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Blanche Agnes Wilson

Female 1908 - 1991  (82 years)


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  • Name Blanche Agnes Wilson 
    Born 17 Dec 1908  Bradish, Boone, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 17 Jan 1909  Bradish, Boone, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1910  Midland, Boone, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1920  Mellette, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Confirmation 30 May 1926  Bradish, Boone, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1930  Witten, Tripp, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Name Agnetta Blanche Wilson  [6, 7
    Occupation 1930  [5
    Restaurant Waitress 
    Reference Number
    Residence 1939  Scotts Bluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 1 Apr 1991  Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Cascade Care Center 
    Buried 5 Apr 1991  Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    Canyon Hill Cemetery 
    Notes 
    • Notes from 2000 Reunion: Gramp rigged pump with old motor oil Fire in stove when Marvin was a baby--capon chicken operation. Myrtle held Marvin on cedar chest (baby) in Winner. Gram had to stand outside barefoot in winter--lots of tornadoes, & Gram would gather the kids & take to root cellar. Firemen (?) came and sprayed the chickens, and they all froze.

      LT--would tell Lester to hold paper bag next to bellybutton to prevent carsickness. Lester: "I'll tell you, it doesn't work!"

      Ozro to U. Bill: "Your mother was a perfect penman, wasn't she?"

      Fritz (Lillian) (lived & cooked in schoolhouse, made kids lunch there)

      Elva, wife of Harry Larsen's (husband of Lillian) brother

      Myrtle (summer turned 12) lady across pasture was supposed to check on them, barbed wire with Dad on hip. Welfare ladies came, asked where parents were (after 2-3 weeks); would leave kids with Marvin & ride bike to pick up LT's check--back to house with welfare lady--had had pillow fight. Bill & Morris taken because they fought, & Flo to work. LT lost wallet in bathroom (gone when went back to check). Had letter with LT's ID address. --picked fruit in ID (Bill's 7th b-day) [Gramp had to come up & calm Irene & Myrtle down?] & called to come get them. LT & Blanche took Bill & went back ('29 Plymouth) (left Flo & Morris, etc.) in ID. One of these trips axle broke in Pocatello. Also, Myrtle holding gearshift in place & falling asleep & Gramp waking her up--"We're crossing the Continental Divide--I just saw a deer!"


      My scrawled notes: "Gram's parents split up when she was 13, then her mom took the kids back to Nebraska (where her parents were maybe rich--big house, Anders paid for Gram's & cousin's confirm. dress). Then relatives in S.D. told her she needed to go back if she was to keep her husband. He'd "taken up" with Mrs. (Old Lady) Meisner--husband owned bar--& she had a son (Sonny) who lives in McMinnville, Oregon. Sophie talked to Lutheran minister abt. husb & he advised divorce. Myrtle (& Irene) were w/one of Gram's sisters in Witten (?) & she (sister) said, "Look, there's Papa" (Carl)--always in a brown suit & felt hat. owned liquor store.

      A. Myrtle moved from Neb at 5--before then went to someone's funeral (Gam put her all in yellow) hot--laid in dirt, spanked.

      Gram's dad died shortly after Deanna was born. Gramp got telegram & Gram couldn't go because of Deanna & went crying to the outhouse. Myrtle was confused & went out to find out why."

      More notes, apparently taken in 1988: "1921--Gram M. knew Indian in S. Dakota named War Bonnet--at least 3 wives, had oldest kid when 80. He fought in "The War", probably Custer's last stand--old Sioux. Gram was always scared Indians would attack when she was a girl, an Indian, perhaps W.B., came up, gesturing. G thought perhaps he knew more English than he was letting on. They'd just made bread, & they finally figured out he wanted bread. They gave him bread. He wanted to trade his mocs for bread & GM told him they didn't want them and to go. Most were Catholic and sent kids to boarding school. Weird names--Nelly, Mag [?]. 2 Indian girls she knew married whites, one husband Shaffer, one some Norwegian name. WB probably chief. braids. third wife--others died, probably of old age. skinny & little. Her horse, Nancy, was stolen by white man. brownish, with star on head. Gram didn't like big horses, liked ponies. Ozro was smart, knew everyone & everything. Oz b-day--June 9, same as Gloria--77. June 11--Lester. Irene--12 yr. younger--67--gone 1981 (?) This is in notes. Lester (?) used to traveling salesman, Burrows Co., sold adding machines. Went to horse races of weekends. Delores (?) husband raises horses, Indians raised crops, cattle. Envied them having 4 rooms, no electricity no indoor plumbing. Mr. Garneys (?) [??]--Indian--died of flu outside toilet. Bravey boys--George, Joe, Alec, Steve, Nellie, Emma, Ida. Last name--Braveboy. Called them: George Brave (no boy). Ida married Indian named Wilson--Crow from N. Dakota. Mrs. Joe Brave had been Crow, married Sioux. Pineridge Res.--Indian kids went to boarding school there. Bob Barker, part Indian, went there. Wounded Knee--S. Dakota, close to Indian mission. Abarusk (?)--Greek--Gram went to school with his brother Blond, her mom was dark. trouble with drink, less than now. Gm lived on homestead. Indians there lived on own land--160 acres--self-supportive rented I land. Raised everything--mostly corn, also small grain, garden, her mom hauled water from well aways away down a hill hired man used to see empty bucket & take dipper for a drink, her mom used to get angry he didn't take whole bucket. well 12 ft deep, didn't freeze. Connected to engine to pump up water--no windmills. met dad in S. Dak. he was thrashing--Gm was 13, hid behind door, thot Gp was old man. took 2 days to thrash fields--24 in. McCormick thrasher--couldn't move big machine. 1, maybe 2 men on thrash crew. Mattick helped, owned the outfit, had Gp run it. Took 2 guys w/8 racks to field thrash. Gm's dad was alwasy wrassling. HAD to wrassle & pitch horseshoes. Used to hurt each other some--Gm's dad was 22 when Gm born.

