Lizzie Laird (1897-1981)

I recently got ahold of an old family bible. It was given Elizabeth “Lizzie” Laird. She was Bonnie’s grandmother and was born 15 Jul 1897 in Marietta, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Her father, William Seward Laird gave her this bible when she was 17 years old. I have yet to determine where they were living at this time.

Lizzie Laird married Charles Haupt on 11 June 1917 in Glendive, Dawson County, Montana. Charles was born 5 September 1884 in Sandwich, Illinois.

Charles and Lizzie had two sons that lived to be adults and two that died as infants. The boys that grew up were Wendell and Melvin or Bud. Bud was Bonnie’s dad.

The bible had the names and date of the two boys that died as infants. Prior to this, I just had them as “twin boys”.

They were Willis and Ellis Haupt, born 17 February 1918. Ellis died the same day, or was born still. Willis lasted a month and died on 17 March 1918.

Bonnie remembers seeing the graves in Wibaux, Montana as a child. Our spring project will be to find the farmstead and try to locate their graves.

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  1. I’m looking for my mothers side Bible. Ezra Tilley and Kat Lampkin Tilley she worte so much. But after she died in 1987. Things went missing from what I have been told it might have gone to a greatgrand son who is in the army. I have tryed to find him no luck. He is in his 30s his name is Michael Tilley. I’m a granddaughter Deanne Van Buren my third son has his greatgrand father first name as his middle name Ezra. I would love to find this before I die.

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