Monday, May 10, 2010
Walter Marshall Dexter, Pioneer Extraordinaire
From The History of Henry County, Illinois: Its Tax-Payers and Voters, by H F Kett & Co, 1877 - pg 289 - Walter M Dexter -
"Farmer Sec. 32; P.O. Ulah; born in Piscataquis Co. Maine, Dec 19, 1831; Rep;Bapt; owns 160 acres land, value $9,600; lived in Maine about twenty- three years, then went to California and was there six years; came to Stark Co. this State and lived there twelve years; came to this county in 1874; has held office of School Director in Stark Co; holds same office here: married Miss Alida Jane Bennett, Nov 24 1862; she was born Pennsyvania and brought up in Stark Co. Ill; they have four children, one boy and three girls."
Documents and biography pertaining to the settlement and progress of Stark County, Illinois : containing an authentic summary Author: Leeson, M. A. Date of Publication: 1887 Subjects: Stark County (Ill.) -- History., Stark County (Ill.) -- Biography., Stark County (Ill.)... pg 93 Chapter IV. Marriage record 1831-1866 - lists the marriage of Walter M Dexter and Alida Jane Bennett as 24 Oct 1861.
Alida Jane Bennett was born 20 March 1835 in Milan, Cayuga, New York to Jeremiah Bennett and Sarah Winne. She died 4 March 1924 in Valley County Idaho and is buried beside her husband, Walter M Dexter and her children, Lotan and Kezzia, in Crown Point Cemetery. (Bureau of Health Policy and Vital Statistics. Idaho Death Index, 1911-51. Boise, ID, USA: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare certificate #045530 - This database is an index to the death records for the U.S. state of Idaho for the years 1911-1951. In addition to providing the name of the deceased, the index provides the date and place of death, the deceased's birth date, and their death certificate number.)