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Alfred Clayton "Al" Erickson

Alfred Clayton "Al" Erickson

Male 1929 - 2000

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  • Name  Alfred Clayton "Al" Erickson  [1
    Nickname  Al 
    Born  28 May 1929  Puritan, Gogebic County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth 
    • Research indicates there doesn't seem to be a town in existence any more named Puritan, Michigan, where Al was said to have been born; there is a Puritan School in Gogebic County, however, which is assumed to be near or at the location of this former town. The local paper in Ironwood, Michigan, often mentions the region of Puritan.
    Non-line Spouse 
    • After the death of Kathleen Erickson, Al remarried to Bertha (McNutt) Feistner in 1979
    Census  1930  Bessemer Township, Gogebic County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Alfred C. Erickson, grandson, male, white, age 10/12, single, could not read or write, born in Michigan, father's birthplace Massachusetts, mother's birthplace Massachusetts, state code: 62, occupation none
    Newspaper Article  10 Feb 1941  Ironwood, Gogebic County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Ironwood Daily Globe 
    • Bessemer Township

      Alfred and Betty Erickson, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Erickson, who lived at the Ironwood Homesteads, have returned to Puritan and are enrolled in the Puritan fourth and sixth grades. Clyde Erickson, of the Roosevelt school, is enrolled in the kindergarten
    Newspaper Article  10 Feb 1941  Ironwood, Gogebic County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Ironwood Daily Globe 
    • Bessemer Township

      Alfred and Betty Erickson, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Erickson, who lived at the Ironwood Homesteads, have returned to Puritan and are enrolled in the Puritan fourth and sixth grades. Clyde Erickson, of the Roosevelt school, is enrolled in the kindergarten
    City Directory  1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Alfred O. Erickson, student, residence 931 North 6th, apartment 101.
    High School  Abt 1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Burlington High School 
    Military  Abt 1950  [2
    • Al was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He fought in the Korean War, attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. In the 1951 Polk city directory for Burlington he is listed as being a member of the armed forces.
    Residence  Mar 1967  Binghamton, Broome County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation  Between 1978 and 1991  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    marketing engineer at General Electric Company 
    Al and Clyde Erickson: A collection of electric car articles
    Al and Clyde Erickson: A collection of electric car articles
    Several articles in pdf format as one file regarding the work of Alfred Clayton "Al" Erickson and his brother, Clyde Warren Erickson, on the invention of a more efficient electric automobile to replace the internal combustion engine cars. The articles are: (1) "The Mediapolis motor: Is it really a 'breakthrough'?" published in the Gazette Weekly, page 5, December 5, 1979. (2) "'It's so simple,' Revolutionary engine might prove energy solution," by Jenny Wilson, published in The Hawk Eye, page 6, December 17, 1979. (3) "Brothers seek financial spark for electric car; Murphy's Law: Southeast Iowa inventors can't get backing for further research on a car ahead of its time," by Roger Munns, published in The Hawk Eye, page 6A, November 15, 1994. The Gazette Weekly was published in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; the Hawk Eyes in Burlington, Iowa.
    Retired  1991  [2
    Residence  2000  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died  18 Nov 2000  Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Obituary  19 Nov 2000  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Alfred Clayton Erickson, 71, of Mediapolis, died at 1:51 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2000, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

      Born May 28, 1929, in Puritan, Michigan, he was the son of Alfred T. and Mabel Lavine Olson Erickson. On December 22, 1979, he married Marilyn Beth Feistner in Mediapolis.

      Mr. Erickson was a marketing engineer at General Electric Company for 13 years. He retired in 1991.

      He was affiliated with First United Methodist Church of Burlington. He was the inventor of more than 50 patents, including the electric car. He was a Korean War Air Force veteran with the rank of staff sergeant.

