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AwardPhotoDOBDODMarried (EHS grad?)BranchEraBirth PlaceDeath PlaceNotes
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HaywardAlice Almira1892Y26-Jan-187330-Jul-1964Albert Lea MattesIllinoisLos AngelesMarried Brainerd Lumber guy, moved to Canada then California
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MabreyVesta Pearl1892Y2-Apr-18766-Jun-1946Alfred J. TrumbleMinnesotaMN MplsMarried Chanhassen farmer. Family eventually moved to Todd Co. on another farm. Widow at age 47
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MoodySusie Ada1892Y9-Sep-187318-Jan-1954George F. GouldMaineCA Napa Co.Pre Marriage: Teacher[Unk. where] Member of Christian Science Church.
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MorseAnna Esther1892Y12-Feb-187422-Apr-1934NeverMN ExcelsiorMN MplsTeacher for over 30 yrs. 1st taught at Deephaven/Excelsior school then at Jordan Junior High School.
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WalworthEmma Niletta1892Y3-Oct-18734-Apr-1915Anthony O JohnsonExcelsiorExcelsiorA Founder of the Excelsior First Church of Christ Christian Scientists with Robert and Hattie Wright, Anna Apgar and Nettie Harrison.
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BennettNettie Ada1893Y4-Jan-187321-May-1945James F. Harrison
MN Chanhassen
MN ExcelsiorDrowned in Lake Mtka.
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DeGroodtReuben Hurd1893YSalutatorian16-Jan-187223 Aug 1937
Rose Beggrren and Amy Howe
PennsylvaniaMN Excelsiorhardware store owner
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GerdsenWilliam Cornelius1893Y(oldest)9-Oct-18682-Feb-1939Kate V. DarbyMN VictoriaNJ PalisadesPatent atty. U of M grad., Law degree from Geo. Wash. University
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Larson
Charlotte "Lottie" Minnie
1893Yabt 187518-Sept-1937NeverMN LichfieldMN Excelsior16 when father died. Lived w/mom & single bro. Harry. They moved from Litchfield to Excelsior bfr 1920.
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LathamHallie (Hattie)1893Y28-Mar-187523-Jul-1963Hugh S. McLeodMN ExcelsiorMN ExcelsiorMember of the Excelsior Firemen's Club.
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MorseWilliam Mason1893Y24-Mar-187618-Nov-1970Eva W. WoodsworthMN ExcelsiorMN ExcelsiorCement contractor.
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PerkinsEdna J1893Y1875 (abt)20 Sep 1941
Stillson S. Beardslee [1st]
MN ExcelsiorMO Kansas CityNo children. Superintendent of George H. Home. Her estate divided among her siblings in Excelsior.
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SerrellHerbert S1893Y12 Feb 18749 Aug 1953
Rena Ruth Russell (Tully)
MinneapolisMinneapolisLiving at Sampson House in 1900, lumber sales, later Minneapolis Northland Pine Co, no kids
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StoddardAmy Catherine1893Y16-Aug-187616-Sep-1896Joseph L. HicksonMN ExcelsiorMN ExcelsiorDied at age 20 at her parent's Christmas Lake home. Sister of Blanche Stoddard (1893) & William ('97)
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StoddardBlanche Zelma1893Y5 Mar 1875Before 1919William C. ClarkMN ExcelsiorNewspaper Wedding ann.:"held a responsible position in the Excelsior Post Office." Sister of Amy Stoddard (1893) & William ('97). Mom's obit indicates Blanche died before 1919.
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SturgesLulu A(deline?)1893Y20-Nov-18746-Dec-1959
Jocelyn J. Clark, Charles Appleton
MN ExcelsiorCA Long BeachA good ice skater who won many local contests. Married Lynn Clark in 1897 and he died Moved to CA as a widow. Joined her Minnesota family.
