Mr. and Mrs. Carl Zabel

Carl and Lola Zabel and their two small daughters Laverne and Doris arrived in Binford on April 7, 1932.  Their son Vinton was born several years later.

Carl (Charlie) operated the Barber Shop, which they bought from Bryan-Hovet for a number of years and was employed by the A. S. C. S. in Cooperstown for eleven years.  He was a member of the Binford I. O. O. F. Lodge, a volunteer Fireman and a member of the Commercial Club.  He retired January 1, 1968 and died October 10 of the same year.

Lola became a member of Wild Rose Rebekah, was a charter member of the Binford Homemakers Club, and still makes her home at Binford.

Laverne graduated from the University of North Dakota and in June 1950 married Ruben Solee, also a former Binford resident.  They now live in Hopkins, Minnesota with their two young daughters, Beth and Nancy.

Doris graduated from the State Teachers College in Minot and married WALLACE SUNDQUIST in June 1951.  They are now living on a farm near Binford.  They have six children. 

1.     Mary attended Junior College at Devils Lake and Interstate Business College in Fargo, and is now employed as a secretary in the Chemistry Department at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. 

2.     Jeanine graduated at Bill's School of Beauty in Grand Forks and is now employed in Carol's Beauty Shop in Grand Forks.  She married Michael Barclay of Grand Forks in August 1974. 

3.     Michael graduated from high school in 1974 and is employed by Great Plains Supply Company in Finley. 

4.     Denise and

5.     David (twins) and

6.     Charles are still in school and live at home.

Vinton graduated from State Teachers College in Valley City and the University in Fargo.  He married Darlene Popp of Hankinson and they reside at Winthrop, Minnesota where he is High School Principal and Mayor of the city.  They have two children: 

1.     Jay and Jodi, both attending school in Winthrop.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 32

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