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 Carrie <I>Gordon</I> Finkelson

Carrie Gordon Finkelson

Death 25 Jun 1934 (aged 66)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 12, Block 8
Memorial ID 17309978 · View Source
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Carrie Gordon was born January 1868 in Aurdahl, Norway to Engebret Engebretson/Embrick Gordon and Anna Knutson Odegaarden.

Carrie's siblings:
1. Betsy (Lewison)
2. Embrick
3. Joren
4. Knute
5. Anne Maria
6. Nils
7. Olaf
8. Clara (Died on the ship coming to America..buried in Quebec) not documented

Carrie's father died in 1883 in Norway. Carrie's mother Anna & her children immigrated (in various years) to America....settling eventually in the Adams, MN area. It was there that Carrie's Mom Anna married her 2nd husband widower Nils Finkelson in 1887. Anna & Nels had 2 children together, but both died the day after their birth.

Carrie's 1/2 siblings:
1. Nels E.C. Finkelson (lived 1 day)
2. Gertrude E.G. Finkelson (lived 1 day)

On February 1, 1889 Carrie Gordon married Glbert Finkelson. Gilbert was the son of Nils Finkelson & his first wife Gurine. So, Carrie was actually marrying her step brother.
Children born to this union were:
1. Nels (died early?)
2. Gertie (died early?)
3. Gertrude (Boe)
4. Nels (died in WW I)
5. Anna (Nicolaus)
6. Alice (married?)
7. Hattie (Simoson)
8. Rognald
9. Carl
10. Hjalmar
11. Vernon

After their marriage Carrie & Gilbert lived in Marshall Township in Mower County (which is near the town of Adams, Minnesota). The 1920 & 1930 Census show they were living in North Branch, MN in Isanti County.

Carrie Gordon Finkelson died June 25, 1934 in Hennepin County, MN. Her husband Gilbert died in 1936. Both Carrie & Gilbert Finkelson are buried at the Marshall Lutheran Church Cemetery. The cemetery is next to the little country church, Marshall Lutheran Church, in the rural area outside of Adams, Minnesota, Mower County)

Carrie possibly could have been named Kjarste or Kjerste.
(Norwegian names sometimes change after they came to America.)

Update: The Harvey Sathre Estate information lists a "sister" Kjersti born in 1868 & Carrie being born in the debate is still out there if there was indeed a sister of Carrie's named Kjerste. However all the Census records listing Carrie point to her year of birth being 1868 or I feel that 1868 may be accurate...There is a Norwegian birth index that lists a "Gordon" child born Jan 1968 & it looks like the name might be least it starts with a "K".

Gravesite Details Age 66 years, born at Aurdahl Norway, died at Minneapolis Minn.




  • Maintained by: S Hemingway
  • Originally Created by: K.P.
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17309978
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carrie Gordon Finkelson (Jan 1868–25 Jun 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17309978, citing Marshall Lutheran Church Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by S Hemingway (contributor 46900131) .