Branch: U. S. Army
Status: Deceased Veteran
Date of Service: Spanish American War
Home Town: Alida
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Edward Thompson was born January 12, 1874 in Kvernland, Norway to parents Tarald and Karen Kvernland. He attended school in Norway, then when he was 19 he came to America. The year was 1893. He traveled to Drummond, Wisconsin and then to Washburn, Wisconsin.
In 1898 the Spanish American War broke out so Edward joined the Army. He was sent to Camp Douglas in Wisconsin to be mustered in. He was a private in Company K of the 4th Regiment of the Wisconsin Infantry. There were few military specialties at the time so his specialty was like others: “honest and faithful service.” He served 1 1/2 years on garrison duty in Cuba, then was honorably discharged on February 28, 1899 at Camp Anniston, Alabama.
Edward died June 8, 1955 and is buried in Sell Lake Church Cemetery south of Shevlin.
Plot: 5 Side: South Row from Bottom: 3
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