Bio Bite: Howard Adrian Halse

By Eilene Lyon Howard Adrian Halse (1897–1978) Howard was the first-born child of Guy and Mabel (Cutting) Halse. He came into, and left, the world in Dexter Township, Codington County, South Dakota. He inherited his size from Guy, standing nearly six feet and topping 200 pounds. “Mr. Halse attended country school near his home and... Continue Reading →

Absurdities #12

By Eilene Lyon As I was driving into town in the morning, I saw a cluster of at least 10 deputy sheriff and Durango police SUVs escorting an all-black bus heading the opposite direction. The bus wasn't like a large tour bus, but the size of the shuttles at the local ski area. All the... Continue Reading →

Only The Good…

Week 9: #52Ancestors – Gone Too Soon By Eilene Lyon There’s no shortage of sad tales about infant/toddler deaths in any family tree. I’m more drawn to the tales of young people who had time to develop their personalities, who had an excellent chance at surviving to adulthood (or did), or of having long lives.... Continue Reading →

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