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Title: Samuel Elliott Family (Garske, N.D.)
Dates: ca. 1910s-1930s

Collection Number: 2015-P-017

Quantity: 20 items

Abstract: Consists of agricultural and family photographs of the Samuel and Betsy (Halverson) Elliott family, Garske (N.D.) and the families of their friends and neighbors Colon Cook, William Albert McNary, Nancy Eleanor (Hunter) McNary, Willie McNary, Alice McNary, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Skar and their family.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Jeorgette Knoll on March 27, 2015

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in 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 and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is 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.       

Elliott's obituary, publication and publication date unknown

Samuel Elliott was born in Norway in 1841 and came to the United States with his parents when he was several weeks old. At the age of 21 he enlisted with Company D Second Wisconsin Regiment and served for three years. Upon expiration of his first enlistment he re-enlisted and served until the close of the Civil War. He fought in the battles of Gettysburg, Bull Run, and Fredricksburg and was wounded nine times. When President Lincoln was assassinated in Washington Mr. Elliott was on guard duty in the city.
Mr. Elliott was married to Betsy Halverson in 1867. They adopted three children: Erma C. (Mrs. Colon Cook), James and Grace R. (Mrs. Chas. Spar).


2015-P-017-01                   Jim Elliott with Erma Elliott and Colon Cook, ca. 1920
2015-P-017-02                   Threshing outfit, Garsket (N.D.), ca. 1920
2015-P-017-03                   Mr. and Mrs. Albert Skar and family outside their home, ca. 1920
2015-P-017-04                   Grace Sommers Elliott, Erma Elliott and Colon Cook, ca. 1920
2015-P-017-05                   Mrs. Gudrum Skar outside home, Knox (N.D.), ca. 1920
2015-P-017-06                   Emma Elliott  and Colon Cook, ca. 1920
2015-P-017-07                   Elliott boys with tractor and plow, Garske (N.D.), ca. 1920
2015-P-017-08                   Samuel and Bessie Elliott family in and around automobiles, probably in Garske (N.D.), ca. 1920s
2015-P-017-09                   William Albert and Nancy Eleanor (Hunter) McNary with children Willie and Alice in automobile, ca.  1920s
2015-P-017-10                   Portrait of a large group, possibly a congregation, ca. 1920
2015-P-017-11                   Portrait of Carl Oscar Skar, ca. 1930s
2015-P-017-12                   Wedding portrait of Gudrin Skar and Charles Howard Wiltse, Garske (N.D.)
2015-P-017-13                   Portrait of William Carroll "Willie" McNary, 1914
2015-P-017-14                   Jim Elliott with machinery, ca. 1920
2015-P-017-15                   Portrait of the William Albert and Nancy Eleanor (Hunter) McNary family, ca. 1920s
2015-P-017-16                   Samuel Elliott with two unidentified men, ca. 1920
2015-P-017-17                   Jim Elliott and threshing team, Garske (N.D.), ca. 1920
2015-P-017-18                   Left to right: Grace Sommers Elliott, Mamie Sorlie and Betsy Halverson Elliott  (wife of Sam Elliott) at the Elliott residence, Garske (N.D.), ca. 1920
2015-P-017-19                   Postcard to James Elliott, Garske (N.D.) from A. N. Skar, Knox (N.D.), 1919           
2015-P-017-20                   "Friendly Greetings from Garske, N. Dak" postcard to Dorothy Bailey, Merchantville (N.J.), author unknown, ca. 1920

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