SOUTH DAKOTA

CENSUS RETURNS

1860  -  1930

 

UPDATED JUNE 17, 2012

 

South Dakota was part of the Dakota Territory formed in 1861. It became a state in 1889, the 40th. In 1840 the area was included in the Iowa Census, in 1850 the Dakotas were included in the Minnesota census as the Pembina District, and in 1860, 1870 and 1880 there were Territorial Census reports and in 1900 there was a Federal Census.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

SOUTH DAKOTA 1860 & 1870 CENSUS

 

There were no listings of any Putnams or Putmans in the Dakota Territory (North and South) in this combined Territorial Census.

 

 

SOUTH DAKOTA 1880 CENSUS

 

This Territorial Census includes both North and South Dakota in one lump. These are the ones found in the South Dakota counties. This represents the full census, not just the Soundex portion.

 

LESLIE PUTMAN  86th District, Beadle County

He is 18 WI NY NY and living at either a hotel or a ranch.

 

MARY PUTNAM  Township 93, Bon Homme County

She is 15 IA and a servant with A. F. and Kate McAuley from Canada. She is also listed with her brother David below. See that listing.

 

DAVID & OTHER PUTMANS  Township 93, Bon Homme County

David is 28 IA VT IL, Perkins 17 IA VT IL, Mary 15 IA VT IL, Millie (Nellie) 9 IA VT IL. They are all listed as stepchildren of A. S. and Rachel Constantine. Rachel (Philbrick) is IL VT TN. Rachel was married to John Putnam. They were in Clayton County, Iowa in 1870. John was there since the late 1840s. He was from Vermont. John died in Iowa in 1874, and Rachel remarried and moved up here. Rachel will move to Newton County, Missouri, and marry William Ramsey in 1887. In 1890 she will marry William Cannell there. Actually she’ll marry two more guys. The kids will stay in SW Missouri and NW Arkansas.

 

E. C. PUTNAM  Township 110, Brookings County

He is 22 MN MN MN and a laborer with the County Sheriff, M. S. Grinnals. Either a guard or pushing a shovel on the chain gang. He looks to be Elmer Eugene Putnam a son of John Elmer Putnam and Nancy Meriam from Sutton, Massachusetts, and was born in Sherburne County, Minnesota. Not exactly sure though, as he is also listed back in Minnesota.

 

AARON C. (CORNELIUS) PUTNAM  Vermillion, Clay County

He is 52 NY NY NY, a painter, Catherine Isabel Cobb 49 NY ME NY, Joseph E. (Eugene) 21 MI, and his wife Grace 20 MI. He just married Grace Helen Gray here on December 31, 1879. She will be with him in the 1900 census. He is a son of Stephen Putnam and Lucy Francher, and was born in Bergen, New York May 10, 1828. He will die here April 15, 1886. Stephen was a son of Aaron Putnam and Sarah Colburn from Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire.

 

J. (JOSEPH) W. PUTNAM  Mitchell, Davison County

He is 27 MI, Mary Jane Norton 26 NY, M. J. (Miles.) 7 MI, L. A. a daughter 5 MI, Ida 4 MI, Abraham 3 MI. They are in Hanson County in 1885 and there still in 1900. They are back here in Mitchell from 1915 on. He and his kids are still here in 1920. He is a son of Orlean Putnam and Amelia Vanderhoof. He was born in Cass County, Michigan.

 

ANNA PUTNAM  Lake County

She is 26 WI and her daughter Frances E. is 6 MT. They are living with Herman Luce.

 

ELMER C. (CALVIN) PUTNAM  Madison, Lake County

He is 20 PA NY NY and living in a boarding house. He is a son of Calvin Harlow Putnam and Elnora Rappleyea, and was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is shown there in 1860.

 

IRA PUTNAM  Minneapolis, Lawrence County

He is 42 VT VT VT and a machinist living with Lyman Wilder 42 VT VT VT. Ira is a son of Zeba Putnam (2766). Zeba was born in Calais, Vermont, and then the family moved to Colchester where he died in 1848 He was shown in 1850 and 1860 in Colchester, Chittenden County, Vermont and in 1870 in Rutland with his mother Harriet Pearce. His mother and his wife Mary are presently in Cass County, Nebraska. Mary will be here with him in 1900.

 

HENRY PUTMAN  McCook County

He is 35 POL, Polien (Pauline?) 39 POL, Henry 14 POL, Martin 8 POL, Pauleen 5 DAK, John 3 DAK, Frederick 6/12 DAK.

 

BENJAMIN PUTNAM  Minnehaha County

He is 35 PA, Delphina Case his wife 33 PA, Harry A. 9 PA. He and the following John are sons of Henry and Mary Putnam of Granville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. They were home there in 1850 and 1860. His folks are from Massachusetts. They are here in Hartford, Minnehaha County through the 1910.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Minnehaha County

He is 41 PA, Esther 33 PA, Mary A. 10 PA and Henry J. 8 PA. He and the above Benjamin are brothers. Both are sons of Henry and Mary Putnam of Granville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. They are in Stanley County in 1910 and 1920.

 

WILLIAM C. (CHARLES) PUTMAN  Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County

He is 31 WI NY CAN, a merchant. His wife Elizabeth J. Bird, his wife, is 31 NJ NJ NJ. He is a son of Charles Wesley Putnam and Ellen Coyle, and was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 11, 1848. He married Elizabeth or Lizzie in Wyoming in 1874. Charles was in the 1870 census of Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Charles was a son of Aaron Dickson Putnam and Rebecca Goodenough of Rome, Oneida County, New York. They are all in Minneapolis Minnesota in the 1900. Elizabeth is widowed in Spokane Washington by 1920. This line goes back William > Charles > Aaron > Cornelius > Cornelius > Cornelius > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John Putnam of Salem, Massachusetts. By the way, his brother Edward Cornelius Putnam will be out here shortly, as he will marry Mary Johnson here in Dell Rapids in 1881.

 

WILLIS E. PUTNAM  Rockford, Pennington County

He is a carpenter in a boarding house, 22 WI NY NY. He is a son of Thomas Worthy Putnam and Wealthy Towne from Stockton, Chautaugua County, New York. The family moved to Minnesota and then they went to Dodge County, Nebraska. Willis headed here to start ranching. He will marry Grace Lewis here February 18, 1888 and be ranching in Lawrence County. By 1900, they and some kids will be back in Prebble, Nebraska. They will then head to Redlands, California and be there by the 1910. He will remain there till he dies in 1922.

 

BELA PUTNAM  Turner County

He is 49 NY, Frances M. Robbins 45 NY, Mary E. 26 MI, Fred L. 14 MI and Francis 5 DAK. He is a son of Stephen Putnam and Lucy Francher, and was born in Genesee County, New York. In 1860, he and the folks were in Clarendon, Calhoun County, Michigan. He was in Ionia County, Michigan in 1870, and now here.

 

(DANIEL) PROCTOR PUTNAM  Elk Point, Union County

He is 30 NH, Anna Rice 28 OH, Harry (Harrison) 3 OH, Zada 8/12 DAK. Also there is his mother Permelia 51 NH. He is a son of Henry Harrison Putnam (#2790) and Clementine Permelia Lovering from Croyden, New Hampshire. They were in Bureau County, Illinois before he moved out here. They will be in Sioux City Iowa in 1885 through about 1894.

 

 

SOUTH DAKOTA 1895 STATE CENSUS

 

V-e-r-y little. Only find one entry.

 

J. B. PUTNAM  Kimball, Brule County

He is 29 and his wife M. M. Putnam is 33.

 

SOUTH DAKOTA 1900 CENSUS

 

JULIA M. PUTNAM  Aberdeen, Brown County

She is Julia Marie Stratton, the widow of Norman Putnam from New York. In 1880 they were in Grundy County, Iowa. They moved here in the 1880s or 90s, and Norman died June 15, 1895. She is 60 NY Oct 1839, Alice 33 NY Aug 1866, Jessie 24 IA Oct 1875. Julia and her daughter Jessie will be in Tacoma Washington in the 1910 census.

 

EDMOND J. (JOSEPH) PUTNAM  Vermillion, Clay County

He is 38 IA Aug 1861, Theresa Krause 29 NE Nov 1870, Christian 10 SD Aug 1889, Mary R. 8 SD Aug 1891, Anna 2 SD Apr 1898 and Doris Irene 3 months SD Feb 1900. He’ll be here divorced in 1910, and living with his son Christian in 1920. He is a son of Henry Putnam and his second wife Elizabeth Beaudette. He was with the family in Lyon County Iowa in 1880.

 

GEORGE W. PUTNAM  Dexter, Codington County

He is 67 VT Apr 1833, Flora 29 VT Jan 1871. His son Warner lives nearby. He is George Washington Putnam, Jr. and was born in Whittingham, Windham County, Vermont. His folks were George Washington Putnam and Thankful Warner. He was there through the 1880 census. He was married to Jenette Allen there in the 1880 and she has died since then, but I don’t know when or where. He will be living with his son Warner in 1910.

 

WARNER G. PUTNAM  Dexter Township, Codington County

A son of George W. Putnam who is here in town. Warner is 36 VT Sep 1863, Mabel Arnold 23 IA Apr 1877 and Harriet 1 SD Feb 1899. They were married here in 1896, and are here through 1930 at least and she is widowed here in 1940.

 

ALBERT C. (CALVIN) PUTNAM  Custer Township, Custer County

He is 57 NY Dec 1842, Electa Ann Brown 55 IN May 1845, George G. 18 IA Sep 1881, Harry O. 16 IA Nov 1883 and John E. 14 MI Mar 1886. He is a son of Calvin Putnam (#2848) and Mary Chase from Lowville, Lewis County New York and Vermont before that. His dad was a son of Malachi Putnam (#1285) and Sarah Blount. He was born in Lewis, Lewis County New York on December 16, 1842. He will die in Edgemont, Fall River County South Dakota October 29, 1915. His wife Electa Ann Brown was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana May 15, 1845 and will die in Hot Springs, Fall River County South Dakota August 26, 1938. They were in Carroll County Iowa in 1870, Guthrie County Iowa in 1880, and in Cherokee County Iowa in 1885. They are in Fall River County in 1910 and Electa is widowed there in 1930. New England family.

 

JAY S. (SAMUEL) PUTNAM  Custer Township, Custer County

He is 52 NY May 1848, Rebecca Charlotte Sutton 42 IA Jul 1857, Hezekiah I. 22 IA Sep 1877, Orrie 21 IA Mar 1879, Herbert 19 IA Dec 1880, Lemuel P. 15 IA Oct 1884, Roy W. 12 SD Mar 1888, G. (George) Rex 10 SD Jun 1890, William R. 7 SD Jul 1892, Mary O. 4 SD Oct 1895. His mother Orrilla Aylsworth Putnam is 75 NY Nov 1824. His father was Hezekiah who was a son of Nathan Putnam, number 2206 and his first wife, Martha Williams of Colesville, Broome County, New York and Fairfield, Connecticut before that. Hezekiah died here in South Dakota in 1893. The family was in Racine County, Wisconsin in 1860. Jay and Rebecca were in Carroll County, Iowa in 1880. They are in Fall River County in 1910, and then Salem, Oregon is the next stop for this family. Lemuel will be in Chicago by the 1920, and Orrin who will be here in 1910 and in Dawes County, Nebraska in 1920. Herbert will be in Portland, Oregon by 1920. Hezekiah will still be here in 1910.

