Georgia Kirk Wells

#5895, b. 12 Apr 1856, d. 31 Aug 1948
Last Edited:7 Feb 2017
FatherWilliam Wells1 b. 26 Jun 1814, d. 16 Apr 1900
MotherLavinia Durbin1 b. 4 Sep 1830, d. 20 Jun 1882

Children of Georgia Kirk Wells and Svante Leonard Bjorkgren

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthGeorgia Kirk Wells was born on 12 Apr 1856 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.1,2,3
Census1870, household memberGeorgia A Wells (given age 14) was enumerated on the 1870 census in the household of William Wells (given age 56), living in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.4,5
Census1880, daughterGeorgie Wells (given age 24) was enumerated as a daughter of Wm. Wells (given age 65) on the 1880 Census, living in Tangipahoa Parish, LA.6
MarriageGeorgia Kirk Wells married Svante Leonard Bjorkgren, son of Sven Johan Björkgren and Johanna Sofia Johansdotter, on 27 Jul 1882 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. B. W. Lanier, a minister of the gospel, officiated over the marriage. Witnesses were E. R. Wells, F. J. Wells, and Eliza T. Anderson.7
Census1900Georgia Bjorkgren (given age 44) was enumerated as the wife of Svant Lenard Bjorkgren (given age 47) on the 1900 Census at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.3
Census1920Georgia Bjorkgren (given age 63) was enumerated as the wife of S L Bjorkgren (given age 68) on the 1920 Census, living at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.8
Census1930Georgia K. Bjorken (given age 73) was enumerated as the wife of S L Bjorken (given age 77) on the 1930 Census. They lived at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.9
Death, WidowShe was left a widow at age 74, when her husband, Svante Leonard, died of heart disease and kidney failure on 8 Jul 1930 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.10,2,11
Census1940Georgianna Bjorkgren (given age 82) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living alone, at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. She was widowed, and paid rent of $7 per month for her home on Oak Street.12
DeathShe died at age 92 of bronchial pneumonia due to heart disease on 31 Aug 1948 in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.1,2
BurialShe was buried at Wetmore Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2

Citations:

  1. [S596] Baton Rouge, LA, USA. LA State Archives. Death certificate.
  2. [S357] Wetmore Cemetery. Tangipahoa, LA, USA. Headstone.
  3. [S374] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S367] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S413] Ponchatoula Times. Ponchatoula, LA.
  6. [S369] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S718] S. L. Bjorkgren and Georgia K. Wells. Marriage certificate. Held by Joyce Rivette.
  8. [S375] 1920 U.S. census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S376] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  10. [S592] Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. death certificate.
  11. [S404] The Enterprise. Ponchatoula, La.
  12. [S740] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  13. [S595] Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. death certificate.