Biography of Aurelius Lansing Wall of Fargo ND

Aurelius Lansing Wall, a prominent lumber dealer from Fargo, North Dakota, was born in New York in 1848. After relocating to North Dakota in 1882, he established himself in the lumber business and later served as an alderman, state representative, and mayor. He was married to Ida V. Stebbins, who passed away in 1901, leaving behind their daughter Lottie E. Wall.

Aurelius Lansing Wall, dealer in lumber, Fargo, North Dakota, is a native of New York state, his birth occurring at Hornby, Steuben County, on October 20, 1848. His parents were Cornelius A. and Olive B. (Stanton) Wall. His father was a lumberman and banker. His grandparents were from England and first came to Connecticut, and from there to Steuben County, New York. After completing his studies at the high school in Gale, Whiteside County, Illinois, he went at the age of sixteen to Grand Rapids, Mich., and engaged in lumber shipping. He came to North Dakota in March 1882 and has been identified with the lumber business ever since. Mr. Wall served as alderman of Fargo from 1892 to 1893, state representative in 1902, and mayor of Fargo from 1904 to 1905. He is a member of the Masonic Order and a charter member of the Fargo Commercial Club.

On October 27, 1870, he was married to Miss Ida V. Stebbins, who passed away on February 24, 1901, leaving one daughter, Lottie E. Wall, born March 9, 1885.


C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.

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