The Argue Family

Abner Spencer Argue

Birth: 5 September 1901, in Dane county, Wisconsin, Uniuted States

Father: Thomas William Argue

Mother: Laura Helena (Byrge) Argue

Married: Gladys Rae Barton in 1929

Occupation: Farmer. Abner farmed in Montrose township, Dane county, Wisconsin

Death: 28 April 1990

Census:
1905: Perry, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Arthur M. Argue

Birth: 29 November 1905 in Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: George Argue

Mother: Sarah C. (Olson) Argue

Married: Edna Stussey on 7 May 1930. Edna was born on 5 October 1908, and died on 31 August 1979, in Rochester, Olmstead county, Minnesota.

Death: 31 August 1979, in Rochester, Olmstead county, Minnesota, United States. Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

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Beulah Myrella (Argue) Torgerson

Birth: 25 August 1903

Father: Thomas William Argue

Mother: Laura Helena (Byrge) Argue

Married: Bob Torgerson in 1931

Notes: Bob and Beulah farmed at Cottage Grove, Dane county, Wisconsin

Death: 28 May 1991

Census:
1905: Perry, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Edith M. (Argue) Fischer

Birth: 20 February 1900 in Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: George Argue

Mother: Sarah C. (Olson) Argue

Married: Henry Fischer on 23 November 1919. Henry was born on 25 May 1890, in Switzerland, and died on 13 January 1971, in Creston, Platte county, Nebraska.

Death: 22 October 1956

Census:
1900: New Glaurus, Green county, Wisconsin
1905: Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Fanny Myrtle (Argue) Legler

Birth: 16 April 1885 in Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Henry Argue

Mother: Anna Eliza (Oliver) Argue

Married: John C. Legler. John was born in 1884/5, in Wisconsin.
1920: Boulder county, Colorado

Death: 3 October 1945, in Boulder, Colorado, United States

Buried: New Glaurus, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Census:
1900: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1905: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1920: Boulder county, Colorado

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George M. Argue

George M. Argue
George M. Argue
photo courtesy of Isla (Argue) Wilson
Birth: 1845/6, in Ireland

Father: Robert Argue

Mother: Jane (Moore) Argue

Occupation: Placer Miner

Death: 1898

Buried: in Marysville, Lewis and Clark county, Montana, United States

Notes: In 1866 or 1867, George and his brother John James left Wisconsin to join the hunt for gold in the West. They went first to Montana where they mined together for nine years. John James then left for the Black Hills of South Dakota, but it seems that George remained in Montana where he continued to mine in Marysville (now a ghost town, near Helena) until his death in 1898.

Census:
1880: Smith River Valley, Meagher, Montana

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George Moore Argue

Birth: 20 September 1872 in Greens Prairie, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Henry Argue

Mother: Anna Eliza (Oliver) Argue

Married: Sarah C. Olson on 23 November 1897, in Dane county, Wisconsin, United States. Sarah was born on 8 February 1877 in Fairchild, Jackson county, Wisconsin, the daughter of Emanuel Olson and Sofia Andersdotter. Sarah died on 2 December 1946, in Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin.
1880: Garden Valley, Jackson county, Wisconsin

Children:
Occupation: Farmer

Death: 25 July 1917

Buried: Belleville Cemetery, Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Census:
1880: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1900: New Glaurus, Green county, Wisconsin
1905: Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Gertrude Eloise (Argue, Anderson) Baker

Birth: 27 September 1899, in Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Thomas William Argue

Mother: Laura Helena (Byrge) Argue

Married (1st): Arthur Jerome Anderson in 1918. Arthur was born in 1893 and died in 1928, after contracting blood poison from a tooth extraction. He is buried in Blooming Grove cemetery, Monona, Wisconsin.

Married (2nd): Walter Baker on 17 November 1933.

Occupation: Gertrude founded the Little Dutch Mill restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1929. The restaurant closed in 1959.

