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Parents

Ellis Dearborn Carson

M, b. May 30, 1886, d. February 29, 1968

Parents

Family: Florence Mary Foote (b. September 21, 1890, d. December 21, 1967)

Biography

  • Birth: Ellis Dearborn Carson was born on May 30, 1886 in Seward, Winnebego Co, Illinois.
  • Marriage: He and Florence Mary Foote were married on December 18, 1912 in Langford, Marshall Co, South Dakota.
  • Death: Ellis Dearborn Carson died on February 29, 1968, at age 81, in Langford, Marshall Co, South Dakota.

Florence Mary Foote

F, b. September 21, 1890, d. December 21, 1967

Parents

Family: Ellis Dearborn Carson (b. May 30, 1886, d. February 29, 1968)

Biography

  • Birth: Florence Mary Foote was born on September 21, 1890 in South Dakota.
  • Marriage: She and Ellis Dearborn Carson were married on December 18, 1912 in Langford, Marshall Co, South Dakota.
  • Death: Florence Mary Foote died on December 21, 1967, at age 77.

Chester William Foote

M, b. March 23, 1855, d. December 26, 1942

Parents

Family 1: Alice Perkins (b. circa 1855)

Family 2: Henrietta Perkins (b. June 1865, d. December 13, 1927)

Biography

  • Birth: Chester William Foote was born on March 23, 1855 in Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Henrietta Perkins were married on July 4, 1885.
  • Death: Chester William Foote died on December 26, 1942, at age 87, in Marshall County, South Dakota.
  • Note: In the spring of 1883, Chester W. Foote, (1854-1942), his f ather, William and William's brother-in-law, A. Clark Perki ns, drove an ox team from Spring Valley, Minnesota to Marsh all County (then part of Day Co.). They settled on Sectio n 24 in Hickman Township, Dakota Territory. Mr. Foote retur ned to Spring Valley to bring his wife, Alice Perkins Foote , and their two sons, Harley Almerion (1881-1966), and Will iam Henry (1883-1972), to the new home in Dakota Territory . They were here only a short time when Alice died (1855-18 84). Ches­ter and Henrietta Perkins (1867-1927) were marrie d July 4, 1885. They had three children: Florence Mary (189 0-1967), Edwin Eugene (1896­), and Mae Irene (1902- ). Ches ter made three trips, one by oxen and two by horses from Sp ring Valley during those early years. Andover was the neare st shopping center. It took two days to make the trip whene ver they needed supplies. He walked to Watertown, Dakota Te rritory three times.

    He took out the final homestead papers on his quarter (NW) , where the buildings are, in 1890 and at the same time acq uired the quarter that his father had proved up on (NE Sec . 24). The first home was made of sod, with the walls paper ed with newspaper and pansies grew in the sod outside the w indows much like our window boxes of today. Florence Mary w as born in this sod house in 1890. Later a small house wa s built of lumber and as the years passed several addition s were made to the house. It was replaced by a mobile hom e in 1978. The barn, of early years, was in the side hill f acing south and had a drive-in haymow which was of interes t to some of his grandchildren. The floor of the "haymow" o r upper part of the barn was even with the top of the hill . A hay rack could be driven into the haymow. The first wel l was down by the creek and water was carried from there.

    The children went to the "Hanon" or "Platt" schools of Hick man Township. Will went to Business College. Florence and M ae gradu­ated from Langford High school, and Mae graduate d from Northern State Teachers College, Aberdeen. They wer e both teachers. All of the children lived in the Langfor d area for all or a considerable part of their lives. Flore nce married Ellis D. Carson in 1912 and Mae married Stanle y A. Carson in 1936. Edwin married Anna Martins in 1918. Ch ester Foote was a very industrious man and loved the pionee r life and the outdoors. He lived on this land until the wi nter of 1919 at which time he, Henrietta, and Mae moved int o Langford. He re­mained there until the death of his wif e in 1927. After that he made his home with his children un til his death on Dec. 16, 1942. The Ed­win Foote family, la ter Edwin's second son, Ralph and now Ralph's son, Neil hav e farmed and made their home on the C.W. Foote home­stead.

Henrietta Perkins

F, b. June 1865, d. December 13, 1927

Parents

Family: Chester William Foote (b. March 23, 1855, d. December 26, 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: Henrietta Perkins was born in June 1865 in Minnesota.
  • Marriage: She and Chester William Foote were married on July 4, 1885.
  • Death: Henrietta Perkins died on December 13, 1927, at age 62, in Marshall County, South Dakota.

Edwin Sylvester Foote

M, b. March 8, 1896, d. November 27, 1988

Parents

Family: Anna M Martins (b. April 6, 1892, d. October 31, 1989)

Biography

  • Birth: Edwin Sylvester Foote was born on March 8, 1896 in Marshall County, South Dakota.
  • Marriage: He and Anna M Martins were married on December 25, 1918 in Marshall County, South Dakota.
  • Death: Edwin Sylvester Foote died on November 27, 1988, at age 92, in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota.
  • Note: Edwin S. Foote was born 3/8/96 in Spring Valley, Minnesota , and raised in the Langford area. He came to South Dakot a from Minne-sota via wagon. In 1918 he married Anna Martin s, born 4/6/92, and settled on the Chester W. Foote (1854-1 942) homestead farm (Sec. 24), 61/2 miles northeast of Lang ford. Edwin inherited the farm build-ings and some land. Wh ile farming, several misfortunes hit, one being that tornad os took their barns down twice and after rebuilding for th e third time, it was taken by fire. There has always been s omeone in the Foote family on the homestead farm. After sem i-retiring, Edwin did carpentry and assisted on the farm. A nna was born in Germany and came to the United States wit h her parents (Martin Martins) and fam-ily in 1910. She wor ked for many area residents - Pitkins, Merle Ap-lin, and Ro ehrs. Nine children were born, Herbert, Ralph, twins (Floy d and Boyd), who died in infancy, Kenneth, Lucille, Helen , Dor-thy and Donald (twins). They have 20 grandchildren, s everal great grandchildren. After retirement, they purchase d a home in Langford one block north of the Langford bank a nd in 1967 moved to Sioux Falls, where they now reside.
    Herbert W. began farming with his father on the Foote homes tead (Sec. 24). He married Arlene Sundberg (daughter of Her bert and Veda Sundberg) who was employed in Aberdeen. The y farmed Sec. 14, now farm in the Claremont area. Herbert i s active in politics, worked with the McGovern campaign, al so an NFO supporter. He served as the township supervisor f or 20 years. They have two daugh-ters, Carol (Darrel Bacon , Cedar Rapids) and Vicki (William Mitc-hell, Brentford, SD ).
    Ralph C. was in the army during World War II in England. Af ter discharge, he farmed with his parents. He married Ann a Jean Han-son, Langford (daughter of Knute and Marie Hanso n) who was em-ployed in Langford restaurants. They purchase d the Foote homestead (Sec. 24), plus the Planteen farm (Se c. 13) and built a home there. Five children were born, Ret a (Floyd Ringer, Lake City); Verna (James El-lenson, Britto n); Neil (Marilyn Healy, Langford); Ward and Wayne, twins.
    Kenneth M., with brothers and sisters, attended Hickman gra de schools No. I and 3 via horse and buggy. He married Loi s Jones, Am-herst (daughter of Joseph and Mary Jones). The y farmed Sec. 14, 1 mile west of the Foote homestead for 2 0 years, sold out, moved to Sioux Falls in 1971 where he i s employed at John Morrell and she working for various resi dents. They have two sons, Robert (Jane Wendt, California ) and Bruce, Sioux Falls.
    Lucille M., after graduation, moved to Aberdeen, now live s in Sioux Falls and is employed as secretary at John Morre ll. She married Jack H. Green, Mississippi, also employed a t John Morrell. They have three children, Linda (Douglas Ne efe, California); Jack S., New Orle-ans; Jeffrey L., Siou x Falls. The Greens, active politically, worked for many ca ndidates and issues. Lucille, in League of Women Voters, wa s a White House guest in 1977.
    Helen I. married James Pierson (son of Harvey and Florenc e Pier-son), Claremont. They lived in the Langford area fo r several years, moved to Aberdeen, Red Wing, Minnesota an d in Sioux Falls she worked in the Northwestern bank. In 19 59, they moved to California. Helen is now employed at Cerr itos Bank as assistant manager and James is at Kaiser Co. T hree children were born to them, Patricia, Al-len (Collee n Hutton, California) and Ricky, all of Norwalk, Califor-ni a.
    Donald E. worked on the farm with his brother, Ralph. He th en served in the army for three years (Korea). He married P atsy Chapin, Kidder (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Chapin ) who works part-time at the Langford Steak House. They hav e been farmers in the Langford area since their marriage. T hey have two children, Sandra and Steven. Donald and his si ster, Dorthy, are twins.
    Dorthy A. married Gerald Schneider, Britton (son of Rober t and Gertrude Schneider) and lives in Marshall County. Com piled by Lucille Green.

