Emily Louisa Olin "Emma" was born August 25,1870 in Austin Township, Mecosta Cty, MI, died October 3, 1931 in Grand Rapids, Itasca Cty, MN. She was crippled with polio yet still did all her own milking and chores. She also raised Persian cats in Grand Rapids. While young she married George Gallagher probably in Staples, MN. Nothing is known of this marriage except that it ended. She and George had one daughter:

Lottie Gallagher born about 1886 probably in Staples, died December 30, 1896. She had polio also and died as the result of a dog bite at age ten. She is buried in an unmarked grave next to her mother. Judging from the many pictures taken of this child she was a great favorite in the family particularly with her aunt, Sadie. See photo on right.

Emily married again in 1894 in Grand Rapids, Itasca Cty, MN to William Sherman Kingston b: 1867 in Harmony, Vernon, Wisconsin to John Kingston b: 1842 in PA and Margaretta Smith b: 1845 in OH. William died November 27, 1920 in Otter Tail Cty, MN.

Interestingly, there is no grave found in the Grand Rapids cemetery for Sherman. William is listed as a resident of Grand Rapids in 1896 and then as Sherman Kingston, he is listed with wife-Emma, Uta and Harvey in the 1905 census of Grand Rapids. The Kingston farm was located where the Church of God is currently situated in Grand Rapids. However, William S. Kingston died in Ottertail County. It is possible he is buried there.

Uta is on left

Uta Marie Kingston b: December 24, 1900 in Itasca Ct, MN, m: 1st George Allen. There is one infant son listed for Uta and George who died September 29, 1921 in Grand Rapids, MN. She married second to George Borgenson. (No other children known.)

Daughter Kingston born February 4, 1897 who died March 9, 1897.

Harvey Clayton Kingston b: September 9, 1902 (or July 9, 1902) in Grand Rapids, Itasca Cty, MN, d: June 10, 1980 Grand Rapids, Itasca County, MN, buried in Coleraine, Itasca Cty, MN, m: May 11, 1936 in Iowa to Aili Armito Pelto b: March 20, 1913 Bovey, Itasca, MN, d: January 21, 2000 Grand Rapids, MN and had no children. Harvey ran a stand in Lester Park near Duluth, St. Louis Cty, MN. He lost his arm as a young boy while helping his father saw logs.

Floyd Leon "Bill" Kingston born December 13, 1905 in Grand Rapids, MN, died February 14, 1990 in St. Louis Cty, MN married Helen E. Sholtz, she was born December 9, 1908 and died February 17, 1983. They had two children:

Shirley Jeanne (Jeanie) Kingston b: December 6, 1928 in Grand Rapids, Itasca Cty, MN, died January 12, 2017 in Harwinton, Litchfield, CT. She married Richard A. Di Marie. They had 4 children.

James Leon (Kingston) LeSeuer was born May 12, 1930 in Grand Rapids, Itasca Cty, MN and died in September 28, 1974 in Wichita, TX. He had 5 children.

Floyd Kingston and Helen Sholtz were divorced in the 1930's. Helen remarried October 8, 1971 in Pinellas, FL. Floyd was living in Grand Rapids, MN in the 1940 US Census. He moved to Duluth in the 40's. He remarried May 17, 1961 in St. Louis Cty, MN to Mae Augusta Saukko who was born August 28, 1908 in Carlton County, MN and died November 11, 2006 in Carlton, Carlton County, MN. Floyd helped raise her two sons.

1895 census shows William with Emma and Lotta (age 9) living in Grand Rapids, MN.

In the 1920 U.S. Census, William S. Kingston is listed as living in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail Cty, MN. He is shown as an inmate. There was a state hospital in Fergus Falls.

An interesting note-There was a Lottie Kingston born in about 1890 in Staples who married February 3, 1912 in Bessemer, Gogebic Cty, MI to Hug Scherck.

Other sites of interest:

Olin Family Society

Olin Family Society Facebook Site

MacGillivray Clan Facebook Site

Spencer Historical and Genealogy Society (SHGS)

SGHS Facebook Site

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