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Thorsten KVÅLE

Male 1867 - 1946  (79 years)


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  • Name Thorsten KVÅLE 
    Born 11 Jan 1867  Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • California death record shows his birthdate as 17 Jan 1866
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 7 Apr 1867  Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Carpenter 
    Died 4 Jun 1946  Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Of Skjelhaugen Kvåle 38/9 according to Trudy.

      One of his baptismal sponsors was Marit Helgesdatter Ellingbö (2911).

      The Vang parish emigration record shows him leaving for “St. Paul” in April of 1890. He departed Liverpool on 30 Apr 1890, bound for New York.

      The St. Paul city directory for 1889-91 records him boarding at 288 Williams. His occupation is “turner.”

      He (as Thorsten Quale) and Randi and family lived in Northfield in the 1900 census. Thorsten was a cabinet maker. He came to the U.S. in 1890, his wife in 1889. Randi has had 5 children, 4 still living. The 1899 Northfield city directory shows that he is Thorstein Kvalle, a cabinet maker for the firm of Ferguson & Richardson, and that his address is WATER 3 S OF 8 ST.

      In 1903, he is Thorstein L. Kvalle, still in Northfield, living at 812 E. Water. His occupation is carpenter.

      In the 1905 state census, he and his family still live in Northfield.

      In a 1911 land ownership map of Hickory Twp, Red Lake County, T T Kvale owns a 160 acre parcel, the southeast quarter of Section 17.

      He is listed in “The Valdris Book”, a history of the Valdris Samband published in 1920 (available on Google Books), as “Thorstein T Kvale” of Rudell, Minnesota. He was a member of the Samband between 1902 and 1916.

      The family still lived in Rudell, Minnesota, at the time of Harald’s death in 1918.

      He and his family lived in Hickory Twp, Pennington County, Minnesota, in the 1920 census. Hannah, Theresa, Ragna, Rudolph, Olaf, and Agnes were still at home.

      The California death record shows his birth date as 17 Jan 1866.

      His obit in the Los Angeles Times on 7 Jun 1946 referred to him as a retired contractor and builder who resided at 1202 Wexham Way. His surviving daughters were Mrs. Herb Krauch, Mrs. Marie Leffingwell, Mrs. Val Tubor, Mrs. Roy Foster, and Mrs. Bertha Sybilrud.
    Person ID I5752  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2019 

    Father Tosten Helgesson QVALE,   b. 1832, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Berit Gulbrandsdatter ØYLO,   b. 1838, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F4798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rande Iversdatter ELLINGBOE,   b. 10 Oct 1869, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1956, Butte County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1891  Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • as Thorsten T Kvali and Randi T Ellingbo according to MOMS; Trinity Lutheran in Minneapolis according to ELCA; March 14th is the date of the marriage license
    Children 
     1. Thorsten Albert KVALE,   b. 6 Sep 1891, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1973, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Bertha KVALE,   b. 7 Feb 1893, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1977, San Bernardino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Ragna O KVALE,   b. Feb 1895, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1907, Red Lake County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)
     4. Olaf Edward KVALE,   b. Abt Oct 1896,   d. 9 Jan 1898  (Age ~ 1 years)
     5. Olaf Edward KVALE,   b. 26 Sep 1898, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1987, Butte County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Marie Sigrid KVALE,   b. 6 Oct 1900, Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 2001, Alhambra, Los Angele County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
     7. Hannah G KVALE,   b. 4 Dec 1902, Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 2005, Beaumont, Riverside County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years)
     8. Harald Aslak KVALE,   b. 6 Feb 1905, Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1918, Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     9. Ruth Theresia KVALE,   b. 8 Oct 1907, Equality Twp, Red Lake County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1936, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     10. Rudolph Oliver KVALE,   b. 15 May 1909, Hickory Twp, Pennington County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1959, San Francisco County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     11. Ragna Olina KVALE,   b. 19 Jul 1911, Red Lake County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1977, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     12. Agnes Valborg KVALE,   b. 31 Dec 1913, Hickory Twp, Pennington County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 2001, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F4542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart