Kaj Duncan Kristoffersen, 1932-2012 [RG6251.AM]

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RG6251.AM:  Kaj Duncan Kristoffersen, 1932-2012

Memory books: 1933-1939
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Veteran
Size: Five items

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born on November 11, 1932, at Detroit, Michigan, Kaj “Kay” Duncan Kristoffersen was the son of Magnus and Eva Kristoffersen.  Magnus and Eva were both librarians.  The family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, in May of 1937.  They remained in Lincoln until 1950 when the family moved to Hartford, Connecticut.  After graduating from high school, Kaj joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Korea.  He married Christa Leschinski and had three sons.  Kaj Duncan Kristoffersen died at Lakewood, Colorado, on September 27, 2012.  He is buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery at Denver, Colorado. 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of five memory books of Kaj “Kay” Duncan Kristoffersen dating from 1933-1939.  They appear to have been put together by Kaj’s mother when he was a child.  The first three books date from when the family was living in Detroit, Michigan.  The last two date from when the family was living in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The memory books record various family happenings each month and oftentimes contain photographs of Kaj and his family.

INVENTORY

Item

  1. Kay Duncan’s First Year, Detroit, Michigan, Christmas, 1933
  2. Kay Duncan’s Third Year, Detroit, Michigan, Christmas, 1935
  3. Kay Duncan’s Fourth Year, Detroit, Michigan, Christmas, 1936
  4. Kay Duncan’s Fifth Year, Lincoln, Nebraska, Christmas, 1937
  5. Kay Duncan’s Seventh Year, Lincoln, Nebraska, Christmas, 1939

 

Subject headings

Detroit (Mich.)
Families
Kristoffersen family
Kristoffersen, Kaj Duncan, 1932-2012
Lincoln (Neb.)
Manners and customs

 

TMM      12-05-2023

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