In this last installment in the series of stories that my Great Aunt Esther told me, we turn to a tale of murder! Esther told me that after her uncle Alfonso Hanson and his son both died (as we saw in Part 4), His wife remarried. She and her second husband were found murdered in […]
Aunt Esther told me an intriguing story about her Uncle Alphonso Hanson: Uncle Alphonso married a schoolteacher and lived in Wyoming. They had a son, Gene. One day, Gene was walking to town, and he was accidently shot by a gun.
Aunt Esther told me in whispered tones about a cousin who had moved away, married, and “renounced her citizenship”. Sounds mysterious!
Another story Esther told me in 1988 was also about her aunt Emma (Hanson) Carlson: “One of her sons who lived past childhood, Louis Alphonso, died in a drowning accident while in boot camp during World War I.”
Way back on April 18, 1988, I sat down with my Great-Aunt Esther Hanson and asked her questions about her life and her memories of extended family and relatives. Esther loved a good story and the more intrigue the better! Let’s take a look at a few of them and see what the facts show.