Excerpts from

Little sketches of big folks, Minnesota 1907

Excerpts from Little sketches of big folks, Minnesota 1907

[Just the ones related to Benton County.]

DUMAS Delbert F, Cass Lake. Physician (R) and surgeon. Born April 4, 1879 in Waterville Minn, son of Frederick and Julia (Lussier) Dumas. Educated in College of Physicians and Surgeons Chicago; medical dept U of M; post-graduate course of Policlinic of Chicago; house physician City Hospital Minneapolis 1902-1903. Practiced in Albert Lea 1903-1904; in Minneapolis 1904-1906; in Foley until March 1907; in Cass Lake to date. Coroner Benton county 1906 to March 1907; member Am, State, Minneapolis and Freeborn County Medical societies; B P O E.

PAPPENFUS Joseph A, St Cloud. Farm implements. Born March 22, 1864 in Green Bay Wis, son of Frank and Paulina (Czvinski) Pappenfus. Married Nov 9, 1886 to Frances L Pattock. Educated in common schools; farmed until 1882; grocery business Gilmanton 1882-89; moved to Sank Rapids 1890; started grocery and machine business alone. Opened branch in St Cloud 1899 and has run both stores to date. Member M W A.

SMART John Franklin, Brainerd. Public official. Born Feb 13, 1872 in Benton county Minn, son of Edward J and Agnes (Russell) Smart. Married Sept 18, 1901 to Myrtle E Gates. Educated in common schools; State Normal School at St Cloud 3 years, and special course at U of M 2 years. During college course engaged in teaching in Stearns and Otter Tail counties; timekpr for R R contractors in Ward county N Dakota and in the pineries of Minn for several years; with brother W E Smart opened and operated a farm in Long Lake township Crow Wing county from 1898. Independent candidate for county auditor 1904; defeated by 9 votes; elected on Republican ticket 1906. Member M W A and Y M C A.

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