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The Meredith Family

Homesteaders in Perkins Co., South Dakota

Submitted by Joy Fisher
[Found in an antique store in Wisconsin; submitter not related to the Meredith family]

The Meredith Family left Union Grove, Racine Co., Wisconsin in the early 1900's.

WalterW. , born Feb. 1861
Sarah M., born Oct. 1858
Edith M., born Jan. 1883
Harry F., born Sept. 1884
George E., born Sept. 1884

They homesteaded and purchased additional land in Perkins Co., Sections 14, 23 and 24, Township 17 North, Range 10 East, Black Hills Meridian.

It appears Edith passed away before 1912, as her deed is made out to the Heirs of Edith Meredith, Jan. 4, 1912

The family was back in Union Grove, WI by 1917, when both George and Harry registered for the draft there and the family all appears in the 1920 census in WI.

Harry Meredith (left)
George Meredith (right)

"Taken near our claims, along the bank of Rabbit Creek in So. Dak."

May 31, 1909

Barn & Haystacks on claim of Walter Meredith in So. Dak. in 1910.
George is sitting on wagon poles.

"Mother & George with our horses in So. Dak. in 1911.
"The little coach dogs are just in the picture at lower left corner.

[Harry is probably Harry Meredith]

Geo. E. Meredith

"Taken in front of my sod house in So. Dak. about 1910
"[signed] Harry" 

[Harry is probably Harry Meredith, brother of George]

Sarah Meredith

"Mother driving "Doc" in So. Dak. in 1911.
"Our two coach dogs are under the front axle.

[Harry is probably Harry Meredith]

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