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GLASPELL: Bernard Gordon, North Dakota farmer, marries Orla May RINGUETTE in California

Bernard was born 19 Oct 1915 in Jamestown, Stutsman, North Dakota, the oldest son of Bernard and Elizabeth WILSON GLASPELL. He graduated from St. John's Academy and farmed with his father on the family farm near Jamestown. For several years, Bernard farmed during the summer and in the winter drove a truck in California, Missouri and many other states.

On 23 Dec 1941, Bernard married Orla Mae RINGUETTE, b 20 Feb 1917 in Burbank, Los Angeles, California. She was the dtr of Frederick Sidney and Rose FINNEGAN RINGUETTE, born in Jamestown, North Dakota. She graduated from Jamestown Public schools and was working in California at the time of her marriage.

Bernard and Orla had a 1200A farm near Edgeley, LaMoure, North Dakota where they grew grain and raised cattle until they retired. The GLASPELLS were members of the Roman Catholic Church. Orla died 25 Apr 1997 in Jamestown. Bernard died 14 Nov 1996 in Jamestown. They had 4 children.
1. Gordon LYTER b 20 Dec 1942 in Los Angeles, California and graduated from Jamestown High School where he was active in athletics. He lived with his parents and farms near Edgeley.
2. Patricia Elizabeth b 20 Dec 1942 (twins with Gordon)
3. David Bernard b 26 Jun 1947 in Jamestown.
4. Rosemary b 26 Jun 1947 in Jamestown (twins with David). She received her elementary education in a one-room country school near Edgeley. After graduation from Edgeley High School, Rosemary began working for Bell Telephone as an operator. She was a corporate staff member, working on the FAXC computer project at Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska. Rosemary served as a local officer of the Communications Workers of International Human Rights organization. On 15 Feb 1980 she married Earl DeGROOT in Jamestown, they were divorced 7 Sept 1980. There were no children.

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ELDRIDGE: Julia Veronica, dtr of Bowman Joseph and Loretta MICLOT, marries locally-known optometrist Dr. Rudolph Albert DOERING

Julia Veronica ELDRIDGE was born 11 Nov 1907 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa. She attended Sacred Heart School and the Immaculate Conception Academy (no longer exists) in Davenport.

Before her marriage, she worked for Gordon-Van Tine Lumber Co. making catalogues, and m. L. Parker Department Store in downtown Davenport as head of marketing.

On 31 Dec 1928 she married Dr. Doering in Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Dr. Doering had a son by Anna (no maiden), his first wife, Richard Harold Doering, born in Davenport.

Albert was born 16 Sept 1890 in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, an adopted son of Wilhelm and Christina LUDERS DOERING. The family came to Davenport in 1897. Dr. Doering graduated from Brown's Business College and the Northern Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. They lived at 1131 W. 16th St. in Davenport and were members of Sacred Heart Cathedral. They had 2 children.

He died 12 Feb 1973 in Davenport and is buried in Davenport's Memorial Park Cemetery. He was a 32nd degree Mason. She died 14 May 1999 and is buried with him.

1) Donald Joseph DOERING born 23 Dec 1930 in Davenport, attended public schools, St. Ambrose College in Davenport and earned his optometry degree from the Northern Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He served in the Army from 1953-55 as Ft. Sheridan (Illinois) Post Optometrist. He practiced with his step-brother, Richard, in Davenport. HE did not marry. He died 14 Jun 2005 in Davenport.
2) Jeannette Mary DOERING born 22 Aug 1933 in Davenport. She graduated from Davenport High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago in psychology and social work. She married Robert Charles PAULI on 12 Jul 1952 in Davenport's St. Paul Lutheran Church, son of Albert William and Dorothy Elvira BRACHTEL PAULI, born 27 Jul 1931 in Davenport. He died 11 Jun 1997 in Bloomington, DuPage, Illinois. No disposition on her (2011).

