Mary Martha VAN BLARICOM

Female 1872 - 1956  (83 years)


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Mary Martha VAN BLARICOM  [2, 3
    • Mary Martha is the daughter of Levi Van Blaricom and Sarah Susan Johnson. They were married in Waterville, Minnesota in March of 1866, about a year after he came back from the war. My (Stephen) mother told me that when they were married my father was twenty-three and she was sixteen...

      Pg 8-9
      Nine children were eventually born to this union. I, (Stephen) was the oldest, followed by four brothers and four sisters. The three oldest, myself, David and Mary Martha, were born in the log cabin near Waterville. The next three, Jim, Fred, and Alice, were birthed in the log cabin in Reynolds township outside of Long Prairie, Todd County, Minnesota. The next two children, Levi Perry and Dora May, were born at Grandma Scribner's house on the shore of Lake Jefferson. The last child, our baby sister, Sarah Effie, was born in our modest accommodation shortly after our arrival in Glendive, Montana Territory, in 1882.....

      Pg 122-123
      "On Monday morning the wife of Levi Van Blaricon (sic) died of typhoid fever. This is a sad case as she leaves family of 9 or 10 children." (GT, 28 September 1882)...

      It started out with us two oldest boys, myself and David, living with our father and doing odd jobs around town and trying to fit some school in once in a while. By the spring of '83, however, we were off on our own, and, being the ripe old ages of fourteen and thirteen, we were able to find and keep jobs most of the time. By October of 1882, however, the rest of the children scattered to wherever the winds of opportunity sent them to be raised. Our maternal grandmother and her husband, Grandma and Grandpa Scribner, took the tow-month-old baby, Sarah Effie, and four year old Perry. Mother's sister, Aunt Mary Jane, and her husband, Frank Perry, took the next youngest, Dora May (she was only two years old). My sister Mary, who was ten years old when our mother died eventually went down to Eben and Louisa Slawson's stagecoach stop and rad ranch and lived there with them. She helped with dishes and housekeeping chores and tended to the travelers who frequently stayed there. Jim, Fred, and Alice were initially sent down to my Aunt Marthie Wymant's place near Forsyth, some hundred-and-twenty-five miles distant on west up the Yellowstone from Miles City. My aunt then sent Alice and Fred to live with a daughter of hers who had recently been married at the age of fifteen. That whole Forsyth thing didn't work out, so all three were returned to Glendive that winter. In the spring of 1883, Jim (who was then nine, about to turn ten), and David (thirteen) took off together and ended up in the Deadwood and Rapid City country, where they worked trimming railroad ties, swamping saloons, cleaning stables, loading freight, or whatever job they could find. Within a year or so, Jim ended up in Yellowstone National Park with a tourist company and spent most of the rest of his working life there. Alice, who turned six years old up in Forsyth, went to uncle Frank Johnson's and stayed with them until the family moved to Victor in 1887. She then went to live with Grandma Scribner, and she worked in Grandma and Grandpa Scribner's restaurant at the Curlew mine until she married Lee Hyatt in 1892...


      See notes on Ebenezer Slawson, father of Willard Slawson.....
      [1]
    Born 7 Mar 1872  Waterville, LeSueur Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Female 
    Misc Daughter of Levi Perry Van Blaricom and Sarah Susan Johnson Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 26 Feb 1956  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I73954  Main Tree
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2015 

    Family 1 Willard G. SLAWSON,   b. 18 May 1866, Franklin, Delaware Co.,New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1887  Dawson Co., Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Emma Mabel SLAWSON,   b. 16 Dec 1887, Glendine, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1959, Rimbey, Alberta, Canda Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 10 May 2014 
    Family ID F29989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Herbert Othello EDDY,   b. 1 Aug 1858, Stratton,Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1940  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1895  Victor, Ravalli Co., Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 10 May 2014 
    Family ID F29990  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1956 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S5839] "An Uncommon Journey: The History of Old Dawson County, Montana Territory, The Biography of Stephen Norton Van Blaircom", H. Norman Hyatt.

    2. [S5836] Ancestry.com: Montana, Select Marriages, 1889-1947.

    3. [S5837] Ancestry.com: Family Trees - Lange-Blake-Van Blaricom by Rransford1.