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Martha Chally (Stephenson)

Birthdate: (32)
Birthplace: Fjæra, Åkra, Skånevik, Etne, Hordaland, Norway
Death: August 26, 1897 (32)
Morris, Grundy, Illinois, USA
Place of Burial: Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lars Fjære Stephenson and Anna Halvorsdatter Stephenson
Wife of Rasmus A Chally
Mother of Sara Mabel Johnson; Henry Lewis Chally and Wilford Rasmus Chally
Sister of Stephen Stephenson; Julia (Guro) Larsdatter Chally; Oliver Stevenson; Anna Carena Anderson; Henry Lewis Stephenson and 1 other

Managed by: Kitty Munson Cooper
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About Martha Chally

Skåneviksoga II page 519 (51b).


From Dr. Craig Stevenson's History compiled 1984

"Martha, the second oldest child of Lars and Anna Stephenson, was born in Skanevik, Norway, on January 12, 1865. She came to the United States with her parents and spent her early years south of Helmar and later in Grundy County. She probably started working as a hired girl at a young age. On March 6, 1889, Martha married Rasmus A. Chally. Rasmus was the thirty-two year old brother of John Chally, who had married Martha’s younger sister Julia one year earlier. Two sisters had married two brothers. Martha and Rasmus were married by Reverend A. G. Nilsen at Hauges Lutheran Church. .....

Tragedy struck the family in 1897 when Martha contracted consumption (tuberculosis) while caring for an ill woman. She died on August 26, 1897, leaving Rasmus with two small children. The children lived part of the time with their father but also spent a lot of time with their relatives. Five years after Martha’s death, Rasmus married Matilda Anderson. There were two children from this marriage: Russell and Milford. After Rasmus received a bad injury iii a lumber camp, he settled in Morris, Illinois and started working for the Morris Paper Mill in about 1912. RaslflU8 died June 22, 1930 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Morris, Illinois. "

From "Find A Grave":

Birth: Jan. 12, 1865 Death: Aug. 26, 1897

Burial: West Lisbon Lutheran Cemetery Lisbon Kendall County Illinois, USA

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Martha Chally's Timeline

January 12, 1865
Åkra, Skånevik, Etne, Hordaland, Norway
January 23, 1890
Age 25
Grundy County, Illinois, United States
August 28, 1893
Age 28
Grundy County, Illinois, USA
August 26, 1897
Age 32
Morris, Grundy, Illinois, USA
Age 31
Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois, United States