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Betsy P. Peterson

Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 18 Jul 1882 in , Jackson County, Wisconsin, United States

Died: 29 Oct 1964 in Maywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Father: Lars Pederson (1843 – 1923)

Mother: Inga Olson (? – 1923)

Supporting evidence for:
name

birth-evelyn-johnson-1911: Certificate of birth for Evelyn Idella Johnson (1911); Eddy County, North Dakota, state file number 2968; North Dakota State Department of Health, filed 6 Jul 1911; certified copy generated 8 Oct 1940; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Betsy Peterson).

marriage-johnson-marshall-1940: Marriage license and certificate of marriage for George Oliver Johnson and Meryle Ellen Marshall (1940); California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed front/2 Jun 2018, back/14 Jun 2021) > “5698655” image 1246; DGS 5698655, images 1246-1247; citing “Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California”

Comment: Soure includes name (Betsy Peterson).

memorialcard-betsy-johnson-1964: Memorial card (funeral program) for Betsy Johnson (1964); privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Betsy Johnson).

obituary-harold-johnson-1948: Obituary for Harold K. Johnson (1948); “In Memoriam (Harold K. Johnson),” Grace Notes (Los Angeles, California), 25 Jan 1948 (Sunday), page 5, column 1 [This is a bulletin of the Grace Lutheran Church.]

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Betsy P. Johnson).

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-7: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 7; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 112; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Kvernes Lutheran Church; Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 243

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> Johnson). See research notes for spelling details.

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-9: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 9; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 114; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 283

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> Johnson). See research notes for spelling details.

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-10: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 10; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 115; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 315

Comment: Source includes name (Betsy Johnson).

birth-helen-johnson-1922: Certified copy of birth register for Helen Pearl Johnson (1922); Clay County, Minnesota, number E-607-19, Clerk of the District Court of Clay County, Minnesota, filed 7 Jun 1922; certified copy generated 15 Oct 1940; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> Peterson). See research notes for spelling details.

birth-herold-knudtson-1904: Certificate of birth for Herold Knudtson (1904); Eau Claire County, Minnesota, volume 4 of birth records, page 446, Register of Deeds, Eau Claire County, State of Minnesota, filed 12 Dec 1904; certified copy generated 14 October 1940; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Betsy Peterson).

birth-raymond-johnson-1915: Delayed certificate of birth for Raymond Burnett Johnson (1915); Eddy County, North Dakota, state and registrar numbers unknown, registered 3 Oct 1940, North Dakota State Department of Public Health; certified copy dated 8 October 1940; privately held

Comment: Source includes maiden name (Betsy Peterson).

census-us-1910-ps-nd-eddy-79-1a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Pleasant Prairie Township, enumeration district 79, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 169A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Pleasant Prairie > District 0079" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1141 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375154]

Additional detail for reference: Line 6, dwelling 3

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Betsy Johnson).

census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 43, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 206A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0043" image 11; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 827 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 85

Comment: Source includes [married] name (<spelling> Johnson). See research notes for spelling details.

census-us-1930-ps-mn-clay-30-7a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 14-30, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 148A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0030" image 13; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1083 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340818]

Additional detail for reference: Line 22, dwelling 138

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Betsy Johnson).

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, household 119

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Betsy [Johnson]).

misc-raymond-johnson-date-notes: Scrap paper note with dates of parents’ births, marriage, and wife’s death (between 1971 and 1992); Raymond Johnson; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Betsy Peterson).

marriage-johnson-knutson-1908: Marriage license application, license, and certificate for Henry B Johnson and Betsy Knutson (1908); North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872-1958, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 17 Aug 2019) > “101852755” image 302-305; DGS 101852755, image 302-305; citing “Eddy, North Dakota, United States, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck; FHL microfilm 101852755”

Comment: Source includes name (Mrs. Betsy Knutson).

