Saturday, May 18, 2013

Photo Number 1226

A Real Photo Postcard from Jen, purchased in Grand Forks North Dakota.
Postcard Pearson from Jen
A beautiful lady with four children.  Looks to be two girls and two boys.
Postcard Pearson from Jen back
Gerties boys

Willie Pearson

Mervin Pearson

Gertie Hall Pearson

Mildred Pearson

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Doris Pearson

Nora Hall Pearson’s girls

The Azo Postcard is most likely from 1904 to 1918.
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Update from Jacqi and Iggy!

Gertie Hall had a sister Nora Hall. In the 1900 US census they are listed as 14 and 10 years old respectively, living with parents William and Anna Hall in Grant, Monona, Iowa.

Gertie married Merlin Otto Pearson by 1910 for they are listed in the US census as living in Marion, Marion, Oregon with young sons, William B. (1909) and Mervin Otto (b. 13 Jan 1910 d 3 Mar 1997).

Nora Irene Hall Pearson married Ernest Clair Pearson and according to her FindAGrave memorial (# 28400270) she died in Mar. 11, 1921. She had daughters Mildred (1910), Doris (1909), and Clair (b. 1915)
Ernest C Pearson was Merlin Otto Pearson's brother according to the 1900 US census.

Merlin and Ernest's father was quite a character.

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=benton&id=I16618

He was one of the Oregon Trail riders and knew and rode with Buffalo Bill.

Perhaps Nora wasn't in the photograph because she was pregnant? There is a Nora Pearson and daughters Mildred and Doris in the 1920 census in the same Oregon county as Gertrude's family--with the addition of a third child, born around 1915. Perhaps that would help date the photograph?

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  1. So the boys belong to Gertie and the girls belong to Nora?

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    1. I would guess that to be true..I can only speculate at this time:)

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  2. Well, it's a little far afield of North Dakota, but could this be Gertrude Pearson, wife of Merlin, with two children William and Mervin, in the Marion County, Oregon, 1920 census?

    Perhaps Nora was Gertie's sister, and married a brother to Merlin?

    Interesting background in that photograph, by the way...

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    1. Perhaps Nora wasn't in the photograph because she was pregnant? There is a Nora Pearson and daughters Mildred and Doris in the 1920 census in the same Oregon county as Gertrude's family--with the addition of a third child, born around 1915. Perhaps that would help date the photograph?

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  3. I think Jacqi has found them.

    Gertie Hall had a sister Nora Hall. In the 1900 US census they are listed as 14 and 10 years old respectively, living with parents William and Anna Hall in Grant, Monona, Iowa.

    Gertie married Merlin Otto Pearson by 1910 for they are listed in the US census as living in Marion, Marion, Oregon with young sons, William B. (1909) and Mervin Otto (b. 13 Jan 1910 d 3 Mar 1997).

    Nora Irene Hall Pearson married Ernest Clair Pearson and according to her FindAGrave memorial (# 28400270) she died in Mar. 11, 1921. She had daughters Mildred (1910), Doris (1909), and Clair (b. 1915).

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    1. I believe the 1920 census shows Clair as a son...perhaps after his father's middle name?

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    2. My goof. You are correct Jacqi.

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  4. P.s., Ernest C Pearson was Merlin Otto Pearson's brother according to the 1900 US census.

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  5. Merlin and Ernest's father was quite a character.

    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=benton&id=I16618

    He was one of the Oregon Trail riders and knew and rode with Buffalo Bill.

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  6. Anna Olson Hamrick from Photo Number 1225 had four children Her son Darrell married a Viola Pearson??

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  7. Doris Pearson (d. 1988) married Everett Andresen (b. 1905 d. 1994) and Mildred Irene (d. 1977) married William Holt Niccolson (b. 1913 d. 1940).

    Gertie and Nora's parents moved to Marion County, Oregon too.

    http://www.marioncountycemetery.com/friends/records/display_record.php?id=325

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