Thursday, August 19, 2010

Iver Frank Erickson

Iver Frank Erickson was born on 19 Aug 1878 in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan to Frank E. Erickson and Anna Christina Nelson [2, 7, 21, 22]. He married Maude Emeline Covell (daughter of David Wilmot Covell, Sr. and Lucinda A. Gregson [10, 11]) on 21 Jun 1905 at the First Congregational Church in Fruitland, Muskegon, Michigan [7]. Iver and Maude had 11 children with two being a set of fraternal twin girls.

Signature of Iver Frank Erickson [18]
Iver did not serve in the military, but he is seen registering for the World War I draft on 12 Sep 1918 in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA [1]. He is described as short with a medium build, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Iver worked as a rural mail carrier for most of his life [3, 5, 6, 8, 9]. He was apparently an avid and talented bowler who also enjoyed a round of golf.

He died of a heart attack at his home (1715 Ruddiman Drive, North Muskegon, Michigan) on 27 Mar 1957 [2, 18, 22]. He was buried in Oakhurst Cemetery, Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan on 29 Mar 1957 [2, 4]. His estate was in probate in Muskegon County, Michigan between 03 Apr 1957 and 21 Nov 1957 [18].

Iver Frank Erickson

Children of Iver Frank Erickson and Maude Emeline Covell:
1) Donald Covell Erickson [6, 19, 22] was born on 09 Aug 1906 in North Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan. He married Dorothy Marguerite Sanford on 31 Jan 1927 in North Muskegon. He died on 28 Jan 1977 in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan.
2) Kenneth Iver Erickson [5, 6, 19, 22] was born on 30 Mar 1908 in North Muskegon. He married Rose Margaret Flahive on 14 Feb 1935 in Muskegon. He died on 25 Oct 2004 in North Muskegon.
3) Evelyn Thorst Erickson [3, 5, 6, 19, 22] was born on 29 Nov 1909 in North Muskegon [3, 14, 15, 16]. She married Clark Minard Thompson on 23 Dec 1937 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware [17]. She died on 06 Sep 2007 in Louisville, Boulder, Colorado and was buried on 15 Sep at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Harris, Texas [15, 16].
4) Olive Irene Erickson [5, 6] was born on 21 Feb 1912 in North Muskegon. She drowned in Lake Michigan on 03 Jan 1934 and was buried on 06 Jan at Oakhurst Cemetery in Whitehall.
5) Dorothy Maxine Erickson [5, 6, 19, 22] married Charles Fremont Latimer, Jr. on 26 Dec 1935 in North Muskegon.
6) Norval Lyman Erickson [5, 6, 19, 22] married 1st Wilma Frances Long on 14 Aug 1939 in New Martinsville, Wetzel, West Virginia and 2nd Ethel R. Olson on 25 Apr 1988 in St. Ignace, Mackinac, Michigan.
7) Maurine Liberty Erickson [5, 6, 19, 22] married Ralph William Rea on 24 Dec 1936 in Muskegon.
8) Lucille Pamela Erickson [5, 19, 22] married Charles Edward Katzenberger, Sr. on 26 Sep 1946.
9) Geraldine Ann Erickson [5, 19, 22] was born on 17 Jun 1922 in North Muskegon. She married John Max Schuster on 24 Jul 1943 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. She died on 13 Sep 1984 in Detroit and was buried at Laketon Township Cemetery in Laketon, Luce, Michigan.
10) Lorraine Jean Erickson [5, 19, 22], fraternal twin of Elaine, married Edwin Mallard Brearley on 10 Aug 1946 in North Muskegon.
11) Elaine June Erickson [5, 19, 22], fraternal twin of Lorraine, married Jack Roger Goudzwaard on 28 Jun 1947 in North Muskegon.

References
[1] United States Military Draft Records. World War I Draft Card, Iver Frank Erickson, Muskegon, Michigan.
[2] Death Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Death certificate for Iver Frank Erickson; State File No. 219.
[3] Birth Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Delayed Registration of Birth for Evelyn Thorst Erickson.
[4] Cemetery Records of Muskegon Co., Mich., Volume 3, Muskegon Co. Genealogical Society, 1983. Page 133, Oakhurst Cemetery.
[5] 1930 United States Census. Muskegon County, Michigan, Page 273 B.
[6] 1920 United States Census. Muskegon County, Michigan, Page 66 B.
[7] Marriage Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Marriage license for Iver Frank Erickson and Maude Emeline Covell; No. 5598.
[8] Muskegon City and County Directory, 1921, R. L. Polk & Co., Detroit, MI, 1921. Page 365.
[9] 1910 United States Census. Muskegon County, Michigan, Page 150 A.
[10] Birth Records of Oceana County, Michigan. Birth certificate for Maude Emeline Covell, Record Number 9.
[11] Death Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Death certificate for Maude Emeline Covell; State File No. 157.
[12] The Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan. 04 Jan 1934.
[13] Grand Rapids Herald, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 04 Jan 1934.
[14] Thompson Family Dictionary.
[15] Death Records of Boulder County, Colorado. Death certificate for Evelyn Thorst Erickson.
[16] The Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan. 12 Sep 2007; Obituary for Evelyn Thorst Erickson.

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