SURNAME "P" OBITUARIES



EBEN W. PHILPUT

MARIE LOUISE PICOTTE VAN SOLEN

From the Towner County, North Dakota, Hansboro News, March 19, 1920:
"Bismarck - Mrs. Marie Louis Van Solen, a half-breed woman, born in 1831 in what later became Dakotah [sic] Territory, died here recently. Mrs. Van Solen occupies a prominent part in the history of the pioneer days of the northwest. In her early womanhood, she married C. G. L. Van Solen, a frontiersman of the early days and lived with him on the famous Parkin Ranch. At the Parkin Ranch, Mrs. Van Solen received Miles, Custer, Sherman, Sheridan, Grant and other great warriors of the early sixties and seventies". Note that the date of birth 1831 is incorrect/a typo. Should be 1839. Her mother, Eagle Woman Who All Look At/Mrs. Galpin was born in 1820."
Documents show her first name to be Maria or Marie. She was born 21 December 1839 in the part of Louisiana Territory which later would become Dakota Territory. She died on 9 March 1920 and is presently buried at Saint Peters Catholic Cemetery at Fort Yates. An extensive biography is contained on her FindAGrave Memorial. The town of Solen is name after Marie and George.