 

IDA PUTNAM  Mitchell Township, Davison County

She is 24 MI Apr 1876 living with Louis Beckwith. She was with her folks, Joseph and Mary Jane Putnam here in 1880.

 

ULMER J. PUTNAM  Mitchell Township, Davison County

He is 53 ME Nov 1846, Sibyl 44 ME Mar 1856, Ethel M. 12 SD Jan 1888. He was with his mother Susan in Dover, Piscataquis County, Maine in 1850. But no idea who his dad was. They will all be in Long Beach, California in 1910 and in 1920.

 

JESSIE PUTNAM  Kidder Township, Day County

She is 24 IA Oct 1876 and boarding with John Fillbach. She is a public school teacher. Her folks were Norman M. Putnam and Julia Stratton, and she is also listed with her widowed mom in Brown County.

 

FRANK PUTNAM  Vernon Township, Grant County

He is 40 IL Oct 1859, Maggie Houck 37 NY Jan 1863, Jennie 16 SD (could be MN) Jun 1883, Charley 14 SD Aug 1885, Ernest 8 SD Nov 1891, Maggie 1 SD Nov 1898. He married Margaret Adelia Houck back in Minnesota October 1, 1879. Also there is his father Kittridge Putnam 72 VT Dec 1826. They were in Kane County, Illinois in 1860. In 1880 the family was in Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota. His dad is also listed now in Lac Qui Parle. In 1910, Frank will be back there too. Maggie will die there November 9, 1917 and he’ll be widowed there in 1920. He will have the kids, except Charles who remains here, with him. Charles will go to Montana and be there from 1920 on in Carter County. His dad, Kittridge Putnam, was a son of Reuben and Eleanor Putnam from Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont. He was born there and will die in Dawson, Minnesota on April 13, 1918.

   

SOLON H. (HENRY) PUTNAM  Miller Township, Hand County

He is a farmer 39 NY NY NY Sep 4, 1860, Julia Halverson 36 Norway, Elvira 13 SD June 18, 1887, Ida 10 SD November 14, 1888, Kimball Lovel 10 SD April 11, 1890, Harry 8 SD February 12, 1892, Anna 8 SD February 12, 1892 (twins), Hattie 5 SD June 15, 1895, Esther 2 SD July 2, 1898. There will be four more kids in the next decade bringing the total to eleven children. He is a son of Lovel Kimball Putnam and Almira Smith from Peru, Clinton County New York. Lovell was a son of Archelaus Putnam and Deborah Kimball from there and Vermont before that. Solon and Julia were married August 21, 1886. They are here through the 1920.

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  Hanson, Hanson County

He is 48 MI OH OH, his wife Mary Jane Norton is 47 NY NY NY. They have been married 26 years. Miles 26 MI and Fred 13 SD are still at home. He is a son of Orlean Putnam and Amelia Vanderhoof. He was born in Cass County, Michigan. They were here in the 1885 and in Davison County in 1880. He will be widowed and be back in Davison County in 1915.

 

FRANK W. PUTMAN  Peoria, Hughes County

He is Franklin Ward Putman 33 IL Sep 1866 (and die in 1938), Orpha Jane Cole 28 MI Jun 1871, Lois 9 SD May 17, 1891 and Estella N. 6 SD Jan 1894. His father Franklin Monroe Putman is listed in Sully County.

 

CHARLES W. PUTNAM  Herman, Lake County

He is 39 WI Jul 1860, Mary E. 38 WI Jun 1861 and Orpha L. 14 WI Mar 1886. He is the son of Hiram D. Putman and Sarah Connett as shown in 1860 through 1880 in Albany, Green County Wisconsin. German family descended from Peter Putman of Hampshire County Virginia (now West Virginia).

 

CELIA L. PUTNAM  Deadwood, Lawrence County

She is 67 ME Jan 1833 and has William Leman 46 ME with her. She is the third, I think, wife of William Walker Putnam from Somerset County, Maine. They were in Battle creek, Michigan in 1880. William is a son of her first marriage. They are still here in Deadwood in 1910.

 

IRA PUTNAM  Lead Township, Lawrence County

He is 61 VT Jun 1838, Mary E. 61 VT Jul 1838. See his 1880 listing here. He will die in a month or two and Mary will die in 1909. Both are buried here in West Lead Cemetery.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Lead Township, Lawrence County

He is 47 NY Jun 1852 and a lodger with Carrie Lewis. He looks like the son of Earl & Charity Putnam as shown in 1870 in Union, Dallas County Iowa.

 

PAUL H. (HENRY) PUTNAM  Township 103, Lyman County

He is 30 IL Jan 1870, Eunice R. 22 IA Mar 1878 and they have a son Alva M 2 SD Jan 1898. They are in Mellette County in 1910 and 1920. He is a son of John W. and Sarah Putnam from Rock Island County Illinois. Then they were in Cherokee County Iowa in 1880 and he was listed as Henry 10 IL.  He’ll be around through 1930.

 

LOUIE W. (WILTON) PUTNAM  Langford Village, Marshall County

He is the eldest son of Julia Marie Stratton and Norman Melvin Putnam. He is 39 MI Sep 1860, Clara Emily Olson 26 MI Aug 1873, Mabel C. 4 SD Apr 1896 and Norman M. 1 month May 1900. His mom is now in Brown County, SD. He will be in Spokane County, Washington in 1910 and Whitman County, Washington by 1920.

 

EMMET PUTNAM  Pearl, McCook County

He is a son of Ansell Deloss Putnam from New York. He was born in Townsend, Huron County, Ohio and then went to Mercer County, Missouri where both he and his folks were in the 1880 census. He is 44 OH Jul 1855, his wife Florence Belle Stanton is 37 MO Mar 1863, Grace 20 MO Oct 1879, Myrtle 16 SD Apr 1884, Florence 14 SD Mar 1886, Rubie 12 SD Jan 1888, Marie 10 SD Oct 1889, Edna 8 SD Oct 1891, Maggie 6 SD Sep 1893. His mom Maria Putnam 66 PA May 1834 is there as well. His dad died earlier in 1900 and his mom will die in 1906. There are two McCormick nieces with him. They will be in Minnehaha County in 1910. The daughter Grace will soon marry Lawrence Lester and move to North Dakota.

 

PEARL PUTNAM  Spencer, McCook County

She is 18 MO Nov 1881 (hard to read). She is a grand daughter of L. M. Stanton, and is a daughter of the above Emmet Putnam. She is back with the family in 1910 in North Dakota.

 

DELOS PUTMAN  Canova, Miner County

He is a miner, 43 OH Jun 1857. His wife Mary Campbell is 35 MN Feb 1865. He is a son of David Putman and Lucy Ann Hardy. He was born in Townsend, Huron County, Ohio. They are here in 1910. Dutch family.

 

BENJAMIN PUTNAM  Hartford, Minnehaha County

He is 55 PA Apr 1845, Delphine Case is 43 PA Feb 1857, Flora M. 18 SD Mar 1882. They were here in 1880, his son Harry is nearby here too. They are all here in 1910.

 

HARRY A. PUTNAM  Hartford, Minnehaha County

He is 29 PA Aug 1870, Mary Anne Herr his wife 27 MD Jan 1873, Jesse A. 6 SD Jan 1893, Della E. 3 SD, Jul 1896. His father is the Benjamin listed earlier, they were here in 1880, and will be in 1910.

 

LUCY PUTNAM  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

She is 52 NH Mar 1848 and a teacher at the All Saints School. She is a daughter of John Lyscom Putnam (#1512) and Adeline Sumner of Cornish, New Hampshire. In 1880 she was teaching in Augusta, Maine.

 

EUGENE PUTNAM  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

He is 41 MI Dec 1858, Grace Helen Gray, his wife, 40 IN Sep 1859, Claude E. 18 SD Dec 1881, Helen L. 16 SD Dec 1883, O. Burr (Orlo Burr) 14 SD Mar 1886, Kathryn 11 SD May 1889, Robert A. 8 SD Feb 1892, Demma 3 SD Jul 1899, Marguerite 6 mos SD Nov 1899. Also there is Jessie Gray 31 MI a sister in law. Joseph Eugene Putnam is a son of Aaron Putnam and Catherine Isabelle Cobb, and was born in Clarendon, Michigan. They are in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1910. Claude is in Cattle Creek, Colorado then too. Joe and grace will be in Salem Oregon in 1935 and on with their widowed daughter Demma. He will die there April 29, 1952. Grace will die in Salem on October 9, 1942.

 

FLOYD PUTMAN  Enterprise, Moody County

He is 25 NY Jan 1875, a servant with Grant Dockstader. He is a son of Aaron Putman from Fulton County, New York. He was home in 1880, and is also listed there right now. He will soon marry Harriet Dockstader and they will be with his widowed mom in Streeter, North Dakota in 1920. Dutch family.

 

EDWARD B. (BIGELOW) PUTNAM  Afton, Sanborn County

He is 42 IA Nov 6, 1857, Lena C. Rost or Roust, his wife, 42 Norway Jan 1858, Benjamin G. 14 SD Dec 1885, Roy E. 13 SD Apr 1887, Martha A. 8 SD Sep 1891, Elida C. 7 SD Apr 1893, Lester McKinley 3 SD Sep 1896. His father George Gideon Putnam 70 MA Mar 1830 is with them. George is a son of Gideon Putnam and was in Freemont Township, Benton County, Iowa from the 1850s through the 1880 census. George will remain here until he dies November 5, 1907. His other son, Ernest is nearby in Diana, Sanborn County. Edward will remain here until his death September 14, 1949. Lena will die here July 22, 1934. They were married back in Story County, Iowa on January 1, 1884.

 

ERNEST J. PUTNAM  Diana, Sanborn County

He is a son of George Putnam and Martha Blackstone (Massachusetts folks) from Benton County, Iowa. He is 37 IA Mar 1863, Charlotte L. Turner, his wife, 36 MN Oct 1863, Myrtle I. 13 SD Mar 1887, Maude A. 10 SD Jun 1889, Mabel M. 9 SD Apr 1891, Mildred C. 3 SD Mar 1897. They are in Meade County, South Dakota in 1910 and 1920.

 

ABIE PUTNAM  Philips, Stanley County

She is 22 MI born Nov 1877, working for William Taylor.

 

ALICE PUTMAN  Cavenaugh, Stanley County

She is 23 CAN Oct 1876 and boarding with Harry Graham.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Midland, Stanley County

He is 61 PA Aug 1838, Esther M. 52 PA Feb 1848. Their son Henry 28 PA Feb 1872 and his wife Alice H. 23 CAN Mar 1877 are with them. They were in Minnehaha County in 1880. John and Esther are here still in 1910.

 

FRANKLIN M. PUTMAN  Iowa Township, Sully County

Franklin Monroe, son of Benjamin Franklin Putman is 65 KY Dec 1835, Susannah P. Ward is 57 IL Feb 1843. He is a son of Benjamin Franklin Putman and was born in Lewis County, Kentucky. They were in Brown County, Illinois and then McDonough County, Illinois. They have been here since the 1880s. Franklin died here in 1907. Susannah will be widowed with her son Franklin in Hughes County in 1920. Southern Putman family.

