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Ernest Lilyquist

Male 1886 - 1971  (85 years)


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  • Name Ernest Lilyquist 
    Born 24 Jan 1886  Hammer Twp, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census Data Jun 1895  Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charles Lilyquist - Age 50
    Antoinette Lilyquist - Age 51
    Theo Lilyquist - Age 12
    Ernest Lilyquist - Age 9
    Eric Lind - Age 29
    Ellen Lind - Age 7
    Elsie Lind - Age 5
    Ed Solon - Age 28
    Egbert Solon - Age 23
     
    1895 Duluth MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    1895 Duluth MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    Census Data 11 Jun 1900  Duluth Ward 7, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chas Lilyquist - Age 56
    Antonetta Lilyquist - Age 56
    Thedore Lilyquist - Age 16
    Ernest Lilyquist - Age 14 
    1900 Duluth MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    1900 Duluth MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    Census Data 29 Jun 1905  Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charles Lilyquist - Age 60
    Antonette Lilyquist - Age 61
    Theodore Lilyquist - Age 21
    Ernest Lilyquist - Age 18
    Eloise A Peterson - Age 6 
    1905 Duluth MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    1905 Duluth MN Charles Lilyquist Family
    Census Data 26 Apr 1910  Duluth Ward 7, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ernest Lilyquist - Age 24
    Sigrid O Lilyquist - Age 20
    Helen M Lilyquist - Age 1 
    1910 Duluth MN Ernest Lilyquist Family
    1910 Duluth MN Ernest Lilyquist Family
    Census Data 7 Jan 1920  Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ernest Lilyquist - Age 33
    Sigrid Lilyquist - Age 30
    Helen Lilyquist - Age 10
    Marvin Lilyquist - Age 9
    Margaret Lilyquist - Age 6
    Elizabeth Lilyquist - Age 2/12
    Antonette Lilyquist - Age 75 
    1920 Duluth MN Ernest Lilyquist Family
    1920 Duluth MN Ernest Lilyquist Family
    Census Data 11 Apr 1930  Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ernest Lilyquist - Age 44
    Segrid Lilyquist - Age 40
    Helen Lilyquist - Age 21
    Marvin Lilyquist - Age 19
    Margaret Lilyquist - Age 17
    Dorothy Lilyquist - Age 10
    Donald Lilyquist - Age 2 
    1930 Duluth MN Ernest Lilyquist Family
    1930 Duluth MN Ernest Lilyquist Family
    Census Data 5 Apr 1940  Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ernest Lilyquist - Age 57
    Segrid Lilyquist - Age 50
    Helen Lilyquist - Age 30
    Marvin Lilyquist - Age 28
    Dorothy Lilyquist - Age 20
    Donald Lilyquist - Age 12
    Phyllis Lilyquist - Age 10 
    1940 Duluth MN Ernest Lilyquist Family
    1940 Duluth MN Ernest Lilyquist Family
    Special Lily Lin

    Ernest and a friend, Charles J. Linblom, billed themselves as the Lili-Lin Brothers, Tumblers and Aerial Ring Performers. Ernest stated they almost left to join the circus.
     
    Died 16 Apr 1971  Duluth, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He died in his living room chair of heart failure at the age of 85 on 16 April 1971. The funeral was held in the Fred Olson Mortuary Chapel ("Better an overfilled mortuary than a half-filled church," said his widow) and he is buried in Park Hill Cemetery in the Last Supper Section.
    Notes 
    • Prepared by John Lilyquist, grandson:

      His family moved to Duluth in 1889. They lived at 2324 West 8th Street. One of his good friends was Arthur Anderson from down the street. Arthur made the small horse collar which Marvin Lilyquist kept. Marvin says that Arthur died in his late teens of tuberculosis. Another life-long friend was Christine Sutherlund, a neighbor at 2322 W. 8th Street. Christine and her daughter Ruth would be part of Lilyquist holidays and celebrations for the rest of their lives. Tillie, Christine's half-sister would later marry Otto Abrahamson, Segrid's brother. Another buddy from the neighborhood was Ted Linnea.

