Did you see the picture of my great-great-grandparents yesterday? My great-grandmother’s other brother, Peder, also emigrated. His full name was Peder Andreas Knutson Seljeset (1876-1967) and he emigrated in 1895. This is the picture he sent home from Duluth, Minnesota:
At some point he moved on and settled for good in Canada. According to my records he married a swedish girl, Emma Kristina Moren (1889-1973) in 1910 in Winnipeg, Canada.
I don’t really know much about what happened to him in Canada. but local records lists him with 5 children with his over 20 years younger wife, and he was over 50 years old when his youngest daughter Ruby June Knutson was born in 1928. Like I said yesterday, I also believe he came home to visit in the late 20ies/early30ies, so he must have done well for himself!
And I also wonder if he took his wife to visit Hollywood:
I have tried enlarging the little text down in the corner, I’m pretty certain it says “Hollywood Magic”…
So today’s questions are for the movie-peeps out there (Arbin – that includes you!) , and for the knowledgeable dress-ladies (Anna B. and Wanda, for starters!):
- When could the above image have been taken in Hollywood?
- Can you please take a look at Anna’s blouse/dress in her portrait, and tell me what period it might be from?
- And finally for the Canadians: most of Peder’s and Emma’s decendants are listed in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Is there someone out there feeling compelled to run their names and see if we can find any living relatives? Please post here if you are up for the challenge, and I’ll send you all details I have in a private email 🙂
Everyone else is also of course welcome to help answer my questions 😀
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