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WestburgAmelia Christina1893YApr 187528 Sep 1932noMinnesotaMinneapolisSchool teacher in Plymouth 1900 and 1910, then Hotel Housekeeper in 1930 living with sister at 500 East 18th, Apt 11
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AbbottGrace M1894YOct 187428-Jul-1902Never
MN Chanhassen
MN ExcelsiorTeacher at Dalgren school district #2 until her death at age 27 of Appendicitis.
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BickfordLuella E1894Y28-Mar-187613-Mar-22
George Fedder & Richard James Cardin
MN ExcelsiorOK, TexomaMarried Excelsior barber [owned Fedder's barbershop] Moved to a farm in ND. Widow at age 37. Remarried in OK. Died at age 45 at Barton Sanitarium in Texoma, OK
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KorizekAlbert A1894YSept 187526-Oct-1902Margaret FairleyWisconsinMN CloquetDruggist Clerk.
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AbbottVena Belle1895Y1-May-187717-Nov 1944Julius Tessman
MN Chanhassen
MN HastingsPre-marriage, taught in Carver Co. District #20. Married a photographer.
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BennettBelle May1895Y19-Apr-187814-Mar-1955Henry N.Nelson
MN Chanhassen
MN ExcelsiorPre-marriage: Deputy Postmaster. Married a railroad man. They had no children.
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ClementAugustine Respass1895Y
16 Aug 187527 Oct 1962BerdieWisconsinLos AngelesNot positive this is him, but if moving through town quickly, the name works.
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GerdsenMary Caroline1895Y30-Apr-187331-Aug-1945Rev. Clement HoylerMN VictoriaWI Green BayMarried Bishop of Moravian Church. Assisted Husband in church work in Canada & WI.
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McGrath
Charles Henry "Harry M."
1895YThen attended Minneapolis Central High School and received 4 year high school diploma.14-Mar-18793-Jan-1897Never
MM Excelsior
CA Los AngelesDied of tuberculosis in 1897. Brother Robert "Bertie" drowned in Lake Mtka while skating [age 16]. Entire family buried at Oak Hill Cemetery.
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SigafoosCharles Robert1895Y10 Aug 187524-Nov-21NeverMissouriLos AngelesSang in weddings and performer in 1906 Minnetonka Pageant. Clothing salesman. Lived in Tacoma WA. Suicide victim.
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WillardAlfred Robert1895YValidictorian22 Jul 187918 May 1973Edna Sands DunhamMinneapolisClevelandSon of engraver Willis Willard and grandson of A S Dimond
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WilliamsGertrude1895Y22 Oct 187810 Nov 1964Harry Oscar ClarkMinnesotaMinneapolisClass prophect @ commencement. Married in 1906, one son.
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WilliamsMamie Augusta1895YMay 187515 Sep 1940noMinneapolisExcelsiorAlso called Mary, 35 year sunday school teacher, Excelsior Methodist
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AbbottFannie Irene1896Excelsior CottagerMR8-Apr-187910-Aug-1914John T. Kleven
MN Chanhassen
MN WadenaPre-marriage: Teacher. Married a banker & moved to Wadena. Died at age 35:Tuberculosis
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BickfordFrederick Freeman1896Excelsior CottagerMR16-Jul-18776-Dec-26Lillie
MD Cumberland
MN ExcelsiorThough disabled, was a Lake Mtka letter carrier for 23 yrs. Died at age 49 of heart disease.
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BrayElwyn Royal1896Excelsior CottagerMR21 Jun 187919-Mar-67Helen Alice Hoppin
Austin, Minnesota
St PaulBecame an opthamologist and moved to St Paul. In 1896 MR rportedly had the measels, got a peice of brick in his eye before deliving his graduation oration.
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HendricksFrancis Owen (Sr)1896Excelsior CottagerMR20-Dec-187718-Sep-1959Florence W. Lewis
MN Young America
MN Chanhassen
Carpenter. Worked for Horace Aldritt. Brother of Sara['98], Alfred['03], Leora['09] Hendricks.
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McCormickGertrude M1896Excelsior CottagerMR11 Jul 18798 Dec 1957
Thomas Beatty Nelson
IllinoisAitkenTeacher in Deephaven and Aitkin, married train dispatcher and moved to Brainerd.
