James Arthur Pierson

James Arthur Pierson
b. 21 February 1880, Somerville, Gibson County, Indiana
d. 30 November 1951, Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana

m. 29 October 1906, Britton, Marshall County, South Dakota
Kathryn Mabel Bacon
b. 3 October 1885, Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, to Adoniram and Harriet (Sheffer) Bacon
d. 28 November 1962, Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana

Children with Kathryn Mabel Bacon:
• Arthur Niram (1908-1973) married (1) Helen Elizabeth Pelkey, (2) Thelma Bolster
• Grace Harriet (1910-1979) married (1) Kenneth Dern, (2) James L. Schmauch
• George Merwin (b. 1914) married Pauline Mildred Grorud
• Alice Mary (1918-1995) married (1) Egil Ollie Engebretson, (2) Sherman Joval Norby
• Clyde Perlie (1923-1993) married Evelyn M. Dahler

James left Indiana about 1899. He homesteaded in North Dakota in 1906. He farmed most of his life along Chanta Peta Creek, near Bucyrus, North Dakota. The post office of Pierson in Adams County, North Dakota (1898) was named for him, and he was the postmaster; it was discontinued in 1914. He and Kathryn separated 25 July 1928, at which time she moved to Kalispell, Montana. She was a logging operations cook. He moved there to live with his oldest daughter shortly before his death.

Submitted by:
Ardell J. Casey
Kalispell MT
E-mail: kcsply33@bigsky.net

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