Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday's Photo/Wood Children Of Iowa, Featuring Trip The Dog

     Written on the back of this photo, taken in Clarion, Iowa in October of 1890, are the words, "Alice Winona Wood age 12, Glenn Perry Wood age 6, and Trip". Isn't Trip adorable?  The kids are cute too.  I love these pictures that include the family pet.  They must have been quite fond of Trip, just look at his darling little bow.

    Alice Winona was born in 1878/9 in Oronoco, Minnesota, a town officially settled in March of 1854, that lay 155 miles from Clarion, Iowa. Her father John was a shoe and boot maker from New York state, her mother Julia was a native of Illinois. The only girl in the family, Alice had three older brothers Eugene, Willie and Earnest, and the younger Glenn. She married Byron Mowers in Clarion in 1900.

     1910 found Alice and Byron Mowers in Harrison Township, North Dakota along with their daughter Beulah aged 8 who was born in Iowa about 1902.  

     The 1920 census of Minot, North Dakota shows Alice and Byron living there with Beulah.  Byron's occupation looks like it reads "locomotive engineer".  

     By the time of the 1930 census, Beulah is no longer living with Alice and Byron in Minot, but there is a new daughter named Patricia, aged 7 born in Minnesota---surprise!!  Or was the little darling really the child of Beulah?  Alice died in Minot, North Dakota in 1941 at 63 years of age.

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