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 Gilbert N. Finkelson

Gilbert N. Finkelson

Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 6 Nov 1936 (aged 67)
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 12, Plot 7
Memorial ID 17309960 · View Source
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Gilbert Finkelson was born at Adams, Mower County, Minnesota February 16, 1869. Here he spent his childhood days and grew to manhood. He was confirmed at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams in 1885

On February 2, 1889 he was married to Carrie Gordon. (Attendants at their wedding were Guri Finkelson & Embrick Gordon.) This union was blessed with 13 children, 9 of whom are living.

Mr. & Mrs. Finkelson settled on a farm in Marshall Township and lived there until 1913 when they moved to North Branch, Minnesota. At this place he remained until his death.

In 1934 Mr. Finkelson had the sad misfortune of losing his wife who died June 25th of that year.

Mr.Finkelson was always blessed with good health. It was only of late that a physical ailment developed. When he sought medical aid an operation was advised. He submitted to the operation but it proved fatal. He died early last Sunday morning at Bethesda Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, attaining the age of 67 years, 7 months and 7 days.

He is survived by four daughters: Mrs Gertrude Boe of Frederic, Wisconsin; Mrs. Anna Nicolaus of St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. Alice O'Connell and Mrs. Hattie Simoson of Minneapolis,Minn.; five sons: Reginald of Cambridge, Minn.; Paul of St. Paul; Hjalamar of Minneapolis; Anders and Vernon of North Branch, Minnesota. Also one brother, Peter Finkelson of Adams, Minn. and two sisters, Mrs. Theodore Bagstad (Martha) of Lyle and Mrs. John (Julia) Hendricks.
The following info was supplied by Janet Stephenson:

Gilbert was baptized at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams, Minnesota. Sponsors were Gullick Olson, Knud Olson, Marit Jorgans., Ingeborg Andersdtr.

From the Adams Township, MN 1870 Census:


Nels Finkelson M 48 N
Julia (Guri) F 37 N
Mary F 14 N
Thomas M 11 N (AKA Thosten)
Ole M 8 M
Emma F 6 M (AKA Ingebor)
Esther F 4 M (AKA Astri)
Mary F 3 M (AKA Martha)
Gilbert M 1 M

Gravesite Details Age 67 years, died at St. Paul Minn.




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gilbert N. Finkelson (16 Feb 1869–6 Nov 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17309960, citing Marshall Lutheran Church Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by S Hemingway (contributor 46900131) .