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Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Pierces at Cascade Springs, South Dakota. Violet's Father

The Pierce family in 1909 at Cascade Springs, South Dakota (near Hot Springs).


Great Great Grandmother Dora is Eldora Elizabeth Fiddler
. Violet's Grandmother. She and Edwin Sherman Pierce divorced leaving her with the children. The family is pictured above with a few friends.

Great Grandfather Walter Edwin Pierce was the first born child of Eldora and Edwin Sherman Pierce. He is "Edd" in the picture above. Edd was Violet's father, making him my Great Grandfather.

Great Great Uncle Ora Joslyn Pierce was the second born. He is "Ora" in the picture above.

Great Great Uncle Frances Herbert Pierce was the third. He is "Bert" in the picture above.

Great Great Aunt Mattie May Pierce was the fourth. She is "May" in the picture above.

Great Great Uncle Henry Raymond Pierce was the fifth. He is "Ray" in the picture above.

Great Great UncleDallas Glenn Pierce was the sixth. He is "Glenn" in the picture above.

Great Great Aunt Eldora Rose Pierce was the seventh. She is "Nelle" in the picture above.

In this Pierce family photo taken in 1909. Top left is our Great Great Aunt May (sister of Walter Edwin Pierce). Bottom left is our Great Great Great Aunt Mattie Fiddler Simpson. She is a sister of our Great Great Grandmother Dora Fiddler Pierce (Eldora Elizabeth Fiddler), Violet Pierce's Grandmother. Our Great Great Aunt Nelle (sister of Walter Edwin Pierce) is seated in the lower center. Top right is Dora Simpson, a first cousin to our Great Grandfather Walter Edwin Pierce. Eldora (Dora) died in 1912 so this is the last known photography we have of her.

Aunt Mattie Fiddler Simpson and our Great Great Grandmother Dora were sisters and children of Henry Fiddler and Frances George.



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