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Arvid Pakkala, Tornio, Finland to U.S.
Posted by: Sharon Poage Pakkala Date: February 04, 2001 at 14:23:20
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I am looking for other Pakkala relatives in the U.S. Arvid Pakkala (b. 1871, d. 1933), my husband's grandfather came to the U.S. as a young man in 1890. He was born in Tornio and was from a family of 9 children. I have some earlier information about the family, but in particular I would like to connect with descendants of Arvid's brother August who changed his last name to Erickson after his arrival in the U.S. He came to the U.S. a few years before Arvid and ultimately settled in the Northport, WA, area north of Spokane where he was an orchardist. I have found him and his wife Mary in the 1910 and 1920 census reports. According to those reports they had children: Lilly, Everett, Charles, Orville and Edith. One or two of the children were born in Minnesota, one or two in Montana (there is a discrepancy), and 2 in Washington. Please let me know if you are descended from any of these children. My husband's grandfather and father are both deceased, but I would like to connect with other family members. I believe I can recall my father-in-law telling of visits to the Northport, WA, area as a young man. We live in the Seattle area and have raised 4 children, two sons who carry the Pakkala name. Sincerely, Sharon Poage Pakkala


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