RICHARD IVERSON

Richard Iverson gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. March 2, 1892, Norway
M. Army Veteran (July 25, 1917-June 20, 1919), First Lieutenant, Silver Star medal, 129th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Division
D. September 14, 1958
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  • Father: Rev. Hans Martin Iverson born about 1861 in Norway; Hans died January 5, 1945 in Park Ridge, Cook County, IL; according to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, January 7, 1945, page 28:

“The Rev. Hans Iverson. – Services for the Rev. Hans Iverson, 83, an assistant pastor of Norwegian Lutheran churches in the Chicago area, will be held at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday in the chapel at 3834 Irving Park rd.  The Rev. Mr. Iverson, a native of Norway, died Friday in Norwegian Deaconess hospital.  He is survived by his widow, Margaret, of Long Lake, Lake county; two sons, Harry and Richard, and a daughter, Mrs. Marie Meinke.”

  • Mother: Marie (Pederson) Iverson born about 1859 in Norway
  • Wife: Gertrude (Humphrey) Iverson born about 1894; married November 26, 1919 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, daughter of Dominik Humprey and Catherine (Burns) Humphrey; Gertrude died August 1920; buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, August 20, 1920, page 15:

“IVERSON – Gertrude Iverson, nee Humphrey, beloved wife of Richard Iverson, fond daughter of Dominik Humphrey and the late Catherine, nee Burns, sister of William E., Ed J., Dominik S., Harry Jr., Howard, and Mrs. George Ashton.  Funeral at 9 a. m. Monday, Aug. 30, from sister’s residence, 7435 Dante av., to St. Lawrence’s church, autos, to Mount Olivet.  For information call Hyde Park 1817.”

  • Siblings:
    • Ansea Dorothea “Anna” (Iverson) (Kemp) Daugherty born May 7. 1886 in Norway; married (1) John George Kemp (1865-1925) in 1907 as his second wife, son of Thomas Kemp and Julia (Roven) Kemp; married (2) George B. Daugherty about 1926; Ansea died April 10, 1943 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Ansea and John are buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Monday, April 12, 1943, page 20:

 “KEMP – Anna Kemp, late of 3810 Montrose avenue.  Resting at chapel, 3834-36 Irving Park road, where services will be held Wednesday, at 2 p. m.

    • Harry Enoch Iverson (aka Enok Hagerup) born March 15, 1888 in Trano, Norge (Norway); married Tekla C. Pearson (1892-1982) on March 4, 1914 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, daughter of Johan Pearson and Augusta Gustavson; Harry and Tekla divorced before the 1940 U.S. Census; Harry died October 29, 1956 in Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Harry Enoch Iverson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Halfrid “Marie” (Iverson) (Meinke) Johnson born about 1896 in Norway; married (1) Edward Joseph Meinke (1890-1928) on February 27, 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, son of Frank Louis Meinke (1863-1931) and Louise (Walter) Meinke; Edward died August 20, 1928 in Chicago, Cook County, IL and is buried in Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; married (2) Leroy R. Johnson on July 3, 1954 in Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, August 22, 1928, page 21 (regarding her husband, Edward Joseph Meinke):

“GLENVIEW MANAGER DIES.
   Edward J. Meinke, 37 years old, a semi-professional baseball team manager, brother of Robert Meinke, a player on the Cincinnati Reds, died yesterday at St. Luke’s hospital following a long attack of pneumonia.  At the time of his death he was the manager of the Glenview team of semi-professional ball players.  He was a son of Frank Meinke, a member of the old Detroit club.”

    • Olaf Svere Iverson born May 1, 1898 in Norway; Olaf died November 9, 1918 (NOTE: According to the 1910 U.S. Census Olaf with his parents and siblings were living in Underhill Town, Oconto County, WI); According to the U.S., Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939 (Name of Transport or Commercial Steamer: “City of Poona”; Date of Sailing: “May 26, 1918; Port: “Montreal Canada”:

“Name: Olaf, Ivers on; Numerical Designation of Enlisted Men: 1395200; Rank and Corps: COR F; Organization: Com E 108th Ammunition Train; Notify in Case of Emergency: Mrs. Marie Iverson; Relationship: Mother; Address: Mosling, Wisconsin”

According to the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969:

“Birth Date: 1 May 1898; Name: Olaf Svere Iverson; 1 May 1898; Baptism Date: 3 July 1898; Confirmation Date: 27 Apr 1913; Death Date: 9 Nov 1918; Norge; Parents names: Hans Iverson & Marie Pederson; Church Name: West Green Valley; Church Location: Green Valley, WI”

According to the Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan WI) Thursday, December 12, 1918, page 2:

