Dorothy Ann Daggett

Dorothy Ann Daggett

Female 1900 - 1964  (64 years)

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  • Name Dorothy Ann Daggett 
    Nickname Billie 
    Born 21 Jul 1900  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Resided 1922  Ted and Billie Wild farm, Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1960  Forman, Sargent, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1963  Oriska, Barnes, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1964  Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Nov 1964  Valley City, Barnes, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I76  Default
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2012 

    Father William Smith Daggett,   b. 22 Jan 1864, East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1912, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Anne Ryder,   b. 4 Feb 1869, St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1945, St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1891  The Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Letter from Francis "Frank" Riley to his cousin Joyce Mattson, 6 August 1983

      Joyce
      I can't help on information about Wm Smith Daggett. I'll ask Mimi next time I talk to her, but I suspect she doesn't have any dope either.

      Under enclosed "Mothers Family" Uncle Paul makes reference to Michael Ryder and Rose Joyce. She says they met on shipboard coming to America. No dates or names are specified. It appears they arrived in American around the start of the Civil War, possibly a little earlier. Their son John was born in 1863 in Louisville and "Nana" was born in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1869. That's as much as I know about them. I remember Mr. Hatch -- Grandpa Hatch -- very clearly and I remember his death. Nana died while I was gone during WW2.

      In hindsight I could kick myself for not getting, or remembering, more of the Daggett history from my Mom. I remember her pointing out their home on 35th and 3 Ave So in Mpls, when she was a little girl. I think Mr. Daggett was living then, at that home.

      The address given for John M. Daggett, on his death in 1905 (or 1906) was 12 Grove St., on Nicollet Island in Mpls. That was where our Mom's lived for a time in their youth. Apparently their Grandpa was living with them when he died. Aunt Helen remembered that home vividly. The last visit by her to Mpls included a tour of the island. She got the biggest kick out of having her picture taken in front of a sign then on that property, describing it as a "Historical Preservation Site". She said she was a "Historical Preservation Site" also. George laughed and laughed at that. Those buildings have now been restored to their original elegance and have been sold recently as posh condominiums -- selling for $175,000 to $250,000. That whole area is being built yet changed -- new apartments, inns, parks, etc -- to become "the" place to live. That's quite a swing over 100 years.

      I can't recall if you have the enclosed or not. It's all I have at this time. I'll accumulate any new dope and pass it on when available.

      It was so nice to see you and Susan this Spring. I may be coming your way in a few months. If so I'll call and get your schedule and try and visit with you and hopefully Bob.

      Love,
      Frank
    Photos
    Daggett house
    Daggett house
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward George Wild,   b. 24 Aug 1892, Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1980, Crookston, Polk, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1922  Church of the Incarnation, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ed note: At some point (1980's?), Joyce Wild Mattson asked her brothers and sisters to record what they remembered. These notes were found as several pieces of paper clipped together. Only David's note is signed. Fortunately, David's note also explained what all of these pieces of paper were about. Here are the contents of those notes.

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      30's dust bowl
      car - running board, windshield opening
      bathroom; batteries, power plant in basement
      one room school; consolidated school

      'Sudden death awakens the living. It awakens us to realize if we are going to have good times with our families we must have them now. It awakens us to realize that if we are going to visit friends and relatives we must do it now. It awakens us to realize that if we are going to prepare ourselves for death we must do it now.'

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      15 sandwiches every school morning
      watching and performing in community clubs
      Canning of meat, vegetables and fruit
      shelling peas
      13 mi to Langdon - in winter 3 hr each way
      Cat's cradle
      The wind
      Mother's hay fever - going to Mpls each year for relief and Jim Wild reversing
      Her mask
      Oct. 9 - 'cobwebs' - Indian summer
      Homemakers - 4-H
      County fair
      Colds - goose grease, flannel on chest
      School miles - 17 mi a day, 300+ a mo

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      As the grain on the Peter Wild farm was harvested, it was stored in the elevator at the farm. A winter task was to move the grain to the family-owned elevator in Easby, about seven miles to the north, where the grain could then be loaded on railroad box cars. Dad was one of the grain haulers for a number of years. Using a large box, called a grain tank, mounted on a bob-sled and pulled by farm horses, he would make two trips each day to the elevator in Easby. The grain tank probably held 60 to 70 bushels of wheat or barley. When a North Dakota blizzard struck, Dad would stay at the 'hotel' in Easby, putting the horses up at the 'livery stable'. Easby, which at one time had a bank and several general stores, had essentially ceased to exist by the 1930's.

