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MEEDER, William & CLARK, Frances

MEEDER, William & CLARK, Frances

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 2:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MEEDER, CLARK, REDDING, SOUDRIETTE
I am looking for information on WILLIAM R. MEEDER & his wife FRANCES CLARK.

He was born in 1873 in MO to DAVID & MARY REDDING & she was born in 1878 in IN to JOHN & ADELIA SOUDRIETTE. They married in GREAT FALLS in the winter of 1897.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Re: MEEDER, William & CLARK, Frances

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 9:13PM GMT
Classification: Census
Surnames: MEEDER, REDDING
1880 U.S. Federal Census; Missouri; Maries County; Boone Township; Roll: 702; Family History Film: 1254702; Page: 101c; Enumeration District: 96; Image: 0205; Enumerated on 03 Jun 1880:

MEEDER, David A.; white; male; 28 years old; farmer; born in Wisconsin; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in Vermont.
MEEDER, Mary E.; white; female; 27 years old; wife; keeping house; born in England; both parents born in England.
MEEDER, William R.; white; male; 7 years old; son; born in Missouri; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in England.
MEEDER, David S.; white; male; 5 years old; son; born in Missouri; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in England.
MEEDER, Elizabeth M.; white; female; 3 years old; daughter; born in Missouri; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in England.
MEEDER, Harvey; white; male; 9 years, 11 months--born in September; son; born in Missouri; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in England.
REDDING, Emma J.; sister-in-law; white; female; 15 years old; at home; born in Missouri; both parents born in England.
REDDING, John; white; male; 32 years old; brother-in-law; works on farm; born in England; both parents born in England.
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1900 U.S. Federal Census; Illinois; Cook County; Chicago; Ward 30; Roll: T623_283; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 939; Enumerated on 09 Jun 1900:

MEEDER, William; head of household; white; male; born Jan 1896; 24 years of age; married past 3 years; born in Missouri; father born in Missouri; mother born in England; occupation: machinist.
MEEDER, Francis A.; wife; white; female; born July 1879; 20 years old; married past 3 years; born in Indiana; father born in Iowa; mother born in Indiana; occupation: none listed.
MEEDER, Grace; daughter; white; female; born Jul 1898; 2 years old; single; born in Montana; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana.
MEEDER, William D.; son; white; male; born Mar 1899; 1 years old; born in Montana; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana.
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1910 U.S. Federal Census; Illinois; Cook County; Thornton Township; Dolton Village; Roll: T624_21; Page: 2b; Enumeration District: 117; Image: 107; Enumerated on 18 Apr 1910:

MEEDER, William R.; head of household; male; thie 37 years old; married one time for past 13 years; born in Missouri; father born in Missouri; mother born in England; occupation: foreman of railroad shop.
MEEDER, Francis A.; wife; female; white; 30 years old; married one tinme for past 13 years; 4 children born & 4 children still living; born in Indiana; father born in Iowa; mother born in Indiana; ocupation: none listed.
MEEDER, Grace E.; daughter; female; white; 12 years old; born in Montana; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana.
MEEDER, William D.; son; male; white; 11 years old; born in Montana; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana.
MEEDER, Mable F.; daughter; female; white; 5 year old; born in Illinois; both parents born in Illinois.
MEEDER, Marion M.; daughter; female; white; 4 months old; born in Illinois; both parents born in Illinois.
MEEDER, Robert E.; cousin; male; white; 19 years old; single; born in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri; occupation: apprentice in machine shop.
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1920 U.S. Federal Census; Illinois; Randolph County; Sparta; Roll: T625_396; Page: 6b; Enumeration District: 125; Image: 993; Enumerated on 06 Jan 1920:

MEEDER, William R.; head of household; male; white; 45 years old; married; born in Missouri; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in England; occupation: master mechanic at railroad.
MEEDER, Francis A.; wife; female; white; 40 years old; married; born in Indiana; father born in Iowa; mother born in Indiana; occupation: none listed.
MEEDER, Grace; daughter; female; white; 21 years old; born in Montana; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana; occupation: none listed.
MEEDER, Mable; daughter; female; white; 15 years old; born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana.
MEEDER, Marion; daughter; female; white; 10 years old; born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana.
MEEDER, Clark A.; son; male; white; 8 years old; born in Illinois; both parents born in Illinois.
MEEDER, Donald; son; male; white; 2 years, 4 months of age; born in Illinois; both parents born in Illinois.
MEEDER, William A., Jr., son; male; white; 1 year, 3 months of age; born in Illinois; both parents born in Illinois.
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1930 U.S. Federal Census; Arkansas; Boone County; Harrison City; Roll: 65; Page: 6b; Enumeration District; 13; Image: 318.0; Enumerated on 10 Apr 1930:

MEEDER, William R.; head of household; male; white; 56 years old; married at 26 years of age; born in Missouri; father born in Wisconsin; mother born in England; occupation: Superintendent ? (illegible handwriting).
WOODY, Mabel; daughter; female; white; 23 years old married at 17 years of age; born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana; occupation: none listed.
MEEDER, Marion; daughter; female; white; 20 years of age; single; born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana; occupation: none listed.
MEEDER, Clarke; son; male; white; 8 years old; born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana.
MEEDER, Donald; male; white; 14 years of age; born in Illinois; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana.
WOODY, William R.; grandson; male; white; 5 years old; born in Arkansas; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana.
WOODY, Jacqueline; granddaughter; female; white; 2 years, 3 months old; born in Arkansas; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana.
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CALIFORNIA DEATH INDEX, 1940-1997:

