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Marriage: Children:
  1. Dorothy May Rawn: Birth: 27 MAY 1910 in Superior, Douglas Co., Wisconsin, USA. Death: 10 NOV 1997 in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota

  2. Arvilla Mary Rawn: Birth: 20 JUN 1912 in Superior, Douglas Co., Wisconsin, USA. Death: 24 NOV 2008 in White Bear Lake, Minnesota

  3. Byron George Rawn: Birth: 17 FEB 1914 in Superior, Douglas Co., Wisconsin, USA. Death: 01 NOV 1988 in Superior, Douglas Co., Wisconsin, USA

  4. Winston Rawn: Birth: 13 JAN 1916 in Superior, Douglas Co., Wisconsin, USA. Death: 26 JUN 1934

  5. Virginia Claire Rawn: Birth: 14 FEB 1917 in Superior, Douglas Co., Wisconsin, USA. Death: 29 JUN 1994 in St Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota

  6. Vernon Christopher Rawn: Birth: 03 DEC 1918 in Superior, Douglas Co., Wisconsin, USA. Death: 27 OCT 2000 in Spooner, Washburn Co., Wisconsin

  7. Audrey Christine Rawn: Birth: 12 JAN 1921 in Superior, Douglas Co., Wisconsin, USA. Death: 13 DEC 1980 in Superior, Douglas Co., Wisconsin, USA

  8. Person Not Viewable

  9. Marjorie Nancy Rawn: Birth: 19 NOV 1926 in Superior, Douglas Co., Wisconsin, USA. Death: 06 SEP 2012 in St Paul, Dakota, Minnesota, USA


Notes
a. Note:   As reported by Arvilla, on September 30, 1998:
  "Mom was born October 16 1886 and died July 7, 1949. Her mother died when she was four years old. There were five children, Peder, who died young, Albertina, mom, John and Olaf.
  "Grandpa Ola's young sister, Jenny, came and cared for the family until Grandpa married Emma.
  "Mom's young life wasn't the happiest. Her step-mother was hard on her step-children, so mom thought. After her own children, mom forgave her. Emma had a daughter when she married Grandpa Ola. her daughter was killed in a fire not long after they were married. They had six sons together, Peder, Ernest, Plymouth, Edward, Leonard and Melvin, born (1907), just three years older than Dorothy.
  "Mother was brought up in a devout Lutheran family -- she sang in the choir, figured her voice box broke from trying too hard to sing loud. Her brother, John, became a minister. From an early age on, he would go out in the field with his sisters, and give his little sermons.
  "Mom moved to St. Paul when she was fifteen. She lived with a devout Catholic family, working as a seamstress. Another girl her age lived with the family and the two girls were room-mates and became best friends. She was also a devout Catholic. Mother became a Catholic. Mother told us of happenings in their Catholic neighborhood that did seem miraculous. She said the two religions were very similar.
  "Mom left her seamstress job to become a telephone operator. The job was very stressful, and she ended up with a nervous breakdown. It was very hard on her. After her recovery, she moved to Superior. Her sister, Tina, lived with her husband and son, Paul. Mom told me how little she knew about family sex -- she asked her sister to show her the scar where Paul came out. Tina just couldn't believe it. I found it hard to believe knowing that she was raised on a farm, but it was true.
  "Mom and dad married June 30, 1909. They lived in the Albany Block where Dorothy and I were born -- Dr. Knox officiating and Grandma Rawn on hand.
  "The then moved to a small house on 6th Street and 26th Avenue. There they had three more children. We were crowded, but what fun we had. The neighbors would all get together late Sunday afternoon and eat watermelon; running all around our small yards. The attic was a wonderful play place. Mary and Martha Elliott, older girls, entertained us with our dolls to tea parties with tiny sandwiches and fancy tiny cookies. They lived right across the street. Their mother was a very lovely lady, always dressed beautifully.
  "When I look back, I realize what a wonderful woman my mother had been for all of us -- yes, all nine. We were with her so much of the time that we didn't appreciate her. Our dad worked from six A.M. until six P.M., or those were the hours he was gone. She, mom, was up at five A.M. She made dad's breakfast, lunch and stoked the kitchen range, punched down the bread, and in the cold months, made sure the furnace was doing its job.
  "Mom's laughter was contagious -- when she started, we laughed with her, and at what she was telling. I remember so well this story. Audrey was about eight, not a pretty state. Grandma Casper told mom: "Boy Casper, her grandson, said "Isn't Audrey beautiful?" Grandma Casper then said: "Oh, boy, love is blind."
  "When we were really young, before our cabin, mother would fix lunch, and take us to the park which was four or five blocks away. There were other families doing the same on the warm summer days. Oh! What fun we had. We were dressed up -- no slacks then -- we rolled down the hills -- what a mess we must have been. We played hide and seek and tag.
  "When Audrey was five month we started our summers at Dowling lake. Our cabin was next to our Aunt Etta's cabin. To my knowledge, we were the only two families that stayed all summer. No church. There was a farmer across the lake that we could get milk. We mostly had canned milk. There was no electricity, no ice, just cold well water. A box dug in the ground kept our butter cold. Our fathers only came on weekends. Fresh meat on Sunday.
  "Mom was born while they lived at the Red River Valley. We do know the family lived at Thief River Falls." =========================================================
  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~widougla/cemetery/stfrancis/stfrancis_ps.htm Surname Given Name Birth Death Military Inscription Map Location Date Rawn Clara 1886 1945 C7 6-1-02 =========================================================



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