Individual Record 656

Name}   Detwiller, Harry Carson Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa 12 May 1875 Place} St. Marys, Perth, Ontario
Marr.: Date}   Place}      
Death: Date} Exa 31 May 1936 Place}     , Dawson, Montana
Burial: Date} Aft Jun 1936 Place} Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
  Grave Marker} No
Source 1}   71 = Family notes
Source 2} 281 = Family notes
Source 3} 873 = Birth record
Source 4} 249 = 1881 CAN cen
Source 5} 365 = 1891 CAN cen
Source 6} 342 = 1900 USA cen
Source 7} 373 = Geog history
Source 8} 845 = Military rec
Source 9} 1155=1920 USA cen
Source 10} 1156=1930 USA cen
Source 11}1157=Death record
Source 12}963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Andrew Detwiller & Jane Moore
   Relationship No.} 221
1st Household No.} 90 = Fullarton, Perth, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2} Lumber salesman
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime}  
 Total Number of} None
Notes:  Harry Carson Detwiller was born 12 May 1875 in St. Marys, Fullarton Twp., Perth.  He was the second son of Andrew Detwiller and Jane Moore.  He had an older brother Alex, born in 1872 and a younger brother Albert born in 1877.  In 1881 and 1891, the family was living on Lot 31, Concession EMR (East of Mitchell Road) in Fullarton Twp.  The local Post Office was Motherwell.  His father built a brick house on the lot in 1885.  His paternal grandfather Christian Detwiller lived with the family.

In 1896, Harry immigrated to North Dakota, settling in Tyrol Twp., Griggs County, with other Detwillers nearby.  In the 1900 U.S. census, he was sharing his residence with James Callahan.  Both were lumber salesmen.  It is not known how long Harry stayed in North Dakota.  He became a naturalized citizen in 1902 and he is not found in the 1910 U.S. census.  He moved to Montana before 1916.

In Montana, Harry was a farmer or rancher in Dawson County, School District 62, near Paxton.  His mother Jane Moore Detwiller probably lived with him for a while, as she died 29 Apr 1916 in Paxton, Montana.  In September 1918 at the age of 43 years, when he registered for the World War I draft, he was described as being of medieum height and build, with dark brown eyes, black hair, and a lost leg.  According to family members, he had been kicked in the shin by a calf, and the bruise had developed gangerene.  The leg had to be amputated.

Harry is found in the 1920 and 1930 U.S. census records farming in Dawson County, Montana.  He never married.  He died 31 May 1936, and is buried next to his brother Alex in the Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstone, North Dakota.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} 1896 Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition} Leg amputation
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 25 May 2014
Date Created}  31 Mar 1994
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