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Mamie Norina SMITH

Mamie Norina SMITH

Female 1892 - 1980  (87 years)

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  • Name Mamie Norina SMITH 
    Born 21 May 1892  Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Social Security Number 572-03-7853 Issued In California Before 1951 
    Died 29 Jan 1980  San Diego, San Diego County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • as Mamie West
    Notes 
    • In the 1895 state census, she was living with her mother, 26 year-old Emelia Smith on a farm in Washington County apparently run by Albert and Anton Isaacson, ages 23 and 19 respectively, who were probably Emelia’s brothers.

      She was living with her mother and her mother’s new husband on Washington Avenue in Minneapolis at the time of the 1900 census.

      Mamie was living with Al, Bess, and Morris at the time of the 1905 Minnesota state census.

      Darleen remembers that Ida may have tried to adopt Mamie but Mamie ran away from Ide and Gus. That may have been about the time that the 1905 census records her living with Al and Bess.

      She is entered in the records of the First Covenant Church of Superior as Mamie Norina Fogelquist, which she joined in May of 1907.

      In the 1910 census, she was Mamie Carson, wife of Louis Carson. He was 25, born in Wisconsin to Swedish parents, she was 18 and had been married one year. They had a daughter, Dorothy, age one month. Louis was an operator at a detective agency.

      In the 1920 census, in a supplemental addition “entered in census office from Misc. slips, sent in by Supervisor”, she lived with her daughters in Minneapolis. Their address seems to be 3840 29th Avenue. She was May Carson, age 28, divorced, a waitress in a restaurant. Her daughters were Dorothy, age 10, and Vivian, age 7.

      In the 1930 census, she was Mamie N Reed, age illegible, married, living with her daughters in Tillicum, American Lake, Pierce County, Washington. Mamie was born in Minnesota to parents born in Sweden. The girls were born in Minnesota to a father born in Sweden and a mother born in Minnesota. Mamie owned the house that they lived in on Berkley Avenue; it was worth $1000. Both girls worked as waitresses at a hotel.

      In the 1939 San Diego city directory, she is Mrs. Mae Carson, living with her daughters Dorothy L Carson, a waitress, and Vivian N Carson, no occupation, at 342a 20th.

      In the 1940 census, she is probably the 47 year-old divorcee named Mae Carson who lives in San Diego with her daughter, granddaughter, and son-in-law. Mae had only a fourth grade education. She rents an apartment at 259 16th Street, usually works as a housekeeper in a private home and is currently unemployed. Only the son-in-law, Gilbert Manker, age 22, is employed and he is a fireman in the U.S. Navy. The daughter, Dorothy Manker, is 30, was born in Minnesota, and had only a 6th grade education. The granddaughter, Yvonne Argabright, age 4, was born in California. (The census image is indexed relatively correctly in FS but not in Ancestry.)

      Yvonne Carol Argabright was born in San Diego County on 31 Aug 1935 to a woman whose maiden name was Carson.

      In the 1940 San Diego city directory, Mrs. Mae N Carson lives at 259 16th. Also living at that address, and named Carson, is Vivian N Carson. Elsewhere in the directory, we find that Gilbert H Manker, wife Dorothy L, also lives at 259 16th.

      In the 1942 San Diego County voter registration, Miss Dorothy L Carson, waitress, Mrs. Mae N Carson, housewife, and Miss Vivian N Carson, waitress, lived at 259 16th.

      A Paula Mae Carson was born in San Diego County on 30 May 1952 to a woman whose maiden name was Ebert.

      Mamie’s Social Security number was issued in California.

      Last residence in San Diego 92104

      Cora listed an address for Mamie West, 3035 Vancouver (sp.?), San Diego, California.

      Cora and Maurice visited her in San Diego on February 19, 1953. She apparently visited Maurice and Cora in April of 1953, having come to Minneapolis because Ide was in the hospital.

      The address that Cora had for Mamie in her travel diary (1953?) was 3035 Vancouver Street in San Diego. Cora also included the name “Frank Cassad” in that address.

      In the 1947 San Diego city directory, Frank A. and Dorothy Casad lived at 3035 Vancouver Ave. He was a mechanic.
    Person ID I498  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 28 May 2020 

    Father Carl Johan August (Charles J, Charlie) SMITH,   b. 26 Apr 1867, Annerstad, Kronobergs län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1926, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Amelia ISAACSON,   b. 2 May 1869, Kappebo, Dalskog, Älvsborgs läns, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1902, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married Jan 1890  Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Louis William CARSON,   b. 26 Feb 1885, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 May 1909  Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • as Mamie Carlson and L W Carson
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Dorothy Lucille CARSON,   b. 17 Mar 1910, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1999, Sacramento County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Vivian Norina CARSON,   b. 13 Nov 1912, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1981, San Diego County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F16093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Clarence L REED 
    Married 4 Mar 1926  Seattle, King County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • as Clarence L Reed of Schenectady and Mamie N Carson of Minneapolis
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F16096  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Merle Benjamin WEST,   b. 30 Jun 1901, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1989, San Diego, San Diego County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1951  San Diego County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • as Merle B West and Mamie N Carson and Mamie Smith
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Mamie Smith West, at about 8 years old
    Mamie Smith West, at about 8 years old
    A portrait from Gillen, 1313 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis. On the back, in careful handwriting, is "Mamie Norina Smith."
    Mamie Norina Smith West
    Mamie Norina Smith West