County, North Dakota
"Bud" Armentrout, a well to do farmer, living twelve miles northwest of Minot, died at the Northwestern hospital in this city Wednesday morning, Feb. 16, after an illness of two months of hemorrhage of the lungs. He had been in the hospital for five weeks prior to his death. He leaves a wife and two children. The remains have been shipped to his old home at New Market, Va. Mr. Armentrout was 38 years of age. He had lived in Ward county for the past five years, coming here from Leeds, N.D. He was a thrifty farmer, and secured two quarters of fine farming land. Many friends extend sympathy to the sorrowing family. [The Ward County Independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.), 24 Feb. 1910]
Clarence Bally, and E. W. Drake, Sr.
Minot, N. D. -- Slowly roasting to death under tons of red hot bricks in plain view of their comrades who are unable to assist them, E. W. Drake, Sr., and Clarence Bally met a tragic death at Kenmare Wednesday. The big kiln of the Kenmare Brick and Coal company bursted Wednesday morning when but ten hours from completion. Drake, who is the manager of the plant, was buried up to his arms in the red hot pile and it was not for over 30 minutes that he could be reached by the rescuers. Baily, who is the 17-year-old son of a prominent fanner, was completely entombed and was not found for an hour. His body was roasted to a crisp. [Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas, 2 Oct 1908 - Submitted by BZ]
Barbara E. Boe
Death of Mrs. Tosten Boe, Ward County Pioneer
Mrs. Barbara E. Boe, wife of Tosten Boe, pioneer resident of Ward County, residing at 415 2nd St. N. E. passed away at the family residence at 6:30 o’clock Monday morning. She had been ill for some time, but was not considered in a serious condition until five days before her death when she became bedfast.
Mrs. Boe was born in Norway and was 64 years old, on Aug. 28. She came to America in 1879 and her marriage to Mr. Boe took place 35 years ago. They came to Minot from Minnesota in 1886 and resided on their homestead just east of the city for years. A part of their homestead is now the Ward county fairgrounds. Mrs. Boe is survived by her husband and a brother who lives in Granite Falls, Minn. She was an unusually fine woman and leaves a host of friends.
The funeral was held from the Bethania Lutheran church Wednesday at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. Mr. Jensen officiating in rose Hill cemetery. [The Ward County Independent, Oct. 12, 1922, page 8 Minot, N.D.]
John W. Bohling
John W. Bohlig, 80, Minot, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in a McAllen, TX hospital.
John William Bohlig was born on November 26, 1932, to John E. and Charlotte (Sherwin) Bohlig at Leeds, ND. He attended schools in Oberon, ND and graduated from high school in Minnewauken, ND. From 1950 to 1952 John attended the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND and completed electrical trade courses. He worked for North Western Bell for a time. On January 9, 1953 he entered the United States Army. He served until his honorable discharge on November 12, 1954 and returned to North Dakota. He again attended the NDSSS at Wahpeton, from 1954 to 1956 and earned a degree in refrigeration and air conditioning. On February 4, 1956 John married Valeria Hoeft in Great Bend, ND. Following their marriage he worked for a time for an appliance store in Devils Lake, ND and later in Willmar, MN. In August of 1960 they moved to Minot. John was employed at the Minot Air Force Base Civil Engineering Services until his retirement in January of 1988, as Deputy Chief of Operations.
During these years the family spent many summers camping and boating, and enjoyed their times spent at Lake Metigoshe together. John and Valerie enjoyed traveling and visiting different states in their camper. He was happy that he had traveled to all 50 states. He also enjoyed a trip to Europe. In 1998 they began spending the winter months in south Texas, where they enjoyed the sun, and the many good friends he met in the Bit-O-Heaven RV Park.
John was a member of St. Leos Catholic Church and was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an active member for 54 years in the American Legion, William G. Carroll Post #26, where he served as Commander from 1972-1973, and was awarded a life-membership in 1980. He was also a life-member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was also a member National Association of Retired Federal Employees. John also enjoyed gardening for many years and sharing vegetables with the family.
