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Becker County Minnesota
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Joe Boutan
Source: The Tomahawk (White Earth, MN) April 23, 1903; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Joe Boutan, the scene shifter, stage carpenter and all around man for the White Earth Opera House, has accepted a position with the Wild Rice Lumber Company.


John W. Carl
Source: The Tomahawk (White Earth, MN) April 16, 1903; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Local and Personal. As we go to press, Prof. John W. Carl has just returned from a fishing trip. Prof. Carl caught two frogs, a bull-head and an owl.


John W. Carl
Source: The Tomahawk (White Earth, MN) April 23, 1903; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Att'y John W. Carl left last Monday for Mille Lac with his moving picture machine. Mr. Carl says he will discharge his advance agent, put his machine in some storage company and then proceed to work on the drive.


Louis Caswell
Source: The Tomahawk (White Earth, MN) April 16, 1903; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Local and Personal. Louis Caswell, a member of this reservation, expects to go to Red Lake soon where he has accepted the position of government blacksmith.


Paul Fairbanks
Source: The Tomahawk (White Earth, MN) April 16, 1903; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Paul Fairbanks, who for a number of years, has been the government teamster at this agency, resigned recently to look after his farm. Romain Perrault was appointed to the vacancy.


Marane Fitsch
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (ND) Friday, September 21, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

GIRL PARADED IN MALE ATTIRE.
Becker County Stirred Up by Arrest of Woman at Detroit, Minn.

Considerable commotion was caused in Becker county when it was learned that Sheriff Ole Larson had arrested a young woman near the Soo depot, Detroit, who was attired in male clothing on Saturday evening. It developed that the girl had been at Ponsford, which she had suddenly left in the company of an Indian mixed-blood, George Martin. Martin has a large family and the girl told the sheriff a very painful and pitiful story of hardship and ill treatment. Martin took the young girl to Mahnomen from Ponsford and then took her west on the reservation. He compelled Marane Fitsch to have her hair cut and passed her as a boy among the Indians and the white people. This succeeded and, as she was large for her age, she was forced to work as a man.

They left the reservation and came to Mahnomen and together they worked as two carpenters. The girl had by this time become disgusted and tired of the life, and she made good her escape from Martin.


Ignatius Hole-in-the-Day
Source: Cleveland Leader (OH) Saturday, January 9, 1886; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Ignatius Hole-in-the-Day, a converted Indian, from White Earth, Minn., together with four other braves with unpronounceable names, was in the city yesterday afternoon. They left for Cincinnati on an evening train.


Theodore Laguee
Source: The Bemidji Daily Pioneer (MN) January 30, 1904; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Youthful Rambler.
Last June a lad named Theodore Laguee, living at Detroit left home and wandered on foot out to Montana. Recently he returned and made his way to the logging camp of the Brainerd Lumber company at Kabekona bay, where he remained for several days doing odd jobs. A few days ago Foreman Frank Bush received a letter from the boy's mother, who is now residing in Cass Lake and who had heard of her son's arrival in the camp, asking that he be sent home. The boy was not at all anxious to go, but Mr. Bush insisted and gave him a note to his wife in Walker to procure him a ticket.


Lizzie Marshal
Source: The Tomahawk (White Earth, MN) April 16, 1903; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Local and Personal. Mrs. Lizzie Marshal a member of this reservation, has been appointed as matron for the Fort Totten Indian school for which place she will start Friday.


Thomas Overboe
Source: Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) September 21, 1908; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

$10 REWARD
Offered for information which yill place the undersigned in touch with his son, Hans T. Overboe, last heard from in April from Portland, Or. Age 24, height 6 feet 2 inches, freckled, sandy hair; laborer.
Thomas H. Overboe, Audubon, Minn.


Josephine McLean
Source: The Tomahawk (White Earth, MN) April 23, 1903; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Miss Josephine McLean of Flandreau School, S. Dak. Returned home Tuesday evening. Miss McLean will remain for a month when she will return to resume her studies.


T. J. Sheehan
[Source: Little Falls Transcript (MN) April 10, 1885, page 3; submitted by Robin Line]
Col. T. J. Sheehan has entered upon his duties as Indian agent at the White Earth Agency.


A. H. Wilcox
Source: Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, MT) Tuesday, September 30, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

OLD-TIMER VISITS HELENA.
Special Dispatch to the Standard.
Helena, Sept. 29.-Helena to-day is entertaining one of the very old-timers of the state. He is A. H. Wilcox, now of Frazee, Minn. Mr. Wilcox came to Montana in 1862 and located at Montana City. He worked some of the placer ground in this region and delights to visit the scenes of his early endeavors occasionally.




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