Individual Record 691

Name}   Detwiller, Mary Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam  7 Jul 1874 Place} St. Marys, Blanshard Twp., Perth, Ontario
Marr.: Date} Fam 20 Dec 1899 Place}     , Griggs, North Dakota     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 30 Dec 1963 Place} Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
Burial: Date} Aft 20 Dec 1963 Place} Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   71 = Family notes
Source 2} 353 = Family notes
Source 3} 526 = Letter
Source 4} 373 = Geog history
Source 5} 958 = 1881 Can cen
Source 6} 342 = 1900 USA cen
Source 7} 964 = 1910 USA cen
Source 8} 965 = 1915 ND cen
Source 9} 966 = 1920 USA cen
Source 10}967 = 1925 ND cen
Source 11}968 = 1930 USA cen
Source 12}355 = Obituary
Source 13}1269=1940 USA cen
Source 14}1545=Death record
Source 15}385 = Obituaries
Source 16} 963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Henry C. and Mathilda Moore Detwiller
   Relationship No.} 220
1st Household No.} 387 = Blanshard Twp., Perth, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2} Farmer
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Pratt, Robert Hamilton
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Mary Detwiller was born 7 Jul 1874 in St. Marys, Perth, Ontario.  She was the second surviving child of Henry and Mathilda Detwiller.  She was named Mary, after their first daughter Mary, who had lived only four days.
In the 1881 Canada census, her family was living in Blanshard Twp., Ontario.  It included her brothers John, born in 1872, William, 1876, Alexander, 1878, and Fredrick, 1879.  Andrew was born in 1881 after the census was taken.  According to the 1940 U.S. census, Mary had an eighth grade education.  In 1886, the family immigrated to the United States, settling in Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota.  Her last brother, Harry, was born in the United States in 1891.

Mary married Robert Hamilton Pratt on 20 Dec 1899 in Griggs County, North Dakota.  In the 1910 census, they had four children.  These were Robert, born in 1900, Erma, 1902, Ida, 1905, and Howard, 1909.  The family was living in Cooperstown, Griggs County, and Robert was the manager of some kind of shop.  By the 1915 North Dakota census, they had two more children, namely Wallace, born in 1910, and Kenneth, 1912.  At this time they were probably living on their own farm, which was about 6 miles north of Cooperstown.

In the 1920 U.S. census, Lawrence, born in 1917, had been added to the family.  The entire family was still together in the 1925 North Dakota census, but by the 1930 U.S. census, Mary's two daughters had married and moved out.  In the 1940 U.S. census, only Lawrence was living at home.

Mary's husband Robert died in April 1941, and Mary moved off the farm and into Cooperstown.  She died 30 Dec 1963, after a brief hospitalization with blood poisioning or toxemia.  Her services were held in the Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Robert Schurr officiating.  She is buried in the Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, North Dakota, with her husband.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 10:15 PM Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Mary Detwiller
Immigr'n Date} 1886 Port}  
Education: Grade} Eighth grade         or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Blood poisoning
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 16 Jun 2014
Date Created}    3 Apr 1994
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