Robert H. McQuisten

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 2 Nov 1919 and 1 Dec 1919 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States

Died: 23 Mar 1941 in Point Lobos, Monterey County, California, United States

Father: Francis M. McQuisten (1882 – ?)

Mother: Emma C. Jensen (1887 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1920-ps-sd-minnehaha-187-8a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Minnehaha County, Sioux Falls (Ward 5), enumeration district 187, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 115A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Minnehaha > Sioux Falls Ward 5 > District 0187" image 15; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1724 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 44, dwelling 160

Comment: Source includes name (Robert H. McQuisten).

obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal2: Obituary for Robert H. McQuisten (1941); “McQuisten’s Body Found,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 13 May 2020), page image “United States of America, South Dakota, Sioux Falls, Argus-Leader, 19 Apr 1941” page 1; citing “The Daily Argus–Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), 19 April 1941 (Saturday), page 1, column 3”

Comment: Source includes name (Robert H. McQuisten).

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birth

census-us-1920-ps-sd-minnehaha-187-8a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Minnehaha County, Sioux Falls (Ward 5), enumeration district 187, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 115A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Minnehaha > Sioux Falls Ward 5 > District 0187" image 15; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1724 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 44, dwelling 160

Comment: Source includes age (1/12 [1 month]) and location (South Dakota). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Nov 1919 to 1 Dec 1919.

obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal1: Obituary for Robert H. McQuisten (1941); “Churning Sea Claims Life of S. F. Youth,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 4 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Sioux Falls > Argus-Leader > 1941 > 03 > 24” page 1; citing “The Daily Argus–Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), 24 Mar 1941, (Monday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes date (<conflict>) and location (Sioux Falls [, South Dakota]). See research notes for conflict details.

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death

obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal2: Obituary for Robert H. McQuisten (1941); “McQuisten’s Body Found,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 13 May 2020), page image “United States of America, South Dakota, Sioux Falls, Argus-Leader, 19 Apr 1941” page 1; citing “The Daily Argus–Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), 19 April 1941 (Saturday), page 1, column 3”

Comment: Source includes date (March 23 [, 1941]) and location (Point Lobos [, Monterey County, California]).

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father

census-us-1920-ps-sd-minnehaha-187-8a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Minnehaha County, Sioux Falls (Ward 5), enumeration district 187, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 115A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Minnehaha > Sioux Falls Ward 5 > District 0187" image 15; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1724 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 39,44, dwelling 160

Comment: Source identifies Robert H. McQuisten as a son of Francis M. McQuisten. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal2: Obituary for Robert H. McQuisten (1941); “McQuisten’s Body Found,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 13 May 2020), page image “United States of America, South Dakota, Sioux Falls, Argus-Leader, 19 Apr 1941” page 1; citing “The Daily Argus–Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), 19 April 1941 (Saturday), page 1, column 3”

Comment: Source identifies Francis M McQuisten as a parent of Robert H. McQuisten..

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Graduation: (Washington High School) 1938 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States

Employer: (Riggs Optical Company) Aft 1938 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States

Employer: (Guernsey Dairy) Bef 1940 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States

Military Enlistment: (the National Guard) 28 Jun 1940

Military Induction: (National Guard) 25 Nov 1940 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States

Funeral: (at First Lutheran Church) 23 Apr 1941 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal1: Obituary for Robert H. McQuisten (1941); “Churning Sea Claims Life of S. F. Youth,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 4 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Sioux Falls > Argus-Leader > 1941 > 03 > 24” page 1; citing “The Daily Argus–Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), 24 Mar 1941, (Monday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes implied date ([after graduation in 1938]), company name (Riggs Optical company), and location ([Sioux Falls , South Dakota]).

obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal1: Obituary for Robert H. McQuisten (1941); “Churning Sea Claims Life of S. F. Youth,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 4 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Sioux Falls > Argus-Leader > 1941 > 03 > 24” page 1; citing “The Daily Argus–Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), 24 Mar 1941, (Monday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes implied date ([before enlistment in 1940]), company name (Guernsey dairy), and location ([Sioux Falls , South Dakota]).

obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal1: Obituary for Robert H. McQuisten (1941); “Churning Sea Claims Life of S. F. Youth,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 4 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Sioux Falls > Argus-Leader > 1941 > 03 > 24” page 1; citing “The Daily Argus–Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), 24 Mar 1941, (Monday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes date (June 28, 1940) and service (national guard).

obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal1: Obituary for Robert H. McQuisten (1941); “Churning Sea Claims Life of S. F. Youth,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 4 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Sioux Falls > Argus-Leader > 1941 > 03 > 24” page 1; citing “The Daily Argus–Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), 24 Mar 1941, (Monday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes date (November 25, 1940), location (Sioux Falls [, South Dakota]), and service (national guard).

obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal2: Obituary for Robert H. McQuisten (1941); “McQuisten’s Body Found,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 13 May 2020), page image “United States of America, South Dakota, Sioux Falls, Argus-Leader, 19 Apr 1941” page 1; citing “The Daily Argus–Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), 19 April 1941 (Saturday), page 1, column 3”

Comment: Source includes church (First Lutheran Church), location ([Sioux Falls, South Dakota]) and relative day ([next] Wednesday) for an obituary published Saturday, 19 Apr 1941.

obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal1: Obituary for Robert H. McQuisten (1941); “Churning Sea Claims Life of S. F. Youth,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 4 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Sioux Falls > Argus-Leader > 1941 > 03 > 24” page 1; citing “The Daily Argus–Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), 24 Mar 1941, (Monday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes year (1938), school name (Washington high school), and location ([Sioux Falls , South Dakota]).

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1920-ps-sd-minnehaha-187-8a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Minnehaha County, Sioux Falls (Ward 5), enumeration district 187, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 115A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Minnehaha > Sioux Falls Ward 5 > District 0187" image 15; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1724 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 44, dwelling 160

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and location (Sioux Falls, County: Minnehaha, State: South Dakota).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Robert was attached to the headquarters battery of the 147th Field Artillery at Camp Ord in California. He drowned when a wave swept him into the surf near Point Lobos during a sightseeing party. [obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal2]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal2: Obituary for Robert H. McQuisten (1941); “McQuisten’s Body Found,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 13 May 2020), page image “United States of America, South Dakota, Sioux Falls, Argus-Leader, 19 Apr 1941” page 1; citing “The Daily Argus–Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), 19 April 1941 (Saturday), page 1, column 3”

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses between 2 Nov 1919 and 1 Dec 1919. A newspaper story about his death uses the explict date, November 21, 1920. The day conforms but the year doesn't. [obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal1]

FOLLOWUP

Robert's middle name may have been Howard.

He may have been born 21 Nov 1919. (From the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 text-only database on Ancestry.com.)

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

obituary-robert-mcquisten-1941-dal1: Obituary for Robert H. McQuisten (1941); “Churning Sea Claims Life of S. F. Youth,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 4 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Sioux Falls > Argus-Leader > 1941 > 03 > 24” page 1; citing “The Daily Argus–Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), 24 Mar 1941, (Monday), page 1, column 4”

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