My Carlson Family

I've decided to scan as much of my family history as I can and what I feel is pertinent, so that everyone will have access to them, and hopefully with today's mediums, they will last for many, many more generations to enjoy.  If you'd like to contribute, please email what you have, and I'll put them on here to share also.

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Anita Sue Hellyer                            Some Memories of My Hometown 

elementary school.jpg (87211 bytes)Oakland School in Lafayette, Indiana, taken in 1977 before it was torn down.  My brother and I attended this school, "walking 10 miles uphill both ways".  Our parents also attended the school.  The top level with the round windows was the gymnasium in our parent's day, although we never saw it, since it was closed for safety's sake. christmas tree.jpg (121326 bytes)The Carlson Christmas Tree at Purdue Union.  My mother grew this tree at our home on Central Street in Lafayette from a 2" sapling.  She endured a lot of teasing for having faith in that little twig, but look what it grew up to!  After Dad died in 1980, and the house had to be sold, plans were made to cut down the tree because it was too big. ( I can just see my Mom laughing at that!)  I was upset with that idea, but my brother Tom came to the rescue and thought of a way to preserve the memory of this tree.  We donated the tree to the Purdue Union for their annual Christmas Tree.  That's Erik Carlson, Tom's son, in the picture.

The Carlsons

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Thanks to our Windjammer friends from Sweden, 
Anders and Susanne, for these sights around Granna,
Sweden, where Gustaf and many of his family members
lived before coming to the U.S.

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Gustaf Carlson

My first Carlson to emigrate from Sweden.  Gustaf was born Feb. 26, 1839 in Granna, Sweden, the son of Carl Jaensson (Jansson) and Maja Andersdotter Mell.  He married Maria Inga Johansdotter on Dec. 31, 1868.
On April 3, 1869 he moved to North America.

Father of Harry A. Carlson

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Springvale Cemetery



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Springvale Cemetery
Lafayette, Indiana

Thanks to Lena Carlson for the map & directions to Gustaf and others!


Maria Inga (Johansdotter) Carlson
Born 7/8/1849 in Vrigstad, Sweden

Wife of Gustaf Carlson

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Children of Gustaf & Mary (Maria Inga)Alfrid, born in Sweden in 1869, drowned in Chicago in 1890; Charles, born in Lafayette, IN in 1871, died 1872; Theodore, born in 1873; Augusta, born in 1876, died in 1881; Edward, born in 1878; Harry A., born in 1882; and twins Wilma (Mae) & William Gust, born in 1885. 

First Generation of Carlsons born in the USA

Gustaf's and Mary's Children

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Theodore F.Carlson & Anna (Berkland) Carlson

Son of Gustaf Carlson

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Edward J. Carlson
Son of Gustaf Carlson       

Springvale Cemetery

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Elizabeth McMahan
Wife of Edward J. Carlson

Springvale Cemetery

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Harry A. Carlson
Born 2/8/1882 in Lafayette, IN 

Son of Gustaf Carlson

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The Wagon Works

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Springvale Cemetery

Emma (Hickok) Carlson
Born 10/7/1882 in Elston, IN     

Wife of Harry A. Carlson

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Springvale Cemetery

Children of Harry A. and EmmaBaby, born & died in 1909; Mary Francis (Pete) born in 1910; twins Olive and Opal, born in 1915; Harry H., born in 1916; John, born in 1920; Edward Russell, born in 1922; and Charles, born in 1924. 

The Carlson Children

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Mary Francis (Aunt Pete) (Carlson) Wells and Walter Wells
Born in 1910, in Lafayette, Indiana

Daughter of Harry A. Carlson

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Harry H. and Charles Carlson

In Lafayette, Indiana


Thanks to Lena Carlson for these two pictures.

Charles and Edward Russell

In Pearl Harbor, Hawaii


Harry Harlan Carlson

Son of Harry A. Carlson

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Harry & grandson
 Jason Livingston

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Harry, Tom Carlson 
& Jason (& mom's
tree) 9/1971

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Harry, Jason, Tom
Tom's wedding 1973

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Rest haven
Lafayette, IN

Dorothy Helen (Bradshaw) Carlson         

Wife of Harry Harlan Carlson

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Mom & Dad's wedding.  First Christian Church

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Rest haven

tomanita.jpg (79556 bytes)Children of Harry H. & Dorothy Carlson: Thomas A. Carlson, Anita S. Carlson 




Thomas Alan Carlson

Son of Harry H.Carlson &

Dorothy Helen (Bradshaw) Carlson

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Children (Kelcey, Katie & Erik) and Grandchildren of Tom Carlson

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Tom with daughters Katie & Kelcey & nephew Jason


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Kelcey (Carlson) & Dave Lawson's Wedding Reception 9/8/01.  Katie (Carlson) Maish is next to Kelcey.

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Thanksgiving 2001
Anita & Gary Hellyer, Tom & Erik Carlson, and Jason Livingston
Warrenton, MO

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Katie & Jamey's boys Jackson & Garrett
Christmas 2001


Anita Sue (Carlson) (Livingston) Hellyer

Son of Harry H.Carlson &

Dorothy Helen (Bradshaw) Carlson


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Oakland Grade School

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Jefferson High School
Graduation Picture

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Gary & Anita's Wedding
July 11, 1992, in St. Louis.
My brother Tom, and Rev.
Rex Loy officiated.

Jason C. Livingston

Son of Anita Sue (Carlson)
(Livingston) Hellyer

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Huntington Beach,

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Logansport, IN

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6th Grade

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Jason's first telescope
Greenfield, IN

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His present telescope, doing what he enjoys most.
St. Charles, MO

The Hickoks

Harlan & Eliza (Eddings) Hickok

Parents of Emma (Hickok) Carlson

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The Bradshaws

J. Wesley Bradshaw

Father of Dorothy (Bradshaw) Carlson

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Rest Haven Cemetery

Tommie (Dohoney) Bradshaw

Mother of Dorothy (Bradshaw) Carlson


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Rest Haven Cemetery

Other Links

Lena Carlson's Carlson Page
Gary Hellyer's Family Page

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