Martha <I>Gurvin</I> Weness

Martha Gurvin Weness

Birth
Sogndal kommune, Sogn og Fjordane fylke, Norway
Death 16 Aug 1952 (aged 74)
USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 39
Memorial ID 17277330 · View Source
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Parents: Johannes Gurvin and Kari Skarsbo

From the Austin Daily Herald, August 23, 1952:

Martha Gurvin Weness, daughter of Johannes and Kari Gurvin, was born in Sogn, Norway, Aug. 12, 1878.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In 1901, she came to this country and worked in the vicinity of Adams for a few years. On May 25, 1904, she was united in marriage with Erick S. Weness in Little Cedar church by Rev. Rasmussen. To this union six children were born. One child, Chester, died in infancy. Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1942.

Mrs. Weness resided in Adams Township until 1947. Since then, she has lived with her daughter near Elkton.

She was a faithful member of Little Cedar Church and Ladies Aid and was active in these organizations until her health began to fail.

On Thursday evening, Aug. 14, she suffered a heart attack from which she never recovered. On Aug. 16, she had another attack and passed away at 11:55 a.m. at the age of 74 years and 4 days.

She leaves to mourn her passing, five children, Selmer, Daisy (Mrs. Ervin Hanson), Earl and Clifford, all of this vicinity, and Kenneth of Melvin, Ia. There are nine grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters and three brothers, Louise (Mrs. Henry Jacobsen), Minneapolis, A. J. Gurvin, Seattle, Wash.; Kristian, Andres and Synneva in Norway.

Mrs. Weness was a kind and loving mother, who will be greatly missed by her family, relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug.20, at 12:45 p.m. at the Ervin Hanson home, near Elkton, and at 1:30 at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams. Mrs. N. V. Torgerson and Mrs. Joy Nelson sang two selections and Rev. M. L. Witte sang "Den Store Hvide Flak." Pallbearers were E. N. Johnson, N. V. Torgerson, Arnold Anderson, Bennie Sorenson, Melvin Fardahl and Bert Godfredsen.


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  • Maintained by: Janet Stephenson
  • Originally Created by: K McAlister P
  • Added: 3 Jan 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 17277330
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Gurvin Weness (12 Aug 1878–16 Aug 1952), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17277330, citing Little Cedar Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stephenson (contributor 46853083) .