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John W ERICKSON

Male 1899 - 1979  (79 years)


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  • Name John W ERICKSON 
    Born 10 May 1899  St. Francis, Anoka County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Minnesota Death Certificate 1979-MN-008250 
    Occupation Machinist, Metal Worker In Furnace Industry 
    Died 13 Apr 1979  Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Apr 1979  Oak Hill Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Although John was Maurice Carlson’s uncle, John was the younger of the two by almost four years.

      In the 1917 city directory, John is a machinist with the H E Wilcox Motor Co. In the 1918 city directory, he is a machinist for the Mill City Manufacturing Co. In the 1919 city directory, he is shown as a machine operator. In the 1920 city directory, he is a machinist with Midland Steel Products. In the 1922 city directory, he is living with Mayme and Steve at 411 Ontario.

      Registered for the draft on September 12, 1918. Living at 3840 29th Avenue S. His nearest relative is Mrs. Daniel Erickson also of the 29th Avenue address. His occupation is lathe work and his employer is Imperial Manufacturing Co. of 1611 Central Avenue, N.E. He is of medium height and build with brown eyes and light hair. For some reason, he claims to be a citizen by his father’s naturalization.

      Living at 4036 17th Avenue South at the time of Jackie’s death in 1928.

      Living with family at time of 1930 census at 2924 37th Avenue S., renting.

      In the 1937 Minneapolis city directory, John and Myrtle and Wally lived at 5637 12th Avenue in south Minneapolis. John was a sheet metal worker for Economy Sheet Metal Service Co.

      In the 1940 census, John, Myrtle, and Wallace live in Brooklyn Center. They own their home and it is worth $1000. John is a sheet metal worker with an eighth-grade education. Myrtle had one year of high school. Wallace was a high school student. In 1935, they had all lived in Minneapolis.

      In the 1953 Minneapolis city directory, he and Myrtle live at 5448 Emerson Avenue. He is a sheet metal worker for Burniece’s Heating and Sheet Metal. That address is also the one Cora had in her travel diary in preparation for her and Maurice’s 1953 trip to California.

      In a later entry in that travel diary, probably from the ‘60s or ‘70s, the address for Myrtle and John was Route 1, Box 117A1, Onamia.

      His address at the time of his death was 2701 Brunswick Avenue North in Crystal, Minnesota.

      His funeral services were at Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, 4735 Basset Creek Drive, at 10 AM. His body was available for viewing at 4 PM on Sunday, the 15th, at the Werness Brothers chapel, 50th and Beard Avenue South.

      “Mr. and Mrs. John Erickson” signed Bess’s funeral guestbook.

      DHC says that John was a sheet metal worker who worked for Tom Bernice. DHC remembers John and Myrtle living at 43rd and 42nd in Minneapolis. Maurice and John liked to play cribbage.
    Person ID I33  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 28 May 2020 

    Father Daniel ERICKSON,   b. 17 Aug 1854, Rättvik, Dalarnas län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1910, St. Francis, Anoka County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Brita (Betsy) JONSDOTTER (JOHNSON),   b. 25 Mar 1857, Rättvik, Dalarnas län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1921, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1875  Rättvik, Dalarnas län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Myrtle S GARDNER,   b. 6 Mar 1905, Gary, Lake County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1991, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1922  Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This is the MOMS date but Cora attended their “golden wedding anniversary” celebration on Sunday, June 6, 1971.
    Children 
     1. Wallace Eugene ERICKSON,   b. 15 Feb 1923, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 2004, Golden Valley, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Jack Gerald (Jackie) ERICKSON,   b. 27 Jan 1925, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1928, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 29 May 2011 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    The Erickson children
    The Erickson children
    Taken in June of 1964 at Mayme's house in St. Paul. John is 64, Mayme is 63, Bill is 69, and Bess is 87.