NameOrline Ramona ALLEN [39], [216], Grandmother
Birth Date16 Dec 1900 [39], [1066], [292]
Birth PlaceWebster, Day Co., South Dakota, United States
Census Date2 May 1910 [1066] Age: 9
Census PlaceMinneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Census Date8 Jan 1920 [292] Age: 19
Census PlaceMinneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Census Memo2930 Cedar Avenue, 7th Ward
Census Date4 Jan 1920 [5347] Age: 19
Census PlaceMinneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Census Memo4133 Aldrich Ave. S., Ward 13
Reside Date1920 [2704], [2706]
Reside PlaceMinneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Reside Memo4133 Aldrich Av. S. Same address in 1921.
Reside Date1923 [2710]
Reside PlaceMinneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Reside Memo4512 Pleasant Ave.
Census Date16 Apr 1930 [1576] Age: 29
Census PlaceEdina, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Census Memo4617 Casco Avenue
Reside Date1 Apr 1935 [3202] Age: 34
Reside PlaceEdina, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Reside Memo4404 Sunnyside Avenue [current maps say “Road”]
Census Date12 Apr 1940 [3202] Age: 39
Census PlaceEdina, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Census Memo4404 Sunnyside Avenue [current maps say “Road”]
Death Date2 Jul 1964 [1476] Age: 63
Death PlaceEdina, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Burial PlaceMinneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Burial MemoCrystal Lake Cemetery: Section 9, Lot 192, Grave 9. Verified in person.
Alt.SpellingOrlynn [292], [2704], [2706]
Alt.SpellingOrlin R. [1066], [5347]
OccupationTeacher [2704]
OccupationClerk, Retail Hardware Mutual Fire Insurance Co. [2706]
EducationSouth High School, Minneapolis, class of 1918, honor student in Modern Language. [793]
FatherIsaac Thompson ALLEN (1862-1925)
MotherMinnie Louise HANSON (1863-1930)
Misc. Notes
Speculation: “Orline” may be a variation on her grandmother’s Norwegian name, “Oline.”

Orline's early life in Webster, South Dakota, was brief, as the family relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota, about 1901-1903. This included Orline's older half sister, Mellicent Grace Hull. Her younger sister, Adella Irene, was born soon after. In Minneapolis, Orline attended South High School, graduating in the class of 1918, as an honor student in Modern Language. After graduation, she taught school somewhere, though no specifics of that are known. As of 1921, she had obtained employment as a clerk with the Retail Hardware Mutual Fire Insurance Co. And it was as a result of this that she met her future husband, Clinton James Christopher. The two were married, June 14, 1922, in Minneapolis. She was active in the community, which included being secretary of the Women's Club of the Country Club District, Edina, Minnesota (1934-35) and President of the PTA for the 1936-37 school term at Edina Morningside school. For a time, a friend of hers got her a job at Burma Shave.
Research
Not found in SSDI. [105]
Spouses
Birth Date22 Aug 1897 [180], [1382]
Birth PlaceMinneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Census Date5 Jun 1900 [802] Age: 2
Census PlaceMinneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Census Memo1207 Girard, 3rd ward
Census Date25 Apr 1910 [1062] Age: 12
Census PlaceMinneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Census Memo2211 5th Ave., 4th Ward
Reside Date23 Aug 1918 [1382] Age: 21
Reside PlaceMinneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Reside Memo3038 21st Ave. So.
Reside Date1918 [6005]
Reside PlaceWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Reside Memo2030 F Street (while attending GWU)
Reside Date1923 [2710]
Reside PlaceMinneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Reside Memo4512 Pleasant Ave.
Census Date16 Apr 1930 [1576] Age: 32
Census PlaceEdina, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Census Memo4617 Casco Avenue
Reside Date1 Apr 1935 [3202] Age: 37
Reside PlaceEdina, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Reside Memo4404 Sunnyside Avenue [current maps say “Road”]
Census Date12 Apr 1940 [3202] Age: 42
Census PlaceEdina, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Census Memo4404 Sunnyside Avenue [current maps say “Road”]
Retire Date1967 [1315]
Retire PlaceMinnesota Hardware Retail Association
Retire Memo47 years of service
Death Date20 Jun 1988 [1314], [1315], [164], [1604] Age: 90
Death PlaceEdina, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Burial PlaceMinneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Burial MemoCremation 20-JUN-1988; Crystal Lake Cemetery: Section 9, Lot 192, Grave 8. Verified in person.
OccupationAccounting Executive
OccupationStenographer [1382]
EducationNorth High School, Minneapolis, MN, Class of 1915 [1315]
EducationColumbian College of Arts & Sciences (George Washington University), Washington D.C. (night courses only, 1918) [2497], [6005]
ReligionEpiscopalian
FatherElias JÖNSSON (1866-1913)
MotherAnnette LÅNG (1867-1959)
Misc. Notes
Clinton was born at home (he said it was on the kitchen floor) by a mid-wife.

Secretary to Daniel C. Roper, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 1918-1920 [1315], [2497]

In 1933 & 1934 he was president of the Association of the Country Club district, and in 1935 was a "delegate at large."
In 1935 he was listed as being on the editorial board of "The Crier," a publication of the Country Club District, Edina, MN.

Was one of the principal founders of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Edina, MN. [1316], [1604], [2497]

Was Mayor of Edina, Minnesota, 1946-47. The position was also known as “President of the Edina Village Council.” [1316], [1604], [2497]

Advisory Commissioner to the Minnesota Department of Business Development [1315], [1316]

President of the Edina Country Club, 1953. [1315], [1316]
Military
Registered for WW-I [1382]
Marr Date14 Jun 1922 [216], [1468]
Marr PlaceMinneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, United States
Marr MemoCertificate #02580067
ChildrenRobert Allen (1923-1988)
 Claire Joanne (1929-2016)
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