 

F. (FRED) L. PUTNAM  Centerville, Turner County

He is 34 MI Jul 1865, Ida Blanchard 34 NY Oct 1865, Bernice 6 SD Dec 1894 and Clifford 3 SD Jun 1896. He is Fred Putnam son of Bela who was here in 1880. His mom is the upcoming Francie Putnam. She is in Clay County in 1920, maybe widowed or just alone with her folks.

 

FRANCIE PUTNAM  Centerville, Turner County

Frances Robbins is the widow of Bela Putnam, and is 65 NY Mar 1835, a daughter Mary D. 46 NY and an aunt Harriett Henshaw 81 NY are with her. The F. L. (Fred) and Frank Putnams listed separately would be her sons. They were all here in 1880. Frances will be in Montrose County, Colorado with her daughter Mary in 1910 and in 1920. In 1910 her son Frank will be in Montrose County as well.

 

FRANK MARION PUTNAM  Centerville, Turner County

He is 25 SD May 1875, Estella Jones 28 SD Jun 1872. The Francis listed above is his mother. His father was Bela and they were here in 1880. They are in Montrose County, Colorado in 1910 along with his mom who is nearby. They will be in Maricopa County, Arizona by 1925, and he will die there in 1946. Stella will die there in 1930.

 

MABEL PUTNAM  Civil Bend, Union County

She is 6 IA Oct 1893 and a grandchild of Ransom Langdon.

 

CARRIE PUTNAM  Civil Bend, Union County

She is 14 IA  Feb 1886 and a grand daughter of Ransom Langdon.

 

DANIEL R. (RANSOM) PUTNAM  Civil Bend, Union County

He is 12 IA Apr 1888 and another grandson of Ransom Langdon. Harry, Mabel and Carrie are his siblings. They are all children of Frank Harrison Putnam and Ida Langdon. Frank was a son of Harrison Putnam and Permelia Lovering from Illinois. Frank’s brother Proctor was here in Union County in the 1880 census. I can’t find Frank in 1880 or 1900, but he was probably in Iowa.

 

HARRY PUTNAM  Civil Bend, Union County

He is part of this family here in town. He is on his own though. He is 16 IA IL PA Jan 1884 working for Otis Bland. He will be married in Sioux City, Iowa in 1910 and then in Windsor, North Dakota in 1920.

 

Dr. JAY F. PUTNAM  Sioux Valley, Union County

He is 28 IA May 1872, Lillie B. 24 IL Jan 1876, Helen V. 3 IA Jul 1896 and Mable I. 1 SD Mar 1899. In 1880, he was with his parents George C. and Adelia Putnam in Rapids Township, Linn County, Iowa. George is from New York. He will be back in Page County, Iowa in 1920.

 

 

SOUTH DAKOTA 1910 CENSUS

 

FRANK E. PUTNAM  Aberdeen, Brown County

He is 45 IA UNK UNK, Martha M. 37 IA, John W. 19 IA, Lillian 17 IA, Elmer H. 12 IL. They were in Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois in 1900. He and Martha list Illinois as their birthplaces then. The son Elmer is in Palo Alto County, Iowa and listed as a stepson of Nicholas and Martha Peterson. Martha is his mom. I assume Frank will skip out and then Martha remarried. Elmer is there in 1930 too. Frank next shows up in Walworth County in 1935 and 1940.

 

CHARLES PUTMAN  Claremont, Brown County

He is 54 OH NY NY, and works on a farm. He’ll still be here working on a farm in 1920. He should be the son of Luther Charles Putman and Lucy Ann Ewell from Huron County, Ohio. His folks came from Madison County, New York. Dutch folks.

 

JOSEPH H. (HENRY) PUTNAM  Gem, Brown County

He is 34 IL IL ENG, Etta Bond his wife is 20 IN. They will be here with some kids in 1920. He is a son of Henry Putnam and Ada Price and was born in Champaign County Illinois August 8, 1876. His folks were divorced a year after he was born and in 1880 he was living there with his dad and his widowed grandmother Minerva Putnam. Henry’s folks were William Pitt Putnam and Minerva Harris from Massachusetts then New York and then Illinois in the 1860s. He and Etta are here through 1930. They will both die out in Riverside, California, he on September 25, 1967 and Etta on October 29, 1961. She was born in Indiana October 2, 1880.

 

WILLIAM W. PUTMAN  Chamberlain, Brule County

He is 34 MN US US and is a jeweler in a drug store. His wife Ruda Hazard is 32 WI. He is a son of Worthy and Mary Putnam from Winona County, Minnesota. He was single in Rock County, Minnesota in 1900 and then just married to Ruda there in 1905.  He will be here in 1920 and his folks will be in Minnehaha County then.

 

FRANK P. PUTNAM  Lake Andes, Charles Mix County

He is 28 NE VT WI. He is single and a grain buyer. He sort of fits the Frank in Sioux Falls who is a son of Herbert Langdon Putnam and Laura Hale. Problem is that one is married and a doctor.

 

EDMOND J. (JOSEPH) PUTNAM  Vermillion, Clay County

He is 48 IA CAN CAN and divorced. He was here in 1900 with his wife Theresa Krans. He is living with his now married daughter Mary R. 18 SD and her husband Homer Bishop. Also here are Edmond’s kids Anna 12 SD and Christian 20 SD. He will be here in 1920 living with his son Christian who will have married by then. He is a son of Henry Putnam and his second wife Elizabeth Beaudette. He was with the family in Lyon County Iowa in 1880.

 

ERNEST A. PUTNAM  Dexter, Coddington County

He is 41 VT VT VT, Minnie Matinson 41 CAN, Lulu H. 16 SD, Carl L. 12 MO, and Fern 2 SD. He is a son of George Washington and Jeanette Allen Putnam from Windham County, Vermont. His father and brothers were here in 1900. He was some place in Missouri where Carl was born, in 1900. They are here in 1920.

 

WARNER G. PUTNAM  Watertown, Coddington County

He is 46 VT VT VT, Mabel H. Arnold 33 IA, Harriet C. 11 SD, Belle 7 SD, Allen L. 2 6/12 SD. Also here is his dad George W. Putnam 77 VT VT VT. They were married in 1896 and here in 1900, and his dad was widowed then. He is another son of George Washington Putnam and Jeanette Allen from Windham County, Vermont. Warner and the family will be here in 1920. George will be in Heaven by then.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  District 20, Custer County

He is 24 NE PA PA and single. He lives alone here.

 

ORRIN J. (JAY) PUTNAM  District 24, Custer County

He is now 31 IA MI IA, Myra J. Streeter his wife is 29 IA, Harry J. 4 SD and Marjory 8/12 SD. He is a son of Jay Samuel Putnam and Rebecca Sutton. He was born Carroll County, Iowa, and in 1900 was here with his folks. They have moved to Oregon. Orrin and the family are in Dawes County, Nebraska by 1920.

 

KI (HEZEKIAH) PUTMAN  District 6, Custer County

He is 32 IA IA IA, Nancy Bondurant 25 MO, Paul 3 SD and a son Phil 2 SD. He is a son of Jay Samuel Putnam. He was here with his folks in 1900, and they are now in Oregon. Hezekiah will be killed in a sawmill accident in 1913. Nancy will marry James Cussler and she and the kids are in Fall River County in 1920.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Custer, Custer County

He is 27 IA IA IA, Dollie 26 SD and Charlotte 4 SD. They have been married for six years. He is a miner in a mica mine. He is a son of Jay Samuel and Rebecca Putnam from Carroll County, Iowa. He was with the family in 1885 in Carroll County and was single in Carroll County, Iowa in 1900. Two other sons of Jay are here in the County and the folks have moved to Oregon. They are in Hardin, Big Horn County, Montana in 1920, 1930 and 1940.

 

CLYDE PUTNAM  Armour, Douglas County

He is 26 IA VT VT and boarding. He is a teacher in the public school system. He is a son of Henry Harrison Putnam and Cornelia Chamberlain, and was at home in Taylor County, Iowa in 1900. He is married in Davison County, South Dakota in 1920. See that entry for more info on him.

 

J. L. (JAMES LESLIE) PUTNAM  Grand View, Douglas County

He is 33 IA NY PA, and a farmer. Annie Coyle 35 WI, George W. 7 IA and James L. (Leslie) 4 IA. He is a son of George Cornelius Putnam and Adelia Medbury. In 1880, they were in Linn County, Iowa, and Plymouth County, Iowa in 1900. They are here still in 1920.

 

JAY S. (SAMUEL) PUTNAM  Hot Springs, Fall River County

He is now 51 NY NY NY and a carpenter. Rebecca Sutton his wife is 52 IA, George R. 19 SD, William R. 22 SD, Welcome R. (Roy) 17 SD, Mary O. 14 SD. They were in Iowa in 1880 and here in Custer County in 1900. In 1920 they are in Salem Oregon.

 

ALBERT C. (CALVIN) PUTNAM  Burton, Fall River County

He is 67 NY NY NY, Electa Ann Brown his wife is 64 IN, Charles 34 IA, Harry 26 IA. He is a son of Calvin Putnam (#2848) and Mary Chase from Lowville, Lewis County New York and Vermont before that. His dad was a son of Malachi Putnam (#1285) and Sarah Blount. He was born in Lewis, Lewis County New York on December 16, 1842. He will die in Edgemont, Fall River County South Dakota October 29, 1915. His wife Electa Ann Brown was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana May 15, 1845 and will die in Hot Springs, Fall River County South Dakota August 26, 1938. They were in Carroll County Iowa in 1870, Guthrie County Iowa in 1880, and in Cherokee County Iowa in 1885. They were in Custer County in 190 and Electa is widowed here in 1930. Harry will die here shortly on July 21, 1910. New Englanders.

 

JAMES F. PUTNAM  Alexandria, Hanson County

He is 24 SD MI NY and lodging. He is a clerk in a hotel. He is a son of Joseph Putnam from Davison County. The family has been here since the 1870s. He will be back with his widowed dad in Davison County in 1920.

 

ELVIRA PUTNAM  Pierre, Hughes County

She is 22 SD NY NOR and a pastry cook. She is a daughter of Solon and Julia Putnam. She was at home in Hand County in 1900. Her folks are here in Hughes County now. She was born June 18, 1887. She will marry Fred Gerdes December 20, 1911. She will die April 15, 1966 in Yankton, South Dakota.

 

IDA PUTNAM  Pierre, Hughes County

She is 21 SD NY NOR. She is in the same hotel as her sister Elvira. She makes silverware. Another of Solon’s kids. She was born November 14, 1888 and will die in Minnesota December 25, 1941. She will soon marry John Peterson.

 

STELLA PUTMAN  Pierre, Hughes County

She is 16 SD IL IL and lodging. She is a daughter of Franklin Ward and Jane Putman from Peoria, Hughes County. She was at home there in 1900.

 

SOLON H. PUTNAM  Canning, Hughes County

He is 49 NY NY NY born September 4, 1860 and will die in Minnesota September 9, 1953, Julia Halverson his wife is 46 NOR, Kimball 20 SD, Anna 18 SD, Hattie 14 SD, Esther 12 SD, Mary 10 SD (born November 5, 1899), Louis 8 SD (born August 14, 1902), Melvin 6 SD (born July 26, 1903), and Hazel 2 SD (born November 10, 1907). They were in Hand County in 1900, and are here through 1930 at least. He is a son of Lovell Kimball Putnam and Almira Smith from Peru, Clinton County New York. Lovell was a son of Archelaus Putnam and Deborah Kimball from there and Vermont before that.

