The C. A. McAdams Family
Our American Rootsby Charles G. Petersen
William married a woman named Alice and but no record of this marriage can be found. In 1895, William and family are found in Huron in Beadle County of South Dakota. Along with his wife T. A. (Tracy Alice) age 24, are 3 daughters, Goldie age 5, Fannie age 4, and Elma age 3. The last record concerning William is in the 1900 U.S. Census for the city of Huron in Beadle County in South Dakota. William is by this time: divorced, living in a rooming house, and working as an engineer.
In 1900, Alice is remarried to a Canadian named Murray Widdis. The daughters, Goldie (born Decemeber 1889 in Minnesota) and Elma (born April 1892 in South Dakota), are living with their mother. There is no record of Fannie so it is assumed that she died between 1895 and 1900. In 1910, Goldie and Elma are living with their mother in Aberdeen, South Dakota and are listed with the Widdis name. Goldie is working as a stenographer for a land company, but 18 year old Elma is not employed.
On June 5, 1911, Elma marries Edward E. Dawson of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1920, Edward and Elma are living with his brother in Bingham Township, Hancock County, Iowa and they have a daughter, Margaret A.,born around 1917 in Minnesota. In 1930 they are living in Cheyenne, Wyoming where Edward is working as a meat cutter.
On November 30, 1911, Goldie married Louis O. Schultz in Aberdeen, South Dakota. In 1920, Louis is living in Huron, South Dakota and is listed as a widower, so Goldie must have died before 1920.