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Karl Walfrid “Carl” Engstrom

Mullsjö kommun, Jönköpings län, Sweden
Death 6 Jul 1961 (aged 82)
Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Memorial ID 184664233 · View Source
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Karl Walfrid "Carl" Engström was born on December 11, 1878, in Bjurback, in Mullsjö Municipality, Jönköping County, Sweden to Anders Magnus Engstrom and Anna Charlotte Rydén. He had nine brothers and sisters.

Karl left for America two days before Christmas in 1898. He tried his hand at farming in Fergus County, Montana, and in 1919, had one child there with Anna Anderson (who had also immigrated from Sweden). They named their baby girl Ruth Ellen.

The little family made their way to Sedgwick County, Kansas where Carl found work as a painter for a hospital. Anna died there in 1930.

Carl moved with ten-year-old Ruth to Santa Clara County, California, and there he met and married Florence (born in South Dakota). He was empoyed as a painter in the auto industry.

Carl died on July 6, 1961, in Los Gatos, California, at the age of 82. Florence died in Santa Clara County in 1973.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 184664233
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Karl Walfrid “Carl” Engstrom (11 Dec 1878–6 Jul 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184664233, citing Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by MeganLMC (contributor 48849507) .