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Cash transactions listed in 1945 probate filing – part 3

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The estate of my paternal grandfather went through probate in 1946 after he died in 1945.  The probate filing listed the cash received and paid from the time of his death until the document was filed with the court. The filing provides a view of farm life in the mid-1940s. This series of posts uses […]

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Prices of farm animals in 1945 – part 2

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The probate filing for the estate of my grandfather, Daniel Ulvog, provides a lot of information about the farm. Let’s look at indicators of the price of farm animals. The filling provides a number of data points. Here is the listed information sorted by animal with a mean (weighted average), mode (price with largest number […]