Individual Record 693

Name}   Detwiller, Alexander (Alex) Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 18 May 1878 Place} St. Marys, Blanshard Twp., Perth, Ontario
Marr.: Date} Fam 28 Dec 1908 Place}     , Griggs, North Dakota     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  6 Nov 1927 Place} Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota
Burial: Date} Aft  6 Nov 1927 Place} Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1}   71 = Family notes
Source 2} 353 = Family notes
Source 3} 526 = Letter
Source 4} 958 = 1881 Can cen
Source 5} 342 = 1900 USA cen
Source 6} 966 = 1920 USA cen
Source 7} 1127=Map/Atlas
Source 8} 344 = 1910 USA cen
Source 9} 965 = 1915 ND cen
Source 10}845 = Military rec
Source 11}966 = 1920 USA cen
Source 12}967 = 1925 ND cen
Source 13}373 = Geog history
Source 14}1545=Death record
Source 15}385 = Obituaries
Source 16}963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Henry C. Detwiller & Mathilda Moore
   Relationship No.} 220
1st Household No.} 387 = Blanshard Twp., Perth, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} McNab, Margaret
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Alexander Detwiller, known as Alex, was born 18 May 1878 in St. Marys, Perth, Ontario.  He was the fourth surviving child of Henry and Mathilda Detwiller.  In the 1881 Canada census the family was living in Blanshard Twp., Perth, and included John, born in 1872, Mary, 1874, William, 1876, Alex, and Fredrick.  Andrew was born in 1881 after the census was taken.
Alexander Detwiller In 1886, the family immigrated to the United States, settling in Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota.  His last brother, Harry, was born in 1891 in the United States.  In the 1900 U.S. census, Alex was living with his family in Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota.  His father was a farmer, and the household consisted of him, his parents, his three younger brothers, Fred, Andrew, and Harry, and a servant named Bell Bettie (Beattie).  Bell was later to marry Andrew.  Alex is seen at the right sometime after his father's death in 1900.

Alex married Margaret McNab on 28 Dec 1908 in Griggs County, North Dakota.  Their only child, Duncan Alexander, was born 13 Jan 1910.  The three of them are found in the 1910 and 1920 U.S. census records in Tyrol Twp., Griggs.  Alex is listed as being a grain farmer.  The farm, which he owned, was located 5½ miles north of Cooperstown.

On 12 Sep 1918, Alex registered for the World War I draft.  He was 40 years old and described as being of medium height, stout, with blue eyes and brown hair.  He was farming for himself, and his farm was located on R.F.D. #3, Cooperstown.

Alex's son Duncan died of pneumonia on 1 Feb 1924, at the age of 14 years.  Sometime after this, Alex had a stroke, and suffered more than two years with various related illnesses.  The last six months of his life were spent in a chair.  He died of a cerebral embolism on 6 Nov 1927, at the home of Robert Pratt.  Funeral services were held at the Masonic Temple, conducted by members of the Masonic Order, of which he was a member.  Dr. L.C. Cooley also delivered a short funeral sermon.  Alex is buried in the Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, North Dakota.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 2:00 PM Fraternal/Social}Masons, Free/Scot
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Alexander in 1908
Immigr'n Date} 1885 Port}  
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} None                          for the State of}  
Health Condition} Stroke
  Cause of Death} Cerebral embolism
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 25 May 2014
Date Created}    3 Apr 1994
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