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Eaner Edward RASMUSSEN

Male 1888 - 1945  (57 years)


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  • Name Eaner Edward RASMUSSEN 
    Born 7 Mar 1888  Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 20 May 1888  Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • First Lutheran. As Einar. His sponsors were not relatives.
    Died 25 Jun 1945  Redford Twp, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This date and location from the Michigan death index on Ancestry. Other sources say 25 Apr 1945 in Grandale, Wayne County.
    Buried Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From the St. Louis County birth index:

      RASMUSSEN EANER E 03/07/1888 96 ALSO SUPP REP 1939DR#3718

      (96 is the “certificate #”)

      Called Aner in the 1900 census and Iver in the 1905 state census.

      In the 1910 census, he is Edward Rasmussen (or Rasmusson) living with his wife Irena at 26 Elizabeth Street in River Rouge in Ecorse Twp, Wayne County, Michigan. They have been married for one year and have no children. Edward is a “holder on ship yard.”

      Registered for the draft on June 5th, 1917, in River Rouge, Wayne County, Michigan, where he was a riveter for a shipyard. He has a wife and 3 children. He is tall, slender, with brown eyes and light hair.

      Indexed as Basmussen in the 1920 census. In the 1920 census, he has four daughters and lives at 211 Summit in River Rouge. He is a riveter in the shipbuilding industry.

      In the 1930 census, he is in River Rouge with his wife and five children. He owns the house they live in at 211 Summit Street which is worth $4000. The household has a radio. Eaner is an ironworker in the construction industry.

      In the 1933 Wyandotte, Michigan, city directory, he and Irene live at 211 Summit Avenue. He sells cigars at 10511 W Jefferson Ave.

      In the 1940 census (indexed as Eaner Rasmssen), he and Lena and family live in River Rouge. His occupation is salesman at a billard parlor. The household consists of Eaner, 52, Lena, 48, Violet, 22, Herald, 18, Donald, 9, Dona, 9, and a lodger, Harry Champagne, 46, divorced. Everyone had lived in that same house, 211 Summit, five years earlier. In the supplemental questions, Eaner’s usual occupation is shown as structural steel worker at a ship yard.

      In the 1941 Downriver city directory (which includes River Rouge), he is Eaner R Rasmussen, wife Lena D, “billiards” (probably a billiards parlor or pool hall) at 10463 Jefferson in River Rouge. He lives at 211 Summit in River Rouge.

      He registered for the World War II draft in 1942 as Eaner Edward Rasmussen. He was 54 years old and lived at 211 Summit Street in River Rouge. His telephone number was Vinewood 1-4909. His employer was Whitey’s Billiards at 10463 West Jefferson in River Rouge. He gave Harold Rasmussen of 211 Summit as the “person who will always know your address.”

      In the 1945 city directory, Eaner E and Lena D still live at 211 Summit in River Rouge. His business is now called Whitey’s Billiards. Rasmussens also living at that address: Donald and Harold.

      Eaner and Arthur married sisters. Some of the information for Eaner and Arthur comes from the Dale/Pope Family information on Rootsweb.

      His death record (Michigan Death Certificates, FS) shows that his mother was Ellen Olsen. His original SSN application listed his mother as Helen Olsen.
    Person ID I128  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2015 

    Father Peder (Peter) Rasmussen RØD,   b. 13 Sep 1854, Øre, Tingvoll, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1924, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Ellen Eriksdatter GUSTAD,   b. 30 Jan 1862, Kvernes, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1891, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 1 May 1883  Kvernes, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F88  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Irene (Lena Delema) Huyet DIT CHAMPAGNE,   b. 22 Nov 1890, Canada (French) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1969  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1909  River Rouge, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • FamilySearch has the image of the county record. Married as Irene Champine and Edward Rasmussen, witnesses Arthur Rasmussen and Rose Boyer. Married by R. Champian, pastor (perhaps a relative of the bride).
    Children 
     1. Helen Mildred RASMUSSEN,   b. 23 Sep 1910, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1992, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Pearl Rose RASMUSSEN,   b. Abt 1912, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Assumed Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Violet M RASMUSSEN,   b. 13 Nov 1916, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 2007, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Geraldine Hazel RASMUSSEN,   b. 12 Dec 1918, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 2007, Lincoln Park, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. Harold Roy RASMUSSEN,   b. 4 Jun 1921, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1996, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Donald Albert RASMUSSEN,   b. 30 Apr 1930, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 2004, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Donna Alberta RASMUSSEN,   b. 30 Apr 1930, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 2012  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Eaner and Arthur and their wives
    Eaner and Arthur and their wives
    Eaner and Irene's wedding: Eaner and Irene in the front, Arthur and Sara standing behind them