Ernest C. Hilborn was born Dec 31, 1876 in
the son of Edwin Hilborn and Celia A. Hilborn, nee Pond.
His father, Ed Hilborn, was actually born in Ontario, Canada,
and worked as a tanner in Appleton in 1881.
When Ernest was 4, in 1881,
he lived at Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin.
Ernest was orphaned at eleven years of age.
Ernest was taken in by his sister and her husband,
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Sandberg,
who lived at Rogers, North Dakota.
Later she moved to Valley City ND.
Valley City is located just SE of Rogers ND.
Ernest had 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
He actually took training to be a Teacher,
like his oldest sister, Flora Adella Sandberg, nee Hilborn,
who raised him.
He died- August 26, 1953 in Stutsman County, ND, age 76.
When he died he was living in Barnes County, ND.
Buried in a Valley City Cemetery, Barnes County, ND.
During his lifetime, He was elected
President of the National Association of Nurseries.
Lawyer William James Perkins QC,
was one of the Crown Prosecutors,
at the trail of the 13 Miners,
involved in the Estevan Riot in 1931.
(I think Perkins St. would be named after him)
born Feb 3, 1885 in Winnipeg Manitoba,
His mother was Agnes Berger,
He married Margaretta (Margaret) Irene McBeath,
Sept 16, 1911 in Winnipeg MB.
His sister Helen Margaret Perkins,
was his law office Stenographer in 1911.
Mr. W. J. Perkins played the organ
in the Catholic Church in Estevan,
for 27 consecutive years.
Unable to verify exactly where and when he died,
but there was a William James Perkins that died in Victoria BC.,
on Mar 12, 1982, age 98, which fits him perfectly.
One of his daughters Florence Ann Perkins,
died in Victoria, on Oct 1, 2006.
Another daughter Marjorie L. Mooney, nee Perkins,
actually attended ECI.
We also show a Florence (Flo) that attended,
but not sure if that is the same as the daughter above.
Controlling interest in Prairie Nursery Limited,
was bought by Mr. Torgeson, from Mr. E. C. Hilborn,
ca Dec 1912.
He then became President, and General Manager.
President of Prairie Nurseries Ltd.
Theodore (Torge) Andrew Torgeson
b- Feb 19, 1885 in Ada, Minnesota, USA
d- Apr 22, 1976 in Boulder Colorado, USA, age 91
Funeral St. Paul's United Church, Estevan
buried in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan
Father- Osmond (Ormund?) (Osmund?) Torgeson
b- 1858 in Norway
1880 painter living in Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin.
Postmaster in Village of Hendrum, Norman Co., Minnesota, in 1905
Immigrated to USA in 1861
Mother- Karen (Carrie?) (Mana?) Torgeson
b- June 1863 in Wisconsin, USA
d- before 1910
Grandparents on both sides, all born in
paternal- Grandfather- Torger Torgerson
Grandmother- Anna Torgerson
Brother- Clarence Oscar Torgeson
b- June 1887 in Minnesota, USA
d- Nov 11, 1971 Midland, Midland, Texas, age 84
Brother- William Torgeson- b- Jan 1890 in Minnesota, USA
Sister- Olga Torgeson- b- Oct 1892 in Minnesota, USA
Sister- Etheline A. Torgeson- b- Oct 1897 in Minnesota, USA
Retired to Boulder in 1975 when the
Company was sold
Received his elementary education in Hendrum, Norman Co, Minnesota, USA
Attended High School in Ada from 1900-1903
then taught school in Hendrum for 3 years.
Attended University of ND 1906, graduating in 1912,
with degrees in arts and law.
Called to the bar in ND in 1912, but never did practice Law.
Married first Alice Eunice McFadden of
Neche, ND, on June 24, 1915
d- May 6, 1920
remarried Elsie Adelaide Gallaway of Estevan, on July 5, 1923.
b- May 7, 1895 in Estevan
d- July 24, 1980 in Vancouver BC, age 85
buried in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens in Estevan
Father- John Thomas Galloway
Mother- Elizabeth Ann Davis