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birth

birth-evelyn-johnson-1911: Certificate of birth for Evelyn Idella Johnson (1911); Eddy County, North Dakota, state file number 2968; North Dakota State Department of Health, filed 6 Jul 1911; certified copy generated 8 Oct 1940; privately held

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Wisconsin). See research notes for conflict details.

birth-helen-johnson-1922: Certified copy of birth register for Helen Pearl Johnson (1922); Clay County, Minnesota, number E-607-19, Clerk of the District Court of Clay County, Minnesota, filed 7 Jun 1922; certified copy generated 15 Oct 1940; privately held

Comment: Source includes age (39) and location (Wisconsin). Using Helen's birth date of 7 Mar 1922 gives a birth date range from 8 Mar 1882 to 7 Mar 1883.

birth-herold-knudtson-1904: Certificate of birth for Herold Knudtson (1904); Eau Claire County, Minnesota, volume 4 of birth records, page 446, Register of Deeds, Eau Claire County, State of Minnesota, filed 12 Dec 1904; certified copy generated 14 October 1940; privately held

Comment: Source includes location (Jackson Co. [, Wisconsin]).

birth-raymond-johnson-1915: Delayed certificate of birth for Raymond Burnett Johnson (1915); Eddy County, North Dakota, state and registrar numbers unknown, registered 3 Oct 1940, North Dakota State Department of Public Health; certified copy dated 8 October 1940; privately held

Comment: Source includes age (33) and location (Jackson County, Wisconsin). Using Raymond's birth date of 30 Oct 1915 gives a birth date range from 31 Oct 1881 to 30 Oct 1882.

census-us-1910-ps-nd-eddy-79-1a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Pleasant Prairie Township, enumeration district 79, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 169A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Pleasant Prairie > District 0079" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1141 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375154]

Additional detail for reference: Line 6, dwelling 3

Comment: Source includes age (27) and location (Wisconsin). Using her age and the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1882 to 15 Apr 1883.

census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 43, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 206A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0043" image 11; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 827 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 85

Comment: Source includes age (37) and location (Wisconsin). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1882 to 1 Jan 1883.

census-us-1930-ps-mn-clay-30-7a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 14-30, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 148A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0030" image 13; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1083 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340818]

Additional detail for reference: Line 22, dwelling 138

Comment: Source includes age (47) and location (Wisconsin). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1882 to 1 Apr 1883.

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, household 119

Comment: Source includes age (57) and location (Wisconsin). Using the official census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1882 to 1 Apr 1883.

misc-raymond-johnson-date-notes: Scrap paper note with dates of parents’ births, marriage, and wife’s death (between 1971 and 1992); Raymond Johnson; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (7-18-1882).

marriage-johnson-knutson-1908: Marriage license application, license, and certificate for Henry B Johnson and Betsy Knutson (1908); North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872-1958, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 17 Aug 2019) > “101852755” image 302-305; DGS 101852755, image 302-305; citing “Eddy, North Dakota, United States, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck; FHL microfilm 101852755”

Comment: Source includes age (25). Using the license date of 28 Feb 1908 gives a birth date range from 1 Mar 1882 to 28 Feb 1883.

marriage-johnson-marshall-1940: Marriage license and certificate of marriage for George Oliver Johnson and Meryle Ellen Marshall (1940); California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed front/2 Jun 2018, back/14 Jun 2021) > “5698655” image 1246; DGS 5698655, images 1246-1247; citing “Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California”

Comment: Source includes location (Wisconsin).

memorialcard-betsy-johnson-1964: Memorial card (funeral program) for Betsy Johnson (1964); privately held

Comment: Source includes date (July 18, 1882).

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death

interview-<private>-2006-a: Email conversation with <private>, 21-23 Sep 2006; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #2.

Comment: Source includes location (Maywood, CA).

memorialcard-betsy-johnson-1964: Memorial card (funeral program) for Betsy Johnson (1964); privately held

Comment: Source includes date (October 29, 1964).

