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Grandma Paxman in the Paxman store, Hamilton, N.D.
Grandma Paxman in the Paxman store, Hamilton, N.D.
TitleGrandma Paxman in the Paxman store, Hamilton, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1900-1918
DescriptionInterior view of Grandma Paxman standing in the Paxman store in Hamilton, N.D. Behind her are bolts of fabric, a display cabinet, tassels, and a hat. She is wearing a dark dress, a hanging pocket watch, and holding a fan.
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Women
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Older people
Clothing & dress
Stores & shops
Interiors
Fans
Textiles
Fabric shops
Women
People
Grandparents
Dresses
Clocks & watches
Hats
Cabinets (Case furniture)
Personal NamePaxman, Joseph, 1851-1931
LocationHamilton (N.D.)
Pembina County (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
1910-1919
Item NumberPCHS5007
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original17 x 15 cm.
Transcription"Grandma Paxman in store, Pa + ma store before fire." And" 88.6.25.1aa"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryJoseph Paxman, born April 1, 1851, came to Hamilton from Ontario about 1880. (Mrs. Paxman stayed in Manitoba the first winter with relatives.) He purchased rights to the "tree claim" quarter from the previous one to file on it. His daughter, Alice Paxman Page, and his son, George, helped plant the 6,000 or more trees in this grove. Nearly all of the trees grew. A few years later he purchased the home quarter. …In the early 1900's, when George finished school, Joseph purchased the general store in Hamilton. They kept a good stock of general merchandise but in 1918 the store and adjoining newspaper building burned down. Within a couple of years, George erected a large new store building and was in business in that location for over 60 years. … Joseph Paxman died Oct. 3, 1931, at the Drayton Hospital. George Paxman died June 7, 1950, in the Grafton Hospital. … Mrs. George Paxman, Isabelle, was born in a log house near Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She taught primary grades in Hamilton from 1904-1907 and worked in the family store for over 50 years.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from page 192 in Fondly We Remember: A History of Hamilton, Carlisle, and Glasston Communities. 1980.
Repository InstitutionPembina County Historical Society
Repository CollectionPembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LinePembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection (PCHS5007)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Pembina County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationPembina County Historical Society
Address: 13572 Hwy 5
Cavalier, N.D. 58220
Phone number: 701-265-4941 or 701-265-4691
Email address: pchsm@polarcomm.com
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmPCHS5007
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