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Marie Othelie Martinusdatter BYE

Female 1873 - 1966  (93 years)


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  • Name Marie Othelie Martinusdatter BYE 
    Born 27 Apr 1873  Stiklestad, Verdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 28 Apr in SSDI
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 15 Jun 1873  Stiklestad, Verdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Confirmation 2 Oct 1887  Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MN Death Cert Checked
    Minnesota Death Certificate 1966-MN-015728 
    Occupation Cook 
    Social Security Number 474-58-3355 issued in Minnesota in 1965 
    Died 19 Jun 1966  Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Virginia Municipal Hospital where she had been for 16 days
    Buried 21 Jun 1966  Lakeside Cemetery, Biwabik, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • family plot
    Notes 
    • Marie married her first cousin.

      Oleanna Johannesdatter, 43, and her four children (Jon Martinussen, 11, Marie Martinussdatter, 7, Anna Martinussdatter, 9, and Hans Martinussen, 5) left Norway on 5 April 1882 on the feeder ship Tasso to Hull, England. Their destination was Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

      Her death certificate, for which the informant was her son Robert, says that she was born in Trondheim.

      Living in Biwabik, MN, at the time of Martin Bye’s death in 1932 and Anna Bye Everson's death in 1949. Living in Biwabik at the time of the 1920 census (January 20th). All five children were living at home at that time.

      According to Edna Cartwright, she was 9 when the family emigrated and 15 when her mother died. These dates are only slightly inconsistent with other information. According to the 1920 census, Marie immigrated in 1883 and was naturalized as a citizen in 1892.

      The 1890-91 Duluth directory lists Marie as Mary. Mary Bye is shown as "domestic, John Orfald" and living in West Duluth.

      Lived with Edna in her later years and "was well into her '90s" when she died (according to Lil).

      Marie was referred to as Mary by many in the family.

      An article in the August 11, 1918, edition of the Duluth News-Tribune, datelined Biwabik, was headlined “Biwabik Woman and Daughter Found in Woods Following Prolonged Search.” Marie and one one of her daughters became lost picking blueberries. The Home guard and firemen found them “a few miles from the town of McKinley, wandering helplessly about the woods.” They had been lost for two days and a night.

      The Thursday, October 18, 1945, edition of the Brainerd newspaper noted that “Mrs. J.B. Orfald, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cartwright and daughter, Linda, of Biwabik visited with the John Eversons Tuesday.”

      The Thursday, August 21, 1947, edition of the Brainerd newspaper noted that “Mr. and Mrs. Henry Norton of Chicago, Mrs. Arthur Cartwright and Mrs. J. B. Orfold of Biwabik visited with Mrs. Anne Everson and John Everson on Thursday.”

      Minnesota death certificate shows the date of death as June 19, 1966 in St. Louis County (Minnesota Death Certificate ID# 1966-MN-015728). The SSDI shows her date of death as August 15, 1966, with the indication “verified with family.”

      Another Marie Orfald died in St. Louis County on May 25, 1938. (Death Cert # 1938-MN-013506)

      From her obituary in the Biwabik newspaper:

      Marie Othelia Orfald, a Biwabik resident since 1898, died early Sunday morning at Virginia Municipal Hospital. She had been in failing health since April and had been admitted to the hospital on June 3rd.

      She was born in Trondheim, Norway on April 28, 1873.

      She was a member of the Biwabik Community United Church of Christ.

      She is survived by one son, Robert W. Orfald of Virginia, and five daughters: Mrs. Jennie Goodman, Biwabik, Mrs. Myrtle Lehto, Chicago, Mrs. Harry (Ruth) Saxhaug, Virginia, Mrs. Mabel Norton, Chicago, and Mrs. Arthur (Edna) Cartwright, Biwabik. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 31 great-great-grandchildren.

      Her pallbearers were Vernon Saxhaug, Virginia, Richard Dane, Lakeland, Daniel Norton, Chicago, and Robert, John, and Rickey Goodman, all of Biwabik.

      Her death certificate gives her usual residence as 322 2nd Ave N in Biwabik. She died of cerebral thrombosis.
    Person ID I144  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2016 

    Father Martinus Eliassen BYE,   b. 18 Aug 1847, Verdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1932, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Olianna Johannesdatter JOHNSON,   b. 27 Jan 1836, Verdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1890, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1870  Vinne, Verdal (Vårdalen), Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johannes (John) Berntson ORFALD,   b. 1 Aug 1866, Inderøy, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1947, Biwabik, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1893  Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. Louis County Marriage index. ELCA records agree and say Zion Lutheran.
    Children 
     1. Alma O ORFALD,   b. 23 Oct 1894, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1954, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Marvin Bernard ORFALD,   b. 3 Apr 1897, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1948, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. Jennie Mathilda ORFALD,   b. 3 Sep 1899, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1984, Aurora, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Unnamed Baby Boy ORFALD,   b. 25 Feb 1902, Biwabik, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1902, Biwabik, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Myrtle Marie ORFALD,   b. 27 Apr 1903, Biwabik, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1982, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Ruth Eleanor ORFALD,   b. 6 Jul 1905, Biwabik, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1978, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Mabel Theodora ORFALD,   b. 23 Dec 1907, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1991, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     8. Robert William ORFALD,   b. 28 Feb 1910, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1982, Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Edna Elizabeth ORFALD,   b. 16 Sep 1912, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1978, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Marie Bye Orfald
    Marie Bye Orfald
    Marie is in the center.
    Marie Bye Everson and her parents
    Marie Bye Everson and her parents
    Probably taken in the late 1880s.