SOUTH DAKOTA

State Census Returns

 

UPDATED JANUARY 7, 2010

 

These Censuses, like most other State Censuses, were taken in the middle of the gap in Federal Censuses. They began in 1885 and 1895 and then 1915 and 1925. No idea if one was done in 1905.

 

 

1885 SOUTH DAKOTA TERRITORIAL CENSUS

 

Not a lot of information.

 

ARTHUR PUTNAM  Edmunds County

He is 26 IL.

 

EDWIN PUTNAM  Hand County

He is 43 MI, his wife Julietta Lawrence is 41 MI and they have Eddie (Edwin) 16 MI, Richard 12 IL, Mary 6 IL, James 4 IL, William H. 4 IL, Joseph 3 IL. Edwin is number 2632 a son of Jeremy Putnam (1174) from Vermont and then Michigan. A Michigan County history states he was a son of Jerome Putnam from New York State. That Jerome was married to Martha Skinner and was in Batavia, New York. Jerome was part of the ‘other’ New England family out of Hartford, Connecticut. But…. If you look up Jeremy Putnam (number 1174) in Eben’s book, you’ll see he went from VT to NY then to MI where he died. No name for the wife, but he had kids named Edwin, Elizabeth, Spencer and some other ones and they lived in Jackson County according to the book. So… I think the Jerome mentioned in the history was really Jeremiah, the kids Edwin (number 2632), Elizabeth (2627 or 2628) and Spencer (2630) are all right here. The Sarah mentioned in the next listing should be their mother and Jeremy’s widow. Jeremy’s line goes back through Samuel > Timothy etc and he was a brother of Alpheus who was in Jackson County in 1840. Alpheus had a couple of ‘spare’ kids then that were NOT his. Probably Jeremy’s. As no names were used in 1840, the other kids and the mom, Sarah, were probably living with other families.

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  Hanson County

He is 34 MI, his wife Mary Norton 33 NY, Miles 12 MI, Duey a daughter 10 MI, Ida 9 MI and Abram 7 MI. He is a son of Orlean Putnam and Amelia Vanderhoof. He was born in Cass County, Michigan. They will be here in 1900. They were in Mitchell, Davison County in 1880 and will be back there by 1915.

 

 

1895 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE CENSUS

 

Even less.

 

J. B. PUTNAM  Kimball, Brule County

Just a listing and there is an M. M. Putnam as well.

 

 

1915 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE CENSUS

 

The State Census is written on individual pages per person. Not everyone seems to have gotten into the index. Some families only a kid is listed with no parents. Kinda erratic. I’ll list as best I can, then fill in details if I have them. The great news is that there is a line for the wife’s maiden name and year they were married.

 

EARL S. PUTNAM  Huron, Beadle County

The first name is hard to decipher. He is 27 MO NY OH (born in Trenton Missouri). He is married to Mabel H. Royce 24 IA NY IL. He graduated from State University of Iowa and is an electrical engineer. They were married in 1911.

 

H. S. (HARTLEY STEWARD) PUTNAM  Aurora, Brooking County

He is 57 IA US US. He is married to Lottie Quackenbush 64 MN US US. They were just married in 1910. He was married to Martha Elizabeth Kannals in Poweshiek County Iowa in 1880 and in Mahaska County Iowa in 1900. 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.

 

CHARLES PUTMAN  Claremont, Brown County

He is 58 OH NY NY, and works on a farm like he did in 1910. He’ll still be here working on a farm in 1920. Never married. 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.

 

SAM & KATIE PUTMAN  Brown County

He is 33 born in Serbia. She is 25 or 35 and born in Serbia. Also Nicholas 4 SD.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Chamberlain, Brule County

He is a jeweler 41 MN, Ruda Hazard is 36 MN and Doris 12 IA. He is a son of Worthy and Mary Putnam from Winona County Minnesota. His folks and family are now in Minnehaha County. They were married in 1901. He was here in 1910 and will be in 1920 and 1930.

 

GEORGE EDWARD PUTNAM  Bryan, Charles Mix County

He is 37 IA IA MN. He is single and farming.

 

PETER PUTNAM  Bryan, Charles Mix County

He is 30 IA IA IL and a farmer. Julia his wife is 20 IA IA IA. Her last name kinda looks like Russell but is very faint. They have Theo H. a daughter 2 SD and Phyllis 10/12 SD. They are in Tripp County in 1920 and 1930. He is a son of Horace Putnam from Vermont. The family was in Sioux County, Iowa in 1900. Peter was single in Tripp County in 1910.

 

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 54 IA CAN CAN. His son Christian is 25 SD, his wife Elsie Brown is 20 SD CAN SCOT and they have 2 month old Edmund. Christian is married by 1920 and his family is all 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. His dad Henry was born April 18, 1830 in St. Johns, Quebec just across the border from Vermont. He was born with the name Patenaude, and was listed as Henry Putnode in Westford, Chittenden County, Vermont in 1850. Rose was living two houses away at that time. Probably because there were several Putnams in Westford, he changed or had anglicized his name to Putnam sometime in the 1850s while in Vermont.

 

ERNEST A. PUTNAM  Florence, Codington County

He is 46 VT VT VT, Minnie Matinson  45 CAN, Lulu H. 16 SD, Carl L. 17 MO, and Fern 7 SD. He is a son of George Washington and Jeanette 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 and 1930.

 

GEORGE W. PUTNAM  Dexter, Codington County

He is 82 VT VT VT.

 

WARNER PUTNAM  Watertown, Codington County

He was here in 1900, 1910 and 1915. He is a son of George Washington and Jeanette Putnam from Windham County Vermont. He is 51 VT, Mabel H. Arnold 38 IA, Harriet 16 SD, Belle 12 SD, Allen 7 SD. They are all here in 1920 and 1930.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  District 6, Custer County

He is 33 IA NY NY. He is married to Minnie Doran 22 SD. They were married in 1914.

 

IDA PUTMAN  Mitchell, Davison County

She is 38 MI MI 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 1920 and 1930 and still single.

 

JOSEPH W. PUTNAM  Mitchell, Davison County

He is 62 MI OH OH and widowed. His son James F. is 29 SD. He was married to Mary Jane Norton. They were here in 1880, and in Hanson County in 1885 and in 1900. He is a son of Orlean Putnam and Amelia Vanderhoof. He was born in Cass County, Michigan.

 

ABRAHAM PUTMAN  Timber Lake, Dewey County

He is Abraham Lincoln Putnam, and is 44 WI VT VT and his wife Lillie (Evelyn L. Ward) is 39 WI IN IN. George W. 15 WI, Gordon (Lawrence Gordon) 10 WI, and Catherine E. 5 WI are here. 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 and Waupaca County Wisconsin in 1910. He married Lillian Higgenbotham in 1892 and they were there in 1910. She will die, and he will marry Evelyn in December 1918. They are here in 1920 and all in Hughes County in 1930. The son Lawrence 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 21 WI WI WI single and a teacher. He is a son of the above Abe Lincoln Putnam and his first wife Lillian Higginbotham, and was born in Beaverdam, Wisconsin. He will be married to Odella Lecompte here in 1920 and they will be in Walworth County in 1930.

 

LEON PUTNAM  Timber Lake, Dewey County

He is 18 WI WI WI single and a teacher. He is a son Abe Lincoln Putnam here in town.

 

C. C. (CLYDE CHESTER) PUTMAN  Armour, Douglas County

He is 31 IA VT NY. His wife is Ruth Booker is 27 SD WI WI. 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.

 

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

He is 38 IA NY PA and owns his farm. His wife Annie Coyle is 39 WI. They have George C. 12 IA and James L. (Leslie Jr.) 9 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 in 1920 and 1930, probably forever.

 

C. A. (CALVIN ALBERT) PUTNAM  Dewey, Fall River County

He is 72 NY NY NY and a rancher. He is married to Electa Ann Brown 70 IN. 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 Custer County in 1900 and here since. He will die here shortly later this year on October 29, 1915, Electa on August 26, 1938. They were in Carroll County, Iowa in 1870 and in Guthrie County, Iowa in 1880, and here in Custer County in 1900.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Dewey, Fall River County

He is 29 IA NY IA and is single. I think he is a son of Jacob Putman and Elizabeth Vandanacker from Jackson County Iowa. He was home there in 1900.

 

JOSEPH PUTNAM  Adams, Grant County

He is 45 IA CAN CAN, Nellie Weir his wife is 42 MN, James 21 IA, Rufus 16 IA, Joseph 14 IA, Maria 9 IA, Vivian 5 IA and Edward 3 IA. They were married in 1892. He owns his farm. He 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 1920 and in Minnehaha County by 1930. I can’t find the son James in 1930, but he is buried in Laq Qui Parle, Minnesota. His stone reads born December 5, 1893 and died April 2, 1946.

 

JULIETTE M. PUTNAM  Miller, Hand County

She is 71 MI NY NY and the mother in law of Samuel Ghrist 66 PA and his wife, Juliette’s daughter, May P. 48 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.

 

SOLON H. PUTNAM  Canning, Hughes County

He is 54 NY NY NY and his wife Julia Halverson is 51 NOR. They were married in 1886. At home still are Harry S. 23 SD, Mary 15 SD, Louis 13 SD, Melvin 11 SD, Hazel 7 SD.

 

F. W. (FRANKLIN WARD) PUTMAN  Peoria, Hughes County

He is now 48 IL KY IL, Jane Cole his wife 43 MI MI MI. Listed are Lois 24, Stella 21, Monroe 13, Floyd 11 SD, Ina 7 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. She is listed now at age 74. Southern Putmans.

 

CELIA L. PUTMAN  Deadwood, Lawrence County

She is 82 and still widowed. She was here in 1900 and will be in 1920. She is the third, I think, wife of William Walker Putnam from Somerset County, Maine. They were in Battle creek, Michigan in 1880.

 

ABRAM PUTMAN  Lead, Lawrence County

He is 36 MI MI MI and a miner. His wife is Georgia Prisby 36 SD IA IA. Listed are Margaret 11, Leona 9, Bernard 7 SD, Lila 5, Kenneth 3, Douglas 2/12 SD. He is a son of the Joseph O. Putnam and Mary Jane Norton in Davison County in 1880, but don't find in 1900. They were in Stanley County in 1910 and are here in 1920.

 

JAMES V. PUTMAN  Lead, Lawrence County

He is 55 MO IL IL

 

ERNEST PUTNAM  Elm Springs, Meade County

He is 52 IA MA ME. His wife Charlotte L. Turner is 52 MN ENG IRE. They were married in 1886. At home are Mildred 18 SD, Marjorie 14 SD, Merle 14 SD. 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 and will be in 1920. Charlotte is widowed in 1930 living with her daughter Marjorie in Lead City, Lawrence County.

 

PAUL H. (HENRY) PUTNAM  Rosebud, Mellette County

He was in Lyman County in 1900, and here in 1910. He is now 45 IL CAN CAN, Eunice 37 IA, Alva M. 12 SD, Paul E. 5 SD. 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 handwriting was so so on these pages, but this recorder spelled his folks’ country as Kanada. The son Paul will marry Edith Wallace here May 27, 1928. The son Alva will marry Esther Watt here on May 20, 1920. The dad Paul is widowed here in 1930, but will marry Daisy May Harris here November 25, 1932.

 

H. L. PUTNAM  Minehaha County

He is 66 VT VT VT.

 

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

He is 70 NY VT CT and his wife Mary Ellen Welch is 71 AL VT GA. He is still a storekeeper. Ada their daughter is 40 MN. Ada is still single and will be till she dies here in 1940. She is a music teacher. Their daughter Lulu is 35 MN and is also a teacher.

 

ALICE PUTNAM  Hartford, Minnehaha County

She is 22 NE NE NE and single. She is a daughter of Frank Isaac Putnam and Mary Ann Merritt from Ponca, Dixon County Nebraska.

 

DELLA PUTMAN  Hartford, Minnehaha County

She is a schoolteacher 18 SD PA MD. She is a daughter of Harry Putman and Mary Ann Herr from here.

 

DELEPHINA PUTMAN  Hartford, Minnehaha County

She is now 68 PA and widowed. Delephina Case has been married to Benjamin Putman from Bradford County Pennsylvania here since the 1870s. He has died in the past year or so.

 

HARRY PUTMAN  Hartford, Minnehaha County

He is 44 PA PA PA, Mary Anne Herr his wife 42 MD. He is a barber. They were here in 1900 and 1910. He is a son of Benjamin and Delphine Putman from here. Also listed is Jesse 21

 

B. A. PUTNAM  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

She is 22 IA US US single and boarding. She is a stenographer.

