|Name} Detwiller, Harry Russel||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Male|
|Birth: Date} Exa 6 Dec 1891||Place} Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota|
|Marr.: Date} Fam 23 Jun 1920||Place} Richmond, St. Croix, Wisconsin (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 13 Jul 1967||Place} Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota|
|Burial: Date} Exa 15 Jul 1967||Place} Saint George Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Henry C. Detwiller & Mathilda Moore|
Relationship No.} 220
|1st Household No.} 99 = Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota|
| Occupation 1} Farmer|
Occupation 2} Highway department worker
Occupation 3} Service station worker
|Religion/Church} Roman Catholic|
Williams, Lillian Ellen (Lily)|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Harry Russel Detwiller was born 6 Dec 1891 in Cooperstown, North Dakota. He was last child of Henry and Mathilda Detwiller, and the only one born in the United States. The family lived on their farm, located 7 miles north of Cooperstown, and he was delivered by Dr. Kerr, the first doctor in Cooperstown.|
| In 1900, Harry was living with his parents and brothers Alexander, Fred, and Andrew.
His father was a grain farmer, and the family had a servant, Bell Bettie [sic].
Isabelle Beattie married Andrew three years later. Harry attended Tyrol School
#3. The 1940 USA census reports that he completed eighth grade. His father
died in December 1900, and in 1910 and 1915 only he and his brother Fred were living
with their mother.|
On 5 Jun 1918, Harry registered for the World War I draft. He was described as being of medium height, with a stout build, brown hair and brown eyes. He was still single and listed his mother Mathilda as his dependent. Of note is that his birthday is listed as 6 Dec 1892 rather than 1891. His mother died 20 Oct 1919, and in 1920 he is listed as living with his brother Fred's family.
Harry married Lillian Ellen Williams on 23 Jun 1920 in Richmond, Wisconsin. They are found living on the original family farm in Tyrol Twp, Griggs County in 1925 with their first two children, Mary Evelyn and William Henry. By 1930, Catherine Eileen and Patrick Roger had been added to the family. In 1940, the family was still in Tyrol Twp.
In 1941, Harry and his wife went back to Wisconsin, where he worked in a defense plant. His Social Security number was issued when they were in Wisconsin. In 1943, they moved back to the farm. However, they eventually moved into Cooperstown, where Harry began working for the state highway department in 1946. He also helped his son in a service station retiring about 1961.
Harry died 13 Jul 1967 in Copperstown. He was the last surviving member of the Henry Detwiller family, pioneer settlers of Griggs County. His funeral was held Saturday, 15 Jul 1967 in St. George Catholic Church. He is buried in the Saint George Cemetery, Cooperstown, North Dakota.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Harry Russel|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} Eighth or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death}
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