stepmother or 
another relative give that data on t h c' back of this pa;',e 
(A-2) . 



i-2 S tepgrandf ather (your father's side) 



Name 



Current Residence 



Date of birth_ 
Date of dea th 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 



grade school_ 
Col lege 



high school 



voca t ional 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



lst_ 

2nd 

_3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

__D a t e s 

D a t e s 

^_D a t e s 

Dates 



Rel lgion_ 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother_ 
i-2 S tepgrandmother (your father's side) 



date 



Name 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school^ 

CO liege 



vocational 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4 th 



Da tes_ 
Da tes_ 
Dates 
Dates 



lst_ 
_2nd_ 
.3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i aion 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather_ 



Date 



Grand fathc>r(yourmother'sside) ^ 

Name - f^CX-T I 0/1 ^ Li A G. Current Residence 

Date, of birth__J^,g lip^ j^76 Place- of birth flpSa ^ J ^5//,'^ cje Q 

Date of death /")^' Q ^ ; j / (1 ^ I^.^Q- _Place of burial fHoCC l^C^CL^nlll/Jlo)^ 

Education (number of years): 

grade school ^g high school vo c a t i o na 1___ college 



0<:cupat ion(s) ^ PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

^1 < / C\\\ /j'S/'/^- (af^r leaving home) 

^^^' n Jg oM^niitn Dates 1st /V, 11, rirjf I) 1 1 le^-i^ll. Dates WR't^:^ 

2nd Dates 2nd P\r riStin^2^/Knci S \)ates/%2~ /^^0~ 



3rd_ 
4th 



Da tes_ 
Dates 



.3rd 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 



R e 1 i .; i on L{k\)ltra fl 



1' o 1 i I i c a 1 parties, civil or s o t: i a 1 i- 1 ub s , fraternities, (j t c . 0(Iq_ /^JIjJU-IS 

C^luh, ckciCnrj and /rvmhtr df o/nnrch^ MoarA- 



I' ' aTTa f marriage to your grandmother (^ ltr\ 17)^ ^ZITqU.- 0^ da t e/^eLraOXa ^5, i^/55^_ 

NOil'.: If your mother was raised by a stepfather or anotlicr relative (to 
I age 18) give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 



Name _i- c/O- O (?/l /) S Q/l 



Current Residence 



Date of hirth Qf_,n (I. <.i rOl^ /^^-5 Place of birth }" H Q fl T^ ^ ^iAy'^cU/) , 

Date of death DeCeiQ' lhtr ^^V^ l^^^'^ Place of burial /I'lof t) S'On j „X//]/)OaS' 



Education (number of years) 
grade school uT high school 



vocational 



college 



PLACE OF RL.S 1 Dl'.NCl'; 
(after leaving, horn e ) 



Occupation(s) 

/ I ^>^ /\ /I ^ V. a J L e I L e a V i 11 )', no me/ 

1st. huLSim^r Dates /^9'/90 6 Is t_/rhrrh^,/lJJl. _. Da . cs /^^v^o)_y 

2nd Dates 2nd Hal 



3rd 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 



3rd 

4th 



Dal es 
Dates 



Religion Lii iher an 



litical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. _f]_C/]_^_ 



Place of marriage to your grandf a tlier C j , /r^j q n -I- cO^ Da 1 1- ^J;;,^^^^6^y^ 

NO'l'i; : If vou r mother was raised by a s t epmo t n e r or another re I i I I 

'^ ^' give tha* d-*ta on the back of this page (D-:*. ; 



ve fVo 



C-2 S tepgrandf a ther (your mother's side) 



Name 



Date of birth_ 
Date oi death 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school_ 

Occupation(s) 



vo cat lona 1 



col lege 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd_ 
4th 



Da tes_ 
Da tes_ 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 
2nd_ 
_3rd_ 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother_ 
D-2 S tepgrandmo ther (your mother's side) 

Name 

Date of birth 

Date of death 



Date 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 



grade school_ 



high school 



V o c a t 1 o n a 1 



CO 1 lejk. 



Occupation(s) 
1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4 th 



Dates_ 
Da tes_ 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



lst_ 
2nd_ 

4th 



PLACE OF RESlDKNCll 

(after leaving home^ 

Dates 



L 



Da tes_ 
Da tes 
Dates 



Re 1 i gion 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



D a t e 



^H_lJJ)RjK^N of A & B (or A-2 or B-2 ) - your father's nnme should appe.ir below 

• name /)]/:uJr-lu/l ±ltn(^ ?KlpLO,Qk 

^ Plare of biyth ^7o^/..,,v7/yy/;^ ^,<^ date Q pf , U _ J V/ 

■ Number of years of schooling' /_5 ' c c u p a t i o n ^/-^ z^?/ ?; c/ -|^,^ p/i///-.- A 

Residence ffjoCCi iC)/l,Xli Marital Status / nrArT'^ d 

Number of ch i Idren J^* Death 



■ '"^ •■' m e ! r<^C'ii heonard \3e^u/,Q_k 

I'lace of ulHh /^^^^r'^Sr)/),X/l. date ffj^cUOfd J9/9M 

Number ot Y^ears of schooling / (^ __0''c c u p a f^i o n /e f/r e (/ 1. RS qo en'f 

Res id>.nce //7nr/-/Sn/7 X/A Marl tal Status /7ldrr',fid ' ~ ' 

Number o 1 c h i 1 d r e n // D e a t h 



'9' 



N a in e 



Plnee of birth 



date 



Numtier of years of schooling 

Res i d e n c e 

Number of children 



Occuoa Lion 



Marital Status_ 
Death 



Na me 

Place of birtii 

Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



dif. 



c ( ijpa t Ion 



Number of children 



Marital Stat uj 
death 



Nami 



Place of b i r t h 

Number of years of schooling 



da t( 



Res i d e n c e 

Numb L> r o \ children 



Name 



c: c u |) a t i o n 



Marital Status 
Death 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



date 



Occupation 



Number of children 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 

P 1 a c7 of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 



Nuriber of children 



date 



Uc c upa t ion 



Marital Status 
dea th 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 



date 



c c uD a t io n 



Residence 

Number of children 

N a m e 



Marital Status 
death 



date 



P 1 act- of h i r ih 

Numb.T ot years of school Inj; 

Residence M a r i t a 1 Status 

Number of children death 



Oc (■ upa t ion 



Na me 

P 1 a c e of birth ~ ~ 

N u in b L' r o f years of schooling 

Residence Ma r i t 

N umbc r o I child ren 



d a t e 



(• (• upa t 1 <) n 



Status 
dea I h 



CHILDREN of C and D (or C-2, D-2)-your mother's name should appear beloi 

1. Name /]/ j I S .^''/O vl /77 / / 1 ///)0Z 

'lace of birth /// ^ ^,v<,v y y^X//- dati 



Number of years of schooling / { (^ crc up a t i o n 7fl,r /M€' f 

Residence ff\c)f f ! 30i]^l\ , Marl tal Stati 
Number of children ^^ a.-.^^\ 



__Occupi 

^1 n^lt 



:us 
death 



2. Name r(Ci^h\r Oln/f/lOe Lau i 



JWrn^M. -^lL d a t e .. Vp /c- /7) h< f ^, {9fi2 

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ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willing) 

I hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and 
administrative rights, to the Rock Valley College Family History 
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A LIST OF SOURCES 

1. an interview with my mother on April 71, 1976, 

2. an interview with my father on April 6, 1976. 

3. an interview with my aunt Madelyn Beswick Renkes 
. on Anril 1 8, i 976. 

^, an interview with my aunt Jenny Lind Smith on 
April U, 1976. 

5. a letter from my g:reat uncle John's son 'Valter Lindh. 
He prathered much of the information from relatives 

in Sweden and from an old family Bible in Sweden and 
sent it to me. There is an "h" on the end of his name 
Lindh, whereas it is dropped here in the United States, 

6. A t^eneolo^-y of Harold Beswick that was done several 
years ago. 



tKEVAO^- T(j TH::; 'AZV,S.h 



I hope tl-iat '■;hef}\RV you sre a relative O'- not, you 
find this f'l-'i.ly history interestin^T. vh^n I * as 
p:iven the as-i-^nnent of making a farrLly 'history, I 
have to ad"nit that it really '"irl nc-t intereat. me. 
Bat after I got started, it v/as hare- for me to star 
workinp: on it. I tried to put as -nuch inf orrna ti'-n as 
I coulfi fin^ that I thouc^ht vrj.s i nterest j n^': v.'irh?. n 
this rpsG^irch. I ho'oe that you en.ioy I'eaainr t'lis as 
much as I d'o whan I pa^e xhrou^rh ''ly f a"'' i ly history ■> 



CkiTDITS 

I would like to i^ive credit to those \v?io 'iielued -e 
to make this family history. ''■.'iuch of this LnfL-rrnHtion 
wr.'s slathered :^roT: my mom and dad, Trr-:cy and //'ild-ed iJeswick, 
iVy ffrandparenta have all Dass^d away, so much o-r" the in- 
formation has heen passed down by word of -^^oi,;-;'- . r.lrs. 
?'adelyn Renkes, the former Tadelyn Beswick, was very 
heloful in tracing my father's side. She surclied me 
with pictures and an old scrapbook con^:ainin!- many articles 
concernin.^'; the Beswicks. f'"rs. Honald o'nith, "^h^ former 
Jennie Lind, was very helr-ful in fratherin' i'lfor'^ati on 
concernin-' my mother's side, 1 also received as.sistance 
from ■.'al*.'--" ''.jir^d in -Jwoden, He rese-'rched -^'V motb.er's ^ 
dafi's fa^iily for me in Sweden. iValter ^-'^^;he''•ed his in- 
formation --"rom an old bible and ^'rom the re-rister office 
in vjallb-,', Sweden. 



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I cledicate this -'a'^iilv ti.istorv to any urener.t or future 



relative who wouli-^ find soirie interest in it, 



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th^.t everyone I h";ve wrixten ,'ibo'jt '.vo-jld ri-ree with all 
of the facts I have stated. I hoce that soTi.eday this 
fan^ily history -.vill be of some use for a future relative 
in tracing their relatives. If I ever have a -"a-iily, 
I here -ny children will be croud to looh ^'.t t-.is lineage 
and say "These are m.v ancestors". 



Nils Ariel f' IINDM pnd Pell a F^'i'^RSi. :c v:p>-p SGh-;:'! cT^S:^:- 
"?ates. The;,' 'vere both from ".'elbY LisTer Hor?Bcy in Swerien. 
"ils was b^rn on [v'ar'ch 28, 185'''. 'ie '.vas a bl'-ckr'^iit.h, 
Pella wat; bor-n on /•.ui';ust ?, l''5''« -ihe v/aH i.-i.e riaup;hter 
of a skivnor-. "hey were rriarried ir; 'H75, :-,'iis died on 
February 1 6, j93'-'-« Me was buried on February 23. 193^, 
Pella was buried on December' ?.?, 1931. She died on Decem- 
ber 16, 1 93'^ • Their children ■.ve;'"e: 

1. Karl Johan who was born on June '' f , '^7":' He '"larried 

Id"; Johnson. 
". Hilda Jen:~\' who was born in 1^-'^''. .-'-.e never r^.^^irrie^'' . 
3. Ni].s Herald w'->s born in i''^^. Ke T'-.r^"^ --r' 1 r'irl 

na-'-d 3vea. They ?.ad no chilr-r'^ . 
-' . r'rida Karoline was borT in ;' -^d"! . ::>he "'arried 
"•'els rexerson, Frida disli"'ed he'^- ''-- 1 !-.'•! -in-] aw 
so she char.-";ed the last na~e to ■"ear;"c:r. . '!^hey 
har! a daU'':hter' na^^ed Hazel '.''ho r:^:":"!- :' 'leorj":o 
Schrader, Geor^,e and Hazel resi'-'e ir: ;,;or;'dson, 

5. ~r!'.est was born in "^336, He fi^-t :--'r>""ed dlla 
Johnson, '^y ;^reat sun";. ./hen she di.>" he carried 
h>"'r sisfp-r, f'anny Johnson. ."■".er: :•".;■'.' ."••r-^, he 
n:a'-r;ed Flla Peterson. .'h'^n '•:!;''> --if-'-, ''\e married 
Julia Jals;;r;. He had tv/o -'iris ny his fir:^t v'ii'e, 
■"^'hey are C":r'<.ce and ."Icrence. 

6. Ka'iny wa.s bc^Ti in ^^■^i']/. She '■nai'riec harl i.'attson. 
Th' y had two sons. 

"7. 'onn Hernan was born in iSP'-, '/.e aiu^ie" Vera. 



They h?.d t'vo children: 'viajken, v'hotv I g"i n'j":ed 
after nnd ./alter, who ;'5;athe'."Gd rr -st of th'rj 
i nf orm'-! t i on for me - i n Sv/ed en , 

8. Frans Rudolf was born in 1868, alr-o. Ke v/as tv/in 
to John. He died when he was very younp, a'cnrox- 
i'-nately iP9?. 

9. One child was born dead, 

10. ?rans Rudolf was born in 1P9^I-. Ke Tarried Sipne. 
They had two children. They were In^^britt and 
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I'nrl Johan : V"^ was born June 
Ke ^vas the non o:' Nels and Fella Lind. He cc;:- z. ^he 
united States in 1 B98 at the a-e of 23. ?or three yenrs 
he worked for David :^crey as a blPC^:.'.ith in , illidgevil] e, 
cis. He was a blacksmith in Sweden iiefo-e coTnin- 

;. His father was also ■■ blacks-^ith. 

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to the United Stats 

In 1903, he or^ened up a shop in Morrison v.'it! 

the sho-D on his ;.-.vn. He bor^o^ 

'•iKO bought 
-.arried Ida John- 



and eventually took over 

from Squire Leonard Tracy to buy the shot), 

a s'-all house which he added on to. 

iQC^. He was a ;:iember of the C'-:'' 

-evar served in the armed j.jrces. m :-:. 

,,- v-p .^.j,ie his nv.n horseshoe? fo^- ^ui^e 



son on rpL:ruar:; 

Fellows. 

b 1 '! c ^'" sm i t h 

time . 'hen the automobile became x)or)ular, he t, 

doin;- weld:.':^ jobs -nd sh^rpenim^ farm utens^l^:. 

a member of the Bethesda Lutheran Church. He wa 

all the tim= he -.'ar --vi + h' the churcl 

Qf the church's ooard . 



;: . He was 
v;as a. deacon 
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My screat uncle Rudolf Lind. 



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[Lanclsli6i:-:in;jcn ttUsainmans. med dc jyra mcclaljoicr ^>m hade tillfaUe mirvarn: jr. v. K. F. MqgnelJ.. 
\ ^(irrum, Tags Abrahamsson och Eunc Tapper^ Sonnebu, saint Rudolf Lindh, SljiiUby. '.' ';:r~ 



Florence Lind, now 
Nelson, Julia Lind, 
and Ernest Lind, 



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Svpn and r"?!]?, JOHNSON were both frcm Ynfl;n'i. T^^la's 
maiden name is not known. Fella died wnen sr:e waj5 fairly 
youne; and .f^ven went back to Sweden after rerarTyinfT. 
Sven died v.-hile ridin^ a. bicycle. "-[e had ,-:lv.'ays b^en 
very active. Their children were: 

1. irnest who married Louise. They har" .'..rth^.r, 

Florence, and Ethel, 
? , IdcM who married Karl Johan Lind. 
3. Nanny who married Ernest Lind, 
k , 'I'lla who also married Hrner;.T Lind, 
5. Betty who Tiarried Konrad, They had X'.vo -;hi]_rren. 
Both live in California. Their na'i'-f:: -re ':\''y "^■ru'^ 
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Ida JOHN^i^Tv- Lind. wr-.f- born en Au£r'i?;t 2?, ■'•^-"-. I:i-i, 
her three sisters, Nanny, R'lla, and Betty, ar.n h^r brotr.er 
ivrnest, caiie to the United Stated frorr. J.veden in ':"99- 
Ida '.vas only l^ ye^'rs old. Her orotrier 'vent to California 
and the four s:irls s'^ayed in r.^orrison, Illinc-is. Ida 
went to work for my dad's .^rr and parents (the Tracys) as 
a housekeeT^er . The 'Tracy hous^e was on the corner near 
the blacks'^ith shop where she met Karl lind. Karl '.von 
a victrola an^' brous;ht it to her at the Tracy ho'a;:e. They 
married in i 905. 



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Karl Johan LIMJ -.nd Ida JUHMGCN'r. life to etv-n-- 
r.hey Wr^re "rirrled February 5» 19' 5" The/ rented cne of 
the Tracy' 3 horse and bu2;-:^ies to ;ro to Cli'^:~.'n, leva to 
H;et married. They had four children. They '.■•■re! 

1. Nels Ben.]?!, IT", in was born on Febr\!ary '.■-., ■19O6. 

?. Proctor 'Jlarence v;ar^ born Seoterfbe-' ■"'' , ''Qf'B. 

3« Jenn.v Carolina was born on Seotember 3. " '•J''^ 1 . 

^. "■'ilnred Lucille v.'as born -m July ''^, 19 "7. 

5« A fifth cVi.ild died at th^^r jiame tl"'e Id^ died. 
Ida died '.vhen her younrest child ■ivas ^nly "^' v-ear:; old, 
'■'a"l died in '^■:-~'^, 



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?:or'ho'^orG. Hp ■:-'eri '.vent t- vcr^-^" in his : 
oil '_ -j;h Rh.:!":;. H(5 '•.■or' "<'?'"] iri^'r'; 'iTtil ''■-'•75 
w'Hy- torn do'vn. r!e nev^r Tr.nri'.'ie'' . 'ie r- 
tre hO'M;p ■'■•'•.';"^ he ■.var born "In on '''•0 ' c 
■' rr i son , J 1 1 i n oi s . 



NrLh Ben.ia'nin Z/l"'"' ^r:rHuyte(i from . orriror^ \-.'- \'u chcio] 
i>q ■'92^. -le then ■■vent to ArTiour Tc:;h tor ^ y-'- rr. v'-^.en 
he left .Hrrr!';ur ;'ech h» -.vorked ir. -i fnotory ". ': :,. int:-n, 
lovri and then at 'General 'il^ctric in '.'oi-'-i son . r:els 
developed polio vdier: he 'van c yeai-;- old. He 'im;^; ■vorn 
braces on hi? I'-'^s since then, hut he h^-.r- no' I'^M- th':t 
bother hi-^-. Nel-^ also •.vorked in a HX ^^as ET-^ + ion for a 
'.vh^le. He v;orKed in the city clerk's o'fice '-^ir .va" 
even a oolico magistrate for ? yeir::;. He h--- ■■or--'e' on 
rv,e e lectio;: boai-d for ye-irs. He h?i^; had rev-a:-aL ^^irdens 
•vhich he vp„.,- r^;]pri ;vith ^any ^lov/ers ^a'lo ve-'exeol^?, 
i{p keens =^"'' o" t>-e relTt:ver; s'lO'-lied ■vith -non-; f'.o.^'^rr 
and ve-retai^lef: . hels -lev-r "larried r.'-id s" 
the hco-e th'^t ^',e v/is horn in. 



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• ieriny CTrc'iine IT?.''"' T'-'/'u'it^:'"' fro:''. ' ..^ 
in 19''9. ohp -^'i ':■•■! ed l'.o^^■-'.lr'^ LeHc/ S" 
" V 1 "^ , Th'^^v "Pi''' P thsir hc'^s i n Jni ."r.v^ 
'.'.' o r k (^^ ''3 ? "t i i r ?■','— '•''^'; esi -Li ".'!-'/ . 'I'hf^'V f'- 
^ire: -^aynionr! ^^.,.;^q ..;ar born ['■'ay ?, '9^3 
July 7, '9 '■!'■. 5.nri Jerry, who '/as born 
/\-'-^qr' +^"9 c ■" i 2-'' '"''-T v,er9 cl^ f;nP'.iH;''i t'c;i 
'.'/ 9 n "t 1; C' ' '• '- : 1" '\ J o V J- Q n 9 r ';. 1 3 1 ° c ir r i c « ■"' > 
ferr^^^ t(j ■„ cono'-jO'.voc , Vis cons in, '""ne 
it.:"" n'j'^e t\- J'-^ r:i?; + i^'>n. Th-'^.v liv--'^ in 
"t'..plvf> ".■'"'' ■ :' . rJny lent tr. ■'jin vcn-'n."''"'' 

■^ r i_. -^ r ^ ^I'lp'i "^, '*•."! ■: .'^*''P ii^ ]"^ VI <- ^'p 1^* .^ pr^ "■ ,' 

lis •h'-'i'p ■' f^ ''.':•-' B '^ c'liof pn^i nf?>'-''r . Th 
f?i-''"'t ',''='" n :" . T'h-'^y t'p.9n mved ban'" t ;: 



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^■'orrisor, 1.1 lir: .'r. She v.—,;- bom .'. r. t'':0 •"•'■■ ;■.•. 
brothers ^r:'' r^ii:Z'-T or 1"0 "owie '"^reet ;,n - .'-.rrj 
^ier fr^ther n^'v--^r'" n-'-li^ven ir. soin.? to ti;c I'-Jvie;;- 
Sunday, but '.vnen ■'ilrired's riother, Ida, r'-'ceivp;i 
labor pgins ■.•.•ith, ' i]-!rGd, her fatri'^'r sf-r'" thn ut; 
ki^s tc T::e 'novies to 'jet the"'' out of tne 'rr^c;. 
■f"''.ther, Karl, h-'." xo --"t the doctor fro"; *-he ' •! : 
tc heir deliver' I'-il^red. iie h^-.c'. t,; ■.'.••"• i.t •.-•r.til ti 
had firi.vh'"^ ''^'".o ^ ' holes, th )'-<-3!h. ."he rhjctc.r ■•■-■'•- 
bv a "n i r' • V i^ ^ .-.■■. '■■■-:"■ I-; d 'rs; . Reed, '.Vhen '.•'ii r I'e' r-- ' 
c^ld, she v.ent to "alifornia 'vitii her T'otiiOr ■.''r'::: s 
■J e ' a ' ' , 7 ■,"i."'.t :;er '"Lther's brothier and r;l:-;' ^■. 
z':\°'. ff>"iT davG t'j ~ravel t:^ere bv tr' .'o'. . rt: ' "a'^ 
TO'^ole"'' T"'- '.'j'li'e v.'hile "Thev ''.'ere ■''.•oe. 3c'~:'' .:"i^ r 
^or ''iiri---^'' -.v-^p;- B>!e -'ot b''cV; froT tj^^: ■ '"i': ~ ■ '"Ja 
" i 1 ■' ■'^'" ' f: ■■ -,-fi-pj^- •;•.;- carry:':?: anotr;"o' a-' ! ' ■'' .-id •■ 
Y.-^v--,- -tO' . I'-'e '".^ct-ci' said he CC''-1'^ c>r' O'' ':•" ■■v--^ 
Ida'r: IJ^'e, but ahere v/as ro cl^aroe :'^''''' •■ o ;::;/ 
Ida 'vo '}'"'■ >"ot I'^'t the™' take the t'-b ■ ev'o;. xh :;:h 
•.vcjld ~ ; ^" i'hbei" '.f:y, Ida o»isd r ev,' Vo'-'r- ..'■■'■'. la 
3eo'i-joe o "' ■" h ' :; , '''ij.'^re" h'..:cil],e fa ro'"" '■ ; ■! :': 
?>f.''. ho'^ t / re'oO'it the year, She '..oat ~ ";■ ; 1 u: 

si:'ter 1~'~ -;o'n'"' o.>- • elored. yildred ra.t •,■■••-: 



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''bio to : "t: ''r' "!;"':(? c-'Tf; of xhe clepj';^'"'^ m^':'^ :" ,o'-:^-;' ^: 
hoTie. S'le ■■ ~ T. f'Hci ■•■hen she ,■."■'.8 -i fr"<?::h''';.'i-; •■:'!:'■■ T'-:Pr; b.r: 
'-.■■o '■■.'! th hi in. for a con. cle of ye-'.rr, '''hey ' t V'-c' •*■(;.--.-:■ 
riH'^ '.vpTG T.--- ^^v- j^ prJ n-i June 10, ''Q'^-i-' , T'he'' h'^.d r..',!'" '■' i i s ; 

], Kn.rl Rich'frd wac born on Lcrcb'-r '-, ' J';' . 

", jfi-op "ordcn ■v-aB born on Lct.oh''-r '^ , '^ '^ - _^ . 

3, ".'■i'-'ren >u.e '-vas born '.^n Dece'i^'t.er '--;', '955. 

^1-. Fa'nela •Jo v/ar; born on Uctob-'r '^"', ■!'■'■■. 



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"'r-'ov Leo^' rd ji'vi-vIOK nnd "'ij^'^reri L'.;ci''p l''^','o life 

rr'-p^^y -lyif-? ""ilnred 'v^-^re 'T^rrie^' "~n Jwne '''•', ''■-'■: ' . ■"r"^.cy 
hr-,-' receiv"''^ n. telegram fro'- the :ntorn;-l r:ev^-uv :^ervice 
tell -in'?; hi": "^c ror;ort to Broo'^lyn on June 1 f^, ' ""'!'^ , ro 
the r:oi,.!ple -^n^le arrr^.n-pments to bp -'irri-:'' ;:-fore he left, 
-.-il-rori Ir^-c'-r joined Tracy in bri^ohlyn. Their apfirt- 
rrent -as fairly •■■lod sized. It ^-/a? f-jrnlshed «;-;-■ o>--ly 
noBt ^^+0 includin-r the utilities, "'racy -.va,:^ t;-'^:! trans- 
f^^rred to "hic^H~o for ^ and a half ye-'i's. 'I'h^ir ai.>--irt- 
'"ent tli-'^'e cC'St ^-■!-7,5' 'cer '^onth and -vas ^^nf :ro; - ■'■'^:''' . 
"^nay "i-jf'p ■"^in\' friends there. The In+-- :"■.']. he-.'f^-nav) :;'^rv.icp 
-t-hf-i^'' tra''" s :''.?■'■'" e"" Trac to 'r~reerf,rt . '.'ihile li\MnfT in 
^reeonrt, th^^y l-d foar child-en, 'I'hey I'v-' in yre^'ca^rt 
^,-^y. -i <-. -r^^v-r^^ nvth ' il'^:"ed "''"■ Tr-icv are ■/(•v.' "crive 
'.vith the^r' C'liV^nen. Miidr'e'^ ^vas a da"-! "vv-'e;' ■^ " r the 

■c") '-a ■ "^ir ■■■• ve'ir". They v/ere 'j1.-"o '^cxive t'cr t-'eir 
so'" ."T. .vhiie in Freeoont, s^'^e o' ■■:-ae'r- ''riea^'s 
'r^cv ' nd 'i'dre-- interor^ae'' in or- in'. ': aen Tracy 
,,,,,..<_• ^-^ ,.v.p,H t; ■;oc'':forri h'^>"r x--e\' li--^'' for- ' i yo'ira, 
-^. .^r.^' p.-i:.ri T;^ ~<^nt trailer and ■ere '/•■*' ' ''Ctiv" i,n '■'- 
.■■..] > ■ jers an" Hi-'ers Associ- ■* i on. ' '' ^ve:' "■. .;al ly 
-■ •• -; -r'.-^-l trailei", O'-ir ^a" i-1;: ■ ■'--'■■'■:' tnias. 

;- ;••.-, --i-; \<'en"' to vane C'llifo a'-i'- ' ■:" a -nnth, 

and /viscansin. It vas v^r-y sel^'o"! "■;"■ "'s * ; ■ •,-. -^ ?n 



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oldect son rmrrie^ en '"jece'^'oer '■"' , ' -'^I . ii 
Karl Ric"'"''"'r! '■•g^Tie'i Fn.tricia Ann Fritz. :'r 
now live in ''orrison. They have a beaj.xiful 
There your.zer^t child, Pam, still lives ■■itr: 
■■'•ill ^ra''u'^.te fro''i hi^h scho'T this ."/car. 



inri /.'i Id red 
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r/lom ■ and dad's weddini?; announcement, 






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MILDRED L. LIND 
WED TUESDAY TO 
TRACY L.BESWICK 



Ceremony At Bethesda Luth- 
eran Church, 8 P. M.; 
Reception 



Mi^-; Mildred L. Lind, daughter 
.,:• K:irl l.ind of 110 Towtie street, 
;»T.-ur,e the bride of Tracy L. Bes- 
■x-xk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold 
W . Hcswick of 309 south Genesee 
-•.r-i-t. at a candelight wedding sol- 
. r>:;i;z'.'d at eight o'clock Tuesda.v 
rvfiiij? in the auditorium of the 
Ui-;ii''.-da Lutheran church. Rev. 
ir.rry S- B. John.son, pastor, read 
''■'• Hingle ring service in the pres- 
et. cc of approximately si.xty rela- 
•,v.s and friends. 

Cn-cding- the ceremony Miss 

H' i.-n I'liddifoot, organist, played 

(hi- following nuptial number's: 

"li-auty Eyes" by Posti, "In a Rose 

rf'.wev'' by Rogers and "To a Wild 

lift" by MacDowell, after which 

~h- play'fd the accompaniment for 

;.,.. .■■■r.lo number by Mrs. Glenn 

Hiigtierg, who .^ang ''Because." As 

i):.' .^trains of the Bridal Chorus 

fr<'Mi I/ihengrin were sounded on 

:!.e organ the groom, best man 

find tl;c pastor appeared from the 

.■•■;ir i!it ranee and proceeded to the 

:.:\:\r. where they awaited the 

i.r.cli' and her attendants. Abel 

I; • k'-s, brother-in-law of the 

;,".. in, son'cd him as best man. 

"^ Til.' bride made a chamiing ap- 

(..•■■irance in her full length wed- 

(!::(; frck of white marquisette 

i.i.-hi'ined with fitted bodice and 

faring skirt, finger tip French illu- 

- ,ri vvil with insets of Chantilly 

;,■«■•• which fell from a lace crown, 

.i.-Mi white accessories. She carried 

^i .vh'iwer bouquet of pink tea roses. 

As >he and her father came down 

trr ai-le from the vestibule at the 

r.;ir "f the auditorium they were 

(,-,• i-led by the bridesmaid, Miss 

I rance.^ .Molloy of Clinton, Iowa, 

„• intimate friend. The bri'des- 

;.':ii,i was attired in a full length 

'!-;,,it'l pink taffeta frock, white ac- 

ir'^sLiM-s and carried a colonial bou- 

; ,|.j, ; r.f mixed flowers. 

I ' '!,,<. vows were pledged before an 

'.;-..;r banked with bouquets and 

' •: r:i.vs "f ros-es and peonies, carry- 

' i:,K the bride's chosen colors of 

! p.r.k and white. Two candelbra 

' -ui'-.dards, holding white tapers, 

iwirr'.- placed at each side of the al- 

t'.ar. During the service Mrs. Hag- 

jb'-rg sang "0 Perfect Love," with 

|m,-s Puddifoot playing' the accom- 

I |,:ii}imc!it. The bride was given in 

v'rsrriage by her father. The or- 

' ;:.i::ist.';' recessional number was 

! M.'iKiols-ohn's Wedding March. 

1 T.'ie r.cc'ption at the Brick House 

S. :i r'loni, which followed the ser- 

1 ■. •.■!•, wa.^ attended by forty rela- 

' r-e.^ ai'd close friends of the newly- 

I ■A<'U. Tne bride's table was center- 

i-M with a three-tiered pink and 

j » ;.i'.<» wedding cake, topped with a 

fn.ri.-iture bride and groom. Wait- 

I ....^^,..^ s.^rv'ing lunch to the guests 

iv.-'-r'' Mrs. Harold Rick and Miss 

Ljarqiielme Kier, who wore black 

', .i:'d whit<? costumes. 

! Inim-diately after the couple left 

Ion a wedding trip of unannounced 

rio5tinatioiK_Th&Jjride chose a 

(raveling costume of medium blue 

print crepe frock 'with sheer red- 

ingote of the same design, and 

whit? accessories. 



.Mrs. Bcswick, a life long resi- 
dent of this city, attended the lo- 
cal grade and high schools, and 
I since then had remained at home 
I with her father. She is a member 
of the Bethesda LutheraVi church, 
which she served actively, and held | 
the position of secretary and treas- 
urer of the Sunday school depart- 
ment. • 

The groom attended the local 
schools, graduating from the high 
school with the class of 1933, and 
was also graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Illinois with the class nf 
]ri:'.7. For the past three years Vn- 

The groom attended the local 
schools, graduating from the high 
school with tha class <if 1933, and 
was also graduated from the Uni- 
versity of IBinois v/ith the class of 
1937. For the past three years he 
has been employed at the North- 
western Steel and Wire Co. of 
Sf>erling and recently accepted a 
position as Intoi-nal Revenue agent 
and is now av/aitig appointment by 
the U. S. gOT/ei'ument, -^Huch will 
decided where the couple is to make 
their home. Tliey will return to 
Morrison for a few days before 
leaving to accept this postion. .He 
has served the Methodist cjiurch as 
a member of itg choir, being a tal- 
ented musician, and last week re- 
signed as treasurer of the church. 

Both aro worthy young people, | 
highly respected by all wl'ip know 
them, and a legion of friends ex- 
tend best ni -wishes for the future I 
\viUi congratulations. J^.; 



r^om and nad's weddine. 



Mom and d'^d's twenty-fifth anniversary. 



Plan Open House 
III Observance Oit ' 
Silver Anniversary 

Ivlr. and Mrs. Tracy L. Bcswick 
will observe their twenty-filtn 
wedding anniversaiy witli open 
house June 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. 
and 7 to 3 p.m. in their home at 
1311 Coolidge Place, Roclaord. 

Mrs. Beswick is the former 
MUdied Lind. daughter of tlie 
late Mr. and Mrs. Karl Lmd and 
Mr Bfeswick is tiie son of Har- 
old and the late Mrs. Beswick. 
The couple were ■ married at the. 
Bethesda Lutheran Church rf' 
iJune 10, 1941 with the K4A 
! Harry S. B. Johnson off iciaU;//. 
1 Their attendants were Mrs. hf 
wa'-d (Francis Malloy) Sv/anso 
and Abel Reraces. \ 

In Mrs. Beswick's family :^r^\ 
two brothers, Nels and Proctori 
Lind of Morrison and a sister, I 
! Mrs. Ronald (Jennie) Smith, 
' Oconomowac, Wis., Mrs. Abel 
IRenkes (Madelyn) of Morrison', 
is a sister of- Mr. .Beswick. The 
' couple have four children, Karl, I 
Jim, Mikren and Pamela, all at 
i.orne. . I 

All friends and relatives are 
cordially invited. 



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rar-l 7^ ch"'-r^ ;5PH'.vic>- is the olr'n;-r c'-'i'l-' i:^ '^:y "a-iily. 
lip ^vT3 born in Fre-?Port, Illinnin. .mk?;: '-'.o -'-."iTv rnov""i 
to RocVforH, Illinois, he -jr-nt to cchool - t • I cine 'Irane 
^--h"ol nn'' then to 'luil^ord 'ii:^^ -chool. ^'^ -raciu^^ited 
♦h-o'- Gvul'^crd in i9':9. He vpn+ to ivick VnU'^;/ Colle-e 
for one sjeTie^iter . Ke then enlisted in t^ie ha-zy '.vhich 
is his present oocup^tion. He i-iarried Fa-^ricia Ann I'ritz 
and they have one child, Ja-nie Allen, They are anxiously 
av/aitin:': ''or their second child who is to ';■•:• nni-n any say 
now. 



ar-es Torrion .;es-s'ick- ■■as born in T-^ref^T.o''t , II ■mas, 
non the f- - ily "oved xo Rochford ne attend-v^- Al'cine 
i"-'io ■'aho!'-'. then T.incoln Junior '-hi'h, and xhen r.e 

■To- hjilfcad Hi^h 'School la •9'/''. 'ie -raduate 
est'- --a Illi:"oic University in 19'^--' '■■iTh a -najor 
i.-o+i. T. ^^;e is presently rrtr 'r';'''i'n"' :he "arDenter 
;.,v..,,„h of niinois Finanr:i;l ■ ar'vi ''"'^^ . 



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a:: cla -^ o '^•sv-zic'^- was born in Freei'crt, IlJiaois. 
'■-. a w e n X •: c the s a • ■■! e s a h o c 1 s ''. - '" e i- r. -, a a ' • :" ■ o '■ ■ • . -. 1 c i - 
ra-'c ahocl, Lin-:oln Junior HiTh, a.nd ■a;er :.;iJ.:ar'' 
.■,^^,: -..,^vprt back to yorr'ison, Illiaois s! 



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-noved wixh then because she ■.••'as still in hi^^ school. 
P^'-p. ?rad-,;aT.es fro'o ^Vorrison Ki^h achool tais -a"'. oh» 
is c-cloyed in a nursin*^ home there i'l o-".:-:-- 



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'"hev hai three chi^ ^r = n. Joseph wr^s a rroch'^'^ 
their c'-ilr^r'-: ■••■:; ThcriaK '^''ilneK who j-r-r-i'^d 



one of 
.h Exley. 



John and :.'-^rv ^iXLKY were also native" of "••'o^V:-;-: r^-, v/ho 
ca'-ne to ■i.'^eric'i ^t an early a^e ^nd l;-ca,te-; in Bloornf ield , 
N<--.v Jersey. He esT,ablish9d a woolen ".i "i 'l and '■ .:■" ■r-'-' i^- 
the •^anufac'-'.-'-in-:: of blankets and Glc*:h r.,j,- --en'? -^n-isr- 
',ve-r, havln^- T;T'eviounly baen en^^-'-ed in thai easiness in 
the old coantry. fh-^-a- were six children in their fa'nilyv 
(;,r. ;.f i,ne'.r r-a'ldren was Sarah -^xley who ■nar-a-i=?d rho^ias 
" ilnes. 



Thomas L'TLNlvb nnd .jarah EXLi'lY were alr^o n'^tivps of 
Yo--kshire. Tho'^u-.s whs born in 1 802 anH -jar'^h in 'bi;0. 
In 1329 he ca-ne to the Mew World and '.•as r--even ■■.'eek;"; in 
cross in."; the ocean. He brou'':ht with hi^i Snrnh an'' their 
six chile ren, of whnm +he eldest wa?; but H years old, 
Arrivinp; in 'l-^w Yor>, '■:r, ?."ilnes went at -n-e to Bloom- 
field, New J.-r3ey, where he worked as a blanket 'r-yker 
for a few nonth;;, and then went to Lowell, :-ias-:ar;hu?etts, 
where he found errloyment at his tr-uie o-^' c':}-a"t wea.virr, 
i:n the first of June, l8^>-2 he and his fa^nily arrived in 
V/hiteside County and he nurchased a clai'n of a i-;r. Hol- 
linshead an-^ entered the same that fall. V'V . '.'ilnei;, in 
co-^aany with his eldest daup:hter, returnod o ..-t arid the 
following -ar-in^'- was joined by his wife ar d four youni?:er 
c-ildren, le-ivina two sons to opem + ^ the " ar--' w-ile the' 
youn?:er -embers of the family wore beinv educ-'ted. He 
di-d in thp e-st on June ^2, l8'i-7. M '^i^^ ''' ohUdren, 
Q T-onched the a""e of maturity. They wer^. : 

'i , Gus-^ainah who married William Hinley, 'inr T^ ':er 
Anr'row Vurray. 

?. Rachel who died at the af^e of ''?. 

1. Jc^a- marriod Eliza 'rownsend . '"hey hid ^i- children. 

a. -ra -n^vv^.^iod dhester rillord. fViey had : cal]d„ 

5, :d;omas married Sarah Aldrell. . aey -ad '- oaildaen 

6. :' ary died, youn?,, 

?. -ToeeDh married Jennie W.ason, ''he-' ' ■ '' '- chilfa-en. 



H. :,;arah marrieri Frederick wuocl. They '■.vr'' 5 c'-nl'V'nn, 
Q. Geor=^-e vr-is (filled during-; the Civil ■.->•■. 



Joseph WuL'D and Wary BRLADBriivT were nax.ives of w]dhri':i, in 
Yorkshire, •■r.:-iMnd. Josech worked rv. a spinner in a woolen 
'T.ill. V.'hen tneir son Fred was ?, t'lcy c-'-.e to vmerica on a 
sailing vepr^el. It took 2" days- to cro.s - •■•e Axlantic, 
•T'ney landed in New York and from there went xo :..assachu- 
set + s for a vear. Joseph worked in a W'^o_ 
October, '^'^9 Josenh and Fred cane to II"'' 



is and -oar- 



chased a clnir: in Clyde Tov/nshio. The ^'oilowin^ sarin:', 
his wifo -rd fanily ca^ie. They only had '5^ -ores broken 
when they erectet^- a lo^ house. T^iere was no: a ;iou;-e in 
si^'ht fr'O ' their home. There were only '-" d 
tween theirs a-'d ^"v^lxon ^nd .i oet".een .-'-'ir- 
They dif? . t of heir trading- in T^ult>-:n, w 
'Ttiles across ocen prairie fro'n their ao";,-. 
VRV- '■'■er"e: 

1. Jo:-eoh died when he was :"3 . He an-' 

?. ;. ary was tr.e wife of Si-^.on StarJet-: 

a, jc^.-ocr- niarri ed r.'ary De":''''.on, 

ii- . ■■'r''>ric^ -arr-ied iarah ^ilrmr. 



'.■.(■,' 1.1 m^cs De- 
s and >terlin^. 
hich was 12 
dieii' c'^i]d- 

'• arv v.'er-e Tv.in: 



-;ocr;-e B";o.vICr-: and Elizabeth NAGGy wer-e i-m 
boro, Yorknai-e, '<:ns:]and. They were ola a 
a--" fa.r--.in" oaor-le of that country, who ca"' 



settlinp; n^'T "Toronto Hay, After -i sliort '" \ :-^ tViere, 
thev ca-ne tc ^he Uniter! States in '"O''- ''-h-^y tr-iv-^l -^d 
directly to .Vhiteside 'Jounty and locted on a "arm tnere. 
They had 6 children who reached the a:;C of 'r,at':rity. 
Geor2-e died at the a-^e nf 76 and Elizabeth ^t the a.'^e of 60, 
What is ^'r\^^''i-t\ about t>!eir children: 

'. R L--h-'.':-d -Tiri-ied Sally Patrick, ther l-^ve'- Hannah 
E. Kni.-'ht Humphrey. 

2, a carried daughter who lived in Clyde 



rieoTi'ie V. KliJ'MiT and Lydia DUNCAN- '^.^--v - was a 
in :.'aine, but after his remova.l to Licki-^-- C; --w 
he followed t-'e ocauoation of farmin > 'le r8;ii' 
for a fe.v V'=^-w'n and -.her ca^ie to Whitepide 1 jn 
He s-^ent '■x-.r, las;: day^ in Fulton 'I'ownshi :•, ".-her- 
in "R66. T.yiia died durin' the e^.riv chi Ldhood 
son Charle-. Ceo-^---- Kniaht's fatner wat^ oao ^: 
brc'thers wh: came fro::i En.;^land durir-;- the : :• t'-' 
Ceor^e wa.-;. -larriied '3 times, 
^ ;1 e child '■' ■= :'"! " - r e : 

] , >-an-:a h _:v,L married Alvero ;'u:nahr ^.■,', ■ -a 



IS ;.hio, 
led there 

-•, Illinoj 
> he died' 

of their 

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e-Tiber ''2, ' '-^^ ''■ in Scarborough, Yorks'.ir ^^, Tn^'-l-'.a.-l . ne 
v;as 19 years of ■- :e when he ca-ae to the '.l-:'-- .iorld nr/'. 
located in the vicinity of Toronto, aana-a. he war- -aarried 
there to Sally F-itrick, who vvas born of lco':ch oarpa+f;. 
They liv'ei here J year;-, before "-novin-- to Cl;;"'-^e ?o'.vn,s'''.i p. 
Both Clyie ':^own5hi-o and v;hiteside lounty :-ore in their 
earliest period of their development an-' 'he lorTier .-.'as 
unnarned. ^"r. 3es-.'ick Tjurchased a iract of L-n- and bear=n 
the tedious tl^jush pleasant ^vork of -akinr a '"orne. The 
fir^t ^rain ^-e raised v/as marketed ax Chicap-o and Galen-, 
-bpir hor'^9 tea- onlled the .=^rain to -i^irke^ . I'Vl-v -ied 
in ''5^^^^, l^-^vin-'- a r^on and a dauahter, 1 ah;aa: ■:•^i■ a 
•rember o^ the yetho'^ist Church. 'aieir chil^rer: , 

j. ■:ai";nda ■^-aia^ied Hichr-rd "'rye. 

2. Seor-e iied of n^ea^^las while rervln- vt the Un)un 
■,r"^" ''wrin'' the Civil -ar, 

hich^^rd 1- ..ICiC ^^n" Hannah a. KUia iwiiY- -''--r the deaxh of 
hii^ fir-" ' lae, he returned to Cana^=: and brc.irnt hii;^ par- 
ents to lly-'e To-vnship, where they reaal-.a" ::'i' -;':eir 
■■' a-----*-^;, '^r. "! "^'9 licha^d -narrieri H=:nna^ '\ • ■""■:; a" ev", da a ait^! 
i^-f Ceorae -a';' Lydia Duncan Kniaht. Har;r"-':; ■/ar only ten 
■•■■her her ■- ch-r ^e-. She ■aarri'^^ -J.-ero I'-chrey in ^ 63'^ 
In Lickin-, Chic. he died in 18^7 ^ -avina ? .a/a-: Cecr-e 
"a^^-^ied 2,.;cy Van Daaark, and Ioren:u), • f-e^- :' ^^ -ieauh of 



her husband lan-rih cttip to 'V'Mtenide soiuit;/ ■ r-. > 1J\-'-; v:! th 
hi-::-' brothf?" Vil ' iam until her mirri-jp;e ':o ich'^i";'; . :iichnrd 
v^an a uf^eful and influential citizen of hi:- tonshlr, :ind 
served ar; GuDervinor- for lU years, 1^59-" '7'" , ':ctjn.=3 con- 
tinuously durin-^ that period. He hold vari.-uf: ouher office? 
and 'van ■.':tiv = ly interested in educat lor-:! niatt'^'-a;. He 
died July 7, ^.^^H^■ of a blood clot obstructin.-- the action 
of the heart. He owned 3.'~9 r-.cr^H of land. heir c^iildr'en: 

1. 'v'illiarn \, "larr'ied R'ary W, '.v-od , f'aa ^-'-iier of Fred 
a n -■ "; ' I r a h '■ ■ i 1 n e s .V o o d. . 

?. •^ho-'^'-^ - L. •ra-:Tied Sarah Milla-ad. 

3. ii'zip -narried '.v'illiarn ''"iircs, 

/.J.. ':-■..-•-■;: :-;:"'-riod Tho.raa ^lilnoFi, son o:^ .;or;enh and 
ioi'^io ■.,r:i.3on ■.'iJ.nep, , 

S. v'-i'-ah .''ied '-vhen ''' years o] ■"' . 



^'pe-'er-ic'^ ■.vl'oD and Saral: iv:ii^NHS- I-rederic'^ .;:--• 
L'ldaa*^, in Yorkshire, 'Inyland on At:>'-Ii , ' •■ ■" 
of Jose oh --ad Var^y ]]ro?idbent ;vood. Coni:in~ to 
:;t-'tes at t--^^ a..-e of 7, he v/aa reared in this 
hia school ■orivile.^ea were ]-i;'^a.xe' , -'.t '::'■' : ;- 
b-^"an a-or'-aia":' aa a feeder in a aill '-t "''-n'^- • 
■^or one doll or and a quarter per •..•eek, .raer h 
bejran ■.■.•■orti n" a:-- a ntripoer in a tobacco '.'hoc, 
waa e-)cloyad iririi cc-u.n5; to Illin i^. Ha ;:••■ 
the ho"" f-::"-'' ■;ntil hi? marriaye '^n "ioo'^'a ; 



o'.jrn m 
, f'^e son 
t'".o Hnited 
co^mtry, bu- 
'- 0-" ■ he 
, .:ew York, 
e 'vaas 1 ?. he 

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ViF.s .;ar--.h y."ilne:;, 'vho v'RS born July 6, ' •3; '-^ .horvr-^ 
?in:' Sarah •■:-:]'=y '/lines, in Lo\velL, r^as:- rhuse" =:.;. After 
their niarria--:e, ^:r. Wood entered So acre?' of land in Glyrie 
Tov/ni-hiiT, -'nc'^ then i^old an-! bo-~ht ^0 acren of another far-n, 
He event'iali.' extenderi the far-^'n bo-;.:".^'-iri ? • aitil it con- 
tains ^''0 ac::^es. In W-irch "i ^^^ he nove-^ to ■■o>''r'if5on in 
order to ed:c''te his younger children. 

1. ■; r;r,/ aa^ried /.illiam Bes'.vick. 

7, .jo'='er!h narried Rebecca Jane Kma. 

3, Th'"^^o.o. died in infancy. 

I, ^ rni^^.,^,.;. -^ -igrried ;.'!?ir"'"aret r'anoyi, 

5„ Sar^h -nai-ried Ch^rle^ Ke-a."'-'-::. 

6. l^'^-'e -.vav^ en-":a7ed in the ] inf^'er '■ ov :■'-: 

7, '■;■ " " i ;;, --o H« "Tiarried Cl'-^ra S'leri ■'■''.. 
"• . ;:;:;v 'unr^^ied Robert i:. Cochr'oo. 
g, "ri't.h •'■arried Fier'^e Jaci^scai. 



a : onxa! 



■.illieT! Bl- ...i.OK and yary v.uloj- .'ai. 'la:: 
Tov/ns^-iir -r January 1, 135':, the olc-a-t .a' 
uo -^- nenc'f^''' -.vir.+ er terms of school in Cj v" 
til he v'-^s ?''j "/ear=^ fid. He rente'* ■: !• " 
T>-_no-.; ^'>- Ji yeara, then he bouaht ''0 oor' 
'^--rer- he =•■"■0 -carried he ■crrchara^H the "i"' ^ 
v;hich he h' -' "irr-T •■ov-,tod and alec ooer' ■- 
hi^ fethea's lar ' . :'.^ addod co rio' ■ • 
f^r-r- tr'-e to ti -e until in 19OO he iro '^•. 



in ':Uyde 
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^•'C -o';-e^ of 
■■ch-o-' 0:^ land 



?;ave the .":ro'i !:9r p-irt of his ti'ne 'ind at .e':-. ; i'-n to r.tock 
raisiric-, -vi'-in.- -a pr>ecialty of !j.irh':/r! ^nci Sho-t-ho'-ri cattle 
and Polan'1 China ho^s. For ^Z yearn he was en'-^a''-.-;d in the 
dairy busine;T«. He -enerally Veot about ^i-c G:r/:;-,. Ln 
January .! , ''''75 he ■■•as -r'Tried to vis:- Vnry :■:. Vo--.ri, yr. 
Be:^v,ick was director of the Mt , Pleat-an- :,.utu'!l Fi^-P In- 
surance Co. T'hey both belonp'ed to rhe :- oyal :\ei-'hbors. 
He served a_s collector and road cornTiis3ii'r.--:r for 3 yearw. 
He was SLii^ervisor for at least 3 ye-^rs ih"'-e. ohe was a, 
TP.emtaer of t"« ^CpisoDal Church. Thei'" children were; 

1. 'ilmer- born on Nove'iiber 2^, lS7'6. 

2. Loren".!)- born on Febr':ary ^ '-'- , 1&7"'- 

3. ■:'■'•■■•■':- born on •\u.?:ust 26, '''79. 

'J- . RiC'iard- b-n-n on (jctober 10, 1'^5-';. 
'i , Ha-. '''/".- born on June ''' , '' ' 3« 

6. H ' ■ f ^ 1 d - born on oe'ote~^ber 7i '^ " '■• 

7. Al vero- born on Februa.ry i '•' , Id -a. 






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My ,^reat gjrandfather '.Villiam Beswick is on the 

left, and his friend, Burt Goodenouq;h is on the risiht, 



My g;reat-e;randmother , 



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Mary MiiiiCs WuikI, oMesl cl.ild- of 
I'rod ar.(i Sav;ili Wood. wa.s liorii iu 
Cl.vde rowiLshij) Auril :;l:, K-.u!, ami 
died aftoi- a liuv.eriny ilhici:.-; at Jlor- 
risoii Aus", 22, i92;l, afetci 73 yfiirs 
and four iiicivdis. 

Ali or Iier i-aily li/y waf: s|]oiit <,>ii 
.t)io fai'iu wiu'ie irSiti was bovii. • SI;!.- 
vv-as niaiTicd .Ian. l,-.tfiT;";..t()..Wni, .A. j 
Besv.'ick^ wiio died in \'.r\:l. ■ 'IVi. .ihisj 
unioi) were Ijr.ni ;.;oven cluidiei:, ail- of 
wiiom survJN'e. Ehner of A.shlaiid, 
Ore, Loiei,^;o, ,,Mi-.s. Saraii nurcli,) 
Fred, i\hB. Haimah Culi and lianddj 
of Morrison, and Alvara of ICuna, 
Idaho. Tiiey re^^ided ou tl'i? Kiria un- 
til ly02, wlicii tlioy moved to .Morri- 
..soi',. Alter iK'.r irjsliand'.s lioatii in 
1:J32, sl)6 made lier iioiii" wiili \\v,\- 
ehiliUvu, huyinj,-- iived witli her son 



I liarolu the last 11 year.s. ^ 

yiii' al.so leaves to mourn Jier <!oalli 
■ee brotlier.^ and tliroi- si.-;tc).~: 
(Knnas Wood and ;Mrs. (,'has, Ken- 
^•"dy of Morri.son, George and Harry 
Wood of Boy.eniaii, Mont., Airs, riolieil 
Cochran of ),os Anj^cles, Cal., and 
l\Irs. Piorrc JacUsoii of Chii-.-iKO, rd.so 
17 «raiHlchi!tlron' and lU great grand- 
children. 

Slic was of .a j'ctirinfv di:-ijio.=itioiM 
and Iier ^^rcatest plea.sure wa.-; toj 
K-athor her thilih-on and Lvrandeliil- 1 
<lren about her. She wa.s ever ready | 
in times oi" -sicUne.^.s to ndnisCer to alii 
who called on her. She was a riioinberj 
of tlie Epi;:eb|)ai clun-eii and iittehded 
when her heal til i.ieiniittcd. Slic wa.s 
afiiUated witli XhevUo'.'a! Xeie-ldjors of 
this city. • - '-■ ■■ -. ■,, ,, 



Fuiieral pen/ices were held at 
2 p.m. Monday, April 1(>, in the 
Shadduck-Cannon funeral home 
in Clinton, lov/a, for Mrs. Roy 
(Hannah) Bull, 89, of Clinton, 
who died Friday in Mercy hos- 
pital. Rev. Brian Carter of the 
Lyons Methodist church offici- 
ated and burial was in Grove 
Hill cemetery at Morrison. 

Hannah Beswick was bom 
June 21, 1883. in Whiteside 
County, the daughter of Wil- 
liam and Mary Wood Beswick. 

She attended Whiteside 
County schools. She married . 
Roy Bull in February of 19C4 in 



had resided in Morrison for 
. many years. 

: Survivors include one daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Miklred Shaddock ci 
Clinton; one son, ICen Bull of 
Wilmington, III.; four grand- 
sons; one great-grandson end 
nieces and nephey/a. 

She was preceded in death by 
Iter- husband; one sister, Mrs. 
Sarah Burch; five brothers, 
Elmer, Lorenzo, Richard F., 
Harold and Alvaro Beswick; 
and one great granddaughtsr. 



My sreat aunt Hannah Bull, 
the former Hannah Besvvick. 




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Biiief IlSiiiiess — RsSes j 
Noi AimQuncei. .. ! 

Morrison, 11!., May 31— (Specla!.i— ! 
Mrs. Sarah A. Burgh, 62, died ul her ; 
home Monday morni'.ig following s, i 
si>: days' Illness of double pneu- j 

Mrs. Burch Tvas born in Clydo ! 
township, Aug. i!6, 18?9, and wns tlio ' 
daughter oj? V/. A. and Mary Weed, 
Bcowjck both, deceased. 

She vv'fis marrfed to H. H. Burch j 
also of Clyde tov.'nshlp, March ?A. ' 
1093, folIowUig which they engsKed [ 
in farniing until they moved to 
Morrison ir„ the spiini? of 1923. | 

She Is survived by her husbaid 
and six children: Harold W. of CAin- | 
lor!, Mrs. Bernice Linder and Mrc. ' 
LueUa Kuehl of "asf.lck tov.'n.'ihly, | 
Mrs. Jeraldine HaaseJman oC Dlxoii, 
and Mwion and tjhirley at ho;ri&. i 
Her praadchlidreii are Kerry Lin- ' 
der, Jr., Betiy Under, Caroll Gene 
Llnder and :Hobert, Kenneth and 
Billy KucM. Slie, has one sister and 
iive brothers living, Alvaro Beswlck 
ol Nanipa, Idaho, Elrner BeswlcU of 
Spring Coulee, Canada, Fred, Lor- 
enzo and Karold Beswick r.ud Mrs. 
Hannah Bull all of JMorrison. 
■ She graduated froni the Weat 
Clyde school and attended the Mor- 
rison higli school for slme time. She 
Vv-as a member . of tlie Methodist 
church here. 

Funeral arranjemcnts have not 
been made peiiding word from rela- 
tives at a distance. 



p,/iy ereat aunt Sarah Burch, the 
former Sarah Beswick, 



;-ro never ••'•Tn" to high school. In his e-V':!;/ y- 
occasicnally v/orketi in a clotiiin'- store ■.h-iic'-. 
rented. He v/orkeri a total of "3 ye.-'rs m 
businesB. He "^rirried Bessie Graty .r^'cy 



•-. his :'atner 

clcthin" 
Novell ber 1 "^ , 



My a:randfather Harold 3eswick(on the ri.?ht) 
in the clothing; store. 






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Jquire H. and -r^ity P, TKACY- came fror. No' Yo.- st-te 
mr settled ne-^ir .^terlin-, Illinois. They I:-:-:-r -^^ved 

illed^zeville, Illinois in I856. Both o: (hieir .-rand- 
^ved in +he Revolutionary Army. Their children 



to ?.l 
fathers 
were : 



1. H. ■!. Tra-y, who was the olderM 'ind di-d in the 
Civil War. 

2. ilenevi Tracy married a Howard. 

3. Irv.'in J. Tracy 

k, Loren Tracy, who remained sini'lp. 

=;. ryllie Tra-r-y, 'vho remained sin-l'^. 

6 A^'"!.'' T>''a'"\'', who rem.ained ^:in.'_e» 

7. :;nuire Lpo nard Tracy mar-.-ied "iusan Chcere'^n 



^oh-^t ':::".:i.vS.-AN and Sasan INGHAV- rrime '-r tne United ' 
3^^^^g ^y.,y. Kent County, Tonbridc^e Parish, near London, 
En-land. ^hey travelled to the U.S. or a s^nTin- shi c 
in 1B5H, "heir --hildren were: 

1. S';3an Cheeseman - mar-ied Soaire Leor^-d Tracy. 

2 . R ''.': e V '' h -^ e 3 e m an 

3. An'-^a Che-seman married a '-utland , 

U, f^ill^. '^^heeaeman married a i-i-anc.;;^ 

c- .' >- •-.! •." '. = c; ';heosem:tn 

6. Albert Cheese"^an 
They had ^^ chi ; "Pren in all. but inform-U.n -n the oth^ 
five is not knovm. 



My ecreat, great-grandparents 
golden anniversary. 



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'le most impoitaut and 
; that bas taken place iu 
m^s and energetic town 
ille, juGt over the coiujty 
J ou the evening of I.o- 
I . it being the golden wod- 

:!nd Mra. S. H. Tracy. A 
;uniey on the married-life 
juld be celebrated' in iv 
or, for it is an event )iot 
iccurrence. Mr. and Ivirs. 
J residents ojE this section, 
have they resided here, 
aattime tlieyhave oxyer- 
_;3 and downa of lile; tliey 

..leir tiines o£ enjoymeuE 
dods of BOnow and luis- 
luie has favored tUew; Ui:d 

.^ mile-poat of their jouin- 
j. themselves anrrouuded 
. dce, with sons and ci::-.i;_:ii ■ 
aarnved at matnrii;-, :.iid 
and respected, auti iiyu- 
3 of the corflmuuity. 
•ecasion sliould be one of 
i enjoyment, the old friends 
.5 v.'ore invited to partici- 
.._ .linearly hour in the eveu- 

Itie feutdts arrived. After the usual 
iflps iTf^d been eia-hauged, ;ind the 
.tended, Mvs. J. -J. Howard, 
;.rose arid in a trembling 

.i.d mother: I have been 
iir children to addi-eSa^-«U 
.sion. We, your children 
lildien, your bruthej. and 
lO: friends and n(:;wji()oj.g 
j c-!ob--tc ^your ilftioth-' 
'■"rytM.(com- 
■.3tieuvolden 



i for us 
- x-n per- 
„i<...L vl iuur laiui'y and re- 
aeet iogher to olfer you a 
of friendship and in belialf 
;o have been permitted to 
i present the- tokens that 
. .eii.sure them as souvenirs 
^orablo eveot." 
.iclusionof 3113. Howard's 
L-. Tracy arose and repl'edj 

know, ladies and gentle- 
j express my gratitude for 
;ous of kindnes.^ that you 
1 by your presence and the 
a of these gifts. .But we 
our sincere tntiixki" 
.;ves and friends v/ere aux- 
:• a word from iirs. Tracy, 
. not disappoint them, inalv:- 
jwing pertinent and time- 

y this will be a very memo- 
.;ion to me. We have been 
weetiuj our friends, and 
our liejutt'elt tUanka for 
,3sion of friendship. And 
teful to our Heavenly Fatli- 
injr iv; throu.irli life's .iourn- 
rcseut time aiKl in the fu- 
ve live. I hope that our 
a long, and that wo may be 
I o meet with yoK at the last 



i i;cv. FrarU: Lin- .i, .prt^to.!' of tuo ;^iil- 
j.iird'.jcviii'.i church ivas ;>rer;!cnt, and 
]i (ieKUicd it Jno duty to r.;>y ;t._ fev." wordss,. 
t ;>nd 'f^o f>T>;->'-opr!aTe vera they that wo 

ry Hire. This , 
iiy life thatl_| 
■■---.-_-.-<.. v<i-.. i^:ii.,c6ii-auuive'f6ary 
of the weddinsf of trieada. And this 
evening, in my thougtit, I have gone 
back over the fifty years that this aged 
and veuera'ole couple Lavo soioiuned 
together and have tried to picture to 
mjaeit how father and mother Tracy 
looked fifty years ago to-day. We may 
think of him asayoun^'mau iustabout 
to be married, f uU of hope and courage 
%yhich many times is .strangely persis- 
tent m talfing its depart.i.ire..juat_sdjea 
it is woat needed for passing the tryinr ' 
ordca! of getting married. I asked 
Eathevlracya little while ago if ho 
felt much older than he did then, and 
he said lie did not. I presume he was 
tmnkiug of the time when he and his 
voung bride started together ou the 
.louruey of life. And in our imaRina- 
tion we may picture the young couple 
ou thai, day, with hearts lilted with hap- 
py thoughts and expectations, many of 
which were never realized, and if wa 
could trace iu our thoughts tho years 
that have intervened we could see that 
ttieu- uves contained joy and sorrow 



My ffreat, great-grand- 
parents cTolden anniversar 



t Ki!t bj n-nrt-hy the children cj^m'' ; t 



h.!:: 

li- 

of JiO hju,.j ot loi..>!iLt:^j iL: ; ^ - 
<;.':pcrienced by old people -.w-^' .;• i: . 
to see their children ail leu re tiiu ; 
renca! roof. 

Out of a family of seven cb-lciren 
sarvive to < 
bat only i" 

iJoUie, '. 
absent. ■ ; 
bar ' ■■ 

fUi 
tiu, 



'•<■ t!)!.s hr:prjy eve 
-..litils eveni 
Jiiiiuusota 
■ be prese 
■ -._ CerLai 
' £o be gr 
- /iiu haa ■, 
. years, aii, 
lit iJiem topi- 
iii_,. occasion very flu i 

.luv' : is a iii.io of saui '< 

co"iii;'j.-..u i-Lt-^t in the thoujjht j i 
probably tiiis is'the last time that ' 
family Will meet as it mefets Uov/, 
aiiotlior half century Bci icely one V \ 
boleit. Yfc;.',iua veryfyw years ■i 
farthest, ivixnQ will have passed iuyi \ 
The lJe;ith Angel will come audspfe r 
his dark wings over the home, mi 
some of th9 dear friends will be tjika 
to their father iu Heaven. ' 

These are thoughts not aUogfethe', 
pleasant, but it is well to impre3.s upoi 
jour nnudx> the facts that we aretrajmj. 
' tory b!:ii;j.'; and that v/e are fast hasten 
in;/ to that land Itom wjience no trave 
ler retiiruj. How important that v/i 
should all prepare for that home whei-, 
wo ahaii go no mote out. 1 do not know 
what prepaiation these children an 
makiag to sneet the father ;ind mothoi 
iu tijHt' better coimtry, but let it be 
itfuu- supreme' aima to foim an u» 
broken isircle jia tUey are liere to-ui;.,''ht. 
^i'lJS'I.'S'ra piliserve these frieudo \i\<> 
have come iu Lore this evouiug, and 
permit them, all to meet around h:8 
tlu'one above' in that happy lifewheie 
:thero are no partings. ^ 

' At the close of Hev. Line's i emai' , 
the guests vfere invitod to partake .' 
the tootiisome spread v/hicU had .t; u 
prepared for the occasion, and i )- 
pared in abundance. Swiftly and I .)• 
pily the eveuiny hours How, and '.if. 
un^ilthewee small one.-) had airirl 
did the guest;;' take tbeir deparliui. 
Among tho number present we xnv 
tion: E. J. Tracy, Kioux Falls, Dalici: 
H.ti. Tracy and family, Miuneapoi;. 
J. J. Howard and wife, Oeneva; i'lj 
Howard and wife, Geneva; Mra. ."u:- "! 
Lidje, of Howard, Tl).: S. I.. Tracy '•vA 
family ;Kobt. Cheeseraan audwift;C. 
i;. Olmsted and wife; Wra. Strang 
and wife, of Lanark; John Hayes and 
wife; C. '13. Joluisoa and_ ■^■ife; %, V.. 
Kai-siiTger and' wife; 5Ii3. jf, . Aliiaon, 
Mrs. Elder Brown, Mrs. .J.F. Greeua- 
vvalt.Mra. L. C. Parsons, J.-'hiladelphi;i,; 
ill's. H'. O. Barber, Mrs. Thorp, Misafs 
Aunie Clement.i, Leah Keiley, Ella 
Boll, Hattie Olmsted, Alice and .Tune 
Brown; Dr. T.H. Walters, Dr.W. A: 
Gray, Kev. Frank Lines, and Messrs. 
Will HoUy, B. F. and Fred Shirk, 

Many from a distance who could not 
posaioly be pre.-sent sent their congra- 
tulations and regrets. , The gifts pro-, 
rented wore ma'uy Jitid very beautiful,, 
and will bo trea.suri;d by the liosfc and; 
).■.' :-i "1 ': \\'' <■. ; Til. was a mo.it happy 
'iid with tho many 
;ds- the GA?:K'.r!'i; 
'1 cotijtn'tnlHtioHtt, 
v.itj li.i' i' : ;■- :- ' Mr. ar?i J.'rs. Tr.icy 
may yet havo many years of comfort 
ind pIe;i<iui;o_iT! !-tore for them. . __ ., .. 



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Ireat grandparents 
Susan Cheeseman and 
Squire Leonard Tracy, 



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My a:reat-2;randmother 




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Squire Leonard TRACY and Susan CH-/;SS;hK- S-^uire Leonard 
was born on Dece-ber 13, 1^52 in New york st-^tP. In 
1856 his family moved to l\1illedeceville. Illinois. While 
in Killedgeville, his family farmed, un Seotember 19, 
1876 he married Susan Cheeseman. Susan iva? born on Nov- . 
ember IB, r^56 near London, England, After tV'.ei - narriap;e, 
the couole moved to a farm near f^.orrison, Illinois in 
Whiteside Counxy.in 3 B91 . In -orrison Souire Leonard 
ran a livery stable. Squire owned sto-k -id other buildine:. 
in the town of Worrison, includinr^ the Blacks-ith snoc. 
Squire end Susan had a very laree house with a few live- 
in -ervants. -hey lost quite a bit durin^ the Uopre.rdon. 
but they were -till n^t bad off afterw^'r-h^ . i^h<=-' were 
verv religious, esnecially Susen. Souire died en wctober 
22, '9''?. S .san died on Siecember iB, i9i>:;'. T^.eir cbild- 

>-f={-. .'.'ere ! 

1. :.aymond R. was the oldest cnild. he -arrien Stta 
::. -athew In ^''^6, ^ttsi is still ::liv- and resides 
i'^ "'orriscn, Illinois. 

2. ')e-^'or-:^-t married Cora '-^an":, T"-"-'.' ''•''■■ 



iree child- 



ren; 



id two 



q . " 1 o i s e who d led in ' V' ^ "' • 

b. ■■arion who married a ■•nabe an 
V'Lds- Barbara and S^incy. 

c. Aobert mar-ied a v-urch -J-1. Tbey had 
no children. 



Mi.iimi Dirs. S» L Tracy 



Open House Saturday 



Mr. anci Mi's. S. L. Tracy o'hsei'. od 
'tliciv .a-olileii v.-eddiiit; u.r.i;'. cr~i-.v;,' 
yesterday with a dinner for their tliii- 
uvea aiu! ynuidchil'iresi, inni wicii oy.;'! 
hou.^e Saturday- from tl to iv" p. ".n. 
ar.dfrom 7 to p. m. Aj)proxiiiiaii.-jy 
75 friends called Saturday to v.'is'; 
tlie couple corainui'd heait.-L anii l:..i<pi- 
r.es.-'. 

At tho saPie ti-u^^ Mv. and yiv.-'. '\\'. 
I D. Pu-.isnd of Bsl\ider?, Ill, ■■•.•'■re 

I anniver.sary. Mrs. Purli-r.d i;ud ".ir.;.- 
T'-acy arc sister.s aiid tlio douhh;! 

( "weddiiit-c ceremony tooU tjlaoe on S^rjit. 1 

i ly, IS'^i^, at theiv parc-Tit.-:' lioiv •.-., l>ir. ; 
ami Jlrs. Kobei-t C;V-'"5i;eDian of iUil- ' 
ledg-eviile. The bes-t ;i!en and brid.=!.<<-] 

I jnaidf to tSiic double cev.auony v/ertv 
FTATik Grecnawalt, Sco^ Fcn:v:ioM.\ 

[ Viola Fergu.sori, s.-iir. t/.iiiiy Evar.d,: 

■all of ^^•hora savvive except Mi?s Fer-| 

guso!;. ■ j 

The ceremony •.'.•a.s pavformed by, 

[Eev. A. P. Hatch of the. ' llcthodis; 
I church, in wMch chtirc''p chey aj-e Still 
'activ'! raember.s. 

Ti'.re.? childrei! w-y^c bom to each oi' 
these two farnilii.'i, vh.e ~%>'o o'.';::r Oiies 
being boys '-^nd tbe a:,es of rh . c:.;i- 
dren of ench fandiy ntarly corre.-- 
pond. Two children .^vill .'iun'iv? ':.h: 
;:ad Mi-s. Tracy, Mve. H&void liesv.ick 
and ray, Forest ha\'ir;g pa.-i-e^.i away 
c immber of years v.a;o. 

I Mr. and Mr.':. Tracy are following; 

(closely in ihe foot.~toiis of bcro their 
parents, xs'ho, lived to celebrate thair 
golden v.'eddiij^ ;',"niv:;r.sai-igs. 
■ Ml'. Tracy was' born in New Yor'-: 
and ciu-.e 'wef.t at tViS v.se of thrcr^ and 
a hair year.v. ?.Xr.s. 'i ri>ty wu.; born 
;. :. '...iun, Enj;!and, and carr.e to 
.-.r I f-tate.^ in a sail boat Vnon 
: _ :.-•- .of a.ae. The trio requia-cd 

: .Hi; the warriatj'e, iilr. ai-d 
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y took up farmiii^j' u-z 
.in IS'jl, a.fter 15 
ccupSitioii, tliey 



riioved to 



where tliey have since re- 



the . 
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ildre:^-a:;d grandchii- 

■sterday v.-eia; Jiu\-. 

.■hildreii l<;lnise. Mar- 

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-Illations 



My great-er 
anniversary 1926, 



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The Tracy Livery Stable. 




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From the left- 
Lowell, Ray, De 
Forest, Squire 
Leonard, Ervvin, 
Anna, and Tilly. 
The front row- 
Susan CheeseTian, 
Bessie (grandma), 
Dolly. 



