Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Knutsons in:
 • Riverview Cemetery
 • Centerville
 • Turner County
 • South Dakota
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Kristian August "Chris" Knutson
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: May 7, 1867, Norway
Death: Aug. 3, 1930
Turner County
South Dakota, USA

Kristian August Knutson Vier (Chris) was born May 7, 1867 in Hana Stavanger, Norway to parents Rasmus Knutson (Vier) and Ane Torsteinsdtr.

He came to the United States with his parents in 1883 settling in Cambridge Iowa, later moving to Adrian MN.

He married (Alina) Lena Olson on April 26, 1892 in Adrian MN. Three children were born to this union. Raymond in 1892; Clarence in 1896 and Albert (birth date unknown).

He and Lena struck out for the west, moving to Tacoma WA where they made their home for 28 years.

Chris died on August 3, 1930, a victim of the heat wave of the past few weeks. He was overcome by the heat and sought the aid of a physician who advised Chris that the condition of his heart would not allow him to work in the heat and to move as little as possible.

Unfortunately, Chris did not heed this advise. He was an active man and during threshing time on the farm of his brother, Knute, drove a team, hauling grain. On Sunday morning, he complained of dizziness and lay down until early afternoon. He started downstairs from his bedroom but fell on the stairway and did not regain consiousness.

Funeral services were held Wed, August 6, 1930 at 2:00 pm at Scandia Church in Centerille with Rev. J.O. Quisslequist officiating. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery.

He had come to Centerville in the spring to visit his brother, Knute Knudson.

He is survived by his son, Albert, who lives in Chicago, IL with his wife; four sisters, Mrs Osmund Lund, Audubon MN; Mrs Ole Moe, Tacoma WA; Mrs Gilbert Olson, Tacoma WA; and Mrs Rasmus Thompson, Straubville ND; two brothers, Mr Ross Rasmussen of Richmond CA and Mr Knute Knudson of Centerville SD.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Lena and two sons, Raymond and Clarence.

Family links: 
  Ramus Knutson (1827 - 1898)
  Ane Kristine Knutson (1833 - 1899)
  Alina Olson Knutson (1857 - 1916)*
  Raymond Knutson (1892 - 1912)*
  Clarence E Knutson (1896 - 1916)*
  Christine Knutson Shevland (1856 - 1930)*
  Knute Knudson (1864 - 1931)*
  Kristian August Knutson (1867 - 1930)
*Calculated relationship
Riverview Cemetery
Turner County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Sect A; Lot 47; Gr 6
Maintained by: Gail Monteith
Originally Created by: Christin Bartels
Record added: Feb 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84717692
Kristian August Chris Knutson
Added by: Gail Monteith
Kristian August Chris Knutson
Added by: Christin Bartels
Kristian August Chris Knutson
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Luckie and PeeWee1961 Family
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service