In the July, 2010 issue of "County" magazine, the following appeared on page 22 on "Are you stumped?"
"I hope someone can help me locate the family of Vernal Halverson, who used to live in Portland, Oregon. I have a book, Pioneers & Progress: Burke County & White Earth Valley Historial Society 1971 (North Dakota), which contains his family history. Mary York, P. O. Box 266, Woodland, WA 98674"
A quick search of his name finds a Vernal a. Halverson b. abt 1920 d. 21 Mar 1976 SSDI issued North Dakota. Appears in 1930 census of Roseland, Burke Co., ND with father Gilbert age 39 born Minnestota parents born Sweden with wife, Cora age 37 born Minnesota parents born Norway. Siblings were Darvin H. 12 b. ND, and Twilene or Lurline age 8.
Phone records aslo show a Vernal Halverson in Fargo, ND.
Just passing the information along as the book referred to may be something someone would be interested in seeing.