Monday, July 26, 2010

Elizabeth Oleson Finnestad Knutson obituaries

I had previously posted cemetery photos of Ole and Mari Finnestad's eldest daughter, Elizabeth, but was unsure whether an obituary was available.

Last week I received three of them from different newspapers in Rochelle, Illinois (with many thanks to the Rochelle-Flagg public library).

The obituary below appeared in the "Rochelle News" on March 20, 1930.

While there are discrepancies between the three obituaries, they did help me verify which 4 of Elizabeth's 10th children had survived past the 1930 US Census.

The obituary below appeared in the "Rochelle Home Journal" on March 18, 1930.

Unfortunately, the husband of Elizabeth's daughter Anna, was not listed, but at least I now know she married someone by the name of Larson. My search of records for a Larson family in Maywood, Illinois, however have been unsuccessful.

The obituary below appeared in the "Rochelle Herald" on March 19, 1930.

I was hoping an obituary would have listed the names of the children that proceeded Elizabeth, but no such luck. I am still missing the name of one of her 10 children, so the search continues.

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