Sherry, Thanks for your reply.You are right.This is the link that joins the Quam family to the Kennedys of Ashland.I went back into the census and verified your info regarding the Edwards family, attached below.
Victor J and Janette had a son Victor W Quam who was born in Ashland.I am now in contact with his son in southern California who tells me that
"My Father grew up in Ashland but never knew my mother when they were both growing up there,but he DID know some of her brothers.
He came to California around 1929 and some of my mother's brothers were already here so he Bob, Albert, Allan and Wallace Kennedy traveled in the same social circles in the Los Angeles area for a couple of years before Albert and Wally headed for pastures in the Bay area. My mother followed her brothers out here around 1932 and met my father at a party a Bob's house."
These brothers are of the Kennedy family of Ashland.Actually both Alice's parents were Kennedys, fromdifferent branches of Scots and Highlanders, of the McDonald clan.Lumbermen.Victor met Alice Kennedy later in Los Angeles, though they both grew up in Ashland.
Attaching some data for you below....I also found a nice photo of Vic Quam at Lawrence College....Hope to hear from you.JAL
1900 AshlandAddress is 800 Beaser Avenue. Owns House Free. Thomas EdwardsHead 47 (Jan1853) MWM19yrsILL NOR NOR Merchant/O Isabella EdwardsWife 41 (Dec1858) FWM19yrs 7/5 ILL NOR NOR Ernest EdwardsSon 17 (Feb1883) MWSSoDak ILL ILL At School Vernon EdwardsSon 13 (Sep1886)MWSSoDak ILL ILL At School Guy EdwardsSon 10 (Nov 1889) MWSWI ILL ILL At School Irene EdwardsDaur5 (Jul1894) FWSWI ILL ILL At School Everett EdwardsSon3 (Jan1897) MWSWI ILL ILL Annie SampsonMother 71 (Aug1828) FWW'd42/2 NOR NOR NOR Retired
This is at least a coincidence of locations with what you are looking for.
Wisconsin Births, 1820-1907 Victor Quam in Wisconsin Birth index created by the state for Wisconsin from 1820 to 1907. Name Birth Date County Reel Record Victor W Quam 23 Mar 1907 Ashland 0003 001379 Hazel E Quam 03 Mar 1898 Ashland 0002 001059 This Ole A Quam 30 Dec 1874 La Crosse D0006 012749
1910 US Census Wisconsin Ashland County and city.Ward 2. Address is 812 Ninth Avenue.Rents House.Date is 29th April 1910. Victor J QuamHead 35 MWM1 13yrsIL NOR NORAgent?Real Estate O/A Janette E Quam Wife 31 FWM1 13yrs 2/2 NOR NOR NOR 1883 None Hazel E QuamDaur 12 FWS WI IL NORAttending School Victor W QuamSon3 MWSWIIL NORNone Ole A QuamFather 81 MWW'dNOR NOR NOR1829?Own Income
At 800 Beason Avenue.Owns House Thomas EdwardsHead 57 MWM28 yearsIL NOR NOR?Cement Co? b 1853 Isabella M Edwards Wife 57 FWM28yrs 7/5 IL NOR NOR Gary M EdwardsSon 20 MWSWI IL ILAttending School Irene C EdwardsDaur 15 FWSWI IL ILAttending School Ernest C EdwardsSon 12 MWSWIIL ILAttending School
1920 US Census Ashland Address is 718 7th Avenue WestOwns House Free. Victor J QuamHead 45 MWMIL NOR NORAgent/Real Estate bca1875 Janette QuamWife 41 FWM1884/Na1905 NOR NOR NOR Hazel E QuamDaur 21 FWWSWI IL NORAttends School Victor QuamSon 12 MWSWI IL NORAttends School
1921 15 June51 Students Get Degrees from CollegeCollege year Closes with Commencement program in Chapel this Morning.Three Honary Degrees.Honors awarded following Commencement Address by Dr Ernest Tittle...... Batchelor of Arts....Hazel Quam, Ashland
1925 on 9 January Appleton Post "Sunset Players in First Stage Play at College... Phillip Barry's "You and I" will be shownin Chapel Friday Night" ....Victor Quam and Dorothy Adsit, costumes and property.
1926Monday 15 Febrauray Appleton College Students...taking part in the program to be presented by the Lawrence Spanish Club in the basement of Lawrence chapel Tiesday night.No admission will be charged, and the public is invited to attend.The Program.... Commedia."Manana de Sol" by Alvarez-Quintero Cast in the Play As Don Gonzalo....Victor Quam, Ashland
1927 Lawrence College Glee Club 15 April(cf Photo of Victor Quam amid the 40 members)