Died in Sidney, Montana, this date in 2006: cousin Lila Mae Larson (m. Whited), daughter of Axel Larson. Shown above with her three surviving siblings, approx. 1980. The movie clip below was filmed at the home of the Paulsons (??) in Washington, while Lila and family were visiting in 1951. The elderly couple at the beginning of the clip must be William Magnus Paulson and Jeanette, nee Franson. They lived in Seattle from 1940 or earlier. Jeanette was Lila’s Aunt on her mother’s (Aunt Minnie’s) side; I knew nothing about them until I researched this movie clip. William Paulson, for his part, was related by marriage to the George Moen family. Lila’s sons Ron and Gary were a bit older than I, and we played together on many visits to their home near Sidney, as well as at our home on their visits.
Lila and Floyd “Skeeter” Whited are buried at Sidney cemetery.