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  1. Margaret Pattie FOLLETT: Birth: 22 MAY 1919 in North Dakota. Death: 30 OCT 1982 in Fargo, ND


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1. Title:   Obituary
2. Title:   Riverside Cemetery correspondence, Fargo, ND
3. Title:   Find A Grave
Url:   http://www.findagrave.com

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a. Note:   N18 C.O. Follett was a prominent Fargo, ND businessman. He married Laura Browne. He was president of Smith, Follett & Crowl in Fargo, ND (wholesale drygoods store) until he died of a "coronary occlusion". My Dad and others in the family referred to him as “Hi” or “Uncle Hi,” but I’m not sure where that nickname came from.
  Here is his obituary from Fargo Forum 4/4/1947 titled C.O. "FOLLETT IS DEAD HERE AT AGE OF 69":
  Less than a day after he returned from California, Clarence O. Follett, 69, died from a heart ailment at his home, 302 Ninth St. S., at 11:00 am today. He was a pioneer Fargoan and the president of Smith, Follett & Crowl, wholesale drygoods concern.
  Mr. Follett, his daughter, Margaret Patty, and Mrs. W.F. Kurke of 820 Twelfth Av S had returned from Los Angeles by car, leaving there last Friday and arriving here at 5:30 pm Thursday. Mr. Follett had been in California since January, his health had not been good since his wife's death last July, and he had had a heart attack while in the west.
  Clarence Ohr Follett was born in Mount Morris, Ill. Nov. 27, 1877, and came to Cass County with his parents when he was two years old. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Follett, were pioneer farmers of the Mapleton community.
  Mr. Follett attended the public schools of Mapleton and NDAC, graduating from the latter with the degree of Bachelor of Science in 1898.
  During his attendance at NDAC, Mr. Follett paid his way through college by working as a janitor and tending gardens.
  After graduation he was employed by Alex Stern & Co., as a bookkeeper, and in 1900 joined the old Fargo Mercantile company as a billing clerk. Later he became a buyer, finally purchased an interest in the business and was made vice president in 1905. He continued active participation with the company until it was sold in 1928.
  Meanwhile, Smith, Follett & Crowl had been established in 1914 as a wholesale drygoods business and he was elected president in 1922. On retiring from the mercantile concern he entered actively in the Smith, Follett & Crowl business.
  He was treasurer also of the Fargo Food and Equipment corporation, a director of the First National Bank of Fargo, and a director of the Northwestern Bell Telephone company.
  Mr. Follett served his community as president of the old Fargo Commercial Club, was active in the Red Cross, and was a director of the industrial committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. During World WarII he served on the gas rationing panel here.
  Mr. Follett also had been president of the Riverside Cemetery association of Fargo since 1936.
  Mr. Follett was recognized as one of the outstanding businessmen of the community over many years, as attested by the positions of responsibility he enjoyed.
  Fraternally, he was a member of the Shiloh Lodge 1, A.F. and A.M. of Dakota consistory and of El Zagal Temple of the Shrine and of Fargo ElksLodge. Too he was a member of the Fargo Rotary and Fargo Country Club and was affiliated with the Congregational Church.
  He married Laura B. Browne in Fargo, June 17, 1903. Mrs. Follett died July 5, 1946. Besides his daughter, Margaret Patty, at home, he leaves two brothers, Leland, 1613 Ninth Av S, and Dr. Walter C. Follett, Devils Lake. __________________
  Findagrave.com info:
  Clarence O. Follett Birth:  Nov. 27, 1877 Mount Morris, Ogle County, Illinois, USA Death:  Apr. 4, 1947 Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, USA
  SON OF CHARLES C. FOLLETT & SARAH OHR-FOLLETT SPOUSE OF LAURA ELIZABETH BROWNE 
  Family links:  Parents:   Charles C Follett (1853 - 1920)   Sarah E Follett (1852 - 1904)    Spouse:  Laura Elizabeth Browne Follett (1878 - 1946)*    Children:   Margaret Pattie Follett (1919 - 1982)*    Siblings:   Clarence O Follett (1877 - 1947)   Walter C Follett (1886 - 1955)*   Alba Follett (1887 - 1888)*   Leland Carl Follett (1891 - 1979)*   *Calculated relationship   Burial: Riverside Cemetery Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, USA Plot: Southpark Block 8   Maintained by: bonfoll Originally Created by: mercedes bauerly-dreas Record added: May 28, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 37644520


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