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The Sydow Girls

Front row: Emilie, Arabella, Alma, Bertha.

Back row: Clara, Hedwig, Ottielia and Emma.

Hedwig died 25 Dec 1955 in Sioux Falls. They had no children. Emma Marie was born 1 Feb 1875 in Conover. She worked as a bookkeeper before her marriage to Francis C. Jones, a Little Turkey attorney. His parents were Adolphus and Kate (Burdell) Jones. Emma and Francis were married 30 Apr 1902 in Decorah. They lived in Little Turkey before moving to Sandpoint, ID. Their son Carl was born in 1905. Francis died in an accident 8 Jan 1907 at Spokane, WA. He is buried at Sandpoint. Carl never married and died about 1925 of suicide. Emma moved to Spokane and died 24 Mar 1960. Clara Magdalena was born 25 Jul 1878 in Conover. In 1902 she lived with her married sister Emma Jones in Sandpoint, ID. Clara taught school there for several years and then took a position as a bookkeeper. She married Emil K. Finrow of Conover on 25 Nov 1909 in Sandpoint. The ceremony took place at the home of Emma Jones. Emil’s parents were Andrew and Andria Finrow. originally of Norway. Emil’s parents were close neighbors of the Sydow’s during 1880. Emil died 11 Sep 1947. Clara died 13 Apr 1949 is buried in Sandpoint. Clara and Emil had no children.

Sykes, Robert and Priscilla (Bolson)

(Ransome Bolson)

Priscilla Jane Bolson was born in Decorah, IA to Marlin A. and Syvilla (Tweed) Bolson. She was baptized at Decorah Lutheran 10 Feb 1952 by Pastor I.M. Gjellstad. Her sponsors were Vernetta and Robert Cline and Mr. & Mrs. Maynard Tweed. She was confirmed at Decorah Lutheran 24 Sep 1967 by Pastor Alden Hovda. Priscilla attended the Decorah public schools, graduating in 1970. She was active in music groups. She was a member of band, orchestra and choir and was a cheerleader, member of the Student Council and played the harp.

Priscilla attended Luther College in Decorah, St, Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX and Iowa State University,

Ames graduating with a degree in Applied Arts. She worked in accounting at Todd & Sargent, Inc. in Ames. She was a member of Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society In Architecture and Applied Arts, Roppa Chapter, ISU.

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Rachel, Priscilla, Sasha and Robert. 1994

Priscilla lives with her husband Robert Sykes at Underwood, IA with their three children: Sasha, Rachel and Yelena. Sasha and Yelena were adopted in Russia. Robert is vice-president of H.G.H. Associates, Inc., an engineering/architectural firm in Council Bluffs.

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The family of Robert Sykes and Priscilla (Bolson) Carraway Rachel, Yelena and Sasha. 1994


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