 

FRANK W. (WARD) PUTMAN  Peoria, Hughes County

He is now 44 IL KY IL, Jane Cole his wife 39 MI, Lois W. 18 SD, Estella M. 16 SD, Carl M. (Monroe) 8 SD, William F. (Floyd) 6 SD, and Ina A. 4 SD. He is a son of Franklin Monroe Putman and Susannah Ward. He was born in McDonough County, Illinois. The family has been here in South Dakota since the 1880s. He will still be here in 1920 and his widowed mother Susannah will be with him at age 75. Southern Putmans.

 

MAUD A. PUTNAM  Wessington Springs, Jerauld County

She is 20 SD IA MN, and works for a Wallace Family. She is a daughter of Ernest Putnam and was at home in Sanborn County in 1900. Her folks are in Minnehaha County now.

 

HENRY PUTTMAN  De Smet, Kingsbury County

He is 35 IA GER GER, his second wife Mary Ocken is 33 GER GER, and they have John Joseph 6 IA, Hilarius Bernard 5  IA, Celesta Marie 3 SD and Elizabeth Theresa 7/12 SD. He is a son of Bernhard Puttmann and Sibilla Timp and has been in Carroll County Iowa from when he was born. He was married to Anna Kleine from 1897 till 1901 when she died and he then married Mary back in Carroll County January 27, 1903 and they came up here about 1906.

 

LEEMAN  W. PUTNAM  Deadwood, Lawrence County

He is 55 ME CAN ME, and a printer. He lists himself as divorced. His widowed mother Celia L. 77 ME is with him. She was married to William Walker Putnam from Maine. They were here in 1900. Celia will still be here in 1920 at age 86. William Leman was not born a Putnam. He is from Celia’s first marriage.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Lead City, Lawrence County

He is 31 (51) MO MO IL single and a lodger. He is a miner in a gold mine. He is here in 1915 and 1920 still single. Can’t figure out who he is though.

 

ERNEST PUTNAM  District 70, Meade County

He is 46 IA UNK UNK, Charlotte Turner 44 MN, Mildred 12 SD, Margie 9 SD, Merle 4 SD. He is a son of George Putnam and Martha Blackstone (Massachusetts folks) from Benton County, Iowa. They were in Sanborn County in 1900, and will be here in 1920.

 

PAUL H. (HENRY) PUTMAN  Rosebud, Mellette County

He is 40 IA IA IA, Eunice 32 IA, Alva M. 12 SD and Paul E. 8/12 SD. He lists his birthplace as IL in 1900 and in 1920. He is a son of John W. and Sarah Putnam from Rock Island County Illinois. Then they were in Cherokee County Iowa in 1880 and he was listed as Henry 10 IL. 

 

DELOS PUTMAN  Canova Township, Miner County

He is 54 MO (actually OH), Mary Ann Campbell 45 MN. He is a son of David Putman and Lucy Ann Hardy. He was born in Townsend, Huron County, Ohio. Dutch family. They were here in 1900. He will die in Arizona in 1918 according to his death certificate. Mary Ann will be there in 1920 living with her brother.

 

MABEL PUTMAN  Clinton Township, Miner County

She is 19 SD IA MN and works for a family. She is a daughter of Ernest Putnam from Sanborn County. Her folks are in Meade County now.

 

BEN PUTMAN  Hartford, Minnehaha County

He is 60 PA PA PA, Delphine Case his wife is 63 PA. They have been married 43 years. He is a son of Henry and Mary Putnam of Granville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. They were home there in 1850 and 1860. They have been here since the 1870s.

 

HARRY PUTMAN  Hartford, Minnehaha County

He is 39 PA PA PA, Mary Anne Hurr his wife 36 MD, Jesse 16 SD and Della 13 SD. He is a farmer. They were here in 1900. He is a son of the above Benjamin and Delphine Putman who are here too.

 

EDMUND D. (DELOS) PUTNAM  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

He is 36 WI VT WI, Adelaide Amelia Burleson 38 NY, Gertrude D. 10 IA and Helen G. 8 IA. He is also an eye, nose, and throat doctor. He is another son of Herbert Langdon Putnam and Laura Hale. He was born in Rubicon Wisconsin. They were in Filmore County, Nebraska in 1880. They were in Osceola County Iowa in 1900 and are in Sioux Falls in 1920 and 1930. Family came out of Vermont.

 

EMMET D. (DELOSS) PUTNAM  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

He is 56 OH NY PA, Florence Belle Stanton is 46 MO, Etta 18 SD, Margaret 16 SD, Melvin 9 SD and Florence 22 SD. They were in McCook County in 1900. He is a son of Ansel Deloss Putnam from New York and Ann Maria Hurst. He was born in Townsend, Huron County, Ohio and then went to Harrison, Mercer County, Missouri, and then here. They are also listed in McKenzie County North Dakota now and will be still in 1920 and in Benton County Oregon in 1930.

 

FRANK I. PUTNAM  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

He is 27 NE VT WI, Gertrude Reed is 22 IA He is a Physician, eye, nose and throat kind. He is a son of Herbert Putnam and was with the family in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska in 1900. They are here in 1920 too and in San Jose California in 1930.

 

HENRY PUTMAN  Quinn Township, Pennington County

He is 38 PA PA PA, his wife Alice is 33 CAN. They have been married 10 years. He is a son of John and Esther Putnam. They were in Minnehaha County in 1880 and Stanley County in 1900. John is a son of Henry and Mary Putnam of Granville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. They are here in 1915 and 1920.

 

GEORGE N. (NELSON) PUTNAM  Range 17 E, Pennington County

He is 39 IA NY PA Julia King 39 IA FRAN FRAN, Elmo A. (a daughter) 19 IA, Madeline 13 IA, Doris 11 IA, Avis 9 IA, a son King 7 IA (King George born August 29, 1903 and will die here December 19, 1958), Marianne 4 IA and Ralph 1 1/12 SD. He is a son of George Cornelius Putnam and Adelia Medbury from Plymouth County, Iowa. He and his folks were all there in 1900. They are in Hanson County by 1920 and back here in Pennington County by 1930. Dutch family from New York.

 

EDWARD B. (BIGALOW) PUTNAM  Afton, Sanborn County

He is now 51 IA MA ME, Lena Roust his wife 51 NOR, Benjamin G. 24 SD, Roy C. 23 SD, Martha C. 18 SD, Elida E. 16 SD, Lester M. 13 SD. They were here in 1900 and will be in 1920. He is a son of George Gideon Putnam was in Freemont Township, Benton County, Iowa from the 1850s through the 1880 census. Edward will remain here until his death September 14, 1949. Lena will die here July 22, 1934. They were married back in Story County, Iowa on January 1, 1884.

 

MARION H. PUTNAM  Letcher Township, Sanborn County

He is 29 IA IA PA, his wife Sadie J. Armstrong is 27 IL, Merlin F. 6 IA and Adelbert C. 4 SD. He is a son of James Rufus Putnam and Eliza Jane Sexton from Cass County, Iowa. He was home there in 1900. They are here in 1915 and next in Caddo County Oklahoma in 1920.

 

WILLIAM PUTTMAN  Redfield, Spink County

He is 21 IA IA IA and a tailor. This entry was indexed as Puttman, but in looking at it the Ts are not crossed, so I am pretty sure the name is Pullman.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Iowa Township, Stanley County

He is 71 PA MA PA, his wife Esther N. is 63 PA PA PA. They have now been married for 32 years. He is a son of Henry and Mary Putnam of Granville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. They were in Minnehaha County in 1900, and here still in 1920.

 

ABRAM O. PUTNAM  Philip Township, Stanley County

He is 31 MI MI MI and a Dray Man for the City. His wife Georgietta Prisby is 31 SD CAN PA, Marguerite E. 5 SD, Leone M. 3 SD and Bernard O. 11/12 SD. Also here is Georgietta’s sister Alice Presby 17 SD. Abe has been married 6 years. He is a son of the Joseph O. Putnam and Mary Jane Norton from Davison County in 1880, but don't find in 1900. They are in Lawrence County in 1915 through 1930.

 

PETER A. PUTNAM  Lahaye Pct., Tripp County

He is 25 IA IA IA single and living by himself. He is a son of Horace Putnam from Vermont. The family was in Sioux County, Iowa in 1900. Peter will be married here in 1920.

 

DENNIS T. PUTNAM  Lahaye Pct, Tripp County

He is 34 IA IA IA, Mary Callahan his wife 31 IA, Francis 6 IA, Mildred C. 4 IA, Marion M. a daughter 3 IA and Leon 2 SD. They have been married 7 years. He is another son of Horace and Mary Putnam from Sioux County, Iowa. He was single there in 1900. He will die here about 1913 and Mary will be widowed here with more kids in 1920.

 

FRED M. PUTNAM  Centerville Township, Turner County

He is 44 MI NY NY and a traveling salesman. Ida R. Blanchard is 44 NY, Bernice 17 SD and Clifford 13 SD. They have been married 19 years. He is a son of Bela Putnam who was here in 1880. He was here in 1900.

 

FRED O. (ORSON) PUTNAM  Jefferson, Union County

He is 37 NE NY NY, Mary D. Provost 29 NE, Ida May 10 IA and an adopted son LeRoy 1 IA. He is the son of Orson Freeman Putnam and Amelia Throop from Merrick County, Nebraska. They were in Sioux, Plymouth County Iowa in 1900, and will be here in 1920 and 1930.

 

MABLE A. PUTNAM  Elk Point, Union County

She is 16 SD. She is a daughter of Frank Harrison Putnam and Ida Langdon. She was here in 1900 living with her grandfather Ranson Langdon. She is still with them.

 

BEN L. PUTNAM  Civil Bend, Union County

He is 30 NE NY NY and a drayman. His wife Etta E. Rogers is 34 NE NY IN. Etta was married before and has Lovell P. 11 NE NE NE and Clyde L. 8 SD NE NE. They have been married 4 years and have Margaret A. 1 SD NE NE. He is a son of Orson Freeman Putnam. In 1900 he was with his mom and stepfather Arthur Noble in Holt County, Nebraska. His brother Fred is here in the County. They are here in 1915.

 

 

SOUTH DAKOTA 1920 CENSUS

 

ARTHUR A. PUTNAM  Valley, Barnes County

He is 53 MN NY AL and has a new wife Caroline 53 WI NOR NOR. He is a coal salesman. He is a son of Worthy Adelbert and Mary Putnam and was at home in Winona County in 1880. In 1900 and 1905 he was married to Edith Palmer in Nobles County Minnesota. I don’t find him in 1910. In 1915 he was single in Moody County South Dakota. I don’t find them in 1930.

 

HARTLEY S. (STEWARD) PUTNAM  Aurora, Brookings County

He is 60 IA, Charlotte Quackenbusch his second wife is 70 NY. He is a son of Harvey Cornelius Putnam and Sarah Ann Stewart and was born in Poweshiek County in 1858. Harvey Cornelius is a son of Harvey Putnam and Rebecca Steward and was born in Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont on October 19, 1825. In 1900 he was in Mahaska County, Iowa with a wife Martha Elizabeth Kannals. He married Charlotte in 1910 and they were here in 1915. They are both here in 1925.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Brown County

He is 63 OH and a laborer with William Rout. He was working here and single in 1910.

