Anna Tabasash was born 5 Apr 1876 in Charlevoix, Michigan, the daughter of Joseph Tabasash and Mary Shawagonada.
Daughter Ida was born 14 Mar 1900 in Charlevoix [from her death record, which also gives her age at death as 7 years 2 months, 14 days, which calculates to 2 Nov 1900. But she was listed as born Mar 1899 in the 1900 census].
1900 Federal Census - Hayes township, Charlevoix [Census taker spells Boulton as Baldwin for Anna and Richard, as Barret for Edward and Ida]
Tabasash, Joseph, born 1830, age 70
" Mary, wife, born 1833, age 67, 9 children born, 4 children living
" William, son, born Apr 1859, age 41, day laborer
" Soliman, son, born Apr 1873, age 27, day laborer
Baldwin, Anna, daughter, born Mar 1876, age 24, married 0 years, 2 children born, 2 children living
Barret, Edward, grandson, born Apr 1895, age 5
Barret, Ida, granddaughter, born Mar 1899, age 1
Baldwin, Richard, son-in-law, born Mar 1867, age 33, married 0 years, day laborer.
Daughter Prudence was born 12 Sep 1901 (from her death record).
Daughter Deliah was born 23 Dec 1902 in Charlevoix. Sadly she died 16 Sep 1903 in Charlevoix.
Son Richard Jr. was born about 1904
Mother Mary died 15 Jun 1904 in Hayes township, Charlevoix of old age. Her birth was given as 31 May 1827, age 77 years, 15 days, the daughter of John Shawaneba and Theresa Agache. Informant was son William, who gave her age at first marriage as 30. She was the mother of 13 children, 5 living. Burial was at Susan Lake Cemetery.
Daughter Laura E. was born about 1907
Son Edward Topsaw was enrolled at Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School 1 Sep 1907 for 3 years.
Daughters Ida and Prudence were enrolled at Mt. Pleasant School 1 Sep 1907 for 3 years.
Daughter Ida died 16 Jan 1908 in Mt. Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan. Her age was given as 7 years, 2 months, 14 days. Cause was Tb.
Mt. Pleasant School Register - Prudence 1908
1908 Durant Field Notes line 6 page 23
Taw-baw-sosh or Joseph Taw-baw-sosh, 81, Charlevoix; wife dead
child 1 - William Tabasash, age 47, Charlevoix, single, no children
child 2 - Mary Ann Kew-a-gish-kon or Mary Ann Tabasosh, 45, Charlevoix; husband dead
William Kew-was-cush-ean or William Mitchell, 22, Charlevoix
Thomas Mitchell, 10, Charlevoix
child 3 - Jane Oliver, 43, Charlevoix; husband Joe Oliver Jr, 38, no children
child 4 - Solomon Tabasosh, 36, Charlevoix, separated from Jane Tabasosh, nee Quonga or Pequonga, 34, Bay Shore, daughter of Peter Shedonquot.
Pete Wahbaose, 16, Mt. Pleasant School
child 5 - Annie Boulton, 33, Charlevoix; husband Richard Boulton, 42, mother said to be an Ottwaw, father a white man, Indians say he is a Canadian Indian, do not enroll without further evidence, Durant.
Edward Boulton, 12, Mt. Pleasant School
Ida Boulton,9, Mt. Pleasant School, died 18 Jan 1908
Prudence Boulton, 8, Mt. Pleasant School
Richard Boulton, 4, Charlevoix
Laura Boulton, 2, Charlevoix
Central Michigan Times published this letter to Santa from Prudence, dated 15 Dec 1908
Son Alexander J. was born 1909
Mt. Pleasant school register -1910 - Edward Topsaw, Prudence Boulton.
1910 Federal Census - Evangeline township, Charlevoix
Boulton, Richard, 47, married twice, married 10 years, laborer, wood cutter
Anna, 34, married twice, married 10 years, 5 children born, 4 children living, went to Carlisle school
Richard Jr., 6
Laura E., 3
Alexander J., 1
Isaac, Thomas, cousin, 34, laborer, wood cutter.
