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 Malkum Holmquist

Malkum Holmquist

Birth
Sweden
Death 12 Feb 1942 (aged 83)
Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA
Burial Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 69305987 · View Source
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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.


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  • Created by: Zyzzyva
  • Added: 3 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69305987
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Malkum Holmquist (16 Feb 1858–12 Feb 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69305987, citing Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Zyzzyva (contributor 47404025) .