(NOTE: The newspaper listed all the casualites for the State of Wisconsin under the banner “Our Roll of Honor”.  There were a total of 2,815 casualties reported as of 12 P.M. on December 12th from Washington, D. C of the American Expeditionary Forces.  This was followed by the Wisconsin names that appear on the list):

“Died of Accident and Other Causes.
Sgt. Olaf Iverson, Mosling”

According to the U.S. Headstone Application for Military Veterans, 1925-1970:

“Enlistment dates: Apr 3/17; Rptd July 25/17; Name: Iverson, Olaf S.; Rank: 1st Sgt; Company E; U.S. Regimtent: 108 Am. Tr; Date of Death: 11-9-18; Name of Cemetery: Mt. Olive; Located in or near: Chicago, Ill; Emblem: Latin Cross; To be shipped to: Mrs. Michael Collins, at Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Whose post-office address is: 4782 Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Ill.; “This application is for the UNMARKED grave of a veteran.  It is understood the stone will be furnished and delivered at the railroad station or steamboat landing above indicated, at Government expense, freight prepaid.  I hearby agree to accept promptly the headstone at destination, remove it, and properly place same at decendent’s grave at my expense.  NO FEE SHOULD BE PAID IN CONNECTION WITH THIS APPLICATION”; Supt. Bur. War Veterans’ Graves Registration, Applicant; Address: 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill.; Date: 8-5-38″

    • Conrad Palmer Iverson born February 22, 1900 in Norway; Conrad died January 28, 1920 (NOTE: According to the 1910 U.S. Census Olaf with his parents and siblings were living in Underhill Town, Oconto County, WI);

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name: Conrad Palmer Iverson; Permanent Home Address: 3644 W Albany Av, Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Age in Years: 18; Date of Birth: February 22, 1900; Race: White; Citizen by Father’s Naturalization Before Registrant’s Majority; Present Occupation: Aprentice (sic) Machinist; Employer’s Name: Olson & Tillner; Place of Employment: 2278 Elston Av, Chicago, Cook County, IL; Nearest Relative: Mrs. marie Iverson, Mother; Address: 3722 N Richmond St, Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Height: Medium; Build: Slender; Color of Eyes: Gray; Color of Hair: Dark brown; Signed: Sept-12-1918”

 According to the U.S. Army Transport Service Arrving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939:

“Departure Date: 5 Nov 1918; Departure Place: San Francisco, Califoria; Ship: Sherman; Passenger List of Organization; Give Full Name of Organization: Siberian Replacement Troops. Co D; Name and Number: Iverson, Conrad P. 6,420,554; Rank: RCT.; Organization: INF.; Notify in Case of Emergency: Harry Iverson; Relationship: Brother; Address: 3749 Troy Street, Chicago, Illinois”

 According to the U.S., Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939:

“Passenger List for United States Transport “Sherman”; Arriving at Vladivostok; Class: Troop; Dec 13 1919; From: San Francisco, Calif.; To: Vladivostok; Company “D” Siberian Replacement Troops (continued); Infantry” (NOTE: The document lists the privates and recruits); “RECRUITS: Iverson, Conrad P.”

According to the U.S. Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940:

“Name: Conrad Palmer Iverson; Record Type: Military Service; Birth Date: 22 Feb 1900; Death Date: 28 Jan 1920

According to the U.S. Headstone Application for Military Veterans, 1925-1970:

“Enlistment dates: 6-18-19 Discharge dates: died 1-28-20; Name: Iverson, Conrad P..; Rank: Pvt;; Company H; U.S. Regiment: 27th Inf.; Date of Death: 1-28-1920; Name of Cemetery: Mt. Olive; Located in or near: Chicago, Ill; Emblem: Latin Cross; To be shipped to: Mrs. Michael Collins, at Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Whose post-office address is: 4782 Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Ill.; “This application is for the UNMARKED grave of a veteran.  It is understood the stone will be furnished and delivered at the railroad station or steamboat landing above indicated, at Government expense, freight prepaid.  I hearby agree to accept promptly the headstone at destination, remove it, and properly place same at decendent’s grave at my expense.  NO FEE SHOULD BE PAID IN CONNECTION WITH THIS APPLICATION”; Supt. Bur. War Veterans’ Graves Registration, Applicant; Address: 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill.; Date: 8-5-38″

Additional Information:

According to the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969:

“Name: Iver Parelius Kjier Iverson; Record Type: Confirmation: Birth Date: 2 Mar 1892; Baptism Date: 12Jun 1892; Confirmation Date: 20 May 1906; Father: H Mi Ivers0n; Mother: Marie Iversen; Place of Birth: Trano, Norge; Church Name: West Green Valley; Church LocationL Green Valley, WI

