Mabel Elida <I>Nelson</I> Barsness

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Mabel Elida Nelson Barsness

  • Birth 19 Jun 1892 Minnesota, USA
  • Death 14 Mar 1918 Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Evansville, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 106414549

Middle name spelled Alida or Elida

From Obit
Born June 19, 1892
[June 1891, per 1900 census]
Died in Alexandria
Mabel was survived by a daughter & son,
[Edith] age 7 and [Alton] 5

Minnesota Death Index
Name: Mabel Alida Barsness
Death Date: 14 Mar 1918
Death County: Douglas
Certificate Number: 004929
Certificate Year: 1918

1900 Census, Urness Twp, Douglas, Minnesota, June 1st
-Anna L Nelson, head, 45, Oct 1854, married 11 yrs, 3 children born, 3 living, b. Sweden, imm 1861, in US 39 yrs, own home free of mortgage
-John Nelson, husband, 39, June 1860, b. Sweden, imm 1882, in US 18 yrs, Farmer
-Genoviva Nelson, dau, 11, Mar 1889, b. MN
-Mable* Nelson, dau, 8, Jun 1891, b. MN
-Seda Nelson, dau, 7, b. MN, Mar 1893

1910 Census, Urness Twp, Douglas, Minnesota, Apr 15th
-Anna L Nelson 53, divorced, b, Sweden, imm 1861, Farmer, own home with mortgage
-Mabel* E Nelson,dau, 18, b. MN
-Sadie A Nelson, dau, 17, b. MN
-Nels Barsness, servant, 21, b. MN, father Norway, mother Wis, Farm laborer.

1920 Census, Wilkinson, Cass, Minnesota, ED 108, p 4B
-Nils Barsness 30, b. MN, father Norway, mother WI
-Edith C S Barsness, wife, 21, b. MN, parents Sweden
-Edith V Barsness, dau, 9, b. MN
-Alta V M Barsness, son, 7, b. MN
[Enumerator wrote fancy "N" on Nils' name]

MMS MN Official Marriage System
County Marriage Index
Groom: Nils Barsness
Bride: Mabel Elida Nelson
Date: 9/21/1910
County: Douglas
Certificate # I-136

From husband Nel's 1933 obituary:
Nels Barsness of Raboin called beyond Friday. Nels J. Barsness passed away at his home in Raboin at 12:30 noon on Friday, the 25th at the age of 41 years, 7 months and 11 days. He was a hard working man and tried his best to make a home for his present wife and two children by a former marriage, his *first wife [Mabel] having preceeded him in 1918. He was remarried August 2nd, 1929 [1919], to Miss Edythe Carlson and has since made his home in the vicinity of Raboin... He is survived by ...two children Alton and Mrs. Ed Sather, both of Cass Lake...
(Cass Lake Times, Cass Lake, MN, July 31, 1930, p 3; Nel's Find A Grave Memorial)
Note: Raboin was a community in Wilkinson twp, Cass, MN

Death Date Conflict
1919, per headstone inscription
1918, per Minnesota death index
1918, per husband's 1933 obituary

Family Members






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  • Added: 9 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106414549
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mabel Elida Nelson Barsness (19 Jun 1892–14 Mar 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106414549, citing Fryksande Lutheran Cemetery, Evansville, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by GreenHills Stones Calling (contributor 47882891) .