John Edward Mattson

John Edward Mattson

Male 1884 - 1947  (62 years)

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  • Name John Edward Mattson 
    Nickname Ed 
    Born 20 Dec 1884  Malax, Finland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Resided 1910  Escanaba, Delta, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1926  Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1931  972 Morris Avenue, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1933  2160 Webster Avenue, Bronx, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1941  2415 Creston Avenue, Bronx, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Aug 1947  Bronx, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20  Default | Swede Finns related to Melvin Earl Mattson 1926-2010
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2017 

    Father Mattias Karlsson Baddar,   b. 1 Dec 1847, Overmalax, Finland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1902  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Ulla Beata Josefsdotter Stolpe,   b. 26 Sep 1857,   d. 27 Feb 1927  (Age 69 years) 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amanda Strom,   b. 16 Dec 1883, Malax, Finland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1973, Loma Linda, San Bernardino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 22 May 1926  Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Melvin Earl Mattson,   b. 06 Aug 1926, 87 Church Street, Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 2010, 6577 Bullen Bluff Terrace, Gainesville, Prince William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Photos
    House in Gardner, Massachusetts
    House in Gardner, Massachusetts
    House in which Mel Mattson was born, 1926
    Recordings
    Mattson family, from 1926 to 1947
    Mattson family, from 1926 to 1947
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Dec 1884 - Malax, Finland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1910 - Escanaba, Delta, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1926 - Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 May 1926 - Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1931 - 972 Morris Avenue, New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1933 - 2160 Webster Avenue, Bronx, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1941 - 2415 Creston Avenue, Bronx, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Aug 1947 - Bronx, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Edward Mattson, certificate from church, 1907
    John Edward Mattson, certificate from church, 1907
    Certificate from Aboensis Diocese dated 15 April 1907. Note that this is just before young Edvard Baddar immigrated to the United States. Translated with a lot of help from Google:

    "Worker Johan Edvard Mattsson Baddar from Afrermalaks village born December 20, 1884 in Malaks, is a communion-eligible member of the evangelical lutheran congregation, vaccinated with their civic trust."

    in Malaks
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    Ed Mattson
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    John Edward Mattson
    John Edward Mattson, about 1925
    John Edward Mattson, about 1925
    Marriage Certificate, 1926
    Marriage Certificate, 1926
    Marriage Certificate for J. Edward Mattson, 41 years old, occupation stovemaker, and Amanda Strom, 42 years old, occupation housework. Both born in Finland. First marriage for Edward. Second marriage for Amanda, a widow.
    Mel Mattson and his father, about 1928
    Mel Mattson and his father, about 1928
    Mattson family, about 1930
    Mattson family, about 1930
    John Edward Mattson, Amanda Strom Mattson, and young Melvin Earl Mattson
    John Mattson and son Mel Mattson, unknown date
    John Mattson and son Mel Mattson, unknown date
    Ed Mattson, 1939
    Ed Mattson, 1939
    From his certificate of citizenship
    John Edward Mattson Certificate of US Citizenship, 1939
    John Edward Mattson Certificate of US Citizenship, 1939
    Age 54 years; sex male; color white; complexion fair; color of eyes blue; color of hair brown; height 5 feet 11 inches; weight 163 pounds; visible distinctive marks none; marital status married; former nationality Finland.
    Amanda Strom Mattson and family, around 1940
    Amanda Strom Mattson and family, around 1940
    From left: Amanda Strom Mattson, Signe Maki Strom, Larry Strom (Victor's son), Victor Strom, Melvin Mattson, John Edward Mattson, and Edith Strom (Victor's wife)
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    John Mattson obituary
    John Mattson obituary
    Deaths

    With deep sorrow we hereby let it be known
    My dear husband and our father
    JOHN EDWARD MATTSON
    Born in Malax, Finland on the 20th of December 1884,
    Passed away in New York on the 13th of August 1947
    After a long, patient suffering.
    Mourned by wife, a son, three stepchildren,
    a brother in Escanaba, Mich., three brothers
    and two sisters in Finland as well as other
    relatives and friends.