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father

obituary-lars-pederson-1923: Obituary for Lars Pederson Dokken (1923); “Lars Pederson Dokken,” Taylor Weekly Herald (Taylor, Wisconsin), 7 Dec 1923 (Friday), page 1, column unknown

Comment: Source identifies Lars Pederson Dokken as the father of Mrs. H. B. Johnson.

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Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Helge O. Knudtson (? – ?)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1910-ps-nd-eddy-79-1a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Pleasant Prairie Township, enumeration district 79, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 169A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Pleasant Prairie > District 0079" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1141 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375154]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 5,6, dwelling 3

Comment: Source identifies Betsy Johnson as the wife of Henery B. Johnson and the number of years married (2) for both. Using the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1907 to 15 Apr 1908.

census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 43, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 206A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0043" image 11; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 827 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 4,5, dwelling 85

Comment: Source identifies Betsie Johnson as the wife of Henry V. Johnson.

death-henry-johnson-alt-1930: Transportation of Corpse / Certificate of Death and Corpse Transit Label for Henry B. Johnson (1930); Department of Health, Minnesota, (Transportation of Corpse), Division of Vital Statistics , Minnesota, (Certificate of Death), registration number unknown, registered unknown; privately held

Comment: Source notes fact of marriage.

interview-helen-oram-2009: Notes from interview with Helen (Johnson) Caswell Oram, 19 Oct 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Note #2: Henry B. Johnson.

Comment: Source confirms the marriage of Henry B. Johnson and Betsy.

marriage-johnson-knutson-1908: Marriage license application, license, and certificate for Henry B Johnson and Betsy Knutson (1908); North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872-1958, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 17 Aug 2019) > “101852755” image 302-305; DGS 101852755, image 302-305; citing “Eddy, North Dakota, United States, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck; FHL microfilm 101852755”

Comment: Source includes date (29th day of February 1908) and location (Carrington, County of Foster, State of North Dakota).

obituary-henry-johnson-1930-nrt: Obituary for Henry B. Johnson (1930); “Pioneer of County Died at Moorhead Last Wednesday,” The New Rockford Times (New Rockford, North Dakota), 17 Jan 1930 (Friday), page 1, column unknown

Comment: Source includes year (1908).

obituary-henry-johnson-1930-fp: Obituary for Henry B. Johnson (1930); “Henry B. Johnson Passed Away Wednesday at Moorhead, Minn.,” The Farmers Provost (New Rockford, North Dakota), 16 Jan 1930 (Thursday), page 1, column unknown

Comment: Source includes year (the following year [after 1907]) of the marriage of Henry B. Johnson and Betsy Knutson.

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Child: Oscar H. Knudson (1902 – 1976)

Child: Harold K. Knudtson (1904 – 1948)

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Henry B. Johnson (1865 – 1930)

Married: 29 Feb 1908 in Carrington, Foster County, North Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1910-ps-nd-eddy-79-1a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Pleasant Prairie Township, enumeration district 79, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 169A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Pleasant Prairie > District 0079" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1141 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375154]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 5,6, dwelling 3

Comment: Source identifies Betsy Johnson as the wife of Henery B. Johnson and the number of years married (2) for both. Using the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1907 to 15 Apr 1908.

census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 43, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 206A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0043" image 11; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 827 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 4,5, dwelling 85

Comment: Source identifies Betsie Johnson as the wife of Henry V. Johnson.

death-henry-johnson-alt-1930: Transportation of Corpse / Certificate of Death and Corpse Transit Label for Henry B. Johnson (1930); Department of Health, Minnesota, (Transportation of Corpse), Division of Vital Statistics , Minnesota, (Certificate of Death), registration number unknown, registered unknown; privately held

Comment: Source notes fact of marriage.

interview-helen-oram-2009: Notes from interview with Helen (Johnson) Caswell Oram, 19 Oct 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Note #2: Henry B. Johnson.

