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Jorgenson family portrait
Jorgenson family portrait
TitleJorgenson family portrait
Date of Original191-
DescriptionThe Peter and Betsy Jorgenson family pose for a family portrait. Standing in the back row are: Oscar, Laura, George, Gunda, and Carl. Sitting in the front row are: Palmer, Peter, Betsy, and Emma. The men wear suits, and the women wear dresses.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Portraits
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Families
Spouses
Boys
Girls
Dresses
Suits (Clothing)
Portrait photographs
Personal NameJorgenson, Betsy, 1870-1957
Jorgenson, Peter, 1866-1951
Jorgenson, Oscar, 1901-1981
Paulson, Laura Jorgenson, 1896-1981
Jorgenson, George, 1898-1995
Skeie, Emma Jorgenson, 1900-1984
Jorgenson, Carl, 1903-1992
Jorgenson, Palmer, 1908-1979
Decade1910-1919
Item Number11219-021
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Oscar Laura George Gunda Carl Palmer Peter Betsy Emma Jorgenson"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryOscar Jorgenson was the son of Peter and Betsy Jorgenson. He was born in 1901 in Springfield Township, N.D. near Leeds. He never married and later in life lived with his sister Gunda at his father's home near Leeds. He died in 1981 in Leeds.
Gunda Jorgenson was born in 1894 in Towner County. She never married and helped her brother Oscar keep the family farm near Leeds. She died in 1986.
Peter Jorgenson was born in Nesbyen, Norway and moved to Dakota Territory in 1888. He worked in Rochester, Minn. and in Grand Forks before marrying Betsy Larson in 1894 and moving to Springfield Township near Leeds, N.D. Peter and Betsy had seven children: Oscar, George, Gunda, Palmer, Laura, Carl, and Emma.
Betsy Jorgenson was born Birgit Larson in 1874 in Norway. She immigrated to the United States in 1890, and married Peter Jorgenson in 1894. She had seven children with Peter: Gunda, Oscar, Laura, George, Emma, Carl, and Palmer.
Laura Jorgenson was born in 1896 in Towner County, N.D. and was the daughter of Peter and Betsy Jorgenson. She attended high school at Leeds, N.D. and graduated from the University of North Dakota. She taught grade school for two years. In 1924 she married Oscar Paulson of Thief River Falls, Minn. Together, they had four children: Robert, Bruce, James, and Patricia.George Jorgenson was born in 1898 in Springfield Township in Towner county. He married Magnil Medhus in 1928 in Devils Lake. They had five children: Richard, Betsy, Ardis, and Inez and Ione, twin girls.
Emma Jorgenson was born in Springfield Township, N.D. in 1900. She married Arne Skeie in 1931. They farmed near the rest of the Jorgenson family near Leeds, N.D. Emma and Arne had three children: Jean, Eileen, and Shirley.
Carl Jorgenson was born in 1903 in Leeds. He married Gladys Nestergard in Leeds in 1932. They had five children: Joann, Curtis, James, Ronald, and Jerry.He died in 1992 at Rugby.
Palmer Jorgenson was born in 1908 in Leeds. He married Bernice Bennes in 1936 at Leeds. They had four children: Philip, Linda, Larry, and Lois.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionJorgenson Family Papers Mss 11219
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (11219-021)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh11219021
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