Friday, November 20, 2015

Photo Number 2075

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Crookston Minnesota.
Thoreson family Crookston ant
The photographer is Schofield in Spring Valley Minnesota.
According to the Minnesota Historical Society Lucius M. Schofield was in business from 1889 to 1894 in Spring Valley.
Thoreson family Crookston ant back
Mr and Mrs Christian Thoreson
Henry and Anna
My Aunt -----
Henry and Annie
Francis
Mrs Phipps Heartland Minn
Oleana
Christ Thoreson
Thanks for stopping by.
Update from Iggy:
In 1920 - 
Christian Thoreson Age: 76
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1920: Beaver, Fillmore, Minnesota
Immigration Year: 1861
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Oleana Thoreson
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Native Tongue: Norwegian


Update from Jacqi:
Henry and Annie are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Thoreson. As Iggy mentioned, there is a marriage record on Ancestry indicating the marriage, in Fillmore MN, of a Francis E. Phipps, Jr., and Anne Thoreson on November 18, 1899--almost exactly 116 years ago. I found this couple in the 1910 and 1920 census--in 1910, living with Francis' father, also a Francis Phipps. I didn't see any indication of children in either census record.


The MN state census from 1895 shows a Christian and Oleana Thoreson in Fillmore County, with children Henry, age 19, and Anne, age 21.

9 comments:

  1. Christian appears to be Find A Grave Memorial# 65287625. His wife Anna is Find A Grave Memorial# 65287749 - her memorial includes a photo of her (when she was much older).

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  2. I found this: Francis E Phipps Jr married Anne Thoreson on 18 Nov 1899 in Fillmore, Minnesota.

    I suspect that explains the "strikeout" through "Frances" on the photo.

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  3. "FRANCIS E. PHIPPS, a native of New Hampshire, was born on the 14th of April, 1833. When young he learned engineering, and in 1854, came to Green Lake county, Wisconsin, where he was engaged in running stationary engines in a steam mill. In 1860, he came to Minnesota and took a claim in this place, sections ten and fifteen, where he has since lived. He was married in 1862, to Miss Mary Samson, a native of Canada. After a lingering illness of several years Mrs. Phipps died in 1881, leaving three children. Mr. Phipps has taken an active part in the support and organization of the schools and has held several local offices."

    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnfreeb2/biographies/1882hartland.html

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  4. In 1920 -
    Christian Thoreson Age: 76
    Birth Year: abt 1844
    Birthplace: Norway
    Home in 1920: Beaver, Fillmore, Minnesota
    Immigration Year: 1861
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Oleana Thoreson
    Father's Birthplace: Norway
    Mother's Birthplace: Norway
    Native Tongue: Norwegian

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  5. Henry and Anna Thoreson : http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100722154

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    1. This Henry and Anna died in 1866 and 1867 twenty years before the photo was taken

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    2. Possibly this Henry and Anna are Parents or an uncle and auntie.

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  6. I am wondering whether the light (pencil?) writing explains, "My aunt's family." I've seen a number of old family photos where an elderly relative is desperately trying to capture all her memories of the identities of each person in the photo--and explain the relationships as well, all at once. It sometimes comes out as a jumble of information.

    Henry and Annie are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Thoreson. As Iggy mentioned, there is a marriage record on Ancestry indicating the marriage, in Fillmore MN, of a Francis E. Phipps, Jr., and Anne Thoreson on November 18, 1899--almost exactly 116 years ago. I found this couple in the 1910 and 1920 census--in 1910, living with Francis' father, also a Francis Phipps. I didn't see any indication of children in either census record.

    Perhaps the niece or nephew who labeled the photo may have been descendant of Henry? Or another sibling?

    The MN state census from 1895 shows a Christian and Oleana Thoreson in Fillmore County, with children Henry, age 19, and Anne, age 21, along with another 18 year old whose name begins with either T or F--I couldn't read the handwriting. In addition, the household included Thoreson-surnamed people named Olive and Eddy. There was also another 45 year old Thoreson whose name I couldn't read. Since the state census doesn't include descriptions of relationships, who knows who all those people could have been.

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    1. Actually, on second thought, the census record may include Henry's wife and children, rather than other siblings.

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