MEEDER, William Richard
Born: 20 Jan 1873 in Missouri
Died: 28 Aug 1956 in Santa Cruz, CA
Father's Surname: MEEDER
Mother's Maiden Surname: REDDING

MEEDER, David S.
Born: 15 Feb 1875 in Missouri
Died: 08 Sep 1966 in Los Angeles, CA at 91 years of age
Father's Surname: MEEDER
Mother's Maiden Surname: REDDING
SS#: 707-03-9163
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I hope you find the above information useful. I am unable to find any more information about Grace because I can't find her married name. I am not related.

Re: MEEDER, William & CLARK, Frances

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 9:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MEEDER, CLARK
Thank you for all this information!

Do you have any idea what would have motivated a person to migrate to 1890s Great Falls? What was the big draw?

Re: MEEDER, William & CLARK, Frances

Posted: 17 Oct 2010 4:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Great Falls is surrounded by farmland, and it was a railroad hub. I googled "Great Falls MT smelter" and got the following link (and I hope it works--if it doesn't, google the phrase above). This link gives the history of Great Falls:

http://100megsfree3.com/mickmc/1800.html

I hope this link works, as it will explain the attraction of Great Falls in the late 1890s (I suspect it was the railroad for the Meeder family).

Re: MEEDER, William & CLARK, Frances

Posted: 17 Oct 2010 12:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MEEDER, CLARK
Fantastic! Thanks again for your help!

Re: MEEDER, William & CLARK, Frances

Posted: 28 Nov 2010 4:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am so thankful for all this information. Grace was my paternal grandmother and I have not been able to find any information on her. Thanks for all this information!
Regards,
Kathleen (Anthony Fradella's mother)

Re: MEEDER, William & CLARK, Frances

Posted: 12 Dec 2010 7:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Clark / Meeder
I noticed you did not list the marriage date of William Meeder & Frances Clark. If you do not have it....... here it is:
W. R Meeder / Frannie A Clark
M. D. 28 December 1897

You could call yoour library to get an inter library loan for the Great Falls Tribune for the month of December 1897. The application for the marriage license more than likely would be in the newspaper. Because the marriage date was late in December the article of the marriage could possibly be in the paper for December. They were not always in right away. If it was not in the December papers ( Tribune is a daily paper) then you would have to order the January 1898 paper.

If you want a copy of the license you could get a copy.

Because Grace was born Feb 1898 and William D was born Mar 1899 possibly their births would be in the paper. - Birth dates from the 1900 census. If you wanted copies of their birth records you could call the Cascade County Clerk & Recorders office for the paper work that you have to fill out to obtain them. They also have a web site and possibly you could print out the paper work from there.

I'm not related Good luck

Re: MEEDER, William & CLARK, Frances

Posted: 12 Dec 2010 8:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Meeder; Clark; Reeding; Sandrutte
This info is from the familysearch site.
Groom's Name: W.R. Meeder
Groom's Birth Date: 1872
Groom's Birthplace: Missouri
Groom's Age: 25
Bride's Name: Fannie A. Clark
Bride's Birth Date: 1877
Bride's Birthplace: Minnesota
Bride's Age: 20
Marriage Date: 20 Dec 1897
Marriage Place: Great Falls, Cascade, Montana
Groom's Father's Name: D.A. Meeder
Groom's Mother's Name: Mary G. Reeding
Bride's Father's Name: J. ... Clark
Bride's Mother's Name: Phyllis Adalia Sandrutte
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status: Single
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race: Native American
Bride's Marital Status: Single
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02821-4
System Origin: Montana-EASy
Source Film Number: 1939913
Reference Number: item 4 P 1388

Re: MEEDER, William & CLARK, Frances

Posted: 13 Dec 2010 3:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
I can't thank you enough for information on the marriage of Frances Clark and William Meeder!!! The bride's race is listed as Native American and I've been searching for the connection for a long time. My heartfelt thanks, as now I am closer to finding out the tribe. I always knew it was Frances that was the Indian but could not be sure. You have set my mind at ease!!! Thanks so much!
Kathleen Price Fradella

Re: MEEDER, William & CLARK, Frances

Posted: 14 Dec 2010 5:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MEEDER/CLARK
Kathleen

You can get a copy of the marriage license from the Great Falls Genealogical Society. They have most of the origionals from Cascade County. I called the Society for the info on how to get a copy.
They charge $1.00. They copy on an 11 X 17 paper. Send them a self address stamped envelope - LEGAL SIZE - and the name, marriage date (give both dates in Dec) marriage was in Cascade County, MT. Then you would have the names of the people that stood up for them(could have been relatives)and who married them.

To:

Great Falls Genealogy Society
301 2nd Avenue North
Great Falls Montana 59401

You can check their web site to see what all they will look up and the cost for other documents and information you may want.

Good Luck.
Linda
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