Thelma Sonstegaard

Brief Life History of Thelma

When Thelma Sonstegaard was born on 3 March 1908, in Grenora, Williams, North Dakota, United States, her father, Elling Halvorsen Sonstegaard, was 27 and her mother, Dorothea M Watten, was 25. She married Chester Johannes Trulson on 31 August 1929, in Plentywood, Sheridan, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Daneville Township, Divide, North Dakota, United States for about 5 years and United States in 1949. She died on 18 December 1991, in Williams, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Grenora Cemetery, Grenora, Williams, North Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chester Johannes Trulson
Thelma Sonstegaard
Marriage: 31 August 1929
Gene Lavonne Trulson
Kaye D Trulson
Claude T Trulson

Sources (13)

  • Thelma Trulson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thelma Sonstegaard - Government record: birth: 3 March 1908; Divide, North Dakota, United States
  • Thelma Sonstegaard, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.


Historical Boundaries: 1910: Divide, North Dakota, United States


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

First used by the novelist Marie Corelli for the heroine of her novel Thelma ( 1887 ). She was supposed to be Norwegian, but it is not a traditional Scandinavian name. Greek thelēma (neuter) means ‘wish’ or ‘(act of) will’, and the name could perhaps be interpreted as a contracted form of this.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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