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Underhill Town, Oconto County WI living on Underhill Hintz Road, the household members were: Hans Iverson, head, age 48, married once for 25 years, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1902, occupation: farmer – general farming; Maria Iverson, wife, age 51, married once for 25 years, 8 children born, 6 children living, immigrated in 1902, born in Norway, parents born in Norway; Iver Iverson (possibly Richard Iverson), son, age 18, single, born in Norway, immigrated in 1902, occupation: farmer – home farm; Holfrid Iverson, daughter, age 15, single, born in Norway, immigrated in 1902; Olaf Iverson, son, age 12, single, born in Norway, immigrated in 1902; Conrad Iverson, son, age 10, single, born in Norway, immigrated in 1902; Ole Olson, father in law, age 63, widowed, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1894, occupation: laborer – odd jobs.

According to the U.S. Army Transport Service Arrving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939:

“Departure Date: 15 May 1919; Departure Place: Brest, France; Ship: Leviathan; Passenger List of Organization; Give Full Name of Organization: Company “M” 129th Infantry; Name and Number: Iverson, Richard; Rank: 1st Lt. Inf.; Organization: Co. M 129th Inf.; Notify in Case of Emergency: Mrs. Gertrude Iverson; Relationship: Wife; Address: 3646 North Arvany Avenue, Chicago, Illinois”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 7495 Dante Ave., the household members were: George W. Ashton, head, age 29, married, born in Illinois, father born in England, mother born in Scotland, occupation: foreman – printing shop; Irene A. Ashton, wife, age 27, married, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Connecticut; George W. Ashton, son, age 6/12, single, born in Illinois; Dominick Humphrey, father in law, age 61, widowed, born in Illinois, father born in England, mother born in Ireland, occupation: watchman – steel mills; Howard Humphrey, brother in law, age 23, single, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Connecticut, occupation: weighmaster, office; Richard Iverson, brother in law, age 27, married, immigrated in 1902, naturalized in 1910, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, occupation: commercial salesmen – feed fertilizer; Gertrude Iverson, sister in law, age 26, married, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Connecticut, occupation: clerical – railroad.

According to the 1930 U.S, Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 4349 Ridgeway Ave, the household members were: George B. Daughterty, head, age 40, married at age 36, born in Ohio, parents born in United States, occupation: mechanic – automobile; Anna Daugherty, wife, age 40, married in 1936, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1902; Edward Kemp, step son, age 18, single, born in Illinois, father born in Michigan, mother born in Norway, , occupation: telegraph – telegraph; Richard Iverson, brother in law, age 38, widowed, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1903, occupation: Salesman – stock.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 3410 Montrose Ave., the household members were: Anna Kemp, head, age 53, widowed, highest grade completed: H-1, born in Norway, lived in same place in 1935; Richard Iverson, brother, age 47, widowed, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Norway, lives in same place in 1935; occupation: cleaning business – proprietor.

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:

“Name: Richard Iverson; Place of Residence: 3810 Montrose Av., Chicago, Cook Co, Ill; Mailing Address: Same; Telephone: Key 6274; Age in Years: 50; Date of Birth: Mar. 2, 1892; Place of Birth: Norway; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. A. Kemp, 3810 Montrose Av., Chicago; Employer’s Name and Address: Iverson Rugavator Co.; Place of Employment: 3810 Montrose Av., Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Race: White; Height: 5-11; Weight: 172; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Signed: April 27, 1942.”

According to the U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963:

“Name of Deceased: Iverson, Richard; Enlistement Date: 7-25-1917; Discharge Date: 6-20-19 Hon; Pension or VA Claim No.” 3432795; State: Illinois; Grade: 1st LT/ Medals: Silver Star; Branch of Service: Com. 129th Inf. 33rd Div. Army; Date of Birth: 3-2-92; Date of Death: 9-14-58; Emblem: Christian; Check Type Required: Flat Granite Marker; Ship to: Mr. Kenneth Jorgensen, Box 102A, Long Lake, Ingleside, Ill.; Freight Station: Round Lake, Ill.; Name and Location of Cemetery: Fort Hill Cemetery, Round Lake, Ill.; Name and Address of Applicant: Marie Johnson, 1011 Wyoming Ae., St. Cloud, Florida.; Date: 9-16-58;  Mrs. Ethel Benwell, Secretary, Fort Hill Cemetery Association”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, September 16, 1958, page 41:

“IVERSON – Richard Iverson, dear brother of Marie Meinke Johnson of St. Cloud, Fla.  Services Wednesday, 1 p.m., at funeral home, 1458 Belmont avenue.  Interment Fort Hill cemetery, Round Lake.”