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James Shurtliff Family History

History of the James Shurliff Family illustrated with images from the Shurliff Family Collection. Compiles and written by Daniel Shurtliff.

Riding horses previews/2011-011-026.jpg
From left to right, Ethel Shurtliff, Margaret Larsen and Lilly Shurtliff riding horses in a field.

Julius Larsen previews/2011-011-025.jpg
Julius Larsen standing pointing a rifle with a horse behind him.

Jim Shurtliff previews/2011-011-024.jpg
Jim Shurtliff dressed in buckskin, standing inside holding a small revolver in his right hand and a rifle in his left.

Anna Shurtliff previews/2011-011-023.jpg
Anna Shurtliff leading two horses in a field.

James Shurtliff Ranch previews/2011-011-022.jpg
The James Shurtliff Ranch near the Green River in Stark County during winter.

Jim Shurtliff and son Harry on a hay wagon previews/2011-011-021.jpg
Jim Shurtliff and son Harry on a hay wagon behind 4 horses.

The Old Man and Daughter previews/2011-011-020.jpg
Jim Shurtliff riding a horse, Bud, holding his daughter, Hazel Shurtliff. Etched into the emulsion at the bottom is, "THE OLD MAN AND DAUGHER."

H.S. Ranch ND previews/2011-011-019.jpg
3 men, Henry Shurtliff, Bill Micklesen and probably Charlie Leech at the Henry Shurtliff Ranch with guns. Etched into the emulsion under each man are initials, from left to right, "H.S.", "W.M," and "C.L." Also etched along the bottom edge is, "H.S…

Bad Men of the West previews/2011-011-018.jpg
Willie Hartley and Jim Shurtliff standing, leaning on rifles, outside a house with a pile of dead rabbits and other animals. Etched into the emulsion at the top is, "BAD MEN OF THE WEST." William Hartley is Jim's cousin. He is the son of Sarah Ellen…

Ethel Shurtliff previews/2011-011-017.jpg
Ethel Shurtliff standing outside a house pointing a gun and holding a rope.

Jim and Anna Shurtliff with "Mary Jane," previews/2011-011-016.jpg
Jim and Anna Shurtliff with "Mary Jane," a Reeves steam driven tractor, in a field at their Green River Ranch in Stark County, ND.

Shurtliff Family previews/2011-011-015.jpg
Family group in Harry and Susan Pells Shurtliff's front room. Back row, Babcock, Julius Larsen, Jim Shurtliff. Next row, Susan Pells Shurtliff holding Hazel Shurtliff, Anna Shurtliff, Tina David, and Vera Delight Shurtliff. On the floor, Ethel and…

Mary Jane at the Green River Crossing previews/2011-011-014.jpg
Mary Jane, a Reeves stream driven tractor, at the Green River Crossing. Jim Shurtliff driving. Man on back unidentified.

Good Shots But Can't Hit previews/2011-011-013.jpg
3 men shooting at the Henry Shurtliff homestead. From left to right they are D.L. [unidentified], Henry Shurtliff and Bill Micklesen. Etched into the emulsion below each man are their ititials, "D.L.", H.S." and "W.M." Etched below that is, "GOOD…

Harry Shurtliff, Jim Shurtliff and Ben Johnson sitting in a field previews/2011-011-012.jpg
Harry Shurtliff, Jim Shurtliff and Ben Johnson sitting in a field with 3 sets of horses with plows behind them.

A Thoroughbred Bronco Twister previews/2011-011-011.jpg
Julius Larsen on a horse holding a lariat. Etched into the emulsion at the bottom is, "A THOROUGH BRED / BRONCO TWISTER."

Watering Horses previews/2011-011-010.jpg
Watering teams of horses in a creek. There are 12 horses. Martin Larsen is in the foreground and an unidentified man is on one of the horses.

Busting Sod previews/2011-011-009.jpg
Busting sod. Martin Larsen is on a water wagon. Ethel Shurtliff is standing. Hazel Shurtliff is in the plowing in a bonnet. Ben Johnson is standing with his arms folded. Jim and Harry Shurtliff are on a tractor. Lilly Shurtliff is standing in the…

Jim Shurtliff homesite previews/2011-011-008.jpg
The Jim Shurtliff homesite in Stark County, ND. In the road are Ethel and Lilly Shurtliff with Hazel Shurtliff in a baby carriage. Harry Shurtliff is in the field to the right.