Alumni of IHM Academy, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, class of 1935

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Born 11 Apr 1917 in Washington, to John L and Julia J (WITOSCH) ANDERSON. Married Byron WEED of Cd'A. Died 2 June 1951 in Alameda County, California. Buried in St Thomas cemetery.
In 1899, John L ANDERSON, born April 1874, emigrated to the US from his native Norway.
In 1900, John was a coal miner in Sand Coulee, Cascade County, Montana. He did not speak English. His future wife, Julia WITSCH, 18, b 27 Sep 1881 in Germany, was a servant to the family of August and Mary POLINSKI, 928 Water St, Eau Claire WI. Julia immigrated in 1883, and lived in USA for 17 years.
On 1 Jun 1905, Julia WITOSCH, age 22, was a laundress for the Gus BIDNARK family in Eau Claire WI.
On 26 May 1909, John ANDERSON married Julia J WITOSCH, in Boise ID.
On 16 Apr 1910, the family rented 826 Fifth St, Cd'A. John, age 36, now naturalized, was a day laborer at a transfer company. Julia was 29, born in Germany (Poland).
On 5 Jan 1920, the family owned 1139 N 7th, Cd'A (mortgaged). John, 45, was a millwright in a lumber mill. Julia, 38, was now naturalized. Rita was 20 months old, born in Washington.
On 10 Apr 1930, the family owned owned 916 Front Ave, val $3000. John, 55, was a millwright. Julia was 48. Rita was 11. Byron WEED lived with his family at 1105 Mill St, Cd'A
In 1940, Byron and Rita WEED lived with son John (3), at 509 Davidson. He was a fireman in a lumber mill.
Rita's husband, Byron Alpheus WEED, born 3 Oct 1916 in Montana to Leonard B and Susie (SUTHERLAND) WEED, married #2 Hernrietta L---. Byron died 7 Apr 1987 in Walnut Creek CA.
John ANDERSON died 6 Nov 1952. Julia (WITOSCH) ANDERSON died 17 Apr 1963. They are buried together in St Thomas cemetery.

St Thomas:
Rita '35
John (fa)
Julia (mo)
BAUMGARTNER Harriett Frances

Harriet died age 19 on 26 Nov 1936; buried in St Thomas Cemetery. See death certificate She was born in St Maries on 15 Mar 1917 to Peter J and Mary (WALIGURA) BAUMGARTNER. sister of Elsie M'37, Mary (?'38?) BAUMGARTNER. Also had an older brother, Eugene Robert (1916-1927) who died at age 11, and is buried with Harriett. Mary (WALIGURA) died 22 Dec 1959.
Peter J BAUMGARTNER, born 4 Jul 1865 in Erie PA to German immigrants Peter and Christiana (FLATT) BAUMGARTNER, was a hotel keeper in St Maries when he married Mary F WALIGURA on 25 Nov 1914 at Spokane WA. John Peter BAUMGARTNER died 29 Sept 1954 at St Anthony ID.
In 1880, John Peter, 14, lived with his family in Erie county, Pennsylvania. For more members of this family, see Ancestral File.
In 1900, "Peat", 34, single, was a day laborer (and boarder with a bunch of sawmill workers) in Cora, Latah, Idaho.
In 1910, Peter, 44, single, was a lead and silver prospector, rooming in St Maries.
Mary F WALIGURA was born c 1886 in Iron Mtn MI to Paul and Johanna (MAGNITIS) WALIGURA, both immigrants from Hungary.
In 1920, the family owned and lived at 320 Hills Gulch Rd, St Maries, and comprised Peter 54 (car salesman), Mary 35, Eugene 4 ID, Harriett F 2y9m ID, and Elsie M 1y3m ID. --7 Feb 1920, College precinct ED 213, family #434 (last).
In 1930, Mary and the children lived at 909 Wallace, without Peter. Mary 42, not widowed, worked at IHM Academy; Harriett 13, Elsie 11 and Mary 9 WA were students. Mary age 9 was not able to read or write. --8 Apr 1930, Cd'A precinct ED 28-11, family #127.

