Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - Zimri Hobson

Sugar Creek Chapel Cemetery Stockland, Iroquois, Illinois

"Zimri Hobson died at his family residence on Grant Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, of Bright's disease.  The deceased was the son of Andrew and Ruthea Hobson and was born in Highland County, Ohio, January 27, 1820.  The family left Ohio in 1827 and settled in Warren County, Indiana and afterwards moved to Iowa where his parents died.  Mr. Hobson was married in Indiana, March 21, 1841, to Mary A Waymire, and settled in iroquois County, Stockland township, unitl the fall of 1876, when he moved to Milford.  He was an honest man, one who had the confidence and respect of all who knew him.  he united with the Methodist church in 1844 and received a license to preach in 1865.  He has filled several township offices acceptably and has been assessor for the past 12 years."

(Watseka Republican, Wednesday, September 18, 1889--Excerpt from Milford Herald)

Zimri Hobson was my 3x great grandfather and is the father of Mary A Hobson, who married Francis Marion Smith. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

On This Day - January 23, 1862

On This Day....January 23,1862, my 2x great grandparents, Lars O. Olstad and Margaret (Margith) Gunderson were married in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Lars, born in Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, immigrated with his parents, Ole Haagensen and Anna Hansdatter, and sister, Helene in 1850.

Margaret, born in Bo, Telemark, Norway, immigrated about 1853 with her mother, Gunild, brothers, Sigurd and Ole, a sister, Anna and a half brother, Andreas (Andrew) Gulbrandson Margaret's farther died 1847. 

Lars and Margaret settled on the farm in Holmen, Wisconsin. In the Long Coulee area and raised two sons, Olaus and George and two daughters, Ovidia and Anbertina. Anbertina is my great grandmother an mother of Edith Viola Dahl, my grandmother.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Funeral Card Friday - Florence Bassett


April 4, 1907  Billings, Montana
November 20, 1986  Spokane, Washington

Saturday, November 22, 1986  2:00 p.m.
United Church of Christ
Chewelah, Washington

Reverend Peter Shober

Soloist: Will Rowe  Organist: Jean Merrill

Vern Claflin     Robert Breza
Leroy Potter   Charles Singer
Max Hollinberger   Sherman Edwards

Phillip Skok    Sid Kulzer
Howard Hollinberger   Rolland Millay

Chewelah Memorial Park
Chewelah, Washington

Monday, January 11, 2016

Military Monday - Regulations For Chauffeurs (Frank P Smith) World War I

Headquaters S  O.  S.


1.  Drivers are responsible for careful driving and compliance with the traffic rules herein prescribed.  They will prevent all men from riding on the fenders, running-boards and tops of their trucks.

2. the maximum speed of motor vehicles is prescribed as follows:
     In cities and villages:

Trucks of one tone or more        8 miles per hour
Other trucks...............................10          --
Automobiles and motorcyles     15         --

The driver's accident report will be made out on the spot and submitted immediately upon return to the garage.  Drives who fail to make this report will be brought to trial by Court-Martial.

   By Command of General Kerman :

                                               JOHNSON HAGOOD
                                                 Chief of Staff

Official :
Adjutant General

F. P. Smith A. E. F.  Motor# 6186190

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Obituary Sunday - Florence Bassett


FLORENCE S. BASSETT, 79, died Thursday, November 20, 1986 at Spokane, Washington.  She was born April 4, 1907 at Billings, Montana.  Florence married her first husband, William Wickenkamp June, 1930.  He preceded her in death December, 1970.  She married her second husband, William Bassett in Chewelah on January 5, 1974.  He preceded her ind death March, 1979.

Mrs. Bassett came to Valley, Washington in 1951 and began to work in sales in retail stores and was manager of retail sales for L.G.A. dry goods department.  She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Chewelah, Washington.
Survivors include one daughter: Jerry Lynn Smith, Novato, California, one foster daughter, Patricia Guthmiller, Kent, WA., two grandaughters, and one brother, Charles Koch of Valley, WA.

(November 26, 1986 - Chewelah Independent Page 11)