[or-roots] Astoria, primarily
ffarner at coinet.com
ffarner at coinet.com
Sun Nov 13 22:50:10 PST 2011
I performed a photographic record of all headstones in north-east Clatsop
County. The cut-off date was 1900. Any stones older than that did not get
included. The photos are all gone, but I think I still have a copy of
the index. I'll look for it.
> Hi list,
> 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 OLSDATTER12 was born in Oct 1850 in Christiansand,
> Vest-Agder, Norway.36 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
> <Mathilda> in
> 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!
> Sherry Kimbrough
> Lake Stevens, WA
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