Individual Record 1342

Name}   LaPlant, William Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 9 Oct 1867 Place} Menominee County, Michigan
Marr.: Date} Exa 21 Feb 1893 Place} Lutheran Parsonage, Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 14 Jan 1935 Place} Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota
Burial: Date} Exa 14 Jan 1935 Place} Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 394 = Letter
Source 2} 396 = Geog history
Source 3} 1178=1875 KS cen
Source 4} 303 = 1880 USA cen
Source 3} 1178=1885 KS cen
Source 5} 404 = Marriage rec
Source 3} 1178=1895 KS cen
Source 6} 383 = 1900 USA cen
Source 7} 344 = 1910 USA cen
Source 8} 965 = 1915 ND cen
Source 9} 966 = 1920 USA cen
Source 10}967 = 1925 ND cen
Source 11}968 = 1930 USA cen
Source 12}373 = Geog history
Source 13}1127=Map/Atlas
Source 14}963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Louie LaPlant & Margaret Ferson
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 509 = Logan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Lutheran/Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Haley, Mary Rose
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  William LaPlant was born 9 Oct 1867 in Menominee County, Michigan.  His father Louie LaPlant was born in French Canada and served in the American Civil War.  His mother Margaret Ferson was born in Wisconsin and was a quarter Indian.
William had an older brother Phillip and two younger sisters, Priscilla and Mary.  The family came to Kansas in 1872.  William's younger sisters, Elizabeth and Eva, and younger brothers, George and Amos, were born in Kansas.  The family had a homestead near Pipe Creek in Logan Township, Ottawa County.  William's father abandoned the family about 1883, leaving his mother to raise the children.

William married Mary Rose Haley, known as Rose, on 21 Feb 1893 in Minneapolis, Kansas.  Their first son Louis was born in Dec 1894.  The 1895 Kansas Census finds them farming in Meridith Township, Cloud County, Kansas.  In late 1895 or early 1896, they drove a team of horses with a covered wagon to North Dakota.  They stayed initially with her cousin Henry Detwiller in Tyrol Township, Griggs County.  Their daughter Neva was born in Feb 1896.

William moved the family to Romness Township.  Ethel was born in May 1898, and William Bruce in Jun 1900.  The 1900 U.S.census shows the family living in Romness Township.  Also living with the family was Rose's sister Nettie Haley, and William's brother George LaPlant.  About 1905, the family moved back to Tyrol Township.

William was a grain farmer, and owned with a mortgage the West ½ of Sec. 15, of Tyrol Township, on McVille County Road.  Their home was built by Boldstad Brothers.  William served as a member of the Tyrol Township Board for 16 years.  He was an active member of the Knights of Pythias and the Masonic order, both lodges located in nearby Cooperstown.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown.

William died at his home on 14 Jan 1935 of an acute heart attack, following a week of influenza.  He was 68 years old.  Funeral services were held in the Masonic Temple, and burial followed in the Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, North Dakota.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social} Knights of Pythias & Masons
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition} Influenza
  Cause of Death} Heart attack
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 24 Aug 2014
Date Created}  25 Jun 1994
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