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 Caroline “Lena” <I>Anderson</I> Westling

Caroline “Lena” Anderson Westling

Vingaker, Vingåkers kommun, Södermanlands län, Sweden
Death 27 Sep 1958 (aged 84)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 09 006 5
Memorial ID 58494 · View Source
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Mrs. Caroline (Lena) Anderson Westling, 84, died Saturday 1/50 a.m. at home after a long illness.
Born Sept. 9, 1874, Vinoker, Sweden, to Anders and Britta Pearson Anderson. Married to Emil Westling Jan. 16, 1901, Murray. He died in 1944.
Survivors,; son, two daughters, Herbert E., Mrs. Grace Wallace, Mrs. Helen Bramble, Salt Lake City; nine grandchildren; a sister, Ellen Johnson, Murray.
Funeral, Riverview Ward chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tuesday 10 a.m. Friends call Monday evening 260 E. South Temple; Tuesday half hour prior at chapel. Burial Murray City Cemetery.
Salt Lake Tribune (UT) September 28, 1958

(Obituary compliments of Blaine & Elaine Berger)
Father: Anders Anderson III was a carpenter. The family was contacted by the Mormon missionaries and Mother, Greta "Britta" (at age 45), and Father, Anders (at age 50), were baptized member of the LDS Church on 12 Oct 1879. However, just two months later Anders died on 12 Dec 1879.

This left Britta, with 7 (living) children ranging in age from 17 to 2 year old. Life was very difficult for the family. Britta took in washing and ironing to earn a little money, and they farmed most of their food. Besides attending grammar school, the boys worked on farms and the girls worked as maid & house keepers

During 1892, brother Erick William immigrated to SLC Utah. Sister, Ellen Josefina immigrated during 1893 and brother, Alfred John immigrated during 1896. During 1899 Mother, Brita, sister, Britta Christina "Stena" and Caroline "Lena" immigrated to SLC, Utah. (Dates based on 1900 U.S. Census)

Carolina, a very small, lovely, and petite girl. When visited her sister, she became attracted to a tall, strong young Swedish man, Emil Westling, who lived at the boarding house. Carolina's brother, Erick, who also lived at the boarding house, was courting a young lady, Ellen Pearson. The two couples decided to get married. Thus, on 16 January 1901, a great double wedding feast was held, and Carolina and her brother were each civilly married.

Biography & Photo Album: of Caroline "Lena" Andersson (1874-1958) & Emil Westling




  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58494
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Caroline “Lena” Anderson Westling (9 Sep 1874–27 Sep 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58494, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .