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Sunday, March 8, 2015

LARSON, Lotten

LOTTEN LARSON, Amos' mother
UPDATE - Lotten Larson has been claimed by a relative in Sweden and is going home. This photo was located at an Antique Fair in Palm Beach County, Florida.  The back contains the hand-written note: LOTTEN LARSON, just here from Sweden, Amos's mother (send to Vera.)

Photo was taken circa 1890 in Manchester New Hampshire. The woman appears to be around 20 years old, thus born around 1870 in Sweden.

Searching through records at, I found a family tree which reveals that Lotten was born July 15, 1870 in Slattabacken, Sweden to parents Lars Andersson and Johanna Svensdotter.

She arrived in America in the summer of 1890 and resided in Manchester City, New Hampshire.

She married Albert Gideon Lyford in 1898, and produced two children; Lotten Evande Lyford (1899-1900) and Amos Cogswell Lyford (1901-1982).

The Lyfords and their infant daughter appear on the 1900 census for New Boston, Hillsborough County, NH.
LYFORD, Albert G., head, Mar 1860, born in Mass. of New Hampshire parents, works in a creamery
LYFORD, Lotten L., wife, July 1870, Swedish of Swedish parents
LYFORD, Lotten E., daughter, Aug 1899

On the family tree at there is a different photo of Lotten Larson and her husband Albert, but it is clear the photos are of the same person.

Lotten died Dec 13, 1904.

Her son Amos lived and died in New Hampshire with his wife Vera Louise Lindahl, who is likely the person requested to be the recipient of this photo of her mother-in-law, whom she never knew. It appears that Amos and Vera had no children. In the 1940 Census, Amos' father Albert is living with the couple. Amos' occupation is travelling salesman for a cash register company.


  1. Thank you so much for a lovely Picture. You do an Amazing work for us genealogists. Best of luck. Regards Solweig - Sweden

  2. So glad to hear that it arrived safely and is back in your possession. Happy hunting!