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Re: re: Great -Grandparents from Norway to MN
Posted by: Taryn (ID *****2998) Date: April 06, 2012 at 19:16:00
In Reply to: re: Great -Grandparents from Norway to MN by Mary Anderson-Thompson of 17707

this looks like the family in Grand Forks, in Grand Forks county, North Dakota on the 1900 census.

Click around to get the information on each family member.
It shows Lily Forkey, born in Massachusetts in Sept. 1891.
Wallace Forkey Jr. born in Minnesota July 1895.

Mary Forkey born in Minnesota

Name: Mary Forkey
Titles & Terms:
Residence: Grand Forks city, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Birth Date: Sep 1870
Birthplace: Minnesota
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse: Wallace Forkey
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Birthplace: New York
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name: Wallace Forkey
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 11
Estimated Marriage Year: 1889
Mother How Many Children: 3
Number Living Children: 2
Immigration Year:
Enumeration District: 0067
Page: 28
Sheet Letter: B
Family Number: 553
Reference Number: 53
Film Number: 1241228
Image Number: 00818

Here is a WW2 draft registration for a Wallace Forkey, in Michigan, but with the same birth month and year as yours.

Wallace M Forkey
United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
birth: 01 Jul 1895
residence: 1942 Park,​ Saginaw,​ Michigan
other: 1942 Park,​ Saginaw,​ Michigan

name: Wallace M Forkey
event: Military
event date: 1942
event place: Park, Saginaw, Michigan
residence: Park, Saginaw, Michigan
gender: Male
birth date: 01 Jul 1895
digital folder number: 4673446

There should also be a WW1 draft registration for him, through or something, which might tell his mother's maiden name.

1870 census in New York
Name: Wallace Forkey
Estimated Birth Year: 1855
Gender: Male
Age in 1870: 15y
Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: New York, United States
Household Gender Age
John Forkey M 53y
Olive Forkey F 49y
Napoleon Forkey M 20y
Wallace Forkey M 15y
Samuel Forkey M 11y
Loraine Forkey F 13y
Eveline Forkey F 9y
Lucinda Forkey F 7y
Dolphus Forkey M 5y

I can't find his birth here, and it should be:
(St. Louis County, Minnesota, where Duluth is located)

I don't subscribe to, but sometimes if you go to a library, they have a subscription you can use on the library computers. These records are at

Wallace Forkey
223 N. Warren Ave.
Saginaw Michigan, 1941 City directory

A World War 1 Draft record showing Wallace Forkey, who registered for the draft from Douglas County, WISCONSIN, which is the county where Superior Wisconsin is located, which is right over the bay from Duluth, Minnesota, where he was born. That would be good to find.

There are other WW1 records, US returns from army infantry includes a Wallace Forkey.

There are some city directories for Grand Forks, North Dakota for Wallace Forkey (the father?) who is a carpenter and a laborer. shows those records available.

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