Albina J Cologna

8 May 1906–1 April 1985 (Age 78)
Vulcan, Dickinson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Albina J

When Albina J Cologna was born on 8 May 1906, in Vulcan, Dickinson, Michigan, United States, her father, John B. Cologna, was 41 and her mother, Catherine Mary Bertolini, was 31. She married John Chester Shelson on 26 December 1929, in Vulcan, Dickinson, Michigan, United States. She lived in Newberry, Luce, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 1 April 1985, in Norway, Dickinson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

John Chester Shelson
Albina J Cologna
Marriage: 26 December 1929

Spouse and Children

26 December 1929
Vulcan, Dickinson, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John B. Cologna


    Catherine Mary Bertolini




    Albina Cologna



    John B. Cologna


    Dennis Cologna



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 4

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 21

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Southern Italian: topographic name from colonna ‘column’ (from Latin columna).

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

Sources (2)

  • Albina Shelson in household of Clara Shelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Albina Cologna, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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