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Frideborg Winblad

  • Birth 18 Jan 1869 Bredbyn, Örnsköldsviks kommun, Västernorrlands län, Sweden
  • Death 30 Nov 1964 Harnosand, Härnösands kommun, Västernorrlands län, Sweden
  • Burial Anundsjo, Örnsköldsviks kommun, Västernorrlands län, Sweden
  • Plot GA 61-64
  • Memorial ID 7726061

Frideborg Winblad (1869-1964) was a principal of the primary school in Härnösand, Sweden. She graduated from the teachers college at Umeå University in 1896. She never married, and lived to be 95 years old. (b. January 18, 1869; Prästbordet, Anundsjö, Västernorrland, Sweden - d. November 30, 1964; Härnösand, Västernorrland, Sweden) Personal Code Number 18690118-780.

Frideborg was the daughter of Anton Julius Winblad I (1828-1901) and Elsa Maria Elisabeth Näslund (1829-1907).

January 18, 1869 in Prästbordet (church house), Anundsjö, Västernorrland, Sweden.

January 19, 1869 in Anundsjö, Västernorrland, Sweden.

Her siblings include: Karl Israel Winblad (1857-?); Johan Edward Winblad (1856-1914) who was a ship's mate that emigrated to Norway and married Salmine Sophia Severine Pedersen (1862-1914) then emigrated to the United States; Johanna Winblad (1859-?) who married Per Olof Bernhard Vahlberg (1852-?) a school teacher; Anton Teodor Winblad (1862-?); and Maria Elisabeth Winblad I (1865-1937) who married Jonas Kempe (1861-1918). She also had a half sister: Antonette Kristina Winblad (1854-aft1890) from the marriage of her father to Margareta Kristina Höglund I (1819-1853) aka Greta Stina Höglund, who died in childbirth.

She graduated from the elementary school teacher program at Umeå University in 1896.

In 1890 Frideborg was living in Prestbolet with her parents, and her father was working as a teacher. Like her father, she also became a teacher, and she moved to Härnösand on October 05, 1896, and lived at #137, 8th quarter in the city. In 1900 she was still living in Härnösand by herself and was working as a "Lärarinna".

In August 1956 she wrote to Ulla Margareta Kempe (1932- ) and Börje Pettersson (1932- ) the following: "Dear Ulla and Börje, with my little engagement gift I send you the warmest greetings for your common future. It's like this, that if problems occur, it's nice to be two. Because a shared burden is only a half burden, and shared happiness is double! I have no experience of my own, since I'm 'happily un-married', as someone said. But I do think that it's true. Don't forget to invite Jesus to your wedding as well as for the weekdays! He'll love to come, and not just that, he also wants to stay! Yours sincerely, your old friend Auntie Boj".

Frideborg died on November 30, 1964 and she was buried in Härnösand, Västernorrland län, Sweden. She was 95 years old and was listed in the death book as "Frideborg Vinblad". Lennart Haglund (1928- ) writes on July 11, 2005: "When I search for Frideborg Winblad in my death [database] I get nothing from the name, which is not unusual. [Searching] for a woman born 1869 and dead 1964, your Frideborg appears, I'm sure, though nameless:'Unmarried and dead on November 30, 1964 in Härnösand.' Her birthplace is called unknown here."

Obituary in Swedish:
Her obituary was published in Västernorrlands Allehanda on December 2, 1964: "Frideborg Winblad Död. Förra seminarierektorn fröken Frideborg Winblad, Härnösand, avled på måndagen på sjukhemmet Fristad, där hon vistats de senaste åren. Hon var 95 är gammal. Frideborg Winblad var en av vårt lands märkeskvinnor på små skol eundervisningens område. När statsmakterna på sin tid igångsatte utredning om lärareutbildningens bättre utveck-lingsmöjligheter samt utarbetande av förslag till ny undervisningsplan kallades fröken Winblad att delta i arbetet som enda kvinnliga medlem i kom-mitten. Hon var även vice ordförande i styrelsen för Småskoleseminariernas lärareförening under en lång följd av år. Frideborg Winblad var född i Bredbyn, där fadern var kantor. Efter examen vid folkskollärarinneseminariet i Umeå 1896 kom hon som lärarinna till småskoleseminariet i Härnösand och blev 1907 föreståndarinna för seminariet. Denna befattning innehade hon till 1929, då hon pensionerades. Genom sitt vän-sälla väsen vann hon tillgivenhet bland kolleger, elever och vänner, vilkas tacksamhet tog sig uttryck i en insamling till en stipendiefond med hennes namn, som företogs till 70-års-dagen. Närmast sörjande är syskonbarn och deras familjer."

Obituary translated to English:
"Frideborg Winblad Dead. The former local principal Miss Frideborg Winblad, Härnösand, died on Monday at the nursing home in Fristad, where she resided her last years. She was 95 years old. Frideborg Winblad was one of the country's notable women in the area of elementary school education. When government authorities in her time set into motion an investigation on better developmental possibilities for teacher education and preparation of proposals for new teaching plans, Miss Winblad was called to participate on the work as the only female member of the committee. She was even vice chairman of the board of directors for the elementary school teacher's association for a long succession of years. Frideborg Winblad was born in Bredbyn, where her father was cantor. After graduation from the elementary school teacher program in Umeå in 1896, she came to the elementary school in Härnösand as a teacher and in 1907 became head of the school. This post she held until 1929, when she retired. Through her friendly nature she won the affection of her colleagues, students and friends, whose gratitude was expressed in the collection of a scholarship fund in her name, which was made on her 70th birthday. She is mourned by her nieces/nephews and their families."

Lennart Haglund (1928- ) writes on July 10, 2005: "I had a phone call from Anundsjö this morning, an answer to my earlier question about A.J. Winblad. His grave is there and will be preserved for the future (due to a decision from 1955), as it is situated close to the church and [is] part of its 'milieu'. At least the stone will not be moved. A.J. Winblad is buried there and so is his wife (hustru) and daughter (dotter). A 'Fridborg Winblad' was mentioned, maybe an early burial. The last known 'grave right holder' was a Frideborg Winblad, a 'rektor' (headmaster or principal) from Härnösand, not far from Ytterlännäs. She is also buried there, if I remember it alright in 1964. The grave plot is 'GA' and the number '61-64'."

Frideborg Winblad (1869-1964) was the great grandaunt of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ). She was the great grandaunt of Ulla Britt-Inger Pettersson (1966- ) aka Bitte Kempe, of Mariefred, Sweden.

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on July 31, 2003. Updated the wording of the lede on October 23, 2014. Update on July 30, 2015 with her baptism.