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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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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
Hello,
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
amh0705
Erickson family
Thank you for editing the info on John and Christina Erickson's family.


Andrea
Added by amh0705 on Aug 04, 2014 1:49 PM
nmbo
Thank you
Thank you for the memorial transfer of Sarah Johnson. It is very much appreciated.
Nan
Added by nmbo on Jul 16, 2014 3:25 PM
Aavedt
Thank you for the transfer!
Edvard Hans Skille
Birth: May 11, 1868
Skogn
Nord-Trøndelag fylke, Norway
Death: Dec. 31, 1961
Bayfield
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."
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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.
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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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Parents:
Hans Estensen Skille (1836 - 1922)
Gunhild Evensdatter Rogstad Skille (1836 - 1922)

Spouse:
Oleanna Solberg Skille (1873 - 1959)

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


Maintained by: Aavedt
Originally Created by: Paul Wilcox
Record added: Feb 29, 2008
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Added by Aavedt on Jul 06, 2014 3:45 PM
C.T.
Robidoux, Rabideaux
Hello,
My 4th great grandparents, Jean Baptiste Robidoux and Wabichechikwe lived on Madeleine Island. They had a daughter, Louise, born about 1824.
In 1836 Jean B. Robidoux married Marguerite Wechkin. I don't know if Marguerite Wechkin and Wabichechikwe are the same person.

ST. JOSEPH MISSION AND HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH MARIAGE RECORDS, 1835-1880. BY FATHER IRANEUS FREDERIC BARAGA: JOAN B. ROBIDOUX, AGE 43, OF LA POINTE, MARRIED ON 28 AUGUST 1836, MARGARITHA WECHKIN, AGE 35, OF LA POINTE. WITNESSES: J. B. CORBIN AND CAR. BOISSEAU. PRIEST: FREDERIC BARAGA.

In 1839 Francois Xavier Robidoux was born to Jean Baptiste Robidoux and Marguerite Wechkin.

BAPTISMAL INDEX 1835-1851
ST. JOSEPH MISSION AT LA POINTE
Last Name: Robidoux
First Name: Francois X
Birth Date: (blank)
Baptism Date: 11 Aug 1839
Place of Birth: LP
Father's Name: Jean Baptiste
Mother's Name: Wechkin, Marguerite

The 1839 Lake Superior half-breed census lists Jean Baptiste Robideaux for Xavier Robideaux, 1/2, 7 days, Lap., Lap., Adm.

Jean Baptiste Robidoux died in 1840 and was buried on 10 August 1840.

Per St. Joseph Mission Burial Records: Joan (Jean) Bapt. Robidoux, age 54 years; Parents: Blank; Priest: Frederic Baraga.

Some people believe that Jean B. Robidoux is the brother to Ignace Robidoux, but Jean B. Robidoux, the brother to Ignace, died in 1871 in Canada.

Also, there is a Louise Rabideaux living at Bad River from about 1875 to 1903. She is not related to Ignace.

Was wondering if you knew of this family or if you know anyone who will do research at Red Cliff or Bad River?

Thank you for any info you may have on my family, Clair
Added by C.T. on Jun 24, 2014 10:44 AM
Darryl
RE: John Peterson
Thank you Paul.
Added by Darryl on Jun 23, 2014 10:11 PM
Bruce Sonner
Frank & Martha Jane Bell
Paul:

Thank you for taking the time to photograph the headstone for Frank & Martha Jane Bell. I appreciate your honoring my request!

Bruce Sonner
Added by Bruce Sonner on Jun 23, 2014 12:29 PM
VickieP
Memorial# 13021550 Mrs Richard McCue
Hi Paul,

I am looking for a photo of this stone if it exists. You created this memorial in 2006 but there is no photo so I'm wondering if there is a stone. I'd like to have one for Mr. Richard McCue, too, if it is there. I believe she is my 2gr grandmother but cannot locate enough info to verify it. If there is not a stone, can you tell me where you got your info to create the memorial and would you be willing to share it? Thanks a bunch :)

Vickie
Added by VickieP on Jun 03, 2014 7:49 AM
Phil Cote
Grandmason
Paul - thanks so much for the photos! Very appreciated! This has been very helpful in helping me piece together family members.

Thanks so much!

Phil Cote
Added by Phil Cote on May 29, 2014 4:10 PM
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