Fred Granger Stilwell

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Individual

Born: 9 Jul 1869 in , , Iowa, United States

Father: Hilas H. Stilwell (1840 – ?)

Mother: Elizabeth Bowen (? – 1925)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1900-ps-ia-allamakee-15-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Allamakee County, Union Prairie Township, enumeration district 15, sheet 8 (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Allamakee > Union Prairie > District 0015" image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240416]

Additional detail for reference: Line 2, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes name (Fred G. Stilwell).

census-us-1910-ps-co-mesa-92-7a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Mesa County, Grand Junction (Ward 2), enumeration district 92, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 126 (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Colorado > Mesa > Grand Junction Ward 2 > District 0092" image 13; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 122 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374135]

Additional detail for reference: Line 41, dwelling 166

Comment: Source includes name (Fred G. Stilwell).

census-us-1930-ps-ia-allamakee-8-3a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township, enumeration district 3-8, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 155A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Iowa > Allamakee > Jefferson > District 0008" image 5; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 640 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340375]

Additional detail for reference: Line 35, dwelling 55

Comment: Source includes name (Fred G. Stilwell).

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-jefferson-31: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Dec 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Jefferson" images 31-33; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 29

Comment: Source includes name (Fred G. Stilwell).

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 10 - July Births (cont)

Comment: Source includes name (Fred Granger Stilwell).

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birth

census-us-1900-ps-ia-allamakee-15-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Allamakee County, Union Prairie Township, enumeration district 15, sheet 8 (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Allamakee > Union Prairie > District 0015" image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240416]

Additional detail for reference: Line 2, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes date (July/1869), age (30), and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1869 to 1 June 1870, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-1910-ps-co-mesa-92-7a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Mesa County, Grand Junction (Ward 2), enumeration district 92, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 126 (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Colorado > Mesa > Grand Junction Ward 2 > District 0092" image 13; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 122 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374135]

Additional detail for reference: Line 41, dwelling 166

Comment: Source includes age (40) and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1869 to 15 Apr 1870.

census-us-1930-ps-ia-allamakee-8-3a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township, enumeration district 3-8, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 155A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Iowa > Allamakee > Jefferson > District 0008" image 5; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 640 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340375]

Additional detail for reference: Line 35, dwelling 55

Comment: Source includes age (60) and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1869 to 1 Apr 1870.

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-jefferson-31: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Dec 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Jefferson" images 31-33; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 29

Comment: Source includes age (55) and location (Iowa). Since the official census date is 1 Jan 1925, age is presumed to be as of birthday in 1924, which gives a birth year of 1869.

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 10 - July Births (cont)

Comment: Source includes date ([July] 9 [...] 1869).

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father

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-jefferson-31: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Dec 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Jefferson" images 31-33; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 29

Comment: Source identifies Hilas H. Stilwell as the father of Fred. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-jefferson-31: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Dec 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Jefferson" images 31-33; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 29

Comment: Source identifies Elizabeth Bowen as the mother of Fred. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Lilly Clarissa "Lydia" Maris (1869 – ?)

Married: Bet 2 Jun 1898 and 15 Apr 1899

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1900-ps-ia-allamakee-15-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Allamakee County, Union Prairie Township, enumeration district 15, sheet 8 (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Allamakee > Union Prairie > District 0015" image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240416]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 2,3, dwelling 125

Comment: Source identifies Lillie C. Stilwell as the wife of Fred G. Stilwell and the number of years married (1) for both. Using the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a marriage date range from 2 June 1898 to 1 June 1899.

census-us-1910-ps-co-mesa-92-7a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Mesa County, Grand Junction (Ward 2), enumeration district 92, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 126 (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Colorado > Mesa > Grand Junction Ward 2 > District 0092" image 13; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 122 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374135]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 41,42, dwelling 166

Comment: Source identifies Lillie C. Stilwell as the wife of Fred G. Stilwell and the number of years married (11) for both. Using the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1898 to 15 Apr 1899.

census-us-1930-ps-ia-allamakee-8-3a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township, enumeration district 3-8, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 155A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Iowa > Allamakee > Jefferson > District 0008" image 5; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 640 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340375]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 35,36, dwelling 55

Comment: Source identifies Lillie M. Stilwell as the wife of Fred G. Stilwell.