Anna M Martins

F, b. April 6, 1892, d. October 31, 1989

Family: Edwin Sylvester Foote (b. March 8, 1896, d. November 27, 1988)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna M Martins was born on April 6, 1892.
  • Marriage: She and Edwin Sylvester Foote were married on December 25, 1918 in Marshall County, South Dakota.
  • Death: Anna M Martins died on October 31, 1989, at age 97.

Irene H Foote

F, b. circa 1903

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Irene H Foote was born circa 1903 in South Dakota.

Mae I Foote

F, b. circa 1903

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Mae I Foote was born circa 1903 in South Dakota.

Henry Perkins

M, b. circa 1823

Family: Mary S Maxwell (b. circa 1823)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry Perkins was born circa 1823 in New York.
  • Note: Henry Perkins came to South Dakota and took a Timber Cultur e Entry on Section 20 in Sisseton Township, Marshall Count y near the Highlanda Church. The Perkins came from Spring V alley, Minnesota. The Marshall County records show that b y September 8, 1893 and December 6, 1894, the tree claim an d other claims were theirs to sell. For $1500 they sold th e N1/2 SW'/4 and N1/2 SE'/4 of Sec. 20 to their son, Archi e S. Perkins, and later sold the other 80 acres to a Jos. M aricle of Fillmore County, Minnesota. Almarion Clark, Henry 's son, had taken the claim on SEA of Sec. 24 in Hickman To wnship when C.W. Foote and his father took theirs in the N1 /2 of that section in 1883. Clark and his wife, Almeda, los t their two and one half year old son, Frances Perkins, i n 1892 in a haystacking accident. The child is buried in th e Highlanda cemetery.
    Two daughters of Henry became the wives of C.W. Foote, Alic e and Henrietta Perkins, and spent their lives here from ho mestead times.
    Boyd Perkins never lived here but was in Canada.
    Martin Perkins was born June 8, 1865 and came to the Langfo rd area in the early 1900's from Spring Valley, Minnesota . He lived and worked in the Hickman Township area as a hir ed man for various farmers and made his home with the Foot e relatives at times.

Mary S Maxwell

F, b. circa 1823

Family: Henry Perkins (b. circa 1823)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary S Maxwell was born circa 1823.

Alice Perkins

F, b. circa 1855

Parents

Family: Chester William Foote (b. March 23, 1855, d. December 26, 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: Alice Perkins was born circa 1855.

Harley Almerion Foote

M, b. May 18, 1881

Parents

Family 1: Zelah Lela Parkhurst (b. 1886, d. October 13, 1913)

Family 2: Marie Turner (b. circa 1885, d. April 10, 1949)

