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Title: Wallin Family

Dates: 1880-1929

Collection Number: 00112

Quantity: 16 items

Abstract: Consists of family photos and images of Sitting Bull, Charles F. Amidon, and Judge C. H. Corliss.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Wallin Family Papers as a gift from Eleanor Sikes Peters in numerous deposits occurring between 1967 and 1982. These photographs were separated from manuscript collection 10210.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs. Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.


Alfred C. Wallin was born on February 12, 1836 in Gilbertsville, New York. His family lived in Michigan for a number of years and moved to Chicago in 1851. Wallin's father and two eldest brothers brought a tannery and formed the company of C.C. Wallin & Sons, Manufacturers and Dealers in Leather.  Wallin apprenticed as a tanner and currier in the family business.

In 1857, Wallin decided to further his formal education and attended the Elgin Academy, where he began to study law. Wallin entered the Law School at Ann Arbor Michigan in 1860 and received a law license in 1862. He eventually practiced law in Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota and North Dakota. Wallin was elected to serve on the first North Dakota Supreme Court bench following the admission of North Dakota into the Union. He served as a Supreme Court judge from 1889 until 1904 when he retired because of deafness.

Alfred Wallin married Ellen Gray Keyes on January 1, 1868 in Elgin, Illinois. They had two children while living in St. Peter, Minnesota.  The daughter, Madeleine, was born on October 12, 1868 and the son died in infancy.  Alfred Wallin died on January 9, 1923 in Santa Monica, California.

Alfred C. Wallin by Madeleine Wallin Sikes, 1925
Fargo Forum, 10 January 1923
Fargo Sunday Argus, 20 September 1896.

Related Collection:
MSS 102010 Wallin Family


00112-01              Alfred Wallin
00112-02              Mrs. George Dunn, Sr. and Alfred Wallin 1919
00112-03              Alfred Wallin
00112-04              Alfred Wallin
00112-04              Judge Guy C.H. Corliss  
00112-05              Alfred Wallin     
00112-06              Alfred Wallin     
00112-07              Alfred Wallin     
00112-08              Alfred Wallin     
00112-08              Charles F. Amidon
00112-09              Madeleine Wallin
00112-10              Madeleine Wallin
00112-11              Madeleine Wallin
00112-12              Ellen K. Wallin 1886
00112-13              E. C. Wallin, E.C.; (Ned); brother of Alfred            
00112-14              John Eggers son and daughter, Mrs. C. K. Mohler 1929
00112-15              Sitting Bull seated from knees up studio portrait in oval frame; wearing one feather in hair, hair wrapped in fur, bandolier across chest and buttoned shirt holding pipe 1881
00112-16              Sitting Bull's camp, with ten tipis visible, plus low tent 1880

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