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 Selma <I>Nelson</I> Broadland

Selma Nelson Broadland

Death 8 Nov 1939 (aged 68)
Sagola, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Burial Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 100048515 · View Source
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Theodore was born in Sundie Undel, Norway & at 19 came to America. By 1890, Ted & his brother, Peter, had found their weay to Sagola, where the worked in the shingle mill. They lived in the company boarding house, where Theodore met Selma. Selma had immigrated to the U.S. in 1893. Upon her arrival in Sagola, she had been working at the borading house. They were married Sept. 7, 1895 . They lived, for a short time, nextdoor to the house where their met. but the lumberjack boarders were not very good neighbors so the couple moved to a farm wheren they raised their 10 children: Gunhild-June 19, 1896; Elizabeth-Nov. 12, 1897; Walter-Nov. 27, 1899 & died Dec. 27, 1899; Elvera-Feb 4, 1901; Agnes-Nov. 4, 1903; Ralph-Feb. 17, 1905; Clara-Feb.10, 1907; Catherine-Feb.16,1909; Alice-March 21, 1911 & William Theodore-Dec.5-Dec.12, 1912.
Ted & Peter felt a responsibility for the family they left in Norway & reguarly sent money back to their homeland which helped to finance the education of their relatives.
More about this family can be found in "Sagola's Early Years, A History of Sagola, Michigan"

Mrs. Selma Broadland, 68, resident of Sagola for the last 40 yeas, died at 2 this morning at the home her daughter, Mrs. Emil Wifler, following an illness of the last 4 years with a heart attack.
Born in Striberg, Sweden, she moved to Marinette, Wis. in 1890, where she live for a year & then moved to Sagola.
6 daughters & a son survive: Mrs. Chester Cambray, Clara, Mrs. Wifler, Mrs. Del Fisher, Racine, Wis.; Mrs. Gilbert Doerr & Mrs. Arthur Hupe, Milwaukee & Ralph, Milwaukee.
A brother, Andrew Nelson, Iron Mountain & a sister in Sweden; 15 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park.
(November 8, 1939, Iron Mountain, Dickinson, Michigan.)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100048515
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Selma Nelson Broadland (16 Sep 1871–8 Nov 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100048515, citing Iron Mountain Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by klh (contributor 47722765) .