Gilmore Obits

George E. Gilmore, 1954

George E. Gilmore, 82 former resident of this city, passed away Sunday at a Minot hospital after an illness of about two years, spent in nursing homes and at the hospital. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Tuesday at the Thomas funeral chapel in Minot with Rev. Jack Rief officiating and burial was made in Rosehill cemetery in Minot, by the side of his wife who passed away four ago. Pallbearers were Bob and Ray Wurth and Carl Cunningham, of Lansford, Claud and Dayton Huff of Donnybrook and Arthur Schwope of Berthold. Mr. Gilmore was one of the pioneers in North Dakota. Born in Kansas, his parents moved back to Indiana when he was very small after the grasshoppers had taken all their crop. In 1898, Mr. Gilmore came to Grandin in Cass County, ND and in 1901 he homesteaded near Maxbass. He farmed there until 1928 when he moved to a farm south of Donnybrook, and farmed there until 1944 when he bought a home and moved into Berthold, where he lived until after his wife passed away. He is survived by four sons and two daughters: Homer of Huntington Beach, CA, Charles of Madison, IN, William and Harley of Berthold, Mrs. Arthur Huff of Worland, WY, and Mrs. Doran Albin of Berthold, also 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Ward County Independent, Minot, ND.

Laura Huber Gilmore, 1950

Funeral Services For Mrs. Gilmore

Funeral Services were held Thursday, June 29, for Mrs. George Gilmore 76, who died June 26, after being ill for several months. The former Laura Huber, she was born in Greenville, OH, April 28, 1874, and married Mr. Gilmore in Bern, IN on November 11, 1893. They had lived at Maxbass, Lansford, Donnybrook and Carrington sine coming to ND in 1900. They spent the past five years in Berthold. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Doran Albin of Berthold and Mrs. Art Huff of Upham; and four sons, Homer of Huntington Beach, CA, C.E. Gilmore of Upham, Harley and William of Berthold. There are nine grandchildren. Pallbearers were Art Schwope, Fred Keiser and Chet Amundson, all of Berthold, Burton Graff of Carpio, Claude and Dayton Huff of Donnybrook. Rev. Amel Whitwer officiated. Thomas Funeral home had charge of arrangements.

William Hubert “Bill” Gilmore

Bill was born on April 8, 1906, on a farm in Hastings Township of Bottineau County near Maxbass, ND to George and Laura (nee Huber ) Gilmore. He was raised on the family farm and attended Fossum rural school in that area. As a young adult he assisted his family in the operation of the family farm and was employed at Evenson Refrigeration, Montgomery Ward Store and John Iverson Company. During World War II he was employed in the shipyards of Long Beach, CA and Tacoma, WA. Bill married Florence Bitter on October 6, 1937, in Minot. They made their home on a farm near Donnybrook, prior to moving to a farm near Berthold, ND. Bill and Florence moved to Minot in 1962 where he was employed as a handyman prior to his retirement. In addition, Bill was an excellent musician and had been a member of various dance bands including the Gilmore Family Band and the Golden Strings Orchestra/Band. Florence died on December 9, 1997. Bill had resided at Edgewood Vista, where he entertained folks with his many musical talents, prior to moving to Manor Care Health Services in 2003.

Bill was a member of the Eagles Aerie, Moose Lodge, Senior Citizens and was a former member of the Congregational Church in Berthold.

Bill was 99 years old.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 60 years, sisters: Sylvia Huff and Iva Albin and Brothers: Homer, Harley, and Buster (Charles) Gilmore.


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