The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin): Monday January 2, 2006: Lifestyle, 3D
Dutch Mill Had Long Run
The Little Dutch Mill Restaurant, founded by Gertrude Eloise Argue, was in operation on the southeast side of Madison from 1929 to 1959. Argue was born on Sept. 27, 1899, and married Arthur J. Anderson in 1918. Together they operated a landscape gardening business in the Madison area.

In 1926 they bought two acres of land on Femrite Drive (then called Highway 12 and 18, at the point where Highway 51 came north from Stoughton). At the time, this intersection was a major tourist entrance to Madison. The Andersons built a small house that included a grocery store on the first floor and gas pumps out front. They planned to start a plant nursery.

Arthur died suddenly on July 7, 1928, only six weeks after the birth of their third child. Needing to provide for her family, Gertrude borrowed $1,200 and remodeled the building, turning the first floor into a tea room and restaurant. She named it the Little Dutch Mill, having been impressed with the Dutch theme in Holland, Mich. With the help of her sister, Beulah Argue, she went into the restaurant business.

She painted the tea room walls with scenic designs, decorating the tables with green and pink linen tablecloths. She placed two miniature windmills on the mantel over the fireplace. Her brother Henry built electrified Dutch windmill arms and attached them to the front of the house. When the restaurant opened in June 1929, it seated 28 guests.

Gertrude's sister-in-law, Sophie Anderson Bowen, began a bakery in the basement and supplied the restaurant with baked goods for many years. Gertrude, who continued to do some landscaping in the Madison area, surrounded the restaurant with magnificent gardens.

In 1930-31 the Interlake Bridge was built over the Yahara River. Highway 12-18 was extended straight east to Highway 51, and Monona Drive was extended straight south, thus bypassing Femrite Drive and the Black Bridge. Since the new highway configuration bypassed the restaurant, Gertrude moved the Little Dutch Mill building to 1801 East Broadway. She borrowed money for the move from a childhood friend, Walter Baker. They subsequently married on Nov. 17, 1933, and had three children.

From 1933 to 1946, Orin Rime rented the building and operated the restaurant. When Gertrude's son Arthur returned from World War II, the family resumed operation. Arthur rebuilt the windmill arms, which were a landmark on the highway, with a yellow neon hub and pink neon arms. The restaurant was open from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. from June 1 through Labor Day, and 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. the rest of the year.

The restaurant closed in 1959. In 1961, when the state Highway Commission condemned about half the property to widen Highway 12, Gertrude's son moved the building to 4417 Femrite Drive. He converted it into an apartment building, after removing the windmill arms.

Gertrude Argue Anderson Baker died on Sept. 28, 1983, at the age of 84.
Gravestone of Gertrude (Argue, Anderson) Baker
Gravestone of Gertrude (Argue, Anderson) Baker and Arthur J. Anderson in Blooming Grove Cemetery, Monona, Wisconsin
photo from findagrave.com

Death: 28 September 1983, in Dane county, Wisconsin, aged 84

Buried: Lot 145, Blooming Grove Cemetery, Pflaum Road, Monona, Dane county, Wisconsin, with her first husband, Arthur J. Anderson

Census:
1900: Perry, Dane county, Wisconsin
1905: Perry, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Harriet Argue

Birth: 29 April 1908 in Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: George Argue

Mother: Sarah C. (Olson) Argue

Death: 20 February 1935, in Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Buried: Belleville Cemetery, Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

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Henry Argue

Henry Argue
Henry Argue
photo courtesy of Isla (Argue) Wilson
Birth: 5 November 1842 in county Cavan, Ireland. Both IGI entries for Henry have the birth place as "Drum, Cavan" but I can find no such place, and possibly this is a misspelling of Drung.

Father: Robert Argue

Mother: Jane (Moore) Argue

Married: Anna Eliza Oliver on 17 September 1868, in Wisconsin, United States. Anna was born in October 1845, in Wisconsin, the daughter of William Cherry Oliver of Belleville, Wisconsin..

