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Thoreson, Thomas

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Thoreson, Thomas
May 03, 2011 03:44AM
Thomas Thoreson September 4 1856 -

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Michael Oiseth MOISETH@mn.rr.com July 10, 2005, 1:44 pm

Author: R. L. Polk & Co. The County of Dodge, Minnesota, 1905.
Topographical, Historical, Pictorial, Miscellaneous. St. Paul: R. L. Pol
& Co., 1905.

THORESON, THOMAS, yard manager for F. J. Carpenter & Co., dealers in lumber and
coal, Hayfield, is a
native of Goodhue County, Minn., and was born Sept. 4, 1856. He was reared on a farm
and educated in
the district schools, finishing at St. Olaf's College at Northfield, Minn. His
parents were Andrew and
Mary (Haugen) Thoreson, well known-citizens of Goodhue County. In 1893 our subject
was united in
marriage to Martha Hamre, a daughter of John J. Hamre, and to this union five
children have been born,
of whom all survive, as follows: Emily, Randina, Agness, Norma and Thomas H. Mr.
Thoreson is a
member of the A. F. and A. M., M. W. A. and the B. of A. Y. In politics he
affiliates with the Republicans.
He has been prominent in the affairs of his village, having held the position of
village recorder for three
years. The family are members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Thoreson located in
Hayfield and 1898,
after having clerked in various stores in Kenyon, Northfield and Minneapolis. In
1896 he accepted a
position as yard manager for the Wisconsin Lumber Company at Kenyon, and retained
that position
until he formed his present business relations. He owns a good residence in
Hayfield, a 160-acre farm
in North Dakota, and other real estate holdings in Goodhue County, this state. His
parents, both having
emigrated from Norway in their early youth, were among the earliest pioneer settlers
of Goodhue
County. [page 119]
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