Olivet United Methodist Church

Olivet is the first congregation organized after the 1946 merger of the Evangelical Church and the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. The first worship service for Olivet took place in Robbinsdale at remodeled house near 43rd and Beard Avenue North on Sunday, September 28, 1947. Olivet acquired their first full time pastor, The…

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Exemplary Edith

Edith Robbins Daniel, Robbinsdale, of Colonial ancestry, daughter of Andrew Bonney Robbins and Adelaide Walker Robbins. As college student and teacher she began writing poems. Boston critics pronounced her “foremost writer of children’s verse to-day.” She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota; member Pi Beta Phi, has traveled extensively at home and abroad;…

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Westphal Post 251

Westphal Post 251 of the American Legion was organized on October 31st, 1919. It was named in honor of Gottlieb L. Westphal, who was killed in action on October 16th on the Sommerance St. Juvin Road in France. He was first buried in the Argone American Cemetery and later at Burschville, Minnesota. In 1953 James…

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Aspirational Amy

Amy Robbins Ware, Robbinsdale, daughter of Andrew Bonney Robbins, Civil War Volunteer and Adelaide Walker, Civil War nurse; lineal descendants of Mayflower Pilgrims and Revolutionary officers; educated in U. of M., B. S., botany, chemistry, modern languages; M. A., English, archaeology, applied design; year’s apprenticeship, Taggart Agricultural offices; Minneapolis Handicraft Guild; travel and study abroad….

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A Swift Postcard

    Born in Boston in 1848, George Swift came to Minnesota with his parents. At the age of 13, Swift enlisted as a drummer boy at Fort Snelling. During the War Between the States he marched through Georgia with General Sherman. In 1888, O.W. Newell and George E. Swift were named Justices of the…

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