Bio: Benson, Mabel Ruth (1958)

 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon

E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 
 

Surnames: Benson, Gijernes  
 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 3, 1958 
 

Benson, Mabel Ruth (1958) 
 

Little Mabel Ruth Benson, eight-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Benson of Christie, was pleased as punch when her mother dressed her all up in a new hand-knit dress just received as an arrival present from an aunt in Norway.  Of fine-combed wool, the dress contains intricate needle work that will interest women who know knitting. 
 

Men will be more interested in the fact that the postage on the dress was four crowns, 30 ore, which, we are informed, is approximately $1.75 at the present rate of exchange. 
 

The dress (or Kjole) was a gift of Minda Gijernes of Vormsund, Norway, a great-aunt, who is in her late 60’s. 

 

 


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