Those who Shared in Johns Life, Loving wife of 56 years, Valeria, Minot; John and Valeria were proud parents of one son and four daughters, Corey (Valerie) Bohlig, Minot, Gwendolyn (Gregory) Rossow, Minot, Marion Thompson, Sioux Falls, SD, Kathleen (Mark) Nielsen, Sioux City, IA and Alison (Michael) Levitt, Wichita Falls, TX; grandchildren, Nicole (Brian) Nicholes, Alicia Rossow, Laura Thompson, Lucas Thompson, Landon Thompson, Aaron Nielsen, Michael Nielsen, Kelsey Nielsen, Carly Nielsen, David Levitt and Eric Levitt; great-grandchildren, Teagen and Dawson Nicholes; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Mueller, Avis Colgrove and Marlys Hoeft; brother-in-law, Willard (Betty) Hoeft; several nieces, nephews and his grand dogs, Buddy and Ginger. John was preceded in death by his parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean (Melvin) Christianson, and Jane (Jay) Pittington; his father and mother-in-law, Herbert and Edna Hoeft; brothers-in-law, Eugene Hoeft, Larry Colgrove and Arthur Mueller.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leos Catholic Church, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Friday, January 4, 2013, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot. [Minot Daily News (Minot, ND) - Thursday, January 3, 2013; Sub. by J.D.]
Mrs. Amy Boyce, one of the pioneers of Kenmare is dead. She leaves eleven children. [The Ward County Independent, (Minot, N. D.) May 21, 1914, page 11]
Marion D. Brown
Minot, N.D., Sept. 19. Marion D. Brown of Fessenden, who was rushed to a local hospital this morning with a bullet wound in the head, passed away this afternoon. When the police communicated with Wells county officials, it was learned that Brown had shot himself. [Grand Forks Herald (20 Sept. 1917)]
Hugh Cathaway, one of the early residents of Berthold, died recently in Canada. [The Ward County independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.), 30 March 1916]
Mable Christensen died at Camp Lewis last Wednesday of pneumonia. She was 24 years old, graduated from the Deaconess Hospital in July, and had been in the Red Cross service for a month and a half.The remains were sent to her home at Carpio, N.D., accompanied by Miss Marie Frederickson, former superintendent of the Deaconess Hospital also in the Red Cross service at Camp Lewis. [Grand Forks Herald (27 Oct. 1918) submitted by MZ]
Chicago, Cook, IL: Joseph Clarkson, the Chicago lawyer, who accidently shot himself last week died from the effects of the wound. [Bismarck Semi-Weekly Tribune [Bismarck, N. D.], April 11, 1877, page 1]
Grandma Colby is Dead
Grandma Colby, a former resident of Minot, died of paralysis at South Tacoma, Wash., Sunday. The deceased was 80 years of age. Her remains passed thru Minot today, enroute to Alexander, Minn, for burial. [The Ward County Independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.), 25 Jan. 1905]
Mrs. J. B. Crow
Minot, N.D., June 24. Mrs. J. B. Crow of Carpio died yesterday from excessive heat. The deceased was the wife of a well known Ward county farmer living a few miles from Carpio. Mr. and Mrs. Crow have just returned from a southern trip of several months duration. Two small children and the husband remain to mourn the death of Mrs. Crow. [Evening Times (24 June 1910) submitted by MZ]
Mary Jo Dignan
Mary Jo Dignan, 75, Kenmare, N.D., died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, in the Kenmare Hospital.
Mary Jo Fink was born on Oct. 16, 1931, the daughter of Roy and Isabelle (Meyer) Fink on the family farm near Lambert. She was raised and educated in Lambert, where she attended grade school at the Bradley Country School for eight years. She attended Lambert High School until her junior year, when her family moved to Sidney. She graduated from Sidney High School in 1949. In Aug. of 1950, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis School of Nursing, Minot, N.D. She graduated in June of 1953 with a Registered Nurse Diploma. She then returned to Sidney, where she was employed as an RN at the Sidney Community Hospital for eight months. Mary was married to John Leo Dignan II on June 16, 1954, in St. Philomena's Catholic Church in Sidney. They made their home in Coteau, N.D., until April of 1955, when they moved to the Dignan family farm, which was located west of Coteau. They farmed and ranched for the next 35 years, and raised their family of four sons and one daughter. She had helped in Public Health Nursing in Burke Co. from 1978 to 1988. In 1991, they moved to Kenmare, N.D., where she worked at the Kenmare Hospital as an RN from 1988 to July 1996. Mary also had been an Avon Representative since 1991. John passed away on April 21, 1995.
She was a former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bowbells, N.D., and was a member of the church's altar society. She was a member of Bowbells Senior Citizens. She was currently a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kenmare, N.D., and was a member of the church's altar society. She was a member of Kenmare Senior Citizens, where she served as secretary of the senior citizen board. She also served on the Meals on Wheels Executive Board for four years. She enjoyed playing board games, bingo, puzzles, embroidery and fancy work, flowers and gardening.