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WestburgLillian Victoria1896Excelsior CottagerMR15-Aug-18762 May 1944Professor Erik HetleMinnetonkaNorthfieldPublic School Teacher, then married St Olaf physics professor
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HaggardEdith Maude1897YMR7-Apr-188011-Jul-1967William W. Anderson
MN Springfield
AZ GlobePresident of the AZ Globe Dept. of the United Spanish War Veterans auxiliary in 1938. Member of the Woman's Relief Corp., Daughter of the Revolution, an Eastern Star member
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HarrisonElmer Guy1897YMR7-Apr-188031-Oct-1935Alice M. CongdonMN ExcelsiorMN MplsRetired mining engineer.
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LoudonJeanie Shaw1897YMR2-Dec-187829-Oct-1967David Baird
Scotland, Glasgow
Mpls1881- family immigrated from Scotland to MN. Stenographer for Rail Co. Married at age 41 to 67 yr old widow w/2 kids. Husband was director of Marquette bank in Mpls.
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ReadRoberta "Bertie"1897YMRApr 18801916NoMinnesotaColoradoMoved w/ divorced mom & 2 sisters from Mpls to Excelsior pre 1895. Lived w/ grandparents James & Caroline Joraleman. Was a teacher in Linton ND.
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StoddardWilliam "Willie" Moses1897YMR2 Mar 18796-Oct-1959
Edith Anne Hayes (1905)
MN ExcelsiorOR MolallaFarmer, Mechanic, Carpenter & worked for Salem Nut Growers Assoc. W/wife operated a fruit farm near Salem OR for 18 yrs.
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TharalsonAmelia "Mollie"1897YMRValedictorian4-Nov-188010-Apr-1964Francis O. LindquistMN MplsMN DuluthGrad of St Cloud Normal School (teaching college) Parents had home on Solbergs Point. Married a photographer.
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BickfordBertha Mae1898Y1-Feb-18806-Oct-39NeverMDMN ExcelsiorDressmaker in Excelsior
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BoothElla Bernita "Nita"1898Y4 Oct 188122 Dec 1944
Walter Gotlieb Ninneman
MinneapolisLos AngelesBecame a teacher, then married Ninneman of Idaho and moved there
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Farrell*Anna Marie1898Ysee 1900, also graduated in 4 year course
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GaskillElla May1898YSep 187930-Dec-1929Daniel LondblomMNMN MplsOffice work in Mpls. Married at age 40. No children.
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Haggard*Agnes Athliene1898Ysee 1900, also graduated in 4 year course
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HansonMartin Andrew1898Y
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HarterMaude Lillian1898Y9-Jun-188327-Mar-1943William D. McClaryIL NapervilleWA EverettFather [Harvey I. Harter] was Excelsior school principle from 1888 to unk.
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HendricksSarah Grace1898Y17-Feb-188215-Sep-1968Charles I. Salter
MN Chanhassen
CA MilbraeTaught grade school in Waseca, MN. [1920's] Sister of Francis['96], Thomas Alfred[''03], Leora['09] Hendricks.
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HuntingtonMary Alice1898Y14 May 18798 Oct 1956
Guy Allen Brackett (1901)
MichiganCA Los AngelesFather was a Congregational Minister. Family came to Excelsior from CT & MI abt 1885. Married fellow classmate [commercial photographer] & moved to WI. Then settled in CA.
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MoodySylvester Henry1898Y10-Oct-187920-Jan-1954Emily K. KappelMaineMN MplsSalesman for J.H. Smith Hardware & Seed.
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StoddardRena May1898YMar-188115-Dec-1903NeverMN ExcelsiorMN ExcelsiorDied at age 22 from consumption.
