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|Christina Thaden Kuper Wilson McCarty|
|April 14, 1872 - September 29, 1962|
|Christina Johannah Amelia Thaden was born on April
14, 1872 in Iowa, the daughter of Gerhardt Ludwig
Thaden (August 18, 1839 - September 14, 1910), a native
of Aurich, Ostfriesland, Germany and Johanna(h) Christina
Amelia Wilkens (March 9, 1840 - August 17, 1924), a native of
Germany. The Thadens had moved from Germany to Peoria, Illinois
about 1868 then to Iowa in 1870. The family moved again about 1876
finally settling in Luverne, Minnesota for many years.
Christina and Wessel Kuper (July 1867 - 1924), a native of Germany, married on March 26, 1890 in Luverne, Minnesota. They moved to Lennox, Lincoln, South Dakota. Eventually, they moved to Tacoma, Washington and ran a dairy farm near Spanaway.
She was a great cook and
always had banana bread for her great-grandson and sometimes split pea soup.
Christina died on
September 29, 1962 in Tacoma, Washington and was buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Tacoma,
|Christina - 1934|
Photograph courtesy of Evelyn Hanson
|Obituary from the Tacoma News Tribune, September
30, 1962: " Mrs. Christine McCarty
Mrs. Christine J. A. (Kuper) McCarty, 90, of 307 S. 34th St., died Saturday in a local nursing home. Born in Iowa, she came to Tacoma in 1908 from South Dakota.
She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church.
Surviving are four sons, Fred Kuper of Tacoma, Ernest Kuper of Centralia, Ben L. Kuper of Spanaway, George Kuper of Steilacoom; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Morris of Tacoma; a brother, Louis Thaden of South Dakota; and 21 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Services will be announced by Mountain View Funeral Home."
|Thaden Genealogy: Christina Thaden|
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