Ed Holden was married to my great, great grandmother. He was her second husband. I believe he moved to Golden Valley, North Dakota after 1910 to be near Carrie Palmer and her husband, Peter George Palmer. Carrie Palmer was the daughter of his wife, who died between 1900 and 1910. Peter George Palmer received a patent for land in Golden Valley in 1914.
The information that I have is as follows:
Edward Holden was enumerated in the 1900 US census in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa with his wife, “Minnie”, and her two children from her first marriage: Lemuel Roberts and Carrie Roberts — who was listed as Carrie “Holden”. The mother of Lemuel and Carrie Roberts was Malinda Eliza Thomas Roberts.
George Palmer and his wife of nine years, Carrie, were living in the household of John P. Keamer at 1421 6th Avenue at Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, when the household was enumerated on 21 April 1910 for the 1910 U.S. census.
In 1910, Edward Holden was living as a border in the household of Lemuel Roberts and his wife, Frances, in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois. Holden is listed as a widower.
On 05 September 1911, Bert Palmer received Patent Number 223081 on the following land: South half of the northeast quarter and the lots one and two of section six in township 138 north of range 105 west of the Fifth Principal Meridian, North Dakota, containing one hundred sixty and twenty-four- hundredths acres.
Three years later, on 14 November 1914, Peter G[eorge] Palmer, Bert Palmer’s brother, received Patent Number 442542, on the following land: Southeast quarter of Section 30 in Township 138 north of Range 103 west of the Fifth Principal Meridian, North Dakota, containing one hundred sixty acres.
In 1915, “Edwin” H. Holden was enumerated in the North Dakota state census in Golden Valley County in Township 138. His neighbors were the Bensons, the Wassmans, the Maileys, the Greelys, the Holmes, the Riggs, the Higbies, the Collins and the Phillips.
On 09 February 1920, Edward Holden received Patent Number 733425 on the following land: Northeast quarter, the east half of the northwest quarter, and Lots one and two of Section 30 in Township 138 north of Range 103 west of the Fifth Principal Meridian, North Dakota, containing three hundred twelve and fifty-eight hundredths acres.
Edward Holden was enumerated in the 1920 US census in Garner Township, 138-104, Golden Valley County, North Dakota. His neighbors were the Wassmans, The Alstotts, the La Meres, and the Loops among others.
The household of Peter Palmer and his wife, Carrie, were enumerated on 16 January 1920 at Beach, Golden Valley County, North Dakota. They were only individuals listed for their household.
Peter Palmer of Beach, Golden Valley County, died at that city on 05 August 1924. The informant for Peter Palmer’s death certificate was his brother, Bert Palmer. Bert Palmer reported that Peter Palmer was born in Elmwood, Illinois and was married. The death certificate states that Peter and his wife had no children.
The 1925 North Dakota census found Edward Palmer, 76, living at Beach, Golden Valley County in dwelling #1, page 18, the household of Mary E. Blue, 48.
That same census found Carrie Palmer, 48, living with Peter Palmer, 7, in dwelling #13, page 17. Presumably, the Palmer dwelling is next door to that of the Blues.
Wibaux County Cemetery at Wibaux, Montana holds the grave of Ed Holden. His grave marker, a “Gift of Wibaux Clubs”, carries birth and death dates of 1847 and 1927.
I would like to secure information regarding the death of Ed Holden and his burial in the Wibaux County Cemetery -- death certificate? obituary? I would also like to the know the circumstances regarding the installation of his grave marker and when that happened.
Anyone have anyhing on Edward Holden?