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05-11-07, 21:26
His grandparents from the mother's side were Edvard Sundholm (or Sandholm) and his wife Lillian. David's mother Edwina Sunny was born in 1919.

Mr. Lynch has told many times that his grandpa came from Finland.

Is anyone familiar with this family?

Juha Vuorela

Jaska Sarell
05-11-07, 22:58
Rootsweb Celebrity Genealogy tells that Edwina Sundholm's parents were:
Father: Arthur Edward Sundholm b: 26 SEP 1888 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Mother: Lillian Jacoby b: 19 JUL 1894 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York

No details about father's parents, mother's parents were from Germany.

:) Jaska

05-11-07, 23:05

This is from cencus 1930
Hermine H Jacoby 58 Born abt 1872 in Germany
William Jacoby 39 Son
Walter Asendorf 30 Born abt 1900 in Germany Son in law
Alma Asendorf 25 Daughter
Arthur Ed Sundholm 41 Born abt 1889 in New York
Lillian Sundholm 35 Daughter
John Sundholm 13
Edwina Sundholm 10
Arthur Sundholm 3
The family is living in Brooklyn New York

MVH Kerstin

05-11-07, 23:17
And this is from cencus 1910
The family is living in Brooklyn New York
Victor R Sundholm 52
Elsa Sundholm 33
Arthur E Sundholm 22
Ludwig W Sundholm 11
Elsa has arri´ved to America in 1895. She has been married to Victor for 12 years and she has given birth to 1 child. It´s Victors second marriage He has emigrated to America in 1882.

MVH Kerstin

05-11-07, 23:35
There is a WW1 draft card for Arthur Edw Sundholm born in New York on the 26 of sept 1888. He is married and has got a child. He is living at 162 seventh avenue in Brooklyn New York

There is also a WWII draft regristration card for him.. He and his wife Lilian is living at 457-14 st Brooklyn New York and he is working at Navy Yard.

Social security death index about Arthur Sundholm
Name Arthur Sundholm
SSN 126-18-8481
Last residence 11215 Brooklyn Kings New York united States of America
Born 26 sept 1888
Died Jul 1967
State (Year) Ssn Issued New York (Before 1951)

MVH Kerstin

05-11-07, 23:47
And coud this be the right Victor?
New York Petititions for Naturalization about Victor Sundholm
Name Victor Sundholm
Former Nationality Finnish
Birth date 3 may 1858
Arrival date 15 okt 1883
Title and location of court US District Court, Brooklyn New York
Volume 2
Record number 4

06-11-07, 00:17
There is a WW1 draft card for Louis Vaino Sundholm. He is living in Brooklyn New York and he is working at Navy Yard. His ´nearest relative is Elsié Sundholm in Brooklyn New York.

Social security death index about Louis Sundholm
Name Louis Sundholm
SSN 058-38-7320
Last residence 11566 Merrick, Nassau, New York United States of America
Born 19 dec 1898
Died Apr 1982
State (Year)SSN Issued New York (1963)
Maby this is Arthurs brother?

06-11-07, 00:43
In Cencus 1920 Arthur and Lilian has the following children.
John E Sundholm 2 years
Edwina A Sundholm 9 mounth

But now I Wish you all goodnight!


06-11-07, 08:41
Hello again!

Maby this is Edwinas brother John?

North Carolina death collection 1908-1996 about John Edward Sundholm
Name John Edward Sundholm
Death date 20 feb 1993
Death city Jacksonville
Death county Onslow
Death state North Carolina
Death age 75
Burial location Cremation in state
Birth date 27 mar 1917
Residence city Jacksonville
residence county Onslow
Residence State North Carolina
Father Sundholm
gender Male
Race White
Marital Status Married
Social security number 117013776

And maby this is Victor Sundholms family from cencus 1900. Even if he is written as Holen I think I can see the word Sund above Holen.
Victor Holen 40 Born in Finland in May
Elsey Holen Born in Finland in June 1875
Ludwig Holen 1 Son Born in dec 1898
Victor Holen 17 son Born in Finland in May 1883
Edward Holen 12 Son born in New York in Feb 1888
Emmer Holen 8 Daughter Born in New York in Mars 1892
Victor and Elsey has been married to each other for 2 years

MVH Kerstin

06-11-07, 10:49
There is a WW1 draft regristration card for Victor Richard Sundholm born the 17 of july 1882. He is living in Brooklyn New York. His nearest relative is his brother Edward Sundholm that lives on 162-7 Ave in brooklyn New york.

