Anyone know the whereabouts of any TAVIS-GOLDEN descendants in NW or ancestors from MN?
Ultimately looking for info on Frederick Golden or any Giles families that live(d) in the Holland/Pipestone Minn area. Son Allen settled in Concrete, Skagit Co, WA for a few years in 1920's. Depression set in and moved south until the dust bowl days and move to OR. Daughter Hazel (Arlyn Tavis) moved to Seattle area. Unknown if Allen settled in this area first (disembarked at Bremerton) or stayed because of sister Hazel and family.
Fredrick Golden m Jeanette Giles in mid-later 1800's. Children born in 1890's +/-.
Jeanette's (possible) parents: Edwin and/or Ann(a). There is a Nettie Giles Garthwaite buried next to Edwin and Anna.
Jeanette/Nettie divorced Fred Golden and married ? Garthwaite. Story goes that Fred Golden worked on the railroad in 1890's and
family ended up in Kalispell MT. He 'abandoned' family (so the story still goes) for another woman with 5 children and Jeanette brought
the kids back to Pipestone Co. MN using Fred's railroad employee pass before the railroad company knew she wasn't his dependent
any longer. (Not completely clear to me, either!)
Her brother/sis-in-law: William and Lena Giles. Know that Fred's son Allen lived with William and Lena for a time before joining the
Navy for WWI. No info on Hazel's residence during that time.
No data on Fred's family.
Fred/Jeanette's kids: Allen Giles Golden b 1894, and Hazel _____ Golden b ?, m Arlyn(?) Tavis.
Hazel Tavis' family moved to Wash State. Known son: Wilbur Tavis. Born 1910's. Possibly other children based on vague statement in
a letter of 1920's.
Allen's family moved everywhere, including WA, AR, & TX, but ended up in Klamath Falls, Oregon in 1936. He married Vivian "Beulah"
Thompson of Ozone, Arkansas.
I met Goldie Giles (one of the Giles relatives) in Pipestone back in 1973, but being a dumb kid, I just wanted to get going while my
parents talked to her. Now that she's passed on, I'm trying to learn what I didn't have time for...before. Too late we learn?
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