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  • ID: I32
  • _UID: 4E616C538A814C838789EFCE9E297F98F364
  • Name: Pauline F. TORKELSON
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 30 APR 1897 in Smiley Township, Minnesota
  • Death: 9 SEP 1972 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
  • Burial: 14 SEP 1972 Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls, Minnesota
  • Christening: 20 MAY 1897 Pennington County, Minnesota
  • CONF: 3 SEP 1911 St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
  • Note:



    1938 Minot, North Dakota city directory has Otto E. Fisher and Pauline Fisher listed at 627 1st Street Northwest.

    1940 Census, Minot, North Dakota: Otto E. Fisher (40, born ND, highest school grade completed: 4th; working as a brakeman on the "steam railroad"; worked 52 weeks the prior year for $2,059); Pauline (41, born MN, highest school grade completed: 4th; not employed); Marcella Low [sic] (15, niece, born MN, highest school grade completed: 8th)

    TRF Times, 30 October 1941: "Smiley" Mrs. Otto Fisher (Pauline Torkelson) left for her home in Minneapolis Friday after a short visit at her parental home, the Ole Torkelsons. Her mother, Mrs. Torkelson, is a very sick woman, suffering from another recent stroke. On her return to the cities, Mrs. Fisher was accompanied by Thelma Stene who will be employed there.

    24 October 1950 obituary of her father, Ole Torkelson, has her married to Ray Johnson already.

    Obituary in Thief River Falls Times on 13 September 1972: ?Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Johnson, 75, of this city will be held Thursday at 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church. Mrs. Johnson died Saturday at the University Hospital in Minneapolis. Rev. Reuben Wangberg will officiate at the services. Mrs. Carl Nordvall will be the organist and Myrtle Weckworth, soloist. Interment will be in the Greenwood cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Gust Gustafson, Melvin Stene, Emil Thune, George Netteland, John Fredrickson, and Maynard Wedul. Serving as active pallbearers will be Oliver Swanson, Craig Torkelson, Theodore Haugen, Wallace Torkelson, Herbert Torstveit, and James Johnson. The body will repose at Sinding?s Funeral chapel, beginning at 7 pm today (Wednesday) at the church for one hour prior to the time of services.

    Mrs. Johnson, the former Pauline Torkelson, was born April 30, 1897 in Smiley township, Pennington county, to Ole and Mathea Stene Torkelson. She grew up in this community and later was employed in Minneapolis, Washington and California as a beauty operator and window dresser. In 1945, she moved to Alaska and was married there at Nome in 1953 to Ray Johnson. For the past six years, she had resided in this city.

    She is survived by two brothers: Melvin and Alvin [Anton] Torkelson, both of Thief River Falls; and three sisters: Mrs. Ruth Stroberg of Bemidji; Mrs. Bessie Hamilton of Thief River Falls; and Mrs. Thelma Torstveit of St. Hilaire. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1965, two sisters and one brother.?
  • Change Date: 6 JAN 2014



    Father: Ole TORKELSON b: 3 APR 1866 in Kongsburg, Buskerud, Norway c: 29 APR 1866 in Buskerud, Norway
    Mother: Mathea STENE b: 8 JUL 1869 in Gudbrandsdalen, Oppland, Norway c: 22 AUG 1869 in Follebu Church, Gausdal, Oppland, Norway

    Marriage 1 Ray JOHNSON b: ABT 1895
    • Married: 1953 in Nome, Alaska

    Marriage 2 Otto E. FISHER
    • Married:

    Marriage 3 Marlyn ?Pally? JOHNSON
    • Married:

    Marriage 4 Chase CHARLES HARRISON b: 20 DEC 1888 in Ellwood, Indiana
    • Married: 1 MAR 1915 in Clay County, Minnesota
    • Note: MN Marriage Licenses
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