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Richard David Backster[1]

Male 1934 - 1995  (61 years)


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  • Name Richard David Backster 
    Born 3 Jul 1934  Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Sep 1995  Contra Costa Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella Village, Merced, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Plot: 10, 0, 2647
    Person ID I137  Mindrum
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2014 

    Father John Harrison Backster,   b. 8 Oct 1891, Kewanee, Henry, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1985, Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Ruth Eloise Olsen,   b. 17 Jun 1895, Medford, Taylor, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1975, Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1918  Minot, Ward, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • John Backster first met his wife, Ruth, in 1916, about two , yearsbefore their marriage. They met at a barn dance at the farm , home ofRuth's father, Charles Olsen, near Stady, ND. (Stady was a , small townabout 20-25 miles northeast of Grenora, ND.), , In 1916, Ruth was a twenty-one year old school teacher, who taught , atsmall rural schools in the Stady, Zahl, Hanks, and Grenora area., , Her father, Charlie, contracted with Fred Baxter (John's brother) , tobuild a new barn on the farm site. Fred was a carpenter who had , movedto Grenora, along with brothers George and John, and filed an , originalhomestead near the new town of Grenora., , Charlie Olsen and his neighbors celebrated the completion of the , newbarn by holding a barn dance, a custom of the times. John , attendedthe barn raising celebration and dance, and while there, he , first metRuth., , John and Ruth were married on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1918 at , theCongregational Church in Minot, ND (Ward County). They
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
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    Last Modified 30 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Mindrum GEDCOM file imported on 25 Jan 1999 from Addy Monsen.

    2. [S16] Social Security Death Index.

    3. [S367] California Death Index, 1940-1997, www.ancestry.com.

    4. [S6231] www.findagrave.com.

    5. [S851] Ancestry Public Tree, Jack Hall Family Tree, www.ancestry.com.