I\iy grandma ' s 
family- Squire 
Leonard, Susan, 
Ray, DeForest, 
and Bessie. 




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Itirs. Susan 'iiacy 

Mrs. Susan Tl'acy, 83. has resided 
ill tiie same hou.se in Morrison for 
nearly lialf a century. She was born 
on November 18, 1856, near London, 
England, the daughter of Robert 
.^nd Susan (Ingram) Chee.?enian; 
Slie was the eighth child of a fam- 
ily of 11 and she and her sister, 
Mrs. John Brand of , Milledgeville, 
are the only one.^ left of the fam- 
ily. 

During the summer of 1853 the 
family came to the country in a 
boat that" took seven weeks to make 
the " trip. Upon tlv^ir arrival they 
settled in the northern part of Car- 
roll county and several years later 
purchased a farm three miles west 
of Milledgeville. 

On September 19. 1876, she was 
married to S. Leonard Tracy, who 
died in 1927. The couple lived on 
the old Tl'acy farm five miles west 
of Milledgeville until the fall of 1891 
when they moved to Morrison. She 
has two children living, Ray R. Ti'a- 
cy, who lives with her. and - Mrs. 
Harold W. Beswick of Morrison. .A 
son, De Forest, died 25 ycar.s ago. 
She ha-s five grandchildren and 
throG great grandclu!d:-en. 1 

Mrs. Tracy tran^iicrred her 
church memoership to the Morrison 
r&ethodist church, when she moved 
here and has been an active worker 
since then. She is a great home! 
lover and delights in doing thing.s 
for the comfort of others. She en- 
joys fairly good health and is able 
to do much of her home work each 
day. 



My sreat- grand- 
mother. 



My great uncle's marriae;e, 
Etta is still living. 



I Raymond 
1- I« W<P,il ', 



i(c>vino!i<l K. 1 racy 

announce llicir ni.irjiavc on 
TucsJ..^-, FcLruary ll.c Tl.a.ccn.l, 
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Tracy ■ ' 
/To' 
Matthew 



RaymomI R. Tracy, proiiYinent 
resident of thia city, and Etta C. 
Mathevv, who has made her home 
here for about tWiO years, were unit- 
crl i;i marriage Tuesd.ay evening, 
! l-'eb. 13th at Fulton, Hi. The single 
rinjj service was solemnized at thb 
Presbyterian manse (if that city by 
Rev. Richard A. Dempsey. ' 

For her. wedding- the bride was at- 
tired in a navy blue crepe gown, 
with hannonizing accessories. This 
v,-as complemented vvith a strand of 
pear-is, a g-ift from the bridegroom. 
The bridegroom was attired in a 
dark suit. The couple was unat- 
tended. ■ . ! 

Ml-. Tracy is widely and favorably 
known in this community, is an ac- 
tive member of the Methodist 
church, -which he serves in an offi- 
cial capacity. Ho also is actively 
associated with civic interest of the 
city. - 

His bride came to Morrison from 
Fulton, where She hart resided over 
fifteen' years. iShe has a wi do circle 
of acquaintances in Morrison, as 
well as in Fulton, who hold her in 
lushest regard, and this worthy 
couple has the best wishes of legions 
of friends. AVliile a few of their in- 
timate friends v.-ere aware of the 
approacliing- nuptials, the nev.-s 
comes as a siirprise -to a great many 
of their acqnaintances. 

They are now at home to their 
friends at SOI west Main street, 
where the bridegrcofti has made his 
liome for many yeai-s. ^ 



My crreat uncle' s 
son' s marria^re. 






"'-■bert Kiu'.x Tracy cf Monif' 
lUiss lluih Kerz oi" Dixon t> 
.,^od niaiital vows at a sir.?' 
iir,;,' ceieinouy pei-fomied in tii 
cliapel of tfe Monison Mfrtliodi: 
church ' at 8:30 o'clock Saturd:.; 
tveuing. The sei-vice was per 
formed by Dr. Albertus Perry, pat- 
tor of tile local Methodist chuicl 

The marriage vows were picdpi 
in the presenoa of her parents, In 
and Mrs. Philip Kerz of Dixon, l.i-^' 
mother, Mr.s. Cora Tracy of Morri- 1 
son, and a few other close relative*: 
of the bridal couple. The biidu 
viovii an attractive white wedding ' 
costume, with white accessories. ' 

Mrs. Tracy has always lived in 
Dixon but has made many friends : 
here during her numerous visits in ', 
Morrison, being a sLstcr of Mrs. { 
Donald D. Mathew of south lleiiton 
street. She is a graduate of the f 
Qiton high school and has taught i 
in the Dixon public schools for the j 
past few years. She was a guest { 
at several parties in Dixon in honor j 
of her approaching' maiTiage dur- 5 
ing the past few weeks. 

Mr. Tracy has always made Mor- 
rison his home, attended the local 
schools and was gradusUed from 
the Morrison high school with the 
class of 1929, after which he con-, 
tinucd his education at the busines.s [{ 
college in Sterling. He has been 
employed in the Red & White gro- 
c-ery and meat market of this city 
for the past seven years. 

The newlyweds will reside in tht 
Methodist church parsonage of this 
tity for the summer months, dur- ; 
iiig the absence of the p.istor and ' 
his wife. Morrison and Dixon 
friends extend congratulations and 
bMt of wisiies to the couple. 



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FUNERAL SERVICES 
F&it 'CORA B. TRACY 
HELD MONDAY 

Funeral ser\ice.s were held on 
Jlouday afternoon at 2 ()'cl<.ek !it 
the UeynoldJ' Puneral Home, for 
(..'ora 15. Tracy, wlio pii-^spd awjiy 
Saturday morning. Interiuenl. was 
in Grove Hill Cemetery. I'allbear- 
er.s were: (Jeorge Goodenongli, J^eo 
Viohling, K. A. Norrisli. Sum 
Mathew. Krunl; Wood and olivi'r 
Hall, yaui Miithew, Mrs. L'liaiJin 
iiud Mrs. Klhred had cliarge of tlic 
flowers. Dr. H. J. R<;iid.ill eoii- 
(luctd the services.^j/jf^jli-jKiiA'r; 
Cora a. TriH-y, (». 'died 'at* Kn- 
home, .S03 West Main St., al 4:()i) 
a. m., Satnrda.v, after an illues.s of 
five mouths. Mr.s. Tracy was 
very well known here, having lived 
in this commiinity her entire life. 
She was born here at Morrison 
December a, 1SS2, to James an.d 
Zelpha King. Her wlur-jition wa.s 
obtained through the lociil schools. 
On .September :;], 1004. .she was 
united in marriage to DeForest T.. 
Tracy, who deiKirteil this life on 
January 11, ^;)l.^. She w;w al.so 
preceded iu death by her parents. 
She was a lueiuber of the lOme- 
liue Rebecca Lodge and tor lU 
years .she was employed at Good- 
enoughs as bookkeeper. 

Among the .survivors are two 
daughters. Marian S. IJuabe of 
Uock Kalis, and Eloise Z. Tracy of 
Jlorrison : one sou, Robert K. Tra- 
cy of Morrison; two broibers, 
Ciirl King,' .Vlexaiidria. S. l)..:aid 
Howard King. Jlorrison : a half 
si.sfer. Mrs. Ted (Knid) SouDiard 
Mt. Veruon. Wash.; two grand 
datigliters-, Barbara and Xnmv 
Knal)e of Kock Kails. 



My '^reat uncle's 
wife. 



Ky great uncle's 
dau-'^ht'-r. 



ELOISE Z. TRACY 
SERVICES THURSDAY. 
I Funeral services were held this 
I (Thursday) afternoon for Eloise 
Z. Tracy, whose death was caus- 
ed from third degree burns re- 
oi'ivcd iluriug the esiJlosion and 
burning of the buildiug which 
boused the Paddock Cleaners, 
Dr. Q. K. Sl..v's etiuipmeut . ob the 
first flooi-. and the Renkin's and 
ber apartment on the second floor, 
Tuesday, February 8th. The Rev. 
W. R. Wilson officiated, and in- 
terment was in the Grove Hill, 
cemetery. 

Miss Tracy was born September 
1.5, 1900. at Morrison, to DeForest 
and Cora King Tracy. She re- 
ceived b^er education iu the Mor- 
rison schools and Brown's Busi- 
ness College of SterlUig. For live 
or six years .she was boolclieeper 
and stenographer at Libby, Mc- 
Neill and I.ibby factory. Starting 
at the iige of 14 years she waa 
pianist for eight years at the 
Methodist Church, of which she 
was a member. 

She was preceded in death by 
her father iu lOlD, and by her 
mother in August, 194;{. Surviving 
are a sister, Mrs. Paul (Marion) 
;Knol)e of Uock Falls, and a broth- 
er. Robert K. Tracy, in the U. S. 
I Navy, stationed in California. 
Also two nieces, Burbavy and Nan- 
cv Knolie of Rock Falls, and an 
annt. Mrs. Harold Beswick, and 
lau umle, Raymond Tracy, of 
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Bpssie Gr5_ty -^nA'JY- v;as born in -/.orrison, Il;i.r -.s on 
'.'Tch '^5, ■'^^■^. Her fa^ii ly was very ■.■.•ell o.f^' financian; 
She was brou^-ht vc in a very lar^e house h-vin- .^^.lur bed- 
rooms ups-air;-; an^^ one beriroD- c^ownstair-. ::.he was very 
active in the I-ietho'iisx Church all of her life. ohe 
marrieri Harold V/ood Beav.'ick on Noveir.ber ' ■"■ , -'-^f'-. 



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Harolri ;VooH 3'' S.'-'I"''^ arif^ Bessie Gc-'ty T:-,A';Y'3 life tcp:ether- 
'-T'h^-PQ ye-'.rs after they v/ere married, in r?" ■! » +'-^v moven 
ut) to Alberta, C-inada to farm with Harold's brothers, 
Alvero and iil'Tie-:-. Bet^sie travelled back to ' crrison, 
Illinois in '9''-'4- and a-ain in t?16, both 'ai-?'- ^o stive 
birth to thei>-" children, Wadelyn Irene a;''d Tra^^y Leonard, 
Harold used to often talk about the tir-e that tn.e Indians 
stole his hc)r:i'^i^ v;hile farmin.^?: in Canada. D -rin^ t.'iis 
ti"^.e, the area was still very much a fr-ontier r-'-ion. 
He eventuall-: sold out in Canada and bou-:ht a :ar-n in 
yorrison. ';^.is o^^cured in 1917. He ren""' ■' •: house in 
town for the fa-^i'y to live in. This house v.'-:' si t: urited 
across the sx-eet from the nr-esent /leynoif's I'ur-'nl liome. 
'•-'e later b'".; "h'^ the larger house aero.-.- t'^ie '-'t r^e ': whic'ri^ 
is the n-euent "uneral home. In i^'3^, tli^y lost the farm, 
Har-old then t;rnnd l:o selliny life insur -^-.ce. :io b-came 
"•"'""e to'vnshi ""' as'''es;.'or , too. 'ie held ^':".'- ;-;".'"L"i;i an of tov/n- 
shir assessor ^n-^il he was 75 yo'rs old. 'h rold and 
\pfc_-.ic. ---prt their TWO children very ••.ctiv-:' i;: music, 
••■hen their oV'est child married, ■adelyn Irp'-e, in ^'^J::, 
th'~ I'vr-'^e house .vas converted so tn-'t ! h- t.:;ir's -.voula 

]•,■■■ ', ,- o r^- v---p^^ <,'ri-^- \-/fiQ yuuny cou-:]'^. :!0"-i;;;n marrieri 
:^b^l John ank^s. -vbe had just co-Ma"--^' h'.- cou'-ses 
■,t the .'if-,ha"- '.:chool of Embalmin;^ ir. Chic---. . The secoyid 
of their ^ 'o c'-iil'^ren, Tracy, mar'-^io'' -"iv^ro^i : .oii"p 
:. inn on June 



'0, ' oU^ , Bessie died in ^9^'''- 



at the ''~p of 5^ nfter sufferin?' from a lonr illnes:-. 
Then in ^ 9h°- the lar^e house was converter: a.':airi. This 
time it •.vas chant?:ed into a funeral hmie, ";.e- vin-T the acart' 
nient ucstairs for Harold to live in. Aue took over the 
Reynolds Funerril Home business. 

The family's first radio wa? P'iven to their s.in, Tracy, 
in 1930. It vVHS a battery set. The major corr/'uni.ty event: 
were the 3aturday ni^cht dances. I.od-es ••.'■\'-^? very big 
th.en. Concerts ■.vere also po.-'ul'jr. The f-:Vorite ■^^'orl 
at the tim'=' vi'n: baseball. There '.vere .-;'^v-:-r. c".>;.rches in 
yorrison at the ti"ie. The cooul"' tic^n r'=^"''.-"-'.ire'"' at J, 000 
fcr m.ost o" 'iarold's and Bessie's liv^i;, Harold died 

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Takes Pl'ace Made Va';ant By 
Death Of W. J.- Crump; Ex- 
pects To Begin His Duties 
ImmediattEly 

Harold W. Beswick of this city 
on Saturday was appoiiitsd Asses- 
sor of the Towii of Mt. Pleasant to 
fill the vacancy caused by tha ■ 
death on April 10 of W. J. Crump, 
vv'ho had beeii asiessor tlie past 14 
years. 

Seventeen applicants filed with 
the board of appointment, wliich is 
made up of tha officers who com- 
pose the board of town , auditors, 
and all were given consideration in 
the delibei-ations of the board. 

The new assessor, who expects 
to assume his duties today, lias been 
a resident of this community all his 
life with the. exoeptioji of eight 
yeai-s whicli 'he spent in farming in 
Alberta, Canada. He also has had 
eight years e^P^r'-nce in the cloth- 
ing business in Morrison, and since 
moving back from Canada in 1917 
he has made liis home in this city, 
operating and improving land in 
Union Grove township until 1936, 
since which time 'iie has been en- 
gaged in the insurance business. 

He received many endorsements 
for the position, and mearis to give 
his best efforts to capably fill the 
.office with fairness to all. 



My grandmother and 
grandfather Beswick 



iHONOE COUPLE 

WED25 YEARS 

I Give £5v,rprise for Mr. . and 
Mrs. Harold Besv/ick 



MORRISON — Mr. and Mrs. Har- 
old Ee-wicU \VGi-e'sun>ri3ed Friday 
evening in honor of tiieir tv.-enty- 
Mth weddlr.g armivfrs.-ry, whica 
they are obser.'ing tcidftv- Dmn-sr 
was enjoved bv the lolfowing: Mr. 
and Mrs.'Wiiby.'.- Milis. Mr. and Mrs. 
liem-y Vaiidenberg, Mr. arid Mrs. 
Roy Hammer, Mr. and Mrs. Earl 
Bristie and. Mr. and Mrs. Hem-y 
Buj-ch, Ab.?- Eenkes, Sladelyn B-2s- 
wick and the honorees. The cvenc 
v/as planned fay their daugnfcer 
Madelyn-and .^be, Renkes. Bndge 
was the pastiuio ol the evening, wi'^n 
high nrizes going to wabur Mills 
and Kirs. Harold Besv/iolc, and low 
to Henry Vandsno^rg and Mrs. Roy 
Hammer. • ^ , . ^„ 

A mock wedding, v/its the fcatuie ^ 
o! the evenins, in which Mr. and, 
IMi-s. Beswick \':<i^ the bride and; 
gi-ooin- Mr. VandEKbarg, the minis- 
' tcr- Mr. Biistle. the best man; Mr. . 
i Renkes, the xins bearer; and Mr. : 
Mills gave tiie "bride" away. Thsy j 
! were gi-«,5«td -with i>. shower of rice 
! after the ceremoriy. • ' | 

! Mi- and Mrs. Berwick were mar- • 
ried at ihe home of .her patents, • 
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Tracy, at 8 p. m., 
,Nov. 18, 1808. Rc-i. M. G. Wenz, 
i pastor of Uie Methodist church, p-er- j 
formed the csremony. They resld- ; 
led for five ye;i:rs in Alberta, Can- 
; ada, and then retui-ned to Morrl- ' 
1 son, where they have' since Uved. i 



Anniversary Surprise 
Miss Madelyil Besv.-ick and Abel 
lienkes entertained at a surprise m 
honor of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Harold Besv/ick, Friday night in hon- 
or of their 25th wedding anniversary. 
A G o'clock (liraier was sei-ved, after 
which the 12 guests presented the 
bonorces with gifts appropriate for ^ 
the oceasio}!. Bridge v.'a3 played, ati 
which Wilbur Mills arid Mrs. Be.swick 
were high and Ktnry Vandenberg and] 
Mrs. Ivoy Haiinner v/ere low. The I 
winners presented their prizes to Mr. 
and Mrs. Beswick: i 



puuiibnea in rne paqes or 

THE WHITE SIDE SENTIiffiL 
MORRISON, ILL, 
SEPT lU 1971 



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n.'M"^ Funeral ssrvices v/era held 
?^j?> at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Eey- 
./.'v's nolds Funeral Home for Har- 
^t.^ old W. Besv/ick, 85, 309 ^^ 

( } £). Genesee St., who died 
V "A niiu-sday, Sspt. 9, at 11:30 pjn. 
^.> in ths Moi-rison hospital. Ksv. 

'•^ <L Bruce Br>en.£inan 01 the United 

fT§ Methodist chujcli officiataed 
■^jv and burial waa in Grove Hill 
:'/» cemetery. 
yj^Jr Pallbearers v/ere tiarry 
p-"^. Linder Jr., William H. Kuehl, 
X-",^ James Besv/icli, Richard Bes- 
' ' "^ v/ick, Thomas L. Eeswick and 
Warren Nice. Ivlrs. John 
Gentz, Helen Renkes, Mrs. 
%i.^ Carmel Renlies and li/Irs. Hen- .!; !^\^ 
ry Renkes took care of the "^y 
flowers, and Ixlrs. David Bitt- J.<(^-' 
ner was the organist. '^-i- 

^ ^Ti Ivlr. Beswick was born Sept. ^'rJ^ 
■ ptlf 7, 1833 LP. Clyde townsliip, the ^^ 'J 
^'P^ son of WiUiam A. and Mary { ! 
fe.fj^ Wood Beswick. He was edu- 
\fj-}-l cated in the Clyde tov/nship 
S~\/ and Morrison sciiools, and was 
^. ''Si married Nov. 13, 1909 in Mor- 
rison to Bessie Tracy. They 
farmed in Canada for five 
years and in tlie Morrison area 
for 20 years. He was tax as- 
sessor for Mt. Pleasant town- 
ship for 22 years. He was a 
member of Dunlap Lodge 321 






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tlie Freeport yf. ,-■;"'. 
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of tlie Rockiord and the Uni 
ted MethoCiist church of Mor- 
rison. His wife died in 1846. 
Survivors include one 
daughter, Mrs. Aba (Madelyn) 
,>,.-/" Renkes of Morrison; one son, 
VC\/^ Itacy L. Eeswick of Rockford, 



seven grandchildreil; five 
%f^ great grandchildren; and one 
frAj" sister, Mrs. Roy (Hannah) 
^-^ Bull of Clinton, Iowa. Besides 
his v/Lfe, he was preceded in 
dc:.;:i by four brotliers, Elmer, /)'-• -> 
.-hard F. aiid Al- ^' ( f 
.or, Saraii Buxch;; cCi'-' i 
at grandosn, Jeff- v', ';■ 
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Funeral services for Mrs. Har- 
old Beswick, 58, v.'ho died last Fri- 
day after a long- illness, were held 
in the Methodist church at 2 o'- 

! clock Monday afternoon with the I 
Rev. W. R. Wilson officiating. 
Mrs. Beswick, who resided at her I 
)iome on 309 South Genesee sti-eet, | 
ind been ill for the past year and 
'in a serious condition since March. I 
A short service was held at her, 
home preceding the church ril«s. • 
Pallbearei-s were Harry Geiger, 
A. S. ?vIcCiiHob; Lee Steiner, I.eo 
Blass, Ellery Jones and Henr.y Van- 
denbergr. Singing^ in the quartet at 
>;f/ services ^crc Mrs. Frank Lan- 
*■/ re, GleT>!i Craddock, Miss Clara 
' 1' kernnan and Scott Butcher. 
v'i'Burial ■w'as in Grove Hill cenie- 



!,:adplyn Irene 3ESWICK P^raduated frc- hi^h scn'^a m .-. , 
She then ax-end-d Chicago Vusical College. :.ne --ir-ied 
Abol John Renkes on February 7, 19:^5. Abe ha^ -one to 
embalming school and worked for rieynoldp F-:rn:xure --nd 
undertaking in Torrison. They had three ".^ias: Fat, Phil, 
and David. Abe nurchassed Reynolds Rune-al HoT;e and has 
since retired. His son. Phil, no'.v has the fr.npral ho-ne. 
.^adelyn has b«en very active in the church. She has 
oeen the organist for many years. 



My aunt Madelyn's marriage to Abe Renkes, 



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!li\| [,, /i^ead DiJImg-er In ■■■■^ 

- - ■ . ChJCcigo Mortimry 

Ma«-lpJ.yn Bsswick Bflc^^^'S^s j ; _. ______• ■- ■_- 

TTi) •11 r. Ak^H l^^nilroc Stfl ' lioiTison's D'.Uengir story is fin- 



-- p; .'v out. It loolKii for, a wliile as if 

Home Ceremoriy. It'iu'y'city v-ouid 1 



iive to be one which' 



|had not bcpn ...= ...,-. , — ~^..,--..- ■•.■,- 

Morr'son. HI., Feb. 7— 'Special)— Bf^iyjus outlaw or had any 'other Con 
Mi.ri Madelyn Bcswick, danshter o-U,,eclion whatuvev witii the former 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold BeswicK, "^J ,u,,iip ^^^^^y xo. 1.. 
came the bride o\^boi Kc.i,.e.s,_^.^ -. j ^.^^ :^_^^ ,^_^^ j^,^^ ^^._^^ enough im- 
ofMr. andm-s. JotoRcw^^^^^^ to say that Dillenger was 

^^■''fJvl'Srl^n^ 'V^^-« and «o one had /Mistaken any 

35 relatives ana incnob. ^ ^_ ^^^jj^ ., ,_ ^ , ^^ _ .^^^^ ^j^_, ^^^^_ 



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?.'"T\.w.r-;nrt friends '•>£'■« and ho one had /mistaken £ 

''-ifi'f ccrmony w"« read by th4.,cal resident for him, but Abel E ^ 
Re" C J 7Jickev In the livln.Troomj- -_,,,_- g^^ of Mr.._Rnd Mrs, John- Ue.n-'- 
of' the "bride's home before aii '^"j.ie..., v>'1k. is tak-jiy- an' cmbahhisig'; 
provi.sed altar of ferns -;'nd f^^^ '...,,,,. m Cliicaso, has a true story i 
in shades of pink nndi^-'"— " f-ha ex'eita'aent in Chicago' im- jj 

inu.sio v.-as played by . _^, foUowius • Dillenger-sl 

and Miss_ lA«^rn' :;.;Vhich is interesting. j: 

^S^ierbykss-EelevuFudcUH. ^, ^^, ^ov,u. wh^re Dill.n^r's 
,foct ^ , J jhody -.vas koir.t orders ^vere given that j, 

The bride wore a pown of ^''"-wjonly tnoso witli passes and certain i: 
isatin and a rhincstone. coronet an<l;-„,j,j,;jg-,-,,^„i^,,ts,-„..,ai(i-4.c aUowed to] 
carried a bouquet of calla lilies. j] ^;,. . ^-^^^ victim until after the em-j 
Mi-« F«»^'«..„^°'5^„\ fose teffcf^bainiins. This, apP^red to the. .d- 
^^JTcaSSda^^^bi^-^- 4''^ntu....n.e rpiric.of ;'Abe-' so he 
DeVri™st.hegroom'sbestman. iiurried to the hospital where he |. 
'-'-. .,__. 4._ *«,. tvio two cours^,-.^j^.i-,g ■j-f.j. j.|jg ],oai-d, .secured- theii 

white jacket 'which he u.=;e.? to wait on i'; 

tables; Gbtair.ad :'. )>air of ft-las.'e.T and j! 
:.hi^ inov;,me which is only aji 



teVries was tne gruum^ "y - 

, Appointments for the wo cou 
wedcung luncheon that^°"°?'^,?.^f 
ceremony were in P'?k ,?;"^^:*i\! 
A wedding cake made tne centei 
Piece for the bride's table. Amoni 

and Mrs. Paul Knabe of Roc- Fa W 
and Mrs. Laudo Starbuck, o£ Da. 

'"^■Ss, a talented musician^,, 
attended the Morrison schools ^ndi. 
rraduated in "the ciaas of 1932. lateife, 
attending the Chicago Musical col- ,,.j^ 

^'^ Mr. Renkes also attended the Mor- 
rison schools and graduat.ecL wuh th. 
c\\~^ of 1030. Ko attended the 
Washam college of Embalmin!; and 
win take Ws state examination,, m a 
I;" weeks At present he is employ- 
ed, by the Reynolds furniture and 

""'^^'en'Mr. and Mrs. B^nkes left, 
" on their wedding trip, the bride wore 
a rust colored suit ^•'!"^,/'^/;^??- 
Upon their return they will live i^d,.-i 
the bride's p?rents. 



:iisi;u!ce ,^"r'jin whera he ^oes to 

Tiier.?. ".\bi!"' mingled with aji 

■ medical students who were i 

'■0 view the Dillengrer body. 1 

" -ienciid no difficulty what-j' 

..,;w the dea<rdes])erado just( 

'-';Jv.ii ivom the strerli 

,. )-^ down. ,"AbeV sa^ 

'umdsome,, as mv^ 

:..! from some of ', 

■ '■V/^iis face was rounder and hi.-. 

■' ./•'AS W lie had been under-| 

;'•./, '•'tullet' boles were plai"'!'! 

"" A/f^'^^'i Ji«:^*l- "Abe" , returned' 

//'■v/i.'o Sur..^iay ni^lit after spend- 

'-'^t.turday arui Sunday ip :Morri- 



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Tra'-y Leonnrd B -.:.;.« I ^K-v.^-^^, born February 'Q, " ^' t to 
Harold ann Bessie 'vV'juD-BES'Vir:-: , in ivio^r-irj'in, I", linois. 
At the ti-'e of his birth, his father ■.vis f-'r -ire in 
Canada. Tracy '.■■■ap born in his mother's fa-lly's house, 
the Tracy h^u.-e. In p:rade school and hi~h sch'..:;l he had 
a "B" avera/'o. Fro'n there he •vent to the Unlvv-rsity of 
Illinois. His prade avera'':e slipred to a "C" due to his 
•nusic. He -olayed the vi'>lin '-^id was vary activ*^ in an 
orchpst'-a. The orchestra th'it he -.vas in trav'-^lled to 
such places as Iruiiana, Cleveland, Cinci'i •/iti , r.'ississippi , 
Ar'vansas, Chici-o, and Tennessee. F'or local .''obs, t:''',ey 
vvere usu'illy aid only 3'+ or -155 per nJ^^ht. ... n ■v-< -^/ov-a^e 
ni.aht they ■-•■a'ie '■:>'' 0, They were p-ai'' the highest on Nev; 
YeJirs Eve which was •5?5. Tracy also wor'ked ir a restauT^ant 



for 65', 



'.our ■ ''V'"' ile in colle.-":e. He ."»■'"'' 



the University of Illin'jis in 1937- with a -r^^if-or ir. .Account- 
in~. He then v^orl^ed for Northwestern S'^--'^]. ' '■'•■'■ •■ai'e Co. 
^or three years, "g then .-iccepted a cositi-.n ■vith the 
Internal :^^--venue uervice. He receiv'-d -! t"lr- .--•'•'• vw 
rerort to Brooklyn on June ' ^ , 19^1-" for tra: n'nr with 
the Internal 'revenue Service. He irarrj'-'': tj'dred Tucil.le 
find on June 10, 19^t1, He had met IV'il.nrr.r.: ".,.a:ille in 
.hi f.'h schoo] . 



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My dad and his sister- 
Tracy Beswick and Fv'adelyn 
Beswick-Renkf5s a 



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MUSICALE 



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Students of Ludo B. Starbuck 



..Miles 



BrowniPS Leap-Frog 

Airy Fairies ;;; Spaulding 

Master Robert Turney 

Gypsies Ketterer 

On the Merry-Go-Round ^..--.,.. ^\ agnepb 

Master George MacGilvray 

Adventures of the C's and G's Greene 

Wood Nymphs' Frolic .^■■.•. Aaron 

Miss Nancy Potter 

Summer and Winter ?.-....:^.. Groton 

JIaster Howard bhuman 

March of the Faii-y Guards ;•, ^f^^ 

Happy and Gay ...^ ^ • ■-, ■,■ <"-°tt>n 

Master Arthur Goodenough 

Moths Thompson 

Ivory Ciock MacLachlan 

Miss Frances Smith 

Little Tarantelle MacLachlan 

Slaster Jack Donichy 

Fairyland Music r>'^i^'^"^ 

The Little Wood Violet Rodgers 

JMiss Marion Wildi 

March of the Boy Scouts Grant-Schaefer 

Danse Villageoise Pcnnmgton 

Master Wallace Burkitt 

Robin Redbreast ^xirleigh 

The Dancing Lesson X'erguson 

Miss Helen Renkes 

Dolores R-^^TJ 

The Butterfly ^^ "K'^' 

The Wind in the Grass is Dancing Abbott 

Miss Marillyn Smith 

Violin Solo — t, , • * ■ 

Romance Rubmstein 

Mr. Tracy Beswick 



At Sunset Time 
Moon Paths 



Piagct 

Adamt; 

Guioi 

..Cyril Scott 
Grieg' 



Miss Reinoii Maurits 

Alley Tunes 

a. Lonesome \\'Tiistler. 

b. Harmonica Player. 
.Mlegro 

Miss Helen Turney 

Sonata — E Minor • 

Miss Helen Puddifoot 

Vocal Solo— ,. „ -J 

Ninety— fir.st Psalm MacDermid 

Mrs. Harlin V. Pittenger 

Rhapsodie, Op. 79, No. 1 Brahms 

Miss Edna Mathew 

Capriccio Brillante Mendelssohn 

Miss Madolyn Beswick 

Orchestral accompaniment on second piano 
Bliss Helen Puddifoot 

Monday, November 9, 1931 
Morrison, Illinois 



My dad and his sister's 
music 



Thursday 
A I i^eswick Home j 

'-. -.u-. Bc-viclf, who attend- 
"■'.'- r'.i Mu'iicril ColloiTO of 

•■,• n;;;t ^•:•h;'^i *.cnn, anil re- 

. ■'; ■• ;>T:tr.ct;;on fr'.'m lidv/ard 

■ ,' .^ pi'vlis! scholar-ship stu- 
.-',,. •■•!>•: in roritnl at the homo 
,' ir'.iV-'-'i'- and Mr.s Harold 
:,.-■:. h-l '<-\-"Mm.. Fortj' five 
'r'^r'.S- took acivan'i,age jf the 

.'• V;'a't>n<! the recital, which 

,.-, ■'\ ilirM (rrou|is, as follow.s: 

'-\,r-'- "F r.'MJor ." Part Jnven- 

fb.'?i; "p. Minor O'.Part In- 

I y F!ncr>: First Movement of 
■•.■.,- .•■•on-it.V' by Beethoven. 
*-v,'.' "i~ i'.iajoi" Prelude" by 

■ ,-> -'njor Prelude" by Chopin; 
„ ,'n'l- .".iinor", by Brahms; 
. V,;. i!^ r -".Injor" by. Brahms; 
.. . (■" !)•■ ;7-tc!mianinoff. 
, j"..-/v "''.ittlo White Donkey" I 
-■ •'V/rtC.'! in G Sharp Minor"! 
"-.\ rol'in.^; "Waltz in A Flat 
'.■:-j. !v-)v;ird CoUins;^ "Phap- 
*" ■•■Ini-'r'' t,v Dohnanyi. 
, r .cvir'.: jT.vc two ^no\v^ se- 

'".':-..•,';" crroiip two and three | 
. ► .'Af ■'jiss Madolyn Beswick, 
''..',y'l-im on the piano. The| 
'. 'Ir" '■;:'cGnes De Bailet" b.V 
■; •■Mi^iitalion fro7n Thsi.s" 

'-'". was very well given 

.]',y received by tha 

I wcrs present. Con-] 

• i-, .■=.:;'i trainin.g v/as 

• R !',e rcnditm of th» nunv 

liOCH'^'^i'.Vi'i'^ to l''5-i 

■.i:-s fall but will re-' 
... ..'art a class in 



In SyHiplTony Of- ■ 
■':■:. chestraof U, I. 



;,:(,„.■'_- The person-l 
;tv of Illinois Sym-j 

, v.oic.ased here today) 
vie B. Stiven of thei 
reveals that talent 

' ;-,I<>,yi;ig with the or- 

!rk of oOO'S. Genesee I 

' r-ioIiVi in thi.s out- 1 

(.V(;:mi7,ation at the j 

Orchestra, which 

:-or;r weeks, v;ill jtve- 
■)vei; fiK-- IJiiTversity 
1 \Vn.L, at 5 o'clock 

Ovchestra will in- 

-2 from the Nordic 

1(1 Han.son; a solo 

I, H;ii)'lel, which will 

,/y Hanip of, the 

; .rultv with orchcs- 

,ul tlie First 

en .Symphony. 



yikren oue Besv.'ick- I >.vas born on DeceTibpr ''O, 'Q';':, 
in "^rePT'Ont , Illin'^is. When '.'/e rnox'pd t3 -jjc'-' t'orci , 
Illinois, I stnr+^ri in seconH -Ta''''^ 'nt /'.Irine "r-iC'e s'^hcol 
^roT there T v/ent to Lincoln Junoir Hi-^h ^nid then tc 
GnilfcrH Hi~h ''ohool, I '^n'i'J'ater' fron". i::;ere in '^'}?'i-. 
■■.'hen I was a Sopho:iiore at Gu'lfor'^, I ■ ent to /or-r at 
BishODS Buffet in Rockford, I worked T;'^ro .-^'(vr a ye:j.'-- 
an'= the^ I venT to v/ork for Sears HoebMC'-. I have v/orked 
th-rc J^nr --l-ost "3 years in the r^ildren'j-i ^U oart'^ent . 



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y. I rlan to transfer to '■. orthern IlJin'-i'' nex" 




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LIST OF SOURCES 

1. Josephine Townsend Black 

2. Benjamin Leon Black 

3. Mary Jane Haney 

4. Foster, Fred U, , P.H.D., School and Library Atlas of the 
World . Sycamore, Illinois, School and Library Publishing 
Company, 197^. 

5. Garraty, John, The American Nation. A History of the United 
States Since 1865 . Volume 2. 

6. Ebony . 'Pictorial History of Black America VIII Civil Rights 
Movement of Black Revolution'; 1971. 



PREFACE 

T© get Information for this paper I orally interviewed 
three people: Josephine TOWNSEND, Benjamin Leon BLACK, and 
Mary Jane HANEY. All of my mother's and father's ancestors 
go back to the state ©f Mississippi. Most of thera were born in 
houses and were delivered by a mid-wife. The majority were 
farmers, working their own farms, and the others worked for 
plantation owners. Their arerage combined education was the 
second grade. 

I don't know if any of ray ancestors actually experienced 
slavery, but I do know that they actually felt the reranances 
of slavery. The relatives I interviewed told ae, "On sunny 
days we had to stay home and work in the fields, and on rainy 
days we went to school. " By law they did not have to do this 
because the Emancipation Proclamation had already been signed 
in the early I860's. 

The reason they worked, the fields is because it vjas the 
only kind of work the white man would allow thea to do. The 
main reason is that it provided these people viith some sort of 
income and put meat and bread on their tables. A relative of 
mine said, "We went to the fields at day break and came hose at 
sundown." My mother said, "Sometimes we would work for weeks, 
months, or even a year without pay, . Then we would have to r;o and 
borrow money from the plantation ovmer and food from the town 



store and we were always In debt." 

The dominant religion in ray ancestry is Baptist. Most of then 
•were baptized into this faith which was passed on to my time. 
My early relatives went to church every Sunday tnorninfj;. Some went 
en Monday and Wednesday nip;hts also. 

None ef my aftcestors started voting until recently. The 
reason for this is because they were not aware of the votinp; 
polls. The first time ny father voted was in 196O when Kennedy 
and Nixon were runninp; for the presidency. Kennedy was the Demo- 
crat and Nixon was the Republican. My father voted Deraocratic. 
I asked him why and he said, "Kennedy was going to give the blacks 
more work, and he was laore for the black man. " 

Most of my ancestors grew up on or around plantations in 
cities numbering from 3-7,000 people. Their schools, churches, 
and recreation areas were segregated. My mother told me, "We 
walked four to six miles to school while the white kids rode in 
buses. " 

My mother remembers the lynching of Emraett Till. It took 
place fifteen miles away from her home town. She said, "The v/hite 
people hung hiT because he was whistling at a dog and the white 
lady thought he was whistling at her. The white men dug his eye- 
balls out, cut his tongue out, and cut off his privates." 

My early relatives were very well disciplined. My mother 
said, "If you got a whopping at school, you would get another one 
when you got home." The children's aunts, uncles, and friends 
did most of the disciplining outside of the home. 



My anoestors did not know too much about human sexuality 
or birth control because we have a lot of illegltinate births in 
the family history. This makes it difficult to write a family 
history when everyone has different last names, but I have tried 
to do the best I can. I would guess that my ancestors never had 
any father-to-son or mother-to-daughter talks about the birds and 
the bees (the sexual facts of life). Hy father never had any of 
those talks with me or ray brothers. As for forms of contracep- 
tion, my ancestors apparently did not know of them. Taking an 
educated guess, I would say my ancestors did not discuss human 
sexuality with their children. That topic was probably something 
that ttey did not bother to discuss with their children figuring 
that they would learn on their ovm. This is a big mistake 
which apparently most parents are still making today. 

As for child care I would have to say most of ray early rela- 
tives were breast fed. My mother told me that she breast fed most 
of her children because her babies would not get sick as easily 
and her milk makes her babies grow bigger and faster. 

For their medical treatments ray ancestors used home remedies 
for colds, flu, nose bleeds, cuts, etc. I can remember when my 
brother Albert Lee BLACK fell and cut his leg bad and my grand- 
mother, Irene HOUSTON, who is dead now, used some of her snuff 
and put it in the open cut. I asked her why she put snuff on cuts. 
She said, "Because it would heal faster. " I do not know how true 
this is, but it worked. My mother, Josephine TOWNSEND, said that 
her mother, Irene HOUSTON, always kept a bottle of ccd liver oil. 



Most of my ancestors died from heart attacks and strokes. 
This tells something about their diets which were probably hif;h 
in cholesterol, starches, and carbohydrate foods. My prand- 
raother on my mother's side had three strokes before she died in 
197'+. She lived 88 years. My grandmother ©n my father's side 
died from a heart attack in 195^. She lived 5^ years. My mother's 
mother's sister died from a strike, but I was unable to obtain 
the date and year. My father's brother, Samuel BLACK, died from 
lung cancer in 1968. One of my mother's half-sisters was shot to 
death by her boyfriend, who then shot himself. I will elaborate 
more on this later in the paper. Another one of my mother's half- 
sisters died from a stroke. Her name was Beaula, but I was unable 
to get the date and year. 

I find that most of the people on my mother's side had hyper- 
tension (high blood pressure). Most of the people on my father's 
side smoked or used some kind of snuff. You have to keep in mind 
that some of this information is being generalized based on the 
previous incidents of ray family history. 

I am obtaining my information by what my mother, father, and 
aunt told me. They do not have any solid information to back 
them up, such as death certificates, wills, and dates of iniportance. 
But, they are trying to give me a decent insight of ray family's 
history. 

In general, ray ancestors were farmers, and some may have been 
slaves. They were hard workers, uneducated, and illiterate to 
some degree. They were well disciplined by their parents and 
peers. Most of ny relatives came from suiall towns in the state of 



Mississippi which was a slave state at o n e ticae. They worked 
lonjz: hours for little pay. They walked miles to school and when 
they ffot there they did not learn too much. 

These people slept crowded in straw beds. When someone had 
to ^Q to the restroom, they had to go outside to their outhouses. 
They took baths in bip; tin tubs. 

All of my ancestors for the past 200 years have been badly 
discriminated against. The white man used to have slave trades 
and auctions. They literally sold brothers and sisters, mothers 
and fathers away to separate slave owners. 

The white man passed Jim Crow laws demanding segregation 
In schools, water fountains, parks, bathrooms, restaurants, and 
other countless facilities. They also posted signs saying "No 
Niggers Allowed" and "For Whites Only." 

A black man was always being lynched (hung by the neck with 
a rope tied to a tree). No trial was ever 3;iven to the guilty 
parties. If there was a trial there were reactionary judges and 
lawyers, which was impossible to find the black man innocent. 
Some of the famous cases were The Scottsboro Boys, the lynching of 
Eraraett Till, and Medper Evers. There were more, but these are the 
ones that were known around the world. These incidences opened 
the eyes of many great black Americans. 

The white man also established a checks and balance organi- 
zation known as the Klu Klux Klan. They kept blacks, Jews, Catho- 
lics, and the Government in their places. The Klan murdered 
people in cold blood, lynched and tortured them like they did 
Emmett Till. They were wembers of the WASP society, which sieans 



White Anp;lo-Sax®n Protestant. They tried to control everything 
by taking taatters int» their ©wn hands. If a white man shot a black 
man during these times, they would say, "Oh, just another Nigger 
lost; he deserved it aayway. " If a black man shot a white nan, 
they would say, "Hang that Nigger." No black man got away with 
Shooting a white man no matter what the cause was. 

So, you can see that my ancestors went through a lot of 
notorious treatments. Remnanoes from this treatment are still 
linked to the black man today. 

In this paper there are very few pictures, diagrams, or charts 
of my ancestry. I do have a map of northern Illinois showing where 
ray ancestors migrated. I have a nap of northern Mississippi showing 
ay ancestors' beginnings. I have pinpointed the cities and towns 
where each was born. The only birth certificate I was able to 
obtain was my mother's. I was also able to get my mother's and 
father's marriage license. 

I was not able to get faots on ray fatter fe grandmothers. I have a 
little information on my mother's grandparents and father's grand- 
father, which is just basically their names. I have a little 
information on their brothers and sisters, but mostly just names. 
I did not send any place for birth certificates, marriage licenses, 
or death certificates because of the lack of funds. I wish I had 
enough money so I could have sent for more information on my 
ancestry. 

The question that boggles my mind is why did my ancestors 
come to the north. If anyone has ever took a history course, they 
could understand why. The south is full of southern reactionaries, 



so I could understand why blacks fled the south. I asked ny 
father why he came to the north and he said, "There were more jobs 
and better living. " I also asked my mother and she said, "Because 
I did not want ray children to grow up the way I did. I want ray 
children to do better than I did. At least they'll have the 
opportunities to do what they want and not what the white ir.an tells 
you. " The other question that bothers me is how did my ancestors 
get to Mississippi. Were they always there or did they migrate 
there? Who was the very first Blaok father in the family? These 
are some of the questions I do not know,, but I wish I did. I do not 
have the money nor the time to find out these questions. If I 
knew these answers, I could write my own "Roots" about ray own 
family, and not just about my race. 

Most of the information in this thesis is directly from my 
mother, my father, and my mother's sister. I have correlated 
some incidences from ray history class to give a well-rounded view 
of my ancestry. 

FAMILY HISTORY 

Patq r na 1 grandfather's name was Jesse BLACK. He was born 
so.Tiewhere in the state of Mississippi, but the exact place is 
unknown. How he made a living and who he married, etc. is un- 
known. He had two sons, Teeomsa and Willie BLACK, but by whom 
is unknown. He had one daughter, Mary BLACK, but by whom is also 
unknown. 

Teeomsa married Ellen DUBLIN and had ten children: Samuel 
BLACK, who died of cancer in 1966, Jesse May BLACK, Benjamin Leon 



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BLACK, Lonie May BLACK, Peter BLACK, Obediah BLACK, Eddy Bca BLACK, 
Mary Pearl BLACK, and Anle Bea BLACK. Percy WEIGHT had a different 
father. He served in World War II as a sergeant. 

I was unable to get information about Willie BLACK. Mary BLACK 
married a man by the last name of JONES. Other information is 
unavailable. 

Paternal R:randmother . I was not able to get any Information 
on her. Paternal grandparents lived together, and no further infor- 
mation revealed. 

Paternal father was born in the state of Mississippi in a 
house. The date, year, and place are unknown. He was a farmer on 
Jim Haney's plantation. He worked long hours. His nane is Tecomsa 
BLACK. His religion is Methodist and he was baptized in a small 
wooden, all black church. He did not know anything about voting, but 
he could read and write a little. He finished the second grade. 
He had a brother, Willie BLACK, and a sister, Mary BLACK. 

He married Ellen DUBLIN in the state of Mississippi. When, 
where, and by whom is unknown, but it is known they were married 
in a house. They had ten children which I stated previously. 
Tecomsa BLACK is still living somewhere in Mississippi. 

Paternal mother's name is Ellen DUBLIN. She was born in the 
state of Mississippi in I9OO. The day and the month are unknown; 
so is the city or county. She was a farmer, also working on Jira 
Haney's plantation. Her religion was Methodist, and was baptized 
in a small, wooden, all black church. 

She did not know about voting. She could read and write a 
little, and finished about the third grade. 



Ellen DUBLIN had an illepjitimate son, Percy WRIGHT. She had 
two sisters, Anie WILLIAMS and Addy NELSON, who were half-sisters. 
They had the same mothers but different fathers. I also found out 
her father's name was Hogan DUBLIN. 

Ellen DUBLIN died from a stroke in 195^. She was burled in 
Alligator, Mississippi. They did not have a wake for the funeral. 
How muoh it cost is unknown. She was buried in an all blaok ceme- 
tery. 

My father's name is Benjamin Leon BLACK. He was born in Belen, 
Mississippi in Coahoma County on June 6, 1930. He was born in a 

house. 

He was a farmer who worked on Jim Haney's plantation. At this 
time in life the Great Depression was going on. He worked long 
hours in the cotton fields for 30^ an hour. 

His faith is Baptist and was baptized by Reverend Jude at Saint 
Luke's Church, a small church in Belen, Mississippi. It was an all 
black church that had wooden seats and walls. 

As for voting in elections, it was something blacks did not 
do much of at this time. He did not vote until I960 as I stated 
in the preface. 

Benjamin Leon BLACK completed the second grade. He can read 
and write a little. He had to walk for miles to school which was 
all black. In his household there were 12 people who slept crowded 
in their beds. They used an outhouse for def Ication as stated in 
the preface. 

My father told me when he was coming up the price of food was 
low compared to now. He said you could buy bologna for 2 5)^ a 



10 



pound. 

On December 3, 1950 he married Josephine TOWNSEND. He was 
twenty years old and she was fifteen. They were married in' Jcjnes- 
tovm, Mississippi by Reverend William Walton in a house. They had 
a small wedding with na reception. They had 1^ children as stated 

earlier. 

In 1952 Benjamin Leon BLACK was drafted into the Koren War. 
He did not know why the war was going on, ho just was there. He 
told me that his peers called it the Korean Conflict, instead of 
the Korean War. He was stationed in Yong Dun Do in Korea. He was a 
security guard around the hospital. He carried a car beam and an 
M-1 gun. He stayed in for two years and got paid $6? per month. 
At first he stayed in boot camp for I6 weeks. Here they taught 
him self-defense, how to use different types of guns, physical 
fitness tests, etc. Some of his hobbies are hunting, fishing, and 
baseball, but he never was really athletically inclined. 

When Benjamin Leon BLACK was growing up for Christmas the 
family had no presents or trees. They ate cake and meat such as 
ham. To drink they had moonshine and corn whiskey. 

To celebrate the New Year they made no resolutions. My father 
said, "For every New Years his Hother, Ellen DUBLIN, would cook 
s»rae blaok-eyed peas and hog jaws." They drank horaeraade beer during 
this celebration. 

For Thanksgiving Day they went to church, came home and had some 
turkey and dressing. For Easter Sunday they went to church, not 
in new suits and dresses, but regular old clothes and shoes. They 



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also had Easter egg hunts and painted or colored eggs. For the 
4th of July, they had pionics, drank moonshine, and anything else 
they oould get their hands on. 

Maternal grandfather was George PETTY. He was born in West 
Point, Mississippi. The date, month, and year are unknown. He 
worked on his own farm, raised his own animals, and grew most of 
his own food. To plow the farm he used oxen. He built his ©wn 
home out of wooden logs. 

His religion was Baptist, and he went to church every Sunday. 
He owned a Model-T car that you had to crank from the outside. 
His dress code was straight legged pants and high-top shoes. He 
died in Cedar Bluff, a small town on the outside of West Point, 
Mississippi. He died from a heart attack. The date, month, and 
year are unknown. The name of the cemetery where he was buried 
is also unknown. This is all the information I could gather on hira. 

Maternal grandmother was named Martha PETTY. Her maiden name 
is unknown. She was born in West Point, Mississippi. The date, 
month, and year are unknown. She worked on her own farm with her 
husband, George PETTY. She made her own butter, flour, corn meal, 
and smoked her own meat. They butchered their own animals. 

She was a Baptist and went to churoh every Sunday. Her dress 
code consisted of long dresses, cotton stockings, and a bonnet that 
tied under the chin. She ironed her clothes by heating the Iron 
over the wooden stove. She made starch out of flour, and had a 
wooden ironinc: board propped between two chairs. They had wooden 
stoves which they put wood in to heat them. She also knitted most 
of their bed oovers and clothes. Her mother's name was Mary Jane. 



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My waternal grandmother, Martha PETTY, died from a stroke in West 
Paint, Mississippi. The date, month, and year are unknown. This 
is all the information I could gather on her. 

Maternal grandparents' lives tog;ether . Their names wore Martha 
and Goorfz:e PETTY. They had one daughter, Irene PETTY. They lighted 
their home by kerosine lanps. They heated their home by coal and 
wooden logs. Their lives were basically like the preface stated. 
Their daughter, Irene PETTY, was born in 1888, which leads ne to the 
conclusion that they born during the Civil War. 

Maternal mother's name was Irene PETTY. She was born in 1888 
on April 12. in Cedar Bluff, a small town outside of West Point, 
Mississippi. 

Her life style went according to the preface. She was carried 
once to Clarance HOUSTON, but had many illegitimate children before 
then. Out of the nine children she had, none of thera had the saae 
father. 

Maternal step-father's name was Clarance HOUSTON. He was killed 
in a storm. The date, month, and years they were married and died 
are unknown. My maternal grandmother died from a stroke in 197^. 
She was buried somewhere in Chicago, Illinois. She was born during 
an election year. Benjamin Harrison was running for the Republican 
party and Grover Cleveland for the Democratic party. Despite 
Grover Cleveland's victory from the popular vote, he still lost 
the election because Harrison captured more electoral votes from 
the larger states. Guessing, I would say that my great grandparents 
were born prior to or during the Civil War, 

Mother's name is Josephine TOWNSEND (or BRASSFIELD). There is a 



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biK dlsorepaney about who was her father. On her marriage license 
it states her father's name was Albert TOWNSEND. Her name is also 
stated as Josephine TOWNSEND. On her birth oertificate her nane 
is stated Josephine BRASSFIELD, and her father was Willi© BRASSFIELD. 
I think the reason there was suoh a mix-up is because my nother was 
illoRitimate. 

She was born Septeater 25, 1935 during the depression. Her life 
went according to the preface. My mother had a step-sister, Mary 
Jane. Her maiden name is unknown because her father was not known. 
She was born in West Point, Mississippi June l4, 1917. This is the 
year the United States got ready t© enter World War I. She was 
carried five tines. Her last husband was Oteha HANEY. Her last 
name is still HANEY and is now living in Chicago, Illinois. She 
told me that during the depression it did not affect them at all 
because they had nothing. She has an 8th grade education, but 
her life went basically according to the preface. 
MY PARENTS' LIVES TOGETHER 

My parents, Josephine TOWNSEND and Benjamin Leon BLACK, lives 
together have not been prosperous. They have been struggling ever 
since they got married. On the economical graph they are in the 
midst of poverty. One reason for this is the lack of education. 
It is hard to find good paying jobs with second and third grade 
educations. Another reason that relates to education is that they 
cannot fill out the questions asked of thera on the employment sheets, 

The biggest reason they are in the poverty line is because 
they had too many children ; fourteen as stated before. They had 



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faur in a row, then there was a two year lay-off, and had five more 
in a row. When you think of the cost of food, clothing, medical 
bills, and other accessories my parents should have taken tine to 
plan their children. I do not think they would have had so many 
if they knew how much children cost. This is where the v;hite race 
has the advantage. Most plan their children according to their 
economical position, whereas blacks do not bother with making plans. 
They Just ha-ve children anytime they want to. Another reason why 
blacks have so many children is because they are unaware of birth 
control methods. Evidently, ray parents did not know; anything about 
planning children, contraception, and money and how they are all 
related. 

My parents believed in the Bible, but they have not lived by 
it. Every Friday when my father got paid from his factory Job, 
he would bring home a fifth of ycfown whiskey for my mother and him- 
self. Before this they would go grocery shopping. Then they would 
come back home and get drunk, which lead to arguments and fights. 
It seems like this went on every weekend that they were married. 
They had been married 20 years before their separation. 

I would say drinking played a big part in their lives, and 
they still do it now that they are separated. T.h e fights that 
they had were vicious ones. I can remember a lot of times when my 
mother had to go to the hospital for swollen eyes, and other knots 
and bruises. I can remember when my father threw my mother down 
a flight of stairs while she was pregnant, but it did not harm 
the baby. I also remember seeing ray father kicking, stomping, and 
twisting ay mother's arms until she started screaming loud. My 



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father once hit my mother across the faoe with a two-by-four piece 
of wood. 

It was always my father dishing out the punishment, but my 
mother never filed charges a<^ainst him and never had him arrested. 
The fighting only went on when they were drinking, it never happened 
when they were sober. All of this fighting weekend in and weekend 
out finally ended when my mother stabbed ray father in the stomach, 
which cut his liver and he almost died. This happened just before 
their separation. 

My father was a big gambler, also. I can remember a lot of 
times when he came home late on Fridays, and would tell my mother 
that he lost his paycheck gambling. They had to borrow money or 
take out food on credit to last the week. My mother was always 
a housewife. I can remember v/hen she had a job working in Phil 
Oliver's liquor store in Streator, Illinois. All she did was clean 
up the floors, dust bottles, and kept the place clean. 

My parents never went out to any fancy places to eat. I do not 
think my father has ever taken her out to eat since they were mar- 
ried. My father used to take the children out to drive-ins on 
the weekends when they were not drinking. This happened when there' 
were only five kids in the family. As more and more kids entered 
the family, we stopped going to drive-ins. 

My mother was also a gambler. She used to spend money on 
Derbies. I do not know exactly how the Derbies worked, but some 
people called them "the numbers". 

My parents did not spend too much money on new things. They 
did most of their clothes shopping at the Salvation Army, Good-Will, 
and seoond hand stores. They never had any savings accounts for 



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themselves or for their children. This is another area where whites 
are advantageous. A lot start saving up for their child's colle?;e 
education as soon as they are born. But, I can understand that ray 
parents did not have any money to save up. My parents also never 
had checking accounts or used credit cards. It seems as if my 
parents were always in debt with medical bills just like they were 
in the south when they worked on farms and cotton plantations. This 
was the kind of debt that they, with time, could pay their way out of, 

There is one more thing I would like to add. My parents never 
owned any land. They always rented their homes. There was one time 
when they bought a home here in Rockf ord on the southwest side of 
town. It cost them about $1,600. Two years after they had paid 
for it, it was condemned and torn down by the city. My parents 
never again tried to buy a home. Th-ey never invested in stocks 
nor owned any bonds. 

My parents never held any city or Government jobs. My father, 
Benjamin Leon BIACK, has always been a factory worker making cores, 
molds, pouring iron, grinding metal, shoveling sand, and lifting 
heavy objects, while breathing in all the factory pollution. He 
now works at State Line Foundry in Roscoe, Illinois. He is a core 
maker. Exactly what cores are, I do not know. He makes them and 
an iron pourer pours hot iron into them. My father makes ^4.63 
an hour. He has been employed there for four years. He started 
out at ^3.50 an hour. This is a non-union foundry. They have the 
right to lay-off anyone no matter how long you have been wprking 
there. They can lay-off whoever they please because seniority 
does not apply. 



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My mother, Josephine TOWNSEND, has always been a housewife. 
She is now drawing ^750 per month from welfare for her nine child- 
ren that are living at home with her. Half of this ^750 comes in 
food stamps for the children. The children get free medical and 
doctor care from the Federal Government. For clothing she still 
shops at the Salvation Army, Good-Will stores, and Insurance Liquida- 

I tors. She goes grocery shopping at the Eagle, Jewel, and O'Donnell's 
supermarkets. When she gets food using the food stamps, she does 
not have to pay tax. 

I You can see that the welfare and food stamp programs benefit 
my parents considerably. Now the only problem left is budgeting 
their monthly checks. I can remember when this used to become a 
problem at times. We used to run out of food a week before mother's 
day (welfare check day), and ray parents had to borrow money and 
charge food. The only reason they were able to get food on credit 
is because they shopped at the same places and the people trusted 
them. They also knew that they had a large family, and that they • 
got their checks once a month from welfare. 

The 20 years ray parents were together were years of struggling 
to make ends meet. They are still struggling individually now that 
they have been separated. They have been living near the poverty 
line all their lives and are still ti*ying to make the best of it. 

MY LIFE 

My name is Leon Benjamin BLACK. I was born August 25, 1955 
in a house in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Coahoma County. I was the 
third child in the family, and the second son. 



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I was born a few months before the Black Revolution began. 
On December 1, 1955 Rosemary Parks, an Alabama seamstress from 
MontKoraery, sparked the Black Revolution when she refused to Rive 
up her seat on the front of the bus to a white man. During this 
time in history, blacks were not allowed to ride in the front of 
buses. This action by Miss Parks lead tc the Great Bus Boycott. 
The boycott was lead by the legendary Martin Luther King, Jr. This 
boycott was going to last until courteous treatment by the bus 
operators was giiaranteed, passengers were seated on first come, 
first serve basis, and black bus drivers were employed on predomi- 
nantly black routes. The boycott lasted about 1 1/2 years. It 
costed the state of Alabama millions of dollars. On November 13, 
1956 the Supreme Court and three U. S. District Courts declared 
Alabama state and local laws requiring segregation on buses uncon- 
stitutional. 

When I was four years old my parents were just beginning to 
leave the south to come north. When I turned five we had just 
arrived in Streator, Illinois. I may add that while we were living 
in the south, I did not attend school until we came to the north. 

The year was 196O, an election year, which I elaborated on 
earlier. This is also the year the black sit-ins started. On 
Monday, Febmiary 1, i960 four black North Carolina college students 
decided to seek service at a Greensboro F. W. Woolworth's lunch 
counter. At this time in history, blacks could shop in downtown 
stores, but were generally declined service at Itinch counters and 
other facilities. By sitting down at the lunch counter, the four 
students challenged not only the lunch counter segregation, but 
also the whole Jim Crow structure of the south. The students were 



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not served, so they sat there until the counter closed. Day after 
day they had more protesters. They were going to sit at the lunch 
counter until they got waited on. This became a nationwide inci- 
dent which lead to numerous other black movements which lead to 
Civil Rights Acts and constitutional amendments. 

When I was six years old I had just started kindergarten at 
Plumb Elementary School in Streator, Illinois. I was the only black 
person in all of my classes until we moved to Rockford, Illinois in 
1969. Streator had a population of about 20,000, but 1,000 of 
those people were black. I seemed not to have trouble from ray 
white classmates except when our history teacher would say the 
words Negro, African, or Nigger, and the whole class would turn 
and look me over, A lot of my classmates would invite rae over 
for supper, holidays, etc. and their white parents never seemed 
to mind, 

I even spent the night at a couple of my white f rieids ' homes. 
I had breakfast, Itinch, and a great time. They had nice hones (about 
middle class), new cars, and their children had almost everything 
they wanted. They ate three meals a day and said grace before 
every meal, but I had to get used to this. I remember when I ate 
supper over one of ray white friend's house, and their parents told 
me to say the grace. I was about eight or nine years old and I 
did not know what to say so I said, "Thank you for the food we are 
about to receive. " I was applying this statement directly to my 
friend's parents. 

There were a lot of fads out when I was growing up such as 
skateboards, paddle balls, jacks, superballs, silly puddy, and 
Mr. Bubble. I never bought any records or listened to the radio 



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rauoh. The only top singers I can remember were the Beatles, Elvis 
Presley, and Ricky Nelson. The only movies I went to were either 
Elvis Presley or Walt Disney ones. I cannot rerr^absr many black 
movie stars or blaok singers. I remember one black record by 
James Brown called Please, Please. I do not even know if that 
Is the correct title of the song. The movies I went to see only 
cost 50s^ and the candy and popcorn cost a nickel ©r a dime. I can 
remember that every nickel I got my hands on I had to buy a Slow 
Poke sucker. They are the same suckers that we pay 30?- f^i* today, 
but they were a lot larger then. 

I cam remember when I did not get my polio vaccination for 
two months during which time ray left leg used to cramp up and fall 
asleep all the time. My parents took me to the doctor and he said 
if they had waited any longer, I would have been crippled for life 
from the polio virus that was forming in my muscles. After the 
vaccination I was all right. We never went to the doctor or dentist 
for check-ups unless we had to because my parents did not have the 
money. 

There were a lot of political things that went on during my 
ages from one to ten. President Kennedy was assassinated in Texas 
in 1963. Lyndon Johnson took over as president and signed the Civil 
Rights Act that Kennedy had trouble with. 

The Viet Nam War was just beginning at this time. Some say 
Johnson got us into the war, but that was none of our business. 
Some people refer to it as the Viet Namese Conflict which caused 
over 55.000 American deaths for no reason. 

The election of 196^ saw Lyndon Johnson of the Democratic 
party defeat Barry. Goldwater of the Republican party. The Civil 



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Riffhts Act of 196^ was passed by the Supreme Court. In general, 
it stated all of the Jim Crow laws were unconstitutional. The 
Civil Rights Act opened up the door for the unidentified black 
Americans. It gave them back their constitutional rights that had 
been denied before by control of Jim Crow laws and the Klu Klux 
Klan, Before the Black Revolution, the whites were referring to 
blacks as inhuman and inferior to the white race. During the early 
1960's they referred to blacks as colored people. 

I can remember a lot of times when some of my white school 
mates would say, "Here come those colored kids." The terra black 
American or Afro-American had not arrived yet. 

The next f e w pages are on my life history from ten years to 
21 years of age. When I started junior high school my family had 
moved from the complex apartments to a three room shack. This is 
when the depression struck my life. The shack was made of wood 
covered with tar paper on the outside. The walls inside were not 
covered at all. When it rained, it leaked on the outside and poured 
in the inside. We had a wooden furnace in the front which kept us 
warm in the winter time. We also used the furnace to cook on when 
we ran out of gas. In the winter the floors were like an ice palace, 
especially the kitchen floor. 

There were about 10 children at the time, but my mother had 
two more during the three years we lived there. Some of us slept 
crov/ded in beds, and others on the floor. We used tin tubs to take 
baths in. We deficated in five-gallon tin cans and my brothers and 
I dumped them in the sewer across the cornfield at night. We had 
about two light bulbs in the shack. When our electricity was cut 



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off, wo used kerosine lamps. My brothers and I had to chop wood 
everyday when wo came home from school. My parents called it 
kindling. We also had to haul coal into the shack for the furnace. 
There were only two windows in the whole place. One was in the 

I kitchen and one in the frontroora by the furnace, where most of us 
slept, 

I I know this story sounds morbid or even unreal, but it is 
God's truth. During the three years we lived here, none of us 
got severely sick except for the common cold. Our food consisted 
cf fried, boiled, and creamed corn. We got most of our food from 

I the Government, called commodity. The commodity food is food used 
to stock fallout shelters in case of a nuclear attack. It consisted 
of powdered milk, powdered eggs in cans, canned meat which we called 
dog meat, cheese, yellow corn meal, flour, and salt. 

During this time I can remember when my brothers and I would 
have to wear each others underclothes. Between Albert Lee BLACK 
and I, we only had one pair of pants each, a pair of mixed-matched 
socks, one pair of underwear, and a pair of worn out shoes. Every- 
day when we went to Junior high, the people used to make fun of us. 
They used to bring their lunches in lunch pails and most of them ate 
at the cafeteria. My brother and I just sat there until lunchtime 
was over. Our family lived like this from 1966 to 1969. I can re- 
member when we did not eat anything for days. My brother and I 
used to go downtown to the city taverns and shine shoes. The money 
we made we gave to our mother to get some food. Together, we made 
about $15. I can remember when one white man said, "Hey Nigger, 
come shine my shoes." This name calling did not bother me, because 
I was thinking about the money. Wo charged 25(^ a shoeshine and 35^- 



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on Sundays, This only lasted about one year because the city said 
we would have to stay out of the taverns to shine shoes. I was 13 
at the time. 

In the 19^8 election Richard K. Nixon ran for the Republican 
party, Hubert H. Humphrey for the Democratic party, and also Georp;e 
Wallace for the American Independent party for the presidency. 
Richard Nixon won by a larp;e margin in the electoral vote, but 
narrowly by the popular vote. This is also the same year that Kartin 
Luther Kine:., Jr. , the black civil rights leader, was assassinated. 
Bobby Kennedy, John F. Kennedy's brother, was also assassinated. 

When I reached my l4th year we were moving; to Rockford, Illin- 
ois. October 17, 1969. I also would like to say during those three 
years in that shack we had no birthday parties, Christmases, Thanks- 
givings, New Years, and Easter celebrations. When we got to Rockford 
ray parents bought the home I stated earlier. I was now in the 3th 
grade at Washington Junior High in an all black environment. It 
seems like the blacks all over the nation were rioting and pro- 
testing against Martin Luther King, Jr. 's assassination. 

I can remember seeing groups of black people in our school 
beating up on white kids. I remember seeing ten or more blacks 
beating up on one white kid. I was in an environment I was not 
used to. If you were seen with a white friend, all the blacks 
would gang up on you. As you can see from my past, I was more 
used to white people than blacks. So ray brother and I were caught 
up in a "if you can't beat them, join them" situation. We could 
not beat them, but we did not Join them and we paid for it. I can 
remember when fifteen or more blacks used to beat my brother and I 
up. They hit us with canes and stomped us with their combat boots. 



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We would p;o to the principal and tell hira about it. All the princi- 
pal did was expell a couple of them for one week. My brother and 
I took this kind of treatment until we started fiRhtin^ them back. 
Althoup;h we never could beat them all, we did not have too much 
trouble afterwards. 

The dress style durinp; this time was knitted shirts, khaki 
pants, combat boots, and All-Star tennis shoes. They wore athletic 
socks with thick and thin socks over them. I never kept up with 
the latest styles. 

There is another thinp; I noticed about blacks. They had a dif- 
ferent vocabulary from my brother and I. I am not trying; to make 
fun of ray ©wn race, but they were saying ya for yes and naw for no, 
eto. There were a lot of blacks saying Albert Lee BLACK and I 
tried to talk proper like the white people. The white environment 
Albert and I were used to rubbed off on us. They also hated us 
because we got better grades than they did. I made the Honor Roll 
for the whole year and received a certificate for it, but it is lest 
now. From this I learned that the all white schools give their 
students a better education than all black schools. This had a 
lot to do with your own environment. 

I am Just going to briefly summarize my hipfi school and college 
days up until now. In 1971, my first year of hiph S3hool, I did 
not participate in anything, I took all the required classes. 

My sophomore year in 1972 had a lot of things going on. I 
went out for the sophomore football team and made first-string 
defensive tackle. I won a sophomore letter at the end of the sea- 
son. I took up driver's education In summer school and got my 
license. I got my first car by working at the Hollywood Drive-In 



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and National Gray Iron Foundry which was in Belvidere, Illinois. 
At Hallywood Drivo-In I washed dishes. At National Gray Iron I 
poured iron on an assembly line. 

I took all the required classes plus a music class. In the 
A Cappella class I sanp; baritone, but I never learned how to read 
music. I also went out for the sophomore baseball team as a 
pitcher, but I did not make it. This is the year the Watergate 
scandal was being investigated by the Washington Post reporters. 
The election of 1972 was also taking place. Richard M. Nixon 
of the Republican party was campaigning for a second straight 
term. George Mc Govern was campaigning for the Democratic party. 
Richard Nixon won by a large margin, but later resigned because 
of the Watergate break ins, which accused hira of impounding Federal 
funds. During these times the white people were referring to blacks 
as black Americans and Af ro-Araericans and not colored people. 

In 1973 I went out for the varsity football team and made 
first-string defensive tackle. I was now a junior. I won a var- 
sity letter at the end of the season, and made second team, all- 
conference and second team, all-area at the defensive tackle posi- 
tion. I went out for the wrestling team and made f ir'st-string 
heavyweight at 200 pounds. I had a 7-13 won-loss record, but I won 
a varsity letter at the end of the season. I went out for the track 
team to throw the shot put, but I did not win a varsity letter. 

In 197^, ray senior year, I did not go to the senior prora be- 
cause the girl I wanted to take was white and her parents would not 
let her go with me. I went out for the football team at the defen- 
sive tackle position and made first-string. I was also chosen as 
co-captain of the team. At the end of the season I won another 



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varsity letter. I made second team, all-conference and second team, 
all-area. I also raade prep all-state squad. I went out for the 
wrestling: team a^ain. I wrestled heavyweight. I had a 22-4-1 
record at the end of the season. I took the 1974 District heavy- 
weight title along with the team trophy. I also took third place in 
the Harrington Sectionals, At the end ©f the season I v;as voted 
the team's Most Valuable Wrestler. I made the second team, all- 
conference and all-area squads. I also went out for track and 
threw the shot put 51 ' il 1/2" to take second place in the confer- 
ence meet. At the end of the season I won a varsity letter. 

I graduated June 6, 1974 at Rock Valley College's Physical 
Education Building. I was the first of l4 children to graduate 
from high school. This is the same year Richard M. Nixon resigned 
frora the presidency because of the Watergate scandal. 

In the fall of 1974 I enrolled at the University of Wisconsin- 
Superior as a part of a football scholarship. The other half was 
paid by a student direct loan, which I borrowed. I started at the 
defensive tackle position, but the third game I dislocated my 
elbow, which put me out for the season. After the injury I came 
back to Rockford. I wanted to enroll at Rock Valley Junior College, 
but it was too late for that semester. I enrolled in January for 
the spring semester of 1975 in physical education. 

The following fall I went out for the football team and raade 
first-string defensive tackle. At the end of the season I won a 
plaque with a football helmet on it. I graduated December l6, 197o 
with an Associate 'of Arts Degree in physical education. The election 
of 1976 was going en. Gerald Ford was running for the Republican 
party and Jimmy Carter for the Democratic party. Carter won because 



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he ^ot a lot ©f black votes. I think the main issue was unemploy- 
ment. People wanted Jobs and lower food prices which the Ford 
Administration was not p;iving them. I would say domestic problems 
were the main issues. 

I am presently attending Rook Valley Junior College. I am 
taking a history and physical education course. I plan on enrolling 
at Northern Illinois University for the fall of 1977. I hope to 
play football and get a Bachelor of Science Degree in physical edu- 
cation. 

There are numerous things going on now such as the gay libera- 
tion (homosexuals want r^ts guaranteed to thera), abortion, trans- 
sexualism, experimenting with the DNA molecule and trying to make 
test tube babies, and capital punishment (death sentence by the 
electric chair or gas chamber). Scientists are finding causes of 
cancer in everything we eat and drink; also prostitution, teen-age 
pregnancies, police brutality, diseases, birth control, atomic 
bombs, foreign policies, and busing, integration, and the welfare 
program. Of all these incidences, I would say that drugs and crime 
plagues us the most. 

A few more things I would like to say is I do not vote because 
I do not believe in the electoral college. I was baptized a Baptist, 
but I do not understand what they vow for. I will probably change 
my religion and name in the future. To summarize, the whole world 
is a ball of confusion. 



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GEOGRAPHICAL MISSISSIPPI 

The capital city of Mississippi is Jackson. The land area is 
^7,223 square miles, and in 1970 its population was 2,216,912. 
Mississippi is composed ©f 52 per cent forest land, 35 per cent 
crop and farm land, 3 per cent pasture and range land, and 10 per 
cent farmsteads, roads, urban areas, and waste lands. The climate 
is humid with hot summers and cool to mild winters. July tempera- 
tures averap;e 78° to 82® Farenheit. January temperatures average 
42° to 5^° Farenheit. 