      Field T 8 racks, 2 wagons, 2 guys hauled parked thrasher, brough grain to thrasher, didn't waste grain. Saved 90-95% of grain.

      Pearlie met husband at Pierre husband played ball & sang, separated, not divorced. Probly drank himself to death. Percy (son) drinks. Came out in '46. Gm came out in '44. Tall. Gp raised in Ft. Collins, Col., with people named Rudolph. Gm disagreed w/whites on Indians non-rights.

      Gm likes old days. Gm wanted to write a book. Gm's sister Irene was 16 yrs when graduated. 2 yrs. college, then taught school. Married, then finished college--no one wanted her to quit teaching. 2 kids. Betsy & Steve. Ozro smart, too, only finished 8th grade. Her dad favored them. Gm's Mom taught herself to write English. Finished 7th grade. Brown as Indian--lived in Nebraska, Boone Co., Gm's gp's died in . Sevron [sic] had 10 kids. Gm was confirmed at 17, Louise's kid was 14. Same class. 12 in class. 2 Greeks, bro., & sis. Louise had cousin, same class, Mary Nelson. [Severin's kids, indicated with arrow:] Alfred, Arnel [?], Martha --82 oldest, Louise 77. Sena--got lost. Esther--kids taken away from her, thought she wasn't doing right. 3 kids--Esther--84. Gm's Gm had oldes son from other marriage. She was 10 yrs older than him. He never got remarried.

      Ino [?] (WB son-in-law)--he always said, "I know, I know," so they called him Ino. George Brave was big. No kids. Indians hung cradles on ceiling. Swung it occasionally to keep baby happy. big entertainment was to visit every Sunday. Had church in schoolhouse. Baptist minister w/7 kids came, preached. Came from Todd Co. Gm lived north of Wood. 2-3 stores, bank. 40 miles to Winner, 13 mi. to Wood. Bought sugar, coffee, flour, raised all else. Glen Sherwood's nearest neighbor--1 mi away. School on their land. Pearl Sherwood, used to be teacher--used to be snob. Teacher was good teacher but couldn't sing. Mildred Kemp. Studied out of encyclo's. School board thot they didn't need schooling. Kemp tot for 4 years. Next Teacher was 16, sposed to go to summer school, didn't, made her quit. Next man, used dope. Studied Edgar Allan Poe. Told parents, didn't believe them. Threw stuff. Gm was in 6th grade. Girl told him he was the funniest man she ever saw. They were scared of him. One day he brought fake-looking white candy. They wouldn't take it. About 30. Started school at 10 AM. One day he noticed farmers talking & gathering. They were plotting against him. 16 yr girl was nice & probly new enough. Nearly 6 ft tall. Lily Larson. Kemp had to ride 4-5 mi. on horseback to school, started fire of coal. Her horse had to stand there all day. Carried water from Sherwoods. Tot to not drink out of others' water glass, but then had dipper. Cooked stew, etc., at school. Potluck. Decided daily what to bring. Brot sandwich, too. Drank water. Took turns hauling watter & cleaning blackboards. Teacher did fire. Saffer (?) kids walked 2 1/2 mi. to school. Hans, their dad, (Sattrey) (full Norwe.) walked w/them to not let them get lost in storm. Olga, Emma, Kermit, Hellen, Alice, Robert, Emma Sattrey (Satree)--best friend w/Gm. Wife full-blood Norwe., too. Emma getting ready for 25th anni., Gm sent card, he wrote & said she had passed away getting ready. Emma 2 yrs. older. Few pictures taken. Man came & took family picture. Gram would've been 10 (?) 1st language was Nor. Brother died at 2, only knew Nor."

