By Don Taylor
As part of my normal research process, I like to find the BMD (births, marriages, and death) for each of the Ancestor’s siblings. When I first looked at Edward William Matson’s family, I had very little information regarding Edward’s siblings. Here is an updated list
|Carl August||21 Apr 1882||Elizabeth Guintire,
Gina Tonette Syverson
|01 Jan 1963[iii]|
|Gertie Caroline||18 Jun 1883||Alfred Abiel Hill,
|20 Oct 1965|
|Emma Christine||26 May 1885||Desire Gerard||23 Sep 1967|
|John Emil||09 Dec 1886||Anne Theresa Utterberg||26 Jan 1962|
|David Lauretsius||22 May 1888||–||02 Feb 1963|
|Minni Sofia||28 Jan 1890||O. August Nyholm||31 Oct 1968|
|Hannah Elizabeth||30 Mar 1892||–||28 Dec 1938|
|Anna Maria “Mary”||21 Jul 1894||Chell Levi Peterson||14 Jun 1962|
|Louis Osker||25 Apr 1896||–||11 May 1962|
|Edward William||01 Apr 1898||Hildur Christine Krafve||09 Oct 1977|
|Edith Elvina Emelia||09 Sep 1900||03 Jul 1902|
|Rudolph Martin||12 Nov 1902||Florence A Bringen||02 Jan 1982|
|[Unnamed Baby]||12 Nov 1902||1902|
[i] All the birth records I have found use Mattson. However, many of the children began to use Matson beginning about 1917. For them, various records may indicate Matson and others Mattson.
[ii] Various records indicate that all of the children were born in Wright County, however sometime Cokato and sometime French Lake are used interchangeably.
[iii] 1962 and 1963 were very bad years for the Mattson family. Five siblings died during the 13 months between January 1962 and February 1963.