Canute Rognald Matson

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Canute Rognald Matson

  • Birth 9 Apr 1843 Voss, Voss kommune, Hordaland fylke, Norway
  • Death 12 Jan 1903 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 112236263

Canute R. Matson (April 9, 1843 - January 12, 1903) was a Norwegian born politician who served as Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois at the time of the 1886 Haymarket Square Riot in Chicago.
Knut Rognald Matson was born near Voss, in Hordaland county, Norway. He was born on the Opkvitne farm, the youngest child of Rognald Madson and Gjertrud Jonsdatter. He came to the United States with his parents in 1849 when he was 6 years old. The Matson family settled in Walworth County, Wisconsin. Matson received his education at Albion College and later studied law at Milton College.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Zombie finder
  • Added: 13 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112236263
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Canute Rognald Matson (9 Apr 1843–12 Jan 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112236263, citing Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .