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Balderston, Margaret
B: 23 Sep 1906, near St. Vincent, MN
D: 07 Aug 2001, Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock, MN
M: 28 or 29 Aug 1927, Levi (Speed) Diamond b. 15 Apr 1899, Humboldt, MN d. 06 Dec 1971, Hallock, MN

FN: Balderston, Benjamin Foster
MN: FitzPatrick, Lillie Louise

Margaret Balderston (Lillie Louise4 FitzPatrick, Sheldon Albert3, Elizabeth2 Heron, Richard1), born abt 1904 in St Vincent, Kittson Co, Mn. She married on 28 Aug 1927 in Humboldt, Kittson Co, MN Levi Diamond, born 15 Apr 1899 in Humboldt, Kittson Co, MN; died 05 Dec 1972 in Minneapolis, MN; buried Dec 1972 in , MN, son of James Diamond and Amelia Matthew.

Notes for Margaret Balderston

Margaret Diamond a widow lived in Hallock, MN at Westside Manor.

Notes for Levi Diamond

By Daughter Mrs. Harold Younggren:

Levi attended elementary school in Humboldt and later attended school in Minneapolis. Levi was engaged in farming his entire life near the Humboldt area. Levi and Margaret farmed, milked cows, and raised turkeys. All of these were necessary to get them through the depression years of of the 1930's.

Prices were very poor and money was just not available. In the 1940's Levi operated a sheep ranch in eastern Kittson County. He took care of 1000 sheep, which he had in partnership with Dr. Fred Meyers of Hallock, MN. Many nights were spent with the sheep during lambing time, as they had to be watched night and day to take care of the newborn lambs. After he retired he spent his idle time gardening. He raised a lot of tomatoes. Levi died Dec 5th, 1972, after several years of failing health.

Census 1930 shows him living with brother Charles Diamond. He was married to Margaret at this time and they had one child Lucille age 8/12.

Children of Levi Diamond and Margaret Balderston:

Lucille Diamond
B: 04 Nov 1929, Humboldt, MN
Lucille attended elementary school at Humboldt and graduated from Hallock High School.
M: 27 Dec 1948, Harold Younggren

James Vernon Diamond
B: 02 Dec 1932 (check birth year)
D: 07 Jan 1935

Betty Jane Diamond
B: 31 Dec 1936, Humboldt, MN
M: (1) Alfred Strege (Divorced), son of Herbert Strege of Orleans, MN
M: (2) Fred Reiss (Died of a stroke)

Children of Alfred Strege and Betty Jane Diamond:

Corinne Strege

De Wayne Strege

Allen Levi Diamond
B: 31 May 1938, Humbolt, MN
M: Norma (Divorced)
M: Cheryl (Divorced)
M: 13 May 1967, Louise Viger b. 26 Dec 1943

Children of Allen Levi Diamond and Louise Viger:

Allen Balderston, Jr.

Darren Balderston

Troy Balderston

Stephen Balderston

Susan Balderston (foster child)

Joan Elizabeth Diamond
B: 13 Aug 1943, Humboldt, MN
M: Ralph Reed (Divorced)
Notes: Joan graduated from Hallock High school in Hallock, MN.. After she graduated she joined the W.A.C.S. She married Ralph Reed of Pennsylvania. Ralph was a member of the military police. They spent three years in Germany. They were stationed in Georgia with their three children: Keith Reed, Debbie Reed and Lisa Reed.


Humboldt, Minnesota - Levi Diamond, 72, of Humboldt, died Sunday in a Hallock hospital. Born April 15, 1899 in Humboldt, he received his education in rural Kittson County and attended high school in Minneapolis. Mr. Diamond married Margaret Balderston on August 28, 1927, at Hallock. He farmed in Clow township until his retirement in 1967. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Lucille) Younggren, Mrs. Alfred (Betty) Strege of Torrance, CA and Mrs. Ralph (Joan) Rud of Ft. Benning, GA; and one son, Allen, of Phoenix, AZ; two sisters, Mrs. Aneta Stewart and Mrs. George Hugill, both of Hallock, 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Humboldt Methodist Church with Rev. Edwin Werner and Rev. Walter Christman officiating. Burial will be in Joe River Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Stennes-Hughes Funeral Home of Hallock.


Hallock, Minn. - Margaret Diamond, 91, Hallock, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, in Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock.

Margaret Balderston was born Sept. 23, 1909, the daughter of Benjamin and Lillie (Fitzpatrick) Balderston, in St. Vincent, Minn. She grew up in St. Vincent and attended school in Humboldt, Minn. She married Levi Diamond on Aug. 29, 1927, in Hallock. They lived and farmed near Humboldt. He died Dec. 6, 1971. She moved to Hallock and in July 1996, moved to Kittson Memorial Nursing Home.

She is survived by daughters, Lucilli (Harold) Younggren, Hallock; Betty Reis, Los Angeles; and Joan Reed, Dothan, Ala.; a son, Allen (Louise), Corpous Christi, Texas; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, James; brothers, Earl, Cecil and Bill; and sisters, Rose, Ila, Jean and Dale.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, Hallock

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, Hughes Funeral Home, Hallock

Burial: Joe River Cemetery, Humboldt