Hunter News 1921 Hunter Herald

January 6, 1921

Miss Gladys Collins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Collins of Hunter was quietly married to J. McDonald of Page last week on Thursday. Mrs. McDonald has a host of friends who wish them good luck.

Laid to Rest

Word reached here on Thursday of last week announcing the death of Gust Hogenson on Wednesday evening at 8:30, December 29th, 1920, he having been ill for the past two years, at the hospital at Dunseith this state.
Mr. Hogenson was born on June 11th, 1868 at Stordaln, Norway and came to this country when he was still in his teens and went to work around here. Shortly after he was married to Ida Tollefsen, to which union were born seven children, four sons and three daughters, of which only two sons, George and Harry, and one daughter, Mrs. F. O. Eberhardt, are living today; his wife and two sons and two daughters having passed away before his death.
The remains arrived here on Friday evening of last week. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church at 2 o'clock Sunday last with Rev. W. H. Driver officiating and paying a beautiful tribute to the memory of the deceased and words of comfort to the bereaved ones in their hour of deepest sorrow. The casket was decorated with beautiful floral designs, all of which spoke of peace, purity and immortality. The music rendered was such as to soften the hearts and moisten all eyes.
He was a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father; to his friends, the soul of fellowship. But greatest of all-he was a man. And as a man it is that those who knew him best most love to contemplate him. He believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. He believed that the man who scatters flowers in the pathway of his fellowmen, who lets into the dark places of life the sunshine of human sympathy and human happiness, is following in the footsteps of his Master.
It is the gloom of the churchyard that reveals to us most clearly the beauty of life. It is the broken ties at the grave that prompt us to a fuller appreciation of the tenderness of the ties that are not yet broken; and so while we mourn the loss of our father we may rejoice that there is no cloud so dark that there is no light behind it, no sorrow so great and there is not a balm for the wound it inflicts. He leaves to mourn his loss, two sisters, two brothers, a daughter and two sons and five grandchildren and a multitude of friends.
He was a member of the local B. A. Y. and also was a member of the local I. O. O. F. order and the brothers of this institution followed the remains to its last resting where they performed the last rites for a departed brother.
The brothers who acted as pallbearers were: A. M. Peterson; J. E. Hoxie; Nels Johnson; J. C. Richardson; R. A. Sayer and Geo. Osborne.

In Memoriam

Little Rose Alice, 10 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Collins, died last Sunday just as the shadows of night were unfolding the day. The small body was laid to rest in our cemetery on Tuesday afternoon by hands that had tried to make her young life happy. May God's purest angels guard her slumbers.
Only the memory of the lovely child is left, yet how sweet, how uplifting its influence. For, after all, death is but the slipping off of the outer body. The taking away of this child has left a sad home, but the memories thereof can fancy her awaiting them in the place prepared for her, a little apart from the innumerable company in bright array; perhaps in one of the “Palaces of ivory, Its windows crystal clear” of which old Bonar quaintly sung. In the light, not of the sun, neither of the moon, we see her beyond the fields of fadeless asphodel, under the waving palms, beside the still waters bordered with silver lilies. These may be merely figures, but they bear a precious meaning to yearning hearts made for the deep household loves; hearts that will not be comforted because the Angel of the House is missing.
The many friends extend to the bereaved ones their sympathy in this their hour of sorrow.

Alex Kennedy Returns

Alex Kennedy, who resides some three miles north of Hunter, who has been gone about three months on a visit to his old home in Ireland, England, where he has been visiting with his mother and brother and friends returned home last week on Thursday morning.
Mr. Kennedy says that he enjoyed his trip as well as coming and going across the pond, and he really kind of likes the old place which he used to call home, but that there is a little too much rain there to suit him and that farming is not carried on on a large scale, not like the way things used to be at the old Houston farm years ago. He also said that he had a real fine visit with relatives and friends.
But he said that he was really glad to come back to his home and the good old state of North Dakota.

