Hugh Ross Blanding and Ida Kimble
- Here's a mystery for you:
On FamilySearch, the LDS site, I've located Hugh R. Blanding married
to Ida Bacon on 24 Oct. 1881...but in MINNESOTA, not Wisconsin. The
date would be logical since DB's elder brother Hugh was born in Oct.
1882...in the Dakotas.
Various sources give Ida's maiden name as Kimble, but I know I've
heard Bacon in connection with my Blanding research; just can't
recall where. Also, in one of the 1956 Star-Bulletin articles,
Blanding mentions that his mother was from Minnesota.
Census records from 1900 and 1910 state that Ida K. was born in
Wisconsin (Feb. 1855) and that her father/mother were from Wisconsin
and Vermont, respectively. However, since there are other
discrepancies between these two records, and her maiden name is not
spelled out on either one, I'm willing to believe that Bacon may be
her surname. Or that she may have been previously married...age 26
is rather late for a first marriage. Or that the Minnesota marriage
record was transcribed inaccurately.
In any case, I'm sending for the Minnesota marriage certificate; the
name combination is just too coincidental to ignore.
Anyone have further details on Ida?
According the Garfield County Geneologists book "Enid Cemetary Vol.
1": BLANDING, Jessie BACON died:1889 buried: April 10, 1889
grave location: original section, block P.L10.
I posted that some time ago so that might be what you are thinking
about. But who knows, the name has now come up at least twice!
It isn't much, but Ida was a charter member of one of (if not the)
first card clubs in Lawton. Oraganized in March 1902 it was
the "Merry Wives Duplicate Whist Club."
Thanks...that's the reference I recall. I am beginning to think that
Ida Kimble Blanding's mother's maiden name was Bacon. This would
account for her daughter's middle name. Hugh Ross Blanding had a
sister named Jessie for whom he likely named his daughter.
A good bet is that the Minnesota transcription is incorrect, that Ida
provided her mother's maiden name and not her own name for the
marriage record, or that information was transposed on the record
- Cadia --
I agree that the LDS information could be incorrect -- or, it could be
coincidence ... another person with just enough information that makes
us think the two are one.
That is another reason I would really like to get an obituary for Scott
Creager. My mother maintains that Scotty was already dead by Oct.,
1939! That date seems to fit the other things we know about Blanding,
his marriage and his whereabouts.
The LDS geneological information is only as good as the individual who
submits it. My family and friends have found many mistakes in those
archives. Family records are NOT always as good as we would hope.
- Cadia, did you ever send for this marriage certificate?
On Nov. 9, 2000 Cadia wrote:
"On FamilySearch, the LDS site, I've located Hugh R. Blanding married
to Ida Bacon on 24 Oct. 1881...I'm sending for the Minnesota marriage
P.S...I think I've located Hugh Ross in Grand Rapids, South Dakota in