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Notes for William Harvey "Harve" VAN GUNDY


Children 5,6, & 7 all died at birth of the RH factor.

Granddaughter Diana Bennett said "He joined Wild Bill's Wild West Show. He knew Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull and all the others who were in the show. He traveled with them until they went to Europe. He left the show then because he didn't want to leave the United States. (Many years later he showed me some of the old play bills and constumes he had hidden away. Grandma was so embarrased for having married a person who had belonged to the entertainment business.) He tried farming but wasn't very good at it. They finally bought a hotel in Gilman, Wisconsin and ran it until his death. That was a success."

Reidences & events:

4/30/1910 Indianola, Washington Twp, Warren Co, IA. At age 38, he was still at home with his parents at census time.

1/8/1920 Des Moines Twp, Polk Co, IA. At census time the family lived in a rented house. William H, 49, was a shepp??? clerk in a foundry, wife Agnes M, was 34, and their only child was William E, 2 y 3 mo. Agnes had immigrated in 1902, naturalized in 1907. Neighbors also worked in the foundry.

4/3/1930 Ford Twp, Taylor Co, WI. Before the next census they had moved north. They still rented their home. William, 59, married for the first time at age 42, Agnes, 45, immigrated to the US in 1905 and was naturalized. She had married at age 27. The family had grown to include Irvin, 12, Le Roy, 8, and Gorden, 2. William's occupation was farmer.
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