St Thomas:
Harriet '35
Mary (mo)

Madison county:
Peter (fa)

GERDES John Fredrick

born 17 Jan 1916 at Cd'A to Thomas R and Helen (WENDLAND) GERDES. Lived (1938) at 817 Wallace Ave. Brother of Marguerite'25, Francis'27, Anna Marie'28, Maxine'31 and Dorothy'38 GERDES.
John did not graduate IHM, but attended at least St Thomas 1921 (age 5) until 1931 (8th grade, age 15). He married 17 Nov 1938 at St Thomas to Mildred Josephine ANSTINE. He served in the US Army in WW2. [Mildred, born 13 Aug 1919, subsequently married --- MOE, --- WAKEFIELD, --- DUKICH, and died 15 Feb 1992 at Spokane.]
John died 4 Dec 1998, and is buried in Riverview Heights cemetery, Kennewick.
Additional GERDES family information: click here.

HEALY Margaret

born 22 Mar 1917 Sturgis SK CAN to Edward Clarence (5 Oct 1888 MN - 23 Feb 1951 Cd'A) and Elma (STENNES 27 Jul 1886 MN - Aug 1973 Cd'A) HEALY; immigrated 1923. More HEALY family info. Margaret died 18 Apr 1999.
Married to Charles W "Chuck" ('35 CHS) WHITELEY (1918~2000); divorced c1954. He married again [to Emma Jean "Teance" (FOSTER) [DEFEBAUGH] (1920~2004)], and died 13 Dec 2000. Margaret married #2 Marc SOUTHER. Annotated obituary.   Mother of Sandra'56, Margaret'58 and Barbara'65 WHITELEY. Aunt and cousin to many more IHM grads (see notes at Teresa.)

St Thomas:
HEALY family

Forest cem:

HEALY Veronica

born 21 Mar 1918 at Sturgis SK CAN to Edward Clarence (5 Oct 1888 MN - 23 Feb 1951 Cd'A) and Elma (STENNES 27 Jul 1886 MN - Aug 1973 Cd'A) HEALY; immigrated 1923. More HEALY family info.
Married Frederick A SCHAFFNER on 25 Sep 1940 at St Thomas parish; divorced 1952. Mother of Edward'60, Thomas'61, Carol'64 & Fred'67 SCHAFFNER, and aunt or cousin to many more IHM graduates. (see HEALY info). Veronica died 31 Dec 1985.
Frederick A SCHAFFNER, b 29 April 1917 at Leola SD to Raphael and Dorothy (WERLINGER) SCHAFFNER; died 6 Feb 1989 Cd'A. Raphael was possibly born in Sitidia, Orenburg, Russia.

St Thomas:
HEALY family

Cd'A Memorial:
Frederick A

HELMER Marvin Curtis

born 6 Sept 1918 to Marvin Chancey and Mary Mae (WHOOLEY) HELMER. Brother of Grace('41) and Frances'37 HELMER. (Grace did not graduate IHM; the family moved to Spokane in 1937.)
The HELMER family lived at Ione WA in 1910, Spirit Lake ID in 1920, at 808 Wallace and 801 Indiana, Cd'A in 1930-35, then Spokane (apartment at 1414 Riverside) by 1940. Marvin Sr was a telegraph operator, and died 1 May 1944 in Othello WA. Mary died in 1967.
Marvin C "Jr"married Gertrude CAMPBELL on 23 May 1942 at OLOL Cathedral, Spokane. The signature appears identical to the marriage record below. A Gertrude HELMER, born 1903, died in 1976 in Mt Vernon WA.
Marvin Curtis married Inez A BAHL on 18 July 1948 in Spokane, with his sister Frances and brother-in-law (Max SHINN) as witnesses.
Marvin Curtis died in January 1974 at Tacoma WA.

