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    Mrs. Margaret McCullough departed Tuesday for Seattle, Washington, to remain indefinitely with her daughter, Mrs. Al. Inman.

Village of Milton, Cavalier County, ND - The Milton Globe, Dec. 7, 1899

    News was received in Amidon this week of the marriage of W. V. Inman of Amidon to Miss
Dollie Hall of Pleasanton, Iowa, which took place at Des Moines on Saturday, January 19. When Mr. Inman left here several weeks ago he did not tell of his intentions and so this news was received as something of a surprise. It is presumed that in a short time Mr. and Mrs. Inman will come to Amidon to make this their home. 
    Mr. Inman or "Dad" as he is known in all parts of Slope county, came to North Dakota about 12 years ago from Boothstown, Iowa. He took up a homestead which is now a part of Amidon and has been an intimate part of the town since the village was in its infancy and although he has sold his homestead, he still has large real estate holdings in this vicinity.
    The bride lived in the Amidon country for several years while making proof on a valuable homestead located just5 north of town which she still owns. It was while she lived here that the courtship commenced which culminated in her marriage to Mr. Inman. 
    The News extends best wishes for a happy wedded life.

Slope County, ND, Slope County News, January 31, 1918

    Tuesday was something of an eventful day in the George Inman home. Young Bobbie Inman
says in response to questioning, that it was a little brother and did not seem inclined to comment on the matter further.

Slope County, ND, Slope County News, November 28, 1918

    A big bouncing baby boy arrived Tuesday morning to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs.
George Inman. Both mother and baby are doing nicely in spite of the fact that Mrs. Inman has been suffering from an attack of influenza.

Slope County, ND, Slope County News, November 29, 1918

    A baby daughter, Dorothy Fern, arrived at the W. P. Inman home on Thursday, May 20.

Slope County, ND, Slope County News, May 21, 1920

    This morning a 11 pound ball player arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Inman. It
is a big fat baby boy and everybody's fine, thank you.

Slope County, ND, Slope County News, September 30, 1921

Amidon Trouble Ended in Killing

    Walter Inman, Pacifist, Succumbed to Revolver Shot, Inflicted by Dave McCutchon, Old-Time Neighbor, Assailant Held on Charge of First Degree Murder.
    Amidon, N.D., March 24, 8:00 A.M. - Walter Inman mortally wounded Wednesday morning when he was the victim of a revolver shot inflicted by Dave McCutchon, passed away last night at 20 minutes to 12:00 following an operation made in an effort to save his life. McCutchon is held on a charge of first degree murder. Hearing is set for this afternoon before Judge White.
    Amidon was the scene of a tragic shooting scrape Wednesday when Dave McCuchon, a pioneer homesteader of Amidon, shot and seriously wounded Walter Inman, an old time friend and neighbor.
    The shooting occurred as the result of a neighborly move by several of the Amidon residents to prevent McCutchon from what was considered by them as a trespass upon the rights of Mrs.
Gillett to whose home the McCutchon family had gained entrance through the expressed desire to get warm, after which they had refused to leave.
    The Gillett home is located south of Amidon, and seems to have been occurred by Les Austin, who it is claimed, had made some arrangement with Mr. McCutchon by which he and his family were to occupy it. Not desiring the McCutchons as tenants, Mrs. Gillett had moved into the home herself. Shortly thereafter the McCutchons arrived, and upon finding Mrs. Gillett in the home, asked the privilege of getting warm, after which they refused to leave, claiming
occupancy by right of Mr. McCutchon's deal with Austin.
    According to the best information available this condition existed for several days and
continued until indignation in town arose to such heights that several residents of the county
seat decided to take a hand in the matter.
    In the crowd, as the Mail is informed was Oscar Erickson, storekeeper at Amidon, and Walter Inman, old-time friend of McCutchon, with whom he had been neighbors back in Iowa before coming to the Amidon country. Upon arriving at the Gillett home it is apparent that some
persuasion was being used to show McCutchon that he was exceeding his rights and was
trespassing upon the rights of Mrs. Gillett, in his effort to force his family into her home.
    Resenting the intrusion, McCutchon drew a gun and shot Inman through the groin. Inman, not
realizing his injury, rushed his assailant, overpowering him and taking the gun from his hands, threw it away, whereupon McCutchon secured a pitchfork and made another attack only to
be again disarmed by a man who was seriously wounded. The assailant secured a second pitchfork and was again disarmed, when the other men of the remonstrance party came from their places of security and assisted in overpowering the assailant.
    After the scuffle, Inman discovered that he was wounded and he was taken immediately to the court house where he was given first aid by County Nurse VanHorn who carefully dressed the wound. Not suffering materially, the victim walked to his home. That evening his strength
began to fail him, and yesterday morning Dr. Sarchet was called from New England. Arriving in Amidon shortly afternoon the Doctor found Inman very low and sinking rapidly from blood clot, and that an operation would be necessary. With the aid of Mrs. Sarchet and Mrs. VanHorn, both registered nurses, the operation was undertaken yesterday afternoon.
    McCutchon was turned over to the Sheriff and locked up in the County jail, pending recovery of the wounded man.
    McCutchon and the Inman's were old-time neighbors and friends in Iowa before coming to North Dakota. "Dad", Inman and McCutchon took adjoining homesteads, Inman homestead later being included in the village plat of Amidon.
    It seems that trouble has camped on Mr. McCutchon's trail almost continually since Amidon was established as the permanent county seat. First his young son was seriously dragged by a
horse, resulting in concussion of the brain, followed by surgical operations, hospital bills,
etc. Later his house caught fire and burned up. This past winter he had maintained a home for
Mrs. McCutchon at Belfield so that the children could be in school, while he had remained at
Amidon. He has a splendid wife and five children, who are dependent upon him for their
    Mr. Inman has established a reputation for being one of the most kind and neighborly men in
Amidon, often having, at great effort, given of his services in time of sickness and distress;
and having, in this matter, the comfort and protection of Mrs. Gillett in mind, it was his purpose as well as of those men who accompanied him to the Gillett home, to prevail up Mr. McCutchon to cease his occupation of the Gillett property.
    Mr. Inman has a wife and three children.

