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Mabel Amanda LANDSTROM

Mabel Amanda LANDSTROM

Female 1909 - 1999  (90 years)

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  • Name Mabel Amanda LANDSTROM 
    Born 4 Jan 1909  Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • “Reported by O. C. Coffin and officially filed in Book B, p. 119”
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 1958  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Iron Hub, Rabbit Lake Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Confirmation 15 Jun 1958  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Iron Hub, Rabbit Lake Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Minnesota Birth Certificate 1909-06029 
    Minnesota Death Certificate 1999-MN-028538 
    Occupation Homemaker, Nurse 
    Social Security Number 469-40-2683, issued in Minnesota in 1954 
    Died 18 Oct 1999  Crosby, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • died at 5:30 PM
    Buried 21 Oct 1999  Deerwood Scandia Cemetery, Deerwood, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Funeral at Salem Lutheran Church, Deerwood. Pallbearers William Everson,Robert Everson, Jerry Everson, David Everson, John Davis, and Donald R. Carlson.
    Notes 
    • The October 25, 1944, edition of the Brainerd newspaper noted that Mrs. John Everson was re-elected secretary-treasurer of the Deerwood Farm Bureau.

      Mabel, her brother Carl, and their mother attended Gladys Bergstrom’s funeral in Duluth in 1946.

      In May of 1953, Mabel was elected to the Deerwood school board. She and Kenneth Burns were unopposed. Mabel got 22 out of the 23 votes cast.

      She apparently had hip surgery in late 1997 or very early 1998.

      Mabel’s obituary, as it appeared in the Crosby-Ironton Courier on Wednesday, October 20th:

      Services planned for Mabel Everson, 90

      Mabel Amanda Everson, 90, Crosby, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.

      She was born Jan. 4, 1909 in Deerwood Township to Gustav and Clara (Anderson) Landstrom. She married John E. Everson on January 24, 1929 in Aitkin. They settled on a farm outside of Deerwood and she worked at the Brainerd State Hospital. Upon retirement she received a letter from Gov. Wendell R. Anderson thanking her for many years of service and outstanding employment record.

      She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Edna Everson, Naples, FL, Robert and Cheryl Everson, New Berlin, WI; three daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Don Carlson, Bloomington, Joanne and Jack Davis, Hastings, Judy and Jerry Redfield, Shakopee; one brother, Carl Landstrom, Crosby; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; one son, John Andrew Everson; and two sisters, Naomi Everson and Helga Landstrom.

      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, October 21, 1999 at Salem Lutheran Church, Deerwood, with Rev. Jim Walth officiating. Friends may call one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Deerwood Scandia Cemetery in Deerwood.

      Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association or the donor’s choice.

      Arrangements are with Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

      [Carl was living in Brainerd at the time of Mabel’s death. Mabel said that she was married in Brainerd, not Aitkin.]

      Not listed in the index of Minnesota births.

      Minnesota Death Certificate 1999-MN-028538. Mother’s maiden name noted as Anderson.

      She graduated from Crosby-Ironton high school on June 3, 1927, as Mabel A. Landstrom. The class celebrated its 50th reunion at the Deerwood Legion Club on July 16, 1977. Mabel was on the committee in charge of arrangements.

      From a history of the Miners Hospital in Crosby:

      Mabel Landstrom Everson remembers the early Miners Hospital

      (a 1972 interview with Maryon Aulie)

      "In those days, Dr. Shannon did most of the deliveries of babies. I would get the mothers and the room ready for the delivery. They had their babies right in the same room. There was no delivery room. We would bring a basket in for the baby. After the baby was born, we would take the basket into the X-ray room which we used for a nursery. We would carry the baby in to the mother to nurse but she didn’t keep the baby in the same room with her. The mothers stayed in the hospital eight to ten days. One time, when the nurses were gone on vacation, I was there alone when Dr. Shannon brought in a girl for delivery and I had to help. After the baby was born, Dr. Shannon said, ‘Oh, there’s another one!’ My first time helping with twins.

      "We started work at 7:00 am and worked 12 hour shifts, either the day shift or the night shift. I can’t remember too many days off. We took temperatures first thing in the morning - we had a thermometer in a little jar of alcohol - and then we carried breakfast trays. The trays came up from the kitchen on the dumb waiter. Margaret Kellerman was the cook. She lived right there at the hospital with her little boy, Crone. I lived at the hospital too, up on the third floor. I shared a room with Fran Stark and Mabel Hasskamp who was a nurse’s aide too. We got our room and board plus $25 a month. After I had worked there two years, I got raised to $45 a month. But then I quit and got married.

      "When you walked in the front of the hospital, Dr. Smith and Dr. Shannon each had an office, one on each side of the hall. There was a roll-top desk in Dr. Smith’s office and some cupboards that held all the medicines and instruments. They had jars of pills and jars of powders; sometime they would mix together the different types of powders into a prescription for a sick child. Dr. Smith kept all the patients’ records on a big spindle on his desk. The walls [of the rooms] were plastered, with hardwood floors. A stairway went up to the second floor where the patients’ rooms and the operating room was. One was a kitchen and two extra patients’ rooms. There was room for about 14 or 15 patients."

