Arthur Landon

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Landon

Arthur Landon was born in Owatona, Minnesota in 1878. He moved to Webster, South Dakota with his parents when he was three years old, remaining there until 1902 when he came to McLean County, North Dakota and filed on a homestead in Gate Township, where he was still living in 1967, when the Golden Jubilee book was published.

In 1916, he married Lottie Colburn, a school teacher he had met in Bryant, South Dakota. That same year, he built their home on his homestead. He and Mrs. Landon were always active in things involving the Hiddenwood area people, and took part in the work of the Presbyterian Church and its Sunday School.

Mr. Landon served on the township board for several years, and as a director on the telephone board, as well as the school board.

They raised five children: Jim, Bob, Margory, Dale, and Charlotte. Bob, who married Doris Price, farmed the home place after his parents retired, and Mr. Landon lived with them after Mrs. Landon passed away in July of 1947.