Frank Orlando Pierce

Frank Orlando Pierce[1]

Male 1873 - 1951  (78 years)

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  • Name Frank Orlando Pierce 
    Born 29 Aug 1873  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1880 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 6 
    Pierce, William Henry and Family: 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa  [WHP 08.]
    Pierce, William Henry and Family: 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa [WHP 08.]
    William H., Elida J. (Bates) Pierce, Frederick, Charles, Frank, Ernest; Maggie Kohler (relationship unknown) and John Bussy, Farm Laborer
    Census 1885  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1885 Iowa State Census 
    Age: Abt. 11 
    William H. Pierce; 1885 Iowa State Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa  [WHP 05.]
    William H. Pierce; 1885 Iowa State Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa [WHP 05.]
    William H. Pierce; his wife, Elida Bates Pierce; a step-son, Fred Pierce;sons Charles, Frank (Ernest) William, and Bert. In addition, an unknown female, 19 years of age, Jennie Yaus.
    Purchase of Property 10 Jan 1896  Farm Property owned by W.H. and Elida B. Pierce in Iowa, transferred to Frank O. and Mabel C. Pierce Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 14 Jun 1900  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1900 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 27 
    Pierce, Frank Orlando and Family
    Pierce, Frank Orlando and Family
    1900 U. S. Federal Census, Hamilton County, Indpendence Township, Iowa; Frank O. Pierce, Mabel C. (Brewer) Pierce; Elsie Welch, sister of Mabel; Edward W. Brewer, Brother of Mabel; Children: Gladys R. and Ralph R. Pierce
    Property Sold 28 Feb 1901  Farm Property owned by F.O. and Mabel Brewer Pierce sold to Benjamin F. Frantz Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 19 June 1905  Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    1905 Minnesota State Census 
    Pierce, Frank O. Family in the 1905 Minnesota State Census
    Pierce, Frank O. Family in the 1905 Minnesota State Census
    Frank O. Pierce, Mabel Clair Brewer Pierce, Gladys, Ralph Roy, Glen E., and Leta (Fern?) Pierce
    Census 3 May 1910  Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    1910 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 36 
    Pierce, Frank O.  1910 U. S. Federal Census, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Pierce, Frank O. 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Frank O. Pierce; his wife, Mabel Clair Brewer Pierce; his family: Gladys, Ralph, Glen, Leta, and Mildred Pierce
    Farm Property 1915  Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Township 133 North (Connelly), Range 47. West of the 5th P.M., East Half of Section 25, Wilkin County, Minnesota 
    Age: 42 
    Pierce, Frank O. Pierce Farm, 1915, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Pierce, Frank O. Pierce Farm, 1915, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Township 133 North (Connelly), Range 47. West of the 5th P.M., East Half of Section 25, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Farm Home Constructed 1917-1918  Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Age: Abt. 45 
    Pierce, Frank and Mabel Farmhouse, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Pierce, Frank and Mabel Farmhouse, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Bill Erdmann has indicated that this farmhouse may have been built in 1917 or 1918, told to him by his mother, Gladys Pierce Erdmann. During the construction of the house, there was a tornado in Fergus Falls, Minnesota and the building crew left to assist with the storm damage in that town.
    World War I Draft Card 12 Sept 1918  Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Age: Abt. 45 
    Pierce, Frank O. WWI Draft Registration Card; Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Pierce, Frank O. WWI Draft Registration Card; Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Frank Orlando Pierce and Information Provided for Draft Registration
    Census 28 Jan 1920  Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    1920 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 46 
    Pierce, Frank O.  1920 U. S. Federal Census, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Pierce, Frank O. 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Frank O. Pierce; his wife, Mabel Clair Brewer Pierce; his family, Gladys, Ralph, Leta, Mildred, Lois, and Merle.
    Will 20 Apr 1926  Breckenridge, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Census 1930  Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    1930 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 55 
    Pierce, Frank O.  1930 U. S. Federal Census, Champion Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Pierce, Frank O. 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Champion Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Frank O. Pierce; his wife, Mabel Clair Brewer Pierce; his family: Lois and Merle Pierce; two workmen: Mike Stomberg and Joe Troslie
    Newspaper Report 28 Jan 1931  Gazette-Telegram, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Census 1940  Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    1940 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: 66 
    Pierce, Frank Orlando. 1940 U. S. Federal Census; Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Pierce, Frank Orlando. 1940 U. S. Federal Census; Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Frank O. Pierce; and, his wife, Mabel Clair Brewer Pierce; Farm Hands: Elmer Berndt, Calmer Willemssen, and Frank Harvego; Marian Heifner, private family servant.
    Profession Farmer in Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Died 4 Oct 1951  St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Buried 8 Oct 1951  Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, Section 20, Lot, 27 Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Frank O. Pierce and Mabel Brewer Pierce Headstone.
    Frank O. Pierce and Mabel Brewer Pierce Headstone.
    Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa
    Person ID I5  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2017 

