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Martha Dutton Wallis Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 03491 C
Identifier: H2010-033

Content Description

The collection consists of one bound book titled, “Recollections from the life of Martha Dutton Wallis.” The fifty-four page book (with seven pages of genealogical pedigree charts) was printed in 1966 by L. E. Wallis and his family. The main part of Martha’s reminiscence is from 1879 to1926. Martha (Dutton) Wallis was born July 18, 1872 to Chester and Susan Dutton in Gouldville, Vermont. Martha and her father came to Davison County, Dakota Territory in 1879 and homesteaded near Firesteel Creek. The book offers a narrative of homestead life in Dakota Territory and growing up in and near the Mitchell. Martha married George Wesley Wallis in 1891 and had nine children; living in a number of different towns and farms throughout South Dakota.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • Event: 1879-1926
  • 1966



0.1 Cubic Feet