1871 - 1949 (77 years)
||Anna Gustava (Annie) Martinusdatter BYE |
||29 Sep 1871
||Stiklestad, Verdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
- parish birth record found by Mark
||26 Dec 1871
||Stiklestad, Verdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
||3 Oct 1886
||Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota
- perhaps First English Lutheran Church
|MN Death Cert Checked
|Minnesota Death Certificate
||22 Mar 1949
||Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota
- Her death certificate says that she died in Rabbit Lake Twp but usually lived in Deerwood Twp
||26 Mar 1949
||Dorris Cemetery, Cedar Lake, Farm Island Twp, Aitkin County, Minnesota
- Her funeral was from the Seavey Funeral Home, not the Dorris church.
- 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.
Lived for awhile in Fergus Falls, later in Duluth. After marriage, she and Andrew lived in Duluth for a year or two, then moved to Cedar Lake.
Edna Cartwright, Anna's sister's daughter, said in a 1970 letter that her mother remembered Anna as a beautiful young girl. Edna herself remembered Anna as a lovely person whom she loved almost as much as her own mother. Edna said that she wished Anna could have had an easier life.
Died at the home of her son (Albin) where she had been for a week following two weeks of hospitalization at St. Joseph's Hospital, Brainerd.
In addition to, presumably, all of her living children, the following people attended Anna’s funeral according to a newspaper account: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Graham and family, Oak Park, Ill.; Mrs. Marie Orfold and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Orfold, Biwabik; Mr. Conrad Skogen, Duluth; Mr. and Mrs. Knute Johnson and family, St. Louis Park; and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Carlson, Minneapolis.
David believes that there may have been some hard feelings in the family or among the siblings regarding the inheritance from Martinus after his death in 1932. All or most of it went to Hans Peter and little or nothing to Anna or Marie.
Anna rarely, perhaps never, got back to Fergus Falls to visit her father or brothers after she left for Duluth.
Anne’s letter to her husband, addressed to him in Deer River, Minnesota:
(translated from the Norwegian)
Cedar Lake, July 30th, 1906
I received a letter from you on the 26th. You asked about the haying but I have already written two letters to you since we were through with the haying and with this letter it will be the 3rd. You must not be getting all the letters I write you.
We finished the haying on the 18th of July. We filled the hay barn and also made a big stack. There came a little rain on the last load but that didn’t hurt anything.
Mrs. Holem and Mrs. Rud visited me yesterday and last Thursday I was to a Ladies Aid at Mrs. Rom.
The pigs have grown a lot since you were home. We have so many flowers blooming. We had bad luck with our gander. He fell on his head in a deep bucket with water in and he drowned. Now the goose goes around here alone.
We are all well and hope that you are fine also. There aren’t many berries this year. We find only enough to eat.
Next year if we are all well and you work away from home I want to go with you. I am tired of being so alone in the wilds. Also it will be better schooling for the children. Greetings from all the boys, Astrid, and Lillie.
Write as soon as you can so we will hear how everything is with you.
Best of everything to my dear husband.
One of her granddaughters recalls remembers Annie as “incredibly sweet and kind.” In her last years, Annie’s legs were ulcerated and wrapped. “She would let me sit on her lap over my mother’s protests. She would frequently instruct me ‘Go get my handbag’ and she would fish out a quarter - great wealth back then!”
Death Certificate ID# 1949-MN-003383
Date of Death: 03/22/1949
County of Death: CROW WING
The August 21, 1947, edition of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch, probably referring to August 14, 1947, records: “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.”
She died of cardiac failure. Her son Albin, of Aitkin, was the informant for her death certificate. Albin knew that Anna’s father was Martin Bye but he did not know the name of Anna’s mother.
