Randi (Ilseng) Thommessen (1900 - 1975)

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Randi (Ilseng) Thommessen
1900 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
Randi (Ilseng) Thommessen, mother to 2 children, was born on January 11, 1900 in Skien, Telemark Norge. She was born into the Ilseng family and married into the Thommessen family. She was born to Mathias Ilseng and Augusta Marie (Buer) Ilseng, with siblings Ragnar, Birger, and Ivar. Randi married Karl Fredrik Albert Thommessen, and they gave birth to Ivar Ilseng Thommessen and Kari (Thommessen) Dirdal. She died on October 20, 1975 in Oslo, Oslo Norge at 75 years of age.


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Randi Thommessen was born on in Skien, Skien County, Telemark Norge


Randi Thommessen died on in Oslo, Oslo Norge

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Vestre gravlund, in Oslo, Oslo Norge



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Randi (Ilseng) Thommessen Family Tree

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Mathias Ilseng
Sep 20, 1866 - Sep 30, 1917
Augusta Marie (Buer) Ilseng
Jan 21, 1871 - May 15, 1911


Ragnar Ilseng
Nov 8, 1895 - Jul 26, 1965
Birger Ilseng
Born: 1898
Ivar Ilseng
1902 - Feb 21, 1914

Randi (Ilseng) Thommessen & Karl Fredrik Albert Thommessen

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Karl Fredrik Albert Thommessen
Nov 22, 1898 - Jan 12, 1992


Ivar Ilseng Thommessen
Nov 23, 1929 - Mar 1, 2002
Oslo, Oslo, Norge
Kari (Thommessen) Dirdal
Mar 26, 1936 - Mar 19, 1988


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Randi (Ilseng) Thommessen, mother to 2 children, died on October 20, 1975 in Oslo, Oslo Norge at 75 years of age. She was buried in Vestre gravlund, Oslo, Oslo Norge. She was born on January 11, 1900 in Skien, Telemark Norge. She was born to Mathias Ilseng and Augusta Marie (Buer) Ilseng, with siblings Ragnar, Birger, and Ivar. Randi married Karl Fredrik Albert Thommessen, and they gave birth to Ivar Ilseng Thommessen and Kari (Thommessen) Dirdal.
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In 1900, in the year that Randi (Ilseng) Thommessen was born, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1939, at the age of 39 years old, Randi was alive when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1951, at the age of 51 years old, Randi was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1964, when she was 64 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1975, in the year of Randi (Ilseng) Thommessen's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

Other Biographies

Other Thommessens

Elsa Bergh Thommessen
Oct 16, 1900 - Apr 27, 1983
Ivar Ilseng Thommessen
Nov 23, 1929 - Mar 1, 2002
Oslo, Oslo, Norge

Other Ilsengs

Augusta Marie (Buer) Ilseng
Jan 21, 1871 - May 15, 1911
Ivar Ilseng
1902 - Feb 21, 1914
Solveig Ilseng
May 6, 1905 - Mar 12, 1999

Other Bios

Harald Theodor Thommessen
Nov 6, 1872 - Apr 15, 1939
Thora Iverson
Born: Mar 20, 1880
Karl Johan Thompson
Born: Dec 11, 1869
Inga Karoline Thommessen
Born: May 3, 1868
Elsa Bergh Thommessen
Oct 16, 1900 - Apr 27, 1983
Ivar Ilseng Thommessen
Nov 23, 1929 - Mar 1, 2002
Oslo, Oslo, Norge
Kari (Thommessen) Dirdal
Mar 26, 1936 - Mar 19, 1988
Johannes Eger
around 1811 - May 4, 1887
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