Yearly precipitation averages 48 to 64 inches of winter snow- 
fall. Before compaction it is less than 1 to 5 inches. Snow covers 
may last for as long as nine days. 

The history of Mississippi started when it became a state in 
1817. It increased only 40 per cent in population between 19OO and 
1970 in contrast to the United States which increased II6 per cent. 
Areas that are the greatest in population density are in the west 
central and southeastern parts ©f the state. By the last census 
44.5 per cent of its population is classified as urban and there 
are only nine cities of more than 25,000 people. The largest city 
is the capital, Jackson, with 153,968 people. 

The sources of income during the post war years were 35 P«r 
cent from agriculture, 23 per cent from trade and service, 17 per 
cent from Government payments, 15 per cent from logging, quarrying, 
fishing, mining, construction, and transportation. 10 per cent v;as 
from manufaoturing and payrolls. 

In the preface I stated that I had a map of northern Mississippi 
and a map of northern Illinois, That is a mistake, because I have a 



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whole map of Mississippi. On this map I circled my ancestors' 

birth places and some places where they died, which are labeled 

by the letters from the alphabet. I have al so circled some of 

the places where the Klu Kliix Klan committed some of their notorious 

crimes. Let me add that the state of Mississippi is Democratic 
and strongly reactionary. 

MAP A (MISSISSIPPI) 

A. West Point is in Clay County with a population of 25,000. This 
is where my mother, Josephine TOWNSEND, was born. 

B. Belen is in Coahoma County; population 100. This is where 

my father, Benjamin Leon BLACK, was born. I may add that my father 

always went by the initials B. L. BLACK. He did this because it 
sounds like Bill BLACK, but it is not. 

C. Allipjator is in Coahoma County, also; population 350. This 

is v/here my father's mother was buried. Her name was Ellen DUBLIN. 

D. Poplarville is in Pearl River County. The population is un- 
known. This is where Mack Charles Parker was charged with the rape 
of a white mother. He was abducted from a city jail 48 hours be- 
fore the trail, and lynched. 

E. Jackson is the state's capitalj population 153,968. This is 
where Medger Evers was murdered in the drive-way of his home in 
1963. This was during the black movements. The people that I 
mentioned who were murdered or lynched were all black. 

F. Jonestown is in Coahoma County; population 1,500. This Is where 
my mother, Josephine TOWNSEND, and ray father, Benjamin Leon BLACK, 
were married. My parents lived here for four years. My brother, 
Bill BLACK, was born hero and also ray sister, Mary Jane BLACK, 



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G, Clarksdale is also in Coahoma County; population 22,000. This 
is where my parents moved after Jonestovm. My brother, Albert Lee 
BLACK, and sister, Joanne BLACK, and I were born here. Hy parents 
lived here for five years before moving to the north. 

I cannot find Money, Mississippi on the map. This is where 
Emmett Till, a l'^ year old, was lynched and castrated for whistling 
at a white lady's dog. The white lady said she thought he was 
whistling at her. 

MAP B (ILLINOIS) 

H. Streator is in La Salle County; population 20,000. This is 
where ray parents first stopped after coming from the south. They 
lived here for ten years and had eight children which were all born 
in hospitals: Dorothy Ann BLACK, Troy Allen BLACK, William Roger 
BLACK, John Earl BLACK, Irene Ann BLACK, Fedale Castro BLACK (I 
wonder if my mother knew she was naming him after a Communist), 
Jerome BLACK, and Josephine Jeanette BLACK. They lived here for 
nine years. My father first started voting here. 
I. Rockford is in Winnebago County; population 153,000. It is 
the second largest city in Illinois, but Peoria is growing closer. 
My parents moved here after they left Streator, Illinois in 1969. 
They had one child here. Her name is Teresa Ann BLACK, who was born 
in Rockford Memorial Hospital. This was my parents last child. 

My parents were also separated here in 1972. My mother went 
on welfare with the children and my father worked in factories 
to pay non-support for his children. My parents have been sepa- 
rated ever since. My father has had three illegitimate children 
since then. My mother had a tubal litigation after having Teresa 



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Ann BLACK. Neither of ray parents have remarried since the separa- 
tion. We all have been living here f©r eight years and counting. 



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I, Alton B. Cobb, M.D., State Registrar of Vital Statistics, hereby 
certify this to be a true and correct copy of the certificate of birth 
of the person named therein, the original being on file in this office. 



Given at Jackson, Mississippi, over my signature and under the 
official seal of my office, this the t.uw'w — ■ - • . ■ ■,". s - ^ 



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I, Alton B. Cobb, M.D., State Registrar of Vital Statistics, hereby 
certify this to be a true and correct copy of the certificate of birth 
of the person named therein, the original being on file in this office. 

Given at Jackson, Mississippi, o ver my signatu re and under the 
official seal of my office, this the fl-R^ rfT i 'f7L i ^Vrv . A' ZB 

Alton B. Cobb, M.D., State Registrar 
Paul Burnell Hawkins, Deputy State Registrar 



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CERTIFIED COPY OF RECORD OF MARRIAGE 

I, Alton B. Cobb, M.D., State Registrar of Vital Statistics, hereby 
certify this to be a true and correct copy of the rnarridge record 
of the persons named therein, the original being on file in this office. 

Given at Jackson, Mississippi, over my signature and under the 
official seal of my office, this the EI5i!liB,'"1?"' '.tV!.V'.t-.V--- ■■'.••.t)l 

.'■ •■ -'• : -■ . ' Alton U Cobb, Ml),, Stul.' R,-,i,sti,,. 



BLECKER, JO ANN MARY, 1954- 



EASE USE INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
FAMILY HISTORY 

ar Contributor to the Kock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
erican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only a 
w mintues, and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

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■■■■ OFFICE USE CODE 

1. Your name Jq (^^^ r^^^-y BlecKfiF 

Date of form -'-' ~ * (\D ff ) 

~y \ T'^Zt A 

2. Your college: Kock Val ley (.0 liege ■■■ (ID // ) 

Ro c k f r d~, II IT n o i s 

***** A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 

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your paper. 

^Before 1750 _1 750-1800 I8OO-I85O 

1850-1900 1900 or later 



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have discussed in your paper have lived. 

^New England (Mass., Conn., R.I.) Middle Atlantic (N.Y., Penna., N.J., Va.) 

South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., S.C.) ^East South Central (La. ,Miss. ,A1 a. ,Tenn , K^ 

West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., Ok.) East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind.) 



Pacific (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) ^ ltd -western 



5. Please check all occupat i onal categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in this paper have found themselves. 

y Farming Mining Shopkeeping or small business 

^Transportation ^B i g Business x M anufacturing 



Professions x I ndus trial labor x Other 



Please check a I 1 religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discussed 
in this paper have belonged. 

Y Roman Catholic ^Jewish ^Presbyterian y M ethodist 

Baptist Epi scopal i an Congregational Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon OFher Protestant Other 



7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

^Blacks Indians ^Mexicans Puerto Ricans 

Jews Y C entral Europeans Italians Slavs 

Irish ^British Native Americans over several generations 



_East Asian ^__Othe r g^g^g^,^ Europeans ' L-.th.- 



8. What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

Y Interviews with other y Fami ly Bibles y Fami ly Genealogies 
f ami I y membe rs 



X Vital Records Land Records ^The U.S. Census 



X P hotographs ^ M aps ^Other 



FAMI LY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name .villiani A. Pippkpr Current Residence deceased 



Name ymi^m A PlPPkPr 

If deaa, date of death -^ /■\ n/5^ 

Place of birth qt.niman Va 11 pv , TIT. Date of Birth Kpy. 5. 1888 

Education (number of years): 
grade school y high school ? vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
l5t "-^ Dates ? _ 1Q0R 1 st Qplwf-in. To'.>-: Dates y,-] ,,?0 

er.t.'; ,3 615 smith Ave. 
2nd Ship yyorker ' c^^'Si.Ktr Dates ?- lojo 2nd Ronkford , T1 1 . Dates 1 g^ i -nr 

393 1 errill Ave. 55 

3rd --,,\ iHi-o- n^nit.Pnppp Dates 19^5-1956 3rd invPR P^r-k, T11 Dates 1055- 

expert c ,'^ 
(ith Dates 'tth Dates 



Re 1 ' g ' o" . pthodist 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of Marriage to your grandmother Celwein. Iowa ^^^^ l/lO/O? 



NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another relative give 
that data on the back of this page. (A-l) 

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 



Name Trpne "Margaret Gifford Current Residence Deceased 

I f dead, date of death , y^^i 7 1°*^' 

Place of birth p.-rnnklvn , Npw York Date of birth ,.^,,^+ 73^ i rrq 

ra'-p.ed in Celv/ein, Iov;a 
Education (number of years): 
grade school ? high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

'^t :-pU<vfwife Dates_lo02^S 'st ^^g,,;^^.^; f{-^\ Dates_Jl. 

393 . errill Ave. „ 1955- 

2nd Dates 2nd Loves Park. Ill D ^tes ^17 

, , River i;luff .•-ursing. Home 

3rd Dates 3rd Rockf ord . 111. T )ates IQ^ 

5P 

Ath Dates '4th Dates 



'^^"g'"" ^tho<j.i'?-^- 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 

Place of marriage to your grandfather ,,,,,,,. ,,,,, DAY^ ^^q/q, 

■ i^aPaa'tPSP,»fh^^Ba£g'§f^|i,^§ pi|i^^A-^)^ Stepmother or another relative give 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

N.inic Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of Birth 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


i(th 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates 

iith Dates ^th Dates 



Re 1 i g i on 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother date 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Name Current Residence 



I f dead , date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school vocational ^college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st ^Date; 

2nd Dates 2nd ^Dates 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates 

Religion 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



3. 

Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Narne Joeeph ^. . vjsunas Current Residence 3I9 Grand Ave. Loves Park, 111. 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth ataralia, Lithua nia Date of birth -r^^^ h v qo 
Education (number of years): 
grade school X high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

;..a?hinist (after leaving home) i-^.c 

^st ,7.F.& John Barnes Dates L910-57 1st ? / Rockf ord , 111. Dates ^'^l^ 



7nA n,r«o T J *? x'erfuson Street laic, ifi 

^""^ t^ates 2nd pr.Jr^-r.y.A Til Dates ^.±^--^ 

319" Grand Ave. 1916- 

3'"'^ ^Dates 3rd Tnve.q Park. 111. Dates presenl 

'^th Dates i»th Dates 



Re I i g i on Rpinan Catholic 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. T.ithuam'an Club 

Place of marriage to your grandmother [ ^ . - -,-,% "' : ,- ,. date o /i^ A5 

Note: If your mother was raised by a b LtJp f ai ll H f 'o r anothe r r elai l VK ( t O ag e 18) — ' ^^~-~ 

give that data on the back of this page (C-l) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Josephine Ann nn^■n^<^ ^Current Residence 319 Grand Ave. Loves Park, 

I f dead, date of death 111 

Place of bi rth ^^p^f^-- p,c;;.-uc; (isdaru) Lithuania D ate of birth Sept. 25, 1'95 

Education (number of years) 
grade school ] high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

wool sock Inspector lVl3- , l422?Co(ftf-Seit'eaving home) n/ij. 

1st Zeke's Anitti ng -^o. Dates q71^ 1st Rnrkford. Illinois D ates n/i^ 

3^0 »ate. 3rd ?19,g'-|!;i,-'^^?, . Date. 7A°- 

' presenx 

f^e I i g i on ?prian patholic 

Political party, civ, I or social clubs, sororities, etc. t,^ t.hn;,-,ni ^r. G1nh for ..omen 



Place of marriage to your grandfather z^^^i.r^^p Tllinnie d ate Q/i^/TT 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother o'r another relative (to age 1^) 
give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 



C- I S tepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

I f dead , date of death 

I'l.K-- mI hjiih^ D.itr (.1 biiih 

I diK .il i < III (iniiiihc r iiT ye, i •, ) 
'ir.id'- Mhool hi 

Occupal ion (s ) 

Is I 

2nd 

3rd 

'♦th 



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K.>ic 


Dates 


1st 


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home) 
Dates 


Dates 


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Dates 


Dates 


3rd 












Dates 


Dates 


ijth 












Dates 



Re I i g i on 

Political part ies , civil or soci a1 ^clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother date 

D-2 S tepqrandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
ist Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates ^2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

Re I i q i on 



Political party , civil or soc i a 1 clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



CHILDREN of A & B (or A- 1 or B-1) - your father's name should appear below 

Name pi„„pv,^ y^T^p-^^pt. plp^k-pr Carter 

Place oT^bTrth n^i^,^iri, T nwR H date ^ y27/08 

Number of years of schooling -;- Occupation office clerk 

Residence dece^^ed Marital Status 

Number of ch i Idren -^ died- 2/72 

^f^ — /firrf^t r., ^ipoKftf ^ , , 

P'ace of birth npiwein. Iowa date P./27/ll 

Number of years of school ing 7 Occupation foreniari in the Iron .'orkers 

Residence Roqkford . Illionios M arital Status '"arriea 
Number of cm l3ren Q 

Name QQ-rnpt.ta '.'ari on Blecker Holmes 

Place of blrth^^i,.,^^ j ^^3 date 7/23/13 

Number of years of schooling Occupation Housewife 



Numbe 



g"<^e Camanche . I owa Marital Status ...arried 

r of ch i Idren t 



^f^ :.;onn^th vVavne Blenker 

P ' ace of birth Qplwein. Iowa d ate 9/7/15 



r.a^cui uirLM Dpiwejin. 1 owa oate y/^^/x:? 

Number of years of schooling ? TTccupatlOh Semi-retired 
Res idence j 
Numbe r of cr 



Res i dence t^„^o Pov^i^^ Til. M arital Status lv:arried 



^ 

Name T;v1e Krwin Blecker 

Place of birth Qplwein. Iowa date V22/19 

Number of years of schooUng p ~" Occupation Plasterer 

Res i dence deceased Marital Status ZZ~I~~~~~~ 

Number of chl Idren 2 — — — ——_ ^— . 



Name 

Place of bi rth 3"ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



Name 

Place of bi rth ~~~ date 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth ^date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren ~ 



0. Name 

Place of birth " date 

Number of years of schooling "Occupation 



Residence Har i r^ l ^t ^t,,^ 

Number of L ll MU r un ^"arital Status_ 



CHILDREN 



.f C and D (or r:-|, D-l)-your mother's name should appear below 



■ ,,','""' Ant.hnnv .Tngp-oli Vi c;una ?:; 

^'"'"'"■r "I /-■■ir", oTstlKjol in,, 



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Nurnl.cr of children 
N.it 



pnpl^fnrd. Illinoi? 



,;'""' Nnv.?7^ icy 
Occupation '""l ^fit CXsr 



Marital Siatus ' arried 



■ „■'""' Rn^P arv vi Faunas Blecker 

Mac'- of birth OQckfordf Tllinmis 



date 3/ 19/19 



Res i dence 

Number of children 



Number of years of schooling 12 pTn^ busUs'SS fTccuDaTT^?^ T 



widow 



Name p^^^pp^ Jope-phjne Misu nas Killer 

Place of birth — 



M , r , Rorkfnp d. Illinois date R/^^(^/':>l 

Number of years oi schoo no ' - 7 C :■ — -—_ ' r,'^ " 

'y 1- . .^ hns iness coll eCkFcuDat lonrmiF^pwi +'p 



Res i dence 



'^t:bluence t T^ i -r t t ^^ ^^ 

Number of ch i Idren V-, 



Marital Status 



' — u.flrri f?d- 



Name 

P 1 <i ce of birth ~" 

Number of years of' school inq 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren " 



date 

Occupation 



Marital Status 



Name 

P lace of birth ~ 

Number of years ni school ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren 



date 



Marital Status 



Occupat ion 



Name 

Place of bi rth ' ~ 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren ~ 



date_ 
Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



7. 



Name 

Place of bi rth " 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren 

Name 

P lace of b i rth 



date 



Occupat iOn 
Marital Status 



Number of years ot schooling 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren ' 



date 



Occupat ion 
^ari tal Status 



9. 



Name 

Place of birti 

Number of years ot schooling 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



Name 

Place of bi rth ~ 

Number of years of schooling" 

Res i dence 

^^"^ber of chi Idren ' 



date 
Occupat iorT 



Marital Status 



Your Father 



Name lyle ^rvdn Elecker Current Residence deceased 

I f dead, date of death 3/ 28/6^ '"^ 



P)ace of birth Oelwein. Tov;a _Date of bi rth Li/ 22 / IQ 

Education (number of years) "~~~~~ 
grade school ', or 6 high school vocational college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

/Tf Plasterer ,615 Silif^^A^^/'^g ^°^^ 

-Ist ,Tnhnc;nnA ./^icTanH Dates IQ <0_^3 'st o^ov-p.^r-^_ Til Dates 

>* machinist _ .," k + , ,-, , 
^ d , snnri^trand Dates_j_a.i^^^ ^""^ Rookiordj 111. ^^^"^^Ziii-i^lZ^L 

orri-.'^^°'^^^^^3" n.f«c , ,^ ,^ ,. Fennsvlvannia Ave. „ 

3'- ^ ■/ . ?- . John ?,arnPR Dates l9ZfQ,^2 3rd T.^.npH;.-. f!;. 1 i f oT-ni ;^ Dates igL^y - ^Q 

. , >, driver- ^ tiq Grand Av^. 

^^th ^ockford Slack top Dates 1958-52 ^ th ir^(r^t~}^^. fil ^ .^ ^^^^^ j?^°-''^ 

Religion ^^,,^^-^t converted to RomarTGatholi^'^ 5th jit^'^^ltl, Ti^ [ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. n^mnnr^a + i r.^ v ? .; ^i,,>. 

Knights of Columbus. VoluntePr Pirpman, ' 

Place of marriage to your mother ]?nrkfnr-d , Tllinnic; d ate Jan , 1 C' , 20/1,5 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relat i ve give that data on the back 
of this page. (E-2) 

Your Mother 

Name Rose I-'arv L' isunas Blecker Current Residence 316 I.,errin Av^ . 

If dead, date of deatTT '' Loves Park, Illinois 

Place of birth Rockford. Illinois Date of birth 3 / IQ / 1 Q 

Education (number of years) 
grade school P high school 4 vocational 1 college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

General office help r 1, + ^ -+ (after leaving home) 
1st Rockford Dry C-oodsSates 1939-^0 1st S^o^^n^r, Tllinnic. D ates ^QA^^_7 
„ iypist Fennsylvannia Ave 
^"^ ?/ . F . f^-;Tnhn -nrnen "^'^^^19^0-^7 — 2nd t. ^^q^^, ri^ii fornix Dates .cl-v^lc^ 

Bookkeeper 3I9 Grand Ave. 

3rd Joe Behr & sons Dates 1948-^3 3rd Loves Park. 111. Dates 1949- '^1 

it-th Bookkeeper- Post Publishers 1962-pfe'sejrr'^ H-th- 316 I-errill Ave 
Religion Rprnan Ga^th olic Loves Park, 111. 1951- now 

Political party, civ! 1 or social clubs, sororities, etc. North 3uberban .v'omens Gliih^ 

P- ?- A. 

Place of marriage to your father Rp^yf p^^ . Tllinni c, d ate ,.T.n 1o, iqU^ 

NUlt: It you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data' on the back of 
this page (F-2). 



E- 1 Stepfather 



Name 

If dead, dcite of death 



Place of birth^ ^Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupationls) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

^th Dates '4 th Dates 

Religion 

Pol i t i cai* part les , civii or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother Date 



F-2 Stepmothe r 



Name 



If dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates ^2nd Dates 

3rd Dates ^3rd Dates 

Re 1 I g I on 

Political party, civil or socia I c lubs , sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your father date 



;HILDREN of E and F (or E-2, F-2) - your name should appear below 
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'lame jp Ann '.'ar- lecker 

'lace of birth Rocl<foyd. Illinoi 
dumber of years of schooling 1^ - t 



s Date of birth 3/30/5^ 



date Occupation Student, lab techni cian 

^es i dence Loves Park. Illinois Marital Status Single 

Jumber of ch i Idren Q 

tame Fatrici^ Irene Elecker 

Mace of birth Rpckford, Illinois Date of birth 3/ 8/ 56 

lumber of years of schooling \2 - to date Occupation Student 

(es i dence Loyes Park. Illinois Marital Status Sinple 

lumber of ch i 1 dren 



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dumber of years of schooling Occupation 

^es i dence Mari tal Status 

dumber of children 



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Mace of bi rth Date of birth 

Jumber of years of schooling Occupat ion 

^es i dence Mari tal Status 

lumber of chi 1 dren 



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dumber of years of schooling Occupation 

^es i dence Mari tal Status 

dumber of chi 1 dren 



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Residence Marital Status 

^lumber of ch i 1 dren 

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Place of bi rth Dat'e of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of ch 1 Idren 



lii. ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are v/illing) 

I herebv donate this family historv, along with all literary and administrative 
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Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 

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EASE USE INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
FAMILY HISTORY 

ar Contributor to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
erican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only a 
w mintues, and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 



SURVEY * * A -.'c ;V A -,'.- A -,V A A A A -A- A A A A A A A A A A A A A 

* OFFICE USE CODE 

1. Your name T.^-Pr-y P.ra ro- R1 nmJTPn 

Date of foTm "^ , * {\D H ) 

Mj n> 1?7)| A 

2. Your college: Rock Val ley (.ollecje •'■ (ID // ) 

RockforcT, TTTTnoTs 

*** A* A A A A >■: A A A A .V A ,V A A A A A A A A A A : 

3. Check the earliest date for which you have been able to say things about your family in 
your paper. 

Before 1750 1750-1800 I8OO-I85O 



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"1850-1900 1900 or later 



^. Please check all regions of the United States in which members of your family whom you 
have discussed in your paper have lived. 

Uevj England (Mass., Conn., R.l.) _j_ Middle Atlantic (N.Y. , Penna. , N.J., Va.) 

V South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., S . C . ) ^East South Central (La. , Miss. , Ala. ,Tenn , Kvi 

West South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., Ok.) y East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind.) 

V P aci f i c (Cal., WashJ (Hawaii, Alaska) 

5. Please check all occupat ional categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in this paper have found themselves. 

X Farming v M ining v S hopkeeping or small business 

X T ransportation Big Business x M anufacturing 
Professions v Industrial labor Other 



Please check a I I religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discussed 
in this paper have belonged. 

Roman Catholic ^Jewish Presbyterian y M ethodist 

^Baptist Epi scopal ian Congregational Lutheran 



Quaker Mormon \ OTher Protestant Other 



7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

^Blacks Indians ^Mexicans Puerto Ricans 

Jews ^Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

Irish British ^Native Americans over several generations 



East Asian ,- Other 



i. What sources did you use In compiling your family history? 

X Interviews with other Family Bibles Family Genealogies 
f ami I y membe rs 
Vital Records Land Records The U.S. Census 



j^ ^Photographs ^Maps O ther 



FAMILY DATA 



A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name LawPRnop ' ; 1 1 i am RlnmgT^P-, 
If deaa, date of death 



Current Residence 7^2 ja^gg AVfiniJfi 

Rockford, Illinois 



Place of bi rth Rockf crd, Illinois Date of Birth ,T,qnnar.y 7^ iPaq 

Education (number of years): 
grade school " high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) IQOO's 

1st 7arm1np DateSTo-il^.TQ-iy 'st Fnnrf.h Avpnno Dates^^-OC; 



2nd Industrial laborer Dates -| qi f:;_-| qpp 2nd Sixth Street Date spq_?Q 

3rd Band Saw Operator Dates iq2^-iq67 3rd Seminary Street Date spg.j,)^ 

''^^ Dates ^th ^i^^^ AY^nuq P^^^^'-'l -l| 9 

Re I i g i on py, p-|-^q ^ i-.:, ,^ j- 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Kcose Glub^ YYQk ^r- 

tired Ken's^ Clut Independent Voter . 

Place of Marriage to your grandmotner ^ , „ ~~~~. date 

Pnp.U-f n-pn ^ — 1 M i r: ,- i .q o-^'f-^^: 



NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another relative give 
that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name :^ut7 Current Residence 752 James Avenue 

If dead, date of death Rockford, Illinois 

Place of birth Rockford, illinniR Date of birth September 1?^ iR qR 

Education (number of years): 
grade school Q high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Rakerv d^rk Dates ^ q^^ _p'j 1st H'nn^th ^v^nn^ Dates^^z,^^^ 



2"d : : Dates 19^^-c^^. 2nd si xth StrePt P^^es ,,u,_pg 

3rd Dates 3rd Seminary street Dates pQ.^J j 

'*th Dates ^th Fifth Avenue Dates 3I1-I 1 Q 

Religion P^^.^t.qR tan t 



/ Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Iv.cose Club 



Place of marriage to your grandfather _ ~~ . ^ '. '. daYe' ^ ~:^ '~~~T 

'^°^^- iLraa'tl''Sfl»fhl^^Sa£f'8?'^tl^|§ pili^^A-^)^ stepmother or another relative give 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 

N.inie Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of Birth 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


^th 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates 

'4th Dates '♦th Dates 



Re I i g i on 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother date 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Name Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school vocational ^college 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st ^Dates 1st ^Dates 

2nd ^Dates 2nd ^Dates_ 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

Re I i g i on 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name Z-crdzr. F.av:.:on': Carlson Current Residence Decfiased 

I f dead, date of' death ii.t),,/;!-. 

Place of birth ^-p^fr^.-p^ t -j i i- p ,^ Vc; Date of birth '',o,-==..r ^r, p.' -iPoq 

Education (number of years): 
grade school : high school vocational ] college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) IQ^O'' 
^StAmPrinan ^yi-.r^ ^gg f: r, . Dates i q] <^_ 1 gp l^I s t lyprhh ':t-.- :- 1 , , DateS y)".? ! 

2nd Johnson Oil i: C-reasq Cc. Dates iq2S-19liC2 nd Tpnhh „^^or-nP Dates - r,,.. 

Brd Infers oil Iv:iniric Dates l9l].0-iQL23 rd -ry^^-n-^ „v^..-in^ Dates , _ ; 



^'^^ r , r , rirr i nf F i 1linrif,1 on Dates i q^n-l oAli^th n^.rn^v Au^nn^ Dates^S_3^__ 

Re I i g i on -;^^,-„^^^ |. 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Frater.ial Crder of "asles. 

.... '''^'ii;li1 'ri^p "i --!,;; , _ 

Place of marriage to your grandmotner ^ _._-.__ ^ - , ^ . . date, 



Note: If your mother was raised by a i.KJpfaill^ r 'o r aflOtTle r ^ r ti l ai l VH ( r o ag e la )'^' • "^ ' — ' ^^'^ ^ 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Judith Jr^-^nhinq .^-idfirs o- ^Current Residence 20l6 Hutchins Avenue 

If dead, date of death Rockford, Illinois 

Place of bi rth j^-.c):: era . Illinois ^Date of birth riueust 51. 190': 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 1 vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) IQCO's 
'st;n^noi.q F,pn Tp^lffnhonA Dates 1 oyv.p? 1st Los Angeles. Calif. D ates 22-25 

2nd .-^fl-iifp.-pniQ ToTonV.nro P.o Datcs 1 o?? _p 7, 2 nd '^prth Ji.th Street Dates 2li-2^. 

3rd -ii.-v-^-- .q -pi-| Ts 1 p --'.-- -:-^. Dates 1-'-,--^ 3rd T-?nth Avenue Dates 2^-26 

Re 1 i g i on o>^ptQsta"t 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Illinois Sell Telephone 

P'lcne^rn' ..]-.;•:. Z'-'-.i^r Citizens' Clue " n :! . :,!ain St.. R^'oublican Party 

Place of marriage to your grandfather - . " ., - ^ . ■ -^ date ^"1 tTT" 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age ifij ' ^"'^ 

give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 



C- I Stepgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

I f dead , date of death 



I'l.ic- III liiilh ^__ I), III- ol hiilh 

I diK ,1 1 i I in (n mill)!' r ' i ( yr , , r ■. J 
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4th 










Dates 



Re I i g i on 

Political part i es , civil or soci a 1 ^clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother date 

D-2 S tepg randmothe r (your mother's side) 

Name ^ Current Residence 

I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth^ Date of birth 

Education (number r>f years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupotion(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates __2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

Re I i g i on 

Po 1 i t i ca I party , civil or soci a I clubs, sororities, e tc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



CHILDREN of A & B (or A- 1 or B-1) - your father's name should appear below 

^^"^ ni,1,i;s,M M^Y^rpngf^ ^Im^^^^ 

Place of birth -cr.kForQ Illincis date .-_oril " . 192 £ 

Number of years of schooling ] -^ Occupatibh rtOKC'.int.an t 

Res idence -I -| -| nr.-^rfp.'v -1.-".° Marital sTatus ;.b.rried 

Number of cm Idren ! ——————— 



Name 

P 1 a ce of bi rth d ate 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence M arital Status " 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

Place of bl rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

P lace of bi rth d ate 

Number of years of schooling TTccupation 

Res I dence M arital Status ' 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooHng Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status " 

Number of chi 1 dren — — 



Name 

P lace of bi rth "H 'ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marl taT Status 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of children — — — 



Name 

Place of bi rth ^date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res idence Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren 



Name ^ 

Place of bi rth ~ date 

Number of years of schooling "Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of ch i Idren 



). Name 

P lace of birth date 

Number of years of school ing Occupat ion 

Residenc e M ar! t^TTFatus 

Number of CM ! lUrun 



CHILDREN 



^f C and D (or f.- I , D-|)-your mother's r^me should appear below 



^' Pioberta Jean Ca-plson "1oni>7r 

^"""'" ' "' /'••If, of SchfJol'tK) nj 
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Nimihrr r)l ch i )dren I 



Occupation HouseMfe 



Marital Status :,,arried 



Fv^t;1^T T , nn r,:^rl-^.nn hJ^nl^j 



Plac- o? hfrtt 



Number of year s oV'sLCring ' 'ng '^^ ' 



Residence ^„^ v^^-^v-,^ ^i v ^ — 

Number of cJ^l^r^^^^^' ^I^^^P^m .. 



date March 7, IQ^n 
Occupation Plousewife 



Mari tal Status Karri 



ect 



Name 

P lace of birth ~ 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

P lace of birth ~ 

Number of years of" school ing 

Res i dence 

Number of ch i Idren ' 



Name 

Place of b i rth ~ 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



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Place of bi rth ~~~ 

Number of years of' school ing 

Residence 

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Name 

P lace of birth ' 

Number of years of school Ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

P lace of b i rth ~ ~" 

Number of years of school ing 

Residence 

Number of chi Idren ' 



Name 

Place of bi rth ~ 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 



Number of chi Idren 



date 



Occupat ion 
Marital Status 



date 

Occupat ion 



Marital Status 



Marital Status 



date 

Occupat ion 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



_ date 

Occupat ion 
Marital Status 



date 



_^__^__^ Occupat iori 
Mari tal Status 



date 



Occupat loh 



Marital Status 



date 
Occupat ion" 



Marital Status 



Your Father 



Name '."illlarn Lawr-^nce R1 crs-p'^.-: 
If dead, date of deatn 



Current Res i dence 1116 I.Iavfair P1ac° 



Place of birth ::..-,rnvn^ i11inr.i<. 

Education (number of years) lunior hie 

grade school K tnru n ^tgh school 



Date of bi rth 



f^virj] ?,, ]?tF^ 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

tst r.-echan ics - Aar.t. Dates i-.sr-1Q^^ 1st u.s. ^rrnv Dates ] o). .^._t o), Q 



2nd Forest City Tool Dates ]-^^.-[Qf,C) 2nd 201 1^ Hntohin^ „ v.-. . Dates 1 .-up_i q:.^ 

3rd Hfd. Cheniical Coat . Dates lo-So-or'^SRr: t 3rd mf, r.:avfa1r ?laqp Dates :::,:^_-|Qr " 

'^th ^^ici^orv, N. :^. Dates_ 



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Rel igion 

;> 1116 Kayfalr Plac- 196C--ore-. 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Kasonic Lod~R . Ijational' 

PC. of ..GGountants. Reck l^lv-r Traffic Cli:c. Ind^n^nci^nt Vot^ 



ace of marriage to your mother Rcc'-'f rrd . lllinfig date ;, ..^^ ,- , 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or 'another re fat i ve give that data on the' back 
of this page. (E-2) 



Your Mother 

Name Roberta Jean Carls t. B1' 
I f dead, date of death 



Current Residence II16 MaYfair Plac^ 



Place of birth -.^^vf^T-d TlHrol^ 
Education (number of years) •]>- i or bi~ i - 
grade school K t":iru 6 nigh school 5 



Date of bi rth 



; "■ o. R •-'' r, "^ •■' 



vocational 



col lege ] 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

'St Atnerican Ins. Dates io1.S-1Q)i>^ 1st 201^ -nto.hlns kv^.r.uR Dates i ogp.i Qgy 



2nd Am?rj-Can Tn,'^. Dates T)l,7-iQ^n 2nd 1 1 1 (^ -.'. gyfajr ^.1^^^ Dates i gqy.i g^q 

^''■^ SniUrn fi11 Dates i-.si-lQqq 3rd Hir.knr^y^ ' , ,-; , Dates ipq:_ic^r, 



Religion Prot'^stant .V lllb I.iayfalr Place 196G-Dr93er.t 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc."3r>i--o oi '■ 'i~"CA 
- - -at, Vot-y 



date 



Place of marriage to your father TDr-r-'-r r-^r "11i>^^-t9 aate .-. - .', 1 r."p 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data on the back of 
this page (F-2). 



E- 1 Stepfather 

Name 

If dead, ddte of deatti 



Place of birth^ Date of birth 

Education (number of years) ~~~ 
grade school high school vocational college 



OccupationCs) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

^th Dates 'tth Dates 

Rel ig ion 

Pol i t i ca"f Part les , civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother """" Date 



F-2 Stepmothe r 



Name 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates ^2nd Dates 

3rd Dates ^3rd __Dates 

Re 1 I g I on 

Political party, civil or soc ia I clubs , sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your father date 



CHILDREN of E and F (or E-2, F-2) - your name should appear below 



Name ^_^-. ,;^^^^ R1 Ongr^n 
Place of birth pr^r>l,- <"r.n-i ' i ■ 



Place of b i rth p^p,], ^nr^.-i^^ '-[■]• ,-, - -7 g Date of birth -.ay 2. 1QSS 

Number of years of schooling ] Occupation" , „■' ' . T", 

Residence 111: -,,- :■ . -.^,:-"^' Marital Sta tus - - , .^ ' ' ' ' ' "'^^ ' '^' ' ^ iHho rer 
Number of ch i Idren ITT!^ ~~ ' ' 

Place of birth J.ooKfoni,. T ] l T p - • ., Date of birth -....^y ^^ ,.-^ 

Number of years of schooling hi :h school 'uninr Occupation \\,,\^^.^l. '^ ' 

Res i dence 111: Xs.vfuir ?lac? Marital Status ^j,.;]! ^'•'^''■''^' 

Number of ch i Idren ~~~ '- 



Name 



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Place of birth .:.o-r-^;_^ TnT^h-- H.. ^,-,1 • ^-,r. D ate of birth -:^,. z^ . g^ 

Number of years of School Png , ; - :.y,nnl Tr->r- ,0^^ Occupa t i on ; ^ ; , "' T"^ 

Res i dence iii.-, :,avfair ?l^r.^ Marital Status -■ . , _ "twu^on. 



Number of children 



Name 



Place of b. rth jJlzAcr': 'inrth n,.rn1-nP Date of birth Jauuarv 22, 1Q^>n 

Number of years of schooling -th -race . irlcal-' qq r,rr lOccupat iOn ^l,,^^'^ 

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Mumber of ch 1 1 dren _^ "" " 



Name 

Place of bi rth Date of birth 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status " 

Number of ch i 1 dren ~~~ ~ 



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Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of ch i Idren """" 



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Mace of birth Date of birth 

'dumber of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence ^ Marital StatuT 

*Jumber of ch i 1 dren ~~" 

*Jame 

Place of birth Date of birth 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status ~~~Z 

Number of ch i Idren " ~~ ~ 



111. ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willing) 

I hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and administrative 
rights," to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in tiie 
Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 



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Bibliography 



Interviews : Lav/rence Blomgren 
Ruby Blomgren 
Judith Carlson 
V/illiam Blomgren 
Roberta Blomgren 



Sinnisaippi Saga , ed. by Nelson, C. Hal, Kendota, Illinois, 
"Wayside Press, 1968, p. 11, p. 159. 



Paternal Grandfather 
Lawrence Blomgren 

He was born January 7, I899, on Herbert Avenue in 
Rockford, Illinois, the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Blom- 
gren. He was one of seven children. Four of the boys 
George, Edwin, Helge, and Stanley were born in Sweden. 
Lawrence and his two sisters, Lillian and Alice, were 
born in Rockford. 

August Blomgren came to America at the age of $5» 
In Sweden, August had his last name changed from John- 
son to Blomgren to avoid being mixed up with several 
August Johnsons. 

Although August was employed in a paper mill in 
Sv;eden, his first job in America was in a marble q,uar- 
ry in Vermont. August hoped to take advantage of the 
land of opportunity in raising his large family. 

The next move for the Blomgrens found them farm- 
ing near Roscoe, Illinois, Lawrence started his edu- 
cation at a one-room country school. The family lived 
on this farm three years before moving near 7/innebago, 
Illinois. V/hen Lawrence was thirteen, the family moved 
to Balaton, Minnesota. 

As a boy growing up on a farm, my grandfather did 
the milking. Usually, he was awake at six in the miorn- 
ing. After school, there were more chores. My grand- 
father fed and brushed the horses. In the summer, he had 



to work sixteen to eighteen hours on the eighty acre farm. 

Less than a mile away was a lake. Many pleasant hours 
v;ere spent fishing for bullheads. My grandfather rode a 
bicycle on dirt roads and also enjoyed hunting and trapping, 
He played baseball on a team as well. 

His remembrances of discipline during his childhood 
were of lectures rather than spankings. He also had a 
religious upbringing and was confirmed in a Swedish ser- 
vice . 

Vi/hen Lawrence was seventeen, the Blomgrens moved to 
Rockford, Illinois where August was employed delivering 
coal. Lawrence's first job was at Itiechanics Universal 
Joint Company where he tested transmissions. This was 
at the time of IVorld V.'ar 1. Lawrence was drafted and 
passed his physical, but the war ended before he was 
assigned . 

My grandfather bought a motorcycle in I918. After 
several accidents, he finally sold it and bought a car. 
It was a 1919 Model T which cost about ^^35* This was 
also approximately the year that August Elomgren had a 
house built on Michigan Avenue. The house is still in 
the family today being the residence of daughter Alice, 

Although the August Blomgrens were never wealthy, 
the family never went hungry. August even managed a 
trip to Sweden for his wife, '^mma . 

My grandfather's formal education concluded with 



the seventh grade. There was no high school in the 
Balaton, Minnesota area. And, as I mentioned previously, 
by the time the family moved back to Rockford, my grand- 
father accepted his first regular job. He did have a 
three month stint in the oil fields of Wyoming in the 
summer of I92O but returned to Mechanics in Rockford, 



Paternal Grandmother 
Ruby Granath 

Ruby Granath was born September 12, 1393, in the 
family home on Fourth Avenue in Rockford, Illinois. She 
was the eldest of three children having a brother, Har- 
old, and a sister. Hazel. Her parents, Herman and Helga 
Granath, both immigrated to the United States from Sweden 
in their childhood. 

Herman Granath 's family settled in DeKalb, Illinois, 
near relatives from their homeland. As a young man, Her- 
man moved to Rockford where he found employment in one of 
the local manufacturing plants. His first wife died in 
childbirth leaving him with three children to raise. After 
hiring Helga as a housekeeper, he eventually married her. 

Helga gave birth to three children, also, which 
prompted Herman to try farming. Their first farm was in 
the area which later became known as Camp Grant. The fam- 
ily next moved to a house on South Alpine Road and worked 
a farm at this location. The house still stands today and 
is situated betv>reen Sandy Hollow and Harrison Roads. A 
farmer oresently living there sells fruits and vegetables 
at a roadside stand on the property. 

The Granath children pitched in with the chores on 
the farm. They fed the chickens and gathered the eggs. 
They also dug potatoes and hoed the vegetable garden. 
The work was hard but satisfying. 

Euckbee School was located a short distance from the 



farm, and this is where my (grandmother received her for- 
mal education through the eighth grade. V/hile baseball 
was a favorite outdoor sport, the family also enjoyed 
parlor games. The farm was a popular gathering place 
for relatives and friends particularly on Sundays. 

After graduating from eighth grade, Ruby helped her 
mother with the housework as she was ailing with arthritis, 
At sixteen, she started her first job as a bakery sales 
clerk on Seventh Street. She later transferred to a 
bakery on Second Avenue. 

The Granath family attende<i t'ne First Covenant Church 
in Rockford and enjoyed a close relationship. Their first 
car was a Model T ourchased in 1919' Although they were 
of modest means, they were happy. Discipline in this 
family as with the August Blomgrens tended toward reason- 
ing rather than punishing. 



Married Life 
Lawrence and Ruby Blomgren 

Lawrence Blomgren and Ruby Granath met when the two 
families got together at the Blomgren residence on Michi- 
gan Avenue. After a four-year courtship, the couple was 
married June 27, I925 in Rockford, Illinois. 

Lawrence v;as employed as a band saw operator for 6052!' 
an hour while Ruby clerked at the "Real Swedish Bakery" 
for about $20 per week. The couple's first residence was 
on Fourth Avenue where they lived for a year before moving 
to Sixth Street. After five years of marriage, their only 
child, William was born. The family moved to Seminary 
Street to a house owned by Ruby's parents. When the mort- 
gage was foreclosed during the depression, the Lawrence 
Blomgrens found an apartment on Fifth Avenue. The elder 
Blomgrens moved in with them. 

Lawrence lost his job but managed to obtain a fore- 
man's position with Pierson's Furniture with a 50(2^ de- 
rease an hour in pay. Ruby also worked after the birth 
of her son at a rate of $1 per day. People would buy 
bread at the bakery, but the six cupcakes baked each day 
would often have to be sold the following day as day-old 
bakery. 

After renting the house on Fifth Avenue for about 
fourteen years, the Blomgrens moved to Fourth Avenue rent- 
ing an apartment upstairs from some friends. By this time, 
Lawrence was making about 90)2^ per hour at Landstrom's Fur- 



niture where he remained until the company went out of 
business. In I95I4-, Lawrence became a band saw operator 
for V/innebago Cabinet Company and worked regularly until 
his retirement in 1966. He is stilled called in to help 
out with bandsawing and enjoys doing it on a part-time 
basis . 

During the period of his regular employment, Law- 
rence served as secretary of Local #707j United Furni- 
ture Workers of Am">rica. It was the holding of this 
office v;hich prompted Mayor Bloom to appoint Lawrence 
to the fire and police commission board. He wanted a 
labor man to be represented. 

Through the shrewd business-sense of his brother, 
George, Lawrence purchased a lot on James Avenue for a 
very reasonable price. After several years, he finally 
had a home built where he still resides. Besides his 
part-tim.e furniture work, Lawrence also does landscap- 
ing for several of his neighbors during the summer 
months. He and Ruby enjoy good health and have traveled 
a great deal. They attend First Covenant Church. 



Maternal Grandfather 
Gordon Carlson 



Gordon Carlson was born in Rockford, Illinois, on 
December 26, l899» He was the youngest of seven children 
which included brothers Carl, Ralph, and Walter, and sis- 
ters Edith, Anna, and Carrie. The parents were Bessie 
and Edwin Carlson. 

Bessie and Edwin were married in Sweden and immi- 
grated to the United States with their year and a half- 
year old son, Carl, in the l880's. Their first home was 
on North Horsman Street where Gordon was born. His mother 
died when he was six months old and consequently, Gordon 
was raised by his sisters. At the time of my grandfather's 
birth, his father was self-employed as a delivery man with 
a horse and buggy. 

Eventually, Edwin turned to farming and worked farms 
in both Boone and Winnebago counties. Gordon attended a 
country school which held its eighth grade graduation ex- 
ercises in the V/innebago Grad School. Shortly after grad- 
uation, my grandfather attended what was then called 
Brown's Business College. He had thought about a banking 
career but became a delivery man for the American Express 
Company which at this time used horse-drawn wagons. 

Although Gordon was reared by his sisters, the ul- 
timate authority in the family was his father. He was 



a strict disciplinarian and was known to have frightened 
his children's playmates. 

One of Gordon's hobbies was roller-skating at a col- 
iseum on West State Street. He also was an accomplished 
dancer. 



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Maternal Grandmother 
Judith Anderson 



She was born on August 51, 1900, in Rockford, Ill- 
inois, the daughter of Charles and Josephine Anderson. 
Her brothers were Helmer and George, and her sisters 
were Esther and Hildur. The family was living on Thir- 
teenth Street at this time. Subsequently the Andersons 
moved to First Avenue. 

In 1909, Josephine Anderson passed away at the age 
of thirty-seven. The eldest daughter, Esther, was in 
charge of the household until a housekeeper was employed 
about a year later. Soon the housekeeper joined the 
family permanently when she married Charles. 

Since Judith's parents spoke Sv/edish, she was enrolled 
in a school to learn Swedish. Eventually she transferred 
to Jackson Elementary School, where she helped teach her 
parents what she was learning. This was a particularly 
carefree time in my grandmother's life, and among the 
games she enjoyed playing were kick the stick, hide and 
seek, and cricket. She also played in a nearby cherry 
grove and sang songs with her friends while climbing the 
trees . 

Judith's father v/orked in a coal mine in eastern 
Pennsylvania when he first immigrated to the United States 
in the early l890'3. In Rockford he was employed in fac- 
tory work but ultimately decided to become an independent 



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grocer. His first store was on Ellis Street and subse- 
quent locations included East State Street, Kishvi^aukee , 
Seventh Street, and his final store on Ninth Street. 

His East State Street business proved to be quite 
successful as he was the only grocer in the area who 
stocked milk. When his lease ran out, the building's 
owner decided to double the rent. Rather than pay it, 
Charles Anderson moved on. The Ninth Street location 
was built to his specifications with living quarters 
provided for his family upstairs. 

Judith's formal education ended after two years 
at Rockford High School. She began her working career 
at Illinois Bell Telephone Company as an operator for 
v5 per week. Y/hen a fellow employee moved to Califor- 
nia, she convinced Judith to try it. Consequently, my 
grandmother received a transfer to work for the tele- 
phone company in Los Angeles. 

After a year in the '.7est. Judith returned to Rock- 
ford to visit her sister who had just had a baby. The 
family coaxed her to relocate in RoclcTord. Her home- 
town beau, Gordon Carlson, also played a part in her 
decision. 

Although Charles Anderson was strict in bringing 
up his offspring, he did not believe in spanking them. 
The children attended Sunday School regularly and were 



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confirmed in the Evangelical Free Church. 



1)4 



Married Life 
Gordon and Judith Carlson 



Gordon Carlson and Judith Anderson met at a picnic 
supper which was attended by several other couples. They 
were married in the parsonage of Rev. 0. Garfield Beck- 
strand on May 3I, I92U. 

The couple's first residence was a furnished apart- 
ment on North Fourth Street. Gordon was employed at the 
American Express Company and Judith was with the tele- 
phone company in Rockford. When Judith's stepmother 
entered the hospital, the young couple moved into her 
parents' home on Revell Avenue for the duration of Ellen's 
convalescence . 

Their next move was into a flat on Tenth Avenue, and 
they bought furniture at this time. Gordon changed jobs 
to work for his brother, Ralph, who had bought a sweep- 
ing compound business called Johnson Oil and Grease Com- 
pany. Judith quit her job to have her first child, Ro- 
erta, three years after the marriage. 

The family's next address was on Third Avenue where 
they lived for a year and a half. Now the Carlsons de- 
cided to buy a house on Carney Avenue. Their second 
daughter, Betty Lou, was born on March 7> 1930* The 
family lived on Carney Avenue until 195^ when they lost 
the house during the depression. 

Since her father was now a widower, Judith and her 



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family moved into his apartment on Ninth Street. She 
helped her father in his grocery store downstairs. 
After the Carlsons were able to get back on their feet, 
they moved to Cherry Street. 

In 19^0, Judith went back to work for the tele- 
phone comnany which was within walking distance from 
their house. She advanced from the switchboard to 
clerical work. It was at this time that the Gordon 
Carlsons decided to buy a house jointly with his bro- 
ther, Walter, and his family. My grandparents lived 
downstairs and the Y/alter Carlsons lived upstairs at 
a South Third Street address. 

Grandpa Carlson worked as a shipping clerk at 
Ingersoll Killing Machine Company before trying con- 
struction work. His last place of employment before 
retiremient was as a custodian at East High School. 
The family purchased a home on Hutchins Avenue where 
my grandmother still resides. My grandfather passed 
av;ay in 1968. Judith Carlson retired from the Ill- 
inois Bell Telephone Company in 1957* She belongs to 
the company's retired club. She is very active with 
various hobbies, her favorite being travel. 



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Father 
V/illiam Blomgren 

My father was born on April 9, 1^2.8, the only child 
of Lawrence and Ruby Blomgren. The family lived on Sixth 
Street about a year before moving to a house on Seminary 
Street owned by the maternal grandparents. Grandfather 
and Grandmother Granath v;ere also a part of the household. 

Ky father remembers taking long walks with his grand- 
father and spending his kindergarten year at Kishwaukee 
Elementary School. The family spent five years at the 
Seminary address before losing the house during the de- 
pression. Next, they rented an apartment on Fifth Ave- 
nue for $15. 

Grandfather Granath became blind but still remained 
a good-natured person. Grandmother Granath helped with 
the housework and the preparation of meals, while both 
Lawrence and Ruby -worked. Meanwhile, my Dad was attending 
John Nelson Elementary School and later, Lincoln Junior 
High School. 

His recollections of these years were of happy, 
carefree days in which he enjoyed ice skating in the 
winter and baseball in the summer. The accessibility 
of Churchill park made it the hub of Dad's activities. 

Hovi/ever, my Dad's sleeping accomodations were not 
as pleasant. There were only two bedrooms in the Fifth 
Avenue apartment so he was obliged to sleep on the porch 
in the summer months and in the dining room in winter. 



17 



However, the easy access to schools and stores plus the 
abundance of neighborhood friends more than made up for 
the lack of a bedroom of his own. 

When their Fifth Avenue residence was sold, the 
Blomgrens and Granaths moved a short distance to a house 
on Fourth Avenue. Again they rented an upstairs apart- 
ment for $25 per month. Since Lawrence had found a 
steady job at Landstrom's Furniture Company, the family 
now could afford a few short trips. }.\j father also en- 
joyed spending a few weeks each summer at his aunt and 
uncle's home on Lake Waubesa. 

Then my father was sixteen, he started his first 
part-time job loading blanks into a screw cutting ma- 
chine at Elco Screw Company. This job paid 60(Z^ an hour. 
He held a variety of other jobs including a shipping 
room helper at National Lock for 90^^ ^n hour. 

After graduating from East Rockford High School, 
my Dad attended the University of Illinois. His college 
career was interrupted for a year and a half stint in 
the United States Army. The enlistm.ent included an 
assignment in Germ^any where he performed administrative 
duties . 

Upon his discharge, my father ' decided to take a few 
courses at the Rockford School of Business. At this 
particular time, there was an abundance of engineering 
students so my Dad chose to stick with business and 
accounting subjects. He attended school full-time and 



18 



worked evenings at the post office on South Main Street 
in Rockford, Ke was enrolled in school under the G.I. 
College Bill and graduated in 1951* 

His first full-time employment was as an account- 
ing clerk at Mechanics Universal Joint Company. In the 
spring of 1951, he bought his first car, a brand-new 
1951 Plymouth for $1700. 



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Mother 
Roberta Carlson 



Roberta Carlson was born on Decomber 9j 1927> the 
first daughter of Gordon and Judith Carlson. During her 
infancy she lived in an apartment on Tenth Avenue, but 
spent the next year and a half on Third Avenue. 

My mother lived on Carney Avenue for a few years 
and attended Welsh Elementary School. Her sister was 
two years younger than she and was a close companion. 
When the family lost the house during the depression, 
they lived for a time with my mother's grandfather on 
Ninth Street. Although they were at this location for 
only nine months, my mother attended two elementary 
schools. The first was Brown which was condemned and 
the second was P. A. Peterson. 

The next house the Carlsons rented was on Cherry 
Street. Here my mother was to attend her fourth ele- 
mentary school, Benjamin Franklin. She also v;ent to 
to Roosevelt Junior High School and West Senior High 
School. She shared a bedroom and a bed with her sister. 
The family resided on Cherry Street about twelve years 
before moving to South Third Street. 

It was here that my mother and my Aunt Betty re- 
sented the lack of privacy as a result of their aunt 
and uncle owning the upper apartment. They would fre- 
quently walk in to use the telephone as well as to stop 
by and chat. 



2.0 

Since my grandmother worked during her daughtoro ' 
teen years, they learned to be independent. They helped 
prepare meals that their mother started before she left 
for work each day. They also pitched in with the house- 
v;ork. This did not leave room for a lot of outside 'ac- 
tivities, but the girls did enjoy shopping and bicycling. 

My mother's first part-time job was pricing greeting 
cards at the Camera Craft Shop downtown which was within 
walking distance from home. She made k^^ an hour. She 
also had a few other jobs during her high school years 
after she turned sixteen. 

Her family always took a Sunday ride after church. 
In the summer, they would rent a cottage for a week at 
Lake Delavan, Their favorite location was Assembly Park 
which bore the sign, "Gentiles Only", The Carlsons went 
in for family reunion picnics in a big way, and each 
generation was represented. 

Upon graduating from 'A'est High School, my mother 
held her first job as a file clerk for the American 
Insurance Company for $75 psr month. She transferred 
to the key punch department but decided to try college 
after working a year. She attended Rockford College for 
a year and went back to the American for what was to 
have been a sum.mer job. She never returned to college 
as she decided to save her money and travel. Vt'hen her 
sister graduated from high school, they did travel to- 
gether. 

Growing tired of the insurance business my mother 



2.1 



found a job at Smith Oil and Refining Company for $1.25 
per hour. She was in charge of accounts receivable of 
the wholesale division and enjoyed her job very much. 
In fact she didn't leave until she became pregnant. 



2^ 

Married Life 
William and Roberta Blomgren 

My parents met at Erv;ln's Soda Parlor in April, 19^4-8} 
two months after my father was discharged. Their first 
date was a picnic with several couples to V/hite Pines ' 
State Park. My parents were married on May 2[|., 195^, in 
Bethel Evangelical and Reformed Church on Auburn Street 
in Rockford. 

At the time of their marriage, my father was an 
accountant at Mechanics Universal Joint Company and my 
mother was a bookkeeper at Smith Oil and Refining Com- 
pany. I am the first born and my birth date is May 2, 
1955* Shortly after my birth, my father started a new 
job as accountant-office manager for the Forest City 
Bit and Tool Company on Kishv^aukee Street in Rockford, 

My brother, Steven, was born on March l8, 1957 > ^-t 
Sv;edish-American Hospital where I had been born two 
years earlier. My family had moved into our present 
home in January, 1957 » after having the house built by 
a former classmate of my Dad's at the Rockford School 
of Business, My folks picked out the lot when the area 
was still a cornfield. Our address is lll6 Mayfair Place, 

V/hen the furniture factories began to fold in Rock- 
ford, the Forest City Bit and Tool Company, which spec- 
ialized in woodworking tools, decided to relocate in 
North Carolina. They chose the site of Hickory which 
was in the heart of many furniture factories. My family 



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chose to transfer v/lth the company. 

My parents rented out their Mayfair Place house and 
rented a house in their new city. This was in February, 
1958 > and in May, 1958, my brother, Bradley was born. My 
youngest brother, Robert, was born January 22, I96O. And 
in June of that year, the family moved back to their for- 
mer home en Mayfair Place. The area was considerably 
built up by this time. 

My father accepted a position as assistant-treasurer 
at Rockford Varnish Company, which is nov; known as Rock- 
ford Chemical Coatings Company. Ke is presently in their 
employ, in this capacity as well as being on the board of 
directors. 



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Son 
Larry Blomgren 

I was born Kay 2, 1955» ^^ Swedish-Amorican Hospital 
In Rockford, Illinois. I am the first-born of V/illiam 
and Roberta Blomgren. My first home was at 20l6 Hutchins 
Avenue, an apartment upstairs from my maternal grand- 
parents . 

V/hen the second son, Steven, arrived, my family had 
just moved into a newly-built house on Kayfair Place. We 
lived here a year before moving to Hickory, North Caro- 
lina for almost three years. Upon returning to Kayfair 
Place, I began kindergarten at Maud E. Johnson Elemen- 
tary School. I attended Lincoln Junior High School and 
Guilford Senior High School. 

Upon graduating from Guilford, I obtained a job at 
the Barber-Golman Park Plant as a hand truck-^r. Previ- 
ous summers I had several lawn-mowing jobs. Our family 
took a two-week trip to Florida in I969, otherwise we 
have taken shorter vacations in V.'i scons in. 

Presently I am employed full-time during the day 
and am attending Rock Valley Junior College part-time 
in the evening. I enjoy my present status but am look- 
ing forward to broadening myself and eventually settling 
out of the state of Illinois, 



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Son 
Steven Bloracren 



Steven Blomgren was born on Karch l8, 1957, in 
Swedish-American Hospital in Rockford, Illinois. He 
is the second son of William and Roberta Blomgren. He 
spent the first eleven months of his life on Kayfair 
Place and the next two and one-half years in Hickory, 
North Carolina. 

Upon his return to Rockford, Steven attended 
Maud 'E. Johnson Flementary School, Lincoln Junior 
High School and Guilford Senior High School where he 
is presently enrolled as a junior. 

He is in the upper third of his class and par- 
ticipates in band and on the Guilford golf team. He 
is undecided about his future plans but thinks he 
might take accounting and business courses in college. 



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Son 
Bradley Blomgren 

Bradley Blomgren was born on Kay 5I, 1958» ^^ Rich- 
ard Baker Hospital in Hickory, North Carolina. He is 
the third son of Willia-m and Roberta Blomgren. 

At the age of two, Bradley moved to Mayfair Place 
in Rockford, Illinois. He attended Maud E. Johnson Ele- 
mentary School, Eisenhower Kiddle School and is a sopho- 
more at Guilford Senior High School. 

Bradley is talented in art and might pursue that as 
a career. He is also on the Guilford golf team. 



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Son 
Robert Blomgren 

Robert Blomgren was born on January 22., I960, in 
the Richard Baker Hospital in Hickory, North Carolina, 
He is the fourth son of William and Roberta Blomgren. 

Pie was only six months old when the family re- 
turned to their home in Rockford, Illinois. He atten- 
ded Kaud E. Johnson Elementary School and is now in 
the eighth grade at Eisenhower Middle School. 

He is an honor roll student and enjoys playing 
several sports. He is presently on the Eisenhower golf 
team. 



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My Family in its Soclo-Historical Context 

Upon completing my research into my family history, 
I found that all of my great grandparents were born in 
Sweden. They were from similar economic backgrounds. 
The desire to improve their living standards encouraged 
them to come to the United States. 

The arrival of the first railroad train to Rockford 
in 1852 brought many Swedish settlers. As this became 
known, more immigrants joined them and the Swedish com- 
munity grew. Although not all of my ancestors emigrat- 
ed to Rockford immediately, they did settle here even- 
tually. They brought with them the virtues of hard 
work, strong self-discipline and religious upbringing, 
and passed these on to their children. 

Throughout our lives, our family has observed spe- 
cial occasions together. Baptisms, weddings, confirma- 
tions, holidays and birthdays have always been impor- 
tant to us. My father's family still observes the tra- 
ditional Swedish Christmas Eve celebration with a menu 
of sylta, brown beans, lutfisk and rice pudding. They 
also open their gifts at this time. My mother's fami- 
ly is not as traditional with their holidays because 
both her maternal and paternal grandmothers died early. 

My parents bank at the American Bank on Seventh 
Street (formerly named the Swedish-American Bank) 
where my grandparents have always done their banking. 



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It was one of the two banks in Rockford which remained 
solvent after the crisis in the 1930's. Whenever any- 
one in the family is hospitalized, they are admitted 
to the Swedish-American Hospital. My parents and my 
grandparents all live on the east side of Rockford so 
they have kept up the Swedish tradition in this re- 
spect. 

Our family has always been close-knit, and we find 
strength and support from one another. To this day, my 
Dad and my grandfather seek advice from each other. 
Vi'e all keep in touch regularly about our various activ- 
ities. That is why I had so much cooperation in com- 
piling my family history. My family cares. 



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N.inic Current Residence 

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Place of birth Date of Birth 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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Place of marriage to your grandmother "date 

A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Name Current Residence 



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Place of birth Date of birth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school vocat ional col lege 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



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Grandfather (your mother's side) 

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Place of birth "~^f)K5 , ZLoU-^-f^ Date of birth l']f)r . I I S , / //^"' 

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Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. ' 

Place of marriage to your grandmother /_, /'(J; /, ,t / yi i^ , date ,- > ^ ; y7 

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give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

Name ■,] j) I i R tz r iC /^S6'^ f] ^Current Residence 

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Place of birth /_(,^ e r/V-- , /Tl , n a1 e S r^ /-/a D ate of birth S^>y S / i9? 

Education (number of years) 
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Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
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Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 






Place of marriage to your grandfather /__ ; J » ']<c , f)'] > lUUr^c f /-{ d ate p.,-,- . ' 

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Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



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'• Name 'T^'o be rj- E Oo fA n e H 

P lace of bi rth date 

Number of years of school ingC,)| |gy - ryi.a. Occupation ^.c^honl ncirY\,hlsir,x 4-^^ 

Res i dence nreSon , OlmoiS "Marital Status ^ ^"^ 

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Number of years of schooling 

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Your Father 



Name fjohci't £■ QO A €: lA Current Residence Q f f'.'^O n , ^ // / r> ^/^S 

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Place of b\ rth {:,, ly,cn(l ,1-^ Tj'/,n<L.,S Date of birth f^OUCn^hc r /O . /Q^"^ 
Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college ^ ffifr 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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Place of marriage to your mother r-r, hr.r.',^ C , Pu , "/^n.i/S d ate fl,_^c<,f .^0,l9^7 
NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that data Oh the back 
of this page. (E-2) 

Yo ur Mother 

Name 3g. -ffy 0- ^or\n^ r\ ( tnc.KscrC) Current Res idence O rg c^q n ^ JT/J/no^S 
If dead, date of death 

Place of b i r th i^;/ 7,/ r. -S . .7)p IC;-/- ^ Date of birth /^pri/ 'j- , / 93. ^ 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational co 1 lege L-^'^^ M tZ) 

Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
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2nd Dates 2nd G i \^^c n (l. ,U , Tjl,nc^,iS D ates / 'JJO 'S(^. 

3rcl Dates 3rd T/Vg^.^-.^ > ZLIhnr,,<, Dates y9,^~6 '9y 

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Stepfather 

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Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) ~ 
grade school high school vocational college 

0ccupation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

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Place of marriage to your mother — — — _____ 



F-2 Stepmothe r 



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If dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth_ 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

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jNumber of years of schooling /^/'lili^af " ' ■ -- ■ 

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GRANDMOTHER - MATERNAL 

Julln Viklno; was born September 3, 1«99 In Luveme, Minnesota, 
Her parents, Henry and infl;rld Vlklni^ Immlcrrated to the United States 
In 1993 from Norway with three older children, Olef, Mary, and 
Marie. Because the family was newly Immlccrated and spoke only Nor- 
wegian,, they moved around the first two years to different Norwegian 
settlements before settling In Luverne, Minnesota. 

As was the custom of many immlccrants, the Viking family changed 
their name several times, often taklnt? the name of their employer. 
The family first changed their name to Olsen, and then to Halmeade. 
Thus Julia was born Julia Viking, baptised Julia Olsen, and confirmed 
Julia Halmeade. 

Henry Viking was a shoe cobbler, and Ingld, a former milkmaid 
In the Trondhelms fjord, took boarders Into their home to supplement 
the family Income. The children although s«nt to a very stlct Lutheran 
school, did not attend school very lontr. It was Marie's , Mary's, and 
Julia's Job to help their mother with the home and the boarders.. 
There was much cooking , cleaning, and laundry to be done with so 
many people In the house. As a small girl It was Julia's Job to han« 
the laundry out each day after the older girls had washed It. 

Althou-Th their lives consisted of a lot of hard work ^ach day, 
there wis t'l-ce for relaxation and fun 5n the evening. Bec-vuie the 
family llv • i In a Norweo-lan settlement, most of the boarn- rr; living 
In th'-> hom>' ■.■lere also Norwegian. In the evenings, the f -ir^ ' 1 y ^md 
boarders wo; Id gather In the living room and sing NorwcRl >.'; folk songs, 
dance, and ell stories. 

After ."Inlshlng the sixth grade, Julia left school ',n"i her days 
wore occup', -d with helpln^^ her raoth'-r at home, •^'oclal activities were 
few, moTt of which InclU'Jed the family at home. 



In Nov -ibor IQlR , Mio whol<- ffmUy went to th? ^Tx.)n'ice rdn- 
brat ion In ^uvnrne. It wa.-^ here th-^t Julia met Claronce ;;rl-kon. a 
you'A- rr.an f o;r, Rake, Iowa. He had Just onll.^tcd In th- ar^-- an:l was 
on hi-? wiy lo carcp whr-n tho armlntlc was concluded -ind wir, s-.it horae, 
Clarence w. • a constant caller at Jnlla'n ho-ne for the n-x^ fpv; montb 
They then r -came encrno;ed and were married on April 1, 1919 In the 
Lutheran Church In Luverne, 



GRANFATHER - MATERNAL 

I Clarence Erlckaon was born April 18, 1900 in Rake, Iowa. He was 
the son of Theodore and Amanda Erlcknon, both of Norweo;lan ^]o5:cent. 
Rake was a !.orweglan settlement and the family, Includinir Cra'cnoe, 
spoke only ' orweglan, 

Theodore Erickson wa?; a butter maker and Amanda's Job v^as to take 
care of the home and seven children, five boys and two girls. All of 
the children were sent to school In Fiake. . Clarence started at the ac;e 
of six at a Luthe^n school. It was here that he learned to i.peak 
'^llsn. 

•^ilnce the farnlly had close ties with only Norwej^ian friendj: and 
relatives, Fany of the native customs were practiced. At Christmas 
tlT.e ir.any n.-.tlve fish dishes were pre-ared for a fe-i-t. Kany friends 
also fithercl to slna; somas' and tell ■ orien of the old courtrv. 

Clarence wanted to fln'sh hlo;h school but In his junior year, 
h^as offer- I an excellent Job with the railroad. He took th- job 
and continue d to live at home uslno; the money that he earned to 
help GU-^port the family. 



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(•-,-■!■>. Kh' ' the arrrlstico -as concl iKi'-' qnd v;hs rot -.rn- ^ ' • ;,-.i.:r. 
lo'xn. Once ^\n at hom^ , he rotnrnpd to his Job nt M--; r.M-,.,,-i,. 

-v-rii d-'v- later h- arrl so-re frl^n.is attnnl-d the r. r^? -^^ j -': relebra- 
t'.on In Luv -r,-, Minnesota. It wrs her- that he met Julia Viking. 
He visited ': T home quite often aft-^r this. They then beca-.e enp;aRed 
and were married on April 1,1919 In i-uverne at the futheran Church.. 



GRANDMOTHER - PATERNAL 

Mabel *'ohnson was born on September 25, IR98 In Melvln, Illinois, 
^er parents, Anna and John Johnson were German Immigrants who had 
previously lived In Peoria, Illinois.. Several years prior to the birth 
of Mabel, they moved to tielvln, bought farm land and took up farming, 
tt was here that their ten children were born. 

The family lived in a lar^e house on their farm. In addition to 
the twelve people livinc in the house, there were also several hired 
hands living on the premises in a bunk house. 

John Johnson ruled his home and family with an iron hand. The 
children, all worfted on the farm as soon as they were old enough. The 
boys helped with the chores.. The girls cooked, cleaned, and gathered 
the eeflTS from the chicked house.. Since discipline from their father 
was a much feared thlnar, evervone strove to do their best. 

The children were all sent to school in Melvin, most of them 
completed high school. However, in 191^ when Mabel was sixteen, Anna, 
her mother died,. Mabel and her older sister Nel then quit school to 
take over their mother's duties at home.. They were now in charge of 



all the cooking and household tasks, Including the ralslnt^ of the 

younirer children. 

However, life was not all work ani drudc^ery.- John Johnson saw 
to It that his children, had time for fun and recreation. Living on 
« farm, they had ponies and various other pets to play with, ^ummer 
days were spent at the swltnmlno- hole on the farm.. Sundays were usually 
spent in town •:.t church, the famny heln^ Methodist. Ice crpam socials 
ani other cVvirch functions were also attended. All holiday-, such as 
Cnrlstrras, C.-^ter, and Thnnkspl vlntr were celebrated with l^v^- family 

Wt,.-n i .el was f ourt - n she wa.n Introduced to a your- •^r.n from 
Guthrie, Illinois who was worklncr ln the local drug store, ih^s 
younr; r. -.n, iw>n Bonnen. wan to several years Inter become her main 
romnntic in -rest. When Mabel becamr. sixteen, the ar.<. of vrr.lch was 
proper to d te, she bc^an to date Ed.. Although he spent •.' ■.-, of his 
away, at th.- University od Chicago to study to become a ^l-^-^Vst, and 
then in th.: array for four years, thoy still managed to st o quite a 
bit of eac. other.. On April 7, 1921, after Ed return^-d fron the army. 
they were Tnrrled. . Wabel convert-d to the Catholic rell=r'jon. ^he 
arrla^e took place In t^e Catholic Church In Gibson Cltv, Illinois. 



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GRANDFATHSn - PATERN/VL 



Edwin a. Bonnen was born January 5, lB9'+ In Gulhrlr. llllnolG.. 
He was the 30n and oldest of seven children of Geor<^e and .,ll-,:abeth 
Bonr.en, wK. were of German derxnnt. He was b-^ptlsed Geor-- Eawln 
Bonnen but later changed his name to F.dwln G.- Bonnen.. 



7',n f->-lly Iv'-d on t":3 -)w ';-i .-i Imp.-,, f-ir-i In G-ithrl'' , J'linMr.. Their 

fairlTy \\r- -.-••IS much th" r-imo Rn mo-t rnn-lllT; IWI^^:- ^ n '" ■ 'i i area.s 

nt th" f'.T . T!ie chll'iren ->ll worU"'! hnr'l f\r]^ h'^lpe'i wlt>^i ■ <■■ • horos 

on th'^ fRF- . The ol1«r bovr; work'^d In the f1el(),'5 wit" tV;' ' r-^'h-^r. 

The c* 1 Ir'^n were all r':;nt to -rhrril In Guthrie nnd n"; i c'->"pieted 

hlch rchool . Durlno- his l'<i"t t'-'o v"-'rn in hl^h r^chooi , F/1 ''•-■c'. 'led th^t 

he w:)u'' i 1' -'^ to be n druccrir;t. He cot n loh as an Bwror/' rt^ In the 

local tirucr •tore. It wan hf'Te that hr> n"t f^'ihr>l John'^on t.nr-><K-'n an 

intod'Jctlon by his cousin. Aft'^'r flnl'-'nlnw: hlic'h scho-'l, t] we. ', to 

■ tne Uni ver.". ' ty of Chlcac^o,. to rtudv f'-ir the pharmacy, "owver he 

did not fin':<?h his studies and was drafted into the army in 19i8, 

'He served J :i the army until 19«''l, nev^r l-^avint; the states. 
( 

Z'l returnf'd to Guthrl^' which v;as now rural Gibs^^n C\ty, r.fter 

belnc^ dlsch- rt-ed from the army a>id > ■ --in far-rlno; for his (''■■th-'tr. 

Several mor. ns later he rn^rT-ied iiabr^l Johnson » when he n-;'. dated 

since hic^h chool, Mabel convertiMl to the Catholic rr^llF^ioi, a--, J. the 

weddlnc: too. place in the Catholic church in Gibson City, Illinois, 



GHANDPARENTy - MAThlRNAL AND MOTHER 

Julia nd Clarence Zr\ckson becnn tneir married life In.r.-ike, 
Iowa. They Mved in a small apartrrent in, Rake althouf-h Clareri'^e did 
quite well -Vth his railroad .lob. Late in 1919 Clarence put, In for 
a transfer ■■ o Kanaranzl, Minnesota, His transfer was acccp:,'jd and 
so It vjas I: < r'.anaranzl that they r.ade <:neir first mo -e. I', was here 
that their "irst daughter , Norma Jean w,"s born on Jat:.isry '?'., 1920, 

i-lnce ' oth Clarence and Julia wern of close Norwe-rim ii^scent, 
, they cont^r.Med to practice many native customs In their home. Norewegian 






'pravers r.nd -^-n^s w-rn tnu-ht to their voun;^ daughter ar, tlioy would 
be to the rest of their children. Fish was a f'^vorlte meal in thel- 
home. Julia and Clarence were both Lutheran and passed their faith 
on to their children. Norma and the rest of the children to follow 
were sent to church and Sunday school faithfully. 

