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WRIGHT, William/ GODFREY, Frank
Posted by: D Merriweather Date: August 24, 2001 at 09:11:40
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William enumerated in Spooner Town 1900 Census. Listed divorced living with Mary Mack "Aunt"(not actually his aunt). Last we knew of William is Polk Co. 1880 census with wife Margaret Paul and child Stacy/later the same year birth of daughter Neoma in Farmington, Polk Co. Trying to find out what happened between 1880 census and 1900 census. Where his wife and children went.
Found homestead papers filed for "fractional nw quarter, sect 6, twnshp 40 n, range 12w of 4th meridian in Wisc-160 acres and 32/100ths of an acre". after 1900 census taken. Have seen Trego map for 1904 and found William Wright on it. Is there anyone out there that can tell me if this piece of land is the same that Frank Godfrey had on Co. H No. K in 1921? (at that time part of Lampson?-Place names in this area are confusing for me).
Also, there is a vet marker in Spooner cemetery for a William James Wright. "Co A 44th Wisc. Inf." Is there a way to find out if this is my William?
I don't know how common divorce was at that time. Did they publish it in the newspapers as they do now? Where would I find out.
Thanks for your help

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