The Marmarth Mail, Slope Co., ND Volume XV, No. 12, March 24, 1922

Daughter Born to Inman's Widow Day After McCutchan is Released
    Amidon, M.D., July 31 - The day following the release under $12,000 bail of David McCutchan, charged with first degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Walter Inman, young Amidon businessman on March 28, last, a daughter was born to Mrs. Inman, widow of the slain man. The birth, coming four months after the fatal shooting, leaves the widow with four daughters to support.
    Bail bond was signed by J. E. Phelan of Bowman, and others. It is said to be the understanding that McCutchan remain on the farm just north of Amidon, where the family is living. 
    Admittance to bail of a prisoner charged with murder, attorneys explain, is possible under the change in North Dakota laws imposing life imprisonment instead of capital punishment for
    The case, taken from Slope to Stark county on a change of venue, probably will come up at the August term of District court for Stark county.

The Marmarth Mail, Slope Co., ND Volume XV, No. 31, August 4, 1922


    Prilla A. Holman, second daughter of Isaac and Johanna Holman was born Sept. 17, 1857 and grew to womanhood at Avon, Ill. Died at her home near Leonard N. Dak, on May 8, 1932, at the age of 74 yrs. 7 mo 21 days. She lived for a time with her Grandparents in Kansas.
    She was married to Sam Geyer on Feb. 27, 1879 at Bluemound, Kansas where they lived for several years, then moving to Iowa for about nine years. In March 1907 came to North Dakota where she has since resided.
    To this union were born ten children, three girls and seven boys. One girl Johanna, and two boys, Walter and Joe have gone before. Mrs. Belle Manley of Woodbine, Iowa, Mrs. Christina Rhodes of Agusta, Kansas, Roy of Derby, Iowa, George of Sheldon, N. Dak, Arthur and Isaac of Leonard and Lester of Minneapolis, also a grandson, Leonard, raised from infancy all of whom were present.
    Besides these children she leaves her aged husband, four sisters and one brother. Mrs. Adeline Cunningham of Fort Dodge, Iowa who was here for the funeral and Mrs. Belle Henman of St. Joe, Missouri, Mrs. Emma Housh Murry, Iowa, Mrs. Rena Bouman of Illinois, and Andrew Holman of Okla. Thirty grandchildren and Seven great grandchildren, and a host of friends.
    Funeral services were held in Leonard on Wednesday. Rev. James Anderson of Sheldon conducting the services. Interment was made in the Leonard cemetery.

