Oct. 29, 1933 Brooklyn Kings County (Brooklyn) New York, USA
Alvilde Marie Magdalene Naess (1875-1933) aka Alvilde Marie Magdalene Næss (b. October 10, 1875, Kristiania, Oslo, Norway - d. October 29, 1933, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York City, New York, USA)
Kristiania: From 1878 to 1924, Kristiania was the name used for Norway's capital Oslo. On January 01, 1925 the name was changed from Kristiania to Oslo.
Name: Her name was pronounced "al-vill-dah". The family name was sometimes written as "Næss" with a ligature. Naess or Næss is the name of a small village in Kristiania, Oslo, Norway.
Parents: Alvilde was the daughter of Yette (1847-?) of Kragerø; and Christian Naess (1848-?) of Solør. Christian may have been a soldier.
Birth: Alvilde was born on October 10, 1875 in Kristiania, Oslo, Norway. The year 1875 comes from the Norway census of 1900. Family members used the year 1876.
Siblings: Alfred Naess (1877-1955) aka Alfred Næss, a professional speedskater; and Albert Naess (1874-?).
Marriage: She married Thorvald Martin Tandberg (1874-1970) in 1896. Thorvald was the son of Andreas Tandberg (1846-1910) of Hønefos, Norway; and Valborg Margrethe Fisher (1848-1915) of Kristiania, Oslo, Norway.
Norway: Alvilde wanted her children born in Norway so she went back, alone and pregnant, to her family to have Ethel, her first child. Thorvald stayed in Boston at his job, managing a restaurant. Thorvald went to Norway after the birth of Ethel and the next children were born in Kristiania.
Children: Ethel Valborg Alfrida Tandberg (1898-1995) who was born in Norway and married Clifford Edward Milner (1892-1980); Thorvald Martin Tandberg II (c1900) who may have died as an infant; Ralph Christian Andreas Tandberg (1901-1995) aka Thoralph Tandberg, who was a safety engineer, who married Sigrid Andreassen (1905-1940) and after her death married Esther Ruth Clyde (1895-1973) and after a divorce married JoAnn Losey; Yolanda Christina Tandberg (1902-2003) who married Joseph Nathaniel French I (1888-1975), who was an architect; Thordis Tandberg who died when she was 14 of spinal meningitis; and Carl Frederick Tandberg (1910-1988) who was born in Massachusetts, and was a bass guitar musician, who married Alice Gonyer (1909-1992). All the other children were born in Kristiania, Oslo, Norway. There were two children stillborn.
Kristiania, Oslo, Norway: In the 1900 Norway Census Thorvald was listed as the "Inspectør [of the] Grand Hotel" in "Portland [Maine], Amerika". They were listed as: "Thorvald Martin Tandberg" and "Alvilde Marie Tandberg" and "Ethel V.A. Tandberg". Thorvald returned to the US around 1907. Alvilde returned to Boston in 1909 but left Ethel with her parents. All the children came to the US in 1909 except Ethel who had to finish school Norway. Ethel returned in 1912. Her parents were living at Munkedamsveien 41 in Kristiania and they were listed as "Chr. Næss" working as a "Mekaniker v. mek. værkst." a mechanic and "Jette Næss". Her siblings were listed as: "Albert Næss" a "kunst maler (stipendiat)", or an artist on a stipend; and "Alfred Næss" a "murer", or a mason.
Death: Alvilde died under the name "Alvilde Tandberg" on October 29, 1933 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York City, New York at 58 years old. She was death certificate number "21228".
Funeral notice: My dear wife and our dear mother, Alvilde M. Tandberg, went back home to Jesus October 29th, 58 years old. The memorial service took place in Halvorsen's chapel Tuesday October 31th at 2 PM, and the funeral will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts, Wednesday November 1st. Torvald M. Tandberg husband, Ethel Miller, Yolanda Franch, Ralph Tandberg, Carl Tandberg, children. To be advertised in Oslo newspapers.
Burial: Her body was taken by train from New York to Boston and she was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory on November 01, 1933 with Thordis Tandberg. She is in grave 1015 in section 24. C.C. Nordling was the undertaker. She was 58 years old.
Memories about Alvilde Naess: Anthony Cangelosi wrote on Jun 3, 2006: "We have Alvilde Marie Naess as being born October 10, 1876 and married on her 21st birthday to my great grandfather Thorvald Martin Tandberg, he was 23."
Research: Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on May 6, 2006. Updated on December 1, 2008 with general fixes.