Looking for death date: Thomas Veltum (1844-?)
- I'm looking for a death date/place/burial etc. for Thomas Veltum. Here's what I know:
b. 5 Jun 1844 in Lemington, Warwickshire, England
Parents: Samuel Veltum and Maria Lyons
Family emigrated to the US in 1847, settled in Dodge Co., Wisconsin.
Married Duley Elma McCune in 1872 in Winona, Minnesota
Resided in St. James, Minnesota, for many years, where he was a bank president (I have found several books with bios of him).
Thomas and Duley had three children that I know of: Edgar Clarence Veltum (1874-1944), Raymond Thomas Veltum (1884-1962) and L. D. Veltum (1885-1966). They also may have adopted a Bettie Smith (b. 1867) who was on an orphan train.
Around 1912, Thomas and Duley relocated to Orland, California, apparently because of her health. Duley died in 1917 in Orland, and her obituary suggests that she was survived by Thomas, who escorted her back to St. James for her funeral, though I have not been able to find where she is buried.
After that I can find no records of Thomas Veltum, his death or his burial. I assume he returned to California? I have no idea...so any help is much appreciated. I've tried all the basics (ancestry, rootsweb, findagrave, LDS resources, Chronicling America, etc.)
- Thomas Veltum
Birth5 Jun 1844inLemington, Warwickshire, England
Death1914inSt James, Watonwan, Minnesota, United States
Minnesota, Territorial and State Census, 1849-1905
about Thomas Veltum
Name: Thomas Veltum
1 May 1885
Estimated Birth Year:
Duley Elma McCune
Birth May 1854inRolling Prairie, Wisconsin
Death7 Feb 1917inOrland, Glenn, California, USA