THE GOLDEN ROLL


| March/April 1977



HERMAN CARBONNEAU, 87, of Bottineau, N. D. died December 4, 1976. Mr. Carbonneau was born in 1889 at Tarsus, Dakota Territory, a few weeks before North Dakota became a state. His parents immigrated from the County of Napierville, P.Q. near Montreal, Canadas, to Tarsus in the early 1880s a territory that was unsettled with inconveniences and hardship, with the nearest railroad 100 miles away at Devil's Lake. Mr. Carbonneau's father received his citizenship papers at the first session of District Court ever held in Bottineau County. Herman was educated in French and some English existed in the early days of Tarsus School. He was a Trustee in the old St. Paul of Tarsus Church, located between Bottineau, and Dunseith. He was a farmer all his life, and made extensive trips as a cattle buyer most of his early adult years. Mr. Cabonneau was a member of the Federal Grand Jury during the controversial 2nd. Federal Trial of the late North Dakota Governor William Langer.

Submitted by his son, George Carbonneau, Bottineau, North Dakota 58318.

A. E. MAUGANS, 72, Route 2, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin passed away on October 19, 1976 at his home. Funeral service was held October 22nd at the United Methodist Church at St. Croix Falls, with Rev. Kendall Anderson officiating. Burial at St. Croix Falls Cemetery. 'Lonny', as he was known by his friends, worked with Alden Morell, Dennie Magnuson, and John Achey to organize the original Gas Engine Club No. 1. He restored many gas engines and more recently catered to the restoration of old clocks. He will indeed be missed by many.

Submitted by Gilmar Johnson, Route 1, Frederic, Wisconsin 54837.

R. GRAY ROBERTSON, 24, of Route 3, Delmar, Maryland died January 7, 1977 in the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, after a short illness. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, and the Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Assoc., Inc. Gray loved machinery - old and new, antique cars, dragsters, super-stock tractors - any challenging engine. He was a fine, dedicated mechanic.

Submitted by Brenda Layton, Federalsburg, Maryland 21632.