Edda Anetta Thoe

1877–1956 (Age 79)
Hampden, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Edda Anetta

When Edda Anetta Thoe was born on 21 May 1877, in Hampden, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Haldor Haldorson Thoe, was 40 and her mother, Ingeborg Jakobsdtr Olson Hesjedal, was 37. She married Arthur Henry Opsahl on 27 December 1901, in De Forest, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 6 June 1956, in De Forest, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Edda Anetta Thoe
Arthur Henry Opsahl
Marriage: 27 December 1901
Arthur Harold Opsahl

Spouse & Children

  • Female1877–1956Female

  • Arthur Henry Opsahl


27 December 1901
De Forest, Dane, Wisconsin, United States


  • Arthur Harold Opsahl


Parents & Siblings

  • Haldor Haldorson Thoe


  • Ingeborg Jakobsdtr Olson Hesjedal




  • Anna Thoe


  • Haldor or Henry Halverson


  • Ingeborg Maria Thoe


  • Male1867–1960Male

  • Male1870–1947Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 6

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: unexplained.

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

Sources (2)

  • Edda Thor in entry for Arthur Opsahl, "Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915"
  • Edda Anetta Thoe, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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