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Saturday, June 13, 2015

52 Ancestors: Week 24 "Heirloom": Andrew T. Anderson's Chairs

My 2nd-great-grandfather Andrew T. Anderson (born Andreas Troedsson) was a wood turner. He made a set of six chairs, one for each of his children: Anna Matilda Anderson, Edward Theodore Anderson, Albert Bernard Anderson, Esther Elizabeth (Anderson) Kellman, Reuben Alexander Anderson, and Ruth Elvira (Anderson) Matson.

My parents have the chair that was made for his son Edward (my great-grandfather, and my father's grandfather).

My cousin Carla has two of the chairs. One of them was made for her grandmother, Esther. Esther did the needlepoint on the chair.

Photo by Carla Harcum

The other chair was made for Anna, the oldest daughter.

Photo by Carla Harcum

Carla and I would love to know where the other three chairs are. Hopefully they are still with family.

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