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Jorgenson children on the farm, near Leeds, N.D.
Jorgenson children on the farm, near Leeds, N.D.
TitleJorgenson children on the farm, near Leeds, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1960 and 1979
DescriptionThe children of Betsy and Peter Jorgenson gather for a group portrait outside a house on one of the Jorgenson farms near Leeds, N.D. In the front row stand Gunda, Emma, and Laura. In the back row stand Oscar, Carl, George, and Palmer.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Portraits
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Families
Farmhouses
Farms
Group portraits
Personal NameJorgenson, Oscar, 1901-1981
Paulson, Laura Jorgenson, 1896-1981
Jorgenson, George, 1898-1995
Skeie, Emma Jorgenson, 1900-1984
Jorgenson, Carl, 1903-1992
Jorgenson, Palmer, 1908-1979
LocationLeeds (N.D.)
Decade1960-1969
1970-1979
Item Number11219-022
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Oscar Carl George Palmer Gunda Emma Laura Jorgenson"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryOscar Jorgenson was the son of Peter and Betsy Jorgenson. He was born in 1901 in Springfield Township, N.D. near Leeds. He never married and later in life lived with his sister Gunda at his father's home near Leeds. He died in 1981 in Leeds.
Gunda Jorgenson was born in 1894 in Towner County. She never married and helped her brother Oscar keep the family farm near Leeds. She died in 1986.
Laura Jorgenson was born in 1896 in Towner County, N.D. and was the daughter of Peter and Betsy Jorgenson. She attended high school at Leeds, N.D. and graduated from the University of North Dakota. She taught grade school for two years. In 1924 she married Oscar Paulson of Thief River Falls, Minn. Together, they had four children: Robert, Bruce, James, and Patricia.George Jorgenson was born in 1898 in Springfield Township in Towner county. He married Magnil Medhus in 1928 in Devils Lake. They had five children: Richard, Betsy, Ardis, and Inez and Ione, twin girls.
Emma Jorgenson was born in Springfield Township, N.D. in 1900. She married Arne Skeie in 1931. They farmed near the rest of the Jorgenson family near Leeds, N.D. Emma and Arne had three children: Jean, Eileen, and Shirley.
Carl Jorgenson was born in 1903 in Leeds. He married Gladys Nestergard in Leeds in 1932. They had five children: Joann, Curtis, James, Ronald, and Jerry.He died in 1992 at Rugby.
Palmer Jorgenson was born in 1908 in Leeds. He married Bernice Bennes in 1936 at Leeds. They had four children: Philip, Linda, Larry, and Lois.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionJorgenson Family Papers Mss 11219
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (11219-022)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh11219022
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