(portrait)

(c. 1926)

Winifred E. Wilson

Individual

Born: 16 Nov 1901 in Harrison, Douglas County, South Dakota, USA

Died: 4 Mar 1934 in Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA

Father: Alfred Thomas "A.T." Wilson (1866 – 1929)

Mother: Mary Anna Hockett (1866 – 1944)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: George Emmor Spear (1898 – 1991)

Married: 15 Jun 1924 in Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, USA

Child: <private> Spear

Notes:

Winnifred moved with her parents to their homestead in Lyman County in 1905.

She worked as a secretary or clerk in the Jones County courthouse and was a fast typist, reportedly taking dictation directly on a typewriter.

While Winnifred and George were living in logging camps around the Black Hills, Winifred drove a Ford Model T truck outfitted with a water tank. She used this to haul water from around Newcastle, WY to the logging camps near Custer, SD.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 5 Apr 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]
1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to birth]
1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, marriage]
Certificate of Marriage (George E. Spear, Winifred E. Spear)
[applies to name]
Gravestone or Grave/Crypt Marker
[applies to name, birth, death]
Interview (<private> Spear)
Inteview, letter, notes, etc. [applies to notes]
Obituary (Winifred E. Wilson)
<unknown paper>; ?; <unknown date>, page ? [applies to birth, death, marriage, notes]
Private (A.T. Wilson Family Bible)
[applies to name, death, marriage]
Private (Spear Birth and Death Dates Notebook)
Handwritten pages, many hands, many inks. Fragile binding and paper, but with numerous names and dates of birth or death. [applies to name, birth, death]
Record of Marriage (George E. Spear, Winifred E. Wilson)
[applies to name, birth, marriage]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Winifred's obituary indicates she was born near Stickney (Aurora Count, SD). This is a connecting county to Douglas.

The 1930 U.S. Census seems to have an incorrect birth year, giving her age as 27 on 8 Apr 1930, though her age at her marriage to George is okay.