Children:
Occupation: Farmer

Death: 7 November 1912, in Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Buried: 10 November 1912, in Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Notes: Henry emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1849. After his marriage, Henry rented the homestead in Primrose that he had been living in with his mother and siblings to raise his new family, and his mother and younger sisters moved to Belleville. The newly married couple only lived here through 1869, when they moved for three years to the James Burns farm at Greens Prairie in Green county, Wisconsin which they rented from Anna Eliza's sister, Martha (Oliver) Burns. In November 1872, Henry and Anna returned to the homestead in Primrose where they remained for the rest of their lives.

Census:
1880: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1885: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1895: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1900: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1905: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Henry Narve Argue

Birth: 29 January 1898, in Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Thomas William Argue

Mother: Laura Helena (Byrge) Argue

Married: Mildred Riley Pfund in 1933.

Occupation: Farmer. Henry farmed in Primrose township, Dane county, Wisconsin

Death: July 1969, in Mount Horeb, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Census:
1900: Perry, Dane county, Wisconsin
1905: Perry, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Henry G. Argue

Birth: 18 August 1898 in Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: George Argue

Mother: Sarah C. (Olson) Argue

Married: Grace Leone Wallom on 24 December 1919. Grace was born on 1 October 1899, the daughter of O'Lavis Wallom and Jessie Mason. Grace died on 27 March 1971, in Wisconsin.
1905: Monticello, Green county, Wisconsin

Death: 25 December 1973, in Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Notes: Henry and Grace lived on the George Moore Argue farm west of Belleville, Wisconsin.

Census:
1900: New Glaurus, Green county, Wisconsin
1905: Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Jennie Ethel (Argue) Hamm

Birth: 31 July 1883

Father: Henry Argue

Mother: Anna Eliza (Oliver) Argue

Married: Augustus Hamm on 31 March 1907, in Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Death: 5 August 1933

Notes: Jennie and Gus lived on a farm near Belleville, Wisconsin until her health failed, at which time they moved to live with John James Argue. After Jennie's death, Abner Argue and his wife Gladys moved onto the farm with Gus. He and Jennie never had any children.

Census:
1900: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1905: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin (recorded as Jane)

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Jennie Luella (Argue) Kuhlman

Birth: 2 October 1907, in New Glarus, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Theodore Ernest Argue

Mother: Luella Emma (Oliver) Argue

Married: Lawrence Kuhlman on 19 December 1929

Death: 3 February 1978 in New Glarus, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Buried: in Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Notes: Lived in Paoli, Dane county, Wisconsin

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John James Argue

John James Argue
John James Argue
photo courtesy of Isla (Argue) Wilson
Birth: 19 March 1846, in county Cavan, Ireland

Father: Robert Argue

Mother: Jane (Moore) Argue

Occupation: Miner, Mule Packer (1870), Teamster (1880), Farmer

Death: 3 June 1918 in Washington Veterans Home, Retsil, Kitsap county, Washington, United States

Buried: Veterans Home Cemetery, Retsil, Kitsap county, Washington, United States

Notes: John served in the American Civil War. On 30 March 1864, a resident of Primrose, WI, aged 18, he mustered into "C" Co. WI 37th Infantry. He participated in the battles of the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Cedar Point, siege of Petersburg, Waldon Road, and others.  He was discharged on 10 July 1865. Shortly after returning home, John and his brother George set off to look for gold in the West. It seems they started in Montana where we find John as a mule packer at Cedar Creek mines in Missoula county, and the History of North Washington states they spent nine years. In 1870, John listed his personal estate as $150. John James then went to the Black Hills of South Dakota where he is listed as a teamster in the 1880 census. John remained there until 1882, when he sold out his mining interests and moved to northern Washington where he continued to both prospect and prosper.

Later in his life, around 1912, while living at the veteran's home, John James married the widow of one of his veteran comrades.

From History of North Washington, published 1903, now in public domain.
Submitted to US GenWeb Archives by Candy L. Grubb on August 4, 1997.

