Individual Record 1343

Name}   LaPlant, Louis Abraham Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 28 Dec 1893 Place} Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas
Marr.: Date} Fam  6 Dec 1933 Place} Jamestown, Stutsman, North Daktoa     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa   4 Oct 1974 Place} Binford, Griggs, North Dakota
Burial: Date} Aft    4 Oct 1974 Place} Binford Cemetery, Binford, Griggs, North Dakota
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 373 = Geog history
Source 2} 394 = Letter
Source 3} 1178=1895 KS cen
Source 4} 383 = 1900 USA cen
Source 5} 344 = 1910 USA cen
Source 6} 965 = 1915 ND cen
Source 7} 845 = Military rec
Source 8} 966 = 1920 USA cen
Source 9} 967 = 1925 ND cen
Source 10} 968 = 1930 USA cen
Source 11}1269=1940 USA cen
Source 12}1545=Death record
Source 13}549 = S.S. record
Source 14}1614=Cemetery rec
Parents: } William LaPlant & Mary Rose Haley
   Relationship No.} 482
1st Household No.} 510 = Meridith Twp., Cloud, Kansas
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:   Prime} Retzlaff, Helen
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Louis Abraham LaPlant was born 28 Dec 1893 in Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas.  He was the first child of William LaPlant and Mary Rose Haley.  In the 1895 Kansas State census, Louis was living with his parents in Meridith Twp., Cloud, Kansas.  His father William was a farmer.
In the fall of 1895, when Louis was 2½, the family left Kansas and drove a team of horses with a covered wagon to North Dakota.  They first stayed with Rose's cousin Henry Detwiller in Tyrol Twp., Griggs County.

In the 1900 U.S. census, Louis was living with his parents in Romness Twp., Griggs, North Dakota.  He now had sisters and a brother, including Neva, born in Feb 1896, Ethel, May 1898, and William (Bruce), Jun 1900.  Also living with the family was his maternal aunt, Nettie Haley, and his paternal uncle, George LaPlant.  His father William was a farmer, and his uncle George a farm laborer.

About 1905, the family moved back to Tyrol Twp., Griggs, where they were enumerated in the 1910 U.S. census.  William was a grain farmer, farming the W½ of Sec. 15, Tyrol Twp., Griggs.  Louis was working as a farmer on the family farm.  In the 1915 North Dakota State census, Neva was no longer listed with the family, as she had just married and moved out.

Louis was 23 years when he registered for the World War I draft on 30 May 1917.  He was a farmer employed by his father.  He was described as being of medium build and height, with gray eyes and dark brown hair.

In the 1920 U.S. census, Louis, Mary, Ethel and Bruce were still living with their parents on the family farm.  In the 1925 North Dakota State census, only Bruce was living at home.  Louis was living in Casselton, Cass, North Dakota.  He was one of eight boarders with Grant and Jennie Dalrymple.

By the 1930 U.S. census, Louis had moved back onto the family farm.  Besides his parents, the household also included Victor Strome, a helper.

According to family sources, Louis married Helen Retzlaff on 6 Dec 1933 in Jamestown, Stutsman, North Dakota.  Louis' father William LaPlant died 14 Jan 1935.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Louis and Helen were living on the family farm in Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota.  His mother, Rosa L. LaPlant, now a widow, was listed as head of the household.  Both Louis and his mother were listed as farm operators.  Louis had completed the eighth grade.  Louis and Helen had four young chidlren, and Frank Geiger, a hired farm laborer was living with the family.

Three more daughters were later added to the family.  The family farm was located near Jessie, and the children attended school in Jessie and Kinglsley Twp., before going on to Binford High School.

Louis died 4 Oct 1974, his last residence being Binford, Griggs, North Dakota.  He is buried in the Binford Cemetery, Binford, Griggs, North Dakota
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Eighth grade       or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 22 May 2014
Date Created}  25 Jun   1994
Copyright © 2014 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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