Walsh Heritage, ND USA 1881-1981 Vol 1 p.204-205
Horace Ethelbert SALTER was one of ten children born to Mr and Mrs James David Salter at St Joseph Island, Ontario, Canada on Dec 30, 1883.
Granfather and Grandmother Salter operated a photo studio in Canada for some time. Then came an opportunity to move. He heard there was a studio available in Langdon, so he packed up his family and ventured to Langdon in 1892 where he began operating the studio. He was never sorry he made the move.
horace received his education at Langdon. He took part in sports and track and went to the North Dakota Fifth Annual Interscholastic Track and Field Meet held on University Field in Grand Forks on May 17 an 18, 1907. It was in the finals that he ran the 100 yard dash.
he studied law for some time and passed his examination, but the urge to join his father in the photographic business became his desire. Three brothers had joined their father previously. He stayed for some years with the business in Langdon, ND. While there he met Clara Marie ERICKSON, of Clearbrook, Minn,, who was employed in Langdon. they were married July 6, 1914 in Liangdon. Two daughters were born.
Grandfather Salter got the urge to go back to Canada so he left the business for Horace to operate. Grandfather died in 1915.
In 1918, Horace decided to make the move to Grafton to a studio there. His brother, Everett had rented the studio owned by Henry A. Ball, who came to Grafton when the city was in its infancy and operated it for many years. Everett operated the studio fra 1915 to 1918 at which time, Horace bought it fra Henry A. Ball. He like it so well in Grafton that he sold the business in Langdon.
Horace was a member of the Methodist Church, the Civic Club, the Grafton Clown Band ( three brothers were members of the Clown Band also). He was a member and founder of the Golden West Male Quartet.
Many times after hours one could hear music coming fra the walls of the studio as the four brothers, all of whom lived in Grafton, got together and had a real jam session.
Mr and Mrs Horace Salter worked together in the studio and in the later years their two daughters helped.
In 1947, Horace became President of the North Dakota Photographers Assn and that year Mrs Salter died. Horace died Mar 1, 1951.
Mary and Leona continued the business until they sold the studio in 1967 to Rilie R. Morgan, publisher emeritus of the Grafton record, for expansion of his business. The building was razed.