Holy Cross:
Marvin (fa)
Mary (mo)
Grace (sis)
LALOR Katharine

Born at Elk WA to Joseph Benjamin ("Ben") LALOR (son of Fenton X & Bridget (FLYNN) LALOR, all of Missouri), and Ruth McGRATH.
Cousin of Jack'39, William('40) and Myrna('46) LALOR. Sister of Joe'34, Marguerite'39, & Irene ('36; attended St Thomas 1927-31 only) LALOR. Sister-in-law of Walter E '39 OVESON, and aunt of Walter R ("Butch",'61), Donna('68) & Kenneth ('75) OVESON. See more LALOR family information.


Born Dorothy Del FROST on 24 Feb 1918 at St Maries to Peter and Rosalie Agnes (MORIN) FROST. After Rosa died in 1921, Dorothy was adopted by James E & Josephine (MARLOWE) McDONNELL, a childless couple in Cd'A who owned a cold-storage company.
On 25 Jul 1936, Dorothy entered the novitiate of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), at Marylhurst, Oregon. On 5 Feb 1937 she received her habit and the name Sister Mary Rose Estelle, SNJM. On 5 Aug 1938 she made temporary vows, and made final vows on 5 Aug 1943. In 1961, the SNJM's divided the Oregon Province, and Dorothy joined the newly-formed Washington Province in Spokane.
See more details of her teaching career in her obituary.
Sister Dorothy died 29 Nov 1976, and was buried 2 Dec 1976 in Holy Cross cemetery, Spokane.

FROST family information

In 1880, Peter FROST, age 1, lived with his sister Wilda, 3, and parents Michael and Susan FROST, both 23, in Jonesfield, Saginaw, Michigan.
In 1900, the FROST family lived in Harrison, Idaho, and comprised: Michael FROST, b Feb 1857 IA (parents b PA & France), store merchant; Marry S, wife, b Apr 1857 MI (parents b CAN), married 22 years, 5 births & living; Peter, b Feb 1879 MI, butcher; Dennis 19, b Sep 1880 MI, music teacher; Joseph, 15, b Sep 1884 MI, in school. —2 Jun 1900, Harrison, Kootenai county ID, ED64 p2A [89].
Peter FROST married Rosalie Agnes MORIN on 3 Jul 1905 at Cd'A.
In 1910, the family lived in Harrison ID, and comprised: Peter, 32 MI, log scaler; Rose, 23 MI, married 5 years, 3 births/living; Herbert 4, Roland 3, Marvin 8mo. —19 Apr 1910 Kootenai Co, ED168 p6A
In 1920, Dorothy, 22mo, lived with her birth parents, Peter and Rose FROST, and several siblings in St Maries. The family lived at 338 3rd St, and comprised Peter, 41 MI (parents b MI), laborer with hogs(?); Rose A, 33 MI (parents b CAN, IL), dressmaker; Herbert P, 12 ID, newsboy; Rolland, 11 ID, newsboy; Marvin J, 10 ID; Rosie M, 9 ID; William M, 7 ID; Lawrence H, 4 ID; Dorothy Del E, 1y10mo ID.
In 1930, Roland, 22, and William, 17, both laborers, were living with their maternal grandparents, Hubert Albert & Mary Emily (POCHMANN) MORIN, in Harrison ID. —15 Apr 1930, Kootenai Co, ED29 p5B.
In 1930, Dorothy,12, and her brother, Lawrence '33 FROST, 14, lived at 1401 Front Ave, Cd'A, with her adoptive parents, James J (48 WI) and Josephine (47 WI) McDONNELL, married 25 years. James was a State Highway Patrolman, and owned the house (value $3500) and a radio, and was not a military veteran.
Rosalie Agnes FROST, b 7 Mar 1886 MI, died 5 Oct 1921 at St Maries.     |    Herbert P, b 14 Mar 1906, d 13 Apr 1927 at Kellogg.     |     A sister, Doris E, born 18 May 1916, died 6 Sep 1917 at St Maries.    |     There was also a stillborn child on 29 Jun 1919.    |     Peter FROST died 29 Jan 1953 in Portland, Oregon.     |     Mary S FROST died 18 Dec 1928 in Harrison.     |     Michael W FROST, born 6 Feb 1857, died 16 Jul 1932 in Harrison.     |     Dorothy's brother, William Michael FROST, b 27 Jun 1911, died 14 Nov 1936 in Cd'A.
McDONNELL family info
In 1900, Josephine MARLOW, 16, b Sep 1883 WI (parents b CAN), lived with her parents and 5 living siblings (of 10 born), on a farm in Mayville twp, Clark Co WI. Her parents were Gilbert (b Mar 1851) and Josephine (b Dec 1856) MARLOW. —15 Jun 1900, Clark Co WI, ED27 p11A.    |     The family also lived there in 1880.
James appears to be "John" b Nov 1881 WI CAN CAN, son of John & Marie C McDONNELL, a lumber mill foreman in Eau Claire (1880) and Superior (1900).
In 1910, James E (27 WI) and Josephine V (26 WI) McDONNELL operated a hotel in Cloquet MN, married 1 year. James claims his parents b Canada.
In 1920, James and Josephine V McDONNELL, both 36 WI, operated a draying service in Cloquet MN. No children. James claims his parents b Ireland.
In 1930, James and Josephine lived in Cd'A (see notes above, 1930).
James E McDONNELL died 12 Nov 1951 in Spokane. He is buried with Josephine in St Thomas Cemetery.     |     Josephine (MARLOW) McDONNELL, born 22 Sep 1883, died 26 Sep 1964.
Holy Cross:
Willamette Nat'l:
Pete (dad)
St Thomas:
James McD
Jo McD

