Harold Cornelius Theodore Angland, my paternal grandfather, was born June 5th, 1888 in Minneapolis MN. His father was a wood carver and was born in Sweden. His mother Anna (Mattson) Angland was born in Minnesota from Swedish born parents.
We do not know much about Harold. What I do know is that my father’s cousin, Barbara Mirabido, spoke fondly of him. Harold and Inez visited her family farm near Litchfield MN when she was about 10 years old. She called him Uncle Harold and enjoyed his sense of humor. Barbara told me that her mother Francis (Hendrix) McGraw spoke well of him too.
Harold was a farm hand in South Dakota in his 20s and later a chief auto mechanic in the army during WWI. He served in Michigan. He married Inez Hendrix at the age of 33. He had been a boarder at the Hendrix family hotel in Chokio, MN in 1920. His occupation was listed as Mechanic in the 1920 census.
After they separated, Harold lived in Minneapolis. He remarried in 1937. By 1948 he had moved to California where he died in 1962 at age 73. He left property to my father who went to California for his funeral. My father corresponded with Harold’s sister, Marian Dean, regarding the management of the property until it sold.