 

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

He is 40 WI VT WI, Adelaide Amelia Burleson 42 NY, Gertrude D. 15 IA and Helen G. 13 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 were here in Sioux Falls in 1910 and will be in 1920 and 1930. The family came out of Vermont.

 

FRANK I. PUTNAM  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

He is 32 NE VT WI, Gertrude Reed 27 IA IA CAN is his wife. They have Marjorie 2 SD. 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, and in San Jose, California in 1930.

 

FRED PUTNAM  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

Hard to read. He is single and was born in Michigan. He might be Bela Putnam and Frances Robbins. That Fred was married to Ida Blanchard though, and was in Turner County in 1900 and 1910.

 

ARTHUR A. PUTNAM  Riverview, Moody County

He is 48 MN NY AL and divorced. He is a 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 1920 he is in Barnes County South Dakota with a wife Caroline from Wisconsin.

 

GEORGE N. PUTNAM  Flat Bottom, Pennington County

He is 45 IA MI PA and his wife Julia King 44 IA FRA FRA, Elmo A. (a daughter) 19 IA, Madeline 18 IA, Doris 16 IA, Avis 14 IA, a son King 11 IA (King George born August 29, 1903 and will die here December 19, 1958), Marianne 9 IA and Ralph 6 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.

 

HENRY PUTNAM  Quinn, Pennington County

He is 43 PA PA PA. His wife Alice H. Battchford is 38 CAN CAN CAN. They were married in 1900 and were here in 1910 and will be in 1920. 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.

 

BENJAMIN G. PUTNAM  Afton, Sanborn County

He is a farmer 29 SD IA NOR. Pearl E. Robbins his wife is 22 IA. They were married here in 1913 and have Wanelda (Wanella in 1920) 2 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.

 

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 58 IA, Lena C. Rost 57 NOR, Roy C. 27 SD, Lester M. 23 SD, Leida E. 22 SD a teacher. 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 will marry Mabel Hetland here August 20, 1919 and they are here in 1920 and in Miner County by 1930.

 

MARION PUTNAM  Letcher Township, Sanborn County

He is 34 IA IA PA, his wife Sadie J. Armstrong is 32 IL OH PA, Merlin F. 11 IA and Adelbert C. 9 SD. He is a son of James Rufus Putnam and Eliza Jane Sexton from Cass County, Iowa. He was home there in 1900. They were then married in 1902. They are next in Caddo County Oklahoma in 1920.

 

K. L. (KIMBALL LOVELL) PUTMAN  Van Metre, Stanley County

He is single 25 SD NY NOR. He is a son of Solon Putnam and Julia Halverson from Hand County. He was born in Bancroft South Dakota April 11, 1890. He soon will be married to Fannie Livermore. Fannie was born December 4, 1896 in Yates City, Illinois. They are here in 1920 and 1930. 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.

 

MARY PUTNAM  Valley, Tripp County

She is Mary Callahan 36 IA and widowed. Francis is 11 IA, Mildred E. 9 IA, Marion another daughter 8 IA, Leon 6 SD, Horace 4 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 1920 and 1930.

 

FRED PUTNAM  Centerville, Turner County

Fred is 50 MI NY NY and his wife Ida R. Blanchard is 49 NY NY NY. Their daughter Bernice is 22 SD still single and a schoolteacher. Clifford is 18 SD and single. In a couple of years Bernice will marry Joseph Parrott a Baptist Minister and they are in McCook County in 1920 and in Walworth County in 1930. Ida is widowed in Clay County in 1920 and is with her daughter Bernice in 1930 in Walworth County.

 

BEN L. PUTNAM  Elk Point, Union County

He is 34 NE NY NY and a laborer. His wife Lena Etta Rogers is 39 NE NY IN. Etta was married before. They have been married 9 years and have Margaret A. 6 SD NE NE, Robert 3 SD and Ruth 2 SD. He is a son of Orson Freeman Putnam. In 1900 he was with his mom and stepfather Arthur Noble in Holt County, Nebraska. He was married to Etta here in 1910. I can’t find any of them after this.

 

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 right here in 1910 and will be in 1920. Fred is 42 NE NY NY, Mary D. Provost 35 NE, Ida May 15 IA, Le Roy 6 IA. Leroy is an adopted son and was actually born in Minneapolis, Minnesota according to the census card. They are here in 1920 and Mary is widowed in 1930.

