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Rufus & Jennie Belenger Dill

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Re: Rufus & Jennie Belenger Dill

Posted: 8 Mar 2012 1:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Lois,
I see this is your posting on Rootsweb/Ancestry message boards, at least under this user name. When you post, it is important to identify some basic criteria information about the people you seek. Their exact date of birth is always helpful, but if not, whatever potential age of the person would help eliminate those OTHER persons having the same name. In this case, th correct Rufus Dill appears to have died in 1946. His son Rufus Jr, died in Anchorage area about 1955. His son Roy, died in California. Whatever information you have about a person, helps a volunteer. If you have a posted family tree, post the link, that helps show the big picture. If you have a lot of information on a person, be specific, otherwise, a volunteer will give you pages of information you already have. OR, pages of information on the WRONG people.

A posted message on Ancestry/Rootsweb:
http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=428&...
identified Jennie belanger was born in Sept 1884, she married a Rufus Dill on 29 Feb 1901.
She was the daughter of Louis Belanger Jr, born 25 Sep 1839 in Mackinac Island, Mackinac County, Michigan, and Rosa Martineau, 12 April 1851 in Michigan. Jennie was the eighth child.

In 1923, Jennie (Mrs. Rufus Dill) was living in Seattle, WA:
http://boards.ancestry.com.au/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=169&...
This was at the time of the death of her father.

The World War I Draft Registration Card Image Database:
Rufus Elias Dill, born Dec 29, 1878, lumber inspector for Crown Lumber Co, Mukilteo, Snohomish Co, WA. Nearest Relative: Jennie V. Dill, Mukilteo. He was medium in height and build, grey eyes, brown hair. For the question: has person lost arm, leg, hand, eye or obviously physically disqualified: "Yes Right Arm." He registered on 9/18/1918. I find about half of the year of birth wrong on this, the last WWI draft registration.

The 1920 Census of Everett, Snohomish County, WA, enumerated 12 Jan.
Rufus Dill, age 41(1878/1879), born in Wisconsin to both parents born in WI, lumber grader/saw mill. Owned at 2001 Broadway Avenue.
Jennie, 32(1887/1888), born in Michigan to both parents born in MI.
Rufus, Jr, 18 (1901/1902), born in Michigan, laborer/sawmill
Roy, age 1 7/12, WA, (census enumerated on 12 January, so if the enumerator was accurate, he was born about June 1918).
--Jennie's shown age is not what was shown in the above documentation, there are many errors on the census, or the other data is wrong.

The 1930 Census of Alhambra, Los Angeles County, CA. enumerated April 8
Rufus A. Dill, age 26 (1903/1904), born in Michigan to father born in WI, mother in MI, Lineman Helper/Public Utility, first married age 25(within the last year), renting at 36 North Marquerita Ave.
Ada, age 25, born in Illinois to father born in Iowa, mother in IL, bookkeeper/hardware store.

The 1930 Census of San Gabriel township, Alhambra, LA County, CA
Rufus E. Dell (as transcribed), age 51, born in WI, first married age 22, Inventor/Gun Machines, owning at 1601 Chestnut.
Jennie, 45, born in Michigan, first married age 17
Roy, 11, born in WA

The Daily Sitka Sentinel (Sitka, AK)
--07/25/1945: Women of Lutheran Church to Meet.
Hostess for the regular devotional meeting of the Women of the Lutheran Church on Thursday, July 26, will be Mrs. Rufus Dill at her home in the Peterman Courts.
--12/17/1945: Sitka Woman's Club has Christmas Party.
The December general meeting of the Sitka Woman's Club was held Friday evening at the Club Rooms...The following members were named to have charge of the program at the next meeting...Rufus Dill.
--Women of Lutheran Church have party
...Next meeting was set for the second Thursday in January at the home of Mrs. Rufus Dill. The word will be "way".
--Additional Woman's Club notices.
--04/15/1946 Presbyterian Ladies Aid Will Meet Tuesday
The regular monthly meeting o the Presbyterian Ladies Aid will be held...with Mrs. Rufus Dill as co-hostess.

Rufus A. Dill.
The CA Death Index: Rufus A. Dill, born 24 Oct 1901 in Michigan, mother's maiden name Balanche (sic), died 6 Jan 1990 in San Diego, CA.
Public Records 1950-1993:
Rufus A. Dill, lived at 1295 Manhattan Street, Reno, NV. Also found at this address was an Anna Dill, born 24 Oct 1934.
The same family tree as above, identifies Rufus as having two spouses, Diane and private.

Roy Clinton Dill. A family tree identified Roy, born to Rufus and Jennie born 1919, divorced 1947 from Lucille Winfred Rippy in San Bernardino Co, CA. He died 26 June 1955 in Anchorage, AK. They had four daughters. This tree shows Rufus died on 11 March 1946 in Los Angeles. I sent the owner of the tree a message to read this thread. Rufus was the son of Melvin Dill and June (unknown).

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks) 06/30/1955.
Anchorage
Body Found Besides River Off Highway
One body has been fnd near the scene of where a car left the Glenn highway 75 miles north of Anchorage Sunday afternoon and crashed into the Matanuska river.
Territorial police identified the victim as 42 year-old Jerry Olson of Mt. View, a suburb of Anchorage. Searchers are still looking for the body of Roy C. Dill, 37, another Mt. View man and owner of the car.
The vehicle left the road and plunged down a 30-foot embankment into the swollen waters late Sunday afternoon. The car was discovered a mile downstream by a passing motorist and the search for the victims got underway.
A check with the motor registration deparment showed the car was owned by Dill. His family said Olson was with him when he left home early Sunday.
Territorial police say they aren't sure yet whether there were others in the car when it took its fatal plunge.
... Along side the body (of Olson) was a shoe which police say might have belonged to the missing Dill.

The other poster wrote:
On May 6, 1946 in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Juneau, ". . . Rufus A. Dill, a mechanic with the Alaska Railroad
---That date was 1966...NOT 1946.
BOTH Rufus Sr. and his son Rufus Junior were dead by 1955.

Ron Bestrom
Tacoma, WA
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