The 1910 US Census has John and Dora Warren living in the Brooks’ home in St John ND USA with:
Hubert Brooks (then 47 years old) (or ‘Hurbert’ according to the 1910 US Census) as household head and a merchant in a general store;
Wife Marie Brooks (then 43 years old),
Son Aimé Brooks (then 15 years old) (transcribed as ’Annie‘ in the digitized US Census. The spelling of Amie’s name was butchered not only in the digital US version but also in the digitized Canadian Census as well. In the Canadian census the well intentioned local Albertan Census taker could not believe that Aimé was a boy’s name and listed him as a daughter.)
Son Joseph Brooks (then 8 years old)
Son Otto Brooks (then 6 years old)
Clara Grégoire, the 16 year old niece of Marie who helped Marie with the raising of the young boys
Dr. John Warren and his wife Dora (Brooks) Warren
and Anwer Forseth a 25 year old ‘hired lady’ from Norway
Son Alfred Brooks was away at College and not listed in the 1910 US Census
Some uncertainty seemed to exist with John Warren’s birth date.
Also note that the 1st given name ‘John’ for John Hubert Brooks does not appear in this Census or for that matter in any follow–up US or Canadian Census or documents, and for whatever reasons, he chose to be known simply as Hubert Brooks.
Clara was born in North Dakota in 1894 – confirming that the Grégoire clan was living in North Dakota at least in 1894 and probably since 1879 when Marie was documented to have emigrated from Canada.
Source Citation for Above 1910 US Census Images: Year: 1910; Census Place: St John Ward 2, Rolette, North Dakota; Roll T624_1147; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 153; Image: 172.
The 1910 US Census had the Bolstad’s address as St John Ward 2, Rolette, North Dakota.
Oscar and Nelida Bolstad were to have 3 children while the couple resided in the US;
Oscar was a cashier in a local St. John bank called the Rolette County Bank. His older (by 2 years) brother Tony (Anton J Bolstad) was a Vice–President in this bank. Judging by the size and quality of the house pictured previously, it seems likely that Oscar did quite well as a cashier – perhaps also receiving some money from his brother/father. Probably as well, at that time a ‘cashier’ was a more prominent position then perhaps we view it today – since, as seen below, Oscar is also featured on the bank masthead.
The book St. John City at the End of the Rainbow (p 61) indicates some of the "other" activities that Oscar's brother Anton Bolstad was involved in; " Horace Bourassa's sale of his lumberyard to St. Anthony & Dakota Elevator Co. with A.J. Bolstad as agent. They tore down the old one and built a new one in 1906."
Other activities of the BOLSTAD brothers while in St. John can be found in the newspaper clips at the botton of Section A6.0.
The images below concern the Rolette County Bank from the St. John STAR newspaper and St. John Herald newspapers. One sees both Anton (A.J. Bolstad) and Oscar’s (O.J. Bolstad) names mentioned. (source: "St. John, City at the End of the Rainbow") in the 1907 AD and then younger brother Martin Bolstad joined his two older brothers at the bank in March of 1908 and can be seen in the March 19, 1908 AD.
On April 2, 1909, the Rolette Co. Bank changed hands. The stock formerly owned by Chas. O. Hill, H.M. Johnson of Dawson Minn. and A.J and O.J. Bolstad of St. John was purchased by A. Egeland of Bisbee C.R. Railfus of Rolla, H.M. Johnson of Dawson Minn. and A.J. Bolstad of St. John. According to the St. John Herald newspaper; "The many friends of A.J. Bolstad will be pleased to learn that he will be seen, as usual, behind the counter as cashier of the new institution. For a shrewd businessman and obliging personal friend AJ has few equals."
Oscar's older brother Anton had a brief stint with state politicscirca summer of 1908.
Unfortunately Anton lost in the election.
As an ASIDE, the 1910, 1920 and 1940 US CENSUSes for Anton (aka Anthony) J. Bolstad had the following information:
|Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002|
|Name:||Anton John Bolstad|
|Birth Date:||23 Oct 1878|
|Death Date:||8 Jan 1955|
|Mother's Maiden Name:||Erickson|
|State file number:||019006|
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