Oconto County, Wisconsin

And Their Descendants of Three Generations
(Newswriter Reporter at 7) Oconto County Reporter (Oconto, Wis.) 29 June 1916; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Now Grandmother - First Words Learned to Spell Were "Oconto County Reporter" From Heading

Herewith, are shown two group pictures, one of Mr. and Mrs. James Bedore of Stiles, pioneer residents of the county and their great granddaughter, little Florence Geer of Madison. The other is a four generation picture of Mrs. Bedore, her daugher, Mrs. Margaret Martin, Milwaukee; Mrs. Martin's daughter, Mrs. Hubert Geer of Madison and Mrs. Geer's daughter, little Florence.

Mr. Bedore is 72 years old and has lived in Oconto county more than 40 years. Mrs. Bedore is 63, Mrs. Martin is 43, Mrs. Geer is 20 and little Florence 2 1/2.

Thirteen children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Bedore but only six are not living.

Mrs. Martin, the eldest daughter, tells us her parents have taken the Reporter ever since she can remember and that the first words, after she had mastered the alphabet, that she learned to spell were "Oconto County Reporter: from the heading of her father's paper, and when only seven years old she wrote and sent in correspondence for the Reporter, from Little Suamico, where they then resided.

Mrs. Martin had two brothers, now dead, older than herself and Mrs. Geer, mother of Forence, is her second child.


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