Less We Forget Poppy


The Life and Times of Hubert Brooks M.C. C.D.
A Canadian Hero

Less We Forget Poppy


APPENDIX A – EXTENDED BROOKS FAMILY GENEALOGY

A.8 St. John N.D. & Hubert Brooks Family Pt 2

A 8.1 The 1910 US Census of Brooks Household in St. John ND

The 1910 US Census has John and Dora Warren living in the Brooks’ home in St John ND USA with:

Image 1 of 1910 US Census Documenting the Occupants of the Brooks Household in St. John ND Image 2 of 1910 US Census Documenting the Occupants of the Brooks Household in St. John ND

Some uncertainty seemed to exist with John Warren’s birth date.

Also note that the 1st given name ‘John’ for John Hubert Brooks does not appear in this Census or for that matter in any follow–up US or Canadian Census or documents, and for whatever reasons, he chose to be known simply as Hubert Brooks.

Image 3 of 1910 US Census Documenting the Occupants of the Brooks Household in St. John ND

Image 4 of 1910 US Census Documenting the Occupants of the Brooks Household in St. John ND

Image  of 1910 US Census Documenting Dr John G Warren in  Brooks Household in St. John ND

Image  of 1910 US Census Documenting Clara Gregoire in  Brooks Household in St. John ND

Clara was born in North Dakota in 1894 – confirming that the Grégoire clan was living in North Dakota at least in 1894 and probably since 1879 when Marie was documented to have emigrated from Canada.

Image  of 1910 US Census Documenting Marie Brooks in  Brooks Household in St. John ND

Source Citation for Above 1910 US Census Images: Year: 1910; Census Place: St John Ward 2, Rolette, North Dakota; Roll T624_1147; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 153; Image: 172.

A 8.1.2 Bolstad Family in St. John N.D.

The 1910 US Census had the Bolstad’s address as St John Ward 2, Rolette, North Dakota.

Oscar and Nelida Bolstad were to have 3 children while the couple resided in the US;

1910 US Census documenting Occupants of Bolstad Household in St. John ND 1 1910 US Census documenting Occupants of Bolstad Household in St. John ND 2

Oscar was a cashier in a local St. John bank called the Rolette County Bank. His older (by 2 years) brother Tony (Anton J Bolstad) was a Vice–President in this bank. Judging by the size and quality of the house pictured previously, it seems likely that Oscar did quite well as a cashier – perhaps also receiving some money from his brother/father. Probably as well, at that time a ‘cashier’ was a more prominent position then perhaps we view it today – since, as seen below, Oscar is also featured on the bank masthead.

The book St. John City at the End of the Rainbow (p 61) indicates some of the "other" activities that Oscar's brother Anton Bolstad was involved in; " Horace Bourassa's sale of his lumberyard to St. Anthony & Dakota Elevator Co. with A.J. Bolstad as agent. They tore down the old one and built a new one in 1906."

Other activities of the BOLSTAD brothers while in St. John can be found in the newspaper clips at the botton of Section A6.0.

The images below concern the Rolette County Bank from the St. John STAR newspaper and St. John Herald newspapers. One sees both Anton (A.J. Bolstad) and Oscar’s (O.J. Bolstad) names mentioned. (source: "St. John, City at the End of the Rainbow") in the 1907 AD and then younger brother Martin Bolstad joined his two older brothers at the bank in March of 1908 and can be seen in the March 19, 1908 AD.

On April 2, 1909, the Rolette Co. Bank changed hands. The stock formerly owned by Chas. O. Hill, H.M. Johnson of Dawson Minn. and A.J and O.J. Bolstad of St. John was purchased by A. Egeland of Bisbee C.R. Railfus of Rolla, H.M. Johnson of Dawson Minn. and A.J. Bolstad of St. John. According to the St. John Herald newspaper; "The many friends of A.J. Bolstad will be pleased to learn that he will be seen, as usual, behind the counter as cashier of the new institution. For a shrewd businessman and obliging personal friend AJ has few equals."

AJ Bolstad's Rolette County Bank Robbed
Deputy Sheriff Hesketh and Hubert Brooks
in Pursuit
Turtle Mountain Star Dec 1, 1904
News Item Hubert Brooks in Pursuit of Rolette Cointy Bank Robbers
Rolette County Bank Newspaper AD
Note 2 BOLSTAD Brothers; Anton, and Oscar
Source: "St. John, City at the End of the Rainbow" circa 1907
Image of Rolette County Bank ad identifying Tony and Oscar Bolstad
Rolette County Bank Newspaper AD
Note 3 BOLSTAD Brothers; Anton, Oscar and Martin
Source: St. John Herald Newspaper March 19, 1908
1908 Rolette County Bank Newspaper AD

Oscar's older brother Anton had a brief stint with state politics

circa summer of 1908.

Turtle Mountain Star April 30 1908
Anton Bolstad Profile
Turtle Mountain Star  April 30 1908  Anton Bolstad Profile
Turtle Mountain Star June 4 1908
Ad by Anton Bolstad for Political Office
Turtle Mountain Star  June 4 1908 Ad by Anton Bolstad for political office
Turtle Mountain Star Front Page June 18 1908
Endorsement of Anton Bolstad
Turtle Mountain Star Front Page June 18 1908 Endorsement of Anton Bolstad

Unfortunately Anton lost in the election.

As an ASIDE, the 1910, 1920 and 1940 US CENSUSes for Anton (aka Anthony) J. Bolstad had the following information:

1910 United States Federal Census  
Name: Anthony John Bolstead
Age in 1910: 32
Birth Year: 1878
Birthplace: Minnesota
Home in 1910: Glasgow School District, Valley, Montana
Spouse's Name: Jennie Bolstead
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Minnesota
Household Members:  
Name Age
Anthony John Bolstead32
Jennie Bolstead29
Annette Bolstead1
Lodger: James Mervin29
Lodger: Marga Hopstead18
 
1920 United States Federal Census  
Name: Anton Bolstad
Age in 1920: 41
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Minnesota
Home in 1920: Riverside, Lac Qui Parle, Minnesota
Spouse's Name: Jennie Bolstead
Father's Name: John Bolstad
Mother's Name: Laura Bolstad
Home Owned:Rent
Household Members:  
Name Age
Anton John Bolstead41
Jennie Bolstead38
Dorthy Bolstead11
John Bolstad68
Laura Bolstad61
Henry Bolstad23
 
1940 United States Federal Census  
Name: Anton J Bolstad
Age in 1940: 61
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Minnesota
Marital Status:Married
Home in 1940: 2625 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Inferred Residence in 1935: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Residence in 1935:same
Occupation: Clerk
Attended School or College:No
Highest Grade Completed:High School, 4th year
Home Owned or Rented:Rented
Household Members:  
Name Age
Anton J. Bolstead61
Jennie Bolstead58
Lodger: Corrine Brown14
Lodger: Carmin Nerland18

 

Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002  
Name: Anton John Bolstad
Birth Date:23 Oct 1878
Death Date:8 Jan 1955
Death County: Hennepin
Mother's Maiden Name:Erickson
State file number: 019006
Certificate Number:019006
Certificate Year:1955
Record Number: 1263539



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