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Institute Finding Aids: Cass County, N.D.

  • Amenia School District No. 43 (Cass County, N.D.) (Mss 101)
    Documents the administration of a rural school district in Cass County, N.D. from 1911 to 1936.
  • Cass County Cemetery (Fargo, N.D.) (SC 24)
    Photocopy of handwritten and typed originals. The first list is a chronological record of burials in the county cemetery, beginning in 1903 and ending in 1934; a map of the cemetery is included. This list gives name, age, and occasionally, cause of death. Many of these burials were from the Cass County Poor Farm located in the same area. The other list begins with burials in 1947 and goes through 1984. It gives name, date of burial, age, and funeral home in charge of arrangements.
  • Cass County, N.D. Civil Case Files (Mss 339)
    The Cass County Civil Case Files span from the beginning of the court system in Cass County and conclude in 1944. The divorce case files were originally part of these records, however they were pulled from the collection and made a separate collection to aid in their retrieval and use.
  • Cass County, N.D. Divorce Case Files (Mss289)
    Over 3300 divorce cases were handled in district court in Cass County, N.D. between 1878 and 1942. Because the grounds for divorce were liberal and residency requirement no more than 90 days many people from Eastern states, Canada and even over seas, came to North Dakota to obtain a relatively fast divorce.
  • Cass County, N.D. Guardianship Records (Mss 337)
    The Cass County Court Guardianship Records span from circa 1926 into the 1950s. Files include applications, appointments, bonds, confirmation reports, guardian financial accounts, letters of guardianship, oaths, and petitions. Files pertain to the guardianship of minors, incompetents, and insane individuals. The original printed indexes are retained at the Cass County Clerk of Court office; no copy is available with the collection.
  • Cass County (N.D.) Marriage Licenses (Mss 253)
    Official records of marriage licences issued and recorded in Cass County from 1877 through 1944. A searchable database is available to all names in the records.
  • Cass County (N.D.). Superintendent Of Schools (Mss 89)
    The collection contains financial, teacher and general records for the school districts in Cass County.
  • Cass County Welfare Board (Mss 124)
    The Welfare Board was formed in 1933 to recommend general policies for administering relief in Cass County. The records have been organized into five series: Regulations, Meeting minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Subject Files.
  • Elofson, Carl E. (Mss 1165)
    A Minnesota native who received his medical degree from the University of Kansas and served three terms as Cass County Coroner from 1933 to 1939.
  • Kinyon (N.D.) Township Justice Of The Peace Dockets (Mss 352)
    The Kinyon Township Justice of the Peace Records consists of two volumes, civil and criminal, of the cases heard by the township justice, consisting of pre-printed pages containing the charge, legal action, fee, and judgment for each case. They span from 1889 to 1927.
  • Noble (Cass County, N.D. : Township) (Mss 38)
    The collection contains treasurers' ledgers and meeting minutes for a rural, agricultural township located in the extreme northeastern corner of Cass County along the Red River.
  • North Dakota. District Court (Cass County) Civil Case Files (Mss 339)
    The Cass County Civil Case Files span from the beginning of the court system in Cass County and conclude in 1944. The divorce case files were originally part of these records, however they were pulled from the collection and made a separate collection to aid in their retrieval and use.
  • North Dakota. District Court (Cass County) Divorce Case Files (Mss289)
    Over 3300 divorce cases were handled in district court in Cass County, N.D. between 1878 and 1942. Because the grounds for divorce were liberal and residency requirement no more than 90 days many people from Eastern states, Canada and even over seas, came to North Dakota to obtain a relatively fast divorce.