Reply from Bonnie Awalt Houle (56): Becker, MN
For some reason I haven’t received any of the messages lately, I have been having Marshall send them to me. Haven’t received any since your computer went down. I just don’t enjoy my morning cup of tea as much without your morning message to go along with it. Thank you for all you do.
Bonnie Awalt Houle (56)
Replies to the Roy family posted yesterday:
1. Reply from Geri Metcalfe Munro (59): Fargo, ND
The picture of the Roy family in today’s blog is the Arda & Chris Roy family of St. John. Valri (Snook)
lives on main street in St. John (post office bldg) and her mother lives in St. John. Arda was the postmaster in St. John for many years.
2. Reply from Bernard Morin (76): Dunseith, ND
I think the Roy family is from the Rolla- St John area. The young lady in the back row on the right is Connie Roy-Thibert. She was my youngest daughters 3rd grade teacher in St- John, I talked to her tonight and will be giving her Neola’s e-mail as she was interested in that photo. I,ll also contact Neola with what info that I have.
3. Reply from LeaRay Parrill Espe (67): Bottineau, ND
Gary, The Roy family is from St. John.
4. Reply from Mel Kuhn (70): St. John, ND
The picture of the Roy family is from St. John. I’ll print it out and get the names correct.
5. Reply from Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND
The Roy family is from St. John.
Reply from Florence Hiatt Dahl (50): Anchorage, AK
Gary.Bless your heart. I think of the time you must spend on all this and it boggles my mind. I had no idea that Harmon had been married three times..Of course He and my grandmother were dead before I was born and it was never talked about. Too busy just living………Have been gone from N.Dak so long that I feel disconnected. Alaska is home. And my children of course feels no connection. Not into this geology thing. So again I say thank you and bless you Florence
Folks, thanks to Evon Lagerquist for doing a hands on visual recording of those buried in Ackworth and with Carrie Salmonson Johnson, the Ackworth Cemetery association secretary, for providing the cemetery records, I think we have a pretty complete list of all those buried in Ackworth. I have attached the Excel file and have pasted a copy below.
If someone can provide similar info for some of the other smaller cemeteries in the Dunseith and Turtle Mountain areas, I’d be glad to put those list together too.
Vance Bailey (deceased) put together some very detailed listings for some of the other larger cemeteries. Doreen, Vance’s wife, has provided me with the cemetery records that Vance had for Riverside, St. Lewis, Mount Saint Mark (Bottineau County), Inherred Lutheran (located Near #43 & #14 on the west edge of the Turtle Mountains) and Salem Cemetery ( located 3 miles into Bottineau county on #43).
Doreen, I was very surprised when I saw the Innerred church pictures and cemetery listing. My dad’s brother Emil Petterson and his wife Lillian were members of that church.
Once we get the smaller cemeteries squared away, I’d like to update Vance’s records starting with River side and St. Louis Cemeteries. I think what everyone sees on the NET for Rolette county cemeteries was pretty much provided by Vance Bailey. Having to use a 3rd party for posting, I think it was difficult for Vance to keep the posting of these cemetery records current.
As we get these lists squared away, I’d like to post them on the Dunseith Alumni site that I have. Once these lists are brought up to date they can easily be maintained and kept current on the WEB site. I can give others rights to this sight too, so they can go in an update these records as well.