Biography

  • Birth: Harley Almerion Foote was born on May 18, 1881 in Minnesota.
  • Marriage: He and Zelah Lela Parkhurst were married in 1906.
  • Marriage: Harley Almerion Foote and Marie Turner were married on December 19, 1919 in Aberdeen, Brown Co, South Dakota.
  • Note: Harley Almerion Foote came to Dakota Territory with his par ents, C.W. Foote and Alice Perkins Foote, to the homestea d on Sec. 24, Hickman Township, Marshall county in 1883 fro m Spring Valley, Minn. where he was born May 18, 1881. Hi s brother, William H., was born that year of 1883. Harley m arried Lela Rosella Parkhurst (1885­1913) on Jan. 7, 1909 . He worked on the railroad for a time, and then was in bus iness with his brother, Will, operating a produce busines s in 1910 in Langford. Harley lost his wife in 1913 leavin g two small chil­dren, Alice Novenda and Ellis Eugene. Alle n and Ellen died as ba­bies. He was one of the outstandin g carpenters of the Langford Com­munity. He married Marie E rickson Turner in 1919. She had a son, Beauford Turner, wh o became a part of the family also. After her death in 1949 , he sold his belongings and lived out of state with his ch ildren. Harley was a member of the Langford Fire Departmen t for nearly 30 years at the time of his retirement in 1945 . He died April 3, 1966 in Elgin, Ill. at the home of Beauf ord Turner and is buried at Langford, S.D. Alice became a n urse and married Bernhard F. Rahn, Wausaw, Wis. They have t wo children, Nancy (Mrs. Maynard Mo­genson) and Thomas Wm . Rahn. Nancy and Maynard have two sons, Eric and Leif. To m and Sue's daughter is Amy. Beauford married Helen Bacon a nd they have four children, James, Micheal, Helen and Ethel.

Marie Turner

F, b. circa 1885, d. April 10, 1949

Family: Harley Almerion Foote (b. May 18, 1881)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Turner was born circa 1885 in Sweden.
  • Marriage: She and Harley Almerion Foote were married on December 19, 1919 in Aberdeen, Brown Co, South Dakota.
  • Death: Marie Turner died on April 10, 1949 in Marshall County, South Dakota.

Zelah Lela Parkhurst

F, b. 1886, d. October 13, 1913

Family: Harley Almerion Foote (b. May 18, 1881)

Biography

  • Birth: Zelah Lela Parkhurst was born in 1886 in Minnesota.
  • Marriage: She and Harley Almerion Foote were married in 1906.
  • Death: Zelah Lela Parkhurst died on October 13, 1913, at age ~27, in Marshall County, South Dakota.

William Henry Foote

M, b. June 15, 1883, d. July 20, 1972

Parents

Family: Lillian Yorkston (b. 1887)

Biography

  • Birth: William Henry Foote was born on June 15, 1883 in Minnesota.
  • Marriage: He and Lillian Yorkston were married on September 18, 1912 in Langford, Marshall Co, South Dakota.
  • Death: William Henry Foote died on July 20, 1972, at age 89.
  • Note: William Henry Foote was born June 15, 1883 at Spring Valley , Minn. to Chester William and Alice Perkins Foote, lived w ith his par­ents on the homestead on Sec. 24 Hickman Townsh ip, Marshall Co. Dakota Terr. William and his older brother , Harley Almerion, contin­ued to live there after the deat h of their mother in 1884, and the sec­ond marriage of thei r father, Chester to Henrietta Perkins in 1885. William wen t to Business College and when he returned he and Har­ley b ought the building on the main street of Langford from Walt er Thorton and started a produce business in 1910. A coupl e of years later, Will bought what is known as the Colcor d building from N.E. Tompkins and continued in business fo r a short time. He married Lil­lian Yorkston Sept. 12, 191 2 and for several years farmed on Sec. 14 in Hickman Townsh ip. After the death of their infant son, Lesbert Yorkston , he and his wife moved to the Granton, Wis. area where h e continued to farm and milk cows. After Lillian's death i n July, 1933 he married Selma Frieda Gotter (1896- ) on Jun e 12, 1940. He died July 20, 1972 and is buried at Granton.

Lillian Yorkston

F, b. 1887

Family: William Henry Foote (b. June 15, 1883, d. July 20, 1972)

Biography

  • Birth: Lillian Yorkston was born in 1887.
  • Marriage: She and William Henry Foote were married on September 18, 1912 in Langford, Marshall Co, South Dakota.

Fern Irene Carson

F, b. March 10, 1915, d. April 21, 2009

Parents

Family: William Austin Wigdahl (b. August 18, 1914, d. May 30, 1990)

Biography

  • Birth: Fern Irene Carson was born on March 10, 1915.
  • Marriage: She and William Austin Wigdahl were married on June 16, 1940 in Marshall County, South Dakota.
  • Death: Fern Irene Carson died on April 21, 2009, at age 94, in Webster, Day Co, South Dakota.
  • Note: The funeral for Fern Wigdahl was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, A pril 25 at the Britton United Methodist Church with Rev. Kr is Mutzenberger officiating. Burial was in the Britton Ceme tery. Price Funeral Chapel of Britton, was in charge of arr angements.
    Fern died Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at the Marshall County He althcare Center in Britton at the age of 94.
    Fern Irene Carson was born March 10, 1915) to Ellis Dearbor n and Florence (Foote) Carson at the farm home one mile nor th of Langford just east of the railroad tracks (Hickman to wnship) in Marshall County, South Dakota. When she and brot her Marvin Albert were small the family moved to their newl y built home site in the Northeast ¼ of Section 12 Range i n 1918. Brothers Clayton Ellis and Burton Duane completed t he family.
    Fern was educated in the "Platte" rural school and graduate d from Langford High School in 1933. Shortly after high sch ool graduation, Fern went to Northern State Teachers Colleg e (1934 - 35) and taught at a rural school in the Northwes t corner of Day County and Farmington #126. She taught ther e five years before marriage. She boarded with Ole and Eng a Neriem across the road.
    4-H was always an interesting challenge to Fern. In 1931, F ern's 4-H trip took her to the National Dairy Show at St. L ouis, MO. It was also World Series time, and she and other s attended a World Series game! The next day the St. Loui s Cardinals won.
    On June 16, 1940, she and William A. Wigdahl were married i n the Langford Methodist Church. They bought and lived on t he Reinckey farm in Newport town ship where their seven chi ldren grew up. After school reorganization, the children at tended and graduated from the Langford school. It continue d to be the "local" town, church and community center.
    As a child she had ideas of being a missionary, a circus hi gh wire artist, and other great talents. Church was alway s an important part of her life. She was baptized and a lif e-long member of the Methodist church. Fern continued in ch urch work through the years: as a teacher, as a member of t he United Methodist's Ladies Aid Society, and as various ap pointed and elected positions within the district and confe rence; these positions were of value and benefit plus enjoy ment. In the mid 1970s, Fern, Bill and Lois were part of th e Claremont United Methodist Church. After retirement to th e Joseph A. Wigdahl house in Britton in 1977, Fern and Bil l became members of the Britton United Methodist Church.
    Fern always loved to read and draw. She did oil painting af ter attending WPA classes and while attending Northern Stat e Teachers College summer sessions. Crocheting, knitting, s ewing, piano, orchestra, turkeys and chickens were continue d through the years. Electricity, refrigerator, and freeze r arrived about 1948; in addition television and clothes dr yer in the late 1950s simplified life!
    Bill and Fern traveled by bus, car, and plane to enjoy plac es, families, and friends but preferred their own home in w inter. Bill died May 30, 1990. Fern has continued to live , travel, and enjoy life into her 90's.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, her parents , two brothers, Marvin and Clayton, her daughter-in-law, Je well, and her beloved granddaughter Ann.
    She is survived by one brother, Duane (Dottie) Carson; on e sister-in-law, Wini Harmeling; seven children: Howard Wig dahl, Dayton OH; Barbara James (Frank), Lily, SD; Mary Hech t (John), Bozeman, MT; Margaret Tupper (Alan), Citrus Heigh ts, CA; James Wigdahl (Susan), Watertown, SD; Robert Wigdah l (Bethany), Britton, SD; and Lois Passarino (Gary), Healds burg, CA. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 19 g reat-grandchildren.
    Music for the service was provided by Kevin and Betty Carso n, vocalists and Elaine Wismer, organist. Casketbearers wer e Fern's grandsons, and honorary casketbearers were her gra nddaughters.
    Memorials may be directed to the Britton United Methodist C hurch, Box 170, Britton, SD 57430.

