Thomas Irgens Family

Thomas Irgens married Mary Clavin of New Rockford in January 1914 in New Rockford, North Dakota He had originally come from Glenwood, Minnesota to New Rockford to work in a men's clothing store.  In 1915 their daughter Kathryn was born, and in 1916 their son James was born.  In 1917 they moved to Cooperstown, North Dakota to establish the Model Clothing Company.  In the same year 1917 their son Donald was born.  In 1930 their daughter Donna was born.

Mr. Irgens was active in civic and community activities and was a long time member of the Cooperstown city council.  Thomas Irgens died in 1961 and his widow Mary Irgens still resides in Cooperstown. 

Their daughter Kathryn married Leo Gilcrest of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and they have one son John.  They now live in Estes Park, Colorado where they own a gift shop.  James Irgens married Nora Johnson of Fargo, North Dakota and they have five children: Tom, James, Terry, Linda, and Lori.  After their marriage they moved to Williston, North Dakota and have resided there since where James owns and operates two Pharmacies and has farming interests. 

Donald Irgens married Doris Solberg of Cooperstown, North Dakota and they have three children:   Steve, Mary and Donna.  Donald is a retired Commander from the Naval Air Corps and is presently living in Azle, Texas where he and his wife are both teaching and also engaged in a potting soil business. 

Donna Irgens married Julian Mrozla of Long Prairie, Minnesota and they have seven children:  Donald, John, James, Patrick, Julie, Kathryn, and David.  Shortly after their marriage they returned to Cooperstown, have been associated with the Model Clothing men's store, and are now present owners of the store.

There are sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren in the Irgens family.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 68

 
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