Notes for Dorothy Janet Thorson: She was a Secretary when young. From marriage certificate her middle name was spelled Jeanette. The following was found in a Bible given to my parents by my father's parents. "Mrs. Dorothy Friestad. I was saved over the radio in September 1938 at the age of 30. went forward in church March 5th 1939. The Church - The Midwest Bible Church 3509 N. Cicero Ave. Evelyn was also saved the same night. Ray was saved before he died and Wednesday or Thursday March 1st or 2nd 1939. Oscar was saved sometime in March 1940 before he died. He died May 26, 1940. Evelyn and I were baptized March 17. Dick went forward that night. Harold came to know and believe April 22, 1940 at the age of 33 in the old church. May 5th we went into the new church 3469 N. Cicero." I also remember going to that church on the street car.
One of the things I remember about my mother when I was very young was that she was great at spinning tops and making kites out of newspapers.
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Individual: Friestad, Dorothy Birth date: Jan 24, 1908 Death date: Apr 13, 1990 Social Security #: 353-12-5283 State of issue: IL [Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: Jun 25, 1996, Internal Ref. #126.96.36.199976.138]
1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Dorothy Thorson Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 33, Cook (Chicago), Illinois Age: 11 years Estimated birth year: abt 1909 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Daughter Father's name: Magness Father's Birth Place: Norway Mother's name: Marie C Mother's Birth Place: Norway Marital Status: Single Race: White Sex: Female Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Image: 805
Household Members: Name Age Magness Thorson 43 Marie C Thorson 42 Richard Thorson 18 Harry Thorson 15 Evelyn Thorson 12 Dorothy Thorson 11 Raymond Thorson 7 Edwin Thorson 6 Marvin Thorson 3
1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Dorthy J Thorson Age in 1910: 2 Estimated birth year: abt 1908 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Daughter Father's name: Magnus Father's Birth Place: Norway Mother's name: Marie G Mother's Birth Place: Norway Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 27, Cook, Illinois Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Female Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Magnus Thorson 35 Marie G Thorson 32 Richard M Thorson 8 Harry M Thorson 6 Evelyn M Thorson 3 Dorthy J Thorson 2 Marie J Thorson 3/12
More About Dorothy Janet Thorson: Burial: 17 Apr 1990, East Delavan, Walworth, Wis.170 Died 2: Williams Bay, Walworth, Wi. Footnote: State of issue: IL.170
More About Dorothy Janet Thorson and Harold Ingvald Friestad: Marriage: 14 Jan 1928, Chicago, Cook, Ill.
Children of Dorothy Janet Thorson and Harold Ingvald Friestad are: