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Title: Walter J. Maddock Family
Dates: ca. 1878-1920

Collection Number: 2015-P-041

Quantity: 25 items

Abstract: Includes images of Governor Walter J. Maddock, his wife Marguerite Pearl (Tierney) Maddock, son Wallace, siblings, and relatives, including Ellen Frances Dore, Charles M. Filteau, Charles A. McGowan, Cholice Marie McGowan, Alice F. Maddock Collette, Patrick Joseph Maddock, Joseph James Maddock,  Michael Maddock, David Edward Maddock, John Potter and J. C. Whelan.

Provenance: The Maddock Family Photograph Collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Peggy Maddock, granddaughter of Governor Walter Maddock, on September 8, 2015.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
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Biographical Sketch

Walter J. Maddock, 70, former governor of North Dakota and retired head of the Farmers Home Administration in North Dakota died January 25, 1951.

Born in Grand Forks (N.D.) on September 13, 1880 to Patrick and Ellie Maddock, Walter Maddock was educated in the common schools and the Northwestern Business College. Later he studied law and civil engineering via mail courses. Maddock lived on farms at Northwood, Berthold, and Plaza (N.D.).

Maddock served in the state legislature from 1914 to 1924 and was active in the organization of cooperatives throughout North Dakota. In 1924 he was elected lieutenant-governor of North Dakota under Governor A. G. Sorlie. Upon the death of Governor Sorlie, Maddock served as governor from August 1928 to January 1929.

Beginning in 1933, Maddock served as senior administrative officer of the Regional Agricultural Adjustment administration. In 1937 he was named head of the federal farm security administration (Farmers Home administration). He retired from the Farmers Home administration in December 1950.

He married Margaret Tierney at Grand Forks in 1907. They had six children: Wallace, Miles, Dore, Bernard, Marguerite, and Raymond John.  Margaret passed away in March 1947.

Maddock was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bismarck. He was also a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Elks and Lions.

Bismarck Tribune, August 28, 1928, p. 1.
Bismarck Tribune, January 25, 1951, p. 1.
Social Security Death Index
US Censuses: 1900-1940


2015-P-041-00001 Wedding portrait of Ellen Frances Dore and Patrick Joseph Maddock, Wisc., 1878  (copy)          
2015-P-041-00002 Portrait of couple, last name Wilcox, Hatton (N.D.), August 8, 1903
2015-P-041-00003 Portrait of Charles A. McGowan, husband of Marie Maddock, ca. 1900
2015-P-041-00004 Portrait of Cholice Marie McGowan, daughter of Marie (Maddock) and Charles A. McGowan, ca. 1910
2015-P-041-00005 Portrait of Alice F. Maddock Collette (sister of Walter Maddock), ca. 1915
2015-P-041-00006 Portrait of Charles M. Filteau, ca. 1904 (married Ann F. "Nan" Tierney, sister of Marguerite Pearl (Tierney) Maddock; father of Jerry Filteau)
2015-P-041-00007 Portrait of Joseph James Maddock, ca. 1903
2015-P-041-00008 Portrait of Walter Jeremiah Maddock, November 29, 1902
2015-P-041-00009 Portrait of Michael Maddock, ca. 1890 (Maddock, N.D. is named after him)
2015-P-041-00010 Portrait of David Edward Maddock, ca. 1890
2015-P-041-00011 Portrait of Marguerite Pearl (Tierney) Maddock, ca. 1895
2015-P-041-00012 Portrait of woman with daughter, ca. 1920 (might be one of Walter's sisters: Rose, Ethel, Helen or Alice and her adopted daughter, or Marguerite Pearl [Tierney] Maddock and daughter Pat Maddock Fischer)
2015-P-041-00013 Portrait of Walter Jeremiah Maddock, ca. 1882
2015-P-041-00014 Portrait of Walter Jeremiah and Marguerite Pearl (Tierney) Maddock with son Wallace, ca. 1910
2015-P-041-00015 Portrait of J. C. Whelan, February 6, 1901
2015-P-041-00016 Portrait of John Potter, October 16, 1904
2015-P-041-00017 Portrait of "Swede," neighbor of Maddock farm, Northwood (N.D.)
2015-P-041-00018 Portrait of an unidentified young man, ca. 1910
2015-P-041-00019 Probably Lottie Graham and teachers or pupils, ca. 1915 (Graham married Walter's brother John Bernard Maddock)
2015-P-041-00020 Portrait of two unidentified young women, ca. 1915
2015-P-041-00021 Snapshot  of two unidentified young women, ca. 1915
2015-P-041-00022 Snapshot of woman on horseback, possibly Ellen  Dore, ca. 1915
2015-P-041-00023 Snapshot of group of students, ca. 1920
2015-P-041-00024 Snapshot of group of students, ca. 1920
2015-P-041-00025 Portrait of two unidentified confirmants, ca. 1915

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