While Roy has great info on the back-still clueless as to relationship
Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
From Kormakur Hognason,
I saw IMG_SCAN_3327_Sussie.Veiga on the back [Kommi meant 3328]
it says Halldóra Ólafsdóttir and Ólöf Elíasdóttir
Melkoti [name of farm] í Stafholtstungum [county]
Awesome, based on Kommi's lead of 'Melkoti', found her here;
Sent email to safnahus.is, never hear back from them. Write them off!
She is no longer Unknown, just the relationship to our family.
One possibility is to compare the Icelandic Handwritting to pin down
who in our family wrote this. Possibly just a friend of the family, or perhaps the son knew someone.
From Kormakur Hognason,
Ancestors of Halldóra Ólafsdóttir:
Katrín Eiríksdóttir (1682-1766) wife of Hafliði Bergsveinsson (1683-1774) parents of:
Guðrún Hafliðadóttir 1718 mother of:
Margrét Þorkelsdóttir 1749 - 1784 mother of:
Þórdís Einarsdóttir 1778 - 1856 mother of:
Ingibjörg Halldórsdóttir 1816 - 1880 mother of:
Ólafur Ólafsson Jan 25, 1849 - August 31, 1926 father of:
Halldóra Ólafsdóttir 19. ágúst 1872 - 16. ágúst 1965
Húsfreyja í Melkoti, Stafholtssókn, Mýr. 1930. Ljósmóðir og húsfreyja í Melkoti í Stafholtstungum. Í Borgfirzkum segir: „Ljósmóðir í fjölda mörg ár, og fórst henni það starf mjög vel, þótt aðstæður væru ekki of góðar í lélegum og oft köldum húsakynnum.“
housewife in Melkoti [name of farm], stafholtssókn [parish], in Mýrdalshreppur [county] 1930. Midwife and house matron at Melkoti [farm] Stafholtstungum [country]. In Borgfirzkum [book of genealogy] it says, "a midwife for many years, and did her job very well, although the conditions were not too good in poor and often cold premises."
Halldóra is buried along with her husband and their 10 children in the cemetery in Stafholtstungum
Source: list of people buried in Icelandic cemeteries
According to an obituary in Tíminn for Halldóra she had 8 children with her husband Elías, and 5 of them survived her.
At the time of her death at age 93 she had one brother who was living in America.
Source: obituary for Halldóra Ólafsdóttir in Tíminn August 26, 1965 page 7 (All in Icelandic)
The brother who went to America was:
þorgrímur Ólafsson [Thorgrim? Olafsson?] born October 3, 1877. In 1880 he was at Kvíakot, in Norðtungusókn, Mýrdalshreppur. He emigrated to America in 1900 from Einifell, Stafholtstunguhreppur
Real bad translation from Google of above Obit.
FMMTUDÁGUR 26 August 1965 Timna Memories Halldóra Úlafsdottir from Melko It was a bright preparations include Borgarfjörður on, Saturday 21 August is kvödd Hinz was greeting, honor woman Halldóra Olafsdottir, light mother of Melko. She died of home 16 August 93-year age. With Halldora is gone one of these great old represented generation, the meek and quiet housewife and mother, works spirit and sensitivity Ijósmóðir. , Hau Dora was born in those years, total soluble dominated by majority men, since she grew up with Kropp election in large systkinahópi, but contentment and perseverance was in the bones, along with confidence the good in life, and they were siblings all good citizens years. And now they are all gone across the great divide unless one brother, in America. Halldóra went from young parents houses and remarried surviving own husband Elías Johannesson from the upper peninsula, for 66 years Shadow has never fallen on their coexistence and can say that these 66 years has been continuous bride- ACQUISITION such mutual was Love and respect, as they arrived each other. And now sits on aldurhnigni husband after which vængbrotinn and mourns love-gone his friend. He was short and had / network woman, but Mn had a big heart and • a large heart. There are many children who have stayed in Melkoum in summer in which recall her grateful panic. She was so safe and warm and proved the venerable parent infrared. Forektrarnir which then loans Samir bring their children until the host had not worry about them, because there they knew the way well. And there are many women who nearly 50 years of her career midwife tion enjoyed its sensitivity for the big moment. And its quiet Lund did the puzzle lighter. It can be truly said of Hall Dóra it was. Jconan with the lamp. "It was difficult to pursue midwifery jobs in the first year of the century, bad roads un- bridged year, and everything was going horses, often long distances. But Hall m Dora did not get him down, though call came in the middle of night in MIS steady erosion. Then it was quickly expected to travel and settle in söðulinn reíðskjóta of their obligation to cried as she sat öUu. Halldor and Elias acquired 8 children and 5 of them are alive, well their children they were rearing up 2 boys One of them, a daughter- their son drowned 2 years, in the prime of life, from the wife and young children and it was old couple heavy mourning. After the application of the Double Anna thrust to care búsýslu they have stayed in the shelter children their two who always protects TY for them, and caring göimu What a couple of caring for exemplary. The couple was never rich veraldarauð but Melko was any good to come, the hospitable warm heart and warm all though would often narrow inside. It was a perpetual Steering lfkast I got as a child going to Melkoum with mother memory and visit "Dóra Aunt "and see the grandparents, the enjoyed refuge with her in her old age until the end, for them-and I never forget the beautiful white Thus the canal below town, is chanted repeatedly voiced in for calm vorkvöldum. Now, "Aunt Dora" OU and Lively with her life, good- hjörtuð woman since age words a high and then is a good thing to close weary eyes surrounded by affection of her family. I know that yearning is me ill with the surviving husband, but his two children, who were with him are embracing the love and warmth and EFTs bezt can add him loss. Finally, contact T & KK for all your work on a long lifetime, all your kindness and hearted, that sharing your so many of. Go in peace my aunt. Ragnheiðnr Guftinundsdóttir. Oats Wholesale Inventories Christian Oh. Skagf jörS Phone 2-41-20 J