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Title: Arthur W. and Dora Mundy

Dates: 1880s-1920s

Collection Number: 00842

Quantity: 52 items

Abstract: Portraits of the Dahl and Mundy families, ranch scenes near Watford City, and images around Bismarck.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired this collection from Jane Mundy in September 1989.

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

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Related Collection:
MSS 10758

From the Bismarck Tribune, Monday, September 27, 1965

A. W. Mundy, 94, retired Bismarck businessman and former operator of the A. W. Lucas Co, here, died at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home here Saturday.

Mr. Mundy was associated with the Lucas company from 1923 when he became manager of the local department store, to 1925 when he purchased the store with his brother E. O. Mundy, until his retirement in 1940.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ell Torrance and Jane Mundy, both of Bismarck; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Boelter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Mund was born at Eden S.D. August 21, 1871, a son of Edward O. and Clara Rice Mundy. He grew up at Spirit Lake, Iowa.

At the age of 19 he left home and got a job as a clerk in a store in Minneapolis. He later went to work in a Golden Rule store in St. Paul, became buyer for the store and worked there 15 years before taking over as manager for 11 years.

In 1915, he came to North Dakota and ranched in McKenzie County near Watford City for four years. He returned to Minneapolis before coming to Bismarck in 1923.

Mr. Mundy married Dora Dahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Dahl, Minneapolis, in 1910. And she was his partner in the Lucas store here until their retirement in 1940. She died in 1955.

Mr. Mundy was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, the El Zagal Temple of the Shrine and was also a member of Kiwanis.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the chapel of the Boelter Funeral Home. Rector A. E. Smith of St. George’s Episcopal Church will officiate and burial will be made in the family plot of Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Yegen, Norman Roop, Nick Boehm, William Moeller, R. Fay Brown, all of Bismarck, and James Gaffaney, Fargo.

From the Bismarck Tribune, Friday July 15, 1955

Mrs. Arthur W. Mundy, 71, 232 W. Ave. B, long-time local businesswoman, died at 5:40 a.m. Friday in a local hospital. She was admitted into the hospital July 4.

Mrs. Mundy had been vice president of the A. W. Lucas Co. local department store since 1925. She had retired from an active part in the management of the firm in 1940.

Active until then in the store, Mrs. Mundy organized and for 15 years was manager of the Lucas Co. lunchroom. She was in charge of the ready-to-wear department also for many years prior to her retirement.

Born in Minneapolis, Minn. September 16, 1884, she was the former Miss Dora Dahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Dahl. She grew up and attended school in Minneapolis.

In 1910 she was married to A. W. Mundy at Hanska, Minn. and lived for a time in St. Paul, where Mr. Mundy was manager of the Golden Rule Department Store.

For a short time the Mundys farmed near Watford City. They returned to Minneapolis for a few years and then moved to Bismarck in 1925, where Mr. Mundy and a brother, E. O. Mundy, purchased the A. W. Lucas Co.

She was a member of the Unitarian Church. She leaves her husbans, two daughters, Mrs. Ell (Margaret) Torrance, 900 Thompson, and Miss Jane Mundy, W. 231 ½ Ave. C, and two sisters, Mrs. Inga Mosher and Mrs. Ann Martens, Minneapolis, Minn.

Funeral arrangements are being made by the Boelter Funeral Home.


00842-01                                Mrs. T. O. Dahl
00842-02                        Thor O. Dahl holding Margaret and Jane Mundy in front of log home
00842-05                        E. O. Mundy
00842-06                                Curtis Mosher
00842-07                        John Dahl’s baby picture
00842-08                        Inga Dahl Mosher
00842-09                        Curtis Mosher, Curtis     
00842-10                        Dora, Inga, and Anne Dahl                  
00842-11                        Jane Mundy
00842-12                        Margaret Mundy
00842-13                        T. O. Dahl, his wife, and Inga, Dora, Anne                  
00842-14                        T. O. Dahl
00842-15                                Arthur Dahl
00842-16                        Archer W. Mundy
00842-17                                Arthur Dahl
00842-18                                Dora Dahl
00842-24                                Swimming group at beach
00842-25 – 26                       Little girl by log home
00842-31                                Dora Dahl sitting on steps with a dog
00842-32 – 34                       Ranch images
00842-36                                Child by wagon in front of log home
00842-40                                Dora Dahl graduation portrait
00842-41                                Couple on bench by dock and beached canoe
00842-42                                Dora and A. W. Mundy having a picnic
00842-44                                Dora Mundy with a dog
00842-48                                Arthur Dahl
00842-49                                Ranch

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