Bio: Evanson, Edwin Cornelius (1885 - 1969)



Surnames: Evanson, Evenson, Matheson, Newman, Fladmark


----Sources: Clark Co. Family Bios (Copyright 2012), Census Records, Wisconsin Records, WWII Draft Registration


Edwin  & Syneva Evanson Family

Edwin Cornelius and Syneva Evanson both immigrated from Norway, he born September 1, 1885 at Oslo, she was born March 10, 1889 at Vallers. Both came to America at an early age, met, and were married in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and moved to Argyle. In 1919, they moved to a farm in the Greenwood area and lived there until 1933, then moving to Grant township. Their children were Stanley (who married Ena Leah Louise Fladmark in Maplewood Twp., Otter Tail, Minn., and had two daughters: Myrtle Marie and Carolyn Rae), Orville (married Florence Miller of Neillsville and had two sons: Dennis and Duane), Agnes (married Arne H. Matheson of Neillsville at Glencoe, Minnesota, April 30, 1937 and had one daughter, Sheri Dawn), Roland (married to Charlotte Newman of Wausau, one son, Jeff, two daughters, Jerri and Janelle).

In 1962, their son, Stanley, died at the age of 52 years in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota where he had operated a trailer business.  He was born May 4, 1910, graduated from the Greenwood High School in 1928 and was married to Ena Louise Fladmark, June 20, 1937. He was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes.


Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Evanson and son Orville and his wife made a trip to Norway in 1967 to visit relatives and birth place. In 1959, Edwin and Syneva celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville, and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, July 16, 1969, with an open house in their home.

Mr. Evanson was in the Army during World War I, and son, Orville, in the Navy during World War II. Son Roland was in the Army during the Korean War.  Edwin died September 26, 1969 and Syneva passed on less than a year later, June 24, 1970.  Both are buried in the Neillsville, Wisconsin City Cemetery.


Research Notes


1920 Federal Census, Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin


Edwin C Evanson, 35 yrs., (1885 - Norway), white, married, male
father's birthplace: Norway
mother's birthplace: Norway

Household Members
self Edwin C Evanson M 35y Norway
wife Syrineve Evanson F 30y (1890 Norway)
son Ensel S(tanley) Evanson M 9y (1910 Minnesota)
daughter Agnes E Evanson F 6y (1914 Wisconsin)
son Orville C Evanson M 9m Wisconsin


1930 Federal Census, Minneapolis (Districts 1-250), Hennepin, Minnesota, enumeration district # 0232
family # 120, sheet number and letter: 7A, line # 9
Possibly the parents of Syneva Evanson


John Miller, 74 yrs., (1856 - Denmark), white, married male
immigration year: 1880
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Denmark
mother's birthplace: Denmark

Household Members
head John Miller M 74 Denmark
wife Annie Miller F 67 (1863 Denmark)
son Oscar Miller M 32 Wisconsin
son Christ Miller M 25 Minnesota
grandson (Ensell) Stanley Evanson M 17 (1913 Minnesota)


1940 Federal Census, Grant Town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, enumeration district # 10-12, family # 110, sheet #: 6B, line # 63


Syneve Evenson, 57 yrs., (1883 - Norway), white, married female
residence in 1935: Same Place

Household Members
head Edward Evenson M 54 Norway
wife Syneve Evenson F 57 Norway
son Orville Evenson M 21 Wisconsin
son Roland Evenson M 12 Wisconsin


World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Wisconsin


Edwin Cornelius Evenson
event: Draft Registration
event date: 1942
event place: Grant, Clark, Wisconsin
gender: Male
birth date: 01 Sep 1885


Minnesota Birth Records


Myrtle Marie Evanson
event: Birth
event date: 15 Nov 1938
event place: McLeod, Minnesota
father: Ensell Stanley Evanson
mother: Ena Louise Fladmark


Carolyn Rae Evanson
event: Birth
event date: 29 Jan 1943
event place: Kandiyohi, Minnesota
father: Ensell Stanley Evanson
mother: Ena Fladmark


Minnesota Death Index


Myrtle Marie Evanson
gender: Female
death date: 15 Nov 1938
death place: Glencoe, Mcleod, Minnesota
age: 0
birth date: 1938
father's name: Ensell S. Evanson
mother's name: Ene Louise Fladmark


Wisconsin Death Index


Edwin C Evansen
event: Death
event date: 26 Sep 1969
event place: Neillsville, Wisconsin
residence: , Wisconsin
gender: Male
age: 84
certificate # 027154


Edwin Evanson: Social Security #399-18-5230, born: 1 Sept, 1885


Syneva Evenson was born 10 March 1889; received Social Security #397-07-4746, which corresponds to Wisconsin; and died June 1970.


Orville Edwin Evans
event: Death
event date: 23 Aug 1994
event place: , Adams, Wisconsin
residence: Adam, Wisconsin
certificate # 023960



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