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      Tracing the outline of our foot to send to Wards or Sears to order shoes

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      Joyce -- Sorry I didn't respond to your request the first time around - just forgot. I think it's a good idea and I hope you do better this time.

      Rather than begin with "what I remember" I would like to turn it around and reflect on "what I don't remember" because I think it says a lot about the character of Mother and Dad. I'm thinking particularly about the mid-30's when I was 8 to 10 years old. Looking back on those years I'm becoming more aware of how tough it was - no crops, no money, extremely hot in the summer and cold in the winter. What I don't remember is ever hearing Mother and Dad expressing discouragement or hopelessness or self-pity. As kids we didn't know how bad it was, and they didn't complain even thought it must have been very discouraging. Tomorrow would be better. Don't give up.

      Our house was comparatively large and as kids the many rooms all seemed spacious. But each room shrunk dramatically in size by the time we returned home from college. It's hard to imagine how the kitchen, for example, prepared so many meals, baked so much bread (from scratch), canned so many vegetables, etc, etc. And all done with very limited cupboard space. Equally amazing things happened in the dining room and living room and all the other rooms - they sure got smaller as the house got older. Dave
    Children 
     1. Edward George Wild, Jr.,   b. 29 Dec 1923, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1944, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    +2. Robert Walter Wild,   b. 06 Jul 1925, Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 2010, Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Father David Daggett Wild,   b. 16 Mar 1927, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 2008, Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. Dorothy Ann Wild,   b. 16 Mar 1927, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 2011, Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +5. Martha Joyce Wild,   b. 30 Mar 1929, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 2004, 6577 Bullen Bluff Terrace, Gainesville, Prince William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Barbara Louise Wild,   b. 12 Nov 1930, Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 2022, Crookston, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +7. Peter William Wild,   b. 17 May 1932, Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 2005, Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Living
    Photos
    Ted and Billie Wild house being built, about 1924
    Ted and Billie Wild house being built, about 1924
    Ted and Billie Wild house 1925
    Ted and Billie Wild house 1925
    Catherine Fahnlander Wild on front steps with unknown man; grandson Ted Wild Jr. is at the side of the house; Ted Wild's first car in front
    Ted and Billie Wild farm, about 1955
    Ted and Billie Wild farm, about 1955
    Histories
    The Diary of Dorothy Daggett Wild (1937-38)
    The Diary of Dorothy Daggett Wild (1937-38)
    A diary kept by Dorothy Daggett Wild in 1937 and 1938
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jul 1900 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1922 - Ted and Billie Wild farm, Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1960 - Forman, Sargent, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1963 - Oriska, Barnes, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1964 - Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Nov 1964 - Valley City, Barnes, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Dorothy Ann Daggett
    Dorothy Ann Daggett
    Martha, Marian, Dorothy (infant) and Paul Daggett, about 1901
    Martha, Marian, Dorothy (infant) and Paul Daggett, about 1901
    Anne Ryder Daggett and children, about 1903
    Anne Ryder Daggett and children, about 1903
    From left: Martha, Paul, Dorothy (in front), Helen (infant), Anne, and Marian
    Daggett children, about 1905
    Daggett children, about 1905
    From left: Marian, Martha, Paul, Helen (toddler in front), and Dorothy
    From left: Helen, Dorothy, Marian, Martha and Paul Daggett
    From left: Helen, Dorothy, Marian, Martha and Paul Daggett
    Helen and Dorothy Daggett
    Helen and Dorothy Daggett
    Helen and Dorothy Daggett
    Helen and Dorothy Daggett
    from left: Helen and Dorothy Daggett
    Helen and Dorothy Daggett
    Helen and Dorothy Daggett
    Anne Ryder Daggett and children, unknown date
    Anne Ryder Daggett and children, unknown date
    From left: Dorothy (facing Anne); Martha; Paul; "Tot" (Marion); and Helen (sitting in front), surrounding their mother Anne (black dress)
    Helen, Dorothy ('Billie') and Marian ('Tot') Daggett
    Helen, Dorothy ("Billie") and Marian ("Tot") Daggett
    Helen and Dorothy ('Billie') Daggett
    Helen and Dorothy ("Billie") Daggett
    Dorothy Ann Daggett
    Dorothy Ann Daggett
    Anne Ryder Daggett family, unknown date
    Anne Ryder Daggett family, unknown date
    back row from left: Honor, Paul, and Marian ("Tot)
    front row from left: Helen and Dorothy ("Billie")
    Helen and Dorothy Daggett
    Helen and Dorothy Daggett
    Helen, Marian and Dorothy Daggett
    Helen, Marian and Dorothy Daggett
    Helen and Dorothy Daggett
    Helen and Dorothy Daggett
    unknown boy
    Dorothy Daggett
    Dorothy Daggett
    Dorothy Daggett about 1920
    Dorothy Daggett about 1920
    Dorothy Daggett, 1922
    Dorothy Daggett, 1922
    Dorothy Daggett
    Dorothy Daggett
    Dorothy Daggett
    Dorothy Daggett
    Group including Dorothy and Marian Daggett
    Group including Dorothy and Marian Daggett
    Dorothy Daggett is on the left. Marian Daggett is on the right. Man behind her is Francis Riley.

