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Charles B. and Grace Rosetta Hanson
Husband's Full Name: Charles B. Hanson
Husband's Place of Birth: Minnesota
Husband's Father's Name: unknown
Husband's Mother's Name: unknown
Husband's Siblings' Names: unknown
Wife's Full Name: Grace Rosetta Melby
Wife's Place of Birth: Lyon, Minnesota
Wife's Father's Name: Christian Knut Melby
Wife's Mother's Name: Marit Haas Marken Larson
Wife's Siblings' Names: Clarence, George, Almer, Orvin, Clifford, Agnes, Julius, Olga, Kermit, Lillian, Harriet
Child's Names: Julie May (died 10 days old)
Christine Ongstad on the left,
Grace Melby Hanson on the right
Charles Hanson was born in Minnesota. He worked as a section foreman for the Soo Line in 1929 and on the steam railroad until about 1935.
In 1919, the Grace's family moved to North Dakota. Grace and Charles were married in 1923. They became very active in the Manfred community and in Vang Lutheran Church. Grace played the organ until she passed away in 1932.
In the fall of 1929, her family returned to a farm in Lyon County.
Grace and Charlie remained in Manfred and lived in the back part of what was then known as the Nelson house. Only Mrs. Nelson lived there at that time. That home was later purchased by Lars Ostrem.
The Hansons had only one child, Mary. Mary died in 1929, she was only 10 days old. In 1932, Grace died following a gallstone operation. She was only 34 years old. Services were at Vang, with the burial at the Vang Cemetery north of Manfred.