A Bad Fire

On last Friday the Massey farm home, who lives about six miles northeast of Hunter, was completely burned to the ground. Mr. and Mrs. Massey were in Fargo at the time, going down with their auto, two of the children were out hunting and the other was viewing the wreck. No one knows how the fire started. This home was a very modern one having been built only the past few years and was one of the best in that section of the country was nicely furnished, the loss is a severe one as it was only partly covered by insurance, and everything in the house was burned, as nothing was saved. The many friends extend their sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Massey at this time.

January 13, 1921


Mrs. Duncan mother of Mrs. H. H. Buchanan and Miss May Duncan passed away Saturday evening at her home after a month's illness of pneumonia. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home and were conducted by Rev. Driver, pastor of the M. E. Church who paid a high tribute to the departed one “Mother” and spoke words of courage and sympathy to the bereaved family. Music was rendered by the M. E. Choir. The deceased favorite hymns “Come ye Disconsolate” “Abide with Me” were sung. A sacred solo by Miss Zavitz of Hunter was touchingly rendered. The floral tributes from relatives and friends were many and beautiful a pillow inscribed “Mother;” assorted roses from the Masons; white Carnations from the Arthur Sisters of Eastern Star and a beautiful bouquet of white carnations from the M. E. A. Society banked the casket as a token of esteem and love for our departed neighbor.
Mrs. Duncan was born Nov. 29th 1855 in the state of New York and when 14 years old moved to Caledonia, Minn. with her parents. In later years she was married to Mr. Duncan and settled on a farm at Appleton, Minnesota where the remains were taken to be placed with those of her husband who departed years ago.
The community extends their sympathy to the bereaved daughters in the loss of a loving and kind mother.

January 20, 1921

Miss Pearl Brayton who is teaching school near Arthur spent Saturday and Sunday at her home.
The M. E. Ladies Aid will meet at the home of Mrs. F. S. Colwell Wednesday Jan. 26.

March 3, 1921

The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. N. N. Bly of Amenia died last week on Saturday and the funeral was held on Sunday afternoon. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved.

Quietly Passed Away

E. H. Lincoln passed away quietly at his home on Monday morning of this week. He went to bed as usually and was found dead in the morning, having died sometime during the night. The funeral was held from the M. E. Church on Wednesday and the remains were laid to rest in the Rose Valley Cemetery.
Mr. Lincoln was born at Adrian, Mich. 69 years ago. He was married to Miss Celestine Lamson at Clinton Falls, Minn., some 45 years ago. He has been living in and around Hunter since 1879, spending most of this time on his farm 7_ miles southeast of town, and living the past 8 years in Hunter.
He leaves to mourn a wife; 2 daughters, Miss Celestine and Mrs. D. Hughes of Hunter; two sons, George of Hunter and Harry Lincoln of Fargo; two brothers, L. G. Lincoln of Moorhead and B. A. Lowell of California and two sisters, Mrs. Francis Ferguson of Fargo and Mrs. Macklin of St. Helena, California besides a host of friends.
The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved in this their hour of deepest sorrow.

March 10, 1921

Born to Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Harmon, a baby girl on Thursday, March 3rd. All parties concerned are doing fine.