In 1922 Clarence ac:aln put In for a transfer, this tlrre to Brandt, 
south Dakota. It was here that their first son Donald was born, -^.he 
family lived here for four years before a^aln transferring to Elkton, 
South Dakota where on April ^, \<M their second daughter Betty iean 

was born« 

Clarence was doing quite well now with his Job. The family lived 
in the apartment quarters right above the train depot. During the 
depression they were one of the few families In town that did not have 
to rely on the free food programs. 

J-t was m Elkton that Betty started school.. She was an exceptionally 
good student although quite a tomboy.. She suffered a broken le^ from 
an incident In which she fell from a tree, and was responsible for 
many of the bloody noses that the young boys In the neighborhood 

suffered from. 

When Betty was twelve years old, her father, Clarence made his 
final transfer to Seneca, Illinois. It was here that her younger brother 
Larry was born on May 19, 19^0. During the next five years Betty 
took care of Larry much after school and on the weekends. - Her mother 
was not well, having suffered several nervous breakdowns. 

Having been an exceptionally good student, Betty was offered a 
scholorsHlp to continue her education after high school. She chose 
Illinois State University at Norral, Illinois. In the fall of 19^+6 
■she W..S o'^f to school. In her first year of school nt Norrnil, she 
met Robert ionnen who was also an education major. She dnt-d him 



n^'-n ;': 1 y f' -ri-h out. tht? vTr nrvi mTl'- pi^v-rnT trip'' ^^ ' ' ' •" '" i" 
Glbi'or. C\t:-s nilnol'^. T'lry becntrn on-'«ired nn-i w^r^^ ^ .ri-i '. on 
; AuTur*; 30, '. ^'i 7.. Betty convr-rt^i to tvi" Cnthol\c rpl'!,-^Wir, 'inl the 
i wo-U-'. Ir:-- to • ' pl'^f^e ^" t^'^ Cnthollc church \n Gibson City. 



G.iANDFAHENT - FATiRNM. AND FAT '£3 

I i-i-ibel .Tohnson Bonnrn and Fdwln t'onnen becan th^ ^ r rp-:'-d life 
In thp horr, - of Ed's father. Ed i'nr-^^o \ for hln father r^m '^cl took 
over the h^.: so hold duties r^hortlv n^tpr- the d -nth of her rr-th-r-ln- 
Ir.w. The f^^-ra v;as Invade nnd profitable and was wlll^l to ~i tvro years 
later aftT the death of his fath-r. 

On No. mber 10, 19P't their DrrJ; and only chll'1 , nob' -t >as 
born. He v.- - lively and prone to much mischief for which r-n^ -hment 
was ar.mlnl: '^^-ed by his fath-r, Ed. He vra?; s'-nt to school at the qo;e 
of six m Guthrie. It wns still a one room school at this tl:r.o, 
Mabel, who lorned to sew quite well before she was T.arrl^d rmde all 
his clothe:: as well as her's and Ed's. 

Robert worked on tho farm with his father as soon a ; he -s'as old 
enou^-h to do ceertaln chores. As he became older he he] p-d more and 
raoro. Aft", noons after .sc'ool -..'ore s!'-nt doinc; varl -us chore.s. '?hon 
In r>36 tV" family lost tv.^ir hoin'-> •■-! most of their po-- -'■.- 1 '-n-s when 
a fire s'.voyt their home. For two ye-i s aft^r that the f.-rVi 1 y lived 
in the va.-. 1 house located behind the hou-c. In 1938 they -roved to 
Gib o:, CI! where Ed b«^eo-e a sales r.lerV; In a shoe stor-. T'h-y lived 
In a "Tnll apartment and liabel toolc in sew" no- to su-^ole-P'^nt their 

IncoTe, 
I Robe.-, entered hU-h r.chool In Gibson City. He was oc; Iv:; In all 
sports av.laole, basketball, football, an 1 track, -ils father was 



-8- 

Q'lltp proud r him hnvln-' b"en q o-ood f\thel»t'> himself. Imrn^di atoly 
after hlo-h school,. Robert enlisted In the U.S. . Navy,. Shortly after- 
ward he transfered to the coast pruard.He served frora 19'+3 to 19^+6. 
He was a pilot and flew most any kind of plane. 

I After belnc: dl6chara;ed from the coast ccuard, Robert decided to 
use his G.I. bill and o;o to colleo^e. He enrolled at Illinois State 
University at Normal, Illinois, It was here that he met Betty Erlckson 
whom he was later to marry. Robert worked hard to work his way throuein 
school, rie held various types of partlme Jobs such as, a plumber's 
assistant, a carpenter's assistant, a mall carrier, and a painter. 

Durlna; his first year at Normal he dated Betty Erlckson quite 
steadily. In the sprlna; of their freshman year, they became enp-acced. 
On Aui^ust 30, 19*^7 they were married. "The weddlnc was small, Includlni? 
only family and close friend? at the Catholic church In Gibson City, 
Illinois. They honeymooned In Blind River, Ontario, Canada where Robert 
and Betty were later to build a cabin on the lake. Lake Lauzon. 

I PARENTS AND CHILDREN 

Robert and Betty Bonnen bea:an their married life together at 
Normal, Illinois. They both enrolled at the university for their 
sophomore year. T+iey lived In special houslno: on the campus for 
married students. Robert continued to hold various part time Jobs 
while Betty worked part time in the school's library, ■'■he combined 
Incomes were meaner but they manaH:ed to make ends meet. 

The next year Betty did not continue her studies for she was 
expectlnp; f^f^ur first child who wts born on April 10, 19'^9. ■^hls 
was Linda, -^-xusrhter number one. Robert enrolled for his Inc;, year at 



'lllln.oln 3tT'-<i In tho f 11 of I'^'i'^, Hf^ ql.^o nontlnu^i to v.-or-^^ thia 
t'rre to '^UT^ort ^ ffiTilly. H" crai'iated In fnv IQ'iO with n ><.A, In 
eiuc'itV'n. "'",•'' followlno- j^u-nmer, on August 1?, 19S0, •^o^.""^t Rni Bf^^ty 
wre bl'vn-?' v.M th the bl-'^-' o^ dnu'Jiht'^r nn"iber two, J-in'^t. 

In Am- -It l^'^iO, F^ob'^rt obt^ln-vl n tf'nnhSnx job In Gr 'H C\ty, 
Illinol". rl ■ t'VJ<rht RevrnMi crnd^ ani alro conched th'^ r^'^- rt^^ /rade 
bask-^tbiin 'ml fODtball teo-ns. The fMrr.ily of four lived \v nn upstairs 
apnrt-nent. '^^n Novembor 2, IQSU, th'-ir first ?on Stenh'^o w -- b-vn. 
Awaltitv' hl"^ WIS a footboll helii"t which had been bought originally 

'for Linda l'T^'i9, saved for Janet In 1950, and finally (rlv.-i to 
Stephen i.m >''->i^. 

Robert md Betty* children thus f-^r were raise In th'^ Catholic 
faith and ? ' tended church every Sunday. Family plcnifs wp^- hi-ld often 
on oaturdav : and Sundays alon?: the Sano;a'iion River. Robert r, swlmmlni^ 
Instructor it the city pool, saw to It that all his chll'! r n l(;arned 
to swlTi qu< e '^•ell. Much o" our nutiiners were spent in bat*; ' n,r r,ult3 
at the watri-s edge. Also, every' suimier, the Journey was tra ' ;; to Lake 
i^'uzon m C nada where Robert and Betty had built a r.ab'ir "he first 
year after their marrlac^e. 

In 19'')6, the family -^oved to ^^r'^-on, Illirols, v;here v.r; mw reside,. 
Robert had accepted the position of principal of the Narh -School.. 
On October .9, 1959, Robert and Betty's second son Kicheal, was born. 
The follow^ n--5 year, ig'^O, Robert accepted the position of -uporlntendent 
of the Sle-,-ntary Schools in Ore^-on. By this time h" h-ri ro-preted 
his school It^cr and had rec^-ived h\s M.A. In oduactlon. T-wo v'^'^rs later 
on April 2", 1962, daua:hter number th-.^'^, K-^thleen wis b^^r?-:, 

FM-nlly 11 ''e continued much th- ^iTie. Outdoor actlvltl-s •••.••-re still 
the major ristlmes. c.very summer was and still Is spent In Canada. 



-10- 
1m 19'^^. He' Tt- ny-A iV>ttv '• H t -^ 1-it--- h "<"!" Tor t.'n^lr ''■.-• iy -iM t;'nft 
l-j-e of '-'r ■>r' w}!""-'-^ tbr> '■■."in" r;-)'.-.' ■ ■^TI'^t.. 

At th ' pro??ent tlm", J»net, 'Jtn':-' , ^,V<", qn<l Km I hy n'- 1 1 "M no- 
■It ho—'. J' ;t, ?3, 'iS qMonciln^- Roclt Valley ColT'^p-e. S''^:' -n, 19, 
', :; eTpl:),yecf it, Kyrov of -^yron. Ml cho'tl , lU , .xni Kathy, 12, n;-' n 
^ jnlor hl'JM school. Llnii, 25, 1-'' married to Stephen Landry and 
lives In 0-1 , i'ark , Illinois. 



BOONE, DANIEL DEVON, 1935- 



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* OFFICE USE COOL 

I . Your iw»«c Daniel Devon Bop^ g 



D.it«: '!» form * (10 I ) 

/. Yo.M <.oii<<|er Kock Valle> l-QUfflt ■ (10 I ) 

). tli«!cfc (M) aarllast data for wMch you hava baan able to soy things atK>ut your fimi ly in 
your paper. 

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^South Atlantic (Ga. . Fla., N.C., TTT) x E ast South Central (La,, MU». , Ala. ,Tann, Ky 

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P rofessions lndustrla> labor O ther 

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Quaker M ormon 6 thar Protestant O ther 

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Jaws C entral Curopaans Italians ^Slavs 

_;;; Irish B ritish W atlve Aeartcans over several generations 

^East Asian O ther 

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FAMILY DATA 



kV* • GrjnJfdther (your fathar'» side) 
Name Robert Carl Buone 



Current Residence 



I f dead, data of deatfi g'ebruary 27. 1953 

Place of bl rth IdalHs, Missouri 0«t« of Birth August 8, 1886 



Education (number of years): 
grade school 8 high school vocational 



col lege 



Occupat lon(s) 
1st Farmer 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving horne) 
1st Kennetc, Missouri 



Dates 1921 



2nd Clergyman 



3rd C'lrpeiicpr 




Rallglon B^pH^t 



Political partlat, civil or social clubs, fratcrnltlct, ate. 

Masonic Lodge 
Ptace of Marriage to your grandmother Kennett, Missouri 



date 1907 



NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another relative give 
that data on the back of this p«g«. (A-l) 

Grandmother (your father's sld«) 



Name Oorn Lee Turner Currant Residence 

I f dead, date of datt'K August "U, 'l'^'^^ 



Place of birth 



Tennessee 



Date of birth November 25, 1890 



Education (number of years): 
grade » choo I 3 high school 



vocational 



col leqe 



Occupatlon(s) 

1st Housewife 

2nd 

3rd 

<tth 



Dafs 1969 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving honie) 
1st Kennett , Missouri Dates 1921 



2nd Rector, Arkansas 
3rd 



Dates 1969 



Dates 



Dates 



Ra 1 1 g I on Baptist 



Political party, cIvM or social clubs, sororities, etc. 
Mace of marrlaga to your "gr'andVether 



None 



Note; 



Kcnnotl;, j^yssoyirl 



ISSTT 



i^era;tI*Sfi*fh»«Sa£«'fif^)ilt 38Bi VX)! 'f-P-^ther o 



r another relative give 



i. 



Gr.vidfather (your mothnr'i »ide) 



Name 



f d««W. d,t« of ^tih />-!JA.i^ T 



Current K«tld«nc« 



Decga.sq'i 



Place of birth Atldn:,-, Arkan?ap 

education (nu»ib«r o^ ysars}: 
grade school ^> high tchool 



_^ Date of birth Pecpirbgr II . 18'^: 

vocational coHege 



Occup«tlon(s) 
\%X. FTmer 

2nd ;_ 

)rd 

<ith 



OaUt 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

lit Rt_2tor, ArkarK?£s ^Dates 



Dates 



2nd 



Dates 



Date* 



J'*. 



Dates 



Dates 



4th 



Dates 



Re 1 1 9 1 on inipt. t.si 

Political partfe't, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Hiaca of marrlag't Vo your 'gran<l^th'er A-t- dv, , ' ^i- /in •■•.•• - ■ ■ "' ' ' ' ^^^^ i-eh-iK 

Note: If your mother was raised by a Il l UPli ll l l W ■ W UL IWF f Ut i V g ( ill Itfe l8> 
give that data on the back of this page (C-l) 



-y ',',1^1 



Grandmother (your mother's side) 
If dead, t^ate o? dea'tV* "^ 



Current Rasldance noniphar, mI; 



Place of birth .;■' i, !n.;n ,^ /Jahqf),? . 
Education (number of years) 
grade school 3 high school 



J)ate of birth 7-..iy lO. 1893 



vocational 



college 



Occupetlon(s) 

(ft H'"1S'2W i f e 

2nd 

)rd 



J)atas^ 
Oatas 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

lat Recfi^r, A.rkansaa Oetes 



ImJ Pnnip h .in, Miss o\ir i 



Dates 



Dates 



J'^''- 



Dates 



Railgion '''M" l-' 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Placaof' mer'rlege to your grafidfatha ^'..\t.i;:jns : 'Arkatiaas 



Note: If your mother wes relsed by a stapmotl^ar or another r»i»«-i»/« r*? :;c !?; 
,:.: i:..; U««.« un (ne eacK or this paga (D-2) 



17, 1?il 



CHUimtN o» A i » vor A 1 Or u- 1 > - <,•>.. r..th>r'» nmo should appear bm\m 
H\cte F«ye Alma Boone ^ ^ 

N.«b., of ye.r'-^^on^^Cllll^ 

) Number of rhlldran 5 

Nan*' Cecil Boone , . - ■■ ^ 

Number of ye.rT-ori*<niT.rin!ant Occup.t«6rt_I^Bcease«_ 

Ra» I dene. ZZ?*'*^* t^Utu* 

Muaib*"- of chT'^<fren _ _ 

."..v Odiff Paul Boo ne .. ^ „ , --, ,q,, 

p. Kr^TFrrtTT-sST' JSEHIZr? data, M^rch 27 19 2 — 

Ha.ldante Sr. Un.ls. Mo. -^rlT».Tt>tUt, Married 

Number of ch n^rtn 4 ,^.._ 

Nana .I"S>ph Woodr.'wno,.r!e . 

>>rc» of b i rth -' o ^^irFrniSi^C^-^^ ' T ' ' ■ 

Numbar of yaar/ orTcFobTn^g^J^lIJZ^ ■ 

Wa.ldanca Rockford. JJ.lirL2i£.___^'«Vrt«^" Statut ,, Married 

Numbar of eht^tiran 7 

Name Olan Nelson Bovine 



Pl,.J»r hirth ^>nn" », Missouri data March 10, 1916 

NuiSir of r.-.TTr^cKS^TTT T'-T-T" "^ Oc.up.ti6«_TactorTTo?^ 
Ra* I lUnc aCaseyvi lie Illinois _ ?torlta! Sta tut Married 
MtMHbar of cMidfn ^ "'*" 

Noma Hazel charlotte 

P la-r^o ■ ' H T r t T> t^ <'nn e > t , V niTourTr ^~ ^-^^to Sc-ptemh->r 15. 1919 

Nu«nbar of ^^.^rV'of ich^^lTn r'Ttr'^' ^"''' ^ ^^'^"'"*'^'' fBr^tory Wo rker 

R..l,tancc s^jLaiiiJ^jai, ^^^^^^ »UtU._Jil^ow . 

Numbar of chlldfft 2 « 

Nani Harvey Boontf .. ^. « , >, 

Numbar of ...rTS^^TS^rT^^ Infant Occupation D^cea^ed " 

Rat I dance Harlt*! Sfatu* 

Number ofchH'<^ran _ 

Namo Seveda Boone ^. „.^-». .- ,„,., 

>>lac?-or birth Rector ."A7kansa8_ data Au^»-.r ?2, 1922 

Number uF v » rr-STTa^fern^S " it „ " Tccupatt«y^ F.ct-^ry u^nrKer 

Rasidancc st Louij_ , Mo . Ha rTf a 1 St.atu> Mnrn ea 

Numbar of chtVJrer p P" 'L...,^ 

Name J esse Ralph Bo»'nf _„«-.-_..—_ , ,, iota 

Mac e of b i rth Rector":V uY^;T;^r^ Qatc Septei.ber V.. 19.6 

Numbar of v>iari of »choc!lr>(i 8 , , ■ , Occupation T7,.rrorv Worker 

Residence Tp..r«.. r.aHfornU HarlttI Statu* Married 

Numbar of cMldran :^ _ 

?tlta 'It 'i»'iry%";:^;"MT'''^w^^ „ d>.« joiy i^m 

Number of ve o rr';r»>!tw7l1lTC~ r^^ , OccupaTion Factory Worker 



(Mli.UMiN i.« (, Mill (or (-1, 0-l)-your mother's name should appc.ir beh** 

" H''lly R. Stagga , 

i. . i.T V,;. ili Xtklns, "Aj-Vinsas 



fl 

M>imti> I ■.) /i-.tf. »»r «.«hlKlUrifJ 
I'l •, i ■liMK I' Deceased 



N.iiirltri <ii •liITifren 



N MiH Doris Elizabeth Staggs 

I'l.M.'TnrrriTr 



NijiiiIki III y<-.M', Of scnooilnq j 



nq 

Hf»«. i il»iM.e Rockford, Illinois" 
Niimbfr r>f fh> Idrtft 7 



Ktatt- of hirlh AtLkiiifl_._Al 



irs or tcttooling 



Htttnimr ot year 

Kcsl>ln..cc ^^o^^afaa^. H^satftirt 

Numher r»f c 



Nrtim' Syhle C. Sta^^s 



f 1 .11 1' III yt^rttt Rector, Ark ansas 

Nitinliiti of ycArs of Schooling 



He '. i tktitt.f Hudesto, California 
NumlMr of children 6 



Hjiir Her an T. Staggs 
f I .i<.«-' of hirth ' Rector, Arkansas 
Hitnimt of ye.irs of tchoolinq T* 

Kgsiffence Mnntray, California 
Hui.il»«r of children None 



H.Mw- J-H- Staggs, Jr 

P I .ICO of bfrlhRector, Arkansas 



Number of years of tchooling 
R«;s idence Doniphan, MlssourT" 
NuMiKtr of chlTdf'en 5 



Ham CnptolU staggs 

Pl^ce of bIrl^• Rector, Ai'kansas 



Mt»if;^»»r of y<ir% of tchooling ^^' 

3-', idcnce Reno, Nevada ' 

rjumber of children 3 



Name Herbert H. Staggs 

P I »c.« tit birth Sector, Ar leans as" 



Nu-Aer of ygjira of* tchooling T 

h'> v ; <1»ncg Modestoi, California 

KuM«cr of chi Idren ^ 



James E . St at 



N<me 

Pl«c* of birth Rector Arkansa 



Number of year* of' tChOOirng 



Residence Donlnh.in, Missouri 



nti I pence Donip 
Number of chl Idr 



fn 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of year* of schooling 

Residence 



Number of ch i Idren 



U.n,<Oef;ernber lo, 1913 
bccupatlon 



Merltel Status sin gle 



date June 2, 191*^ 
TTcCUpetlOn TIovisewifR 



TBfTTiT StetUiMarrTeT 



d«te 



OccupetlOn R^tir^ 
Wfitei Stetm s^,naU 



iim. 



Occupa tTOrt Ijouaewtfe 



NerTtal Status Married 



date August 21, 1972 
"PiccupatlOn Retired 



Marital ^tetut DivorceT 



^^^ date March 7. 1925 
b'ccupatloir^ 



________ S.i'lesnian 

Pierltal Status Married 



date September 18^ 1 927 
"Occupat ion '^a i tree' 



Marital Statu* wide 



— — <^*t« December )6. 1929 
bccupatlOrt Railroad Conductor 



"HarTtaT Status Married 



date July 17, 1932 
Occupatl6h ^;onstructi(in' 



TBrTteT Status Married 



date 
Occupat loJT 
Harltal Status 



••r ^-s^'-'T. 



fOMr Father 

^^ i,.s- | >h Wo.u!r.v iUuc-^ f., r.'.r «*'. '■*■''-•* R^^cj^f LT'^ t"lP"?rS 

I' d««d, da to of d««tK ^^.., 

Mac€ of birth .^^n/irh MtayoMrt ^fir^ffl o^ b!>-r, ^v|arch 12. pr^ 

iducatloo (numbair of yftar*) 
9r«d« schoot > ^'9*^ iC.ncO ^c<.m!ooal co> lega 

>ccupatJon(8) "''^'•^- '•'' »^lSID£NCt 

iff^tc eaving home) 
Ijt pHrmlnv. DAtes ^,'- .\^}^^ '*'' Re'-cnr, A-kansas Oatci co 1956 



!nd y -ctory W'Ttt'.! 



present 



Ird ncMrr-; 






^oHtlcaJ parties, civil or social ctuts, f jtwr.-.; , *» , u.. J?.^:j"S^3.L~~~. 

•OTEs i( you were raised by a s'.-t'W^ '< 1^0?^,- .*V.,^.t -f iTT,t d,to on tht back 
I of this page. (1-2) 

four Mother 

Kwe -> " 's v:!i?--ib'';'' --■t-'s.ii.t .«^.. .. •o'-r^!''-'- «?'„.'< vi'i cu '^.^ig ^-- -*'"'''"' 1 nii»'-'V? 

If dead, date oV death "^ " " . 

»la<-# nf hirth AfHr->, Ai kansas .;'«t;ri v > . : *> J<ine 2, 1916 

Education (number ol' y**''*' 

grade school '' Mgh s<-.a/.k>s ^ ^ v.- oral _co.)eq« 

OcCUJ>«tion(s) . , . , 

1st iu^ug-^witg i^ata^ to 1.956 : ' .,._^e£tor^,Ark3nsa£_ Dates to 1956 

2nd F-'ct.^ry Worker i)f,,e. to 1971 :■ -,^ Kockford, Illinois Petes Presen t, 

jrd H.»,3>v.M<'e Oat«j.2'"'f'''-",5 '^'"....^ . 0»ies 



»( (fit 



NONE 



Re 1 1 q 1 00 

Pol I t tCfll pdrty, C'il^ •'( • i.>r i .- ■ 1. V 

NOTt: If Yt»u were cfl'-fc-J !.,■ ■- -.'.fo^v^if • v ..v,n -1^ -.' . ■• • • ">«r •«••' ■« ' ^'i* f>»^'' or 
this paye (f^ -2) . 



CHhWn of f and F ' -" ^ '' , f-) • VCwr nVi'w -Cu. Iv « i t " *« 



f I ace of bl rt K "uf f . ^ArMns ?5.„ 
liiiber of ye-irroTTJuv Mr :fj__2 

t\es itience Rookfadj^__.XJ.iia<?ia. _. 

jMufltbcr of ih'i )clreri___ 2^ _ ___ 



T« 



Mil i? . ' f.i. . 



iMawe Be)va Luc i lle B^ pne _ , 

Vlace of blf^'h La'ff , Arkansas 
Nuwbci ot ycirT^TTTcTo-TIT... 
Kr^. I Jencc Beloit ^^Wlaconaln 
Mumhcf of diildren 2 



12 



"H.->,'Urt"' 



Nanie Nelda Joyce Boone 

Place of birth ""Rec tor^ Arkansas 

Mumber o( ye-HS^oT'tcT-iuoTl r.q ]^1 .,„ 

tosidence Rockf ord , Illinois __. ,„^., 

Number of"~cl»Ti/'-on^ _ "!!?.., ^. 

Ndine Ilonald Boone 

Place of U 'r't y"RecK ) r V X ■ k ana'as ' ""'J^ 

N«imt>er t^f y .-.i r s of •,*Tt''VoV f ■ .j ' ' '^p^^'^' 

Res lvienct:_ ..^ .. ..,..,. ,.-. 

Muii»ber <5f cTiTT<Tr«?n _^_ 

Nairn- Jtt"ic« Tr«ne Boone 
f l.itc of hTrnr* Rect-or. AyUangas ": 
,Nui>tl)tM •)' yt-.)("> of •► Si( ' 'M. . A _, 

i|)cM ilfoto Rockford, Illinois ^ . 

^timber of'TfiTT-^TtrTJ "" I'^ J ' ^ _11.^ 

N.inie T<*d Ljmn Boone 

P l<jce'~oT b I '^^.Rector . Arkansaa .,. , 

Number of years oT 4C>i.. '! '■, {» .J.e^ri>..iLPj:l!?g€.. ,. 
Residence _Greeny_l lie, ^p. Carolina. . . * ' • ' 

Number u( "cKlTTrc-n VloM^ .... .. 

Name Steph an fll^J|,lp. B^'^^'il? ..... . — - 

P 1 .ice~oTDnTfr jRec'tor , Arkansaa _ .^ .. 









-s:n'G 



f>.-ii»-.- 



■ ' ^''..Decem ber 14. 1935 
n "-^ '•"'*' . _f ^ c^orv Worker 
Married 



Number of v»f.it'. oT r ,:■' .fi'^ 
Rc I dence Rockf ordj^Il linois 



12 



i> i : '■ ! 1 J anuary 21, 1938 

..j; .1 'i^ Secretary 
Married .. 



' ' ' Novenib er 21. 1939 
• i: .* i > rtf\ Be autician 
Married 



t> I fi February 26 , 1946 
. > i .\f T>vi Dece a s ed 



April 13j__1942. 
. !. livr: Beauti cian 
Married 



ABftl 6. 1951- 
Student 



MarriecJ 



November^^ij^ ,12.5 

•■^'^*'' [£arJL.lUai. 




Nanif 

Re*, i dc'tico 

Number ot cfrrnTrfeVT 



; h.M'rliv ,l(Mi.'!' •_' . 






■^^^^-t^'-^ ^W^- 



OBNKALOGY CHAin' 



J.,>sf'p'.' VJoodrow Biionc 



Father 

M l.0-'r/-1934 
D Living 



Rohern Carl Soone 



Grandfather 

M 1907 

D 1953 



Gran 



dmother 



B 1890 
D 1969 



Dor Is ii H z.ibech :^tagg.q 



Mother 

3 r,-;'-i9i(s 

M IO-?7-19U 
D L-Ivinft 



U ay Fii ai.i iinoijw - 



Grandfathcr 
B 1896 
M 1^13 
D 1957 



Mf.-t le Git s<^r 



Grandmother 

B l>^98 
D Living 



Alcx'Tidfr Bc'one 
I Groal qr.indtat hor 



1 U 1SV+ 
i n 1899 

— -£-i-ve^^a Taylor 
Groat qrandmoLlifi- 



H 


inf.1 




D 


1928 




_ '1 


horia^ 


.Iurp£r 


1) 


1853 




M 






D 


1905 





^T,nra goctonham. 



B l^^^ 
D 1909 



i^«'?in SVPKPS. 



B 1*?69 CiHson 



1838 
1973 



SusTn Aid Sims 

B 1873 
D 1949 



i(yrandf«th«r (your f«itHir*t ird«} 



■ ■^i^-^^^mi^m 



IPIAC« r»f birt h Kentucky 



CMrrant K«ttl«l«nc« 



(dur.ition (nu«iib«r of ye«rt) 
giddtt school high tohool^ 



0«t» of llrth^ 
vocational 



1854 



college 



Ui;tccupAtlon(s) 
;U i|.^ J FanniEr 



Jrd. 

4th 



Oatta. 
Oatat^ 
Oatat 



lit 



FUCC Of KESIOeNCE 
(aftar laavlng hotw) 
Oatat 



tad 



Oatas 






Dates 



Oatas 



Political partlat, cIvM or social cluba, fratamltlaa. ate, 
lUca of warrTa»i to your granawabiar ""^ 

|, ta^lgri^iwrbar (your fathtr't tida) 



Tiir 



Nami 



r*sr^S?V*l(«r 



•Wi^-^^^P-W 



l^laca of birth Tennessee 



Currant Hasldanca 
Data of birth 1861 



Education (nual>ar of yaars)i 
grada school hlfh tchoo!^ 



vocational 



collaga 



Occ«ipatlan(s) 

Itt Housewifft 



llM_ 



tnd 



Oataa 



lit, 
2nd 



9\JkLt OF RESIDENCE 
(aftar laavlng horn) 



Dates 



Oatas 



Ird 



•atai 



Ui 



Oatas 



Milalo n 

aelltical party, civil or social ct«iks» tororitlas, ate.. 



ttace of iMrriaga to yowr grandffthar^ 



Data 



t ■■■: 



|<jrn»i^r*th«f (your f4lh«r*t lid*) 



N . line . 

I » .lr/»ff, <i,i(r of *l«tll» 



Current ft«^IU«nce 



iPJrttc o( birth 



((III* .tt ion (numb«r of years) 
(ji;jde school high tchool^ 



0«tC of Blrth^ 
vocation*) 



]?,53 



col leqe 



()t« upaJ lon(s) 

Zn<i 

)rd 
«th 



Datcf 

DaUs_ 

Oatas 



tft 



PLACE OF RESIDEMCE 
(aftar taaving home) 
Dates 



2nd 



Dates 



3rd 



Dates 



0»t«» 



«tli 



Datfls 



Relloinrt 



folitlcal partUt, civil or tecUl etubt, fraurnltUt, etc. 



«•!• 



^•nXothcr (your rathar't tltft) 



?r daa^i ' ^'j:tr^ra 



iM. 



I»lac« of birth 



Tennessee 



Currtnt Has I danc a 

0«U of birth 1865 



Education (numbar of y«art): 
grada achool high t^Bhool, 



vocational 



collage 



Oc6<««tion(s) 
Itt 

2nd 



JttM, 



Itt 



fUCe OF KESIDCNCE 
(•ffr Uaving home) 



Dates 



Utw 



2nd 



Datat 



Jrd 



Dotot 



Jrd 



Oatas 



ialigion 



Political p«rty» civil or •oelat clubs, tororltlo*, dCc, 



>lac« of marriaga to your grwidfotlwr^ 



Data 



I:- 



.•■ '/ 



■^ jilljjj^grandfatntir (your mother'* sldip) 

Njine l^llltam ALexandiyr Clbaon . .,. 

If (Jt'.->(J. <la>f oF death September 6, 1973 

P|,,,,. ,,| I, Mill Cull man, Alabama 

I <lij( ,il ion (miitil)iT uT y<-.ii'.) 
.|l.l(lr .iliMol • lli<J>' school 



■:j^^m 



Current Residence Deceased 



D.tlf oC l>lt Mt November 17, 1869 

vocolioniil i;oll(M)r 



OtLDpal lon(«i) 
, ^ ^ Farmer 



dates 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Alabama Dates 



Dentist 



Dates 



2^j Atkins, Arkansas 



^^^j Justice of Peace 

'♦th 



Dates 



Dates 



3rd_ 
'»th 



Doniphan, Missouri 



Oates_ 
0ate5_ 
Dates 



Re 1 i g i on Catholic 

PolilitaT parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Democrat 



PTari of marriage to vour qrandmotnt r Culiwan, Alabama 



"laTe 1888 



iqrondmother (your mother's side) 



Nome Susan Dab ble Ann Slnmns 
If (lojfl. tl^it*' t>f death 1^^'^ 



Vl.ico. of bl r(h Cullman, Alabama 
Education (number of years) 



Current Residence Deceased 



Date of birth 1873 



qradc school^ 

Occiipot ion («■) 
),_!_ HouBewlfo 

2nd 

3rd 



hiyh school 



vocational 



col lege 



jDatet^ 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
lit Alabama 

2nd Atklnn, Arkansas 



Dates 



3rd Doniphan, Missouri 



Dates_ 
Dates_ 
Dates 



Re 11 fj i on Baptist 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc._ 



PIatw of mArriaae to vour grandfathe r (^ullman^ Aliabamr 



Date Nov. 1888 



^1 ' 

i 



M.MW' L ennder Gii>»'^'n ^ 

,|f .t..Arf <I.>H> Of dM^lk 



'»<«.« of hirih CullTTmn, Mahama 



[diir.it Ion (nim*b«r of v««r») 
9ijd« school h<t*< »ch»'. 



Current »l*>>a«r>C<> Deceased 
D««« of airth 
vocatlonti con«g«^ 



Occup«tlon(s) 

Kt J»3stice. of Peac<; 
2nrt J"8titfe of Peace 






Jti3t-lc.« of Peace 

wMaM«H>Ma«naBMaaHMiMiiMna 

J\i«tlc« of Peace 



Oat«« 
D«t«t 



](( Alabama 



PUCE or RESIDENCE 
(•fur iMvIng Hom) 
Oatas 



2n4 Alabaina 



D«t«» 



wmH 



Jl'^ Alabama 



0«t«> 



••«•• 



||*|l Alabaina 



Oat«f 



Psli^ion 



Baptist 



foil Ileal partus, civil ©r foctat elttto*. fratarnltUa, aU.. 



rTtet of «arrl««t U youV «faMMoilwr 

Great, Great, • mother's 

HwiJi I -I'rnT^T- (yo«ir}CMl}M6k»ld«) 



TiHT 



If daW; JaU of 4aiK;, 



•(-»«-P«W«'^W" 



Culimam, yMabaina 



Currant Waildanc a Deceased 

Data of birth 



flaca of birth^ 

Education {nua*ar of yaart) I ,«iu«. 

grada «fchoo> h»t»» ««*«»V vocational .col la^a. 




Housewife 



•aiM 



Housewife 



IMlt— 
ftaut 



Itt 



PUCE OF RCSIOCNCE 
(aftar laavlng hoMa) 
Alabama ^^ates^ 



2nd 



Alabama 



Jrd_ 



Alabama 



J)atas, 
Oatas 



MIlQlon Baptist 



PolliUal party, civil or toclal cluba, sororltlat. ate. 



Placa of marrloga to your grandfAtlwr^ 



Data 



t :'• 



INPCRmilON SOURCES: 

Writtta ]. ^om K/rtie Sc£ggs 

■ with Jo'jcph and Doris Soons 
«ew»p<i-oer cia?pin{'5 
Photograph* 



,TC'SE?H w;:ci:s.cv; scvcik. 



B'.'i'n \\ MnrcV., l^i-i .n-.i :'4.natl-, Ml as cur -s on ■"> t*ali .'■■«.., 

Senetii i^ l.jwf.L£:d In the ScuCheasl. v.,i.c of wissov.ri. 

lie had ten brothera and .visc-jra, ;;e 'M3 cUr? f..,'ir;h c'.;'.ld 'jftn, taca 
child had to hf:!;- wcrl' en the farai. The boys worked Oio^tiy on the 
cutoMc end the girls helped or. •:b.e ins Lis of the hoi'is. 

The father end boys had to ^e:: u;- 'ef^rt iJci-hraak and io thu c-;ore6 

before breakfast, then after breakfast, they would go to ihe fields 

aiid work until sundcsm. Curing -.he vintar KonChs cha;^ woi^.d c; l 
vood for Che fireplace ar.A z]\& cc.kstovs. 

At an early age VJoodrow moved to -Vrkt-nsao wLare he sr.ar;£d tc sclx,:.'^.. 
•'.fter the fifth grade he had it -Iroj out iunrl heij. en t'.c fan. i'uii 
time. 



^.'^TC %7,i:i'-SE'.'n ^.IAJ:CS 



ahe waa the aacond of niiisi chxitkeii. i.'.£i«?s cir'.e i.AU«ec .l«*ughc«s:s\, 
she had to beip Uar •HKittiCX a ior. ic i,.!e U«..-.i»se .iiia (•.^x-.- wisti che 
younger childreri. 

wlien she waa twc fs^ca o*u i-at !c«iBi.ii|{ u:Oved tv ^.ec^-c■r, .(o.t .v-^a**-?.* . 
Rector is in che N^rthaa^t i>dirt. v^i cite s^acs. 

She attended the country two r,:?u>i 3090%.'! uiir.ii »/.\3 iiaishtsa ta« 
r^urth grade, i-.fte* jhe quit iichu^yi, ar.e Ueiped raise tue i"a^til> 
garden and can the fruits aad ves^tables for the wintsr. 

•:'"T entertainment, Dcsris arm d>? faaii,' liad iauiiy reunions, picisica, 
and visited neighbors. On weekends they a c tended Church , and 
Ci^is is where she mat Woodrow Hcoue. 



'I'HE LIFj, VC<3:X. J'U Of .^ly'.JAiW AND iXMi VrA. 1 



Ihey ciat fit C'larch and aiter ^pi^vonim^^^ i.y cme year ^ dec Ld«>j c.<> 
get laarrleil. 

Tue iir^it yatr easy t'c^e ir«ir?i'2d, easy '•vfAic icz' his .1.:v.:\eT v-aktrt^ 
a crop. They moved Into a hcu3e oj». the aaiae faro that thiair fachar 
lived oa. ihia was during. ^^^ dcptatiiot: liod cimss wex-e very bad, 
Mter one y«j<ir their fitst chiici -vas borr; 'iSii5''. ih<8>' a<i'd sewfefi 
chiAdren aii. Losttbtr. icis c'iad iij an i^itarit. 

In 15^43 they wetjt to St. Louis, Hiaecuri to work in cl(« Oafaes.? 
plant*. After ths war was ever ia 1?45» tbey aoved back to Uecror, 
aud siarcec! Mo faroi a^Hio. 

In i953 the fauaiiy aov«d tc waterford, C^iiicraia , -ySiieet the Scajgs 
faally lived. During this time the ffemliy ucrked ia che aearby 
orchards (kicking pettchea, grepes, am' berries. Ib^-y ^'e^lded they 
misfied theri xrieiide and ;.c la ArKai.- -.sy ui*ved 

back within a yeic. 

iu 1947 the family ui'jved tc Rockford, lilii; ..: laiiiory woicK, 

Duiring these years , cc-icy peori'2 wern lesvinj, --..d -.rc^Xl .'iariui. .•lul 
oicving to the Cllxeii. I'he father we&t ei^ht oionthe ahead 66 the rest 
of the family, ac he z-:- '' _■--. ' ' ■-' ; Et - -*:-.; for the reit to 

live. 

The father started to work at Weiijaa iurriiturs iiooA-^-Aay «nd wcrkria 
there a^s a bleacher until the Company osaved out of Town tea ye«T$ 
later. Meanwhile, th5 m': thsr worked teveri years i^iso at weinian'E Co. 

In 196S, the father rati a h£4rt attack .and nad tc retire, 

PuvtB^ the years the family attend'-' 

On holidays , the faaily ufcuoll^ i,€i,Li c»Jt'^'-"'=i *"- *■'«'« •-■■»• '-'■•^ aoai^i Iv^ 

dinner. On October 27, the children and the mother and father celebrated 

their Fortieth /anniversary in F>.Tt Adkins, Wisconsin at the Firafeide 
Restaurant. 



•lis faciiiiy lived on a ;rail far;.-.. 

At a very esirly age hts t>j:.ily moved to Kenr.e c t. , '"iset'uri wL;>;v4i 
f.hi>y continued cc fano coJiton, corn, jnd ocaer sial.er c'"c>'S, 

Ac age 13, hie fattiex' iiec* leaving fi^j children ''0% ■■:ii vidr/v? 
to relse. They lived In f: s'rall bouae on -.h:i -riw. Robert 'Cai'l' 
Soone was rasponaible for contiriu-Lng t; 3 Kork t'o e«XTi u livi-nc, 
for the rest of the fajaiiy. 

His mother had to njake ;he key dec^lBions ijr:Cil Cari wss olcjir, Cher. 
he took over most of .he businesf. 

Carl ar,tended a country school throjgh the eighth ^x'-'-'?-. 

Ileiigicn played sjn important part in Carl's iJ-^e. il;? &elo<ii.,ed 

Cv wh' "^'af. tif •: Clvavcl'L vr. tre ;r,'aia cc iiifi social life waa spcr.j;. 

Most cf ';'-:e •shcppiiii^ -,ao Joua a: tvo gav-ersi stores n-iat cheix tHr-s. 
borjeci-i'^a trips were A'fl<*a to i>enath uhicb was four saiies avay. 

For ertertaiiHaent , tncre v7er Church ^-c-cir^ls, picnics iiid tjat'ss. 



iXR's lEE I'US.VS;; 



•and wcrked in che cioo^er. 

Her family moved Co Senath KisEcuri vhtn tiie was a youui; j^i^l- 
They contteued cc farn. and vork in the tiiviber. 

Dora waa one of seven chlldrer. As rucsi. faailies the chi^dteji 
had to help make the living to survive. 

Ail the children attended the smail two room school house vherf: 
readiisg , vrritin^ and aritlarietic v;as taught. 

Her father died when she was e. youag ^irl, iet.vins the boys 
€i the family to do che £ara.ir,?. 

Dora belonged to the Baptist Chi-ron where Qcst of her jociai 
liCt'^ -'■-■.J 3penc. Ihii is whtie alie met her future hushand, 
Robert •L'lrl ScoiiCi. 



TIE LIFE i'-^l'riH ; :" ACSERT CrAT, 2C^l^ ovil; D^r^A IXE IJR.I-S, 



They "net: at theif church a-nd were acquaaiced for i; year «: ;. / j , i.hen 
Ktw.i-t;«!'a ccui'Ciivfc aj-'.i weve ru<ir.-ieci iTi Lj'Jf. 

They started out farming on a small farm. Carl bought a teaw of diulcb 
fraa ciLs Aiiiic for $200. OC , and ke^jc jhs --i civ^Xj c.-,i'o-.i;^.ti'.uc -i4.i ciie inv^e 
ills eight oh.Llo.iren »»e.ci; ^vo'^'iag ur-, 

;JlthIn •-' :o v-:a3i:s after ciiey wete mo.i , - d to preaca in ci-e 

Bapt ; whsTS he attended. He continued vo fare, in a siaaLi w&j. 

Their :;ociai-£conc>Qic status was about averoige, ihey lived in a tacclefc.<; 
farm house vith hhei.r childi'eu -as they g.f«w up. 

For entertainment, they had family reunions. Fourth of July otc^^i.a, 
Thanks^ilting Dinners, etc., 

Carl madr ;i 

yc'uni, ^•''■' • 

Ir 192;*.^ the Ccrl Irone fasiiiy ucveu to :«ector, /irkaasas, Rector is 
located in the Northeast pare of Arkaxises. Tbc Itnd - -- " ■ -.o 

the <;errcers cculd raise good crops. 

In 1924, Carl purchased e new "T" Kodei Ford,. Ihit uai. 

car that the family ovned. He bought it at Ptragoul- , .... .... ."-e. 

The price was $425.00. it had a self starter ou i.i; which cost $25. OG 
extra. 

In 1935 tl.". "ir:; . redio t-a» puiL- . •;c, '. . . ^s be:;iery pi.wer««i anc' 
the bi.tt .. be charged ^ -s. 

In 19^*6 a ar^iu^itc cr^.c. ^nd aitio&v. eveivimc xo'ic -iii uney naa iuOiUuir.^ 
the Carl Eoone *2r.Ti L), . Carl ffemw' ore aore ye£.r and then bad health 
forced htsa to 

In 1953 Carl piossed aa/a;- , leav_iifc Dori;> Boone to live the rest oi; her 
life alone. Dore passed away in 1969. 



JAY HUE STAGCS 



Born in 1896 in Atkins, Arkansas on & smell fana in the u.ouncainouE region 
of Che Ozarka. He livad en the Crt*.' :k)untain. Hia mother died when he wci 
arp'.'nd nine years old and hie facher raiaec aim a\-id ftis two siscars and 
. led from childbirth. His fat -if r.ad a lot of 

.18 children without a taother. 



TUey 



liv:; 



consisting of fruit, coston, 
"-''-. Vhey haii horses, cattle 



chor J 



smoke houses and barns , 
.ia had their lobs or 



unit going. 



iSs, Fourth of July the family 
.3 would get togecjer and eeiehv«»^.^ 
a-ja-Hi-saiH nei^nbure would accend 



3 ions on b-^iii.T- 
The father al.:.. 



ror discipline 



Shoe 



I. Atkins, wb. 
'l. i';' Lt- tovi- 
asisted of h. 



-.1 i-t- 
r 



:? bail ^JiBCs , rcJeca, iancfc* 
light/ 



>nRTIE CI.ViJ>CN 



Born in 1893, in Cullman AiaDanui, d&ujihter of Wiliiam Alesendet feotl 
Susan Uebbie Ann cii.M.n, ..h -> ,;ad Ltn brothers and sisters, ''ho sll 
live<jt ind worked >. .- "n. 



„ ^)ut also raised corn and many cypee of 
for t;nerwi.r;;er aiv^ac.ic. The corn was used 

:i:o farm wicu and produce 



tue f it. . ichooL and during tne 



out cen iiiiies from AtVlis, Ark5nfi3. 

■-■■ - '"^ '• :t--."1 ■:.>,- v'Sicb was :b Ji:- 

^nd wagons co 
- — ,. ... ^. ^^c..i icononjic status 



,t:bratfcd hoii 



le country to another, the f&ther was res- 

Haaiiy. 



aool houBfc xut cae coiQciunicy, 
ji and High School in the 



and 0. 



Life Cc^itrier of yyyrlie and jay Hui .Sva.v.d 



3c :h f^injilies werj ^'^l-^'l -..nd ecoQcaiiaalAy equal, ir.ey iU'-yj ^.-i ,;..o 3ej.<i 
so-uau-ilu.." , acterded che ear^« C'Vii" ■ ; iid schools. 

They courted about one ye^^r SiJ decided on niarrla^e. A.ftct they Av*e 
quarried they mcved out on ctieli* ovm anrf eontlaued the cradiiicfj u); 
famjing. Afcer fcur ysars tba deeisioxi was i.iad« to •iic/e co cue 
Northeast part of /»rk^rj}6s(t.'ectcir} , Vaere toe soli was mucn ticce 
fertile. There they raised ct^i.coa, v.-^xa, vi;)=;eta'.i'ies :;o stcre for trie 
winter, cattle, hogs, were also killed for i.5oi. 

They lived in a saali farmbousa vhic.i was h>Ei-;te'1 by wood iz\ s. s.ov-a. 
slao the cookstove wag naated by wood. 

/.toimd 1925 Myrtie and Jay were dolr.t, pretty weii -icjiicjucaliy. Tuej 
bv 9rded a school teacher for ■t;.-;t.ra Lr.co.j^, as they lis.--j r; larger UtTrra. 

By 1529 the farcily was able to buy chair first auuoir.urjila. m w&b a 
B'.ighf:!; "^uet i'trd rk-de.. "'T; . 

Ivy ).^3.'- chay htd p«rcai.4ed their rixsc r^sdic. 

dv^rint t:.?!." aiarriagt thriv h£d nir.t 'ciU 'en ''110 all dcceiiaed cr.* 
country tvo room achoc/i house. 

ir.e children all had lq help with shores sroar.d the house, aad wo^rk in cm tieidi. 
Kc aake a crop. The ooys usually vorked -fOtB in the fields auJ the 
j^irls helped .-ic.-". taa houjs.ioid aucxJs, ^acii as iroaing, sewitjg, vi'4j?.in3; 
and cooking. 

nn : i» f ^OJ :Iierj .ias a;;^ jv two ui>.-T;d ocmis vmo livid in the 

"^jc vSijuertairjaent on holidiya, tnsire vers family tat togetnern for 
■ilij di;;njrj. icjcci. '..: c.^u't v^^r-i ie-jii-i/no. '..hey pliyfeii ^a.i;2» jLich 
as horseshoes, etc., 

Around 1944 the Jay Scagga family raoved to Doniptian , Mo., and bougiit 
ap 80 acre farm. 'Hits land was i i a hilly area ai-.d more catcife and 
otVxer kind of lives cock •rf«re depended upoc to n:.3i:.e a living , rather 
than row croi^t.. However, tuey a'.i'Ll raii-ud ccrci, hay, and twid lota 
of Fruit trees. 

In 1947, with only .;wt children Itfc at h<m&, tir.ey sold cneir farm 
and tnoved to Akron, Chic vO work in the factories. Ajiter one year 
they moved back to Rector, f.rkansat and bagan to fariD u,'j;ain. 



In 1951, 
lived in ■• 

In 1957, Jay 
oy herself, 
lives &t Che 



Jay luoved :o Hai:erCc>rii, Cslifomia. ii-.fc.:e they 
:owi and worked by Che hour in the nearby farms. 



5f j,>oci nat^ete'^' TtV'fi'' 



leiiving Hyrtie Staggs t;- ii/e 
"lan, Hissouri In 1970 where she 



Celebrates 100th Birthday 



WUlUm Alexander Olbion, 
(also known throughout MiM- 
ourl as "Fox Hunter GIbaon"), 
celebrated hl« 100th birthday 
November T/ df^ls home In 
Oxley. Mwourl where he re - 
sides -Aith 4 of hlj 6 living 
ciiiidren In a very modern ana 

up to date log caDin. > 

Mr. Glbion, sod of the late 
Mr. and Mrs. Leander Glbton 
was born in Cullman County, 
Alabama, November 17, ISif, 
There were 4 sisters and 8 bro- 
tberi, all deceased. Mr. Gib- 
ion moved to ClayCountyArk. 
from Alabama and from there 
to Ripley County, Mo, , where 
he has lived the past 44 years. 
He was married in November 
1888to the former Susan Deb- 
bie Ann Sims of Alabama. 
She passed away in May, 1949. 
They had 10 children of which 
6 ate still living. They are; 
NaomlLevv-ellen.Gene Gibson, 
Chtrley Gibson, and Bill Gib- 
son all of Oxley, Mo. , Effle 
J(Ansonand Mertle Staggs. of 
Waterford, Calif, and a ttep- 
daughtet.Molly Reed also from 
Waierfoid, Calif. He has 28 
gnndchfldreD, 68 great -zrand- 
chlldten, 1 step grandcnild, 
and 1 step great graodchlld, 
•od 61 gieat-gteat grandchlld- 
len. 

Except for 2 minor car acci- 
dents be has bad no lUnesses 
since 30 vears of age. He had 
a cold wnen be was 30. 

He is a member of the Cath- 
olic Church. 

He was « traveling dentist 
with a Doctor Bedslow who di- 
ed Oct. 15 of this year at the 
age of 90. He served as the 
Justice of the Peace for 10 yeaa 
Id Alabama and mainly farmed 
for a living. 

For panlme he yntciMU TV 
and reads wlttu)ut^«sses. 

One of hls^iKSchlldren, 
Jeanlne Bomar calls him her 
"Think Youne" grandpa beca- 
use of his fonaness for a certaiD 
soft drink beverage. 

When be was etther 11 or 12 
and living in Alabama, Frank 
and Jessie James were posing 
as ped/jlers and spent the night 
witn the family and the next 
morning Mr. Gibson's father 
directed them to Missouri. 

When he was 76 years old he 
broke a horse that no one else . 
could break, according to one 
of his sons. 

Until 10 years ago his favor - 
Ite hobbv was fox hunting and 
one of his fox hunting friends 
was ti»e laie Dr. Bailey of Dex- 
ter, His children feared that 
he might fall from a horse. 

Punch and coffee, his favor- 
ite soft drink, mints and nuts 
were served at his party. He 
was presented with 3 cakrs. 
One cake saying "HappyBIrth- 
day Father, * presented bv Na- 
omi Lewellen, Oxley, I/o. , 
and one saying "Happy Blrthdav 
Grandfather" presented by Mr. 
and Mrs. E. C. Johnson, of 
Corning Arlensas, and one say- 
iDg "Happy BJBtiidBv Graat- 
Orandpa presented to hina 



by Jeanlri Johnson Bomar oi 
Bernle. The cake was also 
served to the guesu. 

Those attending the 100th 
birthday oelebration of Mr. 
Gibson w ;re: Naomi Lewell- 
■io, BX :fc;or^ Charley G'b- 
soa, Gcrft i_ib»<ni oi i-/xicy, 
Mo. J Greg Grogan, Oxlev; 
Jeanlne Bomar, Bernle; walley 
Jessup, Mrs. Thelma Reeves, 
Johnny, Jimmy and Peggy Jan^ \ and'ihl 
Mn. OrvUle McMannus, Mrs. ! Djjtrlct 
Rufus McMannus, Mr. and Mrs. [ 26D to 1 
Hume Brown, all of Doniphan, < covernOT 
Mo. ; Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Od- ' j^^ j 
en, Mrs. Verlin Mues, of Wat- wmard 
erford, Calif. ; Mr. and Mrs. 
E. C. Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. 
Jerry Johnston, ofCornlng,Ark, 
and Mr. and Mrs. Don Mayo, 
Jeannle, Steve, and Roger, of ! a^y, bv 
Poplar Bluff, Mo. I /ouse 



member of the Bible Teachers 
taff. He is a member of thC'' 
^— ' P.T.A. Executive coni- 
, and has expended 
hours of work In connec- 
tion'^th the Band Doost^ Cl- 
ub. AKlve with both tne Boy 
Scout aid Girl Scout movement 
he servA as ChaJtrnan of the 
Girl Scou\Fund Drife for tHe 
year lii6« -*. tie i; a cnarter 
member ofVlie A/\'ance Lions 
Club, having lervfcd three years 
as seaetaty, ivl968 he served 



c/« 



Chairmen 
IS appoinoed 
-' tae area 
r District 



son of Mn^ and : 
a vault of Ac 



stainless steel ]k>ts and 

be cleaned mostkeasily 

I and water or, if Veces- 

-'ourinir lightly^ith 

leansers. ^ 




Celebrates 100th Birthday 

hogs,' you can treat their bedy 



Lice can be controUed^n 
;f cattle by the use of CMble- 
tyle backruDbers is tlwMck- 
» is kept chargec^lth the 
proAr Insecticide during the 
wirtak. The backuibbers shor 
uldb»eated witha mixture of 
either \p^c and /liree -fourths 
pints 2\ percent DDT emulsl- 
fiable c^noen^iate or one -half 
pint 60-36 pe/cent Toxaphene' 
em ulslflaSje/ concentrate per 
gallon of fMl oil. The back- 
rubber shoufc be located where 
cattle nornfi^y loaf during the 
winter. 

if catil< ar* sprayea, two 
spray apdlcatlpns applied at 
15 to 18 aky Ini^als are rec- 
ommended. Th^ second ap- 
plication will klfl those lice 
that wslrt In theViidstage 
when the first spray was app- 
lied. Several insectipldesm- 
cludlqgToxaphe , ffiouma- 
phos, Dloxathion, amiRonnel 
are recommended for tftjs pur- 
pose, To<aphene is redtim- 
mended at tlie rate of Viree 
quarts 60-65 percent Toxiph- 
eoe emulslfiatle concentrate 
per 100 gallons of water. Coi- 
umaphos (Co-Ral) should be 
applied at the rate of two po- 
unds 25 percent wettable DOW - 



with Ronnel (Korlan) a/ 
aflules at the rate of one-ollf 
pogmd of granules per 100 ^u- 
are vfeet. This Is a rel^vnvely 
new ^eatment which l^f clear- 
ed fd^ use on hogs ofiill ages. 
If you use this treat;nent, the 
aeaied"!^ddlnB should be re- 
moved and replaced with clean 
bedding at least 14 days prior 
to slaughter. 

Pies of less than weanlngage 
should not be sprayed for the 
control of Hod, If It becomes 
necessary to ujt control mea - 
sures before pigs are weaned, 
the bedding treatment with 
Ronnel granules siv>uldbe used, 

DioxathLon can be used to 
control lice on hogs right up 
to slaughter, but snould not be 
used mote often than every 
two weeks. 

\ — 
Mr. and Mrs. Roy BrirAer and 
son, Ricky and daughter, Becky, 
of Dallas, Texas visited over the 
Thanksgiving holidays in the 
home of Mrs. Btimers mother, 
Mrs, R. Kip Briney. The Brinl^ 
family, Mrs. Joe Welborn and 
Mrs, Oma Fisher v/ere ThanMS- _ 
giving Day dinner guests of Mrs, f 
Briney, ' 



1 



BRADY. BERNARD, 1955- 



£Abt. USt INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
FAMILY HISTORY 

ar Contributor to the Wock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studyiruj 
ericdn families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only .1 
wminiues, <ind will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
cess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

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... L^...u — ^■...., : 

■/. Your college: Kock Va I l ey (-ollecje (10 // ) 

L ^ockTorS", Illinois 

I ***** iW; A A )V A A A A ,\ A A A A A :'. A -', V ■; A A .'.- 

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your paper, 

[ ^Before 1750 1750-1800 I8OO-I85O 

I \^ 1 850- 1900 __1900 or later 

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have discussed in your paper have lived. 

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5. Please check al 1 occupational categories In which tnembers of your family whom you have 
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Professions ^^ Industrial labor ^Other 

6. Please check a 1 1 religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discussed 
I in this paper have belonged. 

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B apt i St E piscopal Ian C ongregational Lutheran 

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7. What ethnic and social groups art dlsci^ssed in your paper? 

^Blacks Indians M exicans ^Puerto Ricans 

Jews ^Central Europeans Italians ^Slavs 

v y Irish ^British N ative Americans over several generations 

^East Asian __/ Other 

8, What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

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fami ly members 

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y Photographs ^Maps Cther 



I 

FAMILY DATA 

A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Nam e Af^rj.-P,. ) f t^l firr! ,-1 y Current Residence /0/7 ( Jei^ fllor/'r n,l 

I f dead, date of d'eath / ' 

Place of birth \<.iL^C%.<^,Q-^ 'ZtAJ- Date of Birth /]1.^rrp /^ /^g^ (^fl 

Education (number of years): /-> '^ 

grade school ly'' high school -^y vocational col lege 1/ 

fOccupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st ^ r, I ^'<.irY-ia v~^ Dates 1st Dates 



2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

^th Dates Ath ^Dates_ 

Re I i g I on 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, f rat«rnltl««, etc. k''gp^'-,p \ r r, p. 
Place of Marriage to your grandmother date 



NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another relative give 
that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

i. Grandmother (your father's sids) 

^!"* /I1/i/i/l^ , ir£!nnc -- Currant Residence /(7 f 7 {i^es7\rr Q^'^^' 

If dead, date of death 

Place of birth A'p ,■ n ,"!(-- r^,^.-^ Date of birth vX/y// /,^Q7 

Education (number of years): 
grade school \/ high school vocational college 

0ccupation(8) 0^'-^ ^•'"'^ f-r-Ancr. PL^j.^ gp RESIDENCE 

iw<:. c^'oi.'i, kc^ Y)<:^ J?/x/ (after leaving home) 



1st S..\nr^^r .\^u>\.n.y Dates /^// 4M/Q/7 aVv/T^-^"^ ,AW Dates_/^ 
2nd Dates 2n d.^T y?>: r/C Q-ri ^Dates 



3rd Dates 3r d D ates 

'tth Dates 4th Dates 



1 L 



Religion ( /Tt hnl 



c 



t Political party, civil or social clubs, sororlt?es, etc. J^ /^c p(> ^ li(_L\r\ 

/Place of marriage to your flrandfathe r^;^^^.^,-^,^,^ . ry^.^pi^i.^s DATg /cfq ^^_, ,- 

. °''= il^a)f°aa't^Sfi»fh»*gaM'8t'*tl(l? $lSi^A-^)f »t«P"«ther or another relative g7ve 



A- I OtepyrancJfather (your father's side) 



N.IIIK- 

1 1 <i.-nfl. (1.1 1 c of death 



Current Residence 



PI. ICC of bl rlh 



Data of Bl rth 



Ediif.ition (number of years) 
yrjde school high 5Ch00l_ 



vocational 



col lege 



Ocf upat Ion (s) 

Kt 

2nd 

3rd 

i^th 



Dates 
Dates_ 
Dates 
Dates 



1st 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



2nd_ 
3rd_ 
Ijth 



_Dates_ 
Dates 
Dates 



Re I i qi on 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc._ 



Place of marriage to your grandmothar 



'■aiifT 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your fathar's side) 



Narrs 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of bl rth 



Current Residence^ 
Date of birth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school_ 



vocational 



col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



_Dates_ 
Dates 



Dates 



lst_ 
2rtd_ 
3rd 



Date 



Dates 
Dates 



Re I i g i on 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



/ 7 
Grntidfather (your mother's side) 

^f^ i-' j- , J\)r-,<a.r , Current Residence ^ . . 

If dead, date of death ■, .. ■ 



(.Place of birth - /-.- nato «f ki,»k ^ 
- . ^, , r — ^ 1' I -4--r ...I uate of birth 
Education (number oTyearsJT^^^^^^^^^^^^ — " 
grade school / high school vocational college 



^.V. PLACE OF RESIDENCE 



Occupat ion(s) 

,,. ; - „ -'^^'^^ (after leavlng^ho^) 
^" ■' ^°«t« 'St Dates 

'"'^ ^ _Dates_ _2nd__ Oates. 

5'''^__ Dates ^3rd 

^^^ Dates ijth 



Dates 



Oates 



i^'T'^ ^ ^''' ' 



Re I I g I on - 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 

Place of marriage to your grandmother rz — 

Note: If your mother was raised by a SLBp r ai l ie r U l ■I I ULll ir r g J ^L l VK (tO a He'lSt" 
I give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Srandmother (your mother's side) 

.f"^ — r-—i w—i , I ^Current Residence ""^ " ^ 

If dead, date ot death ■ ' 



Mace of btrth 0,-o -V- ~T ' * n«»- -« kt ^i. , _ , -. 

■A ►! / r ^--^,<^ •- ' \ I ' D ate of birth T ^ ■' 

:aucatlon (number of years) ■ 

grade school „, high school vocational college 

kcupat lon(s) 

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

st Foe- > --'- . n.... .^-^ ,.. ^.^, - l*^'*'' 'eaving home) 



Q-^ " '-'" ~- < Dates /9~jr y%t.D^H_ 



Dates/^'^:--"^ 



"*^ \ Dates - c^c::2 n d -^ r 

rd 



_Date5 ^3rd 



_Oates 
Dates 



e I 1 g I on 

olltlcal party, civM or social clubs, sororities, etc. p - , - - 

lace of marriage to your gran dfathe r ' -T-r 

ote: If your mother was raised by a 'stepmother or another r.UfU. ^. .!. TTTT 
,-.- ...-» WBWB vBi ine oacK or tnis page (D-2) » --. 



C- I jt epgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

N.jine Current Residence 

I f (If .id, <lalo oF death 

I'll.. .,1 I.Mih D.ilf .)! ItiKli 

I .III. .1 1 i . Ill (iiiiiiil)i' r '»r y<',i t •. ) 
i|r.i.lf -.(liool liiyli school vocalioniil loIIo.h' 

Ol( ii().it lon(«,) 



Isl 
?n.l 
3rd_ 



Dates 


1st 


PLACE 
(after 


OF 
■ li 


RESIDENCE 
eaving home) 

Dates 


Dates 


2nd 










Dates 1 


Dates 


3rd 










Dates 


Dates 


kth 










Dates 



Re I i g i on 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother d ate 

D-? S tc'()f)r.indmothfr (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 



I f (l(NKi, .late of death 



Clatf of hirth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupot ion(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates_ 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

Re I i g i on 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



CHUDRtN ot A & B lor A~ i or B- ^ ^ your f=:th5r's nanie should appear below 



I. 






Number of yearTlTT&^^onT^g^j;^ Gc ciipat (&h ^V.^f*^ 



Numoer or years of EchooMng / ? y/s 

Res I dence 7 / J 4^nfina^£l,.Z,r^^^TlTa 

Number or r,h ! Idren ^j^ 



tU8 F.^|.^r- f.V.-;'|^-f ^^ 



Name 4^t-/rPc ^ ^C^-^/ _ 

Number of yea rTo^f 3choom^ /5^ / rj Occupatldrt /^/p W> 



Res 1 dence / e:?/ ?• ^-u< r.^'^/~>n 
Number of chrrdren 



T^/i^-fe" 






.'cr^^^sft^-^^fe fe Ar .^n^^^.rA 



Number of chl ]dr«n ,^ " ' ' Mu f M i . . 



Number of veers 0^"'-. cTTrrii Jna ' "jJ q/ j"' 




'date 



' unc 



Marital Status <v,7^,^r^^ 



^iMz: 



^ 



Name /^'Z ^/,-d). ^ ,, 
Place ofblrth '^cj^X p^^^i^ 
Number of years eV^ scncol^Pg 



Numbei 

Res I dence C'-yT^ j'^'^oc.^ 

Number of chl Idren 



date /OfC ^7 /^fsO 



^ 



~ ^^^wn^tus /i,^-/.... ..:v.!v.^';.i;;.../.-.,. 



Name 

Place or "birth 

Number of years or schbolVng" 

Residence 

Number of chl Idren 



Occupation" 



"MerTC&T Status 



Name 

Place of^ birth 



date 



Number of yearFoTa'chool ing ^ "-"^ ' OeeuafltTrtrtT 

Number of chl Idren ' 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of "s'chboT? ng 

Res I den ce 

Number of chl Idren 




Name 

Place of birth "^ 

Number of year$ o^ school Ing 

Residence 

Number of chl Idren 



dat a 
7^ccupati6rt 



Ks'rltal Status 



Herltel Status 



date 
'Occupation 



Name 

Place of blrth_ 

Number of years of schoyJTng" 
Residence *- 

Number of 



sri'i'ai Ttatus 



dau e 
/Occupation 



iMll.lJKfcN 1)1 I. and (or (.-I, D-l)-your mother's rijnu; should opptvir helow 

u. r , . )-,),. - . , • 

H'lnii,. I .,1 /.-.ir . of '.cliool iru) I V ,,( - Occupatidn i^Jf'J^ \ -' ■ 

I'' •. i 'I'-nr r Z -' Marl tal Status , 

Ninnl,<-t (.1 . hf Idren 



PIdco (TnTTrth ■' • 



N, I 

n.M .'7^rTrr7i i. date /; ■ ,, rA :-?--~ njo 

ftuu\\,i-i r,l y.-.n ', of schooling . Occupation /I ^9^ . -j-^y,.^-*-,-^' ■ ! ZTi 

'*••■. I '''•""-• Gc.-r - I ■' Marital Status Krt-he r 

NiiiiihtT of rhildren 'i, 



Number of yoars of schooling , - Occupation 

Res i dencc Marital Status — 

Number of ch i 1 dren 



1^: 



N.jrnc 

F' 1 .1, <■ r,r IWrtfi ' date" 

Niiiiiticr of years of schooling Occupation 

K(", i dPMf e Marital Status 

Number of (hi) dren 

Nrinie 

Pl.io' of 1)1 rth date 

Niimb»;t (jf years of schooling Occupation 

K*-s i dence Marital Status ' 

Nuriib«T of ch I Idren 



N.)tnc 

Place of hi rth date 
Number of years of schooling OccupatlOrt 
Res i dcnce Marital Status '_ 

Number of chi Tdren 



7. Name 

P lace of b i rili date 



Number of years of schooling 'Occupation 

Re', i dcnce Marital Status 

Number of chi 1 dren ———————————————— 

Ndme 

P I ace of birth ^date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i dence Marital Status 

Number of ch i 1 dren — — — — 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Rebi dence HaritaT Status ' 

Number of chi Idren """"" 



10. Name 

Place of birth ~~"^~-"~— —————— ————— —^— ^^^^ 

Number of years of schooling Occupation" 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi Idren 



Your Father 



Name : . ;. - ■ 

If dead, date of death 




Place of birth . Q ate of b!rth 
Education (number of ye^rs) 
grade school S high school ~/ vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PUCE OF RESIDENCE 

_, , 1 , / ;-^, >^ rT,<=*«- >eaving home) 

lst/^/.'y;.-,-MA' i.?.'^^^^^?/ Dates /^-^ -/P-^^f 1st Ag^/^ Dates ^^-^V" ''■.^■'/ 



2nd 



^ J- -/;•:: Dates/y^'>? "•^'?*v^ 



3r d . ':• - v-2>^g/,;, Dates --'--->7j j 

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My Fa^iily History 



y.j fs-nily history be^jins in the United States 
with both siies of iy f^"7"ily c. nd I wts sble to 
cbtsin so-^,e 5 nf cr-"ii tlon to the l^te IHCP's. For 
this rer,:Son the historv is rather brief. 

I :ir:3 £ble to cbtcin lore infor-^cjtion and 
phctogrJ:phs en -ly mother's side of the ft-nily, 
some diiting bc:ck to tneir e^rly life in the 
United St^^tes. The infor-^ation for tnis side of 
■one ih-n^lj Wr^s •^.i^re (jre,an^zca cud plentiful. 

My father's side of the fa-riily v/as -ncre 
difficult to cbtsin. Photo'-rephs were d:na_:ed by 
poor storsge ^nd due to hest and moisture. Also 
the informrtion w... s scantier. 

I enj'cyed dcin-r this project because I via s able 
to learn something of mv heritsj-e that I et sure 
I v/ould never have known otherwise. 



The beginning of the im-rii?r£tion on -ny father's 
side of the family begsn with my rrcat grandfather, 
Thomas Brady. He was born in County Cev^a, Ireland 
in I8I4.3. ne cane to A^nerica in his csrly t'.^renties 
and settled in Kc-.;anee, Illinois. There he xet Rose 
Anne Trainor. She also was from Ireland anu was burn 
in oOw.ii-,y Armagh In XUI4.I?. Their narriege date is unknown, 

There is no record of the a-r.ount of education 
held by either ancestor but apparently Thomas Brady 
was business-ninied because not long after settling 
iii. Kei^ranee, he opened un a tavern at 2l5 '.'est Third 
Street. He also owned and operated an ice house. 
He wss s great lever of horses ,.nd harness r-.cing. 
He ovmed a thoroughbred celled "Billy ?vnox" whc was 
entered into co-iretitive racing at Ca-Toridge, Illinois. 

Thomas Brady lived at ll3 Lexington Avenue 
throughout his life in Kewanee. It -WcS the family heme. 
He died of pneumonia in l895 at the age of fifty two. 
After the death cf T'ncmas, his wife Rose Anne Brady, 
moved to the corner of park Street and Comierclal Street 
in Kev/anee .unt il her death resulting from cor.plicat ions 
of a fall and diaoetes in 1917. She was seventy two 
years old. 



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Rose Anne bore Tho^^^^s nine children. They were 
Katherine, T'--on^s Jr., Frank, John, Willian, Joseph, 
Mane, yj^rth.^. and Andrew ;\aurice, the youngest of the 
fa'Tily, the sole survivor and also Tiy r,randfather . 

Andrew Maurice 3rf.dy.\Jas born on March 12, 1389, 
in Kewanee, Illincis. ne never really e:ot to know 
nis I'l i-uer ^.e^np tue ^uungest cn^ld ana oiily sxx 
years oid a^ tne ui^e oi nis father's de:.th. he 
co'noleted elementary and secondary education in 
Kewanee and also one yer.r f.t St. 3ede Collere, Peru, 111. 
Andrew ws s drafted in the ar-ny in l^lo at the are of 
ti.'enty-nirE Tears old. He was stationed in New Orleans 
with a medical unit for one year until he was discharged 
in 1^19 i.fter the ar-^istice \Jhs signed ending World '-/ar I. 

'.Vhlle stationed in I'ew Orleans he .riet Ma-Tiie LeBlanc 
and '^larried her eight lays after being discharged en 
May 23, 1^19 in a chapel in New Orleans. 

Ma-nie was born in 'lew Orleans and was of French and 
Italian descent. Her father's na.^e v;a3 Fredrick Le Blanc 
and he was born in 136C. y.e er-.igrated to the United 
States in tne late IcOCs and was froT Fari§, France. 
^'Is occuoation '-'as rs an insurance salesman in New Orleans, 



Fredrick Le Blanc -./es married oo Theresa T&levo. She 
Wcis uorn in V3 (7 in Neu Crleans. They had six children. 
Mfi-nie UPS the oldest t-nd then Frederick, Jr. , Ll.^o, 
Lionel ?nd Dennis. Another c(-, ild died at childbirth 
fclong uith '•''s-nie's -other., Theress. Theresa Le Blanc 
wf-s [\.l -./hen she died in l°l8. >:£.Tie Wc.s twenty at the 
tir.e of her mother's death. A year later, her f f ther 
Frederick follo'./ed his wife in icoth. Fcllov/ing tuis 
I-'anie and her husband Andrev; Maurice Brady ncved 
back to Kewanee, xllinols in i92C. 

