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nikus
13-06-06, 07:36
Being an optimist, I am asking about Greta Håkus b 1873 in Vörå. She wrote a couple of letters from Los Angeles and called herself Margret Anderson. In a letter dated 12 April 1934 she mentions a son who is getting married. I have no first name and I know he was not the only Anderson getting married in 1934. Margret does not mention her husband. He may have been dead. She seems to have had a very hard time getting along in 1934. Can anybody help identifying the family?
By the way, Greta had a sister Johanna b 1882 who married a Kujala in Gamlakarleby. I have no more details on that family.
Thanks!
Torbjörn

Art Fors
13-06-06, 17:42
Hello,

This is what I found so far.

1920 United States Federal Census > California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles Assembly District 66 > District 267

Name: Margaret Anderson
Age: 46 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Finland
Race: White
Home in 1920: Los Angeles Assembly District 66, Los Angeles, California (E. 7th Street)
Home owned: Rent
Sex: Female
Marital status: Widow
Relation to Head of House: Head
Year of immigration: 1893
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Father's Birth Place: Finland
Occupation: Laborer/General daywork

Name: Dewey Anderson
Age: 21 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1899
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race: White
Home in 1920: Los Angeles Assembly District 66, Los Angeles, California (E. 7th Street)
Sex: Male
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Father's Birth Place: Sweden
Occupation: Laborer/Casket works ??

Art

nikus
13-06-06, 18:06
This is great, Art!
One more piece in place.
Everything fits, age, immigration, name.
Thank you so much!
Torbjörn

Art Fors
13-06-06, 18:09
Re: 1910 United States Federal Census > California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > District 151

Name: Charles G Engel
Age in 1910: 36
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Austria/Germany
Relation to Head of House: Head
Single, Married, Widowed Or Divorced: M1
Number Of Years Married: 1
Year of immigration: 1893
Home in 1910: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (Pico Street)
Race: White
Gender: Male
Mother's Birth Place: Hungary
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Occupation: Plumber/in shop

Name: Margaret Engel
Age in 1910: 36
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Single, Married, Widowed Or Divorced: M2
Number Of Years Married: 1
Year of immigration: 1893
Home in 1910: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (Pico Street)
Race: White
Gender: Female
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Father's Birth Place: Finland
Occupation: None

Name: Dewey J Anderson
Age in 1910: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1899
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Step Son
Home in 1910: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (Pico Street)
Race: White
Gender: Male
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Father's Birth Place: Sweden
Occupation: None

Art

Art Fors
13-06-06, 18:19
Re: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

Name: Dewey Jennings Anderson
City: Los Angeles
County: Los Angeles
State: California
Birth Date: 11 Dec 1898
Race: White
Roll: 1530908
DraftBoard: 16
Age: 19
Occupation: Out of Employment
Nearest Relative: Mother - Margaret Anderson
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of Eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Brown

Art

Art Fors
13-06-06, 18:22
Re: Social Security Death Index Record

Name: Dewey Anderson
SSN: 547-09-0884
Last Residence: 92405 San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States of America
Born: 11 Dec 1898
Died: May 1979
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

Art

nikus
14-06-06, 06:23
Thank you, Art!
For the two marriages, the draft registration and for the son´s date of death.
Does M2 mean that Margret was divorced or a widow?
Thanks again
Torbjörn

Art Fors
14-06-06, 16:55
The 1920 census shows Margret as a widow. In the 1910 census M2 indicates it was her second marriage.

Art

nikus
15-06-06, 06:14
OK,
thanks!

anwikber
09-09-06, 09:58
Try to contact the parish in Vörå,Ostrobottnia,Finladn at vora*evl.fi
Greta was too young to be found on the database of parish information available over internet because it stopps before she was born.
Good luck
Anita Wikberg