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Name Norris, Verna Mary (Treaster), 1872-1912
Born 06/21/1872
Birthplace Exeter, Nebraska
Father Treaster, James, 1841-1925
Mother Treaster, Elizabeth Jane (Poorman), 1842
Spouse Norris, Dan Clifford, 1864-1943
Children Demaray, Ethel Beatrice (Norris), 1893-1915
Norris, Earle Clifford, 1894-1896
Wilkinson, Mabele Eunice (Norris), 1897-1989
Moore, Harriet Bernice (Norris), 1899-1982
Norris, Harold James, 1902-1990
Norris, Ida Mae, 1906-1908
Norris, Lyle, 1909-1909
Norris, Dan Clair, 1911-1980
Deceased 12/13/1912
Deceased where Brewster, Nebraska

Associated Records

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