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Alando Pease and his wife Dora                                Alando later in life.
 probably a wedding picture


Alando Moses Pease "Landy" (named for his grandfather, Moses Metcalf) was born Oct 6 (Family Bible) 1856 in Whitewater Falls, Winona County, Minnesota, the first in his family to be born in Minnesota. The family had moved from Vermont earlier that year.

In 1856 his father, Miles Pease, was the postmaster of Whitewater Falls. The population of the Minnesota was exploding at that time.  The city of Winona (Winona Co) grew from 813 in 1855 to 2,468 in 1860.  The Sioux Indians were very numerous in the area, but were peaceful.

Marriage record:
A.M. Pease & Dora Fischer, m Apr 4, 1882, Ozark Co, Mo.

In 1885 he bought land in Douglas Co, Mo.
Search for land record at:

"Lando" once helped a posse chase a Douglas County criminal, being injured in the shooting.

1880 Douglas Co, Mo, Clinton twp:
A.M. Pease - 23 (b1857, Mn), head sawer on M’s, single, living with Robert McClahand; father’s birthplace: Mn

His marriage record is from his family Bible:
"Alando Moses Pease
Theodora Fischer
April 4, 1882
Dora, MO. by O. Johnson"
Married in Ozark, Mo.

He ran a grainery mill and a retail lumber yard in Willow Springs, Mo. for his brothers, Myron, George & Clint, and he was an agent for the South Missouri Land Company.  In 1895 he lived in Siloam Springs, Mo where he was a civic leader.  He promoted and helped build a "nice 2-story school building, extra nice for that little village." (from his nephew, Norton Pease)
But he had some financial difficulties, probably because, as Norton said, "he would plunge at first one thing and another, and he nearly always lost, but he was a boost to the community."  Norton called him a "society man," that he liked to "move in the best society."

1900 MO census: Howell Co, Willow Spgs twp, p 213:
Pease, Landel M. - 44, b Oct 1856 MN, par b VT/MA
(he is boarding with Clint & Maud Wilson 26/19.  His sister Ida was married to Edward Wilson; don't know if there was any relationship, but Ida & Edward named a daug Maude.)

After this he moved to Cimarron, Colfax Co, New Mexico. 

1910 NM census - Colfax Co, Cimarron town, p 10:
Pease, A.M. (head) - 55, m 28 yrs, b TN
. . . . Dora F. (wife) - 47, m 28 yrs, 2 ch/2 liv, b TN
. . . . Fay M. (daug) - 19, b TN
. . . . Guy F. (son) - 17, b TN

His daughter Fay married in Cimaroon, NM in 1912, then she moved back to Arkansas.  In the Fall of 1914 Alando moved to British Columbia and homesteaded around Lake Francis (Francois) near a town called Burns Lake.  In June 1915 Dora and son Guy joined him there. On July 25 while Guy was cleaning a gun, it went off and short Dora in the chest, killing her instantly.

The Interior News, Smithers Bulkley Valley, British Columbia, Thursday, August 12, 1915
“Fatal Accident At Francis Lake
     A sorrowful tragedy occurred at Francis Lake a few days ago, when Mrs. A. M. Pease was accidentally killed by a shot from her son's rifle.  Mr. and Mrs. Pease and their son were in the cabin and the latter was cleaning his rifle, a high-power .22 when the weapon went off, the bullet piercing his mothers' heart and causing instant death.  Immediately, the grief-stricken son and husband notified neighbors and authorities.  Constable Brown, summoned from Endako, after inquiring into the circumstances, found that the unfortunate circumstances was purely accidental.  The happening has cast a gloom over the neighborhood and the keenest sympathy is expressed for the bereaved relatives.
     Settlers from all sections of the lake district attended the funeral, forming the largest gathering ever assembled in that part.
     Six weeks ago Mrs. Pease, accompanied by her son, arrived from New Mexico to join her husband on their homestead, the son intending to spend a couple of months in this country and then return to his position in New Mexico.  The husband has been living on the homestead since his arrival in the country last fall.”

Alando and Guy buried Dora under the flooring of their homestead in Canada so that the wild animals couldn't get to her. Alando and Guy left their belongings for safe keeping (including some China) at the library there and went south to find some warmer weather.  [The belongings were never found and retrieved by family members.]  Guy kept this horrible secret all his life. He told the family that Dora hated the cold and had died of the cold in the cold north.

Death certificate (some of it not readable)
Death Cert: Registered at Fort Fraser, B. C. Canada
Died 25 July 1915 at Francois lake, B. C. Born Springfield Missouri: Father Anton Fischer born Germany: Mother ????gin born Arkansas USA
Place of death Husbands precondition # ???
Place of burial: on husbands precondition
Date of burial: July 26 or 28 (prob 26) 12 Midnite.
Occupation: Ranchers wife
Informant: A M Pease
Coroners Inquiry without jury 30 July 1915
Cause of death: struck in the breast by a rifle bullet...???? in the home of her ???? (not quite readable)

Landy and Guy kept going south and ended up in Mexico, where Landy died 7 years later.

When he was old Alando was afflicted with rheumatism and finally died Nov. 6, 1922 in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico (during Pancho Villa's time). Guy was working there at the time. His daughter, Fay, went there alone on a train from Little Rock, Ark. to help her brother bury their father.

Alando's obituary (in the Cabool, Mo. newspaper):
"After a brief illness Alando M. Pease passed away, Nov. 6 [1922] at the home of his son in Mexico.
Born in Vermont, Oct. 6, 1857. His parents moved to Rolla [Mo] in his boyhood days and from there to Douglas county where he began his career in the lumber and milling business. In the early days of Cabool he was head sawer at the Kendall mills south of here and afterward resided at Cordz, Dora and Willow Springs and in later years, Batesville, Ark., then to New Mexico, Canada, and old Mexico. Married  April 4, 1882 to Miss Dora Fischer of Dora, Mo., a sister of Mrs. M.F. Simmons of this place. His wife died in Western Canada, July 25, 1915. One daughter, Mrs. Frank Handford, Little Rock, and one son, Guy of Mexico survive him and were both with him at the last. Three brothers, Clarence and Myron M. of Douglas county and Clint M. Pease of West Plains and two sisters, Mrs. Ed Wilson and Mrs. John Kink (sic-King) also survive Him."

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