Hillbillies & Vikings

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Kristjan Valdimar Björnson

Kristjan Valdimar Björnson

Male 1906 - 1987  (80 years)


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  • Name Kristjan Valdimar Björnson  [1
    Born 29 Aug 1906  Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    • From The History of Minnesota. West Palm Beach, Florida: Lewis Historical Publishing:

      Kristjan Valdimar 'Val' Bjornson (August 29, 1906-March 3, 1987) was a Minnesota writer, newspaper editor, and politician who served as state treasurer for more than two decades. He was born in Minneota, Minnesota of Icelandic descent. In World War II, he served in Navy intelligence, stationed in Iceland. He was able to speak Icelandic, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian. He was part owner of the Minneota Mascot newspaper and an associate editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. As the Republican candidate in the United States Senate elections, 1954, he lost to Hubert Humphrey, with whom he sometimes shared a car to travel the state. He died in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota, his alma mater, and the University of Iceland have a student exchange scholarship named in his honor. Bjornson, Val (1969).
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    Occupation Between 1951 and 1955  Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    State Treasurer of Minnesota 
    Occupation Between 1957 and 1975  Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    State Treasurer of Minnesota 
    Record ID Number 434 
    Died 10 Mar 1987  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Siblings 6 Siblings 
    Person ID I434  Hillbillies & Vikings
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2018 

    Father Gunnar Björn Björnson,   b. 17 Aug 1872, Mássel, near Sleðbrjótur, Jökulsár district, Nordur Mölasysla, Iceland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1957, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother 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
    Family ID F1014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Guðrun Jónsdottir,   b. 18 Oct 1915, Iceland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1998, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1945  [3
    Age at Marriage He was 38 years and 6 months - She was 29 years and 4 months  
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F1015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Uncle Valdi Mug.jpg
    Uncle Valdi Mug.jpg
    Uncle Valdi Grave.JPG
    Uncle Valdi Grave.JPG
    Uncle Valdi in Navy uniform - Sep 28 2018 - 11-28 AM.jpg
    Uncle Valdi in Navy uniform - Sep 28 2018 - 11-28 AM.jpg
    Uncle Valdi in his 20s - Sep 28 2018 - 11-30 AM.jpg
    Uncle Valdi in his 20s - Sep 28 2018 - 11-30 AM.jpg
    Helga and the Bjornson Boys (crica 1916).jpg
    Helga and the Bjornson Boys (crica 1916).jpg

    Documents
    A brief genealogy of the parents of K. Valdimar Bjornson.
    A brief genealogy of the parents of K. Valdimar Bjornson.

    Headstones


  • Reference  Your Name Here. "Kristjan Valdimar Björnson". Hillbillies & Vikings. https://jonandjohn.org/getperson.php?personID=I434&tree=tree1 (accessed October 4, 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. [S23] Death Indexs from official government sources and/or abstracted online. Ancestry.com. Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001..

    3. [S114] Edda Connell. Email Messages From Edda Connell to Carl Jón Denbow; Recipient: Carl Jón Denbow; Author E-Mail: Edda Connell.


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