Saturday, July 21, 2007

R.D. Bignell

When lived

How related to Kieran
Great-great-great uncle (brother of James Byrd Bignell)

George Bignell Jr. and Delcina Place (Bignell)

Oct. 19, 1885


Married Anne F. Ecklor (aka "Annie") (b. July 31, 1891; d. March 7, 1967; buried in Porcupine Cemetery near Arkansaw, Wis.) on Jan. 15, 1908

g Virgil Bignell (b. Sept. 14, 1908; d. March 20, 1909; buried in Porcupine Cemetery)
g Chauncy Bignell (b. Jan. 3, 1910, d. Dec. 8, 1965)
g Vernon Bignell (b. April 18, 1916)
g Olive Faye Bignell (b. Sept. 14, 1908; d. March 20, 1909).

Interesting facts
g According to his birth certificate, his name is R D., not Ardee, but both spellings have appeared in official documents. The 1920 U.S. Census, however, spells his name as "Ordee".
g The 1920 census lists R.D. and Anna (it lists her birth date as 1892, however) residing in Pepin County with their children Chancy (notice difference in spelling) and Vernon.
g R.D. and Annie were card-playing friends of James and Gretchen Black.

Dec. 6, 1968; buried in Porcupine Cemetery