Husband: Frank Orlando Pierce (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8)
Born: 29 Oct 1854 in Waterloo, Jefferson Co., WI (9 10)
Married: 29 Oct 1877 in Town of Sherman, Clark Co., WI (47)
Died: 12 Jan 1936 in St. Helens, Columbia Co., Oregon (11 12)
Father: Warren E. Pierce
Mother: Jane S. Gould
Spouses: Martha Elizabeth Greely
Wife: Sarah Jane Todhunter (13 14 15 16 17)
Born: 17 Mar 1855 in Wisconsin
Died: 14 Mar 1884 in Greenwood, WI (18)
Father: Joseph B. Todhunter
Mother: Mary White
Spouses:
Children
01 (F): Mable Ethel Pierce (20 21 22)
Born: 28 Oct 1878 in Greenwood, Clark Co., WI
Died: 27 Feb 1955 in Loyal, Clark, Wisconsin (23 24 25)
Spouses: George Tucker
02 (F): Elzora Maude Pierce (26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33)
Born: 10 May 1880 in Greenwood, WI
Died: 05 Nov 1934 in Portland, Oregon (34 35)
Spouses: Samuel L. DeMouth
03 (F): Jessie Irene Pierce (36)
Born: 20 Mar 1882 in Clark Co. WI (37 38)
Died: 22 Dec 1895 in Clark Co, WI (39 40 41)
Spouses:
04 (F): Pierce (42 43 44)
Born: 11 Mar 1884 (45)
Died: 12 Mar 1884 (46)
Spouses:
Additional Information

Frank Orlando Pierce:

Cause of Death: chronic endocarditis

Buried: Yankton

Notes:

Per death certificate Frank died of chronic endocarditis.

THE LOYAL TRIBUNE – 10 January 1907
Frank Pierce and son Roy of the town of Eaton and Norman Brown of the town of Loyal left for Rib Lake Monday to take charge of a camp for the John Mathe Lumber Co.

Sarah Jane Todhunter:

Cause of Death: Childbirth

Buried: Greenwood City Cemetery, Eaton Township, Clark Co, WI 19

Notes:

Thia is the way I found her name spelled on the marriage record.

According to the family tradition Sarrah died soon after giving birth to her 4th child. The baby also died. However, according to Clark County Cemetery records Sarrah died 20 months after the birth and death of that baby.

(03) Jessie Irene Pierce:

Buried: Greenwood City Cemetery, Eaton Township, Clark Co, WI

Notes:

Two dates found for Jessie's death: 22 Dec 1885 and 22 Dec 1895.
per Kathleen Englebretson email of 30 SEP 2004:
"The difference in the two dates comes from the Greenwood Cemetery Index. There
are two entries with two different dates. The index is included in the Clark
county site under AHLN web site. There is actually a third Jesse Pierce dying
in 1901. The index does have a question mark by the entry so it appears they
also have a problem with the dates."

My reply: "I went back to an old letter I'd received from Cousin Bessie, Mabel's daughter. She talks about how her mother and sisters played Little Women as children and that Jessie took Beth's part and just like Beth, Jessie died as a young teenager. So the 1895 date must be the correct one."

Footnotes
  1. Blancher, Bessie - letter re the Pierces-11 MAR 1974.
  2. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co, WI, town of Eaton, vol 3, p. 158.

    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Frank Pierce Age: 25 Estimated birth year: abt 1855 Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's name: Sarah Pierce
    Father's birthplace: Vermont Mother's birthplace: New York
    Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1880: Eaton, Clark, Wisconsin
    Frank Pierce 25 WI-VT-NY Farmer
    Sarah Pierce 25 WI-England-Eng
    E. Mabel Pierce 1 WI-WI-WI
    E. Ella Pierce 1m WI-WI-WI b. May

  3. Census, Federal - 1860 - Adams Co., WI, Strong's Prairie Twsp., P.O. - Friendship, Image # 149, Roll M653_1399; Ancestry image 2 of 15.
    (27 Jun 1860)

    Line 1 Family # 350

    Pierce, Warren age 38 Farmer Real Estate: $800 Personal: 200 born: Vermont
    Jane S. 44 NY
    Ann 16 NY
    Phebie W. (M) 9 WI
    J.W. 8 WI
    Frank O. 5 WI
    Sabrina 3 WI
    Willard, Sarah 13 NY

  4. Census, Federal - 1920 - Billings Co., ND, unorganized twsp 144N -R100W; ED# 13, sheet 4 recorded 28 Jan 1920, ED # 13, sheet 4.
    (28 Jan 1920)

