Alma Caroline Axelson

Brief Life History of Alma Caroline

When Alma Caroline Axelson was born on 22 March 1911, in Rosewood, New Solum Township, Marshall, Minnesota, United States, her father, Axel Severus Axelson, was 38 and her mother, Gunhild Jacobson, was 27. She married Theodore Arnold Torgerson Knutson on 29 September 1929. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Brandt Township, Polk, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 8 January 1998, in Mercy San Juan Hospital, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sylvan Cemetery, Citrus Heights, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Theodore Arnold Torgerson Knutson
1904–1956
Alma Caroline Axelson
1911–1998
Marriage: 29 September 1929
Donald Theodore Knutson
1930–2001
Delores Ann Knutson
1933–1994
Shirley Mae Knutson
1942–2003
Darrell Axel Knutson
1944–2022

Sources (9)

  • Alma Knutson in household of Theodore Knutson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alma Caroline Axelson/Knutson Ray, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alma C Axelson in entry for Delores Ann France, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Bjorn, Nils, Erik, Hilma, Lennart, Nels, Olle.

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Axelsson: patronymic from the personal name Axel .

Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Axelsen , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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