I’m back on the trail of the Olson family of the “Mystery Postcard” fame. I’m curious whatever happened to Eulie’s parents, his step-father Hakan and his mother Bengta. Bengta was the sister of my great-great-grandmother Johanna Pearson.
I continue to make little genealogical discoveries here and there – time for an update!
Next, Ellida writes about the house she lived in. She said it was owned by the coal company. The multi-story buildings housed six families each, and they had nicknames such “Red House” and “Ash House”. Ellida and her family lived in the “Aske husen” or “Ash House”. Unfortunately, the records only show these home by […]
In 1955, my great-grandfather’s first cousin wrote a simple autobiography about her life. Ellida Pearson was born in Sweden in 1882 and came to America in 1898. The early part of her biography is quite detailed about her life in Sweden and I got to wondering, how much of it can be verified in the Swedish […]
Out of the blue, I got an email this week from Cousin Lee who, while digging around at the Wahoo Museum, came across an obituary for Christian Pearson. I had never seen this before, and it has some great stuff in it! The text is as follows: C.P. Pearson died suddenly Friday morning from heart trouble, […]