Their first residence in Kev;snoe v/as at 321+ Ho. 
Park Street. In this house all the children v/cre 
Dcrn, five in all, Andrew Jr. born in 192C, Theresa 
born in 1^21, Bernard bcrn in 1927, Rose Anne oorn in 
1C--29 rnd Patrick born in 193C. All the chiliren 
ccnpleted their ele-ientary and seconiary eiucaticn in 
Kswanee, Illinois. Bernard and Patrick went on to finish 
colle;e. 

Andrev; Maurice Sr . 's occupation ii-,s as a car 
sales nan. ^Te also tended bar besides and was secretary 
and or'^-t.surei- of he bsrtenuwr's ^nlon ^n ivowanee. 
During the I9I1.C ' s he was also a security r,uard at the 
local electrical plant in Kev/anec. wfter all the children 



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were raised, Andrew tnd Manie Brsdy loved to 1017 V/estern 
Avenue in f'ewenee where they presently reside. 

The oldest son Andrew, Jr. is yet unnarried and 
lives with his parents. Fis occupation is to 
do electrical and "lechEnicfil rensirs as a of.rt of 
maintenance for the John Deere Co. of Moline, 111. 
Theresa Brady Jragclovich lives on .[(.l? L. Division 
Street in Ee-./ance and is enployed as -lana^er of the 
Siioe departTcnt of the locfl penny Store. She has 
two children, Sharon and Dennis. Rose Anne Br^dy 
Solidly lives in prcphetstown, Illinois and she is a 
housewife and ^.^ther of four dso^^thtcrs , Tern, Debbie, 
Vicky t.nd Joan. Patrick Brady graduated from Western 
Illinois University end received a Master's Decree 
in Education tnd presently .ebcuea an^ nesas -ne 
Business Oenax-tnen- at the Woodstock Highsch^ol. He 
has three Ciiildren, Xicnael, Crieryl ana 'Viiij.aifi. 

The Bxady fi^^.ily is of catholic deno-^.inat ion. 
Andrew Br^dy 3r. has consistently been aifiated v/ith 
the [ieoublicf'n oolitxal '-arty. Hci;tver the children 
are vfried in their rolitical i,f filiations . 



The i.T^ij-raticn to the United States en -^y mother's 
side of the fsnily begon -./ith my grust ^.randf t,ther 
Ambrose Biancbi. He './ts born in 10ti[|. In Gallare^e, 
loaxj a short distf.nce I'rom Milan. He u&s the son of 
An^elo Bisnchi, a station master for the railroad in 
Ofllar-te. At jic^hteen Aiicrose cr^me over the Atlantic 
Ccrft'i by boat to the east coart in l'^C2. From there 
he settled In Cglosby, Illinois workin? as a crane 
ODerstor for the Portland Ce-ient Cc^^.psny. At are 
twenty, t-.;o years aft-r cc^in-; to the United States, 
he met Mary Aracane also tuenty in C-^lesoy c.nd 
married her in l^Cl].. She was irom Busto Arisisio, 
Italy, also netr Milan. They resided on Walnut 
Street ntar the eni of town. Mary and Ambrose 'jere 
married for seven -.-esrs i>fhen she contracted tuberculosis 
and died in l^ll. she bore him t-,/o children, Raf.ond 
Bianchi in 1<^C6 and Louise Bisnchi in l'^'C8. haymond 
and Louise .-,tt:;niei the ele-^.entary school in Ci;lesby. 

Following 'Gary's ie--.th, ATibrose needed someone to 
lock after his fa-^ily . He re-iarried in 1913 to Maria 
Salvi. She ur.G fro^ Verese, Italy. Ar-icrose sent for 
her throurh the mails. 

Because most of the early immi^'rants cc'in^ to 
Anerica v.'ere ns-lc and could not soeak en;:lisn very 



well, cere w? s s s/ste'n tnau was used . siTiilsr to vmj;t 
is referred to as "leil crier brides". The -r&n in 
A'nericr. would '.rrite to Itf^.17 iskin^ relatives &nd 
friends to find en eligible fenale for hi-n. I,"either 
party, -nale cr feriale, kae'.-' sonetimes x^rhat the other 
mate even locked like, ^uch less their past history. 
V/hen the fensle consented she was shiored across the 
ocean, which took about thirtv dsvs, to where she would 
meet the -^sn for the first ti^ie *-»4 to 'vvhon she 
would be narried to the rest of her life. 

A-nbrose and Maria Tovsd tneir residence to 2C6 
£. Florence Street in Cglesby, 111. '^l-.ile at this 
res 1 lence^ the son Rarncnd was killed in a ceTient 
mill accident st the £~e of seventeen in 1^23. 

Two years aft'ir the accident A^^-brose and Xaria 
lovid to 7^6 :i. First Street, Hockfcrd, 111. where 
he i/ent to v/ork in a furniture f;.ctcry. Tney lived 
there fcr the rest of their lives. Louise, the daufehter, 
rern;.lned at the Florence Street Adress in C:lesby and 
married John Nosari, whom she had known for about five 
years. They were --arried on Cctcber 17, 1925. 

John Tosari was born on January 7, l'^C3 in jandino, 
Italy xvhich is further north of ?!ilan in the foothills 
of the Dolomite m.ountoins. His r^ar-nts were f ? rmers 



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and John used to rcise and herd sheep in the .-acuntains. 
He received an equivalant of &n ele^.entt.ry education in 
Gsndino . 

John Noseri's fr.ther, John 3r . , came to A'nerica 
first whep John \jbs youn^^er for the puri^ose of earning 
so^e noney to t^ke bfck to It^ly. Many inni^rants 
did this D3C£use Aperies st that ti^^e v;as considered 
the land of econoric onportunity and an imis^rant 
would ^cke financial ;;;'ain and then return to the 
hc-neland rnd back to faiily and friends. John, Sr. 
bought more land with his cavings. 

After John Si-, had ueen in Amei-^-ca a xew jcai-s, 
lie oeno for Johji Jr., then seventeen to cone to the 
United St{;tes and to v/ork in the cement mills in 
Cp;lesby with him. John Sr . eventually went back to 
Italy to stay and John Jr. remiained in Cglescy and 
there married Louise Bisnchi, 

John end Lcuise No sari stayed at their residence 
at 2C^ E. Florence Street until John's ieath on Karch 2^ , 
195^"- of a he^rt attfck. He also continued to work for 
the Portland Ce-ent Co w'-ich later changed it's name to 
Lehigh Portland C-^ment Co. 

Lcuise bcre three c'-'ildren, Doi ene born in 1*^27, 
a son Raymond nr. -ed slt^r Louise's brother in 1^-30 and 
another dtuj,hter Sylvia born in 1933. 



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All three children attended the Washington public 
School in Cjlesby. Dcrene end S./lvis co-npleted 
secondary schooling nt Li>Salle-Feru Twp. Fig'^i school in 
LaStlle, 111. Dorene l^ter -..'ent on to become a ^I'sduate 
nurse fro-^ St. Fr'sncis Hospital, Feoria, 111. Raymond 
Nossri graduated fro-^ St. Beie Acadeny in Peru, 111. 
end Icter graduated fro-i Mexico City Colle-e, 
Mexico. He is 'larried tnd lives in New Crleans, La., 
and is 'nana^er of an Industrial Insurance office. He 
has three children Catharine, John, and Mona . Sylvia 
Nosarl never -nsrried end rc:^.fined with her aother until 
her icsth on March 29, 1^73 • She was l\.Q years old. 

After John's ieath in 19^0, Louise !iosarl Itter 
moved to Roc'-rford, Illinois and has livei at 713 i-. 
Theodore Street in Loves Park, 111. for about ten years. 
The fa lily is of catholic jencainc. tion and were predc.-n- 
insntly Do-^.oc ratio in political affiliation. 



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Bernard Francis Br^dy v/as the third child of Andrew 
and Ka-nie Drrdy. Fe we s born on July 22, 192?, in 
Kewsnee, Illinois and rreu up at 2,2l\. N. Park Street. 
He attended both pri-'Ery and secondtry schools there. 
Fs WES dr'sfted f.fter c:ra d-ut. tion st eighteen vears old 
in ici'i.6 i^nd ;.'£s stationed in Alrsks for one year and 
then dischsry^ed st the close of World V.'ar II . in 19L|-7. 
After his dischar-e he './ent to college at Bradley 
University, pecris , 111. in l'^\3 on an earned R.C.T.C. 
sciiolsrshio . ne -najured in ecwnon cs ana ^ot ooth wis 
Bacuelor t.nd Master's Deree. Fe .graduated in 1^52. 

While attending cclleye, he .-^^et Dorene Noscri. 
She i.'as then in nurses training in St. Francis Hospital 
in Peoria, 111. They were -narried on Dt-cerrioer 1, 1951 
in C'^lesbT, Illinois. Their first place of residence 
was in Peoria, Illinois where Bernard v/as finishing 
colle~e at Bradle'r Univtrsity. His first eiplo'/^nent 
following cclle^e wts at Caterpillar Tractor Co. , 
Peoria, 111. Dorene "orkei as a registered nurse at 
St. Francis "os-oit&l. In 1^52 Bernard and Dorene had 
their first child, /'.arilee Theresa Brady, born T.'ove.-nber 
29, 19^2 in St. Francis Fiospital 



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In 1^53 Pernor i ■■id Dorene ^oved to Y.eupnes Illinois 
to 1603 ;/. I,&ke Street. Bernard wl-s e-iplOjed £t 
fve;;snee Ross Co. He '.;ss in nroiucLion control and 
cost accounting-. Dorene W£s working at the St.. 
Francis Pospitsl in Keusnee pert ti-ne.&s &n R. N. 
It was v/nere .iit o i^xi»,; naa h^ie^r seco..d sna last cnild. 
His na^.e is Bernard Francis Bisdy, Jr. end he was born 
on August 15, 1*^55. Two -/ears la.er, ^u lvb>(> 
ti^A-nai-a Sr., Dorene c-nd their children -noved to 
833 Colonial Drive, KocKTord, j.11. Bernari cc.Tmuoed to 
Northern ill. University to toke further studies v/hich 
v/ould enable him to fill the reauirerients necessary to 
teach school. ^'is first teaching job \;£.s at Guilford 
Center iile-ientary School. He was there frcn I'^p'"' to 
l'^6b. Be also tau^'ht nxght classes at Rockford College 
in Business and Accounting 1C7. 

In IQG7 Bernard 3r . want fron Guilford Lle-^entary 
to Guilfori Fighschool. He reisined there only one 
year. Fro-n there he entered f training progrs-n lei ding 
to s brocker^ge lisence with Hornblo\;er and '.v'eeks Brokerage 
Fouse. Fe left eiploy^ient there in 1970 f-nd went with 
the First r-tion^l BanV: 'c Trust Co. i;here he is presently 
6 Trust Inveat-ient Cfficer. In the next semester he will 
be tetiching another night cl^cs at Rockforl College invclv- 
inf- '^cne'^ and Banking. 



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Durin>3 this tine, Dorene worked on bnd off as a 
part tL-ne i e^istered nurse st Swedish KTerican Hospitcl. 

The oldest child M£rilee Br^dy now 22 years of s^e, 
went to St. Bridiet Grf.deschool ;-.nd graduated fron 
Harlcn High School in 1<:7C. She then j.ttended Rock 
Valley Colle :e for two vears graduating and receiving 
her AssocxEoe Def'ree. V/nile at rtock Valley she 
was Tr'jisurt;r for the Student Ccn-iissicn fron 1971-72. 
She also was the l'^71 "o-^.econin^ Queen. After Rock 
Vsllev, Marilee attended Northern Illinois University 
where she received her Bachelor Degree an ele^-.entary 
education sni is presently teaching in Riverdahl 
School, Rockford, Illinois. 

Bernard Jr. now 19 ".'c^rs of age also attended 
St. Brid-et Iradeschocl and graduated fron Farlen 
Highschool. He is currently attending Rock Valley 
College in his second year and will be transfer j'ng to 
Western Illincls University in September of 1975« He 
plans to be najorin^ in Sociolorv end "linoring in ;:usic. 



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In conclusion of this Pincr, I would like to 
relate so"ne i-npressions th-t.t T found rather intercstinr 
about the infor-naficn I [:fthered. These deel with 
the imTiigrc-tion of ray relatives. I noticed a real 
closeness to cne another a-ncnrr peoples of the sji^ie 
r&ce. The Itf.lians in particular, having so-ae fear 
of the real outside world of the United Stj.tes, seemed 
to cluster together in a particular section of town 
so that they could De './ith peonle of their own origin 
and t.lso so thev could .-ive e^ch other suriport. 

Another thin.5 thct i-noressed -^e \j, s that rost 
in-niTsnts conin;; over to the United St-rt6s of 
A-nerica hsd one sure thour-.i-t In f^eir h£;:ds and that 
was that they were really proud and ha^py to be in 
the United States. 



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Name Le'.-.i? AA::03t Currant Residence Shelly, Minn. 

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Place of birth Hal-^t^r. V^r.r.. Date of birth lo ^4prll. i?oo 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 3 high school 4 vocational col lege pr-e 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Hoii.se':eer^or Dates l" ' o,S_rp - l8t Kalas^ell . J't^n:.. Dates ] gv,.-; 

tlrin- 
2n d Dates 2nd Shelly, »'i.:n. Dates 1911-1 - 

3rd Dates 3r d Detroit La::eF:. 'm-^-, D ates l^l4-2 - 

1924- 
••th Dates kth Shelly, llt-.v. . Dates c irro-: 



Rel Iglon 



< Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Scr.ocratic 'Tarty, 



Place of marriage to your grandfather -•,, ..^ ..,-•., ^ OATE - c- t~"^ — 

^^^^'' ll^ara;t^ifl»fhle(*6aM'Sf"^tl(l? 29??i^.«»Xx- stepmother or another relative give 



3. 



Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Name :a.!-:lcl ^U-/-"^- Current Residence Zecos-scd 

If dead, date of death (p /) ,j ,:vfjr-,4 . .' a'41 

Place of birth '^tivancr, ^'orv:cY Date of birth 2 February>^ 1^031^ 

Education (number of years) : —————— 

grade school ^ high school vocatlooal college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

>5t v,r.h^--o.r Oates::^.t: .l^c,^:t Hclstad . nin:: Dates 1916- 

aeath 
2nd Farnir.r Datesl^'*^- -'^' c • tjnd Dates 



)r d D ates 3 rd D ates 

■ith Dates '♦th Dates 



Re 11 g I on Lutliorr.n 

I'olitical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Lenocratic narty, Nodern 

'■':ooc,~_cr. of -'--c:'Vc:n, :o:^g cf ::or-v- y 
Place of marriage to your grandmother -v, ,,-, .ir., date ,ovc:.-;cr 

Note: If your mother was raised by a SiepfJllier ur inumer reldllVU (tU S^e \B) ~ — ^l 

give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 



Grandmother (your mother's side) 



If dead, date of death 



Current Residence Grand Forks, ir. Da':. 



"lace of birth lenr-r-p. ::inn. D ate of birth 2.6Janua r y, joqi 
Educa 1 1 on ( n umber of years) 
grade school 3 high school r, vocational college C 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

l»t :{Q-—r."^gr-ir.- D ates iQiQ-'o 1st Halstad. '/r.r.r.. D ates !■ 



2nd goGl: Dates ].c-'^_^ i 2nd Lon - "erch, CA. Datesl^--?- T 

19 63- 
3 I' d , rr:-c":ical I'-.-rcc D e t e S ic /-i_.6^ 3 r d 'Jrrnd "or^n. -^ "ak. D a t e s crre -t 

'el Iglon L.: hsr n 

'olltical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. l^enocra^.ic -,c.T-^y, ?.oyal 

I jfei ' h1:?r:- . ir d-' ^ "' ' ■.-^'". 

Hace of marriage to your grandfathe r , ..j..;.. date . 

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,:*c Liisi. oais on tne oacK of this page (D-2) ivio 



*CHIkDRtN ot A & B ^or A- I or Q-l) - your father's name should appear below 

Name i.y-cth "a O HAUI^FI 'JAHLSOir 

Place of birth '-^r- -^y. ...pr. . n date "'0 J^^^g ■ ^'''^^ 

Number of years of school Ing l4 """ Occupat lotl c - -2 -c rv "" 

Residence -^ ' Vrlic Marital Statui --.^-TPr- 

Number of children ~ 

Name Hiihn -^t "^JRCr li-UQ;! 

P I ac e orCfrth ' ^ ---^.' ....n. d a te ^ ^ece^iLer, 1Q14 

Number of years of schooling 1? Occupation Pr-rr-rr "" 

Res I denc e ^^.dl--. ;.inr. . M arital Statua L'a-rieci 

Number of children 1 



Name -;>i -pr; -^ RQHAU:JH 

Place oybfrtK ^ '"ctro^ t Ic :: - r . :::, n date 2^ Juno, 19 21 

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Res I dence >c;:--. . j: r. >iarltal Statui :.£.rried 

Number of ch^ IdVen - 



Name V cm p n T~:C HAU G H 

Place of birth :'--:- Ic ;.;.:; ., " date 27 Hay,. 192 

Number of years of schooling -i Occupation 1- Ice 

Residence 7':-"" " Valce-. ZL M arital Status ::c-r:i'd 

Number of chl Idren ^ 



Name 

Place of bl rth date 

Number of years of schooJ^ng Occupation 

Res I denc e Harltal Sta tus 

Number of chl Idren — — — 



Name _____________________________^__^_ 

Place 0( bl rth d ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residenc e Harltal Status 
Number of chl Idren 

Name 

Place of bl rth data 



Number of years of school Ing Occupation 

Res I denc e Harltal Status " 

Number of ch I Idran 



Name 

Place of bl rth d ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residenc e Harltal Status 

Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of bl rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res I denc e "^ Harltal Status 

Number of chl Idren ^— i^— 



• Name 

Place of birth dace 

Number of years of tchooling Occupation 



CIULOREN <>( (. and D (or (.-I, D-l)-your mother's rionio should appc.ir below 

N.iiiw Va lborr: Lr.nce Broh£-u;:h 

CI....' ..r In' . Ill Fc.r;:o ^ . . c :. il.itc Lecenbcr 30, 1< 



H..iril-<c '.I /'-.If-, of school irui l-l Occupat ion ^^ics clo::.: , ..cr^hall 



"'••■ ' '''•'"-'• Chc--y Va-llcy.Tl. Marital Status ----ie'^ rTcld' s 

MiiMilirr ol (,h I Idren 



• '^- ■ ;ona1u Lr.nce ____^ 

'''■'"• oflM.iTi ;;r.lg.c.d ;.i:..:. date Hay ".1, 19 26 

N.JIMI..T Ml y.-.M-. of school (nq i "CccupaTTon :i'i:: .. en : i'or Gii 

f<r-.i(]»,-Mce Crru.' For'c. :'. jc.::. Marital Status I.'arricd 

Number of ch i Idren ^, — .^— — — — ^_— _ 



N.Ikk; 

P lace of birth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupat'ib'n 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of ch I I dren — — 



Nom<' 

P I .ii.c of l.irth 3^7^ 

Numb<M of yeors of school i nq Occupation 

Re-.idenr.c Marital Status ' 

Number of ch i Idren — — — 



Name 

Phice of b I rth date 

Number of yeors of school inq ~~~ JTccupatlon 

•<«*• ' ^enc e Marital Status " 

Number of ch i Idrcn """"""" 



N.ifm- 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling OccupatlOrt" 

Residence Marital Status " 

Numl)er of ch i Tdren ~"~~~~ 



Name 

Place of b i rth date 



Number of years of^ school Ing Occupat iOn 

Residence ^ Marital StaTuT 

Number of chi Idren 

Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling CJcTupat iori 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of ch i Idren — — — — 



Name 

Place of bi rth j^^g 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence ' lUrlt-al c»,» - 

u u c — TT-TT Man tal Status 

Number of chi Idren -^— 



Name 

Place of bi rth "~~— — , 

Number of years of schooling OccuDatio" 

Residence U.-l /, • c» » 

N , ■ ■ ■ narltal Status 

Number of children 



Your Father 



Name Ycrnv- ^ROHAUCi;. 

If dead, date or death 



Current Residence 



.^ 



Y Y^.UfY. 



Place of bi rth j'crti le , ::: 
Educa 1 1 on ( n umber of years) 
grade school 3 



Date of birth 27 i'^y , 



high school 



vocational 



col lege 



Dccupatlon(s) 

IstFarni.! 



Dates iQtQ-ii 



1st u 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving hotne) 

"av-- Dates 



ZndU, S, iJ^avy 



Dates 19^:5-^7 



jrdF^ctor:. e: 



U.S. 1'o.vy 
>t hFactoricG 
He 1 1 9 1 on T~-^^hr 



Dates ic 4 7-^-0 

1950- 2 
Dates 19 5 2-l'3 



V'alicjo " 
2n d r? !i h^. Q-, Calr'.fornia O^tes iq e_"'? 

3 rd rtoc-iior':.. IL D ates TQ5p_5 r; 



*♦ th Cherry Vr. 1 1 p v 



DatesTQ- 



OCCUPATION'S I 



edish-.--r.erican Hcsd, 19 3-70 

~ " .^'actories ~ 197C-72 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Democratic i^arty, /■-r.eric n 
Ler ion 



Mace of marriage to your mother y.?.lr.:zc\ , Air:. d ate 2C~! S e --"t er*';er 

HOTt: If you were raised by a stepfather or another relative give that data on the I)acf ' 
of this page. (E-2) 



four Mother 

Name Vcl'or- "UNjE .. 
If dead, date of death -_~ 



Current Retldenc* Cherry Valley, IL 



flace of birth Far 0, 
Education (number of years) 
grade school g 

Occupat ion(s) 

1st Haid 



high school ^ 



Date of birth 30 jecenhet^ 1^20 
vocational col lege p 



2nd 



Telephone Operator 
Factor-.^ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 19''.9-.<0 Ist ::oorhea:: . i:i:::: Dates iQ4,'_^ 



Dates iQ/.q _Q 2nd ^u: 



.on 



Dates 1947-3 



ST7ediGh---r.erica.: 19'^>5-il 

Kd ...^njL :ri-r- •:--,- Dates 19 2-7 ~ 3rd 



.^j.na ..c ' zcr. ..: ;- 



aa Lie o c": Vallc.io.CA Da tes 19';: 0-2 

1975-c;rr.nt aoc;:iord ^..__.^ ,r. - 1 .^r 1952-3 

1^53-c- 
r'9-ica:; 

L-:-hcran Jhurch .."::-en 



teliglon Li.t' crrn Lneriy va_ l^: 

'olltical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. I,Gr.ocratic -erty 

Le lor. , ■-::''ri : . 

'lace of marriage to your father K: Ir; tc d , : 1 r. date ^C ^ e~j t e n . c r , 

''OTE: If you wer« raised by a stepmother or anotner relative give that data"or~TFre* Tact 'of 
this page (F-2). 



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[HILDREN of E and F (or E-2 , F-2) - your name should appear below 

<ame Virrinjc- -13ROHAUg?T 

glace of birth l.^-C .^eIc:, c" ( : avc]. ' ac c i Vr 1. e jo Pate of birth Octo'^er 17. 10 5 1 

dumber of years of schooling 2.6 Occupation ^n-.ci^r.'- 

Residence L'tcrlir, , IL Marital Status ^l:i le 

dumber of ch i Idran p 

<ame Rrchcl -S^.^ ^^-'-'GH TITHf-N 

'lace of birth TiOc'.ifoTc ,' IL Date of bl rth :,, nr, ^ 1^ . ^ o'^y ^ 
lumber of years of schooling i Occupation 



ieiidence Ho-ston, TX Marital Status .•.arricd. 

lumber of ch 1 i dren 1 

lame Carol-;- ,?£.P HA.L)G a ..;' 

'lace of bi rth ""^oc.:fri- "'^ II. ^Date of bi rth ■ ,, --t, -. ^ , t o^^ 

dumber of years of Schooling 12 Occupation c.t 

*es i dence Chrr-^ Vail: -, I'l Marital Status Sir, le 

(umber of ch I Idren n 

UK AncrcT.- :2E0]ikU(m^ 



'lace of birth Toe lor::, IL Date of bi rth Jul-- 19 . i^&l 

lumber of years of school ing ' Occupation "^.. p,.,^ 

(es i den ce '^-"'Q--" '^"-^^'j> -L- Marital Status Sii :e 

(umber of ch i Idren 



lame 

I'lace of bi rth bate of bi rth 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Rebidence Marl tal' Status 

Number of chi 1 dren 



Name 

Mace of bl rth Date of birth_ 

Number of years of school Ing Occupation^ 

Stsidence Mari tal Status 

Number of ch I Idren 



Name 

Mace of bi rth Date" of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupat ion 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of ch i Idren 

Name 

Mace of bi rth Date of birth 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status 

Number of ch i Idren 



111. ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willing) 

1 hereby donate this family historv, along with all literary and admini'.trdli v 
rujhLs.'to the Rocl< Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in the 
Uockford Public Library, Roclcford, Illinois 

Signed C ^ A.yU^ytK . /3l-r v/_/L^r,^^ 

Date ^l^__PrLlljl 



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GENEALOGY CHART 



ferol;-n n^OHAU^:?f - 



ried 



195c 



jose-.ih "Br.o:-muaH 



Verr.on '^ 7> 



"fi>fMr/;iH 



Father 

B 27 Hay, ^026 

M 20. Zepten%er, 194? 
D — - 



Grandfather 

B 2,, February, 133 

M 5 Oc -.ober , 191 " 



Le t'. l^a_ ,^. ^>'..w.^ 
Grandmother 



D— — \ 



Valbo:: Lr^Z-l. "RO:iAU 



Mother 

B pp DecfcjiU'^er^ 1Q2"- 

M go Sep temb^ri 1?^ ' 
D 



i n:.pl LU.Y-A^ 



* Great grandfather 



1 B 

M 
D 



_?,lbcrtine .. HA .'iS iT _ 
Great grandniotlivjjr 

B 
D 

_N_e_l s__ A A lOiJT 

B 

M 
D 



Theoline 



^mKKk 



John J-UNDE 



Grandfather 

B 2,1 ^-'ebrua^'^.i^joi 

M 2^- iioveaioer, 191c 
D 6-Aueast, l''4l 



H 



.ecer. oer 



L9 25 



_!;nj:3..E.i;.inQ . :??,. 

B 
D 

Albert HAGA:; 



Julia ::AGAjr 



Grandmother 

B 26 January. 1391 
D 



o_phie JOKUCOn 

3 

D Aucust 15, 1941 



SOURCLS 



Interviev;s rritn: 

i, Hrs, J.C. Broha Qh 
2, i;rs. Val'.-o::- Nrohauch 
5, Ilr, Vernon ^rohaugh 
4, Ilrs, Lyleth Carlson 
5t I!r2. Julia Lunde 



Joseph 0. Brohaugh 

Joseph 0. nftOHAUGH v;cs born on 2 FeLruary, 1387. His 
parents came to America from Aseveland, Norvray in the niddle 
of the 19th century. All of tiieir children were lorn in the 
United States, Joseph had nine brothers and sisters: 

Clara-nusic teacher-deceased 

Georce-teacher and superintendent of schools-deceased 

Agnes-critic teacher-lives in Laurel, Hin;:esota. 

Hinaie-teacher-died of influenza during V/orld '.v'ar I. 

Phi lip-far:p.er- dec eased 

Edwin- CO vnty aj-ent- dec eased 

Luella-Home Econonics teacher, I'le.istered Nurse, 
boo': keeper-lives in Laurel, Kinn, 

Esther- bu si. 1 ess- deceased 
There v:as a.uother Philip who died at birth» 

Joseph T.-as the fo -rth fron the oldest a;-id ..as a farner 
for many yearG. He also orrned a shoe repair company in Shel- 
ly, Minn. v;here he lived for several years, Joseph v/as born 
in -.ornan County, Minnesota. 7/hen he nas £,rovfing up, Joseph's 
family asked the various school teachers to stay with :.hem 
durin~ the year as they lived on a la e farn. I'he teach- 
ers v,'ere usually from o -t of to v.-n , ; ud since the schools ivere 
primarily o.ie-room. country schools, it was difficult for the 
teacher to find other lod, inr:. The "rohauch famil;, headed 
up by Ole and Albertine Har.son Brohau h also had several farm 
hands who lived in the buildin.-:s outside the house. Occassionally , 



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the Brohaur.h's hired clcaninr: ^ irlc T;ho needed extra :r.one7, 
Tfhen it vras plentiful for my :.randfather ' s fa.vdly. 

In iiorway, or fanily's surnane r/as '.'rohau-h, but when 
my 1 reat-c;randparent6 cane to the United ii tales, they ^vantcd 
to becone nore "Anericani red" so they chan ed their last r.ame 
to Olson, After a little v.-hile, though, they restored the 
original Brohaugh, 

Ily ^-randf ather , Joseph, crcv; up mostly in Hinnesota, farm- 
in:; most of his life. '.Vhen he Trent to colle-e, thou;:h, he 
■. orked as a custodian to help the fa.-nily put hin throuch 
cchool. After college, Joseph still f.rr.ed, mostly, and used 
his collere education later as he ope.:ed a shoe repair 
con->any. He opened this store after his tv;o oldest sons, Hu- 
bert and '.Veldon bou; ht his farm from him. 



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Lettie Aaraodt ^.rohau^ h 

Lettie Aamodt SHOHAUGH'c parents cane fron Or.lo, :.'orv;ay 
and Lettie v.-as born on 16 April, 1390 in Halstad, ilinnesota. 
She v.-as the second oldest of twelve childrenj 

Emilia- teacher 

Le±tie-"executive" honenaker 

Clara- te^ cher 

Minnie-Reristered . urse 

Norman- ban'ier 

Oscur-businescnan 

Ella-teacher 

Albert-car pen ter 

Thelna- teacher-deceased 

Clarence-f arner 

Francis-Air Force Master Ser eant-deceased 

;;iadys- teacher 

Lettie alvrays has and v?ill be very involved in church 
matters. She has ""een a member of the Lutheran Church for 
all of her life, and also she has been a member of the Lad- 
ies' Aid for many years. 

Lettie's family lived in the same federal area of Shel- 
ly, Minnesota, vrhere Joseph's f.-mily did, so they rrere friends 
from childhood. They attended the same schools, and their 
fathers v,-ere in the same business of farming, so the fam- 
ilies had much in common. 

As she re-.7 ap , most of the jobs Lettie .:ad v/ere house- 
keep/'ig joias ""here she lived at tb.e b.ome Y.'here she Icept house. 



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Usually, thouch, both the Krohau^h and Aanodt fanllies 
were noderately -.veil-off. They usually were not too ad off. 
In 1912, ny great- randfather Aanodt- bou^^ht one of the first 
cars in the Shelly, flini-esota are:., it was a Ford, end ny grand- 
mother remenbers leisurely rides to the .^eichboring toT.'ns of 
Halstad and Clinax, Minnesota. 

Lettie's crcat ^reat jrandfather vrrote a reli.;,io-.'S rooi: 
in Norr.'erian and one of her other ancestors, Edward Greis, 
was a composer in Norv/ay. 

The Reverand Christiaan Zrohauch and G'.stav Brohaugh 
were Joseph's uncles. The Reverand Christiaan Irohau^-h con- 
posed tv70 hynns in Norv/egian and they are in L andstat's Salne- 
bog , and he also wrote a book of reliGiO"S son, s, Gustav 
Brohaugh v:as the professor of Philosophy at Red Wing Seminary 
in Ilinnecota. 

riost of the wed'M.:gs, baptisms, and fanily re.iions were 
held at the Aamodt farm, or in the local ch.irch. Most of my 
grandmother's fanily, her parents, rra.-.dparents , and co-.sir.s 
lived in or around Shelly, so they were all bro-^.ht to: ether 
at holidays and weddir?-s. 

On 5 Octob r, 1910, the fanily was bronrht to -ether for 
the wedding of Joseph 0. BROHAUGH, a :q Lettie AAMOLT, They 
were r.arried at Lettie 's parents' hone in Minnesota. On $0 
June jlC'll, their first child, Lyleth, was born in Kalaspell, 



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Nontana, Joseph a, id Letbie Brohaueh; raoved .to _f.ind better Tjork, 

so Joseph tool: up sheep farn:i. ~ in Montana. I'he/ noved back 

Joseph 
to Shelly ,/\ T70rl:ed on a larn. On 5 December, 19l4 in Shelly, 

Minnesota, ny uncle, Hu'^ert EEOHAUGH V/as jorn on tlie farn. 
In 1916, the ■^rohauch's bo-cht a Ford, that they drove to Det- 
roit Lakes :.herc they honosteaded. V.hile they r/ere in Eetroit 
Lakes, the third child, V'eldon --.as born on 25 June, 1921, Hy 
grandnother recalls that they had calves in Detroit Lakes, and 
the bears tried to eat then, so the fa,iiiily had to fi'ht the 
bears. The Brohaurh's then noved to Fertile, Minnesota, v.-here 
they fi'.rned sor.e more. Vernon v;a.s born there on 27 -.ay, I926. 
In 1955. the Brohau.h's moved back to Sh.elly, Minnesota, v^here 
they bouGht a farn. The children grew up on this farn, v.-hich 
is just outside of tihelly. My uncle V.'eldon nov.- lives o-: this 
farn, and he and his brother Hubert farn it, Vernon v;orked 
on farms around the area fron about the time he v;as thirteen, 
'Then he v.as seventeen, Vernon quit school to join the United 
States k'avy, "to defe.'.d his country in '.Tori'-' 7,'ar 11," After 
he T;as seperated from the Mavy, Ver.:o:; narried .is hi^h school 
STzeetheart , Valbor- Lunde, 



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Daniel John Lunde 

Daniel John LUNDE, ny . randf ather , was torn on 2 x^'ebru- 
ary, 1331 in Stavan^:er, '.'orray. He vre.s the sixth of ei^Lht; 
children, Lcniel started r.'orkin, at a very youn^, a e for his 
father as a fishernan, TThen Dr,niel tk.e fourteen, in 1395 i -he 
fanily noved to the United States, Daniel's fatiier, John had 
been a fishernan all of his life, but rrhen they (John a.d his 
wife Christine. a::d their eight children^ noved to Fillnore Coun- 
ty iMinnecota, tney had to taJie up farnin,^. About 1900 to 1907, 
Tuberculosis had struck that area. Several jf Da.iiel's brothers 
and sisters contracted the diseai^e. Three or fo:r of them diec, 
but the e"act nnnber is not certain at this tine, Daniel, for 
a tine, vrarked on different f^.rns. On 2c ilovenber , 19 Ic Daniel 
narried Julia Ka an , the yon lady he net at a throshin:' bee, 
(One of the nain sources of entertainnent for the farners of 
Minnesota, ) 



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Julia Hacan Lunde 

Julia h'AGAK LUNDE, the daut";hter of Sophie Johnson Hawaii 
and Albert Ha-an, v.aG born on 26 January, 1391 in Hcndrum, liinn- 
esota. She vras the second oldest of nine children: 

01(:a-ho v,sel:eeper-deceased 

Julia-houselieeper , cook, practical nurse. 

Matilda-elenen tary school teacher-deceased 

Clara-music, florist 

Stella-ho usekeeper-deceased 

Hilda-elementary school teacher 

Marr^'ret-elenentary school teacher 

Alf red-f ar,v.er , horse trainer-deceased 

Chr i s ti an- businessnan- dec eased 

Hy ,\randiuother renenbers wakinc up very early in the norn- 

Ilnc to -et their chores done. Each of t;.e children had special 
tasks that had to be done, a':d they had to do then beiore t;iey 
went to school. Matilda, Clara. Stella, Hilda, and ;:ar:,aret 
all played the piano, so v/nenever the family had conpa.iy, or 
on holidays, or even rrhen there vrere a fev/ ninutes r/ith nothing 
I to do , the far.ily rras rrell-en tertained. Alfred air/ays loved 
horses, so ny fjrandno ther also renenbers slei:h rides on those 
cold Kin esota days. 

My grandmother had to q-.it school so she could help o;: the 



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fari?, but most of her younger brothers and sisters finished 
school and sone even became teachers . Her brother, Christian 
went into business at college. a..d held a position v/ith the 
Electric ..onpany for rany years. 

My gra.idnother was vrarkir.. in a booth at a threshing bee 
in ;;in;:ecota one day, when she net ny future grandfather. 
They were narricd a feu years later, on 26 Noven^er, 1916. 
Laniel and lulia ..ere narried in the Ha; an hone. h'y .randr.o ther , 
who has been a very cood seanstrese for nost of her life nade 
her own weddins dresi.. Most of tne rel: tives fro::, both the 
Lunde and Ka^an families v/ere i, at endace, w..ioh neant alot 
of chaos, but ny :,reat- , rancno ther , Soi^nie' Johnson Hagan , a 
stern and stron- wonan n ad everything under co.trol. 

Murine the tine that they vere n?rried, n/ grandfather, Lan- 
iel owned a farn, and J lia T7or::ed as a housekeeper, ta.hin,- tire 
out only to have tr;o babies, Valborc and Donald. Their nother 
made the rown thrt they wore vhen the'y uere baptized in the Lunde 
hone. Valbors's first fe^v words were rrorvre-ian^ which her jrand- 
father John Lunde, y,-ho lived with then, taucht mr. Valbors and 
Donald attended public schools in the Halstad area. Valborg's 
first job was bein a r.aid in a boardin, ho- se for teachers. 
7Jhen she was tv.-enty-one , Valbor/s father contracted enceph- 
alitis, he was ill for only one week, -r.nd -.vas in a cona for three 
days before he died on 6 Au, ust, 1941. At this tine, both ny 
nother and ny ,.r: ::dno t^^er chanred jobs, Julia ' ecane a cook at 
a hotel, and Val or; becane a Lelephone* operator. Che did this 



(9) 



for a period of trro year; 



• hen joined the United States ..'avy. 
She t>.en re-net Vernon Brohauch, a boy that boarded ttI th the 
Lunde's di;rinc his hi-h school years. They dated for arhile 
T/hen they were in the .'.avy, and after Vai „as dischar.^ed, she 
7;ent to North Sahota Agriculture Collese, najorin- in Hone Econ- 
omicr, , she quit after two years to cet narried to Vernon ^RO- 
HAUGH. 



(10) 



After Vernon end Val owere married, they lived in Buxton, 
North rakota for a year, they then noved to Rockford, Illinois, 
and Val -.vorked in a factory in Rockford for a couple of years, 
and so did Vernon, Luring: this tine, Vernon V7as in the Navy Re- 
serves, and during the k'orean V;'ar , he went cack into active duty, 
La the Havy, Vernon vzas 9- deep sea diver a-;d a nachinist's nate 
second class, Val lived in Vallejo, California durinr, the Kor- 
ran V/ar, and at this time the first of Vernon and Val ' s children 
was born at Mare Island Naval "'ase Hospital, Vir inia Re.iann 
was born on 17 October, 1951. Her father was av;ay at war when 
she was born, so when he fix-st sav; !aer , she was six nonths old, 
and she was scared of hin| After the war, the T3rohaur;h's moved 
back to Rockford, where the second a.;d third children were l-orn. 
Rachel Louise was born on 15 August, 1955 ^ and Carolyn Jo (my 
middle name is in honor of my Grandfather Joseph 3roha'.!;-,h) was 
born on 8 Au^'-'-st, 195d. In 1958, we moved to an old farm ho -se 
in Cherry Valley, T7e have never farmed it, but since we all love 
animals, it works out fine. On 19 July, 19ol| my brother, Andrew 
Neil v^as born. 



(11) 



Carol -n Jo Brohaugh 



I have lived in the sane house for sixteen yer.rs, in Cher- ~ 
ry Valley, Illinois, I attended Cherry Valley Grade School for 
ei::ht years, I also went to ■.-nilford High Sc'.iool for four years, 
I plan to tra .sfer to Northern Illinois iniversity and major in 
Spanish. I have been vjorking at Alna iiolson lianpr ITursing 
Center for about a year, now, 

Ny oldest sister, Ginny attended Fairview and Cherry Valley 
Grade Schools, G ilford High School, Roc.': Valley Colle-e and 
Northern Illinois University, She is now a Physical Education 
teacher in Roc': Falls, Illinois, Ily second sister attended 
Cherry Valley Grr.de School, and Guilford Hi h School, She Is 
married and has a daughter, Kathy, They live in Houston, Texas, 
Hy brother, Andy, attended Cherry Valley Gr'::de School, an.d now 
goes to Karsh Micdle School, He wants to be a truck driver. 



As ny gran.dnother said when she v;rote t " ne about ny ances- 
tors, "Co -.plicated, is it not?" 



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EASE USE INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
; FAMILY HISTORY 

ar Contributor to the Hock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
erican families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only a 
I mintues, and will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
;es5 to just those kinds of family histories needed. 

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Date of ^or^ ^^^ U,^,Qn4 : ('^ ' ^ 

2. Your college: ^PS}^^J^£X '-OJI^P. "' ^ "^ '''' ) 

Rock ford", iTTTnms 

3. Check the earliest date for which you have been able to say things about your family in 
your paper. 

^Before 1750 1750-1800 >(" I 800-1 850 

1850-1900 1900 or later 

'*. Please check all regions of the United States in which members of your family whom you 
have discussed in your paper have lived. 

^Mew England (Mass., Conn., R.I.) Middle Atlantic (N.Y., Penna. , N.J,, Va.) 

South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., S.C.) East South Central (La. , Miss. , Ala. ,Tenn , K>fc 

W est South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., Ok.) y East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind.) 

Pacific (Cal., Washj (Hawaii, Alaska) 

5. Please check all occupational categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in this paper have found themselves. 

X Farming Mining )( S hopkeeping or small business 

Transportation Big Business y M anufacturing 
Professions y' I ndus trial labor Other 

6. Please check all religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discussed 
in this paper have belonged. 

^Roman Catholic Jewish ^Presbyterian ^ M ethodist 

Baptist Epi scopal ian Congregational X Lutheran 

Quaker Mormon OtVier Protestant Other 

7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed in your paper? 

^Blacks Indians Mexicans Puerto Ricans 

Jews Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

Irish British y N ative Americans over several generations 

^East Asian Other 

8. What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

y Interviews with other x^ Family Bibles Family Genealogies 
fami ly members 

Vital Records Land Records The U.S. Census 

X P hotographs Maps Other 



FAMI LY DATA 
A. Grandfather (your father's side) 

Name Albin LouIp Br-auist Current Residence 



If dead, date of death :^y 21, 1^64 

Place of birth Pecgt^nioa, IHln^ifl Date of Bi rth June 27, 18^1 

Education (number of years): 

grade school '' high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Furniture fgot^ry Dates 1 st Rockf^rd, 111. Dates_ 

2nd Burson's Knitting Dates 2nd Dates_ 

3rd National Mirror Works Dates 3rd Dates 

A th Plumber Dates ^th Dates_ 

Re 1 i g i on Lutheran 



Republican 
Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Mafi^nl'^ Fraternity, 

ShrinerR, Lyr-^n Singing Society, Young Peoples' Socialist Leagu-^ 

Place of Marriage to your grandmother ~~~ ' date TZ Totc 

NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another relative give 
that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

B. Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name ^nna Irene [Christ ians'^n Current Residence Rockfori, 111. 

I f dead, date o^ death 

Place of birth ^^^^^ ^^„ T1 1 . Date of birth December °. IB"^ ? 

Education (number of years) : 
grade school 8 high school vocat ional col lege 



Occupat ion(s) 

, ^ Furniture fanf^ry 


Dates 


1st 


2nd Overall farit^ry 


Dates 


2nd 


3f.d Housewife 


Dates 


3rd 


i»th 


Dates 


^th 


Religion Lutlieran 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Ro' ^kf'-'rl, 111. Dates 

Dates 



Dates 



Dates 



Eastern Star, Y.P.S.L. 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 

Place of marriage to your grandfather Ror>>:for.i. m . DATE JutipI?. loT^ 

^°^^'- ILl^^'atHP^h'^^t^a^^'hf'^ti^q ^%%l%%^ stepmother or another relative give 



A- 1 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



N . I tnc 

I f doad, dale of death 



Current Residence 



Place of bi rth 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

ijth 



Re I i g i on 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


^th 



Date of Bi rth 



vocational 



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 



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A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 

Name 

I f dead, date of death 



Place of bi rth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



Occupat ion (s] 
1st 

2nd 

3rd 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re I i g i on 



Current Residence 



Date of bi rth 



vocat ional 



col lege 



lst_ 
2nd_ 
3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dat 



Date 
Date 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



I 3. 

Grandfather (your mother's side) 

Cqrl (^ust^f 'v'ilhplm The^pn 
Name ^ Current Residence 



If dead, date of death -- sqf^-h _ ■] e, _ t q^c 

Place of birth ^^^rlfi 1 1 ^ nff tqi fiwM-n Date of birth .t ^^„,^ ,^ , ^^ 

Education (number of years) : >^ ' - ' — '"**- 

grade school 3 high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

'5^ Qffl<-e boy- Mp-^han^r>= Dates 'st ?t ^r pt . po^v^^.-.^ Dates 

2nd Shipping Dey.t ■ ^Dates ^2nd Dates 

^ ^"^ .I^Rt. jopt.. MP'^hgnir^o Dates 3 rd Da tes_ 

'♦th Dates i»th 



Dates 



Religion i_,^^l^p -^^eiit 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. :^oner, ^re-iii 

Place of^marriage to your grandmother Masnu>..Inwa 'nm^i rr n-.n n ,^^N H ., 

Note: If your mother was raised by a bmp r dL ll ti r U r anOLlm r r e l at i ve ( t O a ge 18 )^" ' '' — ' ^'^ 
give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Grandmother (your mother's side) 

nZ eJ/LV^^riTA '''" "'•'"'•' '""'"' ""'•'""' R^nlrf.,1 , lu 

grade school ,=; high school__2 vocational j college 

Occupation(s) PL^CE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
''' Vital HtRtlMqn P^te^1Q?^i,-?fii 'St ^^^^ o-, p^.,.,^,,-^ Dates i p^^..^^ 

2"d '4niiQPT.H f p Dates 2nd m„_. . r, , ^ , Datesio^^ 

3^^ Dates 3rd__ Dates 

Rel igion Methoiist tn Luth eran 

Politic^l^pa^rt^y,^ci^vil^or^social^^ etc. Republ lo an , Larkln .Tub. 

Place 6f marriage to your grandfather ^'qPhU9, lowg 6at§r rp — ', T^pT 

Note: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another relative (to age tSf ^~' 

give that data on the back of this page (D-2) 



C-l St.epgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 

I f dead . date of death 



n.ic' <>l hi I Ih I). lie >>r hi I Ih 



l<hi(,ili>Mi fiiuMihiT (.r yc.,1 ■.) 
'jt.idi- -.ihool hicjh ■.chool vocational collem- 

Occupat ion(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


'4th 



3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

4th Dates '4th Dates 

Re 1 i g i on 

Political parties, civil or social ^clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother date 

D-2 S tepgrandmother (your mother's side) 

Name Current Residence 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number oF years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates ^2nd Dates_ 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates 

Re 1 i g i on 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather Date 



CHIkDREN of A 6 B (or A-l or B-I) - your father's name should appear below 



It. 



^ame ftpG>£R ALHSo>^ e.feOQOlST 

Mace of birth RpcKPOftb ^ X t~l~ date F Pft g, Q 

Jumber of years of schooling \ "J Occupation Pl.^ 

Residence f^QCKFoRb MaritalTTatus rv\/sPOiF^ 

lumber of chi l dren a '^^"'^'^" 

Name LOGe-Mg- UJIuGdR- Rr?flfi>Oi<T 

P 1 aceof birth Qnf X Pof N TT LL ^te maSl33 - 

Number of years of schooling ' Occupation 



Mjauia3 

jpal ■ 

Residence ^Marital Status 

Number of chi Idren 



Name 

P lace of bl rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren ^— — 



Name 

P 1 ace of bi rth ^date 

Number of years of schooling OccupatiOh 

Res i dence M arital Status " 

Number of chi Idren — —— 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of chi Idren — — — 



Name 

Place of bi rth ~~3"ate 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of ch i Idren 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of school ing Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of ch i 1 dren — — -^ 



Name 

Place of bi rth ^date 

Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Residence Marital Status " 

Number of chi Idren ~ 



Name 

Place of bi rth date 

Number of years of schooling "Occupation 

Residence Marital Status ' 

Number of ch i Idren ^^~~^~ 



. Name 

Place of birth ~ ^^^^ 

Number of years ol' schooling OccupaTf^ 

NCmbero^f-TfrmrHn ^--'tal Status " 



CHILDREN of L and D (or (.-I, D-l)-your mothrr''. ridmc should oppear below 



2. 


fJimil)'- r o 1 yr.i t •, of '.t Ikxi 1 1 ri() 
Niiinlicr ()\ children o 




'•'K APR. u , iqa9 

Occupation HOUS&LaJiFS, 
Marital Status W^AP(?\EJi 




Pl,jc'. of birth T^prkFoeD 

Number (jf years of school inq 
Residence OLCe^SeD 
Number of children ^5 

Name 


IS 


date _/qvf,. a^ , fq^/ 

Occupation ]vj u(?i £, 


3. 


Marital Status »->^APPl£h. 




Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 

Number of children 

Name 




date 




Occupat ion 


'4. 


Marital Status 




Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 

Number (jf children 




date 




Occupation 




Mar i tal Status 






5. 


Name 








Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 




date 




Occupat ion 




Marital Status 




Number of ch 1 Idren 






6, 


Name 








Place of bi rth 




date 




Number of years of schooling 
Residence ~ 
Number of chiTdren 




Occupation 




Marital Status 






7. 


Name 








Place of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence ~ 




date 




Occupat ibn 
Marital Status 




Number of ch i 1 dren 






8. 


Name 








Place of bi rth 




date 




Number of years of schooling 
Residence ~ 
Number of ch i 1 dren 




Occupat ion 




Marital Status 






9. 


Name 








P lace of bi rth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence ~ 




date 




Occupation 
Marital Status 




Number of ch i 1 dren 






10. 


Name 








Place of bi rth 




date 




Number of years of schooling 
Residence ~ 




Occupat ion 




Marital Status 




Number of ch i Idren 







Your Father 



Name ftofeEi? ftLk>10hl e>ftDQL)lST Current Residence (?ncKP6RD >^ T LL . 

If dead, cfate or death _________________^^^.^_ 

Place of birth finf |<PQ(?b ITLLlMQL^ D ate of birth Pg^ 'IQ \0i ^O 

Education (number of years) ' ' 
grade school 2^ high school *-4 vocational 1^ ^college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

1st pKFD Sc9^JuJ Pgonuc-P ^tes )q3.Ci - 4S. ist itoig^ogTM ST ^ R<Fi^ Dates /(y53-,*r7 

2nd fj.^. aCiY^y Dates |(?t|9 ~ Uie 2nd SiS6>3 TlMl^t^R Tf?^ (?l<FB Ates /(^S'7- " 

3rd PLL?rV>(^e,R. Dates i9<4t^ - 3rd ^Dates 

Ath ^Dates ^^th Dates 

Religion j^ p t hf feJ? A >^ ~ 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. yV|ASOM iC P^AT£RM>TV 

Place of marriage to your motTier f?fy.K'P/^gt> T LU , d atefYlA-V > . ^q-*^.-? 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or andther relative give that data on tne back 
of this page. (E-2) 

Your Mother 

|Name yv^ARJOfi 16- f\r^fLU.L e>ftOQL)l^T Current Residence fiDCKFORh TLL. 
f I f dead, date of death ' 

Place of birth Roc.t^Pofeb TLL . Date of birth ApPiL Ic 1^ ^Q 

Education (number of years) ' 



rade school ^ high school L^ vocational college_ 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st MnM,^P...^.FF Dates 1st So. ^th '^-f-^ ^KFb Dates l9S3- S^ 



2nd 



Dates 2nd T^M^r^ TR .^ fiKFL Dates ^9^7 - 



3rd Dates 3rd ^Dates 



Religion I. L>TH £/?/>»/ 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. j^UTt^ER LEAGO C > H f)r^£.f^AKC^S, 

jPlT^kSinti USNN^f LlUt^ ^^orif.Ti ^ L.CUJ _ 

Place of marriage to your father f^nr.lC FOR n y T LL , o ate f\^ A^ I / q S3 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data on th^ back of 



you were raised by a stepmot 
this page (F-2). 



C- 1 Stepfather 

Name 

If dead, ddte of death 



Place of bi rth D ate of birth 

Education (number of years) ~~ 
grade school high school vocational college 

0ccupation(5) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd , Dates 3rd Dates 

^th Dates 'tth Dates 

Re 1 i g ion 

Pol i t i cat- part les , civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your mother Date 



F-2 Stepmother 



Name 



If dead, date of death 



Place of birth Date of birth 

Education (number of years) 
grade school high school vocational college 



Occupation(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

2nd ^Dates ^2nd Dates 

3 rd _Dates ^3 rd __Da tes 

Re 1 I g I on 

Political party , civil or social c lubs , sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your father date 



CHILDREN of E and F (or E-2, F-2) - your name should appear below 



Name -Su^AK> g^U<2^ag-TH- 9.Q^^i. 
Place of birth r?QCX^r>K'r^ ^ T L U 

Number of years of school i ng___j^| 

Res i dence RocKpQftb 

Number of children t^nti P- 



Date of birth QCT. ^ Ic lCtS<^ 
Occupation ^TUOgrJ'T 



Marital Status g,| (yft uf. 



name NA,MC.V F.kft'N^ (KFfQtJI^l- 

Place of birth fty/fPO/?^ TLL . 

Number of years of school ing -* f i 



Res i dence ROCKFORri 
Number of chi 1 dren Mr\f 



NONP. 



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Place of bi rth 

Number of years of School ing 

Res i dence 



Number of chi Idren 

Name 

Place of bi rth 



Number of years of schooling 
Res i dence 



Number of ch i 1 dren 

Name 

Place of bi rth 



Number of years of schooling 
,es i dence 



umber of chi 1 dren 

Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of schooling 
Res i dence 



Number of ch i Idren 

Name 

Place of bi rth 



Number of years of schooling 
Res i dence 



Number of ch i 1 dren 

Name 

Place of bi rth 



Number of years of school ing 
Res i dence 



Number of ch i Idren 



Date of birth J^tVg. :? V- / <? vS* 7 
Occupation ^TUl>& NT 



Marital Status ^/t\](y l. f. 



Date of bi rth 



Mari tal Status 



Occupat I On 



Marital Status 



Date of bi rth 

Occupat I On 



Date of birth 

Occupation 



Ma r i t a 1 Status 



Marital Status 



Tate of bi rth_ 
Occupat ion 



Date of bi rth 



Occupat I On 



Marital Status 



Mari tal sTatus 



Date of bi rth 
Occupat ion 



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I hereby donate this family historv, along with all literary and administrative 
rights,' to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited in the 
Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 

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A . C-r '^q t Gr a n i fa t h e r ( fa t h"r ' :- fq th'r ' h pjie ) 

Ngr.=^: John Lwrson Born: In S',"=i'^n 

""iuTq t i'^n: npl l^Ti'''n: Luthprsn 

0"-''^urq ti^n: Blar«]<qrriith, onr^^^nter 

?.■=?? id pn'^^R : Sw-^ien, -^ecgt'^ning , Illin-'lp, R'^r^'<'f ori , II 1 Inoi: 

F. 6th Ft., 'nh Ft., -th St. 

Marrlei; in SwRden 

Die'i: August, I'^-O 

B . G-reqt Gran ira-'thpr ( ..'? th"-'^ ' s fj. /i?r'!^ pjie) 

Nartii^: "plriq Nanny Perafla JnpeTJh'-^n B^rn: Jsnu'-iry 10, 

1371 in Swr?1.?n 

Eiu'^gti^n: Relis;i'^n: Luth''Z''fln 

0-^ Tupa t i "^n : H'^^a p^ ^wlf e 

Her. i'ien". eR J Bv:e'len, Fp'^s t'^niT^j , ll "■ in'^i;^ , Ro-ikf^'r"!- , Illin'^i;- 

B. 6th St., ^th St.. 5th St. 

Ma r r i ° i : i n S w '^ i ■-■ n 

Dlpi: Sept^-mb-r 28, 1^23 

C . 1^112? " ^ Gr?nifath"r ( father ' ; ^ T.oth-'^r ' s ^l-iq) 

Ngm=': Anir=',' Chris tignp'^n E-^rn; in '^w-ipn 

^iu^ati'^n; P"! ipi'^n; n'^ne 

Ocupa ti'^nt Farrr.pr, ''.'^'^I'^utt =r 

Rpsi'ipn'^pp, : Bvj'^'^nn, rl»irrip.'"'n, Illin'^i'-', 'R^r.y.fnr'i , Illin'^ia- 

MfiKburg ^.i . , --'.nl Alpin'=' R'i . 
Marrlei: in 8weien 



Dip-i: Jo.nURvy 1, 1^3? In R'^<-.kf'^rT 



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D . Grent :l-rfin irr.""'th''-r ( f^^ t ne r ' q it. ■•' t h '-^ r ' q '^ i i " ) 

NfainPt Elna M^rt ins'^n SorTii in Si-'Sien 

F^U'^" t i''^nt R^liKi'^n: nori'^ 

ReKliences: Sv/eierii HarriB'^n, I?^lln"is, R'-'o'k-f'^r- 1, Il'i itT^i.q- 
Newbure; R'l. , 8n^ Alpine Ri. . 

'••la r r i '^ i t i. n Sv; e i 9 n 

Dle-i; -T^nu-try 12, I'^jii in R'^ri>-f"ri 

E . Great Gr--nifqth^r ' -ii'--th^>' ' ;' f^th'---'p -lie) 

Nr. -r.e: Gu!?taf Th-i^^^n Born: ^iay "ii', 1S77 in Gh-.-"istianstai, 

Swt-ien 

''iunsti-'ri ; ^ Relifrlf^nt n"ne 

0''.''ur.«= t i'^nt Dru^t'lst, ]'lpn'h-inin<? Univ-'-rssl •T'^int 
Ri^siien^'-eF: : !:hr!! stiani^tai , '^■■w'='i en, R'^'^.'^f'^r'^„ Iliirs'^ifi- 

"'th "^t., JOth St., T-'firrl^'^r Av«'. . =th '-t., 8th St., 

nth '=!:., ''Tpt 'Pl,'^'>'--, f-'^rl-^n Av-. 
Marrl«i: De^^.rribpr 31, 1 QQ*'^ in Christian?t?fi , Sv/pien 
Di°i: July 1''), I'^yo in ^.ookf'^ri 

F. Gre=t Gr^. ni-TT-thpr ( rr'^th.-r ' f, fath'-- r-'p ■^ii--^) 

Nam-: Ann?. M^rlq Linih'-'lrr. Born: e-^pt^rnb^r 21, 1 87'3 in 

Ghr i f=! t ia ns t« i , fiv -^ i --^n 

"iucn ti-^n: P^^l igi^^n: n'^ne 

O'^nuT^ tl "^n : H''-us'=;v.'if e 

P.psi"!enn"p: Chri?'ti9nstg'5 , Sv;''i'=n , R'^nVf '^T'I, Illin'^ia- 

ofa St., lota Gt., rlnrris'^n Ave., 5th St., ..sth St., 

nth ?t. 

"larrle^; D'-^T^mber 31 1 lo^^ in Christiansty i, Svv-r^i'-n 



Di'^i: M^y 8, 1^63 in R'^'^Vf^r^L 



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G. Great Grani fa t.h'^.r ( j.'^th'r ' ? ~-th-r's rI^p) 

Ni^mf'; J'^hn J^vw^b ^rln'^.e cTn; O''!-;' niter 8, 18?'^ in Mineral 

? "^ i n t , iv i 8 ''^ " n n in 

Qr-.n.upt^-.ti'^r,' M'^t "Trtisn ; Atvr'^'^i Y5>Tuum ''i'^nhln'- ^'^.; Gr-~'':?'ry 

Rfis ii 'D'"^ ' R ; ?''ii°r^l P'^int., '■"'i'^'T^i^iri , P'^'^Vf'^-ni , llll't~is— 

Vinn'-bop'^ F't. , F'^'^p'UR'^n St. , '■^en'^f^hc* , 'vi^'"'ori3in 

Di^i.; Mcirr'h 8, I'^'^O in '^'en^shs , w'ic'^'^nRin 

H. Gr^'^t C-ran''^-m'^ther ( ^^-''th^^r 'h n-^ th'^r' r. ?i''l f-) 

Nsne! Ai-^ie V^bpl B^llpy B-^rn: Februgry 10, 1877 in R'^f-Xf "r'l 

Eiu"=!tior!: 1? yf^.'=rs ^-■lie:i''n: n'^ne 

0'^TUt-s> ti'T! : H'^upp'-rif ^ , Burr'^n'p ^'nitting- C*^. 
Hp^ ii pn'^.p^ J P~'?'i<' i'''"-r'l , II 1 in^'-in-'s'lrin ''bn;''''- '^t.. F''-'r'j?'U~'^n St., 
OpVw'-'-i A.vp., Hin^^ley A-rp.^ rndepe^idey^ce Auc . 
Marr^i"'^: Cft-^b^r, l*^''^^ in R'^'^VfoTi 

I. Grandfather (fpth^'^r '^ ■^i'l'^) 

Narr.'^; Albin L'^ui<^ Br'^qui^^t 5'^rnt Jun^ ?7, "'B'^l in -■■-""'-'! t'^nic«* , 

111 in'^ia 
Eiu'^.a t i'^r; 8 y<=«rs P'^ligi'^nt Luthprp.n 

Cf^'^ur^ t I'^n: Plumbf^r, Furniture fant^ry, burp^n'p knitting oo., 

?'';ti'^n?l 'lirror V.'orlr?. 
ResiipH'^pB; R'^'^'^'ff ^r"^ , 111 in""'!? — Crosby Bt., Alr.in'^ P'^»» '^th \ve., 
&uc!'<'bee St., Iv^ry L^n'^, Pe^s t'^ni'^8 , Illin'^if: 

Marri'-i: June 17, 1°!' in R-'^kf^ri D">C<i: i^*^ ZU (9 um ,' ^ RocK^rtJ. 



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Nsmfi: Anns Ir^ri:- Christi«n?,''"T! ij'^rnt D'Ce.'^^ber- Q, 1.8C-3 in 

Harrip'^n, Illir;"!^ 
Fiuo^i tl^n: 8 ysstrs Rplig-i^n: Luth«r=in 

OT^upsitiTi; r'>uff^v;if <= 
Reslien'^es: H^^rriP'-n, niin'"'i^, B'^'^'kf'^rT , 111 in'- is- Cr---:by St., 

Al^in'': R-1 . , BucVbe? St., "^th A.v--. , Iv'^ry Lane 
Marrip'^.: Jun^ 1?, 1'51< in '^o.-;kf'>ri 

rC. GT.;nifq th ';r ( s'-th'^r ' -^ ?l^e.} 

Nam-^: C=3rl C-ust?!' a' 1 ] h^^ i ^ Theien s^rn: January 11, 1-02 in 

C hr i B t ig n B t q -1 , S t-.j = 1 '^ n 
^iu'^citi'^n: 8 yeRrs Rf^llgi'^n: Lutheran 

Gcnut-e li'^n: Mi^'^nsnic, Univpr;^al J'-int-C'^st ie^^t. 
Fea i'^ien'^es ; Chri- tianstai , :'-wf'i='n, R'^okf'^ri. , Illin''lp- ?th 

St., 10th St., 5th St, Harrison Av^--., 21 -t Place 
Karr iRd: Jun-- 1, 1^26 in Nr-i^Lua, I^wa 
Di^it S'^r)terr.b'=r 15, IQ65 in n'^fiicf'^ri 

L. Grf^niiT.^ther (-i^th'^'r's i^li = ) 



Nanie: D^T^thy C'^ri^-lia .-rin'"- B'T-n: O-rt-ber 17,V?0'= in Rocxf'^ri 

^lu'-intl-pt n jenvp Religion; Luth'ran 

Cnnur-gti'-'nt Vit"l ."t?. ti^lqn, Houspv/if.? 

R^^'pii'^nnr^s; H!^''!>f^r";, 111 in^is-'^'inneb^g'^ St., FerguB'^n St., 

Pint Placi^, Msri'^n Ave. 
Morrie"".: Jun-" 1, '.^Z(^ in Mpehcu, I^v;? 



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Nam^; R''^i-r i^lli^:on Hr-^Tuiflt Born: February 20, 1^20 In pnc>f'"'ra 
Eiu'^fJti-^n: 1? yegr.T Relipri'^n: Lutheran 

Oooupe ti'-ns ; P>f!. r-ir 'Vv ?ro5u<''tp, U.'3. Arrny, Plu:cb'-^r 
P.-pii'^tT^pe: jr'-'shv ^t. , Al"ine ?.■!., buni'-'oee St.; -thAvs., 

F-. '^th Ft., Timber Tr^il 
Kgrrlea: Mpy 1, 1"53 ii"- H'"'-'kTT'^ 

N". M'^ther 

Nssn^e; ~-'«irjTie h^pl- Th'^-'-i-n B^rnt April n, 1Q?9 in P'^'^kfori 
^iu'^at, i'->nt 1? y^'-^rp Pelleii^n: Lutheran 

C-T^upRtirnt C'--nt CI prV gt '='>f--. CI utch-l ^^'-'7-1 ^-■■- , H^u-pwii'e 
Prsiien^-ef, ; ?Tst Plsor, "■-. "^th Ft., TjTb^r Trail 

■^.r>VT'\'^'\' H=i y 1, l'^'^? in '^"'oVf or-q 
0. Mp 

Susan Ell7gb°th Br'^aulst Bornt Cr^t.^ber 26, 1Q<^ in F.^nVfor-' 

F1u'^flt-i"n: !''■» yep.T^ (^na Ptill yrving) Pel l-Ti-^nt Luthpi-'an 
Oo'-'u-rqt l'~n ; F'^ui f^n''' , !K^1 "i yv,"^'^T Dinins "-'ntrfi, "^'-M^v-t, Caroup.f-1 

Resi-ienoes: Rnnkf^ri., Illin-iB*' So, <tti St., Tiirber- Tr-n 11 



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Jhllir^n -f A an"' E 

1. Ng'Qp; Albin L'^ui'^. lir'^qui^t B^rr.: 6./?'J /'i^S-'i , t^-^-oa tonics , 111 
S?h'-"^llng: S y^ars Occupy ti-^n: r-luTober 

Diel: '^/2l/l"6q-, ?,^-",>i>-r: -larit?.! ^t^tu?.: marrl-^i 

ChiMren: R'^f^'^'r-, ^'iug'^ne 'vife: Anna Jhri':;tiflnson 

2. N^ise: Yi-l^t Sr-'-q'.;, i-.i t ■■ol^n 3--t E-irn: , ■^-■'^.p f^nl-ia , 111, 

S'^h'T^linr?,': 12 y-^srs Othup^i ci'^n: privsite .= -^or- "cary , h/-u3ev>if e 

Chil Ir -■?-): >l3r-lTyn, Q'lle Hu::5b".ni: Harry M-'l'snier 



3. \'n.Tr^: "^Im-^r S?'"^ojlfib i^^rn; 



?'-'q f^n i^q , in 



3ThoolJ-ji;t 8 y ^p.r.q 0-!Cup>^ ti"n: but^.her 

RePi^em-,: N'^rtn F^rk, "rI if Tnia ■•i'3r-it=2l status: :n=trriei 

Chiliren: J^hn Wife; K^? tri^rir:^ Jr^sB^r, Ina 



'^' . Marr.-: ""li 
Chil-.r-pn: 



; 3 y 3?i r K C ■• ■•. u pa o i o n : r.o u s ir.v i x" t; 



it'^niofl, II" 



>nckf'^r-'', inin-'^is i-feritsl st-<tas: v.'i-i^wei 



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Chiliren of C q n i D 

1- Name: Anton 2hri^ti^n----n B--n: 10/1.3/1-^:., ,s-,-o.,en 

Sohr^oiin;,: ^ yeg^<, 0^-u^^ti-n: f^^-ror, -u-nitu-- f^^L-ry 
Olei: V8/I070, Rn.Vfn., .^,...,. ,,^,^,^. ,^^.,^,^^^^, 

2. M^m.: J.nny ^l.ry Chri.t I.p..^ qi., .nrn- 7/l2/l8v:, H.rrie'^n. Ill 

Di^'i: 1"!,/] s/T^'^l , B-^l^it, r/iRr-.-n^ in M-'riri.t.p.'' '^tntbT.; rr.srrie'l 
Chlli-f^n! Cliff'^ri. Lilly, ■■'■il1r'=='^ Hu^biT'^-l; Vll'-,nr Ql'ls 

3. Nr^Te: Albert VilTiRrc OhriRti^n^nn B'^r.n: ^/l^t/l f^.aii-, HHrrip^n, 111 
B-^ho-^lin,?: 8 yr^^rs Oc^una ti'-n: furniture v^-o^iir -h-^-o 

Dl^i: 5/18/1^56, PqPTo, -ivaQhina-'c^ffi ^'^srital status: rn3r-^i = i 
Jhilir-r: D'^'^qli, '"ug-'^ne Wif'-: K?5nn.9h Kllng'^ta-^t 

"^i-. '■'W'gm.-;: Helms AUi!;usta Christ l«;ns'^n Wris^ht B-^rn: ';/l'/l387, 

Sch'^'^1 inf^: B yr^.pir"^^ C^'^unc t:.^n; l"^u;v^vife 

D^?i: ?/'^/lo72, H-1ojt, v'irr,-n^;in H^rit^l nl^tu^: hI^-wr^ 



B'^rn: ll/l-'^/l^BR, H«5r":.:^'^n , I'l. 

Dle'1: ^f-/3()/l ^7'' . ForvVfop-i .Maritpl Ptstu'^: rr.flrri=i 
Ohllirenr D'n^leen Huf^b.-inl? P^b^^rt Lun^oulPt 



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6. Nam^ ; ^Bthpr Rigrli Chri-ti.n-.on P-hl B-rnt 8/30/13QO. Kerrison, IT 

Di'^-l: 3/0/1^67, ??)^-n■'•^, V.'P'5hinfi;t'-n ^i^^ritnl ?tatus: rnprrir-'-i 
Gnilir-n: J-an^tt.^. -1-^n-r, -lain«. '^ftni-^ Hupten^t Cl^renc^ P-hl 

7. Na^e: M«b^l T-r-^a Chri^tl^n-n b-rn: ^2^18^2, Har-l"-n. 111. 
Dlft"^: 6/^:-/l"02, HflrriR^n, i^rr^di •'r;in=il mpninfritis 

8. N«T,-t Ann^ Ir-n« Chri^ti«n-n Br--<ui9t B-rn: 12/-A^^3. Harrison 
Sohn^linP^: R y-^rs Oo^ui--fl tl'^n: h'>UBP-v..'ife 

Reni-ienoe: H'-oVf-^ri, Illin-i- ^^ritgl ^tatu?: vi^'^wei 

Children: Rog-r, ^agene -Jusbr^ni: Albin Br-quist 

°. Nf5nie: Os",ar Chrl?-!:i-9nf-^''n B^Tra: 6/17/18-.', Harri.-'-'n, 111. 