Twin of Elizabeth'36 McFARLAND, born 8 July 1918 Cd'A to William B and Ferne (BERRY) McFARLAND. Brother of Bill'39 McFARLAND. Nephew of Joseph '24 McFARLAND (and more family information).

Robert B married Ruth SIMMELINK at St Thomas on 18 Sep 1948, and is the father of Robert'67, Mary'68 and Jane'70 McFARLAND. Uncle of James'57, Kathleen'62, Bill'65, Thomas'68, John'70 & James ('73) McFARLAND. Robert died 11 Oct 2006.

William B (Jan 1887 - 1971) married 22 Aug 1917 to Ferne BERRY (1894 - 1988) at Cd'A. They are both buried in St Thomas cemetery.
In 1920, the family owned (no mtge) 217 Foster, and comprised: William B, 32 ID (MO, USA), attorney; Fern, wife, 25 IA (VT, IA); twins Robert '35, & Elizabeth '36, age 1y6mo ID (ID IA). —7 Jan 1920 Cd'A ward 3, ED205 p7B (Ella P HEALY, enumerator)
In 1930, the family owned ($5500) and lived at 601 Foster (Bill's parents' home), and comprised: William, 43 ID (MO, NV), attorney, WW veteran, married age 30; Fern, wife, 35 IA (VT, IA), married age 22; Elizabeth '36, dau, 11 ID; Robert '35, son, 11 ID; William Jr '39, son, 8 ID. —12 Apr 1930 Cd'A ward 4, ED19 p15A [100].
See an excerpt from Wm B McFARLAND's recollections of early Cd'A and Fort Sherman, published in the NIC Sentinel.

Wm D (dad)
PRUSS Francis J

Born 30 Nov 1916 in Colorado to Frank J (1886 - 1962) and Matilda M (KUNSTELL, 1880-1951) PRUSS (both from Yugoslavia, or Austria).
In 1920, the family lived in Pitkin, Colorado, and included an older sister, Matilda (born c 1911).
By 1930, they are in Hayden Lake, without Matilda (sister). Matilda (b Sep 1911, Aspen CO) married on 8 Sep 1937 at St Thomas to Gerald A THOMAS.
In 1940, the family owns a home on Maple Lane in Hayden. Frank Jr is 23, and a bookeeper. In 1945, he was a clerk, living in Spokane. In 1942-43 through 1956, he lived at N206 Washington, and worked as a laborer. By 1958, he lived in an apartment at W1522 Riverside.
The parents are buried in St Thomas. Frank died 20 Jan 2009, and is buried in Fiero NM.