 

JOSEPH H. (HENRY) PUTMAN  Aberdeen, Brown County

He is 43 IL VT ENG, Etta M. Bond 39 IN, Erwin 9 SD, Carl H. 8 MN, Kenneth 2 SD. They were here in Brown County in 1910, but obviously moved some over the past 10 years. They are here in 1930. He is a son of Henry Putnam and Ada Price and was born in Champaign County Illinois August 8, 1876. His folks were divorced a year after he was born and in 1880 he was living there with his dad and his widowed grandmother Minerva Putnam. Henry’s folks were William Pitt Putnam and Minerva Harris from Massachusetts then New York and then Illinois in the 1860s. He and Etta are here through 1930. They will both die out in Riverside, California, he on September 25, 1967 and Etta on October 29, 1961. She was born in Indiana October 2, 1880.

 

MARGUERITE PUTNAM  Aberdeen, Brown County

She is 20 SD and rooming with Sam Jumper. She is a daughter of Eugene Putnam from Michigan. She was 6 months old in 1900 with the family in Minnehaha County South Dakota, and in Colorado Springs with them in 1910.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Chamberlain, Brule County

He is 45 MN, Ruda Hazard 41 MN and Doris 17 IA. He is a son of Worthy Putnam from Winona County, Minnesota. His folks and family are now in Minnehaha County. He was here in 1910 and will be in 1930.

 

AARON W. PUTNAM  Campbell County

He is 21 ND a nephew of George Douglas. He is a son of Eber Putnam and was at home in 1900 in Emmons County ND. Don’t find him with Eber in 1910 and was probably here with his wife’s brother. He is back in Emmons County in 1930 married by then too.

 

FRANK PUTNAM  Delmont, Charles Mix County

He is 38 NE, Minnie Carey his wife is 36 IA, William 17 NE, Flora 15 NE, Sylvia 8 NE, Ruby 4 yrs 6 mos SD, Melvin 1 yr 4 mos MN. Frank Addison is a son of William Addison Putnam and Rosetta Earle from Carroll County, Iowa. He was at home in 1880 and 1900. He was then married in 1910 in Lincoln County, Nebraska. They are all in Dawson County Nebraska in 1930.

 

EDMOND J. PUTMAN  Vermillion, Clay County

He was here in 1900 with his wife Theresa Krause and then they were either divorced or she had died by 1910. Edmond is 58 IA, Elsie 25 SD, son Christian 29 SD, and kids Edmond W. 4 SD and Jennie L. 1 SD are at home. Elsie is actually the wife of Christian and the kids are theirs. They were married in 1915. Christian and his family are here in 1930. Edmond is a son of Henry Putnam and his second wife Elizabeth Beaudette. He was with the family in Lyon County Iowa in 1880.

 

Mrs. F. L. PUTNAM  Clay County

She is Ida Blanchard, widow of Fred L. Putnam (Son of Bela and Frances Putnam, New York Folks) and was in Turner County SD in 1900. She is 54 NY and living with her dad A. J. Blanchard. She will be in Walworth County in 1930 with her married daughter Bernice who has married Joseph Parrott.

 

ERNEST A. PUTNAM  Watertown, Codington County

He is 51 VT, Minnie Matinson 50 CAN, Fern 11 SD. He is a son of George Washington Putnam and Jeanette Allen from Windham County, VT. His father and brothers were here in 1900. He was here himself in 1910.

 

WARNER PUTNAM  Watertown, Codington County

He was here in 1900, 1910 and 1915, another son of George and Jeanette Putnam. He is 56 VT, Mabel H. Arnold 42 IA, Harriet 20 SD, Belle 16 SD, Allen 12 SD and Raymond 3 SD. They are all here in 1930.

 

CLYDE C. (CHESTER) PUTNAM  Mitchell, Davison County

He is 36 IA, Ruth Booker his wife 32 SD, Kenneth Leroy 2 SD and Robert Clyde 1 6/12 SD. They were married February 16, 1911. He's a son of Henry Harrison Putnam and Cornelia Ann Chamberlain from Taylor County, Iowa. Family is from Vermont and Massachusetts prior to that. They will divorce in 1924, and he will marry Helen Alice Wenzel in 1927. He will die in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1949.

 

IDA PUTMAN  Mitchell, Davison County

She is 43 MI and was here in 1900 and also single. She lives alone. She is a daughter of Joseph O. Putnam from Michigan and was here before 1880. Her dad is listed shortly. She is here still in 1930 and still single.

 

JESSE A. PUTNAM  Mitchell, Davison County

He is 25 SD, Marguerite 22 SD and they have four roomers. Jesse is a son of Harry Putnam in Minnehaha County. Folks are from Pennsylvania and Maryland. They are in Lynwood, Los Angeles County California by 1925 after a quick jaunt into Minnesota and are there in the 1930.

 

JOSEPH PUTNAM  Mitchell, Davison County

He is 61 MI, his son James F. is 32 SD. He was here in 1880, and probably in 1900 but not listed. He was here in 1915. He is a son of Orlean Putnam and Amelia Vanderhoof. He was born in Cass County, Michigan.

 

LESLIE R. (RAY) PUTMAN  Mitchell, Davison County

He is 35 IA, Neva V. Smith 30 IL, Leslie Paul 8 MT, and Lawrence 6 IL. He is a son of Henry Harrison Putman from Vermont. He was in Taylor County, Iowa in 1900, and they are in Jefferson County, Iowa by 1930.

 

ABRAHAM PUTMAN  Timber Lake, Dewey County

He is Abraham Lincoln Putnam, and is 48 WI. Evelyn L. Ward his second wife is 43 WI and Lawrence G. (Gordon) 14 WI. He is a son of George Putnam and Martha Brewer of Richland County, Minnesota. He was home there in 1880. The family was in Dodge County, WI in the 1900. He was married to Lillian Higgenbotham in 1900 through 1915, and after she died he married Evelyn in December 1918. They are all in Hughes County in 1930. The son Lawrence Gordon will marry Frances Hazel Avery in Walworth County October 2, 1926, and eventually die in Oregon in 1983.

 

ARTHUR S. PUTMAN  Timber Lake, Dewey County

He is 25 WI, Blanche Odella Lecompte 22 SD, Louis A. 1 yr 11/12 SD and Florence A. 3/12 SD. He is a son of the above Abe Lincoln Putnam and his first wife Lillian Higginbotham, and was born in Beaverdam, Wisconsin. They are in Walworth County in 1930.

 

JAMES PUTNAM  Grand View, Douglas County

He is 42 IA, Anna Coyle 42 WI, George 17 IA and Leslie (James Leslie Jr.) 14 IA. He is a son of George Cornelius Putnam and Adelia Medbury. In 1880, he was in Linn County, Iowa, and in 1900 in Plymouth County, Iowa. They were here in 1910. They are here still in 1930.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Douglas County

He is 41 IA (actually 31 IA). His wife Dora Gibson is 35 ENG (actually 25 ENG), Reginald E. 3 5/12 ND, Ethel D. 2 MN. He is William Edgar Putnam, a son of William Addison Putnam and Rosetta Earle and was born in Cass County, Iowa January 14, 1889. He was with the family in 1900 in Lincoln County, Nebraska. The family then moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where he married Dora in 1915. They went to North Dakota about 1916, then Minnesota in 1918 and here in 1919. They will shortly return to Lincoln County, Nebraska and remain there till 1948 when he will move to California and die there in 1968.

 

CHARLES D. PUTMAN  Edgemont, Fall River County

He is 37 IL and has a bunch of lodgers with him.

 

DORATHEA, PAUL & PHIL PUTNAM  Hot Springs, Fall River County

Dorathea is 9 SD, Paul 13 SD, Phil 11 SD. All are listed as stepchildren of Jim Cassler. They are all children of Hezekiah Putnam from Custer County in 1910. He was killed in a sawmill accident in 1913. His wife Nancy Bondurant has remarried to James Cassler. Paul is married here in 1930.

 

FRANK PUTTMAN  Faulk County

He is 64 GER, Josephine 64 GER, Emil 23 SD, Martha 30 SD and Ida 21 SD. For some reason, they were not listed here in 1900, but were obviously in the state.

 

JOSEPH PUTNAM  Adams, Grant County

He is 49 IA, Ellen Agnes ‘Nellie’ Weir his wife is 46 MN, James 26 IA, Rufus 20 IA, Joseph 19 IA, Maria 14 IA, Vivian 10 IA and Edward 8 IA. Joseph Aloysious Putnam is a son of Henry Putnam and Elizabeth Beaudette from Canada. He was in Lyon County Iowa in 1880 through 1910. They are here in 1925 and in Minnehaha County by 1930. The son James is married in Coddington County in 1925. I can’t find James in 1930, but he is buried in Laq Qui Parle, Minnesota. His stone reads born December 5, 1893 and died April 2, 1946. The son Joseph Junior was born October 9, 1900 and will marry Ruth Magness and then die in Dell Rapids, South Dakota March 26, 1986.

 

ESTHER PUTNAM  Haakon County

She is 73 PA and living alone. She is the widow of John Putnam and was with him in 1900 in Stanley County SD.

 

JULIETTE M. PUTNAM  Miller, Hand County

She is 76 MI and the mother in law of Samuel Ghrist 71 PA and his wife, Juliette’s daughter, May P. 53 MI. Julietta Lawrence is the widow of Edwin Jeremy Putnam. They were in Whiteside County Illinois back in 1880. Then they were here in South Dakota in 1885 and 1895 and then down in Cedar County, Missouri in 1900. I don’t find Juliette or Edwin in 1910, but I think they were in St. Louis. Sam and May were here in 1910 though. There is a death certificate for her back in Cedar County Missouri. She was born in Michigan December 19, 1843, a daughter of Richard Lawrence and Lucina Fassett. She will die in Linn, Cedar County November 21, 1926 at age 82.

 

CHARLES C. (CLEMENT) PUTNAM  Jasper, Hanson County

He is 34 MN, Inga Mame Hagen 18 IA, Robert L. 2 yrs 8/12 SD and Stewart E. 2/12 SD. Can’t figure him out at all, but they are in Potter County in 1925 and 1930. I found a 'rough' sheet on the guy in SD. He is Charles Clement Putnam born August 8, 1883 in Minnesota, and they think died in Sioux Falls SD. Inga was born in Ames Iowa June 11, 1901 and died in Salt Lake City, Utah June 16, 1980. I think he is a son of Willard James Putnam from New Hampshire and was with him in Hubbard County Minnesota in 1895 and 1900. He will be in Gettysburg South Dakota in 1930 and Coeur d’Alene Idaho in 1935 and 1940.
 

GEORGE N. PUTNAM  Hanson County

He is 50 IA NY PA, Julia P. King 47 IA, Avis A. 19 IA, King G. (George King) 16 IA, Marianne A. 13 IA, Ralph A. 11 SD. Also there is his daughter Madeline Rush 23 IA and two of her Rush children, Howard Jr. 2 SD and Hudson 9/12 SD. He is a son of George C. Putnam and Adelia Medbury from New York. He was in Linn County, Iowa in 1880 and he and his family were in Plymouth County, Iowa in 1900. He was in Pennington County in 1910. They will be in Pennington County here in 1930. The son King George will marry Mildred Hildebrandt in Pennington County November 7, 1927. Something will happen and he will marry Selma Martha Tietz April 29, 1930 in Minnehaha County. The son Ralph will marry an Olivia and die in 1972 here in South Dakota. George and Julia are back in Pennington County in 1930.

