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Name Smithson, Ella Margaret (Treaster), 1867-1946
Born 06/28/1867
Birthplace Salona, Pennsylvania
Father Treaster, James, 1841-1925
Mother Treaster, Elizabeth Jane (Poorman), 1842
Spouse Smithson, William Joseph, 1857-1944
Children Andrews, Bessie Viola (Smithson), 1892-1978
Nicholson, Claire Leslie (Smithson), 1893-1982
Smithson, Roy Glenn, 1897-1916
Burkley, Ida V. (Smithson), 1901-1989
Smithson, Elbert, 1903-1961
Smithson, William James, 1905-1955
Smithson, Homer Allison, 1907-1997
Smithson, Wayne Garvin, 1910-1973
Deceased 01/31/1946
Deceased where Cashmere, Washington

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