March 31, 1921

In Memoriam

When I was a child I remember reading a detailed account of the sensations of the last human being left on earth when all his fellows had died and though I realized that it was a purely imaginary sketch it filled my heart with a fear and dread that stamped itself upon my mind so that when I heard of the "passing over" of Mrs. McMullen it occurred to me with the nearness of the time when there will be only one of the eager hopeful band who came here in the eighties left.
Among the eager enterprising new people who came to Hunter in the spring of 1885 was J. H. McMullen with his wife and little daughter Bertha destined to be for many years important factors in the life and development of the town.
Rebecca Elliott was one of a large family belonging to that thrifty long-lived tribe of Elliott at Goderich, Ontario, Canada. November 1st, 1860 and was married in February 1883 to J. H. McMullen of the same town and never was a man more fortunate in the choice of a help mate for she combined the sunniest and most affectionate disposition with a wonderful power of accomplishment and ability to plan and organize and get things done. As landlady of the Hunter Hotel she left nothing to be desired and later as proprietor and sole manager of an up-to-date millinery and furnishing store she was just as successful, and in spite of this absorbing occupations she never neglected her family or any of the social duties or interests that were so numerous and ornerious in the early days. Always from her girlhood days she was a faithful and devoted worker in all the activities of her beloved church.
Great was the consternation and bewilderment when in the fall of 1911 the family consisting of themselves and a son, Roy, born in Hunter and Bertha, a faithful replica in looks and character of her mother moved to Carrington N. D. where they lived for two years and then moved to Minnewaukon where they have resided until about fourteen months ago when they moved to Fargo to establish a permanent home and all who loved her are so thankful for her that for this time which she described as the happiest of her life for she had all her dear ones under the home roof and though a rapidly failing from heart disease she was able to be up around the house until the last two weeks of her life, when pneumonia developed and she suffered intensely. The heart trouble had been brought on by an acute attack of inflammatory rheumatism she suffered a number of years ago but how little her infirmities interfered with her duties to communities in which she lived may be inferred by the tributes to her memory that came from both the churches and W. C. T.U. unions in the towns in which she had made her home.
At her bedside when the end came were gathered all her family and Mrs. A. G. Sparling of Manitoba, a well loved sister who was able to be with her the last trying days of her devoted and beautiful life. Also Mrs. C. L. Thompson her more than sister and friend. Those attending the funeral from a distance were Mrs. Sparkling of Manitoba, Mr. and Mrs. Geo Elliott of Leonard N. D., John and Albert Elliott of Grandin, N. D., Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Elliott of Grandin, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Thompson of Hunter, Hon. and Mrs. Peter McLachlin of Hunter N. D. and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Thompson of Hunter.
Dr. Hodson of the First M. E. Church of Fargo, her pastor, gave a very comforting address and Mrs. Vowels sang “Safe in the Arms of Jesus” and “Sometimes We'll Understand.” Former Hunter Resident Accidently Killed Russell, N. D. March 28. Nels Madsen of Russell killed himself accidentally with a shotgun while returning to his home after assisting a neighbor to grind feed. The accident happened in the forenoon, but the body was not found until evening. It is believed the victim was getting through a fence and the hammer of the 12 gauge shotgun he was carrying became caught by one of the wires. The charge entered Madsen's body just below the heart and it is believed he died instantly.

April 7, 1921

New Business Firm Opens C. J. Sorenson and W. D. Collins have rented part of the J. C. Richardsen shop and will from now on conduct a shop for the repair of all kinds of gas engines, tractors, and autos and other work in that line. Both of these young men are well known having lived here for some time. They are good workmen and there is no question but what they can do the work. In talking to one of the boys, he said, “all we want is a fair trial and we will surely make good.” Give them a trial.

June 2, 1921

Now Ready for Business

A. M. Sanderson has now opened up his new restaurant and confectionary store on Front Street and is ready for business.
He has remodeled the interior and it is now a real nice looking place. There are four booths where one can be seated for his meals or his ice cream besides four other tables and there is a really fine lunch counter, all of these were made by his father and are a work of art. Mr. Sanderson endeavors to make this place as comfortable for all as it is possible to do so by practically cutting out all smoking in the house, which is a very good feature. He has christened the place the BEAUX ART CAFÉ a real up-to-date name at that, some name and some place Art. We wish them success.

June 16, 1921

50th Anniversary of the Settlement of the Goose River Section of the Red River Valley to be Celebrated at Hillsboro, June 22nd

