Below is where my research stands on my maternal grandfather. He sure did not like to stay in one place for very long. I tried to keep notes during a conversation with my mom last summer about where she spent her childhood, but I could not keep up and she had trouble keeping times and places straight. Maybe there are local directories that I'll find some day that will help straighten out the time line.
Emery J OGDEN: 1910, 1930 US Census, WWI draft registration, grave marker, 2 obits
Emery Julius OGDEN: South Dakota Births, 1856-1903 (on-line database at ancestry.com), SD state death certificate, funeral card, SD delayed certificate of birth, SS-5
Emery Ogden: NE state report of marriage
To-do: children’s vital records, church baptism record, newspapers, Sheridan Co. marriage licenseWho were his parents?
William and Mary OGDEN: 1900 US Census, 1920 US CensusWilliam F and Mary E OGDEN: 1910 US CensusWm OGDEN and Elizabeth HARRIN: NE state report of marriageWilliam and Mary Elizabeth (Herren) OGDEN: obituaryWIlliam and Mary (Herron) OGDEN: obituaryWilliam Frederick OGDEN and Mary Elizabeth HEEREN: SD delayed certificate of birthWilliam OGDEN and Mary HERREN: SD state death recordWilliam Fred(e)rick OGDEN and Mary Elizabeth HERREN: parents’ obitsWilliam Fredrick OGDEN and Mary Elizabeth HARREN: SS-5To-do: church baptism record, newspapers, Sheridan Co. marriage license
When was he born?
9-Sept-1896: South Dakota Births, 1856-1903 (on-line database at ancestry.com), WWI draft registration, funeral card, grave marker, obituaries, SSDI, SD state death record, SD delayed certificate of birth, SS-5Sep 1897: (Age 2/3 before his birthday; possible changed from 3 to 2 to match misstated birth year) 1900 US Census record1896: 1910 (age 13 before his 1910 birthday), 1920 (age 23 before his 1920 birthday), 1930 (age 33 before his 1930 birthday) US Census records, 1905 (age 8 before his 1905 birthday), 1915 (age 18 before his 1915 birthday), 1925 (age 28 before his 1925 birthday), 1935 (age 38 before his 1935 birthday), 1945 (age 48 before his 1945 birthday) SD Census cards (Family Search database)1896: derived from age of 32 on NE state report of marriage in Mar 1929To-do: church baptism record, newspapers, Sheridan Co. marriage license
Where was he born?
Elk Point, Union Co., SD: obituaries, funeral cardUnion Co., SD: South Dakota Births, 1856-1903 (on-line database at ancestry.com), SD Delayed birth recordSD: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 US Census records, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, 1945 SD Census cardsClay Co., SD: WWI draft registrationElk Point, Clay Co., SD: SS-5Spink, Union Co., SD: Marriage LicenseElk Point, Spink Co., SD: Children’s 1945 SD Census recordsTo-do: find exact location of family in 1896, land records, county directories, newspapers, children’s SD census records
When did his family move from Union Co. to Charles Mix Co.?
Between 1896 (birth) and 1900 US CensusTo-do: land records, county directories, newspapers
Where did he go to school?
No place of graduation given: 1915, 1925 SD CensusTo-do: ask Mom ,SD school census
How long did he go to school?
1910 US Census states he had attended school sometime since 1-Sept-1909, when he was almost 14 (too old for 6th grade! Did he go past 6th but not through 8th grade graduation or High School graduation?)Common: 1915 SD Census (he turned 19 in 1915)6th gr.: 1925 SD Census6 g: 1935 SD Census6th: 1945 SD CensusTo-do: SD school census
When did he move to Tripp Co.?
Between 1915 SD census and 5-Jun-1918 WWI draft registration
To-do: land records, county directories, Winner directories, newspapers
What are the details of his military service?
Enlisted Sep 1918, discharged in 1919: obituaryTo-do: Order his military records; order his last pay record; order copy of discharge papers from Mellette Co. court house
When did he move to Mellette Co.?
Between 5-Jun-1918 WWI draft registration and 1920 US CensusTo-do: County directories, Winner directories, land records, newspapers
When did he move to Todd Co.?
1920: Mary Herren’s obituaryBetween 1920 and 1925: 1920 US Census and 1925 SD CensusTo-do: County directories, land records, newspapers
When did he move to Gordon/Rushville?
Between 1925 and 1929: 1925 SD Census and 1929 MarriageLiving in Rushville when he met Esther and got married: Interview with Mom July 2011To-do: County directories, land records, newspapers
When did he marry?
