Coldsnow,  Alva Adina

Coldsnow, Alva Adina

Male 1884 - 1935  (~ 50 years)  

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  • Name Coldsnow, Alva Adina  [1
    Born Oct 1884  Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Jan 1935  Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Riverside Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I12445  Sackett | Beatrice Marie Sackett
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2011 

    Father Coldsnow, Franklin Elmer,   b. 21 Feb 1862, Williams County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1915, Williams County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Gilbert, Lydia,   b. 13 Jun 1865,   d. Unknown 
    Married 30 Dec 1883  [3
    Children
    1. Coldsnow, Alva Adina,   b. Oct 1884, Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1935, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Family ID F10444  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Sackett, Elizabeth Pearl "Lizzy",   b. 6 May 1887, Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1918, Coutts, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1906  Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • Groom's name: Alvah A. Coldsnow
      Groom's race or color (on document):
      Groom's age: 22 years
      Groom's birth year: 1884
      Groom's birthplace: Ohio
      Bride's name: Lizzie Pearl Sackett
      Bride's race or color (on document):
      Bride's age: 19 years
      Bride's birth year: 1887
      Bride's birthplace: Michigan
      Marriage date: 24 Dec 1906
      Marriage place: Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan
      Groom's father's name: Frank E. Colds...
      Groom's mother's name: Lyda Gilbert
      Father of bride's name: Fred Sackett
      Mother of bride's name: Susan Earl
      Film number: 2342675
      Digital GS number: 4209085
      Image number: 612
      Reference number: v 5 p 225 rn 5717
      Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
    Children 
     1. Coldsnow, Mildred Geneva,   b. 15 Jan 1908, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1986, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Coldsnow, Stanley Fred,   b. 11 Mar 1914, Orient, Ferry County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1994, Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Coldsnow, Stella,   b. 11 Mar 1914, Orient, Ferry County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1919  (Age 4 years)
     4. Coldsnow, Susan Elizabeth,   b. 13 Aug 1916, Coutts, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1998, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F4704  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Muchle, Augusta,   b. 22 Aug 1896,   d. 6 Mar 1963, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1919 
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F10445  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Oct 1884 - Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1906 - Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Coldsnow, Mildred Geneva - 15 Jan 1908 - Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Coldsnow, Stanley Fred - 11 Mar 1914 - Orient, Ferry County, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Coldsnow, Stella - 11 Mar 1914 - Orient, Ferry County, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Coldsnow, Susan Elizabeth - 13 Aug 1916 - Coutts, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Jan 1935 - Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 2 photos

  • Notes 
    • Aiva Adina Coldsnow was the son of Frank Elmer Coldsnow and his wife, Eliza Jane Gilbert Coldsnow. He was born in Williams County, N.W. Township, Ohio. He was a steam engineer and also farmed. 'Tizzy" Pearl and Alva settled on a homestead in Western Canada about 1910 near the town of Coutts. Between 1910 and 1918.this was their home. Due to drought conditions they prospered only intermittently. They built a house and outbuildings and they proved up on the homestead. Alva's trade as a steam engineer made it possible for him to obtain work on neighboring farms that used large steam units for power. He also worked in the smelter at Trail and in lumber mills in the Nelson area. Thus his family had a good standard of living even through the worst drought in memory. However, he did have to spend long periods away from home and worried about leaving his family on the prairie even though they had good neighbors, and Pearl was fretful and lonely at times. So from time to time Alva sent the family back to Michigan where they could visit the Sacketts and the Coldsnows. Their daughter Mildred really did not like leaving the farm on those occasions and remembers crying every time they boarded the train. In 1914, the whole family came south to visit the Earl Sacketts near the town of Orient, Washington. Earl, at that time, had a sawmill, a grain threshing outfit and a dairy farm so Alva found plenty to do there. Mildred attended local school with the Sackett children. Twins, Stanley and Stella, were born to Pearl during that 1914, winter. The next spring they returned to their home at Coutts, Canada, where their affairs moved on as usual.
      In the spring of 1918, the family was on the farm and Alva was working away from home. There were four children in the family now. Pearl was pregnant again and was not feeling well. She wrote to Alva to come home. They were preparing to meet him at the train depot when Pearl became desperately ill. She died in July, 1918. After the funeral Frank Sackett had her body sent to Michigan where it was buried in the Earl Cemetery in Pine Grove Township. Logan Sackett, who had homesteaded near Wolfpoint, Montana, drove to Coutts and took the children home with him where they remained for nearly a year. Later, because of the severe Montana winters, they were sent to Alva's parents in Michigan.
      Alva, of course, was discouraged and decided to leave Canada. He found another steam engineering job at the lumber mill in Elk, Washington. In 1920, Alva married a Gusta Muehier. With a home established in Elk, Alva brought his children west to live with them. AIva and Gusta had five children: Orville, Ethel, Yvonne, Millicent and Jack Coldsnow.
      Alva died on January 31, 1935, of a long-standing lung ailment and was buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Spokane, Washington. - [Andrew P. Sackett, p. 134]
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      d: 30 Jan 1935 in Spokane WA - died of Tuberculosis at Edge Cliff Sanitarium in Spokane WA - [Millicent Hollenbeck]

  • Sources 
    1. [S293] Andrew P. Sackett, Sackett, Andrew P., (1983), p134 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S954] 1900 U.S. Census.

    3. [S65] Millicent Hollenbeck, (E-mail).

    4. [S567] Michigan Marriages 1868-1925, Reference number: v 5 p 225 rn 5717 (Reliability: 3).


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