Frederick and Hattie married January 6, 1895, at her parent's home on Stillwater. Frederick homesteaded land adjoining his parents' property at Cow Creek, later called Bella Vista. For a short time after Their marriage, he worked at the lumber yard in Bella Vista, riding his horse four miles to work.
They lived at the homestead for about four years where the first two
children of their family of six were born. The children were:
|Cleta Lorraine (Hunt)||b. 1896||d. 1955|
|Ray Kenneth||b. 1897||d. 1978|
|Martha Caroline (Aldridge)||b. 1899|
|Melva May (Dersch)||b. 1901||d. 1988|
|Edgar Daniel||b. 1908||d. 1977|
|Donald Earl||b. 1910||d. 1982|
During the years they made their living by raising hay, grain, hogs, turkeys, and beef cattle. Probably the most disastrous thing to happen during their married life was when their home burned in 1936. No one was home and everything was destroyed.
On January 5, 1945, Fred And Hattie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
at the Millville Grance Hall.
Hattie died at St. Caroline's Hospital in Redding in November, 1946. Frederick remained in good health until about two years before his death in 1963. They are both buried in the Millville Cemetery.
Their descendants now include 19 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.
Source: Shasta Historical Society