Happy 116th Birthday Waldina Maria Asplund Anderson Swanbeck

I hope you all enjoy reading this as much as I did, fascinating.

Waldina

Today is the 116th birthday of the namesake of this website: Waldina! She is my mother’s mother’s mother. On my 18th birthday, I received a card with $20 and a handwritten note that read:  “Vote Democrat.” The world is a better place because she was in it.

NAME: Waldina Maria Asplund Anderson Swanbeck
OCCUPATION: Matriarch, Activist
BIRTH DATE: July 22, 1901
PLACE OF BIRTH: Munsola, Finland
DATE OF DEATH: May 25, 1989
PLACE OF DEATH: Aberdeen, Washington

Waldina Maria Asplund was born on July 22, 1901. She married Alfred Liljkvist Anderson on November 28, 1917. They had three children in 14 years. She died on May 25, 1989, in Aberdeen, Washington, at the age of 87.

ARRIVAL: 1916 at age 15.

MARRIAGE: She married Alfred Liljkvist Anderson on November 28, 1917, when she was 16 years old, he was 31.

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