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John Ludwig Larson TYSKERUD
Stina Maria Johannesdatter HOVERSTEEN
Ole (Reierson) RICHARDSON
Anna Kristine Larsdatter AYGARN
Oliver John LARSON
Clifford Stanley LARSON


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Gladys Ione EIKEN

Clifford Stanley LARSON

  • Born: 5 Jan 1904, Preble Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota, USA
  • Marriage: Gladys Ione EIKEN on 26 Aug 1929 in Houston County, Minnesota, USA 1
  • Died: 6 Dec 1986, Houston County, Minnesota, USA at age 82 2

   Cause of his death was metastatic carcinoma of the prostrate.

  Noted events in his life were:

Residence: boyhood, 1904, Preble Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota, USA. The house that Clifford grew up in originally belonged to Ole Richardson, then to Oliver Larson (who married one of Ole's daughters), then Harley Larson (Oliver's oldest son), then possibly Lester Larson (another of Oliver's sons), and then Myron Larson (also a son of Oliver). Myron had the present [2006] house and barn built and passed it down to his son Myron "Mike" Larson.

Occupation: Storekeeper and farmer. In the 1930's, he was also a machinist and worked at "the gauge" (Electro Automotive) in LaCrosse, WI. Ione worked there also and at the Doerflinger's Department Store.

Census: La Crosse, District 21, 1930, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, USA. line 98

1434 220 276 Nesler Alfred R head 44 Stock clerk - auto parts factory
Bessie I wife 42
Mame F dau 7
Earl W son 4 4/12
Larsen Clifford S lodger 26 assembler - auto parts factory
Ione G lodger 20 tester - auto parts factory
Brasten Cooper lodger 20 stripper - tobacco factory

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Residence: The Nordgaard Farm, 1945, Preble Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota, USA. Leonard Nordgaard was the earliest person we know of that lived on the Nordgaard Farm that Clifford and Ione Larson eventually bought. Leonard was a bachelor. The house was built likely around 1917 or 1918. The stone work was done by Peter Sand.

Clifford and Ione Larson bought the farm in 1945 and Leonard continued to live there for a time. Clifford and Ione didn't move up to the farmhouse until 1964. They were the ones that put the bathroom (toilet, sink, and shower) in the basement of the house - this was quite a luxury for them. The heat was better as compared to the Choice house.

Clifford married Gladys Ione EIKEN, daughter of Gerhard Tollefson EIKEN and Ida Malinda NORDGAARD, on 26 Aug 1929 in Houston County, Minnesota, USA.1 (Gladys Ione EIKEN was born on 15 Sep 1909 in Choice, Fillmore County, Minnesota, USA and died on 19 Feb 1988 in Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota, USA 3.) The cause of her death was Congestive Heart Failure (days).

  Noted events in their marriage were:

Notes: love letters, Bef 1929, Preble Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota, USA. Cy [Carroll LARSON] said that Clifford & Ione would send "love" letters to each other. One time Ione had a note for Clifford that she had Cy deliver "And she watched me all the way to the Larson farm". It was written in some kind of code. As far as I know, neither one knew shorthand. Maybe it was Pig Latin? Also they had a "mail box" on top of a big rock across the river. I think I can still find the right rock.

[Bruce Larson, 2006]


1 Minnesota Official Marriage System (MMS), K-378, Houston.

2 Minnesota Death Certificates Index, certid# 1986-MN-032850.

3 Minnesota Death Certificates Index, certid# 1988-MN-004262.

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