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Title: Walter Allen Worthen     
               
Dates: 1882-1885             

Collection Number: 2018-P-056

Quantity: 6 items

Abstract: Copy photographs of Winthrop Wood Worthen, taxidermist and game warden who lived in Mandan, Morton County (N.D.) and worked for J. D. (John Delbert) Allen in his taxidermist shop. Images include the results of hunts that Winthrop Worthen and Mandan Police Magistrate George Noyes and Missoula Montana taxidermist Charles Emsley went on. One image shows Winthrop Worthen working in J. D. Allens shop in Mandan (N.D.)

Provenance: Note on negatives that the original images were copied and returned to owner Walter Allen Worthen, Puyallup Washington on September 13, 1993.

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Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.       

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2018-P-013-00004 – 00006 Glass Plate Negatives
MSS 20094 Clell Goebel Gannon
MSS 10149 Russell Reid

Biographical Sketch:       Walter Allen Worthen (Donor)
Walter Allen Worthen passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on May 11, 2013. He had suffered a massive heart attack two days earlier while out for his morning walk. Walt was born in Tacoma ( Wash.) on September 7, 1926 to Edward Herbert (1896-1973) and Astrid Konstantia Johannson Lantz Worthen (1902-1982). His father was born in Sweden and was naturalized in 1911. His mother was born in Washington State of Swedish parents. He grew up with his three siblings (Kirk Winthrop (1924-2001), Ruth Elvira Julius (1928-1987), Myrtle Constance (1930-1931 in Tacoma, Pierce County (Wash.). He served as a corporal in the United States Army during World War II, enlisting on November 8, 1944 at Fort Lewis (Wash.). He married Marjorie  in 1952. He and Marjorie  had four children: Dan, Frank, Dave, and Rebecca Cooper. He was buried in Woodbine Cemetery, Puyallup, Pierce County (Wash.)

Winthrop Wood Worthen
Winthrop Wood Worthen was born on January 26, 1864 in Warsaw, Hancock County (Ill.) to Lafayette S. “Fay” Worthen (1835-) and Harriet “Hattie” Augusta Wood (1841-1924). The family moved to Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa around 1880 where his father was a railroad paymaster. He married Carrie Elizabeth Huffman (1872-) in 1889 and they settled in Morton County (N.D.) where he worked for J. D. Allen in his taxidermist shop. He and Carrie had five children, four of which were alive in 1900: Clarence Walter Donaldson (1892-1952), Hattie J., Edward Herbert (1896-1973), Mary R. (). In August of 1900, Winthrop Wood Worthen, who was then working as a game warden committed suicide by drowning in Mandan (N.D.).  J. D. (John Delbert) Allen, his former employer at J. D. Allen Taxidermist Shop, took his body to Denver (Colo.) to be buried by his parents.  

Sources:
Bismarck Tribune
Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records, U.S. Social Security Index, U.S. Census Records, U.S. Public Records Index, Newspapers.com, Find-A-Grave.

INVENTORY

2018-P-056-00001 Winthrop Wood Worthen leaning on fence at bazaar Mandan, Morton County (N.D.) 1880
2018-P-056-00002 Charles Emsley, taxidermist from Missoula, (Mont.) and Winthrop Wood Worthen after goose hunt Mandan, Morton County (N.D.) 1880
2018-P-056-00003 Charles Emsley, taxidermist from Missoula, (Mont.) and Winthrop Wood Worthen after goose hunt Mandan, Morton County (N.D.) 1880
2018-P-056-00004 Winthrop Wood Worthen at work in John Delbert Allen's taxidermy shop Mandan, Morton County (N.D.)
2018-P-056-00005 George Noyes, police magistrate in Mandan (N.D.) and Winthrop Wood Worthen with the results of their duck hunt Mandan, Morton County (N.D.) 1880
2018-P-056-00006 George Noyes, police magistrate in Mandan (N.D.) and Winthrop Wood Worthen with the results of their duck hunt Mandan, Morton County (N.D.) 1880

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