Title: Mary Krageland Papers
Collection Number: 10978
Quantity: 1 foot
Abstract: Business records, correspondence, legal records, and family records for the Rask, Krageland and Christianson families.
Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Mary Krageland Papers as a gift from Mary Luhman-Johnson on May 8, 2007.
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Stella Rask Krageland was born May 12, 1895 in Hendrum, Minnesota to Halvor O. and Nellie/Petronilla (Bye) Rask. She had two older brothers, Oliver H. and Arthur and one younger sister, Ruby Rask Peterson. In June 1922 Stella married Odin Krageland, son of K. O. and Anna Krageland and they had one son, Howard R. and one daughter Marion Estelle Krageland Undhjem. Howard married Mary Adele Iverson in 1946 in Cass County, ND. The donor, Mary Luhman-Johnson is the daughter of Howard and Mary Krageland. Oliver Rask moved to Zahl, ND in 1916 and lived in Williams County. The papers involve business and farming ventures of H. O. and Oliver Rask, a lawsuit involving some land in Lake of the Woods, Minnesota and at the site of the Garrison Dam, a trust set up by H. O. Rask for Stella and Ruby, and citizenship papers and estate files for various family members.
1 Certificate of Citizenship - H.O. Rask 1898
2 Declaration of Intention - Peter O. Rask 1869
3 Declaration of Intention - Ole Christianson 1858
4 Quarterly Report of Scrap Gold Dealer 1934-1935
5 John O. Berg Estate 1902
6 Anna Krageland Estate 1925-1931
7 Knute O. Krageland Estate 1906-1911
8 Farm Leases 1944-1947
9 Lake of the Woods Property 1920-1955
10 U.S. District Court Notice: Condemnation of Property for Construction of Garrison Dam 1952
11 Oil and Gas Lease 1951-1959
12 Ole Christianson Rasch Will 1868
13 H. O. Rask Trusteeship 1924-1927
14 Financial Statements Zahl Farmers' Union Elevator 1944-1950
15 Andreas Bye Military Pension 1902-1912
16 S & R Trust Fund Disbursements 1943-1967
17 First State Bank Alamo 1920-1932
18 Security State Bank Outlook MT 1921-1937
19 Outlook Realty Company 1921-1938
20 Oil Company Advertisement Sign Agreement 1929
21 Ephemera 1907-1960
22 Women’s Missionary Foundation – Fargo Circuit Convention Minutes 1939-1942
23 Women’s Missionary Foundation – Fargo Circuit Ladies Aid Presidents 1938-1942
24 Women’s Missionary Foundation – Fargo Circuit Programs 1940-1943
1 Correspondence 1919-1920
2 Correspondence 1922-1927
3 Correspondence 1928
4 Correspondence 1929
5 Correspondence 1930
6 Correspondence 1931
7 Correspondence 1932-1933
8 Correspondence 1934
9 Correspondence 1935
10 Correspondence 1936
11 Correspondence 1937
12 Correspondence 1938
13 Correspondence 1939
14 Correspondence 1940
15 Correspondence 1941-1942
16 Correspondence 1943
17 Correspondence 1944
18 Correspondence 1945-1947
19 Correspondence 1948
20 Correspondence 1949-1950
21 Correspondence 1951
22 Correspondence 1952-1965
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