Blanding & Kimble families in same place - finally!
- Hello, all ...
While trying, without success, to find Ida Kimble Bacon on the 1880
census, I stumbled across the Blanding-Kimble link that has eluded me
On a hunch, I tried "Hudson" and found Louis P. and Sarah Kimble
Hudson (Ida's older sister whom we refer to as Aunt Sarah) in
Wahpeton, Richland County, Dakota Territory (now North Dakota).
Bingo! That's where Joseph and Maria Blanding were living with their
family at the time, including Hugh Ross Blanding, 28, a civil
engineer; Elizabeth B., Walter, Joseph S. and Frank M., ranging in
age from 12 to 22. By 1880, James C. Blanding, Emma and Jessie M.
Blanding had moved on; chances are that the youngest siblings Mary E.
and Morris D. (who would have been in their early 20s) had either
moved on or died.
The 1880 census has Joseph W. living separately from Maria.
The Hudson household also includes their children, Ada, 8, and
Charlie, 6. Both are named for Sarah's younger siblings. Louis is
an insurance agent. In addition. there are 4 boarders -- one is
Sarah's brother, Erastus, 28, a farm laborer. The others are Frank
Schneider, 46, blacksmith; R. Wood, 23, hardware dealer; and Charles
Wood, 17, store clerk.
In a place as small as Wahpeton, it's very likely that the 2
families knew each other and that Hugh and Erastus were friends.
By the spring of 1881, Hugh R. was in Aberdeen, Brown County, D.T.
(now South Dakota) and in September of that year he was on his way to
Minneapolis to marry Ida Kimble Bacon. They were married October 24,
1881, in Wabasha, Minnesota.
I should find Ida in Wabasha County in 1880; her father James L.
Kimble lived in Chester and other Kimbles were nearby. So far, nom
luck, but at least there's now a firm link between the Blandings and
- Great super sleuthing Cadia, keep up the good work!
>In a message dated 6/5/2005 8:28:34 AM Hawaiian Standard Time,aloha->firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>While trying, without success, to find Ida Kimble Bacon on the 1880 census,I stumbled >across the Blanding-Kimble link that has eluded me for years....
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- Here's another connection of the Kimbles in the same town as the Blandings in
It looks like Ida Kimble Bacon's brother, Erastus, (if this is the right
Erastus) was also living in Wahpeton, Richland Co., Dakota Territory according to
the 1880 census, living with the Kasek family:
Name spouse or parents names residence 1880
est birthdate / place
relationship to head of household
Henry KASEK John KASEK,Katie KASEK Wahpeton, Richland, DT <1863> BOH
John KASEK Katie KASEK Wahpeton, Richland, DT<1808>
Katie KASEK John KASEK Wahpeton, Richland, DT<1812>
Erastus KIMBLE Wahpeton, Richland, DT<1852> Wisconsin
something other than a direct relationship
- Hi, Donna ...
I'm not surprised to find Erastus Kimble listed in 2 households --
chances are the enumerations were done on different dates, or both
locations claimed him as "present" even if he wasn't.
On the 1920 census, Don Blanding is listed twice, too. Once in
Rockford, Illinois, and once in Lawton, Oklahoma. Different dates.