 

HARRY S. (SOLON) PUTNAM  Hughes County

He is 28 SD, a son of Solon Putnam from New York who is also in this County. They were in Hand County SD in 1900. He will be married to Iona Howard here in 1930.

 

SOLON H. PUTNAM  Hughes County

He was in Hand County South Dakota in 1900, and here in Hughes County in 1910. He is now 59 NY, his wife Julia Halverson 56 NOR, Mary 20 SD, Lewis A. 18 SD, Melvin H. 16 SD, Hazel E. 12 SD. Julia will die and he will marry Louisa K. Hood here on August 22, 1923. They are in Hubbard County Minnesota in the 1930. Solon will die in Otter Tail County September 9, 1953. He is a son of Lovell Kimball Putnam and Almira Smith from Peru, Clinton County New York. Lovell was a son of Archelaus Putnam and Deborah Kimball from there and Vermont before that.

 

FRANK W. PUTMAN  Peoria, Hughes County

Franklin Ward Putman from Brown County, Illinois is still here in Peoria. He is 53 IL, Orpha Jane Cole is 48 MI, C. (Carl) Monroe 18 SD, W. (William) Floyd 16 SD, Ina Alma 14 SD. Also there is his mother, Susan Ward Putman 75 IL, dad Franklin Monroe Putman has died. Frank is widowed here in 1930. Everyone else is gone.

 

IRENE D. PUTNAM  Cottonwood, Jackson County

She is 7 IL and has been taken in 'to raise' by Eli Guptill. She will be adopted by a Sherwood family by 1930 and still be here.

 

HENRY PUTTMAN  De Smet, Kingsbury County

He is 46 IA GER GER, his second wife Mary Ocken is 43 GER GER, and they have John Joseph 16 IA, Hilarius Bernard 15 IA, Celesta Marie 12 SD, Elizabeth Theresa 10 SD and Marcella Ann 2 9/12 SD. He is a son of Bernhard Puttmann and Sibilla Timp from Carroll County Iowa. He was married to Anna Kleine from 1897 till 1901 when she died and he then married Mary back in Carroll County January 27, 1903 and they came up here. They were here in 1910 and will be in Manchester, Kingsbury County in 1930. He was born March 31, 1874 in Winneshiek County Iowa and will die in Carthage, Miner County South Dakota April 25, 1937. Mary Angeline Ocken was born in Westfalen, Germany September 20, 1876 and will die in Carthage June 2, 1942.

 

CELIA L. PUTNAM  Deadwood, Lawrence County

She is 86 ME and a roomer with Ivan Theor. She was here in 1900 and single or widowed then.

 

? (JAMES) PUTMAN  Leadville, Lawrence County

He is 60 IL and boarding with William Powell. He would be the James V. Putman who was here in 1910 and 1915. But he was born in Missouri, his dad in Illinois.

 

ABRAHAM (ABRAM) PUTMAN  Lead City, Lawrence County

He is 42 MI, Georgette Prisby 42 SD, Marguerite 15 SD, Leona 13 SD, Bernard 11 SD, Lila 9 SD, Kenneth 6 SD, Raymond 4 yrs 10/12 SD and Clifford 8/12 SD. He is a son of the Joseph W. Putnam and Mary Jane Norton from Davison County in 1880, but don't find in 1900. They were in Stanley County in 1910 though and are here working a gold mine in 1930.

 

ERNEST PUTNAM  Meade County

He is 56 IA, Charlotte Turner, his wife, 56 MN, Mildred 22 SD and Merle 18 SD. They were in Sanborn County, South Dakota in 1900. He's a son of George Gideon and Martha Putnam from Benton County, Iowa.  He was here in 1900 in Sanborn County where his brother Edward still is, and here in Meade County in 1910. Charlotte is widowed in 1930 living with her daughter Marjorie in Lead City, Lawrence County.

 

PAUL H. (HENRY) PUTNAM  Mellette County

He was in Lyman County in 1900, and here in 1910. He is now 49 IL, Eunice 42 IA, Alva M. 21 SD, Paul E. 10 SD. Also there is Wayne Maford 25 SD a nephew and Elizabeth Maford 18 SD a niece. He is a son of John W. and Sarah Putnam from Rock Island County Illinois. Then they were in Cherokee County Iowa in 1880 and he was listed as Henry 10 IL.  The son Paul will marry Edith Wallace here May 27, 1928. The son Alva will marry Esther Watt here soon on May 20, 1920. The dad Paul is widowed here in 1930 but will marry Daisy May Harris here November 25, 1932.

 

W. A. (WORTHY ADELBERT) PUTNAM  Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County

He is 74 NY, Mary Ellen Welch 76 AL, Ada H. 40 MN and Lulu 36 MN. Pliney’s son was in Noble County, Minnesota in 1900. His other son William is presently here in Brule County SD. Ada is the only one I can find here in 1930. She’s a music teacher born in 1872 and died in 1940. Worthy is a Reverend and was born in 1845 and will die here in 1927. Mary was born in 1845 and will die in 1921.

 

CATHERINE, GEORGE & PAUL PUTNAM  Hartford, Minnehaha County

These are all listed as children (not step children) of P. W. Boomer. Catherine is 10 WI, George is 19 WI and Paul is 8 SD.

 

H. A. (HARRY) PUTMAN  Hartford, Minnehaha County

He was married here in 1900 and 1910, and from about the 1870s on with his folks Benjamin Putnam and Delphine Case. He is now 49 PA, Mary Ann Herr 47 MD. They are here in 1925, and then are in Ventura County California in 1930 and he is working in the oil fields there.

 

CLIFFORD PUTNAM  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

He is 25 SD and rooming with Willis Churchill. Clifford is a son of Fred. L. Putnam of Turner County.

 

EDMUND PUTNAM  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

He is 46 WI, Adelade Burleson 47 NY, Gertrude 19 IA, Helen 18 IA and Edmund Jr. 8 SD. He is a son of Herbert Langdon Putnam and Laura Hale. He was born in Rubicon Wisconsin. They were in Filmore County, Nebraska in 1880. They were in Osceola County Iowa in 1900 and were here in Sioux Falls in 1910 and will be 1930. He is a doctor. Family came out of Vermont.

 

FRANK I. PUTMAN  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

He is 36 NE, Gertrude Reed 31 IA, Marjorie 6 SD, Frank I. Jr. 4 SD. He is a son of Herbert Putnam and was with the family in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska in 1900. He was here, just married, in 1910. He is a physician. They are here in 1925 and then are all in San Jose California in 1930.

 

HENRY T. PUTNAM  Pennington County

He is 47 PA, Alice 43 CAN. He is a son of John and Esther Putnam and was in Stanley County SD in 1900. They were here in 1910 and 1915.

 

BENJAMIN G. PUTNAM  Afton, Sanborn County

He is a son of Edward Putnam who is nearby in Afton. Ben is 33 SD, Pearl E. Robbins his wife is 32 IA, Wanella 8 SD and Leonard 5 SD. They were married here November 29, 1911, and are here in 1930.

 

EDWARD B. (BIGELOW) PUTNAM  Afton, Sanborn County

He was here in 1900 and 1910, Iowa before that. A son of George Gideon Putnam. Massachusetts folks. Edward is now 62 IA, Lena C. Rost 60 NOR, Lester M. 23 SD. Lena's brother Edward Rost 56 NOR is with them. Edward will remain here until his death September 14, 1949. Lena will die here July 22, 1934. Lester will get married next year and they are here in 1930.

 

ROY E. (EDWARD) PUTNAM  Afton, Sanborn County

He is a son of Edward Putnam and Lena Rost also here in Afton. Roy is 30 SD, Mabel Hetland his wife 30 SD and Delores 5/12 SD. They were married here August 20, 1919. They are in Miner County by 1930.

 

CLELLIE PUTNAM  Spencer County

He is 37 MO, Mollie 30 MO and William W. 1 yr 11/12 IA. He is a son of Willard Wallace Putnam and Dora Alice Cooper from Mercer County, Missouri. He was there in 1900 and they are in McCook County in 1925 and Davison County here in 1930. Clell was born in Mercer County Missouri June 24, 1882 and will die here in Mitchell, Davison County October 22, 1882. Mollie was born in Harrison, Mercer County April 20, 1889 and will die in Grand Forks North Dakota in May 1969. They were married May 17, 1914 in Davis City, Decatur County Iowa. Dutch family from New York. The son William Wallace Putnam was born here January 20, 1918, and will die in Dazey, Barnes County North Dakota on January 9, 2005. Dutch family from New York.

 

KIMBALL PUTNAM  Stanley County

He is a son of Solon Putnam from Hand County. He is 29 SD, Fannie C. Livermore 23 IL. They are here in 1930 too with 2 children.

 

PETER PUTNAM  Tripp County

He is 34 IA, Julia Runkle 25 IA, Theo a daughter 7 SD, Phyllis 5 SD and Virginia 2 yrs 3/12 SD. He is a son of Horace Putnam from Vermont. The family was in Sioux County, Iowa in 1900. Peter was single here in 1910. They were married in Charles Mix County in 1915. They are here in 1930.

 

MARY PUTNAM  Valley, Tripp County

She is Mary Callahan 42 IA and widowed. Francis is 16 IA, Mildred 14 IA, Marion another daughter 13 IA, Leon 11 SD, Horace 8 SD. Also there are her brother Morgan Callahan 44 IA and sister Anne Callahan 32 IA. Mary is the widow of Dennis Putnam, another son of Horace and Mary Putnam from Sioux County, Iowa. They were here in 1910. Dennis died here about 1913. She is here in 1930.

 

FREDERICK O. PUTMAN  Jefferson, Union County

Frederick Orson is a son of Orson F. Putnam from New York. They were in Merrick County, NE in 1880. Fred and Mary were in Plymouth County, Iowa in 1900, and here in 1910. Fred is 46 NE, Mary D. 40 SD, Ida Mae 20 IA, Le Roy 10 IA, Marie E. 2 SD. Also there is a niece Hazel Provost 12 SD.

 

 

SOUTH DAKOTA 1930 CENSUS

 

ARTHUR PUTNAM  Martin, Bennett County

He is 48 IL IL IL and widowed. His son Melvin is 17 NE IL IA. He is a farmer. He is a son of Aaron Putman and Emma Crabtree from Livingston County, and then Jefferson County, Illinois. He was home there in 1900. He was married in Cherry County, Nebraska in 1910. He was widowed and back with his folks in Douglas County Missouri in 1920. He is also listed here in Tripp County and an inmate in jail.

