Saturday, March 21, 2009

Faces from the Past





A beautiful child is timeless...















Laura Basgaard (1884-1982)
The seventh of nine children, Laura was born in Polk County, Minnesota to Norwegian immigrants Ole Swanson Basgaard and Severine (Larson). Her mother, Severine, was the eldest sibling of my great grandmother, Malla (Larson) Johnson. As an adult, Laura became the wife of Albert C. Corliss, a street car conductor in Fargo, North Dakota.
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Sources:

Laura Corliss. Social Security Death Index: 502-26-3501; Issue State: North Dakota;Issue Date: Before 1951.

Warren UpHam. Compendium of history and biography of Polk County, Minnesota [Minneapolis: W.H. Bingham & Co.], 1916, p.340.

Image: Emma, Hilda, and Laura Basgaard. Portion of a cabinet card, ca. early 1890s.Photograph is part of a Victorian-era photograph album privately held by the family of Ole M. and Malla Johnson of Leonard, Clearwater County, Minnesota.

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  2. Hi Chery,

    I just ran acroos this photo of Laura Basgaard Corliss. My grandmother, Myrtle "Thompson" Hendrickson knew Laura Corliss. the Corlss family and the Thompson family used to get together occasionally. My g-g-grandmother, Ingebord "Basgaard" Sanding was the twin sister of Ole, (Laura's father), and I have lots of information on the family. Kristie jformolo@wi.rr.com

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