William Austin Wigdahl

M, b. August 18, 1914, d. May 30, 1990

Family: Fern Irene Carson (b. March 10, 1915, d. April 21, 2009)

Biography

  • Birth: William Austin Wigdahl was born on August 18, 1914 in South Dakota.
  • Marriage: He and Fern Irene Carson were married on June 16, 1940 in Marshall County, South Dakota.
  • Death: William Austin Wigdahl died on May 30, 1990, at age 75.
  • Note: William A. Wigdahl and Fern Irene Carson were married Jun e 16, 1940 at the Langford United Methodist Church. Willia m was born at Wautaga, S.D. April 18, 1914 on the claim tha t his father and mother had there, but the J.A. Wigdahl fam ily had lived on their farm near Claremont. S.D. since. Fer n's parents, Ellis and Florence Foote Car­son had their far m home near Langford, in Hickman township. Fern was born Ma rch 10. 1915.
    Bill and Fern purchased the Fredrick Reinckey homestead an d made their home there from the time of their marriage unt il they moved to the J.A. Wigdahl home in Britton in May, 1 977. Their seven children grew up on the farm, went to th e Newport school one-half mile east until school reorganiza tion and buses took them to Lang­ford. Howard Arthur (May 8 , 1942) has lived near Dayton, Ohio with his wife, Jewell , and their children, twins Alan and Jeffrey, Ann and Eric k since graduation from S.D.S.U. Barbara (Nov. 17, 1944) an d her husband, Frank James, and their three children live o n a farm near Lily, S.D. since his return from service in V ietnam. They were S.D.S.U. graduates also. Their children a re Frank, Brian, and Jeanne. Mary (May 11, 1946) and her hu sband, John D. Hecht, Jr., and their two sons, Nathan and R euben live at Bozeman, Montana. So does Margaret (June 2, 1 951) and her husband, Alan G. Tupper. James A. (May 27, 195 4) and his wife, Susan Jane Pulfrey and Tracy live on the h ome place (Sec. 11, Newport Township) while Robert Arden (A ug. 9, 1955) and his wife, Bethany Loebs, live on Sec. 30 , Newport. Lois Lynn (Oct. 19, 1956) is living in San Diego , Calif. since her graduation in 1978.
    When Bill and Fern began farming, he had horses and a tract or. The first few crops were threshed but he soon had a com bine. He picked a lot of corn crops by hand. They had som e white face here-fords, good pigs, sheep for awhile, turke ys and chickens. The children were involved in 4-H. Beside s the tree that Mr. Reinckey had started. Bill planted man y more. Machinery with cabs and air conditioning, Rural Ele ctrification since 1948 for us, graveled roads, rural tele­ phones (Sully Buttes for us) were all appreciated. Telephon es had been there, of course, but had been in trouble durin g the depression of the 1930's, and not always available.
    Sometimes the teacher for the Newport school stayed at ou r house. There were "hired men" who worked for us who als o had to have a room and meals. There were "hired girls" o n a few occasions. Garden­ing and lots of canning of produc e, fruit, meat took place. Electricity and a large freeze r changed some of that. Remodeling of the home be­tween 194 9-1951 included a bathroom but retained most of the origi­n al Reinckey homestead. The original barn with additions , a granary, and car garage are still there plus some new o nes that Bill added..

