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Name Demaray, Elmer N., 1887-1969
Born 02/11/1887
Birthplace Canton, Minnesota
Father Demaray, Melvin Joseph, 1861-1948
Mother Demaray, Mary E. (Gray), 1864-1956
Spouse Demaray, Ethel (Norris), 1893-1915, Demaray, Renna Maude (Smithson), 1890-1970
Children Demaray, Maxine Eloise, 1918-1928
Powers, Ann Dorothy (Demaray), 1926-2003
Deceased 10/17/1969
Deceased where Grand Island, Nebraska

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Image of RG0944.AM - RG0944 Demaray, Elmer N., 1887-1969

RG0944.AM - RG0944 Demaray, Elmer N., 1887-1969

The collection consists primarily of a photocopy of a handwritten booklet entitled, "In Days of Old," by Ella M. (Treaster) Smithson, December 1938. She relates the James Treaster family history and pioneer life in Nebraska, particularly in Fillmore and Saline Counties through the 1870s-1880s. The basis for much of the booklet are the letters written by her mother, Elizabeth Treaster, with elaboration made by Ella - much of which she experienced as a child. Topics include homesteading, farming practices, schools/classroom activities, toys, social activities, and health concerns. Of particular note is the grasshopper infestation of 1874. Toward the end of the booklet she writes of the