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Haakon BENSON

Male 1850 - 1916  (66 years)


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  • Name Haakon BENSON 
    Born 25 May 1850  Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • per confirmation record
    Gender Male 
    Confirmation 22 Oct 1865  Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 29 Sep 1916  Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Minneapolis Layman’s Cemetery, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Born Haakon Berntsen in Gullverket in the eastern part of Eidsvoll, Norway, according to his father’s great-great-grandson who still lives on the home farm.

      In his confirmation record, his parents appear to be Bernt Karpen Halvorssen and Gurine Magdalene somebody.

      In the 1895 state census, he and his family lived at 3322 Longfellow, on the 2nd floor of a two-family residence in south Minneapolis. The household consisted of Heckon, 46, Lena, 51, Ole, 22, Bennie, 19, Fred, 17, Minnie, 18, and Harry, 12. Heckon and Ole were painters, Bennie was a caller for a railroad. They had been in the state for 10 years and in the local enumeration district for 9 years.

      In the 1900 census, indexed as A Benson, the census enumerator obviously had difficulty understanding what to write down for the family, who lived at 3127 18-1/2 Avenue in south Minneapolis. The household consisted of H, b. May 1850, a painter; Lena, b. Jun 1846; Ole, b. Dec 1872, also a painter; B.M., son, b. Sept 1875, a caller for the C M & SP railroad; M.J. a daughter, b. Mar 1877; F.C., a son, b. Dec 1878, a painter; and H.M., b. Aug 1883, a high school student. Everyone had been born in Norway.

      In the 1905 state census, the family lived at 2612 E 34th Street in south Minneapolis. The household consisted of Hokan, 54, Lenna, 60, and for some reason the rest of the family was not listed. Ensuing pages in the enumeration start off with different families.

      In the 1905 Minneapolis city directory, he is a painter and resides at 2612 E 24th Street.

      In the 1910 census he was a painter. He and his family lived at 3740 30th Avenue in south Minneapolis.

      He died at City Hospital, cause of death was a railroad accident. He was “run down” by a Soo Line passenger train on the evening of September 28th at the crossing at 8th Street and 17th Avenue. He was living with her daughter and her family at 3740 30th Avenue S. Both of his legs were crushed and had to be amputated.
    Person ID I15768  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 24 May 2019 

    Family Lina Andrine Olsdatter,   b. 3 Jan 1844, Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1913, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1875  Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ole BENSON,   b. 17 Dec 1872, Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1903, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     2. Martin Bernhard (Benjamin) BENSON,   b. 17 Sep 1875, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1960, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Gyda Magdalene (Minnie) BENSON,   b. 1877, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1949, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Christian Fredrik (Fred) BENSON,   b. 1878, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1964, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Magnus (Harry) BENSON,   b. 1885, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1920, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2019 
    Family ID F11598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart