Gertie Nelsen

1879–1963 (Age 84)

The Life of Gertie

Gertie Nelsen was born in 1879, in Norway. She married Hans Retius Larssen Friestad about 1899, in Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Rosebud, Montana, United States for about 10 years and Joint School District 30 Marcy, Rosebud, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 11 November 1963, in Ronan, Lake, Montana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ronan, Lake, Montana, United States.

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Gertie Nelsen
Hans Retius Larssen Friestad
Marriage: about 1899
Gustav E. Freestad
Tilda Freestad
Gerty Freestad
Helen Freestad
Josie Selia Freestad
Henry Geneges Freestad
Lillian S Freestad
Agnes Marie Freestad
Norma Rose Freestad
Hans Marvin Freestad
Clara Ann Freestad

Spouse & Children

about 1899
Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Sigrid Undset

Age 3

Birth year of Sigrid Undset. Norwegian novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. Her best-known work is Kristin Lavransdatter.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 22

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: variant of Nielsen .2 Dutch: patronymic from Nelis .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Gertie Freisted in household of Hans Freisted, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gertie Freestad in household of Hans Freestad, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gertie Freestad in household of Hans Freestad, "United States Census, 1940"

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