Hillbillies & Vikings

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Gunnar Björn Björnson

Gunnar Björn Björnson

Male 1872 - 1957  (85 years)


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  • Name Gunnar Björn Björnson  [1
    Born 17 Aug 1872  Mássel, near Sleðbrjótur, Jökulsár district, Nordur Mölasysla, Iceland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Direct quote from Validi's essay: "Mássel, a cotter's farm next to Sleðbrjótur in the Jökulsár district in Nordur Mölasysla"
    Gender Male 
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    Cleaned
    CW Service
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    Immigration 1876  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation Between 1895 and 1900  Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • formed a partnership with 22-year-old Stephen T. Westdal and pur chased The Mascot
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    Occupation Between 1900 and 1943  Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    owner and publisher of the Minneota Mascot 
    Occupation Between 1913 and 1916  Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    was an elected member of the Minnesota House of Representatives 
    Occupation Between 1939 and 1955  [1
    chairman of the Minnesota Board of Tax Appeals 
    Record ID Number 418 
    Died 15 Sep 1957  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 17 Sep 1957  St. Paul's Cemetery, Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I418  Hillbillies & Vikings
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2021 

    Father Björn Björnsson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Kristín Benjamímsdóttir,   b. 1837, Iceland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F1525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ingibjörg Augustine Jónsdóttir,   b. 13 Aug 1878, Hóll, Dalasysla, Hörthudalur, Iceland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1949, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1903  Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Afi & Amma Wedding Pix (1903).jpg
    Afi & Amma Wedding Pix (1903).jpg
    Age at Marriage He was 30 years and 7 months - She was 24 years and 7 months  
    Children 
     1. Edvard Hjálmar Björnson,   b. 18 Mar 1904, Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1958  (Age 54 years)
     2. Kristjan Valdimar Björnson,   b. 29 Aug 1906, Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1987, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Gunnar Björn Björnson,   b. 23 Jun 1908, Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1994, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Halldóra Ingibjörg Björnson,   b. 21 Aug 1910, Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1911, Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Helga Sigríður Björnson,   b. 6 Jan 1912, Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1996, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Stefania Aðalbjörg Björnson,   b. 28 Dec 1916, Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 2008, 60 Eden Place, Athens, Athens, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Jón Henrik Björnson,   b. 9 Feb 1919, Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1999, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F1014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Afi (Gunnar B. Bjornson) Confirmation.jpg
    Afi (Gunnar B. Bjornson) Confirmation.jpg
    Afi Grave.JPG
    Afi Grave.JPG
    Afi at his desk in the legislature.jpg
    Afi at his desk in the legislature.jpg
    Afi & Amma Wedding Pix (1903).jpg
    Afi & Amma Wedding Pix (1903).jpg

    Documents
    Afi's Obit for his mother.png
    Afi's Obit for his mother.png

    Headstones


  • Reference  Your Name Here. "Gunnar Björn Björnson". Hillbillies & Vikings. https://jonandjohn.org/getperson.php?personID=I418&tree=tree1 (accessed December 1, 2022).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Carl Jón Denbow. Personal knowledge of Carl J. Denbow; Subject: First- or very reliable second-hand information; Compiler: Carl J. Denbow; Location: P.O. Box 5714, Athens, Ohio 45701-5714.

    2. [S115] Gunnar B. Björnson. Saga, Incidents and Anecdotes from Bygone Days. Self published, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1943, pp. 1-2.

    3. [S116] Valdimar Björnsson. My Parents: Valdimar Björnsson; Recipient: extended family; Date: c 1960; Author Address: Minneapolis, Minnesota; Recipient Address: P.O. Box 5714, Athens, Ohio 45701-5714.


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