S'^h'^'^llne:: 8 years O'^'^.u^ia ti'-'n: fsr.ar^.r 

Diei: S/,?l/l^.<Q, R'^'^vf-'ri, 111 in-^is M^ritpl ?t«tu3: niarrie^ 

Chil-5ren: P=)uline( fli-^'otei) 'v'if^: Anna Dsmps 

10. .^I=ime: Hel=^n ahripti^^n '^n Bguld -s-^rn: 4/1 =/l'^'00, Harrio<-'n, 111. 
Snlio'^linf,-: 1 'i nlur, y^s.rp^ Oo",uristi'^n: R-W., lab ""^'^hni^'ian 

Reeid-'^me: PiV'^rniie, Calif'^rnis '^aritaJ status: marri-=;d 

ChiMr---n: Stuart Husb^ni: Bauli 



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1. Name: Oiga ^llse Th.d^n Millar dorn: j/sV^HW, Onvis tl.n.tai , 

Dip'i* -/T"^^/ 1 "^^3, ■^'^'^>'f^T--1 , in. MsritRl ^tgtusj marriei 
ChiHr^n: n-n- Hu;?b=.nit W^Tt-- ^VinV) MUl^r 

2. N.m.: >r>i Gu.taf V:lh"l^ ->^'^'^-n Bornt l/n./lo02, Christian. tai. 

p,,^. o/i^/lof,c, P.o^vfor^, in. Msrit^l stratus: marrl-i 
CMV^rpn: J^arj-rip, Car-lyn ■^if'=: D-rothy Prinoe 

r,'*v '"^ ^ i^ v*) 
S'^h'-'ni in,^;: n. ,:/ear!5 O'i-'iur.al: r'^'n: purring sing 1'5pt.. , Sunistranl'a 

Resii.'=!nce: R'^-^kf 'T-i , Illin^iR Iwrital status: 'Abvv'i^\ 
Chlllr--)n: Ri'^h'ir-^, R-^b'-^rt. Au'lrpy v/ife: Rosalyn Tu]l 

I if-. Nsiiaet R«)"lph Eiauni Biwsri Tine^ien c^vn'. 11 /b/V-'^iO 

Die1: six ni'^nth?' Jjfter birth, "'f suif '"cs ti'in 



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1. D-^^'^thy C'-ri'^liq PrJ.m'= Th^i^^n Snrn: ', 0/17/19 C"^. , R"'^.>±r'ro. , 111, 
Ppql^nn-^e: ti-^v- fov,.-i ^ Tl^ln'^i? Marital pt^stas: v.ll'^v/e-i 



Ghll-lr;-i ^f I gp.i _ J 

1. Name: Rogpr All i-^'^n Br'^qulRt Eorn: 2/'.0/l^21, ?'^cl<-i''o-.-"'i, 111 
S'^.ho'^l ir.g; 17 y?'?irs Cf^cup^^ti'^n; plumber 

Pepiience: R'^c'/f^r^l, Illin-is Varital status: irorriei 
Children: Sussn, Nanny Vife: y^grj-^rle Th'=i'--'n 

2. Ntsme: Wilb'ir ^.us:='ne Br^^fin j ^.t E'-'rn: ^/2^/l^^23i R'^'^>:fTn, 111. 
Die'i: ^/2-/ l°23, R--''f'>ri, 111 in'^is 



Chil iren ■-'f K gn^ L 

1. Naaie: Marjorie Ai-^le Txi-ien Br'-ouist Born: ij/6/1'^2'^ , R'^okfori, 111. 
Soh'^ollne:: 12 years Oc".ur)i=; ti'^n: h'-urev.-if? 
Resii'^noe; H'^^Vf'-r'i, Illin'^is Marital status: m-^irrled 
Chiliren: Susan, M??ncy Hu'^bani: Ro^er Er^auist 



2. Ns-hr; Carolyn J^*in Th^i'^n Jo'>i<ls'-!h Snrn: «/2 .3/1931, RooVfori. 111. 

S'^h'^oling: l'^ ypars Occupati'^n: R.N. 

Die'i: 6/23/1^71, "equ-ia N^ti-nal Park, California 
Chiliren: Dalp, Debra Huqban-'.: Dflvi^ JofikiB^h 



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Ghiliren -f M qni N 

1. Susan E'Axzabnth br-^'iuint b'^r-: IC/zS/l^'^^ , Ror^rf-vi^ 111, 
Schoolins;: i•-^ ye-^rs Gcoupati'^n: stu ler.t-Sppoiel E^.'ac^ti-^n 

Residence: P.'-akf'^ri, II ■• iri'^1'5 Mqrit?.! status: sin.r'ie 



2. Nancy Cislne Sr-^aui^t 5^rn: 6/2ii-/"'.-5? , J-'-'^^f'^rl, 111 in- is 
Sniio'^l inp;: 11 year's C:- "ijoa ti^n; otu'iont 



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They '•.■^•zQ t^ the. unita'"i States, they settle^., in Pecat'^ni^s, 
Illin'^is. Th-^^y '■■"v\r-A ^^n '■ fsrm f'^i" svhile f" pqy f^r their 
'oap^aR'e -vpr- t- rhi-^ ".ountr^ , xYi-?.v. J^hn r'.^nte'l «? iK'uee f^nl a 
bl ■^cVi-'nith ^h'^r, vh^r-" he s^t up ':r>?i'. ShIks vaf-: a h-^asewife. 

Alth'>up"h Pe^-T t'^1 i''-^ wq^^ g f^'n^ll t'^'-'n, the^'e ver'-? thrt'^e 
men 1 Ivingr th?'"e by th'^ nsne '>f -Tohn Lsi'T^'^'^n. It '//.q ?? v^ry 
'^'^nf 'J '^ing' '^ni th^y ^Iw'^y? ^'^'^iev^i ^a^^h ^thprs' ip^ il ; '?.^ John 
went t^ f^^urt "^ni "fwi th-^ ri'^.v:.'?. "^hnnojel t"^ T^hn Br'^auif^t . 

The fnjTiily hq-^i. f^ur '"ihiT'3r'='n. .\lbin, th'? '^liest, --n.?, 'o<-'Vi\ 
Jun-'' 27, 1^31 in PeTTt^nic^. Th?^ ""ther nhiliran w=re ";iith, 
HJlmi-^r, ^r.-i Vi-^l-t. 

The f??^.ny Tttenlei Zi~n Luther-Tn Thiir'^ih vh?n th-^y 1 ive'i 
in P'^'^yf'T 1 , «:t1 -^ Luth^Tin -rnur^h in rirO-'nto ni'"i-'i '-'h'^n tn-^y "i iv ■:-■•"! 
there. AT"! the •'•hnir'^n >::^--^ ba "^ t i ^ .^ T xn P^^o^t'^nios , sn-l 
AVoin w's ■-■1 •■"^nf iri'^i-^ 3. pt '^i'^n Luth^rcin in H'^^^f '^■-•i . 

After V'-q-^^ of >''>r'Virg- nr; 9 b'}5i''',r"^^'oith, J^hri ipv-^l'^pei 
"blg^k lung" gn''i h^i t^^ j^ive up the trgV-^. He ^.'-rVe^ 5n -aein- 
ten^n^.e su'oe:'^inten^-'nnt " t « f'^i'nlry, v^tfihir^n "to furniture 
faTt-^ry, ini qt Ini^-^r^ilT . Ke finally «ett"e'l Int'^ the 
.->q->ir,ariter tr^aie, ^^x\^ lie v^.r "i '■^hnrt^r T'^Tiber '^f the "I'lrT'ent^rs 
uni-^n. 

fT^vio-pa v;ar' v^ry f=-w frj^-nily ''••=1 ebrq t i'^n^ . ChriBtins3 ahI 
Th<9n>"p,Tivinf^ v/er" usually th*^ "nly h'^li'^siy^ i e"! '^brfttei . There 
■;ere n^ birthi^y r;^T^ti"-'^ '•■^ lor^'i-nts. '.vei-^ in^P --('"re srasll 
v.-'ith ^nly the iFUTi-'ilq te f^mil;/ present. Funerqls were held 
-it h'^me or in th^ funeral h-^me. 



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b'='osuRP ■thi-\y hei n-^" be^n Invent -^l yet. The main tr«n'r;'-rta- 

Tne fa::ii'y rr-v^i t- '^/^^vr^v^ in 1^01. Th-i- ftr?t h-use 

sni fr'-a: th-^re to ^th 3t. On '^rh t:;i;. they liv-l next i^-:- t" 
=!°1ras'K br^'th-r, snl the^- v^re "th^r rel^tiv^s in th- imrnn- 
ilRt^^ -ipi;^hb'^rh'>'-'l. "^h" f?!n:i"y t'^"^' In h-qries?! vh-- '"ere rr-^stly 
b-^VF 'jh'"- h^-^ -ir.Ti-^ />vn>^ fr-^T; ?"veipn. 

^h"^ ''hn-'^r''n v "r~. r.sr>"'i by ^g-^, ^ni the o.is'-nn.llnlng 
wgp -i^n^ by "^^h^ir f^thpr. Vh=^n AT bin ^«q^ pun\-h-1. h- hei t'^ 
h^ln his fRth<=r in th' blo^Vr-m^^v, ^y,^r., ^r- hp g'-t « P-nn>ing. 
Cnn« h^ vn-:' f^r^-^-i t^ =a t « T-ie-^^ '^f "»5lt r.or]^, xith ^2 ?plit lip, 
f"n ■nuTii-shm^nt . 

All the -hi"! 'Iren hnn 1^ i-^ r^hor-f^R. Albin'f? p-7p^1?»1 
j-^b v.'sr to t^v= th^ novr ^ut, to ;r'j=,sture b^f-r-- h'- vr^nt f^ s'^hool 

esoh mrtrnlns". 

Albin w»nt to school throufrh eipht srn'^-^^. Ha vr>rv°a at 
th'^' furnitur-- f^nt-ry. BurRon'p ^'nittin? Co.. ^sn^ the N^-^i^nal 
Kir-or W'^r>s. H» f?l<^o -ili o^^RPtruo.ti'-'n --/orv wr,-^ r^poir w^rV. 
He wac xsntivo jn th= "Voonsr P-^-le'- F'-^islipt Le«su"", ?.ni he 
ror^t A""a Gb^iRti^n'^'^n ••^t o isn'^.e 3pr.n«'^re'=i by -^h-^ Lep.pue. They 
TiPrni-^i op. Jun" 17, 1^1<. 



In 1'328, Aibin'a mother -li'-i. In 1^2^, J'^hn, his f^nther, 
b'^usht tv;^ --.tt^fje-. ^ t Lq>e Delcvgn in Wi^oon^in, an^ m-v?i up 
thcT>«. He ^.rc.r:x bu^y -i^ins ogrrenter- reralr \:<^v/- fit thR -ther 
oottqg-f=. During th- v.'int-r, h- v.->uli live in :=o-icror^ . - Ither 



^^ 



with -n-- -f hi« -hilir^n, -^r in -v r-nte-l v^nrp. in his -^l^- h-.use 
-^n '^th F.t. When .J'^hn '■.•=^^. ^'^s he xarrl^l Laur^ '^'In^b^ll., a 
x\"^!n«in wh'^ flls'-" '^vme-i <?. '•^'-'ttage at La-e Delev^n. nis tvi^ 
ieucrhters w°re very unhBDt;y gb<^ut Ihp. aarriF.ee. Laura li^-i 
12 years .ater "i nanoer, gni Ji-hn ".ie'i in V-^yO at the age '-'X' 85. 



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ANNA GHRIPTIA-'^ON 



S-ei-n. Ar-^-f-w vpb ^rpf'-^, but ■-<- v-?- in -r--r h-nlth, ^^ he 

16B0. Th«y prrlvei in l«/3l . 9rn v-r>p^ -^n ^ f^rn In K<^r:^:i son, 
Illin'^is t.-i Tyqy frr th-^ir ^nn^^ss;?- r-^ A.mr^ri?'? . 

Thr f« Tilly th'-n -"ent'~. 1 - f''rffl in H-Ar^i^on, T".ie 1,\c'z is 
n^w the Boy? F^^r^: ^'^h^"!. Aft.-:" taa': th^y b-.j;:,!'.'; a f^-^-'r: "^n 
^!3wburi* P.'l . if^ P.'i''> f '^rl , i:3i -ift-^i" tI'': "'i^ Tniliren ■;?2'''- uiarriei, 
they b-vjojr-t sn'^ther far.T, "^n Alpin-^ R.-ifi. Aniraw -znl '^In^) m-iv^'i 
int'^ ';h3 f-^rni -'•n Al-oin." P.i. , f;n'l the He'-zburvA 'M . farm v^r rentel 
'^ut. Vhf^h '\.r.''5"^^i'W iip'^ in 1^''T2, 'C\\^. !'iewbu.''p, fqrm v^r, r^i-^li; qna 
when ^If^a ''iP''^. tr-'-'"' y-:>T'o let--?, the ATpin? P^l- farii '.res r-ntei 
^•ut urtil T^-'^e, T-h--n Ann?, qn^l h^r hi;',b^nl b^'-.i^'ht- it. 

A.rrir-n,' iel iv-^r.^i ^').\ th-^ ^hil'-lr'' :i hin:i:'*Tf. i.nne , "^hr- ---igrtg)/ 
of ton "•hi'i-''- i^T. , ■■•"-'f^ born In 'J S^" i". rl«r''''i = "n , 11''. .^he 
'->nly vpliJ:hp'^ thr = " ^-Tin-^" vn^'" '-h^ vq q b-rn» '^'^ Anlrf^-''- out 
h."''^ in «^ litti'^ 'oov h'^hlT^ th'' ri-^irotoy,^ qn^^ tivit T'^i it-". « 
nice litf. p in'^'jbn t"'^. 

An'?r'==v.' V7fl F .=> f^.Tn^nr .T:i hp v^n .nT;"'^ a v.''" "'i'*u.ttRr. H6 
f?"li. ''. •^rc'v.'o'"'^ t'^ ■^hp bri'^l^v^ r'l <B . Kp. sIt^ t'^^i'- .-^dvi,;. ^j- tho c.'^m— 
etqr'^' "^n t't'.^. ""rneT- r-f Alpj.r.'' 'P'^ . pn^ FoT-rip'"T' Avp. ""Injs i.ii. 
not h'S'.v'p cr -^utplie .j^b, but sbp wTV'i- lil"^- a T..-'n 9'^-^''-jn': the 
fa rm . 

The f^rnili' r^sP 3t '^^00 -".'r. . '^■vvy^^y ■. tpncu.=5P ther-e .--as 
a lot '^f w^^rk t" b° -Ion? b^fors s-nh'^ol. Anna ' r- ^■-'3rti''',un ar 



M 



■''h'^rf'K 1 f ^. 1 i.i i p -■, TiilVing, RTDllttlne; vn^^^, ar\\ hi^us'^v^rV. She 

y^une-'-^r br-'^th-r qni '-Istfr, Ort^t^ ani Helen. The faiiily 
t^snpp'^rt.sit l^n wqs a h^rse ??n1 bUf?fc?y. In th-^ '^'•"enlni^r' AnTrew 
■■■'"ul i r:lqy hlF r^c'^'^r'^ i«5n bef'^re thft family r-jtire". ^t ^ : 00 p.m. 

Most '^f the nhll-iren v'-'nt t^ s"'h'''>l t^T -^ix '^v '^i^ht 
ye^irR b^f'^r-? they l^ft h^rLe t'^ v^r-V. The ^nly ex^epti^n t*^ 
this ■'.vM<3 Helen th=^ young"? t "^.nili. Anir^v.' -'•^i'l f^r h^r t" pC^ 
to Lob t'^ohni" i'^n ?!Thooi^ qni ?he becRiue a techni'^-i??n ^ni an 
R.N. Tony qn'i illb'^r-t, the two .Tll^-ot s'^ns, left hom'' to vor-v 
in a farnituT'^ fsct-'^ry, sin"! O'^^r'i '^ut. Tney were s^'-venteen •■■hen 
th?y left. H'^lirja liv"'l vith =-n artist vLen sh'^ vas in -ixth 
erqle, an'i il'i hou.i p-v^rk in exonang.^ f'->r ^rt lespon^r /lO^t r,f 
the girls v.-ent ^ut t^ to houR--- v^rV --h^n th^y were 12 -^r- 13. 
.A.nna left when she was fifteen, to live witri s neighb-T femily 
gni i.'' houpe>.'oj>]r. ;--he v/«l>e'i s-vergl mile^^ home f^-very Suniay 
to visit her faicily f'^r ti'i'=' afternoin, ani '■■•al'kel b«r!> Tgqin 
at night. 

:'ol i-igyq w^r^e u-'unlly '^."lebrntei v.-ith a pinnio ani honj->- 
"laie ic-^ '^r-^am. There were n'^ fanri''y reunions, ani th-- children 
never s^w their gr^nacprents who livei in JeKalb. Anna -lii 
not ^ven meet her grani:Ti'^ther until afu-^r ^;he '.-'as "larrie'^. 

Thc; ffl-riily iii n"t ^^. tten-''. nhurcn, ^n'l n^ne '" f th-> (^-hil'lren 
wei'e baT.'tize'^. .\nna war? baptise! in l^^--0, v;hen sno .j'^in^-'i 
Alpin'^ Lutheran Thur'c^h. 

Weidings v.'ere very 8';iali, an'' n'^'t "-ven ti:^- '.orenT.s u-'-^re 
always rr*^°ent. All '^i' the o.hiliren wait^-i until they v/ere 
'"f age, s'" th'^y iii not have t-^ ssk their par-nts' aiAJroval. 



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^.11 ■■'f tVi-n fcT-p/jiv -^ PC" 1 -J i-^np \!'~-rfz in^'^^ by -Xn'^r' '"'.»", but 

rullin^:: \'-:r'= typ;' '•nl •ounirhnients . '''hon stpV""! \f th.- chl'l''ri'n 

'>o be;."in vith. " 

T'VioT'.-i ■^,•<r^»^-. no RriT'v.Tn t f. '^ " b "^ H T' ' •'-- 1" f. llv'.'OE' ■'.'1th tb;'- ?«=T.ily 
«) t nny ti'-i<^* but r:'",'^c>~, t,h<= y~unp''-nt ^•T:, ^n^ hi~ I'ifr ■■ lv=>^ 
qt h'^::?'' f'l^'!"- t;V."^ v^a-i-',^ q-f'tor- t-,h''''^r' •■■'^T'r^ !-=! P o . Wb^ri. At^t ■'/' ^ led. 
in T^??. "Ina 1 1'.''--^'1 ••rlth b.er '■laug-ntprr- Filth '^r Jenny '.T^tll 



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Tvtrj 'fAPPT^o iiF'" OF 
ANVA OrTRI'^-TI'^f'^-ON "ii^'D AL3IN 5^0'~UI'='T 



i=P'>n??'^rp>i by th-^ '•'Y'^ung P'^o-ole's "" '^''. i^llst L'^^eru--' ^f •:hi-h 
they v/er- b'^th ■■n^'mb -rp . They ••.'•^re ragrriei. Tune 1, 1"15 in 
Ro<^l<fori, v/ith '^nly t.h° minlRtpr ■Dres-=;nt. 

/-"Ibln =ini '^.nn^i's fir?t mgj'-'r nr-nfli^.t ac;inp> shortly ^ift-.r 
they v-re raRrri'^l. 'Ibin w=!=^ Ir^ftr-'i t^v Mr^vl-l War I out 
he r~fuF;-^'i t-^ ^^rv^. He ii'l n^t bel i^v" in -I'/'-^r, ^^n'l '."as 
somewhat '^f = vf^^l'^.^l. He "g .-e-^ioliy >;tiq nD-D''^sed t'^ ivorl'-] 
\'!9V I for e'^^on'^Eii'i r^^s'^ns. "'^ Albln v/^nt to ■crlFson f'^r nine 
B'^nths , !^n'i Ann^ suD"''^rt'>'1 herself by w'^rVlngf qt the I'urniture 
far;t<^ry . 

The fflTiily livoi in mqn.y h'^uper, ar'^un'i R'-^^kf'^ri . The 
first h^uRe x^qp on Cr^'^by "tre = t where thny liv^i until 1*^18. 
The l=?nil'^ri, rlermstn H^niB tT-''->m, who t„"->ui i onp i-?y b^ A»y^v 
nf po'^vf opi ^ boqr'i=i ivith th- f?,:any. Th-^ house w^se I'^rge -^ni 
thf^TR '.^f•'^^e three b -dr'^oina ^ p.o r'.rirj'^i_t'. x'^ns v.'ere unor>'^v.'i=''i, 
Th»ir -^ther hou^as --.'"r^ l-^csjte'i on Buokbpp Ftr"?;t, Alpine P.oq'i, 
qn-1 <th Street. Anna's mother ii'■^^ in 1^3'^, °r\^ ^ib^-ut ei^^ht 
ye^rs lat(=r, ^nnq qn'l AT bin b'-'up;ht the fRrrn whi=r^ sh'^' h^Jd 
llve4 on Al-oin- Rogoi. They 1 iv^ri thf^r- until l'^63. At this 
time th'^y ti'^v^-I Int-^ n hi^u^e they h'3'i buHt -^n Iv^ry L^ne. 
Ther-^ v/ere "ften bnq-j^iopg living:; -ith the f.-^mi'ly, sni Anna's 
■oar^ntci "1 iv^i with th'-"'m f'^r '^n:= v/int-^r beo^ua- they hpi rente'l 
lut their f^rm nrA o^ul'il not m^v ' intii th'ir n'^v' h^uB--^ yet. 



^7 



t-qtion t*^ w'^rV -,vs c thp Inter-urb<?n. In 102^-1^26, he etsrtei 
hi= '^wn 'cluTibing bupiinpSB with T.= i J'^hriR'^n. -.nnsi vv'^rlr^i in 
an overall f=!otory sni ■; furnitur- f^^ot^ry. 

Th=ir firrt s'^r R'^p;pr, vss bTn Febru^^iry 20, 1^21. 'i 
f?e'5'^ni p-^n, ^ug-en^, was b'^rn Arril 2JS, l^zj , but he iiel the 
'lay =^fter he wa= b'^rn. 

Th6 fp.ini"iy r^^i'^ei '^hi^^'^'^nf^ t^v egry T.r'^iu'^t.iT! , ^^n"^ sold 
p.pplep, b^rri^R, = na v^-g-tsbT e? . At porno ^^f tlieir homes 
th«re v/ere '^r^^-h'^ris , ^nd th'-y "Iways hsi r gnrfien. 

The family i ii not b I'^ng t^ a ohunh, but th'^y ■-■"nasi-in- 
allj' qtten^'^i Zi^n Luthergn 'Church '..-here Albin h^si b^-n o-^n- 
flrme'l, ena the s^rvioc' wa^, in Bvelish, Roger ■•■-r,a n'^t bertizei 
until 1 0'4-3 T-^hen he vqs in th^ army. In l'-~0 the fa-r,ily J-^inei 
Alnine Lutheran ".hunh in 'Pooyf^ri. 

F.ogor etteniei ^i^hw-TuVe" ?'>ho"l, qni. R'^c^f'^r-'; High !^oh'^'''I, 
Ke W8K ii??cipl in^i rii'^stly by his jjother, -.;h-^ usei snenyinfcs 
as hiB punishment. 

The family fairei better than most luring the Denressiojl;. 
41bin ^''Bs able t*^ Veerj his businesn "^pen at 7th -vA Ch-rles 
3t. --nna worVe'^ in the '^ffi'ie a n-"^"-' farina the ph'^n», ani t^'^k 
In washing ani ir^^nine: f'^r ^'Xtre m-^ney. Th" family gr'^o-ry 
bill wa= about l!'^-?^5 a x-;e°V. 

In lb?l Albin boug-ht hi? first o^r, a '•'ioi^l T F'M-i , an-l 
all th° neighb'^rs roi° v,-lth hiTi t^- worV". In I'^P.k the family 
livei in their first h^^u^e with el e'^tri'^ity. In 1925 they 
bought a raii'", ■=^ battery orieratei Atwater Kent. This was 



<?.? 



quite ■= bio; --^V'-nt in the n:--ight'^r'h^v-.i . Ev-.ry nigrht -f ih-^- 
w^eVr thsre ver^^ n-ip:hb'^r'^ in the living r-^^Ti, trying t""- see 
h'^v; rT!Any iiff'^rent =t=;ti'^ns they '-^^•jI -i tune in ^-n the r^'li'^. 
Th.^re -.■■R'^ ni^t -n-^u-rh v^lum'^' f^r s :^-!ppkor, p'" they h.-^i t^- lis- 
ten thr'''Ufj;h °=!rr.'h'-n^-' . 

3^th Anr.^ sin^ AVoin ".^'oe from hiri-W^rVing f^'^ilien, qn'3 
they t'^o '•• = r- h^jriw'-^rking. Wor> w^s 9l\:a\s th° first ^n-"! 
li'^Bt Imo'^v .p.r,t tnine-, nn'i there iv^. s not- -:^uoh time left '^ver 
for c-ntei t ; iniTient . They b-^th O'ntinuc. to be ■-.r.tlve in the 
Y'^ung ?eo;nie's S'^^-i-nlist League, '-ni ^^tten'^ei -"»ann^3. Anna 
nnn r'=~i-''!r!ber tryire t<^ te-'i^h ?'enry 51'^'^n. ^n'^ther future 
"is^y^r '^f nO'^>f'^r'1 , h^w f^ i.'no'^. ATbin ^-'hs a'^-tive in th=> 
5.irin3rs, Lyr'^n "i'^g'ng '^-iletj, n^ the 'fe f-.'-^nio fraternity; 
^vA ^nn= b-':l'^'"'gei t'^ Es^tern ^t t. 

Mbir. il^'^. in "''■"y, 1 'f--3 '-n''; Ann-'-; n^w lives ^If^n^ '^n 
Ivry Lan= in f^'^f.vf -.'i . 



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HOG^R 5R0CUIST 

V.^nsT Br'^nui«!t ■.••=!?; b-^rn February 20, 1^2w, ^^ t Pt. •-.nth'^ny 
h'^sr.itfll in ^'^Tr"f T-i , Illinois. He w^is "n '^nly ^hil n , ^. younger 
br'^ther lyina "t the ^g-° of ^n^ 1=3 j^. 

As g b'^y, Rou:er ".'33 very in'i'=^r"=ni--nt , nni he t^^V '^n 
T'^ny r-=sp'^nRibil ities . '.'hpn he W9s ab^'ut 9 yeorn ^li, he 
etartei v^rkinp in thf^ fg-ily g^r^ipn. When he cacf^ h'^me frois 
PThf^"! h^' v^ull rut "^-1 in th^- furn^ne in th'^ bflssment, °.ni 
if his rr.'-ther 'v."^ s w^rVing qt hip f-ther'? vluTibins ^hnp, he 
wul'i start setting thinccs regiy f-^r sun^-'er. He v-^ul-l u^u^lly 
s.^t his h'^meworlr -i'^n^ b^f^^re ^upr-er, tni. h'^ reai '^r li.^.tenei 
t'-< the rsi.i'-' ^fter supper. 

Roger ii^ n'^t have t^'"^ r;".ny fri^^nip as ^ boj' , bec^U'^e 
all the nhiliren in his neighb-^rh'^'^i war" either j'^'^uneer or 
'^Her th=n he. He sr.'^^nt '--'. I'^t. of tine el'^n? ffi'-^king things 
•^ut '^f v;'-"^d. Ke ol-^o h-Ti iTiany J^'bR that Vent hire busy. '.'hen 
h<^ wo 1= y^ung he '?'^1 1 •-■•"t"'^' nev.'spcpers , rnet = l , "n1 Ir'^n fr'^in 
ar'^un'i th^ n-''ighb"rh''"^i , in hi? T.'sg'^n, «3ni 9.'^1<\ it Kt the junlc- 
y^ r^ for" spen'^lng m^ney. V/hen he v.^as 1^, he Vv^ryei ^t the 
'^.i/^'^us, tgVinp: ti-^Vets f'~'r '"ne -^f the riies. One sumn".er h» 
workei flt C'^mr G-r^nt f^r two v/eel^s •-.'here h? was ^»n i^ri-^rly 
who rqn ■'-rran^'s f-^r th- ^^ffioer^ -^f th^ Nati'^n^sl Guar-'l. 
Durin? tho Rumrer he w^rVei "n his umle's f=!rm, ■iriving the 



w«?g'-in, t" h.-'lr ■'lUring the thr^^'hing tim-^. ■\fter he ■.•;ap '^ut 
of hi^h coh-^o"L, jobp 'v^rr' cc^r''^'^, p'^ he .-^'-^tk'-'i '^n the Plill-ilan 



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There veren't -ipny f^iriilj^ oel ebr-«. tl'^n^'. h'=li. The rri=i in 
h'^li'^qyF i^lebnte'l v.'^re Thp,n>:-'5;P,"ivlns: '■-iiTl ChrifltT.« 5 . F^^r 
Chri9t;r:«)F the family hsi a srcqll , fni iine:, tqblet'^v; tree v;ith 
oijn'^l^s. When Rop;er wss »;bnpt 8 '^r '^ , th'^y hai their first 
renl tree,,an1 teve h'r^ -Tie -ver .'■in'^e. R'-'ger urubIIv renl-vei 
cl'^thes f-^r Christm'^s -nd his birthd^iy; c?ni '^ne big tr^y i'<^T 
Christmas sunh "r e iunrn tru'^V or fire -ngine. 

The fanii'iy rarely hai f? b'iby sitt'^r, =ini Rog^r went m-^fit 
tA^O'^s v.-i^h his rar«nt3. One y=.?r they r.^«nt t'^ the eireu?., 
ani thoy freau°ntly v.-ent t'^ se:= the ''Gruig^ Fights" nt C^.-no 
G-r^nt. If two T:en fc'^t into p fight during th^^ ^'^yi th°y w'^ul'l 
be sepcjratei until ni^ht. Then they ■'.-/'^iili be rut int*^ th^ ring 
t-^ fi(i;ht out their Kruip"-' in f'^'^nt "^f -^n nuii--^nep ^h^^ ^njoypd 
th= fr°'= entertainment. The family t"'oV q vaocti^n in 
1^28 v.'h=n they w^nt t'^ L'^ng L^Ve, Hipi'^rein. They r^nts'^ r 
cottage f'^r tfri<^ wee'k.q, Sin/^ Bp^^nt the time fishing. 

The living ooniiti^ns ver^^ upuqlly unor'^vi!'^"il , but '^n 
Su'^kb^e St., the fsn-iiy lived in b four f'^.'^iily ^r.^rtnaent . 
Roger sl9T)t '"^n s r'^l lev.'ny b'-^i thet f'^liel i'^wn "ut ^^f th^- eloget 
in the living r'^'^ra. 

Rog'--'r atteniei V/hit" Soh'^'^1 , Kishvau^e.- Reho^-l, Lin'-^'^ln 
Jr. High, ^n-i- R'-^eVfo^-i. High 3^h'"''^l. He ^,lwsyf? valine'? t^ 
eoho-l. "-^meti-nep if the weather v-=5 ?^ ba 1 , he r-^-le ^vith his 
father in the truoV, f^ th-~- rluTibing sh-^p. He then ^•8l]^^''i to 
s^h*^^! fr"^" th-r''-'. 



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Wh^n ^ns:er va^ 1S h- f-rm^^^ . muPic.l frr-u? with tvn 

^onc^-rv^tory f-r him. -ni he -leyM th- bpp;- «r^ ^^i- t-n-r 
guitcr. Thp boy. rl.y-i .t ^c.h-^= ani Gr«n^-. wh-n he 

weB IB. h- .1-in-i ^ bigfT-r erour -ith nine r--rle. ^n-^ they 
,>laye^ -n WHO^ r=^ii- "^tc^ti-n -n Funi.y on c„,^^y ^nnin-B. 
Rog^r V9S 'S'^tiv- in B-y Buili^rc v-h-n h^ vas in hif?h 
P^h-1. B-y Builier. vas « fr^t^r-^ity -rg^ni-p tl-n sp-n-'-e^i 
by th^ .^.E^nic fr.t-nity. He r-rti'.ip. t^^ in "B^y's '^t.te". 
sv^n^r^r-^ by th" ^rr^ri^.n L^ri-n. ^n^ v:a e .ert to Srringfi-M 
as s rerres^nt^tive -f th- Ma-onic fr^t-rnity. All th:^ boys 
..rti.i^atlng. tooV the offices ^f the st.te Qov^rnm^^nt of f i- - 
^ials, qni R-g-r -v*. = th.> Heglth Oo-nmi?- i-ner. 

Ivhen ■^oger -./as out -^f hi.vh. -eho-^l, he joinel the la-'^nio 
Lolgo. In l'^'i2, he v.-q s '^lectei 'laster ■~'i the ^vier, the serjoni 
youngest one in the history of the fraternity. It -'Iso r-'le 
it the first father s'^n team in lOo years. Roger's f^^ther hai 
b'=en Mq<^>t"r in th^ l-ite IP'^O's. P.og'^r vjo.b s3lso Botlv- in 
LuthT L°?3gue ^t \lt)in^ Luth=-r=in ohurnh, ?ni h'-> was ^5 volunteer 
fir'^'d^n f'^r three y-^^rs ^^t L'^g C=sbin A.rb^r fire iepqrtrnent. 

Cn-^ of Ri^gRr ' s favorite ?iotivitiep w=3p fiFhins. H= v-'ul'l 
g" fishing for '^ne v/e"]c <=vory nurc-rier with hlr; Uncl° Earl 
\'right, in Northern Wisoonsin. Aft^r ^arl w^nt blind, Roger 
wuIt irive hiT. ■■' ni his v/ife t'^ rlorila cohere they staypi f-^r 
the winter. Roger vouli stay vith them for t\vo x.;po>-s x,^ fish, 
thi^n t=3ke thf= train ba '--v h^me. He v/'^uli stay at Lake Delevan 
in Wisconsin, with his G-r^nir^a Br'^quiet, f-^r a ooupl^ ^f •. e-ks 



s^ 



in th'; suiniTsr. 

gni the hi^use *.vp?i nu^jrintin^^i . Hip father v:as aufirintir.'^i 
'^ut "^f the h'^Uf^e f''"'r f^ur weeVc.. There xvas = b^ir^'^in rith 
an '^utsi'ie ■i-^'^r, ="^ Pog'^r'p f ^ th~r livei in th^re ^vA the 
Health Der'artFient c=i:r.e ini s-al^'l th= ioor i^^nn-'Oting the r^om 
V;-ith the r",<5t nf the h"u8e. No one ".^uli l^.p.v^, the h'^use t'-' 
go to the stor^-, P" hi« father left fooi at the front 'I'-'^r. 
Hov;ever, no onr- tn'^UsTnt of the fa'^t th^t the he^t-^r blew air 
throughout the h^use, '^o it i i'^ no goni to se.^'1 the 'i^'^r. 

'*hen Roger vss p junior in high sf.hooi, he g:r'^-\i s v.-h'^le 
fo-^t in '"n° ye«5r. He u^nt from ^^'2" to n'2"j ^nal a?; -t rp'^ult 
he was rather v/eak th^t y^^r, ^ni fqinte^^ =! lot. At on-- time 
h'^ pull^i a chsnlp-lier 'iown with him. 

On Dpo'^mber 3'1-. "!-^'3°. Roger b'^ught his first o,ar, a 193^ 
pori '^-ouT)?. He o'-ul'in't fini a riie x^ s Nev; Year's ^ve 
party, an-i he hai a -Isite, po he went out qn^ bought a '^.ar. 
He hiS-^ ^ drivers lin-^n?''^', but hi-? ■^nly Iriving ex'oprience waa 
in fielip. In tho^e i^j's th^re w^re n'^ '?rivin~ teRta. A 
frien'^i signe-"^ th*^ -^'^th^tp. ^ayins: that poorer Vne-A h'^v; to -Irive 
■'.■ell en'^ugh, anl h^ e:ot hi^ lic--=np<=. 

Roger v/oriror^ g* p/^cV^oTii a^,-r-Qv; Pr'^TUotf fr'^m 1^3*^ t"^ 
l'^^2, (Starting at '^..jC> an h'^ur. In l^^Q h= v;as hit in th'^ face 
with 'i griniing '.vheel ani '^eri'^unly hurt. He hgd to hav-"' his 
sveball R^iv'e'i up, "^n"^ he vrirp qgn ^yp -catTh i^^v six m'^nths. 
He toijI-^ n'^t '.vorl' f'~r six months, =sn^ R'^'t^f'^ri Porev; Pr'^iu'^ts 
r.aii him a full '^-glary f'^r th'^' vn-^^l = time 30 he v/^ul-^ n^'t pue, 
(alth'^ufh he vas n'^'t thinking ab'^ut it). The aT^ii^nt '^-su^^ecl 



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hira to havp s^v-r^ 'nesiia'',h°s f'^r y-^sr'^ ^ni 'jf^.BV^ qft^rvv^ri. 

Tr) iQij-'? Ri^^-r wq^. i.r.T f ■^••='^ in~^ the arsy, v.'h'^re he '^-r-v-i 
for thre^^" ye^rs. He w^.s a n'^r)""^' •irii'?.- i'^nei •officer, gn' a-rvei 
gq a T^rp'^ral . He v'^r'-'^i rart of the time in ^n 'office, tut 
his naln j'^b '-''f; in th"^ ?-,?. or Intel! ig^m^ ?^e'5ti'"n. He \<a^ 
sts^ti'^nel in L^iyte ^n'i Sam^a in the Philliriripr, ani Okinawa 
ani Mp.n'i'^ro. He v^aa ^nc*^ '-n b'^f^ri 5 lib';rty '?qrg'" r!hip sr-^ing 
from Rcivqil to Layte. f'^r 82 i^ys vitnout t'^uohing lan-l. 
v/hi"! e in the arn^y, P.'^gier h^i m='lnrig ^ni yell'^?^ jqun^li^e, but 
Yi^ r>,^<5ov =>r'^'i '^Iris'ht fT'^in b'^th '^f the". 

V/hen ^.'^ger r"--'turn"'^ t'^ th--- Unit"^^ Ttat^f? in 19^'^, he starte'l 
>;n-pV «c! j^n p. ti-nr'^ntioe '■•luT.bpr. In l'^^2 he b-'-'.ame engage'i. to 
Ma i" ,' '^ r* i e Th^i-en ^n"^ thf'y niarrie-?. rfey "l , '\^'^:3 • 



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■?t«?'-], Hv/e-^en Ir 18Q-'^, They h-^.d Vr.rea ^hi"] i :-.•:■ r>., 01 go, ".f^.rl , qn-i 

Erin, •v'hiT.f? th~y v.-r^r' ^ ivincr in 3v-^^en. Carl \:^r. b^rri Jsnun7''y 

1"!. , 1-302. 'JV9t servHl no ^.t ^ffirf^r- In ■^ilf -■^'r---.y in S;-'?--i'^n, 

sni v;t, l^it.er '"•i ir-','-"fc'ia t. '-'.e ^p:^.-* to thi? c^i'. n'':""y in I'-^Of, 

t*^ fini 9 Ji^b, pni r:'?^-^? 9 h'^t;? f^r t.h-' fsmiTy. H'^- f'^o;'!''? g Job 

in -g f'J"^rit',>ro fq-'t^ry, ^ni Jift.^7' h? v^-z in ^'^-Vf'^r-.^} -"'■'^ ;-) ye^r, 

he s°nt f^r the f=??rd1y. 'T'h^ •^9~ijly 'il-i-o in-lu-^^i Anna's 

mother nh'^ v»p blin'^ s^ni h':}'! il-'?b'^tPf. fh'- livs^I .'1th the f=^)uily 

frtr> nin^tppn ',''-^tb, until h'?r' 'j'^^itVi. 

TV.e fr-Tiily 1 ivp-i in T^-m- ^r fiv- diff'"-"'-"nt l^nfl ti'"-n<' , 
whi'r^h in'^lu-^^'^ ^th St., lOth '^t., -th '^-t., sni Harrie'^n kve. 
Cerl ^ni his br"th'=ir £rin, ■^hsn'^l ^ be-ir^.-^-ffi, ^nl th'^in 3r?in'1ma 
h'^ ■^ h^'*^ '■'vn r"om. Th<= chil'i'^-'=n ■^ ii ni^t h-'^ve «ny '^.h'^r-'' t.i^ 
•^,n gr'^un''' ti\?' h^use. Th^-y f^ua'ht -'uit^ =■ bit ^.m'^ns' a's'^h f^th^r. 

AT th'^uc'h ^n th«^ ohil-^ren w?=rp- bsjrtizei in Bwe'-lf-n, there 
v;as n'"^ ■^'^1 ic?i'-us b.'^'^l"f?r'^'jn'1 in ~hp f-'^mily. ■^.n^i^! in-i h'=r 
sipters wont t^ thp Pqlv^ti'^n A.rry '^huroh '-■nne in ^vhil^, 
bvit it v/s R Btriotly f'^r the pnp.jqi vv^s'^^imp . C^rl Pt^ftei 
attending '^humh gft'=r he wss marrlsl. sn^i h- .ininei A,lpine 
Luther^jn "humh in I'^^J-B. The father family m^sibprR never 
ji^lne'i "hurnhes. 

C^rl E-'^t n J'^b a?; gn '^ffi^e b'^y nt Mechanics Univ-^rsal 
Joint vhen he v;s s 1*^. He v^rkfri bis v.'.gy up thr'"U3;h the 
^"mpsny t" th.'^ hes i '-f th° shi-orin^ lert., then -.'^V'ei int--' the 
oredit lect. He remain^i !^t Mech-^ni^^p f'^r -Tlm^fit fifty yesr-R. 



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¥.p, vaT .lust gr^^ttina rp" 1y t" retir'- i.vh--=n he ^lie^. v.'h'^n Carl 
fi-fst atgrtei. '■■'^r.^-ing st M':'ori3ni?s , n=: nelp'^i- his fath:^r t" 
obtain 9 j'^b there f^o. He v"->r!'e'i urr^er his father f^'-r «while, 
but R-^-^n his father ivor/.e'^ unie- hiti. This situ?;ti~n li^i n^t 
caast' qny har-1 f--?e1 ing.? though. Anna w^rke-? cleaning h-^uses 
when the Thil^:^-'^n wer- y^ung, sn^ 5rif! ani Olgq b^th w'^rkei 
f^t Suni'^trnn 4 ' p vh'=^n they were '-^Irier. 

Thei^e were never s-rvants f^ni b^sriere, but vhen Olga 
iiiarr-iei Walter Killer in I'-'S', tne n'-^urjle ronve-i in -..•ith G-U3t 
an'1 Anna, "^n-i 1 iv^i -^vicri them until th'=y b^-^th -^iei. During 
the iepressi'^n, thf- family Vive-i or, Sth St. In q flat. Eric 
sni his wife live! f^n ^ne flo'^r, ^n'l his CHi'^'^'its ^nl Olga nn'l 
V/alter, lived "n the '^ther fio^r. G-'arl ^r:1 nin Vifife, livei 
within ^ bl"<5k ^r tv."? •■'f tne rest "^i the faicily. 

Usually Anns 1 in ?nT-Pt '"■f tne ii s^^irilining '^f the cniliren, 
but she ^.'as quite perrnisr-ive f-^r that generati^in. . il-u?t ^ilw».ys 
hao the finnl i./-^vi if th^re was any f.^ntr-v^rsy. He vss a 
fi?;..qll ^!«n, but an ButhTitarion. Ke xflie Anna take the children 
into the rther v<^^<z vhen they orifl, so he vull n'-t b'- iis- 
turbe-'l. 

Q<ir\ vent t" St^r'^^ey school (now buokbee schc~'l) "n the 
corner of Al]-)ine Ri . .Tn-1 Harrio'^n Ave. The scho-^l chil iren 
playe'l f'^oto-sl'i on-i be f^' e eg 1 1 , en-^ for ^ fpeci^l '' tr'.^o t '' , they 
w^uld ^'et to visit the £tar>"ey ooir.et.'^ry scr^sr. the street from 
v,he .school. /rn^vri the family iive.i on 10th St., Carl v.-ent t'^ 
broi.vn sohof-.i J qnl h=^ w^lVe-l the half laile f- 8cho'->l. 

Csrl gni 01t-;3 '^nly v^ent through the '-igtn grnie in -'-hooi. 



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They ^.'ere gMn^ to ^ut th^ir br^th^r Eric thr-ugh high a^ho-l. 
but aft^r th-y taught him ne;- c-loth.. to ve.r f^ sohnoi. he 
re fur- el t'^ tr'^. 

nn^n fr- thMr h'^uS^- On» -f Carl - ^ f^v-rite 
Pf.i he be'longr^'i to th^ Inosl 



vsrV r^'c^ut tvf'lv.^- 
activities '■•«<' c.t^op r=icine 



ngin'^^ club. T^--- feet ti-'t h-^ C'Uli ;;'-t 'rvix, ii'fi net r.h^P'^ him 
oiT^ bit. 'rf o»> 1 -^ yc^ ."'.'t?'^ r'i "^ i "■';'' , \'^.'i s-^ftyr he vvf?^. :i:''jrT'i''i' , 
hia wlf-^ '^b.l'^ct^'i * --^ tyi^ ov.-,v.-^ vp,-,t,.,-, .., ^ ^f 1-v^o -ioniiier, fm'"; h'^ gave 
it up. H'^ ^-1<^.'^ ^n.'i'^v'^'^ " ^ """D i n-:^ =^n" flr^hin;'". 

G«3rl m'afrii=^ D^r'^thv P'l^lnc.n en Jun-, 1, 1.^7:6, in th". Littl? 
Br'^wn Chur-nh in tn^ '^'''^^Ifl, in N-^iPhRiJ, Ii^m . 



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nQpcT"''r' PRINCE 

John Prirce wqs born in Mineral Point, wisocnsin vhp^'p 
he worked on a farn" as a boy, Addie Bailey was fror Poc^f^rd. 
They married in 19'^^t ''''^ ^-ddie's parents' hcjse on Tndia^^.a 
Avenue, in Pockford. Dorothy v;as boT^i on Winnebago St, or 
October 17, 19C5. When she was t":'^ years old, the "^a'^'-'ly 
moved to Ferfuson St., a block from. Addie's parents* house, 

John had various ■'obs including Atw^od Vacuum ?o., a 
Totorman, owner o'f a grocery stor^, Pockford Brass Wor^-^s , and 
manager of another gro'^e'^y s + o^e. 

John war 5 5'a'^bler, and he of''"en nut thp fi;rn^"ture ur 
as colateral to get gamb''Tnr mon'^y. Add^e h^d to keep '."orkTnF" 
and paying the Loan Company so they would not repossess +'^° 
furniture . 

Addie worked at Bvrson's Knittincr Co. , the laundry at 
Camp Grant, and mended stockings at hc^e . S'^e had an out'^^'de 
.iob until she v/as 7B ^'^ears oTd, vbpr she was retir°i^. At 
one tim.e s^e went house to house <^oii-ii^rr ■riou/pv^c; and am^^s: 
and Dorothy, mu^'" to her embar'^assment , had to go wi f-. hor. 

John's father lived \"i''"'^. the family for awhile, because 
he was a widower living all alone; and if one mea"^ mar vas 
bad, two v/ere v;orse. Ho v/ork'^d as a nif^ht '■■•". tch^iar a + 
+ v.g Washburn Co. Whc ho v.'as -"cv i.ii+'.-, "t^yc. i -ppip^ ^ p 
r-on+f" "-"i CDS di'^ease, ^_e mo^"~'' "^ ' " v^nr^o, 'vi-.f-r- It^ "lio^ +i-o 
casket was covered with a sheet of gl^^ss >:pca""'' of -^^e 
ccr.tarion. 






-■ri.-' — ' f '.:' r^ - "•-f-.K r- ^- ■ "■'"''"'" p "1 ' J , iv"' n*^' >' r o ^: rr j t 3fjr!? V A 

(- p^,-- 3~5^-,; r-^--' 3c;vr f>r'3 T^^.'^^V' .?0^'" ^ •■ "^9^0 + CO 

:— ^ c.-r r; ' £ r f.f ,;■:■ -nt ;- , -J '■'- >f o i d *? , , ^ ? f"? ?, T ' T- 1 '~! ' "I j" b9vofr' 
■ oo'v ^'•^.^"^'^ ■"■ rt /■ f" j^ 'T' -^ pcfc' ^ ',':'' r "^ f> V bBr! rr'oT.' 

* bf'i ^ ^ b b A .■/c-.'^c' ■" ^ ^. I '/ "P '^ ■■" ."* !?■'? o"*" T ^■^'^'tF.! o ss 

i-i ep'.'' ."^'n^fif' t.s p 3 ri f v o r. ;'■ -: hf^hri'^'TT briR , JrK'TO r-rr^sO 
+ -.-<■ ;:• piv o'-fc r-'?'^jv , b ' ■'' ':^'^|•p^^^/ .^ p sFv/ 9 ffs liJTtu dor, 

-<./: '^- -r ,,'^.,r;■^ .- .- - -'+'V,- b 3 ' ' ' ^ -f Q H t st p'-fffoL 

. y- ;>pr '^•- .j h- - ,-pfr. I'f? ff R ^i~rf\'' '' ■"^'ov'o b.fvv R Ef^v; ? r* 

-,--,-' ^, : - /- I •-■,.• , r ,, - ,. ,^ .. , ,^, r- '.' -f ". -' '> r. "^ 'Vy [ tY^ p'^ '^W o r^ + 

,'■'-' ' ■ ■'" ■" -^ V -\ V fj, lA £- -3 p p ■"- f h -^ ■ f ,-, '- • : p + r-< o '> 

■ ' ' ' !■'>-> +AC\,Sp p 1+ } \>! Kq-^-qi .-, p •- P'Y TQ-kT'OP'^ 



Th-f^Tfi were n^v'r '^ny c'^rv^nts "^f b-'^^iri^^rs , "-ni the h'^use 
v;as un'^r-''''vi.'T-1. . As D'^r^'Th^^ vas ^r, only ^hili, sh.-? alv-gyp h=- 4 her 

Dor'^thy ?itt=;nTe'l ''lli? Foh'"/^!, C!hu'>^ih ?^h'i'-"l, eni ".^"'Vf'^r'i 
Kisrh r.-'^h'"^l f'^r t--.'0 ;/-iern. '•'''hen :'h^'-■ v.'9 s in first g-^-e!e -jhe 
ha-l t"^ v.'siy 13 b'^'^nV^ t" '^'^h'^'^T, f^ n.'i h'^me ogain b'^th ^. t n^'^-n, 
ani v.'h"n '^"n'^'^l w^ss out f'^'^ the lay. Sh-? always: vrilV.j-l x-f 
<5Th'^ol u.^,l^^■:<5 thf- v-'pcitrier van ver;/ te'l, an-"', in th« t mse she 

Dnrnthy V -n 3 In Girl !3T^ut;i, ari rhe ha'i Tots "f fri.^nls. 
A''iii'=' sent D'^r^thy t-^ bur. Inppp ^'".h'^^>l fT- a y^f^r, ^n.i ivhen 
r?hp v/a n 17» Eh*" p'^t «-; .j'^'o 9r, ? Vit?-.! Ftsticlsn in th-' I'l^^'ith 
4<=p=.rtrx<^nt. 

A Isr^f; '>h-flj''° of th'^ v/"rk isTl t'~' D'^i'^'^'t-hv. Sh"^ T-i"! 
v'9ShintC, '^^"'Vinfi', '^ni. h'^us^^vy'^T'}". If' -It-hf-?' '^n". '^f hsr T.^jr^nts 
w^r*^ 'v i^y , " hs f?t'?y^'^- hi^T!^ fr'^m j^ '^h'^'^l .'^n'^ f^-*^^ ■'i^irft '^f th'S'^i. 
'ilhp Yi^.-'^ t^y^v. '^n =^!.ilt r =:(^''i'^rp ibil iti";f^ by th'^ ^jp'^ "^f 1 '' , '^ni 
ps ii r'^^'^rc «^:n'^ 'o'^o''^'l 9t 17. 

There veip n" r'l ip;l"'U'- ba'ir'T^^'jni in th= f'^rr.i'^y. D'^r^thy 
9tten'?ei '^hurih "ini '^un-'^sy K",h'^'^l ft Grnn^-^ "I'^th'^^ist nhur''!hs 
in the -li 1000 blo^^ir -f W'-^Ht ?tpt<^ St., ^^ith her GrHrims 
Bsll'^y. Shp v-as '"^nf irrnei v;h-''n R?ie went from thf rriniqry 
t*^ th" Juni'^r i'^pt. '^f thp. Sunday r^oh^'^'] . At this time she 
'.v9s also t«3pti"'=(i, fln-i phe vent up t^- th--- fr'^t^t '-f thf^ '^huroh 
by hsrs'^l f . 

John qni Ailie raeio j"int i°oi<^i^ns, but the i iRoi-olining 
vss i'^ne by Jf>hn. Punishm'^ntp. in'^lu^l^i the tsVinf? sway -^f 
privil'^ges, '^r a sv/itching. 



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There v^r? n Int 'f visitins: ■^.rr'^niz fsrf.jly mprab»?rs. The T^.xl'i'j 
vaPit^-' r^l-itivr,-. in >'5ri-^r=}l ?'-int, 'iviP'^'^nGir; '>r Galesbur-g, 
ill in"' is, b^sii""?. rp-Try r'=l'^tiv'^= :'! n t'^v.'n. 

attenie^ by '^rl v th^ ■,:r'?*'.cher «ni v/iti^R^p*^. 



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TfiE dA-RI«:u Ll>-: OF 
DOROTHY P'-^INUE AND CARL TRt^-di^N 

Dorntfi.v Priarse ani Gsir-l Tnedon offiriiaiiy met ^n e blini 
iate. Tnijy Jie c pari i°r v-nen Ga:'"".! rsn into tri'- t^r-inie's -nail- 
box v'hen ne vfan jel ivpi-'in^ Ror&etning. On ':n-^ir first 'i.ate 
t-hey v/ent t'*' a show, then to the Sweet 3hop r.-(\ 7th St. They 
rode j.n C-^rl'r? F-^r^l o.-.upe, wnirih "nly iia i ■^n^ q-at. It wa? 
a 1"uble ■ietf', bo it :>:3:^ a Iittl3 r;rovie^. Th=y i&t^! rr-oai 
Mnvp-rbe:' lo?^-, until, they w-ere Ti^rriei in June 1^2':-. Thoy 
riisrriea in The Little Li-'^vn Onuron. i.'i tne V«ile, in. N'sf-nua, 
Iowa. Only the minister r^n\ witnas^pq vare. orosent. 

The coup] p c*^'jght e nous- -^n 21st 7\p."h in Rpcici'" Ti , ani 
they livp^. t.hi-'rp until CHrl -^.Jea in 326'^. 

Dorothy ooptinu:^'] her job f^.s e vital st's tioisia ror tne 
Hse.lth Dppt. W?ien she stai-teri. in I'^'/.'-i-, ^he paRflp about Sf'O.OO 
S- iii^nth, r.hft leit v.'hen nhe beoiFirae v-i'egn.^int in i'-^^:d. Sne w«3s 
making About JJ^C.OC a .Tionth when ehe left. hai-J-^rie v;as o'-'vn 
in 1^;.'3, and Gar-oiyr i-e^ b^i^n in IQ^:!. 

During; the Derirpsf, :.on. ..'orothy'^ per«nt=. ICRt their house. 
They cp.nie to live v;itn Do2-othy f^ni C? rl . Thf^r-'^ vere 'nly 
t'.\'o b(:"iro->F;- , •3'^ L''''r''thy 'e p&r-'^r-.tG '.'ei'-e in "Cie r'^om, and 
Dororny =n-^ Csrl '-er^e in th- '^t-her, '-.it-i tv;o -^.ricfi :^et up. It 
vpp ve'^'v oro-;'-', rd . D'"'rot,;-y's foti'-er" Is. ft t'^ ^.^o to //if^oonsin, 
and hsr ;r.othRr liv'^-'5 '-ith the f^^'xilily f'^r t'.'T 'JOP-.Tj b-^ii'Oj'.; she 
e;ot 9n s n" i^t'-if^nt . Corl vas able to v-(?ep o.ir. .'ob, md ::•- rnsde 
ab-jt US. on pvpry tvo weskri "' t 'rhe mo^-t. Thoy ■.iiero. 'abl e 
to pay the int-^rest -^n th.-'ir ;nontg3ge, r;-^ they i id n"--". lo; 



( r. (O 



HI 



'vn'^n C=i-"1'". ~^th-v iiei in l'^63, nis fqt".:^--. ,:-->vsn i': with 
thetn. Ko li^';1 'vith t>.-^x i;nt5.T Cm-1 ■-i'--r in I'^o', ^nd ho 
cntir,^;^'^ t- llv- ^-ith H'^^-'-^thy until h:^ ^iel -in 1^70. 

t"^ C"^ 1 if ■"■- HI'S , t'.i^ y '."ul/' c;"^ t^ vic'it. hf-r, '"TI'^ i"'iP.y ^''^^.'^ ^ibout 
t'jn "r ',;:=• in ^H, 

I'hTV b'-:TT.f'='^ ^"^ I''t t i'^n- 1. !??'':t-p:e ?n'' FiV''^-rp A Ffo^. if. tiTi, 
grri '■ "nt crr'-'inc '^ft='i. ^h^y b'^ufi'ht- ?> ''ittl' tr-'sil-ir, sri 

v'^Tl'^I tViG '^T'^11 -T '^Ti'^ '^ "^ u p"l'i '^ ^ t. '^r. t", , ."^ j^ ^ /I ^ Y". •'' 2 ■'^- r " '^ '. "^ r><7--.-^, ^-.^p 
avhile. C~rl '•"^'-^ s B'^v '^(^'ui" ■-"^Fin.it-t' ran, = nci hn belon>>;e'^ 
to the credit, uni"~ ^n"^- '^'ne Tv^-Tty-Five Yfsi" rlub vhpr= h.= 
w^rV'si q t rff=cliPnlrtB Uni'''- rf-«: 1 J^iint. '^■h-^y b'^'th b'^'lor p^'"' t^ 
Five V\y^A'''-f^'\ "luV', p.n'i b;p-"i -any fri'^-'i'is. 

'Vhen Zp.v'i ii'^i in IQf^^? Doror-h"/ moveo. t,o Mgrion Ave. in 
Rockf^r-l, '-'I'lere she n-^v; liveB. Sli*^ has (^r, aburi-^'=n-e '^f friends, 
ann. i.g ar*ti'';° 1". Tio.ny thi''i!'>''. ?^h~ vf^-^-V" ■'.t the '-^hu'^nh ^.rA 

V^Tur tee" => t '^■'■7 ^' '"^ '. ^ h 5i"-'-'r''\ '^^ ^ h'"""'!.til, •^'P'^ k.-^t --r--:! f^ ". 



■,;n ~'^,'.ir'^ 



■•r, n ■V- --• ^ \' 1.- 1 l-^ •^ •*- /^ ^ > ] --. .'^ -. .-» ^ 



•fi, Vnjts. cro'ihets, 



baV-Rf, feni if< ^Ivevn helriir,!;: ^n-'-r-.-^p r-lse. 



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ej-\rop: 



Illin-'^iR. S'ne 1 ivci or 21st F'la'^e in V.-''"^'^f''T'~., until ?h" vns 
iiarria^.. Fii- v.vrilV':^'^ t'"' P.;.. Pfrl^-rp'^n si'^hooi , j- bTooV sn-^ a 
half irf^m her h^uBe. Later she azien^p-'' Lincoln Junior High 
?•■->. ho ■- 1 . qn'i Kapt Hiah f^clio'^i, Ker IranFport^ tion \;f!s-. the bus, 
pni onr-.p in owhllr!, sh.-; wa'tVei.. 

''arj'T-l^ -.;«; 3 or. ite ?/5tiv.- In r. -^nooi. At Llnoolr, she vas 
in s'^ver"=.l '"t'y-j "iT^- ■.■"h'-n i^he wf - "^ -"i , sr-f? v/^r- in a traveling 
oro^u-.tinn of th^ ??i3sion Flay, sk an -"trn . At Test Hi^h <5he 
v/asi in picz -^luc, ani en the newsy^eper Rtafl". S.ie liVei soproi,' 
on'^ r-^:^^!^^, '^r'^^tiv-' vriting, ^ni art, vere come of her 
fav-or-ite q'^t iviti^?; . r.ho v^rj slso in Girl G'-o-rg, ani a -hili- 
i-ons' ■-'.hoir. Shr^ ani her niRt-3r, C5r"iyn. too:- elcoution lessons 
fo- cov^rgl y^nrr, p.u''^ thr-;y v'-rr- in "..-sny y-i^yp a)-i pr-e-entp. tions 

thq t th^ ;''■"'' up put Ti . 

"'o.rj'^ri^ s tt'^n-'p"? the ChsT.al Jsuniey Pniirri rn 3th St, 
ar-^ ?Cth Av'=., from th' ^frs of t^,.^ , -intil sh--^ v.rh in high 
Bohooi.^ ^^^^ ^__^ b^T^ti^..^ £i- 0-r,.-p Me-h--i'5t ohui--h, s-^ 
-onfirn. = l ^t ^liR<ii-n Cov-r=!nt ohnrch. In 1^-!'-^, "h^ -rhoie 
faiiiily j-^ln^' klriC:'^ Lu^h'^rpn '^hj-'-:^h ir Rr;r^vf --v-^ . 

"Joi7y J-€'', ^ r'j^io p^^3''n=;'i i :y, ■'^'O'^- a fcv^rito '-: 
vj,.^- «^jP>_3 I 3 ;~r;^ r.=>r rir-tJr. '^t^tv -^-^rnlri^ J~V]y -Top voulii 
loov thru hip -^ri" t-l^s^-^ps t- K^'^' if th- ^oy^ o^ f-^ 
^iTlfi v^re winning th- ire.^rin^ r---. -r the ^:^o>_ur p-rnie. 
On---> of MarJorie'B K)-Hflt-;fit thrill, vss v/hen me vii'^ltf-i the 
Jolly Jos Rhov; in GhiTego, sni v-a.-^ a poem ov^r the air. 



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After •^oli--l, '>r in th-' -voning --'hers th'=' vz-sth^r ;va« bs i , 
MarJ'^rip ani hf?r t^\^\'^v >;^u1.1 "il^t^n *.<■■ '"th--^:' vh-W.'^ sii''vs 
in-^lu-iins; '•Fibb'-r '^^^G-ee ^.vA M'^lly" "Li-i.'-i^ Gr->)iift n Anni ^" , 
„ tjQ + :- ,, -^ >i "The biiS-i'^v;", ''Fu :^:3n Cr:u'', »-'X\ ""-u^er -i^^rgf^n •^r.'l 
:n«rli- .^-iJ-rtr-y". T:.-y ^.-. .^ i f-"^ vn^ iv ;:;-tii-r t- i.uy -srtKin 

?-^V'- , r,.-;re 'i'^-ii.r^'^ri a"^t :V- lti.\t;. '"'^^'uB'liie.; T;r-(jy v/oul ^ p;*" T -^ 
v;-^t''-}i th-'-' ".^n."-^ Tiar-. th'^r." . Th jy - ? j ■~n ■>!;:;'' "■•l.r'r.s -'j;!; pto ';pnny 
v.'liii^ t-"ri?'-' ■^'"'•"iV i": ■*■":!'? T V ' ■?!!". -V"*-? in^i-^n". Tl.'i ^i'li^'lE o ■v^Qys 
Jnai bi^ blrlh^^^y p^i'tie^, j^ai 'chni't" n^^tiier :,;f! J -^ a bi;.;: ■^fi'rt 

The hour;-, v-;fl6 & sinal 1 , " "-.'.-'f^ o.^iiro^'m .".ung^ ': '"w, sn^ :.\sA 
of r>,r"i. io.i . Mar.j '.ri--. Hn'i Jiarolyri aiVii^o'I a oeir-'>^f;;, ani this 
T^.u«!P^ s'":."'^ o'^nf "■ i-". T, , b»:^-iu~e "^n"; "f ^;i'"i:i vih a a'f.t pRrt-fn, 
an'5 the ''■th':'r '.r-^-, i'*'^.. 'vh-^n M9rj<^r-i" •.•.■•« r; 12 "-r 13 • n-i' 
f.^th'^r fixf^i uv ^ r^-5 la ^a- Svilo .s" 'che sir Is '"■^ul'l hsve 
frinn-is Ptay -'VPrni^ht. Vr- <5] -•:■ bail t s rpor-cti-n r^^x in 
the b?..- ep;f;r;t vb'"^rp t.hpy ■^~u'i "^ Vkv--' pai-ii"". 

'?a-? Th'^^^n h'^uS''- S3"Tri':.i f' b-? 3 f^V'^^rltP ru'^^'tinr'; r.Isoe 
f^]-" nl") th'? "*;?; if^hb^ i^iirvr.-^ "•■hil ''. rPiD . The Ki^l ^ ' fp-tiifir b'.iiTt 
them s! pT^'yh-'U'-^-' 1" th-^ ^n^ap!'^, ^n"; thi-^ vn ^ th=r ^f^enc ^f 
nuiif r'^a-. ilwn m-"'-tin.=.p snl ir-?n«ti'^. r-.^ =?--ntr:'^.l'^p.p . Mfr.l'^-i? 
wr-'^t'^ ',;.n'^ rl'-ys, ^.rA th'? noi.-jbib'^r'h'^"'' >i'^r put -^ « t.1?v f'^r 
th'=' b?;r.'?fit "^f th<=! R'^'l Cr'^^^r. MarJ.'^ri'' h=5^ th'^ '''^piinr r^le 
in ■^qnh vi]'^.^!, nr\'\ v-'i-iS the pr-p.- iiivnt of -^a'-h r<.lub, "cp'^nun..'^ 



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onil-ir'-Ti Tlp.y'"*i '' t.^:' li'-' i^sn t'pII ii"'.".!, ...'"■-, r.'^'^'t'^;'., i «5 •'*■■'' p. , 
a-T^ •O'^T'fr-'^ll;' . Th<^.y voul ^ '^ft.-n -■.-^J.'k ':-' J.l,. G'l^-'r^'r t" 

v3ent "'^ til': st're '-; b\r>^]f ■■x'-'.n.'j, v. i'.h -^ :-:r.'^p;'.l'ic; '. i: t, .?r^ ?2 
vsi^^i^n. "'/'.^■■v w-i;"!-; ,-^r ;-■ r-.^n^y t" '•^vj '^=n"y, nn^l it. ^Iw.-yr; 

'j")";" ^ " "n.^' oi.:'!"" * '^ "^ i'l'"^ "^ ") p ""'b.'' t '•' i.il'i "" t op- •"■',• l.i'.rv ',v'c? r t pi . 

SlrthiJ"''""'^ v: ■:ri:^ ". p"' '■ Dr-p t "'! "/'ilh « '^rJ "i^:"s''i ' ?^ ;'^"ty, '■r^ ^ 

party "I'^r ^iil th'^ r'l';';:.v'^n . Th:~n;'^;2;ivl.np: vp s Ji-^l''; ?^ t the 

Tii'^i^r; h.'^v'-'^, «"ri'l '1^. r-.j"r 1 ''^ ' •^ 'C'^^.t.'npv ■--■']T'') .':1 .-.•f^y--: ^•.a:'^'/'^' t"r;e 

'iurV'-'^y. 0^ th'^' fTi^th "^x"' July, ''~.h<^ f^-'^l'^y ''■:^n'\'\ ~^ t'^ the 

r-qtP'lP, P r '^ t'^.'^l '.'?■"'■ ^ ;''''^r>^_". C1I Cn"" ^ f! tiV;? ?, "x'P ?T1 t'.llf 
i"oTot*Toc I'l'i t V: '"- ^^r.— ''. ^ '''f^ "'.'^Ot to '-!» r" 1 nT' "V ^ ' T p yti p-Vis j'-n t '-^ 

family, -1 ri 1 opop-^ tl'!-' nlscht. Th^a ■"•■^ Ci^^^l .^tir^i =; Ti^rnlr.i;^, 

The ffi'i'ily viTit-^-^ rel^tiv^? nnl fri^nis "-fte-".. 'ar.j^rie 
^PC'^' ^. lal 1 ,y <=n.1'*Yf'^ h-'Tv'.'"2; rpi^t ' v-^r "ir:'' friPn'^F ?"•";? t~ 



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-„iv ^1-1 -vf^r PK^i.n r.n^ -h== ii^ ^ ?t. v^tuf ^-n-^- ?- 5 result 



■n!;?p. '^h- h'^T >^f^=n '^ut ^^ "^hO'->l r-^r ?,o 



a v.-e'^K, ana «?!•:; -''t .iT. ..n'r'n -r. v _ , 

l-^ng. ^^>^ '^^ t- -t^y ^'="^^'. ?=n'^ this va^^ v-ry upnettlng t- 

v/'^nt ''ith ■'^ T .1 '^ "r i o ' "^ M'"'^>ic7-'i c '*'^n<:iri^ M 5 1 '"'! '^ ^ '^. ^r.'^ n?'V f ^. '.i 1. "i v . 
Th.ny vpnt oil ^ve:^ thp '^'^p.ntr'''. r'.T^ f .'•'■ci''^'"t'! v w-^nt Worth. 
Ona night tn.'^y f t'^'cr,'-"^. at ■s'hot th^y thi^i^pht v"'" -^ h'^t'^'l . 
V(hi?n th^^y vent in, srir"! '^ b=;p.'='". t" '>=li '''^i-rn •/■■porr; ■♦■hs pa^x'^r;'^ 
fl'^or, "riP^-' f'^T" s "^ 3""^ p n . " . Th-'^v f'^""! !'','=! 'i th^lT 'nfr';t"Vn, 
^ni. the nhiMren '-.'sre nulT'^ly huntlei out. 

'"h^n .Mp r j '^ r i •=" ".-9?; 1^., 9ae v/ent t-^ the O?gr'<o i'r>7^ °'=;v"n 
v;~eVs ■•/ith -n fri^'^i. After she kq q "■ut '^f his:h '^^^h'^'^l, shP 
■■'qq In thp P'^^v Vp. n -^y L'ithe- L'^^p'U'' nh'^i", -^it^ the '^hr^lr 
went t'^ q y^uth T'^nf erenc'= in CoTnrq;o, T'nf^y «anfi; ^t the f-i'^t 
of Sev°n Fall?, ='n'l their "oi'^ture v/g <; on the o^vsr of Life 
icp. e;p " ^. o p . Mar.l":"ie 9l=;o stteri'le'] qn Intf^rnstl'^n'^1 Yoath 
Qonf oren'^o in Onluth, with th^ Luther L-^agu- fr'^m Alpine 
Lutner=!n ohur'^h. 

The family's h^^use was lo(5atei near Sun'istp''n''i ' k , J.L. 
ClqrV'3, =.na otii'-.r fa'-^t TieiH . Thers >;as a^iwsy? the nouni of 
trains? ana Roclrfori Drop ?'->re:e in the bJ5T'--groan'i. There 
wer<= many servio-ft they ".'"-uli '^btaln right at th"ir h'-use. 
The milkman ^.r.-tx^. az"^un'i v/ith o a^vsa ani w<igon, and put the 
rcilV" into a laiirbox built right int-^ the sine of che house, 
that oould b" o^^ono-^ from the insiie. When they naeoci 
ice f^'r tns ioebox, they p'.it up a pign,"ICK" in the front 



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int'^ their- b-v -, ,?.T.frrt "-"A -tv-^'i'i^.X'- t ";ic ;-«fiiio th-i r tl~oy w?.r-; 



fi'^- : 



r. V-. ■] _ ~r 



;v>]r. j>jo '-J' C'i ■'^'■■'' "■■'■"! /•"■"" b? i J vh.'^./ !76r 



ST;'' "^I'^'a 1 1*^'^ "^'''^ ''■^.■'' i"c h^; '"- i ■■■. T- '; . 

of ^Ip,''' I '"'f '. " ' ^ f " v^ "r •'_ ■•' f 'I r '* '" T* '. '^' '" ^^ tib'"U'*" tr.'^: '"'i^i ^ f ' ''-'C"] ''' 
th.'^ 1-iqj-;^ ■'"h'^ fpi'i'''" •■■J' q -Ptii?. Th."'.' ''?»■'"''". th-^j." ■f'^'-^;'' '^n thfi 

Tri^ri ''■■"1 = 7 ;'il"!;''i tii^ '^'iT' ■■*lt"'^. sn ■'"■<='^','' r-"!?"';''^'? ?;r.'l r.",- ''itiv"^ 

gp t^'r^v nr.ijl'l 2" 1 t 1.'. ^H^ '"^ -p/^ ir,-, ^ '-'V'T "^'^V-'H ''itn r .^. f^ 1 t. i ". rTiUrlt?. 

bler:ifi-. The rtr'^^tr v--ir' " flll'-i: i-ith •:?''rl'^, ?na t;" = y ju.n;.-e'l 

q r, i ^ - 1^ li^Trp'-^ ^b^'.lt P^^'7,'^0 f'~"'' '^v^r''/' ■f'^, ^ r:'"-^Vp. ri'i!-'" v. ^ A "^ i'f'T 

o>,"-, r>'>'«'- opi '^'^r."'"'^, '"^'^I'^.qi ".b'.l'''-=, =no f'"r tr^'^r-;- f^p h;=r ''".ei-th. 



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THE MA.PRI''-':D LIF" OF 
^lARJORI^; THF:DEN MJD ROG'I^F. BROQUIST 

Rocer Br'^ouist p.n^ f-!or,i'^ri'=; Th=>den .upt s t an Ice freem 
poo.isl fi:lvpn ty th" Luther League at Alr.ine Lutheran church 
in lO'^O. Mar.l'^rie ar^rr'^a'^hei Poc^pr sni Invltei hiia to j'^in 
the Luther Lepgue. H*^ .i'^inei, sni they both sttenie^3 a v 
oonventi'^n in C'^loraoo Srringe, p-i'ter which they started to 
iate. They oenp.VAe engggeol in 1'^^?, ani ^he> .I'arrie'i on ^-lay 
li 1-^53 'it Alpine Lutheran Chur'-'h in Rr.r-vfor-i. Th^.v '.■'-■V a 
tvo veek noneymoon tc Niagra Falls, we->' f'^rK, dr^st^n, ani. 
W!?Rhlnp:'!"'^n D.C. 

