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Elsie GUSTAD

Female 1909 - 1929  (20 years)


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  • Name Elsie GUSTAD 
    Born 11 Mar 1909  Farm Island Twp, Aitkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    MN Birth Cert Checked
    MN Death Cert Checked
    Minnesota Birth Certificate 1909-00088 
    Minnesota Death Certificate 1929-MN-012996 
    Died 16 Apr 1929  Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 Apr 1929  Faribault Regional Center East, Walcott Twp, Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • the cemetery for the School for the Feeble Minded, 182 S-7 R-1
    Notes 
    • Her birth certificate doesn’t show anything unusual about her birth. She was child #7, of which 4 were still living.

      Shown as age 1 and 2/12 in the 1910 census.

      In the 1920 census, poor Elsie was an 11 year old “inmate” at the Faribault School for the Feeble Minded and Colony for Epileptics. She had not attended school and was unable to read or write.

      Her death certificate said that Elsie had been at the Faribault institution for over 13 years. She died of pneumonia but is noted as having “mongolism.” The informant for her death certificate was Vera Phelps, presumably an employee of the School for the Feeble Minded. Elsie’s parents were shown as Ed Gustad and Lizzie Young.

      Elsie’s parents were interview two different times by WPA interviewers in the ‘30s. She is not mentioned, or even indirectly referred to, in either one. Elsie’s mother’s interview, in particular, specifically omits Elsie but lists the four living children and cites “four children that died when very young.”
    Person ID I2319  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 26 May 2020 

    Father Edvard GUSTAD,   b. 6 May 1866, Kvernes, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1942, Crosby, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Elise Marie JUNGE,   b. 24 Mar 1866, Bremsnes, Kvernes, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1944, Irondale, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1894  Aitkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F87  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart