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Frank White farm, Sanborn, N.D.
Frank White farm, Sanborn, N.D.
TitleFrank White farm, Sanborn, N.D.
Date of Originalno earlier than 1880
CreatorFisher and Company, photographers
Creator RolePhotographers
DescriptionView of people working and threshing on Frank White's farm Southwest of Valley City, N.D. Three women stand near the tractor which is on the right. A wagon of hay is in the center, and a large pile of hay is on the left. There are men, horses and carts as well as agricultural machinery working. In the background on the right are farm buildings and a barn.
General SubjectAgriculture
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Farms
Agricultural productivity
Agricultural laborers
Carts & wagons
Threshing machines
Personal NameWhite, Frank, 1856-1940
White, Elsie Hadley
Noecker, Leo Ernest, 1836-1916
LocationSanborn (N.D.)
Barnes County (N.D.)
Item NumberBC19
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 26 cm.
Publisher of OriginalFisher & Co. Photo
Place of PublicationValley City (N.D.)
Transcription"Leo E. Noecker, Chas Knight, Ottillie and Florence, Mrs. White, Frank White." And "089.005.001"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
"Fisher & Co., Portrait and landscape, Photographers, Enlarging A specialty, Valley City, North Dakota"--Printed on back of photograph.
"Frank White farm S.W. of Valley City, N.D." and "Noecker and Knight, Threshing Outfit, Sanborn, N.D."--Handwritten on front of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryLeo Ernest Noecker, Sr. was born in Western Prussia in 1836. He came to Canada with his parents in 1843, when he was 7 years old. In 1868, Leo was married in Canada to Mrs. Amelia Kuehn Rebscher, a widow with two small children. Leo and Amelia homesteaded in Potter Township, Barnes County, Dakota Territory in 1879, on what is now the Earl Noecker farm home, one mile south of Sanborn, North Dakota. Leo and Amelia had eight children. Leo, Sr. became one of the most active farmers in the community development as well as one of the most outstanding farmers in Western Barnes County. Leo Sr. died in 1916.
Colonel Frank White, born in 1856 in Stillman Valley, IL. The son of Jasuah White, he was educated in the public schools and received in civil engineering from the University of Illinois in 1880. Frank was sent to Valley City by his father to look after some property his father had acquired. Liking the country and the fine hunting he opened a surveyor's office in that city. Some months later, due to his reputation in the community, he was nominated for the State Legislature on the Republican ticket and was elected. Elsie Hadley, the daughter of Artemis Hadley, arrived in Valley City to teach mathematics at the new Normal School. She lodged and boarded at the same as Frank White. In 1894 they were married. One son, Edwin Lee White, was born July 5, 1896. Frank White joined the local National Guard unit and was elected Captain. When the Spanish-American War broke out Frank was a Major was selected to command the ND Guard sent to the war.
Upon returning from war he was nominated for Governor and was elected in 1900 and 1902. He returned to organize the Middlewest Trust Company in Valley City. With the advent of World War I Frank White was commissioned a Colonel and he served in France. Upon returning to private life he was appointed in 1921 Treasurer of the United States in which position he served until 1928.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from page 176 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 (BC19)
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 IDdmBC19
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