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Ida Amelia Christopherson Francis
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1885
Kendall County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1971
DeKalb County
Illinois, USA

Ida was born to Peter Sanders Kristofferson (born in Christiana, Norway) and Bolette Olsen (born in Farsund, Norway). Her parents sailed out of Stavenger, Norway with her older brother Charles and her sister Ragna. A little brother Karl died shortly after birth in Norway. Her parents had many more children here in the US, especially sons. Unfortunately, her mother Bolette died when Ida was only 12 and with her sister Ragna was already gone from the house, so she had to assume the duties of her mother and take care of her brothers. Then her father died in 1900 when she was only 15. She cared for her brothers for the next 5 years and she married Joseph Ellison Bend in Chicago January 23rd, 1905, Joseph and Ida moved to Lexington, Nebraska and had Aileen Mae Bend in 1907 and Carl in October 1908. Her husband Joseph found employment with the RR and left the family. Ida moved back to Illinois and took employment in a box factory raising two small children alone till she married the love of her life Cecil Sylvester Francis. Cecil was a reliable and stable man with a good job with the phone company. Ida and Cecil were awesome grandparents to my Uncle Paul, Aunt Delores and my father Kerry Michael Washay.

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  Cecil Sylvester Francis (1886 - 1950)
  Joseph Ellison Bend (1883 - 1965)*
  Aileen Mae Bend Washay (1907 - 1969)*
  Carl Joseph Bend (1908 - 1985)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
DeKalb County
Illinois, USA
Created by: RI Researcher Gal
Record added: Mar 05, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 125923089
Ida Amelia <i>Christopherson</i> Francis
Added by: RI Researcher Gal
Ida Amelia <i>Christopherson</i> Francis
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Ida Amelia <i>Christopherson</i> Francis
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