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Elmer Nathan Magnuson (1884 - 1971)

Elmer Nathan Magnuson
Born in Boone, Iowa, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of , , [private son (1910s - unknown)], , and [private daughter (1920s - unknown)]
Died at age 86 in Iowa, United Statesmap
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Elmer Magnuson was born 26 December 1884 in Iowa, the son of Alex Magnuson and Josephine Anderson (aged 24), who were both born in Sweden. [1]

In 1895, the Magunson family lived in Boone County, Iowa. All members of the household were born in Boone County, except as noted. The household included

Alex Magunson, 55, born in Sweden
Josephine Magunson, 35, born in Sweden
Elmer Magunson, 12
Edith Magunson , 5
Sena Halverson, 12, b. Crawford, Iowa [2]

Elmer Nathan Magnuson, 1884-1971, was born in Boone, Iowa, the son of Alexander and Josephine Magnuson. He married Mae Belle Crouse in 1909 in Boone city, Iowa. They had (at least) six children, born between 1910 and 1926. [3]

Elmer N. Magnuson, 25, and May Belle Crouse, 20, were married on 6 October 1909 in Boone, Iowa. Elmer was the son of Alex Magnuson and Josephine Anderson. May was the daughter of Charles W. Crouse and Alice M. Sebring. [4]

In 1910, the Magnuson family lived on their rented farm in Des Moines, Boone, Iowa. The family included

Elmer Magnuson, 25, born in Iowa, a farmer
May Magnuson Wife 19, b. Iowa
Peter Saundeen Uncle 57, b. Sweden, a naturalized citizen, farm laborer [5]

In 1920, the Magnusons lived on their farm in Des Moines Township, Boone County, Iowa. They owned the farm with a mortgage. The household included

Elmer Magnuson, 35, born in Iowa (parents b. Sweden), a farmer
Mae B Magnuson Wife 29 Iowa (parents b. Iowa)
Mary L Magnuson Dau. 8 Iowa, in school
Charley A Magnuson Son 6 Iowa, in school
Malvin E Magnuson Son 5 Iowa, in school
Robert Wm Magnuson Son 3 Iowa
Benjamin Magnuson Son 7 months Iowa [6]

In 1925, the Magnusons lived in Boone, Boone, Iowa. The four youngest children were in school. The household included

Elmer Magnuson, 40, who had completed the 7th grade reader
Mae Magnuson Wife, 34, completed 7th grade reader
Mary L Magnuson Daughter, 14 , completed 7th grade reader
Charles A Magnuson Son, 12
Melvin E Magnuson Son, 10
Robert W Magnuson Son, 7
Benjamin H Magnuson Son, 5 [7]

In 1930, the Magnuson family lived on a rented farm in Marion, Hamilton, Iowa. They did not have a radio. The family included

Elmer Magnuson, 45, Iowa, a farmer, who married at age 24
Mae B Magnuson Wife 39 Iowa, married at 19
Mary L Magnuson Dau. 19 Iowa
Charles A Magnuson Son 18 Iowa
Melvin E Magnuson Son 15 Iowa
Robert W Magnuson Son 12 Iowa
Benjamin H Magnuson Son 10 Iowa
Alice J Magnuson Dau. 4 Iowa [8]

In 1940, the Magnusons lived in Marion Township, Hamilton, Iowa. They had lived in the same house for at least five years. The family included

Elmer Magnuson, 55, born in Iowa, a farm operator, who had completed the 5th grade
Mae Magnuson Wife 50 Iowa, completed 8th grade
Charles Magnuson Son 28 Iowa, farm laborer, completed two years of high school
Alice Magnuson Dau. 14 Iowa, completed 7th grade [9]

Elmer Magnuson, 87, died in April 1971 in Iowa. His last residence was Boone, Iowa. [10]

Elmer Magnuson, 1884-1971, is buried at Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone, Iowa with his wife, Mae B., 1890-1979; his parents, Alexander (1839-1910) and Josephine (1859-1941) Magnuson; a sister, Edith Joahanna Travis; and other family. [11]

research notes

His father is not on Wikitree, as of Feb. 2022


  1. Birth "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 April 2020), Elmer Magnuson, 26 Dec 1884; citing Iowa, United States; county district courts, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,034,315.
  2. "Iowa State Census, 1895," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 February 2021), Elmer Magunson in household of Alex Magunson, Boone, Iowa, United States; citing p. 164, 1895, State Historical Society, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1,021,713.
  3., Family Tree, with sources (
  4. 1909 marriage "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Elmer N Magnuson and May Belle Crouse, 06 Oct 1909, Boone, Iowa, United States; citing reference , county courthouses, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,034,320.
  5. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 February 2022), Elmer Magnuson, Des Moines, Boone, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 5, sheet 2A, family 25, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 392; FHL microfilm 1,374,405.
  6. "United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 1 February 2021), Elmer Magnuson, 1920.
  7. "Iowa State Census, 1925," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 June 2020), Elmer Magnuson, Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States; citing Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States, Iowa State Historical Department, Des Moines; FHL microfilm .
  8. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 February 2022), Elmer Magnuson, Marion, Hamilton, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 23, sheet 4A, line 15, family 81, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 657; FHL microfilm 2,340,392.
  9. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 6 January 2021), Elmer Magnuson, Marion Township, Hamilton, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 40-23, sheet 7A, line 15, family 134, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1164.
  10. Death "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 January 2021), Elmer Magnuson, Apr 1971; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  11. Find A Grave: Memorial #73813019

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Elmer is my great father. His daughter Alice Josephine Carroll was my grandmother
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