Henry and Tess McBain
Husband's Full Name: Henry McBain
Husband's Place of Birth: Sacramento, CA
Husband's Father's Name: Hugh Alexandra McBain
Husband's Mother's Name: Agnes Johnson McBain
Husband's Siblings' Names: William
Wife's Full Name: Tessie Hollar McBain
Wife's Place of Birth: North Dakota
Wife's Father's Name: Israel Jackson Hollar
Wife's Mother's Name: Cora Lee Zirkle
Wife's Siblings' Names: Annie, Charles, Jack, Ollie, Rosebud, Sallie, Jerret Biever
Children's Names: James and Bernard
2nd Wife’s Name: Margaret Janssen McBain
Children’s Names: Jeanne Flick, Ronald, Harris, Delbert, Roger and Dale
Henry McBain, at the age of 2, moved with his parents to Ontario, Canada. He came to the Fessenden community in March 1900 with only 50 cents in his pocket. He got a job at T. L. Quarves chopping wood. Albert Lane came into town, saw the young man chopping wood, and offered him a job on his farm. Mr. McBain worked for Mr. Lane and Hamp Lyness until September 17, 1904 when he homesteaded in St. Anna Township about six miles west of Fessenden.
McBain raised register Jersey cattle, Shetland ponies, while gees, Canadian ducks and peacocks. At one time he had a Brahma bull and cow. He was a lover of horses and cattle.
Henry McBain married Tesse Hollar of Fessenden in 1905 and they were the parents of two sons, James and Bernard.
In 1935 he married Margaret Janssen. To this union one daughter Jeanne and five sons Ron, Harris, Delbert, Roger and Dale were born. Mr. McBain passed away on June 1, 1962.