|Birth: ||Nov. 9, 1904|
|Death: ||Dec. 29, 1974|
Signe Serena Gunderson was born on November 9, 1904, in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. Her parents were Swan Gunderson, who came to America as a child from Norway, and Alma Wick Gunderson, who was born in Sweden. The Gundersons lived in Grandview, Wisconsin, and were the parents of twelve children.
At the age of fourteen, Signe was working for a farmer and his wife when their son, Harry Jensen, came home from the Northwest for a visit. He had been working as a lumberjack and blacksmith in Washington and Idaho. Harry had planned a short visit, but when he met Signe he fell in love, and though she was much younger than he, her parents allowed her to marry him. After their first child, a son, was born, Harry and Signe decided to move to Idaho. It was not long before they were blessed with another child, a daughter, and Harry decided he wanted to raise his children back home in Wisconsin. Harry worked for other farmers until he was able to take over his father's farm.
After their children left home and started their own families, Harry became sick and passed away.
Harry's best friend, Lawrence Hagstrom who had never married, asked Signe to be his wife and she accepted his proposal. Lawrence was a hard worker and a skilled repairman of iron ore ships on Lake Superior. A fire burned down their farm house so Lawrence started building a house for Signe in Ashland. Sadly, Lawrence died from cancer before the house was finished. Signe had the home completed and lived happily in it until she had to go into a nursing home where she resided until her death in 1974. Signe was a kind, generous and loving person and her family has many good memories of her.
Harry George Jensen (1885 - 1949)
Lawrence Gustav Hagstrom (1906 - 1969)
Maintained by: Rebecca Steagall
Originally Created by: Paul Wilcox
Record added: Dec 21, 2006
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