Thursday, March 11, 2010
Photo Number 130
The photographer was Waino Hirvela at Hirvela Studio in Ironwood, Mich. I found a Bernard and Sigrid Tjernlund in Ironwood..they had two boys. . It is just another one of those little mysteries..
This is the second photo that I have featured with a Grandmother and her Grandchildren..a wonderful tradition as far as I am concerned! The children in this photo seem well dressed..as for Grandma..she looks like she is comfortable in her everyday clothing. I purchased this photo in an Antique Shop in Park Rapids, Minnesota.
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***Update from Abra***
I think I have some of this mystery figured out. I found Ruth Lind, daughter of Carl and Olga, in both the 1920 and 1930 census in Ironwood. Using that information I followed this Ruth in a family tree, to pretty much figure out a lot of details. From what I have found, Ruth is still living, so I will spare some of those details until we can maybe make some sort of connection. She was born in 1918 and last lived in Antigo, WI--I can't be sure that is where she is now. I could not find any Tjernlunds, but when I went through the family tree information, It stated Olga was a Rhenlund (since this info was probably taken from the census, it's quite possible that it was just a misspelling or the name was changed somewhat over the years). I was able to come up with Olga in 1900 & 1910 with the spellings Reuland & Renlund In Ironwood. The reason Carl's wife is listed as Helen in 1938 is because Olga (Ruth's mother) passed away in 1931. Olga's mother's name was Mary (father was Erick), and I believe Mary's maiden name was Johnson. I believe it is Mary pictured in the photo. According to census information, Carl'sparents were Swedish, & Olga's parents were Finnish, but spoke Swedish.
The big mystery here is Tommy. I can't find him anywhere. There is no Tommy/Tom/Thomas Lundin that I could find that fits this age group in Michigan. If at some point we find Ruth, we may get that answer. My guess is that he may have passed shortly after this picture was taken. Since Ruth was 20 months in the 1920 census, I would guess this photo was taken somewhere in late 1919.
Update: Abra sent me Ruth's Address and also her son Donald's Address.. I mailed them each a letter with a wallet photo..IF I hear back from them I will mail them the original. I also requested that they share a story or two. I sent them this blogs web address..IF they stop by I hope they leave a comment.