Richard Fadden


Resident of Larimore, Well Known Over State Dies of Blood Poisoning.
Sees Service in Indian War, Prominently Connected as a Government Scout in Army Service — Sheriff of Grand Forks County — Chief of Police of Larimore and Man Well Liked By All Who Knew Him.

Richard “Dick” Fadden, aged 64, and pioneer resident of the state for many years, died yesterday morning at his home at Larimore at 5:45 o’clock.  Mr. Fadden, who had been in ill health for the last two months, underwent an operation to check the disease, blood poisoning, that was slowly ebbing away his life.  His condition became critical the last two weeks, and it was only a question of time before the end would come.  The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, at the Catholic Church at Larimore.  The pallbearers who were selected by Mr. Fadden when he first learned of his critical condition, comprise James Collins and A. F. Turner of Grand Forks, M. Gass, E. L. Richter, William Dresden and J. C. Murphy of Larimore.  The deceased is survived by his widow and one daughter, Ellen Fadden, who is six years of age.  The late Mr. Fadden, who is known all over the state, counting his friends by the score, is one of the earliest residents of the state.  He was born in Dunhamfelt, Canada, September 16th, 1850.  When he was 4 years of age he moved to New Auburn, Minnesota, with his parents.  When the Sioux War broke out, young Fadden and his sister were captured by the Indians and went through many experiences before regaining his liberty.  Coming to North Dakota while the country was still in its infancy, he was employed as one of the scouts at Fort Stevenson and Fort Buford.  He served as county sheriff of Grand Forks for many years.  He has made his home the last few years at Larimore, and has been chief of police of that city for ten years.  His death caused genuine sorrow among his many friends throughout the state.

Grand Forks Daily Herald
January 22, 1915
Page 16


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