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Title: Elmer E. Barry Family
 
Dates: 1884-ca. 1960

Collection Number: MSS 10738

Quantity: 21 photographs

Abstract: Consists of photographs of the James M. and Elizabeth Barry farm family, Manvel (N.D.), their son Elmer E. Barry, Elmer's garage and shop in Pembina (N.D.), a July 4th parade in Pembina (N.D.) and Governor Walter Welford.

Provenance: The Pembina Museum was closed and under state law, the State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired this collection. Carol Huls, Curator of Collections of the Museum Division of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, brought the collection to the SHSND along with artifacts from the former Pembina Museum and other collections. 

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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:
1573 Elmer E. Barry Oral History Interview (90 minute cassette, 1965)
10737 Pembina Museum
00709 Pembina Museum Photograph Collection

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Elmer E. Barry was born in the Manvel area of Dakota Territory on August 7, 1886. He is the son of James M. and Elizabeth (McAdam) Barry. James came from White Lake, Ontario and Elizabeth from Packenham, Ontario. They were married in 1875, and in 1877 he came to Dakota Territory.

Elmer attended school and grew up in the old home at Manvel, where he farmed with his father. From 1909 to 1911 he served as clerk of School District #13 of Levant Township, He entered service in 1918 in World War 1.

On November 27, 1919, he married Matilda Moris of Pembina, a descendant of two prominent pioneer families of Pembina County. Elmer owned and operated a filling station and garage at Pembina. He served as Justice of the Peace and was United States Commissioner for thirty-two years and was always interested in community affairs. He and his wife were members of the Presbyterian Church. They had two daughters, Frances Zirko and Margaret Cummings.

PHOTOGRAPHS INVENTORY

Box 1:
10738-00001   Threshing crew on the farm of James M. Barry, Grand Forks County (D.T.), August 1884
10738-00002   James M. and Elizabeth Barry family outside farm home, Manville (N.D.), August 1895
10738-00003   Exterior of Elmer E. Barry's garage and shop, Pembina (N.D.), 1919
10738-00004   Exterior of Elmer E. Barry's garage and shop, Pembina (N.D.), 1922
10738-00005   July 4th parade on Main street, looking north, Pembina (N.D.), 1902
10738-00006   July 4th parade on Main street, looking north, Pembina (N.D.), 1902
10738-00007   Threshing on the farm of E. E. Barry, Manvel (N.D.), 1908
10738-00008   Threshing on the farm of F. C. Moris, Pembina (N.D.), ca. 1910
10738-00009   Portrait of Governor Walter Welford with unidentified men, ca. 1945
10738-00010   Portrait of Governor Walter Welford, ca. 1920
10738-00011   Portrait of Governor Walter Welford with unidentified men, ca. 1945
10738-00012   Men with cattle in stockyards, ca. 1925
10738-00013   Men with cattle in stockyards, ca. 1925
10738-00014   Portrait of Walter Pike and Elmer Barry, Grand Forks (N.D.), ca. 1910
10738-00015   Herb, Cole, Elmer Barry and Rock on horseback at Valley View farm, ca. 1916
10738-00016   Dick Butler and Elmer Barry, Pembina (N.D.), 1916
10738-00017   Group at Valley View farm, ca. 1916
10738-00018   Portrait of Elmer E. Barry, 1909
10738-00019   Portrait of Elmer E. Barry, 5/1/1958
10738-00020   Elmer Barry with two unidentified women, ca. 1960
10738-00021   Elmer Barry standing beside bottle exhibit, ca. 1960

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