The 50th Anniversary of the Settlement of the Goose River Section of the Red River Valley will be fittingly celebrated in Woodland Park at Hillsboro, Wednesday, June 22nd.
An excellent program, consisting of music, songs and speeches has been arranged. The principal speakers will be S. N. Heskin, B. B. Haugan, Tracy R. Bangs and A. C. Devit. Besides these speakers, some of the old pioneers will give short talks. At 6 o'clock in the evening, a bouquet will be tendered to the old pioneers, at the Armory, where a number of speeches will be made and where the old timers will have an opportunity to visit with each other and talk over their early experiences. The ones who came to this section of the country before the railroads were built or operation, in 1881, are the real pioneers. On account of the difficulty in securing the names of all of them, the committee in charge thought it best not to send out personal invitations, but a cordial invitation to attend this banquet is extended to all those who moved into this section of the country, or were born here prior to and including the year 1881.
This includes not only those on the Dakota side, but also those immediately adjoining on the Minnesota side.
After the banquet, the Buxton High School Band, consisting of fifty pieces, about one-third of whom are girls, will give a band concert on the Court House Grounds. After the band concert, an open air picture show will be given, by the picture on the screen on the Court House wall.
Two ball games will be played. One between Hillsboro and Mayville at 4 p.m. the other between Hillsboro and Hatton at 7 p.m. The old time Tug-of-War, foot races and other athletic contests will also take place in the evening.
While four of the churches in the city are arranging to sell lunches, it may be advisable for all who can to take their lunch baskets with them as in case the weather is nice, a large attendance is expected.

June 23, 1921


On Wednesday forenoon June 22d, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Johnson, occurred the marriage of Bertha Johnson to George Hogenson. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served. They left in the afternoon by auto to Casselton and from there to Minneapolis where they will make their future home.
The bride is one of the graduates from our high school and also from the normal at Valley City, and for the past few years has been teaching school at different places and has made a host of friends.
The groom was born in Hunter and has lived here all his life except the past few years, he was in the service during the late war, and is now employed in Minneapolis.
They are both well and favorably known here and have a host of friends who wish them all kinds of joy and good luck.

July 7, 1921

In Memory

Our dear and beloved little friend Marjorie Worsley, departed from this life last Sunday morning June 26th 1921, after an illness of five days with scarlet fever. All that loving hands of a mother and father could do, could not prolong her precious life to remain longer here. It was so sad, in that the family had to bear this great trial alone with none other near to comfort save Jesus, but someday when God draws back the curtain and the mist has cleared away we will understand why it has happened. There is a vacant place in our hearts, but a place has been filled in Heaven, that has been awaiting her coming where pain and sickness never enter. All is well with those who die in Christ for we remember Jesus said, “suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for such is the kingdom of heaven.” May the memory of her sweet little life be to us as a light to our pathway and a lamp to our feet so that when we are called Beyond, it may be said of us a place has been filled in Heaven.
Marjorie was born at Triumph Ill. April 6th 1910 and came to Hunter, N. Dak. with her parents eight years ago. She was laid to rest in the local cemetery Sunday afternoon June 26th 1921. Rev. Tourtelotte of Wheatland, N. D. conducted the service, with comforting thoughts found in St. John 12:24, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die it bringeth forth much fruit.” Misses Vivian Graves of Dixon, Ill. and Beatrice Miller sang “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus.”

July 14, 1921


A simple but dainty home wedding was solemnized at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. J. E. Denison, in Fargo, at 739 13th St. North on Tuesday July 12th at high noon, when Harry Rasmussen and Miss Ella Schultz were united in matrimony by the Rev. O. E. McCracken of Fargo. Only the immediate relatives were present. A fine wedding lunch was served after which the happy couple left for the lakes, where they will spend a few days outing. Both of these young people are well and favorably known here and have a host of friends who wish them all kinds of luck and joy.
Word reached here the first of this week announcing the marriage of Miss Mable Skatvold, who is well known here, to Mr. Helmer Utne of Graceville, Minn., they were married on Monday the 11th of July at Ortonville, Minnesota, and will make their future home at Graceville, Minn. Mrs. Utne has many friends here who will wish her much joy and a long and happy wedded life.
A very quiet ceremony performed by Rev. Jean A. Vis at eight o'clock Wednesday evening of last week at the Reformed church parsonage united the lives of Miss Effie Port and Richard Aiken, two very well and favorably known young people of this city. The single ring ceremony was used, and the two were accompanied by Miss Ann Aiken and Peter Port. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Port of East Winfield street, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Abel Aiken. Both have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances who bespeak their best wishes, and who, in part, tended them a charivari after the ceremony. For the present they will make their home with the parents of the bride. - Sentinel, Morrison, Ill.