      Ernest graduated from the eighth grade at Duluth's Lincoln School, according to family tradition. By 1900, his name appears in the Duluth City Directory, with occupations of messenger at Panton and White (1900), messenger (1901-02), clerk at I Freimuth (1902-03), clerk at L.W. Leithhead Drug Company (1903-04), painter (1904-05), packer at L.W. Leithhead (1905-06), checker (1906-07), assistant foreman for the DMN Docks (1907-08) . He also talked about working for the Duluth Glass Block in his early years, and told of going to the waterfront to watch the Mataafa sink in that terrible lake storm of 1905. Through these years, he lived with his parents on West Eighth Street.

      About the time he and Segrid married in 1908, Ernest was transferred by the DMN Railroad to Eveleth, where daughter Helen was born. They returned to Duluth and the ore docks in 1910. He never owned a car, but Marvin said he thought about buying one in 1927. He walked to work at the ore docks (daily, for 12 hour shifts, in the early years). When the railroad was on strike, he would climb the docks, away from the pickets, and walk the tracks to his job. He retired from the DM&IR after 47 years of service in 1953.

      Ernest was very handy with woodworking tools, making knickknacks and spice cabinets. He gave haircuts to his children and grandchildren. He hunted prior to marriage, but not after because Segrid was afraid of guns. At times, at family gatherings, he would bring out his flute, and play a few notes. His penmanship was round and readable, right out of a penmanship textbook. His health was very good - he was never a hospital patient until he had non-malignant prostate surgery a few months before his death.
    Person ID P2312481936  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2015 

    Father Carl Wiktor Gustafsson Liljequist,   b. 07 Dec 1844, Älghult, Kronoberg, Småland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1916, Cotton, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Antonette Engebretsdatter Baardseth,   b. 03 May 1844, Nedre Baardseth, Ringsaker, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1926, Saint Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1882 
    • No marriage record has been found. Family lore says they met in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Marriage may have taken place there or near Carl's home in Minnesota.
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet

    Family Segrid Ovedia Abrahamson,   b. 21 Oct 1889, Drammen, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1980, Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 08 Jun 1908  Duluth, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Prepared by John Lilyquist, grandson:

      Ernest and Segrid were married 8 June 1908 in Duluth. The marriage was witnessed by Ernest's brother and future sister-in-law, Ted and Gertie. Ernest's job at the railroad called them to Eveleth in 1907, and they returned to Duluth in 1910, residing at 324 Restormel.

      [[The marriage license, on file in the St. Louis County Court House (book J32, p. 247), says the the marriage was witnessed by Theodore Lilyquist and Gertrude Swanson. Rev. F.O. Kling, 2215 W 3rd St, officiated at the wedding. The license was applied for and recorded on 8 June 1908. Family lore had originally thought the marriage was witnessed by Segrid's brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Lavina Abrahamson.]]

      They moved into their permanent, two-bedroom home at 2311 West 11th Street in 1914. Ernest's mother lived with them following the death of his father in 1916. She occupied the front bedroom, the three girls slept in the back bedroom, Marvin slept on a cot in the upstairs hallway, and Ernest and Segrid occupied the small room off the main floor dining room . The original house had a small kitchen on the northwest corner of the house, which was expanded to the full width of the house later .

      Ernest did not belong to a church, but the children attended Sunday School at First Covenent Church (Swedish Mission Church) in the West End. Segrid had belonged to Zion Lutheran Church. She joined First Covenent Church after Ernest's death.
    Ernest and Segrid 60th
    Ernest and Segrid 60th
    Children 
     1. Helen Mildred Lilyquist,   b. 06 Apr 1909, Eveleth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Dec 1993, Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Marvin Carl Lilyquist,   b. 27 Oct 1910, Duluth, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 2010, Port Charlotte, Charlotte, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     3. Margaret Elvira Lilyquist,   b. 09 Feb 1913, Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 2007, Glen Ellyn, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     4. Dorothy Elizabeth Lilyquist,   b. 10 Nov 1919, Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 2015, Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     5. Gordon Ernest Lilyquist,   b. 17 Feb 1926,   d. 2 Oct 1926, Saint Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Living
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Lily Lin Tumblers
    Lily Lin Tumblers

    Documents
    Ernest Lilyquist WWII Draft Registration
    Ernest Lilyquist WWII Draft Registration