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Winifred E. Wilson

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Individual

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

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

Father: Alfred Thomas Wilson (1866 – 1929)

Mother: Mary Anna Hockett (1866 – 1944)

Supporting evidence for:
name

birth-<private>: Certificate of birth for <private>; privately held

Comment: Source includes maiden name (Winifred Wilson).

census-us-1910-ps-sd-lyman-57-5b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lyman County, Murdo (Ward 2), enumeration district 57, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 76B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Lyman > Murdo Ward 2 > District 0057" image 2; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1484 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375497]

Additional detail for reference: Line 76, dwelling 132

Comment: Source includes name (Winifred E. Wilson).

census-us-1920-ps-sd-jones-101-2a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Murdo (Ward 2), enumeration district 101, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 81A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jones > Murdo > District 0101" image 3; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1721 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 38

Comment: Source includes name (Winnifred E. Wilson).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-pennington-66-7b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Township 1 (T1SR5), enumeration district 52-66, sheet 7B (form/penned) or page 224B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Township 1 > District 0066" image 14; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2229 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341963]

Additional detail for reference: Line 75, dwelling 149

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Winnifred E. <spelling>). See research notes for spelling details.

family-a-t-wilson-bible-register: Family register pages from A.T. Wilson Family Bible; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Winifred E. [Wilson]).

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 18 - November Births (cont).

Comment: Source includes name (Winifred E. Wilson).

marker-wilson-family-1929-1944: Gravestones for Alfred T. Wilson (1929), Marianna Wilson (1944), and Winnifred E. Spear (1934); Murdo Cemetery (Jones County, South Dakota), unrecorded plot locations; photographed between 1995 and 2010, privately held

Comment: Source includes married name (Winifred E. Spear).

marriage-spear-wilson-1924: Record of marriage for George E. Spear and Winifred E. Wilson (1924); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 25 Sep 2006) > “1924” image 1396; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes name (Winifred E. Wilson).

obituary-george-spear-1991: Obituary for George E. Spear (1991); “George E. Spear,” Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 17 Feb 1991 (Sunday), page C2, column 3

Comment: Source includes name (Winifred Wilson).

obituary-winifred-spear-1934: Obituary for Winifred (Wilson) Spear (1934); “Funeral for Mrs. Geo. Spear Held Thursday,” unknown newspaper, page unknown, column unknown; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Winifred E. Wilson)

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birth

birth-<private>: Certificate of birth for <private>; privately held

Comment: Source includes age (32) and location (South Dakota). Using <private>'s birth date of 26 Feb 1934 gives a birth date range from 27 Feb 1901 to 26 Feb 1902.

census-us-1910-ps-sd-lyman-57-5b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lyman County, Murdo (Ward 2), enumeration district 57, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 76B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Lyman > Murdo Ward 2 > District 0057" image 2; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1484 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375497]

Additional detail for reference: Line 76, dwelling 132

Comment: Source includes age (8) and location (South Dakota). Using her age and the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1901 to 15 Apr 1902.

census-us-1920-ps-sd-jones-101-2a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Murdo (Ward 2), enumeration district 101, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 81A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jones > Murdo > District 0101" image 3; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1721 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 38

Comment: Source includes age (18) and location (South Dakota). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1901 to 1 Jan 1902.

census-us-1930-ps-sd-pennington-66-7b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Township 1 (T1SR5), enumeration district 52-66, sheet 7B (form/penned) or page 224B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Township 1 > District 0066" image 14; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2229 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341963]

Additional detail for reference: Line 75, dwelling 149

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (South Dakota). See research notes for conflict details.

family-a-t-wilson-bible-register: Family register pages from A.T. Wilson Family Bible; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (November 16-1901) and location (Harrison, S.D.).

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 18 - November Births (cont).

Comment: Source includes date ([November] 16 [...] 1901).

marker-wilson-family-1929-1944: Gravestones for Alfred T. Wilson (1929), Marianna Wilson (1944), and Winnifred E. Spear (1934); Murdo Cemetery (Jones County, South Dakota), unrecorded plot locations; photographed between 1995 and 2010, privately held

Comment: Source includes year (1901).

marriage-spear-wilson-1924: Record of marriage for George E. Spear and Winifred E. Wilson (1924); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 25 Sep 2006) > “1924” image 1396; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes age (Twenty-Two). Using the marriage date of 15 Jun 1924 gives a birth date range from 16 Jun 1901 to 15 Jun 1902.

obituary-winifred-spear-1934: Obituary for Winifred (Wilson) Spear (1934); “Funeral for Mrs. Geo. Spear Held Thursday,” unknown newspaper, page unknown, column unknown; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (November 16, 1901) and location (<conflict>) See research notes for conflict details.

