This early photograph shows Martin Carlson at his Mount Vernon farm a couple years before he moved to Alder.
Carl Linden says, “Left to right — Martin’s wife, Elsa, holding Margaret, Helen, Ruth, Einar, David and the man is unknown to me, probably a hired hand for the haying. Three more girls were born after that…in Eatonville: Elsie (1911), Esther (1914) and Alice (1917).
Photo courtesy of Carl Linden.
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4 responses to “Martin Carlson and family (1909)”
I ‘m a German teacher. For a text in a music book for about folk music I would rather like to use this lovely photo of the Carlson Family 1908. Could you send me a permission or a contact to ask for it.
Thank you very much.
Thank you for the email. Carl Linden owns the photo, I just have the authority to put it on the website. However, you could contact him by email at Carllinden@comcast.net. I’m sure he’ll probably be flattered by the request. 🙂
Hello, my wife and I just purchased a 20 acre parcel on Alder-cutoff rd that I understand to be part of the old Carlson homestead. (It was a 160 acre homestead that the divided into 8 seperate 20 acre parcels, one for each child mentioned here). I was wondering if you have any more information about the homestead or family? Thank you!
I’m not sure if this is the same Carlson family, but if you (as it’s kind of a common name) you can check out the History of Southeastern Pierce County book from the Eatonville library. It covers Eatonville from it’s inception through 1959. 🙂