CLAY COUNTY POSTMASTERS

This page is in development 4/3/2018

Appointments include Postmaster, Assistant Postmaster, Acting Postmaster, or Officer-in-Charge

AVERILL
Name Date Appointed
Clara J. Arnberg 11/11/1922

BAKER
Name Date Appointed
Oscar N. Iverson 11/25/1914

BARNESVILLE
Name Date Appointed
Peter E. Thompson 12/4/1877
Austin J. Fitzgerald 9/22/1885
Grovenor D. McCubrey 11/26/1889
1/23/1893
Irvin S. Catlin 5/12/1897
Dennis F. McGrath 1/23/1906
Philip H. Kifer 3/3/1914
Andrew L. Felde 1/1/1921
Bernard McGrath 11/17/1921
Vernon David Desing 11/6/1964
8/13/1965

COMSTOCK
Name Date Appointed
David Askegaard 12/24/1877
Samuel Halland 2/27/1915
Arthur D. Askegaard 3/9/1921
Eugene M. Askegaard 2/20/1933
Melvin L. Corneliussen 6/30/1963
7/21/1967

DILWORTH
Name Date Appointed
Rasmus Haugsted 8/13/1907
Christian Haugsted 12/14/1911
William L. Spotts 4/9/1915
Thomas S. Smith 11/23/1921
Ralph C. Peterson 11/20/1923
12/19/1923
Clifford J. Fitzgerald 5/28/1936
7/10/1940

DOWNER
Name Date Appointed
Johanna Hawkins 4//1907
Henry M. Des Jardino** 4/4/1927
Mrs. Luella M. Desjardins** 6/6/1936
7/31/1936
**Surname various spellings in various recordings. Des and Dis separate from the remainder and together. Remainder is Jardine, Jardines, Jardines, Jardins and more.

FELTON
Name Date Appointed
Otto L. Dahl 6/11/1915
Orville E. Dahl 1/2/1942
Mrs. Dorothy A. Dalby 7/7/1959

GEORGETOWN
Name Date Appointed

(Originally in Breckenbridge County)
Randolph M. Probstfield 5/20/1864

(Changed to Clay County)
Adam Stein 6/22/1869
John W. Cole 12/5/1872

(Disestablished 18 February 1874
Reestablished 2 March 1876)
James M. Wilson 3/2/1876
Adam Stein 10/11/1881
Charles B. Hill 5/12/1884
Mons T. Weum 8/20/1886
Sivert S. Dalen 5/21/1888
4/3/1895
Jacob Stein 5/6/1893
Severt S. Dalen 4/3/1898
Louis O. Jesme 9/1/1899
Ole L. Dalen 2/13/1903
Randolph Weum 11/10/1909
Lyman G. Benson 4/1/1949
4/11/1950
Lorraine J. Benson 2/13/1957
11/14/1958
Roger Guttormson 6/9/1961

GLYNDON
Name Date Appointed
Stiles R. Nettleton 5/29/1872
George S. Barnes 6/5/1876
John W. Rodgers 11/27/1882
Clark S. Taylor 12/13/1886
Charles G. Tracy 2/28/1888
Luther Osborn 10/7/1891
Foster R. Paige 10/18/1895
Emery D. North 12/14/1899
Halbert L. Webb 9/9/1912
Harry L. Moody 1/1/1920
Ray B. Osborn 4/7/1920
Bertha T. Osborn 12/20/1923
Omer C. Heys 4/21/1924
Maurice Leroy Anstadt 2/1/1963
9/24/1964

HAWLEY / YEOVIL
Name Date Appointed

(The Post Office originally called Hawley
on January 6, 1873. The appointed postmaster did not serve
and the name was changed to Yeovil)
George Chant 4/18/1873

(Post Office name changed back to Hawley
on 8 January 1874)
John Costain 1/8/1874
George Chant 2/17/1874
Herbert Glaisyer 7/20/1885
Ole P. Storberg 12/9/1889
P. Anton Berg 11/16/1893
Nelson H. Fulton 5/26/1897
Susan C. Fulton
Nelson's wife (above)
2/10/1902
Fred Herring 12/10/1906
Nels J. Thysell 2/3/1915
John W. McDonald 2/13/1920
8/19/1920
Stanley A. Torgerson 12/14/1921
Robert H. Burrill 2/1/1934
6/18/1934
6/7/1938
11/27/1942

HITTERDAL
Name Date Appointed
Clifford Hitterdal
Thomas Y. Anderson 7/7/1887
Aslah Anderson 12/8/1890
Swen S. Hanson 8/18/189
Ole S. Aarverud 7/20/1897
Mrs. Bernice E. Fahl 5/25/1962

HOLY CROSS
Name Date Appointed
Jean R. M. Genin (Page 186) 8/4/1869
Reinherd Gernhudson 4/1/1878
Alfred C. Carroll 9/29/1888
Charistian H. Engen 1/12/1889

KEENE
Name Date Appointed
Simon Anderson 8/8/1898

KRAGNES
Name Date Appointed
William J. Bodkin 2/4/1884
William A. Dahlquist 11/17/1919
Leroy G. Fairchild 10/2/1922

LUND
Name Date Appointed
Perterson Hansom 11/10/1879

MOORHEAD
Name Date Appointed
James Douglas 10/6/1871
2/7/1879
2/14/1880
Benjamin F. Mackall 4/7/1880
Edward Fay 11/4/1886
2/13/1895
William H. Davy 1/9/1891
Edward L. Bjorkquist 6/5/1900
D. W. Meeker 1912
Edward Fay, Jr. 10/18/1912
E. L. Flaten 7/9/1913
Miss Frances Lamb 10/1/1935
David Steinley 1948
James E. Ruddy 4/12/1951
Basil Walker 6/1963

MUSKODA
Name Date Appointed
Charles Finney 9/21/1874
George H. Futcher 12/10/1874
William E. Bennett 8/4/1884
Lester H. Baker 5/9/1894
Warren H. Cutler 11/8/1922
Mrs. Laura Gulbranson 5/21/1929

REAL
Name Date Appointed
Theophile Bailly 3/14/1899

ROLLAG
Name Date Appointed
Severt Anderson 10/30/1901
C. N. Hebranson 9/26/1908
Christian N. Forsland 6/21/1910
L. A. Ambers 4/14/1928

SABIN
Name Date Appointed
William J. Almy 8/23/1881
Carl Erickson 12/28/1898

STOCKWOOD
Name Date Appointed
Ole K. Shermoen 6/26/1905
Susan Shermoen 12/10/1907

ULEN/ONELAND/ONLAND
Name Date Appointed
Tallak Aaneland 4/29/1884

(Changed to Oneland on 30 July 1885)
Tallak Aaneland 7/30/1885

(Changed to Onland on 24 March 1886
Tallak Aaneland 3/24/1886
Ole C. Melbye 11/30/1886

(Changed to Ulen on 17 March 1887)
Ole C. Melbye 3/17/1887
Austin T. Austmison 4/27/1901
Harvey M. Webster 3/9/1904
Ole E. Reiersgard 4/29/1910
Ole A. Fuglie 5/4/1914
Olaf E. Reiersgord 1/9/1923
Alvi Hanord Auenson 1/1/1936
1/30/1936
1/15/1940
Harry A. Grande 4/30/1960
10/5/1962
Harold F. Dunham 5/19/1961

WINNIPEG JUNCTION
Name Date Appointed
Peter Anton Berg 5/21/1887
John L. Anderson 11/21/1896

Sources:
Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971, National Archives
A Century Together, A History of Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota (1975)