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Balderston, Benjamin Foster
B: 16 Oct 1877
D: Oct 1951
M: Lillie Fitzpatrick b. 14 Oct 1884 d. 03 Jan 1968

FN: William Charles Balderston
MN: Matilda Ann Hinton

Benjamin Foster Balderston had the restaurant across the street from Irving's store in Humboldt and married Lillie Fitzpatrick from St. Vincent.

Children of Benjamin Foster Balderston and Lillie Fitzpatrick:

Cecil Sheldon Balderston
B: 04 Jun 1904
D: 30 Jul 1959 Heart attack. Baker, Oregon
M: 14 Apr 1937 Mary Uber b. 30 Jan 1908 d. 16 Aug 1976
(As a child, Billy said his older brother went out West to become a cowboy)

Earl Balderston
B: 06 Dec 1906
D: May 1990
M: Unknown

Margaret Balderston
B: 23 Sep 1909,
D: 07 Aug 2001, age 91, in Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock, MN
M: 28 Aug 1927, Levi Diamond b. 15 April 1899 d. 06 Dec 1971

Rose Balderston (California)
B: 05 Nov 1916
M: 21 Jan 1935, Ronald McDonell

Ila (ILA) Balderston (California)
B: 06 Jul 1913,
D: Jun 1995,
M: 07 Jun 1947, Gene English (Died in plane crash during the war)

Marion Balderston (Bunny)
B: 11 Mar 1911,
M: 25 Dec 1936, Herbert Hoover (Family on separate sheet)

Jean Balderston (Oregon)
B: 07 Jul 1920
D: 19 Jun 1993, Portland, Oregon
M: (1) Gene Smith (Divorced)
M: (2) Tim Shadrow (or Shodrow)

Dale Balderston (Minneapolis, MN)
B: 04 Jan 1924
M: 30 Nov 1957, Lawrence Berquist

William C. (Bill) Balderston
B: 01 Mar 1926
D: 19 Aug 1996
M: 1948, Jewelle Sjostrand

Lillie Louise FitzPatrick (Sheldon Albert3, Elizabeth2 Heron, Richard1), born 14 Oct 1884 in St Vincent, Kittson Co, Mn; died 1968 in Deephaven, Mn; buried 1968 in Groveland, Cemetery, Minnetonka, Mn. She married in 1909 in Humboldt, Kittson, MN Benjamin Foster Balderston, born abt 1879 in Prince Edward, Island, Canada; died 1951 in Deephaven, MN; buried 1951 in Groveland, Cemetery, Minnetonka, MN.

Notes for Lillie Louise FitzPatrick

SS475-58-3678 verifies birth and death records. Last residence shown as Wayzata, Hennepin Co. MN. Lil as she was known married Ben Balderson. They owned a Restaurant and Meat Mkt in Humbolt. They spent their remaining years in Deephaven, MN. They lie side by side, buried in beautiful Groveland Cemetery near Lake Minnetonka.

Notes for Benjamin Foster Balderston

Benjamin Balderston and his father Wm Charles Balderston settled on a farm east of Northcote, MN. when they came to the U.S. from Canada. Ben was engaged in farming and worked as a cook on larger farms in the St Vincent area. He married Lilly Fitzpatrick of St. Vincent. Daughter of Sheldon Albert and Margaret Fitzpatrick. Later he became a grain buyer for the Red Lake Fall Elevator Co. at Humboldt.

From there he went into farming and eventually opened a meat market at St. Vincent. He moved from there to Humboldt where he opened a meat market and restaurant. Ben and Lillie worked many long hours to support nine children. He died at the age of 74.

Census 1930 Humboldt villiage, Kittson Co.m MI ed 35-15 sd 1 sheet 1A

Balderston, Benjamin F head m w age 51 married at age 30 b. Canada both parents born Canada

Balderston, Lilly, wife fw age 41 married age 20 b. MN parents b. Canada

Balderston, Marion, daughter fw age 19 single b. MN

Balderston, Ila, dau fw age 17 sinlge b. MN

Balderston, Rose dau fw age 15 single b. MN

Balderston, Jean dau fw age 12 single b. MN

Balderston, Dale dau age 10 single b. MN

Balderston, William son wm single age 4 b. MN

Benjamin's occupation was Restaurant Keeper own shop.


Children of Lillie Louise FitzPatrick and Benjamin Foster Balderston:

Margaret Balderston, born abt 1904 in St Vincent, Kittson Co, MN. She married Levi Diamond.

Earl Foster Balderston, born in Humboldt, Kittson Co, MN; died bef 1996 in Humboldt, Mn. Notes: Earl worked in the Great Northern Depot and became a depot agent and telegrapher. He also worked with officers of the U.S. Immigration Service, apprehending foreigners entering Minnesota illegally from Canada. It was through one of the immigration officers whose brother was a diesel engineer on an oil pipeline in Wyoming, he landed a job as telegrapher. A local banker financed his fare and expenses to the job in Parcom Wyoning where he worked for two years until he went to work for the American Tel and Tel. in North Platte, Nebraska.

Cecil Balderston, born in Humboldt, Kittson Co, MN; died bef 1996 in Humboldt, Mn. He married unknown.

Marian (Bunny) Balderston, born 1911 in Humboldt, Kittson Co, MN. She married Herb Hoover. Notes: Marion graduated from Humboldt High, she moved to North Platte with her brother Earl and was offered a position as telephone operator and was a success as sales representation for promotion of telephone service. She is known as Bunny and she married a Herb Hoover, a successful Business Man. He is from North Platte Nebraska. They now own and operate a fine jewelry Store in the North Platte area.

Ila Balderston, born 1913 in Humboldt, Kittson Co, Mn; died bef 1996 in Humboldt, Mn.

Rose Balderston, born 1915 in Humboldt, Kittson Co, Mn. She married (---) McDonnell. Notes: She married a Mc Donnell and lives in Bryan, CA.

Jean Balderston, born 1918 in Humboldt, Kittson Co, Mn; died bef 1996 in Humboldt, Mn.

Dale Balderston, born 1920 in Humboldt, Kittson Co, Mn. She married (---) Bergquist. Notes: She is married to a Bergquist and lives in Wayzata, MN.

William Charles Balderston, born 1 Mar 1926 in Humboldt, Kittson Co, MN; died 19 Aug 1996 in Lake Bronson, Kittson Co, Mn; buried 23 Aug 1996 in Riverside Cem, Lake Bronson, Mn. He married Jewelle Sjostrand.