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Grand Army of the Republic, Memorial Day, Valley City, N.D.
Grand Army of the Republic, Memorial Day, Valley City, N.D.
TitleGrand Army of the Republic, Memorial Day, Valley City, N.D.
Date of Original1890-05
DescriptionView of twenty older men wearing suits, hats and badges, all standing in a line with about sixteen rifles leaning on each other to form triangles in front of the men.
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)People
Suits (Clothing)
Older people
Subject (LCSH)Memorial Day
Personal NameCoop, James
Johnson, William A.
Henry, Alfred J., 1843-1927
Batchelder, A.J.
Gypson, J.C.
Beal, Henry, 1843-1927
Doney, Edwin
Renner, Ibert
Tracy, Micheal
Anderson, A.T.
Etzell, Charles
Lockwood, Benjamin
Church, Herbert
Sandberg, John
Vallandinham, Geo.
Goodwin, Andrew James
Stearns, Charles P., 1844-1935
Weiser, Joel S., 1834-1925
Organization NameGrand Army of the Republic
LocationValley City (N.D.)
Barnes County (N.D.)
Item NumberBC 6-29-1
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original13 x 26 cm.
Transcription"L to R: James Coop, William A. Johnson, A.J. Henry, A.J. Batchelder, J.C. Gypson, Henry Beal, Edwin Doney, lbert Renner, Michael Tracy, A.T. Anderson, Charles Etzell, Mr. Howe, Benjamin Lockwood, Herbert Church, John Sand berg, Geo. Vallandinham, Charles (S)tearns, Joel Weiser, Andrew Goodwin, Mr. Gree, Surviving members of the Grand Army of the Republic in Barnes County in 1890"--Printed on the back of the photograph.
"No 4 Mrs. A.J. Batchelder, Valley City, No Dakota. Mrs. John Tracy. 156, #16 72%, 6.29.1"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
"Grand Army of the Republic, Memorial Day about 1890. Coop, Johnson, Henry, Batchelder, Gypson, Beal, Doney, Renner, Commander Tracy, Anderson, -, Lockwood, -, Greece, Val_ltuors, Weiser, Goodwin, -"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryAlfred J. Henry (1843-1927) born in New York City. In May 1861 Mr. Henry enlisted in Co. "B" 16th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and served during the Civil War until discharged as a Private in 1865. Mr. Henry came to Brainerd, MN in 1880. In October of 1880 he came to Valley City where he worked for C.F. Kindred, then returned to Brainerd for the winter and in the spring he came back to Valley City to be cashier of the First National Bank where he remained for 34 years. In 1872 Alfred J. Henry and Georgiana Vallard were married.
Henry Beal was born in Guilford, Maine, on September 24, 1843, the youngest of a family of eight children, whose parents were Samuel and Ester Beal. In 1863, he married Miss Emily Paine. It was in 1879 that he and his wife and family pioneered into Dakota Territory at a site 14 miles north of Valley City. They had four children. Mr. Beal died April 24, 1927, at the age of 84.
Charles P. Stearns (1844-1935) was born in Maine, he served three years with the Army of the Potomac under General Grant. In 1865 he married Dorcas Horton and they came to Dakota Territory in 1886. Mr. Stearns was foreman on the Nester farm, north of Valley City. They moved from the Nester farm to a farm east of Rogers, and lived there until 1903 when they moved into Rogers.
Joel S. Weiser born (August 13, 1834-1925) in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married Louisa Cleaver of Berks County, they lived in Shakopee and St. Paul, Minnesota. While living in Shakopee Joel S. Weiser enlisted in Co. "I" 9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry at Fort Sneling. In 1887 they moved to Worthington, ND, later called Valley City. He had filed on a homestead and tree claim of 320 acres four miles northeast of town. He is credited with changing the name to Valley City. He built the N.P. House, and was Mayor of Valley City twice, in 1886 and 1905-1906.
Andrew James Goodwin of Litchville, Maine, married Sarah Bates McKinney. In 1877 the family moved to Barnes County, arriving in Worthington (Valley City) on October 8th.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from pages, 101, 25, 234, 261, and 81 in in Barnes County History, Barnes County, North Dakota. Printed by Taylor Publishing Company, 1976.
Repository InstitutionBarnes County Historical Society
Repository CollectionBarnes County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LineBarnes County Historical Society (BC 6-29-1)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Barnes County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationBarnes County Historical Society address:
315 Central Ave. N.
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone number: 701-845-0966
Fax: 701-845-4282
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmBC6291
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