Person Sheet


Name Thomas A. Knudson
Birth 6 Feb 1878, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Death 26 Mar 1936, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Burial 28 Mar 1936, Acacia Park Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Occupation Marble business
Father Ole Knudson (Laingen) (1851-1920)
Mother Olia Amundsdatter (Stenerud) (1852-1888)
Spouses:
1 Nellie K. Olsen
Birth 24 Dec 1882, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Death 15 Jul 1913, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Burial 20 Jul 1913, Mt. Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Religion Lutheran
Father Christen Olsen (-<1913)
Mother Netta Johnson (->1913)
Marriage 4 Nov 1901, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
2 Maidie L. Herrmeyer
Birth 5 Mar 1882, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota
Death 30 Jul 1934, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Burial 1 Aug 1934, Acacia Park Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Occupation Secretary (1920)
Father Christian Herrmeyer
Mother Lena Felber
Marriage abt 1918
Medical Notes for Thomas A. Knudson
He died from a "myocardial decomposition" or heart failure.
Misc. Notes
Living at 495 East Division Street with his father at the time of the 1900 census. This census has his birth in March 1879 while his death certificate shows that it was 6 February 1878.

The 1910 census shows him living at 447 N. May, while the city directory for that year shows him at 449 N. May. William Sievertson was boarding with them.

The marriage between Thomas and Nellie was performed by Rev. John B. Torgerson of the 2nd Evangelical Lutheran Bethania Church. Check this against a directory to see if that is correctly interpreted.

They were living at 3824 Division Street for one month when Nellie died.

The 1920 census shows that Thomas and Maidie were living at B2 [820?] Addison Street.

They were living at 820 Addison Street at the time of Maidie's death. Thomas was living at 1152 Cornelia Avenue at the time of his death.

He is buried in the Primrose section of the Acacia Park cemetery, lot SW-13, block 15, grave 2. The headstone is centered above his grave. It was provided by Emterprise Marble.82

Chicago Tribune, 28 March 1936, page 14:

"KNUDSON - Thomas A. Knudson, husband of the late Maidie [nee Herrmeyer], brother of Clara Marie Duncan and Arthur G. Knudson. At funeral home, 1732 Wilson av. Services Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Interment Acacia Park."
Research
61, 82
Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, birth register 1878 v. 1, p. 45, #1116 [LDS FHL microfilm 1287723]
Cook Co., Illinois, marriage license #335573 [LDS FHL microfilm 1030330]
Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, death certificate, 1936 #9363 [LDS FHL microfilm 1926958]
1880 U.S. census, Illinois, Cook Co., r. 195, p. 180C, E.D. 141, l. 24
1900 U.S. census, Illinois, Cook Co., r. 271, E.D. 663, p. 321B
1910 U.S. census, Illinois, Cook Co., r. 262, E.D. 794, p. 21A
1920 U.S. census, Illinois, Cook Co., r. 343, E.D. 1490, s. 11, l. 81
Medical Notes for Nellie K. (Spouse 1)
She died from pulmonary tuberculosis suffered for three months.
Misc. Notes
The 1910 census shows that both of her parents were born in Norway.

Chicago Daily News, 16 July 1921, page 13:

"KNUDSON - Nellie (nee Olson), beloved wife of Thomas Knudson, daughter of Netta Olson and the late Christian Olson, sister of Mr.s Peter Kilbung, Ben, John, Eddie, and the late Ole Olson, Funeral Sunday, July 20, at 1 p.m. from sister's residence, 3824 W. Division-st., to Mount Olive cemetery."
Research
Cook Co., Illinois, marriage license #335573 [LDS FHL microfilm 1030330]
Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, death certificate 1913#20277 [LDS FHL microfilm 1287077]
1910 U.S. census, Illinois, Cook Co., r. 262, E.D. 794, p. 21A
Medical Notes for Maidie L. (Spouse 2)
She died from chronic myocarditis complicated by chronic nephritis.
Misc. Notes
The 1920 census shows that her father was born in Germany and her mother in Switzerland, with both speaking German. That, plus the difference in her given name, provides evidence that this is a second wife for Thomas Knudson.

She is buried in adjacent to her husband in grave 1 of the lot.82

Chicago Tribune, 1 August 1934, page 20:

"KNUDSON - Maidie L. Knudson [nee Herrmeyer, late of 820 Addison-st. Beloved wife of Thomas A., fond sister of George W., and Charles F. Herrmeyer and Mrs. Pauline Knight. Services Wednesday, Aug. 1, 3:30 p.m., at funeral home, 1732 Wilson Ave. Interment Acacia Park."
Research
82
Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, death certificate 1936#8307 [LDS FHL microfilm 1926958]
1920 U.S. census, Illinois, Cook Co., r. 343, E.D. 1490, p. 103B
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