|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1867|
|Death: ||Apr. 27, 1951|
North Dakota, USA
From the Benson County Press
Benson County lost one of its few remaining pioneers Friday night, April 27, when Clarence Franklin Plummer died at his home in Minnewaukan from the after effects of pneumonia. Mr. Plummer was 84 years and 16 days old, and had been a resident of the county for 67 years, all of which time he was active and a leader in business, church and civic affairs.
Funeral services were held at Minnewaukan in the Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, May 1, with Rev. K.A. Johnson, Devils Lake, and Dr. J. Way Huey of Jamestown officiating. Masonic Burial Services were given by Evergreen Lodge No. 46, A.F.A.M.
Clarence Franklin Plummer, the son of William and Sarah C. Horr Plummer, was born April 11th, 1867 at Waterford, Maine, where he spent his childhood. After attending grammer school at Waterford, he was graduated from the business course at Bridgton Academy at North Bridgton, Maine, in 1884, which completed his formal education, with the exception of a few months at the University of North Dakota. However, as a versatile and interested reader all his life and because of his retentive memory he became known as a well educated man.
In 1884 he arrived by stage coach with his parents and brother, Bertrand, to make a home in Minnewaukan, Dakota Territory. With his father he established a lumber yard under the name of Wm. Plummer. In later years they added hardware, machinery, general merchandise, and farming interests. At the time of his death Mr. Plummer was still in possession of the original Wm. Plummer homestead, claim for which was filed in 1884. This is in McClellan Township. In 1901 under the name of the Wm. Plummer Co. he and his father incorporated with Bertrand, and he acted as Secretary-Treasurer of the firm until his death.
On May 10, 1903, he married Laura Nelson of Leeds, North Dakota, to which union six children were born: Mildred Sae, Carol William who preceded him in death in 1925, Burton Hugh, Lois Diantha, Eunice Dorothy, and Garvin Kent.
Mr. Plummer was an active member of the Minnewaukan Presbyterian Church since 1893, and its Sunday school superintendent for 40 years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Workmen, Degree of Honor and Eastern Star lodges. Prominent in the Masonic lodge here, he received his 50-year membership pin in 1948.
Mr. Plummer is survived by his widow, his brother Bertrand William, five children: Mrs. Ivan Wertenberger of Webster, North Dakota, Burton of Marine City, Michigan, Lois, San Anselmo, California, Mrs. M.A. Rognlie of Minneapolis, and Garvin of the U.S. Navy; and four grandchildren, Bruce, Betty, Maria, and Mark Wertenberger.
Honorary pallbearers were George Dickinson, Murphy Christiansen, Carl Schmid, Henry Kolsrud, L.L. Butterwick, Harry Montague, Oscar Olson, Ed Chapman, Otto Foss, Victor Helberg, Bernard Mellum, all of Minnewaukan, and G.H. Schaffner of Oberon, N.D.
Active pallbearers were past masters of the Minnewaukan Masonic lodge: Ed Pfau, Ira Manley, Ralph Goranson, Kirk Reynolds, Melvin Hiaasen, all of Minnewaukan, and A.A. Taylor, Oberon.
Thanks to Curtis Yri
William Plummer (1838 - 1916)
Laura Bertina Nelson Plummer (1880 - 1970)
Mildred Plummer Wertenberger (1904 - 1992)*
Carol William Plummer (1906 - 1925)*
Burton Hugh Plummer (1907 - 1969)*
Lois Plummer Frey (1911 - 1996)*
Eunice Dorthy Plummer Rognlie (1915 - 1998)*
Garvin Kent Plummer (1921 - 2006)*
Clarence Frankland Plummer (1867 - 1951)
Bertrand William Plummer (1874 - 1961)*
North Dakota, USA
Plot: Block 5, Lot 1, Grave 5
Created by: mlsrn
Record added: Jul 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54435827