HILDA “HELEN” G. (THOMPSON) CHRISTENSEN

B. August 1898 in Illinois
D. 1969
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  • Father: George Martin Thompson born December 1858 in Norway son of Thor Thompson of Norway; married Helga Peterson on September 24, 1887 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; George died December 15, 1917 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Mother: Helga/Hilda Gjeitine (Peterson) Thompson born October 1866 in Norway; Hilda died in December 1951; buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Friday, December 7, 1951, page 52: “THOMPSON – Hilda Thompson, beloved wife of the late George M., fond mother of Charles T., Martin G., Marie Mortensen, Edward J., Helen Christiansen (sic), and Alice F. Zak, also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services Saturday, 2 p. m., at funeral home, 3301 Fullerton avenue.  Interment Mount Olive.”
  • Husband: Olaf Neils Christenson (1891-1975); married Helen G. Thompson on February 24, 1923 in Cook County, IL (See section pertaining to Olaf Neils Christenson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Charles Thordin Thompson born June 20, 1888 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Coast Guard Veteran (1917-1919), Private, Company H Infantry Coast Guard Reserves, Caprenters Mate 2nd; married Barbara Rose Winkler (1896-1980) on August 10, 1918 in Winnebago County, IL born March 22, 1896 in Hamond, Lake County, IN daughter of Casper Winkler and Anna Maria “Mary” (Weidenauer) Winkler and died May 28, 1980, buried in St. Joseph Cemetery; Charles died October 16, 1955 (See section pertaining to Charles Thordin Thompson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Martin George Thompson born April 9, 1890 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942: Martin George Thompson residing at 2943 N. Linder Ave., Chicago, Ill, telephone: Penn 3668, age 52, born April 9, 1890 in Chicago IL, person who will always know your address: F. J. Franklin, 3275 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL, employer: Franklin Forwarding Co., 327 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL, height: 5’ 7”, weight 142, blue eyes, brown hair, sallow complexion, signed April 27, 1942
    • Marie/Mary (Thompson) Mortensen born July 1893 in Illinois
    • Edward John Thompson born October 29, 1895 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Edward died October 12, 1955 in Sacramento County, CA
    • Alice Fern (Thompson) Zak born January 28, 1905 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Anthony John Zak (1910-1968) on October 4, 1941 in Cook County, IL; Anthony was a printer with the Waukegan News Sun (See section pertaining to Anthony John Zak buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Alice died March 15, 1993 in Reno, Washoe County, NY (See section pertaining to Alice Fern (Thompson) Zak buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)

Additional Information:

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for City of Chicago, West Town, Cook County, IL living at 1525k Milwaukee Avenue, the household members were: George Tomson (sic Thompson), head, born December 1858, age 41, married once for 13 years, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1881, occupation: janitor – office building; Helga Tomson, wife, born Oct 1866, age 33, married once for 13 years, 5 children born, 5 children living, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1881; Charles Tomson, son, born June 1888, age 11, single, born in Illinois; Martin, son, born April 1890, age 10, single; Mary Tomson, daughter, born July 1893, age 6, single, born in Illinois; Edward Tomson, son, born October 1895, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Hilda Tomson, daughter, born August 1898, age 1, single, born in Illinois

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 2012 Holsted St., the household members were: Hilda Thomson (sic Thompson), head, age 43d, widowed, 6 children born, 6 children living, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1883; Charles Thomson, son, age 21, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway; occupation: tinner – factory; Marie Thomson, daughter, age 16, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway; Eddie Thomson, son, age 14, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway, occupation: errand boy – store; Hilda (Helen) Thomson, daughter, age 11, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway; Alice Thomson, daughter, age 5, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 356 Wisconsin Street, the household members were: Hilda Thomson (sic Thompson), mother, age 53, married, born in Norway, parents born in Norway; Hilda (Helen) Thomson, daughter, age 21, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway; Alice Thomson, daughter, age 15, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 2920 Irving Park Road, the household members were: Hilda Thompson, head, age 62, widowed, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, occupation: waitress – board of education; Alice F. Thompson, daughter, age 25, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway, occupation: sales lady – grocery store; Olaf Christensen, son in law, age 39, married at age 32, born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark, immigrated in 1914, occupation: carpenter – building; Helen Christensen, daughter, age 31, married at age 24, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 4522 Sawyer Avenue, the household members were: Olaf N. Christensen, head, age 49, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Denmark, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: bartender – tavern; Helen G. Christensen, wife, age 41, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: housekeeper – private homes.

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