August 11, 1921

Elevator and Mill Destroyed

Argusville Mill and Elevator Burn Down; Change of Wind Saves Other Businesses The Argusville grist mill and elevator were destroyed by fire shortly after 4:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The loss is estimated at $36,000 with partial insurance.
In the mill at the time of the fire was stored 1,000 bushels of grain and 300 sacks of flour.
The fire started in the engine, the origin not being known.
Because of the lack of equipment at Argusville, the Fargo fire department was called and succeeded in extinguishing the flames only after the mill had been entirely destroyed. A sudden change in wind prevented the fire spreading to three other elevators.
Several freight cars on the side track by the mill were also destroyed.
It was not known up to a late hour last night whether the mill and elevator would be rebuilt.

August 18, 1921

New Preacher Here Sunday

At a meeting of the elders and trustees of the Presbyterian church, it was unanimously decided to call Rev. Harold to preach Sunday Aug. 21 with a view of asking him to become permanent pastor of the church. All members of the congregation are especially urged to be prompt to hear him. Sunday School at 10. Preaching at 11. Christian Endeavor at 7. Evening preaching service at 8. Notice particularly that there are two preaching services. Edward H. Lorenz, Pastor.

August 25, 1921

Word reached here last week announcing the death of I. O. Moen, father of I. Moen of Hunter, at the ripe old age of 90 years. The funeral services were held last Saturday at Colfax and interment was made in the beautiful cemetery at that place. Mr. Moen and wife and two daughters, Misses Myrtle and Beatrice left Friday morning and attended the funeral on Saturday. They returned home on Sunday. Mr. Olaf Sunde was also present at the last rites. The sympathy of the community is tended to the bereaved at this time.

September 1, 1921

Will Locate Here

Dr. Hanson, who has made this place from time to time, will now locate here for good. He has made arrangements for an office in the building formerly used as a land office and will be ready for business about September 15. He wishes to make the above announcement to his many friends and acquaintances.

October 13, 1921

Changes Ownership

The Beaux Art Cafe, which has been conducted by A. M. Anderson for some time, has now changed owners. A. M. Sanderson has disposed of his interests to Mr. Murrell Miller, the change taking place one day last week.
Mr. Sanderson will leave for his former home at Park Rapids, Minn. and the best wishes of the community goes with him. He was very well liked by all and has a host of friends here.
Mr. Miller, the new owner, has lived among us for many years, and needs no introduction. He is well liked by all and we dare say that he will have a host of friends who will boost him in his new venture all they can. All are pulling for you to make good Murrell and hope that you have the best of success.


On Thursday of last week, Miss Hazel Stewart to Dallas Collins. They quietly autoed to Fargo that day and were there married. They are both well and favorably known in and around Hunter and have a host of friends who wish them all the happiness and joy of married life.

October 20, 1921

Traveling in Special Car

Mr. and Mrs. John Muir of The Dalles are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Beard of this city on their way to San Diego, Cal. They are traveling in an automobile which has all the latest equipment from electric lights to hot and cold water.
The above item taken from "The Eugene Daily Guard," may interest some of the older members of our community as it refers to former residents here prominent and active citizens when we were just beginning to grow and were chock full of hope and ambition.
All have left enduring monuments “foot-prints on the sands of time” that eloquently attest to their energy and efficiency. John Muir in the days when two blacksmith shops could not supply the demand for that kind of work stood at the forge from ten to twelve hours a day sharpening the plows that were turning over the sod to open up the “bread basket of the world”-and during that time he planted the trees (by proxy) that have developed into the grand grove on the road straight west of here.
Lem Beard was one of the foremost of the pioneer cultivators in this section and many of the trees around the town that we all enjoy and take so much pride in were set out by his family.
And their wives did their full share.