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WestburgHattie Theresa1898Y2 Sep 187923 Jun 1960Alva Lawrence BurtHopkinsIndianaFather lived in Purgatory Springs area, sister Lillian. Married and moved to Indiana
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No Grad Class ?Fire1899
\/ 1900 begins 4-year high school \/
No Graduation this year due to fire. On Feb 8-1899 the 4-room wood schoolhouse burned. Also, 1900 is the start of 4 yr high school course. Prior to that it was 2 yrs.
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FarrellAnnie Marie1900Star TribJan-1882Thomas M. CooneyMNDaughter of Irish immigrant. Married a lawyer, moved to ND & then to Indianapolis. (Last known address.)
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HaggardAgnes Athliene1900Star Trib
4 Apr 188219 May 1969Roy V Lammiman
Springfield, MN
CaliforniaSister of Edith. Taught school in Angola, Iowa. Attended Minneapolis Business College (1904), graduated 1905).
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BrackettGuy Allen1901YMlps Journal29 Aug 18792 Nov 1965
Mary Alice Huntington (1898)
IowaCaliforniaCommercial Photographer. Died in car crash.
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MolterElla Stratton1901YMlps Journal Valedictorian. Awarded 1 yr scholarship to Hamline College
24 Jan 188415-Jun-71neverExcelsiorMinneapolisPartner Rachel S Holdridge, future excelsior teacher, Grad Carleton College 1905. Observatory Instructor Carleton College. YWCA. 1940 car accident w/ Evelyn Behrens (1929).
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SmithGeorge Hill1901YMlps Journal
15 Feb 18819-Sep-63neverMN ExcelsiorMN Excelsioraccountant, postmaster
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WistrandEdwin Richard1901YMlps Journal16-Feb-188330-Dec-1946Esther HoltMN SibleyMN MplsAsst Mgr of St. Anthony Falls 1st Nat'l Bank. Member of Excelsior Chapter 20, Order of the Eastern Star & White Shrine.
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GoodnowHelen1902YMR
11-Feb-18843-Jan-1969Frank M. TaylorMN ExcelsiorCA Santa ClaraBfr marriage: Excelsior piano teacher. Took part in many local musical benefits that raised money for the town. Aft marriage: homemaker.
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SampsonDella I.1902YMR
Jun-188327-Dec-1939Truman M. HerberMN ExcelsiorMN Itasca1906 Grad from Hamline University.
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SigafoosVerna C1902YMRValidicatorian
11 Sep 188218-Sep-78Harry Sever ChristianChanhassenExcelsiorMarried & divorced Mpls auto dealer. No children.
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BardwellElmer Everett1903MRStar Tribune21 Jun 188413-Aug-47Stela Viola Smith ND GardnerMN ExcelsiorExcelsior Mayor, 1936 to 1941. Owner of Bardwell Funeral Ser. Father of Alice & Nellie
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HendricksThomas Alfred1903MRNo 5-Sep-188519-May-1966Ida Alice Mutch
MN Young America
MN St PaulWholesale fruit business. Worked for Twin City Fruit Co. in St Paul. Brother of Francis['96], Sara['98], Leora['09] Hendricks.
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PerkinsFlorence1903MRStar Tribune1-Sep-18842 Jan 1914NeverMN MplsMN MplsLived w/parents aft graduation. Occupation: stenographer. Died at age 29.
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WilliamsGeorge1903MRStar Tribune5-Jan-1881Unknown*Alice D. SchwabeMN Mpls
* Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Excelsior
Street Car conductor for M&StL Railroad.
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WistrandFred1903MRStar TribuneMay 1885?Minnesota****Maybe adopted by the Wistrands? He & brothers are born bfr "parents" marriage. 1st appear in Excelsior 1990 census living w/Wistrands & "mother" states she has not born any children. **not listed as survivor in 1938 obit of parent
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GrayRobert Paul1904Star Tribune
17-Apr-188622-Feb-1927NeverVT DuxburyNY ManhattanAge 11 mom dies.1900 Moves to Attorney Robert Jamison family in Excelsior. (Mrs Jamison has ties to Vermont) Attends Uof M. 1917: Head of Colored Dept, Board of Foreign Mission, Methodist Church. 1922: Leaves for Europe to study. Settles in NY. Artist.
