Charles August (Carl) Lindbergh (Månsson)

Charles August (Carl) Lindbergh (Månsson)[1]

Male 1859 - 1924  (65 years)

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  • Name Charles August (Carl) Lindbergh (Månsson) 
    Born 20 Jan 1859  Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 May 1924  Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I238038  Minnesota
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2013 

    Father August (Ola) Lindbergh (Månsson),   b. 12 May 1808, Smedstorp, Kristianstads län (L) (now Skåne län (M)) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1893, Little Falls, Morrison County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Lovisa Galen (Carlén),   b. 30 Nov 1837, Yttergran, Uppsala län (C) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1921, Melrose, Stearns County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Albums
    Charles A. Lindbergh, pilot
    Charles A. Lindbergh, pilot (7)
    Source: 24 Famous Swedish Americans
    Family ID F358216  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary LaFond,   d. 1898  [2
    Married 1887 
    Children 
     1. Lillian Veda Lindbergh,   b. Sep 1887, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Eva Lindbergh,   b. Sep 1892, Little Falls, Morrison County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1985  (Age ~ 92 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F358218  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Evangeline Lodge Land,   b. Abt 1876, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1901 
    Children 
    +1. Charles Augustus Lindbergh,   b. 4 Feb 1902, Detriot, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1974, Maui County, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Albums
    Charles A. Lindbergh, pilot
    Charles A. Lindbergh, pilot (7)
    Source: 24 Famous Swedish Americans
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F358219  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Charles August Lindbergh Sr
    Charles August Lindbergh Sr

  • Notes 
    • Note source: Minnesota Historical Society.

      Charles August Lindbergh was born in Stockholm, Sweden on January 20, 1859, the eldest of the seven children of August and Louise Lindbergh. Charles Lindbergh graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1883. Following his graduation he practiced law in Little Falls, Minnesota until 1909 when he was elected to Congress from the sixth congressional district. He held this seat through 1916. Lindbergh was elected on the Republican ticket and soon became one of the leaders of the progressive Republicans in Congress. His activities as a member of this group included the attempt to unseat Joseph Cannon as Speaker of the House; the investigation of the "money trust"; opposition to the reciprocal trade policies of the Taft administration; and opposition to the Wilson administration?s attempts to aid the allies during the first years of World War I. Lindbergh's main concern, however, was the monetary policies of both Republican and Democratic administrations.

      Lindbergh ran, and was defeated, in several subsequent elections: 1916 (United States Senate), 1918 (governor of Minnesota), 1920 (Congress), 1923 (special United States Senate election), and 1924 (governor of Minnesota) during which campaign he died. In the 1910s and 1920s, Lindbergh began a number of political magazines and newspapers, all of which failed. One paper of note was called the Lindbergh National Farmer. Books and pamphlets written by Lindbergh, which were widely distributed, include Why Is Your Country at War?, The Economic Pinch, and Who and What Caused the Panic?His anti-war writings and speeches during World War I caused him to be branded as a traitor and affected the outcome of the 1918 gubernatorial election. At the time, Lindbergh was prevented from speaking in many parts of the state and was opposed by many powerful public opinion forming agencies in the state.

      Following his congressional career, Lindbergh maintained law offices in Little Falls and Minneapolis, Minnesota but much of his time was devoted to politics, to writing, and to real estate ventures in Florida and Minnesota. Lindbergh represented a number of individuals living in the eastern United States who owned real estate in Minnesota. He made real estate investments of his own in Florida.

      In 1887 Charles A. Lindbergh married Mary LaFond, daughter of Moses LaFond, a prominent man in Little Falls. Together they had two daughters, Lillian and Eva. Mary LaFond Lindbergh died in 1898. In 1901 Charles married Evangeline Lodge Land, daughter of C.H. Land of Detroit, Michigan. Charles Augustus Lindbergh was their only child. Charles August Lindbergh died in Crookston, Minnesota on May 24, 1924; Evangeline Lodge Land Lindbergh died in 1954.

  • Sources 
    1. [S32194] Minnesota Historical Society, Charles A. Lindbergh collection, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/P1675.xml .

    2. [S31360] 1900 US Federal Census Little Falls, Morrison, ED 100 SH 2A.


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