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23-11-04, 19:48
Looking for information about the parents of Laura Tower b.2.6.1905 in Salem Essex Massachusetts d.july1977 in Mound MN Census1930 for Laura says that her parents were finnish.Does anybody have access to birthregister for Salem 1905.


Karen Norwillo
23-11-04, 21:52
Christer, I checked the 1920 census for Mass. and found only one Tower in Essex County. Tower, Evald, age 38, married, to US in 1900, Finland, welder in machine shop. Wife, Elizabeth, age 37, to US 1904, Finland. Anna, age 13, Mass. ?Hugo, age 10, Mass. Leo, age 3, Mass. He was also listed on the 1910 census in Salem, Essex, MA. I found him on Ellis Island as Ewald Toweri, Finland, Hango, 3 Feb 1900, age 18, SS Lucania from Liverpool. He was a laborer going to friend Joha Petaisesi in Rockport, Mass.

24-11-04, 11:52
The Kindred Trails Essex MA site
has a number of volunteer lookup sites listed.
Perhaps one of these will have access to the birth records.


Karen Norwillo
24-11-04, 17:55
Christer, The name of the son was Hugo. I found Evald Hugo Tower's draft registration for WWI in Beverly, Essex Mass. He was born 21 Oct 1881. Unfortunately, the image is blank, so I couldn't get any more info. In the SSDI, I also found a Laura Tower, born 18 Oct 1886, died Jan 1963. Maybe a sister or sister-in law of Evald? Karen