 

JOSEPH PUTNAM  Aberdeen, Brown County

He is indexed as Peterson but was here in 1910 and 1920. He is 53 IL IL ENG a farmer married at age 24 back in Indiana. His wife Etta M. Bond is 49 IN IN IN. They have Ervin T. 19 SD, Carl H. 18 MN, Kenneth E. 12 SD and Howard R. 9 SD. He was with the railroad earlier and the moved a lot. He is a son of Henry Putnam and Ada Price and was born in Champaign County Illinois August 8, 1876. His folks were divorced a year after he was born and in 1880 he was living there with his dad and his widowed grandmother Minerva Putnam. Henry’s folks were William Pitt Putnam and Minerva Harris from Massachusetts then New York and then Illinois in the 1860s. They will be here a while and both will die out in Riverside, California. He on September 25, 1967 and Etta on October 29, 1961. She was born in Indiana October 2, 1880. Here is an obituary for the son Howard Robert Putnam: “Robert (Bob) Putnam, 91, passed away Dec. 11, 2011, in Nevada City, Calif. Born June 5, 1920, in Aberdeen, S.D., he was the youngest of three older brothers. At age 14, during the Great Depression, Bob's adventurous spirit took him from the West to the East coast with many stories to share of riding the rails, eating off the land and getting jobs when he could. He was known as “Mr. Fix- It Man,” and if anything needs fixing in Heaven, he's the guy to do it. Bob proudly served in the 34th Army Infantry Division, the Red Bulls during World War II, from 1941-1945 serving in Ireland, Italy and North Africa. He was discharged June 20, 1945, returning to South Dakota where he married his love, Lois Elaine Narverudon June 30, 1945. They relocated to California where he was employed as a jet engine inspector and missile quality control manager at various Air Force bases for 35 years. He was married to Lois for 50 years until her death in 1995. After his wife passed in 1995, Bob moved to Grass Valley from Las Vegas. He joined the United Methodist Church in 1996, where he met his future wife, Mary McCrea. With the blessings of both families they were married in August 1997, until Mary passed in November of 2007.” They are here in 1940 and a bit longer.

 

WILLIAM W. PUTNAM  Chamberlain, Brule County

He is now 56 MN US US. Rhoda M. Arnold his wife is 52 WI. He is a jeweler. He is a son of Worthy and Mary Putnam from Winona County, Minnesota. He was single in Rock County, Minnesota in 1900, and married here since the 1910. His folks were here in South Dakota too in 1920. They are here in 1940

 

PAUL H. PUTNAM  Pollock, Campbell County

He is 30 ND WI CAN and is an auto mechanic in a shop. Freda M. Backaus his wife is 21 ND and they have Duane 1 6/12 SD. They were married here July 20, 1927. Also here is his sister Bessie L. 24 ND. He is a son of Clifford and Maude Putnam from Winona, Emmons County, North Dakota where he was born. He and Bessie were both there in 1920. His folks are still there.

 

ALFRED PUTMAN  Logan, Clark County

He is 38 KS IA IL and single. He is boarding and works on a farm. He is James Alfred Putman a son of Allison Putman and Frances ‘Fannie’ Beecham. He was born November 10, 1891 in Highland, Jewell County Kansas. He was home there in 1900 and 1910. He was in Cheyenne River, Converse County Wyoming in 1920 and now here. He will be married here in 1935 and 1940 to a Bernice. New York Dutch family.

 

CHRISTIAN PUTNAM  Vermillion, Clay County

He is 40 SD SD NE and is a drayman doing odd jobs. Elsie Brown his wife is 35 SD and there are two stepchildren from her first marriage Edmond 15 SD, and Laverne 11 SD. He is a son of Edmond Julius Putnam and Theresa Krause from here in Vermillion. They were living with his widowed dad here in 1920.

 

ERNEST PUTNAM  Dexter, Codington County

He is 61 VT VT VT and out of work. Minnie Matinson his wife is 60 CAN. His daughter Fern 22 SD is at home. Then there is a grandson listed as Glen 1 10/12 SD MO SD last name Putnam. I would assume he belongs to his son Carl who isn’t around now, but was born in Missouri. He is another son of George Washington Putnam and Jeanette Allen from Windham County, Vermont.

 

WARNER PUTNAM  Dexter, Codington County

He is 66 VT VT VT and not working anymore. Mabel H. Arnold his wife is 53 IA. They have Harriet 31 SD, Belle 27 SD, Allen 22 SD and Raymond W. 13 SD. He is a son of George Washington Putnam and Jeanette Allen from Windham County Vermont. His father and brothers were here in 1900. Been here ever since. Mabel is widowed here in 1940 with Belle and Ray still at home with her.

 

BESS B. PUTNAM  Mitchell, Davison County

She is 31 SD and widowed. She lives with her folks William and Belle Smith. She had married C. L. Putnam here May 15, 1924. Don’t know who he was or when he died.

 

CLELL O. (OSCAR) PUTNAM  Mitchell, Davison County

He is 47 MO NY NY and is a barber. Mollie Lillian Clampitt his wife is 38 MO and they have William W. 12 ID and James W. 8 SD. He is a son of Willard Wallace Putnam and Dora Alice Cooper from Mercer County, Missouri. He was there in 1900 and they were in Spencer County, South Dakota in 1920. Clell was born in Mercer County Missouri June 24, 1882 and will die here in Mitchell, Davison County October 22, 1982. Mollie was born in Harrison, Mercer County April 20, 1889 and will die in Grand Forks North Dakota in May 1969. They were married May 17, 1914 in Davis City, Decatur County Iowa. Dutch family from New York.

 

FRED J. (JAMES) PUTNAM  Mitchell, Davison County

He is 44 SD MI MI and is a laundryman. Winifred his wife is 26 SD. They have been married 7 years. He is a son of Joseph and Mary Putnam from Michigan. He was born here. He is here in 1940, says he is married but Winnie isn’t around. Family from Vermont.

 

IDA PUTNAM  Mitchell, Davison County

She is 53 MI MI MI single and boarding. She is a daughter of Joseph O. Putnam from Michigan and was here before 1880 and ever since.

 

KENNETH L. (LEROY) PUTNAM  Armour, Douglas County

He is 17 SD IA SD. He is listed as a nephew of Forest and Mary C. Hammet. He is a son of Clyde Putnam and Ruth Booker and was home in Davison County with them in 1920.

 

JAMES L. PUTNAM  Grandview, Douglas County

He is 53 IA NY PA and a farmer. Annie B. Coyle his wife is 54 WI and they have George C. 26 IA, Leslie J. 23 IA. He is a son of George Cornelius Putnam and Adelia Medbury. In 1880, he was in Linn County, Iowa, and in 1900 in Plymouth County, Iowa. They were here in 1910 and 1920.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Argentine, Fall River County

He is 48 IA IA IA and a farmer. Minnie Doran his wife is 37 SD. They were married here in 1914 and have been married 16 years. They have Donald Harry 15 SD, Helen Louise 13 SD and Lloyd D. 1 SD. He is a son of Albert Calvin Putnam and Electa Brown. He was born in Guthrie County Iowa. They were all in Custer County in 1900. George was married here in Fall River County in 1925, but I don’t find them in 1910 or 1920. They are here still in 1940. George was born September 19, 1881 and will die here September 15, 1954. Minnie was born October 24, 1892 in Custer and will die here in Edgemont May 14, 1992. She was a daughter of James Doran and Annie G. Scott.

 

ELECTA A. PUTNAM  Edgemont, Fall River County

She is Electa Ann Brown, the widow of Albert Calvin Putnam. They were here in 1910 and earlier and he died here in 1915. She is 84 IN and has her son John Earle Putnam 44 IA with her. She will die here August 26, 1938. John will die here too on November 6, 1930. Albert was a son of Calvin Putnam (#2848) and Mary Chase from Lowville, Lewis County New York and Vermont before that.

 

PAUL A. (ALBERT) PUTNAM  Hot Springs, Fall River County

He is 23 SD SD SD and a laborer. Hazel Elizabeth Digg his wife is 21 SD and they have Patricia P. 3 SD. They were married July 31, 1926. He is a son of Hezekiah and Nancy Putnam from here. His dad was killed in a sawmill accident in 1913 and his mom has remarried. Paul was born here.

 

MABEL & GLENN PUTNAM  Hot Springs, Fall River County

She is 16 CO and he is 14 CO. Both parents were from Nebraska. They live with their mother Nora 42 NE and her second husband Andrew W. Dutton. Nora was widowed with these and a couple more kids in Long Pine, Brown County, Nebraska in 1920. In 1910 she was listed with the family of John H. Putman and Sarah Brinkerhoff in Rock County. She was married to his son William Layton and the son listed here as Clayton is Layton Jr. William died in 1916. John was a son of William Putman and Hannah Waters from Clinton County, Michigan. Dutch family from New York State.

 

CHARLES PUTMAN  Township 7, Fall River County

He is 83 NY NY NY and widowed. He is a patient at the Battle Mountain Sanitarium. He would be the son of Miles Abner Putnam and Marilla Terry from Broome County New York. He was born there February 28, 1844 and will die here August 2, 1932.

 

MILDRED PUTMAN  Dallas, Gregory County

She is 23 IA IA MO and single. She teaches public school. She is a daughter of Dennis Putnam and Mary Callahan. She was here with her widowed mother in Tripp County in 1920.

 

HARRY PUTNAM  Canning, Hughes County

He is 38 SD MA NOR and is a farmer. Iona Howard his wife is 30 SD, Julia 8 SD, Merle 7 SD, Erwin 1 SD. They were married in Hand County October 20, 1920. Harold Solon Putnam is a son of Solon and Julia Putnam. They were in Hand County in 1900 and here since.

 

FRANK W. (WARD) PUTMAN  Peoria, Hughes County

He is now 63 IL KY IL and widowed. He is still farming. His divorced daughter Lois P. McAtee 38 SD and several boarders are with him. The rest of the kids are out of the County by now.

 

ABRAHAM L. (LINCOLN) PUTNAM  Pierre, Hughes County

He is 59 WI VT VT and is a secretary for a Securities Company. Evelyn L. Ward his second wife is 53 WI. He is a son of George Putnam and Martha Brewer of Richland County Minnesota. He was home there in 1880. The family was in Dodge County Wisconsin in the 1900. He was married to Lillian Higginbotham in 1900, and after she died he married Evelyn in December 1918 back in Wisconsin, and headed over here. They were in Dewey County in 1920. They are also listed in Walworth County at this time. He will soon marry to Betty Ann from Oklahoma. In 1935 they are here in Pierre and in 1940 in Lawrence County.

 

GORDON PUTNAM  Pierre, Hughes County

He is Lawrence Gordon Putnam 25 WI WI WI. Frances Hazel Avery his wife is 20 ND and they have Laura 2 MN. They were married in Walworth County October 2, 1926. He is a son of Abraham Lincoln Putnam and his first wife Lillian Orpha Higginbotham. She died and his dad has married Evelyn Ward and they are here in town too. They are in Custer County in 1935 and 1940.Family from Vermont to Wisconsin and then here.

 

IRENE D. PUTNAM  Cottonwood, Jackson County

She is 16 IL and has been adopted by Francis and Cora Sherwood. She was orphaned here in 1920.

 

MILDRED C. PUTNAM  Wessington Springs, Jerauld County

She is 33 SD IA MN and single. She is living with her widowed sister Maude A. England. They are daughters of Ernest Putnam and Charlotte Turner. They were born in Sanborn County and then moved to Meade County.

 

HENRY PUTTMAN  De Smet, Kingsbury County

He is 56 IA GER GER, his wife Mary Ocken is 53 GER GER, and they have John Joseph 27 IA, Hilarius Bernard 28 IA, Elizabeth Theresa 20 SD and Marcella Ann 18 SD. He is a son of Bernhard Puttmann and Sibilla Timp from Carroll County Iowa. He was married to Anna Kleine from 1897 till 1901 when she died and he then married Mary back in Carroll County January 27, 1903 and they came up here. They were here in Kingsbury County in 1910 and 1920. He was born March 31, 1874 in Winneshiek County Iowa and will die in Carthage, Miner County South Dakota April 25, 1937. Mary Angeline Ocken was born in Westphalia, Germany September 20, 1876 and will die in Carthage June 2, 1942.

