This is the information just rec from Lyn Bement.spouse: >Bement, Thomas (1848 - 1922)
----- Original Message ----- From: <DUGBEMENT@@aol.com> To: <mturgeon@@telebyte.com> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 1999 7:15 PM Subject: Thomas Bement
Sorry - I forgot you had told me you had already contacted Dennis BeMent!
I finally re-looked through my files and discovered pages from a pamplet I had rec'd from a Jim Bement, Seattle WA, in December 1988. I don't even remember how I located him. The address I had for him then was: Jim Bement, 1218 SW 158, Seattle, WA 98166; phone: (home) 244-2491; (work) 931-5893
This pamplet is entitled "Waubun, Minnesota, Chippewa's Rising Sun," written by Mrs. Donald (Blanche Fabre) McDonald of Waubun, Mahnomen Co., MN, in 1960. Waubun was originally named "Bement" --- after Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bement! There is even a picture of them!
Mr. Bement and family moved there in 1904 from White Earth, MN. He built a hotel in Waubun just before the railroad arrived. The village site "consisted of an 80-acre tract of land belonging to a minor girl of Indian descent, she being the daughter of the only settler there at the time. Her maiden name was Ethel Bement, now Mrs. Ingvald (Red) Williamson." Pamphlet indicates that she was Thomas Bement's daugher.
The village name was changed to Waubun after the Chippewa Indians decided that all reservation towns should have Indian names. So they selected "Waubun" which means sunrise or early morning in Chippewa. The reason given in pamplet why they chose that name is very interesting (and lengthy).
It further indicates that the "first family of Waubun was Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bement. Thomas Bement and Mary Ann Myrand were married in 1872 in White Earth [MN?]. Mr. Bement was originally from Syracuse, NY and of Scotch-Irish parentage. Mrs. Bement was from Belle Prairie, Minn. They and their children, William, Josie, Theodore, Joe, Susie, Tony, Aloysiuis and Ethel, came here from White Earth in 904, a few months before the railroad was built."
Mr. Bement died on 30 March 1922. Mrs. Bement was called "a beloved pioneer lady" and died 11 March 1942.
Their oldest son, William, was born near Richwood at Buffalo River. In 1895 he married Florence Sharbono in White Earth. He and his wife raised 8 children: William, Jr., Ray, Clarence, Robert, Alice (Mrs. JA Rens), Josephine (Mrs. Victor Parisian), Isabelle (Mrs. Corniea) and Dorothy (Mrs. Leonard Glass). He died in June 1955, age 81. His wife was still alive in 1960 and lived in Waubun.
The next 2 children, Frank and James, died at birth or in early childhood.
Eldest daughter was Josie, born July 1880. She married Joseph Turgeon and lived in California in 1960. EUREKA!!!! IS THIS THE CONNECTION????
Theodore (Dutch) Bement was born 3 Feb 1882 at Callaway. His wife was Susan Buschette, married in 1904. They had 5 children: Bennie Bement (first child born in Waubun), who married Alma Wambach and in 1960 had a Ford garage in Waubun; Lawrence Bement (of Seattle, WA - maybe father of Jim Bement who sent me brochure?); Bernard Bement, married Marvilyn Thambert, lived in Seattle in 1960 (or maybe Jim's dad?); Edward Bement married Ethel Starkey of Mahnomen and lived in St. Paul in 1960; Evonelle Bement lived in Seattle in 1960.
Joseph Bement married Emma Houglum and lived in International Falls in 1960.
Susie Bement married Sherman Fairbanks. She died 1918.
Tony Bement lived in Milwaukee, WI in 1960.
Aloysiuis Bement married Alma Anderson, living in Detroit Lakes in 1960.
Ethel married Ingvald (Red) Willilamson and lived in Tulaby Lake, near Waubun, in 1960.
Leo and Charles Bement both died while attending St. John's University and buried at White Earth.
I am so sorry I didn't look closer sooner! Hope this helps - I am almost positive this has to be your Thomas Bement who was from NY, lived in MN and had a daughter marry a "Turgeon!" Surely there are records in Waubun and most likely still other Bements still living.
In 1974 while living in Laredo, TX, we actually met some Bements from Waubun but I kept thinking it was in WISCONSIN for some stupid reason. So when you said MN, I thought, "close, but no banana!" In 1974 I wasn't into genealogy so didn't pay much attention; the family I met lived in Laredo, TX during winter and Waubun during summer; they had a store called "Bement's Nut House" and made jewelry, etc. out of nut shells.
Lyn Bement 525 Arabian Ave. Pocatello, ID 83201 phone: 208/237-6903 dugbement@@aol.com
After the death of King Richard she fixed her residence at Mans, in Orleannois, and passed her latter years in pious retirement within the walls of the Abbey of L'Espan, which she had founded. Some sources say she was born after 1170. It is said that she never visited England, but this is untrue.spouse: >Richard, ? I, The Lionhearted, King of England (1157 - 1199)
Ethel Rae Neu and her husband, Fred G. Powell, are buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska. Ethel was a bookkeeper at laundry across the street from her home in Omaha. (Source: Hilda Maria (Hemmingson) Meryhew, Auburn, Washington, April 1999).spouse: >Powell, Fred G. (1891 - 1954)
Warwick, Richard Neville, Earl of (1428-71), English statesman, called the Kingmaker, eldest son of the 1st earl of Salisbury. In 1449, Henry VI, king of England, granted Neville the earldom of Warwick, which had belonged to Neville's wife's family. During the Wars of the Roses, he supported the Yorkist faction. He was rewarded with the governorship of Calais in France in 1456. He took part in the Yorkist victories at Northampton in 1460 and at Towton in 1461. Henry was deposed from the throne of England and the Yorkist Edward IV was proclaimed king in 1461. Warwick then virtually ruled the kingdom until 1464. Increasingly at odds with Edward, he fled to France in 1470 and allied himself with Margaret of Anjou, whose husband, the deposed Henry VI, was being held prisoner in the Tower of London. That same year Warwick invaded England as a Lancastrian and defeated Edward IV. Warwick had Henry released from imprisonment in September 1470 and restored him to the throne. When Edward IV returned and the Yorkists rallied to his banner, Warwick was outmaneuvered. He was slain in the Battle of Barnet.spouse: >
Cora A. Newell was married to Woody Caton, at one time was Sherriff of Elkhart Country, Indiana. (Source: Mary Patricia 'Pat' Mote, May, 1998)spouse: >Caton, John (~1866 - )
Charles Henry Norris was born 18 Jul 1850 at Sandusky, Erie Co., Ohio. He was a descendant in the seventh generation of Nicholas Norris, an early resident of Hampton, New Hampshire. He was educated at Sandusky, Pittsfield Co., Massachusetts and the Military Academy of Stamford, Connecticut. In the summer of 1869 he went on the Total Eclipse Expedition to the Behring Straits, and to the Siberian side, and later to the Sandwich Islands. He was intimately and prominently connected with great western railways, becoming in 1890, general superintendent and traffic manager of California fruit trains. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 374)spouse: >Bement, Ella Mitchell (1851 - )
Ida M. Oesterle is buried in Summit Cemetery, Williamston, Michigan. (Source: Cherryl Webber Valleau, May 1998)spouse: >Benjamin, J. Wayne (1914 - 1971)
The original Chronicles indicated her last name to be "Ard". The correct spelling is "Ord". (Source: Kate Hollister, January 1998)spouse: >Claflin, Leander Chapin (1878 - >1913)
Joined the navy and died on board ship in San Francisco Bay soon after his mother's death. No living descendants.