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I've "rescued" an old photograph of Emma OLSON which was taken at the Gifford Studio in Portland, OR sometime in the 1890's with Emma appearing to be in her teens or 20's at the time it was taken. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding Emma and her family:

Emma Elvira OLSON or OLSSON was b. 15 Aug 1877 in Brostorp or Malmo or Skane, Sweden to parents Anders OLSSON (1850-1931) and Elna JONSDOTTER (1845-1928). Emma was one of 4 children born to this couple including, Anna Olinda “Annie” N.; Emma Elvira; Mathilda “Tillie” Beata; and Oskar Edwin OLSSON all born between 1876 and 1889. Emma married Charles Anthon or Anton LINDELL (1874-1958) on 11 Nov 1899 and together they had two children, Sibyl Evangeline b. 1900; and Alice G. b. 1904. Emma died 11 or 18 Nov 1951 in Portland, OR and is buried in the Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum in Portland, OR.

Census records provide the following details:

1900 census of Portland, OR:

Andrew OLSON, age 49, born Nov 1850, married 25 years, born Sweden, parents born Sweden, to USA 1883, a Car Builder
Elna OLSON, wife, age 55, born May 1845, 4 children/4 living, born Sweden, parents born Sweden, to USA 1888
Annie N. OLSON, dau, age 24, born May 1876, born Sweden, to USA 1888, a School Teacher
Emma E. OLSON, dau, age 22, born Nov 1877, born Sweden, to UDA 1888
Matilda OLSON, dau, age 19, born Jun 1880, born Sweden, to USA 1888, a School Teacher
Oscar E. OLSON, son, age 10, born Nov 1889, born WY, at School

1910 census of Portland, OR:

Charles LINDELL, age 35, married 10 years, born MN, parents born Sweden, a Post Office Distributor
Emma LINDELL, wife, age 32, married 10 years, 2 children/2 living, born Sweden, parents born Sweden
Sibyl LINDELL, dau, age 9 born OR
Alice LINDELL, dau, age 6, born OR

1920 census of Portland, OR:

Charles A. LINDELL, age 45, born MN, parents born Sweden, a Post Office Clerk
Emma E. LINDELL, wife, age 42, born Sweden, to USA 1888, parents born Sweden
Sibyl E. LINDELL, dau, age 19, born OR
Alice G. LINDELL, dau, age 16, born OR

1930 census of Portland, OR:

Charles A. LINDELL, age 55, married at age 25, born MN, parents born Sweden, a Post Office Clerk
Emma E. LINDELL, wife, age 52, married at age 22, born Sweden, parents born Sweden, to USA 1888

1940 census of Portland, OR:

Charles A. LINDELL, age 65, born MN
Emma E. LINDELL, wife, age 62, born Sweden

I am hoping to locate a member of Emma’s family so that this lovely old treasure can be returned to the care of her family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

Thanks,
Shelley
in Portland, Multnomah County, OR United States

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