Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Eddie Tornquist

Eddie Tornquist was the first-born son of C. J. and Tilda Tornquist. He died Jul 12, 1889 at age 9 months 10 days. He is buried at Capitol Hill cemetery in New Sweden, Maine.

His parents were both born in Sweden. His father immigrated in 1871 when he was 8 years old with his parents and siblings.

His mother Matilda Strömberg died in 1890, two years after her infant son and six days after her daughter May was born.

Front: Eddie Safe in the arms of Jesus
Back: Son of C. J. & Tilda Tornquist died July 12, 1889 AE 9 mos. 10 dys