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Paul Wilcox (#46615232)
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Bio Photo I live in Wisconsin, and I've created memorials for most graves located in Ashland, Bayfield, and Price Counties. (The Price Co. info is courtesy of the Price County Genealogical Society).

By adding all these memorials, I'm hoping I'll be able to help someone in their research. If you found something I added to Findagrave helpful, needs correction, or if you have a bio or photo to add, please feel free to email me.

If you need help with researching your family history, I might not be of much help, but I can probably point you in the right direction (of who might be of more assistance).

Sometimes it takes me a while to reply to e-mails, because sometimes I check my messages infrequently. But I try to get back to everyone as soon as I'm able.

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Kathryn Wagner
re: Most Precious Blood Ceme
Would it be okay to use your photos of Most Precious Blood Cemetery in Glidden, Ashland, Cty, Wi for a memorial that I am working on there? There are no pictures for the memorial for Clayton Henry Travis and his wife, Theresa, and at least I would like the cemetery entrance photo. Thank you, and God bless.
Added by Kathryn Wagner on Aug 30, 2014 7:44 AM
Barb OD
RE: Dorothy Larson Swain
It is the same person but the name on the other memorial is incorrect...I would rather gave yours stay because it is correct but I have tried contacting the individual and no response...Karaba is one of her married names (she was married at least 3 times
Added by Barb OD on Aug 29, 2014 4:26 PM
Barb OD
Dorothy Larson Swain
there is a duplicate memorial; I have tried to contact the other person to facilitate combination, the other number is 5104352
Added by Barb OD on Aug 27, 2014 1:32 AM
Nancy (Cowley) Weise
Susan Glaza
I don't have her obit handy. That's where I got the info. Please check that out.
Added by Nancy (Cowley) Weise on Aug 26, 2014 8:58 AM
Nancy (Cowley) Weise
Added by Nancy (Cowley) Weise on Aug 26, 2014 8:57 AM
J Fearing
RE: Lawrence & Jennie Laine
Thank you so much. Maybe someday I will need more help from you as I have many ancestors in that area. J Fearing
Added by J Fearing on Aug 05, 2014 2:26 PM
J Fearing
Lawrence & Jennie Laine
I contacted you earlier in the year to add info to Lawrence & Jennie Laine's Memorial pages. Would you be willing to transfer those 2 to me? I am their oldest grandchild, my father is their only child. I would like to find some time in the future to start adding other info also and I think it would be easier than having to go through the whole edit and wait for a reponse process. Someday there may be others as well but for now I am only asking about my grandparents. Thank you, J Fearing
Added by J Fearing on Aug 05, 2014 10:55 AM
Erickson family
Thank you for editing the info on John and Christina Erickson's family.

Added by amh0705 on Aug 04, 2014 1:49 PM
Thank you
Thank you for the memorial transfer of Sarah Johnson. It is very much appreciated.
Added by nmbo on Jul 16, 2014 3:25 PM
Thank you for the transfer!
Edvard Hans Skille
Birth: May 11, 1868
Nord-Trøndelag fylke, Norway
Death: Dec. 31, 1961
Bayfield County
Wisconsin, USA [Edit Dates]

Edvard Skille had only a little schooling in Norway and then attended the common school in North Menomonie for two winters and then at Little Elk Creek in the winter of 1885-6. It was difficult for him to find work but eventually he got a job at Knapp, Stout & Company and then the Menomonie Pressed Brick Company. He worked for several lumber companies over the next years in Rice Lake and Drummond, WI.
As Edvard wrote in about 1925, "for a number of years I have been very much interested in reforming our incorrect and antiquated calendar. to that end I published, 1918, in the Norse language, 'Den Metriske Kalender'", proposing and explaining a completely new method of computing time, based on the decimal system.
Edvard Skille was listed by O.M. Norlie in "History of the Norwegian People in America" as one of the Norwegian inventors for his Metrical calendar. According to Norlie, "Edvard Skillen came to America as a 15 year old boy and secured a job in a Wisconsin saw mill. He rose from position to position until he became a log scaler, a position that called for considerable mathematical knowledge. He became a student of higher mathematics all by himself and profoundly efficient. He discovered a method of trisecting an angle, a feat that had never before been performed, and invented a log marker by which he could divide an angle into any required part. and finally, he devised a Metrical Calendar in which he applies the decimal system to the year. Astronomers and mathematicians regard the work, both as to originality and accuracy, as truly remarkable."
From Tronderlagets Aarbok 1914-1915: "A New Almanac"
One of our good Tronders, Edvard H. Skille, Drummond, WI., has invented a new almanac. As far as we can understand it's some sort eternal calendar which probably will soon usher in a new era among us, And it might not just be among Tronders. But Tronders naturally take leadership, when the great revolution must be put in progress.
The inventor has been kind enough to send us some copies of the new almanac and we take that for a sign. His labor is clear enough.
Time-division, in years, months and days are retained. However, we do not get twelve months, but ten, namely: primus, secundus, tertius, quartus, quintilis, sextilus, septembris, octobris, novembris, decembris.
The months will consist of 36 or 37 days. How long you want, anyone can decide for yourself.
Tronderlaget will take this affair up for consideration at the next annual meeting. We have just a little concern, and it is with those long months. Here in Minnesota where we have eight months of winter, where it gets a little unbearable when each month must have 36-37 days.
Background information from: Halvorson Cemetery, Menomonie, WI.; History of Dunn County, Wisconsin 1925; O.M. Norlie, Norwegian People in America; Bygdebok og Bygdeliv I Storen, Gard og Grend, Bind II (1961); U.S. Census 1900, 1905, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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Hans Estensen Skille (1836 - 1922)
Gunhild Evensdatter Rogstad Skille (1836 - 1922)

Oleanna Solberg Skille (1873 - 1959)

Burial: [Edit]
Mount Hope Cemetery
Ashland County
Wisconsin, USA [Add Plot]

Maintained by: Aavedt
Originally Created by: Paul Wilcox
Record added: Feb 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 2495948

Added by Aavedt on Jul 06, 2014 3:45 PM
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