NameEvangeline Louise LINGEN
Birth16 Jul 1902, Currie, Minnesota1
Death1 Nov 1992, Alexandria, SD1 Age: 90
OccupationHousewife/School Cafeteria Cook
FatherJohn Joseph LINGEN (1865-1962)
MotherAngelina CARON (1874-1932)
Misc. Notes
From Brad Smith:

What I remember is not much, believe me. I remember the old house with nothing in the rooms upstairs but beds. The living room had that old oil burner furnace to heat the house with an open grate in the floor to heat the upstairs. I can remember sitting around the grate (when I was supposed to be in bed) and listening to Mom and Dad, the Uncles (whoever was there at the time) and Grandpa (Grandma was always in the kitchen cooking something or another). You could see down through the grate also, so whoever was in the room, you could see them but you had to be slow in moving around or they would tell Mom or Dad, and the next thing would be a nice warm little butt and into bed. You remember the old house right? I can remember Grandma baking bread, hell! I can still smell it! on a wood burning stove. I can rember taking baths in a washtub on the kitchen table, the hot water came from heating it on the wood burning stove. And Grandpa, when he was there, was always sitting in a rocking chair in the room with the oil burner. I know we spent alot of time their over my first 6-8 years but I don't ever remember eating anything other than Grandma's bread. Funny, huh? I don't remember cereal, oatmeal, milk or anything...only warm bread. And Grandpa was always in the rocking chair. What I remember and what the truth is (was) maybe two different things but why I remember these things, your guess is as good as mine.


More from Brad:

forgot...When I was in college in the eighties (1983-1987 late bloomer), I rode my Harley back to the Dakotas to see Grandma. Spent two weeks riding around a visiting so-to-speak. She made me lunch one day and brought it outside to the piknik table. She started talking about the early winters back when she pretty much ran the house without Linc around, and with all the kids, and not really having alot of money. She never turned anyone away from her door, no matter who they were. They lived along the tracks during the depression so there were always strangers coming through due to the railroad...and she always fed those that showed up knocking at her door.

...and she always sent a $1 for my birthday up and till I was about 25 or so...
Spouses
Birth6 Feb 1896, Eau Galle, Wisconsin
Death9 Apr 1958, Alexandria, SD Age: 62
OccupationRailroad Brakeman/Conductor
FatherJames Wallace SMITH (1849-1915)
MotherSusan J. SUTLIFF (-1899)
Misc. Notes
Lincoln's mother, Susan, died of dropsy when Lincoln was very
young. He was raised by his sister, Mildred. Lincoln was known by
the nickname "Sut". He worked for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, starting as a brakeman, and eventually becoming a conductor. He moved his family
from Slayton, Minnesota to Mitchell, South Dakota about 1929. In
1930, the family moved to a farm outside of Fulton, South Dakota. And
in 1932, they then moved to Alexandria.

Information from 1900 Dunn Co, WI Census, Eau Galle Twp, Pg 7A,
E.D. 83, Household 149
Smith, Wallas Mar 1849 51 NY, NY, Can E Farmer
Delores Feb 1882 18 MN, NY, WI Daughter
Harvey W. Oct 1884 15 WI, NY, WI Son
Mildred Jul 1891 9 WI " " Daughter
Lincoln Mar 1896 4 WI " " Son
Marriage1921, Currie, Murray Co., MN
ChildrenJohn Lydell (1921-1999)
 Robert Louis (1922-2005)
 Milton Franklin (1924-)
 Alcy Lincoln (1926-2012)
 Lolita Margaret (1928-1991)
 Richard Carrol (1929-)
 Lowell Harold (1930-1973)
 James Dewain (1931-1931)
 Patricia Dorothy (1933-1935)
 Barbara Ann (1935-2013)
 Jean Helen (1937-1973)
 Kenneth Caron (1939-1996)
 Thomas Kendall (1942-1942)
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