Friday, November 22, 2013

Photo Number 1407

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Gerald DL Antiques
Hang on tight little boy!
Gerald DL Antiques back
Gerald Sylvan Erickson
age 18 months two weeks and two days
taken April 5th 1917 at Madison Minn
The card was To : Uncle David
So this child was born about September 18, 1915?
The Azo postcard with the triangles in the corners pointing upwards was used from 1904 to 1918. 
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Update from Iggy:
Gerald Sylvan Erickson, married at the age of 25, Dorothy Fern Willer on 11 Aug 1941 in DeSmet, Brookings, South Dakota.

He was born September 20, 1915 and died February 1981 (at age 65) in De Smet, SD.

Gerald Erickson, better known as "Bud", was born Sept. 20, 1915, in Revillo, to Henry and August Erickson.

He came to DeSmet with his parents in 1928. He served in the U.S. Army during World War 11 as Technical Sergeant and foreman of the Auto Repair Shop for the 328 Ordinance Heavy Automotive Company in Rhineland, central Europe. He returned to DeSmet after his discharge and began working in garages and service stations.

He married Dorothy Miller Aug. 11, 1941, in Brooking, He then worked for the city of DeSmet as street superintendent for 19 years, retiring in May of 1980.


4 comments:

  1. Gerald Sylvan Erickson, married at the age of 25, Dorothy Fern Willer on 11 Aug 1941 in DeSmet, Brookings, South Dakota.

    In 1920-1930-1940, he was living with his parents Arthur Harold Erickson (9 Jul 1882) and Ida Elizabeth Erickson nee' Nygren (15 Nov 1884 - 31 May 1978) in Whitefield and later Willmar, Kandiyohi, Minnesota.

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    1. He was born September 20, 1915 and died February 1981 (at age 65) in De Smet, SD.

      See http://jgageby.tripod.com/FingarKnudtson.htm entry #33 (about 1/2 way down) - it says:

      "Notes for GERALD SYLVAN (BUD) ERICKSON:
      Obituary: Gerald Erickson
      De Smet---Gerald 'Bud' Erickson, 65, of DeSmet died Saturday at the DeSmet Memorial Hospital.

      The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Chruch, DeSmet, with the Dr. William Meile officiating. Burial will be in the DeSmet Cemetery.

      Gerald Erickson, better known as "Bud", was born Sept. 20, 1915, in Revillo, to Henry and August Erickson.

      He came to DeSmet with his parents in 1928. He served in the U.S. Army during World War 11 as Technical Sergeant and foreman of the Auto Repair Shop for the 328 Ordinance Heavy Automotive Company in Rhineland, central Europe. He returned to DeSmet after his discharge and began working in garages and service stations.

      He married Dorothy Miller Aug. 11, 1941, in Brooking, He then worked for the city of DeSmet as street superintendent for 19 years, retiring in May of 1980.

      He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post 138 in DeSmet, and the DeSmet Chamber of Commerce.

      Survivors include his wife of DeSmet; two sons, Gary of Charlotte, N.C. and Keith of Lemmon [SD]; two grandsons; one nephew and one niece."

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    2. The census records I found for 1920-1930-1940 were for a different Gerald Erickson and are not the correct ones.

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  2. Very interesting.

    I hope Jen is doing better.

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