BLAIR, John W., born March 16, 1812, Coleraine, Londonderry, Ireland, died ??? (buried in Groton, South Dakota).
BLAIR, Margaret Ann, nee FIELDS, born New Jersey, married New York City.
Children: BLAIR, Thomas Mitchell, born abt. 1850, died about 1950, Groton, South Dakota, married BLAIR, Angie E., nee ROBINSON.
Children: BLAIR, Francis Eugene, born August 24, 1890; BLAIR, Edward, born August 13, 1895; BLAIR, Florine, born January 1, 1915; BLAIR, Jenny, born ??? Any information about these individuals would be most sincerely appreciated.
Daszo WILT (know only name and that he died between 1886-89), and wife: Ida May SMITH, b. May 1865 (VA,MN?) d. after 1910, probably Kansas City, MO. Children of this union: Alice Ruby Ethal WILT, b. Nov 1882, Aberdeen, d. 1964, MO; and Maud Viola WILT, b. Apr 1886, Aberdeen, d. 1956, MO. From Ida's second marriage to W.Earl EVENS, marr. Aberdeen and had following children: Mead Clinton EVENS, b. 1891 in Aberdeen; Ruth Inez EVENS, b. Mar 1893 in Aberdeen. W. Earl EVENS from New York, professional soldier and roamed alot, dying in CA. Ida May had a twin brother Arthur. parents are suppose to be John and Eloise SMITH of VA as written in Ruth Inez's bible. SMITHs had 19 children (so the record says) Can't find any of them! I assume SMITHs still in Aberdeen along with daughter that married Daszo WILT.
"Ollie" PETERSON, as he was always known in this locality, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. PETERSON of La Porte, Ind. His father came to South Dakota in 1883 and filed on a homestead where later his wife and children joined him. As a young man he worked for Frank BOEHMER along with "Doe" GEORGE, Al BERRETH, Tex RIDER and others. He married Bessie HENDRICKSON in 1906 and lived in Le Beau where he took over the drayline after he had served as town marshal. He became the M. & St. L. hostler at Le Beau and also worked for BOEHMER. When Le Beau began to disintegrate he had built a new home so he had that moved here and he was M. & St. L. hostler when Akaska became the terminus of the line. The couple had 6 daughters and a son, namely Jessie, Olyve, Jack, Opal, Gertrude, Winnie and Beryle. He passed away in 1935. Mrs. PETERSON and family moved to Aberdeen where the children could further their education. When some of the family moved to the west coast Mrs. PETERSON went there, too, remaining.
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