Marvin Albert Carson

M, b. October 12, 1916, d. November 20, 1999

Parents

Family: Melva McDermott (b. October 30, 1924, d. February 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Marvin Albert Carson was born on October 12, 1916 in South Dakota.
  • Marriage: He and Melva McDermott were married on January 24, 1946 in Marshall County, South Dakota.
  • Death: Marvin Albert Carson died on November 20, 1999, at age 83, in Langford, Marshall Co, South Dakota.
  • Note: Marvin A. (1916-19 ) grew up on a farm near Langford, Sout h Dakota in Hickman Township. Marvin attended rural grade s chool and graduated from Langford High School in 1935. He f armed with his father, Ellis D. Carson. On October 12, 1942 , Marvin was drafted into the Air Force. He served one yea r in the United States and two years in the European Theatr e; was discharged on October 12, 1942; 1945 returned to Lan gford to continue farming with his father.
    In 1946, Marvin married F. Melva McDermott of Britton, Sout h Dakota and lived on the farm previously occupied by Elli s and Flor­ence Carson, who moved to Langford in 1947. Marv in and Melva had three children: Connie Jean (1946), Carl a Jane (1950) and C. Kevin (1953). All three children gradu ated from Langford High School; at­tended Northern State Co llege; and Connie received a Masters degree from the Univer sity of Arizona, Tucson.
    Connie married John W. Eitzen and lives in San Diego, Calif ornia. Both are active in school and church music programs . They have two sons: Christopher John (1972) and Carl Marv in (1977).
    Carla married Dr. George E. Sims and lives in Sacramento, C alifor­nia, where she breeds and trains horses on their ran ch.
    C. Kevin married Betty Nelson, Langford. They have two chil dren: Ellisa Jean (1975) and Tyler Kevin (1978) and live o n the Carson farm, owned by Ellis and Florence Carson, nea r Langford, South Da­kota. Kevin farms with his father, Mar vin A. Carson, who previously lived on the farm. Marvin an d Melva Carson built a new home in Langford and moved to to wn in November, 1975.

Melva McDermott

F, b. October 30, 1924, d. February 1987

Family: Marvin Albert Carson (b. October 12, 1916, d. November 20, 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: Melva McDermott was born on October 30, 1924.
  • Marriage: She and Marvin Albert Carson were married on January 24, 1946 in Marshall County, South Dakota.
  • Death: Melva McDermott died in February 1987, at age 62, in Langford, Marshall Co, South Dakota.

Norris Boyd Goreham

M, b. 1901, d. 1972

Family: Marith Jorgine Wagge (b. October 6, 1909, d. April 20, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Norris Boyd Goreham was born in 1901.
  • Marriage: He and Marith Jorgine Wagge were married.
  • Death: Norris Boyd Goreham died in 1972, at age ~71.

Oscar Nelson

M, b. 1895, d. 1971

Family: Martha Helena Waage (b. 1903, d. December 1990)

Biography

  • Birth: Oscar Nelson was born in 1895 in South Dakota.
  • Marriage: He and Martha Helena Waage were married on November 17, 1920 in South Dakota.
  • Death: Oscar Nelson died in 1971, at age ~76, in Britton, Marshall Co, South Dakota.

August Hanson

M, b. circa 1867, d. January 16, 1944

Parents

Family 1: Elis Anderson (b. August 5, 1866, d. circa 1906)

Family 2: Marie C Torp (b. circa 1870, d. 1930)