JOHN J. ARGUE

    John J. Argue lives at Meyers Falls and devotes his time to mining and farming.  He was born in County Cavan, Ireland, on March 19, 1846, the son of Robert and Jane (Moore) Argue, natives of Ireland.  They came to America in 1849 and settled in Dane county, Wisconsin, where the father died in 1855.  The mother continued on the homestead until 1868, then moved to Layton, and later to Green county where she died in 1880.  Our subject has the following brothers and sisters:  Thomas W., Sydney, Henry, George, Robert, Mary A., Matilda, and several deceased.  The mother of our subject was a niece of Major Moore, who served under the Duke of Wellington.  John was educated in Wisconsin and at the tender age of eleven left home and started in life for himself.  In 1864 he enlisted in the Thirty-seventh Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry under Colonel Harnman.  He participated in the battles of the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Cedar Point, siege of Petersburg, Waldon Road, and others.  He received his discharge in July, 1865, and returned home.  The following year he went to Montana and there mined for nine years.  In 1885 he came to Wardner and operated in the Bunker Hill for some time, then went to Okanogan and prospected until he came to Stevens county in the 'nineties.  He has interests in several valuable properties and also interests in Meyers Falls.  Mr. Argue is a Republican and is one of three who cast their votes for McKinley in his precinct.  He has held various offices in the places where he lived.  Mr. Argue is a  member of the I.O.O.F. and the Methodist church.  He stands exceptionally well in the community, he has ever devoted himself to the advancement and the upbuilding of the places where he has lived, and is known as a man of integrity and sound principles.

Census:
1860: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1870: Cedar Creek Mines, Missoula county, Montana
1880: Pennington, Dakota Territory
1910: Port Orchard, Kitsap county, Washington

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John James Argue

Birth: 24 September 1879 in Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Henry Argue

Mother: Anna Eliza (Oliver) Argue

Married: Neva Wilde on 17 September 1945

Occupation: Farmer. John farmed on the original Argue Homestead in Primrose Township near New Glarus, Wiscsonsin. John married for the first time when he was 67 years old.

Death: 27 October 1959

Census:
1880: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1900: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1905: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Lincoln Byrge Argue

Birth: 25 October 1907

Father: Thomas William Argue

Mother: Laura Helena (Byrge) Argue

Occupation: Farmer. Lincoln lived in Perry township, Dane county, until 1937, when he moved to New Glaurus, Green county, Wisconsin and ran the farm that had previously belonged to Rollin Argue.

Death: November 1972, in Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

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Louisa Leora (Argue) Gust

Birth: 2 October 1905, in New Glarus, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Theodore Ernest Argue

Mother: Luella Emma (Oliver) Argue

Married: Clarence Gust

Death: 8 March 1987 in New Glarus, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Buried: 13 March 1987, in Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

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Mae S. (Argue) Baebler

Birth: 5 February 1902 in Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: George Argue

Mother: Sarah C. (Olson) Argue

Married: Jacob Baebler on 5 November 1921. Jacob was born on 28 January 1899, and died on 6 February 1970, in Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin.

Death: 30 January 2002, in Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Census:
1905: Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Mary Ann Argue

Father: Robert Argue

Mother: Jane (Moore) Argue

Death: According to the family notes of Thomas William Argue, Mary Ann was left in the care of a nurse while the parents attended services on the Sabbath and on their return home found that the child had fallen in the spring and drowned.  The nurse left her on the couch and had disappeared.  She was about one year of age.

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Mary Ann Argue

Mary Ann Argue
Mary Ann Argue
photo courtesy of Isla (Argue) Wilson
Birth: 1852, in Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Robert Argue

Mother: Jane (Moore) Argue

Death: 1885

Buried: in Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Census:
1860: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin: Mary A. Argue is aged 8, born in Wisconsin
1870: Exeter, Green county, Wisconsin, United States
1880: Monroe, Green county, Wisconsin

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Mary (Argue) Cate

Birth: 16 June 1877 in Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Henry Argue

Mother: Anna Eliza (Oliver) Argue

Married: Elmer Davis Cate on 4 April 1901 in Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Children:
Notes:
In the 1900 census, Mary is listed as a student in Evansville, a boarder in the home of Charlotte Lowery. Also boarding in the house is Mary's first cousin, Edith Christa Burns.
Mary and Elmer divorced and Mary raised the children with her family on the Argue homestead. The 1905 census shows Mary and her two children living with her parents, but her marital status is still shown as married. Elmer is shown living with his parents in Montrose, with a marital status of divorced.