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LongRaymond Tasker1904Star TribuneSalutatorian11 Oct 188622-Jun-16Florence A DurstonMN MplsMN MplsFammily arrived in Excelsior abt 1900. Asst. Engineer w/Soo Railway. Died at age 29.
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SampsonLula E1904Star Tribune31-Oct-18837-Dec-1977
Ernest G. Plecker/Edward Sunne
MN Chanhassen
MN Bloomington
Married abt 1 1/2 yrs aft graduation to a leather store manager in Mpls.
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BardwellMaurice Frank1905YSecond Honors26 Sep 18863-Jun-54Ernestine Clark
Minnesota City
Minneapolisbrother of Elmer. It was reported in 1896 Minnetonka Record that he got 100 in geography.
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DuffyFrancis Vaughn1905Y8-Aug-188617-Sep-1970No
MN Brownsville
MN MplsMinneapolis Club employee. Not in Excelsior for long. His dad worked for the RR, moved around a lot.
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HayesEdith Anne1905YSecond Honors
6 Sep 188715 Apr 1955
William Moses Stoddard (1897)
Mn MplsOR MarionBfr marriage: Taught school in Chanhassen & Odin, MN. W/husband, operated a fruit farm near Salem OR for 18 yrs.
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JohnsonJennie O1905Y18 Jan 188623 Feb 1959August Conrad HehlExcelsiorExcelsiorLong time Excelsiorite. Daughter of Capt John R Johnson. Weds widowed butcher/cattle buyer w/2 kids. (1st wife died from burns--oil lamp explosion) Mom to Karl Hehl ['28 EHS grad] & Helen Hehl ['30 EHS grad.]
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JohnstonMatilda Elizabeth1905Y30-Jan-188410-Oct-1965Charles H. ParkerMN CarverCA San MateoNurse
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RietzAlfred Eugene1905Y25-Aug-188420-May-1950Margaret A. FinkMN CarverMN Farmington1909 UM Law grad. Dakota Co. atty: 1919-1923-prosecuted the "Birchen" case. 1928-Asst gen. atty for Chicago, St Paul & Omaha Railway Co. Uncle of Dorothy Rietz(1939) & Jane Rietz(1936).
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SampsonLaura Frances1905YFirst HonorsFeb-188620-Mar-1915Gust FreebergMN ExcelsiorMNEnglish teacher in Itasca, MN. Died at age 29. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery
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SigafoosErnest Vernal1905Y
8 Sep 18857-Oct-60Gladys Viola ViditoExcelsior
Portland, Oregon
U of M grad. In lumber supplies. Owned property near Kremlin, Montana which he named "Minnetonka Ranch".
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CrawfordCedric Erroll1906Mpls JournalMRY25-May-188917-Aug-1978Jessica A. Bissell
Navy WWI
WW1IA GlenwoodCA LASee bio write-up in "100 Years in Excelsior" page 68.Carleton grad, with BA degree. Twin sis: Cecilia Crawford (1907). Pastor of Chino-Mexican Congregational Church. Missionary in Mexico. check for photos in local paper in archive
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TaylorCharles Pinkney1906Mpls JournalMRY
13-May-188621-Feb-1985
Marion T. Clark/Margaret Hansen Haberland
MN MplsMN Elk RiverLongtime Excelsior resident. Teaching school in Grand Maries in 1907. 1918 applied for passport: "Duty w/ A.E.F. in connection w/YMCA. Did he go? Special agt for Carl R. Litshelm Mutual Life Inc Co.
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WistrandHarry Blaine19061902ExcelsiorMpls JournalMRY
14-Sept-1889
14-July-1972
Nina E. Seamans [1st] (15)
Army WWI
WWIMN MPLSMN Excelsior1918-Along w/brother Ed & R. H. Degroodt, formed the DeGroodt-Wistrand Company in Excelsior. Later named Wistrand Hardware Co. in 1944. check for photos in local paper in archive
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CarrRuth Panetta1907Y
Star Trib
MRSalutatorian
4-Jan-18898-Oct-1969Charles W. PfeifferMN ExcelsiorCA Riverside1940 ensus:College grad. [Unk what college]. Married a teacher & social worker. Moved to Missouri & CA.
