Nellie Captolia WALTERHOUSE

Female 1887 - 1913  (26 years)


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  • Name Nellie Captolia WALTERHOUSE  [1
    Born 12 Mar 1887  Polk Township, Marshall, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Alternate Name Drinkwater  [1
    Reference 418 
    Died 02 Dec 1913  Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Nellie too went to ND and on 20 Jun 1907 she married J. C. Drinkwater at Zion, Towner ND.

      After Aunt Muriel threw away the contents of her trunk containing Nellie's wedding dress and other memorabilia, all Helen had left was a silk handkerchief embroidered 'Nellie Walterhouse World's Fair 1904.' The World's Fair was held in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904.

      The Bulletin, Brooks, Nov. 8, 1913
      Mrs. Drinkwater was taken to the Medicine Hat hospital, suffering with an abcess in her back. Her condition is serious.

      Obituaries for Nellie Drinkwater and Wm. L. Walterhouse were among many of the early records destroyed by fire.

      History of Lomond District
      John Curtis Drinkwater --by Mrs. Fern Graham
      Mr. and Mrs. John Curtis Drinkwater came from Indiana in 1908 [error, they must have come shortly after their marriage in 1907 since Nellie's parents came after she did. John had been living here when he returned the U.S. to marry Nellie.] and homesteaded in the Kinnondale district. Mrs. Nellie Drinkwater passed away in Brooks in 1913 and John in Edmonton in 1958.
      I have a letter written by my mother to her parents in Indiana. It was at the time I was expected, and my mother was left to decide whether to use the money on hand to travel to Brooks for the confinement, or stay on the homestead and use the money for a new kitchen stove. The stove won out; hence I was born on the homestead in 1909. After our mother pased away, my sister Blanche, now Mrs. Ivan Mallitt of Edmonton, and I, Mrs. Alvin Graham of Stettler, were raised by Mr. and Mrs. Jack McArthur. My sister, Helen, Mrs. Horace Hallett of Virginia, was raised by my father's people in the States. There are six grandchildren.

      Alberta Genealogical researcher, Marg Eaton notes: The areas of Eyremore and Kinnondale are now known as Bow City and Badger Lake became the reservoir known as Lake McGregor.
    Person ID I418  East Anglia
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2012 

    Family John Curtis DRINKWATER,   b. Sep 1880, Kokomo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1958, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1907  Zion Township, Towner, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Blanche DRINKWATER,   b. 05 Sep 1911,   d. 22 Jan 1987  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Mar 1887 - Polk Township, Marshall, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jun 1907 - Zion Township, Towner, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 02 Dec 1913 - Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Robert Mallett, Bungay, Compiler: Sandra-Lynn Janzen, (Mar 26, 2012), M18-3R13S1.