Death: 17 October 1925

Census:
1880: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1900: Madison Road, Evansville, Rock county, Wisconsin
1905: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Matilda Argue

Birth: July/August 1848, in Ireland

Father: Robert Argue

Mother: Jane (Moore) Argue

Death: April 1849, at sea in the St. Lawrence Seaway, Canada

Buried: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

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Matilda Argue

Birth: 1855, in Wisconsin, United States

Father: Robert Argue

Mother: Jane (Moore) Argue

Occupation: Milliner

Death: October 1887, in Marysville, Lewis and Clark county, Montana, United States

Buried: in Marysville, Lewis and Clark county, Montana, United States

Notes: Matilda moved to Marysville, where her brother George lived, in September 1887 hoping to improve her health, but this was not successful and she died that October.

Census:
1860: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin: Mathilda Argue is aged 4, born in Wisconsin
1870: Exeter, Green county, Wisconsin, United States
1880: Monroe, Green county, Wisconsin

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Matilda Ann Argue

Birth: 30 October 1887 in Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Henry Argue

Mother: Anna Eliza (Oliver) Argue

Occupation: Schoolteacher

Death: 1 January 1917, in Boulder, Colorado, United States, while staying with her sister, Fannie.

Census:
1900: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1905: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Robert Argue

Birth: 1800, in Cavan, Ireland

Married: Jane Moore on 30 August 1832, in Urney parish, Cavan, Ireland

Children:
Death: 10 January 1855, in Oregon, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Buried: Montrose cemetery, Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Notes: Robert and his family emigrated to North America in February 1849. The trip was first to Liverpool, then aboard the Helen to Quebec, a voyage taking seven weeks and three days in which storms twice blew all masts from her deck. Nearing Quebec, Robert and Jane's infant child Matilda died and was buried in Quebec. The family stayed initially with Robert's brother, William, in Quebec and had planned to travel Tennessee where Jane's sister, Matilda Adams, had settled in 1844. However, cholera and yellow fever were rampant in the Southern states at that time, and Robert, hearing excellent reports about Wisconsin from two nieces who had settled there, decided that that would be better for his young family. Travelling by way of Milwaukee, Robert Argue and family arrived at the home of his niece and her husband James Vincent in Dane county, Wisconsin early in June 1849.

Robert initially rented a 400 acre farm in Exeter, Green county, taking possession on 1 November 1849. This arrangement lasted only a year - the farm's owners were killed travelling to California to participate in the Gold Rush and inheriting relatives took back the farm. Robert then moved to the John Cherry farm in Montrose, Dane county, where he farmed from 1852-53. Robert then rented James Vincent's Storytown farm in Oregon, Dane county, which he managed until his death in 1855.

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Robert Moore Argue

Birth: 19 September 1850, in Exeter, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Robert Argue

Mother: Jane (Moore) Argue

Occupation: Farm labourer (1870)

Death: 19 December 1879

Buried: Montrose cemetery, Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Notes: Robert decided to join his brothers George and John James in their mining ventures, and even travelled out to South Dakota, but his health became poor, and he had to return to Wisconsin where he died shortly thereafter. The timing of these events is a little unclear - Thomas William Argue's notes state that he went to the Black Hills in 1879, returning in November 1880, dying in November 1881. The IGI has his death date as 19 December 1879.

Census:
1860: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin: Robert M. Argue is aged 9, born in Wisconsin
1870: Exeter, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

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Rollin Spencer Argue

Birth: 26 August 1881 in Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Henry Argue

Mother: Anna Eliza (Oliver) Argue

Married: Nellie Sharman on 25 February 1913, in Evansville, Wisconsin, United States

Occupation: Farmer. Rollin and Nellie farmed near New Glaurus, Green county, Wisconsin, until his death in 1918, after which his nephew, Lincoln Argue, took over the running of the farm.

