Friday, March 28, 2014

52 Ancestors: #13 Hilma Albertina Engdahl Kellison (1891-1984)

Hilma was born in Sweden in October 1891.  She and her sister Olga immigrated about 1904. 

Hilma married Walter Bailey Kellison in 1916 in Montana.  By 1920 they had moved to Washoe County, Nevada.  She and Walter had five children that I know of: Anna, Richard, Milton Bailey, Donald and Marlene.  Olga married Thurman Allen Poe about 1919.

While in Sparks, the Kellison family and the Poe family were mentioned in the local papers on a regular basis, for parties for the children as well as other activities. 

I am looking for information about the Poe family as well as the Engdahl family.  If you are willing to collaborate with this research, please contact me.


  1. Hilma and Walter's son Richard was my grandfather. He died in New Guinea, during world war 2, when my mother was about two months old. I would love to know more about this side of the family--Mom has never told me much.

    1. I am so glad to hear from you. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of information either. My grandmother was Hilma's sister, Olga. I don't have any information about how Olga and Hilma traveled from New York to Montana. And I haven't researched the Kellison family very much since my line is the Poe family. However, I'll see what I can find that I haven't posted online.
      Are you mostly interested in your family line from Richard to the present? Or do you want more info about the Engdahl family in Sweden?
      Looking forward to hearing from you. Karen

    2. Both, really. Apologies, I just checked this site and saw your response. You can email me at lindellica at Gmail dot com. Good to hear back from you :)

    3. We are actually about to go to nyc for a visit. I thought I'd check out Ellis. Did they come through Ellis island? They must have, yes?

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