The Worland Family in America and Beyond

I began my life in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, on an island filled with forests and wild rhododendrons. I was separated from my Worland family there at an early age. Recently, I was reunited with my family and learned of my heritage. And so, this journey to know my ancestors began. The Worlands, Gideons, Newtons, Conards... they were the colonists, the settlers, the pioneers. They fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War. This is their story, and the story of a nation. -Deci Worland MacKinnon

Friday, June 12, 2009

1874 Minnesota

April 8, 1874- My great-great-grandfather, Armstead M. Gideon, dies in Osakis, Douglas County, Minnesota at age 56.
He is buried at Lakeside Cemetary, Osakis, Douglas County, Minnesota.
Armstead Gideon was born in Ohio in 1818 and married Lavina Martin in 1840. (Interestingly, he also had a sister named Lavina.)
The family eventually settled in Minnesota and had at least four children, including my grandfather's mother, Alice Marie Gideon.

(Alice Marie Gideon was on the census for Osakis, Douglas County, Minnesota in 1870. Then, she appears in the census for Excelsior, Hennepin , Minnesota in 1880. She resided in Havre, Hill, Montana about 1900. Moved to Silverdale, Kitsap, Washington about 1917. She is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington. Cause of death: Carcinoma of the Stomach/Surgical Shock.)

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