Death: 13 December 1918, from an infection caused by the extraction of a tooth

Census:
1900: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1905: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns
Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns
photo courtesy of Isla (Argue) Wilson
Birth: 1841/2, in Ireland

Father: Robert Argue

Mother: Jane (Moore) Argue

Married: Richard G. Burns in 1858

Children:Death: 5 August 1892, in Evansville, Rock county, Wisconsin, United States

Buried: Evansville, Rock county, Wisconsin, United States

Census:
1860: York, Green county, Wisconsin
1870: York, Green county, Wisconsin
1880: York, Green county, Wisconsin

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Theodore Ernest Argue

Birth: 27 January 1874 in Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Henry Argue

Mother: Anna Eliza (Oliver) Argue

Married: Luella Emma Oliver on 25 February 1903 in Verndale, Wadena county, Minnesota, United States. Luella was born on 21 December 1879 in Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, the daughter of James Frederick Oliver and Mary Maas. In the 1900 census, her occupation is listed as servant. Luella died on 8 April 1956, in Belleville. She was buried in Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin.
1880: Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1895: Thomastown, Wadena county, Minnesota
1900: Verndale, Wadena county, Minnesota

Children:
Occupation: Farmer

Death: 21 April 1969 in Belleville, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Buried: in Montrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Census:
1880: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin (transcribed as Ferdy Argue, presumable should be Teddy Argue)
1900: New Glaurus, Green county, Wisconsin
1905: New Glaurus, Green county, Wisconsin

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Theodore Oliver Argue

Birth: 17 April 1904

Father: Theodore Ernest Argue

Mother: Luella Emma (Oliver) Argue

Death: November 1904 in New Glarus, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

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Thomas William Argue

Thomas William Argue
Thomas William Argue
photo courtesy of Isla (Argue) Wilson
Birth: 1836, in county Cavan, Ireland

Father: Robert Argue

Mother: Jane (Moore) Argue

Death: 1864, in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia, United States, of disease. Libby Prison was a Confederate prison for Union officers.

Notes: Thomas died in the American Civil War. On 31 March 1864, a resident of Primrose, WI, he mustered into "C" Co. WI 37th Infantry, as a corporal, under Captain Estee. He was wounded on 25 June 1964 in Petersburg, Virginia, captured as a prisoner of war, and later died of disease in Libby Prison, a Confederate prison notorious for its lack of sanitation and overcrowding.

Census:
1860: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Thomas William Argue

Birth: 15 March 1871 in Greens Prairie, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Henry Argue

Mother: Anna Eliza (Oliver) Argue

Married: Laura Helena Byrge in 1897. Laura was born on 16 April 1871 in Wisconsin, the daughter of Narve Narveson Byrge of Norway and Gunhild. Laura died on 7 March 1955.
1880: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin

Children:
Occupation: Farmer. Thomas farmed in Perry township, Dane county, Wisconsin

Notes:
The Sugar River Recorder of Belleville, Wisconsin reported on 23 March 1900 that:
Thomas Argue of Perry, son of Mr. Henry Argue, had a tussle with a vicious bull Sunday; he was thrown into the air several times but finally managed to crawl under a sleigh, which probably saved him serious, if not fatal injury.


Death: 11 March 1948

Census:
1880: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin
1900: Perry, Dane county, Wisconsin
1905: Perry, Dane county, Wisconsin

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Wesley Henry Argue

Birth: 19 January 1876, in Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Henry Argue

Mother: Anna Eliza (Oliver) Argue

Married: Nellie Jean Wilson in June 1929. Nellie and Wesley were second cousins, once removed - his mother and Nellie's grandmother were cousins, whose grandparents were Robert Oliver and Martha Caldwell. The marriage was brief, they never had any children, and Wesley remained a bachelor for the rest of his life.

Occupation: Farm labourer (1900)

Death: 9 June 1956

Notes: Wesley had his own farm on what is now the Argument Golf Course on Argue Rd. near New Glarus, Wisconsin.

Census:
1880: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin (transcribed as Willie)
1900: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin (recorded as Henry)
1905: Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin (recorded as Henry Jr.)

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