    Name: Frank B Pierce [Frank O Pierce] Age: 65 Estimated birth year: abt 1855
    Birthplace: Wisconsin Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    Father's Birth Place: Vermont Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Spouse's name: Martha E Pierce Marital Status: Married
    Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Own Able to read/write: Yes/Yes
    Home in 1920: Township 144, Billings, North Dakota
    Frank O Pierce 65 WI-VT-NY Head Postmaster
    Martha E Pierce 63 WI-ME-ME Wife
    Iner L Pierce 17 WI-WI-ME Son

    [Frank and Winnie Pierce are living next door to William and Winnie Braden (their daughter) 2012 - This area being developed for oil and gas - see North Dakota Industrial Commission
    N.D. Oil & Gas Division]

  5. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark, WI, Eaton twsp.
    (15/16 Jun 1900)

    1900 United States Federal Census
    Name: Frank O Pierce Age: 45 Birth Date: Oct 1854 Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Race: White Gender: Male Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Vermont Mother's Birthplace: New York
    Spouse's name: Martha E Pierce Marriage Year: 1887 Years Married: 13
    Home in 1900: Eaton, Clark, Wisconsin [Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin]
    Frank O Pierce 45 WI-VT-NY Oct 1854 m. 13 yrs Farmer
    Martha E Pierce 43 WI-ME-ME Jun 1856 m. 13 yrs 3 of 4 children living
    Elzora M Pierce 20 WI-WI-WI May 1880 Servant
    Royal A Pierce 12 WI-WI-WI Mar 1888 at school
    Winnifred E Pierce 10 WI-WI-WI Apr 1890 at school
    Edna F Pierce 5 WI-WI-WI Jul 1894

  6. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Eaton, ED: 23, sheet 9.
    (21 Apr 1910)

    Name: Frank Pierce Age in 1910: 56 Estimated birth year: abt 1854
    Birthplace: Wisconsin Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Vermont Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Spouse's name: Martha Pierce Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1910: Eaton, Clark, Wisconsin
    Frank Pierce 56 WI-VT-NY m2 23 yrs farmer - dairy
    Martha Pierce 52 WI-ME-ME m2 23 yrs 3 of 7 children living
    Roy Pierce 22 WI-WI-WI Son
    Winnie Pierce 19 WI-WI-WI Daughter
    Iner Bredeson 7 WI-Norway-Nor Boarder

  7. Census, Federal - 1930 - Columbia Co, Oregon, St Helens City, ed 525, sheet 4B; Ancestry p. 8 of 17.

    Line 79 dwelling 75 household 89

    Pierce, Roy Head Owns worth $2000 age 42 M age 27 WI WI WI Fireman at Woods steam Boiler
    Carry wife 37 20 WI PA WI
    Amos son 14 ND Wi WI
    Arthur son 11 ND WI WI

    Line 83 dwelling 76 household 90

    Pierce, O. Frank Head Owns worth $1800 75 M age 23 WI VT ME OCC: none
    Martha E. wife 74 M 24 WI ME ME Trimmer at saw mill

  8. Census, Federal - 1870 - Clark Co, WI, twsp Eaton, Ancestry image 5 of 8.
    (27 Jul 1870)

    Line 27 Family 30

    Pierce, Jane age 51 Keeping House born: New York
    J.W. 17 works on farm WI
    Frank 15 works on farm WI
    Sabrina 13 at home WI

    Line 31 Family 31

    Green, Phoebe 19 at home WI

  9. Wisconsin - Clark Co Marriage Records before 1907, Vol 1, p. 110.
  10. Census, Federal - 1870 - Clark Co, WI, twsp Eaton, p. 161.
    (16 Jul 1870)
  11. DeMouth Family Bible.
  12. Oregon Death Index 1903- 1998.

    Oregon Death Index, 1903-98
    Name: Pierce, Frank County: Columbia Death Date: 12 Jan 1936
    Certificate: 7 Spouse: Martha

  13. Wisconsin - Clark Co Marriage Records before 1907, Vol 1 - p. 110.
  14. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co, WI, town of Eaton, vol 3 p. 158.

