Carlen, Gideon

88 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US

Category: Laborer

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Capitol Construction Workers

1902 Beam painting payroll. Gideon Carlen was paid as a laborer working on a crew scraping and painting steel beams. He gave his occupation as painter in the 1902 City Directory. Gideon was born in Sweden in 1865 and came to America in 1888. He married and first settled in Vermont and in 1900 he was living next door to Mons Benson (who also first settled in Vermont), father of Capitol stonecutter William Benson, in Alabama, just across the Georgia border, and not far from where the Capitol marble was quarried. Gideon Carlen did not stay in St. Paul very long but moved to Chicago where he died in 1906.