Hamlin and Mae Saxerud and family came to Cooperstown from Courtenay in 1939 to manage the Griggs County Oil Company.  He had previously been employed by the same company in Courtenay for twelve years.

The children are: 

1.     Gerald, now in St. Paul

2.     Marion Radliff, Grand Forks

3.     Kenneth, Cooperstown

4.     Audree Corwin, San Manuel, Arizona

5.     Morris of Albany, Minnesota. 

There are 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

In 1949 Mr. Saxerud became the owner of the oil company and operated it until 1969 when he retired.  Since then the Saxeruds spend the winters in Arizona and summers in Cooperstown.

Hamlin served on the City Council for fourteen years, is a life member of the Volunteer Fire Department, and a Past Master of the Masonic order.  He was a nephew of pioneers Albert Larson and Mrs. Emma Berg and a cousin of the late Selmer Larson.  His mother, Sarah Larson Saxerud taught school in Griggs County in territorial days.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 78


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