 

 

1925 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE CENSUS

 

The census was taken and then put in book form one entry per page in alphabetical order. Real pain to try anfd fit the families back together. Also most were written in pencil and very faint and many impossible to read. So, there may be people ‘missing’ and possibly families.

 

C. (CHRISTIAN) A. PUTNAM  ?? County

I can’t read anything except he is 35 years old and his wife’s maiden name begins with B and they were married in 1913 or 1915. He would be Christian Putnam and his wife Elsie Brown. He is a son of Edmund and Theresa Putnam from Vermillion, Clay County. He is there in 1920 and in 1930, but this entry has the County as a long name, which of course I can’t read.

 

PUTNAM  Bennett County

Juanita is 5 NE MO MO

 

H. S. (HARTLEY STEWARD) PUTNAM  Aurora, Brookings County

He is 66 IA VT NY. Charlotte Quackenbusch is 75 NY GER. She is his second wife. They were here in 1915 and 1920. Hartley 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.

 

BERNICE PUTMAN  Brookings, Brookings County

She is 18 IA IA IA single and a student. She is a freshman at a College here. She is a daughter of Charles Ervin and Zella Putman from Geneva, Franklin County Iowa. She has been at home there up till now.

 

JOSEPH H. (HENRY) PUTNAM  Aberdeen, Brown County

He is 49 IL VT ENG. His wife Etta Bond is 44 IN IN IN. They have been married 24 years and have Ervin 15 SD IL IN, Carl 13 MN IL IN, Kenneth 7 SD and Robert 5. They were married in 1901 and were here in 1910 and 1920 and will be in 1930 and longer. 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.

 

MARION PUTNAM  Aberdeen, Brown County

She is 18 IA WI IA single and working as a maid. She is a daughter of Dennis Putnam and Mary Callahan from Tripp County. She has been at home with her widowed mother in 1920 and earlier. She is listed back at home now as well. She also has a second listing in Aberdeen saying she is a student, probably at a college here.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Chamberlain, Brule County

He is 51 MN NY AL, Ruda Hazard 47 WI WI WI and Doris 12 IA. He is a son of Worthy Putnam from Winona County, Minnesota. His folks and family are now in Minnehaha County. He is a jeweler and was here in 1910 and will be in 1930.

 

HENRY PUTNAM  Ft. Thompson, Buffalo County

He is 32 NE PA IL. His wife Nettie E. Lamm or Limom or something is 26 IA IA IA. They were married in 1922.

 

PAUL H. PUTNAM  Pollock, Campbell County

He is 26 ND NY Y single and an auto mechanic in a shop. He is a son of Clifford and Maude Putnam from Winona, Emmons County, North Dakota where he was born. He was there in 1920. His folks are still there. He will marry Freda M. Backaus here on July 20, 1927. They are here in 1930 with a son Duane.

 

CHRISTIAN PUTNAM  Vermillion, Clay County

He is 35 SD SD NE and is a drayman doing odd jobs. Elsie his wife is 31 SD CAN SCOT and there are two stepchildren from her first marriage. Edmond 10 SD IA SD and Laverne 6 SD. He is a son of Edmond and Theresa Putnam from here in Vermillion. They were living with his widowed dad here in 1920.

 

ERNEST A. PUTNAM  Dexter, Codington County

He is 56 VT VT VT, Minnie Mathinson 55 CAN CAN CAN, Fern 17 SD. They were married in 1892. 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  Dexter, Codington County

He is 62 VT VT VT and not working anymore. Mabel H. Arnold his wife is 50 IA. They have Harriet 26 SD, Belle 22 SD, Allen 17 SD and Raymond W. 8 SD. He is a son of George Washington and Jeanette Allen Putnam from Windham County, VT. His father and brothers were here in 1900. They were married here in 1893 and have been here ever since. The daughter Harriet is a schoolteacher and is also listed in Gary, Deuel County where she teaches.

 

JAMES H. PUTNAM  Watertown, Coddington County

He is 31 IA US US. His wife Mabel C. Hegna is 28 SD. They have a son Paul H. 1 4/12 SD. They were married in 1920 after he finished serving in the SD Cavalry in WW I. He is now an undertaker. He is a son of Joseph Putnam and Nellie Weir from Lyon County Iowa up till 1910, and then Grant County South Dakota in 1920.

