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 Tyyne Helena <I>Lindelä</I> Honeycutt

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Tyyne Helena Lindelä Honeycutt

  • Birth 19 Dec 1915 Finland
  • Death 26 Mar 2002 San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Burial Houghton, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 93318175

Tyyne Helena Lindelä Lindrus Honeycutt

Grandma Honeycutt was born in Pyhäjoki, Oulun Laani, Finland. She came to America when she was just five years old. When she arrived at Ellis Island a man gave her a bannana, she couldn't believe anything could taste so good. They moved to Houghton, Michigan and her father worked at a copper mine. She had a younger sister, Helvi who was born in Michigan.
She married Herman Lindrus and he found work in Detroit. They had two daughters and eventually moved back to Houghton.
In 1950 she left her husband and packed up her two daughters on a train and they came to San Diego. Helvi was living there with her husband Leonard and they lived with them for a few years.
She took typing classes and when she obtained her certificate she knocked on the door of a neighbor who happened to be the CEO of Rohr, she showed him her certificate and asked for a job. It was while working at Rohr she met her second husband Bill Honeycutt.
She and Bill are buried back in Houghton, next to her parents.

The favorite things she would make us to eat was Pasty (a U.P. favorite); Rieska (a Finnish flat bread); and Pannukakku. She taught us how to say Haista Napa. Grandma was a vegetarian and later in life converted to Jehovah's Witness. She was always a bit eccentric.

Tyyne Helena Lindela Honeycutt
HOUGHTON — Tyyne Helen Lindela Honeycutt, born in Oulu, Finland on December 19, 1915, passed away on March 26, 2002, after a long illness.
Following immigration to Houghton along with her parents, Sanfrid and Wilma Lindela, she eventually relocated to San Diego, California.
She and her husband of 34 years, William Buford Honeycutt, were laid to rest on July 11, 2002 in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters; six grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

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Gravesite Details Maternal haplogroup H1c
  • Created by: Gennaphyr
  • Added: 8 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93318175
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Tyyne Helena Lindelä Honeycutt (19 Dec 1915–26 Mar 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93318175, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Houghton, Houghton County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Gennaphyr (contributor 47698254) .