19-Mar-1929: Emery and Esther obits, newspaper article from Rushville on 22 Mar 1929, NE state report of marriage1929: 1935 SD Census1930: 1945 SD CensusTo-do: Rushville Morse Memorial Methodist church marriage record, Sheridan Co. marriage license, other newspapers
Where did he marry?
Rushville Morse Memorial Methodist church: Emery and Esther obits
Rushville, Sheridan Co., NE: NE state report of marriageTo-do: Rushville Morse Memorial United Methodist church marriage record, Sheridan Co. marriage license, newspapers
Where did he live and when between wedding and settling in Rushville?
Henning, Otter Tail Co., MN: after the wedding according to his obit (not true says mom)Rushville, Sheridan Co., NE: 1930 when Ardis Rosemary was born, 1930 US Census in April, when Mom was born 7-Aug-1931Sold City Service Garage in Feb. 1930 according to news article in Sheridan Co. historical column—was in RushvilleAccording to 1945 SD Census, he spent 3 years living outside of SD (1929-1931?)1945 SD Census says Esther had been in SD for 14 years, meaning she arrived in 19311945 SD Census says Mom had been in SD for 10 years, meaning she arrived in 1935,doesn’t match her mother’s infoDonald was born in Rushville in 1934; 1945 SD Census says he spent 1 year outside SD, means they moved in 1935, ,doesn’t match his mother’s infoIn Rushville when mom was bornon a farm N of rushville when Don was 1 and mom was 3to batesland about when mom started schoolBatesland, Shannon Co., SD: 1935 SD Census; Sep 1938 when his mother died according to her obituarywent to part of 1st grade in Batesland and boarded with a family because no school near farm, but part way through they had a teacher so she went home and went to country school near Denby west of Bates land, near family named ShepardsonRoselyn was born in Martin in 1936; 1945 SD Census says she spent 0 years outside SD lived near Denby maybeBill was born in Gordon in 1938; 1845 SD Census says he spent 0 years outside SD lived near Denby at that time says Mom5 different teachers in 5th grade because of moves between SD and NEPR in schooldad had store in white clay they lived behind it between time in extension and pine ridge storeMargie was born in Rushville in 1940; 1945 SD Census says she spent 0 year outside SD lived north of Pine Ridge on a dairy farmCarol was born in Rushville in 1942; 1945 SD Census says she spent 0 years outside SD lived in the Exension near White Clay, NEKay was born in Rushville in 1943; 1945 SD Census says she spent 0 year outside SD lived at the Middle Store in Pine Ridge in apt behind storePine Ridge, Shannon Co., SD: 1945 SD Census (When did they move from Batesland?) Mom went to Gordon HS because no HS in Pine Ridge for white student stayed with Mercy FroehmanBack to Rushville before Mom started HS (fall of 1945): notes from Mombefore fall of 1946 moved to Rushville and grandpa commuted to Pine RidgeLeft Rushville for Gordon when Mom was in HS (before fall of 1948): notes from MomJune of 1948 bought store in Martin and moved family there; mom stayed and roomed with Evans family to finish HS in Rushville 1 yr in Gordon and 3 in RushvilleMartin, SD: 1948 to mid-Sept 1961 (mom), May 1951 when father died according to his obit kay and dennis bought the storeGordon, NE: 1961 to 1974 (source?)Martin, SD in Aug. 1952: SS-5To-do: Directories, land records, newspapers, 1940 US Census
What did he do for a living?
Managed Chevrolet garage in Rushville, store in Pine Ridge, Martin Clothing Store, store in White Clay, dairy near Pine Ridge, farm near Denby: Mom interview Aug. 2011Self-employed in Aug. 1952: SS-5To-do: Newspapers, county directories
When did he die?
8-Apr-1984: Obituaries, grave marker, funeral card, SD state death record
Apr-1984: SSDITo-do: Rushville church records (Morse Methodist), probate records
Where did he die?
Bennett County Memorial Hospital in Martin: Obituaries
Bennett County Community Hospital: SD state death record
What was the cause of death?
Cardio-respiratory arrest caused by advanced chronic obstructive lung [pulmonary] disease [COPD] along with ischemic heart disease and cardiac insufficiency: SD state death recordTo-do: Nothing
Where is he buried?
Fairview Cemetery in Rushville, NE: Obituaries, grave marker, funeral card, SD state death record