    Father William Henry Pierce,   b. 8 Apr 1824, Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1906, Breckenridge, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elida Jane Bates,   b. 13 Feb 1851, Mineral Springs, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1938, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 9 Feb 1871  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Photos
    Pierce, William Henry and Family
    Pierce, William Henry and Family
    Front Row: Guy H. Pierce, Ernest W. Pierce, William H. and Elida J. Bates Pierce, Fred Pierce, Bert Pierce.Back Row: Frank O. and Charles Pierce
    Pierce, Frank Orlando
    Pierce, Frank Orlando
    Husband of Mabel C. Brewer
    Bates, Elida J.,
    Bates, Elida J.,
    2nd wife of William Henry Pierce
    Pierce, William Henry
    Pierce, William Henry
    Husband of Maria Burton Pierce and of Elida J. Bates
    Pierce, Frederick and Ellenor Neel
    Pierce, Frederick and Ellenor Neel
    Parents of George, Hazel, Jessie, Florence, and Donald Pierce
    Pierce, Guy, Bert, and Ernest
    Pierce, Guy, Bert, and Ernest
    Three Young Pierce Brothers
    Pierce, Charles A.
    Pierce, Charles A.
    Husband of Isabel E. Smith, father of Floyd Pierce
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mabel Clair Brewer,   b. 14 Jun 1876, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1958, St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1896  Webster City, Hamilton, County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    50th Wedding Anniversary 1 Jan 1946  ABC Trailer Court, McAllen, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    55th Wedding Anniversary 1 Jan 1951  ABC Trailer Court, McAllen, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Children 
    +1. Gladys Ruvera Pierce,   b. 20 Oct 1896, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1986, Lutheran Memorial Home, Halstad, Norman County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +2. Ralph Roy Pierce,   b. 13 Mar 1898, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1965, Dakota Hospital, Fargo, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +3. Glen Edward Pierce,   b. 11 Jul 1900, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1959, St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Leta Pierce,   b. 11 Jun 1902, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1924, Wahpeton Hospital, Wahpeton, Richland County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +5. Mildred Ruth Pierce,   b. 24 Jan 1907, Breckenridge, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1990, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     6. Lois Josephine Pierce,   b. 29 Apr 1910, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1931, Wahpeton Hospital, Wahpeton, Richland County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     7. Merle Frank Pierce,   b. 12 Apr 1912, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1931, Wahpeton Hospital, Wahpeton, Richland County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     8. Kenneth Pierce,   b. 27 Apr 1912, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1913, Breckenridge, Minnesota, St. Francis Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Photos
    Pierce, Frank O. and Mabel C. Brewer Pierce
    Pierce, Frank O. and Mabel C. Brewer Pierce
    Parents of Gladys, Ralph, Glen, Leta, Lois, Merle, Mildred, and Kenneth Pierce
    Pierce, Leta
    Pierce, Leta
    Unknown Place and Date, but probably before 1924 when she died.
    Pierce, Mildred Ruth
    Pierce, Mildred Ruth
    Mother of Dale L. and Merle R. Lange
    Pierce, Lois
    Pierce, Lois
    Possible High School Graduation Picture
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Pierce, Frank Orlando
    Pierce, Frank Orlando
    Husband of Mabel C. Brewer
    Brewer, Mabel C.
    Brewer, Mabel C.
    Wife of Frank O. Pierce
    Pierce, Frank Orlando
    Pierce, Frank Orlando
    As a Young Man
    Pierce, Nellie M., Mabel C. Brewer (Pierce), and Frank O. Pierce
    Pierce, Nellie M., Mabel C. Brewer (Pierce), and Frank O. Pierce
    At Frank and Mabel's Cabin on Ottertail Lake, near Battle Lake, Minnesota, 1940s

