Karen Engeretsondatter (Wethal) Hanson (1846 - 1921)

Karen Engeretsondatter (Wethal) Hanson
1846 - 1921
updated February 06, 2019
Karen Engeretsondatter (Wethal) Hanson, mother to 1 child, was born in 1846 in Akershus Norway. She was born into the Wethal family and married into the Hanson family. Karen's partner was Lars Horgen, and they gave birth to Caroline Olava (Hanson-Horgan) Wolner. She died on August 29, 1921 in Minnesota at 75 years of age.

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Karen Hanson was born in in Ullensaker Municipality County, Akershus Norway
Karen Hanson died on in Watonwan County, Minnesota United States
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Dec 31, 1838 - Nov 3, 1908


Feb 16, 1875 - c. December 1942


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Karen Engeretsondatter (Wethal) Hanson, mother to 1 child, passed away on August 29, 1921 in Minnesota at 75 years old. She was born in 1846 in Akershus Norway. Karen's partner was Lars Horgen, and they gave birth to Caroline Olava (Hanson-Horgan) Wolner.
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In 1846, in the year that Karen Engeretsondatter (Wethal) Hanson was born, on November 4th, the Donner Party was stranded in the Sierra Nevada on its way to California. The ill-fated wagon train was snowed in and couldn't get out of the mountains for 3 months. Some went for help - on foot - but the majority of the 87 people in the wagon train were stuck in heavy snow, without food. Only 48 of the original settlers survived - some by cannibalism of the dead.

In 1851, by the time she was only 5 years old, on May 15th, the first of many Australian gold rushes was publicized. Because the California Gold Rush had caused many Australians to emigrate to California, Australia decided that the gold found in Australia should be publicized, rather than suppressing the news as earlier finds had been.

In 1905, Karen was 59 years old when the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1917, Karen was 71 years old when on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1921, in the year of Karen Engeretsondatter (Wethal) Hanson's passing, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

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