    Amanda and Melvin Mattson


    The earth’s disquiet yields in face of
    Lasting peace
    Death reconciles all, heaven
    Glorifies all
    Although storms of life may rage
    On land and sea
    I will find a safe place in
    The palm of God’s Hand
    He protects me, He protects me
    And all sorrow and distress disappear
    He protects me, He protects me
    In the palm of his Hand

    (The obituary is written in old Swedish and the latter part of it is an old Swedish psalm. A word for word translation leaves a lot to be desired. The rhyme is, of course, lost but I hope you get the meaning of it. Signed Britt Mollerstedt)

    Documents
    1911 Escanaba city directory
    1911 Escanaba city directory
    Edward Mattson and Fred Mattson, both laborers boarding at 807 Escanaba Avenue, together with a "Gustav Mattson"
    1913 Escanaba city directory
    1913 Escanaba city directory
    Edward Mattson and Frederick Mattson, still at 807 Escanaba Avenue. Edward a laborer, with wife Anna. Frederick a secretary hand.

    This record is interesting for a couple of reasons:
    -- Who is Anna??? My grandfather Edward did not marry my grandmother until 1926, when he was about 40 years old. It isn't really surprising that there was a previous wife, but this is the only record I have ever seen of one.
    -- This is the only record in which Fred identifies himself as Frederick. He had only been in the US about 3 years and perhaps was looking for a more formal alternative to Fred, like his brother's use of Edward instead of Ed.

    Histories
    My Swedish ancestors
    My Swedish ancestors

  • Notes 
    • 11 Apr 1907
      Diocesis Aboensis, Magni Princ Finl
      Worker Johan Edvard Baddar, of Afremalaks village, born 20 Dec 1884 in Malaks

      11 May 1907
      Ellis Island
      Edvard Baddar, 22 years old, single, from Malaks, Finland. Height 5 foot 10 inches, light complexion, light hair, blue eyes. Arrived on the Campania. Occupation laborer. Had a ticket to Daggett, Michigan where he planned to join his friend Isak Stone. Also had $20.

      (ed note: Most of the travelers who appeared in this record with Edvard Baddar only had $10. None had more than $40.)

      1910 US census, Escanaba, Michigan
      Household including a husband, wife, two sons, one 20 year old female servant, and 15 male boarders, mostly in their 20s, all household members Swede Finns. Both sons and all but one boarder work as laborers, mostly on the iron ore dock. The remaining boarder is a deliveryman for a grocery store. One of the boarders is Ed Matson, 25 years old, single, arrived in the US in 1907, not a citizen, speaks English, occupation laborer for the railroad.

      1911 Escanaba city directory
      Edward Mattson, lab, bds 807 Escanaba av
      Fred Mattson, lab, bds 807 Escanaba av

      1913 Escanaba city directory
      Edward Mattson, wife Anna, laborer, 807 Escanaba av
      Frederick, sec hd, bds 807 Escanaba av
      (ed note: This entry is particularly interesting. It is almost certainly my grandfather Ed and his brother Fred. My grandfather did not marry my grandmother until 1926, and I am not aware of any previous wives. However, he was 42 years old when he married my grandmother, so a previous wife would not be that surprising. Another possibility is that "Anna" is Marie Anne Bolin, who married Fred Mattson in 1920.)

      1917-1918 World War I Draft Registration Card
      Edward Mattson, 1007 Esc Ave, Escanaba, Delta, Michigan. Born 20 Dec 1884 in Finland. Occupation Laborer on dock, working for C&M & St. Paul. Height tall (from tall, medium, short). Build medium (from slender, medium, stout). Blue eyes, brown hair. Nearest relative Fred Mattson, 913 Esc Ave, Escanaba, Michigan.

      22 May 1926 Marriage certificate
      J. Edward Mattson, 41 years old, residence Gardner, Mass., occupation Stovemaker, born in Finland. First marriage. Father Mattias Mattson. Mother Ulla B. Stalpe. Bride Amanda (Strom) Strom, 42 years old, residence Gardner, Mass., occupation Housework, born in Finland. Second marriage (widowed). Father Erick Strom. Mother Maria Gastgiver.

