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Title: Miss Annetta Erickson

Dates: 1908-1922

Collection Number: 00125

Quantity: 20 items

Abstract: Postcards, primarily from Bismarck and Fargo (ND).

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired this collection in 1963.

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.

Related Collection:
00132 Miss Annetta Erickson

Biographical Sketch
From the Wilton News, July 21, 1961

Miss Annetta I. E. Erickson, 81, Wilton, noted musician, vocalist and composer of songs and sacred hymns, died in a Bismarck hospital Friday and 6:48 a.m.

She was born in Chicago and came to the Dakota Territory with her parents in 1884. In 1889 the family moved to Burleigh County.

She received her primary education in rural Burleigh Co. schools and was graduated from Bismarck High School. She attended the Grand Island, Neb. Business College, Northwestern Bible School at Mpls. And the McPhall School of Music there.

She received her first music lessons from Jessamine Slaughter, the daughter of Linda Slaughter, pioneer educator.

She taught school in rural Burleigh County for many years during which time she organized and directed the Still Community Choir.

She directed Sunday school and church choirs, gave voice and instrumental lessons and was soprano at countless church and social functions.

A composer of songs and hymns, she saw three volumes of her works published. “Sions Froidebund,” a Swedish songbook for guitars in 1902; “Prairie Praises Song Folder,” in 1949, and “Prairie Praises,” on 1954.

In November 1960, one of her songs, “O, Holy Child,” was published in the Christian Etude, a national publication.

She was a member of the Wilton American Legion Auxiliary, the Pioneer Daughters, Hymn Lovers Fellowship, Christian Etude, the Still Missionary Society, the Sunne Lutheran church and an honorary member of the Still Homemakers Club.

Services were held at 4 p.m. from the Sunne Lutheran Church and burial was in Mission Cemetery here.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and a sister. She leaves two brothers, Arthur and Anthony, both of Wilton, a niece, Mrs. Emil Barth of Mandan, and a nephew, John Erickson of Wilton.


00125-01 – 02     Indian School, Bismarck (ND)
00125-03 – 05     Old State Capitol, Bismarck (ND)
00125-06              Sakakawea statue, Capitol Grounds, Bismarck (ND)
00125-07              Northern Pacific Passenger Depot, Bismarck (ND)
00125-08 – 09     Post Office, Bismarck (ND)
00125-10              Penitentiary, Bismarck (ND)
00125-11              Fifth Street looking north, Bismarck (ND) 1909
00125-12              Braddock (ND)  1913
00125-13              Main Street looking east, Ellendale (ND)              
00125-14              Equity Co-operative Packing Plant, Fargo (ND)
00125-15              Northern Pacific Depot, Fargo (ND)
00125-16              Waldorf Hotel, Fargo (ND)
00125-17              Main Street looking south, Harvey (ND)
00125-18              Kief (ND) 1911
00125-19              LaMoure (ND) 1908
00125-20              Theodore Roosevelt Cabin on ranch near Medora (ND)

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