Ben F. Holt, a promising young businessman in Barnesville, Minnesota, manages the shoe and clothing departments at Norby & Solum store. Dedicated and enterprising, Holt attended school in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and has worked at Norby & Solum, except for a brief period at Y. Gunness & Company. Highly regarded for his integrity, Holt is also involved in the Masonic Order and the Modern Brotherhood of America.
Ben F. Holt, currently the manager of the shoe and clothing departments at Norby & Solum store in Barnesville, Minnesota, is a promising young businessman in the area. He was born on October 15, 1882, in Wilkin County, Minnesota, to Brady Holt. His father has passed away, and his mother later remarried to Mr. Ole E. Vanderborg, who also passed away in 1908. Together, they had three children named Antone, George, and Bertha.
Mr. Ben Holt attended the district schools and later pursued a commercial course at the correspondence school in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Around 1900, he relocated to Barnesville and secured employment at Norby & Solum department store, where he has remained ever since, except for a brief period when he worked as a clerk in the grocery department at Y. Gunness & Company. He is a diligent and enterprising young man, known for his broad and progressive views on various local matters of interest in the town. He also owns a farm in section — and is highly regarded by his employers for his dedication and honesty. Additionally, he is a member of the Masonic Order and the Modern Brotherhood of America.
C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past and Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages of the Valley from the Time of Their First Settlement and Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.