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John Thomas Mudgett and Edith Fugate of Pillager, Minnesota

Updated June 7, 2009

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I research Mudgett, Fugate, and other names on both pedigrees. I am interested in all my New England ancestors, Such as Ladd, Gilman, Sanborn, Bachiler, Gove, Shapleigh, Scribner, French, Stacy.
John Thomas Mudgett was born February 9, 1905 in Otter Tail Co., Minnesota to Wesley Benjamin Mudgett and Ruth Allison. His father died in September,1905. His mother remarried Thomas Allen Moulton. They moved to Pillager, Minnesota.John had two older brothers and a young half-sister.In 1930, John met and married Edith Fugate, born and raised in May Twp. of Cass Co., Minnesota. Her Father was Lanson Fugate,her mother was Irene Blanche Fish.Lanson Fugate was born in Stearns Co., Minnesota to Joseph E. Fugate and Eliza Jane Chesney. Joseph Fugate was born in Kentucky to Edward Fugate and Mahala Ashcraft.They moved to Danville, Vermillion Co., Illinois, where Edward and Mahala died, being buried in Gordon Cemetery, Danville, Illinois.Joseph Fugate came to Stearns Co., Minnesota as a very young man. He lost a leg in a shooting. He moved to May Twp. Cass Co., Minnesota. His son,Lanson Fugate had 11 children, including my mother, Edith. Her older sisters were Ethel, Molly, and Mabel.My mother was the 4th child. Her younger siblings were Willard,Thelma,Agnes,Therian,Clara,Frances,and Ida.

Ethel,Mabel,Edith,Willard,Thelma,Therian,Clara, and Ida are passed away.
I would like contact with my many cousins.Please write or email me.
John Thomas Mudgett had two brothers.Henry Franklin Mudgett, married Winnie Grant.They had no children. Harvey Joseph Mudgett married Edythe Delemater. They had 10 children, They had six sons, and four daughters. On December 21, 2006, we were saddened when our family circle was broken by the death of Donald Leroy Mudgett, the 5h child in the family of 10 of Harvey and Edythe.

I lost a baby at birth in 1952, and then her father in March, 1953. My Dad passed away in November, 1976, and my Mother in October, 1982. I also lost a 21 year old son in a motorcycle accident in October, 1982. My second husband passed away in September, 2000. My Dad would have been 102 years old on February 9, 2007, if he were still living. As it is, he is happily building houses in Heaven for the rest of us to enjoy later. I guess my Mom is baking Bread and Beans and cinnomon rolls. My husband is rocking the cats, and running the gold mixer for the golden streets. See you later. Love, Elaine
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moulton had a daughter, Grace, who married William Pietz. She died after having a son, John W. Pietz, who died in an accident in Orange Co. California in 1981.
John Mudgett and Edith Fugate had 3 children, which includes myself, Elaine (the oldest), my sister, Grace Irene, who died at age of 3 and one-half, and my brother, Wesley John Mudgett, who is a veteran of the Vietnam War.
I am twice widowed, have 5 living children, and 2 deceased children. I have 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.Both my husbands were Korean War Vets and heroes. Herbert Schwatka was killed in Korea in 1953, receiving the Silver Star posthumously, and John Ross was a medic... and had several medals also. My son, John Schwatka served in U.S. Army, and my son and daughter, David Ross and Rebecca Ross were each in U. S. Marines. My daughter Ruth Schwatka became a registered nurse, and besides her work at the hospital, she also works as a nazarene pastor at a retirement nursing home, and has made several missionary trips to nurse and evangelize to Africa and some other countries south of the U.S. Rosemary Ross married and is a fine wife to Andy, and a wonderful mother to John and Thomas. Rebamarie Ross works at various jobs and is an expert at anything she does, and loves to ride motorcycles, and had the pleasure of riding her bike beside her big brother, Jack Schwatka on his Harley.

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