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CrawfordCecelia1907Y
Star Trib
MR25-May-1889Dec-1970Raymond L. DillmanIA GlenwoodWashington DCTwin Bro: Cedric Crawford (1906) Married a SD Judge. Only lived in Excelsior for about 10 yrs. Left for SD after graduation from H. S..
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NeisinghAlfred Jerome1907Y
Star Trib
MR19-May-18877-Aug-1964
Theadora O. Swensen (1908)
Army WWI
WWIMN MPLSCA Santa RosaHosted 1907 Excelsior High Grad Party at his home in Tonka Bay. Steam & Pipe fitter & machinist.
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SarverMaun Mae1907Y
Star Trib
MR2-Fb-188716-Nov-1938Harry E. Burdine
MN Chanhassen
WA Seattle2 yrs after graduation she moved to SD and got married. Besides SD, she lived in WI & WA.
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Smith**Josephine1907Y
Star Trib
5-Aug-8829-Jan-07KansasMN St. Boni** posthumous graduation
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SpickermanLois Maud1907Y
Star Trib
MR
23-Jan-8825-May-80Riley Coudrey ProctorExcelsiorCaliforniaMarried in California, two children.
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TaylorMarie Alida1907Y
Star Trib
MRValedictorian
18-Aug-188920-Jun-1976Fred Leslie BardwellMN MplsCA San DiegoTaught school in Osseo. 1920 Census states she also was a "nurse in hospital". Married a Carleton College. Professor. Moved to Northfield.
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BaldwinHenry Frederick19081904ExcelsiorY7-Jan-18891-May-1979Mildred StockwellMN PlatoOR LincolnSuperintendent in Atwater, MN & Teacher in Oregon.
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BrisbinHorace Edward Jr19081904ExcelsiorY
3 May 18896 Dec 1943
Mabel Eloise Seamans
ExcelsiorMinneapolisWorked for Western Oil
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DickinsonDwight Luther19081904ExcelsiorYMpls Journal1908 EHS Grad.16-Feb-189015-Feb-1965
Hazel Frances Heywood['04 8th grade grad]
MN ExcelsiorFL Palm BeachWorked for Heywood Mfg Co., Mpls. Founder of company:Father-n-law, Franklyn Heywood.
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Maass Harry Henry1908Y16-Oct-188728-Jun-1964
Effie P. St. Cyr/Thelma Seely
ArmyWWIMN WaconiaMN MplsCarelton college grad. Master's degree from U of M. School Principle: Robbinsdale & also Nokomis Jr. High.
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PettersonCarl Mathew1908Y
18 Aug 189018 Aug 1940noWisconsinCaliforniaAttended Carleton College and U Wisconsin, then Commissioner of Chinese Maritime Customs Service starting in 1913 for 23 years.
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SwensonTheodora Otelia1908Y20-Sep-188828-Sep-1974
Alfred Jerome Neisingh (1907)
MN St PeterCA Santa RosaArrived in Chanhassen abt 1901. Left for TX pre 1910. Married in California.
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WeichselbaumEarle Arnold1908Y
12-Sep-188830-Mar-1970Helen Loudon BixbyMN MplsMN Edina1912: U of M. Telephone & Traffic Engineer.
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Wilson(Laura) LaMoine1908Y18 Jun 188820 Aug 1972Clyde J HarrisonMinneapolisExcelsior?Commonly called LaMoine but first name was Laura.
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BrownMary1909Y
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FawcettGilberta F.1909Y13-Dec-188929-Aug-1969
Earl M. Allen/Earl R. McCabe
MN Great Bend
MN MplsMarried 2 yrs after H. S. grad. Only in Excelsior for a short time.