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Title: Betty Borman Winton

Dates: 1890-1950

Collection Number: 2012-P-038

Quantity: 8 items

Abstract: One image of the original jailhouse (Guard House) in Fort Abercrombie, the Old Settlers Legion Memorial in the Fort Abercrombie State Park, Clarence Walter Ware holding boys Walter William and Dale Abercrombie (N.D.) 1916, and family portraits.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Betty Borman Winton. Originally given to Craig Wilson, site supervisor at Fort Abercrombie, it was transferred on June 1, 2011 to the State Historical Society of North Dakota Photo Archives.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES


The donor, Betty Jean Borman Winton was born December 4, 1940 in Hennepin County, Minnesota to Dr. Chauncey Nord Borman and Clara Ermita Sperry. She attended Blake School-Highcroft Campus in Wayzata, Minnesota and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois . She married McDonald Donald Winton (1932-) son of Charles J and Henrietta Winton on June 8, 1991 in Sarasota County, Florida. In 2012, she was living in Excelsior, Minnesota. Millard Michael Borman (or Michael Millard Borman) was her grandfather.

Viola M Borman Hanley was born September 8, 1900 in Abercrombie, Richland County, North Dakota to Millard Michael (1868-1937) and Anna Josephine (Johnson) Borman (1872-1945). She moved to Minneapolis  in 1930, living with the Frederick Schech family and was teaching public school. She married John B. Hanley (1897-2014) a salesman for the Minneapolis Star Journal and Tribune.  She died on May 31, 1998 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Hilda Borman Ottis was born November 4, 1894 in Abercrombie, North Dakota to Millard Michael (1868-1937) and Anna Josephine (Johnson) Borman (1872-1945). She attended St. Cloud Normal School and worked for her father in his drug store and in the Abercrombie Telephone Office as a bookkeeper. She married Elder Ottis (1892-1964) on July 31, 1919 in Abercrombie. They purchased the drug store from her father, Millard M. Bormanand, and ran it until 1947 when Hilda’s ill health forced them to sell. She passed away in 1948. She is buried in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery (East) in Abercrombie.

Barney Bernard Tinglestad was born on November 11, 1894 in Abercrombie, North Dakota to Gilbert and Olava Tingelstad. He registered for the World War I draft on June 15, 1917, listing his occupation as Lineman for the Abercrombie Telephone Company. He was inducted at Wahpeton on June 23, 1918, sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa, served in the Quartermaster Corps until he was discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa on March 31, 1919 as a private. In 1920 he was working as a lineman for the Abercrombie Telephone Company.  In 1930, he was working as a hired man for Millard M. and Anna J. Borman. On April 27, 1942 he registered for the World War II draft and he listed Mrs. Millard M. Borman as his employer. His registration was attested to by Elder G. Ottis, son-in-law of Mrs. Borman. In 1940, he was still lodging with Mrs. Borman, but he was working as an electrician for the Abercrombie Telephone Company. He died on August 11, 1970 in Wilkin County, Minnesota and is buried in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery (East) in Abercrombie.

Clarence Walter Ware was born on August 16, 1885 in Washington Township, Iowa to Charles A. (1859-1923) and Angeline (Wahner) Ware (1864-1934). In 1900 he was living in Marengo, Iowa County Iowa with his parents, maternal grandmother Theresea Wahner and three siblings: Albert, Mathais and Clara. In 1910, he was living in Abercrombie, North Dakota with Millard M. Borman family as a boarder and working as the druggist at Millard Borman’s drug store. Clarence married Grace Doris Sperry (1891-1916), daughter of William Ellehue (1859-1933) and Carrie Nancy (Smith) Sperry (1862-1945) in Billings County, North Dakota around 1911. In 1915 he was living with Grace and their two children, Walter William (1912-1998) and Charles Dale (1912-1985) in Abercrombie. Grace died in 1916 and she is buried in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery (East) in Abercrombie. Her boys, Walter William and Charles Dale moved in with their grandparents William E. and Carrie V. Sperry in Henry, Golden Valley County, North Dakota. They stayed with them until they graduated from school and joined the armed forces. Clarence registered for the World War I draft on September 12, 1918 in Rogers, Barnes County, North Dakota listing his occupation as Manager of Rogers Drug Company. Clarence Walter married Laura A. McKenzie (1899-1961) and was living in Rogers, North Dakota in 1920 where he worked as the manager of a drug store. They had two children, Donald Everett (1920-1994) and Doris Mae Ware (1923-1981). In 1930, he was a lodger in Great Falls, Montana working as a salesman for a Drug Store. Laura A. Ware divorced him before 1930. In 1940 he had returned to Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa and was working as a salesman for a medicine company. He died in January 8, 1960 and is buried in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery (East) in Abercrombie.

PHOTOGRAPHS INVENTORY

2012-P-038-00001 Original Jailhouse built in 1861 Fort Abercrombie N.D.
2012-P-038-00002 Old Settlers Legion Memorial State Park Fort Abercrombie (N.D.)
2012-P-038-00003 Clarence Walter Ware holding sons Walter William and Charles Dale Abercrombie ND 1916
2012-P-038-00004 Viola Borman High School portrait Abercrombie (N.D.) 1914-1918
2012-P-038-00005 Viola Borman Hanley portrait 1939
2012-P-038-00006 Hilda Borman Abercrombie (N.D.) 1897 Photo by Arthur A Bentley Fargo (N.D.)
2012-P-038-00007 Hilda Borman and Elder Ottis Wedding Abercrombie (N.D.) July 31, 1919.
2012-P-038-00008 Barney Tinglestad Abercrombie (N.D.) 1940

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