Gran And Ed Holverson

Since I wrote this I found Gran’s obit which had her name as Missouri Catherine Harris Holverson. So I am now assuming “Susie” was a nickname.


083-1 Gran (Susie), Charles (Ed) Halverson with grandson, Ed Craig 1909

This picture is of my great- great-grandmother, and great-great- step-grandfather Halverson.  The baby in the picture is my grandfather, Ed Craig.

Charles E., (Ed) Halverson, left Missouri, and came to the Bruneau Valley, Bruneau, ID in 1881 at the age of 21.

In 1889 Ed married Mrs. M.C. Thompson; Susie. She was a widow who had three children, all girls.  Their names were Effie, Edna, and Lillie, who drowned.  Edna was my great-grandmother who I always knew as Granny.  I never even knew I had a great Aunt Lillie until I asked my Dad for a little history on Susie and Ed Halverson.

If any family members or older Bruneau people would happen to have a picture of Lillie Thompson, I would love to have a copy.

Susie and Ed Halverson homesteaded 40 acres east of town.  They first raised cattle, and then…

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2 thoughts on “Gran And Ed Holverson

  1. I always wonder about the expressions on the faces in these old photographs. Most folks look older than they really are and they rarely smile. The face can be a reflection of what folks had to endure in those days – like the hairdo on Gran Suzie. It must have taken hours to syle that.


    1. They do often seem somber in these older pictures. I don’t know if it was because of their lifestyle of hard work or if it was the trend in older times to present themselves as “dignified”. As far as her hairstyle, knowing from stories of their life and how hard working they were, I doubt it took her hours. I think she probably put that impressive bun up rather quickly! The baby in that picture is their grandson Ed Craig, who was my grandfather.

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