Monday, November 8, 2010

Photo Number 366

PR Antiques Arthur M Wisness 1918This is a WWI photo.
Pr Antiques Arthur Wisness This appears to be Arthur M. Wisness in 1918. 
I searched in Heritage Quest Online and found a Arthur M Wisness who was born sometime around 1891 in North Dakota and whose parents were Norwegian.    He is found in the 1920 census when he was 29 years old  in Wheaton, Minnesota, he is married and his wife’s name is Rosabelle. He was listed as being a Public School Teacher. If this is one and the same person, he survived the war!!

I purchased this photo at an Antique Shop in Park Rapids, Minnesota.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Updates: From Iggy and Abra
Arthur and Rose had two children Osmund and Sylvia.  There is a Music Scholarship in memory of Arthur at Luther College.
I left a message with Sylvia's daughter ( edited to daughter in law)  Sarah yesterday, I am awaiting a call.
Abra also left a message with relatives on Ancestry.  Hopefully we will hear from this family! :)

November 11, 2010 update... I heard from Jon a grandson of Arthur, the photo will be mailed off to him tomorrow.  He said that his Mother is eighty and his Uncle is ninety and he is sure that they will both be excited to see the photograph as he is sure that it is one that they have not seen before.  I hope that they will share a story with me about their father/grandfather, so that I can share it with you:)

This photo became Full Circle 12 on November 20, 2010 


  1. Such piercing eyes... I bet none of his students ever messed around (much) with him in the room!

    Did you find any possible decendents?

  2. It's funny that his haircut looks so modern to me, but it was "modern" to him in 1918, ha ha.

  3. I found that Arthur had at least 1 child (Osmund) and Osmund had four children born in MN. I found a family tree with Arthur listed, including a photo, so I sent the tree-owner a message. Hopefully they will contact you. :-)

  4. He looks like a buttoned-up, militarized version of Ted Danson from Cheers. Same facial bone structure and thick hair (little did we know). RB

  5. Hi, I am one of Arthur's grandchildren. I wonder how this photo ended up in Park Rapids? Arthur M. Wisness was the superintendent of schools in Willmar, MN for many years and died in 1967. He and Rose had 2 children, Osumnd and Sylvia (David) Storvick. Osmund married Jane Gray and has 5 children and Sylvia married David Storvick and has 3 children. I have our genealogy on the website noted below.

  6. Hi Barbara, Please contact me by email, it is in my profile on the blog. I have a photo that may or may not be your family, one I got the same day as I got Arthurs Photo. I mailed off Arthurs Photo to Jon last week, I have not heard anything back from him. I have no idea how it ended up in Park never know:(


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie