Saturday, March 26, 2011

Photo Number 490

I got this photo in Detroit Lakes at the Antique Mall.
Elmer DL Antiques
The photographer is J H Paramore of Hawarden, Iowa. A very typical early 1900’s photo.
Elmer Back DL Antiques
This is the name on the back..Elmer Westling.  I have another photo to show you tomorrow with the same name on it. One of these men could be Elmer Westling.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:) 

Update from Iggy:
Elmer Westling, born on Nov 25, 1884 in Stratford, Iowa was single, a 20-year old Farmhand living in Prarie, Union County, South Dakota having mored there in 1904 according to the 1905 South Dakota State Census. His parents were both born in Sweden. He married Dena Hillestad (b. 1888 d. 1968) in 1917. Elmer died on October 09, 1952 in South Dakota.

He never had any children according to the family tree

11 comments:

  1. I really like old stuff ! Please keep up with good work !

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  2. Elmer Westling sounds like a swedish name. I see there is a person with that name in Hardin & Yell Townships, Webster, Iowa 1900. He was born 1884 in Iowa (with swedish parents).

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  3. If one of these gents is Elmer, the other one must have been Chopped Liver since his name wasn't on the back.

    Looking at the census records, I cannot find any Chopped Liver's living in Iowa during the time period of the photograph - Given his last name was Liver, I suspect he wasn't closely related to Mr. Westling. Perhaps he was a valet?

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  4. Elmer Westling, born on Nov 25, 1884 in Stratford, Iowa was single, a 20-year old Farmhand living in Prarie, Union County, South Dakota having mored there in 1904 according to the 1905 South Dakota State Census. His parents were both born in Sweden. He married Dena Hillestad (b. 1888 d. 1968) in 1917. Elmer died on October 09, 1952 in South Dakota.

    He never had any children according to the family tree here:

    http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/o/s/Catherine-A-Foster-CA/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0216.html

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  5. Of all of Elmer's seven brothers, I think his oldest (in the USA) brother, Charles would be most likely in the photo with him - as he lived in Hawarden Township - but that's just a guess.

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  6. Handsome fellows and so interesting to read the update.

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  7. They could ALMOST be Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam done up to look antique...Very handsome. I hope we learn more!

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  8. HILLESTAD, MALINE - GRIM REAPER CALLS MRS. THOMAS HILLESTAD

    Aged Pioneer Lady Answer Last Summons Sunday, March 4 -- Funeral Tuesday

    Mrs. Thomas Hillestad, one of the earliest pioneer settlers of this section of the state,
    passed away at her home near Gwinner on Sunday, March 4, after an illness of several months.

    Funeral services are being held this Tuesday afternoon from the home, Rev. A. J. Gravdal
    of this city officiating. The remains will be laid to rest in the Dunbar cemetery.

    Mrs. Maline Hillestad was born in Havslo, Norway, July 17, 1847, and immigrated to the
    United States in 1864 with her parents. She resided near Ferryville, Wis. till 1875. On May 27 of the same year she was united in marriage to Thomas Hillestad in 1880, they moved to
    North Dakota and settled near the Sheyenne river on what was called the Silver Prairie, where they resided till 1889, when they moved to their present home near Gwinner.

    Deceased is survived by her aged husband, seven children, thirteen grandchildren and one brother. Four children have preceded her in death. The children living are Mrs. F. S. Ludwig of Fargo; Mrs. F. E. Sweeney of Milnor; Mrs. Elmer Westling of Gwinner; Thomas Hillestad Jr., near home; Ole and Pete Hillestad at home and Adolph Hillestad at Gwinner.

    Source: Sargent County Teller newspaper, March 8, 1928.

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    Gwinner, ND is about 60 miles southwest of Fargo, ND.

    Hillestad, Thomas (b. 08-Oct-1896 d. Apr-1968 at age 71)
    Hillestad, Adolph (b. 28-May-1895 d. Jan-1966 at age 70 in North Dakota)
    Hillestad, Peter (b. 16-Dec-1888 d. Jan-1965 at age 76 in North Dakota)

    Just in case there is some on that side of the family "looking."

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  9. Thanks Iggy..If Elmers wifes relatives are searching this will certainly make the connection for them:)

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  10. I mailed this photo yesterday to Annette in California:)

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  11. I have a photo of my great great grandmother with markings of J. Paramore, Hawarden, Iowa and Kansas St. on the front. I think it is around 1885. It is nice to verify the name of the photographer. I can't find Kansas St. on a current Mapquest map.

    I can't seem to figure out how to send this with my URL, but you can reach me at donrising@aol.com by email. I have a blog, but just use it for voice lessons with my teacher.

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Connie