November 3, 1921

Had a Fine Time

Mr. and Mrs. Morrell Tudor entertained at a Halloween party Monday night at their farm home. Eight couples enjoyed the amusement. A Victrola furnished the music for the dancing which was enjoyed in the bunk house. This was decorated with corn stalks in keeping with the day and lighted by large pumpkins. Several contests were enjoyed with favors going to Mrs. Dallas Collins, Mrs. Jack Garrett and Mr. Bud Collins. Refreshments were served at midnight which furnished the energy for the men to pump up their tires on their cars before returning home.

December 8, 1921

Passed Away

On Monday of this week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Teter, who lives near here, Mrs. C. E. Loring. She was 74 years old at the time of her death. She had been ailing for some time and the end came peacefully. The remains were shipped from here on Tuesday evening to Milton, Iowa, where they will be laid to rest. The body was accompanied by Mrs. Teter. Mr. Teter went as far as Fargo. Short services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon with Rev. W. H. Driver officiating. The community extends their sympathy to the bereaved.

Dies Suddenly.

This community was shocked Tuesday morning when it became known that Carl, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rasmussen, had died suddenly that morning at about 7:30 after being ill only a few days. He was up and walking around outside on Sunday last, although he was not feeling any too well, but was not thought to be seriously ill. Carl was born here in Hunter and has lived here all his life, was a real nice boy and was well liked by all who knew him.
The funeral services will be held on Thursday (today) from the M. E. church, with Rev. Driver officiating, and the remains will be laid to rest in the Hunter cemetery.
The entire community extends their sympathy to the bereaved parents as well as the brothers and sisters in this their time of deepest sorrow.

A Letter from Florida

The following letter was received by Mrs. J. A. Burgum and will be read with interest by Mrs. Vosburg's friends.
Port Orange, Fla. Nov. 22.
My Dear Mrs. Burgum, We reached our destination at Port Orange Nov. 4th after 17 days of travel. We did not travel fast, the most miles we made any day was 125 miles, and that was made the last day we traveled over some of the finest roads we ever saw. But I cannot say all roads were good. One half day we traveled in sand up to the auto's hubs and that was not all, there were holes in the road that one could not see owing to the sand. I thought sure the springs to the car would be broken, however we were fortunate and had very little expense on the car, although we had to buy two new tires. We made 6 miles an hour in this sand. We visited several places of interest on our tip, Lincoln's Park in Kentucky is such a beautiful place. It consists of 120 acres of forest owned by the government. The log cabin where Lincoln was born sets on a white granite structure 60x60, located on a rise of ground. There are 60 marble steps leading up to the building. Near it is a spring arched overhead and sides with natural rock. Our next stop was Onyx Cave, Kentucky about 4_ miles apart. Onyx Cave is more beautiful but Mammoth is twice as large. They are both wonderful. It took us four hours to go through Mammoth. The prettiest part of Mammoth to me was the Echo River. There were 51 in the party and when we got to the Echo river, we got into two boats and were rowed down the river and back again. I think we were on the water thirty minutes or more and while we were going downstream the old familiar songs were sung and it sounded like a thousand voices. One could not realize they were 365 feet below the surface of the earth. We took another route on our return trip and when we got to certain place the guides told us to be seated and divine services were held. It was very impressive.
Yesterday we went out about 3 miles to see an orange grove. The grove is thirty years old and consists of a quarter section valued at $1500 an acre. The trees were heavily loaded with oranges and grapefruit. The owner who is a northern man said they would commence to pick and pack the oranges next Monday and the work would last until January or February. The soil at this grove here is white sand, nothing will grow on it without fertilizer, not even grass.
The palms and ferns grow everywhere else in abundance and it is a great task to clear the place of them it certainly is named rightly Florida jungle. There are no fences except around the town houses and lots and orange groves with a sign painted on them-keep out. The hogs and cattle run wild nothing but skin and bones. After seeing them one does not care for beef and pork. The weather for the past week has been above 80 so we have got thawed out. All are well here.
With love to all, Mrs. R. H. Vosburg.

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