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Koski in Massachusetts area
Posted by: Linda Koski Date: March 27, 2001 at 10:31:33
In Reply to: Koskinen - Koski in Massachusetts area by Linda Koski of 186

As a follow up...I'm not sure if our Family name was Koskinen or something that sounds like Rhaantinen. We will have to do some family research. :)
This is what my Aunt Mary Jo just told me:
I will try to give you as much
info. as I can from what I remember of my grand father on the Koski side.
His name was Frank N. Koski. If I remember correctly N was for Nicoles. If
you talk to enough Finnish people they may know the correct spelling of the
Finnish version.
Also from what I remember hearing as a child my grandfather changed his name
when he came to America.
His last name was something like Rhaantinen. Maybe you could check that out
also. That sounds like a Finnish name.
I think he picked up a common Finish name to get employment.
I believe he lived at some time in N. H when they first moved here.
They lived in Maynard Mass. where there was a great number of Finnish people.
My Dad was born there 02-27 -1908.
He was the first born of 3 children.
There was another son born whose name was Neilo.
He died at a very young age. 27 years old from TB
The next child was a daughter. Rose.
She is still alive at the age of 86.
She is in an assisted living complex but is very confused and doesn't
remember family relationships.
The family moved to Dracut some where I imagine around
1915. I am not positive.
I think my Dad attended Dracut School system then Lowell
Remember I am relying on things I was told.
I know that I had been told he was a great baseball player by many of the
guys his age.
He worked all his life in the American Woolen Mills in Dracut, Mass.
He died there at work one afternoon May 8th 1958 from a cerebral aneurysm.
At the age of 50.
I am not sure what type of work my grand father did but it seems to me when
he lived in Dracut it was some type of auto repair.
I have so much more to tell you about his personality. But need to go to bed. Just hope some of the info will help you make a

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