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Jesse Whitaker's dray barn, Dunn Center, N.D.
Jesse Whitaker's dray barn, Dunn Center, N.D.
TitleJesse Whitaker's dray barn, Dunn Center, N.D.
Date of Original1915
DescriptionMen stand with horses outside Jesse Whitaker's dray barn in Dunn Center, N.D. A dog runs in front of the men and horses.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAnimals
People
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Horses
Carts & wagons
Dogs
Personal NameWhitaker, Jesse, 1886-1975
LocationDunn Center (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number00032-DU-27-12
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryJesse 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. 378.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00032-DU-27-12)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00032DU2712
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