Martin, Lycurgus Fargo[1]

Male 1841 - 1910  (69 years)


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  • Name Martin, Lycurgus Fargo  
    Nickname Cyrus 
    Born 27 Jun 1841  Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1865  [2
    Naturalization 22 Sep 1897  Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Minnesota District Court 
    Relocation Abt 1900  Sentinel Butte, Billings, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Homesteaded 160 acres of land in Sentinel Butte. 
    Relocation Abt 1908  Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Operated a fruit ranch.  
    Died 16 Sep 1910  Sentinel Butte, Billings, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oakland Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • L. Frederick Martin wrote" They farmed in Benton County, Minnesota (when they went there I do not know) but Aunt Maud writes that the family moved from the farm to nearby Rice, Minnesota in the spring of 1884 (where he bought & operated a hotel). She writes "we children were growing up (on the farm) without the advantages of schooling - poor teachers 3 months in the year - I remember that first day of school. I could knit the family stockings & piece a quilt, but the 3 R's not so good."

      In 1870 Lycurgus, Flora and Alfred were living in the Village of North LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin (US Census).

      In 1875 Lycurgus, Flora, Alfred (6 y), Jira (3 y) and Maud (1 y) were living in Watab, Benton, Minnesota (Minnesota State Census)

      In the 1880 US census the family was living in Buckman, Morrison, Minnesota. Lycurgus was listed as Syrus. Flora, Maud and Blanche are listed correctly, but the first son is called Albert (Alfred) and the second son is called Frank and is 8 years old. The latter would have been Jira who was called Kenneth or Ken later in life. One wonders about the confusion in the boys' names. Who answered the census taker's questions?

      Maud Latham wrote they moved to Rice (Benton County) in 1884, and consistent with this, the family was living in Langola Township, Benton County in 1885 (Minnesota Census). Part of the present City of Rice is in Langola Township. [The Langola location is taken from the Ancestry.com index, as the location in blurred out in the image of the census record.]

      In 1895 Lycurgus, Flora, Maud and Blanche were living in St. Cloud, Minnesota. His occupation was "collector" (1895 Minnesota Census). As Maud graduated from St. Cloud Normal School in May, 1896, perhaps the family had moved there to support Maud during her studies. In the 1895 Minnesota Census, Lycurgus is also listed as living with J. K. Martin in Rice, Benton.

      About 1900 Lycurgus and Flora moved from Minnesota to join their son Alfred who was living in Sentinel Butte, in the far western part of North Dakota. Lycurgus was listed in two places in the 1900 US Census. He was in Sentinel Butte with son Alfred and his wife Julia; he listed himself as a hotel keeper. Alfred's occupation was merchant. He was also listed in Royalton, Minnesota where Flora was living with her daughter Maud, son Ken (Jira) and Ken's new wife Lottie (Lycurgus was listed as living there, too).

      In the 1910 census, Lycurgus is listed as retired and is living with Flora in Billings Co, North Dakota. Alfred Lycurgus is listed as a rancher in separate household. His wife Julia is listed as a merchant running a general store and there is a son Alfred L.

      The railroad ran through Little Falls and Sentinel Butte, so it would have been an easy train ride between the two towns.

      After Lycurgus died, Flora moved to Minneapolis and lived with her daughter Maud until her death in March 1918. [2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16]
    Person ID I21  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2010 

    Father Martin, Walter Hyde,   b. 1806, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1881, Woodstock, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Dakins, Ann Elizabeth,   b. 8 Oct 1809, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1861, Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1830  Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Martin, Walter H and Ann E. 1851 Canada census
    Martin, Walter H and Ann E. 1851 Canada census
    Census for Blenheim, Oxford, Canada West (Ontario) p 43, Roll C11745. Lists the family of Walter and Ann Dakins Martin
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet

    Family Knapp, Flora Frances,   b. 7 Jul 1843, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1918, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1867  Rockland, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Lycurgus and Flora were married in Clarks Mills by Thomas B. Dooley, who was the pastor at St. James Episcopal Church in Manitowoc. Dooley did not register the marriage until 5 March 1869, 17 months after the event. By that time he did not remember Lycurgus' and Flora's first names. He also gave the bride's mother's name as Mary (a sister) rather than Hannah. He did name the witness as Angeline Knapp, one of Flora's sisters. Angeline was married about a month after Flora, and Dooley also recorded her mother's name as Mary rather than Hannah.

