Rueben B. Louden

Rueben B. and Edgar G. Louden, twins, were born February 10, 1902 in Main Prairie, Minnesota to Charles D. and Maggie Louden.  There were four other boys and five girls in the family.  They moved to Cooperstown around 1912.

Rueben worked around Cooperstown and neighboring towns most of his life.  He learned the cement business from Hallie Wall in 1940, and afterward went into business for himself.  He continued until about a year before his death in 1974.

He married Katherine Taylor June 11, 1927, Cooperstown.  She died 1954

2 children: 

1.     Charles T. (1929-)

2.     Patricia (1934-1941).  Rueben later married again.  His second wife, Florence, died 1970. 

Charles married Katherine Van DeHoven of Fargo: 

two children:

1.      Charles and Patricia.  Lived in Cooperstown until 1950.  moved to west coast, presently resides in Lynnwood, Washington where he is a partner in a construction firm.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 72


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