MVH kerstin

Jaska Sarell
06-11-07, 11:21

Suku Forum member Martin has found these births from Family Search, born in Brooklyn, Kings, New York:
Lygdi [=Lyydi?] Emilia Sundholm 01 OCT 1892, father Victor Sundholm, mother Susanna Konsteri
Michui [=Michel?] Stefanus Sundholm 10 MAR 1887, father Wictor Sundholm, mother Susanna Kunstire [=Konsteri?]

Lyydi Emilia almost matches with daughter "Emmer Holen" b. March 1892.

If Victor Jr. was born in Finland (May 1883 or 17 July 1882 ?) to Victor Sr. and his first wife, (Susanna or whoever) finding the birth record could open the ancestor search here.

:) Jaska

06-11-07, 15:42
There is an Emily Sundholm 7 years old that is a pupil in Orphan Asylum Society of the City of Broolyn on 1423-1435 Attantia avenue. Her parents are from Finland

MVH Kerstin

06-11-07, 15:58
Social security death index about Lillian Sundholm
Name Lillian Sundholm
SSN 083-28-1414
Last residence 73120 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma United States of America
Born 19 jul 1894
Died Oct 1977
State (year) SSN Issued New York (1952-1953)

MVH Kerstin

06-11-07, 17:48
This is from The Daly Inter Lake

Edwina "Sunny" Lynch
Edwina Lynch died june 26,2004, as a result of an auto accident. She was born on April 28 1919 to Edward and Lillian Sundholm in Brooklyn New York. She attended Duke University of North Carolina and recived a degree in English and ´Foreign Languages in 1940. Sunny served in the US Navy during the WWII and married Donald Lynch of Highwood ,Mont, in 1945.

She is survived by her husband , Donald Lynch, and children David Lynch of Los Angeles Calif, John Lynch of Olympia, Wash, and Martha Lynch Levacy of Coronado, Calif. She has nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Sunny and Don have been part-time residents of Whitefish for the past 24 years and they also maintain a home in Riverside, Calif. Sunny was an active member of the Presbyterian Church in both Whitefish and Riverside

MVH Kerstin

06-11-07, 20:49
United States obituary Collection about Arthur W Sundholm
Arthur W,77,of Oklahoma City, OK died March 8,2004. Art was born in Brooklyn New York, on October 2,1926,the son of Edward and Lillian Sundholm.After graduating from high school,he served in the United States Navy as a radar operator during WWII. Art moved to Rolla Missouri in 1947 to study geology at Missouri School of Mines&Metallurgi. He went on to a successful 41 year career in the oil&gas industry. In 1988, Art become certified in hydrology at OSU and spent the next 5 years cleanig the water tabels around gas stations and oil rigs, retiring in 1993. Art was a Mason. a long time member of the geological Society, an excellent photographer and an avid fisherman. Art was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lt. Col. John Sundholm, U.S.M.C. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dolores Sundholm, his son John Sundholm of Rogers AR; his daughter Susan Sundholm of Los Angeles CA, his sister Edwina Lynch of Riverside, CA; his grandchildren, Lance and Eric Sundholm of OKC, and Sherilynn Torres of Fayettville AR;5 great grandchildren, and a large circle of family and friends. Art´s wife, children and grandchildren were by his side at the time of his passing. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m at Our Lord´s Lutheran Church ,2900 W, Hefner Rd.OKC,731 20 or to the charity of your choice. Cremation Society 1145 W.Britton Rd. 843-3345
Published in the Oklahoman on 3/11/2004

MVH Kerstin