Minnie Sela Couch

Female13 January 1890–5 December 1976

Brief Life History of Minnie Sela

When Minnie Sela Couch was born on 13 January 1890, in Belle Fourche, Butte, South Dakota, United States, her father, George Washington Couch, was 41 and her mother, Mary Ann Leslie, was 34. She married John Roberts Wills on 24 June 1906. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Billings, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Golden Valley, North Dakota, United States in 1925. She died on 5 December 1976, in Belle Fourche, Butte, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Pine Slope Cemetery, Belle Fourche, Butte, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Roberts Wills
Minnie Sela Couch
Marriage: 24 June 1906
Nellie C Will
Oscar Robert Will
Alma Leda Will
Fanny Wills
Sam E Will
June Alice Will

Sources (21)

  • Minnie S Wills, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Minnie Couch in entry for Earl Roberts and Alma Leda Will, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Minnie S Wills, "South Dakota State Census, 1935"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1906
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 6

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1912: Golden Valley, North Dakota, United States

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 23

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    English (Cornwall and Devon): nickname from Middle English couch(e) ‘hump, hunch’, used for a hunchback. In Cornwall and Devon it is usually pronounced as Cooch.

    English (Cornwall and Devon): variant of Gooch .

    English (Cornwall and Devon): from Middle English coche, couche ‘bed, couch, tablecloth’ (Old French couche, culche). It could have been a metonymic occupational name for someone who made such items or a nickname for a lazy individual. Alternatively, it could have been applied to someone who produced couchwork, a luxurious embroidery in which gold or silver thread and jewels were sewn into satin or silk robes.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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