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Title Ophelia Gleason Collection
Call Number MSS 175
Extent 1 folder
Dates of Creation 1983
Creator Ophelia Gleason
Scope & Content The collection contains materials sent in by Ophelia Gleason to a style show that happened in Moorhead in 1983. It includes a three page description written of Ophelia of her time in Georgetown. There are also photocopies of Georgetown related ephemera.
Admin/Biographical History Ophelia Gleason was an orphan who came to Georgetown in 1899 at the age of five on an orphan train from New York City. She was taken in by the Hoeffling family. After graduating from Moorhead High School she moved to Montana to homestead by herself. It was in Montana where she met her husband Phillip Gleason a fellow homesteader an Irish immigrant and fellow homesteader. They decided to move back to Moorhead to start their life together and were married in St. Joseph’s Church in Moorhead in 1921. Phillip and Ophelia would have five children together and eventually settle in Minneapolis.
People Gleason, Ophelia
Subjects Georgetown (Minn.)
Adoption
Orphans
Orphanages
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Containers Ophelia Gleason Collection, 1983