Elmer Arnold Barsness

4 February 1897–5 February 1969 (Age 72)
Pope, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Elmer Arnold

When Elmer Arnold Barsness was born on 4 February 1897, in Pope, Minnesota, United States, his father, Peter E Barsness, was 50 and his mother, Julia Overson, was 34. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Dena Othelia Aslakson. He lived in Walden Township, Pope, Minnesota, United States in 1930 and Hoff Township, Pope, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 5 February 1969, in Pope, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Pope, Minnesota, United States.

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Elmer Arnold Barsness
Dena Othelia Aslakson
Elsworth Deloss Peter Barsness
Mary Jane Barsness

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    Elsworth Deloss Peter Barsness


    Mary Jane Barsness


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    Julia Overson




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 1

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead so named in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, possibly from a compound of the Old Norse personal name Baldrekr + nes ‘point’, ‘headland’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elmer Barsness, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • Elmer Borsness, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer P Barsness, "United States Census, 1930"

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