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Title: Tilda (Thorgersen) Pederson

Dates: 1940-1981

Collection Number: Mss 10543

Quantity: 1.75 ft.

Abstract: The collection includes scrapbooks of WWII service men, minutes, biographical information for local servicemen, roll of honor newspaper clippings, and local Navy men missing in action. The Minot (N.D.) branch was known as the "Wheel and Anchor Club," no. 175.

Provenance: The Tilda Pederson collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota in August 1983 by her daughter Gladys Pederson.

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 are 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.

Transfer: Published material transferred to publications collections.

Historical Sketch

Tilda Pederson was born in Norway May 19, 1880. Her family moved to Flandreau, Dakota Territory when she was six and later to Wolcott, SD. She married John Pederson in 1900 at Wolcott. In 1907 they homesteaded in Ward County near Makoti and later moved to Minot. They had 12 children: Arthur, Harry, Raymond, Hjalmer, Esther, Ida, Alice, Gladys, Ernest, Vernon, Glenn, and Lyle.

The four youngest sons served in the military. Ernest and Lyle enlisted in the Navy. Ernest served primarily in the Atlantic and Lyle in the South Pacific. Vernon joined the National Guard and served in the Army in the European theater. Glenn flew missions in South America in the Air Force. Tilda Pederson died in Minot on March 17, 1975 at age 94. Her husband John died in 1951.

Tilda Peterson, member of the Navy Mothers Club of Minot, ND, had two sons, Ernest and Lyle serving in the Navy in World War II. The collection includes a scrapbook with Navy Mother’s Club minutes, biographical information on local servicemen, enlistments of local men in the Navy, newspaper clippings pertaining to Roll of Honor and local Navy personnel missing in action. Also included are a Navy Mother’s birthday book, copies of Navy Family Magazine, and newspaper clippings relating to Minot area Navy men and war news.


Box 1:
1 Birthday Book, Part I   ca. 1944               
2 Birthday Book, Holder, Part II  ca. 1944               
3 Miscellaneous ca. 1940-1975    
4 "Meddlin'" Play in Three Acts  n.d.      
5 Navy Family Magazine 1946      
6 Navy Family Magazine 1945      
7 Navy Family Magazine 1944                      
8 Navy Family Magazine 1943      
9 Loose Scrapbook, newspaper clippings 1945      
10 Religious Material      1940-1981           

Box 2:
Scrapbook 1940-1981

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