    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Frank Pierce Age: 25 Estimated birth year: abt 1855 Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's name: Sarah Pierce
    Father's birthplace: Vermont Mother's birthplace: New York
    Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1880: Eaton, Clark, Wisconsin
    Frank Pierce 25 WI-VT-NY Farmer
    Sarah Pierce 25 WI-England-Eng
    E. Mabel Pierce 1 WI-WI-WI
    E. Ella Pierce 1m WI-WI-WI b. May

  15. Census, Federal - 1860 - Waukesha Co., WI, Twn of Brookfield, vol. 2, p. 58.
    (26 Jun 1860)
  16. Census, Federal - 1870 - Clark Co, WI, town of Loyal, p. 6 & 7.
    (16 Jun 1870)

    Joseph Toddhunter 57 England works on farm
    Mary Toddhunter 56 England housekeeping
    Isaac Toddhunter 20 Wisconsin works on farm
    Mary A Toddhunter 18 Wisconsin at home
    Sarah J Toddhunter 16 Wisconsin at home << future wife of Frank O. Pierce
    Willie Toddhunter 12 Wisconsin at home

  17. Block, Betty, Pierce~1.PAF file (Imported 21 MAY 2002).
  18. M Hosefeld, Greenwood Cemetery Record; Greenwood Clark, WI.

    Greenwood City Cemetery - EATON TOWNSHIP, CLARK COUNTY, WI
    c Pierce, Baby 11 Mar 1884 12 Mar 1884 F. & Sarah J. Pierce
    c Pierce, Sarah J. 06-D032-01 17 Mar 1855 9 Nov 1885 Frank Pierce
    cem. rec. shows burial as 3/14/1884

    [There are conflicting dates on this cemetery record. I am going with the 1884 date as the story that came down in the family was that Sarah and the infant died about the same time.]

  19. Clark County, Wisconsin Rootsweb site (www.rootsweb.com/~wiclark/).
  20. Letter from Bessie Tucker to Dianne Stevens dated 3-11-1974.
  21. Mabel (Pierce) Tucker obituary (Marshfield News Herald 28 Feb 1955).

    Obituary

    Marshfield News-Herald/28 February 1955

    Mabel (Pierce) Tucker
    Mrs. George Tucker dies Early Sunday
    Loyal - Mrs. George Tucker, 76, died at the home of her son, Harold Tucker at 2AM, Sunday (27 February 1955), following a lingering illness. She had been in ill health for several years.
    Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for 2 PM, Wednesday at the local Methodist church, of which she was a member. The Rev. Willard M. Mecklenburg will officiate and burial will take place in the Loyal cemetery.
    Friends may call at the Meyer Funeral Home, where the body will be in state from Tuesday morning until Wednesday noon, when the body will be taken to the church.
    Mrs. Tucker, formerly Mabel Pierce, was born October 28, 1878, at Greenwood where she was married to George Tucker on July 4, 1896. She received her education in rural schools in the town of Eden.
    The couple lived on a farm in Eden Township until about 30 years ago, when they came to the city of Loyal. Mr. Tucker died in January of 1939. The past 1 1/2 years Mrs. Tucker made her home with her children.
    She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and held several different offices in the church societies.
    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Bessie) Blancher, Seattle, Wash.: 2 sons, Harold and William Tucker, Loyal: a brother, Roy Pierce, St. Helens, Ore.: a sister, Mrs. Amos (Gladys) Davis, Downs, Kan.: six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
    Three sisters also preceded her in death.

  22. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co, WI, town of Eaton.

    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Frank Pierce Age: 25 Estimated birth year: abt 1855 Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's name: Sarah Pierce
    Father's birthplace: Vermont Mother's birthplace: New York
    Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1880: Eaton, Clark, Wisconsin
    Frank Pierce 25 WI-VT-NY Farmer
    Sarah Pierce 25 WI-England-Eng
    E. Mabel Pierce 1 WI-WI-WI
    E. Ella Pierce 1m WI-WI-WI b. May

  23. Obituary, Marshfield News-Herald/28 February 1955.


    Daughter of Frank O. Pierce
    ---Tucker, Mabel (28 October 1878 – 27 February 1955)
    Mable (Pierce) Tucker Mrs. George Tucker Dies Early Sunday

    LOYAL- Mrs. George Tucker, 76, died at the home of her son, Harold Tucker at 2 AM, Sunday (27 February 1955), following a lingering illness. She had been in ill health for several years.

    Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for 2 PM, Wednesday at the local Methodist church, of which she was a member. The Rev. Willard M. Mecklenburg will officiate and burial will take place in the Loyal Cemetery.

    Friends may call at the Meyer Funeral Home, where the body will be in state from Tuesday morning until Wednesday noon, when the body will be taken to the church.

    Mrs. Tucker, formerly Mable Pierce, was born October 28, 1878, at Greenwood where she was married to George Tucker on July 4, 1896. She received her education in rural schools in the town of Eden.

    The couple lived on a farm in Eden Township until about 30 years ago, when they came to the city of Loyal. Mr. Tucker died in January 1939. The past 1½ years Mrs. Tucker made her home with her children.