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Child: Florence G. Stilwell (1900 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Occupation: (farmer) Jun 1900

Residence: Jun 1900 at Union Prarie Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States

Occupation: (brakeman for a freight train company) 15 Apr 1910

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, United States

Occupation: (farmer ("agricultural pursuits")) 1 Jan 1925

Residence: 1 Jan 1925 at Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States

Religion: (Protestant) 1 Jan 1925

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Apr 1930

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1900-ps-ia-allamakee-15-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Allamakee County, Union Prairie Township, enumeration district 15, sheet 8 (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Allamakee > Union Prairie > District 0015" image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240416]

Additional detail for reference: Line 2, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and occupation (Farmer).

census-us-1900-ps-ia-allamakee-15-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Allamakee County, Union Prairie Township, enumeration district 15, sheet 8 (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Allamakee > Union Prairie > District 0015" image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240416]

Additional detail for reference: Line 2, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Union Prarie Township, County: Allamakee, State: Iowa).

census-us-1910-ps-co-mesa-92-7a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Mesa County, Grand Junction (Ward 2), enumeration district 92, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 126 (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Colorado > Mesa > Grand Junction Ward 2 > District 0092" image 13; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 122 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374135]

Additional detail for reference: Line 41, dwelling 166

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and occupation (Brakeman / Freight Train).

census-us-1910-ps-co-mesa-92-7a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Mesa County, Grand Junction (Ward 2), enumeration district 92, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 126 (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Colorado > Mesa > Grand Junction Ward 2 > District 0092" image 13; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 122 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374135]

Additional detail for reference: Line 41, dwelling 166

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and location (Grand Junction, County: Mesa, State: Colorado).

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-jefferson-31: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Dec 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Jefferson" images 31-33; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 29

Comment: Source includes official census date (1 Jan 1925) and occupation (agricultural pursuits).

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-jefferson-31: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Dec 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Jefferson" images 31-33; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 29

Comment: Source includes official census date (1 Jan 1925) and location (Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa).

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-jefferson-31: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Dec 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Jefferson" images 31-33; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 29

Comment: Source includes church affiliation (Protestant).

census-us-1930-ps-ia-allamakee-8-3a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township, enumeration district 3-8, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 155A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Iowa > Allamakee > Jefferson > District 0008" image 5; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 640 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340375]

Additional detail for reference: Line 35, dwelling 55

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and occupation (Farmer / Own Farm).

census-us-1930-ps-ia-allamakee-8-3a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township, enumeration district 3-8, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 155A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Iowa > Allamakee > Jefferson > District 0008" image 5; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 640 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340375]

Additional detail for reference: Line 35, dwelling 55

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Jefferson Township, County: Allamakee, State: Iowa).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Though born in Iowa and living there at least through 1900, by 1910 Fred and his family, along with a sister-in-law, were living in Grand Junction, Colorado. This may have been due to his move from farming to working as a brakeman for a freight train company. However, by 1925 he was back to farming in Iowa. [census-us-1900-ps-ia-allamakee-15-8a, census-us-1910-ps-co-mesa-92-7a, census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-jefferson-31]

Fred served in the Army during WWI. [census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-jefferson-31]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

census-us-1900-ps-ia-allamakee-15-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Allamakee County, Union Prairie Township, enumeration district 15, sheet 8 (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Allamakee > Union Prairie > District 0015" image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240416]

Additional detail for reference: Line 2, dwelling 125

census-us-1910-ps-co-mesa-92-7a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Mesa County, Grand Junction (Ward 2), enumeration district 92, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 126 (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Colorado > Mesa > Grand Junction Ward 2 > District 0092" image 13; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 122 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374135]

Additional detail for reference: Line 41, dwelling 166

census-us-ia-1925-allamakee-jefferson-31: 1925 Iowa State Census, Allamakee County, Jefferson Township; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Dec 2007) > "1925 > Allamakee > Jefferson" images 31-33; citing “Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest” [Page numbers are not visible.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 29

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Florence Maris (17, b. Iowa), a sister of Lilly, was staying with Fred and Lillie Stilwell's family in June 1900, and was still living with them after a move to Grand Junction, Colorado sometime before 1910. [census-us-1900-ps-ia-allamakee-15-8a, census-us-1910-ps-co-mesa-92-7a]

Fred sometimes husked black walnuts in his corn sheller (a device with toothed wheels, used to remove corn kernels from the cob, but also often used for hulling black walnuts). This left him with a temporary odor of walnut hulls, a smell appreciated by his niece, Cora. (Husking removes the fleshy hull, leaving the shell and nut suitable for storage. These hulls have an smell that some consider pleasantly pungent or spicy.) [This information is in the research notes, because it is not known if this refers to Fred Schalk or Fred Stilwell, both of whom were great-uncles to Cora.] [interview-cora-mcquisten-2007]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1900-ps-ia-allamakee-15-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Allamakee County, Union Prairie Township, enumeration district 15, sheet 8 (form/penned) or page 185A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Allamakee > Union Prairie > District 0015" image 15; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240416]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 2-5, dwelling 125

census-us-1910-ps-co-mesa-92-7a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Colorado, Mesa County, Grand Junction (Ward 2), enumeration district 92, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 126 (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "Colorado > Mesa > Grand Junction Ward 2 > District 0092" image 13; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 122 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374135]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 41-44, dwelling 166

interview-cora-mcquisten-2007: Email conversation with Cora Ethel (Spear) McQuisten, 1 Dec 2007; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #2.

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