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Bruce Ball Team, Bruce, N.D.
Bruce Ball Team, Bruce, N.D.
TitleBruce Ball Team, Bruce, N.D.
Date of Original189-?
DescriptionGroup studio portrait of the Bruce baseball team. There are five men standing in the back, five men sitting in chairs, and two men sitting on the floor with baseball bats crossed in the center on the ground. There is a decorative background and curtains. Some of the men wear suspenders, some button up shirts, a few have vests on, and the man in the center back standing is in a full suit.
General SubjectPeople
Sports & Recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Baseball
Sports
Sporting goods
Baseball players
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Clothing & dress
Personal NameMcFadden, Joseph James, 1876-1938
McConnell, William Carter, 1875-1961
Briggs, Cyrus E., 1871-
McFadden, Louis Franklin, 1870-
McFadden, Wilmut, 1878-
McFadden, Irwin, 1872-
LocationBruce (N.D.)
Cavalier County (N.D.)
Decade1880-1889
1890-1899
1900-1909
1910-1919
Item NumberPCHS5073
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original26 x 31 cm.
Publisher of OriginalWashington (Neche, N.D.)
Place of PublicationNeche (N.D.)
Transcription"Washington, Neche, N.D." -- Stamped on the front of the photograph mat.
"Bruce Ball Team -, Lou McFadden, Joseph McFadden, Cyrus Briggs, Wilmot (Buff) McFadden, Irwin McFadden" and "752, O.K., Dolly Helland, return to Lil Baeirs (?)"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
Biography/History"Bruce Baseball Team: back row l. to r.: Louis McFadden, Joseph McFadden, unknown, Buff McFadden, William McConnell. Center row: center - Erwin McFadden, others unknown."
"Bruce community is located about eight miles south and west of Neche. Its history began … when Mr. Robert McConnell of Allenford, Bruce County, Ontario, came to Dakota Territory in 1878. In 1879, Mr. McConnell built the first home between Pembina and the Tongue River on his homestead. In 1880, Mr. McConnell met his wife and six children 0 Margaret (Renwick), Minnie (Schluchter), Agnes (Baker), Alex, William and Albert in St. Vincent with his team of oxen."
"Mr. and Mrs. David McFadden and family came from Bruce County, Ontario in 1880 and filed on a homestead in the Bruce community southwest of Neche. The members of their family were: Louis, Wilbert, Melville, Joseph, Lawrence, Lavern, Irwin, Lloyd, Edna (Dingle), Laura (Hanson), and Elizabeth. … The Bruce Post Office was at one time located on the David McFadden homestead."
"Joseph James McFadden was born in Bruce County, Ont. On July 22, 1876, the son of David and Elizabeth (Briggs) McFadden. He married Nellie V. Hinds on January 18, 1903 in Carmen, Manitoba. … They farmed southwest of Neche until his death Feb. 8, 1938."
"Eva Hughes and William McConnell were married August 9, 1899 and lived on the farm his father, Robert McConnell, homesteaded. … William died in 1961."
"Mr. Cyrus Briggs was a grain buyer for many years in Neche and was an active layman in the Methodist Church."
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from page 99, 74, and 75 in Proudly We Speak: A History of Neche, Park Center, and Bruce. Printed in 1976.
Other information from page 20, 74, 76 and 77 in Proudly We Speak: A History of Neche, Park Center, and Bruce. Vol. 2. 1983.
Repository InstitutionPembina County Historical Society
Repository CollectionPembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LinePembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection (PCHS5073)
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 IDdmPCHS5073
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