Tr;"ir first nocr.'=. v.'3S an arirtriij^nt at l6lo ;?o, 5th .-:t-. 
lylerj'^rie o^nt Inue-i her v.-ork a^^ s c-^et -^Jery at R'-^cKf^rl Clutch, 
an'l Roger w^rke'l as an aprrentioe 'luiDber. -'usan v;as cm 
October ^6, ]'-5^. Af~ there v.-^r'^ p^4^/ tv/'~' i;e'ir'^'';TiH , the h'^une 
v.'as uncr'.">v.;'led. fait when b seo'^n'i oaby ■.■as expeote-], they ^.e- 
cLle'l f^ C'UilT. their- -■v.n h'^us- at 256^ Tirriber Ir?'.!. \iS:-io.y' 
Flaine v-a s c^i'n Jun^: ?.'^-, l'-^37, ani tne laiiiily ri'^ve'l int'-^ 
their new home, the i''^. loving August. 'ine house is in '^ v^'-'ded 
sub'iivisi'^n just eaBt of X-QO, 'J'nere wer^- ''nil"' a fev, '^ther 
h"u?!-fi therri v;hen '^e first -love-; in. Deer, f'^x, an--'* oijher -.viM 
anirr.ql^ roani^'i t^iru the '-.-ooi^. The cli^'S'^^it o^ia'^ercial builiing 
vafi Ri^Thoro'^'t sho'crr.'lnc' center •"•vsr five mil en svv'ay. i'.'f^v; txiere 
qre f-^ur '^ther r^al? in t.-ve subiivii^i'^n , anl ao^'jt tnj.rty-six 
h'^use;^. There are still clenty "-f wildf I'^^erg ,. <=.a^ f;i.>:ll 
wil'I anlmgle such as raco?oon, oosBeum, ani -Tnuirrelq. 

Th-^ family ha 9. always gtten-le-) A;pln:^ Lutheran Thur^h 



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sb'""ut ~''vpn •'•ll"-~ fr-^m '^ur h'^'.'R'=. Th° first '^huroh wa?? on 
Si'vqn "■? . j T! t.'ni=! ol '^ Cirtr^ 'Tr.'3''i'o C'^i^'p*^!, Pr.i t'rip pr'" ?!''•' nt '^n© 

3n^ as "viTT^.?/ -^ "7 '*". "^ '^ "i t sa'^.'iff r r -T.'l ^l"."^!!^ ir.R-v.b^T'^ . My r-iBt^^T" 
? T^ I "c-r""- b'^ tJT', bapti'^e'i bt'I T"nfiri.n'7^. tri^r?. O.ir fvlth is 
ri'^t fj "■'"j f j. r p. '^ ■'■,'■ tVi'^ '^h.!j"r"^ri 'sl'^nF, but Tl^vr: ,q ypj-y ImT-ort'on't 
T.art It "jr ip^Hy Mvpr. All "f no bpli^n^: t'^ ir i'^c^n'^er.t 
Bi bT a c tc'li'"-'^ • 

Pluiib l.n«7, '''--n Gr-^q'^h ^'luuibir-o-, iJar-v PI uLcbi >'it;;, eri'? Af^yp Pl'.Tib'ng. 
Ko 3t=?rtoi hi? '^■"r. bvipi''-^"'^ in l'^?CJ, nn''' ^t vs r I'Alrly r-u'^-ftss- 
ful. Sut th= r'^o'SBs.'re vs-^ t'^'^ '^uca, s'^ in l'^?3 bp ,'oin*^i 
poor-onn pi !.3 ::blne, vherp ).\'^ if^ v^r-^^^'^^^ntly '^ninl'''y';-'i. 

My T'other nult h^r j-^b in l^'^'-J- when Bl".e vs s pregnant, 
nni hfi R been a iv^usev^fe ='ver sin??. The f^.T-iTy '^'^nr i'^-p^^ei 
thPinf "Ive p «nvpr9jTP =lth'^u6'h thpf? mve be^n s'^ms r-'^ugn. tifcf?s. 
OnR v'nt^r tv fpt,ri°r r^'^t lai'l ^ff b.is .l^b. My T>^r'=intR ■'>'=inte'i 

We'v? nf»V'?r ha"^ •u'^r.'^y t*^ throw gwgy, but w^'ve slwayR be'='n ^ible 
t^ have pverythipf we n'^eisi. The In'^o'np is ij'?'?^ ic^.'^tTy f-^r 
vh.p oar- pni "^orteiiffS raym^^nts, r^^'llcfil ei^rjensef?, in3ur=5"!'!p , 
".hur'^h T "'^ '^h'=) "It i^.T , qn"? f '^•^'i . 

HoTl1;ayp h'i>V'= ^Iv'^yp ba^r; r. -. "1 ,^ bra t •- -^ togpth'^r . Cirlstrnss 
r-.rp qt TiV fath'^r'''^ ri'^'^nt'^., ?hri'^*n'^ To-^nin?: with Jurt the 
foi)7^ of 1JP . qrr^ Chriitrr.sr aft'^rr.'^'^n "^t rry moth-^r's parents. 
ThP flf'st Chrlr.t-nT^, ^y Tar--^nt? ^---^n'*" t'^ Mflrshfill Fl'^li's in 
Chinag'-' t-^ buy a 'ranger soen^ an'i i.e^'-orations for the tree. 



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iVnrt) .1- "rtitti^, 'j r.- 3 .- h--- fv-::\.^ently \e3:.,i,nf-: -".ur Cnr.^ - ttrsR 

iaya h^iv^ g^wsy?! e-''^'>". '7<--l ^-rn-^ t---1 t '-•gr,thf>r . A.." t::<^ug.-. tiic- rai'illy 
oirnlo hi)?: "i in In 'If '.'--' i, '. n"^ Tiisr-^ is n'">,v only nr/ t:V' ,5.r?. n i.i^^^^ , 
«i n 1 t h •= 1 " ',-. R '2 ] r^ u i- ■;".--; , •. i ; ; ■■ . 

Fr'^b^.bl.y the 'ia.'^r ".onf i i'^. ^5 ;anvp oi-en "I'.e ■'■.a-ij i^sthn 
sp."^ illnesRC; v,-?- ;'5V'- •■•i-.r.eri ■noei , '■I'^riy .■^l'^:'^.-= r.^la'tivcs \mve 
^'.^x. Ky rr:^th'-r f:'?.'^, hi9'' n-v '".'■":>1 "■ ■"" ■"^'" t i'^'ic. in 1'^'75, ~he 
hs'1 eT.-^ri;emy ,-uri.=ry '■^ -■---^--V:: f-^rr f^-jt '^f --- '.n t = ^t.ins. 
Her '•'^■it-r thoj&.ht t'n.e ^r-r-^bl-M -.va--- tf^y^hol -';2 Ipt I , •^/-'5 sh?> 
■a:r-Gt 'U-d t't':!s-;;--- he xaitrvi t.-^ I'-zis; t'> -pe-ate. 

A ijpJt '"^ n .f 1 i o t in r.y .v'* tht^r ''^ lif?. ^/^'-i'? vju'-^n her "nly 
rlster -i^Vv'i t^ Cslil'-rni'^ in 1^57. Th^y rev^r a^-- •nu-'-h -^f 

69Ch ^th.?'^ P.f'''''-''' t h'J t b'^r'Mj'^.^ " "f" ''^h'^ "l 1 "^ '"■ 5^ T? ? . 3.U '^'^1 ■"'^ 

"^r^vnv.'i in th^" n^'li-- In l"?!. Ie.r5\'inr "'••■"^ r.'-nr. 11 "hilii'-^n. 
Another ^;'r;fM-^t thnt reoll.; 9lfp"ts>i h::r, v'n'^ tiis ai?-^'v<i- ti<->n 
'^f y^on'-Ty i 1 i'''3' 

.'■.y father >;a.: 3 h-^y '^C'"'!! "I •?-''-^h-i-' l -^r r.-o ay yeKT-y. The fsEily 
usually v.'.= ''^t •^l>''r>K, ?n ■''^;!)outs, s.i"^ :jy rrh^ter ^-vl I ha'3 s .;''lly 
tl.re '-'fth th" P"^;' '^t^u*. ( 'Jnf'^J'tu 1« t. y •.•'" '.tpir^ t-:^ y^'.;>^.i; *.'"■ 

5 1 "•'^r'l '• y ir"'th'v"' 1 '"it '^ " :"' ' "■^ ir'^tr. r' ^'i h'"u"t' o'^ "'"^-'"'y- l'^' l''" ^ 
rry fcfh^r vj^^r '^.*'.'iwi."'M ^ i'^h^rT^^l f'l'r*^. Fmh':'?-- fv'-' -j ■/'= T; *" 1 i n6 

hiQ'^, oaUj^ht "n fl:^'^. ''.' ni^th^^j"*' ^^ f'ithsT', v's " .'j"'.^.'' a Boy 3.'?'?ut 
lea-^e.-'. K? ran •'■Vrn'' an'l tiiT'^i-.' hi« 'v-?it '^V'i^r' ry fsthf^.r's hoai, 



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anl put out. far: li-r-e, cpvin'^ r.\-^ "i v;';^ . All n'.s riair burnt 
^ovm (ani he ' p. ria ^ ? crew "ut ever ■? In^^e , uniil tae last lew 
-T-pnths) sn" h~ ••-a-"- in the h'^^'pite]. -"r =!C"ut riv- 'Igys. 

'■'.very Fr-ii>^y thR fan,i1}' x-'iui i t';-^ '."^ tri'-; nonV t^ ■iep'^sit 
my usi's ."^Gi- TLeriK, ■j.i^en -v':. ,v'"'ult g'? '~ut t'"' -^s fc. Th^^rp vnr-; 
•^ther laruil^ ritualr toe. 'iviienevsr « iairily nii^-iisber is p/.nln^- 
i^'^mewh-Ts , ".he f^cdly ;>;aves gr-^-i-oye fro.ii tl:>e fi' -nt Kinl'^'w- 
Thi^ st^yt^" Kh.3n /•': live:! ' .-! G" . 5;.: :;^t., an\ my i^otnvr ii.^"d 
.aC up t-^ r>:> Kinl-v V'- ',;svfi =3 1 ;-y f^t;::v ,y.en 'i? -./'^nt :- ••"^•"k. 
Now it in really -i tr^^fiti^n, -^ni ~y ^-^th-r -^ven ■;?V'^<? :;n^n 
ny .ii.5t:=r ^nl I l-^v^ ~': ^at'io. If tht^n are ■^ri^:v'i?? at tho h-^use, 
they visvf- t'c, '-i -; i soji'-^itiT:'^-"-! thftr - 18 '^- •^■'^o-./l ">f ^irj'it "■r .'"^rP 
at the ^-inl'^iv. 

'••'y I'atii'^r ir> v-ry "n^ri'^y ^r'^urri v'ae Yi'^-Vi^r-. Hs ■'tan I'l'-' '^r 
Duiil nr.ytuing. He i;^ in th;i pr'^o^sp '^f builiing ^n n'liiti''n 
-^n '"•ur h'^use, sr^i r.= j ist linlsr.e^ sT'3i;".g trn a ^i^i'age. r> 
■jie ? ^ s f u r n i t u /■ n h n '•: 3 he Ives, a n ' h -"^ q 1 p- -i V •= '- y-r- busy w i t n y a r- i 
K^r-k. Kf5 IcvFC Cc!a;pirig: an'* firhing, sn' ne t^'ok -ii^ i^s-f.^ r.hing 
Is ft :> irter. 11^'? f^lvays vvlll ing t'^ drive ii^y rister -"r I 
F'^rr.f^vmorc , "I? t'^ "nelp ih with "t:-'"^ j f-cte. rie ' s tsctivp m ""nui'Ch 
ectivitiee, 'ir/l t'ac 'Ms'^iii^ irateini'ty. 

^iy mo-tr'rr if-' nuit-? ^rtirtic. Pho ^er^if-'rjo ani ;;9i'ss lote 

^f i pcfTP t i'^ns fT tr.p hou*?", ~'l'ift if= aotiv'^ in 'liuroh aotivities, 

Biblp -^.ta '.!--• R. o.-, i Pr-'tftpt^int Eif? Oict ^> .•'f. . Sn- t'-'-, j.:^ ssl-'nys 

willing f^ heir un with proja^t?, =n^ f^h? iS iI'-'tv^ V'-ln*^ 
something f'r R'^jja-n-^ t^ls-^. 

My p8r=nt'-5 'b'->th ,i'i':pd in ii^soi •; 11". i --!!?: un . Th-^r? v-er'^-n't 

many -panking?., sn-? a rai.-^-^i r^ni usur-lly i id Lh" tri'''^. ,.' 



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blaoxEail. M'^'.-, they ''on't 'lis'^ir.-line :-j:' ai.yi.aT-. If suy Rioter 
r.eetls to ■c^v ounishei, -,he is u •■■' uq 1 1 / g:r"^un ) "•'! fcr =. v/ee>. My 

what trie "'^th-^r >il?'' iii', ^r sse cortaii m-^vl^?, -r be ■■u.t 
t'>'-' lata. N'^;-/ I aa; very alai that titey v-ere strict be'^p..4^^(= 
the •''^tri'-r >1'Ts" '115 not turn out toe W3ll. 

My r^ar^'Ht'i sr^' l-^'l^ing- f or.v-9 j-'i t^-i t^Cittln-^ <■?. 3=;tr'.p3r g'^.T.e- 
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SUSAN BROQUIST 

I was b^rn October 26, lo'^4, in Rookf^r^ , Illiri'^is. My 
family live! in g two beirom, upstairs apartn'^nt on So. 5^1:1 
St., until ny sister was b^rn in l^'^?. We then moved to our 
present a^liress on Tinib<=r Trail. Cur house is v;ay out in the 
country in a wooiei subdivision. When we first Toyei here, 
there were only five houses. There were no chillren my =5ge, 
so I i id not have ahy friends until I started school. The 
house is big enough for a family of fouj>^ and my sister and 
I each have our o^n rooTis, 

I was baptized and confirmed at Alpine Lutheran church 
in Roojcf nj^ri ^ qnd this is also where I attended Vindergarten. 
I attended Sunday School gni Vacation Bible School at Alpine, 
and v;hen I was in high school, i taught classes for both of 
them. 

I started school in \°60 at Bell School. The school was 
a white, three room school house. Another boy ani I were the 
only two children in first grade. We were in the same room 
with the second ani third grade, about fifteen children in all. 
Every morning we would say the pledgp, sing "America", and 
r^ave a prayer. Then we would have show and tell and sing songs. 
If we were bad, wp got our name up on the board where everyone 
could see it, and it was very embarrassing to have this happen. 
I had the distinction of being the youngest and sraall'^st 
student in the whole school. This brought me a lot of atten- 
tion, but there v.-er'^ still no pirls my age. So, as a substitdte, 
I brought my doll, Sally to school. Everyone went along with 



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the game. Sally hai h-r -wn -^-slc, booV.s, an^ lunohpail. The 

other children talkei t- h^r, ani . -.s\^ her answer in a high 

pitched squeaky voice. Finally, when I w.s in f-urth grade, 

a girl .lust a year y-unger than -ne , movei in next 1oor, and 

we became friends. In the midile of :.y first y-ar at Bell School, 

a new school was built, and we mcvei -ut -f the oii one. 

The new school had four r--ns , but it was far more m-dern. I 

was secretary -f the 8th gra-ie class, and I graduated in I068 

with a class ^f twelve students. 

I att-nded Guilford High School from 1Q68-1972. I was 
active in Bleacher Bums, G.A.A., Pep club, ani was a library 
assisstant for one s^mest^r, 

I always have b^en busy with irany activities. I was in 
^-K fcr about five years, and my projects incluied sewing, 
babysitting, ani cooVine. I hav^ talc^n ?uitar lessons, and 
after I could play v:ell °noue;h, I gave less'^ns t*^ a retar'^ed 
boy. I have also ta'^en tumbling, swimmine:, golf, and tennis 
lessons through the years, but I do n'^t very well in any "f 
them. I worVel in "^he gift ?,'Ci'^xy at Sw^-iish Amorican hospital 
as a Jenny Lind volunteer f'^r two years. One summer I worked 
as a volunt«^er at CamTo Sunshine, a day camp f'^r retarded 
childr«^n. I really loved the work and the kids, and decided as 
a result of my exr.erience, to major in Suecial ^lucation. 

When I was younger, the family went on lots "f outings 
together. After my grandfa thf^ra di^d, my grandmothers would 
often j'^in us. On sonne Sunlays >."= would g^^.,.-U:u4,ake Ripley in 
Wisconsin for a picnic and a day '^f swimzing. Othe^ times 
we would visit a museum in Chicago, 03- go to the zoo. 



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When my sifter .n^ I w-re vpry youn^, we w-uM ^^ to the Shrine 
Cirrous at 3ey<=r St=^iiura. Ky fath-r v;8 g a Boy Scout leaier, 
Bxx^ sometimes our family went on o^mpouts with the troop. 

Holidays have always been ^el-bratei. New Years Day, 
Mother's Day, Fatr.er's Day, Fourth of juiy. Labor Day, Memorial 
Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Birth'lays, all -all for 
family iinners an^ get tog-oth-rs. Christmas Fve is celebrated 
at my Granima Brocuist's house with all the traditional 
Swedish dishes serv-d. Christmas morning is op]pbr-ted with 
Just the four of us, and Christmas afternoon we go to my 
Grandma Thed-n's house. There is not m.uoh visiting among 
relatives, be^^ause there aren't many relatives alive left to 
visit, and there aren't any family reunions. 

In 1Q56, the family Joined the National Campers and Hikers 
Association. We belonged to the local Hononegah chapter. i4y 
Grandma and Grandpa Theden Joined some years later, and we all 
went camping together. We had a tent, and they had a trailer, 
ani ray sister and I would take turns sleeping in -ne oj, the 
other. We camped and hiked all oyer Wisconsin and Illinois, 
and the whole family °nJoyed it. 

I also belong»i to the Girl Scouts. I joined Brownies 
when I was in second grade, and I bplong^d to h'^-'uts -^ti' I 
was a sophomore in high school. When I was in 7th grade, my 
troop raised money to go to Colorado. We went on a train to 
Boulder, Solorado, and cammed in the mountains for ten days. 
When I was in ^th grade, we took a three day trip to St. Louis. 

I was even in Boy Scouts for a couple of years. I belonged 
to an Explorer Pogt at St. Anthony hospital, for people v/ho 



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Barbl? Ff.n ""i\"'b, nn''! T va:-. t:' " — -prinT ''■"-:■! t be??u='' I ■■ ? ?■ "h^ •^"I'i— 
e=it, ■■^'^'l the ni'^'?tln."T "'ftr'^ »?t 7fiV h'^UF"-^. '^'? ■■'■•il^ b.^vr ^T',;b 

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Aft<^r PUTX'T'"" ^ir. vr^uli "';1'',y b-j)'^ p^-". 11 , t^s:, "r' ■'^'^u\. 

8t;qri^^ *^- f! "1 ''£)T>ri i'\'s 1 c^ In '"»UT' vfiT'-'?, but v,' ~ '^•^Vr^r rr!9"'" ilu'^-^i '^f 5 
TiT"^f it . 

I b.«=vp t:''".'^ v'^l p'i ciu'tf- ? bit °'"' inr. Cu"" f'sily Lgr tsl^eti 
i"ec;9ti'~nP t'^ *''lohic=ir; , I''^l'''rs'^'*, '■''^rtr C^.r"!!"^ , ?5r.^ '"^rrics'^ta. 
In l'-72 I livei vlth q ■■:'^Ti<^5n f^fnliy ir P^Mill-, C--?b., 
"'eyiT^ f"r tnr6"= '•■-■' Vf, '^r'l. » ttf^n'^'?'^ ^h.'^. Tnt'^rr.'= ti'^r?! 
University thern. In 1-73, I '-"^r.r t- "Di'^^-verj-- '73% 
Lutli.^rftn yurh "''nv'^nti''>n st the A^t^^'^'! ■"•?:■ t5 In H'^urt^n, 
Tpxac . 

r-^y first ''.5^b'' -i-ot? pcHine Ohristi^'^ <^Tr5- •nr'^uni fiy 
nel>i;;hb'^rh'^'"d. A? I e-^t ^In.'^v , 1 bRby=qt f^r- -i iif '^rent 



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familie'?. In l'=70, vhen I w^s 1-, I nrgsnizei a plgysTho^l 

ani "! ^^- tli?x in -^"nGtr ■.!'■; tivs ^•'■tlv?.tl'5c , -ini their Eotnern 
pai-=i -.?. I s^rn-r-'i ^--icug-lj .-(^n^^-y t'^ bay fr^ntact icnse-s. 

-y first v'^'^\ ,''^b 1^*= s in 1"'72 v^'hen I v7"'rV'el ?t the 
Ho"l ly^v'^-i Dinin- O^nt^^ , in the kitchyn. Sin'?? t^h^n 1 nave 
workei in th- K-Miart p.h-^- 'isrit., 'C-'.-l^-rt .•■.illinery i.?!];t., 
C^r-U5^el i^nao-r Hat, a-i^ r-fj'irH. 

I 'a n'^v; vrT'kir.g nt r..-=arR ^nl K-Msrt. I 'ilc^ f,sn ^^v^r; 
ani re^^- an'i write 1 e ';*-■■?"■"•& i'"?' a bi in"! l3':y <^t a nurf^int; r.-'^f^a. 
I ' n "rying t'l i-?^ -.vv own -ey vhr'^ugh 'loilRgo. I'll gra4u9 '..5 
fr'^m ?.•'>':]:' VeTley Jr. C^l 1 e g-e in " ?"ul1c '•!' 'veeK-^^, if I cage 
my -jp ~h Tl5=.":. In the i'e 1 1 I'll be - tt,°n:ing M-~rtherp. Illinois 
Univ.-5r.-ity in i^eKaVo, ill., .-iSj-rlng; in Sr^-^rii'^l -iuoati^T. 
for p-iuo.3-le ---.nt^rily i'i=. n ■: in?i .:ped '^iu} 'r-en. y.y iar rsngs plans 
inolj-/-^ te.a'?hi.ng, p.ni a bacr:;.=. iking tr-ip chr-'iugri Europe. 



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BRUTON, PAUL DAVID, 1955- 



;ASt USE INK; PLEASE PLACE THESE SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE SECOND COPY OF YOUR 
FAMILY HISTORY 



ir Contributor to the Wock Valley College Family History Collection: 

So that your family history can be made more useful to historians and others studying 
ricdn families, we are asking you to fill out the forms below. This will take you only <i 
mintucs, .ind will be easily made over into an Index which will permit archive users ready 
ess to just those kinds of family histories needed. 



SURVEY 



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PpiiT Dai/iri hkli.i'h... 



Your oomc 

D.itf of form 

97^ MAirgmnPT- IU74 



7. Your (.oiicqe: Rock _Va I l e^_ (.ollege 



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l^ockTo rd", iTTTnoT! 

***** iV y.- iV A iV )V A A- >\ ,'( )V i\ i', .V iH A )V A ;V ■, ;■: k .V 

3. Check the earliest date for which you have been able to sny things about your family in 
your paper. 

^Before 1750 1750-1800 I8OO-I85O 

_X. 1850-1900 1900 or later 

^. Please check al 1 regions of the United States in which members of your family whom you 
have discussed in your paper have lived. 

X ^New England (Mass., Conn., R.I.) Middle Atlantic (N.Y., Penna., N.J., Va.) 

South Atlantic (Ga. , Fla., N.C., S.C.) i East South Central (La. , Miss. , Ala. ,Tenn , Ky 

"x~W ast South Central (Ark., N.M. , Tex., OTTT Px East North Central (Mich., Ohio, Ind. 

Pacific (Gal., WashJ ^(Hawaii, Alaska) HI- "is.) 

X I' la Ins (ND,SD,Neb. ,Kan. ,Iowa, MB) 
S. Please check al 1 occupational categories in which members of your family whom you have 
discussed in this paper have found themselves. 



■y Farmi ng 
^ T ransportat ion 
~^ Profess ions 



Mining Shopkeeping or small business 

~Blg Business ^Manufacturing 

Industrial labor Other 



6, Please check al 1 religious groups to which members of your family whom you have discussed 
In this paper have belonged. 

Roman Catholic ^Jewish y P resbyterian X M ethodist 

^ B aptist E piscopal Ian Congregational Lutheran 

STher Protestant 



Quaker 



Mormon 



Other 



7. What ethnic and social groups are discussed In your paper? 



Blacks Indians M exicans ^Puerto Ricans 

"Jews ^Central Europeans I tal lans ^Slavs 

'Irish T B ritish y N ative Americans over several generations 
"East Asian Other 



8. What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

Family Bibles x ^^ml ly Genealogies 



Interviews with other 

fami ly members 
Vital Records 
Photographs 



Land Records 
"Maps 



The U.S. Census 
"Cther 



FAMILY DATA 



A. Gran dfa ther (your father's side) 

Kansas City, Wyandotte Co. 

Name ilhomas Lee JiHUi'Ow Current Residence Kansas 



I f dead, date of death 



Place of birth ^P^'^Miillk Cireene. ^^^^ ^^ Birth 4. Mav IHQ ih 

Education (number of years): 
grade school 6 high school vocational college 



Occupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st ^' ^' ^avy ,<WI Dates 191;3-1919 1st Dates_ 

2nd McGregor Hardware Pates l 91 9-1 920 2nd Springfield, ureenvOates 

— — ^— — — — — — — — — ^— ■ 1 1 ' 

3rd Pierce hardware Datesi 920-1^25 3rd fauntok, Mass. Dates 



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Ml. Agent n,..."' ^26-1 941 . ^ Kansas oity, l^ansas ^ , 
'^th u. s. JJav-v Wa Ti Dates i qa 1 ,1 u>^ >^ '♦th ;]_;; ^Oat 

Paint uo. 1 944-1 yb4 Kansas City, Kansas 

Religion Presbvteriaii ' * 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. Republican, 

Mason ^,50 year medal; Eastern Star, Vetbaracks WW I 

Place of Marriage to your grandmothe r Jaunton, Mass. ^ ^^^ 11 , Sept. 1 9 22 

NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) by a stepfather or another relative give 
that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

B. Grandmother (your father's sida) 

Name Alice Whitchurch tiOLLIaPALE Currant Residence ^"^K,^Maa/' yandotte, 
I f dead, date of death 

Place of birth Sheffield, .an^-land Date of birth ^3. June^ 1 qni 

Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 4 vocational college 



0ccupation(8) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st Pierce hardware Dates i 91 9-1 92 51st aa unton.Ma.qs. Dates 

2nd '^^"'^^^^ nignlands ^^-^^c fates ^ ^^""'' ^^ ^2nd ^^"^^^ ^^^--^^ ^^^Sp ates 
3rd rtame State i5anic Dates l943-1 96 63rd Kansas city. Kans. Dates 

^th Data s 4th ^Dates__ 

o ,, , Presbyterian 
Re 1 1 g I on 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. Kepublican. i:;astern Star. 
Note: If your fath-r w« ..i.-^ /.. . , ' M\^ ' "' '^^"^^ ^ ^ ' ' 



^liaraata^Sfi*Chlj(*6a«'Wtl(l? pijl^^^b^ya'steplll^ther or another relative give 



A- I Mepijr.indfother (your fjlher's side) 



N.IIIM- 

I f (lend. (I.Hc of death 



f l.ice of birth 



Educ.it ion (number of years) 
grade school high school 



Occupat lon(s) 

Kt 

2nH 

3rd 

'♦th 



Re li q I on 



Current Residence 



Dates 


1st 


Dates 


2nd 


Dates 


3rd 


Dates 


'♦th 



Date of Bl rth 



vocational 



col lege 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



Dates 
Dates 



Dates 



I'lacc of marriage to your grandmother* 



date 



A-2 Stepgrandmother (your father's side) 



Nam,-» 

If dead, date of death' 



Place of bl rth 



Education (number of years): 
grade school high school 



Occupat ion(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 



^Oates_ 
Dates 



Dates 



Re I i g I on 



Current Residence 



Date of birth 



vocational 



col lege 



lst_ 
2rtd_ 
3rd 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Date 



Dates 
Dates 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



3. 

Grnndf ather (your mother's side) 

Name |iarry J an: e a W^Ai. ±>^a current Residence 

I f dead, date of death ^^bii ————————————— 

'''^" "^ birth Ardmore, ■.■acon.M^^..,^,, ri i ..tote of birth m^ t^^j i>.on 

Education (number of years}: 
grade school X high school 3C vocational college 



3ccupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st locemotive Engineer Dates 1911 1st Kansas city, Jacxson, Dates 1911 



?nd D ates 2 nd D ates 

?rd D ates 3 rd D ates 

«th Dates A th D ates 

<e 1 1 g i on Me cnedis t, 

olltical parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. '"asons, jje-r.ocrat 

lace of marriage to your grandmother ;,iaco_n,Macori, rvilsso iari (, U S) ?ate2T7""Bec7~T5H 

(ote: If your mother was raised by a Siepfailier Sr inUlher rSlilllVI! (tD a^e \S) ~" 

give that data on the back of this page (C-1) 

Irandmother (your mother's side) 

lame jjalsY Marie McLAUu-xiiiXx. C urrent Residence Kansas City, Jackson, Mo.(,u 3) 

f dead, date of death 

lace of birth Ardmore, xiacou. Mo. ^u S) D ate of birth 3» May 1«94 

ducat Ion (number of years) — — — ^— — — — — — — — .^— 

grade school x high school X vocational college 



'ccupatlon(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 

St nousewife D ates 1^1 i 1st Kansas Pity, Jackso n, Oates lyli 

'^~~"~^~~~"""~~~''~~~~~~~^~~~ — — ^— iMissouri, i.U b) — — — 

nd Dates__ 2nd Dates 



rd D ates 3 rd D ates 

e 1 I g i on -oap^ist 

olltical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. rione 



■ ace of marriage to your grandfather ''^^>^^^>^ ,^^^„ .:,i ^,^„, . ,, hi date 21 . aeclTTT 
ote: If your mother was raised by a stepmother or another r»i9fi<— f»; ^-^ Tz) 
;'vc i.iiai aaie on sne fiacE«. of tids pcige (0-2) 



C- I 'jt epgrandf ather (your mother's side) 

N.jine Current Residence 

I f (l<-,id, (la If oF death 



I'll" ..I IhiiIi D.Uc 1)1 hiith 

I ilii( .1 1 i I III (iiiiiiil)t' r rif yci I ■, ) 

'I'mI'- -.(IiooI liiijli school vocolioniil lolloiic 



Otiiip.it lon(<i) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(aFter leaving home) 
1st Dates 1st Dates 

?n.l ^Dates 2nd ^Dates 

3rd ^Dates 3rd ^Dates_ 

'4th Dates kth Dates_ 

Re I i g i on 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, Fraternities, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandmother d ate 

0-? S tc-pt)r.iiuimothfr (your mother's side) 

N.ime Current Residence 

I f iltMtl, d.itr oF death 

I'l-icc- of birth Date of birth 

Educatlcjfi (number oF years) 
grade school liigh school vocational college 



Occupdt ion(s) PLACE OF RESIDENCE 

(after leaving home) 
1st ^Dates 1st Dates_ 

2nd ^Dates 2nd Dates 

3rd Dates 3rd Dates_ 

Re I i rj i on 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc. 



Place oF marriage to your grandFather Date 



CHlkPKtN or A 6 \or A- I or B-I) - your father's name should appear below 

NafT>e David 'I'homas tiKuiJOiH 

P I ace of birth jvansas yity. Jackson, iv idate 20, Dec. 1*^27 

Number of years of school I ng i'lPA +30 OccupatlOrt I'eacner 



Res I dence jiockford. itfinn.Tll Marital Status iVlarrTeeT 
Number of children 2 — — — 



Name 

Place of birth "~ 

Number of years of school Ing 
Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



"3ate 



Occupation 
Marital Status 



Name 

P • ace of birth 

Number of years of school Irtfl 

Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of bl rth """" 

Number of years of school Ing 
Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth "" 

Number of years of schooHng 
Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place or" birth 

Number of years o^ schooling 

Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth """' 

Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth """ 

Number of years of school Ing 

Residence 



Number of chl idren 



Name 

Place of bl rth ~~" 
Number of years of school Ing 
Residence 



Number of chl Idren 



Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of schooling 
Residence 



Number of Llll lUrBM 



date 



Occupation 
Marital Status 



date 



Occupation 
Marital Status 



Marital Status 



date 
Occupation 



"Tate 
Occupation 



Marital Status 



Harltal Status 



date 
Occupation 



date 



Occupation 



Marital Status 



date 



Occupation 
Marital Status 



date 



... - "^cc"P*tlQn 
narital Status 



(IKI.ljRtN o( (, and (or (.-I, U-l)-yoiir mothor's rionio slinuld oppo.ir below 

((,„„. Warren bruce ALtsxAitiJiSK 

111.. ..T Im rTh J Cansas'tJity, Jac^soa, iwissouri ii.ii,. 7, Dec. , ^^^z 

N.Miii,.r .,1 /■■ir" oT -.(lioolitui d years CQiiege ' ^Occupation nailway i^xeoutlve 
I'. ■, i.i.-n, . iiuffale, New York' Marital Status :..arrieci 

rj, Dorotlay (Jtiloe ALiiX-i^Diixi 

''' ■n.T.i'n kanc^r^.^ tjity, .lPink«f>n, i,^ i fl.c^nnr i ^'a 1 1 ^^ Apr-i I , 1 Ml h 

Nw,nl,.., ,,l y..,.,s of schooling" n. ,^ t P. P A. . ^OccupatlOn Anoniint.fm±- 

'*'••• "''"'■'^' , ,„.n.i1t-i.-^t.R , C^HUfnrnia WarTtaT Status ^idr>« (t.wi<^<»i 

Niiinhcr of rnildrcri q 

Number ol years of schooling j^, 3. ■^ 1 yr jjUSJne S'^upatiOn aousewjfe 

"^^•^ ' ''^"^'^ kanRRH nit/. Jackson. iuisso>teflta1 Status Married 



Numher of ch 1 I oren 

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'our Father 



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OTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or ■ T^ive that data on the back 

of this page. (E-2) 

our Mother 



a^ jean. Mar±« AliiXAn DJi^t (_, Ko..i:iord, Wimnebago, il. 

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lace of birth ^^^^^^ ^^^y* Jacksefl, Me. ^^^^^ . , . 6, August, 1 y31 

ducat Ion (number of years) ' 

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lumber of years of schooling-^ ^ y^^-? /^^ii^vt Occupation Student 

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111. ASSIC.NMLNT OF LITLRARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are v/illing) 

I hercbv donate this family history, along with all literary and adnnni'.tr.iLi v 
(ujhLs.to the Rock Valley College Family History Collection, deposited m the 
Kockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois 



Signed 
Date 



GENEALOGY CHART 



lUl David BriUxUi 



iy, July, ly^^ 
ied 



i'homas hee anujsQi^ 



David ■^nomas i?aux,Uii 



Father 

P 29, Dec. 1y^7 
M 



Alice 



Grandfather 

B 4, May 1oyb 

M 1 1 , dept 1y22 

D 



J^jra...lieje inriuxuti 
1 Great grandfather 
ly, Dec. 1o7 2 
M 17, May 1095 
D 17, way 1945 
^,May_,-t3KOV(xMijOU 
Great qrandmother 

n 22, Aug 1b77 
d17, Dec. lyoy 



Johri Charles ,4;:;dward^„ 

- -fiaiLliiDAIE 

Whitchurch nOLLii<D4L£ ''2» ^Pril 1ot>4 

- -r , '^^ 1^. Oct. 1890 



GrandjTiotnc 



5, ouue lyOI 



° 5, May 1939 

■gllen Wi-jIiVnUK Un 

B 21, Aug 1d72 
D 10, July 1951 

J am es Bruc e __ALE .iAn dj^a 
narrv j ames ALEXAiMDEii 



j B 11 ,Nov. 1t356 
-i M 5 Feb. 1b86 
D ^'Sept.lyiO 



Grandfather 

BIO, May 1«90 

M21, Dec. 1911 

D5, April 1968 lielle MOCAFFEf 



Jean Marie AiiJ^XAiU iK 



Mother 

g b, August 1y:5l 

M 
D 



Daisy 



3 5, June 1868 
Diu, Oct 1933 



Joseph .varren M'^LAUvuiLi^ 
M 5, June 1o< 



arie Mi;ijAuvjiii,i., 



Grandmother 



5, luay 1tt94- 



Mary 



io93 
dIU, jec 1^20 

Jane COKisiw 

B 21 , July 1877 
^ 12, Dec 1y35 



LIST OF SBUPCES 



Thomae ' , - Letter 

Alice E- . Letter 

Marie Al8.:cjadj.: Latter 

David T, Bruton iSifeprviev; 

Jean H, Bruton Intervie.w 



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PATERNAL GRANDFATHER^ LIFE 
Told By Grandfather 

I was born in Springfield Missouri on Hay k, 1398. My father 
worked for the Frisco Railroad in Springfield. After my mother died 
when I was 11 years old, he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in 
Phoenix Arizona, It was just a small town then of about 10,000 
people. I remember riding the little burros around the ranches 
down there. I ve;it to a regular town school in Phoenix. My mothei's 
sister named Alice '.Voomcack lived in Prescott, Arizona. I remember 
stopping there on our way to Phoenix and wa had real close friend- 
ship with my cousins, ,vhen I was in school in Phoenix as a little 
boy I borrowed a horse from a chum and rode it home for dinner at 
noon when I started back the horse was so eager to get back to school 
that he ran away and wouldn't stop until he got back to school. I 
lost my hat in front of ray house sind had to walk all the way back 
home to get it, iVe only stayed in Arizona a little over a year as 
the heat was too hard on my father. Ve then returned to Spring- 
field. 

There are a large number of Brutons around Springfield and each 
year they had a reunion which waa a big affair. Hy father had four 
brothers and two sisters. 

Sometimes I remember when World War I was declared. I was at 
sea on the battleship, Minnesota. The captain called us together ad 
with deep emotion ssiid we were at war. It was a dramatic moment. 



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In those daiys all battleships were coal burning. V.lien we 
had to coal the ship it v;as an all hands operation. Everybody worked 
from morning until night coaling the ship and it then had to be scrub- 
bed from top to bottom before we could rest. E)ven the band had to 
play the entire time we were working. 

At one time I was with the ones that went out on the eea in a 
motor boat to set up targets for 12 inch gun practice. V/hen we had 
the targets set, we couldn't get the boat started, and the guns were 
getting on range. Boatsward Johnson said "Hurry up ajid lets get 
out of here". Then the^r at last got started going Just in time. 
I saw this same man drop a marlin spike by accident from the top of 
the mast and I cao still hear him yell "Look out belflrw". It would 
of couree killed anyone from that height. 

We slept in hammocks ia those days, and at that time when you 
Joined the navy you trained fox" six months at Great Lsikes before 
going to sea. 

Part of the duty was to climb the high masts on the ship to 
paint them. Hoi 4 on with one hand and paint with a rag in the other. 

At one time I was an shore patrol in Virginia and when I came 
off duty my ship had gone off and left me. I reported to the bat- 
tleship "New Hampshire". I stayed on there for a week and it was be 
ship where a buddy who Joined the navy with me was stationed. I had 
a ball. 

I wsis already in the old hand service when we went to war and 
we old hands had to train the hundreds of boys who came in, then I 
was a aun captain and the members of our gun crew and I put in for 
gun crew in the battle zone. The commander called me to his office 



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to thank me, but wouldn't let us go because we v/ere so vitally needed 
in training capacity. 

I later was transffered to Boston Massachusetts to the Institute 
of Technology, teaching aviation cadets seamanship. There I met my 
wife Alice. .Ve were married in Tauton i!assachusetts Sentember 1, 
1922. After my discharge, when the aar ended, we moved to Kansas 
city Missouri. 



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PATERNAL GRANDMOTHERS LIFE 
Told 3y Grsmdtnother 

I was born in Sheffield England on June 5» 1901, My father 
was a silversmith, auid we moved to Taunton Massachusetts in 1909 
when I was 9 years old. 

My ffiother was brought up a Quaker sind was a very strong and 
capable wonen. Her father Frances V/hitchurch was a strong Quaker. 

Ky fathe- was a silversmith and set up shop when we moved to 
Massachusetts. The reason for the mere to America was because my 
Grandfather died and my father had been working for him, so ray 
father figured that there would be a better chance for us in 
America. 

I remember when my father had finally sent word from America 
that he had secured A job. 7/e had to sell mgny of our cherished 
possessions for the trip because me had to bring only necessities. 

It was a very long trip. It took us seven days to cross the 
Atlantic, and we were very happy to get to Boston Massachusetts 
Where my father was waiting for us. 

We all loved America but my father was always homesick for 

England. 1% aW worked hard and remained It very close family even 

after we married. 

I met my husband Tom where I was working in Taunton Mass- 

achuset . jt wac e store called Pierce Hardware v/here I was a 
bookkeeper. We dated smd got to know eaxh other well enough ;to 



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get married, but I had promised my parents that I '.vouldn't tnarry 
until I was 21 years old so we had to wait a year before we were 
married on September 11, 1922. After we married wo moved to 
Kansas City, Misacuri where Torn waa a salesman and I worked as a 
bank teller. 



FATHERS LIFE 
Told By Father 

I was an only child born in the midst of the depression in 
the 20*G. Except for a short period of time in Buffalo I spent my 
entire childhood in a resident i^s| area of Kansas City, Kansas. My 
father was a travelinc salesman and was on the rocd much of the time 
and consequently most of my rearing was in the hands of my mother. 
Money was tight and the major vori ^^f recreatiou for the family was 
listening to radio programs. . ?' . r had a part time job when I 
was within early years, so I sas able to come horns and ignore my 
homework, replacing it with Captain Midnight, Utile Orphan Annie, 
etc... I probably belonged to every radio club there was. Hy hero 
was Tom Kdx. "lewt to raaio my favorite pastime T.'as trading big" 
little books. 

No one had a great deal of money at that time but we managed b 
squeeze out enough to make the Saturday matinee ndovie. For a dime 
we would go to see a double feature a: • "al. The serial was 
a good gimmicttbecause it brought all the kids back the folliwing 
Saturday. 

We bought food on a day to dsiy basis, ''other would g. v<i me 
a quarter and I would hop on my soap box csir and coast down Snake 
Hill to the little grocery store to buy a loaf of bread and a 
pound of lunch lueat. I will never forget the time when I headed 
down that hill in the summer barefooted. A Light Company truc?( 



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pulled up to the curb on the -^vonfr side ^f th^v s trest and to keep 
from smashing into it I tried to stop my cart hj dra^rging my feet. 
I crashed into the curb, fall over into a bueh of cocjcle biarrs and 
wasn't able to -mit a p?>ir of e'hoes over those blistered feet for 
over a week. The driver of the truck laughed and I lost the quarter. 

I did not like school as a youth. Every open house was punctuated 
by the teachers telling my folks that I was not working up to capacity, 
They were probably right. My capacity seemed to be in the area of 
teasing girlS , playing prsuiks on neighbors, and fighting with my Hest 
friends*. 

la Junior high I must have averaged two fights a month, mostly 
with my good friend, Larry. I <»lways lost. No, I take it back. I 
won one fight. Larry broke his knuckles on my jaw. It was his time 
to apologize. 

I rode my bike to Junior high. 1 was about a mile from home, 
Newell Spreecher lived in a house across the street from the school 
and retted space in his ga-rage for 10 cents a week. He parked about 
20 bikes and made himself quite a little spending money. 

Our biggest kick at that time was bugging our homeroom teaches 
He was a woods teacher and as I likok back at it he must have been 
new. His only method of ^t^.cipli ning was a paddle but it was un- 
effective because we used to play a game to see who could remain bent 
over for the greatest number of sSHfets. He held a court to determine 
how majiy sy/ats would be awsirded tnd consequently we would do the 
most outleuidish things we could , to get swarddd the most swats. 
I think I gained the most prestige when Mr. Lwndace gaVe me 15 swats 
and I looked up ana asked him when he was going to etaoct hitting me. 



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High school was an exteision of Junior High, in that my interests 
were more in the '^■etfs of fun rather tha:i study. i liv^d about 3 
miles froFi '"'yandotte High. Bicycles were out so we -valked to schooJ, 
or to be mope accurate we hitch-hiked. Wpiking home waa more fun be- 
cause we were swake Ly then and could get into trouble. We ware 
following a bunch of girls home one afternoon and tryintr, to impress 
them with our marksmanship by throwing rocks at streetlights. We 
gave the lights a sporting chance by not throwing closei' thau 4 poles 
sway. We riddled the block and were aet at the corner b:/- a squad 
car. The girls had ratted on us. jested and our sentence 

was to pay the bill for replacement of lights, about 315 each as I 
recall. The iimaging thing was that the light company would not let 
us psiy it in lump sum but we had to aake a weelly trip with jyj^ a 
throw. That was a hell of a good lesson. 

I did manage to end up in jail one other time, for Hallo «reening 
in July. I never understood why that i»s a crime but the police de- 
partment threw about a dozen of us in a cell and we were allowed one 
call, OtJr parents came to get as but unfortunatley m^t dad's car was 
in the shop and he had to taike a cab. The delay was horrible be- 
cause I was the last person t^ get out of there, '■ '-^ frightened 

to the point of' tears. The memory that bothers luc ^: ::.3 police- 

^ man who kept bugging this one boy. This event took place in the 
40 's and we were at war. The boy krs of oriental d«^ent and the nasty 
cop callgi^ him Jap. 

A growing feelinfe in my gut v/hen I tras a teenager was the war. 
I was 17 years old and a senior in high school and decided that I lad 
to do what I could to contribute to the war effort. That required 



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enlistment. 1 went with a buddy of rrdne to lake a marine cor-pe 
phsical and passeg with flying colors. No one Knevi that I had to 
deliberately tense certain muscles tc conceal my conpiin^al flat 
feet, I brought this info home, and because of life ma^sxines ray 
parents hit the ceiling. They wonld not sign any papers, but, thri* 
conversations with my dad they would allow me to join the mavy, J 
went through the whole routine again and damn near flunked the 
physical because of flat feet, I hadn't goosed it up and the doctor 
was the same one that I had before. I did get acv 

sent to boot camp in San Diego. Six weeks, a weeks Ic I was 
shipped out to the South Pacific. The war was over but Ihe fight 
waen*t. Our J *\f/)^fe St snipers boffbarded some troops because 
caves in the hills, thejt didn't know the treaty had been slfe/ied. 
My father kicked himself for ^ears that he didn't sign my papers for 
marine corps. My buddy Bill spent hi^ entire service ' .'; Lakes 
and I toured 12 different South Pacific islands. 

My naval career was interesting. As a break between High Schoil 
and college I couldn't have asked for a abetter tour on duty. After 
shuff«ting me all over the Pacific I finally arrived o;. -^i.nig, Nav 
2305, and they sent me to the Chief's Ship's Clerk. _ me 
"Have you ever worked in an office?" I answered "No". "Do you know 
how to type." "No". Have you ever doaa any filing?" "NO". 
"'A'ell, you'll have to learn these things". Two weeks later I ; 
a loeman for rehabilitation leave. Two months later I made my rank, 

I was discharged in the fall of '"4.6 and spent a year at K. C, K, 
Junior College while I was '^i-^J^-"^! <c;fr-rtschool. In the fall of k7 
I enrolled at the K, C, Art Ittstitut£;MFJ5p§nt 5 'years getting ray BFA 



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and MFA degree. During thir, trLae I worked at. any '.^nd of .lob I could 
tc Bupplement m.y G, I. bill, I w&s rather fortunate because I v?ae 
aBUainted with s. young lady vtho had p working scholarship in the school 
office. She, of course rM th'- firret information or, any froe lance 
Job.? that carae throurh the school and inifformed me so I oianaged to 
get the jump ofl other students. It was rather sneal^y but certainly 
helped me survive. Neeiless to sjfty, I asked her to aarry me in 1951* 



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MATERNAL GRANDMOTHKR"i> LIFE 
Told By Jrandmotiier 

^^ father wa^ a butcher for a irnning company in their storas. 
My first memories were of ^Louisiana and the beautiful Magnolias. 

I'/e moved around a lot and as the oldee^; I had tc help alot 
eith my brothers. A.ft3r the eighth grade I quit school to uelp my 
mother, at hor::c and father at the atore. Harry v/as oae of the miners 
my father c, lOt to talk to, I s^et him as I v/as •A'allili-ig to the 
butcher shop and he was staggering home at 6:00 a.m. He didn't have 
a buggy like some of my dates j but he had ambition. 

iVe married and lavoeU to Xauaaa City wlior* he stayed with relatives, 
Warren was born, then uor^thy ., In axi ef^^t to save aoney I pulled 
then on a sled to the store and had a miscarriage. Later the three 
^rls were born. 

The depressic : ^d, but with Harry'r: mother then ay mother, 
one of Harry's sisteis living with us the work went easier and 1 
didn't kno-tf what a babysittor : . 'i I became on with iny own gj^and- 
children. 

Jean our youngest, was the last blow from the depression, I 
was 38 years ol i ^-' ■ dimply sat in the living room and cried when 

I had to admit _ .regnant. 

Then things were better. Warren, ae the oldest was always de- 
pendable, always on the honor roll, a gooi ath'i^'te in High School, 
He always worked hard. 



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Dorothy always gave mo trouble, but by 1;he time ilarian graduated 
f'" "•chool v;e could iiite her a yaar of bu^inesr, school, Pat 
didn't Vv's.nt to do a.ny thine '^^^ work pjid Jean ne%''er v/antod anything 
but hooks and p?.irt. 

With f:.ll tfcf the children, crandchildrea and great t>rcJidchildren, 
I can fly ■ "' t aiiytiae all over the country, i nevei wcite 
letters and a..r,'e one plet to life. I always buy belated birthday 
cardB because I can never remember whose birthday is when. Now I 
Believe one thing i At my age each day is a gift to be enjoyed. 



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MATERNAL GRANDFATHERS LIFE 
Told By nranfifather 

As a boy I grew up on a large farm in North Missouri. It had 
been larger before my grandfather freed 300 slaves and gave eachj 
one kO acres of land. 

My father was not usp ^ ^•'^ -^i^naging without money and nanaged 
to leaae nothing when he 1. '•-he end of my fiBst year of studying 
medicine, I was htfT inclined to be a dirt farmer like my brothers 
I took the first job I could get. 

I worked in the strip mines and spent my money on hangovers. 
At this time I met Marie who was working for her father in the 
"Company Store" and helping her mother at home with the younger 
children. 

'v7e decided there was nothing for us in 'TortK Missouri so we took 
all the money we had and were married, took the train to Kansas City 
where we stayed with a cousin who got me a job i^th the railroad. 

We had hard times. The depression came when our son was in 
college. He had to borrow money for part of his tuition and he worked 
part time as a call boy for the railroad. 

Our oldBe daughter never seer^ed satisfied with her clothes and 
ran away to Is married. 

The others were too young to lottce but the two older on^^s were 
affected by it. With the garden ws squesiked by and mnnaged t > help 
Maries brother. !^3.rl3 T'layed piano for the silent movies for awhile 

so we came upon better times. 



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MO'cHSRS LIFE 
Told By Mother 

I was the youngest of 5 children. At the tinis 1 was bora , 
my brother imss married an^ 10 monthfj later his wife had th:?ir first 
child. The country wa«? Ctf^mi'^'T ""ut of a depression. My father 
had e good Job with tke railroad-, r;*^ h° bought ^rocerieR "or ay 
uncle and his family and we h?.d his nsother and his sisterl. li'/inc 
^th the family during the depression, ejid after that. 

At the gge of 3 ™y mother decided th-?,t I conld not see because 
I would not rf=act the way kidc do when she took rae into stores* After 
3 visits and much creativity on the part of the doctor (This is an 
E wh^h way do the lin ' t , etc,,?t T •■ -.? given glasses. If 
mother had wai te>^ - -^Mild have been blind. 

Although we ..;,,, :^,,:i much money the family managed to hr^lp my 
brother through two yecre of college. As soon as the depresspbn 
was over my father stopped gardenina; and the first major investment 
was a piano. After growing food for the family and vegetables tt 
peiile, father would not p-^^rden sgain until World '"ax IT . 

As a family the :hildren. played together; everyone went 
to the ball games and onee a week the older childran woiild escort 
the young ones to th=^ public library. Since T vtas forced upon them 
ny sisters taught 'it>=- my name to get a library card so I 
could check oat books, Uhen T was old enough to go by inyself j I 
went every other day because I read the 2 books I was &llowed i^t 



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fhat time. 

Above all, ray mother always kept enough food for an improptu 
fishing trip. Father would come home Friday and v/b would Irive 
to the OzarSs for the weekend. My brother as a scout leader 
would sometimes bring along his troop. V/ith the exception fo the ' 
scouts, the weekenB trips were never plannedo 

We always had an aunt, or a cousin or two living v/itb ue, trying 
to make a transition from the country to work in the city. Mother 
always disciplined the chidlren if trouble developed. However she 
tried to keep us busy and out of trouble. For instance; she would 
wrap our feet in rags, put paste wax on the floor and we could "Sk4e" 
all over the r»om thus polishing the ploor. 

V/hen I was 11 she discovered that she was ironing 30 dresses a 
week as well as sewing most of them. She resigned as a l^'unfry 
maid and we had to make as well as iron all of our own clothes. 

As her children mairiSd and had graiidchildren she alv/ays had 
babies and little children around. She is nov? surrounded by great 
grandchildren. 

At 16 when I graduated from high school I had a scholarship 
from scholastic magazine to go to Washington University to study 
art • At the time my sister, her husband and t^o chi'J. ^ " ■ ^ ^^^^e 
living with my parents and everyone was fairly well si". 
they helped me through that year. »t that the cost v;ae prcbibitive 
60 I transferred to the Kansas City Art lost, where I rasragod another 
scholarship. 

There didn't seem to be room forme and I v^ae spending It hours 
a'J^ek on a bus so I managed a part time job and moved closer to the 



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Art Instutute in an apartment of" m^' ovm. 

II coversation with ry iafia.l:y ac one could ever reis&feber where 
I had a bedroom, I remember having one once because aether decorafed 
it in a frillj' manner which I despised, but I didn't Say anything 
because I could read late, ^lay toy radio, and snieil it up witii oil 
paints. J 

It seems that moet decisions here suggested b^ my iiothsr, troifht 
up by say father at the ffFiday night family pcker party and re- ally 
decided on by the whole family. It took 3 gaines before it wae decided 
that I could accept a scholax-shipj 

As the children moved away one always lived a block froia our ■ 
parents. Although no one writes letters, 4n time of crisis the 
telephone , pixjfits. Since father died uother ha;; noL been 
fishing, which she hated for i^O years» and has traveled. i>he visits 
a daughter in (^-ilifornia in the winter, her son in Buffalo alot, 
a grandson in fostoa, a grandson iaithe Coast Guard in Maine and all 
around the country. .hen she ms 30 the toured Nova ocotia. Her 
reaction v/i :. _ \fy of seeing 3 springs; one in Canada, one in K^ 
Missouri, .uiu un- in California. 

Father ■-• ' ither started aut Itower class deterainea to educate 
their chil :. . .. z. thlr.'i r^.r- !. ,,-,.,!np:.'„- • sj and bring them to 'betl;3r 

stetndards of living, _ . ■ >. riding in buckboarda all day 

to get from Macon to towns 12 ailes away. Mother believes *^5itj^ 
the best way to travel, is to fly by let. 

In all the family was and is close, creative in a variety of 
manners: sewing, cooking, etc.. and fun is usually had hy all. 



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FATHER AND KOT'ISRS IIFE TOGETHER 
Told By Son t 

It was difficult for my parsr^bs the first year of marriage 

because they were both still in school. My father wan workin,? to 

get his M.F.A. and my ni'^t--/ - ■•^-^ ? >^ ri^- ^sjn;-)- year of college. 

Around the end of their ._' . . .. : - , they purchased the 

first of a long line of pets v-hi'^h was a Siamese cat. In Decsmber 

of 1952 the first son Stev- -n, then the.^^ bought a small 

house in Kansas City ani -ettled thera for awhile, \7hile they were 

living there my fat ' -iS for a printer and there learned tte ' 

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process of silk-screening* #hen his boss decided -. 

Around that time my father also bought a guitar and became a folk 
singer. After four years to school and 

get his teaching certificate, .vhich took tw. years. Aftet •; -■; 
his certificate he taught in a junior high school for one seuieater 
and then the school board sent him to a '4igh school totsacfc. Buting 
this time I was born on jflly 19| 1955. Af ^re old enough 
my parents put us in a day care center, ana ny rsom workegll ' " ,11- 
mark cards for one year while goiiJg for her teaching certiti..-.. -^ in 
night school. 

During these years my father was singing and playing guitar In 
night clubs, he also recordtd while playing. Thitee years were very 
important because my parents met other folk singers^who were very 
popular in their field, people such as Pete ^aeger, Ed M^Curdy, and 
JOS'- Tijite. 



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After my 3iotfeer got her teachiriri; certificate my pareits decided 
to take jobs offered by the echool board in Sockford, Illinois. A t 
this time our family had sevsn cats an-^ had to give all of therr. away 
except one -vhich was a Biamese cat naaiod Poobajf-), 

After moving to Rockford ray parents began teaching, "y ffeSiter 
began at West Senior High School, and my mothFr taught at Rcosevi^t 
Junior Sigh School. After I finished my schooling at Roosevelt my 
mother left Re r.o teach in the same ©* with mey ffether 

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m LIFE 



I was born at St. Lukes hospital in Kansas City, Missouri pi 
July 19, if55. I went to school in Kansas City up uattl I was eeven^ 
When we moved to Rockford. I went to Welch Primary School, Roosevelt, 
and West Senior High School. I am at present at Rock Valley College. 



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BUHL, SUSAN mRlE, 1956- 



,SK TYIM': I'LKASI'. PLACI'. THF.SF. SHKKTS AT THE FRONT (IF Tlil: S F c: N U C.dl'Y (U- Ydl'K 
[.Y H I STORY . 

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rs study inr, Amc-rican families, we arc as]<in,i; you to fill out the forms 
w. 'I'liis will take you only a few minutes, and will b (.; easilv made ovei 

an index which will permit archive users ready access to just those 
s of family histories needed. 



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Rockford, Illinois 




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Presbyterian 



Method is t 



_Fp i s copal i an _Congr ega t iona 1 "X. L u t h e r .i n 

Mormon ther Protestant ther (name) 



What ethnic and social groups arc discussed in your paper'.' 



X\ Swed i sh 

Blacks 

Jews 



Other Scandinavian 
Indians Mexicans 



German French 

Puerto Ricans Fas tern I, uiopi 

Central Europeans Italians Slavs 

X Irish British Native Americans over several renerations 



East Asian 



Other (Name ) 



What sources did you use in compiling your family history? 

X Interviews with other X Family Bibles Family Genealogies 

family members j^and Records The U.S. Census 

V ital Records 

Photographs Maps Other 



FAMILY DATA 
A 



c;randfather (your fat he r ' s s i d c ) 

Name 6!'e,OrC,g XOOier c- if^llHU "'current Residence [■'bQVCV^a'l . JLLn 

Date of birth CC' l,C y ., l- -Vo^ I'-fC 7 Place of birth ' j- , , , -y ; y^\ , ,'/ /■ e/-/' 
Dateofdeath Placeofburial 



Kducation(number of years); 
fi r .-, d e s c h o o 1 _ ,S high school 

iiccupation(s) 
1st /] 



vo ca t i ona 1 ^ co lie ge 1_ 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
, (afterleavinghome) 

t'r Ci /i7,,,,l/,V Dates I'IjM ' i^'~l3 1st Chie^Qf Dates /^9^^ /9^^ 



:^nd tod;/ f0CXjlhi(^^nt9. Dates Z^:; -/^/^V 2nd K ;/ t/^'/.Z-^ /// Dates {^'^Ir, I'jtsir 
3 r d___ __D a t e s 3 r d RcC-K-JcrOTLL^ ^ia. t e s / %l, - / ^ z^; 



4 th 



Dates 



4 th 



Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n /„. ''(-ftci .f 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 

/^;,;:iA"-. .;+ Cjumtu.::: _1..S Z 

Place o^f Marriage to your gra n d m o t h e r (J I] / (i <'/ iA(. d ate ZVU lu ' W , I O')^ 

NOTE: If your father was raised (to age 18) '-^ y a stepfather o'r another 
relative give that data on the back of this page. (A-1) 

Grandmother (your father's side) 

Name f/l Jci /(-■(j JTjc^rit t tl^f Current Residence ^Qd.f^-Pc /J^ l/J^, ■ ,.-, 

Date of birth {J uOu 57" .^/ / ^Cu P 1 a c e of birth_ K r !< i /^ K-' P . .tLUv^ j ;S 

Date of deatli 0^ Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 



grade school p! '^£CLLfj 
college 6iVfifcS^ 



ligh school H U\({Xt 



vocation ill 



()ccupation(s) 



PLACE OF RESIDI'.NCE 
^ ,^ (after leaving home) 

1st btriLlun , J.U. Dates /^^- J9rj9 1-st /x/7. . U/' . X^^ . Dates Z ^^/- /^j^j 

2nd hMdhvf:: Dates /fy/ ' /y^rT 2nd ^/^/^tf^^C -//-/. Da tes /^^^- /^^J 

3rd kir}Clanc/,m.\y.^,'^ 1^46 ~ )%i^ 

. A t h RodC hrJ D n t e s A^!^JlJ^llk^ 



3rd 
4 th 



Dates 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n iufh^/f)IV 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marring, e to your g r,i nd I a L h e r (jJl-lJlQ-^d^ date 'Tl/u )^ l^i'-' '^ 

J 7 

NO'l'l'. : If your latlier was raised ' ; o aj^e 18) by .1 stepmother or 

another relative give that data on Ihe b a t: k ol this p.ij'.c- 

(A-2) . 



A-2 Stepgrandfather (your father's side) 



N ame 



Current Residence 



Date of birth_ 
Date of death 



Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 

Coll ege 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Religion 



Da tes_ 
Da t es_ 
Da tes_ 
Da tes 



lst_ 

2nd 

_3rd_ 

4th 



voca t ional 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 

D a t e s 

Da t es 

__D a t e s 

Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother_ 
2 S tepgrandmo ther (your father's side) 



date 



Name 



Date of birth 
Date of death 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years): 

grade school high school_ 

c o 1 1 e g e 



vo cat ional 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4 th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



_lst_ 
2nd 
3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Re 1 i gion 



'olitical party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



Date 



Grand la til er (your mo ther ' s s ide) -'» 

N <i m e J a m fc^.. f4^ iJ I no fe /^ '^ rQo i .>n _ _.C u r r e n t Residence KiT Ll (9Ai Q^XLc ,/;/ ;< . 

I).-, tf of birth .UnuJj. m P3 , /9l' 3 Place of birch ^'qjJVffex/ :^/,- 



LJOii^V - - — 



Date of death 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



Education (number of years): 

grade .school_ (_£_ high school 

Occupa t ion (s ) P LAC E OF RE S I D EN CE 

^ _ (afterleavlnghome) 

Is L K^rnii.civ.Coynpg .'lLy Dates | lir-l^})(r 1st |4a/T/3.'-n /^i>v" , Dates iq)^- ;^ |(^ 

2 n d ( ' /^,rt <^\ r (^<^^^r^^K " ^ ^ e s lili^_Lii£_ 2 n d faCj^ S^n-fQl bf-. D a t e s ; ^tOi? - ;93C 

3rd 5v-/3/L'(i/?:'rTtOi/ g'/rn'^'-.. Dates I'b' ■?- )^lS 'c3rd 1 3,53(5 rpv yx ^ :m( llcJ ^a t e s / ^^C-/9.5(.r 

^ t h flumlQir D a t e s /t/^f ;^6^ 4 th h i rlO^WQ t' ^ Xa,^.,»p a t e s jQSj^j: Ij^lj^ 



Re 1 i 1! i on [^ 



ui-nfr an 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, e L c 



P'ace of marriage to your grandmother Gq/g^ hgrM ^ /7/,.>v Afi'i t e rjJ.Jt-; N^ ^^^Z 

NOff: If your mother was raised by a stepfather (j r another relative (to 
a;-', e 18) give that data on the back of this page (f:-l) 

Gran dri other (your mother's side) 

Name 



M'^.l'P'A H'^df OlB-jV):- knSPl current Residence 



Date of birth K fehr!Li-),r a 3^.)90 '-} Place of birth Ik PC tTA' ^ z' , TLlnor:^ 

Date of death l/^ij t r>i JaL r /, i9^'r Place of burial /C/z'^^IR/lD ^UnClS. 



c o 1 ] e g e 



Education (number of years) 

grade school \C high school M vocational 

Occupation (s) PLACE OF R I.S 1 D I.NCE 

I , ( a f t e r 1 e a V 1 n )', h o m e ) 

1^' L I h nxi g ^ ^ Dates (%^- |%7 1st joigq 0£.y,yhni>t Dales i^a3-/.^ 30 _ 

2 n d j^3Sre£r)jyOno!o( i ' ■' ' < ■ • ■ ) 'l^^ ' /V 3 s^ 

3rd /<, ,^)rlaKi/, fr/;»j^.iies }93^-lQ^ 



2nd 
3rd 

4th 



D a t e s 
Dates 
Dates 



4 th 



Dates 



e 1 i g 1 onL ftri4 t>c ;q ^ L(Ai-l-^4 et^nJ 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sor()riti(>s, etc. 



Place of marriage to your grandfather (fo )f&i>C<. IQ M-L- "ate ^mIu S^ I'i^l 

NOTi:: If your mother was raised by a stepmothe-r or another re I .1 I i vV (in 

'*^ ^' gILve th»* d*ta on the back of this page (\)-:') 



C-2 S tepgr andf a ther (your mother's side) 



Name 



Date of birth_ 
Date oi death 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 

Occupation(s) 



1st 
2nd 
3rd_ 
4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Religion 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Place of burial 



vo cational 



col lege 



_lst_ 
_2nd_ 
_3rd_ 
4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandmother 
D- 2 S tep grandmo t he r (your mother's side) 

Name 

Date of birt h 

Date of death 



Date 



Current Residence 
Place of birth 



Education (number of years) 

grade school high school 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



Place of burial 



vocational 



college 



_lst_ 
2nd 

.3rd 
4th 



PEACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



R e 1 1 g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your grandfather 



D a t e 



:hi 



l.DRK N oi A & B (or A-2 or B-2) - your father's name should appear below 

Name hU'f,';, X^<;x,k IJJHL 

PJare of biVth ( ',/' \ (l/> Ul' , X/^/?^0 date / ,' /^l/ JT . 1^ 3 j 

Number of years of s c W o o 1 In g / ^ gf / ;^-5 Oct^upation ~Tc^lCh^}(l ^ 

Res i d e n c e j^'cx ' v;-(^ |-;j J^^, M a r i ta 1 Status P^Ou'.^^d 

Number of c h i 1 d r e n ((- Death 



N a mt 



a c o of h i r t h 



date 



Number of years of schooling Occupation 

Res i denee Mar i t a 1 S t a tus 

N limber of children Death 



N a in e 



P 1 a I- e of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 



c c up a t i on 



Res i dene e 

Nuiiiber of children 



Marital S t a t u s _ 
Death 



N a Ml e _^__ 

l> 1 a V ', ■ u f 1-1 i r t h __^ 

Number ot years of scliooling_ 

Residence 

Number of children 



date 

(■ c upa t ion 

Marital Status 

d e a t h 



Name 



1 a e e of b i r t h 



date 



Number o I years of schooling 



c c u pat i o n 



K e s i d e n c e 



N uiiib e r o I ch 1 1 d re ii 



M.i r i t a 1 Status 
Dea th 



N a 111 e 

['lace of b i r t h 

Number of years of sclioolin; 

Residenc e 

Number of children 



date 



_0 c c u p a t i o n 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 



Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of s c h o o 1 i n g_ 
Re si dence 



Nurber of children 



Marital Status 
dea th 



Occupation 



Name 

Place of birth 

Number of years of s c h o o 1 i n g_ 

Residence ^ 

Number oi children 



date 



_() c c up a t io n_ 



Marital Status 
death 



N a m I' 

P 1 aci- of b i r th 

Niirilier ol years (j f sclioolinj; 



da tc 



()c (• upa I ion 



R. 



1 d e n i- e 



w u m b 1 • r of c h i 1 d r e n 



Marital Status 
dea til 



Place of birth 

Number i> f years of schooling 



(■ <: u p a t ion 



Res i dene.' _ 

N uinb I' r o I children 



Ma r I 1 a I Status 

dea I h 



CHILDREN of C and D (or C-2, D-2)-your mother's name should appear be 

1. Name ~':)lf\ i r i<l -^ Kr'_i/bc' b'^TOrr'. 

Place of birtJh jCctA/^ /V/ j7/.»/V) aa t e C/^^^ S7 //, 19:^3 

Number of years of schooling j^-j '-^ Occupation 

Residence /}x'iC"AviVjZ6/?^ /6 Marital Status / > u-i r Ti'^f^ C'i. 

Number of children '^ death 



1 ow 



N a me /c, Oh^ r T /.;' ' ; !kK; ' I ^'^ t^AV rn 

Place of birth LnPK^oJ^ jar,i. .^ date Q^V, / 10^ 1^ a 



Number of years of s choo ling j t^ 

Residence /Jr./.. ^gy^i "/f Y/)S Marital Status Qit'c / Cx 'iV 
Number of children ^ death 



c c u p a t i o n P/iJ^,^\h< r 



3. Name 



)l^i u Li.%ic(y. y4) rnn 



Place of b'irth /\-.,'jl,YJt/,/^\,rY.^t>;^ ,,S date /i.:, ^ yrJl^ C 'n/S^ l9<53 

Number of years of schooling l_(/2 Occupation ^ -f^ fji) f) C r~ 

Res idence //\i//> y^/ -M-LrnCi'^ Marital Status t / , , /y-,-'' {-^-iC' 

Number of children V death 



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a me C^hCtrh^ j ^1, />? <j^i(J\%y , :'?^ ^ , - ,^ ^ 

lace of birth / ^^- aA.v; /.^^^/>;.., ^a te /S'CV^r'nULJO^ I Q3'/ , 

Number of years of school^ing ] 'f. Occupation C nCi.]r)e ^ f-Z 

Residence fy rn/^ y [/ ri'xz mi /} Marital Status . ,,., / f ,' i fX ^ 



Number of children 



JL 



death 



Name 



Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence 

Number of children 



date 



Marital Status 
death 



c c u p a t i o n 



Name 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Number of children 



death 



Occupation 



Name ' 

Place of birth 

Number of years of schooling 
Res Idenc e 



Number of children 



date 



Mar ital Status 
death 



Occupation 



Name 

Place of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Res i dence 

Number of children 



date 



Occupation 



Mar ital Status 
death 



Name 

Place of birth date 

Number of years of schooling 

Residence__ Marital Status 

Number of children\ death 



_0c c upa t ion 



10 



Name 

Place of birth 



date 



Number of years of schooling 

R I.' s 1 dence 

Numln'r of children 



Oc cupation 



Marital Status 
dent h 



Your Father 

A 
Name i f; ( j C 



Yfij.'.^k' 6l{HL ,. Current Residence C((\ K^CfcJ ^ tlL n't. . <. 
Date of birth ,/- /^ ,/ (/ :''' \ Place of birth ( "^ ''^'^^ ^-V^-/y /.', 



Date of Death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade schoo 1 ^ h igh schoo 1 ^/ voc a t iona 1 



coll e g e [^' 



Occupation (s) 

1st T''iK'/ '(-/v 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
,j (afterleavinghorae) 

Dates "^^^ /^?6" 1st ^Pj^ /;/..-..,: ^,0./.;,: Dates J9^/K 



Dates 
Dates 


2nd 
3rd 
4 th 


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' Dates Z:'^^' 
Dates 


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Dates 


Dates 





R e 1 i g i o n t^' ''^rxCO . 



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rHOciO. 



Political parties, cB.vil or social clubs, fraternities, etc 
Place of marriage to y o u r ' m o t h e r i ' r .■ 'J J '-',-J 



J 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepfather or anotlier relative give that data 
on the back of this page. (E-2) 

Your Mo ther 



Name 



///':/) y Ldrck, ^5TR0n'] current Residence K 0(lj<CA-y^ 2lirn<: /^ 
Date of birth ib0O^,>Ynk>^> 3:^ '"^jS'-^ Place of birth f\ nCt-Qp'^'i ^ XU .yiC^rS 



Date of death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 

grade school ^ h i g h r s c h o o 1 <~| 



vocational 



coll ege 7 



Occupation (s) 

1st " T^ggWu 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving h (J me) 
Dates /95^ - I'^l'li^ 1st Dates_ 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



2nd 
3rd 
4th 



Dates 
Da t e s 
Dates 



Rel i g 1 o n U UN-JVI- vQ \\ 



Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your father L/Al /dU 



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d a t e auau 5~y:^^ 19"^^ 

NOTE: If you were raised by a stepmother or another relative give that data 
on the hack of this page (F-2). 



E-2 Stepfather 
Name 



Date of birth 



Place of birth 



Date of death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school 



vocational 



college 



Occupation (s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Dates 
Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



_lst_ 

_2nd_ 

3rd 

4th 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
Dates 



Dates 
Dates 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political parties, civil or social clubs, fraternities, etc. 



