Mabel W L Wesslund

16 April 1890–April 1982 (Age 92)
Paxton, Ford, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mabel W L

When Mabel W L Wesslund was born on 16 April 1890, in Paxton, Ford, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles Edward Wesslund, was 37 and her mother, Hulda Wilhelmina Asp, was 30. She lived in Patton Township, Ford, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died in April 1982, in Salina, Saline, Kansas, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Charles Edward Wesslund
1853–1922
Hulda Wilhelmina Asp
1859–1903
Harry Edward Wesslund
1882–1923
Elmer Melvin Wesslund
1885–1956
Anton Edgar Wesslund
1887–1953
Mabel W L Wesslund
1890–1982
Meme Eurenia Wesslund
1891–1891
Signe Eurenia Wesslund
1894–1983
Carl Richard Leonard Wesslund
1896–1916

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Edward Wesslund

    Male1853–1922Male

    Hulda Wilhelmina Asp

    Female1859–1903Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 2

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements west ‘väst’ + lund ‘grove’. In some cases, the name may be habitational, from a farm or settlement so named.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Mabel Wesslund in household of Chas Wesslund, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mabel Wesslund in household of Chas Wesslund, "United States Census, 1910"

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