The Nord Family of Bronaugh, Missouri

 Thanks to RayDean Shaw for sharing the photos on this page from the Dicy Feller Noel estate.  

Albert Nord was born near Cambridge, Henry County, Illinois in May 1859 to John and Catherine (or Carrie) Nord, both natives of Sweden.

The 1880 Henry County census shows 21 year old Albert still living at home with his parents. On October 5, 1892, he married Mrs. Viola C. Pratt Dexter in Henry County.

They were still in Cambridge, Henry County, Illinois when the 1900 census was taken:

  • Albert Nord, born May 1859 in Illinois
  • Viola Nord, born April 1866 in Illinois
  • Anna Nord, born December 1894 in Illinois
  • Alberta A. Nord, born December 1896 in Illinois
  • Fred Dexter, born July 1887 in Idaho (Viola's son from a previous marriage)
  • Grace Dexter, born September 1890 in Idaho (Viola's daughter from a previous marriage)

The Nord family lived a mile east and 1 1/2 mile north of Bronaugh. It was located in Prairie Flower district.

Sometime between 1901 and 1903, the Nords moved to Moundville Township northeast of Bronaugh. The 1910 census enumerated them living on Saathoff Road:

  • Albert Nord, age 57, born Illinois
  • Viola Nord, age 42, born Illinois
  • Grace Dexter, age 19, born Idaho
  • Anna Nord, age 14, born Illinois
  • Fannie Nord, age 9, born Illinois
  • Beryl Nord, age 7, born Missouri (listed as daughter?)
  • Verona Nord, age 6, born Missouri
  • Johnnie Nord, age 4, born Missouri

Albert and Viola appear to have had two more children after Johnnie, Vivian Viola Nord in 1907 and infant Nord born in 1908. They are both buried in Worsley Cemetery, Bronaugh.

Since the family lived less than a mile north of Prairie Flower School, that is where the children attended. The children are in some of the Prairie Flower photos.

Mrs. Anna Nord Feller (wife of Burnard Feller)

Sale bill from the Bronaugh Journal.

The following obituary appeared in the July 10, 1918 Bronaugh Journal. It tells of the death of Verona Nord of Cambridge, Henry County Illinois. She was a daughter of Mrs. Viola Nord and was buried at Rose Dale Cemetery.

There is some confusion about the family starting at this point. The sale bill to the left shows that Albert Nord was selling out in 1916. Then the obituary for daughter Verona Nord refers to her as a daughter of Mrs. Viola Nord (no mention of Albert).

The 1920 census for Cambridge, Henry County, Illinois shows Viola living back there and she said she was a widow:

  • Viola Nord, age 53, born Missouri - widow
  • Fannie Nord, age 18, born Illinois
  • Berle Nord, age 16, born Missouri (son)
  • John G. Nord, age 14, born Missouri

Also living with her was her daughter Grace Leonard and her two young children. Grace was age 29 and said to be a widow.

This would certainly seem to indicate that Albert Nord had died before 1920. HOWEVER, the 1930 census for Vernon County, Missouri, shows Albert Nord living with his daughter and son-in-law:

  • Andrew J. Mahan, age 40, born in Kansas (other census records say Missouri)
  • Alberta Mahan, age 32, born in Illinois
  • Viola Mahan, age 12, born in Missouri
  • Albert Nord, age 69, born Illinois

The Mahan's lived in the house shown at the top of this page that had once been the home of Albert Nord.

Albert D. Nord died June 17, 1931, and was buried in Worsley Cemetery next to the two infants who had been buried there in 1907 and 1908.

When Albert's will was probated in Vernon County, MO, it listed his wife, Viola C., and these children:

  • Anna Alice Feller
  • Alberta Amy Mahan
  • Fannie Ruth Orr
  • Berl Nord (son)
  • John George (son)

Albert's wife, Viola, continued to live in Illinois and is buried there.


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