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Eli Banken Dokken
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1843
Buskerud fylke, Norway
Death: Jan. 7, 1920
Cedar Falls
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA

Clipping: OBITUARY OF MRS. O. E. DOKKEN
Thursday, January 15, 1920

Eli Banken was born at Hallingdahl [Valley], Norway, on February 14, 1845, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ole Olson, at Cedar Falls, on January 7, 1920, at the age of 76 years, 11 months and 24 days. (Note: This would make her birthdate be January 13, 1843.)

In 1864 [last number blurry] she was united in marriage to Eingbret Dokken. Four children, all of whom survive her, were born to this union. They are: Halvor Dokken of Thunder Hawk, S.D., Mrs. Harry Cooper and Knut Dokken, both of Kensett, and Mrs. Ole Olson of Cedar Falls.

In 1876 the family came to America and settled on a farm five miles west of Kensett. Mr. and Mrs. Dokken made their home on that farm until 1907, when they rented the place and moved to Kensett. Mr. Dokken died on January 4, 1910.

Mrs. Dokken had been in poor health for several years, and went to Cedar Falls early last fall to make her home with her daughter, and was there when called by death.

Besides the four children, Mrs. Dokken is survived by two brothers and one sister, F. H. Banken of Windmere, N.D., Ole Banken of Hayfield, Minn., and Mrs. Carrie Banken of Stratcona, Minn.

The body was brought to this place Friday, and the funeral was held on Saturday at the home of ... Ole Dokken, and at Elk Creek [Church] and the remains were laid [to rest at] Elk Creek Cemetery. The [services] were conducted by Re. T. .... (clipping torn).

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Iowa, State Census, 1895 about Eli Dokken

Name: Eli Dokken
Age: 51
Race: White
Birthplace: Norway
Residence: Brookfield, Worth

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Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 about Eli Dokken

Name: Eli Dokken
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birth Place: Norway
Race: White
Census Date: 1895
Residence State: Iowa
Residence County: Worth
Locality: Brookfield
Roll: IA1885_416
Line: 5
Family Number: 64
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name, Age
Engebret O Dokken 57
Eli Dokken 51
Halver Dokken 25
Ole Dokken 19
Olene Dokken 16
Knute Dokken 13
Kjersti Dokken 11
Tonette Dokken 9

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1900 United States Federal Census about Eli Docken

Name: Eli Docken
Age: 56
Birth Date: Jan 1844
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1900: Brookfield, Worth, Iowa
Race: White
Immigration Year: 1876
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Embrik Docken
Marriage Year: 1864
Years Married: 36
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Mother: number of living children: 7
Mother: How many children: 7
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name, Age
Embrik Docken 63
Eli Docken 56
Ku* Docken 18
Clara Docken 17
Tanitta Docken 15
Evilain E Docken 10

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1910 United States Federal Census about Eli Dokken

Name: Eli Dokken
Age in 1910: 67
Birth Year: abt 1843
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1910: Kensett, Worth, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1877
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: E O Dokken
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name, Age
E O Dokken 73
Eli Dokken 67
Ives Venn 62
Anton Olson 21

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Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 about Eli Dokken

Name: Eli Dokken
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birth Place: Norway
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Census Date: 1915
Residence State: Iowa
Residence County: Worth
Locality: Kensett
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Roll: IA1915_533
Line: 122
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name, Age
Eli Dokken 73
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1920 United States Federal Census about Eli Dokken

Name: Eli Dokken
Age: 76
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1920: Cedar Falls Ward 4, Black Hawk, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1876
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
Marital Status: Widowed [Widow]
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name, Age
Ole P Oleson 45
Lena Oleson 41
Hannah E Oleson 19
Elbert R Oleson 9
Eli Dokken 76

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Iowa, Cemetery Records, 1662-1999 about Eli Dokken

Name: Eli Dokken
Birth Date: 1843
Death Date: 7 Jan 1920
Age: 77
Burial Location: Brookfield, Worth
Cemetery: Elk Creek
Source: Tombstone Records of Worth County, Iowa
Page Number: 15 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Engebrit O. Dokken (1836 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  Halvor Dokken (1868 - 1939)*
  Ole O. Dokken (1875 - 1909)*
  Olena olson (1878 - 1963)*
  Knute Dokken (1880 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elk Creek Lutheran Cemetery
Kensett
Worth County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Becky Doan
Record added: Oct 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43040612
Eli <i>Banken</i> Dokken
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Eli <i>Banken</i> Dokken
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Eli <i>Banken</i> Dokken
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Born in Norway
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 Added: Oct. 17, 2015

- Becky Doan
 Added: Dec. 4, 2013
 
 
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