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.
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: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
"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
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
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
The Interior News, Smithers Bulkley Valley, British Columbia, Thursday, August
“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
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
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
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  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