It is obvious that the two brothers August an Emil Lindsrom made some money in the Colorado mines. August came home and later bought a farm. Emil stayed. He moved with his family to Cody Wyoming where many relatives are living today. Emil 1869-1947, Emma 1870-1923 and Ellen 1897-1911 all rests at Riverside Cemetery in Cody.
The family in 1904. To the left Emmas sister Elfrida and Emma to the right. And the girls Elsie and Ellen
The following are extracts from Svensk-Amerikanaren Western, a swedish spoken paper, published in Denver from 1890 to 1928.
JUNE 13 1901 Mr August Lindström left Leadville on june 5 for the old country.
OCTOBER 17 1901 Several people were on the 13th gathered at the home of E Lindstrom at 500 East 5th street for a small evening entertainment. A very nice supper was served by mrs Lindström – all swedish dishes – of highest quality.
JUNE 12 1902 Mr Emil Lindström has been very ill but are now much better and are walking around shaking hands with his friends.
JANUARY 1 1903 On sunday evening the 26th a lot of people gathered in the home of Mr and Mrs E Lindström at 324 East 5th street. And it was a huge party. Food and drinks were served in a genuin swedish way. At midnight a well decorated christmas-tree was revealed and the children started dancing around it.
JUNE 25 1903 A sister to mrs Lindström and Frank Andersson by the name Alfrida Andersson arrived here the 19th. A real ”Smålands-girl” only 20. We wish her very velcome! The gentlemen Emil Lindström, Frank Andersson, Gust Haglund, John Swanson and Eckelund are back from a trip to Grand Junction where they went to take a look at farmland. They did not buy anything but instead they claimed some Government land – 150 acres each.
JANUARY 7 1904 A very elegant christmas party was held at the home of mr and mrs Emil Lindström at 324 East 5th street. About 50 of their friends were invited to spend christmas eve. For the children it was a special night because Santa Claus came around and all the children received one or more presents from the great, famous Santa Claus. After that a very fine supper was served with all kinds of swedish dishes not forgotten the ”lutfisk” and the ”shots”
Emil (1869-1947) and his family in Leadville 1904. Daughters Elsa (1899-1982) and Ellen (1897-1911) far right. Wife Emma (1870-1923) and lady in white is Emmas sister Helfrida (1883-1978) called Freda.
APRIL 21 1904 Surprised was on the 16th mr and mrs Emil Lindstrom in their home at 324 Est 5th street. It was their tenth weddingday. The party gathered at the home of John Christenson – 405 East 6th street. At nine o´clock they went away to the Lindströms. One hundred persons rushed into the house. The ladies started to pick up a lot of different dishes. Then everybody asked for ”old man Lindström”. He was then working in the Midas-shaft and mr Pet Swanson was sent to call him up. The evening went on with food, drinks, singing and good stories and continued all night. As a memory of the evening the Lindströms received an elegant cook store or range – a very valuabel gift.
JULY 28 1904 Mr and mrs Emil Lindström at 324 East 5th street left Leadville on the 25th for Glenwood Springs. They intend to stay there for a while because mr Lindstrom is ill. We hope he will be OK in a couple of days. Welcome back!
1907 Emil and his family moves to Cody Wyoming. Together with Frank Anderson he is drivning a wagon with two horses from Denver to Cody! First winter he builds a small house for his family which arrives the year after. I will more of his life in Cody later.
APRIL 1911 Emil Lindstroms daughter Ellen M Lindström died at 1435 Thompson Court, Swansea, Ill. (Brights Disease Glomerulonephritis /serious Kidney Disease)
AUGUST 1911 The funeral of Miss Ellen Lindstrom Wednesday was one of the largest attended services of the kind held in Cody for many months and the size of the gathering of friends testified to the love in which the young lady was held and the degree of sympathy for the stricken family. The floral offerings were extremely numerous and almost hid the casket. Mrs Conger sang a lovely solo of sweet words of comfort and the Prebyterian choir also furnished two splendid numbers. Rev Mr Anderson of the Presbyterian church preached an exellent discourse from John XI:25 ”I am the Resurrection and the Life. He that beleiveth on me, though he were dead, yet he shall live.” Park County Enterprise, August 12, 1911
1923 Wife Emma dies from stomach cancer
JANUARY 13 1947 EMIL LINDSTROM IS CALLED TO REWARD. Emil ”Grandpa” Lindstrom, 77, passed away Monday evening, January 13th, at the Cody hospital, where he had been for two weeks. He recently was returned to Cody from Billings, where he was hospitalized for a month. Lindstrom had been a resident of the community since 1906, coming here from Denver and Leadville, Colorado. He was born February 14, 1869 in Sweden, and would have been 78 on St. Valentine´s Day. He had suffered from a cardiac condition for many years. He came to the United States in 1887 and was married in Denver that year to Miss Emma Anderson who preceded him in death many years ago. Beside an aged sister in Sweden, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs Joe Freeborg: a granddaughter, Mrs Wylie Thomas; and a great grandson, Lyle Thomas, all of Cody. Funeral services will be held from the Prebyterian church Friday afternoon at 2 o´clock with interment at Riverside. He was a member of the Lutheran church. THE CODY ENTERPRISE 15 JAN 1947 page 5
For more pictures se the swedish page about Emil!