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Blanche Agnes Wilson

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, 2

    Gender Female 
    Baptism 17 Jan 1909  Bradish, Boone, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

     
    Baptism 17 Jan 1909  Albion, Boone, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

     
    Address:
    Immanual Lutheran Church
     
    Census 1910  Midland, Boone, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

     
    Census 1920  Mellette, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5

     
    Confirmation 30 May 1926  Bradish, Boone, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

     
    Census 1930  Witten, Tripp, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6

     
    Name Agnetta Blanche Wilson  [7, 8
    Occupation 1930  [6
    Restaurant Waitress
     
    Residence 1939  Scotts Bluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9

     
    _COLOR 9
     
    Died 1 Apr 1991  Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    Cascade Care Center
     

    Buried 5 Apr 1991  Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    Canyon Hill Cemetery
     

    Notes 
    • Notes from 2000 Reunion: Gramp rigged pump with old motor oil Fire in s
      tove when Marvin was a baby--capon chicken operation. Myrtle held Marv
      in on cedar chest (baby) in Winner. Gram had to stand outside barefoot i
      winter--lots of tornadoes, & Gram would gather the kids & take to roo
      t cellar. Firemen (?) came and sprayed the chickens, and they all froz
      e.

      LT--would tell Lester to hold paper bag next to bellybutton to prevent c
      arsickness. 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 t
      hem, barbed wire with Dad on hip. Welfare ladies came, asked where par
      ents were (after 2-3 weeks); would leave kids with Marvin & ride bike t
      o pick up LT's check--back to house with welfare lady--had had pillow f
      ight. Bill & Morris taken because they fought, & Flo to work. LT lost w
      allet in bathroom (gone when went back to check). Had letter with LT's I
      D address. --picked fruit in ID (Bill's 7th b-day) [Gramp had to come u
      p & calm Irene & Myrtle down?] & called to come get them. LT & Blanch
      e took Bill & went back ('29 Plymouth) (left Flo & Morris, etc.) in ID. O
      e of these trips axle broke in Pocatello. Also, Myrtle holding gearsh
      ift in place & falling asleep & Gramp waking her up--"We're crossing th
      e Continental Divide--I just saw a deer!"


      My scrawled notes: "Gram's parents split up when she was 13, then her m
      om took the kids back to Nebraska (where her parents were maybe rich--b
      ig house, Anders paid for Gram's & cousin's confirm. dress). Then rela
      tives in S.D. told her she needed to go back if she was to keep her hus
      band. He'd "taken up" with Mrs. (Old Lady) Meisner--husband owned bar-
      -& she had a son (Sonny) who lives in McMinnville, Oregon. Sophie talke
      d 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 liquo
      store.

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

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

      More notes, apparently taken in 1988: "1921--Gram M. knew Indian in S. D
      akota named War Bonnet--at least 3 wives, had oldest kid when 80. He f
      ought in "The War", probably Custer's last stand--old Sioux. Gram was a
      lways scared Indians would attack when she was a girl, an Indian, perha
      ps W.B., came up, gesturing. G thought perhaps he knew more English th
      an he was letting on. They'd just made bread, & they finally figured o
      ut he wanted bread. They gave him bread. He wanted to trade his mocs f
      or bread & GM told him they didn't want them and to go. Most were Cath
      olic and sent kids to boarding school. Weird names--Nelly, Mag [?]. 2 I
      dian girls she knew married whites, one husband Shaffer, one some Norw
      egian name. WB probably chief. braids. third wife--others died, prob
      ably of old age. skinny & little. Her horse, Nancy, was stolen by whi
      te man. brownish, with star on head. Gram didn't like big horses, lik
      ed ponies. Ozro was smart, knew everyone & everything. Oz b-day--June 9
      , same as Gloria--77. June 11--Lester. Irene--12 yr. younger--67--gon
      e 1981 (?) This is in notes. Lester (?) used to traveling salesman, Bu
      ows Co., sold adding machines. Went to horse races of weekends. Del
      ores (?) husband raises horses, Indians raised crops, cattle. Envied t
      hem 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 B
      ave (no boy). Ida married Indian named Wilson--Crow from N. Dakota. M
      s. Joe Brave had been Crow, married Sioux. Pineridge Res.--Indian kid
      s went to boarding school there. Bob Barker, part Indian, went there. W
      ounded Knee--S. Dakota, close to Indian mission. Abarusk (?)--Greek--G
      am went to school with his brother Blond, her mom was dark. trouble w
      ith drink, less than now. Gm lived on homestead. Indians there lived o
      own land--160 acres--self-supportive rented I land. Raised everythin
      g--mostly corn, also small grain, garden, her mom hauled water from wel
      l aways away down a hill hired man used to see empty bucket & take dip
      per for a drink, her mom used to get angry he didn't take whole bucket. w
      ell 12 ft deep, didn't freeze. Connected to engine to pump up water--n
      o windmills. met dad in S. Dak. he was thrashing--Gm was 13, hid behi
      d door, thot Gp was old man. took 2 days to thrash fields--24 in. McC
      ormick thrasher--couldn't move big machine. 1, maybe 2 men on thrash c
      ew. Mattick helped, owned the outfit, had Gp run it. Took 2 guys w/8 r
      acks to field thrash. Gm's dad was alwasy wrassling. HAD to wrassle & p
      itch horseshoes. Used to hurt each other some--Gm's dad was 22 when Gm b
      orn.

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

      Pearlie met husband at Pierre husband played ball & sang, separated, no
      t divorced. Probly drank himself to death. Percy (son) drinks. Came o
      ut in '46. Gm came out in '44. Tall. Gp raised in Ft. Collins, Col., w
      ith 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 1
      6 yrs when graduated. 2 yrs. college, then taught school. Married, th
      en finished college--no one wanted her to quit teaching. 2 kids. Bets
      y & Steve. Ozro smart, too, only finished 8th grade. Her dad favored t
      hem. Gm's Mom taught herself to write English. Finished 7th grade. Br
      own as Indian--lived in Nebraska, Boone Co., Gm's gp's died in . S
      evron [sic] had 10 kids. Gm was confirmed at 17, Louise's kid was 14. S
      ame class. 12 in class. 2 Greeks, bro., & sis. Louise had cousin, sa
      me class, Mary Nelson. [Severin's kids, indicated with arrow:] Alfred, A
      el [?], Martha --82 oldest, Louise 77. Sena--got lost. Esther--kids t
      aken 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 tha
      him. He never got remarried.

      Ino [?] (WB son-in-law)--he always said, "I know, I know," so they call
      ed him Ino. George Brave was big. No kids. Indians hung cradles on ce
      iling. Swung it occasionally to keep baby happy. big entertainment wa
      s 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, cof
      fee, flour, raised all else. Glen Sherwood's nearest neighbor--1 mi aw
      ay. School on their land. Pearl Sherwood, used to be teacher--used to b
      e snob. Teacher was good teacher but couldn't sing. Mildred Kemp. Stu
      died out of encyclo's. School board thot they didn't need schooling. K
      emp tot for 4 years. Next Teacher was 16, sposed to go to summer schoo
      l, didn't, made her quit. Next man, used dope. Studied Edgar Allan Po
      e. Told parents, didn't believe them. Threw stuff. Gm was in 6th gra
      de. Girl told him he was the funniest man she ever saw. They were sca
      ed 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 far
      mers talking & gathering. They were plotting against him. 16 yr girl w
      as nice & probly new enough. Nearly 6 ft tall. Lily Larson. Kemp had t
      o ride 4-5 mi. on horseback to school, started fire of coal. Her horse h
      ad to stand there all day. Carried water from Sherwoods. Tot to not d
      ink out of others' water glass, but then had dipper. Cooked stew, etc
      ., at school. Potluck. Decided daily what to bring. Brot sandwich, t
      oo. Drank water. Took turns hauling watter & cleaning blackboards. T
      eacher did fire. Saffer (?) kids walked 2 1/2 mi. to school. Hans, th
      eir dad, (Sattrey) (full Norwe.) walked w/them to not let them get lost i
      storm. Olga, Emma, Kermit, Hellen, Alice, Robert, Emma Sattrey (Satr
      ee)--best friend w/Gm. Wife full-blood Norwe., too. Emma getting ready f
      or 25th anni., Gm sent card, he wrote & said she had passed away gettin
      g ready. Emma 2 yrs. older. Few pictures taken. Man came & took fami
      ly picture. Gram would've been 10 (?) 1st language was Nor. Brother d
      ied at 2, only knew Nor."

      South Dakota, Tripp, Witten (old town) April 4, 1930 Wallace W. Russell E
      um 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 Nebras
      ka 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 Wa
      itress Restaurant 619v w yes
      ----Pearl J. daughter v f w 17 s Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska 69 yes Serv
      ant Hotel 959v w yes
      ----Clarence S. son v m w 14 s South Dakota Nebraska Nebraska 68 yes no
      e
      ----Mildred G. daughter v f w 10 s South Dakota Nebraska Nebraska 68 ye
      s 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 31 Dec 1969 

    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  [12

     
    Married 13 Mar 1907  Boone, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 13, 14

    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 t
      hrasher or thresher when she was 13 and he was 20. Years later Grandma r
      an into himin Winner after his wife died when Irene was 4 months and Fl
      o 2 years and 4 months which would have been in March but Mom and Dad o
      ly went together for six weeks before they got married Sept. 17, 1930. G
      andma thought he would make Mom a good husband. She had a boyfriend i
      Nebraska Leonard Schoval who later married but had no children. He d
      ied of cancer in 1966. Mom found this out from one of cousins either M
      artha 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. 25 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, Scottsbluff, 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 Gram M.jpg
    Gramp Gram M.jpg
    Gramp Gram M.jpg
    Gramp Gram M.jpg
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - ,Address:
    Immanual Lutheran Church - 17 Jan 1909 - Albion, Boone, Nebraska, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1920 - Mellette, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1930 - Witten, Tripp, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Sep 1930 - Winner, Tripp, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1939 - Scotts Bluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Address:
    Cascade Care Center - 1 Apr 1991 - Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Canyon Hill Cemetery - 5 Apr 1991 - Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States
    Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    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
    Carl Ozro and Sophie Wilson with Children.jpg
    Carl Ozro and Sophie Wilson with Children.jpg
    LT and Blanche and Cars.jpg
    LT and Blanche and Cars.jpg
    IMG_0886.JPG
    IMG_0886.JPG
    Wilson Children.jpg
    Wilson Children.jpg
    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
    IMG_0886.JPG
    IMG_0886.JPG
    Wilson Children.jpg
    Wilson Children.jpg
    Blanche Baptism
    Blanche Baptism

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

    2. [S2717] U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969 , accessed; 15 January 2018; Klara Serine Johnsen
      .

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

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


    5. [S25] 1920 Census .

    6. [S27] 1930 Census .

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

    8. [S59] Baptismal Certificate for Blanche Wilson .

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

    10. [S1356] Death Certificate of Blanche Montgomery .

    11. [S1046] Funeral Program of Blanche Montgomery .

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


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

    14. [S2708] Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908 and 1895-1907 , accessed; 17 January 2018; Andreas Roberg
      .