Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I387985
  • Name: Jacob THORKELSON
  • RELA: Spouse of 8th cousin 2x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 AUG 1876 in Egersund, Rogaland, Norway
  • Immigration: 1892
  • Event: Military service BET 1897 AND 1899 Virginia Naval Reserve
  • GRAD: 1911 College of Physicians and Surgeons, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Event: Military service BET 1936 AND 1939 Lt. Cdr., U.S. Navy
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana BET 3 JAN 1939 AND 3 JAN 1941
  • Death: 20 NOV 1945 in Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT
  • Title: Dr.
  • Event: Pic Jacob Thorkelson
  • Note:
    THORKELSON, Jacob, a Representative from Montana; born in Egersund, Norway, September 24, 1876; attended elementary schools; immigrated to the United States in 1892 and studied navigation; engaged as a navigator in 1896 and served as master of ocean-going ships 1900-1907; served with the Virginia Naval Reserve 1897-1899; was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, University of Maryland, at Baltimore in 1911, and served as a member of the faculty 1911-1913; moved to Dillon, Beaverhead County, Mont., in 1913, to Warmsprings, Deer Lodge County, Mont., in 1915, and to Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., in 1920, and practiced medicine and surgery; served in the United States Naval Reserve 1936-1939 with rank of lieutenant commander; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939- January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1940; resumed the practice of medicine and surgery; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1942 and for Governor in 1944; died in Butte, Mont., November 20, 1945; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Marriage 1 Frances Clare HIGBEE b: 20 MAR 1896 in Emporia, Lyon Co., KS
    • Married: 1919 in Great Falls, Cascade Co., MT
    1. Has No Children John Milton THORKELSON b: 30 JUN 1920 in Helena, Lewis & Clark Co., MT
    2. Has No Children Frances Clare THORKELSON b: 18 APR 1924 in Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT
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