George Backe I (1873-?) Worked as Carpenter. He was born in Norway and emigrated in the year 1900 to the US. He married Thora (1875-?) around 1896 in Norway and she came to the US with the children in 1905. They had the following children: Lars Backe (1900-?) who was a reporter at the stock exchange; Christopher Backe (1901-1970?) who was an engineer at a construction company; Eleanore Backe (1909-?) who was a fill clerk at the stock exchange; George T. Backe II (1911-1995?) who was a clerk at the stock exchange and never married and once disappeared and turned up in Arizona and may have died tragically; Ruth Backe (1914- ) who now lives in California; Gertrude Backe (1907-?) who married a Seacord (c1907-bef1930), and had a daughter June Backe (1926- ). They appear in the 1930 US Census living in Jersey City, New Jersey. Thomas Patrick Norton (1920- ) writes: He suffered from tic doloreux (trigeminal neuralgia) and sgreed to have have an operation to sever the the nerve that caused the tic in order to eliminate the intense pain. The operation reduced the spasms and the pain but resulted in complete blindeness. He lived with June and John and adapted to the new surroundings remarkably well. He smoked a pipe an could fill the pipe with tobacco, light a match and light the tobacco and smoke it. June insisted thet he only do it at the kitchen table and had a heavy covering on it to protect it. Mr. Backe used wooden stick matches to light the pipe and would pinch the tip of the match to make sure it was out. He had been a builder of houses as a master carpenter and would ask me to tell him the details of the types of houses in the development (they were pretty much all the same). His daughter, Gertie, June's mother, suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and could not walk. Still, she lived together with her father, and pushed herself around on a high stool between the kitchen sink, the refrigerator, the stove, etc., until they moved in with June and John."
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Apr 04, 2004
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