Alice Alta Richer1,2,3

F, b. 16 November 1882, d. before 1944
     Alice Alta Richer was born on 16 November 1882 at Oconto, Wisconsin, USA.4 She was the daughter of William P. Richer and Alice A. (?)5

     Alice Alta Richer married William H. Haines on 6 September 1904 at Wisconsin, USA, at age 21.6 Alice and William had three sons and a daughter.
     Alice Alta Richer and William H. Haines were divorced between 1924 and 1930.7,8

     Alice Alta Richer married Floyd Alvin Woods, son of James Zachariah Woods and Dora Ann Barber, on 14 January 1934 at Town of Greenbush, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, at age 51.9,10 Alta and Floyd had no children.11,12

They were weekend callers on Mrs. Herman Uphoff, along with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barber and Mr. and Mrs. Mont Barber, 28 April 1936, Glenbeulah, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.13
     Alice Alta Richer died before 1944 of cancer. The family story is that her illness took all their savings including their farm.10

Locations

Census20 June 1900Town of Pensaukee, Oconto, Wisconsin, USA5
Census25 April 1910Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, USA14
Census23 April 1930Buena Vista, Richland, Wisconsin, USA, living with a divorced man as his servant8
Residence29 October 1935Stiles, Oconto, Wisconsin, USA, and were renting a farm15
Residence13 November 1936Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, USA16,17
Census30 April 1940Abrams, Oconto, Wisconsin, USA18
Residence26 March 1941Abrams, Oconto, Wisconsin, USA19,20

Children of Alice Alta Richer and William H. Haines

Child of Alice Alta Richer

  • Wilbur Haines22
Last Edited=10 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S1106] "Glenbeulah (social news)," Sheboygan Press, 29 Oct 1936.
  2. [S492] Valerie Krug Crane, San Diego, CA (E-Address for private use) to Barbara Zanzig, 19 Jun 2002, "Re: Uncle Floyd". Collection of Barbara Zanzig, Kirkland, King, Washington, USA.
  3. [S58] Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1820-1907. Wisconsin Vital Records Index (WHS)" online index, Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Genealogy Index, URL http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords, Wm. H. Haines and Alice Alta Richer Marriage, Vol. 02, page 0350, volume N, sequence #03487. The reasoning for concluding that Alta Woods was Alta Haines and Alice A. Richer is as follows:

    Floyd Woods and Alta married in about 1934. In Nov. 1935, they attended the funeral of her granddaughter Barbara Gehm in Sheboygan (age 5, burned to death playing with matches.) They lived in Stiles, Oconto Co. then. Her daughter's name was Mrs. Arthur Gehm. Wilbert Haines of Oconto and William and Ervin Haines, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Haines, and Henry and Carl Haines of West Allis also attended the funeral.

    In the 1910 census, there is a William and Alta A. Haines living in Oconto with children Irwin, Burton and Alice S. Alice, born in 1909, is old enough (just barely) to have two children by 1930, and there's an Alice Gehm who was born and died in Sheboygan, born 1909, in the Social Security Death Index.

    And, there's a marriage between Wm. H. Haines and Alice Alta Richer in 1904 in Oconto County.
  4. [S436] "Wisconsin Births, 1820-1907. Wisconsin Vital Records Index at WHS" , Database, Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Genealogy Index, URL http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords: 2000-2006, Alice Richer entry, Reel 0322, Record DX0719.
  5. [S660] William P. Richer household, 1900 US Census population schedule, Pensaukee, Oconto Co., Wisconsin, ED 144, sheet 14B (175) (8487) (image 28/36), dwelling 268, family 273. (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2004) www.ancestry.com, subscription database Roll T623_1808.
  6. [S58] Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1820-1907. Wisconsin Vital Records Index (WHS)". URL http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords, Wm. H. Haines and Alice Alta Richer Marriage, Vol. 02, page 0350, index volume N, sequence #03487.
  7. [S670] John W. Brown household, 1920 US Census population schedule, 1273 Prairie Ave., 9th ward, Kenosha, Kenosha Co., Wisconsin, ED 21, sheet 19A (130A) (1051) (image 37/50, dwelling 298, family 347. (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001) www.ancestry.com, subscription database Roll T625_1991. name uncertain.
  8. [S669] Augustus Christian household, 1930 US Census population schedule, Buena Vista Twp., Richland Co., Wisconsin, ED 52-3, sheet 8A (28A) (583.0) (6901) (image 15/20), dwelling 177, family 177. (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001) www.ancestry.com, subscription database Roll T626_2608.
  9. [S1550] "Miss Alta Haines Becomes Bride of Glenbeulah Man," Sheboygan Press, 16 Jan 1934.
  10. [S492] Valerie Krug Crane to Barbara Zanzig, 19 Jun 2002.
  11. [S427] Interview with Joyce Ethel Woods Zanzig (deceased), by Barbara Zanzig, Dec 1979. Collection of Barbara Zanzig (Kirkland, King, Washington, USA.)
  12. [S1107] "Glenbeulah (social news)," Sheboygan Press, 29 Oct 1935, this article says Floyd, his wife and son moved to Stiles and bought a farm. The "son" may have been her child from a previous marriage.
  13. [S1102] "Glenbeulah (social news)," Sheboygan Press, 28 Apr 1936.
  14. [S661] William Haines household, 1910 US Census population schedule, 219 Pine Street, south ward, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin, ED 107, sheet 12A (179) (7451) (image 23/41), dwelling 223, family 228. (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2004) www.ancestry.com, subscription database Roll T624_1729.
  15. [S1107] "Glenbeulah."
  16. [S428] Valerie Krug Crane, San Diego, CA (E-Address for private use) to Barbara Zanzig, 19 Mar 2002, "Re: Notes from Grandma Joyce". Collection of Barbara Zanzig, Kirkland, King, Washington, USA.
  17. [S432] "Mrs. Dora Woods Is Called To Rest Friday Evening," unknown news title, 14 Nov 1936.
  18. [S1394] Floyd A. Woods household, 1940 US Census population schedule, Town of Abrams, Oconto Co., Wisconsin, ED 42-1, sheet 10A (stamped 10) (Anc. image 19/22), family 196. (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2012) www.ancestry.com, subscription database Roll T627_4506. 27 Jul 2012.
  19. [S1104] "Glenbeulah (social news)," Sheboygan Press, 27 Aug 1940.
  20. [S1105] "Glenbeulah (social news)," Sheboygan Press, 26 Mar 1941.
  21. [S1109] "Hold Rites for Little Girl Who Died of Burns as Result of Playing with Matches," Sheboygan Press, 25 Nov 1935, later article names Mrs. Arthur Gehm as Alta's daughter.
  22. [S1394] Floyd A. Woods household, 1940 US Census, Oconto Co., Wisconsin, Ancestry.com.