Father Joseph died 20 Dec 1915 in Resort township, Emmet county. Birth was given as 15 Mar 1824, age as 91 years, 9 months, 6 days. Cause was old age. "He had dinner. Found dead in morning."
Sister Mary Ann married Dan Mitchell on 27 Apr 1916 in Charlevoix
“What did you do this afternoon?” Nick asked.
“I went for a walk up by the Indian camp.”
“Did you see anybody?”
“The Indians were all in town getting drunk.”
“Didn’t you see anybody at all?”
“I saw your friend, Prudie.”
“Where was she?”
“She was in the woods with Frank Washburn. I ran onto them. They were having quite a time.”
His father was not looking at him.
“What were they doing?”
“I didn’t stay to find out.”
“Tell me what they were doing.”
“I don’t know,” his father said. “I just heard them threshing around.”
“How did you know it was them?”
“I saw them.”
“I thought you said you didn’t see them.”
“Oh, yes, I saw them.”
“Who was it with her?” Nick asked.
“Were they—were they—”
“Were they what?”
“Were they happy?”
“I guess so.”
His father got up from the table and went out the kitchen screen door. When he came back Nick
was looking at his plate. He had been crying.
His father cleared off the table.
“Where were they in the woods?” Nick asked.
“Up back of the camp.” Nick looked at his plate. His father said, “You better go to bed, Nick.”
Nick went into his room, undressed, and got into bed. He heard his father moving around in the
living room. Nick lay in the bed with his face in the pillow.
“My heart’s broken,” he thought. “If I feel this way my heart must be broken.”
[Prudence is said to be Prudence Boulton.]
If it is true the Ernest Hemingway did the things he wrote about, it is possible he got his heart broken by Prudence.
Anna divorced Richard Boulton, date unknown. [From notation on her marriage to William Boak.]
Anna married William Boak on 13 Aug 1917 in Charlevoix.
Mt. Pleasant school register - 1917-1918; Richard, age 13, enrolled 3 Oct 1917; Alexander, age 9, enrolled 19 Apr 1918; Laura, age 11, enrolled 19 Apr 1918.
Prudence was buried at Greensky Hill cemetery.
Son Harry was born Nov 1919.
Mt. Pleasant school register - Richard, Alex and Laura 1919-1920
1920 Federal Census - 215 Hurlburt, Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan, taken 3 Jan.
Boak, William, 50, wheelsman on steamboat
Anna, wife, 43
Harry, son, 7/12
Bolton, Laura, stepdaughter, 13
Bolton, Rosetta, stepdaughter, 7 10/12
Bolton, Leona, stepdaughter, 4 8/12
Daughter Laura, 16, was married, with her mother's consent, on 3 Jun 1922 in Charlevoix to Jack Peters, 26, son of Peter Peters and Lucy Beaver. Ceremony was performed by Harry R. E. Duant, Methodist minister. Her mother Anna and stepfather William Boak were witnesses.
Mt. Pleasant school register - Alex 1922-23
Mt. Pleasant school register - Alex 1923-24
Anna died 16 Nov 1927 in Charlevoix. Her parents were given as Joseph Tabashaw and Mary Shawagonada.
Mt. Pleasant school register - Leona, age 13, 1928-29
Mt. Pleasant school register - Leona 1929-30, notion says she graduated 3 Jun 1930.
Son Harry was arrested according to the Emmet County Graphic of 18 Jul 1940.
Petoskey Evening News 10 Sep 1940
Son Harry enlisted in the U.S. Army on 15 Apr 1942
On 17 Sep 1945 Harry returned from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines.
Harry was discharged from the army on 10 Dec 1945.
Son Edward registered for the draft on 26 Apr 1942 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Petoskey News-Review printed a picture of Harry on 28 Jun 1961.
Son Edward died 17 Mar 1962 in Hennepin, Minnesota and was buried at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
On 16 Aug 1966, the Petoskey News-Review told of Harry being paroled and charges lowered for his involement in the death of Julius Wasageshik.
Son Harry died 9 Jun 1993 and was buried at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Kalamazoo.
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