Person Sheet


Name Thomas Alexander Knudson
Birth 22 Oct 1882, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Occupation Asst. bookkeeper (1900), clerk (1900/1903)
Father Anders Knudson (Laingen) (1848->1906)
Mother Matthea Greuner (1849->1900)
Spouses:
Unmarried
Notes for Thomas Alexander Knudson
He is called Tomaus on his birth certificate. That shows that the family was living at 179 Milton Street at the time of his birth and that he was the fourth child born to the family. It also shows that his mother's surname was Grånerud, an important clue to the farm she came from in Norway.

It is possible that Thomas A. Knudson changed his name to Alexander T. Knudson to avoid confusion with his cousin, also named Thomas A. Knudson. He appears in the Chicago city directories of the day as Alexander, a clerk. He may have just exchanged his first and middle names.

The 1900 census gives his occupation as assistant bookkeeper.

The 1910 Chicago city directory gives his address as 1400 Washington Blvd. He was not there at the time of the census and that turns out to be the house of Frances Goodman, who had eight lodgers. Recheck the soundex for him.

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Possibly the 1920 Thomas Knudson, age 37, b. IL, 1514 Balmoral Avenue, Chicago. Family: Sophie, wife, age 35, b. Norway, Raymond, son, 11, IL, Wilbur, son, 8, IL, Warren A., son, 8, IL. [Cook Co., E.D. 1511, s. 6, l. 35]

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Possibly the Thomas A. Knudsen who married Agnes O'Rourke in 1901. Check this to make sure, the marriage was performed by Rev. N. J. [Hilsturk ??] of the St. Agnes Catholic Church. The Catholic church records should be on microfilm at the FHL and would be available to check.
Research
Cook Co., Illinois, marriage license #328655 [LDS FHL microfilm 1030325]
1900 U.S. census, Illinois, Cook Co., r. 278, E.D. 831, p. 247B

see 1910 U.S. census, Illinois, Cook Co., v. 91, E.D. 1248, p. 249
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