Surviving family includes: children, Ronald Dignan, Bowbells, Kevin (Patty) Dignan, Wheat Ridge, Colo., Tom (Deb) Dignan, Tioga, N.D., Kathleen Dignan, Williston, N.D., and Timothy Dignan, Kenmare; grandchildren, Michelle (Danny) Mogren, Mason Dignan, Robin (Travis) Ranum, Riley Dignan, Cody and Riese Dignan; great-grandchildren, Kasey and Kiley Mogren and Kaidyn and Gavin Ranum; sisters, Muriel John, Caldwell, Idaho, Margaret Vaira, Sidney; and Dorothy Fink, Sidney; brothers, Harold Fink, Sidney, John (Faye) Fink, Dewey, Ariz., Paul (Marcy) Fink, Pasco, Wash., William (Billiette) Fink, Lincoln, Calif., Robert Fink, Lambert, Joseph (Virginia) Fink, Fairview; James Fink, Williston; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Jeffrey Dignan; sister, Christine Schmitz; niece, Ruth Schmitz; and nephew, Robert Schmitz.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at 1 p.m., at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kenmare, N.D. Visitation was held Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kenmare, N.D. Rosary/Vigil Prayer Service was held Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at 3 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kenmare, N.D. Interment was held Monday Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Bowbells, N.D. [unknown newspaper, c. Feb. 5, 2007, unknown contributor]
Dr. Hyndman Gets in Trouble: Miss Hulda Eversole, a dress-maker of Minot, died as the result of a criminal operation. The coroner's jury implicated Dr. Hyndman of that city. The doctor was later arrested on the charge and held in $2,500 bonds for his appearance before the district court. [Devils Lake Inter-Ocean. (Devils Lake, Ramsey Co., Dakota [N.D.]), 03 Feb. 1905]
Joseph C. Farley
WARM SPRINGS, AR-- JOSEPH CLEO FARLEY, 17, of Rt. 1, Warm Springs, passed away in Randolph County Medical Center, Sunday (Dec 6, 1981).
He was born July 7, 1964 in Minot, N. D., a son of Ronald Joseph and Wanda Faye Bishop Farley. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Ronda Karen Farley, also of the home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Farley of Cash (AR) and B. C. Bishop of Harrisburg (AR). Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Warm Springs Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Joe McDonald officiating. Burial followed in Warm Springs Cemetery. -- [Pocahontas Star Herald, Dec 10, 1981; contributed by Freda Roberts]
Emery Good, 12-year-old son of Henry Good, farmer living in Willis township, southeast of Minot, died at his home early Wednesday morning from injuries sustained late Tuesday when riding horseback from his home to the home of A. Croze, a neighbor. The youth started out for the Croze farm about 4 o'clock and some time later Mr. Croze noticed the horse running loose on the prairie. He notified the Good family and a search was started for the boy. He was found by his older brother, Jesse Good. The boy was lying on the ground with his dog standing over him. He was taken to his home and Dr. A. O. Aaker of Velva summoned. It was discovered that his skull was fractured and he died early Wednesday morning without regaining consciousness. No one knows whether the horse ran away or whether the boy fell off. Last winter an older brother, David Good, aged 15, met accidental death when a hay rack turned over pinning him underneath. [The Ward County Independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.), 28 Oct. 1920.]
H.H. Hanson, a former resident of Carpio, died in Denmark where he went last fall to visit his boyhood home. [The Ward County Independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.), 02 April 1914]
L. M. Hanson
Former Duluth Pastor Dies At Berthold, ND
L. M. Hanson, auditor for the Fitger Brewing company, received a telegram from Berthold, N.D., last night, that Rev. T. G. Aschim, who for eight years was pastor of the Bethesda Norwegian Lutheran church in Duluth, died at his home in Berthold yesterday afternoon. The remains will be taken to Viroqua, Wis., where Rev. Mr. Aschim was pastor before coming to Duluth. Both Mr. and Mrs. Aschim had a wide circle of friends in Duluth, who will be grieved to hear of his death. [Duluth News-Tribune, April 19, 1912 Transcribed by FOFG]
Even G. Johnson
