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Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Early Photographs from Great Grandmother Ida Mattson's Photo Album



Relationship Chart for the People in the photographs below. Remember, Albert and Josephine were brother and sister, both immigrated from Sweden.



Ed Lidman, son of Josephine Mattson Lidman and Charles Lidman. Josephine was Great Grandpa Albert Mattson's sister, thus making her our Great Great Aunt, making her Walter's aunt. She came to America before Albert. Ed was Josephine's only child.

This is a picture of Charles Lidman, husband to Josephine Mattson Lidman. This picture was taken in Lead, South Dakota.

In this photo taken about 1913 we have Great Grandmother Ida holding her only child, Walter (Grandpa Mattson). Grandpa Mattson was born in 1912. We don't know who the other woman and child are.

This is another picture of Josephine Mattson Lidman sitting on the porch of her home in Lead.

This is a picture of Rose Lidman, the wife of Ed Lidman. Ed was a first cousin to Grandpa Walter.
This is a family picture of the Lidman's. From left to right. Josephine Mattson Lidman, Rose (her daughter in law), Charles Lidman - Josephine's husband, Albert Mattson, and seated - Ida Tornberg Mattson.
Josephine Mattson Lidman standing with her daughter in law, Rose.

Ida Tornberg Mattson came to the United States to work as a domestic in Michigan (see earlier posts on her crossing and dates). She came to the country with friends from Sweden. Great Grandmother Ida is on the right.

This is a picture of Josephine Lidman. She is the daughter of Ed and Rose Lidman. Luella knew Josephine. She was buried in Hermosa, South Dakota Cemetery. Little Josephine took care of her father Ed for years and years, remaining unmarried. When Ed died Josephine married in her later years having no children.

Josephine Mattson Lidman in her later years.
Josephine Mattson Lidman sitting with her husband Charles.