Category Archives: Matson

Ancestor Sketch – Christine “Stena” (Eriksdotter) Mattson.

This detailed family history traces the life of Christine Ericsdotter from her birth in Sweden in 1863, through her emigration to the United States in 1880, and her subsequent marriage and family life in Minnesota. Despite numerous variations in records of her first and last name, Christine had a full life with her husband Lars Mattson and their 13 children, highlighted by the national census data from 1885-1940. She died in 1942 and was buried in the family plot in Minnesota.
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Ancestor Sketch – Lars Mattson (b. 1859)

Matson ProjectMatson/Mattson LineBy Don Taylor When Lars Mattson was born in 1859 in Järna, Dalarna, Sweden, his father, Lars, was 35 and his mother, Margareta, was 28. He married Christine Ericson on February 4, 1881. They had 13 children in … Continue reading

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Matson in the 1950 Census

Matson Project – Update October 2022. Census Sunday By Don Taylor As part of my regular updates and “Do Over” process, I thought I’d take a quick look at the Matson clan in the 1950 Census. I found my stepfather … Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Edgar Jerome Matson

UPDATED 12 October 2022 (in green) Matson Line By Don Taylor My stepfather Edgar, known as “Bud,” and I had a difficult past. Our failure to coexist resulted in my living in a foster home for a couple of years. … Continue reading

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Update: Edward William Matson’s Siblings

Matson Project By Don Taylor                                                                       … Continue reading

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