Minot, N.D., Oct. 29. Even G. Johnson, 15, son of O. C. Johnson, a wealthy farmer living near Carpio, died at St. Joseph s hospital of lymphatic leukemia, a very rare and fatal blood disease.The boy s case attracted considerable interest among the local medical men. Death came to the boy two days after he was taken to the hospital. The disease took hold of the lad only two weeks ago and he weakened rapidly. Physicians watched his case with interest while he was in St. Joseph s hospital. The body was taken in charge by Undertaker J. D. Van Fleet and was shipped to Carpio for burial. Both of the lad's parents are living, and he is also survived by brothers and sisters. [Evening Times (29 Oct. 1913) submitted by MZ]
Olga Johnson, 8 years old, was killed when she was run down by a wagon loaded with brick. [The Ward County Independent, (Minot, N.D.) May 21, 1914, p 15]
Winifred Marie Klimpel
Mother and Infant Child Die with Flu
Sawyer, ND, April 26 - The remains of Mrs. Benjamin R. Klimpel and infant daughter, who passed away within a few hours of each other, were sent from here to Minot, and there buried in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Klimpel contracted influenza last October and never fully recovered. On Saturday last a baby daughter was born to her, and death followed shortly. The baby died the same day. The deceased, who was formerly Miss Winifred Marie Robinson of Carpio, was married last June. Her husband and parents survive. [Grand Forks Herald. (Grand Forks, N.D.), 28 April 1919]
The infant son of G. O. Lien died at their home in Logan last Sunday after a brief illness. [Grand Forks Herald (2 Jan. 1910) submitted by MZ]
Geo. W. McGlenn
Geo. W. McGlenn, aged 84 years, one of Kenmare's pioneers, died Jan. 29th. [The Ward County Independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.), 06 Feb. 1913]
Rochelle Ann Roberts McKelvey
Birth: January 15, 1947 (Ontario, CA)
Parents: W. T. & Iva Roberts
Marriage: Robert McKelvey (July 17, 1966, New Ulm, MN). One son.
Death: December 21, 1988 (Hand co. Memorial Hospital, Miller, SD)
Age: 41yrs 11 mos 6 ds
Funeral: Friday, December 23, 1988
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Locations: Spearfish, Highmore, Gann Valley, Wessington, Hecla, Interior (SD); Sawyer, ND.
Organizations/Civic: United Methodist Church, Ruth Circle, Highmore Civic League, Order of the Eastern Star, Maxwell Chapter 133 and Wessington No. 19
Preceded in death by: father.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy] From the memorial leaflet - Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Christina Misialek, 80, Minto, died July 7 in United Hospital. Services were Friday in Sacred Heart Church, Minto, with Rev. Feliks Lubas officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin Misialek, Lynn Misialek, Brian Misialek, Miles Misialek, Mark Misialek, and Al Gordon. Kamrowski Funeral Home of Grafton was in charge.
Christina Marynik was born March 11, 1912, in Pulaski Township, Walsh County, near Warsaw, the daughter of Joseph and Emelia (Perkerewicz) Marynik. She married Walter Misialek Nov. 5, 1928, in Drayton. He died Nov. 10, 1989. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society, and was a foster grandparent at the Developmental Center in Grafton from 1977 to 1991. Survivors include her sons, Ernie, Grafton; Leo, Jerry, Gregg, and Chris, all of Minto; and Jack, Adams; daughters, Kathy (Mrs. Alden) Holten and JoAnne (Mrs. Forrest) Campbell, both of Castle Rock, WA; and Cec Volden, Grand Forks; sisters, Pearl Glenn, Drayton; Sophie Kerian, Sacramento, CA; and Barbara McCann, Grafton; 30 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, two sisters, and two infant sons. [14 Jun 1992, The Record, Grafton - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
W. R. Montgomery
Minot, N.D., Dec. 31. W. R. Montgomery, a former hardware merchant at Tioga, N.D., committed suicide in a local hotel today by drinking corrosive sublimate and alcohol. The man had been despondent for the week that he has been in this city endeavoring to arrange a settlement of his business, which he recently sold to his partner. The man drank five ounces of the mixture and died within a short time. His former home was at Garden Place, Ill., and he leaves a wife and two children. Telegrams were sent to his relatives but no answer has been received. [Grand Forks Herald (1 Jan. 1908) submitted by MZ]
Mrs. J.S. Olson
Mrs. J.S. Olson, who lived seven miles south of Berthold, died after a short illness. [The Ward County independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.), 28 July 1910.]
George A. Passage
Class of 1902 - George Azel Passage - b. 20 Jan., 1880, Greene, Iowa. Business. D. 31 May, 1910, Kenmare, N.D. [Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by K. Mohler.]
