Mary came to the US from Sweden in 1885. She married Erick Erickson, in South Dakota 1889. Erick came from Sweden with his mother as a 9 year old boy in 1870. They had 9 children. All 9 children were born in Dakota Territory/South Dakota. The family went to Swift Current, Sask, Canada where they lived for a few years. All returned to Arizona or California except Erick. He died in Canada.