My grandfather,Elmer Charles ALLEN b. ca 1893-1895 in Idaho, lived most of his life in Custer Co. Idaho, mother unknown father possibly Dan ALLEN. The records below provide some clues. I doubt he was related to the HUNTER or PRITCHARD families other than being a sort of foster child. If anyone has any knowledge or suggestions that might help me, please let me know. I have later records for him - marriage, military, etc.
Thanks in advance.
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Mackay Miner newspaper 09 Mar 1906 mentions Elmer living at home of Thomas PRITCHARD was kicked by a cow breaking his leg, Dr. Poole attended.
School census records as follows:
Houston Oct 1902, age 6
Houston Oct 1903 age 10
Houston Oct 1904 age 11
Houston Oct 1906 age 12
Barton Oct 1907 age 14
Chilly Oct 1908 age 15
In reform school at St. Anthony from Feb. 1909 Dec. 1912, released to J. P. HUNTER, mother deceased, father Daniel Allen of Chilly, Idaho.
1900 Census Custer, Custer County, Idaho on June 21-23 1900
ALLEN, Dan born May 1870 in Nevada age 30 widower occupation woodchopper
ALLEN, Dan born Apr 1897 in Idaho age 3 son (mother born in Utah)
(I think this 1900 census record is of my folks with error possible on the child's name)
1920 Idaho Census (Soundex)
ALLEN, Daniel J. age 56 born in Nevada. He was in the Boise City Jail at that time.