 

FRED J. (JAMES) PUTNAM  Mitchell, Davison County

He is 39 SD MI MI and is a laundryman. Winifred his wife is 26 SD. They have been married 2 years. He is a son of Joseph and Mary Putnam from Michigan. He was born here.

 

A. L. (ABRAHAM LINCOLN) PUTNAM  Timber Lake, Dewey County

He is 54 WI VT VT and owns his farm. He also graduated from College. His second wife Evelyn Ward is 49 WI NY WI. His son Lawrence Gordon is now 20 WI. His first wife Lillian Higgenbotham died in about 1917 and he married Evelyn in December 1918. They are in Hughes County by 1930. 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. The son Lawrence Gordon will marry Frances Hazel Avery October 2, 1926 and they are in Pierre, Hughes County by 1930.

 

ART S. PUTMAN  Timber Lake, Dewey County

Arthur is 31 WI, Blanche Odella Lecompte 28 SD, Louis A. 7 SD, Florence A. 5 SD, Evelyn 3, Arthur Jr. 1 SD. He is a son of the above Abe Lincoln Putnam and his first wife Lillian Higginbotham, and was born in Beaverdam, Wisconsin. They were married in 1917. He is a bookkeeper. They are in Walworth County in 1930.

 

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

He is 48 IA NY PA, his wife Anna Coyle 49 WI, George 23 IA and Leslie (James Leslie Jr.) 19 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. Dutch family from New York.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Argentine, Fall River County

He is 44 IA PA IN and a farmer. Minnie Doran his wife is 32 SD CAN CAN. They have been married 11 years and they have Donald H. 10 SD, Helen L. 8 SD and Lloyd D. 8 SD. He is a son of the following Electa Brown and her husband Albert Calvin Putnam. He was born in Guthrie County Iowa. I found them in Custer County in 1900 and he was married here in 1915, but I don’t find them in 1910 or 1920. They are here in 1930. George was born September 19, 1881 and will die here September 15, 1954.

 

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 I’m sure in 1920 but not in the index. She is 80 IN NY NH and has her son John Earle Putnam 39 IA with her. She will die here August 26, 1938. John will die here too on November 6, 1930.

 

PAUL PUTNAM  Hot Springs, Fall River County

He is 16 SD SD SD. 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. He will be here in 1930 married to Hazel Elizabeth Digg.

 

JOSEPH PUTNAM  Adams, Grant County

He is 54 IA, Nellie Weir his wife is 51 MN IRE IRE, Rufus 23 IA, Joseph 24 IA, Maria 18 IA, Vivian 15 IA and Edward 14 IA. He is a son of Henry Putnam and Elizabeth Beaudette from Canada. He was in Lyon County Iowa in 1880 through 1910. They were married in 1892. They are in Minnehaha County by 1930. I can’t find the son James in 1930, but he is buried in Laq Qui Parle, Minnesota. His stone reads born December 5, 1893 and died April 2, 1946.

 

HARRY PUTNAM  Canning, Hughes County

He is 33 SD NY NOR and is a farmer. Iona Howard his wife is 25 SD, Julia 3 SD, Merle 2 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.

 

SOLON H. PUTMAN  Canning, Hughes County

He is 64 NY NY NY. His new wife Louisa K. Hood is 64 PA. His first wife Julia Halverson died in about 1922 and he and Louisa were married August 22, 1923. 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. He has been here since the 1880s. They will move back east and be in Hubbard County Minnesota by 1930. Solon will die in Otter Tail County Minnesota September 9, 1953. Now this census uses handwritten pencil stuff that is VERY hard to read. Ice thing is it asks for the wife’s maiden name. I have Louisa’s name as Hood, but that may be a married name. Solon wrote her maiden name on the card and it looks like Kenney or something. Her middle initial is K and at her age this has gotta be her second too.

 

HAZEL PUTNAM  Pierre, Hughes County

She is 18 SD MA NOR single and a maid. She is a daughter of Solon Putnam and his first wife Julia Halverson from Canning where she was born.

 

FLOYD W. (WILLIAM) PUTMAN  Peoria, Hughes County

He is a son of the following Frank and Jane Putman. He is 21 SD IL MI and his wife Gladys DuBois is 23 IA IA IA. They were married here November 11, 1922. They have Yvonne 1 1/12 SD. They are in Stanley County South Dakota in 1930.

