When Emma Christina Gilbertson was born on 25 March 1894, in Stoughton, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Hans Hagbart Gulbrandsen, was 36 and her mother, Augustine Carlsdatter, was 35. She married Edward Melvin Hanson on 16 September 1916, in Richland, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Havre, Hill, Montana, United States in 1920 and Elba, Elba Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died in January 1975, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Colfax, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States.
English (northern): from the personal name Gilbert + -son.