and his wife
|Birth:||Nov. 25, 1862|
|Death:||Jul. 5, 1958|
Los Angeles County
He was born in St. Mary's Stalisfield, England.
His mother died when he was very young, and his father remarried to Sarah Ann Johnson.
His father died when he was 12 then he was sent to a boarding school.
After school he apprenticed with a ferm putting up the first electric wires in Scotland, they just attached them house to house.
Before he finished his apprenticeship he developed pneumonis and recooperated at his brothers house, who was a doctor.
He then sailed to America, settling in Wisconsin.
There he met his future wife, they had 7 children.
They had an emporium, later they moved north to River Falls where he had greenhouses and ran a nursery.
After his son moved to California, they followed him out there the following year.
His house and gardens were dotted with fish ponds and was a beautiful place to see. His wife Jennie Amelia Ford died in 1943, later he remarried and lived a long life.
H.B. Vlieland starts this week to build an addition on his store building. The room he now has is too small for his increasing bussiness
from Waunakee news Sep 4 1896
H. B. Vlieland went to Chicago Wednesday morning to purchase his spring stock of merchandise.
He expects to buy a big stock of seasonalsFrom Waunakee news Mar 16 1900
Mrs. H. B. Vlieland returned to her home at River Falls, Monday.
from the waunakee tribune Jan 9 1913
He married on the 22-09-1886 Waunakee USA to Jenny Amelia Ford.
I do have the cake top and some little porcelain dolls that were on the table at the celebration.
says his daughter
Waunakee Tribune September 16, 1937
Waunakee News March 18, 1897
Waunakee News October 5, 1899