J. P. Proudman
J. P. Proudman, an old time resident of Minot, died at his home at Everett, Wash., after a lingering illness. Mr. Proudman was 52 years of age, and leaves a wife. While in Minot years ago, he was shop foreman at the round house. He was a man well thought of and leaves many friends in this vicinity who will be extremely sorry to learn of his death. He was a member of the Masonic bodies in Minot, until sometime ago when he demited. We did not learn the cause of his demise. [The Ward County Independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.), 24 Feb. 1910]
Baby Burned to Death: The year-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Rued living in the hills, southwest of Kenmare, was burned to death last week while the parents were milking. An eight-year-old girl started a fire in the kitchen stove, which became so hot that it set fire to the roof and gained such headway as to make it impossible to save the baby, when help arrived. [The Ward County Independent, (Minot, N. D.) May 21, 1914, page 1]
Mrs. A. O. Rusley
Mrs. A. O. Rusley, aged 64 years, passed away at her home, 417 Second Ave. N. W., Monday morning, after an illness of two years from rheumatism. The funeral was held from the Zion Lutheran Church, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. J. R. Michaelson officiating and the remains were interred in Rosehill cemetery.
Mrs. Rusley was born in Norway May 25, 1858, and lived in Minot three years. She is survived by her husband, A. O. Rusley, a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Bringolf of Rochester, Minn., and four sons, O. L. Rusley of Carrington, A. B. Rusley, Minneapolis, and O. J. and I. J. Rusley of Minot. A brother and sister also survive. [The Ward County Independent, (Minot, N.D.) Oct. 12, 1922, p8]
Mrs. Ingaborg Sandland, aged 78 years, died at her home at 417 Second avenue northwest Tuesday night after a brief illness with pneumonia. The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the First Lutheran church, interment at the Lutheran cemetery. Mrs. Sandland, whose maiden name was Ingeborg Ingremson, was born in Telemarken, Norway, May 2, 1842, and came to this country in 1868, settling at Houston, Minn., with her husband, the late John Sandland. In 1880 the family moved to Park River where her husband met accidental death in 1892. Twenty years ago she moved to Carpio, taking up a homestead. A few years later she moved to this city and lived here until her death. Surviving are three sons and four daughters, Edwin Sandland who lives at home, Albert Sandland, of Carpio, and Christopher Sandland, who lives at 1005 First street northeast, Mrs. C. D. Riffey, Mrs. N. J. Coddington and Mrs. J. A. Keller, of this city, and Mrs. William Jones of Seattle. [The Ward County Independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.), 28 Oct. 1920.]
Carl Schultz, of Carpio, aged 12 years, died at a Minot hospital following an operation for appendicitis. [Grand Forks Herald (15 Oct. 1903) submitted by MZ]
Sherwood Child Dies at Hospital.
Catherine, the two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Behan of Mohall, died at St. Joseph's hospital Wednesday night. The remains were shipped to Mohall today. [The Ward County Independent, (Minot, N. D.) May 21, 1914, p9]
The four months old baby of Fred Stevens, formerly of Minot, died at Williston. [The Ward County independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.), 15 Oct. 1908]
Stromsvold Babe Dies.
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Stromsvold lost their babe May 14. The child was but several hours old. The funeral was held May 15. [The Ward County Independent, (Minot, N.D.) May 21, 1914, p9]
James Willars, a resident of Estavan, Canada, died at Carpio after a prolonged spree. [Grand Forks Herald (14 Apr. 1905) submitted by MZ]
TOLLEY MAN SUICIDED
Kenmare, N. D., Sept. 24. - Fred Windus, 39 years of age and one of the well known men of this part of the country, committed suicide Monday last by hanging on a farm known as the Hawkinson place, two miles south of Tolley. Windus had been suffering from imaginary troubles for some time and relatives and friends believe he took his life during a period of mental depression. Persons who witnessed the tragedy after it was enacted declared that the man must have possessed wonderful grit to take his life as he did. Fastening a halter about his neck he swung from a stall to the floor and with his toes barely above the ground hung on until he was dead. At any time while he was hanging the unfortunate fellow could have reached out and grasped a board or swung himself free of the noose. [The Ward County Independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.), 24 Sept. 1914]
Death Angel Claims Woelk Babe.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Woelk, who reside north of the city, lost their six months old baby May 20. [The Ward County Independent, (Minot, N. D.) May 21, 1914, page 9]
Mrs. Jos. Wustner
RYDER LADY DIED.
Ryder, Feb. 24. Mrs. Jos. Wustner, wife of one of the prominent citizens of this city, passed away this morning. She had been ill for some time, suffering from cancer, in fact for several months, and while her death was not unexpected, yet it has cast a gloom over the community. Duriug the months of her illness, Mr. Wustner did everything in his power for her benefit and relief, but of no avail. Deceased was very popular, and her funeral, which will occur on Wednesday, will be largely attended. [Bismarck Daily Tribune. (Bismarck, Dakota [N.D.]), 25 Feb. 1913]
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