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4th Generation Wallace Family History - in Fountain since 1903


Last updated 1/5/2022 at 9:12am

Courtesy of Fountain History Blog.

Earnest Wallace

Earnest Wallace was born in 1879 to George and Orphelia Wallace. Earnest's father, George, was a stationary engineer for the railroad in Pierceville, Kansas. The railroad is what brought the Wallaces to Fountain, Colorado.

Earnest married Sallie Klug, who was born in Germany in 1879 and came to the U.S. in 1886. Earnest started work on the railroad in Kansas then to Wildwood, Colorado, and then up Midland which ran up Ute Pass. The couple bought a house in Fountain at 315 S. Santa Fe Ave. (now the location of American Family Insurance). Together, the couple had eight children. One of t...

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