Selma Johanna (Mattbäck) Newman

3 January 1893–29 September 1946 (Age 53)
Ähtävä, Vaasa, Finland

The Life of Selma Johanna

When Selma Johanna (Mattbäck) Newman was born on 3 January 1893, in Ähtävä, Vaasa, Finland, her father, Matts Johansson (Mattbäck) Newman, was 20 and her mother, Johanna Karlsdotter, was 18. She married August Thores Hendrickson on 13 April 1908, in Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 September 1946, in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

August Thores Hendrickson
Selma Johanna (Mattbäck) Newman
Marriage: 13 April 1908
Signe Hendrickson
Feme Hendrickson
Ellen Hendrickson
Inga Hendrickson

Spouse and Children

13 April 1908
Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 4

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 15

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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Sources (3)

  • Selma Hendrickson in household of Gus Hendrickson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Selma Hendrickson in household of Gust Hendrickson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Selma Newman in entry for Arvin Holland and Inga Hendrickson, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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