Emma Alvilda Running

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Emma Alvilda Running (Bjornson)

Birthplace: Stoughton, Dane, WI, Stoughton, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
Death: January 03, 1975 (79)
Dunn County Health Care Center, Menomonie, Dunn, WI, Menomonie, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States
Place of Burial: Downsville, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Eigil Bjørnson and Brita Hansdatter, Vinje
Wife of Oscar Hans Running
Mother of Margaret Evelyn Lemon; Elaine Doris Smith; John Robert Running; Private; Jean Audrey Sorenson and 1 other
Sister of Hattie B. Bjornson; Edward R. Bjornson; Ella A. Hanson; Harry E. Bjornson; Evelyn Bjornson and 2 others

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About Emma Alvilda Running

According to Dave Smith, his grandma, Emma, was very short but she could put great big Grandpa Oscar into a corner.


The former Emma Bjornson was born May 3, 1895, at Stoughton. She was educated in the Stanley area and married Oscar Running Dec. 31, 1915, in Minneapolis.

Mrs. Running was a resident of the Menomonie-Downsville area for the past 50 years. She was a member of Royal Neighbors and New Hope Lutheran Church at Downsville.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Edwin Lemon, West Allis, Mrs. Myron Smith, Rt. 4, Menomonie, Mrs. Lee Drinkwine, Madison, Mrs. Kenneth Sorenson, Baraboo; two sons, John Oak Creek, LeMoine, Brookfield; three sisters, Mrs. John Nelson, Stoughton, Mrs. Ingvald Hanson, Stillwater, Minn., Mrs. Arthur Semmelhack, Cadott; a brother, Edward Bjornson, Stanley; 30 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at New Hope Lutheran Church with the Rev. Arvid Myhrwold officiating. Burial will be Riverview Cemetery at Downsville.

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Emma Alvilda Running's Timeline

May 3, 1895
Stoughton, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
September 28, 1916
Age 21
St. Paul, Ramsey, MN
January 3, 1919
Age 23
St. Paul, Ramsey, MN
March 13, 1921
Age 25
Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, WI
April 16, 1927
Age 31
Downsville, Dunn, WI
November 2, 1929
Age 34
Menomonie, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States
January 3, 1975
Age 79
Menomonie, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States
Downsville, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States