    She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and held several different offices in the church societies.

    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Bessie) Blancher, Seattle, Wash.: two sons, Harold and William Tucker, Loyal: a brother, Roy Pierce, St. Helens, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Amos (Gladys) Davis, Downs, Kan.; six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

    Three sisters also preceded her in death.

  24. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (http://wvls.lib.wi.us/ClarkCounty/clark.htm), Loyal Tribune 3 Mar 1955.

    Obit: Tucker, Mabel #3 (1878 – 1955)



    Poster: Stan

    Email: posted4u@charter.net



    Surnames: Tucker, Piece, Blancher, Davis



    ----- Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 03/03/1955



    ----- Tucker, Mabel #3 (28 OCT 1878 – 27 FEB 1955)



    Mrs. George Tucker died at the home of her son, Harold Tucker, at 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 1955. Mrs. Tucker had been ill for several years.



    Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. W. M. Mecklenburg officiated. Burial was in the Loyal Cemetery.



    Mrs. Tucker, the former Mabel Pierce, was born in Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.), Oct. 28, 1878. She received her education in the rural schools of Eaton Township. On July 4, 1896 she was married to George Tucker. They lived on a farm in Eaton until 30 years ago when they moved into their home in the city of Loyal. Mr. Tucker died in January 1939.



    Mrs. Tucker was a member of the Loyal Methodist Church and served as an officer in different organizations of the church. She was also a member of Hope Camp No. 819, R.N.A. for almost 40 years.



    She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Bessie) Blancher of Seattle, Wash.; two sons, Harold and William Tucker, both of Loyal; one brother, Roy Pierces, St. Helens, Ore.; one sister, Mrs. Amos (Gladys) Davis, Downs, Kansas; six grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.



    Three sisters preceded her in death.

  25. Ibid., Loyal Tribune 10 Mar 1955.

    Obit: Tucker, Mabel #4 (1878 – 1955)



    Poster: Stan

    Email: posted4u@charter.net



    Surnames: Tucker, Piece, Blancher, Davis



    ----- Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 03/10/1955



    ----- Tucker, Mabel #4 (28 OCT 1878 – 27 FEB 1955)



    Funeral services for Mrs. George Tucker were held Wednesday afternoon in the Methodist Church with the Rev. W.M. Mecklenburg officiating.



    Mrs. Calvin Prior and Mrs. G.W. Nelson sang “Under His Wings” and “Beyond the Sunset,” with Mrs. Byron Zepplin organist.



    Pallbearers were J.R. Thomas, William Klozinski, V.O. Kauffman, Frank Oestreich, Fred Heiking and Axel Helm.



    Members of the R.N.A. Society attended the services in a body.



    Those from out of town who attended the service were Mrs. Harold Blancher, Seattle, Wash.; Miss Beverly Tucker, Mrs. Claude Bichler, and Mrs. Pearl Kreiser, Wausau.

  26. DeMouth Family Bible.
  27. Stevens, Dianne Z., DeMouth Family History.
  28. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark, WI, Eaton twsp.
    (15/16 Jun 1900)

    1900 United States Federal Census
    Name: Frank O Pierce Age: 45 Birth Date: Oct 1854 Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Race: White Gender: Male Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Vermont Mother's Birthplace: New York
    Spouse's name: Martha E Pierce Marriage Year: 1887 Years Married: 13
    Home in 1900: Eaton, Clark, Wisconsin [Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin]
    Frank O Pierce 45 WI-VT-NY Oct 1854 m. 13 yrs Farmer
    Martha E Pierce 43 WI-ME-ME Jun 1856 m. 13 yrs 3 of 4 children living
    Elzora M Pierce 20 WI-WI-WI May 1880 Servant
    Royal A Pierce 12 WI-WI-WI Mar 1888 at school
    Winnifred E Pierce 10 WI-WI-WI Apr 1890 at school
    Edna F Pierce 5 WI-WI-WI Jul 1894

  29. Census, Federal - 1920 - Yellowstone Co, Montana, school district 24, ED#181, sheet 9A, Ancestry p.17.

    Line 11 Dwelling #4 Household #4

    Dimouth, Samuel L. Head Owns Mort. 46 m WI NJ Ver Occ: Hotel Proprietor
    Elzora M. wife 34 m WI WI WI None
    Musa I. dau 16 s WI WI WI None
    Thelma E. dau 8 WI WI WI None
    Lester J. son 6 ND WI WI None
    Baker, Fred S. Boarder M W 27 s IL MN IN Auto Mechanic
    Shreevam, Peter J. Boarder M W 50 wd MA VT NY Surgeon

  30. Place names of North Dakota.
  31. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Weston, ED # 40, sheet 3A (Ancestry p. 5 of 17).
  32. Census, Federal - 1930 - Multnomah Co, Oregon, Maplewood, precinct 525, ED # 263, sheet 3A (Ancestry p. 5 of 18).

