Page updated 6 September 2012
This page relates to the genealogy of the Thorson surname. This is a work in progress, with material added as I find it.
Family lore holds that Harvey and Bessie Thorson had three sons, Robert (Bob), William and Harvey Tom. The photo at right shows the three boys. Harvey senior died sometime shortly after 1914.
In the 1920 Census, Bessie Thorson was 36, living in Meckling Township, South Dakota, in the household of William Kutzler, age 74, and his wife Emma, age 61. Bessie’s occupation ws listed as public school teacher. The boys were Robert A, age 11, William K., age 9, and Harvey Tom, age 7. See the census document here.