Roseau County, Minnesota

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J. F. Anderson
Source: East Oregonian (Pendleton, OR) March 1, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Pasco, Wash. - To leave home one day of the week and four days later (after having traveled over 1000 miles) to have purchased a fruit ranch and begin its planting is the story of J. F. Anderson, who left his home at Badger, Minn., Monday, and after spending a day in Spokane reached Pasco at 12:30 p. m. today. By 3 o'clock p. m. Mr. Anderson had purchased a 10-acre tract from the Pasco Reclamation company and started immediately to grub and level his land. Mr. Anderson passed through this country 20 years ago.

John Bryant
Source: The Argos Reflector (IN) July 4, 1912; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
John Bryant, a brother of Wesley and Howard Bryant who left Argos not long since to construct a big drain at Strathcona, Minn., was accidentally shot at that place last Wednesday. A fellow workman was handing him a revolver, supposed not to be "loaded", when it was discharged the ball passing through the unfortunate man's body sidewise just above the stomach and grazing the lower lung. His condition is of course, critical.

Andrew O. Gordon
Source: Warren Sheaf (MN) June 27, 1895; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
A postoffice has been established at Lolita, Roseau county, Minn., with Andrew O. Gordon as postmaster. The postoffice at Stroman, Morrison county, Minn., has been discontinued. Mail will go to Swanville.

Michael Holm
Source: New Ulm Review (MN) September 13, 1916; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

At a meeting of the County Exhibitors association, held in St. Paul, Friday, the candidacy of Michael Holm, judge of probate court of Roseau county was endorsed.

L. A. Launer
Source: Rogue River Courier (Grants Pass, OR) November 21, 1916; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Exchange 160 acres, Roseau county, Minnesota, 110 acres hayland, 50 acres timber, all level. Price $2,500. Wants Grants Pass property. L. A. Launer.

James Olson
San Antonio Daily Light, 7 Jun 1897; submitted by KT

Enriched by the Flood

The farm of James Olson, west of Hallock, Minn., is so covered by driftings from the flood that it will require a couple of years to clear it. Among the driftings may be found organs, furniture, barrels, boxes, fanning mills, threshing machines, houses, lumber and hundreds of pine logs, the latter having been drawn by farmers along the Red river from the Roseau country last winter. Several barrels containing some sort of liquor, vats containing malt, tanks and copper vessels connected with pipes were also found. This is supposed to be a moonshiner's outfit from the prohibition state across the Red.

Henry C. Reed
[Source: Roseau County Times (Roseau, MN) ] mkk
Henry C. Reed, of Badger, was at the county seat last Saturday and proved up on his quarter section of land. Mr. Reed will have a portion of this land laid out in town lots.

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