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William Tranter

  • Birth 1849 Gloucestershire, England
  • Death 1915 South Dakota, USA
  • Burial Wessington, Hand County, South Dakota, USA
  • Memorial ID 52511322

William Tranter, brother of Joseph Tranter who was the father of Walter Edward Tranter, was born at Tarlton, Gloucester, England, near Londa in 1849/ He was never married.

William migrated to America about 1872 to Wisconsin, probably LaCrosse County. In 1882, he negotiated with Edgar and Delilah Jones for the purchase of the NW 1/4 of Section 13, Gilbert Township, Hand County, South Dakota for the sum of $1,075.00. He purchased additional land until he owned three quarters in Hand County and one quarter in Beadle County.

William persuaded his nephew, Walter E. Tranter to come to America. They farmed together until Walter purchased the farm in 1915.

William made a trip back to England in 1914, returning to America that fall. He died March 26, 1915 of a heart attack and is buried in the Wessington Cemetery, Wessington, South Dakota.

* From "Bring On The Pioneers - History of Hand Co., SD" by Scott Heidepriem 1978

-csr- (Information also under caption of Mr. Tranter's image/lfa)


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  • Created by: WildGeese15
  • Added: 17 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52511322
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Tranter (1849–1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52511322, citing Wessington Cemetery, Wessington, Hand County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by WildGeese15 (contributor 47026950) .