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Barnes County Sheriff John Simons and deputies
Barnes County Sheriff John Simons and deputies
TitleBarnes County Sheriff John Simons and deputies
Date of Originalbetween 1884 and 1890
DescriptionBarnes County Sheriff John Simons (3rd from left) poses with his deputies for a group portrait. The deputies all wear badges.
Ordering Information
General SubjectLaw
Subject (LCTGM)Sheriffs
Law enforcement officers
Group portraits
Personal NameSimons, John, 1858-1927
LocationBarnes County (N.D.)
Item Number00032-BA-02-02
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryJohn Simons was sheriff of Barnes County from 1884 to 1890. After serving his sheriff, Simons and his family moved to Superior, Wisc. where was a partner in a hardware store, until being appointed Chief of Police. The Simons family returned to Barnes County in 1891. Simons was also a U.S. Deputy Marshall, served on the Penitentiary Committee, and was a State Railroad Commissioner in 1899. Simons was married to Annie Omness. They had four children, Elsie (Mrs. C.K. Otto), Walter, Cora, and Norman.
Sheriff John Simons of Barnes County poses with his three deputies. The deputies wore badges that identified them as lawmen, but they did not wear uniforms. Simons did not wear a badge. Sheriff Simons served after North Dakota became a state.
Bibliographic ReferenceBarnes County history : Barnes County, North Dakota. Valley City, N.D.: Barnes Co. Hist. Soc, , 1976. p. 224.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00032-BA-02-02)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00032BA0202
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