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Gas Baby


Generally, the arrival of a baby warrants some sort of celebration, such as the father handing out a cigar.

On this date in 1915, Harold and Susan Sunderland of Milton had a big reason to celebrate after the birth of their daughter, Kathleen Mary, who topped the scales at twelve pounds!

Kathleen Mary Sunderland was the latest in a long stream of children born to the family, and so, when reporting on the new birth, the Milton Globe noted that Harold, who was an oil agent, might have a different way of celebrating. With a new mouth in a large family, "it is not known whether Harold will raise or lower the price of gasoline as a result of the event."

Dakota Datebook written by Sarah Walker


The Milton Globe, Thursday, May 27, 1915

1930 Federal Census, Cavalier Co., Milton Village, p. 106

1920 Federal Census

1910 Federal Census