 

STANLEY PUTNAM  Deadwood, Lawrence County

He is 36 IL IL IL and boarding. He says he is married but is alone here.

 

ABRAM O. (ORLEAN) PUTNAM  Lead City. Lawrence County

He is 52 MI MI MI and a motorman at a gold mine. Georgia M. Prisby is 52 SD, Bernard O. 22 SD, Lila M. 19 SD, Kenneth L. 17 SD, Raymond C. 15 SD, and Le Roy S. 8 SD. He is a son of the Joseph W. Putnam in Davison County in 1880, but don't find in 1900. They were in Stanley County in 1910 and here from 1915 on. The family seems to have gone out to California at some later time. Abram died there December 6, 1960, Georgette June 13, 1967, Bernard Orlean February 12, 1982, Kenneth L. December 27, 1996 all in Santa Clara County. The son Raymond Clyde died in San Joaquin County on August 14, 1984.

 

CHARLOTTE PUTNAM  Lead City, Lawrence County

She is 66 MN and widowed. She lives with her married daughter Marjory 26 SD and her husband Lester Moore 34 SD. Charlotte Turner is now the widow of Ernest Putnam. They have been over in Meade County for the last 20 or so years.

 

ALVA PUTNAM  Blackpipe, Mellette County

He is listed as Albert but is Paul Putnam’s son Alva from here. He is 32 SD IA US and an implement (tool) dealer. His wife Esther Watt is 32 IA. They were married here May 8, 1920. They have Elizabeth Joyce 6 SD, Alice 5 SD and young Milton 3/12 IA. His dad and family are here in town still too.

 

PAUL H. (HENRY) PUTNAM  Blackpipe, Mellette County

He is now 60 IL CAN IL and widowed. He is a son of John W. and Sarah Putnam from Rock Island County Illinois. Then they were in Cherokee County Iowa in 1880 and he was listed as Henry 10 IL.  He owns a farm and still has his son Paul 20 SD and new wife Edith Wallace 20 MO. Young Paul married Edith May 27, 1928. Paul Senior has been married to a Eunice up till recently. He will marry Daisy May Harris here on November 25, 1932.

 

ROY E. (EDWARD) PUTNAM  Redstone, Miner County

He is 42 SD IA NOR and a farmer. Mable Julia Hetland is 36 SD, and they have Delores L. 10 SD, a son Denver Leroy 9 SD and Maurice D. 3 SD. He is a son of Edward Bigelow Putnam and Lena Rost. He was born April 11, 1887 and will die in Davison County July 17, 1966. He married Mable August 20, 1919. She was born September 5, 1894 and will die in Davison County February 16, 1985. They have been in Sanborn County up till 1920 and here in 1925. The son Denver was born January 5, 1921 and will die in Palmdale, Los Angeles County April 28, 2009. The son Maurice Duaine was born in Carthage, Miner County December 11, 1926 and will die in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County March 17, 1982. He will marry Esther D. Wells in Minnesota September 18, 1954. She is a daughter of Charles Wells and Claribel White and was born in Sanborn County South Dakota August 16, 1933 and will die in Parkston, Hutchinson County June 19, 2006. The daughter Deloris was born July 26, 1919 and will die in California November 23, 1985. She married a Jones man.

 

JOSEPH PUTNAM  Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County

He is 59 IA CAN CAN and works in a pool hall. Nellie Weir his wife is 56 MN, Joseph 29 IA, Mary 24 IA, Vivian 20 IA, and Edward 18 IA. He is Joseph Aloysius Putnam a son of Henry Patenaude ‘Putnam’ and Elizabeth Beaudette from Canada. He was born in Clayton County Iowa June 15, 1870 and was in Lyon County Iowa in 1880, and there in 1910. They were here in Grant County in 1920. He will die here October 16, 1933. Nellie was born in Preston, Minnesota December 24, 1873 and will later die December 2, 1954 back in Worthington, Minnesota. Young Joseph was born October 9, 1900 and will marry Ruth T. Magness here February 2, 1931. He will die here March 26, 1986. Ruth was born October 9, 1917 and married Joe when she was only 13 years old. This is not a real Putnam family at all.

 

ADA PUTNAM  Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County

She is 49 MN NY AL and single. She is a music teacher. She is a daughter of Worthy and Mary Ellen Putnam. She was here with them in 1920 and here by herself in 1925.

 

EDMUND D. PUTNAM  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

He is 57 WI VT WI, Adelaide Amelia Burleson his wife is 58 NY and Edmund Jr. 19 SD is at home. He is a son of Herbert Langdon Putnam and Laura Hale. He was born in Rubicon Wisconsin. They were in Filmore County Nebraska in 1880. They were in Osceola County Iowa in 1900 and were here in Sioux Falls in 1910 and 1920. Family came out of Vermont. The son Edmund Delos Junior was born January 31, 1911 and will die in Lake Forest, Illinois June 9, 1999. His wife Mary Elizabeth was born November 10, 1910 and will die in Lake Forest March 12, 2001. This is from their gravestone there.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Flatte Butte, Pennington County

He is 60 IA PA PA. Julia King his wife is 59 IA. He is a son of George C. Putnam and Adelia Medbury from Plymouth County Iowa. They were here in 1910, Hanson County in 1920.

 

CHARLES PUTMAN  Gettysburg, Potter County

He is 45 MN MN GER (MN PA GER in 1925) and a teamster. Inga Mae Hagen his wife is 28 IA. They now have Robert 12 SD, Stuart 10 SD, Irene 9 SD, Avis 7 SD and Sybil 6 SD. They were in Hanson County in 1920 and here in 1925.  They are in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 1940. I think he is a son of Willard James Putnam from New Hampshire and was with him in Hubbard County Minnesota in 1895 and 1900.

 

BENJAMIN G. PUTNAM  Afton, Sanborn County

He is 44 SD IA NOR and a farmer. Pearl E. Robbins his wife is 43 IA. They have Wolenda 17 SD, Leonard B. 13 SD and Voneta M. 8 SD. He is a son of Edward Bigelow Putnam and Lena Rost from here in town. His brother and his folks live next door. Probably all on the same farm.

 

LESTER M. (McKINLEY) PUTNAM  Afton, Sanborn County

He is 33 SD IA NOR and a farmer. Anna Dorothea Anderson his wife is 35 SD, and they have Lorna M. 4 2/12 SD, Leila M. 1 6/12 SD. They were married here December 16, 1920. His folks Edward and Lena live here too. EDWARD PUTNAM is 72 IA and Lena Rost is 71 NOR. Been here forever. Lena will die here July 23, 1934, Edward not till 1949.

 

KIMBALL L. (LOVELL) PUTNAM  Township 3, Stanley County

He is 39 SD NY NOR and he has his own farm Fannie C. Livermore his wife is 33 IL. They now have Harry Warren 7 SD (born October 27, 1923) and Lola 4 SD. They will also have Hazel June 29, 1936. He is a son of Solon Putnam and Julia Halverson from Hand County. He was born in Bancroft South Dakota April 11, 1890. Fannie was born December 4, 1896 in Yates City, Illinois. They were here in 1920 too. Kimball will die in Pierre South Dakota October 11, 1947. Fannie will die in Pierre May 30, 1967. New England family that moved to Clinton County New York in the early 1800s. They are here in 1940.

 

CARL M. (MONROE) PUTNAM  Township 7, Stanley County

He is 28 SD IL MI and has a cattle ranch. Selma B. Kittleson his wife is 29 SD and they have Lois E. 6 SD. He is a son of Franklin Ward Putman and Orpha Jane Cole from Hughes County. He married Selma in Clark County June 28, 1922, and they were in Sully County in 1925. Southern Putman family.

 

FLOYD PUTMAN  Township 7, Stanley County

He is 25 SD IL MI and is a farmer. His wife Gladys E. DuBois is 27 IA and they have Yvonne 6 SD and Beth M. 2 5/12 SD. They were married in Hyde County November 11, 1922. They were in Hughes County in 1925. He is William Floyd Putman, a son of Franklin Ward Putman and Orpha Jane Cole from Hughes County and Brown County Illinois before that. Southern Putman family.

 

FRANCIS PUTNAM  Valley, Tripp County

He is a son of Dennis and Mary Putnam from here. He is now 26 IA IA IA and a farmer. His wife Bertha  Determan is 19 SD. They have just gotten married in the past few months, so no kids yet.

 

MARY PUTNAM  Valley, Tripp County

She is 52 IA and still widowed. Leon 22 SD and Horace 18 SD are still at home. She is Mary Callahan, the widow of Dennis Putnam, a son of Horace and Mary Putnam from Sioux County Iowa. They were here in 1910. Dennis died here about 1913.

 

PETER PUTNAM  Valley, Tripp County

He is 45 IA VT IA and a farmer. Julia Runkle his wife is 35 IA. They have Theo, a daughter, 17 SD, Phyllis 15 SD, Virginia 12 SD, Patricia 9 SD, Peter Junior 6 SD. He is a son of Horace Putnam and was born back in Sioux County Iowa. He was single here in 1910 and married ever since.

 

ARTHUR PUTNAM  Winner, Tripp County

He is 48 IL NY IL widowed and an inmate in the Tripp County Jail. He is a son of Aaron Putman and Emma Crabtree from Jefferson County Illinois. He was home there in 1900, and married in Nebraska in 1910. He is also listed now in Bennett County South Dakota.

 

MARY PUTNAM  Jefferson, Union County

She is 51 SD and now widowed. Her daughter Marie 12 SD is with her. Mary Provost was married to Frederick Orson Putnam here in 1915 and 1920 and before that in Plymouth County Iowa.

 

ABRAHAM PUTNAM  Mobridge, Walworth County

He is 56 WI. His wife Evelyn Ward is 49 WI. He is an insurance salesman. They are also listed in Hughes County at this time. He is a son of George Putnam and Martha Brewer of Richland County Minnesota. He has been here about 20 years now.

 

ARTHUR PUTNAM  Mobridge, Walworth County

He is 35 WI VT VT and a machine salesman. His wife Blanche Lecompte is 33 SD. They have Louis 12 SD, Florence 10 SD, Evelyn 8 SD and Arthur 6 SD. The Blanche in the next listing may be theirs. The two listing are next to each other. Clerical thing I would guess. They were in Dewey County in 1920. He is a son of Abe Lincoln Putnam and his first wife Lillian Higginbotham, and was born in Beaverdam, Wisconsin.

 

BLANCHE PUTNAM  Mobridge, Walworth County

She is 4 SD WI SD. She is living with her ‘parents’ Gus and Elizabeth Fenske both well into their 60s and from Germany. She is probably a daughter of the above Arthur and Blanche Putnam. Her ‘specs’ are right. No idea who the Fenskes are.

 

IDA M. PUTNAM  Mobridge, Walworth County

She is 63 NY NY NY and widowed. She lives with her married daughter Bernice Parrott 37 SD and husband Joseph O. Parrott 43 MO who is a Baptist Minister. They have been married 13 years and were in McCook County in 1920. Ida Mae Blanchard was married to Fred Putnam and they were in Turner County in 1900 and 1910. She was widowed in 1920 in Clay County and here in 1925. They are all in Rapid City, Pennington County in 1940.