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Manuscripts - ND Oral History Collection - 10157 - Grand Forks County

Grand Forks County

Region 14
1 Mary and Dorothy McSharry (Unreleased), Grand Forks
2 Hume Lee, Grand Forks
3 Oben Gunderson, Grand Forks
4 Edith Thompson, Grand Forks
5 Dr. Philip Woutat, Grand Forks
6 George Saumur, Rural Grand Forks
7 Lloyd Campbell, Grand Forks
8 Dr. Elwyn B. Robinson, Grand Forks
9 Minnie Kleven and Oliver Thingelstad, Northwood
10 Maude McLaren, Northwood
11 Iver Bjerke, Northwood
12 Louis Bode, Northwood
13 Neuman Winslow, Northwood
14 Ada Engen, Northwood
15 Walter Snyder, Larimore
16 Etta Klemer and museum tour of Larimore Museum, Larimore
17 Martin Shide, Larimore
18 Oscar Bode, Larimore
19 Mr. and Mrs. Ed McCoy, Larimore
20 Leonard McMahon, Larimore
21 William S. Marshall, Emerado
22 Anna Hovehn, Larimore
23 Paul Roeder, Thompson

Tape #4 Edith Thompson, Grand Forks
Tape A
000 – Introduction
020 – Family history; Grandfather’s emigration from Wales to the United States in 1700’s; an exciting story; His ramblings in northern Canada and in Alaska before winding up in the town of Pembina about 1819 and finally settling in New York state
198 – How and why her father and grandparents came to the Grand Forks area in 1878; Their farm near Thompson; Her father, Will Freeman; Grandfather’s estate; Mother’s family history
679 – Parents’ farm home near Thompson; Their home in the city of Grand Forks
772 – Father’s work as auditor for the Minneapolis and Northern Elevator Company; Large amounts of cash he carried; Her sister’s illness
903 – Her schooling beginning at age eight; Quarantined for Scarlet Fever
936 – SIDE TWO.  The school in Argusville; Transferring to a school run by a Quaker family near Argusville; Teaching in Grand Forks, then moving to Maxbass, then to St. Paul
020 – Father’s store in Maxbass
039 – Common epidemics and diseases in the 1890’s and early 1900’s; Early MD’s in Grand Forks; The flu epidemic of 1918 and her work as a Red Cross nurse
248 – Boats on the Red River; The transfer grain elevator on the river in Grand Forks
309 – Floods on the Red River
369 – Her marriage in 1908; Account of an infamous city father, Mr. Duis
401 – Saloons in East Grand Forks; Father’s efforts to organize churches; Anecdote about a dog in church
511 – Beginning works as an editor for the Grand Forks Herald
627 – Husband’s real estate business; His family history, and his character
675 – Social life and entertainment in Grand Forks
758 – Hard times at the Herald during the 30’s; Salary cuts
824 – Changes in people and their character; Honesty, religious faith
881 – End of Tape A

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