jessie galligan 85 birthday
Warm, a any- as a long with and at rhine- to SIRS. JESSIE SEEFELUT Mrs. Seef eldt Marks 85th Birth Date CLAHK -- Mrs. Jessie See- feldt, a long time resident of Clark, and former teacher in Beadle County in 1908-09, cele- brated her 85fh birthday re- cently. Friends, and relatives helped her celebrate with lunch and supper at her home. Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, April 22, 1887, to Edward and Olive Galligan, the family mov- ed to their grandfather's home- stead north of Willow Lake same, year. She was five old when the town of Willow Lake was moved nearly two miles south of the lake where the Great Northern Railroad had located, . Mrs. Galligan . died a few years later and Jessie, the old- est of five children, had to care of the family for a short period. Her father was employ- ed with the Milwaukee Railroad in Naples and the family constantly between Vienna and Naples. t By the time she graduated from the eighth grade, she 18 years old. She took teaching examinations in Clark two weeks and then received her first teaching assignment at Warkcnthien country school. was the only teacher there 37 scholars and all eight grades. Following more schooling and teaching in Beadle County, she took' up a claim in Meadc ty under the Homestead Act. Before proving her homestead in 1911, she married August feldt of Clark June 2Z, 1910. They returned to Clark County when Gov. Samuel Elrod sold them property in Darlington Township where Mrs. Seefeldt continues to reside. Mrs. Seefeldt has four chil- dren, Mrs. Myrtle McGraw Merrill and Merritt, ail of Clark, and Mrs. Mildred Drake, Water- town. She also has eight grand- children and 10 great-grandchil- dren. Mrs. Seefeldt is a \ . charter member of Happy,'Bunch Club which will celebrate its 50th an- niversary'this year. She belongs to Rebekah Lodge and has a member of the Congregational Church since 1899. She i a member of Ruth Guild of P l y m o u t h Congregational Church in Clark.