Biography of E. Y. Sarles of Hillsboro ND

E. Y. Sarles of Hillsboro ND
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.


E. Y. Sarles, the ninth governor of North Dakota (1905-1907), was born in Wonewoc, Juneau County, Wisconsin, on January 15, 1859. He was the third son of Reverend Jesse D. and Margaret Thompson Sarles, who moved to Racine County, Wisconsin, from New York state in 1842. E. Y. Sarles received his education at public schools in Prescott and Sparta, Wisconsin, and at Galesville University in Wisconsin. He worked as a bank clerk in Prescott for two years and in Sparta for one year. At the age of twenty, he became the secretary and treasurer of the Wonewoc Wagon Manufacturing Company, a position he held for two years. In May 1881, he moved to Hillsboro, North Dakota, and began working with his brother, O. C. Sarles, in the banking and lumber business. In 1885, he and his brother organized the First National Bank of Hillsboro. They later started banks in Grandin, Caledonia, and Shelly. He currently serves as the vice president and director of the First National Bank of Northwood, North Dakota. He has two living brothers and two living sisters: O.C. Sarles of Hillsboro, Dr. W. T. Sarles of Sparta, Wisconsin, Mrs. H.A. Stillman of Joliet, Illinois, and Mrs. D. S. Clark of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. His family includes his wife Anna York Sarles, and their children Earle R. (born October 1, 1886), Duane York and Doris York Sarles (born May 14, 1895), and Eleanor (born February 11, 1899). Mr. Sarles is a thirty-second-degree Mason, the Exalted Ruler of the Grand Forks Lodge of Elks, and a Knight of Pythias.

Source

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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