      Survivors include his wife; two sons, Eric Erickson of California and Kirk Erickson of McLean, Virginia; one daughter, Katrina Postlethwait of Aurora, Colorado; two stepdaughters, Debra Feistner of Des Moines and Cynthia Kuman of Grand Island, Nebraska; one stepson, Barry Feistner of Mediapolis; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his mother of Portland; two sisters, Elizabeth Shea and Dorothea Erickson, both of Portland; and one brother, Clyde Erickson of Sperry.

      He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen Brumm, and his father.

      Visitation will begin after noon today at Lunning Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m.

      The funeral for Mr. Erickson will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lunning Chapel, with the Reverend Dennis Tevis officiating.

      A memorial has been established for First United Methodist Church's building fund.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • A C Erickson; born: 28 May 1929; died: 18 November 2000 (V); last residence: 71635 (Crossett, Ashley, Arkansas); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 542-30-1720; state where issued: Oregon
    Buried  21 Nov 2000  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 13
    Person ID  I48  All Families
    Last Modified  19 Mar 2015 

    Father  Alfred T. Erickson,   b. 26 Jun 1894, Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1967, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mabel Lavine "Tollie" Olson,   b. 7 Apr 1909, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 2002 
    Alt. Marriage  1927  Bessemer, Gogebic County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Married  29 Sep 1928  Parsonage of the Sharon Lutheran Church, Ironwood, Gogebic County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Marriage Announcement  2 Oct 1928  Ironwood, Gogebic County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Ironwood Daily Globe, 
    • Married Saturday

      Miss Mabel Olson and Alfred Erickson, borh of the Puritan, were married Saturday evening (October 6, 1928) at 6 o'clock at the parsonage of the Sharon Lutheran church by Reverend F. E. W. Kastman. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. George Sievila.
    Residence  Dec 1929  Ironwood, Gogebic County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    City Directory  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Alfred T. Erickson (Tollie), com. trav., residence 844 Spring.
    City Directory  1935  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Alfred T. Erickson (Tollie), sales, residence 2046 Osborn.
    City Directory  1937  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    The Baldwin Burlington, Iowa, ConSurvey Directory, Master Edition 
    • Alfred T. Erickson (wife Tollie), salesman, home 2046 Osborn.
    City Directory  1938  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Alf Erickson (wife Tollie), householder 2065 Osborn.
    Religion  1941 
    • By 1941 they were Presbyterian.
    City Directory  1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Alfred T. Erickson (wife Mabel), electrician, householder 931 North 6th, apartment 101.
    Newspaper Article  5 Jul 1956  Ironwood, Gogebic County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    The Ironwood Daily Globe 
    • The World of Women - Personal Items

      Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Erickson of Burlington, Iowa, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Olson, 841 Sunset Road. They arrived here Sunday.
    Research 
    • According to the local Ironwood newspaper in Michigan, they were very active in the American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary in Gogebic County, Michigan. Though they appeared in the Burlington, Iowa, City Directory for 1930, 1937, and 1938, it seems they were spending time between Burlington and Michigan.
    Family ID  F43  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Kathleen Lucille Brumm,   b. 13 Apr 1930, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1978, South Bend Memorial Hospital, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Jun 1950  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 20
    Marriage License  17 Jun 1950  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Marriage Licenses

      [...] Alfred C. Erickson, 21. and Kathleen Brumm, 20. both of Burlington. [...]
    Notice of a Marriage License Issued to Kathleen Lucille Brumm and Alfred Clayton 'Al' Erickson
    Notice of a Marriage License Issued to Kathleen Lucille Brumm and Alfred Clayton "Al" Erickson
    The notice was published in Iowa Burlington, Iowa. Alfred and Kathleen were married in June 17, 1950, in Mediapolis, Iowa.
    Marriage Announcement  21 Jul 1950  Ironwood, Gogebic County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Ironwood Daily Globe 
    • Corporal A. C. Erickson Weds Miss K. Brumm

      The marriage of Miss Kathleen Lucille Brumm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Brumm, Mediapolis, Iowa, and Corporal Alfred C. Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Erickson, Burlington, Iowa, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Olson, 741 Sunset road, Ironwood, was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents June 17 (1950) at 8 p.m. The Reverend Edward Mohr, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, performed the ceremony. Nuptial music was played by Mrs. Clarence Hutchcroft.

