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Biography of Tobias R. Tobiason of Hatton North Dakota

Tobias R. Tobiason, born March 16, 1854, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, moved to North Dakota in 1879. He served as a teacher, farmer, and local official, including postmaster of Hatton from 1900. Tobiason was educated at Lutheran College and Breckenridge Institute. He married Josephine Anderson in 1883 and, after her death, Olive Bye in 1895, with whom he had eight children.

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Biography of E. Y. Sarles of Hillsboro ND

E. Y. Sarles, the ninth governor of North Dakota, was born in Wonewoc, Wisconsin, on January 15, 1859. He received his education in Wisconsin and worked in the banking and lumber business with his brother. Sarles organized several banks and currently serves as vice president and director of the First National Bank of Northwood, North Dakota. He has a prominent role in various organizations and is a Mason, an Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler, and a Knight of Pythias. His family includes his wife Anna York Sarles and their children Earle R., Duane York, Doris York Sarles, and Eleanor.

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Hon John Carmody

Biography of Hon. John Carmody of Hillsboro, North Dakota

Hon. John Carmody, born January 6, 1854, in Granville, Wisconsin, is a distinguished member of the North Dakota bar. After moving to Minnesota at fourteen, he was educated in local schools and high schools in Waseca and Faribault. Admitted to the Minnesota bar in 1880, he practiced law in Waseca before relocating to Hillsboro, North Dakota, in 1885. Carmody has served as mayor, city attorney, and state’s attorney of Traill County. Appointed as associate justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court in 1909, he is recognized for his judicial acumen. Married to Anna Madden, he has three children: Winifred, Irene, and George.

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Francis W Ames

Biography of Francis W. Ames of Mayville, North Dakota

Francis W. Ames was a prominent citizen of Mayville, North Dakota, significantly contributing to his county and state since his arrival in October 1880. Born on December 16, 1851, in Wiscasset, Maine, he was the son of carriage maker Charles H. Ames. After graduating from Trinity College in 1876, he studied law in Hartford, Connecticut, and was admitted to the bar in 1879. Ames moved to North Dakota in 1880, settling in Caledonia before relocating to Mayville in 1885. He served as clerk of the district court, state’s attorney of Traill County, and state senator. He was also appointed reporter of the supreme court in 1893. Ames was involved in banking, serving as vice-president of several banks. Married to Lucia A. Phelps in 1883, they had four children: Cora, Lillian, Chauncey, and Harold.

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