George Holloms Fotheringham
was born 10 October 1878 at Rock Island,
Rock Island, IL. He died 02 April 1955 at Academy, Charles Mix, SD.
Find A Grave Memorial# 70465644
On 14 June 1904, he married Elsie Ruth Veale.
She was born 23 March 1882 in Holt County, NE and died 20 February 1920
in Charles Mix County, SD as a result of an influenza epidemic. Find A
Grave Memorial# 70465645. Elsie was the daughter of
William Veale and Ann Sylvestor,
who were born in England. Elsie was the 11th of 12 children.
George & Elsie are buried in La Roche Cemetery, Charles Mix County, SD.
|The Veale History gives Elsie's birthplace. According to
that account, she moved with her family to DeWitt, AR about 1894, where she
attended high school, then taught for three years. She then accepted a
teaching job at Buck Grove, IA, where she met George Fotheringham.
Additional details from the Platte 75th Anniversary book reveal that
George moved to a farm near Academy, SD, while Elsie remained in Buck Grove
to finish the teaching term. She then entrained to Platte, SD,
arriving on 14 June 1904. George took his horse and wagon, met her at
the train, then drove her to their marriage ceremony performed by Rev. Green
that same day.
Later, they moved to a farm near Ward Academy so that their children
could be educated. Jack & Elsie Fotheringham moved nearby and Jack
helped with the farming, which was all done with horses.
After Elsie's death, Agnes Fotheringham, who had been widowed for about
3 years, moved into George's family home and
helped to raise the children.
The children of George and Elsie Fotheringham were:
Frank William Fotheringham
Agnes Ann Fotheringham
Emily Eleanor Fotheringham
Catherine Euphemia Fotheringham
Amber Esther Fotheringham
John David Fotheringham, born 03 January 1913 at Academy, Charles Mix
County, SD, d: 23 January 1913, at Academy, Charles Mix Co., SD, buried in LaRoche Cemetery, Academy, Charles Mix, SD.
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Ronald Giffin Fotheringham
Sylvia Ruth Fotheringham
Anne Mathilda Johnson (mother of Jonas Paulson who was spouse of
Amber), Adolph Joseph Johnson (spouse of Emily), and Floyd Lester Johnson
(spouse of Agnes) were all first cousins. Which means that the children of
Amber, Emily, and Agnes Fotheringham are doubly related. For more details
on the Johnsons, go to the Associated