"My mom, Doris (Earl's wife) told this story: When he was a young boy, Earl (Torgne) brought home a friend. His mom, Hilda, asked the friend if he'd like some milk & cookies. Thinking to be polite, I suppose, the boy said, "I don't care."...Grandma didn't give him any milk & cookies. I took that story to heart & all my life, I've never said, "I don't care." unless I REALLY don't!!" - Jean Barnett nee Roberta Jean Hjort (Earl's daughter)
Nels Hjort Head Male 63 Sweden
Hilda Ch Hjort Wife Female 51 Sweden
Fredrick N Hjort Son Male 14 North Dakota
Earl L Hjort Stepson Male 21 Canada
↑ "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XKVV-YKJ : accessed 6 October 2018), Earl L Hjort in household of Nels Hjort, Kenmare, Ward, North Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 30, sheet 14A, line 31, family 278, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1744; FHL microfilm 2,341,478.
Birth record: "Ontario Births, 1869-1912," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9H-7LZF : 16 July 2017), Torgny Lindblom, 11 May 1908; citing Birth, Kenora, Rainy River, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,358,407.