Fiero NM:
St Thomas:
Frank Sr

SCHAEFER (Margaret) Gretchen

Born 22 July 1917 in Idaho to John Eberhardt (1876-1945) & Margaret (BRACKENDORF) SCHAEFER. Lived (1920~1940) at Priest River with parents. Married (as third wife) Andre H GUIBERSON (1902 IA - 1976 WA), lived Seattle area.
John E was born 14 Oct 1876 in Marathon county, Wisconsin, to Jacob & Josefina SCHAEFER, from Germany. They had at least seven children, in NY (1), PA (1) and 1869- WI (5) He was a logging superintendent for Dalkena Lumber in Priest River. He died 12 Oct 1945 at Priest River.

Lynnwood WA:
Holy Cross
SERVICK Luvern Eldron

married Col Floyd Oscar TACKLIND (1912-1986). Born 9 Aug 1918 at Kalispell MT to George Milton & Minnie Esther (TONEY) SERVICK. Died 7 April 2008 at Santa Cruz CA. Sibling of Carmen'37, Gwen'41, Eloise'45, (George) Eddie, & Jacquelin'49 SERVICK, IHM. Aunt of James'60 & Joan'61 GALBRAITH. See Picture, obituary and more SERVICK family information

Arlington Nat'l:
Col. Floyd
SWANSON Annabelle Grace

Born 29 Mar 1919 or (1918?) at Grand Forks, BC Canada to Arthur Sven & Olive (LUDINGTON) SWANSON, both of Michigan. Began 7th grade at IHM at age 10½, in September 1929. Lived Walkerville MT (1920), 1219 7th, Cd'A (1929). Annabelle, of Kootenai county, married on 20 May 1938 at Newport WA to James Milton WHITNEY, miner of Silver Bow MT. James was born 22 Jun 1918 in Cd'A. In 1940, he was a gold miner in Marysville CA, with Annabelle and son James, 1. He died 24 May 1995, near Apache Junction AZ.
(unknown year) Annabelle married --- GEIST.
(1956) Annabelle GEIST married Selba RUSSELL on 20 Jul 1956 in Kootenai County, Idaho.
Annabelle died 7 Oct 1973 at Cd'A; buried Forest cem..
Arthur Sven SWANSON was born 14 March 1894 in Ironwood MI. He lived in Canada 1900-1909 and 1915-1916, presumably mining. In 1917, he lived in Danville, Washington, and was a miner with Canada Copper Corp in Greenwood BC. In July 1920, he moved his family from Butte MT to Portovelo, Ecuador, to work as a miner. In 1935, he was mining in rural Mexico. In 1940, he was a mining superintendent in Washington, Nevada county, California, with wife Olive and son Stephen, 10. In 1942, he was mining in Happy Camp CA, living with Olive in Dunsmuir CA. He died 20 Apr 1946 in Bolivia.

ZILKA Theodora

Born 15 Nov 1917 to John Peter & Marion M (WALSH) ZILKA, who married 13 Feb 1917 in Newport WA.
In 1920 & 1930, John owned a garage in Cd'A, lived at 416 Foster Ave. He was born 6 Oct 1885 in WI to Joseph and Josephine (KURTZ) ZILKA, (of Spokane, 1910-1925). He had a brother, Lewis, who died "when his automobile turned turtle in the soft sand" near Pendleton OR on 18 July 1922. Another brother, Henry, was a bond broker in Portland. John died 10 Oct 1958 at Clarkston WA.
Marion was born 31 July 1892 in Belfast, emigrated from Glasgow to NYC on 15 May 1910, filed for Naturalization on 20 July 1916 Spokane (telephone operator, age 23), and died 25 March 1958 in Portland Oregon.

Theo married 11 Jan 1939 at St Thomas to Kenneth O ANDERSON, born Minnesota. In 1940, they owned and lived at 1048 9th, Clarkston, where Ken worked for WWP.

John (dad)

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