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Oscar Anfinson[1]

Male 1881 - 1937  (55 years)


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  • Name Oscar Anfinson 
    Born 30 Oct 1881  Lanesboro, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 11 Dec 1881  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church
    Confirmation 8 Aug 1897  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church
    Died 21 Sep 1937  Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • Worrell Hospital
    Buried 26 Sep 1937  Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Notes 
    • Alternate birth date: 30 Oct 1881
      Alternate birth date: 30 Oct 1880
      Farmed Norway Twp. section 33, farm #3
      Farm in Norway Township, sec 33, O 136.5 ac, sec 28, O 16.5 ac (46)

      1920 MN Census, Norway Twp., Fillmore Co., Oscar Anfinson, owns farm free of mortgage, age 38, farmer, with wife Gina, sons Olaf and Ralph, and Palmer Mindrum, laborer

      1930 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, Oscar Anfinson, 48, first married age 31, farmer, with wife Gina 50, sons Olaf 15, Ralph 13, boarder Anna Groettum 73

      The many relatives and friends of Mr. Oscar Anfinson were deeply grieved to hear of his passing at the Worrall Hospital in Rochester, Minn., at 7 P.M. Tuesday, September 21. Although he had not been in perfect health during the past few years, yet he was able to be about and seemed the same as usual when he left on Friday to consult with his physician in Rochester. On Monday, he had a severe heart attack and from that time on grew steadily worse. His family was called to his bedside and remained with him until his death. His live was a life of unselfish and loving service in his home, in his community and his church. He will be greatly missed by all. Oscar Anfinson son of Ole and Maren Anfinson, was born October 30, 1881, on the Anfinson homestead, east of Lanesboro. When he was ten years old he moved with his parents to the Groettum farm near Choice, where he lived up to the time of his death. On December 29, 1912, he was united in marriage to Miss Gina Mindrum, who with their sons, Olaf and Ralph, survive him. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Richard, of Medford, Ore.; Mrs. Otto Wold of Alexandria, N.D.; Mrs. Bert Wiberg of Ocean Park, Calif.; and Mrs. John Oien of Baylor, Mont. Two sisters preceded him in death. The funeral services were conducted at 3 o'clock Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Highland Prairie Lutheran church, Rev. N.S. Magelssen officiated. A special song was rendered by Harley Larson of Oak Ridge. The pallbearers were Oscar Olson, Edward Tompte, C. O. Melgard and Ludvig Rostvold. Interment was made in the Highland Prairie Lutheran cemetery.

      Death certificate lists father's name as Ole Anfinson, mother's maiden name as Martha Groettum [1, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16]
    Person ID I105  Mindrum
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2014 

    Father Ole Anfinson,   b. 12 Apr 1836, Kvam, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1903, Fillmore Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Maren Marta Groettum,   b. 4 Jul 1849, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1909, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1880  [13
    Photos
    Anfinson, Ole family
    Anfinson, Ole family
    Rear: daughters from first marriage, Josephine, (Maren) Mary, Anne; Front: Oscar, Ole, Mathilde, Richard, Maren, Randa
    Family ID F1483  Group Sheet

    Family Gina Josefine Mindrum,   b. 4 Apr 1878, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1945, Lanesboro, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1912  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, witnesses Otto Mindrum and Richard Anfinson.
    Children 
     1. Olaf Peter Anfinson,   b. 4 Aug 1914, La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1992, Huntington Beach, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Ralph Godfred Anfinson,   b. 15 Aug 1916, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1992, Winona, Winona, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Photos
    Mindrum gathering
    Mindrum gathering
    Rear: Lettie Overland, Dagny Mindrum, Gina Anfinson, Olive Mindrum, Otto Mindrum, Margit Mindrum, Norman Mindrum, Olaf Anfinson, Palmer Mindrum, Ralph Anfinson; Palmer's children, rear: Paul, Alf; front: Frieda, Ellert, Arne, Ellen
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Anfinson and Mindrum Families
    Anfinson and Mindrum Families
    L-R, rear: Peter M. Olson, Oline Olson, Oscar Anfinson, Gina Mindrum Anfinson
    L-R front: Norman Mindrum, Olga Overland Mindrum, Ralph Anfinson, Olaf Anfinson
    Anfinson, Oscar and Gina, wedding day
    Anfinson, Oscar and Gina, wedding day
    Anfinson, Oscar and Gina, unk., Peter and Oline Olson, Edward Mindrum
    Anfinson, Oscar and Gina, unk., Peter and Oline Olson, Edward Mindrum
    Mindrum, Edward and Oscar Anfinson
    Mindrum, Edward and Oscar Anfinson
    Anfinson, Oscar and Otto Mindrum
    Anfinson, Oscar and Otto Mindrum

    Documents
    Anfinson, Oscar death certirficate
    Anfinson, Oscar death certirficate

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Mindrum GEDCOM file imported on 25 Jan 1999 from Addy Monsen.

    2. [S68] date.

    3. [S7890] place.

    4. [S8160] Fillmore County Birth Records, 1870-1921, Fillmore County Historical Society, Fountain, Minnesota, Roll B, page 75, line 11.

    5. [S8148] Old Book, Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Records, Norway Twp., Minnesota, Confirmations, page 335, line 9.

    6. [S68]

    7. [S111] Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002, www.ancestry.com.

    8. [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, Burials, page 240, line 10.

    9. [S8150]

    10. [S351] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, www.ancestry.com.

    11. [S8148] Old Book, Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Records, Norway Twp., Minnesota.

    12. [S100] Esther Dance genealogical records, copied at Ordell Mindrum’s home, Roy, Utah, September 2002.

    13. [S21] Bruce Larson, 8932 Northwood Pkwy, Mpls 55427.

    14. [S38] 1928 Farmers’ Directory of Norway Township, from the 1928 Atlas and Farmers’ Directory of Fillmore County, Minnesota.

    15. [S106]

    16. [S2601]

    17. [S5280]

    18. [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, Marriages, page 406, line 8.