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Malkum Holmquist
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1858, Sweden
Death: Feb. 12, 1942
Will County
Illinois, USA

Malkum Holmquist was born to Stina Casja Jonasdotter in Gonkgopping, Sweden in 1858. Two other boys were also born to her and Malkum's grandfather Jonas Mars took him into his care in 1866 in Hjalmseryds Prastgard after Stina was sent to prison for death of youngest boy. After his grandfather died, Malkum went to foster care with Daniel Jonasson/Anna Lisa Petersdotter.

Malkum emigrated from Goteborg April 13, 1888 on board the Marsdin to Kingston-On-Hull (England), then to Liverpool and eventually to the United Staes where he settled in Rockdale, Illinois and later Joliet.

He married Emma Hakkansdotter in Joliet in 1890 and had three children: Hilda (Krohn), Carl Anton, and Ebba (Robertson).

Malkum was a quarryman and concrete worker who died on Lincoln's birthday in 1942 at 4:20 p.m. in Joliet.

He is the patriarch of the Holmquist clan which has prospered in and around Joliet for 123 years. 
Elmhurst Cemetery
Will County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: May 03, 2011
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Malkum Holmquist
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