|Name} Detwiller, Fredrick (Fred)||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Male|
|Birth: Date} Exa 8 Aug 1879||Place} St. Marys, Blanshard Twp., Perth, Ontario|
|Marr.: Date} Fam 15 Mar 1916||Place} Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 1 Mar 1938||Place} Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota|
|Burial: Date} Exa 5 Mar 1938||Place} Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Henry C. Detwiller & Mathilda Moore|
Relationship No.} 220
|1st Household No.} 387 = Blanshard Twp., Perth, Ontario|
| Occupation 1} Farmer|
Armstrong, Martha Jane|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Fredrick Detwiller (Fred) was born 8 or 9 Aug 1879 in St. Marys, Perth, Ontario.
He was the fifth living child of Henry and Mathilda Detwiller. He had
four older siblings. The 1881 Canada census records the family living in
Blanshard Twp., Perth, and includes John, born in 1872, Mary, 1874, William, 1876,
Alex, 1878, and Fred, 1879. Andrew was born that year after the census was
In 1886, the family immigrated to the United States, settling in Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota. His last brother, Harry, was born in the United States.
| In the 1900 U.S. census, Fred 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 brothers, Alex, Andrew and Harry, and a servant named Bell Bettie
(Beattie). Bell was later to marry Andrew. His father Henry died
1 Sep 1900.|
In the 1910 U.S. census, Fred was listed as the head of the household which included his mother Mathilda, brother Harry, and a hired man and a servant. He was now a grain farmer. The 1915 North Dakota census puts his mother as head of the household, and includes Martha Armstrong, who was probably a servant. Fred married Martha Jane Armstrong on 15 Mar 1916 in Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota. Their only child, Lenore, was born in 1918.
On 12 Sep 1918, Fred registered for the World War I draft. He was 39 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, seven miles north of Cooperstown.
The family is found in the 1920 and 1930 U.S. census records in Tyrol Twp., Griggs. Oddly, in the 1925 North Dakota census, Fred is listed with his brother Harry's family. He is also listed with Martha and Lenore, and others, as living in Cooperstown, not on their farm.
Fred was active in public affairs. These included the Griggs County Fair (president and director), the Griggs County Farmers Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance Company (president and director), and Tyrol Twp. supervisor. He was also a member of the local Masonic and Knights of Pythias lodges.
Fred died suddenly of a stroke on Monday 1 Mar 1938. He had been in poor health during his last two years, including a heart ailment. The funeral services were held Friday, 5 March in the Masonic Temple, the Rev. C.C. Converse giving the sermon. He is buried in the Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota.
|Time of Birth}
||Time of Death} 3:00 PM
||Fraternal/Social} Knights of Pythias || Baptism Date}
||Photos} Fredrick Detwiller ||Immigr'n Date} 1885
|| Port} ||Education: Grade}
or Top 2 Degrees} ||Military: Service} None
for the State of} ||Health Condition} Heart disease
Cause of Death} Stroke
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