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Solberg, Bernadine, 1912-2007



  • Existence: 1912-2007


Bernadine Fullerton Solberg, engineering clerk, weaver, photographer, and traveler, was born in 1912 in Boone, Iowa, to Lulu Grace Creveling Fullerton and William J. Fullerton. Lulu Grace Creveling (1879-1972), known as Grace, was a knitter and weaver and William Fullerton (?-1954) ran a grocery store and in the 1920s became an accountant for an auto dealership. Grace Fullerton painted porcelain and refinished antiques, earning some income from these skills. They were married in 1900 and had one child, Bernadine.

Bernadine Fullerton graduated from Boone High School in 1930. She attended Boyles College in Omaha, Nebraska, and later earned a BA in Home Economics from Iowa State College, now Iowa State University, in 1934. While in college, she joined the Delta Zeta Sorority. Bernadine Fullerton worked for the Ft. Dodge, Des Moines, and Southern Railway Company from 1949 to 1968 and the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company from 1968 to 1977. Fullerton held the position of assistant chief clerk of engineering. She retired in 1977. Throughout her adult life, Fullerton participated in a variety of leisureactivities including the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club, Delta Zeta, Masonic and Shrine organizations, weaving, sewing, photography, and traveling.

In 1955, Bernadine Fullerton married Edwin Solberg, the son of Anna (Vike) and Lawrence A. Solberg. Fullerton and Solberg were members of the Boone camera club and shared many interests, including a love of travel in their Airstream trailer.

Bernadine Solberg died in 2007.

Author: Sarah Dorpinghaus

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Bernadine Solberg papers

Identifier: IWA0579

Engineering clerk, weaver, photographer, and traveler from Boone, Iowa.

Dates: 1855-1980