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Title: William Sylvester Bailard

Dates: 1890-1981             

Collection Number: 00213

Quantity: 25 items

Abstract: Black and white and color negatives of biplanes, a school classroom, Company “C” 2nd Infantry North Dakota National Guard, and major fires in Ambrose (N.D.) in 1959 and 1981.

Provenance: The State Historical Society acquired this collection from William Sylvester Bailard in May 1981.

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

William Sylvester Bailard, Jr. was born January 22, 1931, in rural Ambrose, Divide County, North Dakota, to William Sylvester Bailard, Sr. (1907-1960) and Gladys L. Turbett (1906-1971). He attended school there and graduated from Ambrose High School in 1950. After his graduation he attended North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo for two years and during this time he also joined the Air Force National Guard. During the Korean War he was called to active duty on April 1st, 1951, serving in Georgia and California. He was released from service November 9, 1952 and returned to Ambrose to assist his father on the family farm. After the death of his father, Bill took over the operation of the farm.
On January 22, 1982 he married Karen Grote Cain in Ambrose. They continued to live at Ambrose. Bill was Ambrose Township assessor for many years, a member of the William Perry Makee American Legion Post, and a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 40 years. He spent many hours of his free time at the art of weaving.

He died Sunday, September 25, 1994 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Crosby (N.D.). Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday September 30th, 1994 at Ambrose Lutheran Church with Reverend Jeff Tengesdal officiating. He was buried in the Ambrose Cemetery with military rites conducted by the William Perry Makee American Legion Post #75 and Masonic rites conducted by the Crosby Masonic Lodge. Visitation was at Stakston-Martin Funeral Home Thursday September 29th and Friday September 30th, 1994.
He was survived by his wife Karen and two stepdaughters, Elaine Cain of Bozeman, Mont., and Mary Cain of Helena, Mont.
Crosby Journal, September 28, 1994. U.S. Public Records, U. S. Social Security Index, U. S. Census Records, U. S. Public Records Index.
William Bailard letter dated May 3, 1981 to Todd Strand, Photo Archivist.


00213-00001 Women's Party in Ambrose (N.D.) 07-31-1907. Woman and children in front of General Merchandise Store, Blevins Pool Hall and doctor's office in downtown Ambrose (N.D.) 1st row L-R: Marjorie Hardin, Eileen Todd, Ruth Romansen, Marvel Francis Athearn Nichols. 2nd row L-R: Mrs. Caroline B. Ingrebritson, Mary F. (Cahill) Hardin, Annie G. Tanaus, McCormick, Todd Blevins (in bassinet), Elizabeth Violet Roach. 3rd row L-R: Grace E. Darling, Anna L. Ness, Edith Mary McAdam Athearn Nichols, Clara G. Brattland. 4th row L-R: Catherine Bertha Wegener, Mrs. Minnie T. Austinson, Louise Smith, Adelaide McKoane, Anna Lyons and baby, Miss Chermansek, May E. Priess. 5th row L-R: Miss Ingrebritson. On seat L-R: Anna Romanson, Stella Elletson Schultz and baby [Richard] Schultz
00213-00002 Automobiles parked in front of tent with Kulaas Lumber in background, Ambrose (N.D.) 07-31-1907
00213-00003 Pete Wegener and Anton Nelson seated in wagon hauling supplies, Ambrose (N.D.) 1905
00213-00004 Company C of the 2nd North Dakota Infantry North Dakota National Guard at attention, Ambrose (N.D.) 1918
00213-00005 Crowd celebrating 4th of July, Ambrose (N.D.) 07-04-1918
00213-00006 Crowd at Great Northern Railway Depot, Crosby ND 02-11-1909 published by Togstad Brothers
00213-00007 Birdseye view of Ambrose (N.D.) 1905
00213-00008 Doctor in front of hospital, Ambrose (N.D.) 1927
00213-00009 Biplane parked in field, Ambrose (N.D.) 1925
00213-00010 Biplane parked in field with mechanic working on propeller, Ambrose (N.D.) 1925
00213-00011 Two men and dog in front of hardware store, Ambrose (N.D.) 1910
00213-00012 Teacher Ruth Bailard in school classroom with students Ambrose (N.D.) 1914
00213-00013 Birdseye view of Ambrose (N.D.) 1905
00213-00014 Six men in front of Imperial Lumber Yard, Ambrose (N.D.) 1910. David W. Kelley, bank cashier Christopher Peterson Grytness, Deputy Sheriff Austin T. Austinson, Giles M. Bailard, Julius Sampson, and  U.S. Customs Agent William. J. Bruchman
00213-00015 Owner Blaine E. Strong, Mike Stefonowicz, and Crosby fireman inspecting fire damage, Ambrose (N.D.) 02-16-1981
00213-00016 Tore Johansen inspecting fire damage, Ambrose (N.D.) 02-16-1981
00213-00017 Divide County Sheriff Irving Johnson and Mike Stefonowicz inspecting fire damage, Ambrose (N.D.) 02-16-1981
00213-00018 Burned former Citizen State Bank Ambrose (N.D.) 02-16-1981
00213-00019 Last of fire looking south, Ambrose ND 07-28-1959
00213-00020 After fire remnants of City Market, Ambrose (N.D. ) 07-28-1959.
00213-00021 Pop machine and safe outside Ambrose Grocery, Ambrose (N.D.) 07-28-1959.
00213-00022 City Market and back of Ambrose Farmers Union Locker Plant and Coop, Ambrose (N.D.) 07-28-1959
00213-00023 Ambrose City Portable Fire Truck Ambrose (N.D.) 07-28-1959
00213-00024 – 00025 After fire remnants of Ambrose Farmers Union Locker Plant and Coop, Ambrose (N.D.) 07-28-1959

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