I've been hibernating here in NC..the heat has been horrible..couldn't get online until last night..nose is still runny but all else seems to be getting better....I was feeling so happy when I finished July 4th yesterday...I said to myself I at least got one done for the week until I opened the book and realized that I'm a week behind....And I haven't even thought about the next set of blocks....Oh, woe is me I have another letter for you.
Letter # 16
Edwin Larson is such a common name that I initially had trouble
indentifying the correct person. I'm glad that the photograph on page 35 was
included, because without it, I don't believe that I could have ever figured it
Edwin was born in 1904, and won his pony "Early Bird" in 1914. He was the
second of five children. Edwin had an older sister named Evelyn, two brothers
named Arvid and Elmer, and a "baby" sister Ines. Although Edwin was born in
Massachusetts, his parents Nils and Ida were born in Sweden. Nils sailed on the
"Amerika" from Copenhagen to New York in 1893 when he was 18 years old. Ida came
over four years earlier when she was 19 years old. I wondered if the woman in
the picture was Ida, because she looked almost old enough to be a grandmother. I
do think that it is probably Ida though, since she was 35 years old when her
firstborn, Evelyn, was born.
The last we hear of Edwin was in the 1930 census when he was 25 years old. He
and his four brothers and sisters all lived at home, but by this time his mother
was a widow. I cannot find a death record for Edwin's father, but he must have
passed away sometime between 45-55 years of age.