I have just a few more things to share because they were shared so graciously by Verniel.
Concerning my Great Grandmother Margaretta :
My Great Uncle Mike, Great Aunt Tilda Granroos (Margaretta’s Half sister), My Great Uncle Joe ( Mike and Joe were my Grandfathers brothers.)
My Great Grandfather Isak built a cupboard for Margaretta.
I will assume that this cupboard is still in existence and some part of the family has it…most likely Great Uncle Bill’s family.
There are not very many photos of Margaretta. I think she was pregnant in this photo most likely with her last child Uncle Bill.
My Dad said the other day that I look just like her. He remembers her fondly, she used to give him coins when he visited. Sometime just a penny or two but sometimes a nickel or a dime. That was a lot of money to a youngster.
Margaretta or Greta died in 1944. My Dad was 18 years old.
The newspaper obituary has Yliniemi spelled wrong…something that has plagued the name all of my life.
Warning: Casket Photo
Three of my Dad’s brothers were pallbearers…Oscar and Ervin on the left and Wilbert on the right.
We know from the death certificate that she died of Liver Cancer and from the obituary that she was ill for two months before her death. She was 76 years old.