 

FRANK W. PUTMAN  Peoria, Hughes County

Franklin Ward Putman from Brown County, Illinois is still here in Peoria. He is 59 IL KY IL, Orpha Jane Cole is 54 MI MI MI. They were married in 1888. They have Ina 19 SD a teacher. Also there is his mother, Susan Ward Putman 75 IL, dad Franklin Monroe Putman has died. Frank is widowed here in 1930.

 

MILDRED C. PUTNAM  Wessington Springs, Jerauld County

She is 27 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.

 

PUTMAN  Shirst Lake, Kingsbury County

Mary Ockem is 49 GER. They were married in 1902.

 

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

He is 47 MI MI MI and a miner at a gold mine. Georgia M. Prisby is 47 SD CAN PA, Leona 18 SD, Bernard O. 17 SD, Lila M. 15 SD, Kenneth L. 12 SD, Raymond P. 10 SD, and Le Roy S. 4 SD. He is a son of the Joseph Putnam and Mary Jane Norton in Davison County in 1880, but don't find in 1900. They were in Stanley County in 1910 and here from 1915.

 

ANA (?) PUTNAM  Mitchell, Lawrence County

He is 49 MI MI MI single and a clerk.

 

CLEL O. PUTNAM  Benton, McCook County

He is 42 MO OH MO. His wife is Molly L. (Something like Cli..icott) 36 MO.  They were married in 1915. They have William W. 7 SD and James W. 3. 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 in 1920 and Davison County here in 1930.

 

E. J. (ERNEST) PUTNAM  Elm Springs, Meade County

He is 62 IA MA ME, Charlotte Turner his wife is 63 MN ENG SCOT, Mildred 22 SD and Merle 18 SD. He's a son of George Gideon and Martha Putnam from Benton County, Iowa.  They were married in 1886. 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.

 

A. M. (ALVA) PUTNAM  Blackpipe, Mellette County

He is Paul and Eunice Putnam’s son from here. He is 28 SD and a farmer. His wife Esther Watt is 28 IA NE IA. They were married here May 8, 1920. They have Elizabeth Joyce 2 SD and Alice La Verne 5/12 SD. His dad and family are here in town still too.

 

PAUL H. (HENRY) PUTNAM  Blackpipe, Mellette County

He was in Lyman County in 1900, and here in 1910. He is now 55 IL CAN IA, Eunice 47 IA, Alva M. 21 SD, Paul E. 15 SD. Also there are 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.  He is a merchant in town. 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.

 

ROY E. (EDWARD) PUTNAM  Redstone, Miner County

He is 37 SD IA NOR and a farmer. Mable J. Hetland is 30 SD, and they have Delores L. 6 SD and a son Denver SD. He is a son of Edward Bigelow Putnam and Lena Rost. They were married and have been in Sanborn County up till now.

 

ADA PUTNAM  Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County

She is 43 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 may be with her widowed dad, and still here by herself in 1930.

 

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

He is 80 NY. 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. His wife Mary Ellen Welch was born in 1845 and will die in 1921.

 

HARRY PUTMAN  Hartford, Minnehaha County

He is 54 PA PA PA, Mary Anne Hurr his wife 52 MD MD MD. He is a farmer. They were here in 1900. He is a son of Benjamin Putnam and Delphine Case from here and Bradford County Pennsylvania before that.

 

EDMUND D. PUTNAM  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

He is 52 WI VT WI, Adelaide Amelia Burleson his wife is 53 NY and Edmund Jr. 14 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.

 

DR. F. (FRANK) I. PUTMAN  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County

He is 36 NE VT WI, Gertrude Reed 37 IA IA CAN, Marjorie 11 SD, Frank I. Jr. 9 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 1908) in 1910. He is a physician. They were here in 1920 and then are all in San Jose California in 1930.

 

KING PUTNAM  Castle Butte, Pennington County

He is 21 IA IA IA single and farming. He is a son of George Putnam and Julia King from here in the County. King George Putnam was born August 29, 1903 and will die here December 19, 1958.

 

G. (GEORGE) N. PUTNAM  Garrison, Pennington County

He is 56 IA MI PA. His wife Julia King is 55 IA FRA FRA. At home still are Marion (Marianne in 1920) 17 SD, Ralph 16 SD. They were married in 1889. They were here in 1910 and then in Hanson County in 1920 and are here still in 1930.

