Individual Record 694

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
Source 1}   71 = Family notes
Source 2} 353 = Family notes
Source 3} 526 = Letter
Source 4} 373 = Geog history
Source 5} 1127=Map/Atlas
Source 6} 873 = Birth record
Source 7} 958 = 1881 Can cen
Source 8} 342 = 1900 USA cen
Source 9} 344 = 1910 USA cen
Source 10}965 = 1915 ND cen
Source 11}845 = Military rec
Source 12}966 = 1920 USA cen
Source 13}967 = 1925 ND cen
Source 14}968 = 1930 USA cen
Source 15}1545=Death record
Source 16}355 = Obituary
Source 17}385 = Obituaries
Source 18}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} 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 taken.

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}   Place}   Fredrick Detwiller
Confirm. 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
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 25 May 2014
Date Created}    5 Jun 1993
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