Tag Archives: Minnesota

The Time Before My Memories

I don’t remember much before I was 4 or 5, so anything before 1955 is based on what I have been told. In the 1970s, I wrote a page about my early life, residences & schools—most of the information about … Continue reading

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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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Memories – City Council Candidate – #2

My LifeThose Places ThursdayCoon Rapids, MN By Don Taylor In Part 1 of “My Life – City Council Candidate,” I mentioned I was a political science major and had been a member of the Coon Rapids Economic Development Committee. So, … Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Marie G Hawley

Raidt ProjectRaidt–Langford-Hawley LineBy Don Taylor Marie G Hawley was born on 1 Apr 1895 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; her father, Joseph, was 39, and her mother, Odelie, was 38. She married John Willie Langford on 20 Jul 1918 in Hennepin County, … 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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