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death

family-a-t-wilson-bible-register: Family register pages from A.T. Wilson Family Bible; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (Mar 4-'34) and location (Rapid City [, S.D.]).

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

Additional detail for reference: Page 23 - March Deaths.

Comment: Source includes date ([March] 4 [...] 1934), under the name Winifred E. Spear.

marker-wilson-family-1929-1944: Gravestones for Alfred T. Wilson (1929), Marianna Wilson (1944), and Winnifred E. Spear (1934); Murdo Cemetery (Jones County, South Dakota), unrecorded plot locations; photographed between 1995 and 2010, privately held

Comment: Source includes year (1934).

obituary-george-spear-1991: Obituary for George E. Spear (1991); “George E. Spear,” Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 17 Feb 1991 (Sunday), page C2, column 3

Comment: Source includes month and year (March 1934).

obituary-winifred-spear-1934: Obituary for Winifred (Wilson) Spear (1934); “Funeral for Mrs. Geo. Spear Held Thursday,” unknown newspaper, page unknown, column unknown; privately held

Comment: Source includes date and implied year (March 4, 1934), and town and implied state (Rapid City, South Dakota).

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father

census-us-1910-ps-sd-lyman-57-5b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lyman County, Murdo (Ward 2), enumeration district 57, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 76B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Lyman > Murdo Ward 2 > District 0057" image 2; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1484 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375497]

Additional detail for reference: Line 74,76, dwelling 132

Comment: Source identifies Winifred E Wilson as a daughter of Alfred T. Wilson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1920-ps-sd-jones-101-2a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Murdo (Ward 2), enumeration district 101, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 81A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jones > Murdo > District 0101" image 3; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1721 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 36,38, dwelling 38

Comment: Source identifies Winifred E. Wilson as a daughter of Alfred T. Wilson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

family-a-t-wilson-bible-register: Family register pages from A.T. Wilson Family Bible; privately held

Comment: Source identifies Winifred E. [Wilson] as a child of Alfred Thomas Wilson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

census-us-1930-ps-sd-pennington-66-7b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Township 1 (T1SR5), enumeration district 52-66, sheet 7B (form/penned) or page 224B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Township 1 > District 0066" image 14; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2229 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341963]

Additional detail for reference: Line 74-76, dwelling 149

Comment: Source identifies Marianna Wilson as the mother-in-law of George E. Speer, and thus the mother of his wife, Winnifred E. Wilson.

family-a-t-wilson-bible-register: Family register pages from A.T. Wilson Family Bible; privately held

Comment: Source identifies Winifred E. [Wilson] as a child of Marianna Hockett. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

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

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

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1930-ps-sd-pennington-66-7b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Township 1 (T1SR5), enumeration district 52-66, sheet 7B (form/penned) or page 224B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Township 1 > District 0066" image 14; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2229 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341963]

Additional detail for reference: Line 75, dwelling 149

Comment: Source identifies Winnifred E. Speer as the wife of George E. Speer.

family-a-t-wilson-bible-register: Family register pages from A.T. Wilson Family Bible; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (June 15, 1924) and location (Murdo, S.D.) of the marriage of George E. Spear and Winifred E [Wilson].

interview-<private>-2006-b: Email conversation with <private>, 12 Oct 2006; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #2

Comment: Source includes year (1924) of marriage of [George Emmor Spear] and Winifred [Wilson].

marriage-spear-wilson-1924: Record of marriage for George E. Spear and Winifred E. Wilson (1924); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 25 Sep 2006) > “1924” image 1396; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota) and date (June 15th, 1924).

obituary-george-spear-1991: Obituary for George E. Spear (1991); “George E. Spear,” Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 17 Feb 1991 (Sunday), page C2, column 3

Comment: Source includes year (1924) and location (Murdo [, South Dakota]) of marraiage of George E. Spear and Winifred WIlson.

obituary-winifred-spear-1934: Obituary for Winifred (Wilson) Spear (1934); “Funeral for Mrs. Geo. Spear Held Thursday,” unknown newspaper, page unknown, column unknown; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (June 15, 1924) of the marriage between George E. Spear and Winifred Wilson.

