View Full Version : Mattson, Isak and Severtson/sen, Lena/ Olena

08-01-09, 23:16
Dear folks,
I'm gathering info as per the request of an SFHS member, and can't find two key items: The wedding date and the wife's death date.
The husband is Isaac (in the US) Mattson, born 18 Sept 1873 somewhere in Swedish-speaking Finland. By 1908, when his oldest son Fred was born, he is living at Norden near Arlington, WA state with his family, farming and logging. Lena, the wife, was born 1884 in MI of two emigrants from Norway, Peter and Olea Severson/sen and sometimes Sievertson. She dies some time after Sept. 1917, when she's listed as Isaac's next of kin on his draft reg card, and the 1920 census, which lists Isaac as a widower. I've searched Ancestry.com, Washington state archives, and FamilySearch archives. Somewhere in the Snohomish history book, their marriage year is listed as 1906. I haven't seen that page yet, so don't know how trustworthy it is.
Appreciate any help you can offer.
Syrene Forsman