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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gratulerar på namnsdagen Ester!

Gratulerar på namnsdagen (Happy Name Day) Ester Ingeborg Clarin.

My great-grandmother Esther was born in Chicago July 7, 1890. She was the first child of Swedish immigrants Carl Larsson Klarin/Clarin (shown here in his Swedish military uniform) and Bengta Johnsdotter.

Bengta died two months before her oldest daughter's fifth birthday. Perhaps that explains some of the interesting choices Esther made throughout her life.

Esther married my great-grandfather in 1907 and had three children. After their divorce, she married again and had five more children. She lived her entire life in Chicago and died in July of 1962. May she rest in peace.

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