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Title: Lillian Wineman

Dates: 1912-1974

Collection Number:  MSS 10485

Quantity: 2.5 feet

Abstract: Consists of correspondence, poems and short stories by Lillian Wineman and others, organizational material (Lakewood [ND] Civic Association, Lakewood [ND] Homemakers, Order of the Eastern Star of North Dakota [the Grand Chapter and the Lorraine Chapter], Pioneer Daughters of North Dakota [Lake Region Chapter], Women’s Auxiliary to the American Legion), materials belonging to Sam L. Wineman (correspondence, letterhead from his auctioneering business, sketch of a home he wanted to build), canning recipes, recipes, information about Lillian’s garden, inventories of household goods, notes, daily grocery lists, a survey about Wineman’s Indian artifact collection, lists of property owners in Lakewood Park and Greenwood, clippings about Wineman, he driver’s license, farm notes, wills, memorial books (Lillian Wineman, Sam S. Wineman, Nettie Bertrand, Nettie Ranum, Trina Wineman), photographs of Samuel L. Wineman and officers of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Class, March 21, 1899 and a certificate from the Grand Orient at Charleston SC, 1922.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by the Lillian Wineman Estate on April 6, 1986.

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

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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.
               
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
From “Historical Sociology and the Prism of Biography:
Lillian Wineman and the Trade in Dakota Beadwork, 1893-1929”
by Karen V. Hansen, Qualitative Sociology 22(4), p.353-368

Born July 5, 1888 in Dakota Territory to Samuel and Trina (Moe) Wineman, Lillian Wineman liked to raise havoc in the Devils Lake region where she grew up – driving a fast car, riding horses, and parading on her bicycle in a white linen suit, her bright red hair flying behind her. Living well into her nineties, Wineman cherished the belongings that represented her family history and important moments in her life. She especially treasured her trunk full of Indian artifacts and beadwork. In her late life infirmity, she would request that the trunk be brought to her while she took out each item in turn and fondled it. Wineman was a member of the Pioneer Daughters, was gregarious, belonged to numerous volunteer organizations and the Episcopalian Church. Lillian Wineman died in August 1983.

Lillian’s father, Samuel L. Wineman left his German-Jewish family in Chicago, where his father had been involved in real estate, seeking opportunities in Dakota Territory in 1883. In partnership with his brother, he established a clothing store in Devils Lake and one in Grand Forks. When the partnership broke up in 1884, Samuel took over the Devils Lake store and his brother, J. B. Took the one in Grand Forks. Over the course of his life, Samuel was involved in numerous commercial and real estate ventures. He built the first opera house in Devils Lake and by 1918 owned 1,000 acres of land. He promoted development of the region through his business and his membership in the Commercial Club; he was elected alderman and mayor of Devils Lake; he was involved in the Masons, the Woodmen, and the Knights of Pythias. At the age of 26, when he fell in love with and married Trina Moe, a young woman who recently arrived from Norway (via Wisconsin), he was disowned by his family. He managed the clothing store until his retirement in 1910. He had gone to California for 18 months prior to his death, was returning to Devils Lake to see his family when poison set in from extraction of a tooth. He was 68 years old.

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Correspondence, 1934-1974
2 Literary productions (poems, short stories) by Lillian Wineman and others, n.d.
3 Organizational material, 1921-1974
Lakewood (ND) Civic Association
Lakewood (ND) Homemakers
Order of the Eastern Star of North Dakota, the Grand Chapter
Order of the Eastern Star of North Dakota, Lorraine Chapter
Pioneer Daughters of North Dakota, Lake Region Chapter
Women’s Auxiliary to the American Legion
4 Sam L. Wineman (correspondence, letterhead from his auctioneering business, sketch of a home he wanted to build), 1890-1919
5 Canning recipes
6 Recipes, ca. 1930s-1970s
7 Recipes, ca. 1930s-1970s
8 Gardening, ca. 1945

Box 2:
1 Inventories of household goods, ca. 1930-1945
2 Guestbook from Lillian’s 1968 birthday
3 Miscellaneous (notes, daily grocery lists for 1953, survey about her Indian artifact collection by the ND Historical Society Inc., notes, lists of property owners in Lakewood Park and Greenwood, clippings about Wineman, driver’s license, and war ration stamps), ca. 1921-1966
4 Farm notes, n.d.
5 Wills, testimonials, memorial books (Lillian Wineman, Sam S. Wineman, Nettie Bertrand, Nettie Ranum, Trina Wineman), 1912-1973

Box 3:    Photographs and certificate from the Grand Orient at Charleston SC, 1922, Samuel L. Wineman's Masonic certificate, Devils Lake, D.T. (1889)
10485-001            Composite portrait of officers of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Class, March 21, 1899 (including Samuel L. Wineman)
10485-002            Portrait of Samuel L. Wineman in regalia, officer of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Class, March 21, 1899

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