      Dooley registered 17 other marriages the same day. The earliest was performed 13 Dec 1866, almost two years and four months before he registered it. He did not record the marriage date for one of them.

      Dooley came to Manitowoc from Michigan about 1865 and returned to Michigan in 1870. He is identified as F. B Dooley in "A History of Manitowoc County" by Ralph G. Plumb.
    Children 
    +1. Martin, Alfred Lycurgus,   b. Jul 1869, North La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1926, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
    +2. Martin, Jira Kenneth,   b. 8 Oct 1871, Watab, Benton, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1943, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Martin, Maud Estella,   b. 8 Apr 1874, Rice, Benton, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1962, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +4. Martin, Blanche Alma,   b. 11 Apr 1876, Buckman, Morrison, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1964, Morrison County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Photos
    Martin, Lycurgus' and Flora's Children
    Martin, Lycurgus' and Flora's Children
    L to R. Alfred Lycurgus, Blanche Alma, Jira Kenneth, Maud Estella
    Martin, Lycurgus Family Portrait.
    Martin, Lycurgus Family Portrait.
    Front: Lycurgus and Flora
    Rear: L. to R. Alfred L., Blanche, Maud, Jira
    Last Modified 23 May 2014 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jun 1841 - Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Oct 1867 - Rockland, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - Minnesota District Court - 22 Sep 1897 - Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - Homesteaded 160 acres of land in Sentinel Butte. - Abt 1900 - Sentinel Butte, Billings, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - Operated a fruit ranch. - Abt 1908 - Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Sep 1910 - Sentinel Butte, Billings, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakland Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Headstones
    Martin, Lycurgus F.
    Martin, Lycurgus F.
    Headstone.
    Martin, Lycurgus F.
    Martin, Lycurgus F.
    Family stone.

  • Sources 
    1. [S90] Hyde Genealogy , Reuben H. Walworth LL.D., (Albany, New York: J. Munsell, 1864.), 1134.

    2. [S59] 1900 US Census, Royalton Village, Bellevue, Morrison, Minnesota, line 55.

    3. [S43] Naturalization Papers, Minnesota District Court, Little Falls, Morrison. Naturalization Record "C" Second Papers and Proof p271 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S138] History of Morrison and Todd Counties Minnesota , Clara K. Fuller, (1915, B.F. Bowen and Co., Indianapolis, Indiana), Vol 2, p. 416.

    5. [S34] L. Frederick Martin's family records, L. Frederick Martin, Transcription of Martin and Tanner family gravestones at Oakland Cemetery, Little Falls, Minnesota.

    6. [S56] 1851 Canada Census (taken in 1852), Blenheim, Oxford, Canada West (Ontario) p 43, line 30, Roll C11745.

    7. [S60] 1870 US Census, North LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, p. 19.

    8. [S61] 1880 US Census, Buckman, Morrison, Minnesota.

    9. [S65] 1910 US Census, Township 140, Billings, North Dakota.

    10. [S66] 1885 Minnesota State Census, Langola, Benton, Minnesota. Line 19. Roll MNSC_20.

    11. [S66] 1885 Minnesota State Census, Langola, Benton, Minnesota. Line 19. Roll: MNSC_43 (smudges at top).

    12. [S67] 1875 Minnesota State Census, Watab, Benton, Minnesota. Line 34. Roll: MNSC_4.

    13. [S68] 1895 Minnesota State Census, Rice, Benton, Minnesota. Line 38 Roll: V290_49.

    14. [S68] 1895 Minnesota State Census, St. Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, Line 13. Roll: V290_98.

    15. [S34] L. Frederick Martin's family records, L. Frederick Martin, Martin Genealogy p.6.

    16. [S59] 1900 US Census, District 2, Billings, North Dakota.

    17. [S49] Wisconsin marriage registration, (Page of marriage registry book for Manitowoc County. From microfilm at Wis Hist Soc in Madison; Manitowoc marriages Vol 2, page 58.), Manitowoc County marriage registry Vol 2, p. 58.


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