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Title: Carl A. Hollister

Dates: 1907-ca. 1920

Collection Number: 2018-P-042

Quantity: 15 items

Abstract: Images of the Hollister, Denniston, and Davidson family homes in Mercer County (N.D.), postcards of Bismarck and Forbes (N.D.) and of coal mining.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired this collection from Carl A. Hollister in January 1998

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

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Biographical Sketch

Robert Elliott Noble was a Civil War veteran. He received a preemption to purchase a section of land in Dakota Territory for war related disability. He was married to Mary Jane Cox and they had 11 children in New Albin, Iowa. Three of their daughters, Aggie (Agnes), Mattie (Martha) and Bertha ended up married and homesteading near each other in Mercer County (N.D.). Aggie married Sherman Denniston, Mattie married George Davidson, and Bertha married A. (Adelbert) J. Hollister.

George Albert Davidson was born in Canada June 18, 1860. In 1868 he came to the U.S. and resided in Michigan. When he was about 21 years of age he moved to Manchester, South Dakota, and it was there he married Mattie A. Noble, November 15, 1891.
Born July 16, 1868 in Dorchester, Iowa, Mattie was the daughter of Robert A. and Mary Jane (Cox) Noble and had 10 siblings. The family moved to Manchester, South Dakota in 1880.
George and Mattie Davidson lived in Minto (N.D.) until they took up a homestead five miles southwest of Beulah (N.D.) in 1906. They had five children: Mary, Steve, Theron, Amber, and Cecil Davidson. In 1933 they retired from farming and moved to Beulah where they lived for the remainder of their lives. George died May 31, 1941 and Mattie died January 28, 1957.

Sherman W. Denniston was born ca. 1867 in Iowa. He married Aggie Cox Noble who was born in Iowa in 1864. They had two children: Tyrrell and Emer. The family shows up in the 1920 census in Gettysburg (S.D.)

Adelbert Jerome Hollister was born ca. 1870 in Wisconsin. He married Bertha Noble, who was born in Iowa ca. 1877, in 1899. They had four children: Ruth, Beth, Eva, and Elliott. They homesteaded near Alpin (N.D.) in 1906. By 1915 the Hollisters show up in the South Dakota state census. In the 1930 federal census they were in Gettysburg (S.D.). Their son Elliott (James E.) and Irma M. Hollister had a son, Carl A. Hollister in 1937.

Letter from Carl A. Hollister
The Beulah Independent June 5, 1941 and January 31, 1957.

Photographs Inventory

2018-P-042-00001 Thanksgiving at the Hollister home near Aplin (N.D.) 1907
2018-P-042-00002 Sherman and Aggie Denniston's sod house, Mercer County (N.D.) ca. 1910
2018-P-042-00003 George and Mattie Davidson's sod house, Mercer County (N.D.) ca. 1910
2018-P-042-00005 Mrs. M. J. Noble Thanksgiving, Brush Creek, Mercer County (N.D.) 1907
2018-P-042-00006 Brush Creek, Mercer County (N.D.) 1915
2018-P-042-00007 Elevators at Forbes (N.D.)   1915
2018-P-042-00008 State Capitol and Liberty Memorial Buildings, Bismarck (N.D.) ca. 1915
2018-P-042-00009 Strip mining in North Dakota ca. 1920
2018-P-042-00010 Strip mining in North Dakota ca. 1920
2018-P-042-00011 Coal mining, North Dakota ca. 1920
2018-P-042-00012 Coal mining, North Dakota ca. 1920
2018-P-042-00013 Coal mining, North Dakota ca. 1920
2018-P-042-00015 Coal loading facility, North Dakota ca. 1920

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