Seth Elvy Isgrig, born March 18, 1904, at Superior, Iowa. Parents were Edwin and Sibyl Isgrig, Superior, Iowa.

I have two brothers and one sister still living. Mrs. D. S. Eubanks, Estherville, Iowa. Doran Isgrig, Redlands, California Vernon Isgrig, Temple City, California.

I came to Glenfield in the fall of 1925, to work in the harvest fields. My first job was shocking grain for Adolph Gulstad. After the grain was all shocked, I got a job hauling bundles on a threshing machine. When threshing was finished, got a job driving school bus for the winter.

After that I worked on several different farms in the Glenfield area.

I married Dorothy Overbeck on July 30, 1928. Shortly after this went to work on the GNR Railroad where I worked until getting a job working in Loken's Store where Dorothy and I both worked until the store was destroyed by fire, May 10, 1932.

Shortly after this I was hired to work in the Alley's Store, owned by William Alley and Albert Alley, where I worked for several years.

March 1946, Dorothy and I purchased Loken's Store, which we operated until August 1, 1975.

We had decided it was time for us to retire. So we sold the remaining stock at public auction. Two years later we sold the building to Alton Tufte of Glenfield.

We have two children, Elvin D. Isgrig and Shirley (Mrs. D. P.) Iverson. Shirley and husband both teach in Moorhead, where Don is principal of Riverside School.

Elvin served 27 years in the Air Force where he worked in research and development. He is now teaching industrial engineering and management.

We have four grandchildren, three girls and one boy. Loral (Mrs. Dan) Hannaher, Fargo; Karen, beauty operator, Santa Barbra, California; Petra, student at MSU, Moorhead; and Jason, student at NDSU.

Source:  Glenfield History 1886 – 1987 Page 169

 

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