    note on back of photo: "Tot and Frank Riley at rt"
    Dorothy Daggett on left and Marian 'Tot' Daggett on right.  Unknown boy.
    Dorothy Daggett on left and Marian "Tot" Daggett on right. Unknown boy.
    Dorothy Daggett and Bill Wild
    Dorothy Daggett and Bill Wild
    Dorothy later met and married Bill's brother Ted.
    Dorothy Daggett
    Dorothy Daggett
    Dorothy Daggett, about 1922
    Dorothy Daggett, about 1922
    Dorothy Daggett
    Dorothy Daggett
    Ted and Dorothy Wild, Helen and George Hocum
    Ted and Dorothy Wild, Helen and George Hocum
    Dorothy Daggett Wild, with twins David and Dorothy
    Dorothy Daggett Wild, with twins David and Dorothy
    In back from left: Rose Ryder, 'Tot', 'Billie' Wild holding baby Joyce, and Anne Gardner Daggett
In front from left: David, Dorothy, Mimi, Bobby, Teddy, Billy, Frankie
    In back from left: Rose Ryder, "Tot", "Billie" Wild holding baby Joyce, and Anne Gardner Daggett In front from left: David, Dorothy, Mimi, Bobby, Teddy, Billy, Frankie
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Ted Wild family, about 1935
    Ted Wild family, about 1935
    Dorothy "Billie" Daggett Wild and Ted Wild in back.
    from left: David, Dorothy, Bob, and Teddy in middle row
    from left: Joyce, Barbara and Peter in front
    Dorothy 'Billie' Daggett Wild, about 1940
    Dorothy "Billie" Daggett Wild, about 1940
    Dorothy Daggett Wild
    Dorothy Daggett Wild
    Unknown date. About 1940?
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Anne Ryder Daggett Hatch with her son Paul Daggett and her daughter Dorothy 'Billie' Daggett Wild, about 1942
    Anne Ryder Daggett Hatch with her son Paul Daggett and her daughter Dorothy "Billie" Daggett Wild, about 1942
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Note from Dorothy Wild to the Mattsons in 1956, shortly after the birth of Monica
    Note from Dorothy Wild to the Mattsons in 1956, shortly after the birth of Monica
    Found on the back of a letter from David Wild to his parents, probably part of a packet of letters in a family "round robin" that operated for many many years.

    Text of the note:

    Dear Mattsons --

    These letters are old but since they are still around I'll send them. Thanks again for the greetings. We saw "The King and I" and ate dinner out. But since I'm on an 800 calorie diet it isn't much fun -- just hope Thanksgiving doesn't get one all off for I intend to eat half way decently. Do hope the baby is good. Presume it will be baptized Sunday. We haven't heard her name . Greetings to you for Thanksgiving - and we hope you feel as good as possible.

