Monday, September 30, 2013

Ida"s Mom, Margaret Mae Eastman FOULK Archer

Margaret Mae Eastman is the daughter of George Herbert EASTMAN and Lydia Trowbridge.
His father was Abijah Stoddard EASTMAN and mother was Esther *THOMAS* with a question mark. My files say Thomas from my research Grandma Ida said she was either a THOMAS or a WOOD.  Big story here for later.

Margaret Mae married Harvey Edward Foulk son of William Henry Foulk b 1846 in Somerset Co. PA died Ia 1940. His Mom was Katherine MYERS b 1845 Perry Co. IA died 1922  Blackhawk Co., IA.

Harvey Edward Foulk was born 18 Oct 1867 in Illinois.1870 with parents  Wm  H Foulk and Catharine Foulk 1870 census also with brother Arthur F. aged 1 and he is aged 3. Cedar, Blackhawk Co. IA.

1910 Census Harvey and Margret are in Eagle, Blackhawk, IA

Victoria Mae (IDA) married Carl Fremont JONES, His Uncle Charlie Jones took them to Blue Mound, Minn to marry, due to family squabble over wealth. ARRRGH  I have certificate.

1920 census with wife Margaret Mae Eastman in Platte township 22 North E#9 Wyo.
Dad remembered when they came to town and Grandad told him to tell his parents they were on the way back to IOWA. Gave him a horse and instructions about property.  Dad was 8 years old.

Other children with Harvey and Margaret Mae were: Arthur W. 21  (Great Uncle Dick); Belva L 19 whom married Earnest Rice lived Greybull, Wyo.,; Claude O 17, married Edna Musselman,  I knew them well, they lived in Wheatland, Wyo area.  She made the best pickled beets jello salad.;  Blanche E. 15 died young have pic of her casket etc; Ira E., I met once when he came to see Dad in Valley Ford, Ca., Alvina K. 10 lived in Wheatland and we all knew and loved her she married Mr. Kerns.; Herbert E. 6 married late and his wife still with us. Love her very much.

Dad and Uncle Herbie (Great Uncle) were born almost at the same time.

Harvey disappears at the time he shipped a load of wheat to Russia.  No one learned more of him or at least did not acknowledge information. Interesting stories though came from it.

Here is the only picture I know have of her since government lost the letters and pictures she had shared.  With her last husband.  Mr. Archer.  Great Grandma died January 23,1958 the year I graduated from school. She was born 6 Oct 1874 Black Hawk Co. IA.

Shasta Foulk is the baby in her arms.   Shasta you were cute.

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