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Jess Whitaker and Floyd Henderson with dray in front of telephone office, Regent, N.D.
Jess Whitaker and Floyd Henderson with dray in front of telephone office, Regent, N.D.
TitleJess Whitaker and Floyd Henderson with dray in front of telephone office, Regent, N.D.
Date of Original1913
DescriptionJess Whitaker and Floyd Henderson sit on a dray drawn by two horses in blankets. Bags, boxes, and crates sit on the dray. The Regent telephone office is in the background.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAnimals
People
Transportation
Weather
Subject (LCTGM)Horses
Sleds & sleighs
Boxes
Bags
Crates
Telephone companies
Snow
Personal NameWhitaker, Jess
Henderson, Floyd
LocationRegent (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number00032-DU-27-14
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryFloyd Henderson taught school in Melby in 1914. He received special permission to teach from the superintendent of schools because of a teacher shortage. In 1915, Henderson attended Valley City Normal School.
Jesse Whitaker was born in 1886 in southern Indiana. At the age of 18, he moved to Michigan. In 1907 he returned to Indiana, then briefly moved to Beach, N.D. with the rest of his family who homesteaded there. He was married to Edith Henderson in 1908 in Michigan. In 1910, the Whitakers moved to Regent, N.D. where Jesse had a dray business plus worked as a bulk agent for Standard Oil. The family moved to Dunn Center in 1914, where he worked for Standard Oil again until 1949. During the height of his dray business in Dunn Center, Jesse had 4 men working for him, including his brother in law Floyd Henderson. Jesse and Edith had six children: Kenneth, Era, Alice, Sarah, Wilbur, and Omar. Jesse Whitaker died in 1975.
Bibliographic ReferenceDauntless Dunn : stories of some of its early settlers, 1970. p. 143-144, 378.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00032-DU-27-14)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00032DU2714
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