Comment: Source confirms the marriage of Henry B. Johnson and Betsy.

marriage-johnson-knutson-1908: Marriage license application, license, and certificate for Henry B Johnson and Betsy Knutson (1908); North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872-1958, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 17 Aug 2019) > “101852755” image 302-305; DGS 101852755, image 302-305; citing “Eddy, North Dakota, United States, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck; FHL microfilm 101852755”

Comment: Source includes date (29th day of February 1908) and location (Carrington, County of Foster, State of North Dakota).

obituary-henry-johnson-1930-nrt: Obituary for Henry B. Johnson (1930); “Pioneer of County Died at Moorhead Last Wednesday,” The New Rockford Times (New Rockford, North Dakota), 17 Jan 1930 (Friday), page 1, column unknown

Comment: Source includes year (1908).

obituary-henry-johnson-1930-fp: Obituary for Henry B. Johnson (1930); “Henry B. Johnson Passed Away Wednesday at Moorhead, Minn.,” The Farmers Provost (New Rockford, North Dakota), 16 Jan 1930 (Thursday), page 1, column unknown

Comment: Source includes year (the following year [after 1907]) of the marriage of Henry B. Johnson and Betsy Knutson.

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Child: Oscar H. Knudson (1902 – 1976)

Child: Harold K. Knudtson (1904 – 1948)

Child: Lewis B. Johnson (1908 – 1972)

Child: Olof Johnson (1911 – 1911)

Child: Evelyn Idella Johnson (1911 – 1991)

Child: Anna Mary "Tuts" Johnson (1912 – 1998)

Child: Raymond Burnett Johnson (1915 – 1992)

Child: George Oliver Johnson (1918 – 1991)

Child: Helen Pearl Johnson (1922 – 2018)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Compton, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Education Level: (8) 1 Apr 1940

Mausoleum: (Angeles Abbey Mausoleum) at Compton, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

memorialcard-betsy-johnson-1964: Memorial card (funeral program) for Betsy Johnson (1964); privately held

Comment: Source includes location (Angeles Abbey Mausoleum [, Compton, Los Angeles County, California]).

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, household 119

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and highest grade level (H-4 [high school, fourth year]).

memorialcard-betsy-johnson-1964: Memorial card (funeral program) for Betsy Johnson (1964); privately held

Comment: Source includes location (Angeles Abbey Mausoleum [, Compton, Los Angeles County, California]).

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Attributes

Residence: 1908 at , Eddy County, North Dakota, United States

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Pleasant Prarie Township, Eddy County, North Dakota, United States

Residence: 30 Oct 1915 at Pleasant Prarie Township, Eddy County, North Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 16 Jan 1930 at Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1935 at Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1940 at Florence, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Residence: 21 Jan 1948 at Florence, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

marriage-johnson-knutson-1908: Marriage license application, license, and certificate for Henry B Johnson and Betsy Knutson (1908); North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872-1958, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 17 Aug 2019) > “101852755” image 302-305; DGS 101852755, image 302-305; citing “Eddy, North Dakota, United States, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck; FHL microfilm 101852755”

Comment: Source includes location (Eddy County, N.D.) and license date (28th day of February 1908).

census-us-1910-ps-nd-eddy-79-1a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Pleasant Prairie Township, enumeration district 79, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 169A (stamped OR stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Pleasant Prairie > District 0079" image 1; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1141 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375154]

Additional detail for reference: Line 6, dwelling 3

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and location (Pleasant Prairie Township, County: Eddy, State: North Dakota).

birth-raymond-johnson-1915: Delayed certificate of birth for Raymond Burnett Johnson (1915); Eddy County, North Dakota, state and registrar numbers unknown, registered 3 Oct 1940, North Dakota State Department of Public Health; certified copy dated 8 October 1940; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (October 30, 1915) and location (Pleasant Prarie Township, Eddy County, North Dakota).