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ELDRIDGE: George Joseph, son of Joseph Bowman and Martha MANLEY, last male heir to local ELDRIDGE name

George Joseph was born the only son of Joseph and Martha ELDRIDGE on 18 Feb 1923 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa. He had an older sister Jacque Marietta. This legacy retreats 3 generations to John and Mary Ann ADAMS ELDRIDGE - Duncan Campbell ELDRIDGE's brother - two of Josiah's sons.

George attended Davenport public schools, Sacred Heart School and Davenport's St. Ambrose Academy (no longer exists). He left the academy in an unsuccessful attempt to inlist in the armed forces during WWII but completed his high school education in 1965 when a received a diploma from Davenport Central High School.

An earlier cousin, Jacob Mullen ELDRIDGE, oldest son of Duncan and Rachel BROWN ELDRIDGE, was the namesake to the town of ELDRIDGE, Scott, Iowa.

He was first employed by the L.E. Jacobs Dental Laboratory in Davenport and then for 13 years at International Harvester Farmall Works in East Moline, Illinois. For almost 30 years he worked for the US government at the Rock Island, Illinois Arsenal as a storage management specialist and then in Germany as a supply depot supervisor retiring in 1983.

He married Fay Joyce "Joyce" FARLEY in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri on 24 May 1944. She was born 30 Dec 1923 in Harris, Sullivan, Missouri, dtr of Jerome Louis and Pebble AUXIER RALLS FARLEY. After taking several business courses, she moved to Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois where she worked at International Harvester. From 1950 until her retirement in 1969, Joyce was emloyed as a quality control inspector at Bendix Co. in Davenport. They had no children.

George was an active parishioner at Davenport's St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. His memberships included Knights of Columbus #532, the Marion Movement of Priests, Blue Army of FAtima, National Assn of Federal Employees and secretary of Isaac Walton League.

He died 11 Oct 2007 in Davenport and they are buried in Davenport's Memorial Park.

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ELDRIDGE: Joseph Bowman marries Martha Nellie MANLEY and they're employed with NABSTEDT Jewelry and Petersen-Harned-Von Maur, 2 well-known employers

Joseph Bowman ELDRIDGE was born 10 Nov 1902 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, son of Bowman Joseph and Loretta MICLOT ELDRIDGE. He attended Sacred Heart School.

On 14 Jan 1922, before a Justice of the Peace in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, Joseph married Martha Nellie MANLEY, born 21 Sept 1902 in Mediapolis, Des Moines, Iowa, dtr of Eltie and Iola NOTT MANLEY.

Joseph trained in jewelry repair under Dave H. NABSTEDT at the GERWE Brothers and Garvey Co. jewelry manufacturers in Davenport. In 1941, for 7 years he worked at International Harvester in Moline, Rock Island, Illinois but continued to repair jewelry in his spare time for NABSTEDT Jewelry Co. Upon the death of Mr. NABSTEDT, Joseph and 2 others purchased the business from the NABSTEDT family. In 1960, Joseph retired as president of the jewelry co in Davenport.

Martha MANLEY ELDRDGE was a credit clerk for the largest department store in Davenport - Petersen-Harned-Von Maur, formerly the Boston Store, for 20 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral and Our Lady of Lourdes Circle (Bettendorf, Iowa church), Daughters of Isabella. Martha died 8 Apr 1947 in Davenport and is buried with Joseph in Davenport's Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Joseph married Mercedes Loretta HART on 2 Dec 1950 in Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport. Mercedes was born 28 Dec 1905 in Shullsburg, Lafayette, Wisconsin. (famous for cheese)dtr of Thos and Agnes SMITH McWILLIAMS. She was the widow of Leory Martin HART, a descendant of Peter and Margaret DOUGHERTY HART who came to Davenport in 1856 from Ireland. Mercedes lived in Spring Village Retirement Apartments in Davenport. She had three children by her first marriage. She died Oct 1988 when a man broke into her apartment. She had 3 HART children by her first marriage.

