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1020. Calvin Enos COMSTOCK was born on 19 November 1875 in Fitchburg, Dane County, Wisconsin. He died on 3 May 1941 at the age of 65 in Scio, Lane County, Oregon. He was buried at Waverly Memorial Cemetery in Albany, Linn County, Oregon.

In 1900, young Calvin was in South Dakota, Pear Creek, Beadle County, still single, as a "servant" in the home of Geo. W. Alley, b. Aug 1861, who certainly must be kin [perhaps to his mother] because George was also born in Wisconsin, parents born in Canada and had a four-year-old daughter named Electa....  George's wife was Kittie, b. May 1871 in NY.

Yes, the young Calvin was my grandfather. He was working ranches in Oklahoma, then in South Dakota where he met his future wife, Isabel Waldron, near Huron, SD and they homesteaded near Bowman, ND in 1902 where my father, Walter, was born in 1910. Then in the flu epidemic of 1918, my grandmother Isabel (Waldron) died and my grandfather with all the kids (8) moved in 1919 to Clam Falls, Polk Co, WI.

The North Dakota State Census for 1915, has the family in Grand River, Bowman Co.
then in 1920, Calvin is widowed and living in Clam Falls, Polk Co, WI with his 7 children, some born in South Dakota, some in ND.
1915 ND State Census, Grand River, Bowman Co
C. Comstock - Native [to the U.S.], White, Male, age 35
Isabel - Native, White, Female, age 28
Iva Merle, 10
Ovil [Orvil?] age 9
John age 7
Donald
age 6
Walter age 5
Calvin age 3
Etecta, age 1 [should probably be "Electa" after her grandmother]

1920 Census. Clam Falls, Polk County, WI
Calvin Comstock, age 44, widowed, b. Wisconsin
Iva 15, Irvil 14, John 12 - all born in South Dakota
Donald 10, Walter 9, Calvin 7, Aletta 5, all born in North Dakota

Calvin Enos COMSTOCK and Isabel Amanda WALDRON were married on 6 January 1904 in Huron, Beadle County, South Dakota. Isabel Amanda WALDRON was born on 11 August 1887 in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. She died on 20 November 1918 at the age of 31 in Bowman County, North Dakota.

Isabel died in the flu epidemic of 1918, along with two of her sons, Phillip and James.

Calvin Enos COMSTOCK and Isabel Amanda WALDRON had the following children:

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Iva Merle COMSTOCK was born on 19 October 1904 in Alpena, Jerauld County, South Dakota. She died on 8 October 1963 at the age of 58 in Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon.

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Orvil COMSTOCK was born on 14 April 1906 in Alpena, Jerauld County, South Dakota. He died in 1975 at the age of 69 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. He was buried at Waverly Memorial Cemetery in Albany, Linn County, Oregon.

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John Sterling COMSTOCK was born on 8 February 1908 in Woonsockett, Sanborn County, South Dakota. He died in 1996 at the age of 88 in La Porte City, Black Hawk County, Iowa. He was buried at City Cemetery in La Porte City, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

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Donald Evan COMSTOCK was born on 16 June 1909 in Bowman, Bowman County, North Dakota. He died on 3 March 1995 at the age of 85 in Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho.

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Walter COMSTOCK.

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Phillip COMSTOCK was born in 1911 in Bowman, Bowman County, North Dakota. He died in 1918 at the age of 7.

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Calvin Enos COMSTOCK was born on 6 January 1912 in Bowman, Bowman County, North Dakota. He died on 1 February 2005 at the age of 93 in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida.

Married Mildred Jensen, 1934.

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Electa Ann COMSTOCK was born on 14 November 1914 in Bowman, Bowman County, North Dakota. She died on 25 October 1998 at the age of 83 in Frederic, Polk County, Wisconsin.

Married Sidney Teigen, 23 Nov 1935.

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James COMSTOCK was born in 1918. He died in 1918 at the age of 0.