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Kristine Kihlman
(1) Mr. Chester Skagerlind, (2) Worcester, MA, Directories 1888 - 1890
(3) 1900 US Census, (4)
1910 US Census
(5) Boston Passenger Lists 1820-1943 (6) Local newspaper article,
(7) Cynthia Watson
(Stina Cajsa Johannesdotter)

Date & Place Of Birth
1860, Forshaga, Sweden (1) October 2, 1859 (7) Christened October 4, 1859 (7)

Known Domiciles
1900 - Ward 5, Worcester, MA, USA (2)
1910 - Ward 10, Worcester, MA, USA (2)
Millbury Ave, Millbury (1)
Mountain Farm, Fowler St, Worcester (1)

Known Occupations
Farmer (1)

Immediate Family
Parents: Johannes Kihlman & Katrina Lovisa Magnusdotter (7)
Spouse: August Hjalmar Skagerlind (1) (3) (4)
Children: Edith S., Frank C., Florence A.L., Clarence E. (3)

Date Of Death
1936 (1)

Notes
Kristine emigrated from Sweden in 1882 (3) or 1885 (4). Later she arrived with husband August Hjalmar in Boston after a 3 month visit to Sweden on board the Franconia on August 16th, 1911 after having left Göteborg on August 4th, 1911 (5). Kristine and August were farmers - vegetable farming on Millbury Ave and dairy farming on Mountain Farm where they had 200 cows producing for their wholesale milk business (1). August and Kristine married in 1885 at the Mission Church on Providence St, Worcester (1). On the occasion of her 50th Wedding Anniversary, the local newspaper quoted her thus: "If both men and women would hold their tempers, instead of giving way to cross words, there would be fewer wrecks." Kristine survived her husband by only 2 days; they were buried together in a double funeral service in the old Swedish Cemetary. Two and a half months after their deaths, the house they lived in was burned down, local newspaper reports describing the fire as being "of incendiary origin" (6). Images of their house can be seen here.