      1927 city directory, Gardner, Massachusetts
      Edward Mattson, 87 Church Street

      1928 city directory, Gardner, Massachusetts
      Edward Mattson, 87 Church Street

      1929 city directory, Gardner, Massachusetts
      Edward Mattson, 87 Church Street

      1930 city directory, Gardner, Massachusetts
      Edward Mattson, 87 Church Street

      1930 US census, Gardner, Massachusetts
      Household headed by Edward Mattson, owner of home, home value $2000, 44 years old, 41 years old at time of first marriage, able to read and write, born in Finland, parents born in Finland, mother tongue Swedish, immigrated in 1907, not a citizen, able to speak English, occupation laborer. Wife Amanda Mattson, 46 years old, 19 years old at time of first marriage, born in Finland, both parents born in Finland, mother tongue Swedish, immigrated in 1907, not a citizen, able to speak English, occupation none. Son Melvin E. Mattson, 3 years old, born in Massachusetts, both parents born in Finland. Stepdaughter Ellen Strom, 15 years old, born in Massachusetts, both parents born in Finland, in school. Stepson Oren Strom, 14 years old, born in Massachusetts, both parents born in Finland, in school.

      6 Oct 1936, Declaration of Intention, Naturalization records, New York
      John Edward Mattson, 2160 Webster Ave, Bronx; occupation laborer; 51 years old; fair complexion; blue eyes, race Swedish; nationality Finnish; born in Malax, Finland on 20 Dec 1884. Wife Amanda; married 22 May 1936 at Gardner, Mass.; wife born in Malax, Finland on 16 Dec 1883. Three children: Melvin 8/6/26; Ellen 4/16/14; Isak 9/11/1915. Last foreign residence was Malax, Finland. Emigrated to the US from Liverpool to New York under the name Edward Baddar on 11 May 1907 on the SS Campania.

      12 Jul 1939, Petition for Naturalization, New York
      John Edward Mattson, formerly Edvard Baddar, born in Malax, Finland 20 Dec 1884. Residence 2160 Webster Ave, Bronx, NY. Have resided in New York since 30 Jun 1931. Entered the US 11 May 1907 on the Campania from Liverpool, England. Married to Amanda 22 May 1926 in Gardner, Mass. Wife born in Malax, Finland, December 16, 1883, entered New York September 5, 1910. Son Melvin, born 6 Aug 1926, born in Gardner, Mass., resides at Bronx, NY.

      20 November 1939, Petition for Naturalization, New York
      John Edward Mattson, 2160 Webster Ave, Bronx, NY. Age 54 years.

      1940 US Census, Bronx, New York
      Household headed by Edward Mattson; 55 years old; 6th grade education; born in Finland; occupation porter at an apartment house; worked 48 hours during the week of March 24-30, 1940; annual income $1100; renter; monthly rent $25. Wife Manda Mattson, 56 years old; 5th grade education; born in Finland; occupation housework. Son Melvin Mattson, 13 years old, 8th grade education, born in Massachusetts. Step daughter Ellen Strom; 25 years old; single; completed high school; born in Massachusetts; occupation hairdresser at a beauty shop; worked 48 hours during the week of March 24-30, 1940; worked 26 weeks during 1939; annual income $400.

      1942 World War II draft registration card
      John Edward Mattson, 2160 Webster Ave, Bronx. 57 years old, born 20 Dec 1884 in Finland. Employed by Bing & Bing Co (Main Office), 302 W 12th St (Porter), New York, New York. Wife Amanda Mattson. Race white, height 5'11", weight 163 pounds, blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, wears glasses.

      (ed. note: Bing & Bing was an important apartment real estate developer in NYC in the early 20th century. They built for the luxury market, and their buildings are regarded by many as among NYC's finest prewar properties.)

      New York Death Index
      Edward Mattson, age 62, born about 1885, died 13 Aug 1947 in Bronx, New York, USA

      Social Security applications and claims index
      John Edward Mattson, born 20 Dec 1884, died 13 Aug 1947, born in the United Kingdom
      (ed note: "United Kingdom" is clearly a clerical error. A good example of the challenges facing genealogy nerds.)