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Child: <private>

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: 8 Mar 1934 at Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, United States

Cemetery: (Murdo Cemetery) at Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-wilson-family-1929-1944: Gravestones for Alfred T. Wilson (1929), Marianna Wilson (1944), and Winnifred E. Spear (1934); Murdo Cemetery (Jones County, South Dakota), unrecorded plot locations; photographed between 1995 and 2010, privately held

Comment: Marker is located in Murdo Cemetery, in Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota.

obituary-winifred-spear-1934: Obituary for Winifred (Wilson) Spear (1934); “Funeral for Mrs. Geo. Spear Held Thursday,” unknown newspaper, page unknown, column unknown; privately held

Comment: Source includes indirect date (Thursday following death on March 4), and town and implied state (Murdo, South Dakota).

marker-wilson-family-1929-1944: Gravestones for Alfred T. Wilson (1929), Marianna Wilson (1944), and Winnifred E. Spear (1934); Murdo Cemetery (Jones County, South Dakota), unrecorded plot locations; photographed between 1995 and 2010, privately held

Comment: Marker is located in Murdo Cemetery, in Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota.

obituary-winifred-spear-1934: Obituary for Winifred (Wilson) Spear (1934); “Funeral for Mrs. Geo. Spear Held Thursday,” unknown newspaper, page unknown, column unknown; privately held

Comment: Source identifies cemetery (Murdo Cemetery).

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Attributes

Residence: Apr 1905 at , Lyman County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Murdo, Lyman County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 15 Jun 1924 at Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Township 1 South Range 5 East, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

obituary-winifred-spear-1934: Obituary for Winifred (Wilson) Spear (1934); “Funeral for Mrs. Geo. Spear Held Thursday,” unknown newspaper, page unknown, column unknown; privately held

Comment: Source identifies date (April, 1905) and location (homestead in what was then Lyman county).

census-us-1910-ps-sd-lyman-57-5b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lyman County, Murdo (Ward 2), enumeration district 57, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 76B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Lyman > Murdo Ward 2 > District 0057" image 2; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1484 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375497]

Additional detail for reference: Line 76, dwelling 132

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and location (Murdo, County: Lyman, State: South Dakota).

census-us-1920-ps-sd-jones-101-2a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Murdo (Ward 2), enumeration district 101, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 81A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jones > Murdo > District 0101" image 3; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1721 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 38

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and location (Murdo, County: Jones, State: South Dakota).

marriage-spear-wilson-1924: Record of marriage for George E. Spear and Winifred E. Wilson (1924); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 25 Sep 2006) > “1924” image 1396; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Murdo, Jones County [, South Dakota]) and marriage date (June 15th, 1924).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-pennington-66-7b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Township 1 (T1SR5), enumeration district 52-66, sheet 7B (form/penned) or page 224B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Township 1 > District 0066" image 14; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2229 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341963]

Additional detail for reference: Line 75, dwelling 149

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Frac. T. 1S R5 [originally "Precinct No. 27", which was crossed out], County: Pennington, State: South Dakota).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

When she worked as a secretary (or clerk?) in the Jones County courthouse, she had a reputation as a fast typist, reportedly taking dictation directly on a typewriter. [interview-<private>-2006-a]

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, South Dakota. [interview-<private>-2006-b]

During their stay in Salt Lake City, George and Veronica provided a temporary home for her brother Albert and his wife and children while he looked for construction work in Utah. [interview-<private>-2009]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

interview-<private>-2006-a: Email conversation with <private>, 21-23 Sep 2006; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #9.

interview-<private>-2006-b: Email conversation with <private>, 12 Oct 2006; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #2.

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 16-17 Dec 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #2.

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 16 Nov 1901. The 1930 U.S. Census gives an age of (27), which, when applied to the offical census date of 1 Apr 1930, gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1902 to 1 Apr 1903. [census-us-1930-ps-sd-pennington-66-7b]

Birth Location: This database uses Harrison, South Dakota. Her obituary identifies her birth place as "near the present town of Stickney, Aurora, Aurora County, S. Dak." but Stickney didn't exist in 1901; according to the short history given on Stickney's website (http://www.stickneysd.com/history.html) the original town plat was filed on 17 Aug 1905. However, it should be noted that Stickney is only about 15 miles driving distance from Harrison. [obituary-winifred-wilson-1934]

SPELLING

Surname [Married}: This database uses Spear (after 15 Jun 1924). The 1930 U.S. Census gives a married surname of Speer. [census-us-1930-ps-sd-pennington-66-7b]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1930-ps-sd-pennington-66-7b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Township 1 (T1SR5), enumeration district 52-66, sheet 7B (form/penned) or page 224B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Township 1 > District 0066" image 14; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2229 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341963]

Additional detail for reference: Line 75, dwelling 149

obituary-winifred-spear-1934: Obituary for Winifred (Wilson) Spear (1934); “Funeral for Mrs. Geo. Spear Held Thursday,” unknown newspaper, page unknown, column unknown; privately held

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Sources

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