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Oscar PELTON

Male 1844 - 1930  (86 years)


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  • Name Oscar PELTON 
    Born 14 Jul 1844  Stark, Somerset, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880 
    • Wadena, Wadena, MN
    EMPL: Employment 1880 
    • Farmer
    Reference Number 6881 
    _UID 01A4D0FF8E174749BADB9535EF845316E453 
    Died Sep 1930 
    Buried Sep 1930  Seaside, Seaside, OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6877  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Matthew B. PELTON,   b. 12 Aug 1821, Anson, Somerset, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1894  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Caroline Norton STEVENS,   b. 1827, Stark, Somerset, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Feb 1843  Anson, Somerset, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:60062
    Documents
    1850 US Census Mathew B Pelton.jpg
    1850 US Census Mathew B Pelton.jpg
    1850 US Census Mathew B Pelton2.jpg
    1850 US Census Mathew B Pelton2.jpg
    Family ID F1954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Elizabeth BATES,   b. 6 Nov 1850, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Portland, Multnomah, OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 5 Aug 1867  Stearnes Town, La Crosse, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:92815
    Children 
     1. Loreda Ann PELTON,   b. 7 Jan 1871, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elmina Jane PELTON,   b. 8 Dec 1872, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ernest Ivin PELTON,   b. 8 Aug 1874, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906  (Age 31 years)
     4. Frederic La Forrest PELTON,   b. 28 May 1876, Wadena, Wadena, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1957  (Age 81 years)
     5. Warren Eugene PELTON,   b. 29 Jun 1878, Wadena, Wadena, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Chehalis, Lewis, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     6. Lois Mae PELTON,   b. 1 Feb 1887, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1961  (Age 74 years)
     7. Gladys Pearl PELTON
     8. Harry Lee PELTON,   b. 16 Jan 1894, Saint Cloud, Stearns, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1974, Clarkston, Asotin, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F2731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jul 1844 - Stark, Somerset, ME Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Aug 1867 - Stearnes Town, La Crosse, WI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Sep 1930 - Seaside, Seaside, OR Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      He was a Farmer. Oscar served in the military in the Civil War, 1861-186 6. He could not resist the call of Columbia to rally supporters for the d efense of the flag and our government. He enlisted at the first call in c ompany D, 13th Maine Volunteers and went with General Ben Butten to New Or leans. He also served under Banks in the Red River Campaign. After servi ng three years he received his honorable discharge and returned to his hom e. But he had forfeited his health in the struggle and suffered from t he troubles contracted in the war.
      He resided in Wadena, Wadena, MN 1878. At age 23, he moved to LaCross e, WI remaining one year in the lumber business. He next bought land in I rempraleau County and settled down to farming. After 7 years he locat ed in Wadena County, MN and took land. His parents followed him in 187 6. He was one of the pioneers and 16 years were spent tilling the so il in that country Then he went to Saint Cloud. In 1895 he moved to Ida ho for his health. He benefited much from the change. He located two mil es northeast from Lewiston and gave his attention to general farming and r aising stock.