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Abraham Matson
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1867, Norway
Death: Jan. 10, 1948
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

His parents Martin Mathiassen Hellesvig and Jacobine Abrahamstatter Trysnes emigrated from Norway in 1881 with Abraham and his siblings Mikeal Mathiassen Hellsvig (b 1869), Rebecca Paudine Mathiassen Hellsvig (married John Hegstead [widowed]); married Harold Stenson in 1924 moved to California (b 1871), and Arent Gotlef Mathiassen Hellsvig (b 1876).

Abraham was born in Sogne near Kristiansand in the southern portion of Norway. As I have recently been informed by a relative Torbjoern Ansgar Trysnes; his great-grandfather Henrik Trysnes is a cousin). Abraham Askilosen Trysnes and Anne Gurine Jorgensdatter Vige are Abraham's grandparents (Jacobina's parents) and connecting Torbjeorn's family with Abraham's.

On Abraham's death certificate he was a U S resident for 56 years. The DC also indicates his parents were from Christianson, Norway. (Abraham completed the information before his death)

Per the San Diego Naturalization Index of 1938 he became a citizen.

He married Minnie Nelson June 27, 1907 in St. Joseph, Michagan. And it appears again in Chicago, Illinois. They divorced before his death. They had three sons who are Adelor, Orrin, & William.

There is no family line continued with Adelor as of current; William had a stepson Benjamin Nelson Primm ;two step-daughters Iris Lucille (Primm) Martin, Mary Grace (Primm) Lee with his wife, Daisy. With Orrin he had 4 grandchildren Shirley, Lawrence, Robert, and Carol. He has 13 grandchildren and well over 20 great-greatgranchildren, & 8 great-great grandchilren as of 2014.

He lived in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego, California till his death. His death certificate has him buried at Mount Hope Cemetery (He's in the old Odd Fellows section). The cemetery has verified he is buried there and that he has no grave marker.
Family links: 
  Minnie Alvira Nelson Matson (1887 - 1966)*
  Adelor L. Matson (1907 - 1966)*
  Orrin Raymond Matson (1910 - 1987)*
  William Leonard Matson (1913 - 1979)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: block 20 lot 78 grave 1
Created by: DougM
Record added: Aug 10, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 134149236
Abraham Matson
Added by: DougM
Abraham Matson
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Abraham Matson
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- DougM
 Added: Jun. 21, 2015

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