Individual Record 705

Name}   Detwiller, Ronald Henry (Jack) Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa 15 Feb 1915 Place} Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
Marr.: Date} Fam 30 May 1942 Place} Jessie, Griggs, North Dakota     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  4 Nov 1970 Place} Fargo, Cass, North Dakota
Burial: Date} Exa  7 Nov 1970 Place} St. Georges Catholic Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 281 = Family notes
Source 2} 353 = Family notes
Source 3} 371 = Letter
Source 4} 965 = 1915 ND cen
Source 5} 966 = 1920 USA cen
Source 6} 967 = 1925 ND cen
Source 7} 968 = 1930 USA cen
Source 8} 1269=1940 USA cen
Source 9}551 = S.S. record
Source 10}1545=Death record
Source 11}385 = Obituary
Source 12}963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Andrew Mathieson Detwiller & Isabella Elliot Beattie
   Relationship No.} 260
1st Household No.} 102 = Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota
      Occupation 1} Welder
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Roman Catholic
Spouses:   Prime} Pella, Genevieve Annastacia
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Ronald Henry Detwiller, known as Jack, was born 15 Feb 1915 in Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota.  He was the fourth and youngest child of Andrew Mathieson Detwiller and Isabella Elliott Beattie.  In the 1915 North Dakota census, Ronald was living with his family in Cooperstown.  It included his brother Harold James, born in 1903, and sisters Myrtle Ethel, 1904, and Vivian Edith, 1908.

Andrew Mathieson family In the 1920 U.S. census, the Ronald's family was farming in Tyrol Twp., Griggs County.  His father was a grain farmer.  His brother and sisters were attending school.  In the 1925 North Dakota census, the entire family, seen at right, was together.

By the 1930 U.S. census, only Ronald and Vivian were living on the farm with their parents.  Ronald attended rural schools, and graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1933.  His father Andrew died 8 Feb 1937.  In the 1940 U.S. census, only Ronald, now 25, was living with his mother Isabella on their farm.  She was listed as a farm operator, and he as a family partner on the farm.

Ronald married Genevieve Anastacia Pella on 30 May 1942 in Jessie, Griggs, North Dakota.  The couple had four children.  In 1941, Ronald went to work in Ed Reiten's welding shop, continuing to work there as it grew to become the Melroe Division of Clark Equipment Company.  He was a member of St. George Catholic Church, a committee member of the Explorer Scouts, and belonged to the American Welding Society.

Ronald died 4 Nov 1970, in a Fargo, North Dakota hospital.  His funeral was held at St. George Catholic Church on 7 Nov 1970, the Rev. A.J. Massey officiating.  He was buried in the St. George Catholic Cemetery, Cooperstown, North Dakota.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Ronald Henry Detwiller
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Ronald H. Detwiller
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High School, 4 yr or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   8 Apr  2014
Date Created}  27 Nov 1998
Copyright © 2014 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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