[or-roots] Astoria, primarily
Sherry Sanders Kimbrough
research at lanstat.com
Sun Nov 13 15:25:02 PST 2011
I have a brick wall. Here is the information I have on my husband's
g-g grandmother and her husband and my question:
Thora Sophia OLSDATTER1–2 was born in Oct 1850 in Christiansand,
Vest-Agder, Norway.3–6 She immigrated in 1872. She appeared in the census on 16 Jun 1900 in Astoria, Clatsop, Oregon.
From 1900 Astoria census:
Pearson, George, head, white Male born January 1850, 50 at last birthday, married 16 years born in Norway, both parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1870, in the US 30 years, naturalized, occupation: US Light tender, o months not employed can read, write and speak English, owns home, free of mortgage, house.
Pearson, Sof??, wife, white female, born October 1850, 49 at last birthday, married 16 years, mother of 4 children, 4 children still living, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1872, 28 years in the US, can read, write and speak English
Thora Sophia was married <?> before and had two daughters: one
Connecticut 1873 and my husband's g-grandmother <Sophie> in Ohio 1876. Both moved with
her to Astoria and married there. She had other children, too, Mabel and George with
My question is this: I have a lot of information on George from the
newspapers and wills for both he and Thora, but can't figure out if
they married in Astoria or elsewhere. Trying to find Thompson, who is
the natural grandfather, but no clue where to begin. Can't find birth
records for the girls. Have checked a number of Thompsons at the
Archives for the period but no one fits. I'm thinking the lighthouse
service may be the clue but no records found in DC.
Any other ideas about tracing this couple? Any help appreciated!
Lake Stevens, WA
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