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Aida Caroline LARSON

Aida Caroline LARSON

Female 1910 - 1967  (56 years)

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  • Name Aida Caroline LARSON 
    Born 4 Nov 1910  Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Teacher 
    Vernon County Death Index V34, P184 As Aida Allness 
    Wisconsin Death Certificate 019261 
    Died 5 Jun 1967  Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cora found out on June 6th
    Buried 7 Jun 1967  Viroqua Cemetery, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Funeral service at 2 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 4NE4
    Notes 
    • Listed as Aida C. Larson in her high school yearbook. She was class treasurer. Her motto in her high school yearbook was, “Merit is worthier than fame but pleasure is always in the game.”



      In Aida’s obit, it’s noted that she taught history at La Crosse State College for 18 years, resigning in the early spring of 1967 after becoming ill. The obit also notes that in the fall of 1965, Governor Warren Knowles appointed Aida to be a member of his commission on the status of women. She was also selected by the Vernon County Board as the first member of the county educational committee investigating the consolidation of the rural schools into the high school districts.

      Also spelled Adah and Ada. Spelled Aida in the 1930 census. Signed what appears to be her high school graduation picture “Adah.”

      Aida was active in the Vernon County Fair. From a history of the fair:

      “The hundredth anniversary of the Vernon County Fair came in 1956.  With it came approximately 10,000 attendees.  ‘Women's group from 11 communities constructed replicas of homes and shops that had existed in Vernon County 100 years earlier.’ says a later Broadcaster-Censor article.  The "Centennial Street" was coordinated by chairman Mrs. Halvor Allness.”



      Aida was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Viroqua, the first president of the Vernon County Historical Society, and a member of and delegate from the Viroqua Republican Club. She was appointed by Governor Warren Knowles to the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women soon after the governor was inaugurated. Her obit said that she died at her home on the morning of Monday, June 5th, 1967.
    Person ID I512  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2018 

    Father Martin Otto LARSON,   b. 27 Sep 1877, Kickapoo Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1948, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Louisa (Louise) BOWE,   b. 18 Apr 1877, Franklin Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1958, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1903  Franklin Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Halvor Christopher ALLNESS,   b. 30 Jun 1904, Liberty Pole, Franklin Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1969, Spring Coulee, Cashton, Monroe County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1938  Nashua, Chickasaw and Floyd Counties, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Deborah Jane ALLNESS,   b. 2 Nov 1948,   d. 19 Jun 2007, Middleton, Dane County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2003 
    Family ID F367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Aida Larson Allness, mid teens
    Aida Larson Allness, mid teens
    Aida Larson Allness, mid-teens
    Aida Larson Allness, mid-teens
    Aida Larson as baby
    Aida Larson as baby
    Hendricksons and Larsons
    Hendricksons and Larsons
    Apparently taken about 1913 when Charles would have been 56, Clara Munson 20, Sever 47, Arthur 5, Martha 41, Myrtle 3, Ada 3, and Louise 36. This would have been taken a little more than a year before Cora came to live with Martha and family for 3 months in late 1914. The backdrop appears to be of Minnehaha Falls so the picture was probably taken in Minneapolis.
    Family gathering
    Family gathering
    Probably taken about 1917, give or take a year. That seems to be Louise 2nd from the left. Martha's son Arthur is next to Louise and Martha's daughter Myrtle is in the middle in the front. That may be Aida in the front next to Myrtle. The original is a small print on lightweight paper. Cora had two copies: one with no writing on it and one that says "Sister Anna" on the back. We don't know who all of the others are.
    Aida Larson Allness
    Aida Larson Allness