Joseph died 17 Sept 1982 in Davenport. He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

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ELDRIDGE: George Wallace Jr. continues his father's legacy in Wynne, Arkansas

George Jr. was born 14 Oct 1899 in Wynne, Wynne, Arkansas, son of George Wallace and Sue KELLY ELDRIDGE. He graduated from Wynne schools and attended the University of Arkansas and School of Banking at Poughkeepsie, New York.

He married Dorothy EDWINGTON BLOCK on 23 Nov 1923 in Wynne, dtr of Felix and Eva MURPHY BLOCK. She was born 31 May 1901 in Vanndale, Cross, Arkansas. George was employed by the Cross County Bank in Wynne for 26 years and retired 1 Jan 1965 as vice president and cashier. He was also a general agent for the New York Life Insurance Co. for 47 years.

He died 11 Apr 1966 in Wynne, Dorothy died 30 ay 1985 in Wynne. They are buried in the Cogbill Cemetery. The Eldridges were members of First Methodist Church. They had 1 child;

George Wallace III born 20 May 1925 in Wynne, Arkansas

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SCHLEGEL: Lura, (not Laura), 3rd child of Carl Edward and Minnie ELDRIDGE SCHLEGEL, marries Eugene HAYWARD and live on Philmont Boy Scout Ranch

Lura (not Laura) SCHLEGEL was born 22 Mar 1893 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa. She attended Davenport schools and married Eugene GATES HAYWARD on 1 Mar 1917 at Davenport's Outing Club on Brady St.

Eugene was born 21 Nov 1892 in Eagle Mills, Ouachita, Arkansas, son of Cassius Daniel and Emma Louise WYMAN HAYWARD. He graduated from Iowa State College (now Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa) with a B.S. in Agriculture. They made their home on a ranch in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana where Eugene was employed as a ranch superintendent.

In 1920, the family moved to Cimarron, Colfax, New Mexico where Eugene ws the manager of the 300,000 acre Phillips Ranch which became Philmont, the National Boy Scout Ranch. The HAYWARDS purchased the H & H Ranch near Cimarron where they made their home until 1969, when they sold the ranch and retired from the cattle business. Both Lura and Eugene took active leadership in agricultural organizations which helped improve the lives of ranchers and the cattle business in northern New Mexico.

Lura died 10 May 1970 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Eugene died 20 Nov 1981 at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California; their ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean. They had 7 children:

1. Eugene Junior (middle name, Jr. or nickname??) born 9 Nov 1917 in Great Falls,Montana, graduated from Iowa State University in Ames and was working for Armour & Co. in St. Louis, Missouri, when he disappeared in 1945. An extensive search was made by the family but no trace of him was discovered.
2. Albert WYMAN born 21 Apr 1919 in Great Falls, Montana, died 13 July 1999 in Honolulu. (no burial info)
3. Mary born 25 Aug 1920 in Great Falls, Montana
4. Suzanne born 19 Jun 1922 in Cimarron, New Mexico
5. Lura born 16 Dec 1923 in Cimarron, New Mexico
6. Carl Edward born 10 Oct 1925 in Cimarron, New Mexico, did not marry and lives (1986) on a ranch near Ft Sumner, Colfax, New Mexico where he raises horses. (no access to SSDI)

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SCHLEGEL: Claire, dtr of Minnie ELDRIDGE and Carl Edward SCHLEGEL marries John A. ROSS at Davenport's Outing Club

Claire SCHLEGEL, the 2nd child of Carl Edward and Minnie ELDRIDGE SCHLEGEL, born 21 Aug 1889 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa. She married John Andrew ROSS at the Outing Club on Brady St. on her parents' 30th anniversary.

John was born 3 Apr 1888 in Davenport, son of John W. and Carrie Louisa SCARLETT ROSS. He attended local schools and graduated form Davenport High School. John was the manager of the architectural department of Gordon-Van Tine Company of Davenport where he worked for 33 years. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects. The family were members of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on Brady St.

John died 10 May 1942 at their Davenport home on Ridgewood Avenue. Clair died 11 Oct 1985 in Davenport. They are buried in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery. They had 2 children.

1. John Andrew Ross, Jr. born 9 Oct 1909 in Davenport, died 3 May 1921 in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa. He is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
2. Mary Elizabeth born 3 Feb 1922 in Davenport.

Claire was the neighborhood "Aunt", neighborhood gathering place for coffee or cocktails and her door was always open. She gave all the neighborhood children a college dictionary for high school graduation. I still have mine. Claire's mother Minnie was a sister of my g-grandmother Jennie ELDRIDGE.

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GLASPELL: Bernard, a dairy farmer, marries Elizabeth WILSON, in Jamestown, Stutsman, North Dakota

Bernard was born 3 Jan 1886 in Jamestown, Stutsman, North Dakota (possibly still Dakota Territory), the youngest son of Samuel LYTER and Kate ELDRIDGE GLASPELL. He graduated from Jamestown High School and attended Armour Tech in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, and North Dakota State University in Fargo. He returned to Jamestown to operate the GLASPELL Dairy on the family farm southeast of town.

Bernard married Elizabeth Madeline WILSON in Jamestown, 28 Aug 1912. She was born 18 Oct 1891 in LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, dtr of Cyrus WILSON (no wife) who were born and married in England. Cyrus changed his name from MacWILSON to WILSON when he came to the US.

Elizabeth attended school in Minneapolis, came to Jamestown where she was employed as a salesperson in the Ben Orlandy Dry Goods Company.

The GLASPELLS retired from the dairy business in 1954 and lived with their son Samuel in Jamestown. Bernard died 29 Jun 1962, and Elizabeth died 9 Oct 1975. Both are buried in Highland Home Cemetery near Jamestown. Elizabeth WILSON GLASPELL was a member of St. James Catholic Church;. They had 2 sons.

1. Bernard Gordon GLASPELL born 19 Oct 1915 in Jamestown.
2. Samuel LYTER GLASPELL born 17 Jan 1918 in Jamestown where he graduated form St. John's Academy in 1936. After attending busines school, he began work with International Harvester (farm equipt) dealership in Jamestown.
In 1942 Sam enlisted in the Army where he served as a T-3 in Rhineland and Central Europ with the 12th Armoured Division of Gen. Patton's 3rd Army. He was discharged in 1946 and returned to Jamestown where he worke3d as parts mgr for International harvester until his 1982 retirement.
He did not marry, but cared for his parents until they died. (1986) Sam lives in Jamestown where for 17 years he has been a member of City Council and Exauted Ruler of Jamestown 995 Elks, form 1957-58. He died 24 Jun 1990 (no location SSDI).

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CHRISTMAS MEMORIES: Binc BAWDEN loved to be a showman

George Ray BAWDEN, Jr was born in Davenport, Scott, Iowa to George Ray and Viola DUVALL BAWDEN on 7 Mar 1924 at 161 Forest Road. Ray had the house built before his marriage to Vi and it was out in the boonies then.

He loved to be a showman...Christmas was his best!

One year, he borrowed the neighbor's Radio Flyer and, while we were in bed, dumped 400 silver dollars in the wagon. Not very quietly...these heavy coins hitting the metal wagon!

When he got them from the bank, he also got 4 bank bags, the cloth kind. On Christmas day, the 4 of us children had to count out 100 silver dollars each and put them in the bag. I still have my bank bag.

Binc was the president of a full-service advertising company, BAWDEN Brothers, Inc. He took 400 1-dollar bills and had them made into $100 tablets complete with the cardboard back. We had to run to the convenience store for batteries for toys and we started tearing off $1 bills and the clerk wouldn't sell the batteries because he was sure the money was counterfit.

One Christmas, he gave mom a Honda scooter so she could ride down the hill to the convenience store or grocery store, or to friends for early-morning coffee or 5:00 cocktails. Dad and the 2 boys had the scooter delivered Christmas eve day and put in the garage. They diverted Mom and brought the scooter in the house and put it in the living room by the tree. You can imagine Mom's surprise Christmas morning.

One Christmas, he bought tickets and made reservations for Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, a spot they'd been going to for several years. He had Mom go on a scavenger hunt in the house with very creative clues. He held the plane tickets in his hand when she was directed back to the living room.

The last memory was interesting...must have been the early 60s. He bought Mom a gorgeous watch with a diamond bezell, found a big red glass round ornament, stuffed it with cotton and put the watch in the ornament and hung it on the tree. When we were done opening presents, Dad asked the boys to get a spoon and bring it to Mom. He told her there was one more present hanging on the tree. There was no way she could tell where. He brought her the ornament and told her to break it. Of course Mom didn't want to break this pretty ornament but we got her a towel and put it on her lap. She hit the ornament several times and it wouldn't break. Then we told her to hit it hard. It broke in several pieces and there was the watch.

Christmas day held the "what will Dad do this year" kind of excitement.

Dad's been gone since 1 Mar 1986

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GLASPELL: Eula, dtr of Samuel LYTER and Kate ELDRIDGE, marries dentist and Sp-Am war veteran, Dr. Larry BARD McLAIN

Eula/Eulie GLASPELL was born 12 Jun 1877 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, the first child of Hon. Samuel LYTER and Kate ELDRIDGE GLASPELL. She was brought to Jamestown, Stutsman, North Dakota when it was still Dakota Territory when she was three years old.

Eula attended Jamestown schools, graduating from Jamestown High School in 1895. After graduation, she went to Europe to study music, art and languages in Paris for three years, returning to the University of Chicago to study for two more years.

On 1 Jan 1903 in Jamestown, Eula married Dr. Larry BARD McLAIN, a dentist and veteran of the Spanish-American War. Dr. McLAIN was born 19 Sept 1879 (my source says 1875) in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virgini, son of Dr. David BARD McLAIN who was an early settler and dentist in Jamestown.

Eula and Larry made their home in Jamestown where he had his dental practice, and whee she was active in literary, civic and patriotic organizations. She was a member of the Christian Science Church as were her parents.

Eula GLASPELL McLAIN died in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota 3 Sept 1929. Larry died 30 Oct 1941 in Jamestown. They are buried in Highland Home Cemetery in Jamestown. They had 2 children;

1. Alan born 28 May 1906 in Jamestown where he graduated from high school. He attended Principia School for 9th & 10th grade in suburban St. Louis, Missouri (still exists). He married 1st Clara W. J. HORMAN on 14 Oct 1936 in Lisbon, Ransom, North Dakota (no disposition). He married Mary (no maiden, no date or location). Alan made his home in San Mateo, San Mateo, California, he died 16 Feb 1978 in Mountain View, Santa Clara, California and Mary is buried with him in the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California. They had no children.

2. Jean / Jene was born (SSDI) 21 Sep 1916 (my source 23 Oct 1915)in Jamestown. She attended Carleton College in Minnesota, the University of Minnesota and Pepin School of Fashion before working in Minneapolis at Dayton Dept. Store as a stylist and model. During WWII she enlisted in the Coast Guard as a SPAR and served in Florida.

In 1944 (no date) in Florida (no location) she married George HAMMOND, a B-17 bombardier who was killed 11 months in Germany after their marriage. Jean joined the Civil Service Commission and worked in Atlanta, George before transferring to the State Department for a 2-year tour of duty in Korea. In Dec 1948 (no date) she married Stanley Norman KEMP, son of Claude and Viola DIEDRICHS KEMP, who had also served during WWII as a bombardier in Germany. They lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon where San worked as an electrical engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers and later for the Bonneville Power Administration in the Portland area. He died 2 Feb 1980 at Seaside, Ocean, Oregon. They had 1 son:

Larry BARD KEMP born 22 Sept 1949 (my source) (SSDI) 20 Sept 1948 in Portland. She served in the Viet Nam war after graduation from high school in 1968. No other information.

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