 

HENRY PUTMAN  Quinn Township, Pennington County

He is   PA PA PA, his wife Alice is 48 CAN ENG CAN. They have been married since 1902. He is a son of John and Esther Putnam. They were in Minnehaha County in 1880 and Stanley County in 1900. They have been here since. John is a son of Henry and Mary Putnam of Granville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

CHARLES PUTMAN  Gettysburg, Potter County

He is 39 MN PA GER and a teamster. Inga Mae Hagen his wife is 23 IA HOL DEN. They now have Robert 8 SD, Stuart 6 SD, Irene 5 SD, Avis 3 SD and Sybil 1 SD. They were married in 1919 and were in Hanson County in 1920 and are here in 1930.

 

BEN PUTNAM  Afton, Sanborn County

He is 39 SD IA NOR and a farmer. Pearl E. Robbins his wife is 38 IA. They have Wolenda 13 SD, Leonard B. 8 SD and Voneta M. 3 SD. He is a son of Edward Bigelow Putnam and Lena Rost from here in town. They were married in 1911. His brother Lester and his folks are here.

 

LESTER M. (McKINLEY) PUTNAM  Afton, Sanborn County

He is 29 SD IA NOR and Anna Dorothea Anderson his wife is 31 SD. They were married here December 16, 1920. He is a son of Edward Bigelow Putnam and Lena Rost from here in town.

 

RUTH B. PUTNAM  Ravenna, Sanborn County

She is 37 SD and a schoolteacher. She says she is married, but is divorced. At home are Kenneth LeRoy 7 SD and Robert Clyde 6 SD. Ruth Booker married Clyde Chester Putnam February 16, 1911 They have been in Davison County through the 1920. They were divorced in 1924. Clyde will marry Helen Alice Wenzel in 1927. He will die in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1949.

 

KIMBALL PUTNAM  Stanley County

He is 35 SD NY NOR, Fannie C. Livermore 28 IL VT IL. They have Harry Warren 2 ½ SD. They were here in 1920 and are here in 1930 too. Lovell Kimball 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. 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.

 

CARL M. (MONROE) PUTMAN  Park, Sully County

He is 23 SD IL MI and his wife Selma Kittleson is 24 SD and they have Lois1 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. They are in Stanley County by 1930. Southern Putman family.

 

WILLIAM H. PUTMAN  Dog Ear, Tripp County

He is 67 CAN ENG CAN and a farmer. He is married to Frances Sage

 

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. He will marry Bertha in a few years and they are here in 1930.

 

MARY PUTNAM  Valley, Tripp County

She is Mary Callahan 47 IA and widowed. Mildred 19 IA, Marion another daughter 18 IA, Leon 17 SD, Horace 13 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. The daughter Marion is also listed in Aberdeen, Brown County where she is a student at College.

 

PETER PUTNAM  Valley, Tripp County

He is 40 IA VT IA and a farmer. Julia Runkle his wife is 30 IA. They have Theo, a daughter, 12 SD, Phyllis 10 SD, Virginia 7 SD, Patricia 4 SD, Peter Junior 2 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.

 

HARRY PUTMAN  Brighton, Union County

He is 40 IA Ella his wife is 38 SD MI SD. They have Raymond 14 MN SD SD, a son Severn 12 MN SD SD

 

HENRY O. (OAKES) PUTNAM  Elk Point, Union County

He is 32 MN MN MN. He is a son of Herbert Asa Putnam and Celia J. Oakes from Big Lake, Sherburne County Minnesota where he was born December 12, 1892, and then Otter Tail County where he was single in 1920. He married Hazel Bacon (think spelling is right) in 1921.

 

FREDERICK O. PUTMAN  Jefferson, Union County

He is 52 NE, Mary D. Provost his wife 46 SD MN CAN, Ida Mae 25 IA, Le Roy 15 IA, Marie Elsie 7 SD. Frederick Orson is a son of Orson Freeman Putnam and Amelia Throop from Merrick County, Nebraska and from New York before that. They were in Merrick County Nebraska in 1880. Fred and Mary were married in 1899 and were in Plymouth County Iowa in 1900, and here in 1910.

 

IDA M. PUTNAM  Mobridge, Walworth County

She is 58 NY NY NY and widowed. She lives with her married daughter Bernice Parrott 32 SD and husband Joseph O. Parrott 38 MO who is a Baptist Minister. They have been married 8 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 will be here in 1930.