Christianson Family Reunion circa 1940



Most of the people in this picture have been identified. There is just one question mark left. Please comment if you can confirm.

Christianson family reunion , circa 1940. Front row (kids), from left: Merlin, David, Burton (with hat on), Don, Rosalie,  Marlys, Marjorie, Phyllis, Dean. Middle row, from left, Chester Swenson, Evelyn Swenson, Charles, Ruth, CB, Bertha, Richard Noble, Inez, Bennett, George Knutson, Blanche. Back row, from left, Arnold, Orville, Ivan (in hat) (behind Charles for a point of reference),  Carl Swenson?, Lawrence (between CB and Bertha), Mildred, Margaret (over Richard’s left shoulder).

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8 responses to “Christianson Family Reunion circa 1940”
  1. Marcia Christianson Avatar
    Marcia Christianson

    I have never seen this picture before so this is my best guess. I put a question mark next to those I am not sure about.
    The four boys in the front row, if the first two are David and Merlin, then it think the other two must be Charles (Chuck) and Don Charles’ boys.? Chuck is the oldest. Girl 3 must be Phyllis.
    Middle row – Gal 6 is Ruth Christianson (Charles’ wife). Gal 9 is Blanche Knutson. Man 8 is George Knutson. Gal 7 is Inez?
    Boy 4 is Burton Knutson? Gal 5 is Evelyn Swenson Billings. Man I0 or 13 might be Chester Swenson? I can’t see number 10 and my best guess would be numb 13 is Chester. Man 11 might be Clifford? Man 12 might be either Ivan or Orville? Man 14 and gal 15 are Lawrence and Mildred? If Dean and Marlys are in the picture their parent must be there somewhere.
    Hope this helps.

  2. Marcia Christianson Avatar
    Marcia Christianson

    I don’t recognize my dad in the picture at all. However man 10 might be correct. However man 11 is not Orville or Ivan.

  3. Marcia Christianson Avatar
    Marcia Christianson

    The man you have labeled as Carl Swenson might be right. Then the bupoy with the hat is probably Burton and boy 4 is Chester Swenson.

  4. Sandra Christianson Sorenson Avatar
    Sandra Christianson Sorenson

    Ivan Christianson is in the back row, third from left, wearing a hat because he is bald!😀

    1. spirits Avatar

      🙂 Thanks!

  5. Sandra Sorenson Avatar
    Sandra Sorenson

    Back row of Christianson photo.
    I think it is Arnold, Clifford, Ivan, and Orville, etc.

  6. Catherine Broom Avatar
    Catherine Broom

    Hi Denise, I just stopped by to see if you had any new photos posted here. I note that the Laona visits still has Cloa Cournoyer and Marion described as “Possibles” though I know we confirmed them several months ago. Hope all is we’ll with you..

    1. spirits Avatar

      Thanks for alerting me. I’ve removed them from the unknown page. They still reside (identified) on this page:
      Everything is good here. I’m getting towards the end of writing my Aschbrenner book, so with any luck I’ll be done sometime early next year. Of course, this time of year there are may interruptions to productive work, but usually those are good interruptions. Hope you are doing fine too!

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