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Oscar H. Will Family
Oscar H. Will Family
TitleOscar H. Will Family
Date of OriginalBetween 1900 and 1915?
DescriptionIsabelle Bird Will, Oscar Will and Mabel Will sit on the steps of their home. They wear clothing indicative of the time period and look toward the camera. In the background, an open door can be seen.
Ordering Information
General SubjectWomen
Pioneer Era
Subject (LCTGM)Clothing & dress
Personal NameWill, Isabelle Bird
Will, Oscar H., 1855-1917
Lumry, Mabel Willl
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Item Number10190-82-01-12
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original8 x 14 cm
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryGeorge Francis Will, Sr. was born on November 8, 1884. He was the son of Oscar H. Will, owner of the Oscar H. Will & Company. George graduated from Bismarck High School in 1902 and Harvard in 1906 then took over his father's business in 1917. Throughout his lifetime, George was considered an archaeologist, anthropologist, ethnologist, naturalist, nurseryman, seedsman, and historian. He worked with the Mandan and Arikara tribes to learn about crossbreeds of corn for his seed business. In addition, he was president of the State Historical Society of North Dakota between 1942 and 1955.
Bibliographic ReferenceHarlow Leslie Walster, George Francis Will: Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Ethnologist, Naturalist, Nurseryman, Seedsman, Historian (Bismarck, ND: Bismarck Tribune, 1956), 3-17.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWill Family Collection MSS 10190
Collection Finding AidConsult
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10190-82-01-12)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh10190-82-01-12
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