PLace of marriage to your raother_ 
F- 2 S t e p m o t h e r 
Name 



Date 



Date of birth 



Place of birth 



Date of death 



Place of burial 



Education (number of years) 
grade school high school^ 



voca t ional 



CO 1 lege_ 



Occupation(s) 

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

4th 



Da tes_ 
Dates 
Da t es_ 
Dates 



PLACE OF RESIDENCE 
(after leaving home) 
1st Dates 



2nd 
3rd 
4th 



Dates 
Da tes_ 
Dates 



R e 1 i g i o n 

Political party, civil or social clubs, sororities, etc 



Place of marriage to your father_ 



date 



10 



CHILDREN OF E AND F (or E-2,F-2) -YOUR NAME SHOULD APPEAR BELOW 

Place of birth UkV,^. Pc r.V>r , rO-. i'a t c of birth Ufr^l ^/^V^ .' w63 

' ^'^ ■' Occtipation ^xrienf 



Number of years of schooling 



Aic- 



Residence P \Q \fp i^ t )\e Marital Status ^Qnc 

Number of children f^d^'f^. death 



Name 5u6^^ PlBne ^UHU- ^ .^ . 

Place of birth lPuX-ff)rci, . I^IL. Date of birth ri)jQ//<,T / ■ ^ •'^iS^ Ci' 

Number of years of schooling \'-\ Occuilation S'p.id'fnT' 

Residence I^Od t-Cfircj HlmrftK' Marital Status nonf^ 

Number of children tir/lC, death 

Name QrijIcI . Umf-^ i^l//V/- ^. ^ . 

Place of birth |;'ocl:fr,r<-/ xu .,o^w-b Date of birth {JuauST cP^, liS ^ 

Number of years of schooling jl Occupd4:ion . SpifJi-n I 

Res i dene e ^ op )r-Pr> rxj ^ J U . Mar 1 tal Status /^/)ki;-_ 
Number of children j^C'/ICL death 



Name .^(jfah /-^ui^e 6UlJL __ 

Place of birth K'ccr^^-.r?:/. X^. Date of birth .)ian,j,)r,J 7^ 6^ 

Number of years of schooling q Occupation 

Residence Paot^r-j-rJ . Zit . Marital Status t^c/^e. 
Number of children /^1//^^^^ 



death 



Name [T?Jr7\P,5 PCinifcl fiUHL 

Place of birth lPo (> i:A:^yr/ ^ ILL D a t- e of birth flt/aU<,T -J'l , 1*^7 I 

Number of years of schooling r,„„..«J,n^^ 

Residence Marital Status 



OccujKition 



Number of children 



death 



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lace of birth Vdt KQt^yJ , ^ZLU ^ r "V Date of birth IV fr'^ J^j ^ n'/ .) 



Number of years of schooling 

Res i d e n c e 

Number of children 



ccupatlon_ 



Marital Status 
death 



Name 

Place of birth 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupatlo n 



Number of children 



death 



Name 

Place of birth 



Date of birth 



Number of years of schooling 

Residence Marital Status 



Occupation 



Number of children 



death 



ASSIGNMENT OF LITERARY RIGHTS (If you and your family are willing) 

I hereby donate this family history, along with all literary and 
administrative rights, to the Rock Valley College Family History 
Collection, deposited in the Rockford Public Library, Rockford 
Illinois / 

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BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Shirley Beynon (my aunt) 

Family Bible 

Carole Buhl (my mother) 

Ilildred Buhl ( paternal grandmother ) 

Babe vSegar (maternal grandmother's sictcr) 

James Strom (maternal prondfather) 



GEORGE XAVILR DIIHL II 

Georfte BUHL, my p;randfather './as born in 1907 in GermantovTi, 
lennsylvania to Katherine Kelly and Georr^e BUHL. His father 
v.'orked in the steel mill in Pennsylvania until 1912 when the 
fairdly moved to Chicago v;here my grandfather 'i; father and his 
brother bought the North Shore Laundry, The ten laundry wagons 
were horse-driven. Laundry vras picked up and delivered to and 
from homes as far as the Korth Shore, Fifty laundry v;orkers 
ran the huge v/ashing machines and hand-\;ashed the sliirts. In 
the later tv.renties, 13 Chevrolet trucks replaced the horse-drav/n 
vehicles. 

My grandfather attended Korthv/estem Univer£;ity for one 
year hoping that a salesman'^hip's course v/ould help in business 
management . 

During the depression in 1929 ond early thirties, my 
grandfather managed the North ohore Laundry. The depression 
forced people to discontinue sending their laundry, therefore 
the laundry closed after being in business for 30 years, 

George and Mildred BUHL and their 10 year old son (my father) 
moved to Kirkland, Illinois, vrhere they purchased a 40-acre farm 
in 1943. l-'y grandfather found work in a factory in Rockford 
during v;orld './ar II. After the v.-ar he entered the retail food 
business until he retired. 

During the years the laundry prospered, my grandfather 
entered Carapi- . a private boys school in vvisconsin vrhere he 



sttended high school for /., years. 

His family consisted of his father and mother and 3 older 
sisters, who lived in a luxury apartment on Sheridan Road — 
Chic'.j'O, Illinois, They could afford the services of a colored 
maid v/ho was a good housekeeper and an excellent cook, Ella 
:: toyed v;ith them for 15 years. 

My grandfather's father's sister, Laura BUHL, divorced her 
husband in GeriTiantovm, I ennsylvania and came to Chicago v.'ith her 
tv;o daughters ages 12 and 14 . The one dauf^hter, Janet Gaynor 
became a famous movie star. She won the first Academy Avmrd for 
her work in "Seventh Heaven'', ohe also played in the first 
movie "A Star is Z^om", i/vith Frederick I'arch, 

Laura BUHL Gaynor, and Janet with her sister Helen, lived 
in my p;randfather's home until they found an apartment. Janet 
Gaynor 's mother v/orked in the IJorth Shore Laundry print in.p; lists 
until she married Jonesy, a newspaper man. They moved to Cali- 
fornia v/here Jonesy recogni ed Janet's talent and obtained a part 
for her in a picture. He died the rvFnin»: of the premier of her 
first picture. 

Many times during her career Janet came to Chicago to attend 
the opening of a picture at the Chicago Theatre. My grandfather 
and grandmother attended many parties she gave for the family at 
the Edgcwater Beach Hotel. They often spoke of dancing on the 
board-^'^alk on the edge of Lake Michigan, On my father's 6th 
birthday, Janet Gaynor gave a birthday party for him at the 
Edgev/ater Beach Hotel in Chicago, Illinois and presented him with 
a tricycle. 



My grandfather is Catliolic and served as altar boy in St, 
C: rmel Church in Chicago, Sundays, his sisters 3nd he '.-ere 
esich given five cents to attend the neighborhood movie. Many 
Sundays v/ere spent at the :oo. The trolley car provided trans- 
portation. 

Many summers v/ere spent in Eagle River VJisconsin v/here my 
grandfather's father enjoyed fishing for murkies. Grandfather's 
urban life v/as in stark contrast to my grandmother's rural up- 
bringing. However, he preferred rural Hiring to city life and 
regretted \%'hen the /(.0-acre farm was sold in 1971. 



r^ILDRED MARIE KLIITT: 

nildr-sd Tarie KLIl'K , my grandmother, ^/as born to C.^rl and 
Ms.ris XLIir. in ::irkl.?.ni, Illinoic, August 21, 1905. Dr. 'veils 
officisited at the birth v;hich too': plao* in th** modest , h 
be'iroom horn« purchased 2 ye^.rs before Mildred's birth. 

As noted in ilildrr^d's p2.r(?.nt's r*?£ur-ie, h children v;ere 
bom in the following years: C-vrendolyn, "rinv*r, Lion^rd '^nd 
lAsnnsth, 

Ilildred KLUIF, 'S family all lived togethsr until ths children 
left ho!n« to forg* for thcmnylvns. 

My grandmother 'n family v/as considered Above nv(?r?ao;e - v/cll 
off. Ker father's :r.achinc shop snd blacksmith businnns catured 
to th'2 surrounding farming con'm-onity, and therefore- required 
the help of 3 nien. 

During my grandmothf?r, ?'iildred's e^rly yenrs, the social 
life centered around the Lutheran Church — Kirkl.?.nd, Illinois, 

3ince niy grandmother Mildred's father plsyed th? violin by 
ear, he usur.lly plsyed for square dances ever^'- 3s.turd-'}y night. 
Every few months the relatives from Chicago and Rockf ord , Illinois 
would visit for a week.'V.d. The modest, large, country kitchen 
v/ould be cleared of fumiturs and the S'.;cdish Polka took o%-er 
s 'vhile, Grandmf. Mildred's father switched frora accordion 
music to his violin. My 5 y«^^.r old grandmother v;atched with 
enthusiasm as h^^^s clspped and feet stomped. 



w'hen grandmother Mil -.r<*'' • s 6 years old, her father bouf^ht 
a tJionip orpsn v/hich Mildrt-c learned to play by ear. ./hen Mildred 
wsis S years old, a red-hsired v.'ornan music teacher came by train 
from Hampshire, Illinois &nd gave lessons. My grandmother, 
Mi'j.dred, vdio was nov: in 6th grad* becsaae the Lutlieran church 
orp.i^niBt, a position she held for c yes.rs until she entei^ed 
Ko-rthern Illinois otste Teacher's Colle[-^e, During Mildred's 
high school yesirs, she pli^yed the piano in a 'dance orchestrr^" 
v;hich furnished i.iusic for the Mastern Gtar d&nces held above 
s. huge gar-age in the town of Kirkland, In 19^1, iny grandraother 
played for the silent movies v/hich v:ere held above the tovm's 
drug store. Many tines Mary I ickford (s inovie star) v/ould 
require '"hearts and Flower'- iausic and suddenly switch to a 
Gousa march as she paraded dovrn the street. 

buring Mildred KLIKII. '3 first year v/hile teaching in a 
rural school, she lived v/ith a farmer's family. She still pliiyed 
for the silent movies. One cold, v/inter night, the farmer's son 
hitched his horse Bronco, to the sleigh (cutter) v/hicii was '..'armed 
by bricks heated in the oven by the farmer's v/ife. My gi-andmother's 
feet, toasted v/arra by bricks and a heavy, red horse blanket 
A'rapped ai^ound her body, nestled dovm i'~ the cutter v;ith only 
her nose greeting the cold air. Bronco responded to the '"giddy- 
up'- and dashed away at a brisk pace until they encountered the 
snow-covered bridge a mile from home. The soft moonlight playing 
shadovrs on diamond-like snov/ frightened Bronco who reared in the 
air. Reins v/ere held tight — too tight. Grandmother and the 



faraic'r's F.on toppled head firs- into the snov.- drift as the 
-^T-'igh tipped cidsv/sys. Grindiiiother retrieved her sheet rnueic 
loaded \;ith snow. Bronco stood quietly v/hile the f^mifr's son 
raanuvex'ed the oloigh b^ick up again. They arrived in tirae to 
uBhef in the thtime eong for '",'hen Knightliood \;s.z in Flov/or", 
ntprring Marion Juirs, 

The si.Tir.irr .'Jaturday night entertainment in Kirkland 
consisteu ^ . nid concert given by the adjacent f3.r.;iers who 
caiae to accoiaplish their v/eekly grocery shopping, al^o. 

Llildred I\LII':; often sang and played for the Kirkland 
Woman's Club, an organi .ation which supplied entertainiricnt for 
the to'vm villai^;e. 

i'aiuily reunions v/<;re usually held in th-^ unspoiled woods, 
bordering the r/ishwaukee River ;;hich vfas a fe.v blocks from 
Mildred's home. Pies baked in the cool stovs oven v;ere a 
V'^elcome treat as \/ell as the home-iaade bread and rolls, Leinon^ide 
kept cool by chunks of ice delivered to the home froir^ the local 
ice house, v-rhere ice v/as cut from the fro 'en river in VM-intcr, 
which v;as also i v:elcome treat. 

Then came '..'orld '.var I, V.y grandmother, :;ildred v/as chosen 
to sing for the soldiers in Ganip Grant. Even though she v/as 
orJ.y in the 7th grade, her .led Cross nurse unifor-m added a fexv 
years age-v;ise; she felt cigliteen. The entire cast arrived in 
Canp Grant by tr^in in time to share the evening nitsl in the mess 
hall before play tisne, ly grandmother's song v/as ''The Rose of 
No Kan's Land" . 



'.•■hen niy grandmothsr wi.s IL y.. r" old, the Sv;ine Flu ir.-v,«ded 
the village in Februsry, 1^1?. Mildi-'ed's mother tied 3 string 
of Sisfedia sro'ond her children's neck which, she hoped, would 
defsr the flu. One '."'-.iff of the nsueestinp detergent created a 
stontch up-set. 

''ildred's parents were boi.h coafiricd in the upstsirs bedroom 
with the 3v.dne rlu, Mildred't .nother was 6 aionths pregnant with 
her youngest scu'., 15 ye^rG younger than my gi'andiiiother, I-'.ildred 
took care of hcs sister and 2 younger brothers. 3he built the 
morning fires, './ashed clothes on the board and cooked meals. 
Her parents recovered in tiiie to fttend the funerals of several 
ppopl^ vdio dieci of the. flu during the follo'ving v/eoks. 

In 191c, Mildred's father bought the first 'lodel A Ford in 
Kirkland, Illinois for the sLma ing S'ura of .'■uZi.O.OD. His T.^'ife 
v.ashed to invest the money in General Motors stock instead. If 
they had, they v.^culd have been ndllionaires today. The Ford 
took UG on many unheard of adventurous trips on gravel roads 
around ths countryside. A visit to I'.ockford, Illinois v;as alu^ays 
laden v/ith apprt'hension because of the uncertsiinty of cliuibing 
the steep hill in Cherry Valley, Illinois. 

The stable in Kirklsxid, Illinois provided the only means of 
transportation. Trior to the Ford investraent, horses and buggies, 
usuJ.llj'' surreys ;dth thr fringe on top v/ere rented for the day 
v.'hen one v.-as invited to dinner Jt a fanner's home. 

My grandmother, Mildred, drove the Ford during the suinmer 
after her high school gr».dustion to Korthr^.r:; Illinois Teachers 
College, DeKalb, Illinois. Many times she was forced to change 



a flat tire, which involved rennvinp; th? tire from the rim vdth 
a crov.'b3.r, petcbir.g the innpr tube, and putting the tire on the 
v/heel. During a rain, che became drenched putting on the side 
curtains to keep the r?in from saturating the '"ord's upholstering, 
liight driving vras hcA-'a.rdous, Keadlights and csrbon lamps lighted 
only a short span in the road. 

During my grandmother's senior year in high school, she passed 
the teacher's exsms given in the Sycamore, Illinois courthouse. 
The follovdng September in 1923 she V7ss valedictoriiin of her 
class. She entered tlie one-room school and \vas greeted by 18 
eager students — ranging in ages 6-lf*.. The l6 year-old boy carried 
in the coal and cobs used by my grandmother to build the morning 
fires in the pot-bellied stove. The fifth graders hauled the 
water in £ gal^/oni cd pail fron the neighboring farm. The out- 
door plvimbing proved hazardous in vdnter, especially v/hen snov; 
drifts piled high against the outhouse door. Kerosene lamps 
lighted the schoolroom v;hen box socisls v/ere held in the school 
house. The pump organ provided music. In the vrLnter bob-sled 
rides were provided by the school-board members. Each farmer 
took turns filling the sled v/ith straw pnd hay to provide as 
much comfort as piossible. Some children rode their ponies to 
school and tied them near the wood shed, ?'.ecess v/as fun, 
especially when Mildred entered the ball game and struck out 
more times than necessaiy. The Ic year-old eighth grade boy 
scolded my 18 yesr-old grandmother for striking out. Her !?'>" 
and 113 lbs. seemed no match against the husky older boys v/hen 



engaged in a racin^^ marathon Ground the ball diamond adjacent 
to the school house, 

Ilildred tau^^-ht 2 yearc in a rural school before lesving to 
teach in Bervsyn, Illinois, A tv-'o-year college certificate v/ac 
the needy credential. In 1929, lay grandmother married my grand- 
^i.tkpr in Chicago, Illinois, v;here he managed his father's business, 
the «,orth Shore Laundry. The depression, after 30 years in business 
."'creed the laundry to close. I'^ildred and George BUHL and my 10 
y.. ar-old Tather came to Kirkland, Illinois v/here they bought a 
40 acre farm. My grandmother taught school in Kirkland, Illinois — 
ind then left to teach in Rockford, Illinois; namely, v/alker and 
Lincoln Jr. High School vrherc she taught remedial reading. By this 
time she had mestered 5 years of college. She taught a total of 
2o years v/hen rr-he retired at the age of 58. 

Ilildred, bom in 1?05, lived in an era v.dth no radio in the 
home until 1923 vrhen the crystal set radio they purchased furnished 
them \/ith ear phones to enjoy the vfonderful music and voices 
greeting them from a radio station in lilgin, Illinois. All had 
to take turns using the ear phones, liy grandmother's first T.V. 
v;as purchased in 1953. 

The family garden provided the canned food for v.dnter and 
stored in the basement until used. Farmers v/ho had no money to 
pay for v;ork done by my grandmother's father paid him farm 
produce. The basement stored the 20 or more bushels of potatoes 
for winter's use, plus pumpkins and squash. Carrots v/ere hidden 
by sand in bushel baskets to keep from spoiling. There v^erc no 



free:ers. Chickens and beef were cnnnecl. Fork v.as smoked in 
the neighbors smoke house. There v,-as alvmys bacon and ham. 
HomeHTiade Swedish ssusage wos a ,iiust at Christmas, plus the fish 
which resenibled a piece of dry wood purchased by rny (grandmother's 
mother at the local meat mrket. Jeeks before Christmas the fish 
^<a^ soaked in lye v/ater until it plumped into a meaty, white 
te; :ure, ready to eat after several washings to remove any trace 
of lye. 

The church Christmas tree was lighted with real candles for 
there was no electricity. Home Christmas trees were also lighted 
v/ith real candles, a task usually left to the older members of 
the family, 

Mildred, still living, has seen 70 Christmases. Her parents, 
and her one sister arc dead. 5he and her 3 brothers remain to 
cherish the memories of a generation who carried on in the tradition 
of their parents who came to America to seek the freedom and 
release from the yok« of servility which so many were bound in 
many countries of Europe, 



Ily grandmother's father's sisters came from Sv/cden at the 
turn of the century. They spoke no L'nf!-lish, After v;orkinn: in 
a la\indj~,', they saved enough inoney to start their ov.ti businesses. 

xint Hilda ovmed a bakerjr on 7th Street and supplied Camp Grant 
'./ii;' the bakery goods. She retired at h9 years of ?ge and bought 
the acreage which she later sold to Nashold School and George- 
c --/n sub-division. She v/as vrell to do. Another sister, Hilma, 
L)r, Erickson's mother, owned the Vega hotel, a restaurant, and 
bakery on 7th Street, Rockford, Illinois. A sister, Anna, ovmed 
a dr^:'s shop on 7th Street during l.'orld u-ar I. They all retired 
early snd. had done v.-ell, financially. On sister Tli abeth, 
earned her v;ay through the Universary of .Michigan by baby-sitting. 
She became a speech teacher in Detroit, Michigan. She married a 
civil engineer ajid spent some years in the Panama Canal -one 
v/here her husband was empl-_ i!d. She is near 90 years of age now. 



V/ritten by Carl Johnson: A letter my grandmother's 
father's father v.^rotc to his son, Carl, v/ho at the age of 20 
emigrated from Sv/eden to Americ?; 



Karagarde r'arch 3, I896 



D^v.r Carl: 



oc-^x i hank you for the letter v/e received. It came to us the 
;ooh of reb., and the money you sent came, also. The 37.00 came 
y hP.ndy. It is hard to get money these days. I can't ret well. 
I'-/ sxckness xs m my stomach. I hsve gone to so many places for 
"^JT^""^* ^? J.?r'^ set help. Mammf wishes I see^Sf Socto? 
^f^ain. Our 8 children are all well. I am so umliappy for my 
?u . - ^hilaren, so you cannot wonder I arn afraid to die and leave 
then at the age of 49. Then they will be real friendless. !'» 
IS unconsolable and depressed and believes nothing v.lll ever be 
rxgnt, but we have a living God \;ho protects us. He vrould watch 
oyer all things. She must put her tn;st in him, and we must ask 
hxm for help; and then we all shall meet in heaven and live ai-nn- 
God s angels and sing, no tears, no sorrow and no poverty, only " 
everlasting Ideal joy. Could we so live to inhibi t heaven ly life. 
;;e need nothing more for this lettle time p-oes fast 

We^had a good winter. Little snow at'christmas. I wonder 
11 you intend to live in Araei-ica or if you intend to come home. 

rtJ^^''^. -.^"i ^i'"^*^ ^^"^^^ ^ ''°^^^^- lik*^ to see you once more, 

Carl, It would be fun to t^lk vdth vou one more time. TTT th£t 
matters now that I meet my children and Mamma in heaven v/hen the 
time comes. ' 

It is a good year for crops, but that doesn't do the poor any 
good, oats cost 9 kronar, ork 4 kroner. Ke make? no money. 
Carl, try to tal^e the children to America if I die. 

Your father, Carl, 
Great great grandfather died in lf]97 (age 50) My great grand- 
father sent tickets to his mother and eight children. They came 
to America, Rockford, Illinois. 



ing:^id marie carlson 

?-iy great grandmother v/as born in Blekinge, S\vec!en, Ker 

parents xvere Anns. Maria Feterson and Carl Peterson. Anna I'aris 

Peterson v^as born October 10, lc60 and died June 10, 1943. Carl 

r eterson was bom April 4, 1^59 and died Januarji- 12, 1934, Their 

children were as follows: ^^^^ death 

Ingrid Maris Carlson Aug. 19, lSg3 - 1971 

Hilma Bemera Aug. 24, lS.^5 - 1966 

Gerda Hahthllda May 5, 1887 - 1'113 

Nils Johan July 29, 1888 - 1974 

Anna Sofia Nov. 20, I89I - living 

leckla Ilansina I-'ov. 20, 1893 - 1956 

Custof Adolph July 25, 1895 - living 

Ida Carolina June 3» lo97 - living 

Carl Ludurg June 21, I9OO - living 

Augusta Torborg Jan, 9, 1903 - living 

Ingrid Marie Carlson, the eldest of the 10 children, born 
to Carl and Anna Maria Feterson in Blekinge, Sweden, lived at home 
v.dth the family until she v/as 18 years old, then emigrated to 
America. 

Carl Feterson, her father, v/as a ship captain. His grov^dng 
family forced him to give up his life at sea and to seek a perraanent 
job v.'hcre he \-7ould be v/ith his family. Us became a stone cutter. 
They viere a closely-knit family. My great grandmother, Ingrid, 
recalls her father arising at 4:00 a,m, v;hen he v;o-ild launch the 
fajnily fishing boat into the Bering Sea v-.'hich v/as a fev; blocks 
from home. By 6:00 a.m. he v/ould return v-rith good-si ed pike 
and pickerel. It vras Ingrid 's job to clean the fish and prepare 
some for the family meal. 



The 3 bedrooin home was hefrc-r-.i hy a fireplace, only, which 
.-J.so shared the family o- m on one fide, I'y great granctaother, 
Ingrid, told about the hu^e loaves of home-made bread — some made 
from wheat, flour, and others baked from coarse r^^-e flour. 

All the clothes vrere home-made, A spinning v/heel vras used. 
The spindle I have today v.'as sent to my grandmother from her 
grandmother Anna Ilaria. 

A C0V7 provided milk and butter. T^/,'o pics provided meat 
v.'hich v;as smoked. A vegetable garden offered sujumer vegetables 
and apples and other fruits v:ere dried in the sun to be eaten 
during the winter. 

All the girls learned to knit and embroider, ^ven the boys 
knitted their ovm stockings and mittens, 'fly great, great grand- 
mother Anna Maria vroiild not allov: the boys to play outside ujitil 
they had done their daily knitting. 

Social activities v/ere limited to the Lutheran Church vrhere 
they v:alked for 2 miles every Sunday, 

If anyone died in the vicinity my great, great grandmother 
v;as alv.'ays prepared to loan v;hat she called her funeral dishes 
to those v/ho needed them. My great, great grandfather, her 
husband, alv/ays kept a high silk hat which he vfore to funerals. 

One time, Ida, their daughter v/os bitten by a Copperhead 
snake v/hile picking blueberries, '..'ith the help of neighbors, 
they arrived at the nearest hospital with Ida v;ho v;as said to be 
"blue'" and serai-conscious, but v;hose life v/as spared. 

All in all, my great, great grandparents and their children 
lead a happy, religious life even though modern conveniences v;ere 



lacking, 

Vvhtn Ingrid, my great grsndrnother reached IC years of age 
her parents and she discussed the possibility of her erii^^-r rting 
to America. Ingrid v;as a strong 5 feet L inch, beautiful, irl. 
Her cousin, Martin Pearson, lived on r. farm in Herbert, Illinois. 
He promised to care for her until she found '.vork. 

It seemed Ingrid 's trip scross the Atlantic Ocean v/as rather 
uneventful. A certain quota of immigrants huddled together during 
the trying voyage until they were processed at Ellis Island 
before their entry into the United States. 

Ingrid 's train trip began in Nev/ York City and ended in 
Kingston, Illinois v,'here she v.'as met by her cousin, Martin Fearson. 
He greeted her in Sv.'edish and gsve her s. hearty, ivelcome hug, 
then remarked hov; beautiful she v/as. Ilartin's horse snd buggy 
v/aited patiently £S the train rolled on. Martin assisted Ingrid 
up and into the buggy, then offered her a banana. To his surprise 
she began munching, peelin^ and all until he explained that the 
peeling v.'asn't edible. 

Ingrid spent one month in the ?'Iartin Pearson home in Herbert, 
Illinois. She then left, and found work in her sister's restaurant 
as a cook. 

After one year she married Carl KLIHF. , to v.'h-sr. she v;ap 
introduced by her employer, his sister*. They were married by 
Rev. Pjostrora, a Lutheran minister in P.ockford, Illinois on June 
6, 1903. The marriage license, we nov^ possess, vms v;ritten in 
Swedish, A beautiful, framed testimony of their rasrriage v.-as 



stamped with a gold seal surrounded v'ith gsrlands of iTov/ers. 
Tne bride and groom each iiad large colored portrs.ils made of 
themselves in their bridrl clothes. These portraits grsce our 
grandparents home today. 

My great grandparents moved to Kirklpnd, Illinois v;her* 
my great grandfather ov/ned s. m.?.cl.ine shop sn6 a blacksmith 
shop. Since my greet r^randf =ther, Carl hsd been in this country 
since 1594, he hsd established his business before he married my 
great gra-ndmothT, Ingrid. ■"hen C'^rl first came to America he 
ren p srar^ll country grocery store ; '.vimpletov-Ti near Roclcford, 
Illinois, 

Ingrid and Crrl purchased a 4 bedroom, modest home in 
Kirkland, Illinois, There v/ns no inside plum.bing in Kirkland, 
and there vas no centrsl heeting. One brave, retired farmer 
installed v'hat v^e c.?ll a furnace that produced central heat, 
but the fanner discouraged my great gr.'indfather from purchasing 
one because he said "Carl, don't ever buy one of th i gol darn 
contraptions. All you'll have is trouble — sometimes they v/ork 
and sometimes they don't, I hpd to put up the old pot belly 
stove just in case". 

My great grandparents, (Ingrid and Carl KLIIIF) hnd 5 children. 
My grandjnother, I'ildred r!arie - bom August 21, 1905; Gv;endolyn 
Hilma - bom November l^?, 1907 J Einer Clarence - bom Jajiuary 29, 
1909; Leonard Glen - born July 9, 1911; Kenneth Russell - bom 
July 2, 1920. 

Their social life centered around the Lutheran church. Since 
they lived 2 blocks from the center of the small tovm v/hich was 



comjjiressed of one ''orris Hotel v/hic' housed mostly nen interested 
in the sheep and cattle buoiness. Kirkland v/ac the stoppinr-off 
Ijlace since sheep from the 'est i/f^re shipped there to fatten up 
ueiore bein? sent to the stockyo^rds in Chicago. Many times sheep 
galloped across the front yard leaving their droppin^^s all over 
T:he grass and on the sand pile •■'her;; the cliildrsn played under 
the choke-cherry trt^e, 

A dry goods stor-^ supplied sll the nccsss'3-:ry ev^Trf-daj 
needs, A grocer^/- store vss the recipient of the butter c?nd e,5gs 
brought in by fsmiers. The butter encased in s. stove crock v/as 
offered by spoon for the customer to taste. If the butter ts.sted 
rancid, the custotTier made s bitter face and promptly let the 
grocer knov.'-no sale. 

The enoiTiious, pickle barrel never seener; too empty slthou^h 
multitudes of fingers and hsnds often submerged bene sth the heaiiy 
brine to salvage r. plump pickle or tvro. 

A barren, one room v.-ith dark purple velvet frayed drapes 
served as s. funeral parlor, although all bodies vjere kept in the 
home in those dpys. After services, the horse-dravm hearse 
slov/ly plodded its vjay to the small cemetery a few blocks from 
the center of tovm. To everyone's dis"v y all v/ere allov;ed to 
viev,' the coffin as it descended into its final resting place. One 
cold T-dnter, a corpse was transported by bob sled to a nearby 
irural cemetery, IIo model A Ford could cope vn.th the v.'eatherman. 

The daily trains helped ease the strain of the never-ending 
proi'imity of a closely-knit community. There vrere a fev brave 
souls v/ho ventured forth, taking the early moving train to Chicago 



to chop and rcturr. on th« midnight- special. 

Ingrid and Carl KLIIIE, my great grandparents were considered, 
in the early 1900 's gs above average v.-ell-off. Carl hired 3 raen 
to vvork for him. Horses had to be shod, ploughs had to be 
sharpened, vragonG repaired and even the church Candelabra v/as 
fc.iihioned and nade by :;iy great grandfather. It graced the altar 
for 55 years. 

My great grsaidfather's father v/rote a letter to .ay great 
grandfather in I'c'OS. The letter vdrich v;as v;ritten in Sv/e^len to 
my great grandfather vrtio v;as here in America stated that .'iiy great 
grandfather's father v;as 49 years old and dying of stomach trouble, 
He pleaded >Adth my great grandfather to send money so ray great 
grandfather's brothers and sisters v/ho numbered seven, 3 boys and 
4 girls could go to Aiiierica, The folic 'ing year ray great, great 
grandfather died and the cliildren and their mother Sophia, came 
to Rockford, Illinois, to live. ..c have the letter he wrote in 
1896. 

My great grandfather, Carl t:LJr- , returned from his business 
in 1937. He died in 1944 in Kirkl..-,;., Illinois. My great grand- 
mother, Ingrid, lived in Kirkland, Illinois until hei' death in 
February, 1971. 



In Svmden in the iC^^O's class lives were tif;htly dravm. 
There was ohe class knovm fts the landed gentry, the ruling, class 
or aristocracy. In ovedish they v/ere called Stor Folk (big 
.." -Iks), The pastors of the churches had grest influence. The 
po-ir people lived lives of virtual slavery. It is true they 
v.'ere free people; since no one ovmed them bodily. They vrent to 
school for brief periods, learned their Luther.-^n religicr books 
by heart so that they could be confirmed. Host of thera ovmed 
neither homes nor a foot of ground, and were solely dependent 
upon the landovmer on v;!iose Isnd they vero born. They could 
live in a little house snd have a small plot of land on which 
to grow potatoes and such and to pay for these privileges. They 
were fit the call of the landlord the ycs.r round. The v.dfe vrorked 
at the big "gosrd" also and the children started at the sge of 
nine herding sheep or cattle. 

The large goards (farms or estates) v/ere interesting places. 
Tailors, shoemakers, baking v/omen, seamstresses, and v/omen who 
took care of meat and butchering came to the "goard" and stayed 
for weeks. 

Each person was paid as follows: A pair of trousers and 
jacket made from heavy homespun material; tv.'o pairs of shoes; 
some underwear; 2 rolls of tobacco and 3 dollars in money. 

Children v;ho became orphaned, and the aged vxere sent to 
different "goards". Unless the ov.-ners were kind, no one faced 
well. 



Under these circumstances, my grandmother's father and 
mother came to America to find the great promise of freedom. 



GEORGE XAVIER BUHL III 

My father George BUHL v/as bom Ilay 6, II3I in Ghicap;o, 
Illinoi;- in the Grant Hosrjit?!. He ic the only child of Ilildred 
f:iTT;r, ruHL and George 3UKL. 

My father's maternal grandparents v/erc Ingrid Marie KLIIIE 
PT.a Carl (Charles KLIin.), nov; deceased, sind formerly of 'Klrkland, 
Illinois, Kis pcternal ^grandparents vere Katherine Kelly BUHL 
and Geo-'ge BUHL, Sr,, of Chicago, Illinois. Ks-therine Kelly 
BUHL'S mother, my great, great grandmother v/ac born on the boat 
crossing the Atlantic Ocean, Her parents took their children and 
left Ireland during a catastrophic food shor'tage, They settled 
in Gennajntov.Ti, Pennsylvania , 

My father lived in Chicago, Illinois during the depression, 
where his father managed the Horth Shore Laiondry. Because of the 
depression, the laundry business vras deteriorating but my father 
had not yet suffered from the financial distress that vras yet to 
come. He lived in a comfortable apartm^^nt in what one considered a 
good neighborhood on the north shore. 

He studied music for three years and vrhen he v/as nine years 
old, he played a plana duet vdth his teacher in Orchestra Hall, 

Since the radio vras his only diversion at home outside of 
reading; the program, the Lone Ranger Rides Again v.-as a daily 
listening must. There v/as no T.V. in Chicago at that time. 

My father's parents spent Sundays v.'ith ray father at the Art 
Museum, Field's Iluseiim and often fished from the piers on Lake 



Michigan, On Friday i..fternoon in the suiTunei'' timf', -.ny grandmother 
took my father to every ball game, Gcrfietimes to the Cub games or 
to t^e ■ 'hite Sox games. I'e saw Babe Kuth play when the Ilev/ York 
Yankees came to Chicago, One ti.'.o my father cauj^^ht the ball, 
'lis parents took to ball to ■' ■ saurant where the "players" 
ate their evening meal. They autographed the ball, and patted 
.■ny 'ather on the head. 

Since ray father lived only 1 block from Lake Michigan, 
my grandmother took him to the lake every afternoon v;here he 
played -in the sand vd.th his toys building castles in the sand. 

The day Dillenger v/as shot my father and his parents 
hurried into their Ford v/ith the ruinble seat and drove to the 
theatre where the shooting occurred. 

V/hen my father v;as 6 years old, Janet Gaynor, the movie 
star, and my father's father's first cousin gave a birthday 
party for my father at the iLdgev.'ater Beach Hotel. All the 
cousins v.'ere invited. My father v;as ovem-zheLmed v.'hen Janet 
presented him vath a gleaming, white tricycle. At her invitation 
he mounted the ''bike*^ and rode arouii.d the room and v/hen Janet 
opened the door to the hall, he raced dovm the hill nu back again. 

One time Janet Gaynor came to Chicago to visit v;hen one of 
her pictures premiered at the Chicago Theatre, Margaret Lindsay 
another attractive movie star, v/as also v^ith Janet, Tfveryone 
commented about Margaret's last picture, Margaret said, "Yes, 
they call me T\-.'o-Gun Moll" nov;. My father, his parents and relatives 
all vv-ent to view Janet's picture along vdth Janet and Margaret, 

Aftei-v/ards, they all had dinner together in my |it j^^^.g grandfather's 
home on Zlheridan Foad, 



V/hen ny father var. 10 yearr olxlf the depression f^^rced the 
r.?.le of the laimdry, ar;": the family left Chicago and. moved to 
Kirkl?'^d, Illinois in 1943; vrhere they purchased s. 40 acre 
hobbv fsr;Ti vsdth 15 acres of v/oods borderinn; the Kishwaukee River, 

The 50 year-old, 4-bedroora fannhouce h?d neither electricity 
or 5nside pliimbing. Because of the v;ar, they v^aited one year 
bf '"o^e the electric compsiny v/ould install the electricity. After 
the 'Electricity v;as available, a furnace v.-as installed and Inr.ide 
plumbing became sLnost a Ivixury after one year of deprivation of 
comfortable neccscities. 

My father enjoyed the companionship of his palimiiio horse, 
Trigger. They traipsed through pastures, v/oods and stresu'as in 
the summer. Trigger's vailing neigh wakened my father in the 
morning v/hen he v.-as left tied to the apple tree in the orchard 
the night before. 

In hi,gh school, my father entered the 4K club and raised pure- 
bred Red Hsjnpchire hogs. One v/on a blue ribbon at the state fair 
in Springfield, Illinois, Ducks and Chickens also claimed some 
of his tim.e v/hen he v'asn't practicing basketball vdth the local 
high school te;im, . 

When my father graduated from Kirkland High School, he 
entered Lake Forest College v/here he earned his B.A, degree in 
histojry-. Ke earned his Masters Degree and one year of credits 
beyond his .Masters from the University of Illinois. 

In 1952 he married my mother and they lived in Rockford, 
Illinois, where ray father taught school. They have 4 children; 
myself, Bill, Da-'/id and Sarah. 



JAMES HJALMER ^TROM 

My grandfather's name is James T ' ". : ' 3TRGM. He v/as 
born in Rockf ord , Illinois on January .; , i,^03. He was born 
c>t home snd the son of Anna Louise Stern and Charles Ray STRO^-'. 
They both (ray great grandparentc) came to America from Sv;ec:v 
vdien they were young people. They came to Rockf ord, Illinois 
and I have r.o information on their early life. They ivere 
L-iarriftd in Rockfcrd. There vfere five children born to thera. 
One of them beinr my grandfather James (Jim) STROM. This then 
begins the story of my grandfather's life, 

V.hen his inother died, he was nine years old. Me had to 
go to a childrens home. It was out in the country, but he doesn't 
remember v/here io -A-as located, Ihey h»d some sad experiences 
when he v;as there. He got sick v-'ioh the mumps and no one took 
care of him. They made him eat corn flakes v/hen he was sick. 
His father remarried and married Ida Swenson, :'." two 
daughters, Myrtle and Anna, The family all lived i:i her home 
at 1320 Benton Street, Rockf ord, Illinois. It was 5 large two- 
story home. It was heated by a large furnace. The rooms were 
big v/ith high ceilings. Myrtle and Annie have livf'd ir that 
home all their liv«?'.-. Myrtle msrried sn:' ^iv"" - ■-- nid Anns 
maintained a home with her until she died ii. ..^ ^-o . i-^^ i , 19?';.. 
His step great grandmother also died at an early nge sr'd my j^rand- 
father was again left on his ov/n. He was in sixth grade at 



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Jackson School xvher she died. He \fas 13 years old snd v/ent to 
li-^'t with some people on ? farm that was located on Harrison 
Av-,-nue, The farm v/as in the place where Jefiercon High school 
i& -ow located. My ^grandfather vrho v/as 13 year? old got s. job 
at tVie Royal Mantle 7urnature Company; this v.'pe in 1915-1916. 
he took a train called the Inner-Urban frora this farm to the 
Furniture Company that v/as lociiceu on 11th Street, He made 
about $4.00 s v/eek, ;^nd had to pay board and rooii. to the family 
he lived 'v/ith. Ke v/ts not able to return to school, i<s it was 
necessary for hiiu to work, v;hen he was 14 years old, he took 
a job v.'ith the lostal Telegraph and './estern Union Company, He 
was a delivery boy for them and they provided him with a bike. 
He delivered all 3ver Rockford — the city wasn't very large. 
Ke stayed there for 2 years. (1916-191S). Vihen 'jorld ;.'ar I 
came ind Car.ip Grbtnt opened up, he chen worked as a tailor in the 
Hatlers and Tailor shop from 191o-1921. This was from. 16-19 
years of age. This is v/hen he met my grandmother. He knew 
her since she was s young child as she lived on 6l8 Jefferson 
Street, They became sweethearts when he was nineteen and she 
was seventeen. Her grandmother v/as very strict ?nd did not allow 
her to leave the house. They vmuld make up excuses to meet one 
another. They eloped and v/ere married July 5» 1921 in Grlesburg, 
Illinois. Neither of them vitrc Irom a soci.-slly prominent 
family or what v/ould be knoT.>m as elite, but as f?:* • - ' - — ■•- 
"better" than each other, they v;ere b©th just gr?. - j . - . 
They had very sad experiences with losing their o^vn mothers v/hen 



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they were very young. Th "o live v/ith di:" ceople 
and my ■- ' ' 3 his own v;ay at s ' . 

After he r.. .; ;^;r; namot.her, they lived v/ith :.ry ther's 
sister and m-i .iLic-b^nd. He v;as then employ? ' ' ' ' i.il 
Furniture Company on o----'- ■■--j-'--" "Street in -..:■>.,_ ^ -1 a, ixxinois. 
He took this j>>- -:>• "i/- ^ .:._;,,.. there until 1929. This v;as 
the year of the _- _ ^_\ „:.l:r. rnd the company went bankrupt. Ke 
then was out of v.'ork for the next year. When he v;as at the 
furniture company, he built furniture. My mother still has a 
desk that he msde for her mother. He v/as a craftsman v;ith all 
types of tools and began to be knovm for his quality of workman- 
ship when the company was in the depression. V/hen he v;as v/orking 
at this company, the Tornado hit Rockferd. My grandfather 
watched the t«mad« destroy all ©f the buildings across the 
street from his work. Many people were killed in this t«rnad«. 

Their first child was born on August 11, 1923. She was 
named Shirley Louise STROM. They lived at 1244 Benton Street, 
Reckford, Illinois. She was born in St. Anthony Hospital. She 
attended Jackson School, Lincoln Jr. High School, Kirkland High 
School, and Rockford School of Business. She married J. T. Beynon 
May E* , 1948, who is nov: the Judge of Circut Court. Th' ■ ' 
children: Timothy John Beynon - born December 7, 1951 > j-'--ii±cl 
Robert Beynon - born July 30, 1952, and Kathleen True - born 
October 11, I964. 

My grandparents second child --^r "lobert Willcrd STROM. He 
was born <Jn April 10, 1926. My ,.r- • ^her was very ill after 



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he was born, and her sisters h ■ ^ • -^ - 1. By this 
time her family v/as all vj'- in Aockforo, Illinois ly 

times it \>?ould '. - ry '■- t :' "" ^ r" ' " ' to live 
together to shai't - ' :" -' "■ :•« i ji- m.^ . They ell 

worked hard .-?.nd cou a j. i •-;,-,-- -ii , ^\lies 

inv®lved. The horru-- ........ ^...,,^, .„:. , ... , t -^ nd 

clean. Places for ^ -^^-g ^nd eating were provi _ . ch 

home had a .::'rl:r vh-.-re the family would spend their evenings 
together. ;" s, brothers, sisters, neices, and nephews 
always spent Sundays and holidays together. The men VTould play 
horse shoes and card games, and the women v;ould visit and care 
for the children. This v/ould be the form of entertainment, plus 
their caring for one another. This ^ ':e place in their 
homes or at the Rockford City parks. One family lived on a farm 
outside of tovm, -:.: lies would often gather there on 

Sundays. The children v/ould all play games and take hikes in 
the v/oods. They v7ould go fishing, swiraing, and sit around a 
campfire at night songs, telling stories, etc. It was 
alv/ays family oriented. 

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money and they c.C|. 'iie u';oi>v.x-. They vrere 

most generous v,dt: i. .Ives had, and it -was like 
comunal property. ^.-j -1:- --— ■ " services in order to care 
for the chi^ ''■■'"■'" . '-'-^'- -'--^i ^'-; , -i^c „ortation needs. 

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the Standard Oil Station that v/as loci^-ted on the corner ©f East 
Stc/: " "-■ ::-t and Market Street. This v:;; _ '' " _^ >ss frora 
the 1--.. i^xcsent Tebala Tov/ers (previously o.ic .- ut- u i-otel). 
This was a very busy cornei", and my grandfather v.-as then able to 
make encugh money to help the households. It Vv'as not unusual that 
a couple of families would be living to gether for short periods 
©f time, and who ever v.'r-s working wsuld support the families. 
When my grandfather ^^ - _ ;: at this station the big durigible 
flev: aver the Faust Hotel. My grandfather's picutre vas in the 
paper in front of the station v;ith a number of . : . hing 
this fly over. While he v/orked here, my mother v.-as born. My 
grandparents xvere then living at 1229 Greenwoed Avenue in a little 
small house. It is still there and looks much the same. My 
mother ^vas bom in St. Anthony Hospital on East State Street. 
She v/as born on Thanksgiving Day on November 23, 1933 at 3:01 
in the msrning. Dr. Leonard v/ac '■ nily doctor. She v.'as 
named Mary Carole STROM. Thr / stayed in this house until 
my grandfather decided to move the family to the small farming 
community of Kirkland, Illinois. Soon after my mother was born 
my grandfather became very ill with Diver tic u""-^-". --■■^^-t- 
was kn»v,Ti about this at this time, and he was v^^ ,, ..-. = x ^„..-.;.. 
It was a miricle that he did survive. 

',/hen my grandfather was 3 6 years •Id, he moved the three 
children and his v.'ife to Kirkland, Illinois. This was a vrry sad 
• ccasisn in my grandmother's life. She v/as very close 
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away from Rockford, tc her it seemed like thousands ©f miles. 
She said that she could n»t imagine her life in a small farm 
t®vm. V/ith hLV ■ -^ ^ - •; - g^g they vjcre, she was not 

in faver of thoii ._. ^.u/idin^ .- twu'- ll sch««l. l-'y aunt and uncle 
Shirly STROM Beyn- , —^ Robert STROM xvere in 6th and 8th grade. 
This would mean tl.. . ---y would need to --^ -'-"-■ - ^»v.' schtol. 
My grandmother didn't think they vrould c... ..^/. . .iny friends 
and she cried for them. The first day my grandfather to©k her 
t© Kirklsnd my grandmother cried for a v/eek. She found ©ne house 
that she said she wauld live in and that was the onlj'- way she 
would. agree to moving dowr^ there. 

My grandfather bought the house for 31500. There v;as a 
large barn in the back of the house, and this was where the ©ut 
house v;as. He took over the job for Standard Oil Company as the 
distributer ©f all I's in the v^hole area. This job he had 
from the age 34-50 years. From 1936-1952. 

He had a " il truck that was provided by the Company. 
The family didn't have a car, so they drove back and forth to 
Rockford in this truck. They would make the trip on Sunday for 
family fatherings and dinner. This truck was used for other 
reasons too. .iHien there was a fire in the country, my grandfather 
would empty the oil out of the truck and fill it with water and 
go t© the fire with the extra water supply. 

The other families v^euld come to Kirkland on ^''''-^ 'f*^'- rends 
to visit. The children were always included in the .s, 
no one v:as excluded. 



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My grsindfathcr vras v/ell knev/n in the community as his 
businecr ^.^ ded upon his getting out te meet the people. 
My gro"nG^.......s joined the Luther-- "-'--.rch in Kirkland, Illinois 

and all their children v;ere confi. ..v.. -.here. Most pi their life 
was around the church. 

There v.t.s no running v/ater in the house. A large furn&ce 
serviced tl: . ^, but the upstairs v/s.s not heated. There was 
a c*okst®ve in the kitchen and an old viater pump f»r use. The 
h«use V. if the newer ones in the community and the ®riginal 
•wncrs v;ere selling it because they v;ere going to mmve to 
Belvidere, Illinois. It was not a large home bi . It had 
a front p»rch, v/ith screens. It d many I T enter- 

tainment far the family. rlor and then a living 

r«om and dining area. The kitchen v/as large and had a large 
round table in the middle of it. My grandfather v/as a skilled 
carpenter and spent many years fixing it up. My grandmother did 
a l©t ©f Sevang and made the curtains and di- d bedspreads. 
She also made the clothing for the children. 

In November of 1937» another child was born to my grai' ' :^ i: 

I'- '--rn on November 27 on Thanksgiving Day in St. Anthony 

iiuoi- -Loc-x xii Rockford; the small town family doctor delivered him 
and rede in the car v.ath my grandraether to Rockford, He v/as 
named Charles Ray STROM. — after my great grandfather. He is now 
living in Fairfox, Virgina. He has his doctorate from the 
University •f Illinois in Engineering Aeronautical. He is married 
f Beverly Washer STROM. They have 3 children: Carole Lynette 



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STROM - 15 years old; Christepher Chai'les STROM - 11 years old; 
and Elizabeth Ann STROM'- 6 ycarc eld. 

Most of the rarailies life rentered around the church -nd 
it's activities, ily grandfather ;/as elected Mayor of the 
cemmunity. My mother remembered going to the small tcA-m meetings 
on the whele family would attend. My aunt has the gavel that 
ray grandfather used for the meetings. My grandfather was v/ell- 
liked and respected by all that knew him. He was very active in 
the church and v/ould often direct the vreekly services. Vy grr^nd- 
m»ther v/as the President of the Ladies Aid Soci . . 11 
the minutes for the meetings. She v;as an avid reader and did 
a lot of v^riting of steries and poems, " -Id v^'rite a play 

each year and put it on for the whol . ity. This v.'ould 
involve many ± and children. She v/ould make the costumes 

and let most of the tovm's children v/ork on it. She also v/as 
instrumental in e: ' . the small library that the tevm had 
established. She '.-/as responsible for the state-lending library 
coming through the tovm and the tovm council found room in the 
upstairs ©f the city hall for the library's use. My grandfather 
was mayor and this vias when World Vi/ar II occurred. My grand- 
father was responsible for having an Hsnor Roll built for all 
of the men and women ^-h- ^'-•■^ved in the service. He dug the hole 
and even helped lay t:^^ „.i„;:s for this. There v/as a dedication 
service and the ncv/spripers came to take pictures of him. He 
spoke at the service and for many years there v;as a service held 
on Memorial Day at this site. This honor roll still stands on 



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the corner in Kirkland, Illinois. My grandfather helped the tovm 
get s. city park v.ith a pavili the wh^lc area to u' 
their enjoyment. 

My grandparents knew and found a v/onderful life in this small 
farming community. My mother and her brothers and sister v/ere 
very fortunate and were active and involved in all kinds of 
activities. They knew many people and v/ere well known by all. 

My grandmother and grandfather v/ere very involved in the lives 
of their •xm children, but after they moved to Kirkland they opened 
their own home to many of their neices and nephews. My great 
grandfather Charlie STROM became ill and my grandfather took him 
to Kirkland to live in the home. Charlie STROM had to have his 
leg amputated fr©m diabetes. He had a wooden leg that he would 
unscrew £-nd sit it in the corner at night. My mother remembered 
bringing all of her friends home t© see the leg sitting in the 
c«mer. 

Great Grandpa died in 1942. He is buried in Cedar Bluff 
Cemetery with his first v;ife and his daughter Mae STROM. 

.1.. Many people came ta live in their home and stayed for many 
months. My grandparents were v/arm, loving peopl' i. -pened their 
hearts to their children. My grandmother became ill in 1965. She 
had a stroke and v;as hospitalised for 2 months. She went into 
the hospital in November, 1965. She came home in January and my 
grandfather v/ent in en January 15 for an operation. VJhile he 
was in there, he had a blcsd clot and almost died, and v/hile they 
were x-raying him they found a tumor on his back. He returned 



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h»me fr«m the hospital t» regain hio strength. My grandmother 
went back to the hospital for 2 months. For 6 months they v;ere 
both very ill. Hy grandmether died on December 7, 1962', It v;as 
a very sad time for my grandfather, as they had been married 47 
years. My grandmether is buried :\. ' "'. v'rland Ccmetary. Since 

she had been s© active in the LutL'^ - : '-.■' - •"■ ' large 

service fer her held in +:'''.^ ^hurch, c.-.. ^-._. ,.a.l^ ..-.. x'^.,.c,,.wercd 
for a long time hj the _ -.^^.^-...ts of Kirkland. 

My grandfather retired from Standard Oil Company in 1952, 
and passed his license t© become a master plumber. He had his 
own business with my uncle Bob; it vies called J. H. STROM and 
Son Plumbing and Heati: . .-ny. They v/ere in ' s from 1952- 
1958. They sold the business v/hen my grandfather was 5^ years 
old. He then drove to Rockford, Illinois every day and v/as 
employed by Simon J. Carlson Plumbing Firm. He retired in 1971, 
and has sold the family hom.e and lives in the retirement apartments 
in Kirkland, Illinois, enjoying excellent health, his many friends 
from all his years in Kirkland, and travels, and sees his children 
and grandchildren, and enjoys his life in th '. area. 



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rIF.LEII ROvSA STROM 

I'iy grandraother v.'iva born on fybi-ati/y Jl/. J^'^'^oo jredrick 
Rayn.ond ROSA and i-i&ry v.llen iIOoa, ily great gr&ndmother died 
at-, the age of 27 years old from the Sv/ine flu. Fredrick 
Hpi.nnond ROo/i (my great grandfather) died in iVll in ;'ockford, 
Illinois, Both of them ax'e buriea in Cedar Bluff ^e.aetary in 
Rookford, Illinois, .vhfen my grest granairiothcr died she left 
my grandraother and lour other children, i'he day of her funerrl, 
her mother Bridget; viJisick O'Jovrd and father Patrick O'Dov/mcame 
from lic.sonville, lov/a. After the funeral they took Raymond ROSA 
and Viola R05A (Helen's sister ana brother) v;ith thcra to Iov>"a 
to live. Ray v;as taKen because he v.'as old enough to help on 
the farm, and Viola because she v;as the baby. They went to 
lov/a to live v/ith che 0'Do\vds and did not rcourn to Rockford 
until they were 17-lo yearc old. My grandmother, her two sisterc 
Olive and i auline \jeTc lei:, in Rockford to live vrith my great 
grandfather and his mother, my great-great grandmother. Her 
name v;as Mary liason ROSA and she had a home at 6lo Jefferson 
Street. The home has been torn dov,Ti for about tv/enty years, 
and is nov/ a used ^or lot, i'.y grandmother v/ent to Hall School 
through grammar school, and then to Lincoln Junior High School 
ana Rockford General High ochool, V/hen my grandmother v.-ent to 
be raised by my great -great grandmother, her name ;»'-as changed to 
Helen Margaret. She had been bapti -ed a Oatholic as all tne 



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O'Dowds v/ere • • 'olic, but hc-r Grandmother I'ason v/as 
Baptist, "' " I auline ond Helen rebapti icd and they v/cre 
members of .-t.-iLri St, Baptist Church, Church attendance v;,?.s 
con.pulsory, and Granny v/as very strict and very clean. She 
lived to be 103 3''ears old. She watj the oldest living reeidtnt 
of Winnebago County vjhen she died. 

The house ny grandmother lived in vias small. The girls 
had to do most of the chores. Granny ROSA v;as a .frood cook and 
also a good seo.mstress. She kept a very close eye on the girls, 
T'y grsndmothcr "as not allov^ed out of her sight except to go to 
school rnd the church activities. She met ray grandfather through 
some friends and they eloped. Granny didn't knov of the marriage, 
v;hen she did find out she v/as very upset by this. I'y grandmother 
was s very artistic vronan. She loved to read books, vrrite stories, 
drav: and paint. I'ost of her lifetime was spent with :ny grand- 
father and his history'' is hers also. Her family v.'as the most 
important part of her v:hole life. She loved her children and 
grandchildren very much. She v:as said to be alv/ays 9 very kind 
and gentle vroman. She died in September of 19^5 of " herrt 
condition. She is buried in Maple Cemetary in rCirkland, Illinois, 
She had five granddaughters and five grandsons v-?hen she di ■'. 
Most all of her life v/as centered around the church and hei "" lly. 
All activities centered in this area. 



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MARY CAROLE STROM BIJHL 

My mother flary Carole Srr?OM PTnL was born on Thanksgiving 
Day, on November 23, 1933 in St. Anthony Hospital. Thj hospitsl 
was on East State otreet v/here the Garnelot Towers now stand, 
V/hen my mother vras born her psrents Jrj-iies and Hjlsn GTROM vfere 
living in a small house f.t 1?33 Greenv/ood Avenue. The house is 
still there and can be seen on Greenv/ood Avenue. V.'lien my mother 
was two years old, the family including tnree chiloron; Shirly 
Louise STROM, Robert ';."ill?rd STROM and ray grandparents moved to 
the rural farm conimunity of Kirkland, Illinois. They moved to 
the house that my mother was raised in, and my grandfather just 
sold the home in the summer of July 1974. My mother Carole had 
a wonderful life being raised in this snail tov-Ti. The house 
she lived in wrs not large but it was really home to all of 
them. Living in a smsll tov;n v;as a great learning experience. 
She enjoyed and learned all about life in the country rind knev" 
many people. She also traveled frequently to t.'ie city and v/as 
exposed to all types of people and places. 

She started first grade in the new large school tliat vfas 
built in 1937. The school had all tv/elve grades, the first 
eight grades being located on one side of the building, the fov 
years of high school on the other, these being separatf^d 'ly t/;f 
gym. She started first grade vd.th tv/elve children, four of ■:,i!' 
twelve graduated from high school together, ray mother was one of 



four. Her you^'i^r lif r vrss ■"■•'r-/ hpppi'-. They vrcre spent ir. 
activltif? St tiT'' school and -'.urch^ "he s'-i'-:; in s,ll ths choirs, 
solos, scted in the pl.'ys thst her mother v.'ould v;rit-:, 3he 
hi^ed, v^rnt c'lnpin/;, vent sv.'i'nnin,-;, r^katiri^^ and played for hours 
vdth he^' '.-^p.ny friends. The .entire community vra.s like home to 
her ?nc! her hrorh'^rr. Th>' doors of th: rccidsnts v:ere alvrays 
oper.*d, rr.'r.lri v:^vj ph^ired, and picnics: in ths yf rds '.'ere a common 
practice. It •■'•^.p not ii.nv.sTj.cl for her to spend nirhtc viciting 
at far'n ho''^" nesrbv, Her frther '''gs the Standard Cil De£ler 
pnd she '-rovld often join him on rides tl:rough the country. 
She v:as very involved in churches as both of her pr.rents were 
active in the co"v,iurity, 

'/hen "nv mother vns fovr yi'ar? old, her broth*r C/';Pt*les 
Ray ST"ROM -wks bom. '^'hi'^ added much to her groving up ye.'irs. 
Wy mother slso hpd msnA'' cousinc her ?r;e ond spent mt-ny hours 
of summer dr>ys ?t their hom.es. She h.?d five ?:irl cousins v/ho 
v/ere her ap;e Dnd they v;ould often come to st?y in her home for 
9. fev v.'eeks ?t ?- time. This w?s like having; five sist ■?rE her 
own are. 

The home ^he lived in v;hen the fpmily first moved to Kirkland 
vras not '►quipped •■dth running v/ater nor bathroom. She remember^- 
the l?r,re b^m in thn b-?ck of thf^ houce, vrith s p£th thst l^d to 
the out side out hous'. Her frither soon replaced this vith an 
inside b9throom. , Shi« "^.Iso rem.embers the l?rge furnace th.:t 
provided ^'»-'?t for the house, many hours •s'ere spent sitting over 
the register to keep w^.rm. On Saturday night the kitchen door 



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while th« ;v.2tcr 'l;oilr:fl in tlic copi:»fir boilsr for the "j-turdi-y 
night b£th end head •.•?.ch. Then her niother v-ould scrub her, 
put hsr h:..ir in rc.^v :nd have her all chinned for Tundi}'- morning 
church, cr; activity that \:t.z never nisscd. Also there -^trc week 
nijtht church ccrvicei- Lnd events. Thecc '.'c-rc rarely ~.issed by 
the family, Thf biblr \:v.c read end son,r;s v.'crs svmg. 

I'y "Other rTn-JTib^ro the dcy th;-t the '■/orld ":r II bc£;sn 
and hov- ?.ftcr thv;t tim^ -11 of th- "Ctivitic- vrere curtailed 
bccruce of the r/j/z rr.ticning. i^hf rer.erabers the sir r-7ids and 
lights out S.11 ovr^r to'^Ti, Also she remembers t"king the small 
tokens to th'j stor? for h.?r nother to buy su.^^-r-r "nd nilk, ?.z 
each fojnily v/err ^iv^n " liriited -prnount of tokens to \ise. There 
vras ?- l?rc;e ^voav^'' stor'S thr.t ?ont"in?d. ;i.ll of the necessary 
needs for the household. Trier? •■';re larg^ meat counters and 
fresh fruit stands. The one sid-r of the store had yard goods, 
and it serviced the '."hole farming area. Ghe also rcmeifibers her 
father heading the pnper drives, end huge piles of p;per being 
stored in their Irrj;?: bsrn^nctthe nights v;hen the fire v.'histle 
v'ould blov: and cveiyonc would ^o to the fire in pj's end curlers. 

The Isrx/^ barn also provided many hours of fun for my mother 
and her man^'- fri*nd5, Plrys v/ere gii'cn in the top of t}:.£ b.c-rn, 
there '.'.'er* hors*:' ■^tr.lls that '.'rore used for playing house 2.nd 
storin" sleds, ^nd bikes. It v,?.s -a se.d day vrhen the barn hfd to 
be torn dovm, as it even serviced the tov.Ti's basket bsill plsyers 
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players '/'ent ca to be good '-X their colleges 

The school roorar --fire l.ir^j^ but didn't ever hav'j more than 
?5 students in thera. These ^;cre combined cls.sses — first, £ccond, 
thirc" . fourth, f;tc. Tften tir.icc the C3:ne tcschcr v.;ould novo to 
the next clc^cc roori -..dth the ctudentc. V:j mother hsd the same 
te^-chcr, ;>.?. Ecrnic.;-: Carlcon for fifth, ci:-r.th, seventh, and 
eifj'/oh grs-.de. Che ■.'sc alc.o lier 'jundr^iy :::;hool teacher ^::nd v/as a 
very influential per:: on in .Viy ir.othtr'3 life, 

hy rnothcr ^;radu.''t?;d from i;irklcnd I'i^h Cchool, £.nc then 
Vv'cnt to Cornoll Collect in lit, Vernon, lov/a. She v.^as only 
sixteen ye£.rs old at t::is time and v.-as not used to being th^.t 
fcir s.v'.'^.y frotii her ho:".r. and frii-nds. It v.-js .: lonely time for 
her and she decided to return home and marry her hir,h cchool 
sv;eethc:cirt , They hcd been fri'/n.y.£:. cincc they v,'i?-,re eleven c-nd 
thirteen yer.rc old, as ny father Coorgc EUIIL III v.^:i£ al3o raised 
in thic small co^nmunity, 

^■.licn my par-.-^ntc v:arc married my mother v;.'..s eighteen and my 
father v/o.s tvcnty -f'-.Tz old, "y f^-th^r v/as a J^xiior c", Lahe 
i''or5St College znd th^ify v/ere married in Ghic.7.i7o, Illinois in 
August of 1?52, I'-hy fsther then began his Senior year in college 
and my parentr. lived in an ap.'i-n^mcnt near the college campus, as 
my father completed his education, \.'hon he graduated from Lake 
Forest College my bro-hor '..'illiam Gcjorgc DUIIL i/as born, and the 
three of then li-;ed in hirhlcnd, Illinois v.lth my grandparents 
for the summer of 1953. In the fall of 1953 my father secured 
ci teaching position at ilorris Kennedy school located on 11th 



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Gtreet. lie v-.-c-s _:r.ploycd. 0.3 ?. ctn £:r?.d-^ teacher. i^!y father 

had been tniplcye.". by Green C-ianb ConiiJoLnj- diiria^ the tuwiuero, 

lie 'oCi.s c. tirr.o keeper .^ric' thlc h-tl^-cd hln: get his coll'iije ec'ucation. 

..'hen r,y fc-.thcr bocWiic a tc-rch.;*!- in r.oclcrord i.iy parents found &n 

api.rtra«nf on l.',-Cl 10 th C'trcct. It v/.-.c upct."iri: of s- house. It 

was ovrncd by ^.n ol'-.cr s'.;cdich couple, >.'hu ..cvc very good to my 

parents. .."hilc sTiy father ;."ao teaching at Morris Kennedy, he 

canie hoiTi';, and c.:id r.'.y :,".other could (^c'z c-. job tc^.ching out there 

^.Iso. r;hi hu:^ only rir.';- ycrr of ccIIcgc, but posscd ? t.:jt to 

tc-.^ch in the county ccl-ools. ".he t'.ught sixth ^rsde for one y«ar, 

and than only did liubetituting "fter that tirae, .i& I w'cs born 

en Auguet 17, IS"-, '^'hen I --an born, ;ny rr.other r.nd irthcr built 

£ houce -It r:6ll H:j:ipdcn Court, ^ockford, Illinois. 'Ic lived in 

(the BUHL«3) 
this house until April i;^, 197^, ■.•hen :,;y Gr"ndp?.rents purchased 

the home and ifiovG i into it no'..', 

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James 3bML - born Au:;;u3t 2i, ly5S', .".nd Sarah Louise 3UHL - born 
Jcnuj^ry 7, 17-2. 

.ly inoth^-r :.nc futher vrsre divorced on September 12, l?^c. ' ■ 

It v;.".s ". difficult tine in ull of our lifes, and the other trugedy 
v/as the dc^ubh of ;.iy Grundnother STuOM in Jdcenber of thit same '1 

year. My mother r'ised the four of ue-fror;^. th.^t tine on -.'o vrere 
rble to r/:ty in our her.13, J .'y i.iother secured a te.-iching job ot 
I'oly ?r:iily Cct-iolic Ccluool. .Mu« '.xent to P.ochford Colleg- at 
night and euminerr;;. She ^vill re>0(?ive her dc^rtt'i from Roch-'^ord 
College on V.r^y lu , l^?-^. ■'>he is no'.: teaching second grade at 



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Holy Family '"o^ool f-.- T tine. I'y nother, sisicir Sarah Louise and 
myself, r^.ii?pn, Vr.-.-? iurt 'tjo-'(!c1 into nr. ?.;:"irtnent at Ml? ".actridge 
Drive, Rockf or:' ^ I"'.linoi3,, 

T'y notl.-r':; f-thrr, Hr, Jir :""^n;' is ctill liri;-- in r'irlcland, 
Illinois, K'~r rioter "hirl'-y '^:"^?.0^'.. Bcyiion lives in ?ockforl, 
Illinc"':, '' brother, T^cbf, rt '^'^I'^^OK i^: in IIcuGton, Te: r.c nnd the 
other brother Ch.'r"^.e? 7iv^;s in ?,''irfo:-:, Vir^ini-.. 

I'y nothcr -^t prr-crt, cnjoyr r^ood hcT'-lth, '.- '.."«cilth of frii^nds, 
Ivippy c''T!.ldro'" "^d ir :"ocrt r.pprccir.tivr of her life groving up in 
th(^ -■r;>-ii -i.i.r'^l "r:.r. It v"-. c^ .rondcrful family life for ;-.ll of 
them. 

!rhe had v'ondT-rfuI p-'-ronts "'ho lo'/ed h^'r very nuch . Her 
childhood ri.emori.''0 "r': fillod vith hrppy nori^ntc. 



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SUSAK MARIE BUHL 

Vv'hen I was born, my parents Mary Carole STROM BUML and 
George Xavier BUHL III were living at 1/+01 10th Street, My 
father was a teacher of physical education and v/as a basket- 
ball coach at Morris Kenned-/- School on 11th Street in Rockford. 
My mother had also been teaching there in sixth grade, just 
before I was born. I was bom August 19, 1956 on a Sunday at 
2:0L in the afternoon. I vras born at Rockford Memorial hospital 
on 2600 North Rockton in Rockford. I had very dark hair, was 
?1 inches long and v/eighed eight pounds. My -aother was twenty- 
three years old and my father was 25. I hsc. one brother who 
was three years old. His name is 'Villiam (Bill) George BU?!L. 

My parents brought me home to their apartment on 10th Street. 
My grandmother BUHL was there to help take care of me. '/e lived 
in the upstairs of an old Isrge home, I shared a small room v;ith 
my brother and screamed a lot. I was a strong healthy child and 
had no major illinesses nor injuries. V/hen I was three and one- 
half weeks old, my mother had an emergency appendectomy and vras 
hospitali^'.ed for a week. It v/as necessary that I go and be 
taken care of by my aunt, Mrs. Shirly Beynon. She, at that time, 
had a hired girl who came to her house and worked, between my 
aunts attention and the young girl's I survived these months that 
I had to stay vdth them. My mother ?nd father had been building 
a new home and had planned to move right after my birth, but due 



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to my mother's illness, we were not able to move into the home 
until llovember 26, 1956, 'v'e then started livincr in our home at 
2611 Hampden Court, Rockford, Illinois. The house had two 
bedrooms, a living room, a bath room, and s. kitchen. It v;as 
located on a dead-end street, one half block south of Highcrest 
Road. Hockford was growing rapidly, and this was one of the 
new sub-divisions. This property was county when my Grandmother 
STROM was a young girl. This land v/as planted with potatoes. 
She remembered coming out there and digging thera up to have for 
food. Since this '.vas a new sub-division, all of the p'-».ople were 
just moving in. Mpny of them v/ere young people like my parents, 
so when spring came in 1957 there were many young children in 
the homes around us. These are tV e children I grew up with and 
shared many hours of fun with all of tliem. . >"■ : 

V7hen I was young, my parents always would go on a vacation 
to .;hite Earth Lake, /hite Earth, Kinnisota. \.'e spend every 
summer in August up thf-re and as I was a teen-ager my grandparents 
bought a cottage up there for all of us to visit and stay in, 
using the boats, water-fishing. My father had taught me to fish 
and bait a hook at a very young age, I became quite a fisherman 
and always will have fond memories of my lake visits. My brother 
and sister and I all learned to v/ater ski and swim. We still go 
to the cottage every oiammer and will probably take our oviTi children 
up there as they are growing. 

My early years were spent mostly v;ith my family and grandparents, 
My grandparents (Father's side) lived on a farm outside of Kirk- 
land, Illinois, V/e were down there a lot. My grandfather had 



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sround the country side. I loved wearing cowboy boots and guns 
so I was alv/ays outside playing, more than inside v/ith quiet games, 
I v;ent to Kindergarden at Bloom school and then completed all 
six years of school there on Brendenwood '".oad in F.ockford. 'hen 
I was in fourth grade, my Aunt and Uncle from Buffalo, ijew York 
came to visit us and I returned home with them to spend a weekj 
we drove to New York August, 19S5. My mother flew out there and 
she and I returned home on a big jet airplane. It was a great 
experience. 

The most wond'-rful part of my childhood was having my dog 
"Gharmin". V/e got her in November of 1965. iiy mom's best friend 
had a Beagle n:;-med 3usi.?, rnd Charmin was one of her puppies. 
V7e had just finished putting a new addition of tv.'o bedrooms, a 
family room and a screened porch on our house, V.'e had t lot 
of room and wanted a dog for a long tiiiit. She v^as the greatest, 
most loved animal that v;e could have ever h: : part of our 
lives. She had to be put to sleep in March of 1975. She had 
cancer and lost her eye sight. She was a true friend and com- 
panion to all of us, V/hen she died it v/as a tragic loss. 

\vhen I was three years old, my brother v/as born. The day 
he was born I took my trike do^-m our drivev/ay and knocked out my 
two front teeth. I'y face was a mess, and my mother was just 
leaving in the car for the hospital. My mom's friend had to take 
me to the hospital also. My brot)ier, David James BUHL v/as born 
on August 24, 1959. He is sn albino and v.'ss sick a lot in his 



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early years. He's 16 years old now and very strong and healthy. 
My sister was bom v?hen I was 6 years old. She v,'as born on 
January 7, 1962. Her name is Sarah Louise BUHL. Vy Grandmother 
Strom had been an important part of my life, and she died on 
December 7, 196g, 

The other event that had a prreat impact on my life v.^as my 
parents divorce. This occurred on September 12, 196S, This 
was a very sad and difficult time in all of our lifes, I loved 
both of my parents very much. I have been lucky to h?ve so 
much love and concern from both of them. My father remarried on 
December 27, 1970. He married Nancy Norman Cummings, They v.'ere 
married in Glori? Dei Lutheran Church and my brothers pnd I 
attended the wedding. They now have two children: Jc iel 
BUHL and Mike '"".yan BUHL. So now at the age of 19, I have four 
brothers, and one sister. My oldest brother Bill is a Senior 
at the University of .'isconsin. He is going to be a Biology 
Research Chemist. 

I attended Bloom school for six years, Lincoln Junior High 
School tor three years, Guilford High School for four years and 
Rock Valley College, two years. I am enrolled and plan to attend 
Ari .ona State University, Tempe, Arizona in the fa.ll of l'>76. 1 
play a lot of tennis and am at present a tennis teacher at ;;oyl-in 
Indoor Tennis Club, My life has been great and I am happy to be 
me. 



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