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 Karen “Carrie” <I>Torkelson</I> Philpott

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Karen “Carrie” Torkelson Philpott

  • Birth 18 Nov 1877 Stavanger, Stavanger kommune, Rogaland fylke, Norway
  • Death 13 Jun 1968 Hawthorne, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Lot 635 LaRamada. Straight back from the Colbert family
  • Memorial ID 93240090

Nana was the first of our female ancestors to Vote!!

Karen "Carrie" Torkelson was born in Norway, she came to the U.S. as a young girl with her parents Odin and Anna Torkelson, she was the oldest of seven siblings.

After the death of her beloved father Odin, Karen took on the responsibilities of head of the house, not only was she the breadwinner, but she helped her mother raise her younger siblings. She rented rooms and also worked as a secretary for an insurance company while living in Iowa.

Karen married Charles Philpott in Des Moines, Iowa and they later moved to Los Angeles where they had two daughters, Ramona and Maurine. Charles died and left her a young widow. She went to work for the company he helped found, Los Angeles Slide Company and worked as their bookkeeper/secretary for many years.

We used to bring her one Pabst Blue Ribbon beer on Sundays.





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  • Created by: Gennaphyr
  • Added: 7 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93240090
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Karen “Carrie” Torkelson Philpott (18 Nov 1877–13 Jun 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93240090, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Gennaphyr (contributor 47698254) .