Ganssle, Margaret Ellen Plank (fem) 16.mar.1893-20.dec.1934 USA Minnesota, Sauk Centre - North Dakota, Saint Thomas
playwright, 1895 lived with her parents in Minneapolis where she also attended grade school, 1900 she lived with her divorced mother at the home of her grandmother Luancy A Robbins in Sauk Centre, later that year she lived with her uncle Harold Dean Whitefield in Park River North Dakota, 1905 she and her brother Howard Plank were living in the Home for Children and Aged Women in Minneapolis, attended High School in Park River where she lived with her mother and brothers at the home of her grandmother Luancy, 1914 she graduated under Yvette Guilbert and Hamlin Hunt from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks while residing in Park River, graduated from Emerson College of Oratory in Boston, 1917-1930 she resided with her husband in St Thomas, 1930 with 2 servants, 1920-1921 she lived with her husband at the home of her brother reverend Lawrence Robbin Plank in Duluth Minnesota ; daughter of carpenter George G Plank (NY, Waterloo may.1865-) and city librarian Bessie J Robbins (Sauk Centre 2.jan.1872-20.jan.1927) ; 3.jul.1917 at Grace Methodist Church in Minneapolis she married banker and farmer Clarence Stanley Ganssle (St Thomas 28.feb.1888-1944 St Thomas) ; daughter Dorothy Ganssle (Duluth 11.jul.1921-9.oct.1988 Los Angeles)

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[] North Dakota state song
pub Margaret E. Plank, Valley City, North Dakota 1916
adopted as state song by the North Dakota State Federation of Women's Clubs

[] A pageant of the North-West. Drama in 4 acts. 1913-1914
music Miss Margaret E. Plank
words Mr. Cecil A. McKay
produced under direction of professor Frederick Henry Koch at the University of North Dakota
[] - Prologue
[] - Interlude
[] - Epilogue
[] The new day, a masque of the future. Drama
libretto Frederick Henry Koch
words and music Margaret Plank Ganssle
staged at the Outdoor Theatre in St Thomas, North Dakota 4jul1919

[] (title unknown). Pageant
music Mrs. Margaret Ganssle
in July 1919 staged in Missoula and directed by Margaret Ganssle as the biggest Pageant ever in the State of Montana with a cast of several hundred and an outdoor stage of several acres
for the plot is taken a series of the stirring events of the pioneer days of Montana when virgin gold was abundant and white men were few, when vigilantes took long night rides in persuit of road agents, and when the Indians were not confined to reservations
[] Raleigh, the shepherd of the ocean. Pageant drama
staged in Raleigh City, North Carolina 19oct1920

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