      The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a white suit with which she wore a corsage of red roses and stephanotis.

      Alma Jean Moser served as the bride's attendant, wearing an aqua suit with a corsage of pink roses and stephanotis. Susan Herman, niece of the bride, wore a white and pink dress and carried a white basket of pine rose petals.

      Sergeant Albert Berg of Iron Mountain, served as best man.

      Mrs. Brumm chose a light blue printed sheer dress and black accessories. Her corsage was of pink roses. Mrs. Erickson was attired in a black and white suit and her corsage was of red and white roses.

      A reception followed the ceremony and a three-tiered wedding cake centered the table.

      The bride is a graduate of Mediapolis high school and is employed at McKesson and Robbins Inc. Corporal Erickson, a graduate of Burlington high school, is service with the United States air force. He is stationed at Hanute Field, Illinois.
    City Directory  1951  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Alfred C. Erickson (wife Kathleen), United States Army, residence 1715 Division Street, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa.
    Children 
    >1. Eric David Erickson
    >2. Kirk A. Erickson
    >3. Katrina Elizabeth Erickson
    Last Modified  19 Mar 2015 
    Family ID  F33  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Marilyn Beth McNutt,   b. 17 Aug 1932, Belmond, Wright County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 2002, Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Dec 1979  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F42  Group Sheet

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    Alfred Clayton 'Al' Erickson
    Alfred Clayton "Al" Erickson
    Al Erickson, wife of Kathleen (Brumm) Erickson, was born in Puritan, Michigan May 28, 1929, and died November 18, 2000, in West Burlington, Iowa. He and Kathleen were parents to Eric, Kirk, and Katrina.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Alfred Clayton 'Al' Erickson
    The Obituary of Alfred Clayton "Al" Erickson
    Al, the son of Alfred T. and Mabel Lavine "Tollie" Olson Erickson, was born in Puritan, Michigan, May 28, 1929, and died in West Burlington, Iowa, on November 18, 2000. He married Kathleen Lucille Brumm (1930-1978); they were the parents of Eric David, Kirk A., and Katrina Elizabeth Erickson. After the death of Kathleen Erickson, Al remarried to Bertha (McNutt) Feistner in 1979.

  • Sources 
    1. [S102] Brumm, Dennis William.

    2. [S134] Erickson, Alfred Clayton "Al" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, November 20, 2000; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

    3. [S102] Brumm, Dennis William (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Bessemer Township, Gogebic County, Michigan; enumeration district: 27-6, supervisor's district: 1; sheet number: 2B, page number: 52; enumeration date: April 3, 1930

    5. [S136] Erickson, Alfred T. and Mabel Lavine "Tollie" Olson - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Ironwood Daily Globe, page 2, Tuesday, October 8, 1928; Ironwood, Gogebic County, Michigan) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S24] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1947, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 500 Karbach Block, Omaha 2, Douglas County, Nebraska. Copyright, 1948, by R. L. Polk & Co.), page 130 (Reliability: 4).

    7. [S117] Brumm, Kathleen Lucille and Alfred Clayton "Al" Erickson - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Ironwood Daily Globe, page 8, July 21, 1950; Ironwood, Gogebic County, Michigan) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S135] Erickson, Alfred T. - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 24, March 28, 1967; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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    20. [S118] Erickson, Kathleen Lucille (Brumm) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 20, March 1, 1978; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S116] Brumm, Kathleen Lucille and Alfred Clayton "Al" Erickson - Obtained Marriage License, (originally published in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 9, June 17, 1956; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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