From: Newsclip: Sheldon Progress, North Dakota

    When George was seven years old, his family moved from Kansas to Missouri by covered wagon. They lived there two years, then the family moved to a farm near Des Moines, Iowa, by train with the older boys taking a wagon and some animals. They settled on 83 acres of land where they lived for eight years. When George was 17 years old, they moved to a farm near Leonard, ND, coming by train with chickens, horses and machinery transported on a railroad car.
    George went directly from eighth grade to college omiting high school. He taught school for five years in ND, two of them in Coburn township, the other three in western ND. He served 18 months in World War I, six months of which were in France where he suffered with the terrible flu. He kept himself covered with blankets so he survived while many who didn't died from being chilled. He stopped in England for a rest period on his way home, received a service medal and was discharged in 1919.
    George and Emma Pfefferle were married on March 4, 1920 in Moorhead, Minn. For one year they lived on Sec. 2 Coburn, then moved to the present Alfred Anderson farm and lived there three years. They then bought the farm where George Grage now lives which is three miles east and 1/2 mile south of Sheldon. Five years later they added to the farm.
    George farmed with six horses, using five of them on a two-bottom plow. A horse cost $60 to $200 depending on how good it was. George bought his first tractor in 1942.
    There were nine children born to George and Emma: Walter Alvha Geyer, a 1939 SHS grad; Ruth (Mrs. Carl Schow) of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a 1940 grad; Orilla (Mrs. Albert Globus) of Seal Beach, Cal, a 1941 grad; Elmer of Leonard, a 1943 grad; Doris (Mrs. Ed Baldyga of Fallbrook, California, a 1945 grad; Fern (Mrs. John Warner, q.v.) a 1946 grad; Robert of Pasco, Washington, a 1948 grad; John who married Jeanne Qualley and both are 1951 grads; and James (called Jimmy) who graduated from Enderline and now lives in Dickinson, ND.
    Emma died July 6, 1950 and in 1954 George retired to Enderlin to live. On June 11, 1959, he married Elizabeth Haberstroh Stebener who still resided in Enderlin.

Verdeen Skarphol
    SOURIS -- Verdeen Skarphol, 73, Souris, died June 20, 2000 in a Westhope nursing home.
Services were held on June 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Souris. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery, Souris. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; four daughters, Annette Doman, Geneva, Ill.; Diane Boll, Newburg, N.D., Julie Bonsness, Hazen, and Joan Inman, Bismarck; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mabel Brandvold, Betsey Tallon, and Agnes Lindstrom, all of Bottineau. (Nero Funeral Home, Bottineau)


Irene Anderson
    Funeral services for Irene Anderson, 98, Fargo, formerly Lisbon, were held Monday, September 25, 2000 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisbon, with Rev. Normand Anderson
and Rev. David Killeen officiating. Mrs. Anderson passed away Thursday, September 21, 2000 at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo.
    Irene Beaver was born March 17, 1902 in Dows, Iowa, the daughter of Jonas and Martha Beaver. She attended school in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and moved to Lisbon in 1914.
    On December 15, 1921 she married Duffy Krist Anderson in Lisbon. The couple farmed near Lisbon. Mrs. Anderson was a member of Naomi Circle, ELCW, VFW Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary, and had been a volunteer seamstress at the ND Veterans Home and a member of the Kitchen Band. Mr. Anderson passed away April 18, 1990.
    She is survived by three sons, Dale (Dorothy), Lisbon, Donald (Elaine), Lisbon, and Bert (Fran), Pelican Rapids, Minn.; two daughters, Nina (Bud) Naughton, Stevinson, Calif., and Myrna K Harris, Fargo; 22 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Duffy; her natural
parents; her adoptive parents; a brother; Howard Inman; brothers Melvin Beaver, Ben Beaver, and William Beaver; a sister, Hazel Prine; and two grandsons.
    Pallbearers were Brian Anderson, Dannie Anderson, Brad Harris, David Anderson, Randy Anderson, Darin Harris. 
    Honorary pallbearers were all her grandchildren.
    Music was provided by organist Marj Vangsness, and soloist Jan Hansen.
    Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery, Lisbon.
    Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Ranson Co. Gazette - 10/02/2000

Richard Dockter
    WISHEK -- Richard Dockter, 78, Wishek, died Nov. 8, 2000 in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek, with burial in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Edna; one daughter, Linda Inman, Grand Forks; four sons, Ronald, Cheyenne, Wyo., Clyde, Marietta, Ga., Rodney, Roseville, Minn., and Ralph, Bismarck; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pauline Sukut and Erna Duvall, both of Jamestown, Lorena Schlaht, Medina; and two brothers, Walter,
Medina, and Lloyd, Sacramento, Calif. (Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek)


Clara White
    GARRISON -- Clara White, 91, Garrison, died Dec. 1, 2000, in Garrison. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Boelter Funeral Home, Bismarck, with the Rev. Paul Schauer officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, and will continue one hour before services, all at the funeral home. She was born Oct. 21, 1909, in Moorhead, Minn., the daughter of Edward and Emma (Inman) Campbell. She was raised and educated in Grafton. Clara married Willard White. Clara enjoyed embroidering and braiding rugs. She is survived by one brother, Art Campbell, Wilton; and one sister, Martha Campbell, Lakota. - 12/3/2000