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Old Ecklund/Larson Photos
 1900-1924


All photos on this page formerly belonged to Irene Reimers, with photographers unknown.

Circa early 1900, John and Mari Ecklund with children, left to right: Walfred, Arveda, Hattie, and John. John Ecklund (junior) was father of Verna, Mildred, and Carl. John W. Ecklund (senior) killed in horse/wagon accident in July 1900, when hauling wheat to Velva, ND.
This was the original log house before there were additions.  The crude entry here is where the porch with trellises was added.  I'm sure they were very proud of the whitewashed siding hiding the logs and the nice roof.



Note the tent!  From rear across--Irene Larson Reimers on your far left (Donna's mother); next to her is Hattie Larson (Donna's grandmother); Irene Nelson; ?; Polly Nelson; ?; ?; John Ecklund; ?;Hans Nelson, in vest & hat; David Larson, with cap & overalls, holding Chester Larson; ?; ?;John Barlow, with hands on hips; Walter Larson (boy standing next to tree) Left front across--?; Adeline Larson Kost (married Arthur Kost); Barlow girl (Nettie?); Tillie Nelson; Hannah Barlow (kneeling)
I need help on identifications. Uncle Walt, do you remember any of these people? Who else should we know? Do I have any of them wrong? Was Grandpa Louis Larson the photographer?


circa 1920 The old homestead looking quite modern here! Louis Larson presumably in carriage, Arveda the young woman, apparently on her way to some new and exciting venture? Alice, and Hattie behind dog, perhaps.  I remember living here when it still had the porch and trellises. On the your left was the living room, (an upright piano took up much of its space in later years) with a small bedroom on the right.  When I was in high school we had bunk beds in there. The addition on the rear of the house is where the kitchen, additional bedroom and pantry were added. Later, another addition was added off of the kitchen and living room, where there was another small bedroom, an entry for cream separator and washing machine, stairs down to the cellar, and small closet space. a door and stairs off livingroom led to a rough stair way to a partially floored attic where the boys slept for several generations.  Later, the mice devoured the keepsakes (many photos, old books, clothing, edible toys, dolls, etc.) stashed in boxes there.


1903 Rose Larson, first daughter of Louis & Hattie Larson, born May 11,
 died October 5



circa 1916 left to right, Walter in rocker, Irene, Lulah, Adeline & Alice.  Alice in front, beside Walter




circa 1916-17 Irene, Dave, Adeline & Alice & dog

circa 1918-19 Irene, Alice, and Dave Larson with teacher and Dorothy Barlow?






circa 1924 Alice's graduation from 8th grade at 14 years



circa 1930, David and Lulah Larson at SD border marker. Lulah's son, Al, born August, 1931


Alice Larson following car rollover on "cow trail," 1931. Note demolished windshield and bandage
on Alice's leg.  When cut didn't heal, diabetes was diagnosed. She died November 1932.

1940 Skating party at Dave Larsons, next to Scholl's farm, left to right: Art Kost, Al Carvell,
Donna Reimers, Noreen Lavyrl Rimers held by Adeline Kost, Bussman sisters with Dave Larson? Is that Irene Reimers at Dave's left front?




circa 1948 ND Louis Larson, husband of Hattie Ecklund, (father of Lulah, David, Alice, Irene, Adeline, Walter, and Chester), (grandfather of Alfred, Donna, Noreen Lavyrl, Patricia, Harvey, Audrey, Harry, William, Richard, Betty Lou, Dewey, Lowell, Patricia Darlene, Anne, David Lee, and Theresa)