Selma Juliana Madsen

Female9 January 1907–22 December 1985

Brief Life History of Selma Juliana

When Selma Juliana Madsen was born on 9 January 1907, in Freeborn, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States, her father, Julius Madson, was 37 and her mother, Ingeborg Sophie Tykeson, was 33. She had at least 1 son with William “Willie” Madison Vestal. She lived in Hubbard, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Henrietta Township, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 22 December 1985, in Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States.

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William “Willie” Madison Vestal
Selma Juliana Madsen
Donald Madison Vestal

Sources (7)

  • Selma Vestal in household of William Vestal, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Selma Juliana Vestal, "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002"
  • Selma J Madsen in entry for Donald Madison Vestal, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"

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Children (1)

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Siblings (13)

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1914 · The Man With The First Air Conditioned Home

Age 7

Charles Gates was the first person in the United States to install air conditioning in his home. Funny thing was, Gates died a year before it was installed.


Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Jorgen, Per, Viggo, Anders, Carsten, Niels, Thor, Alf, Einer, Jeppe.

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Mads, a pet form of Mat(t)hias or Mat(t)heus (see Matthew ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Madson , Matson , and Mattson .

English: variant of Madson .

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

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