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Title: Francis Wold

Dates: 1908-1952

Collection Number: 00225

Quantity: 32 items

Abstract: Black and white 8 X 10 copy prints of people and buildings in Regan, Baldwin, Canfield, Goodrich, and Wing, ND. Several images have the initials C. E. B. written on them.

Provenance: Frances Wold allowed the State Historical Society of North Dakota to borrow, copy, and return the Frances Wold photos in October 1991.

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

Copyrights: Copyrights to 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 or 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 of North Dakota.

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 Collections:
10680 Frances Wold, 1889-1984, 14 feet

Biographical Sketch

Frances Margaret Cox Wold was born to Leonard and Faye Lesley Cox on October 2, 1915 in Bismarck, North Dakota. The Wolds had another daughter, Ruth and a son, Winston. The family lived in Benedict, Fort Clark and Sanger, ND. Frances attended Garrison High School and graduated from Bismarck High School in 1933. She passed her state teacher examinations in 1934 and from 1934 to 1938 was a rural school teacher in Sheridan and Oliver counties. She married Joseph Wold on November 2, 1938 in Bismarck and they raised three children: Janet, Meryl, and Clark.

Frances no longer taught school after she married, however, in the 1950s she began work as a reporter and weekly columnist for the Wilton News. In 1986 the Wilton News became the Leader/News and Frances continued her weekly column, “From the Files.” She continued to write for the Leader/News as well as the Bismarck Tribune and a biweekly column for the Farm and Ranch Guide, “Then and Now,” until 1994. She had a special interest in North Dakota history and this collection contains her extensive research files on a variety of topics.
Frances had articles and book reviews published in a variety of newspapers, magazines and journals including North Dakota Outdoors, REC Magazine, the Minneapolis Star & Tribune, North Dakota History, and the Fargo Forum. Two collections of her columns have been published: Prairie Scrapbook and Then and Now.

Frances was the Regan Town Clerk for 28 years, was Treasurer for the Regan School Board, Burleigh County Special Education Board member for nine years, taught Sunday School, Bible School, Adult Bible classes and vacation Bible School at Sunne Lutheran Church in Regan and was a guest speaker for a North Dakota history class at the University of Mary for six years. Frances earned many awards including one from the American Association for State and Local History in 1978, the Woman of Achievement award from the ND Press Women in 1985, and Excellence in Local History award from the ND State Historical Board in 1988.

Frances Wold died in Bismarck September 20, 1995. Her husband Joseph preceded her in death in Regan in 1971.


1 First State Bank of Regan 1920
2 Drug Store, Regan, N. Dak. 1920
3 Regan State Bank         1920
4 Grain Market, Regan, N. Dak. 1920                      
5 Residence Street, Regan, N. Dak. 1921
6 Regan School  1920
7 “Great Grandmother, Grandmother, Mother, Child” four horses: Nellie, Jen, Fly, and Maggie
8 “In the Wild & Rocky West” man standing on rocky outcropping
9 “The Canfield Pedagogue” young man seated at desk in front of blackboard   
10 “Modern Threshing near Canfield, N. Dak.”
11 Woman in dark dress standing in front of building
12 young boy on hobby horse next to young girl standing                            
13 “The Cowboy at his Shack Canfield, N. Dak” Art Strand
14 “Moonlight on the lake, Canfield, N. Dak.”
15 Emil Braden standing in snow 1909-1910         
16 “Landscape Scene at Canfield, N. Dak.                             
17 Agnes, Albert, Andrew, Gina, Gudwin, Leo, Olga and Oscar Olson with wagon drawn by two horses in front of homestead shanty
18 Albert, Gina, Gudwin, Leo, and Olga Olson; Art, Melvin, and Norten Strand; Harry, Morris, Peter and Sam Weinberg; and Ragna Wold in classroom
19 Celebration outside Pioneer General Store - Sachs Bros. in Wing (ND) July 4, 1911
20 Street view of Wilton (ND) with Hotel Wilton in foreground 1908
21 Mrs. John Krogstad, Mrs. Andrew and Mrs. Ole Olson, and Mrs. Pete Sand standing in front of building 1909-1910
22 Goodrich (ND) public school  1919
23 Anna, Joseph, Olaf and Ragna Wold                  
24 “The Rolling Prairies, Canfield N. Dak.
25 Richard & Florence Borner and sons Noel and Paul in Carp Lake MI in 1952     
26 Florence and Richard Borner 1936      
27 Florence and Richard Borner “in their home in Indiana in 1960”            
28 Paul Borner, Post Office Clerk in Carp Lake MI 1964   
29 Baldwin schoolhouse 1920s                  
30 Florence and Richard Borner’s rented farm house 1 mile east of Baldwin, ND mid 1920s
31 Baldwin (ND) town hall on fire, showing bank, town hall, and Fred Rupp store               1936
32 Baldwin (ND) Main Street       1925
33 “Kyrkan i Slaughter N. Dak. The church in Slaughter N. Dak. Sunne, at the time of the dedication of the new church building”
34 “Early Canfield Settlers – Burleigh Co. ca. 1910; Mrs. Ben Larson, Mrs. Andrew (Anna) Strand, Hannah Olson, & Mrs, Ole (Mareh) Olson”
35 inset of a schoolhouse over view of a town

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