Biography

  • Birth: August Hanson was born circa 1867 in Sweden.
  • Marriage: He and Elis Anderson were married on July 25, 1888 in Ostra Karup, Halland, Sweden.
  • Marriage: August Hanson and Marie C Torp were married in 1907.
  • Death: August Hanson died on January 16, 1944 in Mount Vernon, Skagit Co, Washington.
  • Note: The August Hanson family arrived in Marshall County, Sisset on Township, in the spring of 1909. August was born in Swed en and had previously farmed at Valley Springs and Erwin, S outh Dakota. His wife, Elis Anderson, born in Sweden, die d during the time the family lived near Erwin and was burie d in the Clara Cemetery, Erwin, South Dakota. Mr. Hanson la ter married Marie Torp, born in Norway, in 1907. One child , Olga, born in 1909 to Marie and August, died in in1fancy . Making the decision to move north in order to have more f armland, the family came by train from Erwin with their pos sessions in two box cars and purchased the farm from Charli e Mears. About 1920 August and Marie moved to Mt. Vernon, W ashington, where they lived until their deaths. Marie, dece ased in 1930 and August in 1944, are both buried in the Hig hlanda Cemetery.
    There were nine children in the family - Annie, the eldest , born in 1889 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, married Fran k Planteen in 1908 before the family left Erwin. Mr. and Mr s. Planteen came to Marshall County in 1908, a year befor e the Hanson family. There were five children born to thi s union: Gladys (Mrs. Robert Eastberg, Langford), Esther (M rs. Clifford Lesher, Langford), Harry, Langford, Alice (dec eased, 1970), and Clifford, Langford. Harry and Clifford co ntinue to farm in Sisseton township. All of the Planteen gr andchildren were born in Marshall County: Joan Eastberg (Mr s. Wally Guyot), Dennis, Donald, Leo, and Douglas Lesher, M arilyn Lesher (Mrs. Robert Summeral), Janet Planteen (Mrs . Douglas Hupke), Carol Planteen (Mrs. Curtis Woltzen), Pam ela, David, and Jeffery Planteen. There are four great gran dchildren: Sherry Guyot, Ryan Lesher, Scott and Jennifer Hu pke. Frank and Annie Planteen passed away in 1937 and are b uried with their daughter in the Highlanda Cemetery.
    Emil Hanson, born in 1891 at Valley Springs, South Dakota , married Clara Likness (born 1897) in 1916. They moved t o Mt. Vernon, Washington in 1918 where they continued to li ve. Two children were born before they left South Dakota; H azel (Mrs. Lee Van Matre) and Elmer, both of Mt. Vernon, Wa shington. Later two sons, Clarence and Albert were born a t Mt. Vernon, Washington. Emil and Clara are now deceased.
    Roy Hanson, born 1892, a World War I Veteran, married Clar a Hanson (born 1898 in Norway) in 1926 at Valley Springs. R oy and Clara have one daughter Ruth (Mrs. Jennings Tobin, P ierpont) and two grandchildren, Rodney and Jane Tobin. Ro y farmed the home farm until they moved to Langford in 1949 , where they built a new house on the former Marrow lot. Ro y and Clara celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary Octob er 1, 1976, with relatives and friends at an open house i n Highlanda Church.
    Anton Hanson was born 1896 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. H e was a World War I soldier and died in France, November 21 , 1918, and is buried at St. Nazaies, France.
    Joseph Hanson, born 1898 at Valley Springs, South Dakota, m arried Emma Waage (born 1905 in Norway) in 1925. They buil t their house in 1926 on the former Walgren farm where the y farmed in Sisseton township until Joe's death in 1968. Em ma later sold their farm and built a new house in Langford . Two daughters were born to Joe and Emma, Lucille (Mrs. Cl ayton Carson. Aberdeen, South Dakota) and Barbara (Mrs. Ar t Speck, Minneapolis, Minnesota). There are six grandchildr en: Kathy (Mrs. Keith Jondahl), Keith, John, and Judy Carso n, and Christy and Timothy Speck. Two great grandchil-dre n are Brian and Stacy Jondahl.
    Victor Hanson, born in 1900 at Sioux Falls, farmed with hi s brothers in Sisseton Township until his death in 1929. H e is buried at the Highlanda Cemetery.
    Hattie, born 1902 at Erwin, married Henry Schneider (born 1 895) of Britton. They farmed near Britton and two childre n were born to this union. Orville, of Britton and Doris o f Yankton. Hattie passed away in 1958 and Henry in 1978 bot h are buried in the Britton Cemetery. There are four grandc hildren: Betty, Janet, Harvey. and Nancy Schneider.
    Esther, born 1904 at Erwin, South Dakota, married Clarenc e Fitzgerald of Britton in 1924. They farmed in Marshall Co unty until they moved to Mt. Vernon, Washington in 1929. Th ree children were born in Britton: Melvin, Mt. Vernon, Wash ington, Marie (Mrs. Glen Youngren, Burlington, Washington) , and Kenneth of Yakima, Washington. They all continue to l ive in Washington.
    The Hanson family joined the Highlanda Church soon after ar riv1ing in Sisseton Township and many continue to worship t here. The Sisseton #2 School was across the road from the h ome farm and many teachers lived with the Hanson family . A new school was built in 1933 during the W.P.A. days. I n the 50's this school house was moved east of Britton whe n there were too few students to continue to keep the schoo l open.

Elis Anderson

F, b. August 5, 1866, d. circa 1906

Family: August Hanson (b. circa 1867, d. January 16, 1944)

Biography

  • Birth: Elis Anderson was born on August 5, 1866 in Sweden.
  • Marriage: She and August Hanson were married on July 25, 1888 in Ostra Karup, Halland, Sweden.
  • Death: Elis Anderson died circa 1906.