certificates




Certificates & Newspaper Clippings







Marriage certificate of Christopher Dillon and Frances Ellen Abbott


Marriage license announcement of Christopher Dillon and Frances Ellen Abbott in the Whitehall Register 29 July 1871 p 3, col 2.





Marriage affidavit of Christopher Dillon and Frances Ellen Abbott




Marriage license application for Charles Dillon and Minnie Miller. Note the father's permission note attached!







Naturalization Certificate for Andrew Skoog







Newspaper clipping from the Turtle Mountain Star on Allan Wood






Death notice of Christopher Dillon in the Floyd County Hisperian






Death notice of Frances Ellen Abbott in the Floyd County Hisperian


Marriage license notice of Simon P Van Meter and Mary Ann Moore Abbott from the White Hall Register, 8 Apr 1871, p 3, col 4. Mary Abbott married Simon after her first husband, Howard Abbott died in 1867.


Death notice of Harmon Dillon in the Turtle Mountain Star

Death notice of Allan Wood in the Turtle Mountain Star.


John P Johnson Obit from the New London Times, 20 Jul 1911. Kandiyohi County, Minnesota


Citizenship paper of Hiram Wood,
father of Allan Wood.


Citizenship paper of Allan Wood.


Citizenship paper of Andrew Henderson,
father of Margaret Henderson Wood.


Letter written by
Frances Ellen Abbott Dillon
to War Department.

In 1921, Ellen Dillon requested from the War Department that the body of her son, Jesse W Dillon, be brought back from France. This is a copy of that letter.

Petersberg, Tex. Route 4 Box 5 Feb 17 – 1920
War Dept Washington DC
I am asking for information in regards of having my son body Private Jess W Dillon of the 102 Machine Gun Batillon brought back to the USA. He was killed in France Sept 26 – 1918.
Will the government have the soldiers bodys that was killed in France brought back and will there be a cemetary set apart to bury them in if not what will be the cost of having his body sent back and can I have it done. Please give me the desired information. Am oblig, Mrs Ellen Dillon Petersberg Tex.


The War Department responded to Ellen Dillon needing more information. Ellen must have dictated one of these letters as the handwriting and diction are different. This is the response.

Petersberg Tex
March 23, 1920
To the War Department concerning the bringing back of my sons Jesse W Dillons remains from france I want him brout back to the united staists but we are renters so I don’t know jhust whare to hav him put unless in a military simitary unless we wait til this fall and maby we can make different araingments then if that would be covient.
From mrs Ellen Dillon
Petersberg Texas
This is in anser to your letter of Mar 4

Letter written by
Frances Ellen Abbott Dillon
to War Department


Diploma of Allan Wood




Allan Wood took a correspondence course from The Berry School of Horsemanship in 1914. The certificate reads in part"...complete knowledge of training colts and breaking horses of bad or vicious habits."

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