Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Edwin G. Lundberg History submitted by Judy Malkiewicz

Edwin G. Lundberg
Born 15 January 1886 in Murray, Utah and Died 14 December 1943 Mt. Pleasant, Utah

Edwin G. Lundberg  also known as Edward G. Lundberg was the oldest son of Dr. August Lundberg (dentist) and August’s second wife Christina Matilda Christensen Lundberg. Edwin was born 15 January 1886 in Murray, Utah.  A photo of his parents:
Edwin had three half-siblings from his father’s first marriage (August Lundberg born 1846 and died 1919 and Sophia Persdotter Peterson Lundberg (born 14 August 1884 in Almude, Stockholm, Sweden and died unknown date, but possibly prior to 1880). These half-siblings were Amanda Lundberg (born 1869 and died unknown date); Richard Henry Lundberg (born 1 May 1873 and died 5 October 1955); and Oscar Lundberg (born 1874 and died 1952).

Edwin also had three siblings from his father’s second marriage (August Lundberg born 1846 and died 1919 and Christina Matilda Christensen Lundberg unknown birth date and died 1896) including Jennie C. Lundberg (Zabriskie) Waldemar (born 1880 and died 3 March 1924), Maple Lundberg (born 12 May 1888 and died 16 July 1934), and Nancy Lundberg (born 2 January 1891 and died 3 March 1943).

Edwin had one half-sibling from his father’s third marriage (August Lundberg born 1846 and died 1919) and (Sarah Matilda Johansen Lundberg born 29 July 1870 and died 14 October 1943), Roy August Lundberg (born 16 June 1912 and died 8 May 1933).
Edwin was 10 years old when his mother, Christina Matilda Christensen Lundberg, died 5 August 1896 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah and is buried at the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery . Edwin went to live with his older sister, Jennie C. Lundberg, while his two younger siblings, Maple H. Lundberg and Nancy Lundberg stayed with their father, August Lundberg.

Edwin attended school and grew to manhood in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
 Edwin was a sheepherder. He was single and never married.

Edwin tried to enlist in the Army during WWI in 1918, but was rejected for health reasons. Edwin wrote a postcard to his younger brother, Maple H. Lundberg who was living in Mackay, Idaho on 7 November 1918 explaining his Army rejection.

 “Loa UT – Nov-6
? Mape. Just a card as I am still with the sheep. I will write you in a few days as I have been turned down in the Army of ? of poor teeth and heart. Ed”
 After that, Edwin may have tried mining for a while.
 In mid-July 1934, Edwin’s younger brother, Maple Henning Lundberg died in Mackay, Idaho of heart failure on 16 July 1934. Edwin traveled to the funeral in Mackay, Idaho from Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He stayed with Maple’s widow, Hazel Anderson Lundberg and her sons Rex Henning Lundberg and Edward Auer Lundberg and her daughter, Marjorie Christine Lundberg.

Edwin died nine years later in Mt, Pleasant, Utah, at the age of 57 years, months, and 19 days on 14 December 1943 of cardiac failure with chronic endocarditis and pneumonia.

His father, Dr. August Lundberg had died in 1919 and Edwin was buried near him at the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Edwin was survived by two of his half-siblings, Richard Lundberg of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Oscar Lundberg of Price, Utah. His stepmother, Sarah Matilda (went by Matilda) Johansen Lundberg had just passed away on 14 October 1943 and his younger sister died 8 March 1943.
North Ward Chapel Mt Pleasant Utah Alice Hafen's Photo 

Edwin G. Lundberg is buried in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah at the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery in Plot A_55_4_4.

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