Biography of Stevenson Dunlop of Fargo, North Dakota

Stevenson Dunlop, a resident of Fargo, North Dakota, was born July 25, 1858. at Symington Agashire, Scotland. His parents were John and Mary Veronica (Stevenson) Dunlop. Parents immigrated to Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, in 1859, and in 1874 his father came to Dakota and purchased a farm at Mapleton. but never made his home there. Our subject received his elementary education at the Woodstock grammar school and finished at the Agricultural College of Guelph, Canada. He came to Mapleton, North Dakota, in 1876. His father located seventeen sections of railroad land in the same year of which he took charge in 1878. In the fall of 1875, his father, John Dunlop, planted 100 acres of winter wheat, probably the first crop sown in the state, but unfortunately it was all winter killed.

Mr. Dunlop remained on his farm until 1900, when he took up his residence in Fargo, where he has since resided, renting his farms. He served as chairman of the first township board of Raymond township, and also served as assessor several terms, and is now member of county board of health, school board of Fargo, and is a director of the Merchants’ National Bank of Fargo. He is a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason and Noble of the Mystic Shrine, member of the Presbyterian church and Young Men’s Christian Association.

Mr. Dunlop was married June 16, 1887, at Toronto, Canada, to Miss Bertha Macdonald Playfair, daughter of John S. Playfair of Toronto. Of the three children born to them, Robert and Lois Isabel are living and Jean is deceased.


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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