  • Notes 
    •        Shortly after their marriage, Frank and Mabel bought property owned by William H. and Elida Bates Pierce, Frank's father and mother. That property is described as follows [FOP 03]:
      "East one half, South East Quarter Section #9, and the West one
      half of the South West Quarter of Section Ten (10) all in Township
      number Eighty-Eight (88) Range number Twenty Five (25) West of the
      5th(?) Principle Meridian Iowa containing 160 acres."
             In 1901, February 28 to be exact, after making a decision to move to Breckenridge, Minnesota, this same property was sold to Benjamin F. Frantz. [FOP 04.]
             In the 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Frank Pierce is an eight year old, white, single male. He was born in Iowa of parents who were born in Vermont (father) and Wisconsin (mother). He lives in Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa with his parents, William and Elida, three brothers (Frederick, Charles, Ernest), Maggie Kohler, and John Bussy (farm laborer). [WHP 08.]
             In the 1885 Iowa State Census, Frank Pierce is an 11 year old, white, single male. He was born in Hamilton County, Iowa of parents who were born in the United States. He lives with his parents William and Elida, a step brother, Fred, three brothers (Charles, William, Bert), and an unknown female, Jennie Yaus. This family lives in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WHP 05.]
             In the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Frank O. Pierce is head of household in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa, near Webster City, Iowa. He is a white, 26 year old married male, born in August of 1873. He is married to Mabel. He was born in Iowa; his father was born in Vermont; his mother was born in Wisconsin. Mabel and Frank, married for four years, have two children at the time: Gladys and Ralph. Edward W. Brewer, the brother of Madel, is living with Frank and Mabel as a farm laborer. Elsie Welch, a stepsister of Mabel is also living with Frank and Mabel. She is a teacher. Frank is a farmer who owns his own farm through a mortgage. He reads, writes, and speaks English. [FOP 10.]
             In the 1905 Minnesota State Census, Frank O. Pierce is 31 year old, white, married male. He was born in Iowa of parents who were born in Vermont (father) and Wisconsin (mother). His regular occupation is that of farmer. He has been a resident of Minnesota and Connolly Township (and this farm) for four years and three months. His wife is Mabel Claire Pierce. With Frank and his wife are four children: Gladys, Ralph Roy, Glen E., and Leta (Fern?). [FOP 13.]
             In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Frank O. Pierce is head of household in Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota, near Breckenridge, Minnesota. He owns his farm by mortgage. He is a 36 year old, white, married male. His wife is Mabel. Frank and Mabel have been married for 14 years. Five children are living with them: Gladys, Ralph, Glen, Leta, and Mildred. Frank was born in Iowa of parents of whom the father was born in Vermont, the mother in Wisconsin. His profession is that of a farmer who does general farming; he is an employer. He speaks, reads, and writes English. [FOP 09.]
             In 1918, Frank O. Pierce registered with the Draft Board. The information gathered from the Draft Registration Card is as follows:
      Name: Frank Orlando Pierce
      Residence: Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota
      Age: 45
      Date of Birth: 29 Aug 1873
      Race: White
      U. S. Citizen: Yes
      Present Occupation: Farmer
      Employer: Himself
      Place of Employment: At Home
      Nearest Relative: Mable Pierce
      Address: Breckenridge, Minn.
      Signature: FO Pierce
      Registrar's Report
      Height: Medium
      Build: Medium
      Color of Eyes: Blue
      Color of Hair: Grey
      Date: 12 Sept. 1918 [FOP 15.]
             In the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Frank O. Pierce is head of household in Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota, near Breckenridge, Minnesota. He owns his farm through a mortgage. He is male, white, married to Mabel, and 46 years old. The children present at the time are: Gladys, Ralph, Leta, Mildred, Lois, and Merle. Glen is absent, and Kenneth died in infancy. Frank reads, writes, and speaks English. He was born in Iowa; his father was born in Vermont, his mother in Wisconsin. He is a farmer who does general farming; and, he is an employer. [FOP 08.]