She died intestate. The probate hearing was to be May 24, 1949, according to a notice in the edition of the Brainerd newspaper. Albin Everson, petitioner, asked that Naomi Everson be appointed “administratrix.” The probate judge was L. B. Kinder, the same judge who married John and Mabel.
||Don Carlson's Tree
||16 Feb 2016 |
||Martinus Eliassen BYE, b. 18 Aug 1847, Verdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway d. 29 Nov 1932, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota (Age 85 years) |
||Olianna Johannesdatter JOHNSON, b. 27 Jan 1836, Verdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway d. 26 Oct 1890, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota (Age 54 years) |
||18 Nov 1870
||Vinne, Verdal (Vårdalen), Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Anders (Andrew) EVERSON, b. 15 Feb 1856, Kvernes, Averøy, Møre og Romsdal, Norway d. 15 Dec 1942, Crow Wing County, Minnesota (Age 86 years) |
||4 Mar 1892
||Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin
- Some sources incorrectly say 18 Feb in Duluth. This date and location are from the ELCA records and from Wisconsin County Marriages, the latter as Andrew Everson and Anna M. Bye. Ever Everson and Ed Gustad were witnesses. Andrew correctly recalled to the WPA interviewer in 1936 that he and Annie were married in March of 1892. The church records also indicate Zion Lutheran.
| ||1. Iver EVERSON, b. 1 Mar 1893, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota d. 29 Jun 1969, Gorgas Hospital, Panama City, Panama (Age 76 years)|
| ||2. Astrid Margary EVERSON, b. 25 Sep 1894, Aitkin County, Minnesota d. 4 Dec 1908, Crow Wing County, Minnesota (Age 14 years)|
| ||3. Harold EVERSON, b. 30 Apr 1896, Aitkin County, Minnesota d. 13 Apr 1976, Deerwood, Crow Wing County, Minnesota (Age 79 years)|
| ||4. George Alvin EVERSON, b. 30 Jun 1898, Aitkin County, Minnesota d. 28 Aug 1973, Crosby, Crow Wing County, Minnesota (Age 75 years)|
| ||5. Albin EVERSON, b. 11 Jun 1901, Crow Wing County, Minnesota d. 11 Dec 1972, Crosby, Crow Wing County, Minnesota (Age 71 years)|
| ||6. John Edwin EVERSON, b. 28 Dec 1902, Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota d. 29 Apr 1982, Deerwood Twp, Crow Wing County, Minnesota (Age 79 years)|
| ||7. Lillian Mildred EVERSON, b. 2 Dec 1904, Crow Wing County, Minnesota d. 10 May 1988, Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois (Age 83 years)|
||Andrew Everson family ca 1915|
Andrew Everson family. Probably taken in about 1915. If so, then: Anna (44), Lillian (10), Andrew (59); Albin (14), Iver (22), Harold (19), John (12), George (17).
||Everson children, 1907|
Probably taken in 1907 or 1908. In this picture, we presume because they wanted to keep it as children only, Annie Everson is covered by a blanket. If it's 1907 we have, clockwise, from Astrid who is 13; Lillian, 2; John, 4; George, 9; Harold, 11; Iver, 14; and Albin, 6.
||Everson family, 1987|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||21 Jun 2016 |
||Andrew and Anna Everson with Martin Bye and baby Ronald|
||Anna Everson with her oldest grandchild|
Taken in the summer of 1933 or 1934.
||Martin, Anna and Elaine|
||Four Generations, Summer 1930|
John, 28; Martin, 83; Anna, 58.
||Anna Bye and Andrew Everson|
Anna and Andrew Everson at their home on Cedar Lake, about 1940
Taken at the Andrew Everson farm, summer 1938. From left, Elaine, 8, Mabel, 29, Anna, 66, Jo, 4, David, 6, Ron, 8, and Andrew, 82.
||Martin Bye and Anna Everson|
Taken in the summer of 1930.
||Anna Everson and Marie Bye|
Marie Stangvik Bye (Mrs. Hans) is on the left and her sister-in-law Anna Bye Everson is on the right. This was taken in front of Andrew and Anna Everson's farm house on Cedar Lake.
||Andrew Everson with first grandson|
This is from the summer of 1930 when Martin Bye came to visit the Eversons to see the Eversons' first two grandchildren. From left, Andrew (holding Naomi and Albin's first son), Anna, Martin Bye, and Naomi Landstrom Everson. This was taken at Andrew and Anna's farmhouse on Cedar Lake.
||Anna Bye Everson|