    Love, Mother

    How do the little girls like the new sister?
    Letter from Dorothy Daggett Wild to the Mattson family in 1956, shortly after the birth of Monica
    Letter from Dorothy Daggett Wild to the Mattson family in 1956, shortly after the birth of Monica
    Tuesday, November 20

    Dear Mel, Joyce, Janice, Lori & Monica -

    Your announcement to Susan came yesterday. It is very evident that you expected and wanted a boy but I'm sure you will love this little one just the same. She was a good sized baby and I think tha name is lovely. It is out of the ordinary run of names, goes very nicely with Mattson too. I've always meant to ask if I could make you anything. I have a couple blankets Susan served and I'll send them very soon. Also one of those terry cloth sets I got for Christmas. Would you use or want any little short kimonos? I will make some if you say so. Just let me know.

    From the weather forecast, we are missing another storm. So many last year went south of us though we surely had more snow than we could manage. A warm day now would take all we've got. The telephone poles are set by here but no telling how long before the wire is strung and all ready.

    I want to let you know that we want to send baby dolls to the girls. Knowing Janice, she will want to do what you do with Monica so they will be dolls that can wet. It might be better if you say they are from Santa Claus just so Bob and Jane's little ones don't think we're cheating them. Just wanted to let you know to ease your mind about dolls for them. They will come direct from Daytons. We hope to have a card fairly often. Love, Mother
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Ted and Billie Wild
    Ted and Billie Wild
    Ted and Billie Wild, 1959
    Ted and Billie Wild, 1959
    Papal blessing
    Papal blessing
    Billie Wild, unknown date
    Billie Wild, unknown date

  • Notes 
    • 21 Jul 1900, Minnesota birth records
      White female Dorothy Daggett born at 862 Lincoln Avenue, Minneapolis. Father William S. Daggett, born in Dunleith, Illinois. Mother Anne Ryder, born in St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada.

      1905 Minnesota Census
      household at 12 Grove Street, Minneapolis
      W.S. Daggett, born in Illinois, both parents born in Maine. 41 years old. Occupation: detective.
      Ann Daggett, born in Canada, both parents born in Ireland. 34 years old. Occupation: housewife
      Martha M. Daggett, born in Maine, both parents born in Maine. 73 years old. Retired.
      Paul Daggett, 12 years old. Born in Minnesota, father born in Illinois, mother born in Canada.
      Martha Daggett, 10 years old. Born in North Dakota, father born in Illinois, mother born in Canada.
      Marian Daggett, 8 years old. Born in North Dakota, father born in Illinois, mother born in Canada.
      Dorothy Daggett, 5 years old. Born in Minnesota, father born in Illinois, mother born in Canada.
      Helen Daggett, 3 years old. Born in Minnesota, father born in Illinois, mother born in Canada.

      1910 Census, 13-Wd Minneapolis, District 202, Hennepin County, Minnesota
      Household headed by W.S. Daggett, 46 yo male, born in Illinois, both parents born in Maine, grain merchant. Wife Anna, 39 yo, immigrated to U.S. in 1886, mother of 5 children, all of them living. Son Paul, 17 yo, born in Minnesota. Daughter Martha, 15 yo, born in North Dakota. Daughter Marion, 12 yo, born in North Dakota. Daughter Dorothy, 9 yo, born in Minnesota. Daughter Helen, 7 yo, born in Minnesota. Mother Martha, 79 yo, married for 53 years, born in Maine, mother of 5 children, 4 of them living.

      1919 Minneapolis city directory
      Dorothy Daggett, b 3123 2d av S

      1920 Minneapolis city directory
      Dorothy Daggett bkpr Mpls State Bank b 3123 2d av S

      1920 Census: Minneapolis, District 139, Hennepin County, Minnesota
      Household headed by Wm B Hatch, 55 yo, born in Wisconsin, father born in Ohio, mother born in Vermont, occupation grain commissioner. Wife Anne Hatch, 49 yo, born in Canada, both parents born in Ireland, no occupation. Stepdaughter Dorothy Daggett, 19 yo, single, occupation bookkeeper at a bank. Stepdaughter Helen Daggett, 17 yo, single, no occupation.