             In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Frank(lin) O. Pierce is a 55 year old, white, married male. He has been married to Mabel C. Brewer since he was 22 years old. He was born in Iowa of parents who were born in Vermont (father) and Wisconsin (mother). He reads, writes, and speaks English. He owns his own home, lives on a farm, and owns a radio. He is occupied as a farmer working in the area of general farming. He was working at the time of the census. He has not been an member of any U. S. Military organization. He lives with his wife, Mabel, a daughter, Lois, a son, Merle, and two farm laborers, Mike Stomberg and Joe Trostie, in Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota. [FOP 12.]
             In the 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Frank O. Pierce is a 66 year old, white, married male. He is married to Mabel C. Brewer Pierce. He was born in Iowa. He has lived in the same place, that is Minnesota and Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota since 1935. He owns the farm he lives on. The value of the house in which he and Mabel live in is worth $6,000. He has not attended and school during 1940. He did attend school through the 7th grade. He was at work during 1940 for his own profit. During the week of March 24-30, 1940, he worked 84 hours. He is a farmer, working on a farm. He worked 42 weeks in 1939. He did not earn income of $50 or more from sources other than money from wages or salary. He lives with his wife, Mabel in Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota. Working on the farm are three helpers: Elmer Berndt; Calmer Willemssen, and Frank Harvego. Marian Heifner serves the family. [FOP 16.]
             PNEUMONIA CLAIMS BRO. AND SISTER 3 MINUTES APART: Lois Josephine and Merle Frank, children of Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Pierce, Victims of Disease: Services Held Sunday From Baptist Church: Burial at Webster City, Iowa, Tuesday - Four in Family Die of Same Disease. [The part of the article that concerns Lois is reproduced here; that for Merle appears under Merle; for the whole family appears under Frank O. Pierce.]
             The entire community was shocked last Friday when the news flew from mouth to mouth, telling of the death of the son and daughter of Fr. and Mrs. F. O. Pierce who reside on a farm a short distance north of this city. The dreaded disease, pneumonia took from our midst two of our best loved young folks, Lois Josephine, twenty-one years old and Merle Frank, nineteen years old.
      The brother and sister had been ill only a few days when upon the advice of their physician they were removed to the Wahpeton hospital.        Everything possible was done for them in the way of medical science, but to no avail. Death came to the young folks shortly after 3:00 a.m., January 23. They died within three minutes of one another.
             Pneumonia has brought many heartaches to Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Pierce, having lost four of their children from the disease. Seventeen years ago, Kenneth, twin brother of Merle passed away and six years ago, Leta also died of the disease.
      Lois Josephine...
      Merle Frank...
             They leave to mourn their passing, beside their parents, two brothers, Ralph and Glenn, both of Breckenridge and two sisters, Mrs. Karl Erdmann of Breckenridge and Miss Mildred who teaches near Chicago.
             The saddest funeral service held in years took place Sunday at 12;30 o'clock in the first Baptist Church. The fine esteem in which the departed were held was proven by the large crowd attending the service. The church with its auditorium and basement both filled to capacity were unable to take care of all who wished to pay their respects to so fine a couple.
             As the long line of friends passed the twin caskets and gazed for the last time upon the faces that lay stilled by death, their actions showed their sorrow.
             Reverend N. Nelson gave a service that will remain in the hearts of those present for years to come. He found himself with one of the hardest services he had ever been called upon to officiate at. In his usual kindly manner he gave one of the most beautiful services ever given at a funeral service.
             Edward Nelson say two beautiful hymns, "Oh Dry Those Tears," and "I Come to the Garden Alone." Miss Jessie Siewerdsen was his accompanist.
             The pallbearers were all friends of long standing. The following acted as pallbearers for Lois Josephine from the church to the depot: Alice Kerch, Mrs. John Bakken of Wahpeton; Edith Amundson of Kent; Helen Connelley, Helen Nordick and Dorothy Stumpf of Wahpeton.
             Harold Siewerdsen, Prentice Rice, Robert Wentworth, Dean Johnson, Chas. Bert and Wallace Eiter were the pallbearers for Merle Frank Pierce.
             The executive board of the Breckenridge Community Commercial club attended the service in a body. Mr. F. O. Pierce is a member of the board.
