Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, I have a copy of the 1880 census, also the
1870 and the 1900. 1900 one is in Little Grant town, WI. Child, Thomas D is
my grandfather, Dempster T. He was called "Demp" or Dempster. Marriage
record shows Dempster but Christening or Birth could be Thomas. Also have
one that shows Clara as being born in Michigan. Both Clara and Otis died at
the Odd Fellows Home in Mason City. I've been there twice and their records
show Clara born in Conn. No place listed for Marriage. They tried to locate
their records but their efforts were unsuccessful. Date of marriage was on
some Genealogical info I received from a Cousin years ago but no references
were given so unable to check it out. I've been to the cemetery in Mason
City and they don't have any records. Obit was just a couple of lines and
no info on that regarding parents etc. Called Des Moines, IA for info.
Wanted to go in and look at records. They said NO, space too small to
research and they wouldn't look it up for me over the phone. I tried Mason
City but they said all their records were sent to Des Moines. Right now I'm
trying to locate a Historical Society or Library that might have access to
One record (my grandpa's), an affidavit of Dempster's birth in Walworth WI
shows Clara's birthplace as New Hartford, CN. I called them a few years ago
and they had no records either. Clara insists on staying behind a brick
wall, ha, but I'm very determined to find her.
Appreciate the information.