      1921 Minneapolis city directory
      Dorothy A. Daggett clk Mpls Natl Bank b 3123 2d av S

      1925 North Dakota census, Easby
      E.G. Wild, 32 years old. Mrs. E.G. Wild, 24 years old. Edward Wild, 1 year old.


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      The Farmer, April 7, 1928

      As I was looking over our kodak pictures to select one to send with this letter, I found two views of these horses, one front, one rear. They made up the bulk of a carload which were shipped to New Jersey for sale several years ago. I asked my husband which he thought best and he answered me by taking the pictures and saying:

      "Gee, that was a good bunch of horses. And they were so full of pep that day! Wonder how many I can remember? Here's a crackerjack team - Chum and Chub. And here's Kate, and King, and Old Ben. Here's Fo's Molly. This is little Billy - his partner is at this end. I'd like to know where they are now. Wish I had some of them."

      And he went on until he named nearly all, and then talked a good share of the evening about them. They were only horses, and if seeing their picture could mean so much, how much more will we value pictures of our family in the long years that stretch ahead, when they may be off filling their own niche in the scheme of things.

      I have been taking snaps of our children on each birthday, and even now, when the oldest is only a quarter past four, it is a pleasure to go over them and make comparisons. I can see the chubby baby losing some of his roundness and dimples and growing taller. Even the clothes they wear recall to our minds trips to town when we bought them. We think we will remember this occasion and that one, how Johnnie looked when he started school, or Mary when she was confirmed, but memory plays strange tricks and we can not, no matter how we may try.

      I am making a separate kodak album for each child - it need not be large or expensive - and in it I plan to put the birthday pictures in rotation, with the ages written under each. I am also putting in a snap of our home, of daddy and mother, god-parents and grandmothers - our fathers both died when we were still children. I hope to take pictures until the eighteenth birthday at least, preferably the twenty-first. Toward the back of the book I am putting the best snaps of each child - at play alone, with brothers and sisters, or anything that will bring back happy memories.

      It takes a little planning and at times may not be exactly convenient to take the pictures, but I know I shall be more than repaid for any efforts when our family is grown and then, with the aid of our pictures, we can relive the past and can recall the precious moments of an all too fleeting childhood.
      Mrs. E.G.W., Cavalier Co., N.D.

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      1930 US Census, Easby, Cavalier County, North Dakota
      Household headed by Edward G. Wild, 37 years old, married 30 years old at first marriage, able to read and write, born in North Dakota, both parents born Canada-English, occupation farmer, general farm. Wife Dorothy D. Wild, 29 years old, 22 years old at first marriage, able to read and write, born in Minnesota, father born in Iowa, mother born in Canada-English, occupation none. Son Edward G., 6 years old. Son Robert W., 4 years old. Son David, 3 years old. Daughter Dorothy A., 3 years old. Daughter Joyce M., 1 year old. All of the children born in North Dakota. None of the children in school. The household also included a 29 year old farm laborer, born in Iowa.

      1940 US Census, Easby, Cavalier County, North Dakota
      Household headed by Edward G. Wild; owner; home value $4000; 47 years old; born in North Dakota; completed 8th grade; worked 60 hours during week of March 24-30, 1940; occupation farmer. Wife Dorothy D. Wild, 39 years old, born in Minnesota, completed high school, occupation housework. Son Edward G. Wild, 16 years old, completed 1 year of high school, born in North Dakota. Son Robert W. Wild, 14 years old, born in North Dakota, completed 8th grade. Son David D. Wild, 13 years old, completed 7th grade. Daughter Dorothy A. Wild, 13 years old, completed 6th grade. Daughter Joyce M. Wild, 11 years old, completed 5th grade. Daughter Barbara L. Wild, 9 years old, completed 2nd grade. Son Peter W. Wild, 7 years old, completed 1st grade. Daughter Susan M. Wild, 6 months old.