Syvert Stray

Syvert Stray

Kristiansand kommune, Vest-Agder fylke, Norway
Death 20 Aug 1934 (aged 63)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Lake Forest Park, King County, Washington, USA
Plot G3 Hemlock Section, Lot 42C, Sp. 4
Memorial ID 58893658 · View Source
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Syvert was the son of Christian Stray and Gunhild Ugland.

In the 1930 Census for Seattle, Syvert is listed as a dairyman. He was a naturalized citizen from Norway and came to America in 1886.

Obit: The Seattle Times, Aug. 20, 1934, p-17

"STRAY - Syvert, of 2256 Viewmont Way, Aug. 20, beloved husband of Lillian Stray, father of Ellen Stray, Mrs. Myrtle Cummings and Herbert Stray; grandfather of Mollie and Syvert Berry, all of Seattle, brother of Gunstein and Olaf Stray, Mrs. Kristina Stray, Mrs. Bertha Nidthassel and Mrs. Marie Andresson, all of Norway. Member of Nile Temple Bethleham Commandery, Eureka Lodge F.& A.M.; Life member F.O.E. No. 1 and I.O.O.F. No. 7. Services Wednesday, 4 p.m., Home Undertaking Co."

Find a Grave contributor, Torkel kindly adds:

"Church book from Oddernes confirms

Oddernes kommune is today part of Kristiansand kommune.

In the 1875 census, the family is found at Huseby in Lista(Farsund kommune):
Ole Kristian Gundstensen Stray Gaardsbruger, Selveier 1841 Oddernæs Prgj
Gunheld Syvertsdatter Ugland 1844 Oddernæs Prgj
..Gunsten Ole-Kristiansen Stray 1867 Oddernæs Prgj
..Kristine Ole-Kristiansnsdatter Stray 1869 Oddernæs Prgj
..Syvert Ole-Kristiansen Stray 1871 Oddernæs Prgj
..Jarld Ole-Kristiansen Husby 1874 Vanse S

Syvert left Norway for Chicago on Mar 3, 1888.

He made a visit to Huseby, Farsund and returned St.Paul on Mar 21, 1902.

The visit resulted in a child born out of wedlock(uægte) on Nov. 26, 1902.
Sigfrid Elise, baptized 15 Feb 1903.
Mother: Mrs Josefine Emelie, b.1882, married to a sailor.
Source: Church book from Farsund:"

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