             The twin caskets were placed upon Great Northern train Number 4 to start their journey to Webster City, Iowa, their final resting place. The depot platform was crowded with friends who came to offer their sympathy to the bereaved parents as they started their heart-breaking trip. As the train faded from view on its journey to Webster City, many handkerchiefs came into view. All had tried to cheer the parents in the hope of making their journey easier, but now that they had left, the crowd of friends started for their home with heavy hearts.
             Monday morning two cars left early for Webster City, Iowa to attend the Baptist church of that city. They laid Lois and Merle beside their sister and brother who had preceded them in death.
             The Gazette-Telegram joins with the entire community in extending our sympathy to the members of the F. O. Pierce household. [LP 02.]
      OBITUARIES for Frank O. Pierce were recorded in an unknown, but probably a Breckenridge, Minnesota newspaper and the Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa, on 5 Oct 1951.
             F. O. PIERCE PASSES AWAY: Services from Baptist church, Interment at Webster City, Iowa
             F. O. Pierce passed away Thursday, October 4. at St. Francis hospital, where he had been a patient for the past few weeks.
             Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Allen officiating. Interment was as Webster City, Iowa. Graveside services were held Monday, October 8 at the Graceland cemetery with Rev. Jonathan Nielsen of the Baptist church officiating. Mr. Pierce had been baptized in the Baptist faith when a young man at Webster City and had been a member of the Breckenridge Baptist church since 1901.
             Frank Orlando Pierce, the son of William and Elida Pierce, was born August 29, 1873 at Webster City, Iowa, where he grew to manhood. In 1896 he was united in marriage to Mabel Brewer of Webster City, their home there for about five years. Then they moved to a form home in Connoly township near Breckenridge which was their home until their retirement in 1940. Since then they have made their home in McAllen, Texas for the winter months and at their lake cottage on Ottertail lake for the summer.
             During Mr. Pierce's years on the farm he was very active in all progressive farming. He was president of the Livestock Shipping Association of Breckenridge, held Township offices, was a member of the School Board for several years, and served as president of the Farm Bureau. He was also director of the Wilkin County Farm Loan Association.
             Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Ralph of Frazee and Glen of Twenty-nine Palms, California and by two daughters, Mrs. Karl Erdmann (Gladys) of Breckenridge and Mrs. Max Lang [sic] (Mildred) of Granite Fall. Three brothers, Bert Pierce of Webster City, Iowa; Guy of Mulliken, Michigan and Ernest of Los Angeles and 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive.
             He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Pierce, twin sons Kenneth in infancy and Merle when a young man, Lois at 21 and Letha [sic] age 23. [FOP 06.]
      FROM the Daily Freeman Journal, 5 Oct 1951:
             Rites Here for F.O. Pierce, 78
             Frank O. Pierce, 78, former Webster City resident, died Thursday morning at the hospital in Breckenridge, Minn., following a five-week illness.
             Graveside services will be held here Monday at 1. p.m. at Graceland cemetery with the Rev. Jonathan Nielsen officiating. Foster's funeral Home will have charge of services. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from Sunday evening until Monday noon.
             Frank O. Pierce, son of William and Elida Pierce, was born August 28, 1873, on a farm near Webster City. He was reared and educated in this community.
             Mr. Pierce was united in marriage Jan. 1, 1896 to Miss Mable [sic] brewer. Mr. and Mrs. Pierce farmed near Webster City until the spring of 1901 when moved to Breckenridge, their home since. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 1 1951, at their home.
             He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters: Ralph of Freesia [sic], Minn., Glen of Twenty-nine Palms, Minn. (CA), Mrs. Carl [sic] Erdman [sic] of Breckenridge and Mrs. Max (Mildred) Lang [sic] of Granite Falls, Min.. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest of Ocean Park, Calif.; Guy of Mulliken, Mich, and Bert E. Pierce of Webster city; and several nieces and nephews including Floyd Pierce of Webster City.
             Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by two sons and two daughters, by his parents and two brothers.
             He was baptized in the Baptist faith and was a member of the Webster City church until he moved to Breckenridge when he transferred his membership there. [FOP 06.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] Frank Orlando Pierce, death certificate, no. 91, (4 October 1951), Minnesota State Department of Health, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota. [FOP 01.].

    2. [S46] Frank Orlando Pierce, Minnesota death certificate, no. 91, Minnesota State [FOP 01.].

    3. [S900] William H. Pierce household, 1880 U.S. Census, Hamilton County, Iowa, town of Boone, enumeration district 103, page 211A, National Archives micropublication T9, Roll 342, image 0427. [WHP 08.].

    4. [S901] William Pierce Household, 1885 Iowa Census, Hamilton County, Independence Township, p. 301, line 90 written, 96, printed. [WHP 05.].

    5. [S7708] William H. Pierce and Elida Bates Pierce. Warranty Deed Record (1896), Book 35, p. 125, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, transferred to Frank O. Pierce nd Mabel C. Brewer Pierce. [FOP 03.].

    6. [S52] Frank O. Pierce household, 1900 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Independence Township, ED 106, SD 10, sheet 7, dwelling 136, family 136; National Archives mivcropublication T 623, roll 435, page 112. [FOP 10.].

    7. [S49] Frank O. Pierce and Mabel C. Pierce, Hamilton County Deed Record no. 41, p. 94 (1901), Webster City, Iowa. [FOP 04.].

    8. [S7945] Frank O. (P) Pierce, 1905 Minnesota State Census, Wilkin County, Minnesota, Connelly Township; Minnesota State Census, roll 162, line 11. [Ancestry.com. (2007). Minnesota Territorial and State Census, 1849-1905 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc.] [FOP 13.].

    9. [S53] Frank O. Pierce household, 1910 U.S. census, Wilkin County, Minnesota, Connelly township, ED 268, SD 9, sheet 9B, dwelling 133, family 133; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 726, page 260. [FOP 09.].

    10. [S7973] Frank O. Pierce, property, (1915). Atlas and Farmers' Directory with complete survey in Township Plats of Wilkin County, Minnesota. St. Paul, MN: Webb Publishing Co. [Taken from Ancestry.com, 13 July 2007.] [FOP 14.].

    11. [S8320] Erdmann, Karl William, jr. "Lange-Pierce Website," email message from bcerdmann@aol.com (2207 Post Oak Circle, Corinth, TX 76210-8853) to compiler, 3/2/2012. [KWEjr 10.].

    12. [S8319] Frank O. Pierce, WWI Draft Registration Card, Registration Location: Wilkin County, Minnesota; Roll: 1682695; Draft Board: 0. Ancestry.com. (2005). World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (Database Online). Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [FOP 15.] .

    13. [S51] F. O. Pierce household, 1920 U.S. census, Wilkin County, Minnesota, Connelly Township, ED 258, SD 9, sheet 9B, dwelling 145, family 145; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 867, page 91. [FOP 08.].

    14. [S50] Frank O. Pierce, Last Will and Testament, 20 April 1926, signed in the Law Office of Lewis E. Jones, Breckenridge, Minnesota [copy]. [FOP 07.].

    15. [S7873] Franklin O. Pierce household, 1930 U. S. Census, Wilkin County, Minnesota, Connelly Township, ED 14, Sheet 2A, SD 4, dwelling 24, family 24; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 1134, image 958.0. [FOP 12.].

    16. [S55] "Pneumonia Claims Bro. and Sister 3 Minutes Apart," Gazette-Telegram, 28 January 1931, Breckenridge, Minnesota. [LP 02.].

    17. [S8330] Frank O. Pierce household, 1940 U. S. Census, Wilkin County, Minnesota, Connelly Township, ED 84-15, SD 9, sheet 3A, No. in household visitation 34; National Archives micropublication T627; Ancestry.com. (2012). 1940 United States Federal Census (Beta) [Database Online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [FOP 16.].

    18. [S54] Frank O. Pierce household, 1910 U.S. census, Wilkin County, Minnesota, Connelly township, ED 268, SD 9, sheet 9B, dwelling 133, family 133; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 726, page 260. [FOP 09.].

    19. [S47] Frank Orlando Pierce, Minnesota death certificate, no. 91, Minnesota State [FOP 01.] See also undated obituary, porobably Breckenridge, Minnesota newspaper, Frank O. Pierce Obituary,Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa, 05 October 1951. [FOP 06.].

    20. [S48] Frank Orlando Pierce, Minnesota death certificate, no. 91, Minnesota State [FOP 01.].

    21. [S7189] Pierce-Bates Marriage, 1871 Hamilton County Marriage Record, p. 81, No. 237 (February 09 1871), Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WHP 04; EJB 03.].

    22. [S7185] Brewer-Pierce Marriage, 01 January 1896, Register of Marriages, registered 24 January 1896, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, copied from microfilm with no book or page number; held in 2003 by Dale L. Lange (2315 Madre Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503). See also Iowa Certificate of Vital Record SO547503 issued 21 March, 2003. [MCB 03 and FOP 05.].

    23. [S7186] Letter from Alberta Cockrum (ABC Trailer Court, McAllen, TX) to Gladys Erdmann, (Mr. K. W. Erdmann, Breckenridge, MN), undated; held in 2003 by Dale L. Lange (2315 Madre Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503). [MCB 04 contains both a typewriter version and a computer-typed version.] [MCB 05 is the handwritten poem that is found in MCB 04.] [MBC 06 is a handwritten letter from Mabel C. (Brewer) Pierce to Mildred R. (Pierce) Lange, Max Lange and sons, probably January 3, Thursday, 1946.] [See also undate newspaper article on 50th wedding anniversary, MCB 07.] An Anniversary Book from this event can be found in the office of Dale L. Lange, 2315 Madre Drive, NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112.

    24. [S7187] See undated newspaper articles - one probably Breckenridge, Minnesota and the other McAllen, Texas. [MCB 08.].


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