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Essay On My Great - Grandma

Gertrude Smith


Amanda Clinton


6th Grade 1997, Tri-County School, Karlstad,Minnesota

(The copy of this essay was hard to read andthis may contain errors)

Gertrude Smith was born on January 24, 1926 to Dewey andRuth Anderson at their home in Stakkes Township near Badger, MN.

Gertrude attended a country school in Stakkes Townshipuntil she was 12 years old and then moved to Mearson Township near Badger,MN with her family and attended a country school.

Gertrude is the oldest of five children. She has two brothersand two sisters. She lived on a farm when her father raised sheep and cutwood for a living. Her mother stayed home and raised except took a fewodd jobs at the local hotel for grocery money. She lived at home untilshe was married to Fred Smith on June 18, 1947 in Badger, MN.

They are the parents of eight children, four girls andfour boys. Sheila, who is my grandma, is married to Ordson. They havethree children and live in Greenbush. Sheila is employed at Polaris inRoseau. MN.

David has two children and lives in Wannaska, MN and isemployed at Polaris in Roseau, MN.

Linda is married to Dale. They have three children andlive in Badger, MN. Linda is employed at Walley's Supermarket in Roseau,MN.

Miles is married to Lyla. They have three children andlive in Middle River, MN. Miles is employed at S and F farms near Greenbush,MN.

Becky is married to Gary. They have two children and livein Fergus Falls, MN. Becky is a home health nurse in Fergus Falls area.

Julie is married to Donald. She has one child and livesin Roseau, MN. Julie is employed at Polaris in Roseau, MN.

Billy is married to Susan. They have two children andlive in Badger, MN. Billy is employed at the elevator in Golol ? (Solol?)MN.

Jay is married to Ardelle. They have two children andlive in Badger, MN.

Gertrude and Fred have 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Fred worked at Polaris until he retired a few years agoand now lives in Badger, MN.

Gertrude stayed home until most of her children were grownand then worked at the childrens home in Roseau, MN for three years. Sheis now living at the Elderbush Apartments in Greenbush, MN.

Gertrude enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys watching TV a lot - especially now that she lives in town andgets cable and lots of channels. She enjoys listening to old time music,going to flea markets, and craft sales.

Her favorite holiday is Christmas with all the trimmings.

Grandma loves when us kids come over and comb her hairand fix it for her.

Grandma Gertrude is the only Great Grandma I've ever knownso she is very special to me and I enjoy spending time with her wheneverI can.

I got my information from my Great Grandma Gertrude Smith.

SIZE=+1>I got my information from my Great Grandma Gertrude Smith.