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A. Nelson (#47143984)
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Bio Photo       Documenting the early history of Brainerd, Minnesota through the lives and deaths of its early settlers holds great significance for me; my great grandmother, Mary E. Connor Pillon, arrived in Brainerd via stagecoach in January 1874.
      Find-a-Grave is the perfect vehicle for sharing these histories with others who have an interest. Linking early Brainerd pioneers with their families, friends and business associates provides a unique glimpse into the social and business fabric of the early city and creates a relevance these bygone pioneers don't normally possess today. To that end, I have created a number of Virtual Cemeteries, alphabetically arranged and dedicated to the pioneers of Brainerd from 1872 through 1900 and their descendants, in the hope they will not be forgotten. Presenting their histories through these links, I think, makes very interesting reading.
      Included here are a few of Brainerd's Pioneers: Henry I. Cohen, James "Jim" Dewar, Emma Elizabeth Linman Forsythe, Caroline Morrison Grandelmyer, Wilder W. Hartley, Maud Sleeper Hazen, Dr. Werner Hemstead, Anna F. Himrod, Charles Douglas Johnson, Charles F. Kindred, Galena "Mollie" O'Neill, John E. Pryde, Belle Low Rosser and Morris C. Russell.
      Using Brainerd's early newspapers, I am also engaged in documenting its history from 1872-1900. That history can be found by visiting Special Features at the Crow Wing County Historical Society.
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RE: Clyde Gilmer
My pleasure!
Added by Wendelina on May 24, 2016 3:50 PM
Moving a picture.
I have tried to turn the picture you requested. However, I cannot figure out how. I'm very sorry. I will keep trying unless you can give me a hint.
Added by Megynne on Apr 30, 2016 3:03 PM
Stan Garrity
Nancy Gillis Stark
Sorry I recorded the name wrong for Nancy she is Nancy Gillis wife of Frederick Stark.

Added by Stan Garrity on Apr 26, 2016 5:12 PM
Kent is a town in Putnam County
Kent is a town in Putnam County, New York, United States. The population was 13,507 at the 2010 census.[1] The name is that of an early settler family. The town is in the north-central part of the Putnam County. Many of the lakes are reservoirs for New York City.
Added by yorkies1 on Mar 04, 2016 1:36 PM
Bonnie Brown Arnold
RE: Olga & Fred Knudson
Thank you very much. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

Take care,
Bonnie Arnold

Added by Bonnie Brown Arnold on Jan 02, 2016 4:42 PM
Kay Harrison
RE: Ralph & Anna Sander
You're very welcome.
Added by Kay Harrison on Sep 18, 2015 5:12 PM
Wakelee Family of Brainerd,MN
Greetings A. Nelson

You have done a remarkable job with your site. Thank you for all the work that you pulled together on my WAKELEE connection. A "Tip Of The Hat" to you.

Barry C. K. Moravek, Richland, Washington ISAAC CUMMINGS FAMILY ASSOCITION (Est.1991)
Added by Barrymor on Sep 13, 2015 7:33 PM
angel searcher
I got your edit, I hit on the memorial and saw the wonderful picture you put there. Thank You for doing that. I really appreciate it.
Added by angel searcher on Sep 12, 2015 10:10 AM
RE: Henry Rasicot
On the Rasicot monument, there's a third name on the Eugenia/Eugene side, a baby born in 1878. Enlarge the photo and you'll see it.
In your Brainerd research, have you tried the Library of Congress website called Chronicling America? It allows you to search select newspapers, but to find "Rasicot" mentions, I clicked Minnesota rather than picking towns. William and Henry Rasicot (brothers?) were big fish in the small pond of central Mn... According to this April 1879 Little Falls Transcript page
William Rasicot was being paid to take care of a pauper*, and the sheriff was T.J.Hayes, not Henry. Other articles from those years (snide political) made Henry sound fairly unwholesome ☺.
*This Wm would not have been Henry's son.
Added by Marlys on Jun 22, 2015 1:55 PM
RE: Henry Rasicot
Was this the same Henry Rasicot who was the sheriff in Morrison co around the turn of the century (Little Falls)? My grandmother's uncle, JP Sand, was a deputy sheriff under Henry Rasicot during a very interesting time:

JP was our most colorful family member, I think ☺
--Marlys Sebasky
Added by Marlys on Jun 21, 2015 2:43 PM
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