census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 43, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 206A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0043" image 11; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 827 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 85

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and location (Moorhead City, County: Clay, State: Minnesota).

obituary-henry-johnson-1930-fp: Obituary for Henry B. Johnson (1930); “Henry B. Johnson Passed Away Wednesday at Moorhead, Minn.,” The Farmers Provost (New Rockford, North Dakota), 16 Jan 1930 (Thursday), page 1, column unknown

Comment: Source includes location (Moorhead [, Minnesota]) and date (16 Jan 1918).

census-us-1930-ps-mn-clay-30-7a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 14-30, sheet 7A (form/penned) or page 148A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0030" image 13; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1083 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340818]

Additional detail for reference: Line 22, dwelling 138

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (City of Moorhead, County: Clay, State: Minnesota).

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, household 119

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1934) and location (Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota).

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, household 119

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and location (Florence, Los Angeles, California).

obituary-harold-johnson-1948: Obituary for Harold K. Johnson (1948); “In Memoriam (Harold K. Johnson),” Grace Notes (Los Angeles, California), 25 Jan 1948 (Sunday), page 5, column 1 [This is a bulletin of the Grace Lutheran Church.]

Comment: Source includes funeral date (January 21st [, 1948]) and a street address, which is located in the unincorporated area of Florence, in Los Angeles County.

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 18 Jul 1882. The birth certificate for daughter Evelyn Johnson gives an age for Betsy (30), which, when applied to the birth date of 1 Jul 1911, gives a birth date range from 2 July 1880 and 1 July 1881. [birth-evelyn-johnson-1911]

Birth Location: This database uses Jackson County, Wisconsin. An interview with Helen Oram indicated that Betsy was born in Eau Clair, Wisconsin. [interview-helen-oram-2009]

Death Date: This database uses 29 Oct 1964. An interview with Helen Oram indicated that Betsy died in 1960. [interview-helen-oram-2009]

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Betsy. The birth certificate for daughter Helen Johnson uses Betsey. [birth-helen-johnson-1922]

Given Name: This database uses Betsy. The 1920 U.S. Census uses Betsie. [census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a]

Given Name: This database uses Betsy. A Lutheran church registry sometimes uses Betzei. [religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-7, religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-9]

FOLLOWUP

Her parents were born in Norway. [census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a, interview-helen-oram-2009]

A record in the 1900 U.S. Census for the Lars Peterson family in Curran Township, WI suggets Betsy's parents were Lars and Allen(?) Peterson, both born in Norway. The birthdate for Betsy is consistent. If this is the same family, Betsie's siblings were Peter L. (24), Ole (21), and Anna (8/??? 1883). Peter was born in Norway, the others were born in WIsconsin. Lars, Allen and Peter immigrated in 1887.

According to Betsy's daughter, Betsy's mother, her grandmother, lived to be about 101 years of age. [interview-helen-oram-2009]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

birth-evelyn-johnson-1911: Certificate of birth for Evelyn Idella Johnson (1911); Eddy County, North Dakota, state file number 2968; North Dakota State Department of Health, filed 6 Jul 1911; certified copy generated 8 Oct 1940; privately held

birth-helen-johnson-1922: Certified copy of birth register for Helen Pearl Johnson (1922); Clay County, Minnesota, number E-607-19, Clerk of the District Court of Clay County, Minnesota, filed 7 Jun 1922; certified copy generated 15 Oct 1940; privately held

census-us-1920-ps-mn-clay-43-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead (Ward 2), enumeration district 43, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 206A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Moorhead > District 0043" image 11; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 827 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 85

interview-helen-oram-2009: Notes from interview with Helen (Johnson) Caswell Oram, 19 Oct 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Note 3: Betsy Peterson.

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-7: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 7; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 112; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Kvernes Lutheran Church; Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 243

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-9: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 9; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 114; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 283

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