    Line 42 West Ave. dwelling # 77 Household # 77

    Demouth, Samuel L. head rents $20/mo age 56 M age 28 WI NJ VT occ: Painter of bldgs Vet Phil
    Elzora M wife 49 22 WI WI WI none
    Musa I dau 26 s WI WI WI maid - in school
    Thelma E dau 19 s WI WI WI none - in school
    Lester J son 16 s WI WI WI none - not in school
    Simons, John H boarder 49 s WI Eng Eng lumber grader

  33. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co, WI, town of Eaton.

    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Frank Pierce Age: 25 Estimated birth year: abt 1855 Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's name: Sarah Pierce
    Father's birthplace: Vermont Mother's birthplace: New York
    Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1880: Eaton, Clark, Wisconsin
    Frank Pierce 25 WI-VT-NY Farmer
    Sarah Pierce 25 WI-England-Eng
    E. Mabel Pierce 1 WI-WI-WI
    E. Ella Pierce 1m WI-WI-WI b. May

  34. DeMouth Family Bible.
  35. Clark County Genweb site (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark).
    (27 Dec 1934)

    Obit: Demouth, Elzora (? – 1934)
    Posted By: Crystal Wendt > Date: Thursday, 9 June 2005, at 4:43 p.m.
    Surname: Demouth, Pierce
    Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 27 Dec. 1934
    Demouth, Mrs. Sam **‘Elzora’(?- 5 Nov. 1934)
    Word was received at the Press office that Mrs. Sam Demouth died at her home in Maywood, near Portland, Ore., November 5, 1934.
    Mrs. Demouth, before her marriage was Miss Zoe Pierce, and was quite well known here. Her childhood home was in the town of Easton.
    **Taken for the Oregon death index 1903 – 1998; Death County: Multnomah.

  36. Clark County, Wisconsin Rootsweb site (www.rootsweb.com/~wiclark/).
  37. Letter from Bessie Tucker to Dianne Stevens dated 3-11-1974.
  38. Clark County, Wisconsin Rootsweb site (www.rootsweb.com/~wiclark/).
  39. Ibid.
  40. Letter from Bessie Tucker to Dianne Stevens dated 3-11-1974.
  41. M Hosefeld, Greenwood City Cemetery - EATON TOWNSHIP, CLARK COUNTY, WI.


    c Pierce, Jesse 06-D032-03 20 Mar 1882 22 Dec 1885
    c Pierce, Jesse (duplicate?) 1895

    [There are two dates here. As I have a picture of Jessie as a pre-teen I'm going with the 1895 date.]

  42. DeMouth, Musa - Letter re Frank Pierce's wife- 3APR 1974.
  43. Block, Betty, Gould-Pierce-Wisconsin (EMail dated 5/15/2002 from <bzyldy@wmni.net> to DianneStevens@charter.net).
  44. M Hosefeld, Greenwood Cemetery Record; Greenwood Clark, WI.

    Greenwood City Cemetery - EATON TOWNSHIP, CLARK COUNTY, WI
    c Pierce, Baby 11 Mar 1884 12 Mar 1884 F. & Sarah J. Pierce
    c Pierce, Sarah J. 06-D032-01 17 Mar 1855 9 Nov 1885 Frank Pierce
    cem. rec. shows burial as 3/14/1884

  45. Compiled by Jim & Kathy Heath, 1997, Clark County Cemeteries, Greenwood City Cemetery, p. 29.
  46. Ibid., Greenwood City Cemetery, p. 29.
  47. Wisconsin - Clark Co Marriage Records before 1907, vol 1 - p. 231.

    Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930
    groom's name: Franklin Pierce groom's birthplace: Waterloo, Jefferson Co., Wis.
    bride's name: Sarah Jane Toddhunter
    marriage date: 29 Oct 1877 marriage place: Sherman, Clark, Wisconsin
    groom's father's name: Warren Pierce groom's mother's name: Jane S. Pierce
    bride's father's name: Joseph T. Toddhunter bride's mother's name: Mary Toddhunter
    groom's race: White bride's race: White indexing project (batch) number: M00338-9
    system origin: Wisconsin-EASy source film number: 1275834

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