      Of her own experience as a patient at the age of 12, Everson recalled: "My father just drove me up to the hospital and gave me a quarter and let me off. I went in all by myself and told them I came to get my tonsils out. They were really big ones. That night I got to walk uptown and spend part of my quarter for some peppermints. I almost lost my way coming back to the hospital but everyone trusted that I could take care of myself. The next morning, Dr. Shannon came in and put the ether over my nose and I remember fighting real hard. Then, after I woke up, I vomited and vomited all day. I stayed there two days and two nights. A tonsillectomy cost $15 in those days, including room and board. A baby delivery cost $45, including room and board. If you were a miner or a miner’s child, you didn’t pay anything because it was all in the mining contract. I remember the rivalry between the Miners Hospital and the other hospital on 1st Street called the Cuyuna Range Hospital owned by Drs. Hallenback and Pengilly. They each tried to get the most patients.

      "Mabel Hasskamp worked there even after I did. After I got married, Dr. Smith delivered my babies at Miners Hospital. I remember when I had my first baby girl, Mrs. Smith came to see me and brought her little boy, Baxter, along. He (the little boy) wanted to know the baby’s name. He wanted me to name her Elaine. That was his favorite name. He grew up and married an Elaine."

      ... and from another interview, probably in the same publication:

      My thoughts drift back ten years further to the 1920s, to Mabel Landstrom Everson’s account of going to work for Doctors Smith and Shannon right after graduation from high school. "I had what you might call ‘on the job training’ and got broken into working right away. By the second day, they showed me how to mix a hypo with the syringe and the powder and draw up the solution, all the sterile methods used. I worked with the charge nurse who was Lydia Halden from Aitkin and also a nurse named Barbara Friedstrom who used to come from Brainerd for special duty. We worked to take care of five or six patients, gave baths, and helped in the operating room too. They did tonsillectomies and appendectomies and gall bladders in those days. Dr. Shannon gave the anesthesia and Dr. Smith did the tonsillectomies."

      Mabel’s Minnesota Practical Nurse License was No. 17728 and was valid through March 15, 1972, and perhaps later.
    Person ID I37  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 

    Father Gustaf Jakob LANDSTRÖM,   b. 14 Sep 1865, Nordmalings, Västerbottens län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1928, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Klara Andersdotter WALLBÄCK,   b. 19 Jan 1878, Olsäter, Öfre Ulleruds, Värmlands län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1959, Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1904  Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Edwin EVERSON,   b. 28 Dec 1902, Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1982, Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1929  Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • by Judge Kinder
    Children 
     1. M.E. EVERSON
     2. Joanne Clara EVERSON,   b. 11 Apr 1934, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 2016, Ramsey County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. John Andrew EVERSON,   b. 8 Dec 1937, Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1972, Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     4. Robert Allen EVERSON,   b. 22 Mar 1949, Aitkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 2011, Dakota County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Photos
    Mabel and John Everson
    Mabel and John Everson
    Probably taken when they were married in January of 1929. Mabel was 20 and John was 26.
    Mabel and John, October, 1971
    Mabel and John, October, 1971
    Eversons, Christmas, 1976
    Eversons, Christmas, 1976
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    The married Everson and Landstrom siblings
    The married Everson and Landstrom siblings
    At the August, 1967 reunion
    John, Mabel, and Cora
    John, Mabel, and Cora
    Taken the Sunday after Thanksgiving at Cora's son's house.
    Mabel and friends at the hospital
    Mabel and friends at the hospital
    Mabel worked as a nurses' aide at the Miners Hospital in Crosby before she was married.
    Mabel and Carl in 1995
    Mabel and Carl in 1995
    Taken at a family reunion at their nephew's house. Mabel is 86 and Carl is 83.
    Landstroms
    Landstroms
    Mabel included this with her 1983 Christmas card. Mabel is 74, Naomi is 77, and Carl is 72.
    Mabel, July, 1971
    Mabel, July, 1971
    Mabel and Naomi Landstrom
    Mabel and Naomi Landstrom
    Taken on the same day as the picture with Ed and Gust, probably the summer of 1928.
    Mabel Everson
    Mabel Everson
    Everson Grandchildren
    Everson Grandchildren
    Taken at the Andrew Everson farm, summer 1938. From left, Elaine, 8, Mabel, 29, Anna, 66, Jo, 4, David, 6, Ron, 8, and Andrew, 82.
    John and Mabel Everson with their harmonicas
    John and Mabel Everson with their harmonicas
    Probably from the late 1920s.
    John and Mabel's 25th Wedding Anniversary
    John and Mabel's 25th Wedding Anniversary
    January 24, 1954
    John and Mabel, December of 1973
    John and Mabel, December of 1973
    John, Mabel, Klara, Gust, and Naomi
    John, Mabel, Klara, Gust, and Naomi
    John identifies this as 1928. The party is John, 25; Mabel, 19; Klara, 50; Gust Anderson (Klara's brother), 44, and Naomi, 21. The two men on the right are not identified.
    Mabel, John, and Carl
    Mabel, John, and Carl
    Taken in the summer of 1930 at the Landstrom farm on Shirt Lake in Crow Wing County, Minnesota.
    Mabel Landstrom Everson
    Mabel Landstrom Everson