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Bertrand Nelson PELTON

Male 1865 - 1920  (54 years)


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  • Name Bertrand Nelson PELTON 
    Born 24 Jul 1865  Anson, Somerset, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880 
    • Township 139 To 141, Cass, Dakota Territory
    Reference Number 6901 
    _UID 509CDD0B812240E1A93C53FDC87855BE2073 
    Buried Mar 1920  Tenio, Thurston, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 31 Mar 1920  Deschutes, Thurston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6897  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Joshua Gray PELTON,   b. 5 Aug 1825, Anson, Somerset, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elsie J. BENNETT,   b. Abt 1825, Anson, Somerset, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Mar 1850  Anson, Somerset, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:60109
    Family ID F1956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lizzie Alice BAXTER,   b. 21 Sep 1873, Plymouth, Marshall, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1961, Seattle, King, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married Abt 1895  Cumberland, Barron, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:93041
    Children 
     1. Everett Boyd PELTON
     2. Frances Georgia PELTON,   b. 10 Jul 1896, Cumberland, Barron, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1992, Sumner, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     3. Elsie Alice PELTON,   b. 2 Aug 1898, Cumberland, Barron, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928, Seattle, King, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     4. Vivian June PELTON,   b. 11 Dec 1899, Cumberland, Barron, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1980, Seattle, King, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Beryl Ardell PELTON,   b. 26 Feb 1901, Cumberland, Barron, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Seattle, King, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     6. John Bennett PELTON,   b. 31 Oct 1903, Genessee, Latah, ID Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1944, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     7. Florence Muriel PELTON,   b. 25 Feb 1905, Sandpoint, Bonner, ID Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1995, Englewood, Arapahoe, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     8. Ellsworth Fred PELTON,   b. 5 Jul 1906, Sandpoint, Bonner, ID Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1975, Tacoma, Pierce, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     9. Elwood Ray PELTON,   b. 5 Jul 1906, Sandpoint, Bonner, ID Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1974, Seattle, King, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     10. Evelyn Geraldine PELTON,   b. 31 Aug 1909, Buckley, Pierce, WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936, Seattle, King, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     11. Charles Bertrand PELTON,   b. 31 Aug 1911, Tacoma, Pierce, WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, Redwood City, San Mateo, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F2735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jul 1865 - Anson, Somerset, ME Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1895 - Cumberland, Barron, WI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Mar 1920 - Tenio, Thurston, WA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Mar 1920 - Deschutes, Thurston, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      Description: His death was caused by part of his clothing getting caug ht in a sawmill fly wheel gear on a cold windy morning.
      He was a Stationary Engineer. Bertrand left home as a young man and work ed his way across the states doing odd jobs. Sometimes he slept in hay st acks and one morning he awoke with his hair frozen to the ground. He and h is wife Lizzie came to Buckley, WA from Sand Point, ID in 1907. He had bui lt his own violin and taught himself to play and was working on another vi olin at the time of his death.


      A Poem written by Bertrand:
      (To Lizzie) If You Should Paint A Picture
      If you should paint a picture dear a picture grand and 1. With beautif ul golden clouds above and skies of heavenly blue.

      A castle by the wooded hill a winding path where roses grow. A silvery br ook from the wildwood deep and the valley far below.

      Would I be strolling by your side in the picture grand and gay. Wou ld I be mixed in the artists paint as you painted day to day.

      In the magic lights and shadows that softly come and go. Will you dip yo ur brush in the rainbow for the sunsets after glow.

      As the twilight shadows darken and you kneel to breath a prayer. Wi ll I be kneeling by your side in this most sacred hour?

      -Bertrand Nelson Pelton (1865-1920)