Male, born 1866-12-12, died 1932-01-23

Associated with the firms network

Pearson, Alexander, Building Contractor; Pearson Construction Company


Professional History

Résumé

Principal, Alexander Pearson, Building Contractor, Seattle, WA, c. 1906.

Partner, Pearson Construction Company, Seattle, WA, c. 1914.

President, West Coast Tanning Company, Seattle, WA, c. 1914.

Personal

Relocation

Alexander and Hulda Josefina Pearson were both born in Sweden, and, according to the US Censuses of 1900 and 1910, came to America in 1888. Alex was born in Stockholm. They spent approximately 12 years living in the State of Minnesota, before relocating to Seattle, WA, at some point between 1898 and 1900. They selected Duluth, MN, where all but one of their children was born. In about 1897 they resided at 2421 West 7th Street in Duluth. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Covenant Archives and Historical Library; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Swedish American Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, and Burials; Parish: First Covenant Church; CAHL Film: 11 and 12; SSIRC Film: S-448, accessed 06/14/2019.)

The Pearson Family lived at 1520 Bellevue Avenue in Seattle, WA, in 1900. Alexander and Hulda Josephine Pearson lived with their three children at this address.

They resided at 1702 Belmont Avenue in Seattle, WA between at least 1910 and 1914. The US Census of 1910 noted that they were affluent enough to afford a servant, Emma Swanson (born c. 1881 in Sweden). (See (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Seattle Ward 7, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1660; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0130; FHL microfilm: 1375673, accessed 06/14/2019 and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1914, p. 1356.)

The US Census of 1920 recorded their dwelling at 1918 41st Street in Seattle, At this time, Conrad, Lenora, Ebba and her husband all resided with their parents.(See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T625_1926; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 124, accessed 06/14/2019.)

Spouse

He married Hulda Josefina Olleson (born c. 05/05/1857 in Kalmar, Sweden-d. 01/05/1945 in Seattle, WA) in about 1888. It is likely that the two married in Sweden, and then decided, as newlyweds, to emigrate to the US. They married in Stockholm on 07/07/1888, and departed for the US on 08/08/1888. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Covenant Archives and Historical Library; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Swedish American Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, and Burials; Parish: First Covenant Church; CAHL Film: 11 and 12; SSIRC Film: S-448, accessed 06/14/2019.)

She went by an Anglicized spelling of "Josephine" in the US.

Children

Hildra and Alex had four children together, three of whom survived in 1900. Rubin Alexander Emmanuel Pearson (born 04/15/1892 in Duluth, MN), died before 1900. The surviving children were: Gerhard Bernadoth Pearson (born 06/18/1893 in Duluth, MN-d. 12/14/1950 in Seattle, WA), Ebba Theresia Pearson Petterson (born 07/16/1896 in MN) and Cornelius, aka "Conrad," Lawrence Pearson, (born 04/1898 in MN). Another child, Lenora Josephine Pearson Merrill, (born c. 1901 in Seattle, WA), was the only Pearson child born outside of MN.

Gerhard, a machinist, would marry Clara Paulson, a domestic servant, (born c. 1882 in WI) on 10/24/1914 in Seattle, WA. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Reference Number: kingcoarchmr_34596.tif, accessed 06/14/2019.)

Ebba married Gustav Conrad Petterson Palmer, a machinist, (born 04/06/1892 in Vaddo, Sweden). (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 1890-1957; Microfilm Roll: 14; Microfilm Serial: M1542, accessed 06/14/2019.) Gustav entered the US from Sweden in 1910, and was naturalized in 1919..

Biographical Notes

Find A Grave.com listed Alex Pearson's birthdate as 1865. A church document from Duluth, recorded it as 12/12/1866. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Covenant Archives and Historical Library; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Swedish American Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, and Burials; Parish: First Covenant Church; CAHL Film: 11 and 12; SSIRC Film: S-448, accessed 06/14/2019.)

The 1920 US Census indicated that both Alexander and Hulda were naturalized in 1893. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T625_1926; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 124, accessed 06/14/2019.)


PCAD id: 3967