When Alma Mattson was born on 5 February 1874, in Bräkne-Hoby, Blekinge, Sweden, her father, Mans Olsson, was 44 and her mother, Sissa Olasdr, was 44. She married Emil Claus Carlson on 18 March 1899, in Marquette, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Munising, Alger, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 30 July 1943, in Shelton, Mason, Washington, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Shelton Memorial Park, Shelton, Mason, Washington, United States.
Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Mattsson .
Americanized form of Danish and Norwegian Mattsen and Madsen , cognates of 1.
English (mainly Yorkshire and Derbyshire): variant of Matson .