      South Dakota, Tripp, Witten (old town) April 4, 1930 Wallace W. Russell Enum 62-41 Sup 2 Sheet 3A
      Apr. 7 24 25 Wilson, Sophie C. Head-H R $7 no f w 48 m 25 no yes Nebraska Norway Norway 69 05 0 yes laundress at home 8596 0 yes
      ----Blanche A. daughter v f w 21 s Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska 69 yes Waitress Restaurant 619v w yes
      ----Pearl J. daughter v f w 17 s Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska 69 yes Servant Hotel 959v w yes
      ----Clarence S. son v m w 14 s South Dakota Nebraska Nebraska 68 yes none
      ----Mildred G. daughter v f w 10 s South Dakota Nebraska Nebraska 68 yes none
      ----Irene S. daughter v f w 8 s South Dakota Nebraska Nebraska 68 none
      ---Maude L. daughter v f w 6 s South Dakota Nebraska Nebraska 68 none
      ---Lester L. son v m w 4 10/12 s South Dakota Nebraska Nebraska 68 none
    Person ID I1281  Megan's Big Tree
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2016 

    Father Carl Ozro Wilson,   b. 8 Feb 1885, Creighton, Knox, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1939, Wood, Mellette, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Sophie Christine Roberg,   b. 5 Nov 1881, Boone, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1979, Sioux Falls, Lincoln, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Marriage License Mar 1907  Albion, Boone, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Married 13 Mar 1907  Boone, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 12
    Family ID F707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lawrence Theodore Montgomery,   b. 26 Aug 1901, Holdrege, Phelps, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1989, Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1930  Winner, Tripp, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From letter written September 12, 1996 by Myrtle:

      "As to Mom and Dad. I understand that he worked for Grandpa Wilson as thrasher or thresher when she was 13 and he was 20. Years later Grandma ran into himin Winner after his wife died when Irene was 4 months and Flo 2 years and 4 months which would have been in March but Mom and Dad only went together for six weeks before they got married Sept. 17, 1930. Grandma thought he would make Mom a good husband. She had a boyfriend in Nebraska Leonard Schoval who later married but had no children. He died of cancer in 1966. Mom found this out from one of cousins either Martha or Louise Roberg."
    Children 
     1. Florence Marie Montgomery
     2. Dorothy Irene Montgomery,   b. 11 Nov 1929, Winner, Tripp, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1985, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [Adopted]
     3. Myrtle Charlotte Montgomery,   b. 6 Sep 1932, Witten, Tripp, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 2009, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Morris Walter Montgomery,   b. 2 Dec 1933, Winner, Tripp, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 2015  (Age 81 years)
     5. Marvin Lawrence Montgomery
     6. William Clarence Montgomery,   b. 18 Jul 1937, Edgemont, Fall River, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 2009  (Age 72 years)
     7. Deanna Esther Montgomery,   b. 11 May 1939, Scotts Bluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1999, Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     8. Alwin Eugene Montgomery
     9. Theodore Richard Montgomery
     10. Gloria Blanche Montgomery,   b. 9 Jun 1945, Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1950, Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     11. Linda Lea Montgomery
     12. Laura Christine Montgomery,   b. 26 Mar 1951, Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 2015, Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Photos
    Gramp Antonia.jpg
    Gramp Antonia.jpg
    Gramp Gram M.jpg
    Gramp Gram M.jpg
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2016 14:48:01 
    Family ID F533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Confirmation Photo
    Confirmation Photo
    Blanche and Cat.jpg
    Blanche and Cat.jpg
    Blanche and LT Montgomery.jpg
    Blanche and LT Montgomery.jpg
    Blanche and Ozro.jpg
    Blanche and Ozro.jpg
    Blanche as Baby.jpg
    Blanche as Baby.jpg
    Blanche Montgomery 1956.jpg
    Blanche Montgomery 1956.jpg
    Blanche Montgomery 1962.jpg
    Blanche Montgomery 1962.jpg
    BlancheLT.jpg
    BlancheLT.jpg
    Carl Ozro and Sophie Wilson with Children.jpg
    Carl Ozro and Sophie Wilson with Children.jpg
    GramLauraSophiePearl.jpg
    GramLauraSophiePearl.jpg
    LT and Blanche and Cars.jpg
    LT and Blanche and Cars.jpg
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    IMG_0886.JPG
    Wilson Children.jpg
    Wilson Children.jpg
    Blanche Baptism
    Blanche Baptism

  • Sources 
    1. [S401] Notes written by Blanche (Wilson) Montgomery.

    2. [S2045] Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940.

    3. [S23] 1910 Census.
      Boarding with her parents with the Darrah family.

    4. [S25] 1920 Census.

    5. [S27] 1930 Census.

    6. [S1] "Grandma Was Quite A Girl" Book.

    7. [S59] Baptismal Certificate for Blanche Wilson.

    8. [S648] Old Time Resident Dies of Heart Attack.

    9. [S1356] Death Certificate of Blanche Montgomery.

    10. [S1046] Funeral Program of Blanche Montgomery.

    11. [S338] Licensed to Wed.
      "Ozro Carl Wilson and Sophia Robers, both of Boone County." [sic]

    12. [S214] Family Group Sheets Compiled by David Alan Johnson.