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Miss Silvia Johnson, superintendent of schools, Pembina County, N.D.
Miss Silvia Johnson, superintendent of schools, Pembina County, N.D.
TitleMiss Silvia Johnson, superintendent of schools, Pembina County, N.D.
Date of OriginalNo earlier than 1912
DescriptionA page of a scrapbook put together by Lily and Rose Benedictson on Silvia Johnson who became the superintendent of schools in Pembina County in the 1912 election year. There is a flyer promoting Miss Silvia Johnson and asking for votes. On the bottom is a sketch of Miss Johnson's automobile in front of a three story building. On the right is two sentences handwritten describing the page.
General SubjectArt & Architecture
Women
Transportation
Education
Subject (LCTGM)Automobiles
Drawings
Women
Education
County government
Teachers
Municipal officials
City & town life
Buildings
People
Personal NameJohnson, Silvia
LocationPembina County (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item NumberPCHS5095
Format of OriginalAlbums
Drawings
Color images
Pamphlets
Dimensions of Original26 x 20 cm.
Transcription"CANDIDATE FOR Superintendent of Schools, Pembina County, MISS SILVIA JOHNSON, MOUNTAIN, N. DAK. EXPERIENCE, 21 Calendar years teaching rural graded and consolidated schools from first grade up to and including twelfth. I ASK YOUR VOTE AND INFLUENCE"--Printed on front of flyer.
"1. In the 1912 election year, the Walhalla township voters put her on the ballot for County Superintendent of schools. This was a total surprise, as she herself had not made any plans to be on the ticket. 2. After she won the election, Silvia learned to drive her first car, in spite of her physical handicap"--Handwritten on paper on the page in album.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Part of the Lily and Rose Benedictson scrapbook
ContributorsBenedictson Lily
Benedictson, Rose
Contributor RoleCompilers
Biography/HistoryPart of the Lily and Rose Benedictson scrapbook, page 9, Album #9, "Album in memory of these prominent pioneers of the mountain, N.D. Community. Donated to the museum by Rose & Lily Benedicton, 5/25/78" " -- Written on cover of album.
The North Dakota Censuses for 1915-1925 list a Rose Bendictson born in about 1899 residing in Pembina County at the age of 26 in 1925. A Lilja Bendictson is also listed as living in Pembina County in 1925 at the age of 30, born about 1895. The materials in the scrapbook are from or about Pembina County around 1912 and the scrapbook was donated to the Pembina County Historical Museum in 1978, within the papers there are a few different spellings of Lily and Rose's last name.
Repository InstitutionPembina County Historical Society
Repository CollectionLily and Rose Benedictson Collection
Credit LinePembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection (PCHS5095)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Pembina County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationPembina County Historical Society
Address: 13572 Hwy 5
Cavalier, N.D. 58220
Phone number: 701-265-4941 or 701-265-4691
Email address: pchsm@polarcomm.com
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmPCHS5095
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